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CentOS support for HS AMD

sylvian_lam1
Organizer

Dear All,

The manual of DCRUM 2017 AMD mentioned that AMD v17 now support CentOS, I installed the latest version of CentOS (download from CentOS offical web), but the output of "uname -r" returns

"3.10.0-693.el7.x86_64" which is a little bit different from what the manual mentioned "3.10.0-693.21.1.el7.x86_64". Anyone came across this? not sure what the impact of "...21.1....".

Any comments are welcome.

Thanks.

Sylvian

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Daniel_Gryza
Dynatracer
Dynatracer

Hello Sylvian

CentOS and RHELL have very similar if not even equal releases .

we have tested the AMD on kernel 3.10.0-693.21.1.el7.x86_64 where .21.1 is actually a number of service pack released by RedHat , and version 3.10.0-693. suppose to be without any service pack , in theory it should work , but officially we tested this only on 3.10.0-693.21.1.el7.x86_64.

My advice is to test that , and if that will not work download the officially supported version of kernel .

thanks

Daniel

przemyslaw_tafe
Dynatrace Pro
Dynatrace Pro

Sylivan,

The 3.10.0-693.21.1.el7.x86_64 version is just a newer revision of the Linux kernel (with bug fixes and/or security updates). The AMD will work with the 3.10.0-693.el7.x86_64 exactly the same way. You can update your CentOS kernel to a newer version anytime after installation, but before you do so, please always check on this page if the version of AMD software installed provides support to the newer kernel. The latest supported version of RHEL (and CentOS) kernel is 3.10.0-693.21.1.el7.x86_64 but the latest available kernel is 3.10.0-862 - but this kernel will only be supported starting with 2017 SP5 release, not earlier. If you upgrade kernel to this version, AMD 2017 SP4 will not be able to use custom drivers anymore (drivers compilation will fail).

sylvian_lam1
Organizer

Hi Daniel, Przemyslaw,

Thanks for your reply. I did install the 7.4 CentOS and have AMD 2017 SP4 running, seems I need to get those security patches for CentOS. keep you post.

Thanks for your help.

Sylvian

sylvian_lam1
Organizer

Just a quick update. The OS was upgraded and AMD v17 also installed successfully. I tried several scenarios, installation order below works well. Key point is my AMD don't have Internet connection, I have to install everything offline.

CentOS 7.4 using AMD kick start (kernel 693)

kernel-devel-3.10.0-693.21.1.el7.x86_64.rpm

kernel-3.10.0-693.21.1.el7.x86_64.rpm

Issue command to install 4 packages at the same time. libgomp-4.8.5-16.el7_4.2.x86_64.rpm / cpp-4.8.5-16.el7_4.2.x86_64.rpm / libgcc-4.8.5-16.el7_4.2.x86_64.rpm / gcc-4.8.5-16.el7_4.2.x86_64.rpm

Install AMD software

Sylvian