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Virtual Connect (VC) - Fibre Channel (FC) 4Gb to 8Gb Upgrade procedure?

chuckk281
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Virtual Connect (VC) - Fibre Channel (FC) 4Gb to 8Gb Upgrade procedure?

Joon was looking for some upgrade info:

 

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Hi all,

 

I am replacing VC-FC 4Gb with 8Gb ones. Even though the firmware was successfully upgraded by VCSU, the VC domain configuration (via VCM) still thinks they are 4Gb VC-FCs (VCSU properly recognizes them as 8Gb). I cannot redefine fabric configuration in VCM either – It hangs..

 

Well, when I try to delete the VC domain, a new VC configuration recognizes them as 8Gb VC FC devices, so it does not have any problem after all, however, how do we do/what is the best steps with keeping the existing VC config?

 

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Lionel was able to help:

 

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You have to follow the steps below (found in the VC setup and Installation guide):

 

Replacing an HP 4Gb VC-FC or HP VC 4Gb FC with an HP VC 8Gb 24-port FC module

1. Upgrade the VC domain firmware to v2.10 or higher.

2. Verify that the replacement will result in a good configuration. See "Multiple enclosure guidelines (on page 48)."

3. Verify that the user has Domain privileges.

 

Remove any FC profile connections that are connected to the interconnect bays being upgraded. This can be done by un-assigning the profile (recommended) or by deleting the connections from the profile.

5. If there are any FC SAN fabrics that were created using uplinks from the interconnect bays being upgraded, delete these FC SAN Fabrics from the Virtual Connect domain.

6. Physically remove the existing modules from BOTH horizontally adjacent bays.

7. When the above conditions are met, administratively remove the modules from Virtual Connect domain.

8. Install the HP VC 8Gb 24-port FC Modules.

9. Re-create previously deleted FC SAN fabrics.

10. Re-assign the server profiles or add the FC connections to the profiles, depending on what was done in step 4.

 

 

 

Replacing an HP 4Gb VC-FC or HP VC 4Gb FC with an HP VC 8Gb 20-port FC module

1. Upgrade the VC domain firmware to v2.30 or higher.

2. No additional steps are required.

 

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Glad the info was in the manuals! Any other suggestions or comments?