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UVA
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EVA8100 upgrade 2C8D to 2C14D

Dear Guru's,

We are going to upgrade EVA8100 disk enclosure 2C8D to 2C14D. I need you guys advice for best practices. I would appreciate if i get the cable diagram for the 2C14D configuration as i dont find it in hp site.

Thanks you very much
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Prokopets
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Re: EVA8100 upgrade 2C8D to 2C14D

Hi!
Such upgrade cannot be done by customer staff, so i really don't think that you'll find this paper in free access.
Johan Guldmyr
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Re: EVA8100 upgrade 2C8D to 2C14D

Hi!

http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01364500/c01364500.pdf

2C12D is in there on page 27, maybe you can use that one and add one enclosure on top and one on the bottom?
Prokopets
Respected Contributor

Re: EVA8100 upgrade 2C8D to 2C14D

Woops... I'm surprised... But anyway, if you want to do th upgrade by yourself, use 2c12d scheme and connect additional enclosures to switches symmetrically

And yes, check the availability of loop switches: for a month ago i faced with a problem when HP had no loop switches for eva 8100.
UVA
Regular Advisor

Re: EVA8100 upgrade 2C8D to 2C14D

Hi,

Thanks for your responce, We are hp partner and have done enough upgrade, But this is first time for across the rack.

This activity to be done on offline or we can do online also ?

Thnaks.
UVA
Regular Advisor

Re: EVA8100 upgrade 2C8D to 2C14D

We have loop switches and it has enough free ports to connect the disk enclosure.

Other advice highly appreciated.

Thnaks.
Mustafa Gulercan
Respected Contributor

Re: EVA8100 upgrade 2C8D to 2C14D

for best practices, do it offline..

regards,
mustafa
Johan Guldmyr
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Re: EVA8100 upgrade 2C8D to 2C14D

btw, remember reading somewhere if the two extra enclosures needs to be fitted in a 2nd rack you need to have fibre cables between the racks, not copper cables.
UVA
Regular Advisor

Re: EVA8100 upgrade 2C8D to 2C14D

Hi John,

I have 2C11D in first rack and 0C3D in second rack, Fibre cable's are layed for second rack enclosure's.

How about the bus to Can bus cable should be connected from top or bottom on the first Rack ?

Marcus Schack
Trusted Contributor

Re: EVA8100 upgrade 2C8D to 2C14D

The CanBus cable is usually connected to the bottom of the rack, make sure it is oriented properly and you have the proper terminator plugs in it.