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EVA4400 fw upgrade with working vmware

 
tomas2
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EVA4400 fw upgrade with working vmware

Hello
I need to upgrade 2xEVA4400 from 9522000 to 9534000. Both EVAs are used as a datastore to VMware 4.0 and as a boot from SAN disk to 6 ESX hosts.
Is it possible to upgrade fw on-line? Will hosts and VM's survive the time of controller resync?
There are only 45 HDD each but even 40s sound as a very long time for VMware and hosts (i.e. swap file).
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Steven Clementi
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Re: EVA4400 fw upgrade with working vmware

Do you have CA set up between the 2 EVA's? or just 2 stand alone arrays?
Steven Clementi
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hvhari
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Re: EVA4400 fw upgrade with working vmware

Upgrade guide : http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02491141/c02491141.pdf

gives detailed informations to consider under various environments. If time outs are managed properly on each VM and the host , it should not be a problem.
Regards,
Hari

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tomas2
New Member

Re: EVA4400 fw upgrade with working vmware

Only 2 EVAs without CA. But on VMware site I've found its not recommended to do it online
Mark...
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA4400 fw upgrade with working vmware

Hi,
YOU need to read ALL the relevent installation guide release notes etc and then decide if it is possible / recommended etc for YOUR circumstances to do an online upgrade.
If in doubt, I would suggest that you schedule downtime. The code load should only take a few mins to perform and check all OK afterwards.
Mark...
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