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Installing/Configuring C7000 + BL860c blades from scratch.

 
The Brit
Honored Contributor

Installing/Configuring C7000 + BL860c blades from scratch.

I am expecting delivery of our first c7000 enclosures and some BL860c itanium blades within the next couple of weeks. We are configuring with Ethernet and FC VC modules.

Can anyone point me to any documentation which describes the installation and configuration of this hardware, "from scratch".
In particular, the steps necessary to get the hardware installed correctly, and the software installed and configured correctly. In particular, I would be really interested in the order in which these steps need to be carried out, and most importantly, any pitfalls to watch out for.

I have spent some weeks sampling all the Blade system documentation (that I can find), however I was particularly interested in whether there was a "step-by-step" manual.

Anyway,

thanks in advance.

Dave.
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Torsten.
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Re: Installing/Configuring C7000 + BL860c blades from scratch.

For hp-ux 11.31 see

http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-3364/index.html

11.23:

http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-1978/index.html

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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The Brit
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Re: Installing/Configuring C7000 + BL860c blades from scratch.

Thanks for your reply Torsten,

I should have mentioned it, (however I didn't think it would be relevant for a hardware install configuration)

My blades will be running OpenVMS 8.3-1H1.

thanks

Dave.
Torsten.
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Re: Installing/Configuring C7000 + BL860c blades from scratch.

You also wrote

"get the ... the software installed and configured correctly"

without to say what software.

Do you know this already:

http://docs.hp.com/en/hw.html#HP%20Integrity%20BL860c%20Server%20Blade

There is also an install guide.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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rick jones
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Re: Installing/Configuring C7000 + BL860c blades from scratch.

It is not an official statement, but I would probably take one of two courses:

First, the chassis-centric course:

1) get the OA in the chassis up and running, and make sure it is up-to-date on firmware

2) ditto for the Ethernet and FC modules

3) install the BL860c's and get their iLO's configured

4) install the host os on the BL860c's

5) consider firmware updates for the iLO BMC etc firmware on the BL860c's

Second, the "Farragut" approach:

Slam everything into the chassis (gently of course) power it up and go :) Especially if you ordered the blades with the host OS pre-installed.
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rose jose
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Re: Installing/Configuring C7000 + BL860c blades from scratch.

Hi Brit, Have you finished your C7000 setup. I am going to do same soon. Could you please help to get the setup details> email: ckjose99@yahoo.com.
The Brit
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Re: Installing/Configuring C7000 + BL860c blades from scratch.

Most of the configuration issues have now been resolved.
Thanks to everyone for their help.

Dave.