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Network Connectivity to WS460C blades in C7000

chuckn_1
Occasional Contributor

Network Connectivity to WS460C blades in C7000

Hello,
We have two C7000 enclosures with 6 WS460C blades. Since upgrading the OA’s in both enclosures to 3.21 we are having intermittent network connectivity issues somewhere between the Cisco switch and the blade bays.
For example Windows detects that the "Network Cable is unplugged". The blade boot-up sequence also reports the "Network Cable is unplugged" when PXE booting.
If the blade is moved into another bay then the network will sometimes work, but this is intermittent. We have 2 types of blades, XW460C and WS/BL460C this problem only seams to affect the WS/BL460Cs in both enclosures. The most of the XW460Cs do seam to be OK though, only 1 seams to suffer from this problem.
I have spent several hours on the phone to HP, who are currently looking at the OA logs..
Has anybody seen this issue before or have any idea what could be causing it, everything was OK before the OA update to 3.21, but I haven’t seen/read of anybody else having this issue.
Firmware versions – C7000 OA 3.21
BL/WS460Cs - I24 12/01/2010 (Ilo 2.05 Dec 16 2010)
XW460Cs - V03 11/02/2008 (most of these work so we are not upgrading this FW). (ilo 1.79 Aug 28 2009)
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks.
Matt
3 REPLIES
Diego Castelli
Trusted Contributor

Re: Network Connectivity to WS460C blades in C7000

Is there Virtual Connect?

upgrading only the NICs FW?
Diego C.

MS MCSA Server 2003

HP Accredited Integration Specialist
CLEB
Valued Contributor

Re: Network Connectivity to WS460C blades in C7000

Upgrade your ilo firmware to latest v2.05, there are many fixes it might even fix your issue.
chuckn_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: Network Connectivity to WS460C blades in C7000

Thanks for the replies.

We have the Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020, this is working for 50% of the blades, and has worked previously in all bays without problems. Sorry not sure what Virtual connect is?

The Ilo is on the latest firmware 2.05 but we still have the same problem. HP Support haven't been able to find a solution for 4 days with the OA log...