Interchangeability of Different Models of AS-B

Issue

Need to know if various AS-B footprints and their databases are interchangeable. 

Product Line

SmartStruxure Solution

Environment

AS-B

AS-B-24

AS-B-24-L

AS-B-24-H

AS-B-36

AS-B-36-L

AS-B-36-H

Cause

There are several different footprints and versions of the AS-B hardware. This can cause confusion on whether these servers are interchangeable. Below are are few example scenarios:

 

  • Can an AS-B-24 be replaced with an AS-B-24-L?

 

  • Can a backup from and AS-B-36-L be restored into an AS-B-24? 

 

  • Can a backup from and AS-B-24-L be restored into an AS-B-36-L?

Resolution

The answer to all of the above scenarios is "No". The various AS-B hardware ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE. Backupsets can only be restored from one AS-B to another AS-B of the EXACT SAME HARDWARE TYPE. If an import of one type of AS-B into a AS-B of a different hardware type is attempted, the error below will be encountered.