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CowBoy
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Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

Dear All
Hi
I have a superdome and i want to install HP-UX on it.
I Ordered a SCSI DVD Reader and i have an EVA4000 but I don't know how can i install HP-UX
and how can i present A LUN before installing HP-UX ???
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Torsten.
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Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

First connect to the switch and create a (port based) zone. Then boot from the installer dvd. After the initial scan done by the installer, the eva is aware of your server. Create a vdisk and present. Now let the installer scan the hardware again.
The installer will now see the disk - ready to proceed with installation...

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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vjta
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Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

Hi,
are there any local disks attached to ur SD.

regards
vjta
Vijeta Bhedi
CowBoy
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Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

The problem is that there is no HDD attache to the SD...
I 'll give you the information after i test the EVA!!!
thank you in advance
CowBoy
Regular Advisor

Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

Dear All
eventually i boot my server from a External SCSI and both SCSI and Fiber(from EVA) are detected bu i faced this error
Please help me Friends
Thanks
##########################################
EFI Boot Manager ver 1.10 [14.61] Please select a boot option

DVD
HP-UX Primary Boot: 0/0/1/0/1.8.0
EFI Shell [Built-in]
Boot Option Maintenance Menu


Use ^ and v to change option(s). Use Enter to select an option
Use > and < to view long descriptions
Hot Key: 'S' or 's' to start the EFI Shell

Selected boot option: DVD

Loading.: DVD

Load of DVD failed: Not Found

Press any key to continue
##################################
CowBoy
Regular Advisor

Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

PS:both the DVDROM and DVD are OK but it can not load the WININSTALL...
Ramaprasad K
Regular Advisor

Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

Hi MSN,

I suppose you have not followed the 'crystal clear' steps suggested by Torsten.

Once you configure Switch(note: u would need WWN no of HBA on SD, which you can find from shell), by zoning or otherwise, the disks are seen by server on which the OS will be installed when you boot from your CD/DVD.

Ram
CowBoy
Regular Advisor

Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

Hi there
I did the torlsten steps but my problem is that the DVDROM can not load the DVD1 of HP-ux 11.23 boot file...
I do sure the DVDROM and The DVDROM don't have any problem...
Ramaprasad K
Regular Advisor

Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

Hi MSN,

Try using another DVD as it clearly says
'Load of DVD failed: Not Found'.

Check if you can read DVD on another server or PC, if so, try changing Drive.

Regards,
Ram
Alastair Donaldson
Frequent Advisor

Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

The EVA will need to know the WWID of your HBA. You can get this from your SAN Switch. Also The EVA may well auto detect the WWID.

Add the host to the EVA using the correct WWID then add some LUN's and present them to the host. This is all done on the EVA.

It is also possible that the DVD option in your EFI boot menu is not pointing to the correct location. When your system powers up you should see output similar to the following. (this was done on an rx8640 so it will be somewhat different).

Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet (BCM5703) is detected (PCI-X)
Scsi(Pun6,Lun0) HP 300 GST3300007LC HPC1 (320 MBytes/sec)
Scsi(Pun2,Lun0) Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A 1.32 ( 40 MBytes/sec)
Scsi(Pun6,Lun0) HP 300 GST3300007LC HPC1 (320 MBytes/sec)
Scsi(Pun0,Lun0) HP C7438A V601 ( 40 MBytes/sec)
POSSE Library is loading...
EFI Shell version 1.10 [14.61]
Device mapping table
fs0 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun6,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig7DEC5FF4-)
fs1 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun6,Lun0)/HD(Part3,Sig7DEC6026-)
fs2 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Scsi(Pun2,Lun0)/CDROM(Entry0)
blk0 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun6,Lun0)
blk1 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun6,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig7DEC5FF4-)
blk2 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun6,Lun0)/HD(Part2,Sig7DEC6012-)
blk3 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun6,Lun0)/HD(Part3,Sig7DEC6026-)
blk4 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Scsi(Pun2,Lun0)
blk5 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Scsi(Pun2,Lun0)/CDROM(Entry0)
blk6 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Scsi(Pun2,Lun0)/CDROM(Entry1)
blk7 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(3|0)/Scsi(Pun6,Lun0)

Note where your DVD drive is then drop into the EFI Shell from the boot options menu. In this case the DVD is fs2.

EFI Shell version 1.10 [14.61]
Device mapping table
fs0 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun6,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig7DEC5FF4-)
fs1 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun6,Lun0)/HD(Part3,Sig7DEC6026-)
fs2 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Scsi(Pun2,Lun0)/CDROM(Entry0)
blk0 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun6,Lun0)
blk1 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun6,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig7DEC5FF4-)
blk2 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun6,Lun0)/HD(Part2,Sig7DEC6012-)
blk3 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|0)/Scsi(Pun6,Lun0)/HD(Part3,Sig7DEC6026-)
blk4 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Scsi(Pun2,Lun0)
blk5 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Scsi(Pun2,Lun0)/CDROM(Entry0)
blk6 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Scsi(Pun2,Lun0)/CDROM(Entry1)
blk7 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(3|0)/Scsi(Pun6,Lun0)

startup.nsh> echo -off

setting hpux path(\EFI\HPUX)...
type 'fs[x]:' where x is your bootdisk (0, 1, 2...)
type 'hpux' to start hpux bootloader

From the shell select the DVD drive the cd into the efi\boot directory

Shell> fs2:
fs2:\> ls
Directory of: fs2:\

01/10/06 05:19p 1,024 EFI
01/10/06 05:19p 541,306 INSTALL.EFI
01/10/06 05:19p 16 AUTO
01/10/06 05:19p 174 STARTUP.NSH
3 File(s) 541,496 bytes
1 Dir(s)


fs2:\> cd efi

fs2:\EFI> ls
Directory of: fs2:\EFI

01/10/06 05:19p 1,024 .
01/10/06 05:19p 0 ..
01/10/06 05:19p 1,024 BOOT
01/10/06 05:19p 1,024 Intel_Firmware
01/10/06 05:19p 1,024 HP
0 File(s) 0 bytes
5 Dir(s)


fs2:\EFI> cd boot

fs2:\EFI\BOOT> ls
Directory of: fs2:\EFI\BOOT

01/10/06 05:19p 1,024 .
01/10/06 05:19p 1,024 ..
01/10/06 05:19p 541,306 BOOTIA64.EFI
01/10/06 05:19p 16 AUTO
2 File(s) 541,322 bytes
2 Dir(s)


fs2:\EFI\BOOT> bootia64.efi

(C) Copyright 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.All rights reserved

HP-UX Boot Loader for IPF -- Revision 2.027

Press Any Key to interrupt Autoboot
\EFI\BOOT\AUTO ==> boot :IINSTALL





Torsten.
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Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

>> I do sure the DVDROM and The DVDROM don't have any problem...

Sure?

I have already seen the same scenario with a bent pin in the cable that connects the DVD - check please!

The drive was detected, but during boot not found.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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CowBoy
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Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

Hi Alastair
I got this Error
fs0:\EFI\BOOT> ls
Directory of: fs0:\EFI\BOOT

10/16/07 09:47a 1,024 .
10/16/07 09:47a 1,024 ..
10/16/07 09:47a 645,215 BOOTIA64.EFI
10/16/07 09:47a 16 AUTO
2 File(s) 645,231 bytes
2 Dir(s)


fs0:\EFI\BOOT> BOOTIA64.EFI
'BOOTIA64.EFI' not found

fs0:\EFI\BOOT>
Torsten.
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Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

Did you check the cable already?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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CowBoy
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Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

Hi Trolsten
Yeah I checked the cable before!!!
Torsten.
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Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

As said above, I have seen exactly the same - the cable was the culprit!

Sometimes 2 pins get in the same hole, this is really hard to see.


BTW, is your DVD drive a HP product?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Alastair Donaldson
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Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

Looks like you can see the DVD OK.
Case does not matter at the EFI prompt, also the .EFI is optional try just typing it without the .efi extension.
fs0:\efi\boot\bootia64

Alastair Donaldson
Frequent Advisor

Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

If the DVD drive is an external drive also check the SCSI terminator on the drive. As Torsten says they can cause all sorts of havoc on a SCSI bus.
CowBoy
Regular Advisor

Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

Again nothing buddy

fs0:\EFI\BOOT> ls
Directory of: fs0:\EFI\BOOT

10/16/07 09:47a 1,024 .
10/16/07 09:47a 1,024 ..
10/16/07 09:47a 645,215 BOOTIA64.EFI
10/16/07 09:47a 16 AUTO
2 File(s) 645,231 bytes
2 Dir(s)


fs0:\EFI\BOOT> BOOTIA64
'BOOTIA64' not found

fs0:\EFI\BOOT>
Alastair Donaldson
Frequent Advisor

Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

It's weird since the system obviously sees the DVD and can see the file when you do an ls command.
Do you happen to have another copy of HP-UX that you can try in the drive? maybe the media is having a problem. Just a guess at this point.
CowBoy
Regular Advisor

Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

I'll test that and give you the resy=ult..
Torsten.
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Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

What media you are using?

My DVD looks like this:

fs0:\> ls
Directory of: fs0:\

02/10/08 10:07p 1,024 EFI
02/10/08 10:07p 654,025 INSTALL.EFI
02/10/08 10:07p 16 AUTO
02/10/08 10:07p 243 STARTUP.NSH
3 File(s) 654,284 bytes
1 Dir(s)


fs0:\> install

(C) Copyright 1999-2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
All rights reserved

HP-UX Boot Loader for IPF -- Revision 2.035

...





Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Alastair Donaldson
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Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

Torsten is right you should have a top level directory that has:

Swap fs0 for my fs2

Directory of: fs2:\

01/10/06 05:19p 1,024 EFI
01/10/06 05:19p 541,306 INSTALL.EFI
01/10/06 05:19p 16 AUTO
01/10/06 05:19p 174 STARTUP.NSH
3 File(s) 541,496 bytes

Try using the INSTALL.EFI file.
fs2:\install

fs2:\> install

(C) Copyright 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.All rights reserved

HP-UX Boot Loader for IPF -- Revision 2.027

Press Any Key to interrupt Autoboot
\AUTO ==> boot :IINSTALL
Seconds left till autoboot - 6
CowBoy
Regular Advisor

Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

I am getting mad:
fs0:\> ls
Directory of: fs0:\

10/16/07 09:47a 1,024 EFI
10/16/07 09:47a 645,215 INSTALL.EFI
10/16/07 09:47a 16 AUTO
10/16/07 09:47a 243 STARTUP.NSH
3 File(s) 645,474 bytes
1 Dir(s)


fs0:\> install
'install' not found

fs0:\>

CowBoy
Regular Advisor

Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

PS:i also changed the DVD...
CowBoy
Regular Advisor

Re: Installing HP-UX + SUPERDOME

Hi
Isn't there something wrong with My OS?
I am using "HP Integrity and HP 9000 Servers
Mission Critical Operating Environmant"