Summary: CPU swap question

From: McEwan, Ryan <>
Date: Tue May 18 2004 - 12:10:27 EDT
Thanks to all who responded.  Many said it should just work fine.  Several
suggested ensuring the latest OBP just to be safe.  Some also suggested
moving the fan tray over as the 750's shipped with a different fan tray
early on.  I however, believe I have uncovered a problem that may prevent me
from easily doing this.
According to Sun's own website the 900 MHz cpu's require Solaris 8 10/01 in
order to run.  I am currently running the 07/01 release.  I know that I
could probably run the MU patches to bring it up to speed, but I think I'd
rather not risk it and will just leave things as is for now.
Thanks again to all who responded.


From: McEwan, Ryan 
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 11:57 AM
To: ''
Subject: CPU swap question

Does anyone know what is required to swap 2 750 Mhz cpu's in a 280R with 2
900 MHz cpu's from another 280R?  Is it as simple as swapping out the cpu's
or do you need to change jumpers?  Anything in the OS?
Would it maybe be easier to swap memory, scsi cards and hard drives to the
faster machine instead of moving cpu's?  I'm really trying to avoid a
complete machine reconfiguration as the Oracle machine (currently 2 x 750
Mhz cpu) is in a Veritas Cluster.  I would, however, like to get those
faster cpu's over to the Oracle box.
Thanks in Advance.  I will summarize.
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