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Installing the Zing System Tools

The installation packages can be downloaded to your system either from the Zing repository or from the FTP server. To download and install the ZVM from the Zing repository, proceed with the instructions described in the Zing Quickstart that suit your target environment.

1. If you contacted [email protected] and obtained the credentials to download the ZVM installation package from the Software Downloads and Documents page, perform the following steps to install and configure Zing System Tools:

2. Ensure the following packages are installed.

System Commands to Install Packages

RHEL, CentOS, supported Oracle Linux 6

sudo yum install openssl binutils curl

RHEL 7

sudo yum install openssl binutils curl

sudo yum install perl-Sys-Syslog.x86_64

Amazon Linux

sudo yum install opensslbinutils curl

sudo yum install perl-Sys-Syslog.x86_64

sudo yum install kernel-devel-$(uname -r)

SLES

sudo zypper install openssl binutils curl

Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install openssl binutils curl

  1. Login to your system as root administrator or use sudo.
  2. Download ZST installation package to your system <zst_install> directory. If you have installed Zing from the package repository, skip this step.

The zing-zst package contains the kernel module and various tools. Only one version of zing-zst may be installed at a time.

The ZST installation package is specific to the operating system version, service pack, and/or kernel on the installation machine.

System ZST Installation Package Format

RHEL, CentOS, supported Oracle Linux

zing-zst-<kernel_version>.<zst_version>.<platform>.rpm

For example:

zing-zst-7f.2.6.18-5.19.0.0.2.el5.x86_64.rpm

Amazon Linux

zing-zst-<zst_API>.dkms.<kernel_version>.<zst_version>.<platform>.rpm

For example:

zing-zst-8b.dkms.2.6.32-5.22.5.0.4.el.x86_64.rpm

SLES

zing-zst-<kernel_version>.<zst_version>.<platform>.rpm

For example:

zing-zst-7f.2.6.32-5.19.0.0.2.sles11.x86_64.rpm

Ubuntu

 

<zst_version>_<platform>.deb

zing-zst_<kernel_version>-desktop-<zst_version>_<platform>.deb

For example:

zing-zst_7f.4.4.0.x86.64-ub1604-5.19.0.0.2_amd64.deb

  1. If you have manually downloaded the ZST package, install ZST using the following commands appropriate for your operating system:

System Commands to Install Packages

RHEL, CentOS, Amazon Linux, supported Oracle Linux

sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck <zing zst package>

SLES

sudo zypper install <zing zst package>

Ubuntu

sudo dpkg -i <zing zst package>

If you are using the package repository, install ZST with the following commands appropriate for your operating system:

System Commands to Install Packages

RHEL, CentOS, Amazon Linux, Oracle Linux

sudo yum install <zing zst package>

SLES

sudo zypper install <zing zst package>

Ubuntu

sudo apt install <zing zst package>

  1. ZST 5.21.x

    ZST 5.21.x includes an installation behavior change that automatically configures Zing memory as part of the ZST install. This eliminates the need to run system-config-zing-memory after the ZST install.

    When the ZST is installed, the default for the configuration policy is reserve-at-launch – System Zing memory will only be reserved when a ZVM process starts.

    If you normally configure System Zing memory using the reserve-at-config policy to guarantee that the memory is reserved at the time of the configuration, then you will need to run system-config-zing-memory and select the reserve-at-config policy. Be certain that you select whether you want to use percentages of total system memory or specific amounts of memory because the defaults have changed.

    The following table shows the list of the packages that have reserve-at-launch memory pre-configuration during the installation of ZST 5.21.x.

    Operating System Package Zing Memory Configuration

    RHEL6, RHEL6 MRG (RHEL6), Amazon Linux (RHEL DKMS), DEB DKMS, SLES DKMS, RHEL DKMS, OEL6, RHEL7, OEL7, SLES12, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04.

    reserve-at-launch configuration during installation

    ZST 5.20.x

    When installing ZST 5.20.x using RPM and DEB packages, you might need to configure Zing memory manually upon installation by running "system-config-zing-memory.” The following table shows the list of the packages that require manual memory configuration and the packages that have reserve-at-launch memory pre-configuration during the installation.

    Operating System Package Zing Memory Configuration

    RHEL5, OEL5 (RHEL5), RHEL6, RHEL6 MRG (RHEL6), Amazon Linux (RHEL DKMS), DEB DKMS, SLES DKMS, RHEL DKMS.

    manual configuration after installation

    OEL6, RHEL7, OEL7, SLES11 SP4, SLES12, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04.

    reserve-at-launch configuration during installation

    To configure Zing memory manually, use the system-config-zing-memory command:

    sudo system-config-zing-memory

    (ZST 5.20.x-specific only) To accept default configuration settings type:y when prompted. See Configure Zing Memory for more information.

  2. Verify the ZST installation by running the zing-ps -s command.

See Installing a Zing License for information on licensing Zing.

 

 

 

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