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daedro
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update Virtual connect

Hi, Im going to update a VC enet, from 2.41 to 3.15 and I have two doubts, when update de firmware you lose the configuration or not.
And the other doubt is, I have now two VC enet in the bays 1 and 2 and I want to put two more in the bays 5 and 6.
Can I put them without impact the network?
Can I update them whithout impact the network?

theres is some document where explain this. thank you
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JKytsi
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Re: update Virtual connect

Your config will be safe. You can add the modules (stacking links are needed between bay1/2 modules).
Firmware update will reset the module and all connections from that must failover to another. So there is network impact.
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ARETESOP
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Re: update Virtual connect

thanks, but somebody can say me if when i put de VC enet in the bays 4 and 5, Im gonna see in the virtual connect manager with the others VC on bays 1 and 2.
Bart_Heungens
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Re: update Virtual connect

Hi,

Yes you can put the 2 new modules in bay 5 and 6 without interupting the other modules or network traffic...

And yes you can update them also.

If you have NIC teaming well configured in your servers, normally you wont have downtime...
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The Brit
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Re: update Virtual connect

You will also need to add Stacking Links between Bay 1 - Bay 5, and Bay 2 - Bay 6.

This will include the Bay 5 & Bay 6 modules in the VC domain.

Note::: VCM can only run on Bays 1 & 2, so without stacking links, you will not be able to configure Bays 5 or 6.

Dave.
ARETESOP
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Re: update Virtual connect

Thanks Dave, are you sure of this? One question can I do stacking link with RJ45 isnt? what port can I use to do this?
when Im going to update de bay 1 and 2, if there is no stacking link the VCSU will updating the bays 5 and 6. thank you

there is some document where explain this.



You will also need to add Stacking Links between Bay 1 - Bay 5, and Bay 2 - Bay 6.

This will include the Bay 5 & Bay 6 modules in the VC domain.

Note::: VCM can only run on Bays 1 & 2, so without stacking links, you will not be able to configure Bays 5 or 6.

Dave.
The Brit
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Re: update Virtual connect

Normally the stacking links would be 10Gb CX4 cables. (0.5m cables are available and are ideal for this). Check the VC User Guide,

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00865618/c00865618.pdf

(look under installation)

As for updating VC firmware, I believe that the VCSU product will update all VC modules in the the enclosure, (I dont think it cares about stacking links, but I maybe wrong).

Stacking links can be added without any impact to your running systems.

Dave.
JKytsi
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Re: update Virtual connect

And You can use any port to stack. No need for CX-4.
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