Ignite packages question....

 
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Dave Cast
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Ignite packages question....

All,

I installed ignite about 3 years ago - and I remember downloading the main package - only to find I needed to download some kind of configuration packages related to what versions of HPUX I wanted to make images of... for instance.... if I wanted to make an image of an hpux 11.11 box I would need to have the config package for 11.11.

I just don't remember what these extra packages are called, for all I know they're already included in the latest version of ignite (whereas before they were not)...

How were the 'packages' referred to?
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James R. Ferguson
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Re: Ignite packages question....

Hi Dave:

If you wish to support multiple operating system version with Ignite, simply download the main Ignite bundle, otherwise select the one(s) you need.

You can select "all 3 bundles" or only one for 11.11, 11.23 or 11.31. Go to:

http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/w1/en/os/hpux11i-system-management-ignite-ux.html

Regards!

...JRF...

Dave Cast
Frequent Advisor

Re: Ignite packages question....

Interesting - I did a swlist, here's the output.

# swlist|grep -i ignite
# Contacting target "ignite"...
# Target: ignite:/
IGNITE C.7.3.144 HP-UX Installation Utilities (Ignite-UX)
Ignite-UX-11-23 C.7.3.144 HP-UX Installation Utilities for Installing 11.23 Systems
Ignite-UX-11-31 C.7.3.144 HP-UX Installation Utilities for Installing 11.31 Systems

Is the 'package' "HP-UX Installation Utilities (Ignite-UX)" listing speaking of the main ignite package?

Why does HP obfuscate the simplest of things?
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James R. Ferguson
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Re: Ignite packages question....

Hi (again) Dave:

> Is the 'package' "HP-UX Installation Utilities (Ignite-UX)" listing speaking of the main ignite package?

Yes.

Why does HP obfuscate the simplest of things?

I agree, the nomenclature used with Ignite has never seemed to be the most desirable.

Regards!

...JRF...
Steven E. Protter
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Re: Ignite packages question....

Shalom,

IGNITE C.7.3.144 HP-UX Installation Utilities (Ignite-UX)
Ignite-UX-11-23 C.7.3.144 HP-UX Installation Utilities for Installing 11.23 Systems
Ignite-UX-11-31 C.7.3.144 HP-UX Installation Utilities for Installing 11.31 Systems

The latter two depots permit you to boot systems off the Ignite server and rebuild them.

The first one is what a server needs to back itself up to an Ignite server.

There is not installed on this system a depot similar to the last two for 11.11 HP-UX.

Seems HP segmented the functionality to allow lower overhead and volume of installed software.

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