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machine is not booting form drd clone image

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mangesh_2
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machine is not booting form drd clone image

I have created the drdclone on external LUN ( ont on internal disk)but I am not able to boot from it.

The drdstatus command shows it is activated.

[root@sfqaia7][/]/opt/drd/bin/drd status

======= 06/26/10 22:55:06 MDT BEGIN Displaying DRD Clone Image Information (user=root) (jobid=sfqaia7)

* Clone Disk: /dev/disk/disk9
* Clone EFI Partition: AUTO file present, Boot loader present
* Clone Rehost Status: SYSINFO.TXT not present
* Clone Creation Date: 06/16/10 00:17:56 MDT
* Clone Mirror Disk: None
* Mirror EFI Partition: None
* Original Disk: /dev/disk/disk8
* Original EFI Partition: AUTO file present, Boot loader present
* Original Rehost Status: SYSINFO.TXT not present
* Booted Disk: Original Disk (/dev/disk/disk8)
* Activated Disk: Clone Disk (/dev/disk/disk9)

======= 06/26/10 22:55:15 MDT END Displaying DRD Clone Image Information succeeded. (user=root) (jobid=sfqaia7)

[root@sfqaia7][/]

I have done the primary bootpath as the clone.

[root@sfqaia7][/]setboot
Primary bootpath : 0/4/1/0.0x50001fe150095929.0x4001000000000000 (/dev/rdisk/disk9)
HA Alternate bootpath : 0/1/1/0.0x1.0x0 (/dev/rdisk/disk8)
Alternate bootpath : 0/1/1/0.0x1.0x0 (/dev/rdisk/disk8)

Autoboot is ON (enabled)
[root@sfqaia7][/]


so it shoul boot from the clone image but it stuck at the boot prom and shows,

Loading.: HP-UX Primary Boot: 0/4/1/0.0x50001fe150095929.0x4001000000000000
Load of HP-UX Primary Boot: 0/4/1/0.0x50001fe150095929.0x4001000000000000 failed: Not Found
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AnthonySN
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Re: machine is not booting form drd clone image

Matti_Kurkela
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Re: machine is not booting form drd clone image

Apparently your HBA cannot find the external LUN using only its own firmware.

When the OS and its HBA driver is loaded, the HBA works fine.

When the HBA is not used for booting the system, its firmware levels may be unimportant: the HBA driver can supply the necessary functionality from within the OS.

But when the system is booting up, the OS is not there yet. The HBA must get the necessary program code from somewhere else, or it won't be able to access the LUNs. There are only two places where this program code can be: the system firmware (like the Tachyon HBAs on PA-RISC) or the HBA's own firmware (which may consist of multiple components).

Most storage manufacturers have very detailed tables, telling you exactly the minimum firmware versions you'll need to boot from a particular storage system model.

Use "ioscan -fnkCfc" to find the device name of your HBA, then use "fcmsutil " and "fcmsutil vpd" to get information about your HBA and its firmware levels.

Then find your storage system's compatibility list/matrix and check the minimum required firmware level for booting from your storage.

MK
MK
mangesh_2
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Re: machine is not booting form drd clone image

The output of above commands are

[root@sfqaia7][/]ioscan -fnkCfc
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
===============================================================
fc 0 0/4/1/0 td CLAIMED INTERFACE HP Tachyon XL2 Fibre Channel Mass Storage Adapter
/dev/td0
You have mail in /var/mail/root
[root@sfqaia7][/]fcmsutil /dev/td0

Vendor ID is = 0x00103c
Device ID is = 0x001029
XL2 Chip Revision No is = 2.3
PCI Sub-system Vendor ID is = 0x00103c
PCI Sub-system ID is = 0x00128c
Topology = PTTOPT_FABRIC
Link Speed = 2Gb
Local N_Port_id is = 0x070300
N_Port Node World Wide Name = 0x50060b00005fe69f
N_Port Port World Wide Name = 0x50060b00005fe69e
Driver state = ONLINE
Hardware Path is = 0/4/1/0
Number of Assisted IOs = 436
Number of Active Login Sessions = 2
Dino Present on Card = NO
Maximum Frame Size = 2048
Driver Version = @(#) td - HP Fibre Channel Tachyon TL/TS/XL2 Driver B.11.31.1003 /ux/core/isu/TL/kern/src/common/td/td_drvinit.c: Dec 8 2009, 00:55:06

[root@sfqaia7][/]fcmsutil /dev/td0 vpd
V I T A L P R O D U C T D A T A
--------- ------------- -------

Product Discription :'A6795A 2Gbps/1Gbps Fibre Channel 4X PCI HBA'

Part number :'A6795-62002'

Engineering Date Code :'B-4524'

Part Serial number :'A56A00578398'

Misc. Information :'PW=15W'

Mfd. Date :'A-4505'

Check Sum : 0x3e

EFI version : '001.17'

Asset Tag :'NA'

I have searched for the driver update of the same but didn't get it.

johnsonpk
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Re: machine is not booting form drd clone image

Hi Mangesh,

As Matti said , Check you SAN matrix for boot support including HBA fw, SAN Switch, storage etc,


Upgrading your HBA firmware to "1.37"

may help you to get rid of the issue if you are using 4Gb FC Brocade Fabrics/Cisco Fabrics as it has some fixes

Thanks!
Johnson

johnsonpk
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johnsonpk
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Re: machine is not booting form drd clone image

Also check the below link for boot support matrix

http://www.hp.com/products1/serverconnectivity/mass_storage_devices.html

Regards!
johnson
mangesh_2
Occasional Advisor

Re: machine is not booting form drd clone image

Thanks, I have downloaded and upgrade it.
Now it works fine thanks a ton.
mangesh_2
Occasional Advisor

Re: machine is not booting form drd clone image

thanks