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samibix
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rx2620 OFS upgrade

Hello,

 

I've a rx2620 server bought on Ebay. It's pretty noisy so I want to upgrade it to OFS.  What I read so far that it needs a setting change on the server besides changing the fans. 

 

Does anyone know what that setting is and how to change it?

 

Many thanks!

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fhsjvl
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Re: rx2620 OFS upgrade

Not that obvious. Have a look at HoffmanLabs: http://labs.hoffmanlabs.com/node/9 and http://labs.hoffmanlabs.com/node/1209

Torsten.
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Re: rx2620 OFS upgrade

The problem is here:

 

go to EFI and do

 

Shell> sysmode service
Current System Mode: ADMIN

You are now in SERVICE mode.

Shell> sysset
System Information:
  Manufacturer: hp
  Product Name: server rx2620
  Product Number: AB331A
  Secondary Product Number is Identical
  Serial number: DEH46....
  Secondary Serial Number is Identical
  UUID: .... (Valid)
  Secondary UUID is Identical
  Product ID: 0x11A

This product# is important and makes the differences. It should be 0x18A for the office friendly box.

 

 

But in order to change it you need a password or a special tool  that you don't have and you probably can't get.

 

 

You will find the same problem here

 

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Itanium-Based/rx2660-office-friendly-server/td-p/977865#.UfZWwm2aZaE

 

but no solution.

 

In fact you need the ofct.efi utility, consider to ask hp support.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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samibix
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Re: rx2620 OFS upgrade

Thanks Torsten. That's the information I was looking for.

 

It seems the setting can only be changed by HP.  I can't think of a reason for not providing the "ofct.efi" utility to the customer  if the only change is the "Product ID" and the fans could be purchased/installed.

 

Btw, this server has product ID as 0x10a which I guess must be an old version product.

 

 

Torsten.
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Re: rx2620 OFS upgrade

The product id depends on the cpu model too. IIRC the id above was from a montecito cpu.


Hope this helps!
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samibix
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Re: rx2620 OFS upgrade

Maybe this is the difference -

 

0x10a - Badger Peek

0x11a - Cougar Peek -> supports Montecito 

Torsten.
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Re: rx2620 OFS upgrade

If you get the tool, first make sure the firmware is current!

Then run the tool and convert the system. Then install the kit and start.

The "normal" server cannot start with the OFS kit installed and the OFS server cannot start with the "normal" fan kit installed!

Hope this helps!
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samibix
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Re: rx2620 OFS upgrade

Thank you.