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Ignite-UX Administration Guide: for HP-UX 11i > Chapter 3 Simple Network: Creating a Server for Registered Clients

Configuring the Ignite-UX Server for Itanium-Based Clients


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Register the Itanium-based Clients with the Server

Registered Itanium-based clients must be entered in the /etc/bootptab file manually; they cannot be registered using the Server Setup Wizard. The /etc/bootptab file acts as the database for the bootpd daemon on the Ignite-UX server. All registered clients you intend to boot from the Ignite-UX server must be entered in the bootptab file.

A typical bootptab file has a generic, default client specification defined. The individual clients use this default definition and make their specific modifications to it, such as the IP address and the hardware address (MAC address). In the following example, IADEF is the default configuration for Itanium-based clients on the subnet, and iuxclient1 is the specific entry for that particular client.

IADEF:\ ht=ethernet:\ hn:\ dn=domain_name.com gw=\ sm=\ ds=\ vm=rfc1048:\ bf=/opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi:\ bs=48:
iuxclient1:\ tc=IADEF:\ ip=\ ha=00306E4A3391

The tc tag indicates the use of a template for common defaults, so all the values from IADEF are assumed for iuxclient1 unless specifically overridden in the client’s definition. The ip tag indicates the client’s IP address, and the ha tag indicates the MAC address. For more information on the bootptab file syntax, see bootpd(1m).

For each client you intend to boot from the Ignite-UX server, enter their respective IPs and MAC addresses in the bootptab file.

From now on, when a registered client’s boot request is answered by bootpd, it will boot to the reserved IP address you entered in the /etc/bootptab file. You can make changes to the bootptab file at any time.

IMPORTANT: The server that sends the response to the boot request is the same system from which the client will attempt to tftp the boot file. If you are not using an HP-UX system to reply to a request, you must make the required boot files available and current with new releases of Ignite-UX. HP does not provide support for this kind of configuration.

Use the Server Setup Wizard to Proceed to Software Depot Setup

Follow the steps outlined in the section “Configuring the Ignite-UX Server for PA-RISC Clients” from “Launch Ignite-UX” through “Launch the Server Setup Wizard”. When you get to the Server Setup: IP Addresses dialog box (Figure 3-4) select Skip Booting IP Setup, and then click Next.

A note appears instructing you how to configure IP addresses in the future. Click OK, and the Server Setup: DHCP (optional) dialog box is displayed. Select Skip DHCP Setup, then click Next.

A dialog box is displayed to tell you how to configure DHCP services later. Click OK.

The Server Setup: Software Depot Setup dialog box now appears (Figure 3-6).

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