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CPU upgrade for rp8400

 
Wally S
Occasional Contributor

CPU upgrade for rp8400

Anyone know where there is any "easy to understand" documents regarding upgrading an rp840 w/ 875Mhz processors to mx2. These are npartitioned systems.
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Stefan Stechemesser
Honored Contributor

Re: CPU upgrade for rp8400

Hi,

I could not find any public accisible upgrade documents, but the upgrade will include the following:

-new CPUs (not surprising)
-new cellboards
-new CoreIO/MP cards
-new PCI-X Backplane (old PCI cards supported)

In addition to this you have to install HPUX 11.23. Are you sure that you want the MX2 (IA64) pocessors ? Another option would be to upgrade to the PA8800 double core PA Risc CPUs. It is the same type of upgrade, only other CPUs and you can continue to run your HPUX 11.11 after some patch installations and a HW path remapping script run (PCI-X has a little bit different hw pathes than PCI).

best regards

Stefan
Wally S
Occasional Contributor

Re: CPU upgrade for rp8400

Thanks for the information - I have access to Partner Portal, if you can suggest any documentation.
Also I was mistaken the customer is considering on moving to PA8800, not mx2.

Thnak you
Scot Bean
Honored Contributor

Re: CPU upgrade for rp8400

It sounds like you have an rp8400 and wish to upgrade to an rp8420.

If this is correct, I did find a manual for this, part number is A9785-96001.

However, I could not find it online anywhere.
Stefan Stechemesser
Honored Contributor

Re: CPU upgrade for rp8400

Zygmunt Krawczyk
Honored Contributor

Re: CPU upgrade for rp8400

Hi,

if you have access to partner portal, the following link will be right for you:

http://www.cpesp.hp.com:81/nav24/ppos/servers/gen/PriceAvailConfig/59825173/cgch2/cgch2subh17/cgch2sub17.pdf

See page 26 (2-262), subchapter:
"HP 9000 rp8400 Upgrades to HP Integrity rx8620 Servers"

Regards,
Zygmunt