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Installation Guide

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1. Install

There are a few different ways to install libStorageMgmt. Select the method that works best for your setup.

1.1. RPM Package of Released Version

For RHEL/Centos 6 (in EPEL), RHEL/Centos 7 and Fedora you can install LSM via these commands:

sudo yum install libstoragemgmt
# Install plugins.
sudo yum install libstoragemgmt-\*-plugin
sudo systemctl start libstoragemgmt.service

The library is packaged into separated RPMs:

For libstoragemgmt-smis-plugin on RHEL7, the optional repo is required for pywbem package:

# RHEL 7 Server
sudo subscription-manager repos --enable \
# RHEL 7 Workstation
sudo subscription-manager repos --enable \

For OpenSuSE 13.1/13.2/Tumbleweed, the packages have been renamed to:

1.2. Compile from Source

  1. Download source or clone from git repo.
# Source tarball from
# Or Use git:
git clone
  1. Install required packages.
# RHEL/Centos and Fedora <= 28
sudo [yum|dnf] install `cat rh_py2_rpm_dependency`

# Fedora >= 29
sudo dnf install `cat rh_py3_rpm_dependency`

# SuSE and OpenSuSE
sudo zypper in `cat suse_rpm_dependency`

# Debian/Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install `cat deb_dependency`
  1. Compile and install:
# required when using git source tree
./configure --prefix=/usr

# If you define other prefix, '--plugindir <you_prefix>' of lsmd
# should be use.
# Extra options:
#       --without-megaraid      # skip megaraid plugin.
#       --without-hpsa          # skip hpsa plugin.

make -j5
sudo make install

2. Prepare and Start daemon


# Create libstoragemgmt user and group
sudo groupadd -r libstoragemgmt
sudo useradd -r -g libstoragemgmt -d /var/run/lsm -s /sbin/nologin \
    -c "daemon account for libstoragemgmt" libstoragemgmt

# Create IPC socket folders
sudo mkdir -p /var/run/lsm/ipc
sudo chmod 0755 /var/run/lsm
sudo chmod 0755 /var/run/lsm/ipc
sudo chown libstoragemgmt:libstoragemgmt /var/run/lsm
sudo chown libstoragemgmt:libstoragemgmt /var/run/lsm/ipc

# OS without systemd, like RHEL 6, Debian 7,
# or Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 LTS
sudo /usr/bin/lsmd -d -v

# OS with Systemd
sudo systemctl start libstoragemgmt.service

3. Test installation

lsmcli -u 'sim://' list --type systems