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cam9269
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DVD ROM settings on RX3600

Hi Guys,

Need help on this prob that we're having, a new RX3600 just came in but it can't recognise it. On the boot up menu, when I choose "Internal Boot DVD" it just gives me a "NOT Found" message.

Also, this came in with a pre-installed OS, we can't see it in the ioscan output also.

But the DVD Rom drive itself was tested on a diff server and it worked OK.

Any advise please.
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Sameer_Nirmal
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

What do you see with
Shell> map -r
Shell> info io

If the DVD drive doesn't show there, then I would check if the drive is physically connected internally to a USB port. The drive is basically a IDE drive which connects to a USB bus through a bridge.
cam9269
Regular Advisor

Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

Hi, I just found out that 11.31 has changed the DVD/CDROM name in ioscan which is:

0/0/2/1.0.16 UsbScsiAdaptor CLAIMED DEVICE OO Device Driver
/dev/deviceFileSystem/Usb/MassStorage/dsk/disk@hp-1008+294=A60020000001
/dev/deviceFileSystem/Usb/MassStorage/rdsk/disk@hp-1008+294=A60020000001

I can mount this now, but the next problem is I cannot do an OS reinstallation because "Internal Bootable DVD" gives me a NOT FOUND error.

Is it bec I am using an 11.11 media instead of the 11.31 which was used previously?
Sameer_Nirmal
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

The DVD drive should be seen in EFI with a blk entry. It maynot show the fs(x) entry if the media is in-compatible with the EFI.

You can't use HPUX 11.11 with rx3600. You need either 11.23/11.31 Integrity Core OS Media.
cam9269
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

Thanks! understood, now all I need is to get the proper CD and the Smart Setup CD to do the reinstallation, correct?
Sameer_Nirmal
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

If you want to install HPUX, you need HP UX 11i version 2 September 2006 minimum and HP UX 11i version 3. Other supported OS are
Linux RHEL 4 U4 and SLES 10; OpenVMS V8.3 or higher for Integrity servers; and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise and Datacenter Edition. Smart Setup CD is required for Windows OS installation.

Take a look at the rx3600 quick specs at
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12595_div/12595_div.HTML

cam9269
Regular Advisor

Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

Thanks Sameer, you mean, I do not need the Smart Setup CD if I am to install HP-UX 11i v3?
Sameer_Nirmal
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

No. Smart Setup CD is meant for Windows OS installation.
cam9269
Regular Advisor

Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

Thanks for clarifying Sameer, right now I am doing a test SLES10 install on the server, but I still get the "Not Found" error when choosing the "Internal Bootable DVD" option from the EFI menu.

Am I still missing something?
Sameer_Nirmal
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

Select the EFI Shell option in the boot menu and run these commands. Let's see what it shows.

Shell> map -r
Shell> info io
Shell> bcfg boot dump -v
Torsten.
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

> Smart Setup CD is meant for Windows OS installation


... and there is another version for Linux.

Hope this helps!
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cam9269
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

Hi Sameer, seems I was using "SLES-10-IBM POWER-DVD1" I'll still download the proper OS to do this.

One more question though, my SAS controller is a SAS1068, I know that it cannot be used to do RAID1+0. Would a Smart Array Card (p400) be able to? - if I should open a new thread for this, please let me know.

Thanks!
Torsten.
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

I think there is no Linux support for the HP 8 Internal Port SAS Host Bus Adapter see

http://docs.hp.com/en/sas_sm/sas_support_matrix.htm

But the SmartArray P400 and P800 are supported for most OS, at least HP-UX and Linux and Windows:

http://docs.hp.com/en/SM_SA3/SA_Support_Matrix.htm

Hope this helps!
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cam9269
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

Thanks Torsten,

Would the P400 be able to give me a RAID 1+0 array configuration?


Regards
Torsten.
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

Yes, and even more choices:

http://docs.hp.com/en/J6369-90065/ch01s06.html

Hope this helps!
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rick jones
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

The 1068 can do a pair of RAID1's, the rest being jbods. IIRC the "drvcfg" EFI utility is used to configure it. Whether that is "supported" under a given OS or not I've no idea.

"Internal Bootable DVD" is just a name - you may need to make sure that the actual entry behind the name is correct and points at the DVD device.
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cam9269
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

Thanks Rick, with that note, a question comes to mind, and that is how to check the entry behind that "Internal Bootable DVD"? This thread has been closed, so I may need to open a new thread for this, in order to properly assign points.
Dennis Handly
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

>This thread has been closed, so I may need to open a new thread for this, in order to properly assign points.

You can simply reopen the thread:
http://forums12.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#41
cam9269
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

Thanks Guys.

Now for my question, how do I ensure that I do bootup my server to the "Internal Bootable DVD" properly when I get my installer? What are the things I need to check/verify?
rick jones
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

the system manuals for the box - either via docs.hp.com and following your nose, or via www.hp.com/go/rx3600 should have something there
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Torsten.
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

Have a look at this:

HP Integrity Essentials Foundation Pack for Linux Smart Setup CD

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3257031&prodNameId=3257032&swEnvOID=2079&swLang=13&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=ux-22935-8

Hope this helps!
Regards
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cam9269
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Re: DVD ROM settings on RX3600

Thanks for all the help guys! I'm almost done with the installation.