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Virtual Connect Manager still uses Flash

Very curious if anyone can shed some light on the Virtual Connect Manager (VCM) which we are using to manage our virtual connects.  Adobe Flash will be disabled by the end of 2020 and I have not been able to find any information on what HPE will be doing about the Flash requirement for VCM.

I would assume that they are working on a HTML version of VCM, or will it be completely retired....?

Thanks for any info on this.

Jeff S.

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Re: Virtual Connect Manager still uses Flash

Hi

As per latest HPE Virtual Connect for c-Class BladeSystem User Guide Version 4.80 , VCM still requires Adobe Flash Player 11.1 or higher before you can log in.

The recommended Adobe Flash Player web browser plug-in can be downloaded and installed from the Adobe website, or downloaded as a standalone executable from the Adobe website. For the latest Adobe Flash Player Security Bulletin Updates, see the Adobe website.

https://helpx.adobe.com/security.html#flashplayer

For more information please refer HPE Virtual Connect for c-Class Blade System User Guide Version 4.80. (page Number 12 - 13)

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docLocale=en_US&docId=a00094035en_us

In meanwhile please subscribe to HPE Preference Center to receive updates on new technology, research and products.

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Re: Virtual Connect Manager still uses Flash

Hi AmRa,

Thanks for the reply, but we too are concerned by this.  Is there a schedule for when a new version will be released that does not depend on Flash?

My undertsanding is that at midnight on 31st December all major web-browsers will cease to load the flash plugin. Thus the ability to manage the device will cease suddenly.

Thanks,

Claude Brown.

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Re: Virtual Connect Manager still uses Flash

Hi Claude,

As of now there is no schedule for when a new version will be released that does not depend on Flash?

Howvere, you can subcribbe to HPE Newsletters and Technology Updates on below link for HPE product updates.

https://h41360.www4.hpe.com/

 

 

 

 

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Re: Virtual Connect Manager still uses Flash

Virtual Connect firmware version 4.85 is the answer.

 

Supports 3rd generation Virtual Connect onwards, so please read the release notes as not all Virtual Conect modules can support this firmware version.  Some of the older VC modules are no longer supported since VC firmware version 4.80 so 4.85 will not work with them either.

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Re: Virtual Connect Manager still uses Flash

Anyone have a link to the 4.85 release notes?  I can't find them...

Edit: Finally found them!  https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docLocale=en_US&docId=a00102214en_us

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Re: Virtual Connect Manager still uses Flash

Hi,

Has anyone successfully completed this upgrade?  I'm trying to upgrade a "HP VC FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module" - which apepars in the supported list in the release-notes.

However, I'm receiving an error when I issue this command:

vcsu -a update -i 172.17.1.21 -u Administrator -p xxxxxxx -l C:\vcfwall485.bin -vcu Administrator -vcp xxxxx

The errors are:
- ERROR: One or more parameters are not valid
- Error in getting the FirmwareIncompatible Status

Below is the text from the log-file, but I cannot find anything that reveals my error.   Any assistance appreciated.

Thanks, Claude.

[Tue Oct 06 18:59:48 2020]
[Tue Oct 06 18:59:48 2020] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[Tue Oct 06 18:59:48 2020] HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility
[Tue Oct 06 18:59:48 2020] Version 1.7.1 (Build 21)
[Tue Oct 06 18:59:48 2020] Build Date: Nov 23 2012 05:51:02
[Tue Oct 06 18:59:48 2020] Copyright (C) 2006-2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
[Tue Oct 06 18:59:48 2020] All Rights Reserved
[Tue Oct 06 18:59:48 2020] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[Tue Oct 06 18:59:48 2020]
[Tue Oct 06 18:59:48 2020] Initializing, please wait... [Step 1 of 2 : 30 seconds]
[Tue Oct 06 19:02:18 2020] ERROR: One or more parameters are not valid
[Tue Oct 06 19:02:18 2020]
[Tue Oct 06 19:02:18 2020] Total execution time: 00:02:30
[Tue Oct 06 19:02:18 2020]
[Tue Oct 06 19:02:18 2020] VCSU log file is available at the following location: C:\Program Files
[Tue Oct 06 19:02:18 2020] (x86)\Hewlett-Packard Company\Virtual Connect Support Utility\vcsu-11500.log

[Tue Oct 06 18:59:48 2020] (2960)[VcsuInit.cpp:411] : VCSU Library Version: 1.7.1.21
[Tue Oct 06 18:59:51 2020] (2960)[GetRemoteEndpointInfo.cpp:99] : OA found at 172.17.1.21 with version 4.90
[Tue Oct 06 18:59:55 2020] (2960)[VcsuCore.cpp:374] : Target name: BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure
[Tue Oct 06 18:59:55 2020] (2960)[OaWrap.cpp:804] : OA IP Address: 172.17.1.21
[Tue Oct 06 18:59:56 2020] (2960)[OaWrap.cpp:819] : OA1 IP Address: 172.17.1.21
[Tue Oct 06 18:59:57 2020] (2960)[VcsuInit.cpp:532] : [SGH743B5F2] OA Version: 4.90
[Tue Oct 06 19:00:02 2020] (2960)[OaWrap.cpp:404] : Onboard Administrator Role: Active
[Tue Oct 06 19:00:23 2020] (2960)[OaWrap.cpp:404] : Onboard Administrator Role: Active
[Tue Oct 06 19:00:32 2020] (2960)[VcsuCore.cpp:1890] : Module not present in bay 2
[Tue Oct 06 19:00:33 2020] (2960)[VcsuCore.cpp:1890] : Module not present in bay 3
[Tue Oct 06 19:00:34 2020] (2960)[VcsuCore.cpp:1890] : Module not present in bay 4
[Tue Oct 06 19:00:36 2020] (2960)[VcsuCore.cpp:1292] : VCM IP Address: 172.17.1.41
[Tue Oct 06 19:00:36 2020] (2960)[VcsuCore.cpp:1293] : VCM Firmware Version: 4.75
[Tue Oct 06 19:00:36 2020] (2960)[VcsuCore.cpp:1047] : Domain configuration is present
[Tue Oct 06 19:00:36 2020] (2960)[VcsuCore.cpp:1061] : This is primary enclosure
[Tue Oct 06 19:00:37 2020] (2960)[VcsuInit.cpp:753] : VCM user authenticated successfully
[Tue Oct 06 19:00:43 2020] (2960)[VcsuCore.cpp:4918] : VCM is in Unlocked mode
[Tue Oct 06 19:00:43 2020] (2960)[VcsuCore.cpp:1856] : [SGH743B5F2:1] Primary VCM found
[Tue Oct 06 19:02:18 2020] (2960)[VcsuCore.cpp:3542] : Error in getting the FirmwareIncompatible status
[Tue Oct 06 19:02:18 2020] (2960)[VcsuCore.cpp:3542] : ErrorCode :4 Error :One or more parameters are not valid
[Tue Oct 06 19:02:18 2020] (2960)[VcsuInit.cpp:795] : Error in getting the FirmwareIncompatible Status
[Tue Oct 06 19:02:18 2020] (2960)[VcsuInit.cpp:795] : ErrorCode :4 Error :One or more parameters are not valid
[Tue Oct 06 19:02:18 2020] (2960)[AuthenticateUser.cpp:142] : authenticateVCM failed
[Tue Oct 06 19:02:22 2020] (2960)[OaWrap.cpp:784] : User successfully deleted

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Re: Virtual Connect Manager still uses Flash

From the release notes:

 

Virtual Connect 4.85 is supported on the following interconnect modules:
• HPE VC Flex-10/10D Module
• HPE VC FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module
• HPE VC FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module
• HPE VC FlexFabric-20/40 F8 TAA Module
• HPE VC 8Gb 20-Port FC Module
• HPE VC 8Gb 24-Port FC Module
• HPE VC 16Gb 24-Port FC Module
• HPE VC 16Gb 24-Port FC TAA Module


Hope this helps!
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Re: Virtual Connect Manager still uses Flash

Your VCUTIL is 1.7.1, but must be 1.15.0.

 

Your version is much too old.

 

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_f111ffc2e2de4aeca450a0495d


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Re: Virtual Connect Manager still uses Flash

Thank you Torsten!   I only just installed it and I kept reading "7" as "17" and thought I was ok.    Such a silly thing - thank you so much for you assistance.