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HPUX 11i v1 & NetApp & NFS

nchat504
Advisor

HPUX 11i v1 & NetApp & NFS

The terminology may be a little off, but I think the point can still be understood..

Basically, I have a HP Application DVD mounted on the NetApp file share. I am able to NFS mount to this file share using NFS on my HPUX system. and I can browse all directories on the NFS mount point, however i am not able to get this mount to be viewed as valid for my swinstall command.

remember that the netapp_server_share currently has my HP DVD's mounted on it. I am using NFS on my HPUX server to actually access the contents of the DVD.

bdf shows:

netapp_server_share:/their_mountpoint /my_mountpoint

swinstall -s remote_server:/my_mountpoint

this is the error I receive: There is currently no depot software on host myhost at location /my_mountpoint Make sure an absolute pathname is specified for location (beginning with /")

so i try the swinstall again with /my_mountpoint/ and i still get the same message.


It does not recognize the software on the DVD? or is it the way I NFS mounted it
??

Any thoughts?
14 REPLIES
SKR_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: HPUX 11i v1 & NetApp & NFS

Make the entry in /etc/exports on NFS server and run

exportfs -a

And after this try to NFS mount on target system

Thanks

SKR
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: HPUX 11i v1 & NetApp & NFS

Shalom,

swreg -l depot

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nchat504
Advisor

Re: HPUX 11i v1 & NetApp & NFS

Still the same error..

This is the error I receive when i try to swreg -l depot /my_mountpoint

ERROR: Failed to register soc on "/my_mountpoint" for
system_name. "/my_mountpoint" is not a valid
depot. 08/26/08 12:39:20 EDT

I got some more info, it turns out that what i am NFS mounting to, is just a copy of the DVD that was placed on the SAN(Virtual NetAPP)

So they mounted the DVD and then did a copy to the SAN. What I am seeing is a "copy" of everything that was on the DVD..
OldSchool
Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX 11i v1 & NetApp & NFS

do an "ls -l" on /my_mountpoint and post it please.

you may find you aren't "deep enough" in the directory structure, ie. the depots are down one or two levels from /my_mountpoint
Tim Nelson
Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX 11i v1 & NetApp & NFS

Other possibilities:

How did "they" copy the DVD ? Was it mounted with the correct options so it looked like a UNIX DVD or something else.
( are we assuming "they" are unix folks and know what they are doing ? )

As old_school mentioned, post the output of ls -l.



nchat504
Advisor

Re: HPUX 11i v1 & NetApp & NFS

ls -la /my_mountpoint

sapux074 /my_mountpoint ll | more
total 3192
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 100BT-EISA-FMT
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 100BT-EISA-KRN
dr-xr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 100BT-EISA-RUN
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 100BaseT-00
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 100BaseT-01
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 10GigEthr-00
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 32070B
dr-xr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 3270-Common
dr-xr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 3270-Common-R7
dr-xr-xr-x 9 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 AAAServer
dr-xr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 ACC
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 ACC-DEV
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 ACC-HDLC
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 ACC-HDLCNRM
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 ACC-LAPD
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 ACC-LINK
dr-xr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 ACC-SX25
dr-xr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 ACC-X25
dr-xr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 ACC-X25-DEV
dr-xr-xr-x 10 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:45 ACXX
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:45 ASU
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:45 ASU-DOC
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:45 ASU-HA
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 ATM-00
....


Tim Nelson
Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX 11i v1 & NetApp & NFS

Try this.

swlist -s /my_mountpoint/100BT-EISA-FMT


Tim Nelson
Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX 11i v1 & NetApp & NFS

correction.

drop the -s ( not a valid option with swlist )



nchat504
Advisor

Re: HPUX 11i v1 & NetApp & NFS

<
# Initializing...
# Contacting target "my system"...
ERROR: The expected depot or root does not exist at
"/my_mountpoint/".
ERROR: There is currently no depot software on host "my system" at
location "/my_mountpoint/". Make sure that an
absolute pathname is specified for location (beginning with
"/").
...
i then tried to run it again, with "/my_mountpoint" same thing as before..
Tim Nelson
Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX 11i v1 & NetApp & NFS

Please post the exact commands that you are using along with the output so we can be sure we are not mis-communicating.

nchat504
Advisor

Re: HPUX 11i v1 & NetApp & NFS

sapux074 /my_mountpoint swlist /my_mountpoint/100BT-EISA-FMT
# Initializing...
# Contacting target "sapux074"...
ERROR: Software "/my_mountpoint/100BT-EISA-FMT" was not
found on host "sapux074:/".

Tim Nelson
Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX 11i v1 & NetApp & NFS

how about this.

swlist @ /my_mountpoint

nchat504
Advisor

Re: HPUX 11i v1 & NetApp & NFS

sapux074 /etc swlist @/my_mountpoint
# Initializing...
# Contacting target "sapux074"...
ERROR: The expected depot or root does not exist at "/my_mountpoint".
ERROR: There is currently no installed software on host "sapux074" at
location "/my_mountpoint".
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: HPUX 11i v1 & NetApp & NFS

>dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 3 12:44 100BT-EISA-FMT

Do you have a directory named "catalog" there?

>Tim: drop the -s (not a valid option with swlist)

-s is the right option for swlist, swinstall, swcopy.

>Tim: swlist @ /my_mountpoint

Don't be tempted to the SD darkside. Only use -s abs-path.