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HP Unix 11iv3 march 2010 release updation on Rx2660

A.Philip
Occasional Advisor

HP Unix 11iv3 march 2010 release updation on Rx2660

I am planning to update my 11iv2 to 11i v3 march 2010 release update.Can any body give a step by step instruction on how this can be accomblished .If any one of you have done the upgrade to 11iv3 ,please advice with own steps..
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Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: HP Unix 11iv3 march 2010 release updation on Rx2660

hi,

it was many times discussed on this forum,

you have 2 choices :

- make a ignite backup ( tape/net ) or DRD + data backup

1, check this step-by-step manual :

http://www.hpuxtips.es/?q=node/229

2, install 11.31 from scratch and install you app

mikap
Raj D.
Honored Contributor

Re: HP Unix 11iv3 march 2010 release updation on Rx2660

Philip,

Please check out the steps here to upgrade 11iv2 to 11iv3:

- Check that your system will run HP-UX 11i v3
- Verify firmware level, storage, drivers and I/O card support.
- Verify that your system meets HP-UX 11i v3 memory requirements.
- Confirm that your 3rd party application suppliers support their apps on HP-UX 11i v3
- Ensure there is enough free disk space for the update
- Cold-install or update your system to HP-UX 11i v3?
- Verify your cold install or update
- Post upgrade tasks. User creation, data migration, vg import. etc.


Details:
http://h20338.www2.hp.com/enterprise/us/en/os/hpux11i-v3-upgrade-process.html


Practically, once all the checks , verifications are met you need to decide which method is best for your environment cold install or update-ux both works well for 11iv3, personally I feel good for cold install more and it gives a fresh look to the os, and do not transit the the old things from previous os. Also one can get root/usr/opt/tmp filesystems bigger as per 11iv3 requirement. Cold install can be done using the 11iv3 MCOE DVD media ( depending on the OE you will be using). For large update/install you can setup an ignite server, and boot using lan trigers the os install. Once os installed the vgs can be imported using agile addressing vgimport -N needs to be use. Make sure to check the mass storage compatibility matrix to determine the compatibility with the existing storage . And to check firmware and scsi compatibility with msv2v3check utility.


Hth,
Raj.
" If u think u can , If u think u cannot , - You are always Right . "
A.Philip
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP Unix 11iv3 march 2010 release updation on Rx2660

I have my two IVM Guests installed in this server.is there any precautions i need to take before i start with the upgrade with this setup..