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changes of HP 9000 server model names

Hi

'model' command in my boxes report "L3000-7x" as model string.

But I know HP changed the model names of L-Class, N-Class and A-Class servers.

Do you have an HP doc discussing this model name change ?


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Jeff Schussele
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Re: changes of HP 9000 server model names

Hi,

It will all depend on just *when* that system was purchased/installed. The model string *must* accurately reflect the true HW & firmware levels that actually exist in the system. The HP CEs are supposed to update that value if/when you do actually upgrade the system.
You should be able to find that(those) doc(s) by searching www.docs.hp.com or even in the server section of www.hp.com

HTH,
Jeff
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Torsten.
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Re: changes of HP 9000 server model names

Have a look at this thread:

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=218733

The relations between old/new names (e.g. L3000 - rp5470) are discussed there.

BTW, the model string doesn't reflect the "official" model name in every case, especially regarding the "renamed" systems.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Jeff Schussele
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Re: changes of HP 9000 server model names

Well...I'd disagree w/Torsten's reply to a minor degree.
IF a system has been upgraded - like an rp7410 to an rp7420 - the model string *must* be upgraded as well or certain utils like PDC upgradea may be compromised.
Granted an L3000/rp5470 may not matter that much and not *have* to change, but other systems absolutely do.

My 2 cents,
Jeff
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Torsten.
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Re: changes of HP 9000 server model names

@Jeff:

You are right, of course. The model string have to match the current hardware - no doubt absolutely.

What I want to say is, that the model string is *NOT always* the same as the official model name, e.g.

for an rp5470 the model string is always L3000-yy , NOT rp5470-yy.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Jeff Schussele
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Re: changes of HP 9000 server model names

Granted, Torsten, granted.
I wasn't trying to "nitpick".
Just trying to clarify
Cheers, my friend.

Rgds,
Jeff
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Torsten.
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Re: changes of HP 9000 server model names

@Jeff: Doesn't matter. Bad experience?
This won't happen again, because you are an expert in this area now!

Regards
Torsten

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Ted Buis
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Re: changes of HP 9000 server model names

I some cases there have been system board changes along with name changes or not. For example the N4000 started as the HP part number A3639A with 360 and 440MHz processor options. When the 552MHz processor came out a year later, the system board changed and the part number went to A3639B, but it was still called the N4000. Later, the system board change again to support the 625 and 750MHz processors, and the HP part number became the A3639C, but HP marketing called it the rp7400. It would be nice if model actually gave you the HP part number, but it doesn't. When the L3000 was renamed the rp5470 the part number remained the same, A6144B, but the system board changed to support the higher clock rate processors. So HP hasn't been consistent in its approach, which make it hard when trying to do upgrades.
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