[rescue] Re: New Home Toys

Gavin Hubbard ghub005 at xtra.co.nz
Mon Aug 25 19:33:16 CDT 2003

>I picked up the machines on Saturday. The E5500 didn't have any disk bays
>in it and I really don't have room for another refrigerator so I stripped
>it for parts. I kept everything except for the cabinet sheet metal.
>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?
>Michael Thompson
>E-Mail: M_Thompson at IDS.net

Cool. Keep the internal system chassis from the E5500 rack and you will end
up with a separate (and much smaller) E4500 system.

My advice is to sell the 2Gb FC-AL cards as they're worth more than all the
other parts put together. Each of the x2612a I/O boards have FC-AL built-in
(plus the E3500 has an additional FC-AL mezzanine built in) so you can
always add external 1Gb FC-AL simply by inserting some GBICs.



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