[rescue] Picked up my E4500 today

Matthew Weigel unique at idempot.net
Thu Mar 13 17:05:01 CDT 2008

Mark Brown wrote:

> I've never used a disk board in any E4500's that I have worked on, 
> favouring external unipacks.  One caveat though, sun only "supports" a 
> single unipack on the first onboard scsi controller (that is to say the 
> built in scsi on the IO+ board in the primary position). IIRC this has 
> to do with the internal cable length and termination and if you have 
> internal cdrom/dvd and or tape.  If you require more storage use SBUS 
> SCSI or SBUS FC-HBA's or even an additional IO+ board where the onboard 
> scsi can be fully utilized.

Sorry to revive this old topic, but I wanted to thank you for your 
response.  It combined with some comments from friends in other venues 
convinced me to ditch the disk board entirely, and rely on external 
storage - StorEdge S1 to minimize how much extra rack space I'm taking up.

I haven't actually booted it up yet, but I'm hoping to have time 
tonight. :-)
  Matthew Weigel
  unique at idempot.net

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