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Upgrade BL870i2

chuckk281
Trusted Contributor

Upgrade BL870i2

Tiberiu had an upgrade question:

 

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Hi all,

 

Does any of you have specific information about how I can make a upgrade to BL870i2, and what is needed?

I mean can I add only one single BL860i2 to my BL870i2 or I need 2 of them in order to go to BL890i2?

Then I need for the 2 extra Bl860i2 a HP Integrity Upgrade BL2 Blade Link and then a HP Integrity Upgrade BL4 Blade Link to go from my BL870i2 to BL890i2, or only the HP Integrity Upgrade BL4 Blade Link ?

 

Thank you for your help.

 

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John had some good info:

 

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Hi Tiberiu,

 

Going from a BL870c i2 to a BL890c i2 (your only upgrade choice) is categorized as an addition.  You’ll need to order the two upgrade Blades and the BL4 (Blade Link 4 for the correct enclosure), along with the required OE licenses and support level.  Be sure to keep in mind the memory and processor requirements for BL890c i2 Servers, which can be found in the Server documentation.

 

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Any other comments or suggestions for Tiberiu?

3 REPLIES
JSweeneyHP
Regular Collector

Re: Upgrade BL870i2

Great info!

chuckk281
Trusted Contributor

Re: Upgrade BL870i2

More info from Sunya:

 

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Hi Tiberiu,

   You don’t have to buy any extra BL860Ci2.

 

  In your case, Just buy  2 of AM360A (No CPU Included) + AM359A  BL4 ( for C7000 enclosure).

 

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Product Number

Description

Where used

AM360A

HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 Upgrade Blade

Upgrade blade

AM358A

HP Integrity Upgrade BL2 Blade Link

For BL870c i2 used in an odd slot of a c7000 or c300 enclosure

AM364A

HP Integrity Upgrade BL2-c7E Blade Link

For BL870c i2 used in an even slot of a c7000 enclosure

AM365A

HP Integrity Upgrade BL2-c3E Blade Link

For BL870c i2 used in an even slot of a c3000 enclosure

AM359A

HP Integrity Upgrade BL4 Blade Link

For BL890c i2 used in a c7000 enclosure

AM366A

HP Integrity Upgrade BL4-c3 Blade Link

For BL890c i2 used in a c3000 enclosure

 

 

  If the existing  BL870Ci2 processor is less than 4 .  You need to purchase more  the same processor model. Because BL870Ci2 need at least 4 processor. Then the purchase of HP-UX and other software also need to have the license for new processor. Memory also has the minimum configuration. Those your existing might cover that. (Check with the document).  

 

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Thanks to Sunya and we are still looking for more input.

chuckk281
Trusted Contributor

Re: Upgrade BL870i2

Info from Brian:

 

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Tiberiu,

 

For more information on the Integrity blades upgrade kits, please reference the following documentation.

 

On the internal Integrity blades portal

http://intranet.hp.com/tsg/WW2/BCS/Pages/integrity_server_blades.aspx

 

Additional Resources à Integrity Blade Upgrade Kits

1)      Integrity blade upgrade kit process overview

2)      HP Integrity Server Blade Upgrade Kits Primer

 

Also see:

3)      HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 Server Blade User Service Guide

 

I  also reference the new white paper that was released last week.

 

HP Integrity server blade upgrade kits (BL860c i2, BL870c i2, BL890c i2)

 

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Thanks Brian!