Integrity Servers
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

How to create an npar

 
SOLVED
Go to solution
Carme Torca
Super Advisor

How to create an npar

Hi,

I have one server on the Shell>, and I want to create npars in it. Does anyone have any documentation to create them on the Shell?

Thanks a lot of!
Carmen.
Users are not too bad ;-)
11 REPLIES 11
Raj D.
Honored Contributor

Re: How to create an npar

Carme,
You can create npar on particular hardware only. HP cellbased servers only supports npartition . What is the model of the server?.

Btw , npar can be created with parcreate command, but not from shell:> prompt. And There is always a default partiton (partition# 0) present with the factory default OS.

- Please provide :
# parstatus -w # will show the local npar number.
# parstatus


Check this out: few documents below to understand and work with npartition:

http://blogs.neuronring.com/blogs/computer/unix-and-linux/hp-ux-npartition-guide-creating-npartitions-configuration-management/


Also:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01868281/c01868281.pdf (BSC link updated by admin)


The Complete Document:
nPartition Administrator's Guide :
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01868281/c01868281.pdf (BSC link updated by admin)



Enjoy, Have fun!,
Raj.
" If u think u can , If u think u cannot , - You are always Right . "
Carme Torca
Super Advisor

Re: How to create an npar

Hi,

ok, then I have one problem... because I have delete one cell from p0 and now I could not boot from the disc.

I have this error:


HP-UX Primary Boot: 0/0/0/3/0.0x6.0x0
EFI Shell [Built-in]
Boot Option Maintenance Menu


Use ^ and v to change option(s). Use Enter to select an option
Use > and < to view long descriptions
Hot Key: 'S' or 's' to start the EFI Shell

Selected boot option: HP-UX Primary Boot: 0/0/0/3/0.0x6.0x0

Loading.: HP-UX Primary Boot: 0/0/0/3/0.0x6.0x0

Load of HP-UX Primary Boot: 0/0/0/3/0.0x6.0x0 failed: Not Found



Selected boot option: EFI Shell [Built-in]

Loading.: EFI Shell [Built-in]

EFI Shell UEFI version 2.00 [14.62]
Device mapping table
blk0 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,100)/Pci(3|0)/Scsi(Pun6,Lun0)
blk1 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,101)/Pci(1|0)/Pci(4|1)/Scsi(Pun6,Lun0)

Shell>


Users are not too bad ;-)
Raj D.
Honored Contributor

Re: How to create an npar

Carmen,


> I have delete(d) one cell from p0 and now I could not boot from the disc.

If you provide more details, as how it is deleted would be useful to debug the problem.


" If u think u can , If u think u cannot , - You are always Right . "
Carme Torca
Super Advisor

Re: How to create an npar

OK.

Here you are.

I had one server rx7640 with only one partition p0.
I have this information before I delete the cell 1 in this partition:

Hardware Station Crd Hdw Net-Interface NM MAC HP-DLPI DLPI
Path Address In# State NamePPA ID Type Support Mjr#
0/0/1/1/0/6/0 0x002481D9897E 0 UP lan0 snap0 1 ETHER Yes 119
0/0/1/1/0/6/1 0x002481D9897F 1 UP lan1 snap1 2 ETHER Yes 119
1/0/1/1/0/6/0 0x002481D969D6 8 UP lan8 snap8 3 ETHER Yes 119
1/0/1/1/0/6/1 0x002481D969D7 9 UP lan9 snap9 4 ETHER Yes 119
1/0/2/1/0 0x002481773BF4 10 UP lan10 snap10 5 ETHER Yes 119
1/0/2/1/1 0x002481773BF5 11 UP lan11 snap11 6 ETHER Yes 119
1/0/8/1/0 0x002481773BFA 12 UP lan12 snap12 7 ETHER Yes 119
1/0/8/1/1 0x002481773BFB 13 UP lan13 snap13 8 ETHER Yes 119
1/0/10/1/0 0x002481773B34 14 UP lan14 snap14 9 ETHER Yes 119
1/0/10/1/1 0x002481773B35 15 UP lan15 snap15 10 ETHER Yes 119
0/0/2/1/0 0x002481773A9E 2 UP lan2 snap2 11 ETHER Yes 119
0/0/2/1/1 0x002481773A9F 3 UP lan3 snap3 12 ETHER Yes 119
0/0/8/1/0 0x002481773A02 4 UP lan4 snap4 13 ETHER Yes 119
0/0/8/1/1 0x002481773A03 5 UP lan5 snap5 14 ETHER Yes 119
0/0/10/1/0 0x0024817739C2 6 UP lan6 snap6 15 ETHER Yes 119
0/0/10/1/1 0x0024817739C3 7 UP lan7 snap7 16 ETHER Yes 119
LinkAgg0 0x000000000000 900 DOWN lan900 snap900 18 ETHER Yes 119
LinkAgg1 0x000000000000 901 DOWN lan901 snap901 19 ETHER Yes 119
LinkAgg2 0x000000000000 902 DOWN lan902 snap902 20 ETHER Yes 119
LinkAgg3 0x000000000000 903 DOWN lan903 snap903 21 ETHER Yes 119
LinkAgg4 0x000000000000 904 DOWN lan904 snap904 22 ETHER Yes 119

# olrad -q
Driver(s)
Capable
Slot Path Bus Max Spd Pwr Occu Susp OLAR OLD Max Mode
Num Spd Mode
0-0-0-1 0/0/8/1 140 133 133 On Yes No Yes Yes PCI-X PCI-X
0-0-0-2 0/0/10/1 169 133 133 On Yes No Yes Yes PCI-X PCI-X
0-0-0-3 0/0/12/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe
0-0-0-4 0/0/14/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe
0-0-0-5 0/0/6/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe
0-0-0-6 0/0/4/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe
0-0-0-7 0/0/2/1 56 133 133 On Yes No Yes Yes PCI-X PCI-X
0-0-0-8 0/0/1/1 28 133 133 On Yes No Yes Yes PCI-X PCI-X

**

0-0-1-1 1/0/8/1 396 133 133 On Yes No Yes Yes PCI-X PCI-X
0-0-1-2 1/0/10/1 425 133 133 On Yes No Yes Yes PCI-X PCI-X
0-0-1-3 1/0/12/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe
0-0-1-4 1/0/14/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe
0-0-1-5 1/0/6/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe
0-0-1-6 1/0/4/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe
0-0-1-7 1/0/2/1 312 133 133 On Yes No Yes Yes PCI-X PCI-X
0-0-1-8 1/0/1/1 284 133 133 On Yes No Yes Yes PCI-X PCI-X


[Cell]
parstatus

CPU Memory Use
OK/ (GB) Core On
Hardware Actual Deconf/ OK/ Cell Next Par
Location Usage Max Deconf Connected To Capable Boot Num
========== ============ ======= ========= =================== ======= ==== ===
cab0,cell0 Active Base 6/0/8 8.0/0.0 cab0,bay0,chassis0 yes yes 0
cab0,cell1 Active Core 6/0/8 16.0/0.0 cab0,bay0,chassis1 yes yes 0

Notes: * = Cell has no interleaved memory.


[Chassis]
Core Connected Par
Hardware Location Usage IO To Num
=================== ============ ==== ========== ===
cab0,bay0,chassis0 Active yes cab0,cell0 0
cab0,bay0,chassis1 Active yes cab0,cell1 0


[Partition]
Par # of # of I/O
Num Status Cells Chassis Core cell Partition Name (first 30 chars)
=== ============ ===== ======== ========== ===============================
0 Active 2 2 cab0,cell1 Partition 0


[Partition - HyperThread]
Par Num Hyperthreading Enabled Hyperthreading Active
======= ====================== =====================
0 yes yes


# ioscan -fnuCdisk
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
=======================================================================
disk 0 0/0/0/3/0.6.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP 146 GMBA3147NC
/dev/dsk/c0t6d0 /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0
/dev/dsk/c0t6d0s1 /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0s1
/dev/dsk/c0t6d0s2 /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0s2
/dev/dsk/c0t6d0s3 /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0s3
disk 1 0/0/1/1/0/4/1.5.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP 146 GMBA3147NC
/dev/dsk/c3t5d0 /dev/rdsk/c3t5d0
disk 2 1/0/0/3/0.6.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP 146 GMBA3147NC
/dev/dsk/c4t6d0 /dev/rdsk/c4t6d0
disk 3 1/0/1/1/0/4/1.6.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP 146 GMBA3147NC
/dev/dsk/c7t6d0 /dev/rdsk/c7t6d0
#

Then I do:


#parmodify -p0 -d0 -B , to delete cell 0 and leaving cell 1 in the partition.

And now I cannot boot from this disk.

I thought that on the EFI could create npars...


Thanks a lot of!

Users are not too bad ;-)
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor
Solution

Re: How to create an npar

On this server you cannot modify nPars from EFI.

You need to have hp-ux running, then you can use parmodify to add a cell.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

__________________________________________________
There are only 10 types of people in the world -
those who understand binary, and those who don't.

__________________________________________________
No support by private messages. Please ask the forum!

If you feel this was helpful please click the KUDOS! thumb below!   
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: How to create an npar

You can also modify the server from a PC remote:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=1844075&swItem=MTX-fbf538c01848489694df7efed3&prodNameId=1844076&swEnvOID=1060&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=1

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

__________________________________________________
There are only 10 types of people in the world -
those who understand binary, and those who don't.

__________________________________________________
No support by private messages. Please ask the forum!

If you feel this was helpful please click the KUDOS! thumb below!   
Raj D.
Honored Contributor

Re: How to create an npar

Well, "parmodify -p0 -d0 -B ", has deleted the Base cell, that was having your boot disk, so obviously you will not be able to boot from that disk ( HP-UX Primary Boot: 0/0/0/3/0.0x6.0x0 ) as it is not available to the partition, now partition contains cell 1 only.

- You can install the os from CD/DVD media (the ioscan not showing any cd/dvd!!) or you can install the os booting from an Ignite-tape.
- and then restore/add the partition by adding the cell 0 to the partition.

# parmodify -p0 -a0:base:y:ri


- Then change the boot sequence with setboot, to have the old boot path in Alt, and you can boot the os as well by choosing the alt path from EFI menu.



Your configuration seems wrong, you must make the core cell as base,





Core Cell:
A core cell (also known as the root cell) is the cell that the Processor-Dependent Code (PDC) has selected at boot time to perform the following set of roles and functions for the partition:

-Support the console

-Support the system clock

-Maintain copies of the GSP chassis logs

-Via the monarch CPU, perform the system boot and execute IPL (Initial Program Load) for the partition.

-Keep the "master copy" for some data structures

-Serve as the criterion for the compatibility of the other cells in the partition; seeâ Cell Compatibilityâ .

-To qualify as a viable core cell, a cell must be a base cell and must be attached to an I/O chassis that contains a core I/O card.









Also the core cell is supposed to be cell 0 , it is showing cell 1 here.


---
Procedure 6-21 Setting Core Cell Choices (EFI Shell)

From the EFI Shell environment, use the rootcell command to set core cell choices for the local nPartition. The EFI Shell is available only on HP Integrity systems.

Access the EFI Shell environment for the nPartition whose core cell choices you want to configure.

Login to the service processor (MP or GSP) and enter CO to access the Console list. Select the nPartition console.

When accessing the console, confirm that you are at the EFI Boot Manager menu (the main EFI menu). If at another EFI menu, select the Exit option from the sub-menus until you return to the screen with the EFI Boot Manager heading.

From the EFI Boot Manager menu, select the EFI Shell menu option to access the EFI Shell environment.

At the EFI Shell interface enter the rootcell command to list or set the core cell choices for the local nPartition.

Enter the rootcell command with no arguments to display the current core cell choice list.

Enter the rootcell clear command to clear the list of preferred core cells.

Enter rootcell c0 c1... to specify up to four choices, with c0 being the highest-priority choice and c0-c3 being the cell numbers.

Exit the console and service processor interfaces if finished using them.

To exit the EFI environment type ^B (Control-B); this exits the nPartition console and returns to the service processor Main Menu. To exit the service processor, type X at the Main Menu.

Procedure 6-22 Setting Core Cell Choices (nPartition Commands)

From the command line, use the parmodify command to configure the core cell choices for an nPartition. You also can use the parstatus -V -p# command to list the core cell choices for an nPartition (-p# where # is the nPartition number).
Link: http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-1247B_ed2/ch06s11.html
-----




Once you installed the os, you can check and fix the npar .




Hth,
Raj.
" If u think u can , If u think u cannot , - You are always Right . "
Carme Torca
Super Advisor

Re: How to create an npar

Finally, I do:

CM> CC
to put cell 0 in the npar again.

Regards,
Carme.
Users are not too bad ;-)
Raj D.
Honored Contributor

Re: How to create an npar

Carme,
with GSP:CM:> CC you have created Genesis partition, that is from the scratch, it deletes all previous configurations.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01868281/c01868281.pdf (BSC link updated by admin)

Cheers,

" If u think u can , If u think u cannot , - You are always Right . "
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: How to create an npar

Consider to try CC -> L:


MP:CM> cc

This command allows you to change the complex profile.

WARNING: You must either shut down the OSs for reconfiguration or
execute the RR (reset for reconfiguration) command for all
partitions before executing this command.

G - Build genesis complex profile
L - Restore last complex profile
Select profile to build or restore:

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

__________________________________________________
There are only 10 types of people in the world -
those who understand binary, and those who don't.

__________________________________________________
No support by private messages. Please ask the forum!

If you feel this was helpful please click the KUDOS! thumb below!