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HP RX7620 Itanium RP7420 PA-RISC A6913A cell board firmware

 
Jesse Dougherty
Honored Contributor

HP RX7620 Itanium RP7420 PA-RISC A6913A cell board firmware

I have many PA-RISC cell boards A6913A for he RP7420. I need a few A6913A cell board to go into the RX7620 Itanium server. The only difference is the firmware. Can anyone point me to where I can upgrade or change the firmware on my PA-RISC A6913A cell boards?

Thanks
Jesse
Cypress Technology Inc
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Marc Morin_2
Advisor

Re: HP RX7620 Itanium RP7420 PA-RISC A6913A cell board firmware

Hi Jesse,

You cannot install an rp7420 cell board into an rx7620 server. The processors along with the firmware are different. If you plan on installing PA-RISC cell boards into an rx7620 server it will not work. The processors will be incompatible to the model number therefore will not power on.

Mixing PA-RISC and IPF cell boards in the same cabinet is not supported.

If you want this to work you will need to replace all the processors from PA-RISC to IPF on your cell boards and of course modify the firmware.

Hope this helps

Marc
Jesse Dougherty
Honored Contributor

Re: HP RX7620 Itanium RP7420 PA-RISC A6913A cell board firmware

Thanks Marc, I'm aware that the CPU's are different. The A6913A cell board are the same in both Rx7620 & rp7420. I wanted to get the procedure on how I can upgrade the firmware on my PA-RISC board to make them support the Itanium CPU's in the rx7620.

There is a way to upgrade the firmware, I just dont know how and I'm looking for the answer here.
Viveki
Trusted Contributor
Marc Morin_2
Advisor

Re: HP RX7620 Itanium RP7420 PA-RISC A6913A cell board firmware

Jesse,

Yes the cell boards are the same, but you still will not be able to install IPF firmware to a cell loaded with PA-RISC processors.

The update utility will check the type of installed processors and the firmware for compatibility.

Marc
Sameer_Nirmal
Honored Contributor

Re: HP RX7620 Itanium RP7420 PA-RISC A6913A cell board firmware

You just need to get the upgrade kit, the compatible Itanium processors and IA64 firmware.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11848_div/11848_div.HTML

HP 9000 rp7420 Upgrades to HP Integrity rx7620 Servers : The HP 9000 rp7420 Servers were designed to be easily upgradeable to Intel Itanium 2 Madison, HP mx2 and future PA-RISC processors.

The firmware update information is already replied to the earlier thread
http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1384508
Sameer_Nirmal
Honored Contributor

Re: HP RX7620 Itanium RP7420 PA-RISC A6913A cell board firmware

I understand you won't be doing rp7420 to rx7620 in box upgrade. So upgrade kit is not relevant but I hope you got the idea.