CPU and Operating System

This section describes how to check that your processor and operating system are supported by MapR software.

Processor is 64-bit

To determine the processor type, run

$ uname -m

If the output includes "x86_64," the processor is 64-bit. If it includes "i386," "i486," "i586," or "i686," it is a 32-bit processor, which is not supported by MapR software.

If the results are "unknown," or none of the above, try one of these alternative commands.

$ uname -a
Linux mach-name 2.6.35-22-server #33-Ubuntu SMP Sun Sep 19 20:48:58 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux

In the cpuinfo file, the flag 'lm' (for "long-mode") indicates a 64-bit processor.

$ grep flags /proc/cpuinfo
flags               : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc up arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good xtopology tsc_reliable nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes hypervisor lahf_lm ida arat

Operating System is supported

For information on supported operating systems, see Operating System Support Matrix.

To determine the name and version of the installed operating system, run the lsb_release -a command.

Note: If the lsb_release command reports "No LSB modules are available", this is not a problem.
$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 10.10
Release:        10.10
Codename:       maverick

If the lsb_release command is not found, try one of the following alternatives.

$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.35-22-server (build@allspice) (gcc version 4.4.5 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.4.4-14ubuntu4) ) #33-Ubuntu SMP Sun Sep 19 20:48:58 UTC 2012
$ cat /etc/*-release

If you determine that the node is running an older version of a supported OS, upgrade to at least a supported version and test the upgrade before proceeding. If you find a different Linux distribution, such as Fedora or Gentoo, the node must be reformatted and a supported distro installed.