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Installing minimum Ignite tools

Q:I have installed HP-UX several times on new systems but the Ignite tools such as print_manifest and make_net_recovery are not there. I don’t want to install the full (hundreds of MB) Ignite package. What do I install for just the basic Ignite tools?  A: The...


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Data Center Power Down Checklist

Q: Our company is going to have to power down all the servers in our data center / computer room because of required electrical maintenance.  What steps should I take ahead of time to prepare for this? A: There are 3 main items that need...


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Match Ignite server version on network clients

The Ignite server requires that all the clients have the same version of Ignite tools installed. Rather than installing a complete package on each client, clients can install the server's version with this command: /opt/ignite/lbin/update_tools -s SERVER_NAME -d /var/opt/ignite/depots/recovery_cmds where SERVER_NAME is the IP address...


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HP-UX to remote PC printer

Preface: The majority of printer models manufactured in the last 8-10 years (especially those less than $200-300) are "host-based" which means that formatting is done in the computer, not the printer. Formatting is the task which takes text, matches the characters to stored font outlines,...


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Creating/merging .depot files

The Software Distributor system has two methods to provide installation packages, a depot directory with subdirectories and files and a single tar-based depot file with all of the components in what is called the tape format. Indeed, the tape format can either be written directly...


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Glance reports “na” for logical I/Os

For the latest version of Glance (and MeasureWare/OVPA) logical I/Os are not being measured. In Glance, the logl Rds and loglWts are marked: "na". For MWA (MeasureWare or OVPA) there are no readings stored for logical (that is, memory resident) reads and writes. The midaemon...


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Files in /var/spool/sockets/ICE?

Q: Is it OK to remove the files from /var/spool/sockets/ICE? A: Yes, these files are leftover from running Xwindows (actually, running CDE). They are leftover when users do not logout and close their desktop (CDE) sessions properly. If someone is running CDE, there will be...


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lvremove fails to remove lvol

Scenario: A mismatch exists between the Cur LV and Open LV: --- Volume groups --- VG Name /dev/vg00 VG Write Access read/write VG Status available Max LV 255 Cur LV 8 Open LV 9 Max PV 16 Cur PV 2 Act PV 2 Max PE...


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HP-UX email with attachments

1. Mail No attachment, just the body: mailx -m -s "My Subject" billh@abc.com < file_for_email_body 2. Mail with attachement, and no body: ux2dos /path_to/some_file | uuencode some_file.txt | mailx -m -s "MAIL FROM Billh" billh@abc.com 3. Mail with both attachment and body: ux2dos /path_to/some_file |...


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Easy Xwindows for PCs

For the first couple of decades of Unix-style systems, Xwindows, also known as X or X11, was part of every Unix-based workstation. In HP-UX, Xwindows started life in the late 1980s with mwm (Motif Window Manager) and later in the early 1990s, porting VUE (Visual...


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