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Ignite-UX Administration Guide: for HP-UX 11i


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HP Part Number: 5992-5309

Published: Edition 32, November 2008

Table of Contents

About This Document
Intended Audience
Publishing History
HP-UX 11i Release Names and Release Identifiers
Typographic Conventions
Related Documents
Related Websites
HP Encourages Your Comments
1  Ignite-UX Overview
Ignite-UX Features
Getting the Ignite-UX Software
Ignite-UX Commands and Manpages
Introduction to the Ignite-UX Graphical User Interface
How Ignite Works
The Ignite-UX Install Environment
Boot Sources
Installation Versus Recovery
Network Booting and IP Addresses
Phases of Operation
Ignite-UX Server Requirements
Supported Peripherals
Disks and Other I/O
Disk Arrays
Client Terminals
2 Making Configuration Decisions for Ignite Servers
Boot and Install Client from Media
Simple Network Solutions
Alternate Boot with Network Server Installation
Complex Networks
Diagnosing Network Boot Issues
HP-UX Diagnosing and Debugging
RDP Diagnosing and Debugging
3 Simple Network: Creating a Server for Registered Clients
Configuring the Ignite-UX Server for PA-RISC Clients
Launch Ignite-UX
Launch the Server Setup Wizard
Register the PA-RISC Clients with the Server
Skip DHCP Setup
Go to the Software Setup Section
Configuring the Ignite-UX Server for Itanium-Based Clients
Register the Itanium-based Clients with the Server
Use the Server Setup Wizard to Proceed to Software Depot Setup
Setting Up Software from OE Depots
More Server Setup Options
Configuring Server Options
Configuring Session Options
Setting Up Additional Software on the Server
SD Software
Non-SD Software
4 Simple Network: Creating a Server for Anonymous Clients
Overview of Anonymous Clients
Configuring an Ignite Server to Boot Anonymous PA-RISC Clients
Using the Server Setup Wizard
Editing the instl_boottab file
Configuring an Ignite Server to Boot Anonymous Itanium-Based Clients
Working With DHCP
Replacing bootpd with instl_bootd
5 Complex Network: Challenges and Solutions
How To Use This Chapter
Complex Network Challenges
Multiple Subnets
Remote Systems
Multiple Boot Servers
Avoiding Complex Network Issues
An Ignite-UX Server for Each Subnet
A Multi-Capable Server for Each Subnet
Extend the Local Subnet
Using Virtual LANs Properly for Ignite-UX
Complex Network Solutions
Automating HP-UX OS Version Selection
Limit Network Response by System Class
Directed Boot
Server Selection
Limit Network Boot Response by Network Interface Address
Control Network Boot via Response Timing
Install Remote Clients Through a Network Router
Multiple NICs Attach the Ignite Server to Multiple Subnets
Ignite-UX bootp Boot Helper
Multi-Capable Subnet Boot Server
6 Complex Networks: Multi-Capable Servers
Configuring an RDP Server for Specific MAC Addresses
Configuring an RDP Server to Delay PXE Response
Configuring an RDP Server to Initiate HP-UX Installation
Setting up RDP MenuOptions via Windows Commands
Setting up RDP MenuOptions via Interactive UI
Using an RDP MenuOption for HP-UX
Linux DHCP PXE Next Server Boot Helper for HP-UX Installation
Configuring an HP-UX Server to Support Linux Boot and Installation
RedHat Installation From an HP-UX Server
SuSE Installation From an HP-UX Server
Configuring an HP-UX Server to Support Windows Installation
7 Managing I/O for Installation and Recovery
Introducing Multipathing
Agile View Concepts
Practical Considerations
System Installation Configuration
Identifying Devices for Other Tasks
Important Characteristics of the Agile View
Recovery and the Agile View
Legacy DSFs and Device Matching
Persistent DSFs and Device Matching
Controlling the I/O Configuration Process
Agile View Questions and Answers
8 Security
Ignite-UX Server Ports
Modifying a Bastille-Hardened System to Operate with Ignite-UX
Enabling Ignite-UX Server Requirements
Enabling Ignite-UX Client Requirements
9 Booting and Installing HP-UX From the Server Using the Client Console
Preparing the Client for Installation
Making Boot Decisions When Using the Client Console
Boot Using the Network
Boot Using Media
Using bootsys on the Client Console
Booting PA-RISC Clients from the Console
Booting Itanium-Based Clients using the Network
Direct Boot Profiles for Itanium-Based Systems
The dbprofile Command
The lanboot Command
Installing HP-UX From the Client Console
Managing Speed and Duplexing of LAN Interfaces Executing Network Boots
10 Booting and Installing HP-UX on Clients Using the Server
Methods of Installing Client Systems
Installation Using bootsys
Installation Using the Ignite-UX GUI
Prepare the Client for Installation
Starting Ignite-UX
Adding Clients
Booting a Client
Configuring the Installation
New Installation
Repeat an Installation
Executing the Installation
Viewing and Printing a Manifest
11 Golden Images
Installing from Golden Images
Creating a Golden Image
A: Installing the HP-UX Operating System
B: Installing Critical Patches onto the Operating System
C: Installing Optional Software
D: Customizing the System
E: Creating the Golden Archive
Configuring the Ignite-UX Server to Recognize the Golden Image
Enabling the Client
Installing the Golden Image on the Client
12 Customizing Your Installation
Using Configuration Files
Classes of Configuration Files
Combining Configuration Files Using INDEX Entries
Example Configuration Files
Customizations Based on the Client Hardware
Customizations Based on User Selection
Avoid Archiving Patch Files
Debugging Configuration Files
Using Post-Installation Scripts
How the Installation Functions
Adding a Post-Installation Script
13 Automating Installations
Starting a Noninteractive Installation with bootsys
Using a Saved Configuration
Specifying Defaults in the config.local File
Setting Defaults with instl_adm
Using the Per-Client Configuration File
Scheduling Installations
Setting Installation Parameters Dynamically
Checking Modified Files for Errors
14 Creating Your Own Installation Media
Why Use Custom Installation Media?
Building a PA-RISC Installation Tape
Possible Installation Tape Contents
Creating and Modifying an Archive Configuration File for Tape
Creating and Modifying a Serial Depot and its Configuration File for Tape
PA-RISC Installation Tape Creation Example
Creating a Boot CD/DVD or an Installation DVD
File and ISO Image Size Considerations
Using the make_media_install and the make_opticaldisc_recovery scripts
Boot CD/DVD Creation Examples
Installation DVD Creation Examples
15 Recovery Methods
System Recovery
System Recovery Tools
Recovery Image Contents
Recovery Image Configuration Policies
Reconciling Client and Server Ignite-UX Versions for Recovery
Recovery Image Creation Process
Creating and Using Recovery Tapes
Creating and Using Network Recovery Images
Retaining Recovery Images
Making Recovery Configuration File Additions
Selecting File Systems During Recovery
Tape Recovery With No Tape Boot Support — Two-Step Media Recovery
Notes on Cloning Systems
System Recovery Questions and Answers
Expert Recovery
Expert Recovery Using the Core Media
A Troubleshooting
Errors and Warnings
Ignite-UX Server Problems
Installing Systems with Ignite-UX
Installing from Media
Installing from Golden Images
Common Network Booting Errors
B Configuring DHCP Services
Overview of DHCP Services
DHCP Usage Examples
Manage Clients That Will Use DHCP During and After Installation
Manage Clients with Temporary IP Addresses During Installation
Using bootptab as an Alternative to DHCP
Background Information on DHCP Design
C LIF Volume Contents
A Description of the Files in the LIF Volume.
D Using Integrated Lights Out Virtual Media with Ignite-UX
E Terminal Keyboard Shortcuts
Basic Keyboard Shortcuts
Advanced Keyboard Navigation
HP Terminals
vt100 Terminals

List of Figures

1-1 Ignite-UX Bundles Available in the Ignite-UX Product
1-2 Ignite-UX GUI
1-3 Ignite-UX GUI By Properties View
1-4 Client Status Dialog Box
2-1 Decision Tree When Configuring a Server for Booting PA-RISC Systems
2-2 Decision Tree When Configuring a Server for Booting Itanium-Based Systems
3-1 Ignite-UX First Launch Message
3-2 Ignite-UX GUI Welcome Dialog Box
3-3 Server Setup Wizard
3-4 Server Setup: IP Addresses
3-5 Configure Booting IP Addresses
3-6 Software Depot Setup Page
3-7 Ignite-UX Server Configuration Tabs
3-8 Add DHCP Addresses Dialog Box
3-9 Session Options Tab
7-1 Legacy I/O Stack Addressing Model
7-2 Agile Multiple Path I/O Stack Addressing Model
7-3 Agile Naming Example
7-4 Ignite-UX Client Installation Configuration Tabs
7-5 Disk Selection – Root Disk Dialog Box
7-6 Disk Selection – Root Disk Dialog Box With Physical Locations
7-7 More Info Dialog Box
7-8 All Paths Dialog Box
7-9 Disk Selection – Add/Remove Disks Dialog Box
7-10 Consistency of I/O Addressing
8-1 Port Usage: Initiate LAN Boot for Itanium-Based Clients
8-2 Port Usage: Initiate LAN Boot for PA-RISC Clients
8-3 Port Usage: Client Cold Boot and Installation
8-4 Port Usage: Live System Reinstall
8-5 Port Usage: make_net_recovery Initiated from the Client
8-6 Port Usage: make_net_recovery Initiated from the Server
8-7 Port Usage: make_sys_image Initiated from the Client
9-1 Decision Tree for Booting and Installing HP-UX From the Server Using the Client Console
9-2 Decision Tree for Booting From Media and Installing HP-UX From the Server
9-3 Welcome to Ignite-UX!
9-4 User Interface and Media Options
9-5 Searching for a DHCP Server
9-7 The TUI Version of itool
10-1 Noninteractive Installation Using the bootsys Command
10-2 Ignite-UX Graphical User Interface
10-3 Boot Client Dialog Box
10-4 Select Boot Release
10-5 Boot Confirmation Dialog Box
10-6 Boot Process Terminal Window
10-7 Successful Boot
10-8 New Client Found
10-9 New Client Displayed in GUI
10-10 Client Console Awaiting Server Action
10-11 Ignite-UX Actions Menu
10-12 System Hardware Inventory
10-13 Configuration Settings Confirmation Dialog Box
10-14 Ignite-UX Client Installation Configuration Tabs
10-15 No Environments Note
10-16 Disk Selection – Root Disk Dialog Box
10-17 More Info Dialog Box
10-18 All Legacy HW Paths Dialog Box
10-19 Languages Dialog Box
10-20 Additional Configuration Controls Dialog Box
10-21 Additional Configuration Controls Dialog Box 2
10-22 Software Tab for HP-UX 11i v1 and 11i v2
10-23 Software Tab for HP-UX 11i v3
10-24 Software Cannot be Unselected
10-25 Change Depot Location Note
10-26 Change Depots Locations
10-27 Interactive Swinstall Notes
10-28 Entering Interactive Swinstall
10-29 Interactive Swinstall Depot List
10-30 Interactive Swinstall Bundle List
10-31 System Tab
10-32 Set Time Zone Dialog Box
10-33 Set Root Password Dialog Box
10-34 Network Services Tabs
10-35 DNS Tab
10-36 Set DNS Search Domains Dialog Box
10-37 NIS Tab
10-38 XNTP Tab
10-39 Network Interface(s) Dialog Box
10-40 Security Choices Dialog Box
10-41 File System Tab
10-42 Disk Selection - Add/Remove Disks Dialog Box
10-43 Advanced Disk Parameters Dialog Box
10-44 Advanced File System Parameters Dialog Box
10-45 Advanced Volume Layout Dialog Box
10-46 Advanced Group Parameters Dialog Box
10-47 Advanced Tab
10-48 Repeat Install Dialog Box
10-49 Installation Confirmation Dialog Box
10-50 Client Status... Dialog Box
10-51 Installation Log File
10-52 View/Print Manifest Dialog Box
12-1 Configuration File Use and Locations
12-2 Configuration Choices Dialog Box
12-3 Software Tab
12-4 Installation Process
14-1 Possible PA-RISC Installation Tape Layouts
15-1 Get Archive Build Status Dialog Box
15-2 Output From reconnect -r
15-3 Mapping the Hardware Path to the EFI Device Path
15-4 EFI Menu With Timer
15-5 Boot Configuration
15-6 Add Boot Entry
15-7 List of Selectable Boot Devices
15-8 Enter a Description for the Boot Option
15-9 Enter Load Options
15-10 Save Changes to NVRAM
15-11 The Boot Manager Menu with the New Option
15-12 Add New Client for Recovery Dialog Box
15-13 Confirmation Dialog Box
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