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Installation of two Vpars in one Npar

 
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Installation of two Vpars in one Npar

Hi Gurus,

Need your help here. I have one Npar functioning absolutely fine with HP-UX 11.31. Now the requirement is to make two Vpars within that Npar. We can boot first Vpar with the same OS disk we are using for current Npar. I have made a plan for it. please review and suggest.


# vparcreate -p -a cpu:::4:8 -a cpu::7 -a mem::94208 -a io:0/0/0 -a io:0/0/1 -a io:0/0/2 -a io:0/0/6 -a io:0/0/8 -a io:0/0/10 -a io:0/0/14 -a io:0/0/12 -a io:0/0/0/2/0.0x6.0x0:BOOT -a io:0/0/0/3/0.0x6.0x0:ALTBOOT

# vparstatus -v -p

# vparefiutil -u

# vparenv -m vpars

# efi cp -d /dev/rdisk/disk3_p1 -u /EFI/HPUX/AUTO /tmp/prim

# cat /tmp/prim ( to confirm that AUTO file has vpmon parameter)

# vparmodify -p -B auto

# vparmodify -p -B search

# shutdown -ry now (Reboot the server)


After the first Vpar booted properly,

# vparstatus

# vparstatus -v -p

# setboot

# vparcreate -p -a cpu:::1:4 -a mem::4096 -a io:0/0/4 -a io:0/0/4/1/0.0xa.0x0:BOOT -a io:0/0/4/1/0.0x8.0x0:ALTBOOT

# vparstatus -vp

# vparmodify -p -B auto

# vparmodify -p -B search

Login on vpar console as root,

# vparboot -p -I


I have a golden image for the HP-UX 11.31. Please tell how do i install OS in the second Vpar using that golden image. I know the ignite server IP address.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Installation of two Vpars in one Npar

AFAIK the path in vparcreate must be in legacy format!

After creating the second vPar, boot it via the start command from vPar1.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Installation of two Vpars in one Npar

Hi Torsten,

I think the Paths are in legacy format only. and about the installation of second Vpar. I have not done it before. Can you please highlight on it that how do i proceed with the installation.

is the following command enough to start the installation of second Vpar or something else need to be added ahead of this like IP address of ignite server?

# vparboot -p -I
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Re: Installation of two Vpars in one Npar

The boot disk path should be in legacy format!


0/1/0/0/2.0.0:BOOT for example.

Boot like this:

vparboot -p target_partition -I

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Re: Installation of two Vpars in one Npar

Thanks Torsten,

One Question:

is vparboot -I will automatically take my ignite server and golden image from there or do i have to follow some steps there after.. Kindly suggest.

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Re: Installation of two Vpars in one Npar

There is much information about booting from ignite in admin manual - you should read this.

With a current version for 11.31 you can even use vpardbprofile.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Installation of two Vpars in one Npar

better to have the latest VPAR bundle as well as VPAR patches on the NPAR, before making that the first VPAR of the 2 VPAR NPAR.

regards
sujit