IBM ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit



Deployment

Overview

The ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit is a collection of system-configuration tools and installation scripts that you can use to deploy software to your IBM eServer or xSeries server in a repeatable, predictable manner. When used with IBM ServerGuide and IBM UpdateXpress, the ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit provides a total solution for deploying IBM eServer or xSeries servers in an unattended mode.

Licenses

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Version:
Supported systems:

Lenovo Windows edition, v10.0
(WinPE Based)

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Lenovo Linux edition, v10.0 (RPM)


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Windows edition, v9.63
(WinPE Based)

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  • IBM BladeCenter HS22 (7870, 1936, 7809, 1911)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS22V (7871, 1949)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS23 (7875, 1929)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS23E (8038, 8039)
  • IBM BladeCenter HX5 (1910, 7873)
  • IBM BladeCenter HX5 (7872, 1909)
  • IBM Flex System x220 Compute Node (7906, 2585)
  • IBM Flex System x222 Compute Node (7916)
  • IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node (8737, 8738, 7863, 8956)
  • IBM Flex System x440 Compute Node (7917)
  • IBM Flex System x880 X6 (4259, 7903)
  • IBM NeXtScale nx360 M4 (5455)
  • IBM Smart Analytics System (7949)
  • IBM System x iDataPlex Direct Water Cooled (7918, 7919)
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M2 server (7321, 6380, 7323)
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M3 (6391)
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M4 (7912, 7913)
  • IBM System x3100 M4 (2582)
  • IBM System x3100 M5 (5457)
  • IBM System x3200 (4362, 4363)
  • IBM System x3200 M2 (4367, 4368)
  • IBM System x3200 M3 (7327, 7328)
  • IBM System x3250 M2 (7657, 4190, 4191, 4194)
  • IBM System x3250 M3 (4251, 4252, 4261)
  • IBM System x3250 M4 (2583)
  • IBM System x3250 M5 (5458)
  • IBM System x3300 M4 (7382)
  • IBM System x3400 M2 (7836, 7837)
  • IBM System x3400 M3 (7378, 7379)
  • IBM System x3500 M2 (7839)
  • IBM System x3500 M3 (7380)
  • IBM System x3500 M4 (7383)
  • IBM System x3530 M4 (7160)
  • IBM System x3550 M2 (7946, 4198)
  • IBM System x3550 M3 (7944, 4254)
  • IBM System x3550 M4 (7914)
  • IBM System x3620 M3 (7376)
  • IBM System x3630 M3 (7377)
  • IBM System x3630 M4 (7158)
  • IBM System x3650 M2 (7947, 4199)
  • IBM System x3650 M3 (7945, 4255, 5454)
  • IBM System x3650 M4 (7915)
  • IBM System x3650 M4 BD (5466)
  • IBM System x3650 M4 HD (5460)
  • IBM System x3690 X5 (7148, 7149, 7147, 7192)
  • IBM System x3750 M4 (8722, 8733)
  • IBM System x3750 M4 (8752, 8718)
  • IBM System x3755 M3 (7164)
  • IBM System x3850 X5 (7145, 7146, 7143, 7191)
  • IBM System x3850 X6 (3837, 3839)
  • IBM System x3950 X5 (7143, 7145)
  • IBM System x3950 X6 (3837, 3839)

Windows edition, v9.41
(WinPE Based)

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  • IBM BladeCenter HS22 (7870, 1936, 7809, 1910)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS22V (7871, 1949)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS23 (7875, 1929)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS23E (8038, 8039)
  • IBM BladeCenter HX5 (1910, 7873)
  • IBM BladeCenter HX5 (7872, 1909)
  • IBM Flex System x220 Compute Node (7906, 2585)
  • IBM Flex System x222 Compute Node (7916)
  • IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node (8737, 8738, 7863)
  • IBM Flex System x440 Compute Node (7917)
  • IBM NeXtScale nx360 M4 (5455)
  • IBM Smart Analytics System (7949)
  • IBM System x iDataPlex Direct Water Cooled dx360 M4 server (7918, 7919)
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M2 server (7321, 6380, 7323)
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M3 (6391)
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M4 (7912, 7913)
  • IBM System x3100 M4 (2582)
  • IBM System x3200 (4362, 4363)
  • IBM System x3200 M2 (4367, 4368)
  • IBM System x3200 M3 (7327, 7328)
  • IBM System x3250 M2 (7657, 4190, 4191, 4190)
  • IBM System x3250 M3 (4251, 4252, 4261)
  • IBM System x3250 M4 (2583)
  • IBM System x3300 M4 (7382)
  • IBM System x3400 M2 (7836, 7837)
  • IBM System x3400 M3 (7378, 7379) 
  • IBM System x3500 M2 (7839)
  • IBM System x3500 M3 (7380)
  • IBM System x3500 M4 (7383)
  • IBM System x3530 M4 (7160)
  • IBM System x3550 M2 (7946, 4198)
  • IBM System x3550 M3 (7944, 4254)
  • IBM System x3550 M4 (7914)
  • IBM System x3620 M3 (7376)
  • IBM System x3630 M3 (7377)
  • IBM System x3630 M4 (7158)
  • IBM System x3650 M2 (7947, 4199)
  • IBM System x3650 M3 (7945, 4255, 5454)
  • IBM System x3650 M4 (7915)
  • IBM System x3650 M4 BD (5466)
  • IBM System x3650 M4 HD (5460)
  • IBM System x3690 X5 (7147, 7192)
  • IBM System x3690 X5 (7148, 7149)
  • IBM System x3750 M4 (8722, 8733, 8752)
  • IBM System x3755 M3 (7164)
  • IBM System x3850 M2/x3950 M2 (7141, 7144)
  • IBM System x3850 X5/x3950 X5 (7143, 7191)
  • IBM System x3850 X5/x3950 X5 (7145, 7146)

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  • IBM BladeCenter HS20 (8843,1883)
  • IBM System x3100
  • IBM System x3200
  • IBM System x3250
  • IBM System x3350
  • IBM System x3650T
  • IBM xSeries 236

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  • IBM eServer xSeries 206m
  • IBM eServer xSeries 226
  • IBM eServer xSeries 236
  • IBM eServer xSeries 336
  • IBM eServer xSeries 345
  • IBM eServer xSeries 346
  • IBM eServer xSeries 460
  • IBM BladeCenter LS20
  • IBM BladeCenter HS20 (8832)
  • IBM System x3105
  • IBM System x3455 (7984, 7986, 7940, 7941)
  • IBM System x3610
  • IBM System x3655
  • IBM System x3755
  • IBM System x3800
  • IBM System x3850
  • IBM System x3950
Linux edition, v9.63 (RPM)
Linux edition, v9.63 (ZIP for Altiris)


Note:
"ZIP for Altiris" only runs in the Windows environment, but provides deployment support for the Linux distributions.

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  • IBM BladeCenter HS22 (7870, 1936, 7809, 1911)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS22V (7871, 1949)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS23 (7875, 1929)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS23E (8038, 8039)
  • IBM BladeCenter HX5 (1910, 7873)
  • IBM BladeCenter HX5 (7872, 1909)
  • IBM Flex System x220 Compute Node (7906, 2585)
  • IBM Flex System x222 Compute Node (7916)
  • IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node (8737, 8738, 7863, 8956)
  • IBM Flex System x440 Compute Node (7917)
  • IBM Flex System x880 X6 (4259, 7903)
  • IBM NeXtScale nx360 M4 (5455)
  • IBM Smart Analytics System (7949)
  • IBM System x iDataPlex Direct Water Cooled (7918, 7919)
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M2 server (7321, 6380, 7323)
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M3 (6391)
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M4 (7912, 7913)
  • IBM System x3100 M4 (2582)
  • IBM System x3100 M5 (5457)
  • IBM System x3200 (4362, 4363)
  • IBM System x3200 M2 (4367, 4368)
  • IBM System x3200 M3 (7327, 7328)
  • IBM System x3250 M2 (7657, 4190, 4191, 4194)
  • IBM System x3250 M3 (4251, 4252, 4261)
  • IBM System x3250 M4 (2583)
  • IBM System x3250 M5 (5458)
  • IBM System x3300 M4 (7382)
  • IBM System x3400 M2 (7836, 7837)
  • IBM System x3400 M3 (7378, 7379)
  • IBM System x3500 M2 (7839)
  • IBM System x3500 M3 (7380)
  • IBM System x3500 M4 (7383)
  • IBM System x3530 M4 (7160)
  • IBM System x3550 M2 (7946, 4198)
  • IBM System x3550 M3 (7944, 4254)
  • IBM System x3550 M4 (7914)
  • IBM System x3620 M3 (7376)
  • IBM System x3630 M3 (7377)
  • IBM System x3630 M4 (7158)
  • IBM System x3650 M2 (7947, 4199)
  • IBM System x3650 M3 (7945, 4255, 5454)
  • IBM System x3650 M4 (7915)
  • IBM System x3650 M4 BD (5466)
  • IBM System x3650 M4 HD (5460)
  • IBM System x3690 X5 (7148, 7149, 7147, 7192)
  • IBM System x3750 M4 (8722, 8733)
  • IBM System x3750 M4 (8752, 8718)
  • IBM System x3755 M3 (7164)
  • IBM System x3850 X5 (7145, 7146, 7143, 7191)
  • IBM System x3850 X6 (3837, 3839)
  • IBM System x3950 X5 (7143, 7145)
  • IBM System x3950 X6 (3837, 3839)
Linux edition, v9.41 (RPM)
Linux edition, v9.41 (ZIP for Altiris)


Note:
"ZIP for Altiris" only runs in the Windows environment, but provides deployment support for the Linux distributions.

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  • IBM BladeCenter HS22 (7870, 1936, 7809, 1910)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS22V (7871, 1949)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS23 (7875, 1929)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS23E (8038, 8039)
  • IBM BladeCenter HX5 (1910, 7873)
  • IBM BladeCenter HX5 (7872, 1909)
  • IBM Flex System x220 Compute Node (7906, 2585)
  • IBM Flex System x222 Compute Node (7916)
  • IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node (8737, 8738, 7863)
  • IBM Flex System x440 Compute Node (7917)
  • IBM NeXtScale nx360 M4 (5455)
  • IBM Smart Analytics System (7949)
  • IBM System x iDataPlex Direct Water Cooled dx360 M4 server (7918, 7919)
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M2 server (7321, 6380, 7323)
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M3 (6391)
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M4 (7912, 7913)
  • IBM System x3100 M4 (2582)
  • IBM System x3200 (4362, 4363)
  • IBM System x3200 M2 (4367, 4368)
  • IBM System x3200 M3 (7327, 7328)
  • IBM System x3250 M2 (7657, 4190, 4191, 4190)
  • IBM System x3250 M3 (4251, 4252, 4261)
  • IBM System x3250 M4 (2583)
  • IBM System x3300 M4 (7382)
  • IBM System x3400 M2 (7836, 7837)
  • IBM System x3400 M3 (7378, 7379) 
  • IBM System x3500 M2 (7839)
  • IBM System x3500 M3 (7380)
  • IBM System x3500 M4 (7383)
  • IBM System x3530 M4 (7160)
  • IBM System x3550 M2 (7946, 4198)
  • IBM System x3550 M3 (7944, 4254)
  • IBM System x3550 M4 (7914)
  • IBM System x3620 M3 (7376)
  • IBM System x3630 M3 (7377)
  • IBM System x3630 M4 (7158)
  • IBM System x3650 M2 (7947, 4199)
  • IBM System x3650 M3 (7945, 4255, 5454)
  • IBM System x3650 M4 (7915)
  • IBM System x3650 M4 HD (5460)
  • IBM System x3690 X5 (7147, 7192)
  • IBM System x3690 X5 (7148, 7149)
  • IBM System x3750 M4 (8722, 8733, 8752)
  • IBM System x3755 M3 (7164)
  • IBM System x3850 M2/x3950 M2 (7141, 7144)
  • IBM System x3850 X5/x3950 X5 (7143, 7191)
  • IBM System x3850 X5/x3950 X5 (7145, 7146)

Linux edition, v2.42 (RPM)
Linux edition, v2.42 (ZIP for Altiris)


Note:
"ZIP for Altiris" only runs in the Windows environment, but provides deployment support for the Linux distributions.

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  • IBM BladeCenter HS20 (8843,1883)
  • IBM System x3200
  • IBM System x3250
  • IBM System x3350

Linux edition, v2.21 (RPM)
Linux edition, v2.21 (ZIP for Altiris)


Note:
"ZIP for Altiris" only runs in the Windows environment, but provides deployment support for the Linux distributions.

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  • IBM BladeCenter LS20
  • IBM eServer xSeries 460
  • IBM eServer xSeries 366
  • IBM eServer xSeries 260
  • IBM System x3105
  • IBM System x3455
  • IBM System x3655
  • IBM System x3755
  • IBM System x3800
  • IBM System x3850
  • IBM System x3850
  • IBM System x3950
  • IBM System x3950 E

DOS edition, v1.3.07

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  • IBM eServer 325
  • IBM eServer 326
  • IBM eServer 326m
  • IBM BladeCenter LS20
  • IBM BladeCenter LS21
  • IBM BladeCenter LS41
  • IBM BladeCenter HS20 (7981, 8832, 8843, 1883, 1884)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS21
  • IBM BladeCenter HS21 XM
  • IBM BladeCenter S
  • IBM BladeCenter HS40
  • IBM eServer xSeries 100
  • IBM eServer xSeries 205
  • IBM eServer xSeries 206
  • IBM eServer xSeries 206m
  • IBM eServer xSeries 225
  • IBM eServer xSeries 226
  • IBM eServer xSeries 235
  • IBM eServer xSeries 236
  • IBM eServer xSeries 260
  • IBM eServer xSeries 255
  • IBM eServer xSeries 305
  • IBM eServer xSeries 306
  • IBM eServer xSeries 306m
  • IBM eServer xSeries 335
  • IBM eServer xSeries 336
  • IBM eServer xSeries 345
  • IBM eServer xSeries 346
  • IBM eServer xSeries 365
  • IBM eServer xSeries 366
  • IBM eServer xSeries 445
  • IBM eServer xSeries 460
  • IBM System x3105
  • IBM System x3200
  • IBM System x3200 M2
  • IBM System x3250
  • IBM System x3250 M2
  • IBM System x3350
  • IBM System x3400
  • IBM System x3455
  • IBM System x3500
  • IBM System x3550
  • IBM System x3650
  • IBM System x3655
  • IBM System x3755
  • IBM System x3800
  • IBM System x3850
  • IBM System x3850 M2
  • IBM System x3950
  • IBM System x3950 M2

What's New - Windows Edition

Lenovo ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Windows Edition Version 10.0 - Sep 2014

v10.0 includes the following changes:

  • New System Support:
  • Updated tools support:
    • UpdateXpress System Pack Installer version 10.0
    • Advanced Settings Utility 10.0

ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Windows Edition,Version 9.60 - Jun 2014

v9.60 includes the following changes:

  • Added support for the following servers:
    • IBM System x3950 X6 (3837, 3839)
    • IBM Flex System x280 X6 Compute Node (4259, 7903)
    • IBM Flex System x480 X6 Compute Node (4259, 7903)
    • IBM Flex System x880 X6 Compute Node (4259, 7903)
    • IBM System x3100 M5 (5457)
  • Updated tools support:
    • UpdateXpress System Pack Installer version 9.60
    • Advanced Settings Utility 9.60
  • Added support for the following Storage controllers::
    • ServeRAID F5115
    • ServeRAID M1215
    • LSI 3004 SAS RAID Controller
    • N2225 SAS/SATA HBA
    • N2226 SAS/SATA HBA
  • Limitations:
    • SeverGuide can't configure the Nytro Cache Drive on ServeRAID F5115

To avoid this problem, complete the following steps:

  1. Enter into UEFI settings
  2. Configure the RAID logical disk in the UEFI settings: "System Settings"->"Storage"->"LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility"
  3. Save settings and boot from ServerGuide, ServerGuide can use the configured RAID logical disk to deploy OS.

Windows Edition,Version 9.41 - Sep 2013

v9.41 includes the following changes:

  • Added support for the following servers:
    • IBM Flex System x222 Compute Node (7916)
    • IBM NeXtScale nx360 M4 (5455)
    • System x iDataPlex dx360 M4 (7912,7913)
    • System x3650 M4 HD (5460)
    • System x3650 M4 (7915)
    • System x3550 M4 (7914)
    • System x3500 M4 (7383)
  • Dropped support for the following servers:
    • System x3850 M2 / x3950 M2 (7141,7144)
    • System x3850 M2 / x3950 M2 (7233,7234)
    • BladeCenter HS21 (8853,1885)
    • BladeCenter LS21/LS41 (7971,7972)
    • BladeCenter LS22/LS42 (7901,7902)
    • BladeCenter HS21 XM (7995,1915)
    • BladeCenter HS12 (8014,8028,1916)
    • System x3550 (7978,1913)
    • System x iDataPlex dx320 server (7326,6388)
    • System x3500 (7977)
    • System x3400 (7973,7974)
    • System x3400 (7975,7976)
    • System x3650 (7979,1914)
  • Updated tools support:
    • UpdateXpress System Pack Installer version 9.41
    • Advanced Settings Utility 9.41
    • SEP Tool 9.41

The Toolkit provides sample jobs for Altiris Deployment Solution for hardware configuration and OS deployment using Windows PE. The Scripting Toolkit supports Altiris Deployment Solution 6.9 SP1 - SP5 and the Hewlett-Packard Rapid Deployment Pack (RDP) versions 3.81 and 3.82, 3.83, 6.0 and 6.2. The Rapid Deployment Pack includes Altiris Deployment Solution, the Hewlett-Packard Scripting Toolkit, and Windows PE 2.1 boot environments packaged together.

What's New - Linux Edition

Lenovo ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Linux Edition Version 10.0 - Sep 2014

v10.0 includes the following changes:

  • New System Support:
  • Updated tools support:
    • UpdateXpress System Pack Installer version 10.0
    • Advanced Settings Utility 10.0
  • Limitations:
    • ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Linux Edition 10.0 doesn't support Altiris to deploy any Linux Operating System (OS) on System x server, as the Altiris Deployment Software 6.9 does not support the new Linux preboot environment which is based on RHEL 6.* kernal.
      For more information, please refer to return tip H90334.   

ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Linux Edition Version 9.60 - Jun 2014

v9.60 includes the following changes:

  • Added support for the following servers:
    • IBM System x3950 X6 (3837, 3839)
    • IBM Flex System x280 X6 Compute Node (4259, 7903)
    • IBM Flex System x480 X6 Compute Node (4259, 7903)
    • IBM Flex System x880 X6 Compute Node (4259, 7903)
    • IBM System x3100 M5 (5457)
  • Updated tools support:
    • UpdateXpress System Pack Installer version 9.60
    • Advanced Settings Utility 9.60
  • Added support for the following operating systems:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Added support for the following Storage controllers::
    • ServeRAID F5115
    • ServeRAID M1215
    • LSI 3004 SAS RAID Controller
    • N2225 SAS/SATA HBA
    • N2226 SAS/SATA HBA


ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Linux Edition Version 9.41 - September 2013

v9.41 includes the following changes:

  • Added support for the following servers:
    • IBM Flex System x222 Compute Node (7916)
    • IBM NeXtScale nx360 M4 (5455)
    • System x iDataPlex dx360 M4 (7912,7913)
    • System x3650 M4 HD (5460)
    • System x3650 M4 (7915)
    • System x3550 M4 (7914)
    • System x3500 M4 (7383)
  • Dropped support for the following servers:
    • System x3850 M2 / x3950 M2 (7141,7144)
    • System x3850 M2 / x3950 M2 (7233,7234)
    • BladeCenter HS21 (8853,1885)
    • BladeCenter LS21/LS41 (7971,7972)
    • BladeCenter LS22/LS42 (7901,7902)
    • BladeCenter HS21 XM (7995,1915)
    • BladeCenter HS12 (8014,8028,1916)
    • System x3550 (7978,1913)
    • System x iDataPlex dx320 server (7326,6388)
    • System x3500 (7977)
    • System x3400 (7973,7974)
    • System x3400 (7975,7976)
    • System x3650 (7979,1914)
  • Updated tools support:
    • UpdateXpress System Pack Installer version 9.41
    • Advanced Settings Utility 9.41
    • SEP Tool 9.41


ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Linux Edition Version 2.42 - March 2011
System Enablement Pack Version 2.20:

    • System x3650 M3 (5454)
    • System x3850 X5 (7143,7191)
    • System x3690 X5 (7147,7192)
    • BladeCenter HX5 (7873,8272)
    • BladeCenter HS22 (1911)
    • Advanced Settings Utility 3.70
  • Added support for the following operating systems:
    • SuSe Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP 4
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 6
    • VMware ESX 4.1 Update 1
  • Updated tools support:
    • UpdateXpress System Pack Installer version 4.40
    • Bootable Media Creator version 2.30
  • Additional support:
    • Added support for Director Agent 6.3.1

ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Linux Edition Version 2.21 - December 2010
System Enablement Pack Version 2.10:

    • System x3630 M3 7377
    • System x3755 M3 7146
    • Brocade 2-port 10Gb Converged Network Adapter for IBM BladeCenter (81Y1650)
    • Advanced Settings Utility 3.61
  • Added support for the following operating systems:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Updated tools support:
    • UpdateXpress System Pack Installer version 4.30
    • Bootable Media Creator version 2.20 - RHEL6
  • Additional support:
    • Added support for Native uEFI operating system installations
    • Added support for Director Agent 6.2.1
    • Added support for RHEL6 as a source server
  • Defects fixed:
    • Firmware update fix for missing uxspi utility

The ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Linux Edition (Linux Scripting Toolkit) enables you to tailor and build custom hardware deployment solutions. It provides hardware configuration and Linux operating system (OS) installation for IBM System x, BladeCenter, and iData-Plex hardware. The Linux Scripting Toolkit uses a console to simplify the steps in creating, customizing, and deploying hardware configurations and Network Operating System (NOS) deployments. Using the Linux Scripting Toolkit, you can create a bootable ISO image, USB key, or PXE boot image that supports the following types of deployment:

  • Policy-based RAID configuration using pRAID
  • Cloning of RAID configuration
  • Configuration of System settings using the Advanced Settings Utility (ASU)
  • Configuration of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)
  • Firmware updates using the UpdateXpress System Pack Installer (UXSPi)
  • UpdateXpress System Pack installation integrated with automated deployment of a Network Operating System (NOS)
  • IBM Systems Director Agent installation integrated with automated deployment of a NOS
  • Automated deployment of the following Network Operating Systems (NOSs):
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 32 bit SP4
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 x64 SP4
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 32 bit SP1/SP2/SP3/SP4
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 x64 SP1/SP2/SP3/SP4
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 32 bit Base/SP1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 x64 Base/SP1
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS/ES 32 bit U6/U7/U8
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS/ES x64 U6/U7/U8
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 32 bit U1/U2/U3/U4/U5/U6
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 x64 U1/U2/U3/U4/U5/U6
    • VMware ESX Server 3.5 U4/U5
    • VMware ESX Server 4.0/4.0u1/4.0u2/4.1/4.1u1
  • Automated deployment of the following NOSs in Native uEFI mode:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 x64
  • Remote Supervisor Adapter II (RSA II) and BladeCenter Management Module and Advanced Management Module remote disk scenarios
  • Installation of IBM Systems Director Agent integrated with scripted NOS deployment.
  • Remote deployment via Integrated Management Module (IMM).

The ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Linux Edition for Altiris Deployment Solution (Linux Scripting Toolkit) enables you to tailor and build custom hardware deployment solutions. It provides hardware configuration and Linux operating system (OS) installation for IBM System x, BladeCenter, and iDataPlex hardware. When integrated with the Altiris Deployment Solution, the Linux Scripting Toolkit simplifies the steps in creating and customizing jobs to deploy hardware configurations and Network Operating System (NOS) deployments. The Linux Scripting Toolkit supports the following types of deployment:

  • Policy-based RAID configuration using PRAID
  • Cloning of RAID configuration
  • Configuration of System settings using the ASU (ASU)
  • Configuration of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)
  • Firmware updates using the UpdateXpress System Pack Installer (UXSPi)
  • UpdateXpress System Pack installation integrated with automated deployment of a Network Operating System (NOS)
  • IBM Systems Director Agent installation integrated with automated deployment of a NOS
  • Automated deployment of the following Network Operating Systems (NOSs):
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 32 bit SP4
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 x64 SP4
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 32 bit SP1/SP2/SP3/SP4
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 x64 SP1/SP2/SP3/SP4
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 32 bit Base/SP1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 x64 Base/SP1
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS/ES 32 bit U6/U7/U8
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS/ES x64 U6/U7/U8
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 32 bit U1/U2/U3/U4/U5/U6
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 x64 U1/U2/U3/U4/U5/U6
    • VMware ESX Server 3.5 U4/U5
    • VMware ESX Server 4.0/4.0u1/4.0u2/4.1/4.1u1
  • Automated post-installation deployment of the following NOSs:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS/ES 32 bit U9
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS/ES x64 U9
  • Automated deployment of the following NOSs in Native uEFI mode:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 x64
  • Remote Supervisor Adapter II (RSA II) and BladeCenter Managment Module and Advanced Management Module remote disk scenarios
  • Integration with Altiris DeploymentSolution
  • Cloning of NOS images
  • Installationof IBM Systems Director Agent integrated with scripted NOS deployment
  • Post UXSP installation using the Altiris Agent
  • Post IBM Systems Director Agent installation using the Altiris Agent
  • Remote deployment via the Integrated Management Module (IMM).
The Toolkit provides sample jobs for Altiris Deployment Solution for hardware configuration and operating system deployment using Linux PE. The Linux Scripting Toolkit supports Altiris Deployment Solution 6.9 SP1-SP5, and the Hewlett-Packard Rapid Deployment Pack (RDP) 3.80, 3.81, 3.82, 3.83, 6.0 and 6.2.

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Last modified:  2014-12-09
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