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Re: HPUX 11.11 Mirror Disk without ODE

 
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HPUX 11.11 Mirror Disk without ODE

I'm about to mirror a root volume on a hpux 11.11 server.

I've got mirror view installed, and when I come to use my tried and tested mirror method I find I'm missing /usr/sbin/diag/lif/updatediaglif2,
for the command

mkboot -b /usr/sbin/diag/lif/updatediaglif2 -p ISL -p AUTO -p HPUX -p PAD -p LABEL /dev/dsk/c2t1d0

From a little research I find that updatediaglif2 is now part of the ODE package, which now appears to be a standalone package.

questions.

1.) is this the only way to mirror root volumes now ? or have I missed the memo that says "do this instead"

2.) ODE is a stadalone product now, but I can't actaully find anywhere in the HP website to purchase it/download it.

3.) What are the license requirments for the updatediaglif2 binary (I suspect the website I can't find in question 2 would answer this)

I find it a bid odd that to now mirror a disk I need to purchase mirror view AND another external product. Mirroring a root disk seems a core function (ODS/Sun LVM - Solaris, mdadm -linux ) am I reading things right that I now have to purchase these multiple products to do a simple root disk mirror, or am I totally out of the loop and missing the new concepts.

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Re: HPUX 11.11 Mirror Disk without ODE

Hi Matthew,

To be able to mirror disks on your HP-UX 11iv1 system you need to have LVM -MirrorDisk installed, which is a purchasable additional product, i.e. :

/home/markme# swlist -l product | grep -i mirror
LVM-MirrorDisk B.11.31 MirrorDisk/UX

This will be especially true with regard to the revision that you are currently on - some of the HP-UX OE's come with it bundled, but you still pay for it.

Regards,

Mark
Administrating HP-UX systems for more years than I care to admit, but still enjoying it (most of the time!).
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Re: HPUX 11.11 Mirror Disk without ODE

For info - the software version listed above relates to a HP-UX 11iv3 version of the O/S.

Regards,

Mark
Administrating HP-UX systems for more years than I care to admit, but still enjoying it (most of the time!).
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Re: HPUX 11.11 Mirror Disk without ODE

sorry, I didn't make my question clear enough, I was trying to find out if to mirror the disk with the offline tools was the only option to purchase the ODE as some earlier 11.11 boxes didn't have this as a seperate package. A bit more searching and I've found the answer and just decided to mirror the disks without the ODE tools, which I used to consider valuable, but not sure I'd pay for it now compared to how many times I've used it.

thanks for the response.
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Re: HPUX 11.11 Mirror Disk without ODE

Hi

Check this page out,
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/hvelasco.admin/LVM%20HP-UX/root.htm#mirror_root

you have to be focused on RAID 1 also.
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Re: HPUX 11.11 Mirror Disk without ODE

hi,

you need mirrodisk/ux for hpux to mirro disks with LVM

if you have this installed and know the steps then just miss out the bit to copy the diagnostics over? are you likely to ever use them?

its not recomended now, to bother with that part I was told.

It is better to use the latest version on Cd and boot that should the need arise rather than use an old version on the disk

you can order it from here

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=PA0809

then install it/copy it if you want or just boot the bootable cd

It is Free

Andy
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Re: HPUX 11.11 Mirror Disk without ODE

There is no really need to mirror the ODE (inside the LIF, this is not a LVM volume!) - did you ever use it???

If someone someday will really need it - just download the ISO image from the link mentioned above!

Hope this helps!
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Re: HPUX 11.11 Mirror Disk without ODE

Hi
Use This attachment to mirror you Disk.
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Re: HPUX 11.11 Mirror Disk without ODE

Hi

1) See below.
2) N/A
3) N/A

Both are PA-Risc only, so they are valid up to 11.23 but not 11.31 or Itanium.

Both are adding ODE files beyond the default loaded by the O/S. I can find no distinction to the number or name of the added files, only that there is a difference between 32 and 64 bit systems.

http://www13.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docLocale=en&docId=emr_na-c00929130-2

##########################
Here is the default Lif
###########################

# lifls -l /dev/rdsk/c0t5d0

volume ISL10 data size 7984 directory size 8 96/05/28 04:10:13

filename type start size implement created
===============================================================
ISL -12800 584 240 0 96/05/28 04:10:13
AUTO -12289 824 1 0 96/05/28 04:10:13
HPUX -12928 832 848 0 96/05/28 04:10:13
PAD -12290 1680 1652 0 96/05/28 04:10:14
LABEL BIN 3336 8 0 99/01/25 06:00:41



Install the ODE LIF files with mkboot and protect (-p ) the existing LIF files, which are detected with lifls , as described previously.

For 32-bit systems, and systems that support both 32- and 64-bit:

# mkboot -b /usr/sbin/diag/lif/updatediaglif \
-p ISL -p AUTO -p HPUX -p PAD -p LABEL /dev/rdsk/c0t5d0

For pure 64-bit systems:

# mkboot -b /usr/sbin/diag/lif/updatediaglif2 \
-p ISL -p AUTO -p HPUX -p PAD -p LABEL /dev/rdsk/c0t5d0

Check with:

############################
Here is the diags Lif for both 32 and 64 bit
############################

# lifls /dev/rdsk/c0t5d0

One will find additional LIF files.

volume ISL10 data size 7984 directory size 8 96/05/28 04:10:13

filename type start size implement created
===============================================================
ODE -12960 584 880 0 03/05/06 20:27:48
MAPFILE -12277 1464 128 0 03/05/06 20:27:48
SYSLIB -12280 1592 353 0 03/05/06 20:27:48
CONFIGDATA -12278 1952 249 0 03/05/06 20:27:48
SLMOD -12276 2208 133 0 03/05/06 20:27:48
SLDEV -12276 2344 204 0 03/05/06 20:27:48
SLDRIVERS -12276 2552 496 0 03/05/06 20:27:48
SLSCSI -12276 3048 117 0 03/05/06 20:27:48
MAPPER -12279 3168 234 0 03/05/06 20:27:48
IOTEST -12279 3408 208 0 03/05/06 20:27:48
PERFVER -12279 3616 198 0 03/05/06 20:27:48
PVCU -12801 3816 64 0 03/05/06 20:27:48
SSINFO -12286 3880 2 0 03/05/06 20:27:48
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Re: HPUX 11.11 Mirror Disk without ODE

If you **really** feel you need this, download the ISO image and burn it.

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=PA0809

Mount the CD and run the script

install_lifload.ksh

this is starting a swinstall process and in fact it does this updatediaglif2 to all disks listed in /stand/bootconf.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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