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Build New Cell server HPUX

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Hello All.

I am building a new Cell server  HPUX 11.31. rx 2880,

I curently run an rx1620 on 11.31. I am currently at DP 7.02 and current on patches (except 7.03).

I cannot locate my 7.0 install media/files. I remember downloading, but I must have had a memory lapse as to where I put them.

I Ignite my current cell server every week to tape and could transfer that way if it would work.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Tommy

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Torsten. Absent Member.
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Re: Build New Cell server HPUX

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you should have an ignite backup or DRD clone for fallback. Then take the latest install media and perform update-ux. include all needed drivers. take an ignite backup and restore it to the new server.


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rx2800 i2 or i4?

However, if you upgrade (not only patch) your OS to the latest "fusion release" (march 2013?), the ignite procedure may work.

The OS must be able to support the new hardware (drivers, etc).

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Thanks Torsten,

System Hardware
New System:
    Model:              ia64 hp Integrity rx2800 i2
    Main Memory:        3987 MB
    Processors:         2
        Intel(R)  Itanium(R)  Processor 9310 (1.6 GHz, 10 MB)
        2 cores, 4 logical processors per socket

HP-UX - B.11.31 U ia64

 

Old System:

System Hardware
    Model:              ia64 hp server rx1620
    Main Memory:        3052 MB
    Processors:         1
        Intel(R) Itanium 2 processor (1.3 GHz, 3 MB)
        1 core, 1 logical processor per socket
HP-UX - B.11.31 U ia64

I am not aware of the Fusion release you mentioned. I would like to give it a go.

Tommy

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Re: Build New Cell server HPUX

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you should have an ignite backup or DRD clone for fallback. Then take the latest install media and perform update-ux. include all needed drivers. take an ignite backup and restore it to the new server.


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Re: Build New Cell server HPUX

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HPUX11i-BOE B.11.31.1203 is on both systems.
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Re: Build New Cell server HPUX

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this may be good enough. make sure all needed drivers for the new server are installed on the old server. take ignite and restore to the new box.


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Thanks Torsten,

I have examined the old systems and it appears to have all of the necessary modules. I am struggling to find the tape drive when I boot the rx2880. I was able to boot to tape on the rx1620, but I do not find any options during the low level bootinig on the rx2880.

Tommy

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use boot from file in efi boot manager and you will find the tape

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Re: Build New Cell server HPUX

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Thanks again Torsten,

I am able to create the new server from the Ignite tape of the "old" one. I had to go through a few obstacle since I had to boot to DVD first. The Ignite version were different, The Download of 11.3 now is 7+GB requiring dual layer DVD to create.  Once I had a new Disc 1 created, Ignite matched. Now, I am trying to build a USB boot device to hopefull make it go better/faster.

Tommy

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