2012-05-25 12:13 AM
I am installing the Host Utility 6.0 for Redhat linux Server 5.5 (x64). the HBA card is QLE2560. HU request a lib file "libHBAAPI.so" which is included in SANsurfer CLI. but now I could not find SANsurfer CLI for X64.
Even I visit Qlogic page for NetApp, It lists a SANsurfer CLI for (x86/x64) but when I click it, it brings me a pkg "scli-1.7.1-23.i386.rpm.gz". Could I use it for x64 environment?
2012-05-25 12:21 AM
Yes, usually 32 bit programs runs just fine in Linux x86_64 environment. You may want to verify, which libraries are required and install extra 32 bit versions, which may not be normally present on 64 bit systems. The problem is, if program that requires it is 64 bit, it will not work with 32 bit libraries; you need 64 bit version.
Hmm … I was looking for libHBAAPI for QLA couple of days ago. So you say it is part of CLI which is 32 bti only? Not good. OTOH libHBAAPI should be vendor independent. There is native Linux implementation that could even be included in your distro (I know that SLES11 provides it). You will need just backend, which in case of QLA is provided as separate package (search for HBAAPI).
2012-05-25 08:58 AM
in Host Utility 6.0 setup manual P116. it said:
When you use the sanlun fcp show adapter command, it returns an error message
You see an error message similar to the following:
Unable to find /usr/lib/libHBAAPI.so library
Ensure the package installing the library is installed & loaded
Depending on which HBA you have, install either the QLogic SANsurfer package or the Emulex
applications package to obtain the libHBAAPI.so library.
So I regard it's included in QLogic SANsurfer package. I remember I read some email also mentioned same things. For Emulex, it said we could/should use 32 bit package even on 64 bit environment. but not said about Qlogic.
but as I found, in qlogic website for NetApp http://driverdownloads.qlogic.com/QLogicDriverDownloads_UI/ResourceByOS.aspx?productid=1043&oemid=372&oemcatid=111969 the SANsurfer CLI (x86/x64) bring a same package "scli-1.7.1-23.i386.rpm.gz", so you think this 32 bit pkg could also work in 64 bit Linux?
2012-05-25 09:02 AM
Thank you very much. I also find QConvergedConsole CLI. but not sure if it could work with Host Utility 6.0. I just wonder the HU 6.0 manual should be updated according the Qlogic software status.
BTW, SANsurfer FC HBA manager (x86/x64) is a gui version tool. Do you think it already include the package /usr/lib/libHBAAPI.so if customer already install the SANsurfer FC HBA manager, is it necessary to install CLI again?
2012-07-24 07:55 PM
By aborzenkov's comment, sanlun is 32 bit program so need 32 bit libHBAAPI.so, So we use "scli-1.7.1-23.i386.rpm.gz" before HUK. I did not test " QConvergeConsole CLI", Did you test? Does it include the 32 bit libHBAAPI.so?
2012-07-24 08:11 PM
32 bit software can run on 64 bit OS/hardware but sometimes other software dependencies may need some requirements to work properly e.g. the HUK and the .so
Qconverged cli has more features than scli. Your OS is 64 so use the 64v of qconverged cli before HUK and that's it. Yes I did this already and works.
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