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Can I upgrate?

 
Dmitryi Anosov
Frequent Advisor

Can I upgrate?

Hello,friends.

Today I have server HP9000 rp 5470 with processor PA8700.
On this server installed HP-UX 11v0 and ORACLE 9.2.0.8.

I need install oracle 10.2. To do this I must upgrate HP-UX on 11.23.

Can anybody to consult me,how correct do it?
9 REPLIES
Ganesan R
Honored Contributor

Re: Can I upgrate?

Dmitryi Anosov
Frequent Advisor

Re: Can I upgrate?

thank you, I read this doc before post my topic
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Can I upgrate?

Shalom,


That is a big an interesting document.

My recollection is that the rp5450 is with current firmware able to run HP-UX 11.23.

I would recommend a cold install versus upgrade-ux, which would require two upgrades to get you to 11.23 and not really provide much benefit.

The document, which I took a look at says to see the rx5450 server. I went the hp performance center to run DR tests in 2004 and part of the "show" was an explanation that there was a conversion kit, a motherboard replacement, which would make the system Itanium, an rx5450.

My first look at the document referred to an rx5450 when I searched for rp5450. I don't know if this conversion kit is still available.

I think as the day wears on you will probably find a rp5450 user or two that pipes in and says you can install 11.23 on this system.

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Dmitryi Anosov
Frequent Advisor

Re: Can I upgrate?

Thank you,Steven. But I have same quastions:
1) if I would up upgrade - how many space required? Today I have:
/dev/vg00/lvol3 204800 80727 116861 41% /
/dev/vg00/lvol1 298928 40904 228128 15% /stand
/dev/vg00/lvol6 4816896 4091931 686777 86% /var
/dev/vg00/lvol5 1433600 709341 679028 51% /usr
/dev/vgsap/saptrans
10240000 8717208 1430242 86% /usr/sap/trans
/dev/vgsap/put 5120000 3054106 1936799 61% /usr/sap/put
/dev/vgsap/inst 12288000 2599318 9386318 22% /usr/sap/inst
/dev/vgsap/saporn01
2564096 1998723 530095 79% /usr/sap/ORN
/dev/vgsap/saporn02
2097152 155861 1820548 8% /usr/sap/DEV/tmparch/global
/dev/vg00/lvol4 409600 42954 344544 11% /tmp
/dev/vgsap/saporn00
1744896 800352 890504 47% /sapmnt/ORN
/dev/vgsap/saporacle
1024000 559898 437947 56% /oracle
/dev/vgsap/saporn08
3072000 1217016 1740028 41% /oracle/stage/920_64
/dev/vgsap/saporn03
1474560 960946 481517 67% /oracle/stage/817_64
/dev/vgsap/sapoui 147456 1141 137178 1% /oracle/oui
/dev/vgsap/saporn04
147456 1141 137178 1% /oracle/client/805_64
/dev/vgsap/sapreorg
4096000 2429 3837918 0% /oracle/ORN/sapreorg
/dev/vgsap2/sapdb09
69984256 28503872 41156384 41% /oracle/ORN/sapdata9
/dev/vgsap1/sapdb08
69976064 69009712 958864 99% /oracle/ORN/sapdata8
/dev/vgsap1/sapdb07
174956544 144271416 30464888 83% /oracle/ORN/sapdata7
/dev/vgsap/sapdb06 15360000 14927794 418762 97% /oracle/ORN/sapdata6
/dev/vgsap/sapdb05 30720000 30517204 199692 99% /oracle/ORN/sapdata5
/dev/vgsap/sapdb04 15360000 15241234 115056 99% /oracle/ORN/sapdata4
/dev/vgsap/sapdb03 20480000 19972740 491412 98% /oracle/ORN/sapdata3
/dev/vgsap/sapdb02 15360000 15288322 69442 100% /oracle/ORN/sapdata2
/dev/vgsap/sapdb01 15360000 15308578 49868 100% /oracle/ORN/sapdata1
/dev/vgsap/saparch 5242880 2262590 2796533 45% /oracle/ORN/saparch
/dev/vg00/origlogb 98304 42087 52710 44% /oracle/ORN/origlogB
/dev/vg00/origloga 98304 78433 18635 81% /oracle/ORN/origlogA
/dev/vg00/mirrlogb 98304 62569 33508 65% /oracle/ORN/mirrlogB
/dev/vg00/mirrloga 98304 42087 52710 44% /oracle/ORN/mirrlogA
/dev/vgsap/saporn07
4096000 3795975 281766 93% /oracle/ORN/920_64
/dev/vgsap/saporn05
3145728 1878069 1189055 61% /oracle/ORN/817_64
/dev/vgsap/saporn06
114688 11587 96694 11% /oracle/805_64
/dev/vg00/lvol8 1204224 515708 645539 44% /opt
/dev/vg00/lvol7 24576 6406 17130 27% /home

2)IS there difference "installation" and "cold installation"?

3) if I install 11v2 all old settings would be lost?

POint is that I have installes SAP. I can't crash it.
Dmitryi Anosov
Frequent Advisor

Re: Can I upgrate?

Also can I download free HP-UX 11V2?

I hadn't disks with installation
melvyn burnard
Honored Contributor

Re: Can I upgrate?

you cannot download HP-UX, you need to request the OS media from HP if you have a contract.
If not you will have to purchase it.
Yu should read the Read Me Before Installing or Updating HP-UX for 11.23, and I agree your best bet is to re-install.
My house is the bank's, my money the wife's, But my opinions belong to me, not HP!
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Can I upgrate?

Shalom,

Do not upgrade. To upgrade you would have to first go to 11.11 and then 11.23

Do a cold install and set new sizes for all file systems. I do nt believe you have a good disk layout and the upgrade will fail at some point.


Your post. I have comments inters
Thank you,Steven. But I have same quastions:
1) if I would up upgrade - how many space required? Today I have:
/dev/vg00/lvol3 204800 80727 116861 41% /
/dev/vg00/lvol1 298928 40904 228128 15% /stand
/dev/vg00/lvol6 4816896 4091931 686777 86% /var
/dev/vg00/lvol5 1433600 709341 679028 51% /usr
/dev/vgsap/saptrans
10240000 8717208 1430242 86% /usr/sap/trans
/dev/vgsap/put 5120000 3054106 1936799 61% /usr/sap/put
/dev/vgsap/inst 12288000 2599318 9386318 22% /usr/sap/inst
/dev/vgsap/saporn01
2564096 1998723 530095 79% /usr/sap/ORN
/dev/vgsap/saporn02
2097152 155861 1820548 8% /usr/sap/DEV/tmparch/global
/dev/vg00/lvol4 409600 42954 344544 11% /tmp
/dev/vgsap/saporn00
1744896 800352 890504 47% /sapmnt/ORN
/dev/vgsap/saporacle
1024000 559898 437947 56% /oracle
/dev/vgsap/saporn08
3072000 1217016 1740028 41% /oracle/stage/920_64
/dev/vgsap/saporn03
1474560 960946 481517 67% /oracle/stage/817_64
/dev/vgsap/sapoui 147456 1141 137178 1% /oracle/oui
/dev/vgsap/saporn04
147456 1141 137178 1% /oracle/client/805_64
/dev/vgsap/sapreorg
4096000 2429 3837918 0% /oracle/ORN/sapreorg
/dev/vgsap2/sapdb09
69984256 28503872 41156384 41% /oracle/ORN/sapdata9
/dev/vgsap1/sapdb08
69976064 69009712 958864 99% /oracle/ORN/sapdata8
/dev/vgsap1/sapdb07
174956544 144271416 30464888 83% /oracle/ORN/sapdata7
/dev/vgsap/sapdb06 15360000 14927794 418762 97% /oracle/ORN/sapdata6
/dev/vgsap/sapdb05 30720000 30517204 199692 99% /oracle/ORN/sapdata5
/dev/vgsap/sapdb04 15360000 15241234 115056 99% /oracle/ORN/sapdata4
/dev/vgsap/sapdb03 20480000 19972740 491412 98% /oracle/ORN/sapdata3
/dev/vgsap/sapdb02 15360000 15288322 69442 100% /oracle/ORN/sapdata2
/dev/vgsap/sapdb01 15360000 15308578 49868 100% /oracle/ORN/sapdata1
/dev/vgsap/saparch 5242880 2262590 2796533 45% /oracle/ORN/saparch
/dev/vg00/origlogb 98304 42087 52710 44% /oracle/ORN/origlogB
/dev/vg00/origloga 98304 78433 18635 81% /oracle/ORN/origlogA
/dev/vg00/mirrlogb 98304 62569 33508 65% /oracle/ORN/mirrlogB
/dev/vg00/mirrloga 98304 42087 52710 44% /oracle/ORN/mirrlogA
/dev/vgsap/saporn07
4096000 3795975 281766 93% /oracle/ORN/920_64
/dev/vgsap/saporn05
3145728 1878069 1189055 61% /oracle/ORN/817_64
/dev/vgsap/saporn06
114688 11587 96694 11% /oracle/805_64
/dev/vg00/lvol8 1204224 515708 645539 44% /opt
/dev/vg00/lvol7 24576 6406 17130 27% /home

2)IS there difference "installation" and "cold installation"?

Cold install is when you stick a 11.23 DVD in the DVD drive, boot the system and do an installation. Cold install wipes out everything that was on the disk. Installation and cold installation is the same thing in my book. I was comparing this to upgrade, which uses update-ux which I recommend you NOT do.



3) if I install 11v2 all old settings would be lost?

Yes. Back them up before proceeding so you have them as a reference.

POint is that I have installes SAP. I can't crash it.

This will require downtime to do on an rp5470 server.

A better course is to purchase a new server, build it as 11.23 in a careful fashion and do a cut over to the new system after planning and careful acceptance testing.

The oracle data conversion alone is enough to make me not want to update-ux/upgrade in place. Doing an upgrade involves days of downtime.

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Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
http://isnamerica.com
http://hpuxconsulting.com
Sponsor: http://hpux.ws
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hpuxlinux
Founder http://newdatacloud.com
Dmitryi Anosov
Frequent Advisor

Re: Can I upgrate?

Ok,thank you for answers
Rita C Workman
Honored Contributor

Re: Can I upgrate?

Here is the document to assist you getting to version 11.23. It will give you all the info you need from what firmware level, what sizing for vg00 and the rest.

http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-1978/5992-1978.pdf

When I upgraded I printed it, and used it to make and keep my notes in it.
I used the update-ux (went from 11v1 to 11v2) and found it worked much better. Only point I ran into was - adjust your file system sizes BEFORE, as the newer DVD's didn't give you the option (even running the interactive option) to change the sizes during the install.

Regards,
Rita