[rescue] Re: New Home Toys

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Mon Aug 25 10:38:02 CDT 2003

On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 08:55:05AM -0400, Michael Thompson wrote:
> The E3500 doesn't have any disks in it either so it looks like I get to
> learn about FC-AL. I removed one of the Sbus I/O boards from the E3500 and
> installed two of the CPU boards from the E5500. It now has 8x336 MHz CPUs
> and 8GB RAM. The Sbus I/O boards all have Emulex LP9002S 2Gb/s FC boards on
> them. I don't have anything to connect them to though. I do have an old Sun
> RAID with a FC (25MHz?) interface that contains 30x2GB disks. Will this
> connect to the FC ports on the 3500?

Won't work - its a proprietary FC interface (the old RAID).

As for internal disks, the 9.1G Seagate FC-AL drives are so cheap as to be
almost free nowdays.  The brackets will cost you more than the drives.


bill bradford
mrbill at mrbill.net
austin, texas

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