I'm trying to deploy the second VIO server on a 740 but it seems to be failing during the BOS restore of VIO server 18.104.22.168.
Tue Jan 3 16:45:50 2012
2012-01-03T16:50:34.300759-05:00 ioserver nimol: ,info=BOS Install: Restore of Base Operating System from /NIM_BOS_IMAGE failed.
ioserver nimol: ,info=BOS Install: Restore of Base Operating System from /NIM_BOS_IMAGE failed.
I saw a post from an HMC user with this problem (from 2009) and someone responded that the VIO media must have a split mksysb image and that is what is crashing the installios.
Do I need to hack together a VIOS install image with a single mksysb file to get this to work right?
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6 replies Latest Post - 2012-05-25T08:35:50Z by ritchie_haert
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Updated on 2012-05-25T08:35:50Z at 2012-05-25T08:35:50Z by ritchie_haert
Re: installios via SDMC2012-01-04T16:01:27Z in response to SystemAdminHi Demian,
Your VIOS 22.214.171.124 that you are installing from, is that from a DVD media that comes with more than one volume? Can please run "lshmc -V" on your HMC and "head /usr/sbin/nimol_config" and post the outputs here? It could be that mksysb file is split across multiple VIOS media and this type of error "/NIM_BOS_IMAGE faied" is a result of restoring from an incomplete mksysb image file. If you can post the outputs from the HMC above, I can give you options to see if we can resolve the problem. It could be that the HMC might not have the support for installing from multi-volume VIOS media and the HMC may need to be updated.
Re: installios via SDMC2012-01-04T16:57:24Z in response to SystemAdminOutput of lshmc
sysadmin@sdmc1:~> lshmc -V
"version= Version: 6
Service Pack: 1
SDMC Build level 1.Fri Sep 23 10:28:24 CDT 2011
PSM Build Level 20110929.1
DPSM Build Level 20110929.1
output of head /usr/sbin/nimol_config
# This is an automatically generated prolog.
# nimol_rplx03a src/nimol/nimol_config.sh 1.24
# Licensed Materials - Property of IBM
# Restricted Materials of IBM
The DVD media is a 2 volume set.
Re: installios via SDMC2012-01-04T22:24:00Z in response to SystemAdminHi Demian,
Sorry, but it seemed the version of SDMC that you have does not the support for supporting VIOS on multiple volume. Future release of SDMC will have the support for installing VIOS on multiple media. For the time being, the other options would be to merge the mksysb image, try doing a AIX NIM install, or installing straight from the media.
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Re: installios via SDMC2012-01-05T22:52:33Z in response to SystemAdminHi,
A good source for you http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/LinuxP/IBM+VIOS+Installation+over+NIM
I used this document to setup the installation of VIOS from our NIM master .
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Re: installios via SDMC2012-05-25T08:35:50Z in response to SystemAdminHi demianPH,
maybe i can help you, I had the same Problem with the Message mount Volume 2
The VIO 126.96.36.199 is distributed with 2 DVD Images. So go to the Second DVD, under /usr/sys/inst.images you find another file named mksysb_image, copy this to maybe mksysb_image3 to your NIM Server
Join this file in the same way as your mksysb_image and mksysb_image2 Files to your own named install mksysb File and be happy, :-))) it works
cat mksysb_image mksysb_image2 mksysb_image2 > myown_vio_install_mksysb
Regards and have fun