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REPLACE CELL BOARD

Hello,

I have to replace the cell board ( cell 1) joined to partition 0, on rp7410 server .
Shall i face any problem after rebooting with the new cell.
The current partition will be detected normally or i should perform specific tasks to recognize the new cell and the partition
in order to boot HPUX instance from internal disk.

Regards

Roger


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Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

Make sure the firmware in the new cell is compatible with the firmware levels of the rest of the system. Upgrade if necessary.

MK
MK
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Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

hi,

as Matti already mentioned, the firmware is very imoportant to join the cells together.

mikap
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Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

Hi,

PLEASE FIND BELOW THE STATUS OF CURRENT AND NEW CELL ; PLEASE ADVISE IF THE NEW CELL IS COMPATIBLE OR SHOULD I UPGARDE THE FIRMWARE.

1- Current cell

MP:CM> sysrev
Cabinet FPGA and Firmware revision report

System Backplane : GPM FM OSP
1.02 1.02 1.1

PCI Backplane : LPM HS
--- --
1.2 1.0

LPM BOB Drain SINC PDC
--- --- ----- ---- ---
CELL 0 : 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.000
CELL 1 : 2.02 1.00 1.00 2.02 16.009

FPGA MP
---- --
Master Core IO : 1.00 2.08
Slave Core IO : 0.00 0.00
--------------------------------------------

2- New cell

MP:CM> sysrev
Cabinet FPGA and Firmware revision report

System Backplane : GPM FM OSP
--- -- --- 1.002 1.002 1.001

PCI Backplane : LPM HS
--- --
1.002 0.000

LPM BOB Drain PDHC PDC
--- ---- --- --- ----
CELL 0 : 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.000
CELL 1 :2.001 1.000 1.000 2.004 17.009

FPGA MP
---- --
Master Core IO : 2.008 4.022
Slave Core IO : 0.00 0.00

Thanks

Roger
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Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

CELL 1 : 2.02 1.00 1.00 2.02 16.009


CELL 1 :2.001 1.000 1.000 2.004 17.009


You can see it yourself, they are different.

But you need to have a consistant combination of all components firmware.


http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=2512354&prodNameId=86782&swEnvOID=7&swLang=13&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=PF-CKEYMAT0605

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

finally it must look like this:

MP:CM> sysrev
Cabinet FPGA and Firmware revision report
System Backplane : GPM FM OSP
------- ------- -------
1.002 1.002 1.002
PCI Backplane : LPM HS
------- -------
1.002 1.000
LPM BOB DRAIN PDHC PDC
------- ------- ------- ------- -------
CELL 0 : 2.002 1.000 1.001 2.004 17.009
CELL 1 : 2.002 1.000 1.001 2.004 17.009

FPGA MP
------- -------
Master Core IO : 2.008 4.025
Slave Core IO : 2.008 4.025
MP:CM>



Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

Hi,

I need only to replace the current cell and not join the new cell to current one.
I there any issue in case of replacement.

Regards

Roger
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Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

the firmware versions of **all** components in a cabinet must be consistent!!!

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

Hi Roro,


Since you have the new cell board with different firmware, I would suggest you not to insert the same. Please check with HP Backline support for the compatibility if possible.
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Re: REPLACE CELL BOARD

Hi,

I have two questions :

1- i have checked the FW update release notice ( attached file ) an i could find that the components which we can upgrade are "MP , PDC , PDHC " . What about the other components related to system backplane (GPM,FM,OSP) , TO pci backplane (LPM,HS), to cell (LPM,BOB,Drain,SINC).

2- Once we finished the FW upgrade, is there any issue with the partition 0 which includes the new cell.

Thanks

Roger