Upgrading a System From a Remote Server in AIX 3.2.4 From Tape
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Procedure to upgrade
This document describes how to upgrade a system or install PTFs from a server
with a tape device connected. This is applicable to AIX Version 3.
In order to upgrade a system or install PTFs from a server with a tape
device connected to it, first copy the software to hard disk for
future installation on the server, export the NFS filesystem from the server,
then NFS mount the filesystem on the client. The following steps describe the
procedure to do this.
On the server
- Create a separate file system by entering the following:
- To mount the user-created file system, enter:
(e.g. mount /usr/sys/inst.images)
- To copy the installation image to hard disk for installation, enter:
- Enter the name of the file system mounted in the
proceeding step (e.g. /usr/sys/inst.images).
- Select the products, PTFs, etc. that you want to
copy to hard disk for installation/upgrade by
pressing F4 or leave the default to copy a PTF
tape or the whole tape to hard disk.
NOTE: If you select all, ensure that you have enough file space in
your user-created file system (e.g. /usr/sys/inst.images) for the entire tape
since the EXTEND file systems if space needed? option does not allocate more
file system space if needed. Press Enter to copy the files to hard disk.
- To add the file system for NFS exporting, enter:
- Enter the pathname of the directory to export, for example,
- Allow the client root access to the file system being exported.
- Press Enter to export the file system.
On the client(s)
- Create the directory you will be using to access the software, enter:
mkdir -p /pathname/directory
(e.g. mkdir -p /usr/sys/inst.images)
- In order to NFS mount the file system on the client, enter the following:
- Enter the pathname of the mount point, for example, /usr/sys/inst.images.
- Enter the pathname of the remote directory, for example, /usr/sys/inst.images.
- Enter the host where the remote directory resides.
NOTE: Host will be the host name or IP address of the server.
Press Enter to NFS mount the file system.
- In order to install products on the client, your input device in
SMIT would now be the directory of the NFS mounted file system (e.g.
[ Doc Ref: 90605212014774 Publish Date: Spt. 24, 1999 4FAX Ref: 7202 ]