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Install EMC Powerpath + Naviagent on Oracle Linux 6

I had to install Oracle Linux 6 from scratch on two servers that are going to be used in a RAC. As we’re going to use ASM to access the datafiles and the storage is provided by LUNS from an EMC Clariion, I had to install the Navisphere agent and the EMC PowerPath on a trial and error method.

And surprise, surprise, libraries were missing as usual when I tried to install the RPMs I downloaded from the manufacturers support sites.

Since none of the machines had internet access and I could only use the installation media as a mounted filesystem (through iLO), I thought it would be a good idea to create a new repository for yum and from there try to install the missing dependencies.


So, first step: Create the repo:

[root@A1UAC3DB10 ~]# yum update

Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin

This system is not registered with ULN.

ULN support will be disabled.

Setting up Update Process

No Packages marked for Update

[root@A1UAC3DB10 mnt]# cd /media

[root@A1UAC3DB10 media]# ls

OL6.0 x86_64 Disc 1 20110203

[root@A1UAC3DB10 media]# cd OL6.0\ x86_64\ Disc\ 1\ 20110203/^C

[root@A1UAC3DB10 media]# cd /etc/yum-re.repos.d/

[root@A1UAC3DB10 yum.repos.d]# ls


[root@A1UAC3DB10 yum.repos.d]# vi rhel-cd.repo

“rhel-cd.repo” [New File]~

INSERT –[rhel-cd]

name=Red Hat Enterprise Linux $releasever $basearch CD

baseurl=file:///media/OL6.0\ x86_64\ Disc\ 1\ 20110203



“rhel-cd.repo” [New] 5L, 145C written

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