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dschingis
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Need Korn-Shell under ESX 3.0.x

Hi all

For hardwaremonitoring my coworkers need to have the Korn-Shell. They have OVO-Templates created witch only run in there.

Now my question, how can i activate / install it? Or, is it not possible?

Greets

Dschingis

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jhanekom
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

I would strongly advise against installing alternate shells or other non-standard software on the Service Console.

There's very little benefit in monitoring the "hardware" of the Service Console. If you want to monitor hardware in OpenView, install the appropriate hardware monitoring agent in the Service Console and monitor that.

For example:

  • HP Servers -> Insight Manager agents

  • IBM Servers -> Director agents

  • Dell Servers -> OpenManage agents

There will likely be an integration module from the hardware vendor to plug their agents into OpenView. What hardware are you running on?

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tsightler
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

I would generally agree with advice against installing anything other than approved packages in the service console, however, on occasion I've also had the need to supplement the service console, even if just temporarily. Since the ESX service console is derived from RHEL3 I've found that most RHEL3 packages (or packages from close clones like CentOS3) run fine. As far as I know the current pdksh package (which is a Korn shell clone shipped with RHEL3) is pdksh-5.2.14-21.9.i386.rpm.

Later,

Tom

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kyfbof
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Hi,

We integrated our ESX hosts to OpenView OVO by porting our scripts from ksh to born-sh. We had to go thru this for Linux and Cygwin environments... so this is a worthwhile effort. The changes themself are usually easy but many. So I'd say it is not trivial but doable.

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tsightler
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

We integrated our ESX hosts to OpenView OVO by porting our scripts

from ksh to born-sh. We had to go thru this for Linux and Cygwin

environments... so this is a worthwhile effort. The changes themself

are usually easy but many. So I'd say it is not trivial but doable.

Curious, why did you "have to go thru this for Lunux and Cygwin"? There

are Korn-Shells readily available both of those environments.

Later,

Tom

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kyfbof
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I mis-communicated. We couldn't run the HP-UX's monitor and action scripts (mostly in Bourne shell) as is on Linux and Cygwin. Hence, we must port them anyway (bash-sh or not). For instance, the "read" behaves differently, there is no "bdf" command, "ps" requires different option to gather certain things, etc...

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dschingis
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I thank you all for your helpfull answers. Now i have enouth information to give it to my coworkers.

Before i ask you, i think same. But i dont't realy know about is there a korn-shell in there or not. Now i know it.

Thanks a lot.

Greet

Dschingis

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