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rp8400 lan consoles on dual core I/O's

 
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rp8400 lan consoles on dual core I/O's


Is it possible to configure and utilize multiple lan console ports with two Core I/O boards in my rp8400? I have the primary lan console port configured and working, but can only seem to locate information regarding configuring the second port on the rp8420 and other platforms. I'd like to have the second port as a redundant port on a second switch in case the primary port or switch fails.

Thanks!
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Torsten.
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Re: rp8400 lan consoles on dual core I/O's

For this system only the primary card is working as a MP - no way to use the secondary as a "standby".

Hope this helps!
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Re: rp8400 lan consoles on dual core I/O's

So if I understand you then, the second port and any other lan console ports on Core I/O boards in an expansion chassis, for example, would be basically non-functional?
Timothy P. Jackson
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Re: rp8400 lan consoles on dual core I/O's

You are correct in this assumption. Although if you have a hardware problem, having two of these can be quite helpful. You can swap them around to see if your problem follows the card.

Tim
Joelmel Roche
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Re: rp8400 lan consoles on dual core I/O's

Hi,

I think HP-APA is your looking for redundant port.
http://docs.hp.com/en/J4240-90033/index.html

BR,
Matti_Kurkela
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Re: rp8400 lan consoles on dual core I/O's

Joelmel, APA cannot be used for LAN _console_ port.

It's fine for ordinary LAN connections, but that is not what was asked. The LAN console port is special because it's controlled by the Management Processor (also known as iLO in newer hardware), not by the operating system.

MK
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