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XFS-XVM Standalone

XFS-XVM Standalone provides both Enhanced XFS Local Filesystem and the XVM volume manager.

Enhanced XFS is a collection of enhancements to the Linux XFS local filesystem software. Enhanced XFS focuses on scalability, performance, and manageability features, such as the following:

  • Testing by SGI Quality Assurance
  • Maintenance support by HPE Support with appropriate support contract
  • Behavior-layer hooks for use with CXFS
  • Support for Data Management Application Programming Interface (DMAPI),which is used with DMF
  • Inclusion of additional mount options:
        agskip: Specifies the allocation group for a new file, relative to the last previously created file (that is, it has the opposite effect of the rotorstep system tunable parameter)
        ibound: Specifies where the filesystem places metadata, which lets you use SSD media for filesystem metadata and HDD media for file data
  • Support for XFS filesystems that use UTF-8 encoded Unicode for filenames
  • The XVM volume manager lets you combine underlying physical storage into a single logical unit, known as a "volume".

    An active warranty or support contract is required to access XFS-XVM Standalone product updates. A user-generated token must be supplied as the http username to access this repository. If you have a valid warranty or support contract, login with your HPE Passport credentials and generate your token here. Once you have a valid token, you may access the SGI/HPE Foundation repository with your web browser (or yum, or zypper) using the following http URL syntax:

        http://TOKEN:null@downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/repo/xfs_xvm

    XFS-XVM Standalone releases are available via the HPE Support Center. View your existing contracts and warranties or get help linking contracts or warranties to your HPE Support Center user profile. To obtain additional support coverage, please contact your local HPE office, HPE representative, or visit Contact HPE. Click here for more information.

  Generate_Token then
Browse
with token as username

Subscribe your system to the XFS-XVM Standalone repository


Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Cut-n-paste the following section (substituting ditribution, architecture and project version) into /etc/yum.repos.d/xfs_xvm.repo on your RedHat system:

[xfs-xvm]
name=XFS-XVM Standalone
baseurl=http://TOKEN:null@downloads.linux.hpe.com/repo/xfs_xvm/rhel/dist_ver/arch/project_ver/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/GPG-KEY-HPE-SDR


Where:

   TOKEN         Generated here
   dist_ver      6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.2, 7.3
   arch          x86_64  
   project_ver   3.6, 3.7, 3.7.1, 4.0
        


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Cut-n-paste the following section (substituting ditribution, architecture and project version) into /etc/zypp/repos.d/xfs_xvm.repo on your SUSE system:

[xfs-xvm]
name=XFS-XVM Standalone
baseurl=http://TOKEN:null@downloads.linux.hpe.com/repo/xfs_xvm/sles/dist_ver/arch/project_ver/
enabled=1
autorefresh=1
type=rpm-md
keeppackages=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/GPG-KEY-HPE-SDR


Where:

   TOKEN         Generated here
   dist_ver      11sp4, 12sp1, 12sp2
   arch          x86_64  
   project_ver   3.6, 3.7, 3.7.1, 4.0
        


Import the GPG Key

Copy the GPG-KEY-HPE-SDR key to /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/ and then import the key with the following command:
    rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/GPG-KEY-HPE-SDR

Installing SGI/HPE Foundation packages


List available packages

# yum --disablerepo="*" --enablerepo="xfs-xvm" list available
# zypper search --repo xfs-xvm


Show available updates

# yum --disablerepo="*" --enablerepo="xfs-xvm" check-update
# zypper list-updates --repo xfs-xvm


Install a specific package

# yum install packagename
# zypper install packagename


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