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RE: HMC network install of i5OS V7R1 from DSLO image, can't fine load source B2003110



fixed

As of SP3 for 7.7.6 and 7.7.7 (also SP3) it appears as though you can
configure the Virtual Ethernet as the load source. Just did it over the
weekend. Once on my box (7.7.6) and once on a customer machine 7.7.7.

Do go back to the host and check to see if the NFS mounts are up and that
the directory has the proper authorities. It looks to me that the "J" spin
is a bit more finicky than previous spins. The TFTP server is supposed to
be able to find the BOOTP from a higher directory level but I don't think
that works with the "J" respin, so I specify it directly to the code.

In addition to the aforementioned document there is a redpaper out called
"IBM i Network Install". That one is a bit more explicit in it
instructions, but both give the same steps.

--
Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of DrFranken
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2013 8:05 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: HMC network install of i5OS V7R1 from DSLO image, can't fine
load source B2003110

Tagged I/O needs to be the Ethernet card that (in your case) gets the IP
10.5.23.8. Then the IP address 10.5.23.6 needs to be on that same network.
Now they CAN be virtual IP adapters that's legal but of course you'd
probably want the 10.5.23.6 adapter to also be virtual on the same server.
It will work across an IBM i network bridge or VIOS SEA (which actually is a
bridge) but it's simpler with two virtual LAN adapters.

Not sure if it's fixed but in earlier V7 HMC code you could not tag the
virtual Ethernet while running through the create partition wizard. You have
to 'lie' to complete it then go back into the profile and tag the Virtual
Ethernet as it allows it then.

The real deal is that it doesn't make any difference if this is a client
partition to IBM i, client to VIOS, NPIV connected, vSCSI connected etc etc.
You are simply using this support for the alt-IPL source it doesn't care
about where the IBM i will find it's storage in the end.

I have done a bunch of these this way and it works very well.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.frankeni.com
www.iDevCloud.com
www.iInTheCloud.com

On 12/30/2013 2:10 AM, Steinmetz, Paul wrote:

Larry,

How should the tagged IO be configured for network install for client
partition?

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steinmetz, Paul
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2013 1:57 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: HMC network install of i5OS V7R1 from DSLO image, can't
fine load source B2003110

Larry,

Thanks for all the help and tips.

I had two issues,
1) alt restart device wasn't tagged.
2) chsysstate - 1 extra space after serverdir/ V7R1OSPTF

Now that I have the setup and syntax correct, chsystate was successful.
I'm now trying to the same to a hosted client partition, error B2004158
This is my first attempt of this for a client partition, not sure if this is
possible?
I followed Pete Massiello PDF "Building Virtual IBM i partitions on hosted
IBM i."
However, instead of loading from actual medial, trying a network install.
Is this possible?
The client doesn't have an actual Ethernet, so no actual IP.

chsysstate -o on -k manual -m Server-8205-E6C-SN105815R -n
Pencor08 DSLO -i d -f Pencor08 DSLO -r lpar --ip 10.5.23.8 --netmask
255.255.255.0 --gateway 10.5.23.6 --serverip 10.5.23.6 --serverdir
/V7R1OSPTF --duplex auto --mtu 1500



-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of DrFranken
Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2013 8:31 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: HMC network install of i5OS V7R1 from DSLO image, can't
fine load source B2003110

Paul,

Did the email client or the list remove characters after Pencor07?
Otherwise you have too many parameters there. Also it appears there is an
extra space after the / in / OSV7.... Again could be an email client
thing.

Can you confirm that the line description used for the NFS Host is
configured for 1500 byte or smaller frames?

Can you confirm that the NFS and TFTP servers are in fact running on
the Host.

Finally can you confirm that profile "Pencor07(some missing
character)Upgrade" has the appropriate Ethernet line tagged as the Alternate
Restart Device?

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.frankeni.com
www.iDevCloud.com
www.iInTheCloud.com

On 12/29/2013 6:16 PM, Steinmetz, Paul wrote:

HMC network install of i5OS V7R1 from DSLO image, can't fine load
source B2003110

Successfully completed similar process earlier this year.
Since HMC and LPAR both updated.
Redid prereqs several times.
I don't think the HMC is detecting the image catalog, mounted and
ready .

VFYIMGCLG IMGCLG(V7R1DLSO) TYPE(*UPGRADE) NFSSHR(*YES)

CHGAUT OBJ('/V7R1OSPTF') USER(*PUBLIC) DTAAUT(*RX) SUBTREE(*ALL)
CHGAUT OBJ('/V7R1OSPTF/BOOTP') USER(QTFTP) DTAAUT(*RX) SUBTREE(*ALL)
CHGTFTPA ALTSRCDIR('/V7R1OSPTF/BOOTP')

ENDTCPSVR SERVER(*TFTP)

STRTCPSVR SERVER(*TFTP)
STRNFSSVR SERVER(*ALL)
CHGNFSEXP OPTIONS('-i -o ro') DIR('/V7R1OSPTF')

chsysstate -o on -k manual -m Server-8205-E6C-SN105815R -n Pencor07
Upgrade -i d -f Pencor07 Upgrade -r lpar --ip 10.5.23.7 --netmask
255.255.255.0 --gateway 10.5.23.6 --serverip 10.5.23.6 --serverdir /
V7R1OSPTF --duplex auto --mtu 1500

Thank You
_____
Paul Steinmetz
IBM i Systems Administrator

Pencor Services, Inc.
462 Delaware Ave
Palmerton Pa 18071

610-826-9117 work
610-826-9188 fax
610-349-0913 cell
610-377-6012 home

psteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx<mailto:psteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
http://www.pencor.com/



Thank You
_____
Paul Steinmetz
IBM i Systems Administrator

Pencor Services, Inc.
462 Delaware Ave
Palmerton Pa 18071

610-826-9117 work
610-826-9188 fax
610-349-0913 cell
610-377-6012 home

psteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx<mailto:psteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
http://www.pencor.com/

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