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    How do i turn on NX360 M4 in Lenovo NextScale N1200 chassis?

    I'm not familiar with the Lenovo chassis but from the HPE C7000 experience. Try taking all but one blade out, it could be a power load issue where it thinks it needs more power. Check the power redundancy options. It may need a minimum of so many power supplies connected. In the C7000, with the...
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    EMC KTN-STL3 15 bay chassis

    The firmware update happens automatically whenever you plug a shelf into a system if there is one available on the main unit (DPE), or if you perform an update to the Operating Environment (OE). I imagine it is possible to work around this somehow but it would be quite tricky.
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    EMC KTN-STL3 15 bay chassis

    Looks like the disks are not being seen. The P222 is a RAID controller. If those disks have come out of an EMC device they are probably formatted as 520 bytes per sector. You will need a card in HBA mode to re-format them to 512 bps. It may be possible to switch the P222 into HBA mode . There...
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    Questions regarding HP C7000 and BL465c G7

    Great news, glad you got it working. I was wondering how you were getting on. Happy to help.
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    Questions regarding HP C7000 and BL465c G7

    Yes, I think they will work. I have an old ebay search that contained these part numbers (453151-b21, 453153-001, 453154-b21, 453156-001, 453578-001 ) so they should all work. I'll try to remember to check my system tomorrow and report back what is on the SFPs. HPE have a part number and a spare...
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    EMC KTN-STL3 15 bay chassis

    If you have a dual port HBA, and your OS understands things, you can connect both. Microsoft Server OS need a multipath driver loading or it will see each disk twice. Linux of course is smart enough to work this out.. In this case your protecting yourself against a controller card failure in...
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    EMC KTN-STL3 15 bay chassis

    Yes, that's normal if you aren't connecting it to a proper Dell/EMC VNX array.
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    Questions regarding HP C7000 and BL465c G7

    That network looks OK, certainly at this point. There aren't really any complicated settings if you aren't using VLANs. Your network needs at least one external uplink port(s). These are the physical ports on the rear of the interconnect. Yours has 1 x CX4 and 8 x SFP+. You can do clever...
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    Questions regarding HP C7000 and BL465c G7

    Info about the mezzanines show up in the OA, if you click a blade, then click the Information tab it will list any there. Depending on what they do, they may show up at boot, NICs normally give you an option to configure them for PXE etc. Fibre Channel HBAs always have a configuration menu for...
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    Questions regarding HP C7000 and BL465c G7

    The VC Flex is updated from a Windows computer, I would use an external device rather than a blade but once you've got the blades on your network you can use one. You need to install the Virtual Connect Support Utility v1.15 then pass the command that I put in a previous post. The blade...
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    Questions regarding HP C7000 and BL465c G7

    You're welcome, always happy to help. For some reason, people don't seem to like these C7000 but I do. I manage some at work and have one at home, along with a C3000. In the past, I've only had little experience with bulk OS deployments and customisation, and primarily on Linux, so can't offer...
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    Questions regarding HP C7000 and BL465c G7

    Understood, that is a complication that could be difficult to overcome. Server 2012 R2 is notoriously difficult to get VC++ working, you normally need a few Microsoft patches or you get cryptic error messages in the VC++ error log. Let us know if there's anything else we can help with.
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    Questions regarding HP C7000 and BL465c G7

    That's a shame. I don't think the SPP would work as any version that supports the G7 won't support Windows 10/Server 2019. Depending on much you want to spend, you could purchase some ethernet mezzanines and an extra inter-connect for bay 3 on the rear of the C7000 but it could be tricky...
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    Questions regarding HP C7000 and BL465c G7

    Definitely avoid that drvhub site. Once you've run the exe, rather than "installing", try the extract option, extract the contents to a folder. Then from device manager, right click on a device, update driver and choose browse my computer, point to the folder. This option may work. Start with...
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    Questions regarding HP C7000 and BL465c G7

    Congratulations, more progress. Would I be correct in assuming you don't have network connectivity yet? If that's the case, the 2 ethernet devices will be the primary NICs. The system driver could be anything. If you open up device manager, start/run/devmgmt.msc , right click the unknown items...