HP: ia64 lanbootΒΆ

Title:HP: ia64 lanboot
Author:Douglas O’Leary <dkoleary@olearycomputers.com>
Description:HP: ia64 lanboot
Date created:04/21/2010
Date updated:04/21/2010
Disclaimer:Standard: Use the information that follows at your own risk. If you screw up a system, don’t blame it on me...

For pa-risc systems, I normally had to set up a boot helper to get the system to talk to the ignite server. Itanium systems are radically different. I’m slowly learning stuff about the EFI - and tis is one of the cooler things

In order to get an ia64 system to boot off the lan, boot the system, interrupt the boot, if necessary, and get into the EFI shell. From there, create a dbprofile as follows:

dbprofile -dn "${name}" -cip -sip \
-gip -m -b "/opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi"

*  -cip = client IP address
*  -sip = ignite server IP address
*  -gip = client gateway IP address
*  -m = client netmask
*  -b = client boot kernel

Once done, execute lanboot select -dn ${name} and, eventually you should then be presented with the standard ignite interface.