Update: LMIShell for RHEL 7 Beta

Key characteristics of an Enterprise Linux like Red Hat Enterprise Linux are long term support and stable interfaces. The OpenLMI Providers are designed to be stable, which allowed them to be included in the RHEL 7 Beta.

On the other hand, the LMIShell scripts and commands are rapidly evolving and changing. This means that it is appropriate to include them in environments that allow changes, like Fedora, but it is too early to include them in RHEL. As a result, the LMIShell scripts and commands are packaged outside of the RHEL 7 Beta.

The result is that the RHEL 7 beta includes all software for OpenLMI on managed systems. On the client side, it includes the LMIShell infrastructure, but does not include the LMIShell scripts or commands.

For RHEL 7 Beta, the LMIShell scripts and commands are available from the openlmi.org website as an external repository. To install the LMIShell scripts and commands:

First, download http://www.openlmi.org/sites/default/files/repo/rhel7/noarch/openlmi-scripts.repo to /etc/yum.repos.d on your local system.

Then yum install “openlmi-scripts*”. (Note the quotes around “openlmi-scripts*” and the asterisk at the end of scripts. Both of these must be included for the install to work correctly.)

These scripts require openlmi-tools, which is included as a dependency and is automatically installed when you install the scripts.

To test your installation, run one of the LMIShell commands, such as lmi hwinfo.

About Russell Doty

A technology strategist and product manager at Red Hat, working on the next generation of open source systems.
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1 Response to Update: LMIShell for RHEL 7 Beta

  1. merlin510 says:

    <a href=**yum install “openlmi-scripts*”

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