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RP7420 Hard Partitioning

Eric Firkey
Regular Advisor

RP7420 Hard Partitioning

I have an RP7420 with two cell boards each having 3 dual core processors and 8gb memory. The system also has 4 disk drives, two core I/O, and 4 x A6795A (2gb Fiber Channel Adapters). I need to convert this system from a one partition system to a two partition system with all resources split down the middle. Than I need to install HPUX onto each partition.

Could someone please tell me the steps I need to do in order to do this? Thank you.
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Torsten.
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Re: RP7420 Hard Partitioning

You need to have a running hp-ux on the system.
Then you can use parmgr (even graphical from SMH) to create the partitions. This new setup is valid after a reboot with "-R" option.


Alternatively there is a parmgr application for your PC that connects to the MP for this configuration change.

Hope this helps!
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Zygmunt Krawczyk
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Re: RP7420 Hard Partitioning

The following doc will be helpful

nPartition Administrator's Guide
http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02058520/c02058520.pdf
Eric Firkey
Regular Advisor

Re: RP7420 Hard Partitioning

Torsten, is this for a vpar setup or a npar setup? I would like two hardware partitions (npar).

Also, what is SMH?
Eric Firkey
Regular Advisor

Re: RP7420 Hard Partitioning

Will I be able to see both Partitions from the MP?
Eric Firkey
Regular Advisor

Re: RP7420 Hard Partitioning

Assuming I have one genesis partition 0 and HPUX 11i v1 installed, in order to create a second partition do I boot into HPUX on partition 0, parmodify to remove a cell and then parcreate to create a new partition with the cell I just removed? (syntax not included).

If I create a second partition with cell 1, will it automatically use the correct Core I/O, the two hard drives not being used by partition 0, and the correct I/O bay? or do these need to be included some how?

Once I create the second partition can I boot to the BCH and install HPUX on this partition?

Thank you.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: RP7420 Hard Partitioning

tart HP-UX and point your browser to the smh:


http://your_server:2301

login as root and go to the partition manager.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Torsten.
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Re: RP7420 Hard Partitioning

This is a screenshot I found:

http://h50146.www5.hp.com/products/software/oe/linux/mainstream/product/software/partition/images/parmgr-modify-npar-add.gif


You have a wizard to create a new partition - it's really easy to use.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Eric Firkey
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Re: RP7420 Hard Partitioning

Is this wizard also available to use for PA Risc systems like the RP7420?

Will it be available for HPUX 11i v1?

What is this program called that I am seeing a screen shot of?

Sorry, for all the questions.
Torsten.
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Re: RP7420 Hard Partitioning

This is the partition manager module within the system management homepage (see above).

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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