Installation preparation :

  • Add the computer to /etc/dhcp.install on dhcp server, group Windows RIS Installation. Reserved DNS entries risinst01/02/03.lbdaq.cern.ch should be used, only Mac need to be updated. This will put the PC to install in the same VLAN than RIS server. This is required to install a complete RIPREP image.
  • Add ipmi config in /etc/dhcp.(ux|sx)
  • Restart dhcp server

Installation :

  • Connect the computer to the ADMIN vlan in SX
  • On first startup select Network boot and configure the ipmi interface. For DELL 1425, enter setup to desactivate Console redirection. If activate Windows installation will wait on a popup for installation via remote console
  • When PXE boot start, press F12 to start RIS install
  • You can choose "Custom Install" to set the computer name
  • Then a RIPREP image should be copied to the computer, and PC will reboot fully installed. For 2U Revenge pc, a bug in RIS/RIPREP stop at the end of image copy, ( with RAID driver copy ). Discard this error and reboot with F3.

Post-Install tasks:

  • In the 'DNS' tab of the 'Advanced TCP/IP Settings', append 'lhcb.online' and 'lbdaq.cern.ch' in 'Append these DNS suffixes'.
  • Start > pGina > Configuration Tool. On "Advanced" tab uncheck "Enable 'Passthru' mode'". (Logout and login - pGina should work - all disks are maped).
  • For 2U Revenge pc: configure IPMI
  • If you have installed additional hardware then don't forget to install drivers.
  • Move the DHCP entry for this newly installed pc from dhcp.install to dhcp.ux (or .sx for surface pc) into the WINDOWS group section. Restart DHCPD.
  • Create extra partition L:(localdisk) with 2 folders: pvss and scratch
  • Remove write access on L: root for Domain Users group ( only keep Read & Execute ). Remove Everyone entry from the list.
  • Give write access to both new folder pvss and scratch for Domain User group. pvss directory can be Full Control for Domain users.
  • For DELL 1425 image, PVSS registry ACL need to be set. This will be added to next DELL image release...

-- GaryMoine - 20 Apr 2007

-- SashaMazurov - 23 May 2007 (add post-install tasks for DNS and pGina)

-- SashaMazurov - 25 May 2007 (add IPMI note in Post-Install)

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