Installing Ignite-UX and configuring external DHCP server

The next reminder… 😉

Fast introduction into installing an Ignite-UX install server for HP-UX.

Remember ILO2 Virtual Media is terrible slow! Put all HP-UX ISO on a NFS server, extract the contents into folders and export the file system. Mount the NFS share on your HP-UX server, for example:

# mount -F nfs ius025:/export/iso-images/hpux /mnt

Now install Ignite-UX. You can find the Ignite-UX depots on the HP-UX 11.31 OS DVD #3. Or use the NFS share, which was created above.

# swinstall -s /mnt/os3

Mark Ignite-UX-11-31 (or IGNITE for all OS versions).
Go to Actions -> Install…


Reboot !

After reboot mount the NFS share with the extracted ISO contents again. Check free space on your /var file system. 16 GB should be enough. Run following commands:

# make_depots -r B.11.31 -s /mnt/os1
# make_depots -r B.11.31 -s /mnt/os2
# make_depots -r B.11.31 -s /mnt/os3
# make_depots -r B.11.31 -s /mnt/app1
# make_depots -r B.11.31 -s /mnt/app2
# /opt/ignite/bin/make_config -c  /var/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.31/core_cfg –s 
# manage_index -a -f /var/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.31/core_cfg -r B.11.31

Check if the NFS server daemon is running. If not enable it. The same procedure for tftpd . If you are using an external DHCP server with PXE capabilities you don’t need to enable BOOTP on the Ignite-UX server. By default you don’t need to change the settings in /etc/inetd.conf.

Setup PXE with Ignite-UX settings on a Microsoft DHCP server.


The most important settings are Option 66 Boot Server which should point to the Ignite-UX server and the Boot File Option 67 which should contain „/opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi„.

That’s it ! Now you should be able to boot the Integrity VM over network and run the HP-UX setup.

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