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Virtual Connect module upgrade to 16GB/24Port

 
Eugen Rodekuhr
Frequent Advisor

Virtual Connect module upgrade to 16GB/24Port

Replacement of 8GB/24Port VC-FC modules with 16GB/24Port modules

Hello All,

we have an Production setup based on - OneView, Virtual Connect Modules and a MIX of HP ProLiant BL460c G9 and HP ProLiant BL460c G10 Blade-Servers.

Right now the environment is based on VC-FC 8GB/24Port fibre-Channel modules.

Due to throughput, increade of servers and workload and workload we need to upgrade to VC-FC 16GB/24Port Fibre-Channel modules.

As the environemtn is holding the production - ORACLE-RAC - Farm we we are looing for an upgrade path where we can achieve that on the fly, or at least with a minimum of downtime.

Our setup is as follows:

Version Kind Usage OA-Firmware VC-Ethernet-Firmware VC-Fibrechannel-Firmware

G3 C7000 - Platinum Enclosure MBB-RAC 4.80 4.62 3.09

G3 C7000 - Platinum Enclosure MBB-RAC 4.80 4.62 3.09

G3 C7000 - Platinum Enclosure MBB-RAC 4.80 4.62 3.09

G3 C7000 - Platinum Enclosure MBB-RAC 4.80 4.62 3.09

 

ProLiant BL460c Gen10 HP LPe1605 16Gb FC HBA I41 v1.40 (06/15/2018) 1.35 Aug 14 2018

ProLiant BL460c Gen9 HP LPe1605 16Gb FC HBA I36 v2.60 (05/21/2018) 2.60 May 23 2018        

 

HP VC 8Gb 24-Port FC Module

Regards

Eugen

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Eugen Rodekuhr
Frequent Advisor

Re: Virtual Connect module upgrade to 16GB/24Port

On top I would like to know the difference between these two Modules:

HPE Virtual Connect 16GB 24-Port  Fibre Channel Module for c-Class BladeSystem Bestellnummer - P08475-B21         HPE Virtual Connect 16GB 24-Port  Fibre Channel TAA Module for c-Class BladeSystem Bestellnummer - P08476-B21  

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Eugen Rodekuhr
Frequent Advisor

Re: Virtual Connect module upgrade to 16GB/24Port

By the way our Oneview firmware is as follows:

Firmware 4.10.03-0364293

 

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ronissac
HPE Pro

Re: Virtual Connect module upgrade to 16GB/24Port

Hi ,

This activity (updgrading from HP VC 8Gb 24-Port FC Module to C-FC 16GB/24Port Fibre-Channel modules) cannot be done on the Fly. Once you insert the 16GB modules in the enclosure, the Oneview appliance will detect the change in hardware, Hence all the associated profiles needs to be re-confgured to prevent any hardware mismatches . You wil need to schedule a downtime for this.

The difference with VC modules P08475-B21   and  P08476-B21   is that P08476-B21   is TAA compliant

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Regards

Ronny

 

 


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ronissac
HPE Pro

Re: Virtual Connect module upgrade to 16GB/24Port

HI , 

 

Please let know if you had any further queries

This will help everyone following this thread

 

Regards

Ronny


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