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Old 09-16-2009
How to specify the correct HMC interface during installios

I am trying to restore a VIO server through HMC. The nim_resources.tar is nfs exported from a file server.

The HMC has 2 interface configured

ent0 - Privare network
ent1 - Public network

Both networks are isolated from each other with different switch.

Now the problem:

When running the installios command from HMC and after providing the required parameter, the HMC assumes server IP as the one in private network and going forward ping fails during the lpar bootup


Connecting to my-vio
Checking for power off.
Power off complete.
Power on stvus056t-vio to Open Firmware.
Power on complete.
Client IP address is
Server IP address is
Gateway IP address is
Subnetmask IP address is
Getting adapter location codes.
/pci@800000020000203/ethernet@1 ping unsuccessful
Is there any way I can tell the HMC to use the HMC interface in public network as Server IP and not the private interface ?

Let me know if its not clear..

# 2  
Old 09-17-2009
Boot your machine into SMS menu and in "setup remote IPL" and select the appropriate NIC card and setup IP parameters.
# 3  
Old 09-17-2009

Fixed this..

All I had to do is give the HMC ip as gateway and HMC did the routing for me Smilie

Originally Posted by faruk
Boot your machine into SMS menu and in "setup remote IPL" and select the appropriate NIC card and setup IP parameters.
installios command take care of booting the partition in sms mode, setting the IP parameters and doing ping test. you can't take control in between.


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