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c220 FlexFlash card only shipped with HV partition

All of the documentation including the installation guide shows that the FlexFlash card should ship with four partitions: HV, HUU, SCU and Drivers.

Mine only has the HV partition.  This hasn't been an issue since I've booted from HUU and SCU as virtual drives where needed, but as it is a brand new server, I'm worried it could be a hardware issue with the card.

It's a UCS c220 M3, built for TRC1.

Is this normal or something I should dig further into?

Screenshot of CIMC config showing only 1 virtual drive attached.

Thanks for the advice.

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Hi Kodotten,

 

A single partition is expected starting on firmware version 1.5(4)

Overview of the Pre-Installed Cisco Flexible Flash Card

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/release/notes/OL-31202-01.html#pgfId-541690

Starting with this version, the SD storage device is available to CIMC as a single hypervisor (HV) partition configuration. Prior versions had four virtual USB drives.

 

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I should add that the card was included in the server order, not purchased separately.

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Even though there is only 1 partition, is the functionality the same? Can I still install ESXi on the HV partition?

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Yes, I'm up and running just fine since I posted this.  I only cared because I was going off a guide that suggested installing it on the FlexFlash, but the amount of space it consumes on the HV partition is trivial.

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By using the HV partition on the SD card, it wipes everything out on the card, SCU is longer accessible, correct?

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You can just boot to it from a virtual drive.

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Hi Kodotten,

 

A single partition is expected starting on firmware version 1.5(4)

Overview of the Pre-Installed Cisco Flexible Flash Card

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/release/notes/OL-31202-01.html#pgfId-541690

Starting with this version, the SD storage device is available to CIMC as a single hypervisor (HV) partition configuration. Prior versions had four virtual USB drives.

 

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I see, and there we have it.  Thanks!

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