The musings of an IT Consultant:

May, 2009

May 23, 2009  1:20 AM

How to connect to the Brocade SAN Switch Interconnect in the HP C7000 BladeSystem

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Brocade, Brocade SAN Switch 4/24, C7000, HP BladeSystem, OA, Onboard Administrator

So you've just bought your new HP C7000 BladeSystem and you have some Brocade SAN switches plugged into the interconnect bays in the back. You've already racked the BladeSystem and now you're ready to configure things. You go to the back to find a console port to connect to but notice that...

May 22, 2009  4:44 PM

Onboard Administrator failing in HP BladeSystem

Posted by: Raj Perumal
HP C7000 BladeSystem, OA, OA critical errors, Onboard Administrator, power subsystem failure

So here's a little issue you might run into with an HP C7000 BladeSystem. In this scenario you have two Onboard Administrators which manage the Blade enclosure and all of it's components. One is an active OA (Onboard Administrator) and one is passive. You try to power on one of the blades and...

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