IBM ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, DOS Edition, version 1.3.07
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The ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit is a collection of system-configuration tools and sample scripts that you can use to deploy operating systems to IBM eServer or IBM eServer xSeries servers in a repeatable, predictable manner. The ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit includes IBM PC DOS 7.1 and can use the device-driver set from IBM ServerGuide.
This task list uses the following terminology:
The system from which you deploy the operating system is the source system.
The server to which you deploy the operating system is the target server.
The ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit can perform the following tasks.
Detect machine type and model, serial number, and other information about the target server hardware
Save persistent-state information across server restarts to monitor the deployment process
Report errors encountered during the deployment process
Delete existing partitions and data from the hard disks of the target server
Erase all data on the hard disks of the target server
Update BIOS code on the target server
Update IBM ServeRAID BIOS and firmware code on adapters and controllers in the target server
Configure supported RAID adapters and controllers in the target server
Configure supported Fibre Channel host bus adapters (Windows operating systems only) in the target server
Create a primary operating-system installation partition on the first hard disk of the target server, and format the new partition (support for FAT32 partitions for Windows only)
Install an operating system on the target server (Microsoft Windows or Linux )
Install device drivers on the target server (for Windows only)
Install IBM Director Agent for Windows
Integrate with third-party products like Altiris Deployment Solution, and Microsoft Automated Deployment Solution.
Install Post-operating system UpdateXpress System Packs.
The ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit does not currently include installation script files for Windows Preinstallation Environment 2005 or Linux boot environments.
The ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit utilities were tested with IBM PC DOS 7.1. If you run the utilities with another version of DOS, replace the fdisk32.com and format32.com commands with commands applicable to the version of DOS you are using.
Use the InstallShield wizard to install the ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit on a 32-bit source platform running one of the following operating systems:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
Requirement: Microsoft Automated Deployment Services (ADS) requires Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition with SP1.
To install the Scripting Toolkit onto the source server, you need a user account and password on the source system with sufficient authority to install the files. You should also obtain a static IP address for the source system to use the source system to deploy code to target systems.
The ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit might require some of the following items that are not part of the Web-downloadable package:
Licensed copies of all operating systems to be deployed
The syslinux.com executable for Linux installations.
The latest version of the IBM ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD-ROM that supports the target server
The latest version of the IBM Director Setup and Installation CD
The latest version of the IBM UpdateXpress CD
The latest version of the UpdateXpress System Pack for the target server
The latest version of the UpdateXpress System Pack Installer
Supported deployment scenarios
The ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit supports the following standalone deployment scenarios:
DOS-startable CD or standalone DOS-startable diskette with data CD
DOS-startable diskette with network share
Remote Supervisor Adapter II or BladeCenter® Management Module and network share
You can use any of these deployment scenarios to deploy a supported Windows operating system. You must use the DOS-startable diskette with standalone network share deployment scenario to deploy a Linux operating system.
The ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit also supports Windows and Linux deployment through the Altiris Deployment Solution for Servers.
ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit 1.3.07 supports the following servers
IBM eServer 325
IBM eServer 326
IBM eServer 326m
AMD Opteron LS20 for IBM BladeCenter
IBM BladeCenter HS20 (7981, 8832, 8843, 1883, 1884)