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C7000 blade system problem

Hello to all.

Recently bought a used c-7000 system with 10 blades. I have next to no experience with these machines.

I am trying to acess it via standard network cable from my windows 7 machine. to the port of the OA

I removed the OA module to find the sticker with the server serial number. user name, dns name and password.

The problem is I dont have the IP adress. I know it would be on the isight display at the front, but that is the problem

This machine has no lcd display on the front only 4 wires where it use to be !!

I read on another forum that the Ip is supposed to be on this sticker but it is not.

Is there a default IP or am i going to have to get an isight display for the front

 

As it stands I have no way of accessing the machine.

 

Thanks in advance for any advice people

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Re: C7000 blade system problem

Connect your PC to the service LAN port (between the OA's) and set the PC to DHCP. "ipconfig /all" will show you the service IP of the enclosure, so you can connect to the OA.

(look for the DHCP Server line)


Hope this helps!
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Re: C7000 blade system problem

Option 2)

connect via serial cable, if needed, reset the password:

a. With a null-modem cable (9600 N, 8, 1, VT100), locally connect to the Onboard Administrator.
b. Press and hold the Reset button of the Onboard Administrator for 5 seconds.
c. On the serial console, when you are prompted for Flash Recovery or Reset Password, press L

HP Onboard Administrator booting...

Lost Password or Flash Recovery requested
Press L for Lost Password Recovery
Press F for Flash Recovery
Press any other key to reset

 

 

Once logged on to OA, use

> show network
and

> set ipconfig

 

SET IPCONFIG STATIC [<OA bay number>] <ip address> <netmask> [<gateway>
[<DNS1 address> [<DNS2 address>]]]


Hope this helps!
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Re: C7000 blade system problem

Hi Torsten. Thank you so much for the reply

 

I have tried option as you have outlined above as I dont have null modem cable for option 2

The c-7000 does not appear in the ipconfig/all display.

 

There are 2 ports on this machine , between the 2 OA cards. - Encloser Interlink

I have tried them all. I have DCHP enabled. Still not sure if i am using the right port

Here is a picture of the back of the machine.  On the 2 ports between the OA modules there is a button beside the left port. When i press it , it turns blue. The port on the right (of the same 2 center ports) has a symbol of a laptop below it.

Is this the port to use ?

 

Again, thank you for the help

 

 

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Re: C7000 blade system problem

yes, connect to the laptop port. did your pc received an ip address?

by the way, you need to sort the interconnect modules later.

Hope this helps!
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Re: C7000 blade system problem

No I have had no Luck

I have other proliant servers for rendering and when i connect them they appear in my network

I got this machine yesterday. When I collected it it was completely taken apart. I put the modules back in with no reference

Could it be that I have placed the modules in the wrong place?

I just dont get this, but then again I have never had any luck when it comes to networking computers. I have problems getting 2 computers to talk to each other!!

 

When I insert the patch lead there is activity on the porty, the led's become active. My hub detects the signal. That 'enclouser UID' button next to the 2 ports, should that be on or off, or does it make any difference.

 

All day at this machine and still nothing

I must be doing something really stupid!!

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Re: C7000 blade system problem

The service port is using a 169.254.1.x network with mask 255.255.255.0.

Normally your PC get an DHCP address from there.

Otherwise you set your PC to 169.254.1.254 and search the network for other addresses, e.g. using a tool like "advanced IP scanner".

 

Many times I found the OA has the address 169.254.1.49


Hope this helps!
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Re: C7000 blade system problem

Hi Torsten

Still no luck with this. I have my win 7 machine, going to a router/hub. I have another hp proliant plugged into the router/ hub

Running 'advanced ip sanner' it lists my machine, the hp proliant and the hub no problem.

If I take the network lead from the proliant and plug into the c-7000 i still dont get any ip listing for the c-7000

When i turn on the c-7000 all the fans turn fast as the machine is boothing up, then they slow down when it is running. This seems to be normal operation from videos i have watched on youtube.

I have tried a reset on 1 of the OA modules ( there are 2 of them). I have tried with everything removed except the OA module. Would the machine work ok with just 1 OA module or does it need the 2 installed to work?

Now trying different locations

 

Is there anything else that would prevent this machine from sending its IP

There is the missing lcd on the front. All that is there are the 4 wires that ran to it. I will trace these wires back to their connector and remove them incase that is causing a problem

I am starting to think this thing is dead.

Have you had situation where the c-7000 itself is dead?

 

Totally at a loss here

 

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Re: C7000 blade system problem

Try to get a serial cable (null modem) and connect it to the active OA (blue LED is on).


Hope this helps!
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Re: C7000 blade system problem

>> Running 'advanced ip sanner' it lists my machine, the hp proliant and the hub no problem.

 

Did you gave the Win7 PC and the Proliant a 169.254.1.x address with mask of 255.255.255.0?

 

For example 169.254.1.254 for the PC and 169.254.1.253 for the Proliant?

 

 

You could try this in a CMD window:

 

netsh interface ip set address name="Local Area Connection" DHCP

(for DHCP)

or (single line)

netsh interface ipv4 set address name="Local Area Connection" static 169.254.1.254 255.255.255.0

for a fixed IP address.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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