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Nobody's Hero
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N4000 "A" Model discontinued?

OK, I've heard some troubling news. The N4000 "A" chasis will be dropped from support soon?

We have 9 "A" chasis N4000's
5-7 "C" chasis N4000's.

I guess I have to look into a replacement for the "A" chasis.

Has anyone heard the same thing?
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baiju_3
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Re: N4000 "A" Model discontinued?

Hi Robert,

Support is available till end of DEC-2006 ,Pls refer below link.

http://www.hp.com/products1/evolution/e3000/news_events/discont/end_support_a-nclass.html#nproducts


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BL.
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: N4000 "A" Model discontinued?

http://search.hp.com/redirect.html?type=REG&qt=N4000+end+of+surpport&url=http%3A//www.hp.com/products1/evolution/e3000/news_events/discont/end_support_a-nclass.html&pos=1

End of support for N class servers.

Somewhere there the answer may be buried.

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Re: N4000 "A" Model discontinued?

Nobody's Hero
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Re: N4000 "A" Model discontinued?

How can I find out what my exact model is, without looking at my support contract?
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Geoff Wild
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Re: N4000 "A" Model discontinued?

This is what I got from our Account Rep:

HP sets Minimum Support Dates (MSD) early in the products life cycle.
These dates could be extended or could become the End Of Support dates (EOS) for this product.
The MSD is reviewed about 18 months ahead of this date and then becomes the EOS or is extended based on several criteria, one being expected parts availability. The dates listed below that are more than 18 months away are tentative EOS, but they should provide you with some form of target to work with.

N4000, A3639A: Mar 31, 2006
N4000, A3639B: July 31, 2007


The following is a link to the public version of the HP server support matrix:
http://www.hp.com/products1/unix/operating/public_hp-ux_systems_support.pdf

Rgds...Geoff
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baiju_3
Esteemed Contributor

Re: N4000 "A" Model discontinued?

Hi,

You can use model command to see the server model.


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BL.
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Nobody's Hero
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Re: N4000 "A" Model discontinued?

What I mean is, how can I tell what chasis model I have, "A","B" or "C".
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Patrick Wallek
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Re: N4000 "A" Model discontinued?

You must find the sticker on the machine that lists the model number and serial number. The model number is the indicator.


Model....Chassis Type
A3639A = A chassis
A3639B = B chassis
A3639C = C chassis
Dave Wherry
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Re: N4000 "A" Model discontinued?

Robert,
It might be a good time to look for replacements.
You say you have between 14 and 17 of these N class. At 10U each that's a lot of rack space, power and cooling.
The N class could accomodate from 1 to 8 processors. The estimated TPM of those systems range from 7,250 for a 360MHz 1 way up to 60,000 for a 550MHz 8 way.
In the current rp (PA-RISC) and rx (Itanium 2) class systems you can get comparable performance in a 1 or 2 processor system in a 2U or 4U chasis.
This saves greatly on rack/floor space, power and cooling. The operating system and most databases, such as Oracle, are licensed and maintenance charged per processor. New systems would bring those costs way down.
Also, your concern lies in support being dropped. All vendors charge more for support on older systems.
Probably time to do some shopping.
Ted Buis
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Re: N4000 "A" Model discontinued?

I can confirm that the A3639A has a target end of support date of 31 March 2006. However, you should check with your HP services rep to see if they can provide support for a longer period. That is just the minimum support date. Also, if you originally bought the A3639A and upgraded it so that it has 550 or higher speed CPUs, then that upgrade would have converted it to the A3639B or maybe even the A3639C (different system boards), which have minimum support dates that are later. HP typically offers 5 years after the end of sales for support of a specific model number.
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