-- MikeGore - 2015-04-23

Services overview

* Ubuntu 14.04LTS Linux OS
  • TFTPboot server
    • /tftpboot/pxes - root folder
  • SAMBA server
    • /tftpboot/pxes shares for imaging
  • Node image repository
    • himrod.cs:/himrod.node - current image of working nodes on himrod
  • Has private NAT firewalled network - 192.168.1/24 10.0.15/24
    • DHCP with local name server
    • PXE tftpboot functions
      • Boot Linux repair and imaging utilities or Linux network installers
    • DNS name server for NAT
    • SAMBA file shares
    • NFS file shares
    • APACHE Web service

Himrod Setup and Configuration overview files

  • Software under /cscf-adm/src provides a number of tools for setting up himrod
      • /etc/network/interfaces network interfaces for system
        • These MUST be statically defined for our setup scripts to work
      • /cscf-adm/src/hosts/common_hosts.himrod*
        • The master Makefile in /cscf-adm/src copies this to /usr/local/bin/common_host
        • EXTIF="em4.529" defines the device name for the extrenal interface
        • INTIF="bond0" main internal network
        • INTNAT="TRUE" use NAT to access the outside
        • INT2IF="em3" secondary internal network
        • INT2NAT="TRUE" use NAT to access the outside
        • Other settings include SAMBA and university network ranges
      • /tftpboot/pxes is the PXE root folder
      • /cscf-adm/src/dnsmasq contains all configuration files used for
        • DHCP and DNS
        • /cscf-adm/src/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.common.himrod
          • Defines all himrod nodes and interfaces with simplified IP and MAC address notation
          • provides DNS and reverse DNS for all local networks
          • Example:
            • host himrod
              • himrod.localnet has address
            • host himrod.cs
              • himrod.cs has address
        • make processes /cscf-adm/src/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.common.himrod
          • Creates:
            • /etc/hosts - defines local addresses for all himrod nodes
            • /etc/resolv.conf using /cscf-adm/src/dnsmasq/resolv.template
            • /etc/dnsmasq.hosts - is an include file in /etc/dnsmasq.conf
              • Note: /etc/dnsmasq.conf ONLY includes dnsmasq.hosts - do not define anything else
        • TFTPBOOT

    • FIREWALL and NAT for internal private networks - optionally provides NAT
    • SAMBA shares - also used by imaging tools
    • NFS for live boot images

Initial Setup overview

Only Done once
  • Edit /cscf-adm/src/dnsmasq/dnsmasq.common.himrod
    • This defines subnets and host/mac IP assignments
  • Edit /etc/network/interfaced
    • define ALL networks statically
  • Edit /cscf-adm/src/hosts/common_hosts.himrod
    • define interface names and roles
  • Run /cscf-adm/src/install_packages
    • This installes required packages
  • Run make all
    • runs install scripts
      • dnsmasq, samba, nfs setup sccf-adm accounts
    • runs update scripts
      • download pxe live images etc
    • installs NAT firewall

Setup Updates

  • Run: make copy_scripts
  • Run make docs
    • Creates the TWIKI and HTML documenation from sources places them in:
      • /cscf-adm/src/twiki and /cscf-adm/src/html

Main configuration and setup directories


  • /etc/network/interfaces - system network configuration
    • The setup scripts assume the network setting exist statically in order to work
  • /cscf-adm/src/hosts/common_hosts.himrod defines interfaces and roles (ie is the interface to a NAT network)

Himrod Setup and Installation folders

  • /cscf-adm/src
    • This contains all of the tools used to do the initial setup and configuration of himrod
  • /cscf-adm/src - program sources
  • /cscf-adm/src/dnsmasq - DNSMASQ / TFTPBOOT /DNS serices and configuration
  • /cscf-adm/src/pxe - PXE boot files - a minimal working PXE tree with boot images
  • /cscf-adm/src/hosts - host network configuration - defines interfaces used by all scripts*
  • /cscf-adm/src/syslinux - Syslinux sources - used for PXE booting
  • /cscf-adm/src/Idrac - iDrac scripts - Dell configuration and licencing scripts
  • /cscf-adm/src/cluster - Cluster scripts
  • /cscf-adm/src/twiki - Twiki documents - autogenerated
  • /cscf-adm/src/html - HTML documents - autogenerated
  • /cscf-adm/src.web - web based reporting utils

DNSMASQ /cscf-adm/src/dnsmasq

  • dnsmasq is a single package that provides PXE BOOT, DNS, DHCP services


  • make is the only file run by and admin to update himrods dnsmasq settings
  • compiles mkhosts.c
  • runs install_dnsmasq
  • Note: make can be run at ANY time to make sure all files are up to date


  • Only called from make ( ie. Makefile ) to install and configure dnsmasq using files defined in the following sections
  • Stops nscd and dnsmasq
  • updates /etc/resolv.conf using resolv.template files
  • updates /etc/dnsmasq.hosts usings hsosts.template
  • creates /etc/hosts , /etc/resolv.conf and /etc/dnsmasq.hosts
    • Updates /etc/dnsmasq.conf to include /etc/dnsmasq.hosts
  • creates /etc/Networkmanager/dispatcher.d/00-dnsmaq trigger script to rewrite /etc/resolve.conf in case Network Manager is installed
    • This prevents other programs from messing up /etc/resolv.conf
  • starts nscd and dnsmasq

DNSMASQ Config files


  • himrod specific configuration for dnsmasq
  • Put all IP,MAC address and interface information for the cluster here


  • just a symlink to dnsmasq.common.himrod created by make install process

DNSMASQ Template Files

  • * These files are preprocessed and added to the top of the automatically generated /etc/dnsmasq.hosts file
    • dnsmasq/dnsmasq.template.private
      • default DNSMASQ settings for ONE private network
    • dnsmasq/dnsmasq.template.private_two
      • default DNSMASQ settings for TWO private networks
    • dnsmasq/dnsmasq.template.private_three
      • default DNSMASQ settings for THREE private networks
    • dnsmasq/hosts.template
      • defines fixed records we always want in the /etc/hosts file
    • dnsmasq/resolv.template
      • defines fixed record we want added to the top of the /etc/resolv.conf file
      • Default external DNS servers - should be moved into common_host

DNSMASQ Compiled files

  • To recreate these files:
    • cd /cscf-adm/src/dnsmasq
    • make


  • Create from mkhosts and install_dnsmasq using dnsmasq.common.himrod and hosts.template


  • Create from mkhosts and install_dnsmasq using resolv.template


  • Create from mkhosts and install_dnsmasq using dnsmasq template files


  • The top level include for dnsmasq created by the make install process
  • includes preporocessed dnsmasq.template files
  • includes dnsmasq.common

  • Network Manager trigger script - recreates /etc/resolv.conf if dnsmasq sees a status change
    • This overwrites any changes, Network Manager may do if the network port status changes, with correct information

DNSMASQ mkhosts and mkhosts.c

  • preprocessor program that reads
    • dnsmasq.compiled.himrod and hosts.template
    • Writes /etc/dnsmasq.hosts - a file included from the otherwise totally blank /etc/dnsmasq.conf file
    • Write /etc/hosts
    • Creates DHCP entries, DNS records - both forward and reverse lookups for local networks

mkhosts Ducumenation

  • What: mkhosts.c a preprocessor for dnsmasq configuration files
  • The preprocessor handles creating reverse dns records and settings from
  • a simpilfied syntax
  • Syntax:
  • ttl= time
  • time is a ttl as per the dnsmasq man pages
  • Example: ttl=1440m - set the default ttl to 1440 minutes until the next ttl keyword
  • * subnet= subnet specify the subnet
  • subnet is a subnet specification - LIMITATIONS mkhosts uses hard coded /24 network - first 24 bits
  • Example: subnet=192.168.1 - this defines the subnet the same as ..
  • ip,*mac*,*cname* [,*cname*]...
  • ip is the last digit of the subnet only
  • mac is the MAC address of the interface you want to assign the address to
  • cname a common separated list of cnames
  • Example: 101,00:25:90:29:eb:ec,m160-1-local-comm,m160-1
  • * Creates
  •    *     dhcp-host=,00:25:90:29:eb:ec,m160-1-local-comm,1440m
       *     ptr-record=,"m160-1-local-comm"
       *     address=/m160-1-local-comm/
       *     cname=m160-1,m160-1-local-comm
  • prefix= We can redefine dhcp name prefix for reverse lookups
  • iface= just puts a comment in the output file
  • tag= defind tags to be appened to dhcp-host
  • pxelinux= Define the pxelinux subnet - hosts under this section can get a private boot file
  • Each mac address will simlink to the file pxelinux.cfg/nodes
  • include= process an include file
  • Example:
  • ttl=1440m
  • subnet=192.168.2
  • 1,00:25:90:0e:5b:a2,m160-local-comm,m160-comm,m160
  • 101,00:25:90:29:eb:ec,m160-1-local-comm,m160-1
  • ...

BASH Scripts summary

  • accounts - default cscf-adm and cscf-op encrypted passwords
  • cleanup - Delete files under a directory DIR and children that are older the DAYS old
    • ./cleanup directory days
  • common_functions
    • Common shell scripts used by most scripts under /cscf-adm/src
  • common_vars
    • Common directory locations and definitions
  • common_host
    • compiled into /usr/local/bin from /cscf-adm/src/hosts/common_hosts.himrod
  • cscf-root-pub-key.txt
    • copy of CSCF root public key to be added to /root/.ssh/autorized_keys2 file
  • distroy_and_clone
    • himrod specific scripit added to RIPimage
    • Partitions and formats all drives on a node - mounts /dev/sda1 on /mnt/sda1
    • Runs: rsync -a -x -H --numeric-ids homrod:/himrod.node/ /*
. * dnsmasq.sh - lists dnsmasq leases
  • fetch_clonezilla - grabs lates clonezilla image and installes it in /tftpboot/pxes/clonezilla
    • see: /tftpboot/pxes/pxelinux.cfg/clonezilla_menu
  • fetch_pxe
    • Capture existing PXE code and images for the Image Deployment System
    • Not used on himrod
  • fetch_rip
    • Downloads lates version of RIP
  • fetch_ubuntu_installers
    • Downloads Ubuntu PXE instalers for any iso images under /tftpboot/pxes/rawiso/Ubuntu
    • Updates /tftpboot/pxes/ubuntu-installer/menu.conf called from master pxelinux menu
  • fetch_ubuntu_releases
    • Downloads ubuntu iso images to /tftpboot/pxes/rawiso/Ubuntu
    • Example: ./fetch_ubuntu_releases 12.04 14.04 beta*
  • firewall * NAT firewall service for system
  • fixhost
    • change hostname and ssh keys for a host - update postfix
  • fixperms
    • Update the permissions on files under a directory
    • Only update those files that have them wrong so that backups do not update files needlessly
  • flush_cache
    • This script will cause the kernel to drop clean caches, dentries and inodes from memory, causing that memory to become free.
  • format_disks
    • Partition and Format disks on a himrod node to prepare for imaging
  • grub_fix
    • Updates /etc/default/grub, purges then reinstalls grub
  • install_admin_users
    • Add local Administrative and Samba users defined in $ADM_USERS - see common_host
  • install_dell_utils
    • Install Dell OpenManage Ubuntu Repository - not used on himrod
  • install-networker
    • Install Legato Networker for CSCF backup services
  • install_packages
    • Install common Ubuntu packages required for the Image Deployment System
  • install_pxe
    • Install the PXE code and images for the Image Deployment System
    • We only install install the files once from the pxe folder
    • We should consider merging updates FROM the pxe folder to the pxe folder or the reverse
    • Correctly we use fetch_pxe (this excludes files that can be regenerated)
    • make fetch_pxe will do this
  • install_samba
    • setup cscf-adm and cscf-op local user
      • Prompts to create an iinitial samba password for each account
  • install_syslinux
    • Install and compile syslinux (the default Ubuntu version is out of date)
    • Installs files in /tftpboot/pxes/syslinux
  • install_ubuntu_scripts
    • not used on himrod
  • IPMIview
    • Supermicro IPMI utility wrapper
    • Console access and IPMI settings
  • lc.c and lc
    • UofW list catalog program
  • list_samba_users
    • List current samba users
  • Makefile
    • Master make file calls all install and update scripts
  • mntpart
    • used to chroot mount a partition - used by recovery tools like RIP
  • mntprox
    • bind mounts partitions into chrooted environment
    • Defines all of the cluster nodes by name and ILOM name
  • pxe2usb.sh
    • Converts himrod PXE boot enviornment into standalone USB KEY
  • pxe_liveboot_nfs
    • Service to mount Live Boot images
  • readiso
    • Read an CD or DVD and create an ISO image
  • sh2twiki and sh2twiki.c
    • Creates TWIKI and HTML documenation form simplified Markup Language
  • syslinux-6.02.tar.gz
    • Syslinux source
  • testfree and testfree.c
    • Used to verfify a partition is mounted and has enough free space
  • test_vars
  • update_fstab
    • Updates /etc/fstab on nodes to include NFS home directories
  • update_rip
    • Apply local costomizations to local RIP images
  • updates
    • Add additional repositories, NTP and SMTP configuration, created symlinks need for CS AD
    • Used on clean system after first install
  • wakeup uses wake on lan feature to wakeup any host listed in /etc/dnsmaqsq.hosts

firewall script provides firewall and NAT services for a private network

  • Notes:
    • If you need to add or limit existing service rules
    • You should only have to make changed to the functions:
    • local, and less likely; mail_firewall


  • What:
    • Must have a NAT defined or die
  • Return:
    • exit 1 if no firewall is defined


  • What:
    • remove all firewall rules and kernel modules
    • sets state to ACCEPT or DROP
  • Arguments:
    • allow - or - drop
    • allow = ACCEPT all traffic
    • drop = DROP all traffic


  • What:
    • List network interfaces


  • What:
    • Modifies /etc/hosts.allow adding the private networks


  • What:
    • Local default firewall rules for UW
  • Notes:
    • Customize these to suit your needs


  • What:
    • Main firewall code - site independent firewall code
  • Notes:
    • Calls local_rules


  • What:
    • Open an inbound ssh rule for the specified external host
  • Arguments:
    • host
  • Returns:
    • Fatal if host not specified


  • What:
    • Close an inbound ssh rule for the specified external host
  • Arguments:
    • host
  • Returns:
    • Fatal if host not specified


  • What:
    • Check if a host has a firewall rule
  • Arguments:
    • host
  • Returns:
    • Display iptables result


  • What:
    • Open an inbound rule for the specified external host
  • Arguments:
    • host
  • Returns:
    • Fatal if host not specified


  • What:
    • CLose an inbound rule for the specified external host
  • Arguments:
    • host
  • Returns:
    • Fatal if host not specified


  • What:
    • Install firewall script as a service
  • Notes:
    • Sets the firewall state to allow all
  • Returns:
    • Displays status


  • What:
    • Remove firewall service
  • Notes:
    • Sets the firewall state to allow all
  • Returns:
    • Displays status

Main Code Section:

  • Arguments:
    • start - start firewall
    • stop - stop firewall
    • restart - restart firewall
    • status - firewall status display
    • add_ssh_host - add inbound allow ssh rule for host
    • del_ssh_host - del inbound allow ssh rule for host
    • openhost - add inbound allow open rule for host
    • blockhost - add inbound block rule for host
    • checkhost - check host rule
    • install - install this script as a service
    • uninstall

C Programs

  • basestr.c
    • :Match substring
    • Returns: return( strncmp(argv[1],argv[2],len) == 0 ? 0 : 1);
  • fixname.c
    • Escape strings so they can be safely passed to a shell
    • Names may be quoted with ''s
  • lc.c
    • University of Waterloo List Catalogue command
  • sh2twiki.c
    • Convert BASH and C markup to HTML or TWIKI
  • testfree.c
    • Usage: testfree device -v -f threshold(in Megabytes)

Automatic Documentation

  • make docs will automatically extract BASH and C markups
    • Creates TWIKI or HTML Documentation from Markup
  • Features
    • Uses half the markup required the doxygen
    • Understands SHELL Variables and Functions

Markup Rules

  • Heading: Markup syntax notes
  • Comments:
    • Comments start with // or #
    • Examples
    • # this is a comment
    • // this is a comment
  • Tokens:
    • Tokens are any word following a comment that ends with ':'
    • Examples
    • # Notes:
    • // Arguments: userid result
    • Notes: the token and any following comments are part of the token
  • Reserved:
    • The following tokens have special meaning
    • Title: Creates a title for the document.
    • This keyword and any unbroken chain of comments and unreserved
    • tokens are part of the title and will be listed in the index file.
    • Author: Document Author, also Authour works
    • Heading: Create a heading
  • Variables:
    • The following code objects have special meaning
    • VAR=value Variable assignments
    • This variable if following a token will become a comment
    • # ======== This a a section break
    • // ======= This is a section break
  • Blank_Lines:
    • Blank Comments lines end a token or grouping
    • Examples:
    • //
    • #
    • C enum are processed
    • enum {
    • value1,
    • value2
    • };
  • Functions: are processed along with the contents by counting brace levels
  • Note: ANY unbroken preceding group of tokens/comments are part of the
    • function documentation.
    • Functions names in the documentation are listed BEFORE the preceding tokens
  • Examples:
    • // This is a custom printf command
    • // Arguments: format string, variable number of arguments
    • // Returns: void
    • void myprintf(char *str, ...)
    • {
    • printf code goes here ...
    • }
  • Special_Keywords:
  • Processed keywords that create documentation sections
    • pause message
    • pause_yes message
    • pause_no message
    • must be followed by if,then,else,fo - optionly end with a section
    • Notes:
    • This is used in the ASIMOV updates script to create TWIKI documentation for
    • That script. The compatibility is included here


  • PXE BOOT /tftpboot/pxes
    • Config: /tftpboot/pxes/pxelinux.cfg/default
    • ISO boot images: /tftpboot/pxes/iso


PXE / TFTPBOOT files and descriptions


  • /tftpboot/pxes - PXE root directory Add any boot images under this directory - see below for specific directories that are already defined


  • PXE bootstrap file from syslinux - all systems boot this file first


  • Top level PXE menu files go here - defined in binary file pxelinux.0

  • Top level PXE boot menu

  • default menu include used by al menus
    • defines vesa display mode and resolution, defaulyt timeouts and prompts
    • you should not ever have to change this

  • default graphic background for menus

  • Clonezilla PXE boot menu
    • Primary imaging tool

  • Acronis imaging tools menu

  • Recover is Possible RIP boot images
  • there are rip_menuNN.N menus for each version
    • We used this tool to image the cluster - to be replaced by clonezilla

  • not used on himrod

  • not used on himrod

  • Live boot images of Ubuntu


  • Contains syslinux ustilities used by the menu system


  • used by dos_menu and diag_menu - not used on himrod See pxelinux.cfg/default


  • Recovery is Possible - locally updated version of RIP PXE images


  • Avast antivirus components - added to RIP images


  • bin files added to RIP images


  • Colonezilla PXE boot images
  • bin files added to RIP images


  • General purpose images folder free to use for deplyment images


  • Ubuntu live iso shares used for PXE/NFS live booting


  • Linux Ghost code with additions to work with RIP


  • Ubuntu network installers

IDrac Scripts

Reset node using iDrac

  • /cscf-adm/src/IiDrac/reset_node ilom-NODE - where NODE is lised in the table above

Apply iDrac License Keys to machines

  • ./allnodes_apply_idrac_keys
    • Uses service_tags.txt for list of nodes - and to match the license file
      • Assumes license files are in current directory - see extract_keys

Setup boot drive on nodes himrod-1 .. 23

  • ./allnodes_setup_boot_hd
    • Calls setup_boot_hd with node name

Setup disks on nodes himrod-1 .. 23

  • ./allnodes_setup_disks
    • Calls setup_disks with node name

Setup node disks via iDRac

  • ./setup_boot_hd nodename [-r]
    • nodename is like ilom-himrod-3
    • -r implies reset node

Update all nodes firmware

  • ./allnodes_update_firmware
    • Uses service_tags.txt for list of nodes
    • Calls update_firmware

Update node firmware

  • ./update_firmware nodename R620|R720xd
    • nodename is like ilom-himrod-3

Extract Dell license keys

  • ./extract_keys
    • Extracts the License.zip file , then renames the license files so that the service tag for each node is part of the file name.
      • Example: DE00000040318201-1DF2DZ1.xml

List iDrac firmware versions for all nodes

  • ./get_idrac_versions
    • Uses service_tags.txt for list of nodes

List node disks

  • ./list_disks nodename
    • Lists iDrac disk and controller names on a node
    • nodename is like ilom-himrod-3

Reboot node into PXE - onceupdate_rip

  • ./reboot_once_pxe nodename
    • nodename is like ilom-himrod-3

Reset node

  • ./reset_node nodename
    • nodename is like ilom-himrod-3

Reset nodes

  • ./reset-nodes
    • Resets all nodes except himrod-1 and storage nodes*

iDrac Help on the web

iDrac Directories

  • iDrac-Firmware-R620
    • Firmware
  • iDrac-Firmware-R720xd
    • Firmware
  • R620
    • Documents for R620
  • orig
    • Backup of license files in zip format
  • docs
    • iDrac documents integrated-dell-remote-access-cntrllr-7-v1.30.30_User's Guide_en-us.pdf

IDrac files

  • account iDrac access password
  • license_portal_url.txt
    • URL and userid for Dell license portal (This is where we downloaded our iDrac keys)
  • racadm_readme.txt
    • Summary of iDrac commands (most of them listed below)
  • service_tags_license_names.txt
    • License file n Resets all nodes except himrod-1 and storage nodes*
ames with node names and hardware type R620 or R720xd
  • service_tags.txt
    • node name, service tag, hardware type R620 or R720xd
  • Service Tags ver 4-1-2-20140605.xlsx
    • file with node names and service tags

iDRac files on tftpboot server

  • /tftpboot/pxes/firmware/R620IDRAC/firmimg.d7
    • Firmare for R620 and R720xd - the happen to be the SAME image

IDrac ILOM network configurration examples

    • Set NIC to ILOM4
      • racadm config -g cfgLAnNetworking -o cfgNicSelection 5
    • Get NIC
      • racadm getconfig -g cfgLanNetworking -o cfgNicSelection
    • Static config
      • racadm setniccfg -s
    • Get NIC info - will list the ILOM and which interface it ties to
      • racadm getniccfg
    • Enable IPMI over lan
      • racadm config -g cfgIpmiLan -o cfgIpmiLanEnable 1
    • DHCP
      • racadm setniccfg -d

Idrac Firmware commands

* See update_firmware script - we flash update from the tftpboot server
  • -p : upload firmware image from the client (RACADM)
  • -g : use TFTP download process for firmware update (use with -u)
  • -u : perform firmware update operation (used with -p and -g)
  • -a : specifies TFTP server IP address used for firmware image (used with -g)
  • -d : specifies source path where firmware image exists (default is local)
  • -f : use FTP download process for firmware update
  • -s : query for current firmware update process status
  • -r : rollback to the standby firmware
  • --clearcfg : after firmware update, removes the previous idrac configuration

Firmware update examples

* See update_firmware script - we flash update from the tftpboot server
  • Upload a firmware image from the client and start firmware update:
    • racadm fwupdate -p -u -d /tmp/images
  • Upload firmware image from FTP server and start firmware update:
    • racadm fwupdate -f test test -d firmimg.d7
  • Upload firmware image from TFTP server and start firmware update:
    • racadm fwupdate -g -u -a -d /tmp/images
  • Query the current status of the firmware update process:
    • racadm fwupdate -s
  • Rollback to the standby firmware:
    • racadm fwupdate -r
  • Upload firmware image from TFTP server, start firmware update. After firmware update is complete, delete previous iDRAC configuration:
    • racadm fwupdate -g -u -a -d /tmp/images --clearcfg

ipmitool networking

Imaging a node

Live boot images

  • /cscf-adm/src/fetch_ubuntu_releases 14.04 will update all of the latest 14.04 releases
    • Any number of version numbers can be listed - they will all be updated
    • calls pxe_liveboot_nfs service to remount and export new images

PXE Ubuntu Installers

  • /cscf-adm/src/fetch_ubuntu_installers - creates a PXE installer for all liveboot images
  • This is only of use for an install from scratch

RIP PXE node imaging

  • We used RIP PXE boot to image the original nodes on himrod - the suggested new was is to use clonezilla
  • Use iDRac web console for node
    • firefox --no-remote ilom-himrod-1
    • login with root and 2013 cscf-adm passwd
  • Network boot the node in pxe mode: reboot_once_pxe
  • Choose RIPLinuX 13.7
    • RIPLinuX 13.7 64Bit with Kernel from himrod version vmlinuz...
  • login root - no password
  • setup network dhcpcd
  • run clone script: distroy_and_clone
    • This reformats /dev/sda partitions and copies /himrod-node (from himrod) to / on the node
  • cd /mnt/sda1/ubuntu-scripts
  • chroot and bind required filesystems into /mnt/sda1:
    • ./mnntpart /dev/sda1 - ignore any bind mount errors - a few are for other versions of ubuntu
  • verify networking, ie: ping www.yahoo.com
  • fix grub
    • cd /ubuntu-scripts
    • ./grubfix
      • yes remove grub - we purge and reinstall
      • boot */dev/sda1

RIP updates or customizati"> Local RIP updates or customization

  • /cscf-adm/src/update_rip 13.7 pxe
USAGE: ./update_rip version  type
   version is numeric
   type is grub,grub2,syslinux,pxe or all
Example: ./update_rip 13.7 grub2
   patches RIP13.7 directory with ghost
Example: ./update_rip all
   updates ALL (pxe,syslinux,grub2) boot images on himrod
  • This script will also add cscf specific customizations to RIP
    • It also rewrites the /tftpboot/pxes/pxelinux.cfg/rip_menu and rip_menu13.7 etc

Clonezilla PXE boot

  • /cscf-adm/src/fetch_clonezilla updates to the latest version automatically
    • /tftpboot/pxes/pxelinux.cfg/clonezilla is the PXE boot menu - does not have to change with most updates.
    • We have the latest version (as of 10 April 2015) of clonezilla on himrod
  • Web site: http://clonezilla.org/
  • Screen shots
  • Features
    • Can image and restore both Windows and Linux systems
    • Recover/backup
    • PXE bootable
    • Multicast
    • Supports a wide range of file systems
    • Backup only parts of the disk that are used
  • Limitations
    • Cannot restore to smaller disks or partitions
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