Upgrading client software during network archive

When taking a network archive the Ignite-UX server will first check/upgrade the Ignite-UX client server on the target server. Following screenshot shows the command sequence for that operation:

PXE-E23: Client received TFTP error from server

When performing a lanboot from EFI:

Performing a directed lanboot...

>>Start PXE over IPv4
  PXE-E23: Client received TFTP error from server.

 Checking the tftp facility (from a different host):

tftp 10.151.75.162

tftp> get /opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi
Error code 2: Access violation
tftp> verbose
Verbose mode on.
tftp> get /opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi
getting from 10.151.75.162:/opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi to nbp.efi [netascii]
Error code 2: Access violation
tftp> quit

Indicates that the tftp daemon cannot read the requested file.

Check permissions on files + parent directories:

# ls -ld /opt/ignite/boot
drwxr-x---   6 bin        bin           1024 Aug  7 11:26 /opt/ignite/boot

is not readable by the tftpd user!

To fix:

# chmod 755 /opt/ignite/boot

# ls -ld /opt/ignite/boot
drwxr-xr-x   6 bin        bin           1024 Aug  7 11:26 /opt/ignite/boot

Try the lanboot again:

Performing a directed lanboot…

>>Start PXE over IPv4

Client MAC Address: C8 CB B8 43 22 4C

LAN Configuration:
     Client MAC Address     : C8 CB B8 43 22 4C
     Client IP Address      : 10.151.75.21
     Subnet Mask            : 255.255.255.0
     Gateway IP Address     : 10.151.75.254
     Boot Server IP Address : 10.151.75.162
     DHCP Server IP Address :

Boot File Name: /opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi
Boot File Size: 31232

 Downloading NBP file...

 Succeed to download NBP file
...

Creating default Ignite-UX recovery depots

  1. Check that the required tools for 11.31 is installed on the Ignite-UX server:
# swlist | grep -i ignite

This should show something like:

  IGNITE                                C.7.12.519     HP-UX Installation Utilities (Ignite-UX)
  Ignite-UX-11-11                       C.7.12.519     HP-UX Installation Utilities for Installing 11.11 Systems
  Ignite-UX-11-23                       C.7.12.519     HP-UX Installation Utilities for Installing 11.23 Systems
  Ignite-UX-11-31                       C.7.12.519     HP-UX Installation Utilities for Installing 11.31 Systems
  1. Check if the default depot for recovery is available on the Ignite-UX server:
# swlist -l depot | grep -i recover

Default would be /var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds

If it does not exist run:

# /opt/ignite/lbin/pkg_rec_depot [-f]

to create it.

  1. Remove everything regarding Ignite-UX on the client system.
  1. Install the recovery commands on the client system:
# swinstall -s serv1:/var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds IUX-Recovery

Now it should work. You can run your make_net_recovery with the -u option to get the clients updated automatically to the current server version.

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