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Mike Fisher_3
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Which Remote Control Card?

Hi all

REGARDING: HP TopTools Remote Control Card [RCC] with Battery

Partsurfer throws up 2 part numbers for the above...
A]D6028A. [obsolete] RCC version 1
B]P1218A. RCC version 2

My Client has an old LPr NetServer & needs a suitable second hand RCC for it

Partsurfer says that both A] & B] would do the job

However my client disagrees
He says that his LPr uses a PCI bus which therefore requires the use of A] & that B] is exclusively for the extended PCI bus found on later models of NetServer [such as the LC2000]. He reckons that the two cards are physically different in terms of size & number of pins.

Who's right?

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Marcin Golembski_1
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Re: Which Remote Control Card?

Both cards can be used on LPr. They are physically different in terms of size but both are "normal" PCI cards. Here's P1218A's datasheet that lists LPr as one of the target servers:

http://h200002.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/lpn11479/lpn11479.pdf

and here's LPr's accessory list with P1218A listed:

http://netserver.hp.com/products/accessories.asp?pid=lpr&pid2=lpr

Mike Fisher_3
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Re: Which Remote Control Card?

Marcin - Cheers
Have a Rabbit !
Regards - Mike
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Mike Fisher_3
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Re: Which Remote Control Card?

As it happens the HP info appears to be wrong

I sent both cards to my client...

P1218A doesn't work with his LPr, but does with his LC2000
D6028A however was fine with the LPr
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Marcin Golembski_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Which Remote Control Card?

Well, I had no opportunity to test the combo myself but I think you draw a hasty conclusion... LPr is mentioned as supported even in the card's user manual. I don't think HP made that BIG mistake ;-)

You did not write how it "doesn't work" but e.g. discharged battery on the card may cause server to hang at first boot, the server may have too old BIOS, the card may have too old firmware, it could have been installed incorrectly (was the I2C/IPMI cable connected?) and who knows what else...

Mike Fisher_3
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Re: Which Remote Control Card?

Hi Marcin

Yeah - I should have written "appears"

I'll give you more info next week after my site visit
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