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BL8x0-i2 Depot with Required HP-UX Components

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The new HP Integrity server blades (BL860c i2, BL870c i2, and BL890c i2 models) have initial HP-UX 11i v3 support in the March 2010 OE release. These Integrity Blades require the HP-UX 11i v3 March 2010 OE release and the Required HP-UX Components listed below.

Before installing the Required HP-UX Components, download the three depots using the download links provided. The Required HP-UX Components and the PHCO_40554 patch may be copied to one depot before starting the installation. See the Installation webpage for details on installing these additional HP-UX products and patches.

The v3 HPVM 4.2 patches and HostAvioLan product must be in a separate depot from the Required HP-UX Components. The v3 HPVM components must be installed on new HP Integrity server blades that have the HPVM Host software installed from the March 2010 OE release.

See the HP-UX 11i v3 Installation and Update Guide for March 2010, available at the Business Support Center, for known problems and issues.

Required HP-UX Components
  1. The BL8x0-i2 depot, which includes the following product bundles and patches:

    • 10GigEthr-02 - B.11.31.1004 PCIe 10 Gigabit Ethernet
    • FibrChanl-01 - B.11.31.1003.01 FibrChnl
    • FibrChanl-02 - B.11.31.1003.02 FCLP
    • nParProvider - B.31.02.00.01 nPartition Provider
    • PHKL_40880 - 11.31 dump cumulative patch (enables compressed crash dump)
    • PHKL_40942 - 11.31 cumulative vm patch (QXCR1000994413)

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  2. The Diagnostics Products Collection for the HP-UX 11i v3 Systems depot, which includes the following products:

    • Diagnostic and Support Tools - OnlineDiag
    • System Fault Management - SysFaultMgmt
    • Provider Services Base - ProviderSvcsBase
    • System Management Plus - SysMgmtPlus
    • Direct Attached Storage Provider - DASProvider (WBEMP-Storage)

    https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=DiagProdCollection

  3. The BL8x0-Providers depot, which includes the following products:

    • Fibre Channel Provider - FCProvider B.11.31.1004
    • Serial Attached SCSI Provider - SASProvider B.11.31.1004
    • RAID Smart Array Provider - RAIDSAProvider B.11.31.1004

    https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=BL8x0-Providers

Additional Requirements

  1. RAID support for the SA P410i controller will require the following items:
    • Updated HP-UX driver: RAID-01 B.11.31.1005 (available at http://software.hp.com)
    • P410i SAS FW version 3.26 with EFI driver version 3.18

    This firmware update and RAID configuration will require system downtime.

    For more information, see the RAID-01 B.11.31.1005 Release Notes, available at www.hp.com/go/hpux-iocards-docs. Click the link for HP-UX 11i v3. Release notes are listed alphabetically in the "Getting started" section.

  2. Large I/O configurations will require the following patch (available at the ITRC).
    PHCO_40554 - 11.31 Mass Storage CRA Cumulative Patch (QXCR1000965792)

  3. HPVM 4.2 requires the following components for the new HP Integrity server blades:

    HPVM 4.2 host patches (available at the ITRC)

    • PHSS_40876 11.31 HPVM B.04.20 VMAGENT
    • PHSS_40901 11.31 HPVM B.04.20 VMMIGRATE PATCH
    • PHSS_41566 11.31 HPVM B.04.20 CORE PATCH

    AVIO Host LAN driver (available at http://software.hp.com)
    • HostAvioLan B.11.31.1004 HPVM Host AVIO LAN Software

  4. HPVM 4.2.5 (from 11i v3 OE Update for September 2010) requires a new patch:
    (September 2010 OE Update includes the required AVIO drivers for HPVM 4.2.5)
    Required HPVM 4.2.5 host patches (available at the ITRC)

    • PHSS_41543 11.31 HPVM B.04.20.05 CORE PATCH
      (Patch required for December 2010 firmware upgrade with 8GB DIMM support.)

  5. Patches on HP-UX 11i v2 guests running on a v3 HPVM host (available at the ITRC)
    • PHCO_40685 11.23 Cumulative machinfo command patch
    • PHKL_40684 11.23 Itanium 2 Processor information reporting

Important: HPVM Host configuration changes when using VIO LAN devices

Failure to Disable TSO/CKO for VIO LAN Devices Can Result in Degraded Network Performance

HPVM VIO LAN does not support TSO/CKO. New network drivers might enable TSO/CKO, which might lead to poor guest and host network performance. You should disable TSO/CKO on the backing host LAN for VIO LAN devices. AVIO LAN devices are not affected.

To disable TSO/CKO, refer to sections 7.2.14 and 7.2.16 in the HP Integrity Virtual Machines Version 4.2 Release Notes (April 2010). See the updated HPVM documents at www.hp.com/go/hpux-hpvm-docs

Notes about Known Limitations
  1. The new HP Integrity server blades are only supported with the HP-UX default volume manager (LVM) or with the latest Symantec products (versions 5.0 and 5.0.1). Symantec VxFS/VxVM version 4.1 products are not supported on these new Integrity Blades.
  2. HP-UX 11i v3 can only support a boot LUN size of <1TB for all HP Integrity systems. The use of RAID configurations with 1TB or greater total size for installing HP-UX will report failures at install time.
 
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Product #: BL8x0-i2     
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Software specification: HP-UX 11i v3
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