MPP Drivers (rdac)

How to set up mpp drivers. RHEL 5 and RHEL 6


MPP Driver Install



Set Up Working Directory on Server for MPP Compile Work



# mkdir /tmp/rdac

You might have to chown the directory.  I haven't had an issue.


Copy the MPP (RDAC) driver to /tmp


$ scp /ks/IBM/rdac-LINUX-09.03.0C05.0504-source.tar.gz <servername>:/tmp/rdac


Compile the Driver



# tar -xzvf rdac-LINUX-09.03.0C05.0504-source.tar.gz

# cd linuxrdac-09.03.0C05.0504/


# make uninstall

# make

# make install


Modify the GRUB Bootloader



# ls -la /boot/mpp-2.6.18-238.9.1.el5.img



# cp /boot/grub/grub.conf /boot/grub/

# vi /boot/grub/grub.conf

**make changes to match your kernel

**make sure grub default is matches your new entry


title Red Hat Linux (2.6.18-238.9.1.el5) with MPP support

        root (hd0,0)

        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-238.9.1.el5 ro root=/dev/systemvg/rootvol rhgb quiet

        initrd /mpp-2.6.18-238.9.1.el5.img


Reboot to Bring the New Kernel/MPP Driver Up