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Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

Yarema A. Mikhajliv
Frequent Advisor

Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

Hi all!

Have a problem while trying to boot from alternate path on BL870c blade server.

I've created EFI and HPSP partition on device, made it boot one, mirrored primary disk to second one, added its path to boot loader, but got an error:

\EFI\HPUX\AUTO ==> boot vmunix
Seconds left till autoboot - 0
AUTOBOOTING...Could not open file vmunix to check for a directory
Could not open vmunix

loading failed

Patch PHKL_35426 is already installed, VxFS layout version of / and /stand partitions is 5.

Any ideas?

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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

"partitions is 5."

Usually you have only 3 partitions on a disk (EFI/HPUX/HPSP).

Looks like it is not properly mirrored.

Boot from the original disk again and post

# lvlnboot -v
# vgdisplay -v vg00
# ioscan -fn

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Yarema A. Mikhajliv
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Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

Yes, of course I have 3 of them, 500M for EFI, 100% for HPUX and 400M for HPSP.

5 is a version of VxFS on root and stand partitions:

#:/ #fstyp -v /dev/vg00/lvol3 | grep version
version: 5
#:/ #fstyp -v /dev/vg00/lvol1 | grep version
version: 5
Torsten.
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Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

Sorry, I got this wrong.

How about the other informations?

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Yarema A. Mikhajliv
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Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

Outputs of requested commands are in attach.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

Looks good so far.

How about

# setboot
and
# lifls -v /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2
# lifls -v /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0s2

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Yarema A. Mikhajliv
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Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

claymore:/ # setboot
Primary bootpath : 0/2/1/0.0.0.0.0
HA Alternate bootpath : 0/2/1/0.0.0.1.0
Alternate bootpath : 0/1/1/1

Autoboot is ON (enabled)
claymore:/ # lifls -v /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2
ISL 1
AUTO 1
HPUX 1
PAD 1
LABEL 1
claymore:/ # lifls -v /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0s2
ISL 1
AUTO 1
HPUX 1
PAD 1
LABEL 1
Torsten.
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Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

Hmm, did you really boot the HA Alternate bootpath or just the Alternate bootpath?

You may compare

from hp-ux
# ioscan -fneCdisk
and from EFI
# bcfg boot dump

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Yarema A. Mikhajliv
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Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

Yes, I really boot HA Alternate Boot, and it really points to second boot device
Torsten.
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Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

What else?

Did you run the "lvlnboot -R ..." command during mirroring?

Compare the procedure:

http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-1236/When_Good_Disks_Go_Bad_WP.pdf (Appendix)

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Yarema A. Mikhajliv
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Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

Yes, after mirroring I've updated root volume group information with lvlnboot -R /dev/g00 command.

Also I used "A Guide for HP-UX System Administrators, Edition 9" to verify commands.
Torsten.
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Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

The patch PHKL_35426 is from 2006.

What release (date) did you install?
It's maybe too old.

Read about the versions and patches you need:

http://docs.hp.com/en/AH232-9004A/AH232-9004A.pdf

Hope this helps!
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Yarema A. Mikhajliv
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Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

HP-UX 11i v.2 June 2007

And the system was updated with latest QP and additional patches (I used swainv.sh script to get an information for update)
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

I don't know if this resolves your problem, but the document says

"...
For full support of the HP Integrity BL870c Blade Server, HP recommends the installation of the following:

- For HP-UX 11i v2, please install the HP-UX 11i v2 OE Update Release for December 2007 (or later) ..."

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Yarema A. Mikhajliv
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Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

Where can I find it?
Torsten.
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Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

You should get the current install DVD set from HP and use update-ux.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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sujit kumar singh
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Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

hi


this is always suggested that the system should have all te recent patch bundles for a certain release that makes sure that the system has all the Enhancenments, Enablements and features.

but also teh following steps can be tries once.

following steps can be tries on the alternate miirored boot disk and please try booting from the Alternate boot path.

the alternate boot disk in the system is
/dev/dsk/c1t1d0s2 (0/2/1/0.0.0.1.0) -- Boot Disk. This is set as the HAA Alternate boot path of the system.



boot the system normally from the Original disk.

and following can be redone if done earlier.

#mkboot -e -l /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0
#echo "boot /stand/vmunix -lq" > /tmp/AUTO
or
#echo "boot vmunix -lq" > /tmp/AUTO
#efi_cp -d /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0s1 /tmp/AUTO /EFI/HPUX/AUTO
#efi_cp -d /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0s1 /EFI/HPUX/AUTO -

this shall list the boot string.

#vi /stand/bootconf and put the entries for the disks in the file if not put in there Earlier
l /dev/dsk/c1t1d0s2
l /dev/dsk/c1t0d0s2

#lvlnboot -R
#lvlnboot -v

#setboot -h 0/2/1/0.0.0.1.0 -b on

to make sure that system has correctly the boot strings as entered.

reboot the system
#shutdown -ry 00


From the EFI, the disk path has to be corrctly chosen as in there.
identify path from the boot entries identifying as 0/2/1/0.0.0.1.0


regards
sujit





Yarema A. Mikhajliv
Frequent Advisor

Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

Thnks, but I decided to try once more too - volumes are synchronizing at the moment, I'll write here about results.

Steps already done:

idisk -Rw /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0
idisk -f /tmp/idf -w /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0
efi_fsinit -d /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0s1
pvcreate -B /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0s2
vgextend /dev/vg00 /dev/dsk/c1t1d0s2
mkboot -e -l /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0
efi_cp -d /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s1 -u /EFI/HPUX/AUTO AUTO
efi_cp -d /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0s1 AUTO /EFI/HPUX/AUTO
Yarema A. Mikhajliv
Frequent Advisor

Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

After recreating secondary boot path configuration error remains to be the same:

HP-UX Boot Loader for IPF -- Revision 2.029

Press Any Key to interrupt Autoboot
\EFI\HPUX\AUTO ==> boot vmunix
Seconds left till autoboot - 0
AUTOBOOTING...Could not open file vmunix to check for a directory
Could not open vmunix

loading failed
sujit kumar singh
Honored Contributor

Re: Secondary path boot failed on 11.23 systems

hello

i hope that after the mirror syncing of the LVs was over as a result of the lvextend command the ncecessary steps past that also have been configured that is
#vi /stand/bootconf
#lvlnboot -R
and also

#setboot

and that the proper path is beleived to be being chosn from the EFI.

hope that the path choosing in the EFI is HAA only and not Alternate bootpath

HA Alternate bootpath : 0/2/1/0.0.0.1.0
Alternate bootpath : 0/1/1/1

what if the HAA and the Alt boot path bor set to the Same dev that is

#setboot -h 0/2/1/0.0.0.1.0 -a 0/2/1/0.0.0.1.0 -b on
#setboot

If all these meet and still the system Then i think but also Try attempting as per suggestion Line of Torsten.

if i find anything Else , eill get back.

Regards
Sujit