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Kites BM
Regular Advisor

Upgrading CV EVA versions

Hi,

There is one SMA server on Win 2000 OS.We have EVA Command View Version: 6.0.2.37 at present. I heard that CV 9.2 is the latest version supported.

Is this new CV 9.2 version supported for EVA 3000 HSV type 100 VCS 3.028 on Win 2000 OS?

Any compatibility matrix doc would help us really.

Adv thanks.

Kites
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Kites BM
Regular Advisor

Re: Upgrading CV EVA versions

Thanks,

Lot of links above.I'm sorry to ask some silly Qs.

1)What does G1,G2,G3 mean under SMA?
2)Can Win 2000 OS support VCS 3.110 and CV EVA suite 7 and above? (Mainly confused here)
3)After controller is upgraded it is suggested to upgrade disk firmware as well. I tried downloading the Disk Bunddled image but the link doesn't work

Cheers,
Kites
Marcus Schack
Trusted Contributor

Re: Upgrading CV EVA versions

If I may add my 2 cents. Since SMAs are no longer supported it would be best if you rebuilt your server with a more current O/S, either Windows Server 2003 or 2008.

Also, EVA disk firmware should be done before you update your EVA controller firmware.

And try this link for the disk firmware.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3351789&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=3302267&swLang=13&taskId=135&swEnvOID=54

Kites BM
Regular Advisor

Re: Upgrading CV EVA versions


Sorry the link above for disk bundle is same that I tried before, unfortunately it doesnt work.

Adding more to the above. I just read that VCS 3.028 can be directly upgraded to VCS 4.110 and is offline process, but still requires SMA to run on WIn 2003 flavor.Please see the link below

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01608153/c01608153.pdf

Can I get this version of VCS 4.100,please?

Thanks,
Kites
Marcus Schack
Trusted Contributor

Re: Upgrading CV EVA versions

Just came across another thread that asks the same question and somebody has put in a pointer to the 4.100 location.

Check out this thread:

http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1324283&admit=109447627+1237560639691+28353475

Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrading CV EVA versions

Version 4.100 is Active/Active. There are two firmware branches 3.xxx (Active/Passive) and 4.xxx (Active/Active).

Each one has it's complications and compatibilities. Think about it.
There's no need to update to 4.100 unless you have some operating system or requeriment that needs it.
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrading CV EVA versions

> That does G1,G2,G3 mean under SMA?

Those are just the "Generation Numbers". The G1 was a white-colored DL380 and is very slow by today's standards. The G2 was a more modern DL380 and the G3 a 1U height DL360.
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Kites BM
Regular Advisor

Re: Upgrading CV EVA versions

>>>>Each one has it's complications and compatibilities. Think about it.
There's no need to update to 4.100 unless you have some operating system or requeriment that needs it.

Please elaborate!!
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrading CV EVA versions

VCS V4.100 supports Windows 2008, for example.

For a decision which version to go it is best if you have a table with your current servers and operating system (and other software) versions and expand it which way you want (or have) to go.

No matter which version you go, you need such an overview anyway, because there is a high change that you have to make updates to your servers software (for example: Secure Path or the basic MPIO if you are using Windows) anyway, even if you go to VCS V3.110
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