In follow-up to my last post, which itself was a commentary on an earlier topic, I have the additional steps you need to do the previous procude (which is to edit /opt/opsware/boot/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/default): /etc/init.d/opsware-sas stop smartboot Edit file. /etc/init.d/opsware-sas start smartboot
2 years ago I wrote-up how you can change the default choice for the PXE menu in HP Server Automation. Found out this week that those instructions are not valid if you are running 10.0 (release this past summer). HP changed how they present their PXE menu with 10.x, and I have filed an RFE … Continue reading pxe works differently in hpsa 10.x
In conjunction with the customized PXE process I wrote about previously, it could be highly desirable to be able to return a server to the unprovisioned server pool in HP’s Server Automation. This is a specifically-Linux procedure: though I’m sure something similar can be done with Windows*. run an ad-hoc script against a target server that … Continue reading automatically returning a host to the unprovisioned server pool in hpsa
I recently found a very helpful nugget with regards to OS Provisioning with HP’s Server Automation product. OS Prov is most typically done using PXE (or the similar bootp process). SA provides a PXE server that gives a boot menu to network-booted systems. That menu contains a variety of choices: linux, windows, winpe, etc. In … Continue reading defaulting pxe boots with hpsa
I first ran into this on Solaris in the context of [then] Opsware SAS (then HP SA, now owned by Microfocus). Bind mounts might be OK … so unless the tarball has symlinks included, don’t use them – they get traversed differently than “real” directories. In short, when directory traversals are done, sometimes it looks … Continue reading don’t use symlinks unless you *know* you can
Let me compare the experience I wrote about yesterday to another I had the same year with the first customer I was ever sent to – HSBC. Just a couple weeks after starting with ProServe in 2008, I was sent to Chicago to do a final PoC for HSBC. Someone else had done a PoC … Continue reading they asked the right question
Back in August 2008, I had a one-week “quick start” professional services engagement in Nutley New Jersey. It was a supposed to be a super simple week: install HP Server Automation at BT Global. Another ProServe engineer was onsite to setup HP Network Automation. Life was gonna be easy-peasy – the only deliverable was to … Continue reading but, i got them on sale!