How to install SiteScope on Centos

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  • 01-Aug-2013
  • 01-Aug-2013


This document describes how to install Sitescope on Centos only for test purposes.


How to install SiteScope with Operation Agent on Centos 5 and Centos 6


This documentation is for test usage only. There is no any official support from HP.
It's implementation is at your own risk

1) SiS Installer needs some 32 bit libraries for the 64 bit RedHat/CentOs 6
2) The SELinux must be in Permissive mode or temporarily disabled because of the OA installer .
3) The Centos must reports that is RedHat as OA installer needs it
4) There is a dependence issue with the OA package HPOvXpl.rpm.
5) The server hostname must be resolvable by the DNS Server otherwise SiS cannot start.
6) The SiS config tool in a console mod is not showing correct status of the OA installation end.

0 ) Update the CentOs
          yum update

1.1)  For RedHat 6 with a license.
          yum groupinstall "Legacy Software Support"

2) To disable the SELeinux there are some different approaches described in the RedHat documentation
          If SELinux is enforcing mod the error in /var/opt/OV/log/oainstall.log is:
                   [07/21/13 19:06:17] [oasetup] [oasetup] [INFO] Installing with the "rpm -i /var/opt/OV/installation/standalone/HPOvXpl.rpm" command
                   error: %pre(HPOvXpl-11.00.044-1.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 255
                   error:   install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping HPOvXpl-11.00.044-1
          To switch the system temporarily into permissive mod there is a command:
          echo 0 >/selinux/enforce

          Fully disabling SELinux:
          Edit /etc/selinux/config

3) For CentOs 5&6
         Open the text file  /etc/redhat-release and replace its content by “Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client release 5.8 (Tikanga)”
         How to verify the result:
                    # lsb_release -a
          The output should looks like that :
                    LSB Version:    :base-4.0-amd64:base-4.0-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch:graphics-4.0-amd64:graphics-4.....
                    Distributor ID: RedHatEnterpriseClient
                    Description:    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client release 5.8 (Tikanga)
                    Release:        5.8
                    Codename:       Tikanga


4.1) For CentOs 5.9
          yum install compat-libstdc++-33.i386

4.2 For CentOs 6.4
          yum install compat-libstdc++-33.x86_64 compat-libstdc++-33.i686

5) The output of the command hostname | nslookup  must resolve one of the external IP address of the CentOs server.

6) The tool executed like /opt/HP/SiteScope/bin/ -i console is not showing if the OA is installed correctly.
          The installation process can be verified and followed by the these log files:
                   /var/opt/OV/log/oainstall.log                << this log file contains first & main installation steps of OA 
                  /var/opt/OV/log/oapatch.log                    << after the OA installation the installer will apply some patches
                 /tmp/HPSiteScope_config_tool.log       << general errors from the config tool and OA installation


Install SiS 11.20 , 11.22 and the patches for it without the OA.
When SiS is installed and works, stop it and install the Operation Agent by the command /opt/HP/SiteScope/bin/ -i console .


This documentation is for test usage only. There is no any official support from HP.
It's implementation is at your own risk

1.2) For CentOs 6
         yum install expat1     compat-glibc     compat-libcap1     compat-libf2c-34     compat-libgfortran-41     compat-libstdc++-296     compat-libstdc++-33     compat-libtermcap     compat-openldap     openssl098e