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    Cory
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    Hello,

    What steps would need to be taken in order for Gentoo Linux to be used with vSMP Foundation? I’m imagining there are important kernel configuration parameters that need to be set and specific software packages that need to be installed for a fully-functional system.

    Regards,

    Cory M

    #5256

    Erez
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    Cory,

    Any Linux 64 bit OS, kernel level 2.6.11 or later is supported by vSMP Foundation.

    ScaleMP provide support services for eligible users (thru support@scalemp.com) running RHEL and SLES per http://www.scalemp.com/spec.

    Once running Gentoo Linux with vSMP Foundation please note that:
    – For System Expansion (SYX) mode – recompile the kernel with CONFIG_VSMP option.
    – For Memory Expansion (MEX) mode – make sure to enable virtualization (Intel VT, as example) and IO-virtualization (Intel VT-D) in the BIOS.

    #5257

    Cory
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    That’s great, thanks for the information Erez.

    vSMP Productivity Pack is listed as only being available for RHEL and CentOS – are there specific reasons for this requirement? I’m curious to know if it also runs on the other supported OS, SLES, and what issues might be encountered to use it on other distros.

    Regards,

    Cory

    #5258

    Erez
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    Cory,

    vsmppp is designed to assist with the OS tuning of system running system expansion.
    It will also run on SUSE12.
    Other Linux distributions can be tuned for SYX using our support team assistance.

    Regards,
    Erez

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