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Adding unnecessary drivers for disaster recovery

Hello All.

I will be making an ignite tape for my D380 server. I will be using this ignite tape at an offsite disaster recovery facility. I will use this tape to recover a K580. The K580 will, of course, have different lan drivers than my D380. Should I install the lan drivers into the kernel of my D380, then create my ignite tape so when I recover the K580, I won't need to load new drivers? Or should I wait until I recover the K580, then load the drivers. Will adding unnecessary drivers to my D380 adversely effect the server?

Thank you in advance.

Valisha
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James R. Ferguson
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Re: Adding unnecessary drivers for disaster recovery

Hi Valisha:

You can do as you propose, or you can Ignite the recovery server with its built-in LAN card and configure it ('ifconfig') with a valid IPaddress. Having done this you can run 'swinstall' to install the necessary drivers. Following that, edit 'etc/rc.config.d/netconf' to configure the appropriate LAN card and reboot.

Regards!

...JRF...
Steven E. Protter
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Re: Adding unnecessary drivers for disaster recovery

Keep the depots for the new lan driver where they will be built into the make_tape_recovery tape.

After recovery, you can do this:

swinstall -x autoreboot=true -x reinstall=false -s /full_path_of_depot \*

The machine will boot and the drivers will be installed.

You probably can't and should not install the drivers onto the D380.

If you use golden image, you can built the install into the post configuration script.

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Caesar_3
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Re: Adding unnecessary drivers for disaster recovery

Hello!

Don't install the drivers, keep the install
of drivers and when you will need them then
you could install it.

Caesar