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Daniel Fourie
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rx4640 lan boot

Hi all

I would like to do a lan boot on this server to install HPUX11iv2 on it but are unable to find the necessary documentation. I boot my PA-RISC servers with the following command after interrupting the boot precess (boot lan.10.10.10.10 install).

Is there a similar way to boot an Itanium server, because if I choose to boot of the Core Lan A driver it searches for a dhcp server but it doesn't do it on my PA-RISC servers.

I have no DHCP server available, everything runs of static addressing.

Can someone please help.
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Torsten.
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Re: rx4640 lan boot

Hi,

set up your ignite server, this will assign the static address.
From EFI shell prompt, type
EFI> lanboot select

Also see this thread:

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1109604

Hope this helps!
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Tim Nelson
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Re: rx4640 lan boot

FYI,

We were discussing this in a different thread.

If you happen to run into a DHCP server issue ( ie some other DHCP answering before the ignite server) then look at configuring and using dbprofile direect lanboot option option in the EFI shell.
Daniel Fourie
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Re: rx4640 lan boot

By the looks of it I havent got direct lan boot support on this firmware, I need to upgrade the firmware. Any ideas on how to accomplish this?
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Torsten.
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Re: rx4640 lan boot

Regarding the firmware upgrade:

Log on to the MP and run

MP:CM> sysrev

Make sure the MP firmware is E.02.29 or higher. If, download the ISO image, burn a CD and update. Read and follow the instructions:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=88837&prodNameId=346361&swEnvOID=54&swLang=13&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=ux-48470-1

If The fw is lower, tell us.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Daniel Fourie
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Re: rx4640 lan boot

Thanks for the info.

My fw is as follows.
MP FW : E.03.13
BMC FW : 03.47
EFI FW : 03.10
System FW : 03.11

I am currently downloading the iso and will be updating the fw.

Thanks for all the assistance.
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Torsten.
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Re: rx4640 lan boot

Good to go. Anyway, read the instructions.
Important: clear the MP logs.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Tim Nelson
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Re: rx4640 lan boot

FYI,

You can also update the FW via HPUX patch.