11-12-2009 08:00 AM
09-15-2013 04:33 PM - edited 09-15-2013 04:35 PM
Does that mean OA Board can be Hot-Plugged in/out for a powered-on C7000 enclosure?
09-16-2013 12:18 AM
Yes, You can hotplug the OA board from a running C7000, but You should have 2 of them present in the same enclosure before doing so to maintain service and functionality.
- also make sure, that You are removing the standby OA module, you can find this info via the oba web interface, You can use the virtual button feature to turn on/off the UID light of the OA module so there is really now doubt you are removing the intended one.
- when possible make sure that the OA module to be inserted is at the same OBA firmware level like the one already present in the C7000, however You will need another C7000 to check/update the OBA firmware in advance. Otherwise You can also do it after You have plugged the new OA module in. This firmware update has to be done manually. As soon as the 2 OA modules are at the same firmware level they will sync and become active/standby again.
- last but not least, when operating in critical and/or production environments its good practice to excercise these steps in a less critical environment.