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HPE Insight Foundation Suite for Integrity with Linux 2.11 on Intel Itanium Servers

The HPE Insight Foundation Suite for Integrity with Linux(IFIL) 2.11 on Intel Itanium Servers is a set of media used to setup hardware, install Linux and provide management utilities. Components available for download are either an ISO image for creating a bootable CD or a gzipped tarfile which can be booted from a USB thumb drive.

Features and Benefits

IFIL 2.11 automates the Linux installation process including preparing the hardware and updating operating system patches. Additionally, IFIL delivers these additional management utilities:

  • Configure Storage Adapters
  • Maintain Firmware
  • Create Partitions and Install Diagnostics
  • Install Linux
  • System Inventory
  • Install Diagnostics
  • Install and Update Support Tools
  • Drive Explorer

The IFIL media pack is comprised of the following:

  • HPE Smart Setup CD version 5.8.2
  • HPE Support Pack version 4.227

Documentation and Information for Linux on HPE Integrity Servers

Documentation for Linux on HPE Integrity Servers includes the following:

  • HPE Insight Foundation Suite for Integrity with Linux 2.11 User's Guide
  • HPE Insight Foundation Suite for Integrity with Linux 2.11 CD Booklet
  • Support Notes for Linux Operating Systems on HPE Integrity Servers
  • HPE Insight Management Agents for Linux on HPE Integrity Servers - Installation Guide and Release Notes

Some or all of these documents are available at:

http://www.hpe.com/info/Linux-docs

Additional information includes the following:

Other components of HPE Insight Foundation Suite for Integrity with Linux for Linux (IFIL) are available for download at IFIL - Overview.

Installation Instructions

The HPE Smart Setup CD is bootable so that you can boot from it to configure your HPE Integrity server and install the Linux Operating System using your Linux distribution media.

Use the following steps to install the software:

  1. Power on the server. The server boots to EFI.
  2. Load the HPE Smart Setup CD into the server CD or DVD drive.
  3. From the EFI Boot Menu, select "Internal Bootable DVD" and press Enter.

    NOTE: The entry Internal Bootable DVD is not created in all EFI Boot Managers. If this entry does not appear, perform the following steps:

    1. Go to the EFI shell.
    2. Enter map-b and find the entry with CD or DVD.
    3. Enter fsx: (where x is the CD or DVD)
    4. Enter cd efi\boot
    5. Enter bootia64

The HPE Smart Setup EBSU application starts and displays the Welcome screen.

To set up the server, insert the CD in the appropriate drive of your HPE Integrity server and reboot the server. Your server will boot to the EFI Boot Manager. This tool helps you set up and configure the server at the EFI level. You can use this same process to access the utilities and documentation on this CD.

Known Issues

SCSI Adapters

The HPE Smart Setup EBSU application may fail to update the firmware on SCSI adapters that have a SCSI-attached DVD drive. This issue may appear with Superdome systems with DVD drives, and may occur on other systems.

  • To update the firmware on a U320 SCSI adapter, follow the instructions in the readme file, located on the HPE Smart Setup CD:
    \EFI\io_cards\u320_scsi\readme_1030.txt
  • To update the firmware on a U160 SCSI adapter, follow the instructions in the readme file located on the HPE Smart Setup CD:
    EFI\io_cards\u160_scsi\readme.txt

Smart Array Adapters

The HPE Smart Setup EBSU application does not support a firmware update for the Smart Array 6402 adapter on an HPE rx1600 Integrity server. To update the firmware on a Smart Array 6402 adapter, refer to the HPE Web site at:

http://www.hpe.com/support

Configuring Storage Adapters

The Configure Storage Adapters utility of the HPE Smart Setup EBSU application requires the EFI driver for the storage adapter to be installed prior to any attempts to configure storage adapters. If you are unable to configure the HPE Fibre Channel and SCSI storage adapters, you should first perform the "Maintain Firmware" function from the Smart Setup EBSU Main Menu to flash the cards thus installing the EFI driver. You can then use the "Configure Storage" utility to setup your storage adapters.


 
Additional product information
Product #: linsmartsetup
Version: 5.8.2
Software specification: IFIL Smartsetup (Z7550-00215.tgz)
IFIL_smartsetup (Z7550-00216.iso)
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