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HPUX 11i v3 installation on BL890c i2 (Tukwila)

 
Van Tongerloo Marc
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HPUX 11i v3 installation on BL890c i2 (Tukwila)

Hi,

Does anybody has any idea how much time it takes to OS install from scratch (DVD via USB) the HPUX 11i v3 on a BL890c i2 and have the latest patch bundle installed too? I was told that it could take several hours to do so?
Does anybody have a realistic figure ? ARe there any possible caveat on doing so?

Thanks in advance,

MarcVT
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: HPUX 11i v3 installation on BL890c i2 (Tukwila)

Shalom,

I'd leave a couple of hours to get that job done. Speed of install varies based on memory, number of CPU's and other factors.

The USB connected DVD might be an issue though. HP-UX recognizes only a small set of hardware and if the OS doesn't know about that hardware, it might have difficulty detecting it.

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Torsten.
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Re: HPUX 11i v3 installation on BL890c i2 (Tukwila)

In general it is much faster to create a golden image and install this to new servers compared to new installations from DVD. I would expect something around 30minutes, depending on your environment etc ...

However, these blades require march 2010 release, at this time there are no newer patch bundles.

Hope this helps!
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melvyn burnard
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Re: HPUX 11i v3 installation on BL890c i2 (Tukwila)

The new Tukwila Blades shou;ld have the new iLo3 unit, and this was planned to have a faster access to the shared DVD in a C3000 enclosure, or the external C7000 chassis.
The fastest way of all though is via an Ignite Server.
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rick jones
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Re: HPUX 11i v3 installation on BL890c i2 (Tukwila)

Do make sure you have the "1003" (March 2010) 11iv3 bits and not older 11iv3 bits.
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shanmuhanandam
Regular Advisor

Re: HPUX 11i v3 installation on BL890c i2 (Tukwila)

Hi,
If you are going for the installation thro USB DVD Rom then it will take minimum of 3 hrs. so better go for the Ignite installation.

Thanks,
Shan.
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Torsten.
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Re: HPUX 11i v3 installation on BL890c i2 (Tukwila)

>> it will take minimum of 3 hrs

Sure? Did you try this with BL890c i2???

Hope this helps!
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shanmuhanandam
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Re: HPUX 11i v3 installation on BL890c i2 (Tukwila)

Yes, i tried...
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Torsten.
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Re: HPUX 11i v3 installation on BL890c i2 (Tukwila)

Since iLO3 is much faster I would expect less time compared to the first generation of BL8x0c servers....

However, one question for my interest; did you try to connect the SUV cable to the second, third or fourth blade?

Hope this helps!
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Wim Rombauts
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Re: HPUX 11i v3 installation on BL890c i2 (Tukwila)

And is a "naked" installation siffucient for you ?
For me, the installation process is just the first (and the most easy) step. After that comes custom configuration : LDAP, kerberos, SSH, Samba, NFS, re-importing VG's, ... A lot of configurations that all need to be done before the server can effectively been used. This can take more time than the initial installation.