All, we currently have an HP c3000 chassis with 8 blade servers, two GbE2c Layer2/3 Ethernet Interconnects and two 3gb SAS Switch Interconnects. The Ethernet interconnects are our uplinks/trunks to the network with 4 1gb links on each interconnect. The 3gb SAS interconnect has an MSA2324sa and MSA70 direct attached for storage/SAN.
We have just purchased an HP c7000 chassis with no blades and two Flex10/10D Interconnects.
We are looking to move the blades, Ethernet interconnects, SAS interconnects and MSA from the c3000 to c7000 to effectively just give us the same setup on the c7000 as the c3000.
Our HP Partner has informed us that as long as we move the Ethernet interconnects to Bay 3 and Bay 4 and move the SAS interconnects to Bay 5 and Bay 6, connect the MSA to the same SAS ports and the same network cables to the same ports on the Ethernet interconnect, then we should be able to just install the blades and be back up and running just as we were on the c3000.
Please note, the Flex10/10D interconnects were purchased to prep for future blade, SAN and network upgrades. All firmware is up to date on all devices. The blade servers in question are all BL280c G6's.
Has anyone ever done something similar and if so, is this as simple as it sounds?
Any questions or if you need any further info, just let me know.