By Jeff Ferreira on Jul 10, 2008
Preparing for installation on RHEL 5.0 systems requires some particular attention however. To assure successful installation, it's really best to install a system from scratch, first by following the procedures found in the RHEL 5.0 Installation for Sun xVM Ops Center page, and then verifying your system resources against the list described on the Verifying RHEL 5.0 System Resources page.
Installing a RHEL 5.0 system from the ground up according to these procedures assures that you have all of the required packages needed to support Sun xVM Ops Center Installation. In fact, the RHEL 5.0 Installation for Sun xVM Ops Center procedure calls for installing one package that the RHEL 5.0 installer does not itself install.
True, the installation script checks for required packages when it runs, but following these procedures helps avoid surprises in the midst of the installation process, and it's the only method we recommend to prepare a RHEL 5.0 system for a Sun xVM Ops Center install.