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Unable to boot from Itanium golden image from the PA-Risc ignite server

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joinsiva
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Unable to boot from Itanium golden image from the PA-Risc ignite server

Hi ,

I find a peculiar problem,
I created a golden image of a Itanium box rx34xx and copied that image in place in the PA-RiSC ignite-UX Server. Now i have to ignite a 3 Itainum box with that golden image.. The new boxes doesnt have os.. from the EFI if i boot through lan, The server is not booting from the ignite ux server.. Whether booting a Itanium box from PA-RISC box is supported ?

To overcome my crisis, i have used one itanium box as the other ignite-UX server and did the same configuration.. Everything is perfectly working there..

your expert opinion is needed..

Thanks!
Sivakumar P
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Khairy
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Re: Unable to boot from Itanium golden image from the PA-Risc ignite server

hi sivakumar,

There are no Itanium rx3xxx. However there are PA-RISC server rp34xx series.

you can't use a golden image of a PA-RISC server and use it to install/boot itanium server. Its currently not supported.

If this answer your question, please assign some points..

Thanks!
joinsiva
Advisor

Re: Unable to boot from Itanium golden image from the PA-Risc ignite server

Hi khairy,

My itanium model is
ia64 hp server rx3600. sorry there was a typo.

My Golden image is of Itanium

My Ignite-UX server is PA-RISC

The New Server which i want to build is Itanium.

But your reply was in the assumption of Goldimage is of PA-RISC.

I will surely assign points, let me get some more opinons also.. As my issue still persists..

Thanks!
Sivakumar P
Khairy
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Unable to boot from Itanium golden image from the PA-Risc ignite server

hi sivakumar,

when Itanium server boot from network, it sends PXE boot request.

PXE is an intel protocol and stands for `preboot execution environment`.

Your PA-RISC may be answering but maybe it lack more info about the Itanium client.

Maybe you could take a look at the dhcpd.conf file in the pa-risc server. It should contain the ncid & class-id parameter to answer PXE boot request from Itanium.

Eg:

dhcp_device_group:\
.
ncid:\
class-id="PXEClient:Arch:00002:.*":\
.
.
.


The class ID above will tell bootpd daemon to respond only to client with a boot request containing PXEClient:Arch:0002 which is for Itanium server.

Rgds
Steven E. Protter
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Re: Unable to boot from Itanium golden image from the PA-Risc ignite server

Shalom,

A PA-RISC Ignite server can support Ignite boots of Itanium bases servers.

Some configuration (assembly) required.

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1155056

http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-1959/ch02s05.html

http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-1959/ch06s02.html

http://www.querycat.com/faq/17625dd5d2eaa164fe01e0cc0e5a5d86

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joinsiva
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Re: Unable to boot from Itanium golden image from the PA-Risc ignite server

Hi..

Thanks a lot.. i got a trigger from you, it will take one week time for me to do this.. i will post the update once completed...

Thanks !
Sivakumar P