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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 2, 2023

DB2 Purescale with Secure Linux Boot on RHEL enabled: should ship already signed IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS) kernel modules

Background: Right now instance creation with DB2 PureScale 11.5 (FP8) fails when it comes to the GPFS part if you have Secure Linux Boot in Red Hat Linux enabled.

This issue is documented in GPFS manuals

GPFS has the following restrictions on RHEL support:

For RHEL, ensure either of the following for IBM Spectrum Scale to work properly in a Secure Boot enabled system:

• Disable Secure Boot in BIOS

• Sign IBM Spectrum Scale kernel module manually.

We would like to ask the IBM DB2 team to ship such an already signed IBM Spectrum Scale kernel module. So instead of every customer performing this effort on his own it would help if the DB2 install image would contain an already signed module that works for the most common RHEL distributions (like RH8). That would make DB2 PureScale installation much more smooth and would not require to fix this obstacle on the customers end.

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