Install ThinkSystem Storage Manager for SMcli and Host Context Agent (HCA)

When you install the ThinkSystem Storage Manager software on your management station, the command line interface (CLI) is installed to help you manage your array. By also installing the software on the host, the Host Context Agent is installed that helps the host push configuration information to the storage array controllers through the I/O path.

Before you begin

This section describes how to install ThinkSystem Storage Manager on both the Windows and Linux OS platforms, because both Windows and Linux are common management station platforms when Linux is used for the data host.

  1. Download the ThinkSystem Storage Manager software release from DE Series Product Support Site Drivers&Software > Product Firmware
  2. Run the ThinkSystem Storage Manager installer. Do one of the following depending on the operating system:
    Windows Linux
    Double-click the SMIA*.exe installation package to start the installation.
    1. Go to the directory where the SMIA*.bin installation package is located.
    2. If the temp mount point does not have execute permissions, set the IATEMPDIR variable. Example: IATEMPDIR=/root ./SMIA-LINUXX64-11.25.0A00.0002.bin
    3. Run the chmod +x SMIA*.bin command to grant execute permission to the file.
    4. Run the ./SMIA*.bin command to start the installer.
  3. Use the installation wizard to install the software on the management station.