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Compaq RA4000/4100 Fibre Array Flash Update

 
CA1240763
Occasional Visitor

Compaq RA4000/4100 Fibre Array Flash Update

Looking for someone that has experience updating the 4000/4100 controller with the RomPaqs.

I am beginning to believe that the rompaq may only work with certain HBA's. I am using Emulex LP7000's that have the latest updates.

So in a nutshell -- I need to someone to feed me a partnumber of a HBA that might work.

Thanks
Tom-
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BR864557
Occasional Visitor

Re: Compaq RA4000/4100 Fibre Array Flash Update

Hi Tom

Updated one yesterday, with Compaq StorageWorks 64Bit/66MHz HBA, but it only worked when I directly attached to the controller, not through a hub. The other thing to note is it says it will take a few seconds, should read minutes. I eventually went for a cup of tea to ease the tension!

It had completed when I returned.

Mike
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Compaq RA4000/4100 Fibre Array Flash Update

Checked an old Quickspec which says:
64-bit/66-MHz Fibre Channel Host Adapter - 120186-B21

If I understand that right, it is loop only.
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CA1240763
Occasional Visitor

Re: Compaq RA4000/4100 Fibre Array Flash Update

I'm not too sure what I was thinking when i tried it with the Emulex HBA's -- especially since they were compaq supplied in this box.

As my daughter says --- Duhhhhhhhhhh!

Of course the rompaq's are only going to have boot drivers for Compaq HBA's.

If you get a pure Compaq HBA the rompaq works great -- slow like you pointed out. I had 6 arrays to do. Got 6 of the 32bit units NOS off of EBAY and life is good now.

Thanks for your reply.
Tom