Chapter 4. Initial Installation

Table of Contents

1. Installation Overview
1.1. System installation overview
1.2. Installing the Cluster Management software
1.3. Install the Cluster Node software
1.4. Installation Result
2. Dolphin PX Adapter Card Installation
3. Software Installation
3.1. Running the Dolphin Installer
3.2. Commandline installation
3.2.1. Install Standard
3.2.2. Manager
3.2.3. Uninstall
3.3. Post installation
3.4. Working with the Dolphin Network Configurator, dis_netconfig
3.4.1. Cluster Edit
3.4.2. Node Arrangement
3.4.3. Cabling Instructions
3.5. Cluster Cabling
3.5.1. Connecting the PCI Express cables
3.5.2. Verifying the Cabling
3.6. Handling Installation Problems
3.7. Interconnect Validation using the management GUI
3.7.1. Installing dis_admin
3.7.2. Starting dis_admin
3.7.3. Cluster Overview
3.7.4. PCIe connection Test
3.8. Interconnect Validation using the command line
3.9. Making Cluster Application use PCI Express
3.9.1. Generic Socket Applications
3.9.2. Native SISCI Applications

This chapter guides you through the initial hardware and software installation of eXpressWare. This means that no Dolphin software is installed on the Cluster Nodes or the Cluster Management Node prior to these instructions. To update an existing installation, please refer to ???.

To add new Cluster Nodes to a cluster, please refer to Chapter 5, Interconnect Maintenance,“Adding Nodes”.

The recommended installation procedure, which is described in this chapter, uses the windows installer image *.msi distribution of the Dolphin PCI eXpressWare software stack.