LSI MegaRaid Storage Manager on Ubuntu Linux Desktop (with GUI)
I needed to run LSI MegaRaid Storage Manager (vivaldiframework) for my LSI 9260-8i SAS card in my Ubuntu Desktop. Ubuntu is based on Debian so this may also work to get LSI MegaRaid Storage Manager on Debian as well, but I have not yet tried it yet. It took some work but I go it to install so I thought I would tell you how I did it. It is assumed that in the following, when editing a file you are doing it with superuser rights such as opening the files from the comand prompt with "sudo nano /path/to/file/file" or "sudo vi /path/to/file/file"
I found that you need to have a GUI installed (though the install can be done completely by ssh.
If the root account has not been enabled, it will need to be enabled and have a pasword set
sudo passwd rootsudo passwd -u root
sudo apt-get install alien libstdc++5 rcconf
You also need to install at least Java 7, I am using Java8. I followed the procedure found at: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-install-oracle-java-7-in-ubuntu-12-04.html and just changed java7 in the command line to java8
You need to download the Linux build from LSI (http://www.lsi.com/support/pages/download-results.aspx?component=Storage+Component&productfamily=RAID+Controllers&productcode=P00066&assettype=Management+Software+and+Tools&productname=MegaRAID+SAS+9260-8i). I initially tried the latest but had some problems with it. It could very well have been a fluk but I just went back to the 13.11.01.00 version that worked just fine.
cp 13.11.01.00_Linux_x64_MSM.gz ~/LSI/
tar xzvf 13.11.01.00_Linux_x64_MSM.gz
sudo alien --scripts *.rpm
install deb packages
sudo dpkg --install lib-utils2_1.00-6_all.deb
sudo dpkg --install megaraid-storage-manager_13.11.01-1_all.deb
edit /etc/init.d/vivaldiframeworkd and replace the line
for ((i=0, i < 20, i++))
for i in `seq 0 19`
edit "/usr/local/MegaRAID Storage Manager/Framework/startupui.sh" and replace
configure the service to start automatically:
arrow down to the vivaldiframeworkd, if it does not have an "*" in it , hit the space bar to select it, then hit enter or tab to OK
Restart the vivaldiframeworkd service:
sudo /etc/init.d/vivaldiframeworkd restart
if you want to use the Graphical desktop installed on you box you can access the GUI with
cd "/usr/local/MegaRAID Storage Manager"