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HP Integrity BL860c i2, BL870c i2 & BL890c
i2 Server Blade User Service Guide
Abstract
This document contains specific information that is intended for users of this HP product.
HP Part Number: 5900-2661
Published: May 2013
Edition: 11
© Copyright 2010, 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express
warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall
not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
Acknowledgments
Intel, Pentium, Itanium, Intel Inside, and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the
United States and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation.
Warranty
To get a copy of the warranty for this product see the warranty information website:
http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01865770/c01865770.pdf
Revision history
Publication DateEdition numberSupported product
versions
Operating systems
supported
Document manufacturing
part number
April 2010FirstBL860c i2, BL870c i2 &
BL890c i2
HP-UXAD399-9003A
September 2010SecondBL860c i2, BL870c i2 &
BL890c i2
HP-UX, OpenVMS,
Microsoft® Windows®
AD399-9003A_ed2
December 2010ThirdBL860c i2, BL870c i2 &
BL890c i2
HP-UX, OpenVMS,
Microsoft Windows
AD399-9003A_ed3
February 2011FourthBL860c i2, BL870c i2 &
BL890c i2
HP-UX, OpenVMS,
Microsoft Windows
AD399-9003A_ed4
May 2011FifthBL860c i2, BL870c i2 &
BL890c i2
HP-UX, OpenVMS,
Microsoft Windows
5992-1024
August 2011SixthBL860c i2, BL870c i2 &
BL890c i2
HP-UX, OpenVMS,
Microsoft Windows
5992-1050
November 2011SeventhBL860c i2, BL870c i2 &
BL890c i2
HP-UX, OpenVMS,
Microsoft Windows
5992-1076
February 2012EighthBL860c i2, BL870c i2 &
BL890c i2
HP-UX, OpenVMS,
Microsoft Windows
5992-1081
September 2012NinthBL860c i2, BL870c i2 &
BL890c i2
HP-UX, OpenVMS,
Microsoft Windows
5992-1089
February 2013TenthBL860c i2, BL870c i2 &
BL890c i2
HP-UX, OpenVMS,
Microsoft Windows
5900-2649
May 2013EleventhBL860c i2, BL870c i2 &
BL890c i2
HP-UX, OpenVMS,
Microsoft Windows
5900-2661
Contents
1 Overview..................................................................................................8
Server blade overview...............................................................................................................8
Server blade components..........................................................................................................9
2 Site preparation.......................................................................................10
Server blade dimensions and weight.........................................................................................10
Enclosure information..............................................................................................................10
Enclosure environmental specifications.......................................................................................10
Sample Site Inspection Checklist...............................................................................................11
Power subsystem.....................................................................................................................13
ESD handling information........................................................................................................13
Unpacking and inspecting the server blade................................................................................13
Verifying site preparation....................................................................................................14
Inspect the shipping containers for damage...........................................................................14
Unpacking the server blade................................................................................................14
Verifying the inventory........................................................................................................14
Returning damaged equipment............................................................................................14
3 Installing the server blade into the enclosure................................................15
Installation sequence and checklist............................................................................................15
Installing and powering on the server blade...............................................................................15
Preparing the enclosure......................................................................................................15
Removing a c7000 device bay divider.............................................................................16
Removing a c3000 device bay mini-divider or device bay divider........................................17
Installing interconnect modules........................................................................................18
Interconnect bay numbering and device mapping.........................................................19
Installing the server blade into the enclosure..........................................................................20
Server blade power states...................................................................................................21
Powering on the server blade..........................................................................................22
Powering off the server blade..........................................................................................22
Installing the Blade Link for BL870c i2 or BL890c i2 configurations................................................22
Conjoin checks..................................................................................................................25
Using iLO 3...........................................................................................................................25
Accessing UEFI or the OS from iLO 3 MP...................................................................................26
UEFI Front Page.................................................................................................................27
Saving UEFI configuration settings...................................................................................28
Booting and installing the operating system...........................................................................28
Operating system is loaded onto the server blade..................................................................29
Operating system is not loaded onto the server blade.............................................................29
OS login prompt................................................................................................................29
Installing the latest firmware using HP Smart Update Manager.....................................................29
4 Operating system procedures.....................................................................30
Operating systems supported on the server blade.......................................................................30
Installing the operating system onto the server blade...................................................................30
Installing the OS from an external USB DVD device or tape device...........................................30
Installing the OS using HP Ignite-UX.....................................................................................31
Installing the OS using vMedia............................................................................................31
Configuring system boot options...............................................................................................32
Booting and shutting down HP-UX.............................................................................................32
Adding HP-UX to the boot options list...................................................................................32
HP-UX standard boot..........................................................................................................33
Booting HP-UX from the UEFI Boot Manager.....................................................................33
Contents 3
Booting HP-UX from the UEFI Shell...................................................................................34
Booting HP-UX in single-user mode.......................................................................................34
Booting HP-UX in LVM-maintenance mode.............................................................................34
Shutting down HP-UX..........................................................................................................34
Booting and shutting down HP OpenVMS..................................................................................35
Adding OpenVMS to the Boot Options List............................................................................35
Booting OpenVMS.............................................................................................................36
Booting OpenVMS from the UEFI Boot Manager...............................................................36
Booting HP OpenVMS from the UEFI Shell........................................................................36
Shutting Down OpenVMS...................................................................................................37
Booting and shutting down Microsoft Windows..........................................................................37
Adding Microsoft Windows to the boot options list.................................................................37
Booting the Microsoft Windows operating system...................................................................39
Shutting down Microsoft Windows.......................................................................................39
Shutting down Windows from the command line...............................................................40
5 Optional components................................................................................41
Partner blades........................................................................................................................41
Hot-plug SAS disk drives..........................................................................................................42
Installing internal components..................................................................................................43
Removing the access panel.................................................................................................43
Processor and heatsink module............................................................................................44
DIMMs.............................................................................................................................49
Mezzanine cards...............................................................................................................52
HP Smart Array P700m/512 Controller.................................................................................53
Battery kit and other components....................................................................................53
Battery mounting bracket parts...................................................................................54
Installing the Controller Board.........................................................................................55
Upgrading or replacing controller options........................................................................56
Replacing the 512MB cache module...........................................................................56
Replacing the battery mounting bracket.......................................................................57
Replacing the BBWC battery......................................................................................58
Removing upgrade components......................................................................................60
Removing the 512MB cache module............................................................................60
Removing the battery mounting bracket.......................................................................60
Removing the BBWC battery......................................................................................61
HP Smart Array P711m Controller.........................................................................................62
Supercap pack mounting kit...........................................................................................62
Installing the Supercap mounting bracket..........................................................................63
Installing the P711m controller board................................................................................64
Installing the Supercap Pack...........................................................................................64
Replacing the access panel.................................................................................................65
Upgrading a conjoined configuration...................................................................................66
Procedure summary.......................................................................................................66
Upgrade kit contents......................................................................................................66
Before getting started.....................................................................................................67
Supported operating systems.....................................................................................67
Minimum firmware versions........................................................................................68
Determining your current firmware revisions..................................................................68
Rules for server blade internal components...................................................................72
Upgrading the existing server blade................................................................................73
Existing server blade check........................................................................................73
Adding resources.....................................................................................................73
Final hardware check................................................................................................78
Booting the operating system.....................................................................................79
4 Contents
Warranty registration................................................................................................79
Support.......................................................................................................................80
Blade link and system information parameters...................................................................80
Operating System Licenses.............................................................................................81
HP-UX.....................................................................................................................81
HP OpenVMS..........................................................................................................81
Windows Server 2008..............................................................................................81
Upgrade scenarios which do not require a reinstall of the operating system..........................82
Possible changes due to VC profile mapping on the upgraded server blade..........................82
Preserving VC-assigned MAC addresses in HP-UX by enabling Portable Image......................84
Pre-Upgrade Procedure for PI.....................................................................................85
Post-Upgrade Procedure for PI....................................................................................85
6 Troubleshooting........................................................................................87
Methodology.........................................................................................................................87
General troubleshooting methodology..................................................................................87
Executing recommended troubleshooting methodology ..........................................................88
Basic and advanced troubleshooting tables...........................................................................88
Troubleshooting tools..............................................................................................................91
Controls and ports.............................................................................................................92
Front panel view...........................................................................................................92
Rear panel view............................................................................................................93
Server blade LEDs..............................................................................................................93
Front panel LEDs...........................................................................................................93
SAS disk drive LEDs.......................................................................................................95
SAS hard drive LED combinations...............................................................................95
Blade Link LEDs.............................................................................................................96
Virtual Front Panel LEDs in the iLO 3 TUI................................................................................96
SUV Cable and Ports..........................................................................................................99
Connecting to the serial port...........................................................................................99
Diagnostics.....................................................................................................................100
Offline Diagnostics Environment.........................................................................................100
General diagnostic tools...................................................................................................100
Fault management overview..............................................................................................101
HP-UX Fault management..................................................................................................101
Errors and error logs.............................................................................................................101
Event log definitions.........................................................................................................101
Event log usage...............................................................................................................102
iLO 3 MP event logs.........................................................................................................102
SEL review......................................................................................................................104
Troubleshooting processors....................................................................................................105
Processor installation order................................................................................................105
Processor module behaviors..............................................................................................105
Enclosure information............................................................................................................105
Cooling subsystem................................................................................................................105
Firmware.............................................................................................................................105
Identifying and troubleshooting firmware issues....................................................................105
Verify and install the latest firmware...................................................................................106
Troubleshooting the server interface (system console).................................................................106
Troubleshooting the environment.............................................................................................106
7 Removing and replacing components........................................................108
Server blade components list..................................................................................................108
Preparing the server blade for servicing...................................................................................110
Powering off the server blade............................................................................................110
Blade Link for BL870c i2 or BL890c i2 configurations...........................................................110
Contents 5
Removing the Blade Link for BL870c i2 or BL890c i2 configurations...................................110
Replacing the Blade Link for BL870c i2 or BL890c i2 configurations...................................111
Blade Link for BL860c i2 configurations..............................................................................112
Server blade........................................................................................................................113
Access panel.......................................................................................................................113
Disk drive blanks..................................................................................................................114
Removing a disk drive blank..............................................................................................114
Disk drives...........................................................................................................................114
DIMM baffle........................................................................................................................115
DIMMs................................................................................................................................116
CPU baffle...........................................................................................................................117
CPU and heatsink module.....................................................................................................118
SAS backplane....................................................................................................................121
Server battery......................................................................................................................122
Mezzanine cards..................................................................................................................123
ICH mezzanine board...........................................................................................................124
System board.......................................................................................................................124
Blade Link............................................................................................................................125
8 Support and other resources....................................................................127
Contacting HP......................................................................................................................127
Before you contact HP......................................................................................................127
HP contact information.....................................................................................................127
Subscription service..........................................................................................................127
Documentation feedback..................................................................................................127
HP Insight Remote Support Software...................................................................................128
New and changed information in this edition...........................................................................128
Typographic conventions.......................................................................................................128
Standard terms, abbreviations, and acronyms...............................................130
A Utilities.................................................................................................133
Configuring a Smart Array Controller......................................................................................133
Using the saupdate command...........................................................................................133
get_mode..................................................................................................................133
set_mode...................................................................................................................134
Updating the firmware using saupdate...........................................................................134
Determining the Driver ID and CTRL ID................................................................................134
Configuring RAID volumes using the ORCA menu-driven interface...............................................135
Creating a logical drive....................................................................................................136
Deleting a logical drive....................................................................................................137
Useful UEFI command checks............................................................................................138
UEFI...................................................................................................................................139
UEFI Shell and HP POSSE commands.................................................................................139
Drive paths in UEFI...............................................................................................................142
Using the Boot Maintenance Manager....................................................................................142
Boot Options...................................................................................................................143
Add Boot Option........................................................................................................143
Delete Boot Option......................................................................................................144
Change Boot Order....................................................................................................145
Driver Options.................................................................................................................146
Add Driver Option......................................................................................................146
Delete Driver Option....................................................................................................147
Change Driver Order...................................................................................................147
Console Options..............................................................................................................147
Boot From File.................................................................................................................147
6 Contents
Set Boot Next Value.........................................................................................................148
Set Time Out Value..........................................................................................................148
Reset System....................................................................................................................149
iLO 3 MP.............................................................................................................................149
Index.......................................................................................................150
Index.......................................................................................................154
Contents 7
1 Overview
The HP Integrity BL860c i2 Server Blade is a dense, low-cost, Intel® Itanium® processor server
blade. Using a Blade Link hardware assembly, multiple BL860c i2 Server Blades can be conjoined
to create dual-blade, four socket and quad-blade, eight socket variants.
Number of Processor SocketsNumber of Conjoined Server BladesName
21BL860c i2
42BL870c i2
84BL890c i2
The three blade configurations support the HP-UX, HP OpenVMS, and Windows operating systems
and are designed for deployment in c-Class enclosures, specifically the 10U c7000 and the 6U
c3000 Enclosures.
NOTE: For purposes of this guide, make sure that the c-Class server blade enclosure is powered
on and running properly and that the OA iLO 3 is operational.
Server blade overview
SAS Hard Disk
Drives
PCIe I/O
Mezzanine card
capacitymax memoryDIMM slotsCPU cores (quad)Product
23384GB with
16GB DIMMs
248BL860c i2
46768GB with
16GB DIMMs
4816BL870c i2
8121.5TB with 16GB
DIMMs
9632BL890c i2
8 Overview
Server blade components
8ICH mezzanine connector
1CPU0
2CPU0 power connector 9Mezzanine connector 3 (type 1 or 2)
10 CPU1 power connector
3Mezzanine connector 1 (type 1)
4Mezzanine connector 2 (type 1 or 2) 11 CPU1
12 SAS backplane
5System board thumbscrew
6Battery (CR2032) 13 Pull tab
NOTE: The iLO 3 password is located on
the pull tab.
7System board thumbscrew
Server blade components 9
2 Site preparation
The HP Integrity BL860c i2 Server Blade does not have cooling or power systems. Cooling and
power is provided by the c-Class enclosure.
IMPORTANT: To avoid hardware damage, allow the thermal mass of the product to equalize to
the temperature and humidity of the installation facility after removing the shipping materials. A
minimum of one hour per 10°C (18°F) of temperature difference between the shipping facility and
installation facility is required
Server blade dimensions and weight
Table 1 Server blade dimensions and weight for the BL860c i2
valueDimensions
36.63 cm (14.42 in.)Height
5.14 cm (2.025 in.)Width
48.51 cm (19.1 in.)Depth
Unloaded: 8.6 kg (19 lb)
Fully loaded: 11.3 kg (25 lb)
Weight
Table 2 Blade Link dimensions and weight
WeightWidthHeightBlade Link type
.5 lb (.22 kg)51 mm (2 in)44 mm (1.73 in)SBL1 (BL860 i2)
1 lb (.45 kg)106 mm (4.17 in)44 mm (1.73 in)SBL2 (BL870 i2)
2 lb (.90 kg)212 mm (8.34 in)44 mm (1.73 in)SBL4 (BL890 i2)
Enclosure information
All three blade configurations are supported in c7000 and c3000 Enclosures.
For more enclosure information see:
http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/316735-0-0-0-121.html.
Enclosure environmental specifications
NOTE: This information is for both c3000 and c7000 Enclosures.
ValueSpecification
Temperature range 1
10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)Operating
-30°C to 60°C (-22°F to 140°F)Non-operating
Wet bulb temperature
28ºC (82.4ºF)Operating
38.7ºC (101.7ºF)Non-operating
Relative humidity (noncondensing)2
10 Site preparation
20% to 80%Operating
5% to 95%Non-operating
1All temperature ratings shown are for sea level. An altitude derating of 1°C per 304.8 m (1.8°F per 1000 ft) to 3048
m (10,000 ft) is applicable. No direct sunlight allowed. Upper operating limit is 3,048 m (10,000 ft) or 70 Kpa/10.1
psia. Upper non-operating limit is 9,144 m (30,000 ft) or 30.3 KPa/4.4 psia.
2Storage maximum humidity of 95% is based on a maximum temperature of 45°C (113°F). Altitude maximum for storage
corresponds to a pressure minimum of 70 KPa.
For more information on the c-Class enclosures, go to http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/
cache/316735-0-0-0-121.htmlf.
For more site preparation information, go to http://www.hp.com/go/Blades-docs, select HP
Integrity BL860c i2 Server Blade in the list of servers, and then select the Generalized Site Preparation
Guidelines.
Sample Site Inspection Checklist
Table 3 Customer and HP Information
Customer Information
Phone number:Name:
City or Town:Street address:
CountryState or province:
Zip or postal code:
Phone number:Primary customer contact:
Phone number:Secondary customer contact:
Phone number:Traffic coordinator:
HP information
Order number:Sales representative
Date:Representative making survey
Scheduled delivery date
Table 4 Site Inspection Checklist
Comment or DateCheck either Yes or No. If No, include comment number or date.
Computer Room
NoYesArea or conditionNumber
Is there a completed floor plan?1.
Is adequate space available for maintenance needs? Front 36
inches (91.4 cm) minimum and rear 36 inches (91.4 cm) minimum
are recommended clearances.
2.
Is access to the site or computer room restricted?3.
Is the computer room structurally complete? Expected date of
completion?
4.
Is a raised floor installed and in good condition?5.
Is the raised floor adequate for equipment loading?6.
Are channels or cutouts available for cable routing?7.
Sample Site Inspection Checklist 11
Table 4 Site Inspection Checklist (continued)
Comment or DateCheck either Yes or No. If No, include comment number or date.
Is a network line available?8.
Is a telephone line available?9.
Are customer-supplied peripheral cables and LAN cables available
and of the proper type?
10.
Are floor tiles in good condition and properly braced?11.
Is floor tile underside shiny or painted? If painted, judge the need
for particulate test.
12.
Power and Lighting
NoYesArea or ConditionNumber
Are lighting levels adequate for maintenance?13.
Are AC outlets available for servicing needs (for example, laptop)?14.
Does the input voltage correspond to equipment specifications?15.
Is dual source power used? If so, identify types and evaluate
grounding.
15a.
Does the input frequency correspond to equipment specifications?16.
Are lightning arrestors installed inside the building?17.
Is power conditioning equipment installed?18.
Is a dedicated branch circuit available for equipment?19.
Is the dedicated branch circuit less than 75 feet (22.86 m)?20.
Are the input circuit breakers adequate for equipment loads?21.
Safety
NoYesArea or ConditionNumber
Is an emergency power shutoff switch available?22.
Is a telephone available for emergency purposes?23.
Does the computer room have a fire protection system?24.
Does the computer room have antistatic flooring installed?25.
Do any equipment servicing hazards exist (loose ground wires,
poor lighting, and so on)?
26.
Cooling
NoYesArea or ConditionNumber
Can cooling be maintained between 5°C (41 °F) and 35°C (95
°F) (up to 1,525 m/5,000 ft)? Derate 1°C/305 m (34 °F/1,000
ft) above 1,525 m/5,000 ft and up to 3,048 m/10,000 ft.
27.
Can temperature changes be held to 5°C (9 °F) per hour with tape
media? Can temperature changes be held to 20°C (36 °F) per hour
without tape media?
28.
Can humidity level be maintained at 40% to 55% at 35°C (95 °F)
noncondensing?
29.
Are air-conditioning filters installed and clean?30.
Storage
12 Site preparation
Table 4 Site Inspection Checklist (continued)
Comment or DateCheck either Yes or No. If No, include comment number or date.
NoYesArea or ConditionNumber
Are cabinets available for tape and disc media?31.
Is shelving available for documentation?32.
Training
Area or ConditionNumber
Are personnel enrolled in the System Administrator’s Course?33.
Is on-site training required?34.
Power subsystem
The power subsystem is located on the system board. The BL860c i2 Server Blade receives 12
Volts directly from the enclosure. The voltage is immediately passed through an E-fuse circuit, which
will immediately cut power to the blade if a short circuit fault or over current condition is detected.
The E-fuse can also be intentionally power cycled through the manageability subsystem. The 12V
is distributed to various points on the blade and is converted to lower voltages through power
converters for use by integrated circuits and loads on the blade.
ESD handling information
CAUTION: Wear an ESD wrist strap when handling internal server components. Acceptable ESD
wrist straps include:
The wrist strap that is included in the ESD kit with circuit checker (part number 9300-1609).
The wrist strap that is included in the ESD kit without circuit checker (part number 9300-1608).
If the above options are unavailable, the throw away (one use only) strap that ships with some HP
memory products can also be used, with increased risk of electrostatic damage.
When removing and replacing server components, use care to prevent injury and equipment
damage. Many assemblies are sensitive to damage by electrostatic discharge.
Follow the safety precautions listed to ensure safe handling of components, to prevent injury, and
to prevent damage to the server blade:
When removing or installing a server blade or server blade component, review the instructions
provided in this guide.
Do not wear loose clothing that might snag or catch on the server or on other items.
Do not wear clothing subject to static charge build-up, such as wool or synthetic materials.
If installing an internal assembly, wear an antistatic wrist strap, and use a grounding mat such
as those included in the Electrically Conductive Field Service Grounding Kit.
Handle components by the edges only. Do not touch any metal-edge connectors or electrical
components on accessory boards.
Unpacking and inspecting the server blade
Be sure that you have adequately prepared your environment for your new server blade, received
the components that you ordered, and verified that the server and the containers are in good
condition after shipment.
Power subsystem 13
Verifying site preparation
Verifying site preparation is an essential factor of a successful server blade installation, and includes
the following tasks:
Gather LAN information. Determine the two IP addresses for the iLO 3 MP LAN and the server
blade LAN.
Establish a method to connect to the server blade console. For more information on console
connection methods, see “Using iLO 3” (page 25) for more information.
Verify electrical requirements. Be sure that grounding specifications and power requirements
are met.
Confirm environmental requirements.
Inspect the shipping containers for damage
HP shipping containers protect their contents under normal shipping conditions. After the equipment
arrives, carefully inspect each carton for signs of shipping damage. Shipping damage constitutes
moderate to severe damage such as punctures in the corrugated carton, crushed boxes, or large
dents. Normal wear or slight damage to the carton is not considered shipping damage. If you find
shipping damage to the carton, contact your HP customer service representative immediately.
Unpacking the server blade
1. Use the instructions printed on the outside top flap of the carton.
2. Remove inner accessory cartons and the top foam cushions.
IMPORTANT: Inspect each carton for shipping damage as you unpack the server blade.
3. Place the server blade on an antistatic pad.
Verifying the inventory
The sales order packing slip lists the equipment shipped from HP. Use this packing slip to verify
that the equipment has arrived.
NOTE: To identify each item by part number, see the sales order packing slip.
Returning damaged equipment
If the equipment is damaged, immediately contact your HP customer service representative. The
service representative initiates appropriate action through the transport carrier or the factory and
assists you in returning the equipment.
14 Site preparation
3 Installing the server blade into the enclosure
Installation sequence and checklist
CompletedDescriptionStep
Perform site preparation (see “Site preparation” (page 10)for more information).1
Unpack and inspect the server shipping container and then inventory the contents using the
packing slip.
2
Install additional components shipped with the server.3
Install and power on the server blade.4
Configure iLO 3 MP access.5
Access iLO 3 MP.6
Access UEFI from iLO 3 MP.7
Download latest firmware using HP Smart Update Manager8
Install and boot the OS.9
NOTE: For more information regarding HP Integrity Server Blade upgrades, see “Upgrading a
conjoined configuration” (page 66)for more information.
Installing and powering on the server blade
Preparing the enclosure
HP BladeSystem enclosures ship with device bay dividers to support half-height devices. To install
a full height device, remove the blanks and the corresponding device bay divider.
CAUTION: To prevent improper cooling and thermal damage, do not operate the server blade
or the enclosure unless all hard drive and device bays are populated with either a component or
a blank.
1. Remove the device bay blank.
Installation sequence and checklist 15
2. Remove the three adjacent blanks.
Removing a c7000 device bay divider
1. Slide the device bay shelf locking tab to the left to open it.
2. Push the device bay shelf back until it stops, lift the right side slightly to disengage the two
tabs from the divider wall, and then rotate the right edge downward (clockwise).
16 Installing the server blade into the enclosure
3. Lift the left side of the device bay shelf to disengage the three tabs from the divider wall, and
then remove it from the enclosure.
Removing a c3000 device bay mini-divider or device bay divider
1. Slide the locking tab down.
Installing and powering on the server blade 17
2. Remove the mini-divider or divider:
c3000 mini-divider:
Push the divider toward the back of the enclosure until the divider drops out of the
enclosure.
c3000 divider
a. Push the divider toward the back of the enclosure until it stops.
b. Slide the divider to the left to disengage the tabs from the wall.
c. Rotate the divider clockwise.
d. Remove the divider from the enclosure.
Installing interconnect modules
For specific steps to install interconnect modules, see the documentation that ships with the
interconnect module.
18 Installing the server blade into the enclosure
Interconnect bay numbering and device mapping
HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure
HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure
To support network connections for specific signals, install an interconnect module in the bay
corresponding to the embedded NIC or mezzanine signals.
Interconnect bay labelsc3000 interconnect bayc7000 interconnect bayServer blade signal
11NIC 1 (Embedded)
12NIC 2 (Embedded)
11NIC 3 (Embedded)
12NIC 4 (Embedded)
23 and 4Mezzanine 1
Installing and powering on the server blade 19
Interconnect bay labelsc3000 interconnect bayc7000 interconnect bayServer blade signal
3 and 45 and 6Mezzanine 2
3 and 47 and 8
3 and 45 and 6Mezzanine 3
3 and 47 and 8
For detailed port mapping information, see the HP BladeSystem enclosure installation poster or
the HP BladeSystem enclosure setup and installation guide for your product on the HP website
(http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/documentation).
Installing the server blade into the enclosure
NOTE: When installing additional blades into an enclosure, additional power supplies might
also be needed to meet power requirements. For more information, see the HP BladeSystem
enclosure setup and installation guide for your product on the HP website (http://www.hp.com/
go/bladesystem/documentation).
NOTE: Before installing and initializing the server blade, install any server blade options, such
as an additional processor, hard drive, or mezzanine card.
1. Remove the connector covers if they are present.
2. Prepare the server blade for installation.
20 Installing the server blade into the enclosure
3. Install the server blade.
The server blade should come up to standby power. The server blade is at standby power if the
blade power LED is amber.
Server blade power states
The server blade has three power states: standby power, full power, and off. Install the server
blade into the enclosure to achieve the standby power state. Server blades are set to power on to
standby power when installed in a server blade enclosure. Verify the power state by viewing the
LEDs on the front panel, and using Table 5.
For more front panel LED information, see “Front panel LEDs” (page 93).
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Table 5 Power States
DC Power Applied?Standby Power
Applied?
Front Panel Power
Button Activated?
Server Blade Installed
in Enclosure?
Power States
NoYesNoYesStandby power
YesYesYesYesFull power
NoNoNoNoOff
Powering on the server blade
Use one of the following methods to power on the server blade:
NOTE: To power on blades in a conjoined configuration, only power on the Monarch blade.
Use a virtual power button selection through iLO 3.
Press and release the Monarch power button.
When the server blade goes from the standby mode to the full power mode, the blade power LED
changes from amber to green.
For more information about iLO 3, see “Using iLO 3” (page 25).
Powering off the server blade
Before powering down the server blade for any upgrade or maintenance procedures, perform a
backup of critical server data and programs.
Use one of the following methods to power off the server blade:
NOTE: To power off blades in a conjoined configuration, only power off the Monarch blade.
Use a virtual power button selection through iLO 3 (Power Management, Power & Reset).
This method initiates a controlled remote shutdown of applications and the OS before the
server blade enter standby mode.
Press and release the Monarch power button.
This method initiates a controlled shutdown of applications and the OS before the server blade
enter standby mode.
Press and hold the Monarch power button for more than 4 seconds to force the server blade
to enter standby mode.
This method forces the server blade to enter standby mode without properly exiting applications
and the OS. It provides an emergency shutdown method in the event of a hung application.
Installing the Blade Link for BL870c i2 or BL890c i2 configurations
IMPORTANT: Without an attached Blade Link, the server blades will not power on.
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NOTE: Before installing the Blade Link for BL870c i2 or BL890c i2, make sure the following
statements are true:
All blades have the same CPU SKUs
All blades have the same hardware revision (only use BL860c i2, BL870c i2, or BL890c i2
Server Blades)
All blades have CPU0 installed
All blades have the same firmware revision set
All blades follow the memory loading rules for your configuration, see “DIMMs” (page 49)
The enclosure OA firmware is compatible with the blade firmware
The Monarch blade has an ICH mezzanine card installed
The proper Blade Link is being used for your configuration
To check on the blade hardware revisions and CPU SKUs, go to the Command Menu in the iLO
3 TUI and enter the DF command. This dumps the FRU content of the blades.
NOTE: If you will be upgrading an initial installation, see “Upgrading a conjoined configuration
(page 66) for more information on server blade upgrades.
Blade Link bay location rules
Partner blade half-height bay
number / Server blade
full-height bay number
Partner
blade
support?Blade location rules
Supported
enclosures
Number of
conjoined
blades
Blade Link
part numberClass
Bottom half-height adjacent
bay, paired with the server
YesNo specific bay
location rules for
blades
c70001 (standard for
BL860c i2)
AD399-67002BL1
blade in full-height bays 1&2,
3&4, 5&6, or 7&8
Half-height bay 8, paired with
the server blade in full-height
bay 3.
c3000
CAUTION: The bay
mini-divider must be installed
in the c3000 enclosure to
ensure the partner blade is
inserted correctly. Failure to
install the bay mini-divider
might result in damage to the
blade or enclosure when
installing the partner blade.1
N/ANoBays 1&2, 3&4,
5&6, or 7&8 with
c70002 (BL870c i2)AD399-67003BL2
Monarch blade in
odd bay
Bays 1&2, 3&4 with
Monarch blade in
odd bay
c3000
Bottom half-height bay 9
paired with full-height bays
YesBays 2&3, 4&5 or
6&7 with Monarch
c7000 only2 (BL870c i2)AD399-67010BL2E
2&3, bottom half-height bayblade in even bay
11 paired with full-height baysusing full-height
numbering 4&5, bottom half-height bay
13 paired with full-height bays
6&7
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Partner blade half-height bay
number / Server blade
full-height bay number
Partner
blade
support?Blade location rules
Supported
enclosures
Number of
conjoined
blades
Blade Link
part numberClass
N/ANoBays 2&3 with
Monarch blade in
c3000 only2 (BL870c i2)AD399-67011
even bay using
full-height numbering.
N/ANoBays 1&2&3&4 or
5&6&7&8, with
c7000 only4 (BL890c i2)AD399-67006BL4
Monarch blade
defaulting to slot 1 or
slot 5, respectively
N/ANoBays 1&2&3&4 with
Monarch blade
defaulting to slot 1
c3000 only4 (BL890c i2)AD399-67007
1For information on installing the c3000 bay mini-divider, see the HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure Setup and Installation
Guide.
CAUTION: Using the incorrect Blade Link can cause damage to the Blade Link and to the
connectors on both the Blade Link and the server blades.
IMPORTANT: Failure to follow bay location rules can prevent server blade power on.
NOTE: The manufacturing part numbers for the Blade Link is located on a sticker on the PCA.
“Upgrading a conjoined configuration” (page 66)
To install the Blade Link:
1. Log on to the OA.
2. Install the first blade into the lowest bay number, this blade becomes the Monarch blade
(“Installing the server blade into the enclosure).
3. Wait 10 seconds. The IP address of the installed blade appears in the OA.
4. Insert each adjacent blade, waiting 10 seconds between blades.
NOTE: The blades will go into stand-by
5. Using the OA, verify that the rest of the blades that will be conjoined have an IP address and
are powered off.
6. Remove the plastic protectors from the connectors on the back of the Blade Link.
7. Push in the blue release latch on the handle to release the handle.
8. Pull the handle all the way out
9. Align the guide pins on the back of the Blade Link to the holes on the front of the server blades.
As you insert the pins into the holes, ensure the face on the Blade Link is evenly aligned parallel
to the face of the server blades.
10. Press firmly on the left and right sides of the Blade Link face until the handle naturally starts to
close.
CAUTION: If not properly aligned, you can damage the Blade Link
11. Close the handle when it has engaged.
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12. Log into iLO 3 on the Monarch blade. For more information, see the HP Integrity iLO3
Operations Guide.
13. In iLO 3, go to the Command Menu and execute xd -r to reboot all of the iLO 3s in the
conjoined set.
14. Still in the iLO 3 Command Menu, power on the Monarch blade with the PC -on -nc
command. Powering on the Monarch blade will power the entire conjoined system on.
15. Boot the Monarch blade. Booting the Monarch blade boots the entire conjoined system.
Conjoin checks
Integrity BL870c i2 and BL890c i2 systems go through a process called “conjoining” when the
Blade Link is attached. The system cannot boot until that process is completed properly. The following
CM commands in the iLO 3 TUI show data from all blades, and can be used to determine if the
blades are successfully conjoined:
DF— Lists the FRUs on all of the blades (2 or 4).
SR — Shows a table of each blades firmware revisions.
Blade— Shows information about the OA and the bays used.
The OA will also show a properly conjoined system from its GUI.
IMPORTANT: The secondary UUID and other system variables are stored on the Monarch blade.
If you do not put the Monarch blade in the leftmost slot, your system variables will not match. If
you ever change your iLO 3 configuration (such as adding users) that data is also stored on the
Monarch blade.
NOTE: Auxiliary blades are not slot dependent after being installed and configured, however
when the conjoined systems ship, they come with A, B, C, D stickers located under the Blade Links.
While auxiliary blades are not slot dependent after being installed and configured, HP recommends
using the shipped order to ensure proper auxiliary blade function.
Using iLO 3
The iLO 3 subsystem is a standard component of selected server blades that provides blade health
and remote server manageability. The iLO 3 subsystem includes an intelligent microprocessor,
secure memory, and a dedicated network interface. This design makes iLO 3 independent of the
host server and operating system. The iLO 3 subsystem provides remote access to any authorized
network client, sends alerts, and provides other server management functions.
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Using iLO 3, you can:
Remotely power on, power off, or reboot the host server.
Send alerts from iLO 3 regardless of the state of the host server.
Access advanced troubleshooting features through the iLO 3 interface.
For more information about iLO 3 basic features, see the iLO 3 documentation on the HP website
(http://www.hp.com/servers/lights-out).
Accessing UEFI or the OS from iLO 3 MP
UEFI is an architecture that provides an interface between the server blade OS and the server
blade firmware. UEFI provides a standard environment for booting an OS and running preboot
applications.
Use this procedure to access UEFI or the OS from the iLO 3 MP. Your security parameters were
set regarding remote access.
1. Retrieve the factory iLO 3 password from the iLO 3 Network pull tab located on the right side
of the Monarch blade.
2. From the MP Main Menu, enter co to access the Console.
NOTE: Terminal windows should be set to a window size of 80 columns x 25 rows for
optimal viewing of the console at UEFI.
3. After memory test and CPU late self test the following message appears:
Press Ctrl-C now to bypass loading option ROM UEFI drivers.
The prompt will timeout if Ctrl-C is not pressed within a few seconds. If Ctrl-C is pressed, you
will be presented with two options:
Bypass loading from I/O slots.
Bypass loading from I/O slots and core I/O.
The Bypass loading from I/O slots and core I/O option may be useful if a bad core I/O
UEFI driver is preventing system boot. USB drives can still be used at the UEFI shell to
update core I/O drivers.
CAUTION: Hitting Ctrl-C before the prompt will not work and may even disable this
feature, be sure wait for the prompt before hitting Ctrl-C.
NOTE: It can take several minutes for this prompt to appear, and the window of time
when Ctrl-C can be pressed is very short. For typical boots, HP recommends that you let
the prompt time out.
After selecting an option, boot will proceed.
NOTE: If no option is selected, normal boot will proceed after ten seconds.
4. Depending on how the server blade was configured from the factory, and if the OS is installed
at the time of purchase, you are taken to:
UEFI shell prompt
OS login prompt
If the server blade has a factory-installed OS, you can interrupt the boot process to configure
your specific UEFI parameters.
If you are at the UEFI shell prompt, go to “UEFI Front Page” (page 27).
If you are at the OS login prompt, go to “OS login prompt” (page 29).
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UEFI Front Page
If you are at the UEFI shell prompt, enter exit to get to the UEFI Front Page.
To view boot options, or launch a specific boot option, press Bor bto launch the Boot Manager.
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To configure specific devices, press Dor dto launch the Device Manager. This is an advanced
feature and should only be performed when directed.
To perform maintenance on the system such as adding, deleting, or reordering boot options, press
Mor mto launch the Boot Maintenance Manager.
To perform more advanced operations, press Sor sto launch the UEFI Shell.
To view the iLO 3 LAN configuration, press Ior ito launch the iLO 3 Setup Tool.
Saving UEFI configuration settings
There are other UEFI settings you can configure at this time. For more UEFI configuration options,
see Appendix A (page 133).
Booting and installing the operating system
From the UEFI Front Page prompt, you can boot and install in either of two manners:
If your OS is loaded onto your server blade, see “Operating system is loaded onto the server
blade” (page 29).
If the OS is not installed onto your server blade, see “Operating system is not loaded onto
the server blade” (page 29).
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Operating system is loaded onto the server blade
If the OS is loaded on your server blade, normally UEFI will automatically boot to the OS. If the
UEFI Front Page is loaded, press ENTER to start auto boot, or Bor bto select a specific boot option
for your OS.
Use your standard OS logon procedures, or see your OS documentation to log on to your
OS.
Operating system is not loaded onto the server blade
There are two options on how to load the OS if it is not loaded onto your server blade.
To load the OS from a DVD, see “Installing the OS from an external USB DVD device or tape
device” (page 30).
To load the OS using Ignite-UX, see “Installing the OS using HP Ignite-UX” (page 31).
OS login prompt
If your server blade is at the OS login prompt after you establish a connection to the server blade,
use your standard OS log in procedures, or see your OS documentation for the next steps.
Installing the latest firmware using HP Smart Update Manager
The HP Smart Update Manager utility enables you to deploy firmware components from either an
easy-to-use interface or a command line. It has an integrated hardware discovery engine that
discovers the installed hardware and the current versions of firmware in use on target servers. This
prevents extraneous network traffic by only sending the required components to the target. HP
Smart Update Manager also has logic to install updates in the correct order and ensure all
dependencies are met before deployment of a firmware update. It also contains logic to prevent
version-based dependencies from destroying an installation and ensures updates are handled in
a manner that reduces any downtime required for the update process. HP Smart Update Manager
does not require an agent for remote installations.
Key features of HP Smart Update Manager are:
GUI and CLI–command line interface
Dependency checking, which ensures appropriate installation order and dependency checking
between components
Intelligent deployment deploys only required updates
Improved deployment performance
Remote command-line deployment
Windows X86 or Linux X86 support
At this time, firmware updates on Integrity systems through HPSUM are done remotely. For example,
HP SUM runs on an x86 Linux or Windows management system and updates targeted Integrity
systems through the network. HP Smart Update Manager supports firmware updates on the BL860c
i2, BL870c i2, and BL890c i2 servers. Firmware bundles for these servers are available and can
be downloaded from the HP website at http://www.hp.com.
For more information about HP Smart Update Manager, see the HP Smart Update Manager User
Guide (http://www.hp.com/go/hpsum/documentation).
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4 Operating system procedures
Operating systems supported on the server blade
HP-UX 11i v3 HWE 1003
HP OpenVMS v8.4
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Itanium Edition R2
Installing the operating system onto the server blade
The following procedures describe generalized operating system installation. For more details, see
the operating system documentation.
Installing the OS from an external USB DVD device or tape device
NOTE: Tapeboot requires BL8x0c i2 system firmware bundle 26.11 or later and a partner tape
blade, or an additional 51378-B21 Integrity Smart Array P711m HBA running 6.22 firmware or
later to boot from an Ultrium 6250 tape drive.
1. If using an external USB DVD device:
a. Connect the Integrity SUV cable to the front of the Monarch server blade.
b. Connect the USB DVD cable to one of the USB ports on the SUV cable.
NOTE: Some DVD drives might also require a separate power connection.
c. Turn on the external USB DVD device.
2. Insert the OS media into the USB DVD device or tape device.
3. Power on the server blade and boot to UEFI. If the server blade is already powered on, then
reboot to UEFI using the reset command at the UEFI prompt.
4. From the UEFI Front Page, press Sor sto launch the UEFI Shell.
NOTE: If the device is already selected or you already know the device name, then skip the
following step.
If you are using a tape device, when the UEFI shell comes up, you should see a message
similar to the following on the console:
HP Smart Array P212 Controller (version 6.22)
Tape Drive(s) Detected:
Port: 1I, box:0, bay: 3 (SAS)
The message may also be similar to the following.
HP Smart Array P711m Controller (version 6.22) 0 Logical Drives
Tape Drive(s) Detected:
Port: 2E, box:1, bay: 9 (SAS)
NOTE: If you do not see a line starting with Port and ending with (SAS), the tape is not
connected correctly or it is not responding.
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5. Locate the device you want to boot from.
a. For USB DVD, locate the device:
i. Use the map command to list all device names from the UEFI Shell prompt. The map
command displays the following:
fs2:\> map
Device mapping table
fs6 :Removable CDRom - Alias cd66d0a blk6
PcieRoot(0x30304352)/Pci(0x1D,0x7)/USB(0x3,0x0)/CDROM(0x0)
From the list generated by the map command, locate the device name (in this example,
fs6)
NOTE: Your DVD drive might not be named fs6. Make sure you verify the ID
appropriate to your DVD device.
ii. At the UEFI shell prompt, specify the device name for the DVD-ROM and then enter
the UEFI install command, as in the following example:
Shell> fs6:
fs6:\> install
b. For tape, locate the device:
To boot from tape once you are at the UEFI shell:
Shell> tapeboot select
01
PcieRoot(0x30304352)/Pci(0x8,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)/SAS(0x50060B00007F6FFC,0x0,0x1,NoTopology,0,0,0,0x0)
Select Desired Tape: 01 <<input 01
If the correct media is installed, it will boot from tape when you enter the index
number.
If there is no media in the SAS tape drive and you select 1, the following message
appears:
tapeboot: Could not load tapeboot image
6. The OS now starts loading onto the server blade. Follow the on-screen instructions to install
the OS fully.
7. Continue with “Configuring system boot options” (page 32)
Installing the OS using HP Ignite-UX
Ignite-UX is an HP-UX administration toolset that enables:
Simultaneous installation of HP-UX on multiple clients
The creation and use of custom installations
The creation of recovery media
The remote recovery of clients
To install the OS onto the server blade using Ignite-UX, go to www.hp.com/go/ignite-ux.
Installing the OS using vMedia
NOTE: Installing the OS using vMedia might be significantly slower than installing using other
methods.
vMedia enables connections of a DVD physical device or image file from the local client system
to the remote server. The virtual device or image file can be used to boot the server with an operating
system that supports USB devices.
vMedia depends on a reliable network with good bandwidth. This is especially important when
you are performing tasks such as large file transfers or OS installations.
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For more information regarding loading the OS with vMedia, see the vMedia Chapter of the HP
Integrity Integrated Lights-Out Management Processor Operations Guide.
NOTE: After the OS is loaded, make sure to save your nonvolatile memory settings to preserve
boot entries in case of blade failure.
Configuring system boot options
Boot Manager
Contains the list of boot options available. Ordinarily the boot options list includes the UEFI
Internal Shell and one or more operating system loaders.
To manage the boot options list for each server, use the UEFI Shell, the Boot Maintenance
Manager, or operating system utilities.
Autoboot setting
The autoboot setting determines whether a server automatically loads the first item in the
boot options list or remains at the UEFI Front Page menu. With autoboot enabled, UEFI loads
the first item in the boot options list after a designated timeout period.
Configure the autoboot setting for an HP Integrity server using either the autoboot UEFI Shell
command or the Set Time Out Value menu item from the Boot Maintenance Manager.
Examples of autoboot commands for HP-UX:
Disable autoboot from the UEFI Shell by issuing autoboot off
Enable autoboot with the default timeout value by issuing autoboot on
Enable autoboot with a timeout of 60 seconds by issuing the autoboot 60
Set autoboot from HP-UX using setboot
Enable autoboot from HP-UX using setboot -b on
Disable autoboot from HP-UX using setboot -b off
For more information on the autoboot command, enter help autoboot.
Booting and shutting down HP-UX
To boot HP-UX, use one of the following procedures:
To boot HP-UX normally, see “HP-UX standard boot” (page 33). HP-UX boots in multi-user
mode.
To boot HP-UX in single-user mode, see “Booting HP-UX in single-user mode” (page 34).
To boot HP-UX in LVM-maintenance mode, see“Booting HP-UX in LVM-maintenance mode
(page 34).
Adding HP-UX to the boot options list
You can add the \EFI\HPUX\HPUX.EFI loader to the boot options list from the UEFI Shell or the
Boot Maintenance Manager.
NOTE: On HP Integrity server blades, the operating system installer automatically adds an entry
to the boot options list.
NOTE: To add an HP-UX boot option when logged in to HP-UX, use the setboot command.
For more information, see the setboot(1M) manpage.
To add HP-UX to the list:
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1. Access the UEFI Shell environment.
a. Log in to iLO 3 for Integrity and enter CO to access the system console.
When accessing the console, confirm that you are at the UEFI Front Page.
If you are at another UEFI menu, then choose the Exit option or press Xor xto exit the
menu. Exit until you return to the screen that lists the keys that can be pressed to launch
various Managers.
b. Press Sor sto launch the UEFI shell.
2. Access the UEFI System Partition (fsX:where X is the file system number) for the device
from which you want to boot HP-UX.
For example, enter fs2: to access the UEFI System Partition for the bootable file system
number 2. The UEFI Shell prompt changes to reflect the file system currently accessed.
The full path for the HP-UX loader is \EFI\HPUX\HPUX.EFI and it should be on the device
you are accessing.
3. At the UEFI Shell environment, use the bcfg command to manage the boot options list.
The bcfg command includes the following options for managing the boot options list:
bcfg boot dump – Display all items in the boot options list for the server.
bcfg boot rm #– Remove the item number specified by #from the boot options list.
bcfg boot mv #a #b – Move the item number specified by #a to the position specified
by #b in the boot options list.
bcfg boot add # file.efi "Description"– Add a new boot option to the
position in the boot options list specified by #. The new boot option references file.efi
and is listed with the title specified by Description.
For example, bcfg boot add 1 \EFI\HPUX\HPUX.EFI "HP-UX 11i v3" adds
an HP-UX 11i v3 item as the first.
For more information, see the help bcfg command.
4. Exit the console and iLO 3 MP interfaces.
Press Ctrl–B to exit the system console and return to the iLO 3 MP Main Menu. To exit the MP,
press Xor xat the Main Menu.
HP-UX standard boot
Use either of the following procedures to boot HP-UX:
“Booting HP-UX from the UEFI Boot Manager” (page 33)
“Booting HP-UX from the UEFI Shell” (page 34)
Booting HP-UX from the UEFI Boot Manager
1. From the UEFI Boot Manager menu, choose an item from the boot options list to boot HP-UX.
2. Access the UEFI Boot Manager menu for the server on which you want to boot HP-UX.
3. Log in to iLO 3 MP and enter CO to choose the system console.
4. Confirm you are at the UEFI Front Page. If you are at another UEFI menu, then choose the Exit
option or press Xor xto exit the menu. Exit until you return to the screen that lists the keys
that can be pressed to launch various Managers. Press Bor bto launch the Boot Manager.
5. At the UEFI Boot Manager menu, choose an item from the boot options list.
Each item in the boot options list references a specific boot device and provides a specific set
of boot options or arguments you use when booting the device.
6. Press Enter to initiate booting using your chosen boot option.
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7. Exit the console and iLO 3 MP interfaces.
8. Press Ctrl–B to exit the system console and return to the MP Main Menu. To exit the MP Main
Menu, press Xor x.
Booting HP-UX from the UEFI Shell
1. Access the UEFI Shell.
2. From the UEFI Front Page, press Sor sto launch the UEFI shell.
3. Use the map command to list the file systems (fs0, fs1, and so on) that are known and have
been mapped.
4. To select a file system to use, enter its mapped name followed by a colon (:). For example, to
operate with the boot device that is mapped as fs0, enter fs0: at the UEFI Shell prompt.
5. Enter HPUX at the UEFI Shell command prompt to launch the HPUX.EFI loader from the
currently selected boot device.
If needed, specify the full path of loader by entering \EFI\HPUX\HPUX at the UEFI Shell
command prompt.
6. Allow the HPUX.EFI loader to proceed with the boot command specified in the AUTO file,or
manually specify the boot command.
By default, the HPUX.EFI loader boots using the loader commands found in the
\EFI\HPUX\AUTO file on the UEFI System Partition of the selected boot device. The AUTO
file typically contains the boot vmunix command.
To interact with the HPUX.EFI loader, interrupt the boot process (for example, type a space)
within the time-out period provided by the loader. To exit the loader, use the exit command,
which returns you to UEFI.
Booting HP-UX in single-user mode
1. Use steps 1–5 from “Booting HP-UX from the UEFI Shell” (page 34) to access the UEFI shell
and launch the HPUX.EFI loader.
2. Access the HP-UX Boot Loader prompt (HPUX>) by pressing any key within the 10 seconds
given for interrupting the HP-UX boot process. Use the HPUX.EFI loader to boot HP-UX in
single-user mode in step 3
After you press a key, the HPUX.EFI interface (the HP-UX Boot Loader prompt, HPUX>)
launches. For help using the HPUX.EFI loader, enter the help command. To return to the UEFI
Shell, enter exit.
3. At the HPUX.EFI interface (the HP-UX Boot loader prompt, HPUX>) enter the boot -is
vmunix command to boot HP-UX (the /stand/vmunix kernel) in single-user (-is) mode.
Booting HP-UX in LVM-maintenance mode
The procedure for booting HP-UX into LVM Maintenance Mode is the same as for booting into
single user mode (“Booting HP-UX in single-user mode” (page 34)), except use the -lm boot option
instead of the -is boot option:
HPUX> boot -lm vmunix
Shutting down HP-UX
For more information, see the shutdown( 1M) manpage.
1. Log in to HP-UX running on the server that you want to shut down or log in to iLO 3 MP for
the server and use the Console menu to access the system console. Accessing the console
through iLO 3 MP enables you to maintain console access to the server after HP-UX has shut
down.
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2. Issue the shutdown command with the appropriate command-line options.
The command-line options you specify determines the way in which HP-UX shuts down and
whether the server is rebooted.
Use the following list to choose an HP-UX shutdown option for your server:
Shut down HP-UX and halt (power off) the server using the shutdown -h command.
Reboot a halted server by powering on the server using the PC command at the iLO 3
MP Command menu.
Shut down HP-UX and reboot the server by issuing the shutdown -r command.
Booting and shutting down HP OpenVMS
Adding OpenVMS to the Boot Options List
NOTE: If OpenVMS is already installed on the server blade, add OpenVMS to the boot options
list by using the command procedure SYS$MANAGER:BOOT_OPTIONS.COM, then following the
on-screen instructions.
1. Access the UEFI Shell environment.
a. Log in to iLO 3 for Integrity and enter CO to access the system console.
When accessing the console, confirm that you are at the UEFI Front Page.
If you are at another UEFI menu, then choose the Exit option or press Xor xto exit the
menu. Exit until you return to the screen that lists the keys that can be pressed to launch
various Managers.
b. Press Sor sto launch the UEFI shell.
2. Access the UEFI System Partition (fsX: where X is the file system number) for the device from
which you want to boot OpenVMS.
For example, enter fs2: to access the UEFI System Partition for the bootable file system
number 2. The UEFI Shell prompt changes to reflect the file system currently accessed.
The full path for the loader is \EFI\VMS\VMS_LOADER.EFI and it should be on the device
you are accessing.
3. At the UEFI Shell environment, use the bcfg command to manage the boot options list.
The bcfg command includes the following options for managing the boot options list:
bcfg boot dump – Display all items in the boot options list for the server.
bcfg boot rm #– Remove the item number specified by #from the boot options list.
bcfg boot mv #a #b – Move the item number specified by #a to the position specified
by #b in the boot options list.
bcfg boot add # file.efi "Description"– Add a new boot option to the
position in the boot options list specified by #. The new boot option references file.efi
and is listed with the title specified by Description.
For example, bcfg boot add 1 \EFI\VMS\VMS_LOADER.EFI OpenVMS V8.4
adds an OpenVMS item as the first entry in the boot options list.
For more information, see the help bcfg command.
4. Exit the console and iLO 3 MP interfaces.
5. Press Ctrl–B to exit the system console and return to the MP Main Menu. To exit the MP Main
Menu, press Xor x.
For more details, see the HP OpenVMS 8.4 Upgrade and Installation Manual.
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Booting OpenVMS
To boot OpenVMS, use either of the following procedures:
“Booting OpenVMS from the UEFI Boot Manager” (page 36)
“Booting HP OpenVMS from the UEFI Shell” (page 36)
Booting OpenVMS from the UEFI Boot Manager
1. From the UEFI Boot Manager menu, choose an item from the boot options list to boot OpenVMS
using the chosen boot option.
2. Access the UEFI Boot Manager menu for the server on which you want to boot OpenVMS.
3. Log in to the iLO 3 MP and enter CO to choose the system console.
4. Confirm you are at the UEFI Front Page. If you are at another UEFI menu, then choose the Exit
option or press Xor xto exit the menu. Exit until you return to the screen that lists the keys
that can be pressed to launch various Managers. Press Bor bto launch the Boot Manager.
5. At the EFI Boot Manager menu, choose an item from the boot options list.
Each item in the boot options list references a specific boot device and provides a specific set
of boot options or arguments to use when booting the device.
6. Press Enter to initiate booting using the chosen boot option.
7. Exit the console and iLO 3 MP interfaces.
8. Press Ctrl–B to exit the system console and return to the MP Main Menu. To exit the MP Main
Menu, press Xor x.
Booting HP OpenVMS from the UEFI Shell
From the EFI Shell environment, to boot OpenVMS on a device, first access the bootable partition
(for example fs0:) for the root device and enter\efi\vms\vms_loader to initiate the OpenVMS
loader.
1. Access the UEFI Shell.
2. From the UEFI Front Page, press Sor sto launch the UEFI shell.
3. Use the map command to list the file systems (fs0, fs1, and so on) that are known and have
been mapped.
4. To select a file system to use, enter its mapped name followed by a colon (:). For example, to
operate with the boot device that is mapped as fs0, enter fs0: at the UEFI Shell prompt.
5. When accessing the bootable partition for the desired boot device, issue
the\efi\vms\vms_loader command to initiate the vms_loader.efi loader on the
device you are accessing.
fs5:> \efi\vms\vms_loader.efi
fs5:> \efi\vms\vms_loader.efi
HP OpenVMS Industry Standard 64 Operating System, Version V8.4
© Copyright 1976-2010 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
%DECnet-I-LOADED, network base image loaded, version = 05.17.00
%DECnet-W-NOOPEN, could not open SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSEXE]NET$CONFIG.DAT
%SMP-I-CPUTRN, CPU #2 has joined the active set.
%SMP-I-CPUTRN, CPU #3 has joined the active set.
%SMP-I-CPUTRN, CPU #8 has joined the active set.
%SMP-I-CPUTRN, CPU #15 has joined the active set.
%SMP-I-CPUTRN, CPU #14 has joined the active set.
%SMP-I-CPUTRN, CPU #12 has joined the active set.
%SMP-I-CPUTRN, CPU #10 has joined the active set.
%SMP-I-CPUTRN, CPU #7 has joined the active set.
%SMP-I-CPUTRN, CPU #4 has joined the active set.
%SMP-I-CPUTRN, CPU #6 has joined the active set.
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%SMP-I-CPUTRN, CPU #5 has joined the active set.
%SMP-I-CPUTRN, CPU #9 has joined the active set.
%SMP-I-CPUTRN, CPU #1 has joined the active set.
%SMP-I-CPUTRN, CPU #11 has joined the active set.
%SMP-I-CPUTRN, CPU #13 has joined the active set.
%STDRV-I-STARTUP, OpenVMS startup begun at 11-AUG-2010 06:15:29.21
6. Exit the console and iLO 3 MP interfaces.
7. Press Ctrl–B to exit the system console and return to the MP Main Menu. To exit the MP Main
Menu, press Xor x.
Shutting Down OpenVMS
1. Log in to OpenVMS running on the server that you want to shut down.
Log in to the iLO 3 MP for the server and use the Console menu to access the system console.
Accessing the console through the iLO 3 MP enables you to maintain console access to the
server after HP OpenVMS has shut down.
2. At the OpenVMS DCL prompt issue the @SYS$SYSTEM:SHUTDOWN command and specify
the shutdown options in response to the prompts given.
NOTE: Use the command in step 2 when you shut down OpenVMS the first time. If you have
shut down OpenVMS more than once, use the $ shutdown command.
$@sys$system:shutdown
SHUTDOWN -- Perform an Orderly System Shutdown
on node NODE1
How many minutes until final shutdown [0]:
Reason for shutdown [Standalone]:
Do you want to spin down the disk volumes [NO]?
Do you want to invoke the site-specific shutdown procedure [YES]?
Should an automatic system reboot be performed [NO]?
When will the system be rebooted [later]:
Shutdown options (enter as a comma-separated list):
REMOVE_NODE Remaining nodes in the cluster should adjust quorum
CLUSTER_SHUTDOWN Entire cluster is shutting down
REBOOT_CHECK Check existence of basic system files
SAVE_FEEDBACK Save AUTOGEN feedback information from this boot
DISABLE_AUTOSTART Disable autostart queues
POWER_OFF Request console to power-off the system
BIB_STATE Request console to reboot all CPUs to the Itanium BIB state
Shutdown options [NONE]: REBOOT_CHECK
%SHUTDOWN-I-BOOTCHECK, performing reboot consistency check...
%SHUTDOWN-I-CHECKOK, basic reboot consistency check completed
%SHUTDOWN-I-OPERATOR, this terminal is now an operator's console
%SHUTDOWN-I-DISLOGINS, interactive logins will now be disabled
%SET-I-INTSET, login interactive limit = 0, current interactive value = 1
%SHUTDOWN-I-SHUTNET, the DECnet network will now be shut down
Booting and shutting down Microsoft Windows
Adding Microsoft Windows to the boot options list
NOTE: On HP Integrity servers, the operating system installer automatically adds an entry to the
boot options list.
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1. Access the UEFI Shell environment.
a. Log on to iLO 3 for Integrity and enter CO to access the system console.
When accessing the console, confirm that you are at the UEFI Front Page.
If you are at another UEFI menu, then choose the Exit option or press Xor xto exit the
menu. Exit until you return to the screen that lists the keys that can be pressed to launch
various Managers.
b. Press Sor sto launch the UEFI shell.
2. Access the UEFI System Partition (fsX: where X is the file system number) for the device from
which you want to boot Windows.
For example, enter fs2: to access the UEFI System Partition for the bootable file system
number 2. The UEFI Shell prompt changes to reflect the file system currently accessed.
The full path for the Microsoft Windows loader is \efi\microsoft\winnt50\
ia64ldr.efi and it should be on the device you are accessing.
3. Use the ls command to list the contents of the \EFI\Microsoft\WINNT50directory to
identify the name of the Windows boot option file (Boot00nn) that you want to import into
the system boot options list.
fs0:\> ls EFI\Microsoft\WINNT50
Directory of: fs0:\EFI\Microsoft\WINNT50
09/18/03 11:58a <DIR> 1,024 .
09/18/03 11:58a <DIR> 1,024 ..
12/18/03 08:16a 354 Boot0001
1 File(s) 354 bytes
2 Dir(s)
fs0:\>
4. Use the \MSUtil\nvrboot.efi command to launch the Microsoft Windows boot options
utility.
fs0:\> msutil\nvrboot
NVRBOOT: OS Boot Options Maintenance Tool [Version 5.2.3683]
1. SUSE SLES 10
2. HP-UX Primary Boot: 0/0/1/0/0.2.0
* 3. Windows Server 2003, Datacenter
4. EFI Shell [Built-in]
* = Windows OS boot option
(D)isplay (M)odify (C)opy E(x)port (I)mport (E)rase (P)ush (H)elp (Q)uit
Select>
5. Use the Import command to import the Window boot option file.
Select> i
Enter IMPORT file path: \EFI\Microsoft\WINNT50\Boot0001
Imported Boot Options from file: \EFI\Microsoft\WINNT50\Boot0001
Press enter to continue
NOTE: Your output may not exactly match the output shown here.
6. Enter Qor qto quit the NVRBOOT utility.
7. Exit the console and iLO 3 MP interfaces.
Press Ctrl–B to exit the system console and return to the iLO 3 MP Main Menu. To exit the MP,
enter Xat the Main Menu.
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Booting the Microsoft Windows operating system
Use UEFI Boot Manager menu to choose the appropriate Windows item from the boot options list.
See “Shutting down Microsoft Windows” (page 39) for more information on shutting down the
Windows operating system.
1. From the UEFI Boot Manager choose an item from the boot options list to boot Windows
2. Access the UEFI Boot Manager menu for the server on which you want to boot Windows.
3. Log into the iLO 3 MP and enter CO to choose the system console.
4. Confirm that you are at the UEFI Boot Manager menu (the main UEFI menu). If you are at
another UEFI menu, choose the Exit option from the submenus until you return to the screen
with the UEFI Boot Manager heading.
5. At the UEFI Boot Manager menu, choose an item from the boot options list.
Each item in the boot options list references a specific boot device and provides a specific set
of boot options or arguments to be used when booting the device.
6. Press Enter to initiate booting using the chosen boot option.
7. After Windows begins loading, wait for the SAC to become available.
The SAC interface provides a text-based administration tool that is available from the system
console. For more information, see the SAC online help (enter?at the SAC> prompt).
Loading.: Windows Server 2003, Datacenter
Starting: Windows Server 2003, Datacenter
Starting Windows...
********************************************************************************
Computer is booting, SAC started and initialized.
Use the "ch -?" command for information about using channels.
Use the "?" command for general help.
SAC>
NOTE: Your output may not exactly match the output shown here.
8. Exit the console and iLO 3 MP interfaces when finished using them.
Enter Ctrl-B to exit the console and return to the iLO 3 MP Main menu. To exit the iLO 3 MP,
enter xat the Main menu.
Shutting down Microsoft Windows
Shut down the Windows operating system on HP Integrity servers by using the Start menu or
theshutdown command.
CAUTION: Do not shut down Windows using SAC restart or shutdown commands under
normal circumstances.
Issuing restart or shutdown at the SAC> prompt causes the server to restart or shutdown
immediately and can result in the loss of data.
Instead use the Windows Start menu or the shutdown command to shut down gracefully.
To shut down Windows use either of the following methods.
Choose Shut Down from the Start menu and choose either Restart or Shut down from the
pull-down menu.
The Restart menu item shuts down and restarts the server. The Shut down menu item shuts
down the server.
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You can use this method when using a graphical interface to the server.
Issue the shutdown command from the Windows command line.
You can issue this command from a command prompt through the Special Administration
Console or from any other command line.
The Windows shutdown command includes the following options:
/s Shuts down and halts (power off) the server. This is the equivalent of Start—>Shut
Down, Shut down. To power on the server, use the iLO 3 MP PC command.
/r Shuts down and restarts the server. This is the equivalent of Start—>Shut Down,
Restart.
/a Aborts a server shutdown.
/t xxx Sets the timeout period before shutdown to xxx seconds. The timeout period ranges
from 0–600, with a default of 30.
Refer to the help shutdown Windows command for more information.
Shutting down Windows from the command line
From the Windows command line, issue the shutdown command to shut down the operating
system.
1. Log in to Windows running on the server that you want to shut down.
For example, access the system console and use the Windows Special Administration Console
interface to start a command prompt, from which you can issue Windows commands to shut
down the server.
2. Verify to see whether any users are logged in.
Use the query user or query session command.
3. Issue the shutdown command and the appropriate options to shut down the Windows Server
2003 on the server.
You have the following options when shutting down Windows:
To shut down Windows and reboot: shutdown /r or choose the Start —> Shut Down
action and choose Restart from the pull-down menu.
To shut down Windows and halt (power off server hardware): shutdown /s or choose
the Start —> Shut Down action and choose Shut down from the pull-down menu.
To reboot a halted server you must power on the server using the PCcommand at the iLO
3 MP Command menu.
To abort a shutdown (stop a shutdown that has been initiated): shutdown /a
For example:
shutdown /r /t 60 /c "Shut down in one minute."
This command initiates a Windows system shutdown and reboot after a timeout period of 60
seconds. The /c option specifies a message that is broadcast to any other users of the
server.
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5 Optional components
If your server blade has no additional components to install, go to “Installing and powering on the
server blade” (page 15).
Partner blades
The following partner blades are supported:
Ultrium 448c Tape Blade
SB920c Tape Blade
SB1760c Tape Blade
SB3000c Tape Blade
SB40c Storage Blade
D2200sb Storage Blade
IMPORTANT: In c7000 enclosures, partner blades are supported with BL860c i4 servers and
BL870c i4 servers with BL2E blade links.
In c3000 enclosures, partner blades are supported with BL860c i4 servers.
Partner blades are not supported with BL890c i4 servers.
Partner blade slotting rules are dependent on the conjoined blade configuration. For more
information on partner bay blade locations, see “Installing the Blade Link for BL870c i2 or BL890c
i2 configurations” (page 22).
NOTE: SAS tape boot is now supported with tape blades on HP Integrity BL860c i4, BL870 i4,
and BL980 i4 server blades.
NOTE: PCIe Gen-1 (driven from the ICH10 on the monarch blade’s ICH mezzanine card) provides
the interface to the partner blades. A separate mezzanine pass-thru card is not required.
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Hot-plug SAS disk drives
The server blade supports up to two hot-plug SAS drives.
CAUTION: To prevent improper cooling and thermal damage, do not operate the server blade
or the enclosure unless all hard drive and device bays are populated with either a component or
a blank.
IMPORTANT: The disk drive does not seat properly when 180° out of alignment. Verify the
orientation before insertion.
NOTE: For a list of supported disk drives for the server blade, see: “Server blade components
list” (page 108).
1. Remove the hard drive blank.
2. Prepare the hard drive.
3. Slide the drive into the cage until it is fully seated.
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4. Close the lever to lock the drive into place.
Installing internal components
Removing the access panel
1. Lift the access panel latch.
2. Slide the access panel backwards approximately 2 cm (0.75 in).
3. Remove the access panel by lifting it straight up and off the server blade.
After the access panel is off, you can do the following:
Add an additional processor (“Processor and heatsink module).
Add additional memory DIMMs (“DIMMs).
Add additional mezzanine cards (“Mezzanine cards).
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Processor and heatsink module
Processor load order
Observe the following guidelines when installing additional processors:
In a BL860c i2, CPU0 is installed before CPU1.
In a BL870c i2 or BL890c i2, each blade must have CPU0 installed.
When adding additional CPUs in a conjoined configuration:
Load both CPU0 and CPU1 in the Monarch blade first
Load additional CPUs in sequence, from lowest slot-numbered blade to highest.
CAUTION: The pins on the processor socket are very fragile. Any damage to them might require
replacing the server blade base unit.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the processor, verify that the plastic tabs on the processor are
pulled fully out before installation.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the processor, handle the processor only by the edges. Do not
touch the bottom of the processor, especially the contact area.
CAUTION: To prevent possible server blade malfunction and damage to the equipment,
multiprocessor configurations must contain processors with the same part number.
The processor and heatsink ship as two separate units and are coupled together during installation
into the server blade.
1. Remove the CPU airflow baffle.
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2. Transfer the duplicate part/serial numbers label from the processor module to the processor
heatsink.
a. Remove the duplicate tear-away label that lists the part and serial numbers from the
processor module.
b. Place the label on the top of the heatsink.
3. Install the processor over the load posts.
NOTE: Ensure pin 1, indicated on the empty socket with an embossed triangle, matches the
pin 1 marker on the processor module, the chamfered corner of its attached voltage regulator
heatsink.
4. Remove the heatsink cover.
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CAUTION: During installation, after removing the protective cover from the heatsink:
Do not touch or come into contact with the thermal interface material.
Immediately install the heatsink.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the server blade and processor, ensure the processor heatsink
locking handle is fully back against the stops, rotated about 120° back. Also verify that the
plastic tabs on the processor heatsink are pulled fully out before installation.
5. Install the heatsink over the load posts.
CAUTION: Do not lower the heatsink locking handle before pushing the plastic locking tabs
into place.
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CAUTION: To prevent thermal instability and damage to the server blade, do not separate
the processor module from the processor's heatsink after they have been coupled.
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6. Secure the heatsink to the processor
a. Slide both plastic locking tabs into place. (See callout 1 in the following figure).
b. Grasp and rotate the latch downward. (See callout 2 in the following figure.)
WARNING! The heatsink locking lever can constitute a pinch hazard, keep your hands
on top of the lever during installation to avoid personal injury.
NOTE: Positive engagement clicking should occur during mating of the processor heat
sink and processor module onto the socket to ensure proper seating.
7. Connect the power cord. (See callout 3 in the previous figure).
8. Tie wrap the processor cable to the right tie point on the processor assembly.
CAUTION: When the CPU is installed, dress all slack in the power cable to the connector
end of the cable. Failure to do so could result in pinched or damaged CPU power cables.
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IMPORTANT: If you are adding an additional processor to your server blade, the DIMMs in the
server blade must be reconfigured to support both CPUs. For more information, see “DIMM pair
load order” (page 49).
DIMMs
DIMM installation guidelines
Observe the following guidelines when installing additional memory:
In a BL860c i2 Server Blade, memory is loaded in pairs.
In a BL870c i2 or BL890c i2 Server Blade, memory is loaded in quads that alternate between
blades.
Only two DIMM sizes can be mixed in a BL870c i2 or BL890c i2 Server Blade.
In a BL870c i2 Server Blade, the two DIMM sizes must alternate between blades. Load
all of one DIMM size, then repeat with the second DIMM size.
In a BL890c i2 Server Blade, blades 1 and 2 must have one DIMM size and blades 3
and 4 must have the other DIMM size. If only one DIMM size is used on BL980 i2,
alternate between all 4 blades.
NOTE: HP Integrity Server Blade upgrades follow the same DIMM loading rules.
See“Upgrading a conjoined configuration” (page 66) for more information on server blade
upgrades.
DIMM pair load order
Table 6 DIMM pair load order
CPU1CPU0
4A3A1st
CPU0 only
10B9B2nd
6C1C3rd
12D7D4th
5E2E5th
11F8F6th
4A3A1stBoth CPUs loaded
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Table 6 DIMM pair load order (continued)
CPU1CPU0
7A1A2nd
10B9B3rd
10B6B4th
6C1C5th
9C3C6th
12D7D7th
12D4D8th
5E2E9th
8E2E10th
11F8F11th
11F5F12th
DIMM quad load order rules
Table 7 DIMM quad load order
CPU1CPU0
10B9B4A3A1st
Both CPUs
loaded
10B6B7A1A2nd
12D7D6C1C3rd
12D4D9C3C4th
11F8F5E2E5th
11F5F8E2E6th
Installing DIMMS
1. Remove the DIMM baffle (“DIMM baffle” (page 115)).
2. Locate the DIMM slots on the server blade system board.
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NOTE: The server blade ships with at least two DIMMs installed in slots 3A and 4A.
3. Ensure the DIMM slot latches are open.
CAUTION: Use only HP low profile DIMMs. DIMMs from other sources might adversely
affect data integrity.
DIMMs do not seat fully if turned the wrong way.
DIMMs in a pair or quad must be identical.
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4. Insert a DIMM in a slot and push down firmly until the latches click shut.
Mezzanine cards
Optional mezzanine cards enable additional network connectivity and provide Fibre Channel
support. For mezzanine card locations, see “Server blade components” (page 9).
Optional mezzanine cards are classified as Type I mezzanine cards and Type II mezzanine cards.
The card type determines where it can be installed in the server blade:
Install Type I mezzanine cards on any mezzanine connector.
Install Type II mezzanine cards only on Mezzanine 2 connector or Mezzanine 3 connector.
To install a card:
1. Power off the server blade and remove it from the server blade enclosure (“Preparing the
server blade for servicing).
2. Remove the access panel (Access panel” (page 113)).
3. Remove the mezzanine connector cover.
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4. Align the mezzanine connector on the option card with the mezzanine connector on the system
board.
5. Press down on the connector to seat the card.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the server blade, apply pressure over the mezzanine
connector when installing the mezzanine card. Do not apply pressure to the edges of the card.
HP Smart Array P700m/512 Controller
IMPORTANT: The HP Smart Array P700m Controller for HP ProLiant Servers User Guide includes
a battery replacement procedure that uses the two driveless HDD trays included in the kit. This
procedure is not supported on the BL860c i2, BL870c i2 or BL890c i2.
The HP Smart Array P700m/512 is a PCIe card supporting direct attach and shared SAS Storage.
It includes additional components that are covered in this section.
Battery kit and other components
The battery kit includes the following:
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5P700m controller board
311.5 inch (29.2 cm) battery
cable
1BBWC battery
2 6
Battery mounting bracket Mezzanine card blank
4512 cache module
IMPORTANT: This product uses the 452348-B21 battery kit, also called the HP SA P-Series Low
Profile Battery. Do not order or use the 383280-B21 battery kit option.
Battery mounting bracket parts
The BBWC battery mounts on a black metal battery mounting bracket installed inside the server
blade. The mounting bracket clips onto a mezzanine card in slot 1. If no card is used in slot 1,
the mezzanine card blank option must be installed for the bracket to clip on.
For installing the bracket on to the server blade, the mounting bracket has:
A mezzanine post loop that slides over the abutting mezzanine 2 post
A thumbscrew clip that clips over the mezzanine 1 card or mezzanine blank thumbscrew
located at the rear of the blade
A mezzanine foot that clips over the edge of the mezzanine 1 card or mezzanine blank that
is installed closest to the center of the blade
For installing the BBWC battery onto the bracket, the mounting bracket has:
A C-hook to restrain the battery cable
Two battery restraining clips to restrain the BBWC battery
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431 Mezzanine foot C-hookBattery restraining clips
2Mezzanine post loop
Installing the Controller Board
When used with the MSA2000sa G2 storage array (and therefore without the optional battery
kit) this card is supported in slots 1, 2, and 3 on the Integrity BL860c i2, BL870c i2, and BL890c
i2 server blades.
321 Slot 3Slot 2Slot 1
When used with the MDS600, the battery kit is required and this card is supported in slots 1 and
3 on the Integrity BL860c i2, BL870c i2, and BL890c i2 server blades. Mezzanine 2 installation
of this card is not supported on Integrity BL860c i2, BL870c i2, and BL890c i2 products for MDS600
configurations. If you must remove the cache module to transfer data, the BBWC battery must
remain connected so that the data is preserved. HP recommends installation into mezzanine slot
3, with a mezzanine blank or mezzanine card in slot 1 so the cache module and battery can be
removed together.
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21 Slot 1Slot 3
NOTE: When a mixed configuration of BL860c i2, BL870c i2, and BL890c i2 blade(s) and other
c-Class server blades are in the same enclosure, the preferred location for the P700m cards is slot
3.
If you are unable to use mezzanine slot 3, you will have to remove the mezzanine card in slot 2,
BBWC battery, and battery mounting bracket to gain access to the cache module.
Use the procedure for installing standard mezzanine cards to install the SAS controller board, see
“Mezzanine cards” (page 52) for more information.
Upgrading or replacing controller options
Replacing the 512MB cache module
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the controller board, only install the cache module when the HP
Smart Array P700m/512 Controller is installed in the server blade.
IMPORTANT: If you must remove the cache module to transfer data, the BBWC battery must
remain connected to it so that the data is preserved.
1. power off the server blade and remove it from the server blade enclosure (“Preparing the
server blade for servicing).
2. Remove the access panel (Access panel” (page 113)).
3. Remove the DIMM baffle (“DIMM baffle” (page 115))
4. Remove any mezzanine cards blocking access to the HP Smart Array P700m/512 Controller
(“Mezzanine cards” (page 123)).
5. Plug the smaller battery cable plug into the cache module battery connector.
IMPORTANT: Only use the 11.5 inch (29.2 cm) battery cable (408658-001).
NOTE: The lip of the battery cable cache module plug has three tiny tabs that should face
down.
6. With the cache module battery connector pointing towards the 3A DIMM slot, line up the two
cache module connectors with the two corresponding slots on the P700m controller.
7. Press straight down on the cache module until it snaps into place.
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NOTE: If the P700m controller is in mezzanine 1, route the battery cable back over the card
and under the DIMM latches, doubling back towards slot 3, sliding the cable under the inner
mezzanine post for slot 3.
8. Replace the battery mounting bracket.
9. If the battery mounting bracket and BBWC were previously installed:
a. Replace the battery mounting bracket (“Replacing the battery mounting bracket”).
b. Position the battery with the print side down and push the end of the battery cable that
is plugged into the battery down under the battery mounting bracket's C-hook.
c. Route the cable so its battery end is on the side of the hook that is away from slot 3.
d. Push the other end of the battery down between the two restraining clips.
10. Replace any mezzanine cards that you had to remove from mezzanine slot 2 (“Mezzanine
cards” (page 123)).
NOTE: If the P700m controller is installed in mezzanine slot 3, tuck the cable between the
battery mounting bracket and slot 3.
Replacing the battery mounting bracket
1. power off the server blade and remove it from the server blade enclosure (“Preparing the
server blade for servicing).
2. Remove the access panel (Access panel” (page 113)).
3. Remove the DIMM baffle (“DIMM baffle” (page 115))
4. Temporarily remove any mezzanine card installed in slot 2 (“Mezzanine cards” (page 123)).
NOTE: If you will be installing the BBWC battery, be sure that the cache module is installed
and the battery cable is plugged into the cache module (“Replacing the 512MB cache
module).
NOTE: If you are not installing the p700m into slot 1, slot 1 must contain either another
mezzanine card or mezzanine card blank.
5. Clip the mounting bracket onto the mezzanine card or mezzanine card blank.
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NOTE: If you are installing the p700m into slot 1, slide the bracket loop over the mezzanine
2 post that sticks up through the notch in the edge of the mezzanine card or mezzanine card
blank.
6. Press the bracket thumbscrew clip over the thumbscrew closest to the mezzanine post.
7. Push the remaining bracket foot over the other edge of the mezzanine card or mezzanine
card blank.
CAUTION: Push only enough to anchor the bracket, keeping the bracket level.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the power cable ensure the battery bracket does not pinch
the power cable to the power connectors.
8. Replace any mezzanine cards that you had to remove from mezzanine slot 2 (“Mezzanine
cards” (page 123)).
Replacing the BBWC battery
The BBWC battery snaps onto the battery mounting bracket to secure the battery inside the server
blade.
NOTE: The battery mounting bracket is installed either on top of a mezzanine card in slot 1, or
the mezzanine blank in slot 1, depending upon the customer's configuration. If no card is used in
slot 1, the mezzanine card blank must be installed for the bracket to clip onto.
1. power off the server blade and remove it from the server blade enclosure (“Preparing the
server blade for servicing).
2. Remove the access panel (Access panel” (page 113)).
3. Remove the DIMM baffle (“DIMM baffle” (page 115)).
4. If the P700m controller is in mezzanine 1, and the battery cable is not already plugged into
the cache module:
a. Remove any mezzanine card installed in slot 2 so you can access the P700m cache
module (“Mezzanine cards” (page 123)).
b. Temporarily remove the cache module so you can access the module battery connector
(“Removing the 512MB cache module).
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5. If it is not already connected, plug the battery cable cache module plug into the cache module
battery connector. Push the battery cable's plug into the battery connector until it snaps into
place.
NOTE: The lip of the battery cable's cache module plug has three tiny tabs that should face
down.
6. If you had to remove the cache module, reinstall it (“Replacing the 512MB cache module).
7. With the battery cable plug label (contoured side) up line up the plug's thin edges with the
thin slits on the sides of the battery.
NOTE: The BBWC battery should be print side down.
8. Push the battery cable's plug, into the battery connector until it snaps into place.
9. Mount the battery onto the battery mounting bracket:
a. Position the battery with the print side down and push the end of the battery cable that
is plugged into the battery down under the battery mounting bracket's C-hook, routing
the cable so its battery end is on the side of the hook that is away from slot 3.
b. Push the other end of the battery down between the two restraining clips.
c. If the P700m is located in slot 1, route the battery cable over the P700m, under the DIMM
latches, doubling back towards slot 3, sliding it under the inner mezzanine post for slot
3.
If the P700m is located in slot 3, tuck the cable between the battery bracket and slot 3.
NOTE: After installing a BBWC battery, you might see a POST message during reboot
indicating the array accelerator is temporarily disabled. This is normal as the new BBWC
battery will have a low charge. The recharge process will begin automatically when the server
blade is installed in the enclosure.
The P700m controller will operate properly while the BBWC battery recharges, although the
performance advantage of the array accelerator will be absent. After the BBWC battery
charges up to a satisfactory level, the array accelerator is automatically enabled.
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Removing upgrade components
Removing the 512MB cache module
CAUTION: Only remove/replace the cache module when it is installed in the blade, so as not
to bend the controller board.
1. If you are also going to be removing the BBWC battery:
a. Back up all data.
b. Close all applications
2. power off the server blade and remove it from the server blade enclosure (“Preparing the
server blade for servicing).
3. Remove the access panel (Access panel” (page 113)).
4. Remove the DIMM baffle (“DIMM baffle” (page 115))
5. Remove any mezzanine card installed in slot 2 (“Mezzanine cards” (page 123)).
6. Lift the BBWC battery straight up to remove it from the battery mounting bracket.
7. Pull straight up on the cache module to remove it from the controller.
8. Push the battery cable down and towards the rear of the server blade to push it out of the
battery bracket's C-hook.
9. If the controller is installed into slot 1, remove the battery mounting bracket from the mezzanine
card or mezzanine card blank by pulling straight up on the bracket and lifting it out of the
server.
10. Lift the cache module and the attached battery out of the server blade.
CAUTION: If you must remove the cache module to transfer data, the battery must remain
connected so that the data is preserved.
11. If you will be replacing the cache module, unplug the battery cable from the cache module
battery connector (“Replacing the 512MB cache module).
Removing the battery mounting bracket
1. power off the server blade and remove it from the server blade enclosure (“Preparing the
server blade for servicing).
2. Remove the access panel (Access panel” (page 113)).
3. Remove the DIMM baffle (“DIMM baffle” (page 115))
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4. Remove any mezzanine card installed in slot 2 (“Mezzanine cards” (page 123)).
5. If installed, remove the BBWC battery (“Removing the BBWC battery”).
6. Remove the battery mounting bracket
Removing the BBWC battery
CAUTION: If you must remove the cache module to transfer data, the battery must remain
connected so that the data is preserved. If you must keep the battery connected to the cache module,
follow the steps for 512MB cache module removal (“Removing the 512MB cache module) instead
of using this procedure.
1. Back up all data.
2. Close all applications.
3. power off the server blade and remove it from the server blade enclosure (“Preparing the
server blade for servicing).
4. Remove the access panel (Access panel” (page 113)).
5. Remove the DIMM baffle (“DIMM baffle” (page 115))
6. Lift up on the battery to remove it from the battery bracket.
7. Push the battery cable down and towards the rear of the server blade to push it out of the
battery bracket's C-hook.
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8. Push the battery plug out of the battery connector.
HP Smart Array P711m Controller
The HP Smart Array P711mis a PCIe card supporting direct attach and shared SAS Storage. This
card is supported in slots 1, 2, and 3 on the Integrity BL860c i2, BL870c i2, and BL890c i2 server
blades.
NOTE: When a mixed configuration of BL860c i2, BL870c i2, and BL890c i2 server blades and
other c-Class server blades is in the same enclosure, the preferred location for the P711m cards
is slot 3.
Supercap pack mounting kit
The HP Smart Array P711m Controller includes a cabled Supercap Pack which mounts inside the
server using the orderable AM341A Mounting Kit for Low profile battery (HP part number
AD399-2132A KIT, RAID BATTERY HOLDER). This kit contains a black metal mounting bracket
and a mezzanine card blank. The mounting bracket clips onto a mezzanine card in slot 1. If no
card is used in slot 1, the mezzanine card blank included in the kit must be installed to mount the
bracket.
For installing the bracket on to the server blade, the mounting bracket has:
A mezzanine post loop that slides over the abutting mezzanine 2 post
A thumbscrew clip that clips over the mezzanine 1 card or mezzanine blank thumbscrew
located at the rear of the blade
• A mezzanine foot that clips over the edge of the mezzanine 1 card or mezzanine card
blank that is installed closest to the center of the blade
For installing the Supercap Pack onto the bracket, the mounting bracket has:
A C-hook to restrain the cable
Two restraining clips to restrain the Supercap Pack
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431 Mezzanine foot C-hookCable restraining clips
2Mezzanine post loop
Installing the Supercap mounting bracket
1. Power off the server blade and remove it from the server blade enclosure (“Preparing the
server blade for servicing).
2. Remove the access panel (Access panel” (page 113)).
3. Remove the DIMM baffle (“DIMM baffle” (page 115))
4. Temporarily remove any mezzanine card installed in slot 2 (“Mezzanine cards” (page 123)).
NOTE: Mezzanine slot 1 must contain the P711m Controller, another mezzanine card, or
the mezzanine card blank. If you are installing the P711m card in mezzanine slot 1, do so
now following the instructions “Installing the P711m Controller Board.” If you are not installing
the P711m card in mezzanine slot 1, and no other mezzanine card is present in slot 1, then
install the mezzanine card blank at this time.
5. Clip the mounting bracket onto the mezzanine card or mezzanine card blank.
6. Press the bracket thumbscrew clip over the thumbscrew closest to the mezzanine post.
7. Push the remaining bracket foot over the other edge of the mezzanine card or mezzanine
card blank.
CAUTION: Push only enough to anchor the bracket, keeping the bracket level.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the power cable ensure the battery bracket does not pinch
the power cable to the power connectors.
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8. Replace any mezzanine cards that you had to remove from mezzanine slot 2 (“Mezzanine
cards” (page 123)).
Installing the P711m controller board
This card is supported in slots 1, 2, and 3 on the Integrity BL860c i2, BL870c i2, and BL890c i2
server blades.
321 Slot 3Slot 2Slot 1
NOTE: When a mixed configuration of BL860c i2, BL870c i2, and BL890c i2 server blades and
other c-Class server blades are in the same enclosure, the preferred location for the P711m cards
is slot 3.
Use the procedure for installing standard mezzanine cards to install the SAS controller board, see
“Mezzanine cards” (page 52) for more information.
Installing the Supercap Pack
The Supercap Pack snaps onto the mounting bracket to secure the Supercap Pack inside the server
blade.
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NOTE: The mounting bracket is installed either on top of a mezzanine card in slot 1, or the
mezzanine blank in slot 1, depending upon the customer's configuration. If no card is used in slot
1, the mezzanine card blank must be installed for the bracket to clip onto.
NOTE: The Supercap Pack includes two plastic tabs that must be removed for proper fit in the
BL860c i2, BL870c i2, and BL890c i2 server blades. One tab is located on the rounded end of
the Supercap Pack, the other tab is directly above the cable as it exits the plastic housing of the
Supercap Pack. To remove these tabs, squeeze them firmly toward each other (significant force is
required). Optionally, these two tabs can be clipped off even with the rest of the Supercap Pack.
1. Position the Supercap Pack with the print side down and push the end of the cable that is
connected to the Supercap Pack under the mounting bracket’s C-hook, routing the cable so
its supercap end is on the side of the hook that is away from slot 3
2. Push the other end of the Supercap Pack down between the two restraining clips.
3. Consolidate and secure remaining cable length using tie wrap or similar retention method.
Replacing the access panel
1. Place the access panel onto the server blade by lining up the keyways on the panel to the
posts on the server blade chassis.
2. Slide the access panel toward the front of the server blade until the panel lock button snaps
into place.
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Upgrading a conjoined configuration
This section contains information required to complete an upgrade of a BL860c i2, BL870c i2, or
BL890c i2 server blade. This document expands on the information provided in the Read This First
document which is included in the upgrade kit.
Procedure summary
1. Existing server blade check — The existing server blades that will be upgraded are checked
and their firmware level is updated to the minimum level if necessary. This must be completed
before the blades are combined for an upgrade and the upgrade Blade Link is applied.
2. Adding resources — The blades for the upgrade are placed together, internal component
changes are made if necessary, the Upgrade Blade Link is installed, and system information
parameters are exchanged between the server blade and the new Blade Link.
3. Final check — A final consistency check for firmware levels across each blade is completed,
the upgraded system is checked for normal operation at a low level, the Operating System
(OS) may need to be reinstalled, and finally the Operating Environment is booted and the
system checked for normal operation.
4. Warranty registration — Warranty and support are arranged to be transferred from the server
being upgraded to the upgraded server.
Upgrade kit contents
The HP Integrity BL860c i2, BL870c i2 & BL890c i2 Server Blade Upgrades Read Me First
— part number 5991-8089
One of the following:
AM358A HP Integrity Upgrade BL2 Blade Link (c3000 or c7000 enclosure)
AM364A HP Integrity Upgrade BL2-c 7E Blade Link (c7000 enclosure, Monarch in even
numbered bay)
AM365A HP Integrity Upgrade BL2-c 3E Blade Link (c3000 enclosure, Monarch in even
numbered bay)
AM359A HP Integrity Upgrade BL4 Blade Link (c7000 enclosure)
AM366A HP Integrity Upgrade BL4-c 3 Blade Link (c3000 enclosure)
Each Blade Link will include a new product number label to attach to the system label carrier;
the actual part number will depend on the type of upgrade ordered.
AM360A HP Integrity BL860c i2 Upgrade Blade. One or more upgrade blades may be
included depending on the type of upgrade ordered. These should be pre-installed with ordered
processors, memory, and other components.
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Before getting started
IMPORTANT:
Do not install or use the upgrade Blade Link until explicitly called for in the upgrade procedure.
For more information, see “Blade link and system information parameters” (page 80).
The server blade firmware may need to be updated on the existing server blades as part of
the upgrade process, see “Determining your current firmware revisions” (page 68) for more
information.
If the upgrade kit includes new Upgrade Blades, there are some situations which will require
a second firmware update.
Processor and memory DIMM loading and distribution follows applicable rules across the
blades. For more information, see “Installing internal components” (page 43), and “Rules for
server blade internal components” (page 72).
Adding new Upgrade Blades to an enclosure may require additional power supplies in the
enclosure to meet the new power requirements. This situation would be reported by the
enclosure Onboard Administrator. For more information, see the HP BladeSystem setup and
information guide for your enclosure at http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/documentation.
If more than one existing server blade will be combined in the upgrade, one of them must be
designated as the “Monarch Server. The Monarch blade from this server will become the
Monarch blade in the upgraded server blade.
The UUID and serial number of the upgraded server blade will come from the Monarch Server.
If the upgrade requires moving to a new enclosure, the configuration of the new enclosure
must match the mezzanine card I/O of the Monarch Server, so that LAN and SAN connections
can function correctly.
A reinstallation of the OS may be required on the final upgrade system for certain upgrade
scenarios. You will use the section“Upgrade scenarios which do not require a reinstall of the
operating system” (page 82) to determine whether you must reinstall the OS. This will be
covered within the upgrade procedure steps.
When the OS is not reinstalled, the boot disk must be attached to the designated Monarch
Server.
When the OS is not reinstalled and VC is used, some rearrangement of the VC server profile
may be necessary. See “Possible changes due to VC profile mapping on the upgraded server
blade” (page 82).
Depending on the type of upgrade and the OS used, a new OS license may be required.
At the end of the upgrade, the Blade Links removed from the existing server blades cannot be
reused.
Supported operating systems
HP-UX 11i v3 OE Update for March 2010
HP-UX 11i v3 OE Update for September 2010
HP-UX 11i v3 OE Update for March 2011
HP OpenVMS Industry Standard 64 Operating System, Version V8.4 +
VMS84I_UPDATE-V0500
Windows Server 2008 R2 7600 34N
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IMPORTANT: The Operating System may need to be reinstalled on the upgraded server. This
will be explained later.
IMPORTANT: If you will be using HP-UX, review the HP-UX errata documentation that is listed at
the following url:
http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02111059/c02111059.pdf
Minimum firmware versions
A minimum set of firmware is required for the blades and blade enclosures involved in the upgrade.
Firmware on the server blades, the enclosure HP Onboard Administrator, and the HP Virtual
Connect Manager (if Virtual Connect interconnect modules are installed) must be updated to at
least the minimum firmware level. Every blade in the upgrade must be at the same firmware level.
IMPORTANT: Any required updates must be checked for and completed during the upgrade
process.
Minimum Firmware LocationMinimum Firmware VersionProduct Name(s)
Go to hp.com —> Support & Drivers
—> enter product name —> select
21.08HP Integrity BL860c i2 Server Blade
HP Integrity BL870c i2 Server Blade
operating system —> “Cross operating
system”
HP Integrity BL890c i2 Server Blade
Go to hp.com —> Support & Drivers
—> enter product name
3.21HP BladeSystem Onboard
Administrator
Go to hp.com —> Support & Drivers
—> enter Interconnect Module product
name
3.15HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual
Connect
Determining your current firmware revisions
Server blade
1. Log into the system iLO 3 MP.
2. From the Main Menu, enter cm to access the Command Menu
3. Enter sr to view the system FW revisions.
Hewlett-Packard Integrated Lights-Out 3 for Integrity
(C) Copyright 1999-2010 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
MP Host Name: ilo002264fee2de
iLO MP Firmware Revision 01.41.01
*************************************************************************
MP ACCESS IS NOT SECURE
A default MP user Administrator/Admin is currently configured
and remote access is enabled. Modify the default password or
delete the default user (see UC command)
OR
Disable all types of remote access (see SA command)
*************************************************************************
MP MAIN MENU:
CO: Console
VFP: Virtual Front Panel
CM: Command Menu
CL: Console Log
SL: Show Event Logs
HE: Main Help Menu
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X: Exit Connection
[ilo002264fee2de] hpiLO-> cm
(Use Ctrl-B to return to MP main menu.)
[ilo002264fee2de] CM:hpiLO-> sr
SYSREV
Revisions Active Pending Bay 5 Bay 6
---------------------------------------------------------
iLO FW : 01.41.01 01.41.01 01.41.01
System FW : 01.80 01.80 01.80
MHW FPGA : 02.00 02.00 02.00
Power Mon FW : 03.04 03.04 03.04
Front Panel HW : 04.00 04.00 04.00
PRS HW : 02.07 02.07 02.07
IOH HW : 02.02 02.02 02.02
4. Compare the first four Revisions lines with the version information listed in the release notes
at www.hp.com for the current server blade, HP Smart Update Firmware bundle. If any of the
firmware revisions are less than those in the release notes, then the server firmware must be
updated.
OA
Use one of the following methods to determine the current OA firmware version:
OA GUI — Connect to the OA GUI, expand the Active Onboard Administrator section of the
left sidebar menu, and select Firmware Update. The Firmware Version is listed under Firmware
Information.
OA CLI — Log in to the OA CLI through the serial console port or LAN and enter show oa
info at the command prompt.
OA8> show oa info
Onboard Administrator #1 information:
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Product Name : BladeSystem c7000 Onboard Administrator
Part Number : 412142-B21
Spare Part No.: 414055-001
Serial Number : O985MP8457
UUID : 09O985MP8457
Manufacturer : HP
Firmware Ver. : 3.15
Hw Board Type : 0
Hw Version : B1
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VCM
Use one of the following methods to determine the current VCM firmware version:
OA GUI — Select the Interconnect Bay 1 device and then select the Information tab. Under
Information there is a Firmware Version line which indicates the current VC FW version installed
on the primary VC interconnect module.
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VC Support Utility — Launch VC Support Utility – Interactive and enter version.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility
Version 1.6.0 (Build 95)
Build Date: Oct 13 2010 07:03:49
Copyright (C) 2007-2010 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
All Rights Reserved
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Please enter action ("help" for list): version
Please enter Onboard Administrator IP Address: 10.3.0.8
Please enter Onboard Administrator Username: Administrator
Please enter Onboard Administrator Password: *****
The target configuration is integrated into a Virtual Connect Domain. Please
enter the Virtual Connect Domain administrative user credentials to continue.
User Name: Administrator
Password: *****
=======================================================================
Enclosure Bay Module Version
=======================================================================
USE827CYVC 1 HP VC Flex-10 Enet Module 3.15 2010-10-09T07:18:16Z
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
USE827CYVC 2 HP VC Flex-10 Enet Module 3.15 2010-10-09T07:18:16Z
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
USE827CYVC 3 3Gb SAS Switch
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
USE827CYVC 4 Module not present Not available
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
USE827CYVC 5 HP VC 8Gb 24-Port FC 1.03 v6.1.0_49
Module
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
USE827CYVC 6 HP VC 8Gb 24-Port FC 1.03 v6.1.0_49
Module
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
USE827CYVC 7 HP 1/10Gb VC-Enet Module 3.15 2010-10-09T07:18:16Z
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
USE827CYVC 8 HP 1/10Gb VC-Enet Module 3.15 2010-10-09T07:18:16Z
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Total execution time: 00:01:31
Press Return/Enter to exit...
Rules for server blade internal components
You may make need to remove or redistribute internal components across server blades before
beginning the upgrade. The following section contains additional information required for upgrades.
Processor loading and matching rules
There are two processor sockets on each blade: socket 0 and socket 1. Socket 0 of each blade
in the server must be filled. Any additional processors must be loaded in socket 1 of the blade in
the lowest numbered enclosure bay which has an empty socket 1.
Every processor must be of the same type and must have the following:
The same core count.
The same core frequency.
The same cache size.
This can be checked using the following methods:
Examine the part number marked on each processor and each blade to make sure they are
the same on each component.
Examine the core count, core frequency, and cache size of each processor to ensure that
every processor in the upgrade is the same. This can be done by logging into the Monarch
iLO 3 MP, choosing the Command Menu, then entering df to display FRU information. Each
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processor of each blade (by enclosure bay number) can be chosen individually and the
information displayed will include the information needed for comparison.
For more information, see “Processor and heatsink module” (page 44), and “ CPU and heatsink
module” (page 118).
DIMM matching and loading rules
The rules regarding DIMM load order change, especially when upgrading from a BL860c i2 to
either a BL870c i2 or BL890c i2. For more information on DIMM loading rules, see “DIMM quad
load order rules” (page 50).
There are also minimum system memory and performance guidelines must be followed. See the
Memory subsystem information for HP Integrity Server Blades (BL860c i2, BL870c i2, and BL890c
i2) Technical White Paper (http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA1-1126ENW.pdf).
ICH mezzanine boards
If you will be combining existing server blades during upgrade, remove the ICH mezzanine board
from any server blades which are not the designated Monarch Blade for the upgrade
For more information on removing ICH mezzanine cards, see “ ICH mezzanine board” (page 124).
Optional mezzanine cards
The HP NC532m Dual Port 10GbE BL-c Adapter is restricted to two cards per blade on a BL890c
i2. There are no additional rules regarding the number of cards installed or the order of their
installation across the blades in an upgraded server blade. Ensure all mezzanine cards follow the
mezzanine port to interconnect module mapping detailed in “Installing interconnect modules
(page 18).
Upgrading the existing server blade
Existing server blade check
IMPORTANT: All existing server blades to be combined in the upgrade should be installed in an
enclosure and functioning normally. Do not remove Blade Links or other components at this time.
Backup any important data on the existing servers before proceeding with the upgrade process.
1. If the Monarch Server is an HPVM host with active guests, then either stop those guests now
or migrate them to a temporary host server. Refer to the HP Integrity Virtual Machines
Installation, Configuration, and Administration document for information regarding guest
migration. If your upgrade scenario requires an OS reinstall, then the guests must be migrated
to a temporary host server before the upgrade or else they will be lost. See the section
“Upgrade scenarios which do not require a reinstall of the operating system” (page 82) to
determine whether your particular upgrade scenario requires an OS reinstall.
2. If the Monarch Server has HP-UX installed and Virtual Connect is used, you may wish to use
the Portable Image tool to assist in the upgrade. Refer to “Preserving VC-assigned MAC
addresses in HP-UX by enabling Portable Image” (page 84) and if you choose to use PI, then
execute the steps under “Pre-Upgrade Procedure for PI” in that section now.
3. If necessary, upgrade the firmware on the existing server blades, the OA, and VCM (if used).
Use the information in “Determining your current firmware revisions” (page 68) and “Minimum
firmware versions” (page 68) to determine if you will need to perform any firmware upgrades.
4. Verify that each existing server blade is able to boot to the UEFI shell without problems.
5. Verify that the designated Monarch Server is able to boot its OS. For information on launching
the OS from the UEFI shell, refer to “UEFI Front Page” (page 27)
Adding resources
1. Shutdown each existing server blade (“Powering off the server blade” (page 22)).
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2. If a VC configuration is used and the upgrade requires moving to a new enclosure, then setup
the target VC server profile on the new enclosure now using the VCM domain and the
designated Monarch Server VC profile on the current system for guidance. Refer to “Possible
changes due to VC profile mapping on the upgraded server blade” (page 82) for important
information before starting this.
3. If the enclosure uses Virtual Connect, then unassign any VC server profiles assigned to enclosure
bays occupied by original servers and also those which will be occupied by upgrade server
blades. This must include profiles assigned to bays which will contain Monarch or auxiliary
blades. See the HP Virtual Connect for c-Class BladeSystem User Guide for more information
on VCM server profiles
4. If the Monarch Server or any other existing system to be added in the upgrade is using a
partner blade, remove it from the enclosure now. If the Monarch Server uses a partner blade
which will remain in the upgrade, it will be added back in a later step.
5. If necessary, move the Monarch Server. This step will be necessary for cases such as moving
from a c7000 to a c3000 enclosure or upgrading from a BL860c i2 or BL870c i2 in an odd
numbered enclosure bay to a BL870c i2 in an even numbered enclosure bay. See the table
“Blade Link bay location rules” in section “Installing the Blade Link for BL870c i2 or BL890c
i2 configurations” (page 22)
6. Place any other existing systems or upgrade blades to be combined in the upgrade into
enclosure bays adjacent to the Monarch Server.
IMPORTANT: Existing systems and new upgrade blades must be placed into enclosure bays
with higher numbers than those occupied by the Monarch Server.
7. Install any partner blades that will be used in the upgraded server blade. For positioning rules,
see“Installing the Blade Link for BL870c i2 or BL890c i2 configurations” (page 22)
8. Transfer the Monarch Server label carrier card to the Upgrade Blade Link:
a. Remove the label carrier card from behind the trap door of the Monarch Server Blade
Link. See “Blade Link” (page 125) for the trap door location. The label carrier card will
look like the image below:
b. Remove the product number portion of the Field Upgrade Only label on the Upgrade
Blade Link. This label will look similar to the image below:
Below is an example showing upgrade Blade Link sticker locations for the BL870c i2.
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c. Place the product number portion from the Field Upgrade Only label on top of the old
product number and barcode on the label carrier card from the Monarch Server.
IMPORTANT: Do not cover the serial number on the label carrier card.
d. Remove the position information label (the left hand label in the above picture) from the
front of the upgrade Blade Link bezel.
Temporarily remove the “Field Upgrade Only” label if it blocks the Blade Link trap door.
e. Place the label carrier card behind the trap door of the Upgrade Blade Link, but do not
install the Upgrade Blade link at this time.
f. Reapply the “Field Upgrade Only” label to the upgrade Blade Link, making sure not to
cover the Blade Link handle.
9. Remove the Blade Links from the existing servers that will be included in the upgrade (“ Blade
Link for BL870c i2 or BL890c i2 configurations” (page 110)).
IMPORTANT: Mark the Monarch Server Blade Link and keep track of it until the upgrade is
successfully completed. Do not reuse the old Blade Links after the upgrade has been completed.
10. Make any necessary blade internal component changes. The following hardware components
have loading rules that can change after upgrading:
processors
DIMMs
optional mezzanine cards
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See “Rules for server blade internal components” (page 72) for more information.
11. Fully insert any unseated blades into the enclosure. Make sure all server blades that will be
included in the upgraded server are now fully seated into the enclosure with no Blade Links
installed.
12. Install the upgrade Blade Link by completing steps 1 through 11 in “Installing the Blade Link
for BL870c i2 or BL890c i2 configurations” (page 22)
13. Enter the show server list command at the Onboard Administrator command line
interface. The output should show a status of “OK” for each blade in the upgraded server, or
“OTHER” if there’s a current VC domain defined on the enclosure. The Monarch blade should
have an iLO 3 IP address assigned that would be the same one assigned to the Monarch
Server iLO 3.
14. Log into the iLO 3 MP interface and enter cm at the Main Menu to reach the Command Menu
prompt.
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15. Enter sr to view the system revision information. A sample output for a BL890c i2 is shown
below. The BL890c i2 will show four blades composing the serve blade, a BL870c i2 will
show two. If the output does not show all of the blades expected, then there is a problem
which must be resolved before proceeding. Reseating the Blade Link or individual blades may
correct server blade conjoining problems.
[ilo002264fed1da] CM:hpiLO-> sr
SYSREV
Revisions Active Pending Bay 5 Bay 6 Bay 7 Bay 8
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iLO FW : 01.30.30 01.30.30 01.30.30 01.30.30 01.30.30
System FW : 01.24 01.24 01.24 01.24 01.24
MHW FPGA : 01.14 01.14 01.14 01.14 01.14
Power Mon FW : 03.04 03.04 03.04 03.04 03.04
Front Panel HW : 03.00 03.00 03.00 03.00 03.00
PRS HW : 02.07 02.07 02.07 02.07 02.07
IOH HW : 02.02 02.02 02.02 02.02 02.02
16. If the sr output indicates that the firmware is not consistent across all of the blades, which
should only be due to a new Upgrade Blade with different firmware version being added,
then complete a second server firmware update. Update the system to the same firmware
version used previously for the existing servers. An example of sr output indicating a firmware
inconsistency is shown below.
[ilo002264fee2de] CM:hpiLO-> sr
SYSREV
Revisions Active Pending Bay 5 Bay 6 Bay 7 Bay 8
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
iLO FW : --.--! 01.30.29 01.30.29 01.01.02 01.01.02
System FW : --.--! 01.24 01.24 01.08 01.08
MHW FPGA : --.--! 01.14 01.14 01.12 01.12
Power Mon FW : 03.04 03.04 03.04 03.04 03.04
Front Panel HW : 03.00 03.00 03.00 03.00 03.00
PRS HW : 02.07 02.07 02.07 02.07 02.07
IOH HW : 02.02 02.02 02.02 02.02 02.02
Note(s):
! = FW mismatch, update needed
If an update is required, it may need to be completed using the HPSUM Force Install option
for both the iLO 3 and system firmware bundles. When finished, log back into the iLO 3 MP
of the Monarch blade and enter sr from the Command Menu to verify that the firmware levels
on all conjoined blades are now consistent and up to date.
17. Exchange the System Information Parameters by following the steps below. For more information
regarding the information contained in the System Information Parameters, see “Blade link
and system information parameters” (page 80).
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a. Log into the Monarch iLO 3 MP, enter the Command Menu, and execute the command
sysset. This will list the system information parameters stored in the Upgrade Blade Link
(Primary) and those stored on the server blade (Secondary). Below is an example of the
output when upgrading from a BL860c i2 to a BL870c i2.
[ilo002264fee1be] CM:hpiLO-> sysset
SYSSET
Current System Information Parameters:
Manufacturer : HP
Product Name (prodname) : Integrity BL870c i2
Secondary Product Name : Integrity BL860c i2
Product Number (prodnum) : AM358A
Secondary Product Number : AD399A
Serial number (serial) : Uninitialized
Secondary Serial Number : USA0003
UUID (uuid) : FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF
Secondary UUID : 89742B3C-AD78-11DF-BB2A-5ABBD7A51B74
Product ID : 0x702
An Upgrade Blade Link has been detected.
Primary and secondary system parameters values do not match.
Copy secondary UUID and serial number to primary? (Y/[N]):
The product name and product number from the Upgrade Blade Link reflect a BL870c
i2, while the Secondary product name and number (from the Monarch Server) reflect the
original BL860c i2.
b. The system detects the Upgrade Blade Link and prompts you to make the required system
information exchanges between Upgrade Blade Link and the server. Enter yto approve
the exchange. You will then be informed that a reset of the iLO 3 MP is necessary for the
changes to take effect.
Copy secondary UUID and serial number to primary? (Y/[N]): y
-> Secondary system parameters values have been copied to primary
system parameters.
->System Information parameters have been updated.
iLO MP needs to be reset in order for these changes to take effect
c. Reset the iLO 3 MP by entering xd r nc at the Command Menu prompt.
[ilo002264fee1be] CM:hpiLO-> xd -r -nc
XD -r -nc
-> MP reset requested
MP is now being reset...
-> Command successful.
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d. After the iLO 3 MP reset (less than one minute), log back into the iLO 3 MP, go to the
Command Menu, and enter sysset again to verify that the system information parameters
have been set for correctly for both Primary and Secondary. The values between Primary
and Secondary should now match.
[ilo002264fee1be] CM:hpiLO-> sysset
SYSSET
Current System Information Parameters:
Manufacturer : HP
Product Name (prodname) : Integrity BL870c i2
Secondary Product Name : Integrity BL870c i2
Product Number (prodnum) : AM358A
Secondary Product Number : AM358A
Serial number (serial) : USA0003
Secondary serial number : USA0003
UUID (uuid) : 89742B3C-AD78-11DF-BB2A-5ABBD7A51B74
Secondary UUID : 89742B3C-AD78-11DF-BB2A-5ABBD7A51B74
Product ID : 0x702
18. Remove the “Field Upgrade Only” sticker from the bezel of the Upgrade Blade Link. This is
no longer a Field Upgrade Blade Link because the serial number and UUID have now been
programmed.
19. If the enclosure uses Virtual Connect, then the Monarch Server VCM server profile should now
be assigned to the enclosure bays occupied by the upgraded server. The profile may need
some modifications after it is assigned to the upgrade so that network assignments and other
elements of the VC server profile match what is required. See “Possible changes due to VC
profile mapping on the upgraded server blade” (page 82) for more information. If the HP-UX
Portable Image tool is used (see “Preserving VC-assigned MAC addresses in HP-UX by enabling
Portable Image” (page 84)), then it’s best not to make changes until after the entire upgrade
is completed and any changes then should be made very carefully. Once assigned, verify
that there are no errors indicated by VCM or by the OA. Any VCM Domain Status or OA
System Status alerts or warnings should be resolved before proceeding. Sometimes, VCM
problems can be corrected by unassigning then reassigning the VC server profile.
Final hardware check
1. Log into the Monarch iLO 3 MP and power on the server by entering pc on at the Command
Menu prompt or pressing the server power button.
2. Boot to the UEFI shell for a basic system check. Do not autoboot any currently installed operating
systems.
3. Complete the following checks to be sure that the upgraded server blade is functioning properly.
Any problems found in the steps immediately below should be resolved before proceeding.
a. Check the iLO 3 MP SEL for any problems. See “Errors and error logs” (page 101) for
more information on resolving any errors.
IMPORTANT: If any errors are found in the SEL, do not continue until resolving them.
b. Execute the UEFI shell command lanaddress and verify that the expected number of
LAN ports are shown and that there is a link indication for every port that is connected
to a network or network switch.
NOTE: You should see an Mon each applicable line.
NOTE: lanaddress and other EFI commands will only list 4 LAN ports for each blade's
embedded Flex-10 LOMs, regardless of the active VC profile configuration. If the profile
specifies additional Flex-10 LOM ports, those will become available while the operating
system runs.
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c. Execute the UEFI shell command map rto make sure that all of the expected disks are
mapped.
d. Execute the UEFI shell command cpuconfig to make sure that all of the expected
processors are there and indicate active.
e. Execute the UEFI shell command info mem dimms to make sure that all of the
expected DIMMs are there and indicate active.
4. If necessary, switch the onboard SmartArray SAS controller on new upgrade blades to RAID
mode (“Configuring a Smart Array Controller” (page 133)
NOTE: All new Upgrade Blades come with the onboard SmartArray SAS controller in HBA
mode.
5. If installed on the upgrade, configure the partner blade as necessary. See the specific partner
blade documentation for more information on configuration and setup. The documentation
can be located on www.hp.com by searching on the partner blade product name.
Booting the operating system
The server blade has now been physically upgraded and it may be ready to boot to the OS.
Certain upgrade scenarios require OS reinstallation:
1. See “Upgrade scenarios which do not require a reinstall of the operating system” (page 82)
to determine whether your particular server blade upgrade scenario requires a reinstallation
of the OS.
2. If a reinstallation of the OS is required, or you choose to reinstall the OS though it’s not
required, then complete it now. Refer to “Operating system procedures” (page 30) and the
OS specific installation documentation for more information. Any special configuration, such
as for an HPVM host server, must be redone after the OS is reinstalled.
3. Boot the OS. See “Operating system procedures” (page 30) for more information.
IMPORTANT: A new Operating System license may be required for the upgraded server.
See “Operating System Licenses” (page 81) for more information.
4. If you are using the HP-UX Portable Image tool, execute the steps under “Post-Upgrade
Procedure for PI” in the “Preserving VC-assigned MAC addresses in HP-UX by enabling Portable
Image” (page 84) section.
5. Verify that the system, especially networking and storage, function as expected.
NOTE: The Windows Server 2008 environment may require significant time for assimilating
new hardware after an upgrade with no OS reinstall. Check Device Manager carefully for
any problems. A restart of the OS will often correct problems with new hardware. It may be
necessary in some cases to manually install drivers for new devices.
6. If the Monarch Server is an HPVM host server, then the VM guests can now be migrated back
or started if they were stopped. Refer to the HP Integrity Virtual Machines Installation,
Configuration, and Administration document for information regarding guest migration. Test
each VM guest to make sure it’s functioning properly.
Warranty registration
After completing the upgrade, contact HP with the server serial number and new product number.
The warranty of the designated Monarch Server will be transferred to the upgraded server blade
and the service time will be reset. Proof of purchase must be provided and the HP warranty
organization must be notified.
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The proof of purchase should be a scanned copy or fax of a sales receipt or invoice from HP or
an authorized reseller. It can also be an order confirmation, shipping receipt, or reseller based
purchase/shipping confirmation that contains the following:
The purchase or shipping date.
The product number or product name/product description.
The serial number, but it is not required (some invoices do not have serial numbers).
The vendor’s name (the name of the business where the unit was purchased).
IMPORTANT: Be sure that all information is clearly readable.
More information regarding server blade warranties can be found at: http://
bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01865770/c01865770.pdf.
Support
A support Flex Care Pack with at least the same level of care as the server blade to be upgraded
(the Monarch Server) should have been purchased when the Upgrade Kit was ordered. Your HP
sales representative will apply the support package to the upgraded server blade and provide
credit for the unused portion of the package purchased for the original Monarch Server. The new
Flex Care Pack must be registered with the serial number of the original Monarch Server (now
attached to the upgraded server) included to ensure support entitlement. For more information, go
to www.hp.com/go/cpc. You can also contact your HP sales representative or contact HP sales
through the following link:
http://www.hp.com/large/contact/enterprise/index.html?key=1-57BVO&mcc=DRSR
Blade link and system information parameters
Every HP BL860c i2, BL870c i2 and BL890c i2 server blade has a set of information called the
System Information Parameters which helps to identify the server blade and is used for certain
applications and for the server blade warranty. This information includes:
product name
product number
UUID
serial number
This information is stored in nonvolatile memory onboard the Blade Link and server blades. The
system information parameters can be viewed from the iLO 3 MP interface Command Menu prompt
by entering sysset.
[ilo002264fed1da] CM:hpiLO-> sysset
SYSSET
Current System Information Parameters:
Manufacturer : HP
product name (prodname) : Integrity BL890c i2
Secondary Product Name : Integrity BL890c i2
Product Number (prodnum) : AH384A
Secondary Product Number : AH384A
Serial number (serial) : USA0000
Secondary Serial Number : USA0000
UUID (uuid) : E14F772A-AD78-11DF-85ED-1FC66668C7F5
Secondary UUID : E14F772A-AD78-11DF-85ED-1FC66668C7F5
Product ID : 0x704
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There are two sets of parameters shown:
Primary values are stored on the Blade Link.
Secondary values are those stored on the server blades.
When an existing server blade is upgraded, the system must retain the existing UUID and serial
number, but the product name and number will need to be changed to reflect the configuration of
the upgrade. The Upgrade Blade Link will come already installed with a product name and number
which reflects the upgrade configuration. This information will need to be copied to the server
blades, and the UUID and serial number of the server blades will need to be copied to the Upgrade
Blade Link. This exchange of system information parameters is done by firmware.
The server UUID, serial number, and product number are printed on the label carrier card behind
the Blade Link trapdoor which is described in “Blade Link” (page 125). The Upgrade Blade Link
does not ship with a label carrier card, but has a trap door for one. It also has a “Field Upgrade
Only” label on the front bezel which contains a peel-off sticker with the new product number.
Operating System Licenses
Some operating systems use tiered licensing levels based upon the maximum processor socket
count of the server it runs on. If the upgrade results in a higher tier for the system, then a new
software license will be required for using those operating systems. The tier level will rise when
the upgraded server contains more sockets than the original Monarch Server.
The “tiers” map to the server blades as follows:
BL860c i2 – 2 Socket Tier
BL870c i2 – 4 Socket Tier
BL890c i2 – 8 Socket Tier
Your HP sales representative must be contacted to get this new license. Full credit will be received
when the original Monarch Server license is surrendered. The credit will reflect the current purchase
price of the original license, not the original purchase price, and the credit cannot exceed the
original license purchase price.
For more information contact your HP sales representative. HP sales can also be contacted by
following the link below:
http://www.hp.com/large/contact/enterprise/index.html?key=1-57BVO&mcc=DRSR.
The sections below provide specific information on licensing.
HP-UX
HP-UX uses tiered licensing and the license is delivered physically or electronically by certificate.
For more information regarding HP-UX 11i software licensing go to:
http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/us/en/os/hpux11i-oe-software-licensing.html?
jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN.
HP OpenVMS
OpenVMS uses tiered licensing and the license is delivered physically by certificate. For more
information regarding OpenVMS software licensing go to: http://h71000.www7.hp.com/
ovmslicensing/openvms_licensing_information.html.
Windows Server 2008
Windows does not use tiered licensing. No licensing changes or other extra steps are required
for the upgraded server blade.
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Upgrade scenarios which do not require a reinstall of the operating system
OS reinstall required?HP Virtual MachinesVirtual ConnectOperating
system
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1Note cautions in “Possible changes due to VC profile mapping on the upgraded server blade” (page 82)
Possible changes due to VC profile mapping on the upgraded server blade
Virtual Connect Manager supports assigning a VC server profile to each bladed server. Profiles
can include VC-assigned:
UUID
serial number
Ethernet port MAC addresses with network assignments
FC HBA connection WWNs with FC SAN assignments.
The VC-assigned MAC addresses, FC WWNs, UUID and serial number can come from blocks of
values supplied by VCM or from user-defined blocks of values. Alternatively, the factory-assigned
UUID, serial number, Ethernet port MAC addresses and FC HBA connection WWNs can be used.
The following information pertains to all of these options.
When performing an upgrade it is critical to understand how the server profile connection entries
will be mapped to ports on the upgrade server as this may impact the OS. What happens is
somewhat different for FC SAN assignments compared to Ethernet network assignments, so each
is described separately below.
The FC SAN connection entries in a profile should be thought of as sets of entries. If there are N
Virtual Connect FC Interconnect modules in an enclosure (where N is rounded up to an even
number) then there are N FC SAN connection entries per set. The first N entries are mapped to
the FC HBA ports on the Monarch blade, the second set of N entries are mapped to the FC HBA
ports on the first auxiliary blade, the next set of N entries to the next auxiliary blade, until all of
the FC connection entries have been mapped to ports or until there are no more FC HBA ports
available to map entries to. Below are a few examples of upgrading a BL860c i2 to a BL870c i2
in an enclosure with 4 Virtual Connect FC Interconnect modules where the BL860c i2 becomes the
Monarch blade in the upgrade server.
If the profile assigned to the BL860c i2 server had 4 or fewer FC SAN connection entries then
those entries are still mapped to the FC HBA ports on the original BL860c i2 blade (since it
is the Monarch in the new server). There will be no FC SAN connection entries mapped to
any ports on the auxiliary blade in the upgraded server.
If the profile assigned to the BL860c i2 server had more than 4 FC SAN connection entries
then the first 4 entries are still mapped to the FC HBA ports on the original BL860c i2 blade
(since it is the Monarch in the new server). The additional FC SAN connection entries (up to
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4), that had not been mapped to any ports prior to the upgrade, will be mapped to FC HBA
ports on the auxiliary blade in the upgraded server.
The Ethernet connection entries in a profile are handled differently from SAN entries in order to
balance the use of Flex-10 ports (even if no Flex-10 ports are used, the same balanced approach
is used). Virtual Connect manager distributes the Ethernet connection entries across all of the blades
in a server, and on each blade it distributes connection entries across all of the Ethernet physical
ports. This is done so that as few Flex-10 sub-ports are used as needed, which results in maximum
band-width available to each Flex-10 sub-port. This distribution of Ethernet connection entries across
all Ethernet ports is done for single-blade servers, too. The net result is that the mapping of Ethernet
connection entries in a profile assigned to a server will change when that server is upgraded.
Consider a the following examples.
If the upgrade is from a BL860c i2 to a BL870c i2 then every other Ethernet connection entry
starting with the first entry (i.e., the first, third, fifth, etc. entries) will be mapped to ports on
the Monarch blade, and every other entry starting with the second entry (i.e., the second,
fourth, sixth, etc. entries) will be mapped to ports on the auxiliary blade.
If the upgrade is from a BL860c i2 to a BL890c i2 then every fourth Ethernet connection entry
starting with the first entry (i.e., the first, fifth, ninth, etc. entries) will be mapped to ports on
the Monarch blade; every fourth entry starting with the second entry (i.e., the second, sixth,
tenth, etc. entries) will be mapped to the first auxiliary blade; every fourth entry starting with
the third entry (i.e., the third, seventh, eleventh, etc. entries) will be mapped to the second
auxiliary blade; and finally every fourth entry starting with the fourth entry will be mapped to
ports on the 3rd auxiliary blade.
For example, a profile with 8 Ethernet connection entries where each entry defines a connection
to a different network (this makes it easy to see what happens when an upgrade is done). Assume
that the profile is assigned to a BL860c i2 that is upgraded to a BL870c i2. Assume that VC Flex-10
Interconnection modules exist in bays 1 and 2, thus the Flex-10 LOMs on the blades are utilized.
The following table shows how these entries are mapped to ports on the original server and to the
blades in the upgraded server.
Mapping to BL870c i2
ports
Mapping to BL860c i2
ports
VCM assigned MAC
addressAssigned networkProfile entry
Monarch LOM1–aMonarch LOM1–a00-17-A4-77-90-10LAN-11
Auxiliary LOM1–aMonarch LOM2–a00-17-A4-77-90-12LAN-22
Monarch LOM2–aMonarch LOM3–a00-17-A4-77-90-14LAN-33
Auxiliary LOM2–aMonarch LOM4–a00-17-A4-77-90-16LAN-44
Monarch LOM3–aMonarch LOM1–b00-17-A4-77-90-18LAN-55
Auxiliary LOM3–aMonarch LOM2–b00-17-A4-77-90-1ALAN-66
Monarch LOM4–aMonarch LOM3–b00-17-A4-77-90-1CLAN-77
Auxiliary LOM4–aMonarch LOM4–b00-17-A4-77-90-1ELAN-88
If it is important that each of the networks be mapped to the same ports on the Monarch blade
after the upgrade, then the profile will need to be edited to add 7 Ethernet connection entries, and
then the entries must be edited to obtain the desired network connections aligned with the ports
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on the Monarch blade. The resulting set of Ethernet connection entries in the profile would be as
follows.
Mapping to BL870c i2 portsVCM assigned MAC addressAssigned networkProfile entry
Monarch LOM1–a00-17-A4-77-90-10LAN-11
Auxiliary LOM1–a00-17-A4-77-90-12unassigned2
Monarch LOM2–a00-17-A4-77-90-14LAN-23
Auxiliary LOM2–a00-17-A4-77-90-16unassigned4
Monarch LOM3–a00-17-A4-77-90-18LAN-35
Auxiliary LOM3–a00-17-A4-77-90-1Aunassigned6
Monarch LOM4–a00-17-A4-77-90-1CLAN-47
Auxiliary LOM4–a00-17-A4-77-90-1Eunassigned8
Monarch LOM1–b00-17-A4-77-90-20LAN-59
Auxiliary LOM1–b00-17-A4-77-90-22unassigned10
Monarch LOM2–b00-17-A4-77-90-24LAN-611
Auxiliary LOM2–b00-17-A4-77-90-26unassigned12
Monarch LOM3–b00-17-A4-77-90-28LAN-713
Auxiliary LOM3–b00-17-A4-77-90-2Aunassigned14
Monarch LOM4–b00-17-A4-77-90-2CLAN-815
NOTE: While the network mapping has been adjusted to preserve the original mapping of
networks to ports, it is not possible to adjust the MAC address assignment to preserve the same
mapping of MAC addresses to ports. If your OS is HP-UX, see the section “Preserving VC-assigned
MAC addresses in HP-UX by enabling Portable Image” (page 84) for a method which can be used
to preserve VC-assigned MAC addresses.
When moving a bladed server to a new enclosure as part of the upgrade where VC-assigned
MAC addresses or WWNs are used, the new enclosure VCM setup must use the same built-in
blocks of addresses. Even when this is done, it may be difficult to define a VC server profile where
the MAC addresses and WWNs are the same as those used on the original server before the
upgrade. If identical MAC addresses and WWNs are required and cannot be obtained using the
pre-defined blocks of addresses on the new enclosure, then the new enclosure will have to be set
for user-defined addresses with the addresses from the original enclosure profile moved into the
new enclosure VC domain. This caution also applies where VC-assigned UUID and serial numbers
are used, but it may not be possible to obtain the same VC-assigned UUID in a new enclosure. It’s
very important that setup for the new enclosure is done carefully so that there are no duplicate
MAC addresses or WWNs on a network. The values moved to a new enclosure should not remain
in use on the original enclosure.
The VC server profile should always be checked after being applied to the upgrade to make sure
that profile connection entries are mapped to ports as expected and to make sure there are no
profile errors or warnings which must be resolved. See the HP Virtual Connect for c-Class
BladeSystem User Guide for more information on VCM server profiles.
Preserving VC-assigned MAC addresses in HP-UX by enabling Portable Image
If your OS is HP-UX where the VC server profile does not use the hardware default MAC addresses
and it is important that Ethernet connections configured in the OS retain their VC-assigned MAC
addresses, then there is a package called “Portable Image” (PI) which can be used. The HP-UX
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Portable Image product is installed and enabled on the blade server before the upgrade. After the
upgrade, PI will automatically modify the HP-UX network instance numbers of the new hardware
environment so that they match the pre-upgrade environment. This takes advantage of the VCM
interconnect stacking links to allow all of the Monarch Server network connections to function
correctly with no corrections needed in the original VC server profile.
Portable Image can be used on VC configured systems where the VC domain has selected Virtual
Connect assigned MAC addresses instead of the static, factory-default MAC addresses. If you
choose to use PI to assist the upgrade, there will be a pre-upgrade step to follow on the designated
Monarch Server and then another step to follow after the upgrade. These two steps are detailed
below but they must not be executed until they’re explicitly called for in the upgrade procedure
which is found in the section “Upgrading the existing server blade” which is located in this section.
Pre-Upgrade Procedure for PI
These instructions are to be executed on the designated Monarch Server with the OS booted.
1. You need to obtain the PI package if it’s not already installed.
a. First, check for it being already installed by executing the following command:
swlist|grep HPPortableImage
b. If nothing is returned, then the package must be installed now. Go to
www.software.hp.com and search for “HP Portable Image. Follow the link for HP-UX
Portable Image in the product list and follow the instructions there for installing the depot.
2. If your HP-UX 11i v3 release is September 2010 or earlier, then you must install the GIO
cumulative patch before proceeding.
a. Go to the HP Support Center web page at http://www.hp.com/go/hpsc. The site requires
a quick registration.
b. Search for “PHKL_41525” using the Search: HP Support Center box and download the
patch.
c. Follow the patch link and execute the installation instructions found there.
3. Enable PI by executing the following command:
kctune gio_portable_image=1
You should see the following:
Tunable Value Expression Changes
gio_portable_image (before) 0 Default Immed
(now) 1 1
4. The PI state must be saved before starting the upgrade. This is done by explicitly executing
the PI save command:
/opt/network/bin/hpuxpitool -s
5. Dump the saved PI state to a text file for possible use later. Obtain the dump by executing the
following command:
/opt/network/bin/hpuxpitool g
This will list out each network instance along with its pre-upgrade MAC address.
6. Shutdown the OS using a shutdown command.
Post-Upgrade Procedure for PI
1. Dump the new PI state to a file for possible use later. Obtain the dump by executing the
following command:
/opt/network/bin/hpuxpitool g
This will list out each network instance along with its post-upgrade MAC address.
2. Disable PI by executing the following command:
kctune gio_portable_image=0
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You should see the following:
Tunable Value Expression Changes
gio_portable_image (before) 1 1 Immed
(now) 0 0
3. The networking should be checked to make sure that the original system network instances
function correctly. If the HP-UX boot reports a LAN interface configuration failure, then check
the /etc/rc.log file for the failed instance number which may indicate something like the
following example:
ERROR: lan18 interface: ifconfig: no such interface
"/sbin/rc2.d/S340net start" FAILED
Get the MAC address for the failed instance number from the pre-upgrade PI dump and look
for that MAC address in the post-upgrade PI state dump. From that entry, note the new instance
number and edit the HP-UX networking configuration for the failed instance number so that it
uses the new instance number.
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6 Troubleshooting
This chapter provides strategies, procedures, and tools for troubleshooting server blade error and
fault conditions.
Methodology
General troubleshooting methodology
1. Review the following list of symptoms:
Front Panel LED blinking
System Alert present on system console
Server blade will not power-up
Server blade will not boot
Error/Event Message received
MCA occurred
2. Narrow down the observed issue to the specific troubleshooting procedure required. Isolate
the failure to a specific part of the server blade to perform more detailed troubleshooting. For
example:
Issue - Front Panel LED blinking
NOTE: The front panel health LED flashes amber with a warning indication, or flashes
red with a fault indication.
Look for a system alert on the OA or system console.
Analyze the alert by using the SEL, to identify the last error logged by the server
blade. Use the iLO 3 MP commands to view the SEL, through the MP menu interface.
3. You should have a good idea about which area of the server blade requires further analysis.
For example, if the symptom was “server blade will not power-up, the initial troubleshooting
procedure might have indicated a issue with the DC power rail not coming up after the power
was turned on.
4. Your goal is to identify the failed FRU and replace it. You must now perform the specific
removal and replacement procedure, and verification steps, see Chapter 7: “Removing and
replacing components” (page 108) for more details.
NOTE: If multiple FRUs are identified as part of the solution, fix all identified failed FRUs.
5. You might have to perform specific recovery procedures to finish the repair.
If a failure occurs the front panel LEDs and the SEL helps you identify the issue or FRU:
The front panel LEDs and LAN LEDs of the server blade change color and blink to help identify
specific issues, and display LAN activity.
For information on LED locations and states, see “Front panel LEDs” (page 93).
The SEL provides detailed information about the errors identified by the LEDs.
For server alerts of levels 3-5, the attention condition on the server LED can only be cleared by
cycling DC power.
If the LEDs and SEL do not give you enough information for you to identify the issue you are
experiencing, HP also provides diagnostic tools with each operating system (see Troubleshooting
tools” (page 91) for more details).
Methodology 87
NOTE: Always examine the iLO 3 MP SEL in the case of a blinking yellow or red front panel
health LED, before replacing any hardware.
Executing recommended troubleshooting methodology
The recommended methodology for troubleshooting a server blade error or fault is as follows:
1. Consult the system console for any messages, emails, and so on, pertaining to a server blade
error or fault.
2. View the front panel LEDs (power and health), locally or remotely through the iLO 3 MP vfp
command.
3. Read the symptom/condition information in the left column of Table 9 (page 88).
4. Perform the actions specified in the Action column.
For more details, see the appropriate subsection of this chapter, where this information is provided
in the Action column. The Action you are directed to perform might be to access and read one or
more error logs (the event log and/or the FPL).
You can follow the recommended troubleshooting methodology, and use Table 9 and Table 10
(page 91) or go directly to the subsection of this chapter which corresponds to your own entry
point. Table 8 provides the corresponding subsection or location title for these different entry points
(for example, to start by examining the logs, go directly to “Errors and error logs” (page 101)).
Table 8 Troubleshooting Entry Points
Subsection or LocationEntry Point
See “Basic and advanced troubleshooting tables” (page 88) ,“Troubleshooting
tools” (page 91), and “Front panel LEDs” (page 93).
Front panel LEDs
See “Virtual Front Panel LEDs in the iLO 3 TUI” (page 96)Virtual Front Panel LEDs in the iLO
3 TUI
See “Errors and error logs” (page 101).SEL and
FPLs
See “Troubleshooting tools” (page 91).Offline and Online Diagnostics
See http://www.compaq.com/support/svctools/webes/ for more information
about this tool).
System Event Analyzer
Basic and advanced troubleshooting tables
Use the following troubleshooting tables to determine the symptoms or condition of a suspect server
blade. The state of the front panel LEDs can be viewed locally.
NOTE: Virtual front panel LEDs in the iLO 3 TUI are not the same as the front panel LEDs, see
“Virtual Front Panel LEDs in the iLO 3 TUI” (page 96) for more information about Virtual front panel
LED troubleshooting
Table 9 Basic Low End Troubleshooting
ActionConditionStep
Nothing is logged for this condition.Server blade appears “dead” -- no front panel
LEDs are on, and no fans are running. iLO 3 MP
is running.
1
1. For new server installations, review the installation
procedures.
2. Be sure that that the enclosure power cords are
connected to both the power supplies and to the AC
receptacles.
3. Be sure that that AC power, at the proper AC voltage
levels, is available to the receptacles.
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Table 9 Basic Low End Troubleshooting (continued)
ActionConditionStep
4. If the power button’s integrated LED on front panel
remains off, then reseat the server blade.
5. As a last resort, replace the server blade. This issue is
fixed when the front panel LED states are as follows: blade
health is steady green.
A fatal fault has been detected and logged, attempting
to power on the server.
Server blade does not power on after front panel
power button is momentarily pressed (less than
four seconds).
2
1. Examine enclosure power supply LEDs. If they are not
steady green, then replace power supply.
2. If the enclosure power supply LED is green, then you
might need an additional power supply to supply sufficient
power to run the blades in the enclosure.
3. Examine the iLO 3 MP subsystem logs for events related
to DC power rails.
This issue is fixed when the front panel LEDs are as
follows: Health is steady green and power is steady
green.
A fatal fault has been detected and logged while booting
or running system firmware.
1. Cannot access the iLO 3 MP at this time.
Blade health LED is off and iLO 3 MP is not
running.
3a
2. Must reseat or replace the server blade. This issue is
fixed when the iLO 3 MP logs can be read and both front
panel health LED and server power LED states show:
Flashing green or steady green, and steady green,
respectively.
A warning or critical failure has been detected and
logged while booting or running system firmware.
Blade health LED is flashing amber or red and
iLO 3 MP is running.
3b
Examine the iLO 3 MP logs for events related to switched
DC power or cooling fans or configuration. This issue is
fixed when both front panel health LED and server power
LED states show: Flashing green or steady green, and
steady green, r