About activating firmware options

You have the following options for activating the firmware on Ethernet and Fibre Channel interconnect modules:

Option

Description

Odd/even

Activates odd numbered interconnect modules 1, 3, 5, and 7 on the left side, followed by even numbered modules 2, 4, 6, 8 on the right side.

Serial

Activates one interconnect module at a time starting with the highest numbered bay. This method is the least disruptive.

Parallel

Activates all interconnect modules at the same time. This method is the most disruptive and can cause network and storage connectivity outages.