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Recover a 8400 partition to Superdome partition

 
Michael O'brien_1
Regular Advisor

Recover a 8400 partition to Superdome partition

Hi,

I would like to recovery a 8400 partition to a superdome partition. The 8400 has 8800 processors and the superdome has 8900 processors. I understand that there's will be a hardware enablement patches for the 8900 processors. If I patch the the 8400 partition prior to taking the ignite will I be able to recovery it to the Superdome partition sucessfully? Or can I specify a additional patch depot during the ignite recovery to the hardware enablement patches for the 8900 superdome?

Can anyone tell what patches I would need to enable the 8900 processors?


Thanks
Michael
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Recover a 8400 partition to Superdome partition

Shalom Michael,

You might do better with Golden Images:
http://www.docs.hp.com/en/6770/golden.images.pdf
Golden images remove many of the hardware problems by creating a software image that is somewhat hardware independent.


Your superdome should already have some activated processors. You should patch your system after actually suceeding with the clone.

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Michael O'brien_1
Regular Advisor

Re: Recover a 8400 partition to Superdome partition

Steven thanks for the reply, so the ignite will work for 8900 processors even if it was taken from a machine it was taken from had 8800 processors. If the dome partition boots after the ignite I can always apply any missing patches. My concern was that the ignite wouldn't boot as a result of not having the the hardware enablement for the 8900 processors.

Thanks
Michael
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Recover a 8400 partition to Superdome partition

Shalom,

I'm reasonably sure that Ignite will add an extra boot step. In a worst case scenario you can boot off a Core OS cd, start daemons and install patches.

The Ignite Golden Image would let you integrate any needed patches. It contains a Core OS cd, which contains all needed patches to boot a superdome.

Regards,

SEP
Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
http://isnamerica.com
http://hpuxconsulting.com
Sponsor: http://hpux.ws
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hpuxlinux
Founder http://newdatacloud.com