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Tape boot option on Rx2600 Servers

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Tape boot option on Rx2600 Servers

Hi
I have to do a rcovery on a rx2600 system
using Ignite ux which needs the Tape boot support
Can anybody please let me know whether the
tape boot is possible in 2600?
If so Please let meknow the firware verions and names which I need to install?

Thanks & Regards
GNJ
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Honored Contributor Honored Contributor

Re: Tape boot option on Rx2600 Servers

As per the document at
http://www.docs.hp.com/en/5992-0598/5992-0598.pdf , there is no support for "Native Tape boot" on rx2600.

You have to follow "Two step Media Recovery" method.


Honored Contributor Honored Contributor

Re: Tape boot option on Rx2600 Servers

Hi,
I can't remember the exact steps, but basically you need to boot the machine from your HPUX Install Media CD/DVD.
Then, following the GUI, you can select an option to recover the OS from tape and specify the target disk etc.
It is fairly intuitive, but I can't remember the exact screen menu's that are presented.
HTH,
Phil
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Re: Tape boot option on Rx2600 Servers

 

Ok I have an issue that my two part restore is not working on an rx2600 where my tape ignite version is higher than the DVD media that I have on hand 11.i v3.  Can anyone tell me where to look for media for #more /opt/ignite/Version
C.7.12.519   (I have been updating my OS via the hp.com download site, but have not kept up my install disks)  TIA  -KJ

 

 

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Re: Tape boot option on Rx2600 Servers

PS thanks for the pointers here they have helped...

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