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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.hpe.com/SDR
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16Example for a RHEL6 OS:
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18wget http://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/downloads/bootstrap.sh
19sh ./bootstrap.sh spp
20sh ./bootstrap.sh stk
21yum install -y hpssacli 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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29OLD - ODL - OLD - OLD - OLD - OLD - OLD - OLD - OLD - OLD - OLD - OLD - OLD - OLD - OLD
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31Older method:
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33If 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.hpe.com/SDR/repo/spp
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35Example for a RHEL6 OS:
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37wget http://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/repo/spp/RedHat/6Server/x86_64/current/hpssacli-2.30-6.0.x86_64.rpm
38yum install -y (or worst case rpm -Uvh) hpacucli-2.30-6.0.x86_64.rpm
39(will install hpacuscripting under /usr/sbin)
40wget http://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/repo/spp/RedHat/6Server/x86_64/current/hponcfg-4.6.0-0.x86_64.rpm
41yum install -y (or worst case rpm -Uvh) hponcfg-4.6.0-0.x86_64.rpm
42(will install hponcfg under /usr/sbin)
43wget http://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/repo/stk/RedHat/6Server/x86_64/current/hp-scripting-tools-10.30-39.rhel6.x86_64.rpm
44yum install -y (or worst case rpm -Uvh) hp-scripting-tools-10.30-39.rhel6.x86_64.rpm
45(will install hp-conrep or hp-rcu under /sbin)
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47You're now ready to check your configuration by running:
48mindi-bkphw /var/cache/mindi /etc/mindi
49[First parameter is the directory where files will be generated,
50 Second parameter is the configuration directory of the file deplist.d/ProLiant.conf is located]
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53Some 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:
54cd /tmp
55wget ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/pubsw-linux/p1221080004/v63551/ss-scripting-toolkit-linux-8.70.tar.gz
56mkdir ssstk
57cd ssstk
58tar xvfz ../ss-scripting-toolkit-linux-8.70.tar.gz
59cp -a utilities/conrep /usr/sbin
60cp -a utilities/conrep.xml /usr/share/conrep/conrep.xml
61cp -a utilities/hponcfg /usr/sbin
62cp -a utilities/hpacucli/hpacuscripting /usr/sbin
63cp -a utilities/hpacucli/.hpacuscripting /usr/sbin
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65# For versions <= 1.90
66cp -a utilities/cpqacuxe/cpqacuxe /usr/local/bin
67cp -a utilities/cpqacuxe/bld /usr/local/bin
68mv /usr/local/bin/bld/*.so /usr/local/lib
69echo /usr/local/lib >> /etc/ld.so.conf
70ldconfig
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73Older URL:
74wget ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/pubsw-linux/p308169895/v40154/ss-scripting-toolkit-linux-1.70.tar.gz
75wget ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/pubsw-linux/p308169895/v43548/ss-scripting-toolkit-linux-1.81.tar.gz
76wget ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/pubsw-linux/p308169895/v44247/ss-scripting-toolkit-linux-1.90.tar.gz
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78If 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.
79In order to ensure that, you may want to do on 2.2.x (x < 5) versions:
80- Edit your /usr/sbin/mindi script
81- Look for declaration of the variable FORCE_MODS.
82- Change it to FORCE_MODS="usb-storage sr_mod"
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84Those drivers will then be available at restore time, and your virtual media thus detected and supported.
85As 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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87With 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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