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Mixing BL460c Windows & BL860c OpenVMS Blades in c7000 : any drawbacks

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Dirk Bogaerts
Frequent Advisor

Mixing BL460c Windows & BL860c OpenVMS Blades in c7000 : any drawbacks

Hi,

intending to install next year some BL860c OpenVMS Blades in existing c7000's already housing several BL460c Windows blades.
Except for the full height slots required for the BL860c, are there any drawbacks when mixing Windows BL460c's & OpenVMS BL860c's in the same c7000? Any tips on how to mix, for optimal cooling for example ?

thanks
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JKytsi
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Re: Mixing BL460c Windows & BL860c OpenVMS Blades in c7000 : any drawbacks

In the HW perspective there is no drawbacks and normal HW placement guides apply.

I would put the big blades first from bay1-->
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Igor Karasik
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Re: Mixing BL460c Windows & BL860c OpenVMS Blades in c7000 : any drawbacks

No problem.
But if you plan to use SB40c (storage blade) with BL860c - probably you will get problem which I have: http://forums12.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1191317

>>Any tips on how to mix, for optimal cooling for example ?
I think it does not matter.
Dirk Bogaerts
Frequent Advisor

Re: Mixing BL460c Windows & BL860c OpenVMS Blades in c7000 : any drawbacks

Thanks for the feedback guys. And no storage blades needed, all external SAN storage.