[rescue] Picked up my E4500 today

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Thu Mar 13 20:58:48 CDT 2008

>From: Matthew Weigel <unique at idempot.net>
>Date: 2008/03/13 Thu PM 05:05:01 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Picked up my E4500 today

>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. :-)

I'm off to invest my retirement fund in Austin, TX electric utility ;^)

Enjoy, and be sure to have it run 24x7 - my happiness in retirement depends on 
it ;^)


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