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I need of PDC 16.9 firmware for r8400 cell board

 
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Tim Eidell
Occasional Advisor

I need of PDC 16.9 firmware for r8400 cell board

I need to install another cell board into my rp8400 and I am unfortunately stuck at 16.9. To try to get a change order is next to impossible, though I know it would be better to upgrade my firmware.

Does anyone have a copy of it? It is not available on ftp.itrc.hp.com. At least I couldn't find it.
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Phil uk
Honored Contributor

Re: I need of PDC 16.9 firmware for r8400 cell board

Hi,

Can you post the SYSREV output for the server. I believe you are running Version 4 or 4.11 of firmware but want to check.

Regards,
Phil
tkc
Esteemed Contributor

Re: I need of PDC 16.9 firmware for r8400 cell board

Phil uk
Honored Contributor
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Re: I need of PDC 16.9 firmware for r8400 cell board

Hi,
I think the link supplied above is for version 6.5, and has revision history only as far back as version 5.0.

If you are running PDC 16.009, then I believe you have version 4 or 4.11, which doesn't seem to be available for download (not that i can find it either).

Ideally you would want to upgrade the firmware to the latest version (taking into account any dependencies that there might be), but if you are unable to due to business constraints then I do have PF_CKEYMAT0411.zip.......dependant on your SYSREV output for confirmation.

Rgds,
Phil
tkc
Esteemed Contributor

Re: I need of PDC 16.9 firmware for r8400 cell board

I guess the link I gave earlier do not have any earlier version of the PDC firmware. The firmware you are asking for will give you following sysrev output :

MP:CM> sysrev
Cabinet FPGA and Firmware revision report
System Backplane : GPM FM OSP
------- ------- -------
1.002 1.002 1.001
PCI Backplane : LPM HS
------- -------
1.002 1.000
LPM BOB DRAIN PDHC PDC
------- ------- ------- ------- -------
CELL 0 : 2.002 1.000 1.000 2.002 16.009
CELL 1 : 2.002 1.000 1.000 2.002 16.009
CELL 2 : 2.002 1.000 1.000 2.002 16.009
CELL 3 : 2.002 1.000 1.000 2.002 16.009
FPGA MP
------- -------
Master Core IO : 1.001 3.005
Slave Core IO : 1.001 3.005

Tim Eidell
Occasional Advisor

Re: I need of PDC 16.9 firmware for r8400 cell board

I can post sysrev, but the problem comes down to the simple fact that they will not let me upgrade the firmware at this time and there is no time in the near future for upgrade.

I would rather upgrade it, but it is not an option. I used to have the firmware, but someone did some house cleaning and decided that the firmware was no longer needed. They didn't clear it with me before doing so.

I figured I would take a long shot and see if anyone new of a place I could find it. I figured I would get the answers I have received.

I just have to go though the steps so I can go back to those above me, and let them know that we have no choice but to upgrade.

It was worth a try.

Thanks everyone.
Tim Eidell
Occasional Advisor

Re: I need of PDC 16.9 firmware for r8400 cell board

This would be what is on the system now.

MP:CM> sysrev
Cabinet FPGA and Firmware revision report
System Backplane : GPM FM OSP
------- ------- -------
1.002 1.002 1.001
PCI Backplane : LPM HS
------- -------
1.002 1.000
LPM BOB DRAIN PDHC PDC
------- ------- ------- ------- -------
CELL 0 : 2.002 1.000 1.000 2.002 16.009
CELL 1 : 2.002 1.000 1.000 2.002 16.009
CELL 2 : 2.002 1.000 1.000 2.002 16.009
CELL 3 : 2.002 1.000 1.000 2.002 16.009
FPGA MP
------- -------
Master Core IO : 1.001 3.005
Slave Core IO : 1.001 3.005
tkc
Esteemed Contributor

Re: I need of PDC 16.9 firmware for r8400 cell board

Try get it from the following link :

ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/superseded_patches/firmware_patches/hp/cpu/

Look for the file PF_CKEYMAT0411.tar.gz
Phil uk
Honored Contributor

Re: I need of PDC 16.9 firmware for r8400 cell board

Tim,

I have the file if you let me know how to send it to you.

Regards,
Phil
Phil uk
Honored Contributor

Re: I need of PDC 16.9 firmware for r8400 cell board

Ooops, I posted my last reply having not seen Koks previous reply with the link to the archive.....thats probably the easiest way to get it.
Cheers,
Phil
Tim Eidell
Occasional Advisor

Re: I need of PDC 16.9 firmware for r8400 cell board

Thank you to all.

You have just made my life a whole lot easier. I will make sure this stays in a safe place this time. :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tim
Tim Eidell
Occasional Advisor

Re: I need of PDC 16.9 firmware for r8400 cell board

The patch was available in the superseded directory. Thanks again everyone!

ftp.itrc.hp.com/superseded_patches/firmware_patches/hp/cpu/