How to install Itanium Server from Ignite Server

You need to reboot the server to install OE. Reboot the server or if it is already at hung state then press Ctrl+B from console then hit enter to get into the GSP. From GSP main menu type cm and hit enter then type rs and enter then y and enter. then type ma and hit enter. Then co and hit enter. then select the partition and hit enter. it will take you to the console. When press any key in 10 seconds message comes press any arrow key or any key except enter or spacebar. Then press down arrow key to EFI Shell and hit enter.

From EFI Shell type lanboot select -dn Ignite ( I is capital, name of our Ignite Server is Ignite)

It will ask for the proper lan Card. Type the Lan card no. like 01 or 02 and hit enter. It will boot from the Ignite Server. Then follow the procedure of loading HPUX.

If no profile is there you can create one of your own.

( sip= Ignite Server IP, cip = client server ip, gip=gateway ip, m=subnet mask, b= bootfile)"

dbprofile -dn Ignite -sip 192.168.192.6 -cip 192.168.192.32 -gip 192.168.192.32 -m 255.255.255.0 -b "/opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi"

DONOT FORGET THE QUOTES ABOVE

You can do either the way I mentioned above or below way but I prefer PXE boot. Remember if you have Linux Kickstart Servers with PXE enable or Solaris Jumpstart Server with PXE boot enabled then you might have trouble with  ignite/kickstart and jumpstart. I have seen RISC Servers trying to boot from Ignite Server. 

  You need the entries for PXE boot of Itanium Server in /etc/dhcptab file. Example below

dhcp_device_group:\
re:\
ncid:\
class-id="PXEClient:Arch:00002:.*":\
lease-time=300:\
subnet-mask=255.255.255.0:\
addr-pool-start-address=192.168.192.246:\
addr-pool-last-address=192.168.192.254:\
bf=/opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi

If you already configured /etc/bootptab with MAC address of Itanium Server Cards then you do not have to do this

Here is the example of /etc/bootptab entry

rx7620a0:tc:IADEF:ip=192.168.192.42:ha=0017084C78D6
rx7620a1:tc:IADEF:ip=192.168.192.43:ha=0017084C88AC