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Bryan D. Quinn
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L2000 GSP upgrade help

I have searched through the existing questions on the RC about this topic, but all my questions were not answered. So, I need some more help if possible. We have acquired a refurbed L2000 box and I have upgraded the PDC, but have been unable to determine exactly what GSP version I should be at. Currently it has A.01.06 on it and our CE said this was "older than dirt" and definately needed to be upgraded. He mentioned that it need to go up to version 14, have some patching done and then continue up to version 17 or 18.???..??.??

Anybody have any idea about that? Of course he told me I would be able to find some documentation on this process, but everything I find about upgrading GSP is documentation on doing a hardware upgrade from like and RP5400 to an RP5430. It doesn't help me, that I can see.

So in a nutshell, I need help with the following:

1. What is the latest GSP version (this is an older L2000?

2. Where can I find documentation on performing the GSP upgrade?

3. Do I have to upgrade to version 14, then patch and then continue to upgrade up to versions 17 or 18?

I would greatly appreciate and light that can be shed on these matters for me.

Thanks,

-Bryan
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: L2000 GSP upgrade help

A.01.09

Is the GSP installed in my L2000 box the last tme one of those cards filed.

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James A. Donovan
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Re: L2000 GSP upgrade help

Sounds like you have a really old L-class. This is the firmware upgrade you need for that server.

http://www1.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/patchDetail.do?BC=patch.breadcrumb.pdb|patch.breadcrumb.search|&patchid=PF_CPREGSPA0112&context=firmware:cpu

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Bryan D. Quinn
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Re: L2000 GSP upgrade help

Thanks SEP!
Thanks Jim!

I have downloaded A.01.12 and I will get that installed.

Thanks!

-Bryan
Jeff Schussele
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Re: L2000 GSP upgrade help

Hi Bryan,

I strongly recommend you read the install instructions on that GSP upgrade thoroughly. They are by no means normal or standard upgrades like the PDC. It pays to be prepared for this by having & testing access from a system on the GSP LAN subnet beforehand. And definitely run the checksums on those files prior to applying them because once the GSP gets hosed it's CE onsite time. You'd have to replace the GSP card to recover.

Rgds,
Jeff
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Bryan D. Quinn
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Re: L2000 GSP upgrade help

Hey Jeff,

Thanks a million for the info, that is very helpful seeing that this hardware is not yet on support. It's a refurb unit and I have to go through that 30 day grace period deal before it is on support.

Thanks,

-Bryan