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taking time on booting HP-UX server

sreerag
HPE Pro

taking time on booting HP-UX server

Hi,

We have one server ia64 hp server rx5670 running 11.23 OS. On restarting the server it is showing error like show below.

HP-UX startup in progress
----------------------------
configure system crash dump ................................................
11 REPLIES
prasadb
Super Advisor

Re: taking time on booting HP-UX server

OK,
is it stuck there ?
explain in detail, whats the problem ?
sreerag
HPE Pro

Re: taking time on booting HP-UX server

Thanks for quick response.

Its going with .....................( dots)

and after sometime (arnd 1 hr) it starts some service and agian going on dots.
Quick response is appreciated.

Thanks
Sreerag
Viney Kumar
Regular Advisor

Re: taking time on booting HP-UX server

HI

what is firmware version......... of server and
have try to configure crash.
sreerag
HPE Pro

Re: taking time on booting HP-UX server

Thanks for reply

Firmware version is 3.08

Could you please tell how to configure crash dump in single user mode.

Thanks
Sreerag
sujit kumar singh
Honored Contributor

Re: taking time on booting HP-UX server

hi


ya u can config the system crash dumps using the crashconf command to add/delete new dump device or can also edit the file /sbin/init.d/crashconf so as to configure teh crash at system boot

CRASHCONF=1
CRASHCONF=0

1 to configure the crash at the system boot
0 not to configure the crash at the system boot. Also u can tell which Crash pages and Crash devices to include here in thsi file.


u can also edit the file /etc/rc.config.d/savecrash

to define whether u want to save the crash or not , to which directory (/var/adm/crash) is the default
SAVECRASH=1 --- if u want to save the crash
SAVECRASH=0 if u do not want ot save the crash


compress the crash or to tell some other location to keep the crash file etc.



yes this is possiblr to do that in Single user mode.


Regards
Sujit
Viney Kumar
Regular Advisor

Re: taking time on booting HP-UX server

just check it out in your server there any savecore file in /etc/rc.config.d/ ??
or not

and also conform from there in savecore script in /sbin/init.d or not ??
Viney Kumar
Regular Advisor

Re: taking time on booting HP-UX server

Hi sujit


also tell, also to configure it as background job. I think then system wil take less time to boot


viney
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: taking time on booting HP-UX server

Shalom,

Looks like the dump disk is dead or offline.

Any system like this should be able to get past this step in seconds.

You have a bad disk, look at the system for warning lights. Call hardware service if you have that contracted.

SEP
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sujit kumar singh
Honored Contributor

Re: taking time on booting HP-UX server

hi vinay ,


u only can shed somelight on how to configure the crash in the background. Shall be thankful as i have never done that before.


Regards
Sujit
sreerag
HPE Pro

Re: taking time on booting HP-UX server

hi friends


thanks for your quick response


actually i started network ssh and other necessary services from single user mode and now it is showing run level as init 3 and all applications are working


thanks
sreerag
Avinash20
Honored Contributor

Re: taking time on booting HP-UX server

Hi,

If most of the services are taking time to start, this would be probably be the issue with name resolution

>Check for /etc/hosts

hostname_IP hostname

> Also check if /etc/nsswitch.conf exist
> If not, simply copy it
# cp /etc/nsswitch.files /etc/nsswitch.conf

If it exists, then edit /etc/nsswitch.conf

hosts : files dns nis

dns, nis required in case dns/nis required

With regards to crash dump, it unusual why it take times there

check the dump LV if it is configured on

# lvlnboot -v

$$$ Check the /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log and # dmesg for any disk or lbolt error
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