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Andrew medhurst1
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Golden Image Creation

Guys
i am in the process of creating a image on a server which we reqiure to be a golden image for all future server builds which includes all needed software and permisions setup.
my question is that once i have the server finished and ready to be ignited as a golden image for all future server builds, what do i need to do is it just a standard make_net_recovery and then modify setting or is there any thing else to be considered.
i am very experienced with ignite but i have never had a need to do this any advice or links to docs on how to achieve appreciated.
regards
Andrew
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Torsten.
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Re: Golden Image Creation

Hi Andrew,

you will find the information here:

http://www.docs.hp.com/en/5992-3336/index.html

chapter 9 is about golden images

http://www.docs.hp.com/en/5992-3336/ch09.html

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Golden Image Creation

Shalom,

Your question:
my question is that once i have the server finished and ready to be ignited as a golden image for all future server builds, what do i need to do is it just a standard make_net_recovery and then modify setting or is there any thing else to be considered.

make_net_recovery images have nothing to do wieth Golden Images.

If you want to update your golden image you must run make_sys_image according to the links provided by Torsten and put out a new image.

make_net_recovery does not update your Golden images. It provides you a good disaster recovery image if you should need one.

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Andrew medhurst1
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Re: Golden Image Creation

Thanks for the replys, one point the image is server being used to template the golden image is not the ignite server.
if i use the options to put the archive on a remote system will it take all the filesystem changes and permissions on those filesystems into account or is it just the Archive it is moving not the archive.cfg etc
Scot Bean
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Re: Golden Image Creation

There are several ways to clone a system image onto other machines.

Some terminology confusion here. Sounds like you are using "golden" and "recovery" images as the same thing. They are similar, but not the same.

golden = more generic clone
recovery = exact copy

How similar are the servers you want to clone? Same model? Same I/O cards?
Tim Nelson
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Re: Golden Image Creation

I clone systems vs using an golden image with install scripts.

1) use make_net_recovery to create ignite archive of template system

2) on ignite server, create /var/opt/ignite/clients/0xLLA and link /var/opt/ignite/clients/newhost to it.

3) cd to /var/opt/ignite/clients/template_host
find ./ INDEX recovery|cpio -pmvd ../newhost/

4) boot newhost from ignite server and use Ignite installer to edit config for new IP, hostname, and whatever..

5) DONE


Creating a Golden Image requires the install CDs, config files, config scripts, etc..etc.. and works best if installing new systems of varying hardware as cloning from disparaging HW to another does not always work so well.

I suggest reading the chapter in the Ignite Admin guide on creating Golden Images if that is really what you are looking to do.


Andrew medhurst1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Golden Image Creation

thanks