Installing NDCTL and DAXCTL Packages on Linux

The ndctl and daxctl utilities are available in many Linux distribution package repositories. This approach is the easiest to use and maintain, compared with installing ndctl from source code. The daxctl utility is bundled with the ndctl packages.

Fedora
RHEL & CentOS
SLES & OpenSUSE
Ubuntu
Debian
Fedora

1) Query the repository to confirm if the ndctl package is available:

Fedora 21 or earlier

yum search ndctl

Fedora 22 or later

dnf repoquery ndctl

2) Install the ndctl utility

Fedora 21 or earlier

yum install ndctl

Fedora 22 or later

dnf install ndctl
RHEL & CentOS

The ndctl package is available on CentOS, RHEL, RHEL for SAP HANA 7.0 or later.

1) Query the repository to identify if the ndctl package is available:

yum search ndctl

2) Install the ndctl package

yum install ndctl
SLES & OpenSUSE

The ndctl package is available for OpenSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), and SLES for SAP HANA v12.4 or later.

1) Query the repository to identify if ndctl is delivered:

sudo zypper search ndctl

Example:

$ sudo zypper search ndctl
​
S | Name | Summary | Type
--+-----------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
| libndctl6 | Management library for "libnvdimm" subsystem devices (Non-volatile Memory) | package
| ndctl | Manage "libnvdimm" subsystem devices (Non-volatile Memory) | package

2) Install the ndctl package

sudo zypper install ndctl
Ubuntu

The ndctl package is available on Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) or later.

1) Query the repository to identify if the ndctl package is available using either the aptitude, apt-cache, or apt utilities

aptitude search ndctl
apt-cache search ndctl
apt search ndctl

2) Verify if the ndctl package is currently installed and check the version

apt list --installed ndctl

3) Install the ndctl package or update an installed package

sudo apt-get install ndctl
Debian

The ndctl package is available on Debian 10 (Buster) or later. See https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/ndctl for up to date information.

1) Query available versions in configured repos:

apt policy ndctl

2) Query the repository to identify if ndctl is available using either the aptitude, apt-cache, or apt utilities

apt search ndctl

3) Verify if the ndctl package is currently installed and check the version

apt list --installed ndctl

4) Install the ndctl package or update an installed package

sudo apt install ndctl