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Jure_1
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Upgrade rp4440 to rx4640

One of our customer bought rp4440. Now he want upgrade rp4440 to rx4640. He had allredy bought the right procesor for rx4640. When we want to help our costumer we cannot find the right patch or firmware to upgrade rp4440 to rx4640. The procedure to upgrade rp4440 to rx4640 is described in HP document

http://docs.hp.com/en/rp4440-rx4640_upgrade/rp4440-rx4640_upgrade.pdf

"" Upgrade Procedures for 1.5 GHz (A9731AX)or 1.6 GHz (A9732AX or A9733AX) Dual Processors ""

The main question is where can we find (link to page please) the right patch or firmware to do the upgrade procedure
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Adisuria Wangsadinata_1
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Re: Upgrade rp4440 to rx4640

Hi,

- goto HP ITRC website :
http://www.itrc.hp.com
- under 'maintenance and support (hp products)' goto 'patch/firmware database'
- under 'find individual patches' goto 'firmware'
- type 'rx4640' and you will find the necessary firmware on patch format

Hope this information can help you.

Cheers,
AW
now working, next not working ... that's unix
Adisuria Wangsadinata_1
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Re: Upgrade rp4440 to rx4640

Hi,

You need to patching the rp4440 system first. And you need also to patching rx4640 system after you upgrade. So you need to set of the patch/firmware, I refer you to get both patch/firmware.

Just type 'rp4440' to get the firmware for this system.

Hope this information can help you.

Cheers,
AW
now working, next not working ... that's unix
Thayanidhi
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Re: Upgrade rp4440 to rx4640

Hi,
What OS is running right now? 11iv1 or 11iv2
You may need to reinstall the OS!
As suggested first upgrade the firmware for rp4440, then replace the processor and change switch settings, then update firmware again for rx.

regds
TT
Attitude (not aptitude) determines altitude.
Jure_1
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Re: Upgrade rp4440 to rx4640

Curently runing OS is 11iv2 on rp4440. Bacause ther is a lot of patch and firmware we need the complete procedure:

1. the name of the patch to install to rp4440

1.1 ??

2. replace procesor ?

2.1 ??

3. the name of the patch to install to rx4640

We are looking that kind of help.

Thanks
rick jones
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Re: Upgrade rp4440 to rx4640

I've never taking an rp to an rx. However, I can say that even though you are already running 11i v2 on your PA system, you _MUST_ run the Itanium version of 11iv2 on the system when it has Itanium processors in it. You will definitely _not_ be able to boot from the PA boot disc(s).

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Robert-Jan Goossens
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Re: Upgrade rp4440 to rx4640

mits
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Re: Upgrade rp4440 to rx4640

Please keep this question be opened. I will try to find out the firmware patch and will respond to you once I get it.
Jure_1
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Re: Upgrade rp4440 to rx4640

Thanks you Mitsuo, we need that kind of help (NAME_OF_THE_PATCH).

Thanks
mits
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Re: Upgrade rp4440 to rx4640

Jure,

Can you open a HP support call and request the support engineer to open a Server Hardware WTEC call for further assistance? You can provide this ITRC message copy for reference.

And can you let HP support engineer know how the customer got an upgrade kit (not processor modules) with which HP product number? Or did they just purchase new IPF2 CPU modules for their upgrade?

Please provide the system serial number of RP4440 to HP support engineer and we can track the shipment history. If you know the HP sales order number of the system rp4440, it should help us.

Mitsuo
Joshua Scott
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Re: Upgrade rp4440 to rx4640

The upgrade from rp4440 to rx4640 is 'simple':

1. Order the AB381A rp4440 to rx4640 Upgrade Kit.

2. Upgrade your HP-UX 11i operating system from Version 1 to Version 2.

3. Order the Itanium Processors.

4. Update the system firmware

5. Install the processors.

to get the firmware:

http://itrc.hp.com/
click patch/firmware database
click firmware
select the appropriate firmware.

currently these are the patches to install:
PHSS_33094
PHSS_33090

Josh

type rx4640 in the big box.
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mits
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Re: Upgrade rp4440 to rx4640

I am afraid the patch PHSS_33090 is valid only for rx4640 and it should fail on rp4440 as below.

NOTE: The firmware delivered in PHSS_33090 does not apply to the hardware model '9000/800/rp4440 ' so the patch will be excluded from installation.

This is why Jure needs to get a special firmware update patch for the system upgrade.
Joshua Scott
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Re: Upgrade rp4440 to rx4640

http://itrc.hp.com/
click 'patch/firmware database'
click 'firmware'
select firmware type 'itanium servers'
enter 'rx4640' in the keyword box
click 'submit'
scroll down to find the firmware

Josh
What are the chances...
mits
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Re: Upgrade rp4440 to rx4640

The firmware depot files have been posted to BCS (Not ITRC) web site.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=2512015&swItem=ux-39514-1&prodNameId=401769&swEnvOID=7&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=0

Or search rp4440-rx4640_1123_0317A.tar.gz.

Note: You need to use "SWINSTALL" to install a new firmare for the upgrade. If you do not have the upgrade kit, please do not try it. There is no firmware downgrade tool from RX4640 to RP4440.

For HP-UX 11.11, the file name is rp4440-rx4640_1111_0317A.tar.gz.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=401767&prodNameId=401769&swEnvOID=7&swLang=13&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=ux-39513-1