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1 February 2010 Hearbeat 3.0.2 released see the Release Notes

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ServeRAID Software Configuration

Install ipssend utility

Heartbeat requires that the ipssend utility be copied from the CD and installed in a directory which is in root's path(as created by init(8)). We recommend /sbin. To do this, execute the following commands on both machines.

  mount /media/cdrom
  cd /media/cdrom/WHATEVER-THE-RIGHT-DIRECTORY-IS
  cp ipssend /sbin
  cd /
  umount /media/cdrom

Install ServeRAID (ips) driver

It is highly improbable that your kernel includes the same version of the driver as you have on your ServeRAID cards. You should have earlier upgraded your firmware to the same level as is on the ServeRAID utility CD.

  mount /media/cdrom
  cd /media/cdrom/WHATEVER-THE-RIGHT-DIRECTORY-IS
  cp ips.c ips.h /usr/src/linux/drivers/scsi
  cd /
  umount /media/cdrom

Then, follow your distribution's directions for building and installing an updated kernel module.

Note that you should keep a copy of this source file somewhere other than in the kernel tree, since later kernel updates may overwrite these files.

When you make later kernel updates, you will have to rebuild this module from the sources you have saved from the CD. The driver version in your kernel and the installed firmware version on your cards must always match.