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silusan
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ignite server and client - ignite software versions

Ignite server: 11.23

Client 11.31

 

I want to create a golden image of the client. Not sure if these versions' difference pose a problem. Please suggest.

 

Existing ignite version in ignite server:
# swlist | grep -i ignite
  IGNITE                                C.7.8.201      HP-UX Installation Utilities (Ignite-UX)
  Ignite-UX-11-23                       C.7.8.201      HP-UX Installation Utilities for Installing 11.23 Systems
#

I also see these in my ignite server:
root:/var/opt/ignite/data # ll
total 6
drwxr-xr-x   2 bin        bin           1024 Apr 20  2010 BT
drwxr-xr-x   2 bin        bin             96 Jun 11  2007 Rel_B.11.11
drwxr-xr-x   2 bin        bin           1024 Sep  6  2007 Rel_B.11.23
drwxr-xr-x   2 bin        bin           1024 Jul 31  2009 Rel_B.11.31
root:/var/opt/ignite/data #
root: # swlist -s /var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds
# Initializing...
# Contacting target "hhln-mgt-ign101"...
#
# Target:  hhln-mgt-ign101:/var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds
#
# Bundle(s):
#
  IUX-Recovery          C.7.8.201      Ignite-UX network recovery tool subset
  Ignite-UX-11-11       C.7.8.201      HP-UX Installation Utilities for Installing 11.11 Systems
  Ignite-UX-11-23       C.7.8.201      HP-UX Installation Utilities for Installing 11.23 Systems
  Ignite-UX-11-31       C.7.8.201      HP-UX Installation Utilities for Installing 11.31 Systems
root:/ #
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I need to create a golden image of a client.
The version in the client is
root/ #> swlist Ignite-UX
# Contacting target "vmhost"...
# Target:  vmhost:/
#
# Ignite-UX                             C.7.13.259     HP-UX System Installation Services
  Ignite-UX.BOOT-COMMON-IA              C.7.13.259     Common Boot Components for IPF clients
  Ignite-UX.BOOT-COMMON-PA              C.7.13.259     Common Boot Components for PA-RISC clients
  Ignite-UX.BOOT-KRN-11-31              C.7.13.259     Installation Boot Kernel for B.11.31 clients
  Ignite-UX.BOOT-SERVICES               C.7.13.259     Network Boot Services for System Installations
  Ignite-UX.CD-TOOLS                    C.7.13.259     Tools for creating CD media
  Ignite-UX.CD-TOOLS-DOC                C.7.13.259     Documentation for CD-TOOLS
  Ignite-UX.CD-TOOLS-SRC                C.7.13.259     Source for CD-TOOLS
  Ignite-UX.DVD-TOOLS                   C.7.13.259     Tools for creating DVD media
  Ignite-UX.DVD-TOOLS-DOC               C.7.13.259     Documentation for DVD-TOOLS
  Ignite-UX.DVD-TOOLS-SRC               C.7.13.259     Source for DVD-TOOLS
  Ignite-UX.FILE-SRV-11-31              C.7.13.259     File Archives Used By Clients During HP-UX Install
  Ignite-UX.IGNITE                      C.7.13.259     Graphical Ignite User Interface for Installations
  Ignite-UX.IGNT-ENG-A-MAN              C.7.13.259     Ignite-UX Manual Pages
  Ignite-UX.IGNT-JPN-E-MAN              C.7.13.259     Ignite-UX Japanese EUC Manual Pages
  Ignite-UX.IGNT-JPN-S-MAN              C.7.13.259     Ignite-UX Japanese SJIS Manual Pages
  Ignite-UX.MGMT-TOOLS                  C.7.13.259     Tools for Managing Data Files on an Ignition Server
  Ignite-UX.RECOVERY                    C.7.13.259     System disaster recovery tools
root/ #> swlist IGNITE
# Initializing...
# Contacting target "vmhost"...
#
# Target: vmhost :/
# IGNITE                C.7.13.259     HP-UX Installation Utilities (Ignite-UX)
  IGNITE.Ignite-UX      C.7.13.259     HP-UX System Installation Services
root/ #>

 

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p.s. removed ignite software(swremove IGNITE) from client and trying to do this:

 

#swlist -s ignite_server_ip_address

A Remote Procedure Call to an agent has failed.  Could not start a management session for "172.16.162.87:/var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds".Make sure the host is accessible from the network

 

 

uncommented rpc.rexd rpc.rusersd rpc.rwalld rpc.rstatd rpc.rquotad and rpc.sprayd in inetd.c but no use.

 

am trying to install :/var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds depot from ignite server to my client.

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Henry Fauni
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Registered: ‎09-24-2002
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Re: ignite server and client - ignite software versions

Try this on the 11iv3 client:

 

# swlist -l depot @  ignite_server_ip_address

 

Does it show a list of valid software depots? If you get the same RPC error, then you can attempt to re-start the swagent daemon on both systems by:

 

# swagentd -r

 

Also try the swlist command on ignite_server to see if /var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds is a valid software depot.

 

# swlist -l depot

 

If it's not showing up, you can register the software depot on the ignite server by:

 

# swreg -l depot @ /var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds

 

I always make it a point to upgrade Ignite-UX to the latest version at least once a year during our annual patching. Note that you don't have to remove the old version when upgrading. Ignite-UX upgrade will also not change the existing configuration on the Ignite-UX server. Just make sure you download the complete Ignite-UX bundle, then when you do the swinstall, use the "Match what target Has" method.

 

 

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silusan
Posts: 136
Registered: ‎08-23-2011
Message 3 of 5 (622 Views)

Re: ignite server and client - ignite software versions

Everything is fine...but swinstall -s ignite_server_ipaddress doesnt work!

 

from the client:
root@:/ #> grep ignite /etc/hosts
172.16.162.87         ignite
root@:/ #> swlist -l depot @ 172.16.162.87
# Initializing...
# Target "172.16.162.87" has the following depot(s):
.
.
.
  /var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds
.
.
root@:/ #>

 

On Ignite server server..

swlist -l depot shows the depot /var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds

root1@ignite:/ # ignite/depots/recovery_cmds                        <
# Initializing...
# Target "ignite" has the following depot(s):
  /var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds
root1@ignite:/ #
root1@ignite:/ # swlist -s /var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds
# Initializing...
# Contacting target "ignite"...
#
# Target:  ignite:/var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds
#
# Bundle(s):
#

  IUX-Recovery          C.7.8.201      Ignite-UX network recovery tool subset
  Ignite-UX-11-11       C.7.8.201      HP-UX Installation Utilities for Installing 11.11 Systems
  Ignite-UX-11-23       C.7.8.201      HP-UX Installation Utilities for Installing 11.23 Systems
  Ignite-UX-11-31       C.7.8.201      HP-UX Installation Utilities for Installing 11.31 Systems
root1@ignite:/ #

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silusan
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Re: ignite server and client - ignite software versions

from client:
root@1:/ #> swlist -s ignite:/var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds
# Initializing...
# Contacting target "ignite"...
ERROR:   RPC exception: "Connection request timed out (dce / rpc)"
         02/27/12 10:24:25 GMT
ERROR:   A Remote Procedure Call to an agent has failed.  Could not
         start a management session for
         "ignite:/var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds".  Make
         sure the host is accessible from the network.
ERROR:   More information may be found in the daemon logfile on this
         target (default location is
         ignite:/var/adm/sw/swagentd.log).
root@:/ #>

 

 

From ignite server:


root1@ignite:/ # ll /var/adm/sw/swagentd.log
-rw-r--r--   1 root       sys        2928780 Feb 27 10:23 /var/adm/sw/swagentd.log
root1@ignite:/ # tail -20 /var/adm/sw/swagentd.log
      
       * Registered depot or root /var/spool/sw for
         root@ignite.  02/24/12 14:53:26 GMT
       * Registered depot or root /var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds
         for root@ignite.  02/24/12 14:55:22 GMT
       * Started source agent on "/var/spool/sw" for
         root@ignite, pid=5170, 02/24/12 14:55:47 GMT
       * Started source agent on "/var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds"
         for root@ignite, pid=5259, 02/24/12 14:57:24 GMT
       * Agent pid=4528 timed out without being contacted by the
         controller or agent that started it.  02/24/12 15:03:14 GMT
       * Agent pid=5170 timed out without being contacted by the
         controller or agent that started it.  02/24/12 15:10:47 GMT
       * Agent pid=5259 timed out without being contacted by the
         controller or agent that started it.  02/24/12 15:12:24 GMT
       * Started source agent on "/var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds"
         for root@ignite, pid=9532, 02/24/12 15:17:55 GMT
       * Agent pid=9532 timed out without being contacted by the
         controller or agent that started it.  02/24/12 15:32:55 GMT
       * Started list agent on "/var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds"
         for root@ignite, pid=15098, 02/27/12 10:23:09 GMT
root1@ignite:/ # ps -ef |grep 15098
    root 15098  4517  0 10:23:08 ?         0:00 swagent /var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds 3 15 ncacn_ip_tcp ncadg_ip_udp:172.16.162.87[2121] /var/adm/sw/swagentd.log
root1@ignite:/ #

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pradeep m
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Registered: ‎12-08-2010
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Re: ignite server and client - ignite software versions

Hi,

 

>> am trying to install :/var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds depot from ignite server to my client.

 

If you want to install the recovery_cmds on the client from ignite-UX server, then I would suggest you to perform the following:


On the Ignite-UX Server:

1. Start the Ignite-UX TUI.

2. Go to "Actions" menu -> "Add a new client for recovery" -> enter the client details to add

3. Once the client is added, Select the client and go to "Actions" Menu --> "Create Network Recovery Archive

This operation would install the Ignite-UX recovery command on the clients. 


NOTE: Ignite-UX TUI, will not initiated the "make_net_recovery" command automatically on the client. User needs to initiate it after the above 3 steps. Whereas in case of Ignite-UX GUI, the complete backup is automated.  

 

Regarding your query on Golden Image:

>> I want to create a golden image of the client. Not sure if these versions' difference pose a problem. Please suggest.

 

Its normally recommended for the Ignite-UX Server to have the higher or the same Ignite-UX version as on client. But in case of Golden Image Creation it doesnt matter as we only use the make_sys_image script file to create the golden archive. 

 

Please refer the HP Ignite-UX Guided Configuration and Troubleshooting guides for step by step instruction to create and configure the golden image. 

 

Click here to access the HP Ignite-UX Guided troubleshooting

 

From the above link, choose "Configuration / How-To Guide" -> "Golden Image Creation and Configuration" to view the steps. 

 

 

For accessing all the available HP Guided Troubleshooing guides, access the below URL:
http://hp.com/support/hpgt


Regards,
Pradeep

I am an HP Employee
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