How To Boot Sun/HP Diskless Client From HP/Sun?

How To Boot Sun/HP Diskless Client From HP/Sun?

Post by Raymond Ch » Wed, 27 Apr 1994 02:30:06



Hi, dudes:
        I have Sun 4/690 and HP 9000/750 machines. How do I boot the Sun
diskless client from HP? And how do I boot HP diskless client from Sun?
Why I want to do that? Because in this way I can run Sun binary codes with
Sun SPARC processing in HP machine. And run HP binary codes with HP processing
in Sun machine. First question is. Is posible I can do like thess?:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        |               |                       |               |
        |               |                       |               |
    ---------        --------     NFS        --------       ---------
    |Sun     |       |HP 9000|<=============>|Sun 690|        | HP     |
    |diskless|       |       |   mount       |       |      |diskless|
    |client  |       |       |               |       |      |client  |
    ----------       ---------               ---------      ----------

     boot from                  NFS mount                       boot from
     HP 9000                    each other                      Sun 690

Please don't just follow-up, please also email me the answers.
Thank you very much in advance.

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How To Boot Sun/HP Diskless Client From HP/Sun?

Post by Raymond Ch » Wed, 27 Apr 1994 02:46:23



|> Hi, dudes:
|>   I have Sun 4/690 and HP 9000/750 machines. How do I boot the Sun
|> diskless client from HP? And how do I boot HP diskless client from Sun?
|> Why I want to do that? Because in this way I can run Sun binary codes with
|> Sun SPARC processing in HP machine. And run HP binary codes with HP processing
|> in Sun machine. First question is. Is posible I can do like thess?:
|>
|>
|> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|>   |               |                       |               |
|>   |               |                       |               |
|>     ---------        --------   NFS          --------     ---------
|>     |Sun     |    |HP 9000|<=============>|Sun 690|   | HP     |
|>     |diskless|    |       |   mount       |       |   |diskless|
|>     |client  |       |       |            |       |   |client  |
|>     ----------       ---------               ---------   ----------
|>
|>      boot from             NFS mount                      boot from
|>      HP 9000                      each other                      Sun 690
|>
|>
|> Please don't just follow-up, please also email me the answers.
|> Thank you very much in advance.

By the way I know use an X-terminal login Sun and HP, SGI, DEC can display on X-terminal
sever. But one thing differents between diskless client and X-terminal server is
X-terminal server dose not have its own processes, its CPU only processes the display
data for graphics. Diskless client has its own CPU processes, which running faster than
X-terminal. That's the reason I want to config like above for special users.

--
Raymond H. Chui                 | Democracy is not a way of getting better
NSWC N55                        | solutions.
10901 New Hampshire Ave.        |
Silver Spring, MD 20903-5640    | It's just a way to spread the blame.
U.S.A.                          |
Voice:1-301-394-3807 Ext. 45    |
Fax:1-301-394-4483              |


  _ __                                  _    ,    __
 ' )  )                           /    ' )  /    /  ) /
  /--' __. , , ____   ______   __/      /--/    /    /_  . . o
 /  \_(_(_(_/_/) ) )_(_) /) )_(_(_     /  ( o  (__/ / /_(_/_(_
             /
            /

 
 
 

How To Boot Sun/HP Diskless Client From HP/Sun?

Post by John Agos » Thu, 05 May 1994 01:56:02


: Hi, dudes:
:       I have Sun 4/690 and HP 9000/750 machines. How do I boot the Sun
: diskless client from HP? And how do I boot HP diskless client from Sun?
: Why I want to do that? Because in this way I can run Sun binary codes with
: Sun SPARC processing in HP machine. And run HP binary codes with HP processing
: in Sun machine. First question is. Is posible I can do like thess?:

: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
:       |               |                       |               |
:       |               |                       |               |
:     ---------      --------     NFS        --------       ---------
:     |Sun     |     |HP 9000|<=============>|Sun 690|        | HP     |
:     |diskless|     |       |   mount       |       |      |diskless|
:     |client  |     |       |               |       |      |client  |
:     ----------     ---------               ---------      ----------

:      boot from                NFS mount                       boot from
:      HP 9000                  each other                      Sun 690

You really can't boot HP-UX diskless from a SunOS 4.x server (easily).
The reason is the same reason why you can't boot a Solaris 2.x system from
a SunOS 4.x system.  SunOs 4.x has a 16 bit dev_t structure (the devices in /dev),
while SunOS 5.x and HP-UX all require a 32 bit structure.  Now, this has
been done in an ugly fashion by creating a RAM disk at bootup and creating
all the required devices in the RAM disk. I don't know the specifics on how this
was done, but I do know it is VERY ugly and very UNSUPPORTABLE.

Now, why again do you want to slow down a VERY fast risc processor by booting
it diskless?  This made more sense a couple years ago when you had a slower
precessor.  With the faster processors, you are now creating a network nightmare
by saturating your network by booting your fast risc boxes across the net.
A single Series 700 can saturate a network.

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  John Agosta      

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How To Boot Sun/HP Diskless Client From HP/Sun?

Post by Alan Silverste » Sat, 07 May 1994 19:00:15


Quote:> With the faster processors, you are now creating a network nightmare
> by saturating your network by booting your fast risc boxes across the net.

"Supercomputer:  Turns CPU-bound problem into I/O-bound problem."
-- Ken Batcher

Sorry, I couldn't resist.  Back into my hole now...