Sun - Week Fourteen

Monday starts off with me looking into this jumpstart image. It turns out to be really easy! All I needed to do was to find the Solaris 10 Update 4 image, this had a file called setup_install_server (or similar), I just used this executable file to install the image to another directory. After this it was a case of using the patchadd command:

patchadd -C

And this installed that patch onto the image for installation at install time! A bit clever or what!? The afternoon was spent looking at mirroring a machine at install over jumpstart…I didn’t get it to work :( But I shall keep trying!

Tuesday was spent looking into why I couldn’t jumpstart an X86 box with Solaris 9 update 8…I tried various machines in our lab, as well as other machines around the world, some labs don’t even have an image that old! The V65s and the LX50s that I tried either didn’t have rpower configured, or were just being a pain. Alas, I didn’t finish the task by the end of the day :(

Wednesday morning was partially spent on yesterdays problem, but I was also asked to help set up an X2200. The afternoon was spent trying to install *Windows* onto that server :| It felt wrong and awful…

Thursday starts with me continuing the install of Windows….Apparently it doesn’t know how to do sata raid :roll: Oh well, out comes the floopy disk so I can load drivers on! The afternoon was spent doing some tickets. One involved moving some firmware versions form one place to another and reorganising some of firmware files. I also got the chance to look at my 880, which I’m using to try and practice LiveUpgrades. I’m currently learning about the JumpStart profiles..

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Friday morning I spent installing the drivers for the Windows box that didn”t understand fibre cards. I then helped David and James set up some storage for the box. I then went over to GMP02 to receive a package, this contained some fan trays for an 880 in GMP02 , so I went upstairs to fix it. I forgot to check the console line, so shut the server down while the engineer was doing work on it…I apologised and quickly went to lunch, After a slightly elongated lunch I received another email from the engineer who was very good about the situation :) I then spent the afternoon playing with custom Jumpstarts with my 880. At the moment it’s complaining about unexpected allocated inodes….Here is my profile, it’s most probably wrong:

install_type initial_install system_type standalone partitioning explicit metadb c1t0d0s7 size 8192 count 3 metadb c1t1d0s7 size 8192 count 3 filesys mirror:d0 c1t0d0s0 c1t1d0s0 10240 / filesys mirror:d0 c1t0d0s3 c1t1d0s3 10240 /var filesys mirror:d0 c1t0d0s4 c1t1d0s4 10240 /opt filesys mirror:d0 c1t0d0s5 c1t1d0s5 10240 /mnt filesys mirror:d0 c1t0d0s6 c1t1d0s6 10240 /tmp filesys c1t0d0s1 free swap isa_bits 64 boot_device any update cluster SUNWCall

Hopefully I can get something out of it :)

Looking at this doc, it seems this should work: install_type initial_install system_type standalone partitioning explicit metadb c1t0d0s7 size 8192 count 3 metadb c1t1d0s7 size 8192 count 3 filesys mirror c1t0d0s0 c1t1d0s0 10240 / filesys mirror c1t0d0s3 c1t1d0s3 10240 /var filesys mirror c1t0d0s4 c1t1d0s4 10240 /opt filesys mirror c1t0d0s5 c1t1d0s5 10240 /mnt filesys mirror c1t0d0s6 c1t1d0s6 10240 /tmp filesys c1t0d0s1 free swap isa_bits 64 boot_device any update cluster SUNWCall

Seems to work!

Processing profile - Selecting cluster (SUNWCall) - Selecting all disks - Configuring boot device - Configuring SVM State Database Replica on (c1t0d0s7) - Configuring SVM State Database Replica on (c1t1d0s7) - Configuring SVM Mirror Volume on / (c1t0d0s0) - Configuring SVM Mirror Volume on (c1t1d0s0) - Configuring SVM Mirror Volume on /var (c1t0d0s3) - Configuring SVM Mirror Volume on (c1t1d0s3) - Configuring SVM Mirror Volume on /opt (c1t0d0s4) - Configuring SVM Mirror Volume on (c1t1d0s4) - Configuring SVM Mirror Volume on /mnt (c1t0d0s5) - Configuring SVM Mirror Volume on (c1t1d0s5) - Configuring SVM Mirror Volume on /tmp (c1t0d0s6) - Configuring SVM Mirror Volume on (c1t1d0s6) - Configuring swap (c1t0d0s1) - Deselecting unmodified disk (c1t2d0) - Deselecting unmodified disk (c1t3d0) - Deselecting unmodified disk (c1t4d0) - Deselecting unmodified disk (c1t5d0)

Verifying disk configuration - WARNING: Unused disk space (c1t1d0) - WARNING: Changing the system’s default boot device in the EEPROM

Verifying space allocation - Total software size: 3014.27 Mbytes

Preparing system for Solaris install

Configuring disk (c1t0d0) - Creating Solaris disk label (VTOC)

Configuring disk (c1t1d0) - Creating Solaris disk label (VTOC)

Creating and checking UFS file systems - Creating / (c1t0d0s0) - Creating /var (c1t0d0s3) - Creating /opt (c1t0d0s4) - Creating /mnt (c1t0d0s5) - Creating /tmp (c1t0d0s6)

Creating SVM Meta Devices - Creating SVM State Replica on disk c1t0d0s7 - metadb: v4u-880h-gmp03: network/rpc/meta:default: failed to enable/disable SVM service - Creating SVM State Replica on disk c1t1d0s7 - metadb: waiting on /etc/lvm/lock - Creating SVM Mirror Volume d0 (/) - Creating SVM Mirror Volume d10 (/var) - Creating SVM Mirror Volume d20 (/opt) - Creating SVM Mirror Volume d30 (/mnt) - Creating SVM Mirror Volume d40 (/tmp)

After this it seems to go into the installation.

Also, an alarm went off right next to where we work, so most of us had ear defenders on…


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