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Is it possible to boot from a VA7410?

 
SM_3
Super Advisor

Is it possible to boot from a VA7410?

I'm aware that the A6795A has FC boot support.
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I mirrored the boot disk to a VA7410 lun but cannot boot from the alt path-
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-setboot -v
Primary bootpath : 0/0/2/0.6.0
Alternate bootpath : 0/8/0/0.8.0.109.0.0.3
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attached is the output from lvlnboot -v
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thanks in advance

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Michael Steele_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Is it possible to boot from a VA7410?

What is :

# lifls -C /dev/rdsk/c3t0d3? (* -c *)

# lifcp /dev/rdsk/c3t0d3:AUTO -
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Michael Steele_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Is it possible to boot from a VA7410?

Did you use no bad block relocation?

"-r n"

Aside from this, up to date PDC firmware in the server.

What server model?
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SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: Is it possible to boot from a VA7410?

# lifcp /dev/rdsk/c3t0d3:AUTO -
hpux -lq
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# model
9000/800/N4000-44
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Bernhard Mueller
Honored Contributor

Re: Is it possible to boot from a VA7410?

Hi,

your machine needs PDC firmware 41.46 (which added support for 2Gbit FC boot) current FW avaialabl for download is 42.06.

did you already check that?

Regards
Bernhard
SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: Is it possible to boot from a VA7410?

yeh thanks
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already have 42.06 firmware
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Is it possible to boot from a VA7410?

Some older machines simply can not boot off of fiber cards. Its because the machines were designed way before the card.

It may look like SCSI, but theres a problem.

I have a D320 in my basement and a D380/2 at work. Neither can boot off its fiber card. Its in the specification.

It seems you have checked that so here is the full procedure for getting it to work:

pvcreate -B /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0 #use real disk

mkboot -l /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0
mkboot -a "hpux -lq (;0)/stand/vmunix" /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0 # use real disk


# mkboot -b /usr/sbin/diag/lif/updatediaglif -p ISL -p AUTO -p HPUX -p PAD -p LABEL /dev/rdsk/c?t?d?

If you are running 64-bit OS:

# mkboot -b /usr/sbin/diag/lif/updatediaglif2 -p ISL -p AUTO -p HPUX -p PAD -p LABEL /dev/rdsk/c?t?d?


vgextend /dev/vg00 /dev/dsk/c1t0d0 # same thing
lvextend -m 1 /dev/vg00/lvol1 /dev/dsk/c1t0d0

# real disk. repeat for other lvols

lvlnboot -r /dev/vg00/lvol3 # root fs /
lvlnboot -s /dev/vg00/lvol2 #swap
lvlnboot -d /dev/vg00/lvol2 #swap/dump
lvlnboot -b /dev/vg00/lvol1
lvlnboot -R
lvlnboot -v
setboot
setboot -a 52.1.0 # second disk

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SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: Is it possible to boot from a VA7410?

I installed a 2nd internal disk in the N class. Followed my mirroring steps and booting from the alt path works.
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just can't get to boot from the va7410
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I'm sure it's possible.
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thanks
SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: Is it possible to boot from a VA7410?

yeh doesn't look like it's possible
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not very open is it?
Bernhard Mueller
Honored Contributor

Re: Is it possible to boot from a VA7410?

Hi,

I am sure there is boot support on the card side and the VA side. So it could be a matter of controller firmware on the VA or port settings. So what exactly is "in between"? looks like a switch in QL mode, you would need to verify if that is your problem.

Regards,
Bernhard