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3MondoRescue provides enhanced HP ProLiant support.
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5HP ProLiant provides the possibility to be configured from a HW perspective at BIOS, Smart Arry (Raid) and iLO (management board) level from a Linux system.
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7The information is stored in the EEPROM of each HW component (BIOS, SA and iLO), retrieved through the below mentioned HP tools, and stored on the disk with XML files. These files are available at restore time, to be used by the same tools, also available, to reconfigure the HW in a similar way to what it was at backup time.                                                                                                                                       
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9Only if you add FirmWare components under /usr/local/bin (CPxxx.scexe files) then these files will also be launched at restore time to force a specific FW version to be installed. As long as FirmWare files are not stored under /usr/local/bin, they won't be applied.                                                                                                                                                   
10At restore time, MondoRescue will ask a question (if not in unattended mode) in order to know if you want to restore the HW *configuration* (not HW FirmWare) content. It will then re-apply what was stored in the XML files to configure the platform exactly as it was at backup time, from a HW confiuration perspective.
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14If you have a ProLiant system you first need to get the hp-scripting-tools, hponcfg and hpacucli packages. Due to licenses issues, mindi cannot provide those tools itself. You need to get them from http://downloads.linux.hp.com/SDR
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16Example for a RHEL6 OS:
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18wget http://downloads.linux.hp.com/SDR/downloads/bootstrap.sh
19sh ./bootstrap.sh SPP
20sh ./bootstrap.sh Extras
21yum install -y hpacucli hponcfg hp-scripting-tools
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23You're now ready to check your configuration by running:
24mindi-bkphw /var/cache/mindi /etc/mindi
25[First parameter is the directory where files will be generated,
26 Second parameter is the configuration directory of the file deplist.d/ProLiant.conf is located]
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29Older method:
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31If you have a ProLiant system you first need to get the hp-scripting-tools, hponcfg and hpacucli packages. Due to licenses issues, mindi cannot provide those tools itself. You need to get them from http://downloads.linux.hp.com/SDR/downloads/ProLiantSupportPack/
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33Example for a RHEL6 OS:
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35wget http://downloads.linux.hp.com/SDR/downloads/ProLiantSupportPack/RedHat/6Server/x86_64/8.72/hpacucli-8.70-8.0.noarch.rpm
36yum install -y (or worst case rpm -Uvh) hpacucli-8.70-8.0.noarch.rpm
37(will install hpacuscripting under /usr/sbin)
38wget http://downloads.linux.hp.com/SDR/downloads/ProLiantSupportPack/RedHat/6Server/x86_64/8.72/hponcfg-3.1.1-0.noarch.rpm
39yum install -y (or worst case rpm -Uvh) hponcfg-3.1.1-0.noarch.rpm
40(will install hponcfg under /usr/sbin)
41wget http://downloads.linux.hp.com/SDR/downloads/ProLiantSupportPack/RedHat/6Server/i386/8.72/hp-scripting-tools-8.70-52.rhel6.i386.rpm
42yum install -y (or worst case rpm -Uvh) hp-scripting-tools-8.70-52.rhel6.i386.rpm
43(will install hp-conrep or hp-rcu under /sbin)
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45You're now ready to check your configuration by running:
46mindi-bkphw /var/cache/mindi /etc/mindi
47[First parameter is the directory where files will be generated,
48 Second parameter is the configuration directory of the file deplist.d/ProLiant.conf is located]
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51Some of these tools are also provided as part of the Smart Start Scripting Toolkit. You can get it from http://www.hp.com/servers/sstoolkit and use the following:
52cd /tmp
53wget ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/pubsw-linux/p1221080004/v63551/ss-scripting-toolkit-linux-8.70.tar.gz
54mkdir ssstk
55cd ssstk
56tar xvfz ../ss-scripting-toolkit-linux-8.70.tar.gz
57cp -a utilities/conrep /usr/sbin
58cp -a utilities/conrep.xml /usr/share/conrep/conrep.xml
59cp -a utilities/hponcfg /usr/sbin
60cp -a utilities/hpacucli/hpacuscripting /usr/sbin
61cp -a utilities/hpacucli/.hpacuscripting /usr/sbin
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63# For versions <= 1.90
64cp -a utilities/cpqacuxe/cpqacuxe /usr/local/bin
65cp -a utilities/cpqacuxe/bld /usr/local/bin
66mv /usr/local/bin/bld/*.so /usr/local/lib
67echo /usr/local/lib >> /etc/ld.so.conf
68ldconfig
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71Older URL:
72wget ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/pubsw-linux/p308169895/v40154/ss-scripting-toolkit-linux-1.70.tar.gz
73wget ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/pubsw-linux/p308169895/v43548/ss-scripting-toolkit-linux-1.81.tar.gz
74wget ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/pubsw-linux/p308169895/v44247/ss-scripting-toolkit-linux-1.90.tar.gz
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76If you're making a backup with mondoarchive on a ProLiant system that you want to be able to restore using the Virtual Media function of ProLiants, then you have to ensure that the required drivers will be available at restore time.
77In order to ensure that, you may want to do on 2.2.x (x < 5) versions:
78- Edit your /usr/sbin/mindi script
79- Look for declaration of the variable FORCE_MODS.
80- Change it to FORCE_MODS="usb-storage sr_mod"
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82Those drivers will then be available at restore time, and your virtual media thus detected and supported.
83As the CD-ROM emulated is a USB one, it will be a slower restore than using a real CD, or the network, but can be an easy way to load the mindi boot image e.g. and launch the rest of the restore through the network.
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85With latest versions of mindi, those modules are already included and you don't have to do anything to have it work.
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