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nishith
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HP rp5405 2-way to 4-way upgrade

hello all!

i have a query with respect to processor upgrade in rp5405 server ( product No: A7117A). As per the HP rp5405 datasheet this server is 2-way. but i believe these servers have 4 slots.

Is there anyway to convert to 4-way server like by upgrading the firmware or any upgrade firmware.

i would appreciate if some one could help me in this regard.

thanks in advance,

regds,
nishith.
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Tim D Fulford
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Re: HP rp5405 2-way to 4-way upgrade

rp5405 was a "special bundle" it is actually a rp5470 (4-way).

A problem you will face is that the rp5470's CPUs are no longer in production, and so you will need to get re-conditioned ones. This is not always as easy as it may seem. Secondly, the rp5470 will only be supported for the next couple of years (2008 I believe is end of support, but not 100% sure about this).

As to wheter the rp5405 can be upgraded, you really need to speak to HP.

Regards

Tim
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Andrew Rutter
Honored Contributor

Re: HP rp5405 2-way to 4-way upgrade

hi,

An upgrade was available to upgrade the server.

This was essentially a codeword that was installed in hidden menu's at pdc, thus enabling the 4 cpu slots. Also it made the pci slots that are unavailable usable as you are upgrading the system to an RP5470.

Also HP would change the model string accordingly.

Andy
Torsten.
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Re: HP rp5405 2-way to 4-way upgrade

The rp5405 is something special, but I guess the other 2 CPU slots are already enabled. You need the same type of CPU and a processor support module ((A6799A).

Could you please post the result of the command "model"?

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Vince Moore
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Re: HP rp5405 2-way to 4-way upgrade

Hello. Originally the rp5405's could be ordered in either of 2 bundled configurations, essentially with 2 or 4 650MHz processors. To upgrade from 2 to 4 you would add (2)A6798A HP PA-8700 650MHz cpu's and (1)A6799A HP Processor Support Module. Feel free to contact us direct for more info.
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nishith
Frequent Advisor

Re: HP rp5405 2-way to 4-way upgrade

Thanks a lot. i'm taking this way that the activation is not required for other two slots. but just a processor support module is required for the other 2 slots.

Vince Moore
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP rp5405 2-way to 4-way upgrade

There is no activation. The server is capable of running 4 processors hence you need the 2nd processor support module and 2 (3rd and 4th) processors.
Norco Computer Systems Inc. Contact: Vince Moore 800-892-1920 x526