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PDF reporting support

If you are on Virtual Appliance 1.24+ then just use it, nothing is required, everything is already installed.
In any other case you would need to install a few Perl modules to make it work.
You will be prompted for its install when you click on the PDF report.

Install Perl module PDF::API2, use one of method below:

Linux (select one of following menthods)
  • YUM
    PDF modules (including dependencies) can be installed from EPEL repositories (
    # yum install epel-release 
    # yum install perl-PDF-API2 
    Note that epel-release might not be in your RedHat base repository especialy for RHEL 6.x and olders.
    Install CentOS package instead epel-release-7-9.noarch.rpm.

  • Debian/Ubuntu:
    # apt-get install libpdf-api2-perl
  • CPAN
    # cpan -i PDF::API2
  • CPAN Minus
    # cpanm PDF::API2
  • Download it from
    If your web browser gunzips it automatically then just rename it: mv lib-linux.tar.gz lib-linux.tar
    # su - lpar2rrd
    $ umask 022
    $ cd /home/lpar2rrd/lpar2rrd
    $ ls -l lib-linux.tar
      -rw-r--r--  lpar2rrd users 20633600 Oct 21 13:26 lib-linux.tar
    $ tar xvfz lib-linux.tar.gz
  1. Download and install under root this package:
    # umask 022
    # rpm -Uvh perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib-2.020-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm --nodeps
  2. Download and install dependency Perl modules PDF::API2
    If your web browser gunzips it automatically then just rename it: mv lib-aix.tar.gz lib-aix.tar
    # su - lpar2rrd
    $ umask 022
    $ cd /home/lpar2rrd/lpar2rrd
    $ gunzip lib-aix.tar.gz
    $ ls -l lib-aix.tar
      -rw-r--r--  lpar2rrd users 21166080 Oct 21 13:26 lib-aix.tar
    $ tar xvf lib-aix.tar
  3. Use /opt/freeware/bin/perl in etc/lpar2rrd.cfg
    It does not work with new Perl 5.20.x coming with new AIX versions!
    Assure you have installed it.
    In case you do not have it then install it togeher with the latest RRDTool : /opt/freeware/bin/perl installation
    $ ls -l /opt/freeware/bin/perl
      -rwxr-xr-x 2 root system 96131 Jan 14 2010  /opt/freeware/bin/perl
    $ vi etc/lpar2rrd.cfg

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