EMC Symmetrix, CLARiiON, and IBM AIX SAN or Fiber Boot

New Installation

1. If a boot device has already been assigned and discovered by the host via the internal installation of
AIX, skip to step 3.

2. After the boot device has been assigned to the host, you must discover the boot device. To do so, use
the command cfgmgr ­vl fcsX where X is the number of the adapter that will be used for fibre
boot. As the following output shows, unless you already have the EMC ODM Support Package
installed, the new external devices will appear as Other FC SCSI Disk Drive. Only the relevant
portions of the output are shown.

# lsdev -Cc disk
hdisk0 Available 30-68-00-10,0 16 Bit LVD SCSI Disk Drive

# cfgmgr -vl fcs0
Time: 1 LEDS: 0x539
Number of running methods: 0
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attempting to configure device ‘hdisk1’
Time: 1 LEDS: 0x626
invoking /usr/lib/methods/cfgscsidisk -l hdisk1
Number of running methods: 1

# lsdev -Cc disk
hdisk0 Available 30-68-00-10,0 16 Bit LVD SCSI Disk Drive

hdisk1 Available 10-58-01
Other FC SCSI Disk Drive
The easiest way to track your external boot device is to assign a PVID to the intended installation disk.
This is done using the command chdev -l hdiskX -a pv=yes.

# lspv
hdisk0          0005e48ea566f3a3                    rootvg          active
hdisk1          none                                None
hdisk2          none                                None
# chdev -l hdisk1 -a pv=yes
hdisk1 changed

# lspv

hdisk0          0005e48ea566f3a3                    rootvg          active
hdisk1          none                                None
hdisk2          none                                None

4. Write down the PVID; you will then use this to identify your installation disk.

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5. Place the AIX 4.3.3, 5.1, or 5.2 installation media into the host and shut down. After the shutdown,you can remove the internal disk if you want.
6. Boot from the installation media. If the installation media was not a part of your bootlist, you can select it by entering the SMS menus and selecting your installation device as a boot device. Typically,the CD-ROM is a part of your bootlist.
7. Select the display to be used as a terminal.
8. Select the language to be used.
9. Select option 2, Change/Show Installation Settings and Install.
10. Select option 1, System Settings, and ensure that New and Complete Overwrite is selected.

11. If you have more than one disk allocated to the adapter, to verify your installation disk you can select option 77, Display More Disk Information, to see the PVID of the hdisks. Depending on the method you used to identify the installation disk, as you continue selecting 77, additional information such as WWPN, SCSI ID, and LUN ID will appear. Also, on the initial disk selection screen, verify that Yes appears under the field marked bootable for the hdisk you will install to. Once you have identified the correct hdisk device(s), select it and then continue. After the installation is complete, the host will automatically reboot from your external boot device.

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