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Vincent_5
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re : rp8420 problem

Hi Guys,
Can anyone advice, I'm trying to all in a cell board with 4 x processor and 32GB memory to my existing rp8420 which have at the moment 2 cell board with 16GB memory . Can I check if the cell board is plug and play or I have to configure it to use it. Current is partition 0

Kindly advice???

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Vincent
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

"Can I check if the cell board is plug and play"

That's a windows term! I presume you mean "can I add the cell board online?"

Well the rp8420 being based on sx1000, I'm pretty sure that cell OLAD wasn't supported. So you can physically add the new cell board to your system, but it will take a reboot to get it added to an existing nPar on the system.

Are you going to do this yourself? If the cell board has the same firmware rev as the other boards already in the system, it should be reasonably painless. If not, then its pretty complex - any reason you aren't having an HP engineer do this for you?

HTH

Duncan

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Manix
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

Hello Vincent,

I am not sure what you want to ask , are you trying to add a new cell board to the npar.

Please send parstatus -V output, i don`t think it can be done on fly.

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Manix
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Torsten.
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

I would suggest to use the npar manager from SMH to add the cell to the partition - this is pretty easy. Check the firmware on the cell, must be the same as the other cells.

Hope this helps!
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

Hi,

1.You have to brought down the Npar which is currently running.
2.Then physically install the new cellboard.
3.Boot the system to pdc and check the Firmware of the new cell board, if it is not same as old cell board, you need to duplicate the f/w.
4.Then boot the system to OS, do the parmodify to add the cell board, then reboot with "-R".

The new cell board will be added to your existing npar.

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Shan
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Vincent_5
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

Hi Guys,
Thanks for the info, Can I check how can I duplicate the firmware from on cell board to the other if the firmware is different ?? I wish I can ask a HP Engineer to do this but unfortunately cannot as the maintainence contact for the server has ended. Kindly help


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Vincent
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Manix
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

Do read this thread for FW related info & the location to download.

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/HP-9000/MP-Firmware-check-of-rp8420/m-p/5140432#M38685

 

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Manix

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Re: re : rp8420 problem

Hi again,
If you don't want to update the latest firmware, then login to the MP after the physical installation of cell board.then

MP:cm>dfw
you need to select the source and destination, for f/w duplication.

Thanks,
Shan
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Vincent_5
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

Hi Shan,

Below is the sysrev ouput for your referrence

system backplane: grm FM GSP
_____ ____ ___

1.000 1.001 1.000

BCI Backplane : LPM HS
____ ____
1.002 1.000

CELL 0: LPM BOB DRAIN PHDC PDC
2.002 1.000 1.000 2.002 16.009

CELL 1:2.002 1.000 1.001 2.004 17.009

CELL 2:2.002 1.000 1.000 2.002 16.009

Boot to PDC , cannot detect CEll 1 at all , I have install 48GB currently can only detect 32GB. OS ver 11.11

AT gsp cm > dfw , no such command

Kindly advice??

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Vincent
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Torsten.
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

Please post


MP:CM> sysrev

Hope this helps!
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Vincent_5
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

Hi Torsen,
The server model is rp8400, Attach is the sysrev output.

Kindly advice??


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Vincent
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Torsten.
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

The ouput is not complete.


Some components have version 4, the newer cell has 6.4 or 6.5.



You should update the complete server to the latest version!!!



This would 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
CELL 2 : 2.002 1.000 1.001 2.004 17.009
CELL 3 : 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

Hope this helps!
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Vincent_5
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

Hi,
Attach is the FW output.

* Can I know how to change the -1 in the partition column to partition 0.

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Vincent
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Torsten.
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

You need to add the cell to partition 0.


Consider to use "parmgr" or system management homepage!



Get the firmware bundle from hp.com, read the instructions and follow them step by step!!!

Hope this helps!
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Vincent_5
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

Hi Torsen,
Can I check if I dont wan to upgrade the fw to the latest, I only want to duplicate the firmware from cell 1 to cell 0 and cell 2 . Can that be done. And after which what command can I run to add the cell 1 to partition 0 . Kindly advice??

Regards
Vincent



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Torsten.
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

This server model CANNOT duplicate firmware from one cell to another.


As said, to add the cell use


http://your_server:2301 -> then parmgr

Hope this helps!
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Vincent_5
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

Hi Guys,
Can I check where can I download the pdc firmware for rp8400 . coz the current firmware on my server is 17.009 . Please advice.

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Vincent
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Robert_Jewell
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

Link to the firmware download is: 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

The latest PDC version for the rp8400 is 17.09

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Torsten.
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

According to the attachment ion your previous post only the new cell is at this firmware level, the other cells are below. You need to update the firmware on the server to have the same version on all components.

Hope this helps!
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Vincent_5
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

Hi Guys,
Thanks for the info, I managed to upgrade the PDC firmware to 17.009. But, can I check what is the file name for upgrading the pdhc firmware.

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Vincent
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Torsten.
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

Read the included instructions, it is all there!

Hope this helps!
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Vincent_5
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Re: re : rp8420 problem

Hi Guys,
Can anyone help, I'm trying to upgrade the firmware for PDHC from 2.002 to 2.004 but apparently after 2 attempts of upgrading the firmware with file sinc204..bin which reflected on the screen successful, when i run CM>sysrev it still show 2.002 . Kindly advice ...

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Vincent
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Vincent_5
Super Advisor

Re: re : rp8420 problem

Hi Guys,
Where can I find the firmware for drain 1.001 coz the latest version is 1.1.0 and it cannot be upgraded ?? Kindly help

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Vincent
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Vincent_5
Super Advisor

Re: re : rp8420 problem

Hi Guys,
Attach is the ouput from my server for your referrence. Kindly advice how can I upgrade the firmware in bold. But, in order to upgrade the firmware for drain, I need to upgrade OSP to 1.1 . i thought I can use the new firmware 1.2 to flash it but it fail . Kindly advice???

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Vincent

Note* downloaded 6.5 file is as below
drain_1.1.0b.osp
osp_1.2.0b.osp
sinc204.bin



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