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how to mount ilo virtual drive in hpux 11.31

# machinfo
CPU info:
4 Intel(R) Itanium(R) Processor 9340s (1.6 GHz, 20 MB)
4.79 GT/s QPI, CPU version E0
16 logical processors (4 per socket)

Memory: 147280 MB (143.83 GB)

Firmware info:
Firmware revision: 01.98
FP SWA driver revision: 1.18
IPMI is supported on this system.
BMC firmware revision: 1.59

Platform info:
Model: "ia64 hp Integrity BL870c i2"

OS info:
Release: HP-UX B.11.31
Version: U (unlimited-user license)
Machine: ia64
ID Number: 0647988385
vmunix _release_version:
@(#) $Revision: vmunix: B.11.31_LR FLAVOR=perf

# ioscan -fnC disk
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
=====================================================================
disk 0 0/0/0/2/0/0/0.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP LOGICAL VOLUME
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0 /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s2 /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0 /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s2
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s1 /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3 /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s1 /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s3
disk 2 255/1/0.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP Virtual DVD-ROM
/dev/dsk/c2t0d0 /dev/rdsk/c2t0d0

# mount -F cdfs -e -o ro,rr /dev/dsk/c2t0d0 /dvdrom
/dev/dsk/c2t0d0: unrecognized file system

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Torsten.
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Re: how to mount ilo virtual drive in hpux 11.31

Looks OK. What is the contents of the DVD/ISO? Something special? Known to work?


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3r
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Re: how to mount ilo virtual drive in hpux 11.31

Hi,

The content of the virtual drive is depot file HP_UX_11i_v3_SecureShell_A.07.30.003_HP-UX_B.11.31_IA_PA.depot. The main issue is that I cannot ssh my server, thus I want to install ssh to it, using the virtual drive (ilo) from there copy the file locally and proceed with swinstall.

Torsten.
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Re: how to mount ilo virtual drive in hpux 11.31

I would try

#mount -F cdfs   -o rr  /dev/dsk/<cdrom/dvd> /<mount-point>

 

or simply

 

# mount /dev/dsk/c2t0d0 /cdrom

 

How did you get this ISO/DVD?

I remember HP provided patch media in tape format years ago, so you cannot mount it, but use directly with swinstall as a source.


Hope this helps!
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3r
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Re: how to mount ilo virtual drive in hpux 11.31

I downloaded the file to software depot., tried to archive the file and then mount it back to server. but still cannot mount the dvdrom.

# ioscan -fnC disk
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
=====================================================================
disk 0 0/0/0/2/0/0/0.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP LOGICAL VOLUME
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0 /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s2 /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0 /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s2
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s1 /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3 /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s1 /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s3
disk 2 255/1/0.0.0 sdisk CLAIMED DEVICE HP Virtual DVD-ROM
/dev/dsk/c2t0d0 /dev/rdsk/c2t0d0

# mount /dev/dsk/c2t0d0 /dvdrom
/dev/dsk/c2t0d0: unrecognized file system

# mount -F cdfs -o rr /dev/dsk/c2t0d0 /dvdrom
/dev/dsk/c2t0d0: unrecognized file system

 

Torsten.
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Re: how to mount ilo virtual drive in hpux 11.31

So you created your own ISO file?

 

If you have another server, you can swcopy the depot on the other server and run swinstall and use the other server as a source.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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3r
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Re: how to mount ilo virtual drive in hpux 11.31

no not really, the raw depot file that I have downloaded is the same file that I have used. I just tried to archive that depot file to test if a none .depot file type will have a better chance to be mounted. But it turns out it had the same error. 

Torsten.
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Re: how to mount ilo virtual drive in hpux 11.31

So you try to use the file.depot file directly to mount over virtual media?

 

Not sure if this works ...

It is not a cdfs for sure. It is basically a tar.

 

You could try

 

# swinstall -s /dev/dsk/c2t0d0

without mounting it or use a CD burning tool (or the tool that ILO provides) to create a new ISO with your file as the contents.


Hope this helps!
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Re: how to mount ilo virtual drive in hpux 11.31

I converted my .depot file as .ISO image, and then I mounted it to my server. And I was able to mount it, but when I try to install it using swinstall I still have this error There is currently no depot software on host "fr70vhvmh002" at ocation "/dev/dsk/c2t0d0"., maybe because it is now .ISO file. 

 

# bdf
Filesystem kbytes used avail %used Mounted on
/dev/vg00/lvol3 4194304 1076664 3093408 26% /
/dev/vg00/lvol1 1081344 186416 888024 17% /stand
/dev/vg00/lvol8 4194304 3092800 1099512 74% /var
/dev/vg00/lvol7 5898240 3039352 2836608 52% /usr
/dev/vg00/lvol6 1048576 22456 1018192 2% /tmp
/dev/vg00/lvol5 8192000 5521128 2650072 68% /opt
/dev/vg00/lvol4 1048576 24616 1016008 2% /home
/dev/dsk/c2t0d0 9740 9740 0 100% /dvdrom

 

# cd /dvdrom
# pwd
/dvdrom
# ls -ltr
./HP_UX_11I_V3_SECURESHELL_A.07.30.003_HP-UX_B.11.31_IA_PA.DEPOT not found
total 0
#

 

Torsten.
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Re: how to mount ilo virtual drive in hpux 11.31

I remember problems with too long files names. Try to rename it (e.g. mydepot.depot), then create the ISO.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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3r
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Re: how to mount ilo virtual drive in hpux 11.31

 Hi  Torsten.,

Thank you very much for resolving this issue and for taking some time to resolve the issue.