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Balde Power Enclosre redundancy

Navaneeda Kumar
Frequent Advisor

Balde Power Enclosre redundancy

I have 2 Power enclosurs, each installed with 4 power supplies in single phase line.
what is the procedure to make the power redundancy between the two power enlosures.
is any one can explain it???

Thanks,
6 REPLIES
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Balde Power Enclosre redundancy

use
HP BladeSystem p-Class Dual Power Input Kit with mini bus bar
or scalable bus bar
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor
Navaneeda Kumar
Frequent Advisor

Re: Balde Power Enclosre redundancy

hi,
Can You explain the procedure. The PDF seems to be not clear.
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Balde Power Enclosre redundancy

Page 59 - 64
there is not much to tell about, four cables that you can fit only one way by shape design

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00065042/c00065042.pdf

MC1903
Regular Advisor

Re: Balde Power Enclosre redundancy

Navaneeda,

A few other things to remember -

1) Install the 'Load Balancing Signal Cable' between the existing Power Enclosure (PE) & the new PE.

It is a 6 inch long, 3 or 4 pin black cable that links both PE's.

The connector is found on the rear of each PE, on the left hand side.

2) Connect the 'blue' RJ45 'management cable' between the existing PE & the new PE.

3) Check that both PE's are in the same power zone... there is a very small switch on the PE management module to select this.

4) Ensure that the Power & Blade Enclosure firmware is the same version on ALL enclosures - if they are not you may get strange error messages and the 'rack view' in SIM (& iLO) may not look right.

Hope this helps.

Martin
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Balde Power Enclosre redundancy

External load-balancing signal cable, used for LOAD SHARING not for redundancy
It's 3 pin aprox 9"
If firmware 2.30 don't worry for Power Zone as it will set all to zone 3 automatically

I would assume if it's new install lowest firmware that came with HW 2.20
In environment 2.20 and 2.30 would be fine with 3U power enclosures
If 1U used than would be recommended 2.30