Installing the HP-UX iSCSI initiator

A successful installation of the HP-UX iSCSI initiator requires that you set up the host server first, download the initiator, and then use commands to verify and install the product.

Ensure that you followed the steps for setting up the host server.

To install the HP-UX iSCSI initiator, complete the following steps:
  1. Log in as root.
  2. Download the HP-UX iSCSI initiator from the following website:
  3. After you download the iSCSI-00_B.11.31.01_HP-UX_B.11.31_IA+PA.depot file, use the mv command to move it to the /tmp directory on your system.
  4. Verify that the depot file was downloaded correctly by using the swlist command.
    # swlist -d @ /tmp/iSCSI-00_B.11.31.01_HP-UX_B.11.31_IA+PA.depot
    Contacting target "myhost"...
    Target:  myhost:/tmp/iSCSI-00_B.11.31.01_HP-UX_B.11.31_IA+PA.depot
    iSCSI-00    B.11.31.01    HP-UX iSCSI Software Initiator
  5. On a stand-alone system, run the swinstall command to install the product.
    # swinstall -x autoreboot=true -s 
    /tmp/iSCSI-00_B.11.31.01_HP-UX_B.11.31_IA+PA.depot iSCSI-00
    Note: The HP-UX iSCSI software initiator is a kernel product. The autoreboot=true option causes the system to reboot after the installation is complete.