Add new client to ignite server

Gerry Gerofsky

Add new client to ignite server

I have a new client, which does not have HPUX installed.

I would like to add this to the Ignite Server.

What do I need to do to add this client to Ignite server without using add_new_client (it requires client to already run HPUX)

I know I can add its IP to the boottab, what else do I need to do?
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Add new client to ignite server


You can edit your INDEX file and duplicate the configuration of another client and then change the hostname. Assuming you have an appropriate system to use as a template.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Scot Bean
Honored Contributor

Re: Add new client to ignite server

You must start at the new client's console if HP-UX has never been installed.

From the console, there are a couple of ways to boot your machine via media or the Ignite server and begin the initial install process.

How you begin the boot process will vary depending on if your client is an Itanium or PA-Risc model. Tell us what you have, or if not sure, describe what the console looks like at boot up.
Jason Ray
Frequent Advisor

Re: Add new client to ignite server

Are you planning to install hp-ux onto this machine using an ignite backup from another server?

You would need the MAC address of the target and an IP address.
Tim Nelson
Honored Contributor

Re: Add new client to ignite server

Here is another option if you would like to clone some other system:

On ignite server:
in /var/opt/ignite/clients create a subdir with the MAC address of new server. Create link to this dir with hostname of new server.

In /var/opt/ignite/clients/ find ./ CINDEX recovery |cpio -pmdv ../

Boot new server from ignite server. It will find the new recovery image you just created and use it to build the new server ( pick advanced mode so you can change the hostname and IP etc... )