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Roro_2
Regular Advisor

REPLACE CELL BOARD

Hello,

I have to replace the cell board ( cell 1) joined to partition 0, on rp7410 server .
Shall i face any problem after rebooting with the new cell.
The current partition will be detected normally or i should perform specific tasks to recognize the new cell and the partition
in order to boot HPUX instance from internal disk.

Regards

Roger


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Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

Make sure the firmware in the new cell is compatible with the firmware levels of the rest of the system. Upgrade if necessary.

MK
MK
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

hi,

as Matti already mentioned, the firmware is very imoportant to join the cells together.

mikap
Roro_2
Regular Advisor

Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

Hi,

PLEASE FIND BELOW THE STATUS OF CURRENT AND NEW CELL ; PLEASE ADVISE IF THE NEW CELL IS COMPATIBLE OR SHOULD I UPGARDE THE FIRMWARE.

1- Current cell

MP:CM> sysrev
Cabinet FPGA and Firmware revision report

System Backplane : GPM FM OSP
1.02 1.02 1.1

PCI Backplane : LPM HS
--- --
1.2 1.0

LPM BOB Drain SINC PDC
--- --- ----- ---- ---
CELL 0 : 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.000
CELL 1 : 2.02 1.00 1.00 2.02 16.009

FPGA MP
---- --
Master Core IO : 1.00 2.08
Slave Core IO : 0.00 0.00
--------------------------------------------

2- New cell

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 0.000

LPM BOB Drain PDHC PDC
--- ---- --- --- ----
CELL 0 : 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.000
CELL 1 :2.001 1.000 1.000 2.004 17.009

FPGA MP
---- --
Master Core IO : 2.008 4.022
Slave Core IO : 0.00 0.00

Thanks

Roger
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

CELL 1 : 2.02 1.00 1.00 2.02 16.009


CELL 1 :2.001 1.000 1.000 2.004 17.009


You can see it yourself, they are different.

But you need to have a consistant combination of all components firmware.


http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=2512354&prodNameId=86782&swEnvOID=7&swLang=13&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=PF-CKEYMAT0605

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Torsten.
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Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

finally it must look like this:

MP:CM> sysrev
Cabinet FPGA and Firmware revision report
System Backplane : GPM FM OSP
------- ------- -------
1.002 1.002 1.002
PCI Backplane : LPM HS
------- -------
1.002 1.000
LPM BOB DRAIN PDHC PDC
------- ------- ------- ------- -------
CELL 0 : 2.002 1.000 1.001 2.004 17.009
CELL 1 : 2.002 1.000 1.001 2.004 17.009

FPGA MP
------- -------
Master Core IO : 2.008 4.025
Slave Core IO : 2.008 4.025
MP:CM>



Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Roro_2
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Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

Hi,

I need only to replace the current cell and not join the new cell to current one.
I there any issue in case of replacement.

Regards

Roger
Torsten.
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Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

the firmware versions of **all** components in a cabinet must be consistent!!!

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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AVV
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Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

Hi Roro,


Since you have the new cell board with different firmware, I would suggest you not to insert the same. Please check with HP Backline support for the compatibility if possible.
Roro_2
Regular Advisor

Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

Hi,

I have two questions :

1- i have checked the FW update release notice ( attached file ) an i could find that the components which we can upgrade are "MP , PDC , PDHC " . What about the other components related to system backplane (GPM,FM,OSP) , TO pci backplane (LPM,HS), to cell (LPM,BOB,Drain,SINC).

2- Once we finished the FW upgrade, is there any issue with the partition 0 which includes the new cell.

Thanks

Roger
Steven E. Protter
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Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

Shalom Roger,

Everything on the new cell board needs to be the same as the existing cell board.


PSB:

1- i have checked the FW update release notice ( attached file ) an i could find that the components which we can upgrade are "MP , PDC , PDHC " . What about the other components related to system backplane (GPM,FM,OSP) , TO pci backplane (LPM,HS), to cell (LPM,BOB,Drain,SINC).

If the cellboard is good, the backplane should note care. We are not really changing anything on the backplane.


2- Once we finished the FW upgrade, is there any issue with the partition 0 which includes the new cell.

I can think of no other issues. If the two cell boards match on all on board firmware and related issues, you should be good to go.

Do you have a hardware contract? Your technician should know these things.

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Roro_2
Regular Advisor

Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

Steven,

Please note that the new cell will replace the current cell ; it will not join the current partition.

Regards

Roger
Torsten.
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Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

I can only repeat:

he firmware versions of **all** components in a cabinet must be consistent!!!

See the release notes and compare all the versions!

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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cnb
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Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

Roger,

Partition or not, as previously stated, ALL components (including CELLS) in the system cabinet must be at the same Firmware Revisions!


Rgds,


Roro_2
Regular Advisor

Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

Dear All,

Thank you for your great support.
Could someone tell me which Firmware version id the most compatible (6.0,6.1,6.2,6.3,6.4 or 6.5 ).

Regards

Roger
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

most compatible to what???


Just use the current and update all components.

Carefully read and follow the notes - otherwise you can kill the box.

If in doubt, ask HP.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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