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NDO
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help in setting up Ignite server

Hi All!

I know this might sound as a repetition, but I want to be clear in what I am doing!

I have 5 blades running hp-ux 11.31, right now I am downloading the Ignite Software. I would like to make one of the blades as an Ignite server, and use this Ignite server to take ignite backups of the other 4 servers/blades.

Please can you confirm if my approach is correct:
1. download ignite software
2. installing in one of the blades
3.configure this as system as an ignite server
Now what remains to be done?

4. what to do in the clients?
5. How to take ignite backups of the clients?

Any help is appreciated.

F.R.
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Shibin_2
Honored Contributor

Re: help in setting up Ignite server

Install ignite on your clients and configure your clients pointing to your ignite server.

you may read man pages of make_net_recovery. This is for your ignite network backup.

make_tape_recovery is for ignite tape backup. Read man pages for more details.
Regards
Shibin
Manix
Honored Contributor

Re: help in setting up Ignite server


Hi,

Some simple steps
========================

1) Install the product
#swinstall -s
2) Verfiy the installation and note down the versions
#swlist -l product|grep -i ignite

3) Modify PATH and MANPATH variables
PATH=$PATH:/opt/ignite/bin
export PATH
MANPATH=$MANPATH:/opt/ignite/share/man
export MANPATH

4) Create software depots
#mk_depots -r B.11.31 -s
#mk_depots -r B.11.31 -s /dev/dsk/c0t0d0

The software depot is normally created in the following directory,
but can be placed in a common deployment location on another server:

/var/opt/ignite/depots/Rel_B.11.31

5) Create Ignite-UX configuration file

#mk_config -c -s
eg.
#/opt/ignite/bin/make_config â  c /var/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.31/core_cfg
-s 192.168.112.231:/depot/HPUX-11.31

6) Create Index

#manage_index -a -f /var/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.31/core_cfg -r B.11.31

7) Verify and examine the configuration file for following parameters.
(/var/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.31/core_cfg)

source_format= SD

sd_server=

sd_depot_dir=
====================================
sw_source "core" {
description = "HP-UX Core Software"
source_format = SD
sd_server = "192.168.112.231"
sd_depot_dir = "/depot/HPUX-11.31"
source_type = "NET"
load_order = 0
===================================

8) Verify and examine the Index file(/var/opt/ignite/INDEX) for following parameters.

Check for the entry, cfg "HP-UX 11.31 Default"
==================================================
cfg "HP-UX B.11.31 Default" {
description "This selection supplies the default system configuration
that HP supplies for the B.11.31 release."
"/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.31/config"
"/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.31/hw_patches_cfg"
"/var/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.31/core_cfg"
"/var/opt/ignite/config.local"
========================================================


9) Check the entry in /etc/dfs/dfstab and ensure that
NFS is running
.
share -F nfs -o anon=2 -d "Ignite Clients" /var/opt/ignite/clients
share -F nfs -o anon=2,ro -d "HPUX 11.23 Depot" /depot/HPUX-11.23
share -F nfs -o anon=2,ro -d "HPUX 11.31 Depot" /depot/HPUX-11.31

#ps -ef|grep nfsd


10) Check the entries in /etc/inetd.conf for tftpd,bootpd

tftp dgram udp wait root /usr/lbin/tftpd tftpd\
/opt/ignite\
/var/opt/ignite

bootps dgram udp wait root /usr/lbin/bootpd bootpd



11) Collect Client MAC address.

Shell>lanaddress

Shell> lanaddress

LAN Address Information

LAN Address Path
----------------- ----------------------------------------
*Mac(001B787AF2EA) Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,100)/Pci(1|0)/Mac(001B787AF2EA)
Mac(001B787AF2EB) Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,100)/Pci(1|1)/Mac(001B787AF2EB)
Mac(001B787AF2E6) Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,200)/Pci(2|0)/Mac(001B787AF2E6)
Mac(001B787AF2E7) Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,200)/Pci(2|1)/Mac(001B787AF2E7)

12) Edit /etc/bootptab and enter client inforamtions

#vi /etc/bootptab
ignite-defaults:\
ht=ethernet:\
hn:\
bf=/opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi:\
bs=48
:\
tc=ignite-defaults:\
ha=001B787AF2EA:\
ip=192.168.112.177:\
sm=255.255.0.0:\
gw=192.168.114.252:\
ds=190.1.48.11

13) Restart inetd
#inetd -c


Look at the excellent link below on docs.hp.com..

http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-90772/ch02s02.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
HP-UX been always lovable - Mani Kalra
NDO
Super Advisor

Re: help in setting up Ignite server


I am getting confused a little bit:
Shibin: you are saying to install ignite on clients and point those clients to the server?

Manix: You gave me a good step by step procedure to configure ignite server.

Does Shibin actions should be taken after the ignite server is configured? (Manix actions)

F.R.

Manix
Honored Contributor

Re: help in setting up Ignite server

Yes , you are correct the clients can be made
only after configuring the ignite server.

Both are correct , you need to go in steps.

Thanks
Manix
HP-UX been always lovable - Mani Kalra
NDO
Super Advisor

Re: help in setting up Ignite server



Hi

Where the client images will be kept? Assuming that I will only take ignite backups for only 4 servers, and only when there are configurations changes, how much space will be needed?
On point 4) create software depots. Is this the place where the images will be kept?

F.R.
NDO
Super Advisor

Re: help in setting up Ignite server


Hi

I am having the following error, on point 4 when creating depots.
"#make_depots -r B.11.31 -s /dev/dsk/c0t0d0 -d /var/opt/ignite/depots/Rel_B.11.31
make_depots: warning - -r option ignored with -d absolute path name
ERROR: cannot mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0 as CDFS, errno = 16"

the command mk_depots does not work.

F.R.

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: help in setting up Ignite server

Maybe a better solution:

Install all needed software on one of the blades and create a golden image (even on itself).

Now configure the ignite server to make the image available to the clients (see ignite manual).

Now on the clients use "dbprofile" from EFI shell to boot the clients, select the golden image and install it in less than 30min.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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NDO
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Re: help in setting up Ignite server

Hi Torsten

>Maybe a better solution:

>Install all needed software on one of the >blades and create a golden image (even on >itself).

>Now configure the ignite server to make the >image available to the clients (see ignite >manual).

>Now on the clients use "dbprofile" from EFI >shell to boot the clients, select the >golden image and install it in less than >30min.

Scenario:

the other 4 blades are up running with their applications, but I do not want them to boot from the ignite server. I just want one of the blades to act as an Ignite Server, and take ignite backups of the others.
I have already downloaded from HP web site the Ignite software, and installed in one of the servers, now I am trying to configure it. But I am stuck in configuring the depots as it says on the manual. The manual assumes that I have installed the ignite server from the CD, but I did not.
Pls can you help

F.R.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: help in setting up Ignite server

You want to create backups only? So you don't need any depots on the ignite server.


Just do a "make_net_recovery" from the client and store the image on the server.

See the quick start guide at

http://www.hp.com/go/ignite-UX

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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