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Connecting C7000 Enclosure to Onboard admin and Upgrading Firmware

Adefolarin
Occasional Visitor

Connecting C7000 Enclosure to Onboard admin and Upgrading Firmware

Hi,

I need to connect another 2 C7000 eclosure to existing onboard administrator (which already have 2 enclosures connected), I have gone through the wizard but did not give me the option to add new enclosure. I need to update the firmware on these enclosures. Need to update the firmware then move the blades on production to it making sure it works before proceeding with the live environments

Please any usefull advise will be appreciated

Thanks
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JKytsi
Honored Contributor

Re: Connecting C7000 Enclosure to Onboard admin and Upgrading Firmware

And by connecting the enclosures you mean what ? You can only connect OA modules with enlosure link ports.
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Frank Gessner
Frequent Advisor

Re: Connecting C7000 Enclosure to Onboard admin and Upgrading Firmware

You have to setup a corresponding IP (same Subnet as your primary OA) on the new Enclosures by toggeling it on the small OCP.
After that connect the Enclosures via the Enclosure OA-Uplinks. Then you should see all of them and can manage what you want.
regards, Frank
The Brit
Honored Contributor

Re: Connecting C7000 Enclosure to Onboard admin and Upgrading Firmware

Isn't there a limit on how many enclosures can be "daisy-chained" in this fashion??

I thought it was only 3-4??

Dave
Ken Krubsack
Trusted Contributor

Re: Connecting C7000 Enclosure to Onboard admin and Upgrading Firmware

Dave - limit is 4
marcus1234
Honored Contributor

Re: Connecting C7000 Enclosure to Onboard admin and Upgrading Firmware

hmm i thought limit was 3 and they must be in same enclosure..
marcus1234
Honored Contributor

Re: Connecting C7000 Enclosure to Onboard admin and Upgrading Firmware

Ken Krubsack
Trusted Contributor

Re: Connecting C7000 Enclosure to Onboard admin and Upgrading Firmware

I'll go halfway with you. I see it's intended for enclosures in the same rack, which means 3, but I don't see explicitly stated a limit of 3 - unless I'm blind and missed it somewhere.
Frank Gessner
Frequent Advisor

Re: Connecting C7000 Enclosure to Onboard admin and Upgrading Firmware

I have connected 4 c7000 shelves in a row
and can see all of them via OA.
Adefolarin
Occasional Visitor

Re: Connecting C7000 Enclosure to Onboard admin and Upgrading Firmware

Many thanks to all who reply, it's been very helpful, i have now been able to connect all via OA and can see all, I have one other question, the firm where on this is 2.01, can anyone please advise the latest firmware and where/how to obtain this

Thanks
The Brit
Honored Contributor

Re: Connecting C7000 Enclosure to Onboard admin and Upgrading Firmware

The latest OA FW is 2.60. Follow the link on the left (Download drivers, software and firmware.). Select c7000 blade enclosure.

Dave.
The Brit
Honored Contributor

Re: Connecting C7000 Enclosure to Onboard admin and Upgrading Firmware

You should also think about assigning points if the answers above have been helpful.

Dave
Ken Krubsack
Trusted Contributor

Re: Connecting C7000 Enclosure to Onboard admin and Upgrading Firmware

You'll also want to upgrade any virtual connect modules you have in the enclosure.

Also, make sure you upgrade the BIOS on the blades, the ILOs on the blades and power management firmware on the blades (if applicable).
Adefolarin
Occasional Visitor

Re: Connecting C7000 Enclosure to Onboard admin and Upgrading Firmware

Hi All,

All power supply (6 hot plug) coming up as critical after the upgrade. I have taken them all out 1by1 and also replace with a working enclosure (non patched enclosure) and still coming up as critical. This was not the case before the upgrade, anyone experience similar thing or can help

Thanks
Ken Krubsack
Trusted Contributor

Re: Connecting C7000 Enclosure to Onboard admin and Upgrading Firmware

How old are these enclosures? HP put out a recall on the power supplies (unfortunately, the details are escaping me) made before a certain date. Newer OA firmware has been detecting and flagging them. You might need to get in touch with HP and have them replaced.
Adrian Clint
Honored Contributor

Re: Connecting C7000 Enclosure to Onboard admin and Upgrading Firmware