This section describes the preparatory steps for the installation of SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server on JS20/JS21/JS22 Blades. It covers installation using the CD-ROM drive of the BladeCenter and using the network.
Create a network installation source if SUSE Linux Enterprise Server should be installed over
a number of partitions. This provides the advantage that no CDs need to be
changed during installation. The same source can also be used for the
concurrent installation of various systems. Configuration of a network
installation source is described in Section 4.2.1,
Setting Up an Installation Server Using YaST, (↑ Installation and Administration ).
Ensure that enough hard disk storage space is available for the installation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. It is recommended to use a dedicated hard disk.
JS20/JS21/JS22 Blades Site: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/bladecenter/
Perform the steps described in this section if an installation from CD-ROM is desired.
Assign the CD-ROM drive to the Blade chosen for installation by connecting with a Web browser to a BladeCenter Management Module then logging in. After login, select the functionin the menu then activate . Assign the CD-ROM drive to the desired blade in the menu of the new window.
Then set up the CD-ROM drive as a boot device. Do this by selectingthen while in the BladeCenter Management Module. Then select the JS20/JS21/JS22 Blade in the section . Set the entry for on the page for to .
Put CD 1 in the CD-ROM drive and restart the blade.
Perform the steps as described in this section if an installation over the network is desired.
Connect to the BladeCenter Management Module using a Web browser and log in. Set the boot device to the network by accessing themenu from the page. Then select the JS20/JS21/JS22 Blade in the section and set to on .
Reboot the JS20/JS21/JS22 Blade from the itemof the menu in the BladeCenter Management Module. A table appears, showing the power status of the blades in the column. Mark the check box of the desired blade and restart it with .
Connect to the BladeCenter with the command telnet bladecenter and log in.
username: user password: ******** system>
The command env -T system:blade[bay number] determines for which JS20/JS21/JS22 Blade the subsequent commands are intended. The blades installed in the BladeCenter are listed by calling list -l 3.
system> list -l 3 system mm primary power power power power blower blower switch switch blade sp cpu cpu blade sp blade sp blade sp blade sp cpu cpu blade sp cpu cpu blade sp blade sp blade sp mt system>
The command target is then determined. To work, for example, with blade number 9, enter env -T system:blade. Connect with the console of the JS20/JS21/JS22 Blade over Serial over LAN (SOL) with the command console.
system> env -T system:blade OK system:blade> console
The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server boot loader starts after the system check has completed.
Config file read, 149 bytes Welcome to SuSE Linux (SLES-9)! Use "install" to boot the pSeries 64bit kernel Use "install32" to boot the 32bit RS/6000 kernel You can pass the option "noinitrd" to skip the installer. Example: install noinitrd root=/dev/sda4 Welcome to yaboot version 1.3.11.SuSE Enter "help" to get some basic usage information boot:
Select Enter.from the menu and press
HINT: Textmode Installation Required
Installations IBM POWER JS20/JS21/JS22 require textmode. Initiate the installation at the kernel boot prompt with the boot parameter textmode=1. During the system reboot specify linux 3 to start the system runlevel 3, which is the running system without the graphical user interface.
Serial Over LAN (SOL) installations are not affected by this limitation.
In the case of an installation over VNC, append the parameters vnc=1 and vncpassword=password to the command line for the kernel (install).
Proceed as described in
Installation with YaST, (↑ Installation and Administration ) to begin installing the software with linuxrc