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Unattended Installation on Clients using IgniteUX Server

 
Bharat Katkar
Honored Contributor

Unattended Installation on Clients using IgniteUX Server

HI all,
Could anybody tell me regarding booting my ignite UX client and performing further installation without any intervention from client side (Client Machine's Console).
I have configured Ignite UX server, able to boot cleint (net boot), but i need to supply keyboard type, press for HPUX 11.23 installation, further accept NEtworking Parameters like IG Server ip, Gateways etc. then i have to choose NetInterface. All this has to be done on client console and then the installation continues and then the control comes over to IG server.
I want the installation to continue without any intervention on Client Console. What configuration files i have to look into ?

Thanks
Bharat
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Bernhard Mueller
Honored Contributor

Re: Unattended Installation on Clients using IgniteUX Server

Bharat,

you may want to use bootsys -a to reboot and re-install an Ignite client. If that is what you are looking for.

Not sure this really works with Itanium machines, though.

see man bootsys.

Regards,
Bernhard

Ravi_8
Honored Contributor

Re: Unattended Installation on Clients using IgniteUX Server

Hi,

I am not sure about Itanium machines, but in RISC machines it can done either on client or from IG server. if installation is half done, remove that client in IG server and start again
never give up
Simon Lowther
Advisor

Re: Unattended Installation on Clients using IgniteUX Server

check instl_adm settings they should specify server ip, there are also settings for where the ignite interface is to run, try control_from_server=true and run_ui=false
Scot Bean
Honored Contributor

Re: Unattended Installation on Clients using IgniteUX Server

We do this all the time. Majority of our ignites are automatic, with no human intervention at all.

We use

bootsys -a -f -i

Note that the target machine must operational (installed & up) for bootsys to work, since it uses the network to tranfer files and kick off the ignite.

Itanium machines can do it just fine. We bootsys ignite 11.23 many times each day.
Shaikh Imran
Honored Contributor

Re: Unattended Installation on Clients using IgniteUX Server

Hi,

To start an automatic installation, from the
Client's Console.
1)start the Client system
2)Interrupt the boot process
3)Obtain the IP address of the Ignite-UX server you intend to use.
4)Boot the client using your Ignite-UX serverâ s IP address by entering this
command at the client console:

firmware prompt> boot lan.n.n.n.n install

where: n.n.n.n is the IP address of the Ignite-UX server.
The client then begins to load the install kernel (ignite the client) from
the network server. This should take approximately 5 minutes.

Rega
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Bharat Katkar
Honored Contributor

Re: Unattended Installation on Clients using IgniteUX Server

Hi, thanks for your support and time.

I was able to do that by configuring the bootptab file properly, used by instl_bootd daemon on Ignite UX server and then configuring Boot Option at my Itanium Based Clients.

Regards,
Bharat
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