[rescue] blind pig!

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Jul 24 17:36:21 CDT 2003

On Thursday, July 24, 2003, at 02:00 AM, dave venable wrote:
> It is said "every now and then, even a blind pig finds an acorn"

   ...and pays a doctor a hefty sum to have it removed.

> Today I came across 7 RS6000 in 2 racks, with 4ea 8 disk arrays. The 
> owner
> says that if I help him inventory them, I can get a rack full cheap. 
> They
> are clean and complete.


> My question to all is, Does a RS6000 boot to serial just like a Sun?  
> Should
> I use 9600,8,N,1 in serial 1? He is taking me over to his storage unit 
> where
> he sez he has boxes of stuff and cards that came with them. I have 
> lurked on
> this list long enough to know about the RS600 keyboard requirements.

   9600 8N1 should work on the first serial port if there's no video 
card in the system.

> They have some funny cards in them, the outputs are 4 small oval 
> connectors,
> kind of a mini 68 pin scsi interface, only smaller than a dime. Does 
> anyone
> have any ideas about these?

   Probably SSA as others have suggested.  It's a high-speed serial 
storage bus similar in principle (if not implementation) to FC-AL.

> Are these cool units?

   It's likely that they are very cool units.  Get model numbers and 
we'll dig up the specifics.


Dave McGuire                 "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL                     -Bill Bradford

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