Cloverleaf on CentOS

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    We’re considering moving from AIX to RedHat. Before we make any decisions, I was hoping to test on CentOS in a VM. I know this is not officially supported by Quovadx, but in theory if it works RedHat it should work on CentOS. Testing on CentOS first would save us some money. IF we like what we see, then we can purchase the hardware and the RedHat licenses.

    Has anyone successfully installed Cloverleaf server on CentOS? Has anyone done it in a VM? If so, did you happen to take notes on the install process?

    -- Max Drown (Infor)

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    • #63499

      This is what I see when I run the script.

      http://www.planetdrown.com/images/cloverleaf_centos_01.jpg" />

      -- Max Drown (Infor)

    • #63500
      Austin Adams
      Participant

      Max,

      Sorry to make you wait. Just got a new PC and had to get it setup. Then I screwed up my Ubuntu install on my laptop by testing new software…oh well.

      I just finished installing Cloverleaf 5.3Rev1 on Fedora 8

      Also, I finished installing Cloverleaf 5.3Rev1 on Ubuntu 7.10

      Keep in mind though that I was just after the client piece only.  

      If I recall, The screen shot looks familiar.

      If you are using the cd, then there are two commands that didn’t really work for me and they are:

      ./linux.bin -console  or perl linux.bin -console

      ./install or perl ./install

      I had to create the users manually and explode the hci.tgz file to /tmp/install

      What version of Cloverleaf are you trying to install and what version of CentOS? I have a spare PC that I can use so that I can try to replicate.  I have Cloverleaf 5.3Rev1 cd and 5.5.  I can attempt to install the Host and Client again.  It’s been since September since I have experimented with it

      I did try CentOS 5 with Cloverleaf 5.5 and it didn’t work. I didn’t spend a lot of time on it.

      Feel free to e-mail me or call me.

      I guess I need to find out the site policy about posting phone numbers and e-mail address.

      Austin

    • #63501

      I was trying to installed 5.5 on CentOS. I’m interested in testing Cloverleaf (server) on Linux in a VM environment without spending any money. If it works, I’m going to make the pitch to the powers-that-be that we can reduce cost by moving from AIX to Linux and VM.

      -- Max Drown (Infor)

    • #63502
      Austin Adams
      Participant

      Max,

      I have a few more questions:

      What version of CentOS will you be running?

      What OS platform do you have VMware installed on? (I assume VMWare and not Virutal Box).

      I have CentOS 4 and Clover 5.5 in a physical environment. I’ll try to find a CentOS VM applicance and use VMWare player and see what happens.

    • #63503

      Thanks for taking the time to help with this. If you’re ever in Columbia, MO, lunch is on me!  😉

      Code:

      [max@intweb ~]$ uname -a
      Linux intweb.boone.org 2.6.18-8.1.8.el5 #1 SMP Tue Jul 10 06:50:22 EDT 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

      Yes, VMWare. I don’t know which platform/hardware. It’s an enterprise-sized device.

      -- Max Drown (Infor)

    • #63504
      Austin Adams
      Participant

      Max,

      If I remember correctly, CentOS 5 and Cloverleaf 5.5 will not jive together.  You will need to install Cloverleaf 5.6 in order to run CentOS 5.  We are experimenting with CL 5.5 and ended up using CentOS 4.3.

      I just looked at CL 5.5 documentation and it runs on RedHat ES 3.0  and ES 4.0 but doesn’t state anything about CentOS 5.

      Your post above tells me that you are running CentOS 5.

    • #63505

      I just received the 5.6 install CDs. I’ll be giving it a whirl soon.

      -- Max Drown (Infor)

    • #63506
      Austin Adams
      Participant

      I should go ahead and request 5.6. Let me know what issues you run into.

    • #63507
      Austin Adams
      Participant

      Max,

      I have CentOS 5.1 vmware image and just installed Cloverleaf 5.6.

      I had to copy the entire cd to disk in order to install it. I don’t have a temp license key so I can’t really verify that it works 100%.  I can only see the splash screen and the program trying to start.

      I know of three options (so far) to get the gui running if you are using the server:

      1. log into the system as hci

      2. grant hci access to the current users X session, and change to the user hci to run hciaccess

      3. set HCIROOT for the normal user and add the path to hciaccess to the normal users’    environment.

      -Austin

    • #63508
      Austin Adams
      Participant

      Max,

      I’m going to use the Installation Guide from the provided docs and see how it works. Looks like they actually mount the cdrom to a directory.

      Austin

    • #63509

      I won’t even need the hciaccess guis to work. Just the server stuff. We use the windows client for gui stuff.

      -- Max Drown (Infor)

    • #63510
      Terry Kellum
      Participant

      I tried to install on Centos 5 in a VM and bounced off.

      I was able to successfully install Cloverleaf 5.6 on Centos 4.6 running on VMWare 3.1.  The engine runs, and I was able to do the rootcopies.

      Regression testing is next…..

    • #63511
      Rob Abbott
      Keymaster

      Guys – my inner geek (well, I suppose the external one, too) finds this discussion very interesting – but please tread carefully here, we won’t be able to support you if you’re running Cloverleaf on an unsupported o/s.

      Rob Abbott
      Director, Product Management - Infor Cloverleaf

    • #63512
      Austin Adams
      Participant

      It’s just an experiment for us until the new servers come in. We are moving from AIX to RH soon.

      On a side note, I have CL 5.3 Rev1 client running on Ubuntu 7.10.  I don’t have to reboot my machine every other day now so it’s been really nice. I have nothing against XP, but rebooting that often was getting old.

    • #63513

      Rob Abbott wrote:

      Guys – my inner geek (well, I suppose the external one, too) finds this discussion very interesting – but please tread carefully here, we won’t be able to support you if you’re running Cloverleaf on an unsupported o/s.

      Rob, I’m merely trying to use CentOS to test Cloverleaf on Linux before purchasing a RedHat license. I have no intention of using Cloverleaf on CentOS in a live environment.

      -- Max Drown (Infor)

    • #63514
      Rob Abbott
      Keymaster

      Noted.  Just wanted you to be aware where we stand.  Thanks!

      Rob Abbott
      Director, Product Management - Infor Cloverleaf

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