|Ignite-UX Administration Guide: for HP-UX 11i > Chapter 14 Creating Your Own Installation Media
This section assumes the system creating the media has a DVD writer.
If your system is enabled with the HP Integrity Integrated Lights-Out Management Processor (iLO MP) virtual media (vMedia) feature, you can generate an ISO image that can be used with iLO vMedia virtual devices. For more information, see Appendix D and the HP Integrity iLO 2 MP Operations Guide available on www.docs.hp.com.
Prior to Ignite-UX version C.6.5.x for HP-UX 11i v2 and C.6.8.x for HP-UX 11i v1, the total size of the ISO image cannot be larger than 2 GB.
The ISO image must fit on the DVD media (4.7 GB).
The ISO9660 specification limits the maximum file size to 2 GB.
For more information, see the sections FILE SIZES and IMAGE SIZE at the start of the make_media_install script.
The make_media_install script greatly simplifies the creation of custom bootable DVD media. With one simple command line, a CD/DVD can be created that supports two-step media recovery. Additionally, make_media_install can write archives to a bootable DVD.
All HP-UX 11i v2 and 11i v3 bootable CD/DVDs created with make_media_install support both Itanium-based and PA-RISC boot.
The make_opticaldisc_recovery script can be used to create a recovery image and then write it to a DVD. The script creates the recovery image with make_net_recovery, and then calls make_media_install to write the recovery image to DVD. This script is to be run from the client system, and requires one argument — the hostname or IP address of the Ignite server. The script first creates a recovery image of the client and stores it on the Ignite server. Then, the recovery image is written to the Ignite server's DVD writer. The make_opticaldisc_recovery script was introduced in Ignite-UX version C.7.2.
You can find both scripts in the directory
Detailed usage information is available via
and summary information is available via
Additional information is available at the start of the scripts.
The make_media_install script will automatically write the .iso image (default file name is image.iso) to the DVD. If there is no writable DVD available, the script will halt with a message similar to
The .iso file will remain in the iso_directory specified with the -m option. Make sure you have enough disk space in the iso_directory to hold the .iso image.
Prior to the first time you run make_media_install, you must create DVD special files. If the DVD special files are missing when you run make_media_install, you will receive an error message similar to
To add DVD special files:
On an HP-UX 11i v2 system with a USB DVD drive, you must use the -c argument to make_media_install and install the patch PHKL_37814. For more information, see “Create HP-UX 11i v2 bootable DVD media on USB drive for two-step media recovery”. If the -c option was not used, an error message similar to the following will be displayed:
Two-step media recovery using a bootable CD/DVD is necessary to restore from tapes created with the Ignite-UX command make_tape_recovery on certain Itanium-based systems that do not support direct tape boot. See “Tape Recovery With No Tape Boot Support — Two-Step Media Recovery” for more information on two-step media recovery and the Ignite-UX Installation Booting white paper at http://docs.hp.com/en/IUX/infolib.html for information on configurations supporting HP Integrity native tape boot.
Two-step media recovery requires the version of Ignite-UX on the tape, on the bootable CD/DVD, and on the system creating the CD/DVD media to be identical. If you do not have a matching Operating Environment DVD, the make_media_install script can be used to easily create a bootable CD/DVD with the correct Ignite-UX version.
On a system with a CD/DVD writer and the same version of Ignite-UX as on your tape, execute the following command (iso_directory is the target directory for the .iso media file and the -r option specifies the release, such as B.11.23 or B.11.31):
In order to write to a USB DVD drive on an HP-UX 11i v2 system, you must install the patch PHKL_37814 and use the -c option with make_media_install. In the following example, the iso_directory is the target directory for the .iso media file, the -r option specifies the release, and the device_file is the DVD device file such as /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0.
Installation media can be built for PA-RISC systems, Itanium-based systems, or both since the bootable DVD created with make_media_install on HP-UX 11i v2 or 11i v3 will support boot for either architecture. The archive, however, can only be installed on a system matching the architecture type it was created from.
The make_media_install script will generate impact statements for you, using either the -l command line option or the default $ImpactLevelDefault. See the start of the script for more information.
The following examples will write golden archives created with the make_sys_image command to DVD.
On a system with a DVD writer, execute the following commands. (The iso_directory is the target directory for the .iso media file. The -r option specifies the release — valid values for Itanium-based systems are B.11.23 and B.11.31. The -o option specifies the hardware architecture — the only valid value for an Itanium-based system is IA.)
On a system with a DVD writer, execute the following commands. (The iso_directory is the target directory for the .iso media file. The -r option specifies the release, such as B.11.11, B.11.23, or B.11.31. The -o option specifies the hardware architecture — valid choices on a PA-RISC system are: 32, 64v, or 64w.)
The Itanium-based golden archive can only be installed on another Itanium-based system. Similarly, the PA-RISC golden archive can only be installed on another PA-RISC system. The DVD will be able to boot either type of architecture.
On a system with a DVD writer, execute the following commands. (The file suffixes .pa.gz and .ia.gz replace the make_media_install -o option. The iso_directory is the target directory for the .iso media file. The -r option specifies the release, such as B.11.23, or B.11.31.)
Create a recovery image of the current system on the named Ignite-UX server, and write that recovery image to the DVD writer on the server system by issuing the following command on the client system.
Run the following command from the Ignite-UX server on which the recovery image exists. (The -r option specifies the HP-UX release, and the -o option specifies the hardware architecture.)