The following table indicates what host computer
platforms are supported for this
release of SysInfo™.
This list is subject to change.
Table 1.1. Supported Platforms
| ||Supported Classes|| |
|Operating System||Manufacturer||Platform||G e n e r a l||H a r d w a r e||F i l e S y s||S t o r a g e S y s||S t o r a g e V o l||P a r t i t i o n||S o f t w a r e||S y s C o n f||P r i n t e r||N e t I n f o||N e t I f||L i c e n s e||K e r n e l||C L I||G U I|
|AIX 4.3 - 5.3||IBM||pSeries (RS6000)||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|| ||Y||Y|
|FreeBSD 4.0 - 5.2|| ||IA32 (x86)||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|HP-UX 10.20 - 11.23||HP||PA-RISC (HP9000)||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|| ||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
HP-UX 11.11 is aka
HP-UX 11.23 is aka 11i v2.
|HP-UX 11i v2||HP||IA64 (Itanium)||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|| ||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
HP-UX 11.23 is aka 11i v2.
|IRIX 6.5||SGI||MIPS||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|| ||Y||Y|
|Linux 2.2, 2.4, 2.6|| ||IA32 (x86)||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|| ||Y||Y|
Supported distributions: Red Hat Linux 6.0 - 9, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 - 4, Fedora Core 1 - 3, SuSe Linux 8.0 - 9.2, SuSe Linux Enterprise 9. Other distributions with Linux kernel 2.2, 2.4, or 2.6, and glibc 2.1 and later should also work.
|Linux 2.4, 2.6|| ||x64 (AMD64/EM64T)||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|| ||Y||Y|
Supported distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 - 4,
SuSe Linux Enterprise 9.
|Linux 2.4, 2.6|| ||IA64 (Itanium)||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|| ||Y||Y|
Supported distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 - 4 on Itanium based systems.
|MacOS X 10.1 - 10.4||Apple||PowerMac (PowerPC)||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
GUI requires Apple's X11 for OS X software.
|Solaris 2.6 - 10||Sun||SPARC (32/64-bit)||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Solaris 7 - 10||Sun||IA32 (32-bit x86)||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Solaris 10||Sun||AMD64 (64-bit x64)||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
Table 1.2. Platform Specific Notes
If you are running HP-UX 11.00 you must install a current HP Quality Pack or else the SysInfo™ Agent will not work. To obtain a current QP from HP, please visit http://www.esca.hp.com/us/.
When obtaining software class information on HP-UX, SysInfo™ may appear to be sluggish taking several minutes to gather information depending on the speed and hardware configuration of the system. It may also use lots of memory (20-70MB). These problems are due to the use of the HP-UX swlist command which is both slow in outputting information and copious in its output.
The SysInfo™ GUI requires that you have Apple's X11 package (in older MacOS releases this is called X11 User for OS X) installed prior to installing SysInfo. These packages are not part of MacOS X 10.1 - 10.2 and must be downloaded from Apple at http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx. On MacOS X 10.3 and later, this package is located on the MacOS X installation disc, but is usually not installed by default.
SysInfo™ Printer class data is supported on MacOS X 10.2 or later. It is not supported on earlier releases.
Support for collecting License class data
from Macrovision's FLEXlm works with Solaris 7 and later.
Special care is required when building SysInfo™ from source on Solaris 7 and later. See the Solaris 7 and later compilation notes in the Installation documentation.
VESA Extend Display Identification Data (EDID) for monitors appears to only be available from Creator Series 2 (FFB2) and later Creator frame buffers. No sign of EDID data on any other Sun framebuffer so far.
Support for hardware class information is provided for Linux systems which run the Linux 2.2 or later kernel. Only devices connected to the PCI bus will be recognized by SysInfo even if Linux recognizes the device. Devices connected to ISA, EISA, MicroChannel, or other legacy buses will not be identified by SysInfo.
Kernel class data is not supported on Linux.
version 4.2.3 or later is required for reliable Software class data.
Older versions of the RPM package
are prone to hanging which will result in little or no Software class
data being reported.