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itanium rx6600 install


itanium rx6600 install

question 1:
the system had been installed on dka7,but when i inserted a new disk on local driver,
i can't find new disk(used mcr sysman io auto). under rx6600,should i config anything using EFI?
question 2:
i want to reinstall operation.but i can't boot from DVD.(DVD driver is dkn0)
the EFI config:
Shell> map -fs
Device mapping table
fs0 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun7,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig99C79521
fs1 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun7,Lun0)/HD(Part4,Sig99C79520

Shell> bcfg boot dump
The boot option list is:
01. Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun7,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig99C79521-1068
-11DD-8A7D-AA000400FEFF)/\EFI\VMS\vms_loader.efi "openvms dka7"
02. Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Usb(0, 0) "Internal Bootable DVD"
03. Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|0)/Usb(0, 2) "iLO Virtual Media"
04. Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(2|0)/Mac(001A4B082EC4) "Core LAN Gb A"
05. Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(2|1)/Mac(001A4B082EC5) "Core LAN Gb B"
06. VenHw(D65A6B8C-71E5-4DF0-A909-F0D2992B5AA9) "EFI Shell [Built-in]"

can any body help me,thank you.
Honored Contributor

Re: itanium rx6600 install

"[device] driver" is software, "drive" is

"dka7" or DKA700?

> i can't find new disk(used mcr sysman io

What are you looking for?

What does a VMS "SHOW DEVICE D" say?

> but i can't boot from DVD.

How are you trying to do it? The "Internal
Bootable DVD" in your "boot option list"
looks to me like a DVD.

> (DVD driver is dkn0)

Says who?
Esteemed Contributor

Re: itanium rx6600 install


Assuming that you are using the internal SAS disc drives then you should check the configuration of the embedded SAS array controller. The device name "DKA7" is probably an integrated mirror array presented to the system by the embedded SAS array controller. It is possible that the "new disc" is in a slot marked for use as an integrated mirror spare.

I also recommend that you check the firmware versions of the machine and the embedded SAS array controller and upgrade them if necessary.

As for booting from the internal DVD - I would expect the device name to be DNA0. I recommend that you use the EFI menu to boot the machine from tyhe internal DVD drive. I have experienced problems booting if you have other devices plugged into USB sockets (even keyboards and mice!), so it is best to use the serial console port or to Telnet to the MP once you have set that up.

Booting manually from the EFI shell prompt is not recommended.

Good luck.
Colin (http://www.xdelta.co.uk).
Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem (Occam's razor).

Re: itanium rx6600 install

Colin Butcher:
thank you,i will try.

Re: itanium rx6600 install

I use the EFI menu to boot the machine from the Internal Bootable DVD,i am failed.

the message:

Loading.: Internal Bootable DVD
Starting: Internal Bootable DVD

ERROR: Conout device path cannot be set to multiple devices

WARNING: Select Console Device Paths from the Boot Manager Menu.


Honored Contributor

Re: itanium rx6600 install

As a start, use EFI to select Boot Configuration from the menu, then select the Console devices. The console input, output and error should be the same device, and you'll want to disable any other console widgets. Save changes to NVRAM, reset the box, and try again.

EFI as implemented on Integrity is simply not a very friendly user interface. It's incredibly cryptic. You'll need to read about the details of EFI and become familiar with it, and particularly with how it has been implemented on Integrity servers. Google is your friend here, as are the Integrity system and OpenVMS installation manuals.

A document available from Colin Butcher might also help here, too. Download and skim: