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Install HPUX 11i v2 on RX2600 with internal RAID 5

 
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Eric Firkey
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Install HPUX 11i v2 on RX2600 with internal RAID 5

I need to install HPUX 11i v2 on an RX2600 with an internal RAID 5 setup. The system will have 3 300gb internal drives. Do I install HPUX on one of the drives and then change the cabling to connect the drives to the 6402 controller? and then setup RAID 5. Or do I setup the cabling to connect the drives to the 6402 controller and then some how install HPUX with a RAID 5 setup?

I am not sure how I go about doing this.

Thank you
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Torsten.
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Re: Install HPUX 11i v2 on RX2600 with internal RAID 5

You need to install the array controller including cables, setup the RAID, then install the OS.

The system cannot see individual disks, but logical drives only.

Use the ORCA to setup the RAID.

http://docs.hp.com/en/J6369-90051/index.html

http://docs.hp.com/en/A9890-96016/index.html

Hope this helps!
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Eric Firkey
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Re: Install HPUX 11i v2 on RX2600 with internal RAID 5

Can I definately access this ORCA utility on an RX2600?
Torsten.
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Re: Install HPUX 11i v2 on RX2600 with internal RAID 5

You can access it the same way on each Integrity server. Just press ESC 8 when you see "press F8" while booting.

Hope this helps!
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Eric Firkey
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Re: Install HPUX 11i v2 on RX2600 with internal RAID 5

I used ORCA to set up a logical drive (RAID5) with three internal drives on my RX2600, however when I try to install HPUX 11i V2 FOE no drives are available to install from. The system screen shows zero drives. What could I be doing wrong? Orca shows one logical drive.

I even tried the following with no luck. It appears this procedure doesn't work with 11i v2.
Offline Configuration of HP-UX 11i v1 Using Ignite-UX
Run a Recovery Shell
loadfile -l INSTCMDS /opt/raidsa/bin/ciss_insf
/opt/raidsa/bin/ciss_insf
loadfile -l INSTCMDS /opt/raidsa/bin/saconfig#
Install HP-UX
Eric Firkey
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Re: Install HPUX 11i v2 on RX2600 with internal RAID 5

After much research I believe the reason I can not install HPUX 11i v2 is because the system firmware is too old - MP FW E.02.10

I am trying to install the firmware upgrade 0226 first (I see the upgrade path requires this upgrade first) by FTP. I issued XD and checked that I can ping the FTP server and then reset the MP. Next I issued XU to upgrade. However how I try I get the same error everytime "could not find upgrade file set on source system"

The files have been extracted to the following directory D:\Shared\HP_Literature\firmware\RX2600 and RX2600 is the home directory for my FTP login. What is the correct file path I should be using. This is on a windows XP machine and my FTP server is Filezilla.

The files extracted are
E0226.bin
gsp_upia
mp_upg
Resources.out
version.dat

Thank you for any help
Torsten.
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Re: Install HPUX 11i v2 on RX2600 with internal RAID 5

The MP firmware should not be related, however try to access the FTP directory directly from your PC first. Does this work?

Hope this helps!
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Re: Install HPUX 11i v2 on RX2600 with internal RAID 5

This were my settings during the last upgrade:

New Firmware Upgrade Parameters:
* I - Source IP : 1.3.5.10
* P - File Path : /ia64/e.02.29
* L - Login : anonymous
* W - Password : anonymous


Make sure you have no local firewall blocking this connection!


Hope this helps!
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Eric Firkey
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Re: Install HPUX 11i v2 on RX2600 with internal RAID 5

I turned off the firewall. What was the name of your file? e.02.29? E0229.bin? e.02.29.bin? maybe I am using the wrong naming convention.
Torsten.
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Re: Install HPUX 11i v2 on RX2600 with internal RAID 5

Don'r specify the file, but the directory only.

Hope this helps!
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Eric Firkey
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Re: Install HPUX 11i v2 on RX2600 with internal RAID 5

I am going to try to install a tftp server on another system and give that a try. I read somewhere that you need to use a tftp server and not ftp
Torsten.
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Re: Install HPUX 11i v2 on RX2600 with internal RAID 5

FTP not TFTP!


The fw should include a README!

Hope this helps!
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Eric Firkey
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Re: Install HPUX 11i v2 on RX2600 with internal RAID 5

There is no Readme file
Eric Firkey
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Re: Install HPUX 11i v2 on RX2600 with internal RAID 5

OK, I was finally able to ftp the updates from another workstation and then I did the E.03.32 Iso update so my system is updated to the following:
MP FW E.03.32
BMC FW 1.53
EFI FW 1.22
System FW 2.31
so I believe it is current, however I still see no drives when I try to install the OS.

When the EFI is loading I see "HP Smart Array 6400-128 controller (version 2.84) 1 logical drive ( I set this up with ORCA ). When I boot from the HPUX 11i v2 installation disk I see the following when it does an IO scan "Note: Primary path not currently set to an existing disk drive". Do I have to set the Primary Path to the logical drive from my Smart Array Controller some how?

When I see the "Welcome to the HP-UX installation/recovery process!" screen; in Hardware Summary Disks show up as 0 (0.0gb)

What step am I missing?

Do I need to do any loadfiles from recovery still?
Torsten.
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Re: Install HPUX 11i v2 on RX2600 with internal RAID 5

Can you see the logical drive from EFI (devices, devtree)?

Can you see it when doing "scan hardware" in ignite screen?

Hope this helps!
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Eric Firkey
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Re: Install HPUX 11i v2 on RX2600 with internal RAID 5

not sure exactly what I will see, but I did run scan hardware again from the Ignite screen and nothing changed.

I also ran devtree with the following result:
I see the Smart Array 6400 Controller but nothing about a logical drive

Loading.: EFI Shell [Built-in]
EFI Shell version 1.10 [14.61]
Device mapping table
blk0 : Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(2|0)/Ata(Primary,Master)
blk1 : Acpi(HWP0002,200)/Pci(1|0)/Pci(4|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)
Shell> devtree
Device Tree
Ctrl[04]
Ctrl[0A] Acpi(HWP0002,0)
Ctrl[14] Usb Open Host Controller
Ctrl[3D] Generic Usb Keyboard
Ctrl[36] Primary Console Input Device
Ctrl[3E] Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(1|0)/Usb(1, 1)
Ctrl[15] Usb Open Host Controller
Ctrl[16] Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(1|2)
Ctrl[17] PCI IDE/ATAPI Controller
Ctrl[51] DW-224E-B
Ctrl[18] Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(3|0)
Ctrl[52] Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(3|0)/Mac(00306E4AC3BB)
Ctrl[0B] Acpi(HWP0002,100)
Ctrl[19] LSI Logic Ultra320 SCSI Controller
Ctrl[1A] LSI Logic Ultra320 SCSI Controller
Ctrl[1B] Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(2|0)
Ctrl[53] Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Ctrl[0C] Acpi(HWP0002,200)
Ctrl[1D] Acpi(HWP0002,200)/Pci(1|0)
Ctrl[1E] Smart Array 6400 Controller
Ctrl[54] Smart Array 6400 Controller
Ctrl[55] Smart Array 6400 Controller
Ctrl[56] Smart Array 6400 Controller
Ctrl[0D] Acpi(HWP0002,300)
Ctrl[0E] Acpi(HWP0002,400)
Ctrl[0F] Acpi(HWP0002,600)
Ctrl[10] Acpi(HWP0002,700)
Ctrl[1F] Acpi(HWP0002,700)/Pci(1|0)
Ctrl[20] Acpi(HWP0002,700)/Pci(1|1)
Ctrl[3B] 16550 Serial UART Driver
Ctrl[3C] VT-100+ Serial Console
Ctrl[36] Primary Console Input Device
Ctrl[37] Primary Console Output Device
Ctrl[35] Primary Standard Error Device
Ctrl[21] Acpi(HWP0002,700)/Pci(2|0)
Ctrl[37] Primary Console Output Device
Ctrl[35] Primary Standard Error Device
Ctrl[38] Acpi(PNP0501,0)
Ctrl[39] 16550 Serial UART Driver
Ctrl[3A] VT-100+ Serial Console
Ctrl[36] Primary Console Input Device
Ctrl[37] Primary Console Output Device
Ctrl[35] Primary Standard Error Device
Ctrl[4C] VenHw(904EFCF0-F0A8-11D4-B4CA-303031303833)
Ctrl[4F] VenHw(D65A6B8C-71