[rescue] Memory for a RS/6K 7044-170?

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Wed Jan 24 13:39:35 CST 2007

Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> Steve Sandau wrote:
>>>>> The vendor is shipping it to me with 512M.  That should be enough to
>>>>> generally fiddle with AIX on, I guess.
>>>> More than enough to do some fiddling.
>>>> Depending on what you're doing, it's often enough to do some
>>>> production server stuff.
>>> Indeed.  I've got a 7011-250 (66MHz PPC601) with 32MB of RAM, running AIX 
>>> 5.1 with a tokenring NIC in its single MCA slot, just to act as an FTP 
>>> server for my S/390 G5 to boot off of.
>>> It's doing "useful" (though limited) server stuff, on a really slow box, 
>>> with barely enough memory to install AIX 5.1. :)
>> I was just recently able to get my 7011/250 running with AIX 4.3.3 using 
>> 64M of RAM. That appears to be enough to do some fiddling, but I am not 
>> running a GUI at all. I imagine that would make 64M less than ideal.
> It's not as bad as you would think.  AIX 5.1 + CDE swaps a bit, so is 
> therefore slow, but is fully functional.
Do I have to use smit to change the console to keyboard/mouse/monitor in 
order to get the output to go there instead of the serial port?


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