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Programmable Hardware CELL_PDH on a rx8640

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Hello,

 

It has come to my attention, that on a rx8640 server, with 2 npars, the CELL_PDH entity in sysrev is different on cells 0 and 1:

 

PROGRAMMABLE HARDWARE :

System Backplane :    GPM         EMMUX
                  -----------  -----------
                  001.001.000  001.000.000

IO Backplane     :  IO_LPM-0     IO_LPM-1
                  -----------  -----------
                  001.001.001  001.001.001

Core IO          :   CIO-0        CIO-1
                  -----------  -----------
                  001.002.000  001.002.000

                    CELL_LPM    CELL_JTAG     CELL_PDH
                  -----------  -----------  -----------
Cell 0 :          001.002.000  001.002.000  001.004.000
Cell 1 :          001.002.000  001.002.000  001.005.001

FIRMWARE:

Core IO
  MP-0          :  B.002.004.009
  ED-0          :    002.003.000
  MP-1          :  B.002.004.009
  ED-1          :    002.003.000

Cell 0
  PDHC          :  B.023.003.040 - Active
  PDHC          :  B.023.003.033         
  IPF_FW        :    009.066.000 - Active
  IPF_FW        :    007.044.000         
Cell 1
  PDHC          :  B.023.003.040 - Active
  PDHC          :  B.023.003.033         
  IPF_FW        :    009.066.000 - Active
  IPF_FW        :    007.048.000         

 

With the firmware copy tool from the MP, I can copy the PDHC and IP firmware from one cell to the other, but is there a way to level out the Programmable Hardware CELL_PDH  between cells, with out having to update the full complex via ftp/iso ?

 

What are these entitys in charge of, CELL_LPM    CELL_JTAG     CELL_PDH ?

 

Thanks for the help

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Holger G
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Re: Programmable Hardware CELL_PDH on a rx8640

Hi,

 

there is no way to copy the FPGA FW between cells. You need to take that FW from the related FW bundle. You do not need to reflash the FW that has already the correct version.

Note that your system has a mix of different FW bundles anyway, e.g. MP, ED, IO_LPM and GPM are on bundle 2.0, cells are on 4.2 (except cell 0 PDH FPGA).

So you need to plan a downtime anyway to update the complete system.

 

To get access to the latest (or even previous) FW bundle, register to HP Support Center (HPSC).

Click here to access HPSC.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Holger

 

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Re: Programmable Hardware CELL_PDH on a rx8640

Thnx, I will update the full bundle when I have a chance.

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