The procedure described here is guide for the installation of the Fedora operating system to create a LANforge system.
Before beginning this procedure, verify that the Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) are all connected and the appliance's management port is connected to your network. If you are using a KVM switch, ensure it is set to display LANforge once it is powered up. LANforge is very flexible, so if you have hardware constraints that do not appear to be supported by LANforge, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. It is likely we have a solution!
The Candela Technologies CT962 is a mid-range 1U rackmount appliance with the typical following hardware specifications:
If you choose to load LANforge software on your own appliance, system performance will vary depending on your system's specifications. Candela Technologies does not guarantee performance on your own system. We recommend you compare the system specifications of our pre-configured LANforge Systems.
The latest Fedora operating system can be downloaded from http://www.fedoraproject.org/. Both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems are available. If your system has more than 4GB of RAM, you may want to install the 64-bit operating system. You will need to download all Fedora install CDs or DVD media. If you wish to perform a network install you will have to create a boot CD.
Boot system from media to commence installation.
When rebooted, your system should detect the bootable Fedora CD or DVD and boot from the disc. If your system does not boot from the CD, you may need to modify the BIOS to boot from the CDROM drive. When the boot sequence is complete, the Fedora welcome screen will be displayed on the monitor. Be sure to select the [Local CD/DVD] installation method on the Fedora installer program.
From the Fedora welcome screen, the button for 'Install or upgrade an existing system' should be selected.
The system will boot again from the boot media and start the Fedora installer program. After a few minutes a Fedora logo screen will be displayed on the monitor. To continue, Click [Next]
The following choices are for a typical LANforge installation:
The system will now check dependencies in packages selected for installation and proceed to install which will take several minutes. When complete, the following message will be displayed on the monitor: 'Congratulations, your Fedora installation is complete. Please reboot to use the installed system...'
NOTE: Before rebooting, remove Fedora boot media from the optical drive. If the boot media remains in the drive, the system will not boot from the hard drive.
The system will now reboot automatically from the LANforge hard drive. When the boot sequence is complete, the Fedora welcome screen will be displayed on the monitor.
This procedure configures the computer settings to operate LANforge and creates the lanforge user login and password.
When the boot sequence is complete, login from the Fedora welcome screen:
The Fedora default Desktop now be displayed.
Update the Fedora OS with the yum command via a terminal.
Yum from the teminal may complain that another process is running. This other process is running on the Desktop. Yum in the terminal will eventually run. Once yum has completed reboot the system
When the system returns to operation it should be running the latest Fedora kernel with the latest updates.