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Booting HP-UX Integrity server from ignite server on a different subnet without dhcp

Not sure if this is much of a secret, but it was elusive to the instructor of my HP-UX training class last spring.

On Integrity servers, you can boot via ignite to a server on a different subnet.
This also doesn’t need dhcp, which is handy.

The server is and client is

from EFI Shell
Shell> dbprofile -dn ignite -sip -cip -gip -m -b “/opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi”

Shell> lanboot select -dn ignite


2 responses to “Booting HP-UX Integrity server from ignite server on a different subnet without dhcp

  1. Raul January 19, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    do you know if there is a way to start up an ignite installation if the client does not have any OS loaded on it, appart from being on a different subnet ?
    My integrity client (C7000) does not have anything installed yet, and I am needing to , somehow, boot it on lan and have it connected to the Ignite server.
    Do you think that is possible ?

    thanks a lot

    • jflaster January 19, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      I have tested that configuration and it worked on my test system (rx6600)

      I selected EFI Shell [Built-In] from the EFI Boot Manager

      If there isn’t a entry, you may have to go into the boot configuration and add a entry for the efi shell to the boot menu.

      This is what it will look like, this server already has a profile created.

      Loading.: EFI Shell [Built-in]
      EFI Shell UEFI version 2.00 [14.62]
      Device mapping table
      fs0 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Sas(Addr500000E01B8C3C52,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig4ADBC56E-8ED6-11DF-8002-D6217B60E588)
      fs1 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Sas(Addr500000E01B8C3C52,Lun0)/HD(Part3,Sig4ADBC5BE-8ED6-11DF-8004-D6217B60E588)
      fs2 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Sas(Addr5000C5000C9AB25D,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig8AFCED0A-8A1F-11DF-8002-D6217B60E588)
      fs3 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Sas(Addr5000C5000C9AB25D,Lun0)/HD(Part3,Sig8AFCED3C-8A1F-11DF-8004-D6217B60E588)
      blk0 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,0)/Pci(2|1)/Usb(0, 0)
      blk1 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Sas(Addr500000E113C54762,Lun0)
      blk2 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Sas(Addr500000E113CAC932,Lun0)
      blk3 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Sas(Addr500000E01B8C3C52,Lun0)
      blk4 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Sas(Addr500000E01B8C3C52,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig4ADBC56E-8ED6-11DF-8002-D6217B60E588)
      blk5 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Sas(Addr500000E01B8C3C52,Lun0)/HD(Part2,Sig4ADBC5A0-8ED6-11DF-8003-D6217B60E588)
      blk6 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Sas(Addr500000E01B8C3C52,Lun0)/HD(Part3,Sig4ADBC5BE-8ED6-11DF-8004-D6217B60E588)
      blk7 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Sas(Addr5000C5000C9AB25D,Lun0)
      blk8 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Sas(Addr5000C5000C9AB25D,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig8AFCED0A-8A1F-11DF-8002-D6217B60E588)
      blk9 : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Sas(Addr5000C5000C9AB25D,Lun0)/HD(Part2,Sig8AFCED1E-8A1F-11DF-8003-D6217B60E588)
      blkA : Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,400)/Pci(1|0)/Sas(Addr5000C5000C9AB25D,Lun0)/HD(Part3,Sig8AFCED3C-8A1F-11DF-8004-D6217B60E588)
      startup.nsh> echo -off

      setting hpux path(\EFI\HPUX)…
      type ‘fs[x]:’ where x is your bootdisk (0, 1, 2…)
      type ‘hpux’ to start hpux bootloader
      Shell> dbprofile
      Profile List

      Profile Name: ignite
      Network Type: IPv4
      Client IP address:
      Gateway IP address:
      Subnet Mask:
      Server IP address:
      Boot File: /opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi
      Optional Data:

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