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The installation of the GridMonitor is divided into two parts: installing the collector and installing the GridMonitor GUI. In addition, the available documentation could be installed to provide online manuals and this document. This chapter explains how to install everything within a cluster environment.
The GridMonitor is available as a set of RPM packages for Linux only.
pscollect package is available for i586
and x86_64 architecutures, whereas the
psgridmon-doc packages are
architecture-independent and therefore suitable for all Linux
In addition, a valid license for the collector is required.
Superuser privileges are required to install all components of the ParaStation GridMonitor.
information on how to obtain the latest version of the ParaStation GridMonitor
The collector relies on additional tools to collect information. ParaStation management, version 4.3.4, is required to provide a list of currently active jobs on a cluster. If not installed or not configured, no information about active jobs will be displayed. Refer to the section called “Configuring the collector – step 4” for details.
The GridMonitor uses the
netsnmp libraries to
collect information from SNMP devices.
These libraries are required even if no SNMP devices are
For information on how to configure SNMP devices, refer to the section called “Configuring the collector – step 7”.
In addition, the GridMonitor is able to provide information collected
from a batch queuing system.
Torque is supported.
To actually read the data, the command qstat
provided by Torque must be installed on the configured node.
For configuration details, refer to the section called “Configuring the collector – step 5”.
If data from BMCs should be read using the IPMI protocol,
the command ipmitool from the package
ipmitool is required.
The ParaStation GridMonitor GUI requires an installed
webserver providing support for PHP. Especially, the following
PHP modules must be installed:
Supported are PHP version 4.2 up to version 5.2.