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xxzab
Advisor

C-class OA USB and DVD

I have heard that the OA can now handle a USB DVD drive, I am at firmware 2.02 and I have a Sony DRX-S50U and the OA does not seem to see the Drive from the webpage. Anyone running in to this problem or am I missing a step?
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Raghuarch
Honored Contributor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

Hi xzab,

OA Doesn't Support Sony DRX-S50U USB drive.
its support is limited to some HP USB drives.

Regards,
Raghuarch
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

Hello,

You can connect the USB dvd-drive to OA USB port and boot server from that media.Try mounting the DVD drive to servers with OA GUI or LCD screen.

I am sure u have connected it to the port which was under a sticker which reads "Reserved for future use".

USB DVD drive support for OA was included in firmware release 2.01;
refer:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/revision/9694.html

2.02 is great & this will work;

If not possible, what is the error ??

Regards,
James.
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

Hello,

The HP BladeSystem c3000 enclosure includes a DVD drive that is installed into the front of the enclosure,
while the c7000 provides an option for a DVD/CD-ROM driver that plugs into the rear of the enclosure.
The drive can be used by a single blade or by all blades simultaneously to perform software installations
and updates in the same way a standard DVD drive is used in a computer system.
The c3000 DVD drive is not "connected" to any blades in the enclosure after initial installation. To use the
DVD drive, an administrator must first "connect" the DVD drive to any or all blades through the Onboard
Administrator or by using the built-in Insight Display. From the blade's perspective, connecting the DVD
drive is analogous to connecting a USB DVD drive to the blade. A subsequent "detach" disconnects the
DVD drive from the USB bus.

Regards,
James.
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

Please look at the ScreenShots;

Regards,
James.
xxzab
Advisor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

I removed the sticker that was covering the USB port and I plugged in the DVD drive (that works from the front of the BL460c) and went to the GUI for the OA and tried to assign the DVD drive but it listed as no media present in drive, but there is a bootable cd in it. So that prevents me from assigning it.
xxzab
Advisor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

I am using the c7000
xxzab
Advisor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

screenshot
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

Hello,

Check if the iLO virtual media applet is in use, if so, there cant be a connection;
this must be disconnected before u enter GUI.

Regards,
James.
xxzab
Advisor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

Noting is using the iOL virtual media on any of the blades that I can see
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

what about LCD screen ?

Regards,
James.
xxzab
Advisor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

it works from the insight display
xxzab
Advisor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

But in the OA its listed the same but shows the blade is now connected to the enclosure DVD. Cant connect or disconnect it from the OA
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

I See ! interesting;

I am out of ideas at the moment. will update u if I have something. sorry bro !

Perhaps, someone else can shower his divine light to this issue !??!

Regards,
James.
Raghuarch
Honored Contributor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

Hi,

YOu mention LCD is working fine.
But the LCD screen You have attached doesn't show it.

Can you please check
Go to the Main Menu in LCD.
Select enclosure settings.
YOu should be getting no media for the bays in which you have serves and absent for the bays in which you don't have servers.
If you see No Media Drive was not recognized by OA.
Please refer to screen shot.

Try to connect using LG or HP USB-drives if you have any.

Regards,
Raghuarch
Raghuarch
Honored Contributor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

Hi,

You can try this from CLI Telnet or ssh to OA.

Below is the command.

SET SERVER DVD [ CONNECT | DISCONNECT ] [ ALL | {[ , | - ] number>}]: Connect or disconnect the specified server or range of servers from
the enclosure DVD drive. DISCONNECT will detach any URL in addition to
"Enclosure DVD".

Regards,
Raghuarch
xxzab
Advisor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

My problem is fixed, When you add a DVD/CD drive to the OA, the three things you will need to do is:

1. put a cd/dvd in the unit(needs to be in unit)
2. select the 'Refresh' button at the bottom of the screen, this will
re-detect the device.
3. select at least 1 server before you select the 'DVD' button(other
wise they will be greyed out)
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

Thanks for updating !

Points to REMEMBER;

Regards,
James.
Ervinck Kevin
Valued Contributor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

When I try to add my DVD-drive into our C3000 enclosure it doesn't detect the drive.

OA-001A4BEFFC31> set server dvd connect all

Bay 1 - No DVD media or DVD drive present.
Bay 2 is empty.
Bay 3 is empty.
Bay 4 is empty.
Bay 5 - No DVD media or DVD drive present.
Bay 6 is empty.
Bay 7 is empty.
Bay 8 is empty.

When you put the DVD drive into the C3000 you can see it is provided with power. I also put a DVD bootable media in it but to no avail.
Also via the display I cannot add the DVD drive to one or more bays.
Ervinck Kevin
Valued Contributor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

Just for information. After powering off the complete C3000 enclosure and rebooting again we saw that the DVD drive was detected this time.

However the DVD-drive was already installed when we first booted the server with all hardware mounted (switches, psu, fans, blades and dvd-drive).
Jae Ellers
Occasional Advisor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

I used a Memorex DVD-RW which worked fine with a C7000.

Does or will this process support a USB stick? It didn't seem to work for me.
http://blog.mr-vm.com
xxzab
Advisor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

No you cant use a USB stick, just can connect a DVD/CD drive. I tried it my self when tring the new DVD function, it never finds it. It would be function for HP to add.
Raghuarch
Honored Contributor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

Hi Ervinck,

You mentioned that you have to re power the C300 to make DVD work.

In case if the DVD is not recognized by OA,
Remove the OA and Insert the OA it will work fine.

There is no need for re powering the Enclosure.

This happens if the OA is not seated properly.

Regards,
Raghuarch
seetharam
Occasional Visitor

Re: C-class OA USB and DVD

USB Port is working for DVD drive.Try to update your OA Firmware with 2.04.