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Need Information on HP integrity Server boot process.

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GauravS
Occasional Advisor

Need Information on HP integrity Server boot process.

Hello Friends
I am new to HP-UX.I need some information on the HP integrity server boot process.Can somebody help me on this issue? Apart from that I have one more query. While uploading the patch how can I come to know that the patch need a reboot if the patch readme file is not available?
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Gaurav Sharma
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Torsten.
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Re: Need Information on HP integrity Server boot process.

There is always a patch readme at itrc.com patch database.

If using swinstall, the installer will tell you if a reboot is required.

About the boot:

1) switch the server on
2) selftest will run, EFI will be loaded
3) system will read boot path and the AUTO file, if configured, system will boot from specified disk
4) system will load the OS loader, this will load the kernel, OS will be startet

This is the general process in short version.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Need Information on HP integrity Server boot process.

Shalom,

http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-1247B_ed2/ch05s19.html

Full doc:
http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-1247B_ed2/5991-1247B_ed2.pdf

HP explains it well.

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Lijeesh N G_1
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Re: Need Information on HP integrity Server boot process.

HI,

1)HP integrity server boot process?

>Power On Server
>Firmware initialization
a)PAL (Processor Abstraction Layer)- Initialize CPU
b)SAL (System Abstraction Layer) - Memory checks

c)EFI (Extended Firmware Interface)
>OS loader - HPUX.efi ==>load Kernel
>Kernel
>INIT process

2) patch need a reboot if the patch readme file is not available?
Take Patch ID and get the infos from the following patch databse link

http://www13.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/mainPage.do

Reagrds,
LIJEESH N G

Lijeesh N G_1
Respected Contributor

Re: Need Information on HP integrity Server boot process.

Hi,

You can identify the patches which required reboot by the standerd icon (Monitor icon) from ITRC.

All PHKL patches required reboot.Most of the PHSS patches not required a reboot.

Regards,
LIJEESH N G
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Need Information on HP integrity Server boot process.

>how can I come to know that the patch need a reboot if the patch readme file is not available?

Inside of each patch is the README, in two places. You can use swlist to print it.
It is also there is the shar file.
You can also use swlist to check:
swlist -l product -a readme -s /tmp/PHCO_34668.depot
swlist -l fileset -a is_reboot -s $PWD/depot
R.K. #
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Re: Need Information on HP integrity Server boot process.

Hi Gaurav,

Welcome to the forum !!

>>HP integrity server boot process
http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-4616/ch02s01.html#bjabiggf


>>patch need a reboot?
http://www13.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/mainPage.do?admit=109447627+1248924716826+28353475

Enter the patch name and you will get the details.

Regds,
R.K.
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GauravS
Occasional Advisor

Re: Need Information on HP integrity Server boot process.

Thank You all for you responses.