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Installation of HP-Ux 11i version 2 on HP rs 2600

 
Shahbaz Ali Zafar
Occasional Advisor

Installation of HP-Ux 11i version 2 on HP rs 2600

Hi,

I tried to install above mentioned version on rx 2600. After showing some errors it asked for CD 2. After installing some packages it hanged for a long time. I restarted the server and got an option of HP ux 1/1/2.xx in boot menu. I tried to boot it but it hnaged and restarted the system itself.
I tried to reinstall the OS but it flashes the "System Panic" message and resrted the system.
Getting no idea why it happens where to read the log files.
I am good in linux and windows and have no deep experience of HP-ux.
Nice of you guys if help me out in it.

Regards,
Shahbaz Ali
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Installation of HP-Ux 11i version 2 on HP rs 2600

"... After showing some errors ..."

Some of the errors may explain what happens here.

Hope this helps!
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Suraj K Sankari
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Re: Installation of HP-Ux 11i version 2 on HP rs 2600

Hi,
Please post the errors where its stuck .

Check your 2nd DVD may be DVD drive not able to read your 2nd DVD. 1st try to replace yout 2nd DVD and try to install the OS.

Suraj
Shahbaz Ali Zafar
Occasional Advisor

Re: Installation of HP-Ux 11i version 2 on HP rs 2600

Error flashes for a second and system restarts. The only thing read able is system panic... Yes it read second DVD but could not complete teh installation successfully.

Nor I can reinstall the OD from 1st CD even now.

Regards,
Shahbaz
Torsten.
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Re: Installation of HP-Ux 11i version 2 on HP rs 2600

Consider to capture the console output or review the console log from MP. Have a look into the MP system logs for high level alerts too.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Shahbaz Ali Zafar
Occasional Advisor

Re: Installation of HP-Ux 11i version 2 on HP rs 2600

kindly inform how to capture the output from MP. I am new to do this.
Regards,
Shahbaz
Torsten.
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Re: Installation of HP-Ux 11i version 2 on HP rs 2600

You probably using a terminal emulator (e.g. putty) to access the MP from your PC - just turn "logging" on.

You can also use the "cl" console log option from the MP and cut'n'paste.

Hope this helps!
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Shahbaz Ali Zafar
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Re: Installation of HP-Ux 11i version 2 on HP rs 2600

the system installation is not complete, so it have no IP address yet, then how to connect putty from remote.
Should I eneter CL command in efi shell.
HOw to copy the efi shell in USb to further copy it in my workstation.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Installation of HP-Ux 11i version 2 on HP rs 2600

Do do you access the MP currently?

All the mentioned logs are directly in MP:

MP MAIN MENU:

CO: Console
VFP: Virtual Front Panel
CM: Command Menu
CL: Console Log
SL: Show Event Logs
HE: Main Help Menu
X: Exit Connection

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Shahbaz Ali Zafar
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Re: Installation of HP-Ux 11i version 2 on HP rs 2600

thanks for your patience -- I have no access to MP.. I couldn't see any MP option while system boots..
Sharing th eystem firmware with you might give you an idea if they needs to update ..

FirmWare Information

PAL_A Revision 7.31
PAL_B Revision 7.59

EFI SPEC Revision 1.10
EFI INtel DROP 14.61
EFI Build Revision 1.22

POSEE Revisiosn 0.10
ACPI Revision 7.00
BMC Revision 1.5
IPMI Revsiosn 1.0
SMBIOS " 2.3..2a

Mamngment Processor Revsiosn E.02.26

How to install MP if not in system
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Installation of HP-Ux 11i version 2 on HP rs 2600

Your systems lists the MP firmware version (very old!), hence there must be a MP!

Try pressing

CTRL B

and ensure you are connected to the MP serial port.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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rick jones
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Re: Installation of HP-Ux 11i version 2 on HP rs 2600

If there is confusion about the MP vs other console methods, some of the HW-specific docs on the rx2600 at docs.hp.com should help.

You mention you are proficient in linux - have you successfully installed a linux distro on this system?

It might also be good to make certain all the firmware is up-to-date. That means going to www.hp.com, clicking on software and drivers, giving it "rx2600" for the system and following your nose from there. There should be some "iso" images for firmware updates you can burn to a CD and boot from to get the firmware updated. The "efi" path will require an actually running system :)
there is no rest for the wicked yet the virtuous have no pillows
Shahbaz Ali Zafar
Occasional Advisor

Re: Installation of HP-Ux 11i version 2 on HP rs 2600

Hi Rick,

We tried to update one of our ITANIUM Machine rx 2600, but soon after updating its bios. System stops booting , no message on the screen displays after that. In short we lost our server during this update process.

I feel that tis could be one of the reason for my current issue, But i need to know exactly the process of updating EFI,FIRMWARE etc specifically. Which should be start first and followed by whom...

Which i didn't get til now. Sites are quite big and resourcefull, no doubt in it. But reaching to exact link requires lot of time some times. If you know exact upgrading path of EFI,Firmware, BCM etc then let me know....


Many Thanks

Shahbaz
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Installation of HP-Ux 11i version 2 on HP rs 2600

The answer is RTFM (release notes) - you need to upgrade the MP firmware step by step from stage to stage:

...
CAUTION:
If the currently installed firmware is older than E.02.10 then updating to MP firmware revision E.02.26 requires updating to E.02.10 first.
Upgrades to MP firmware revision E.02.29 will require updating to MP firmware revision E.02.26 first.
MP firmware must be at or upgraded to revision E.02.29 or greater prior to upgrading to iLO MP revision E.03.32. "


So the upgrade path is:

E.02.10
E.02.26
E.02.29
E.03.32

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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