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HP-UX 11i V3 on IBM x455

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Exact
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HP-UX 11i V3 on IBM x455

Is it possible to install HP-UX 11i V3 or V2 on IBM xSeries 455 Server. If yes then please let me know the steps as I'm trying to install and it's not working. I bought this server as it had Itanium 2 processor and thought HP-UX should install fine on this. 

Appreciate your help in sorting this out. Many thanks.

 

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Pete Randall
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Re: HP-UX 11i V3 on IBM x455

No, HP-UX is proprietary.  It will only run on HP's PA-RISC or Itanium chipsets.

 


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Dennis Handly
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Re: HP-UX 11i V3 on IBM x455

The 11.31 Release Notes list the supported servers.  These only mention HP's servers.

Also I would think that a IBM x455 would be much too old for 11.31.

Exact
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Re: HP-UX 11i V3 on IBM x455

Thanks Pete, I'll look for an HP Server then i guess.
Exact
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Re: HP-UX 11i V3 on IBM x455

Thanks Dennis for your quick reply.
Steven E. Protter
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Re: HP-UX 11i V3 on IBM x455

Shalom,

HP-UX will not run on an HP Proliant server. It will run on any Integrity server, which includes blade,rack and cell based systems.

If you require a PA-RISC system, these are no longer sold and you will need to go on the used market for these.

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Torsten.
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Re: HP-UX 11i V3 on IBM x455

HP-UX hardware support is a small universe.

 

The hardware (including CPU and chipset) must be known and supported by the OS. An Itanium chip is not enough!

 

Even older PA-RISC systems are no longer supported by 11.31, this means there is no support for the chipset, so it does not work at all.

 

I remember only 2 third party systems in the past (maybe 10 years ago) that runs with HP-UX because HP supports this due to special agreements (but I forgot the names).

 

As said, if you want something to play with, take a look at the used market, e.g. for small servers like rx1600, rx1620, rx2620, etc ...


Hope this helps!
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V. Nyga
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Re: HP-UX 11i V3 on IBM x455

Also, you should know, that HP no longer offers patches for HP-UX without support contract.

And it's difficult (expensive) to get one for used hardware.

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V. Nyga
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Re: HP-UX 11i V3 on IBM x455

... about HP-UX Licensing:
http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/General/HP-UX-Licensing/m-p/4089176#M132139
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Re: HP-UX 11i V3 on IBM x455

Thanks Torsten - i'm looking to get a used rx2600 for the start. 

 

once again thanks everybody for your quick responses. many thanks