INSTALLING RED HAT 5.3 FOR AUTODESK FLAME, SMOKE, OR LUSTRE
 

1) Boot Computer with Installer Disk in Optical Drive.
2) Hold down F9, when Prompted, choose optical drive and boot.
3) At Red Hat Installer Spash Screen, press F6 for Autodesk Builds.
4) Type “ifffsbc” and hit Enter to load Autodesk Flame Premium Kick Start Installer.

Red Hat Installer will format boot drive automatically at RHEL5 Splash Screen.
Once drive is formatted (10 mins) Installation will proceed (20 Mins).

When Installation is complete, reboot, and enter default user/ pass to login:
User: root
Pass: password

Once you are at the Red Hat desktop, install the DKU.

INSTALL THE DKU (Discreet Kernel Utilities)

Note: Flame Premium 2013 20AE Ext2 SP3 requires DKU 7.6

1) Copy DKU Tar package to desktop.
2) Extract to desktop, using Right-Click>Extract
3) Install DKU
In Terminal:
cd /root/Desktop/DKU_7.6.0
./INSTALL_DKU

4) Shutdown.  Reboot.
Note: If you have any issues booting after OS Installation, make sure your boot order is correct in HP BIOS (Press F10 on Reboot).

5) Login:
User: root
Pass: password

(Note: Set Desktop Color to #414C59 if you’d like a background color that’s easier on your eyes.)

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Configure Onboard 1GbE Networking: Eth0 (Lower Port, Labeled ‘ASF’)

1) Set-up Ethernet Port 0 (Labled ‘ASF’) as eth0 for License Server connectivity.
Note: Flame Premium expects License Server connectivity over eth0, and will likely give you issues if connected to any other port.
Start by navigating to Network Config file location.
In Terminal:
cd /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts

2) Open ifcfg-eth0 in nano editor.
In Terminal:
nano ifcfg-eth0

3) In nano, edit ethernet settings with the following:
DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=static
HWADDR=[FlameMacAddress]
IPADDR=[FlameIPAddress]
NETMASK=[FlameNetmask]
TYPE=Ethernet
ONBOOT=yes

6) Press Ctrl+X, to Exit nano.
7) Press Y, then Enter to commit changes to ifcfg-eth0
Configure Onboard 1GbE Networking: Eth1 (Optional, Upper Port)

1) Set-up Ethernet Port 1 (Upper) as eth1 for general network or file-sharing connectivity.
Start by navigating to Network Config file location.
In Terminal:
cd /etc/sysconfig/network/network-scripts

2) Open ifcfg-eth1 in nano editor.
In Terminal:
nano ifcfg-eth1

3) In nano edit ethernet settings with the following:
DEVICE=eth1
BOOTPROTO=static
HWADDR=[FlameMacAddress]
IPADDR=[FlameIPAddress]
NETMASK=[FlameNetmask]
TYPE=Ethernet
ONBOOT=yes

6) Press Ctrl+X, to Exit nano.
7) Press Y, then Enter to commit changes to ifcfg-eth1
Configure 10GbE Networking: Eth2 (Optional, PCI-E 10Gb NIC)

1) Verify myri10ge kernel module is loaded
In Terminal:
lsmod | grep myri10ge

If response is:
myri10ge    95480   0

Myricom driver is loaded.

2) Set-up Myricom HBA as eth2.
Start by navigating to Network Config file location.
In Terminal:
cd /etc/sysconfig/network/network-scripts

3) Locate ifcfg-eth2 using:
ls -laSh

Note: If ifcfg-eth2 isn’t available, make a copy of the ADSK Myricom Configuration Template (usually installed with the Myricom Driver) and rename it ifcfg-eth2.

4) Open ifcfg-eth2 in nano editor.
In Terminal:
nano fcfg-eth2

5) In nano edit ethernet settings with the following:
DEVICE=eth2
BOOTPROTO=static
HWADDR=[FlameMacAddress](remove ‘#’ before HWADDR if present)
IPADDR=[FlameIPAddress]
NETMASK=[FlameNetmask]
TYPE=Ethernet
ONBOOT=yes
MTU=9000

6) Press Ctrl+X, to Exit nano.
7) Press Y, then Enter to commit changes to ifcfg-eth2

About using Dual Networks

If your facility has both a GigE network and a 10GbE/ InfiniBand network, you can configure Wiretap to use both. The Wiretap server will then make use of the high-bandwidth network for moving media, greatly improving network performance and increasing reliability. The behaviour is transparent to end-users.

To configure the Wiretap server to use 10GbE/ InfiniBand for media transfers:

On the workstation hosting the Wiretap server, open the Wiretap configuration file, wiretapd.cfg, using a text editor.

The file is located in the following directory:

/usr/discreet/sw/cfg
Scroll down to the [Server] section.

This section lists the IP addresses of the network interfaces used by Wiretap, in the order in which the connections are attempted.
In the case of a facility with both a GigE and an 10GbE/ InfiniBand network, the IP address of the 10GbE/ InfiniBand network must be first in the list, at IP0.

In the following example, the 10GbE/ InfiniBand network IP address is 10.10.11.213, and the GigE network IP address is 192.168.129.3:

[Server]

IP0=10.10.11.213

IP1=192.168.129.3
Make the appropriate entries for your own networks, then save and close the file.
You must restart the Wiretap server for your changes to take effect:

/usr/discreet/sw/sw_restart

Configure Network file

1) In Terminal:
nano /etc/sysconfig/network

2) In nano edit Network Config settings with the following:
NETWORKING=yes
NETWORKING_IPV6=no
HOSTNAME=flame01
GATEWAY=[GatewayIPAddress] (You must include a Gateway or network functionality will fail.)

NOTE:  A Gateway must be specified in either /etc/sysconfig/network or if or multicasting required for network connectivity will fail causing issues with Backburner importing and exporting.
If you do not have a gateway, use your License Server IP Address.

3) Press Ctrl+X, to Exit nano.
4) Press Y, then Enter to commit changes to network

Configure Domain Name Resolution file (Allows you to connect to the Internet)

1) In Terminal:
nano /etc/resolv.conf

2) In nano, edit resolv.conf settings with the following:

(Using Google DNS servers)

nameserver 8.8.8.8
nameserver 8.8.4.4
Or use your ISP or Company Name Server IP Addresses.

Configure Hosts file

1) In Terminal:
nano /etc/hosts

2) In nano, edit Network Config settings with the following:

127.0.0.1         flame01 localhost.localdomain localhost
192.168.5.20     flame01
192.168.5.10     render01
192.168.5.2      lic01

Note: It’s best to only include Eth0 Network IP Addresses in your host file to avoid Backburner issues.  Any other network ports and addresses can be configured safely without adding them to the Host file.

3) Press Ctrl+X, to Exit nano.
4) Press Y, then Enter to commit changes to hosts

Network Configuration is complete.

5) Shutdown.  Reboot.
Note: If you have any issues booting after OS Installation, make sure your boot order is correct in HP BIOS (Press F10 on Reboot).

6) Login:
User: root
Pass: password

Verify 1GbE connectivity with ping to License server IP Address after reboot.