[rescue] [Suns-at-Home] Sun E3500 available in PA, US -- still available

Mr Ian Primus ian_primus at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 14 13:37:56 CDT 2010

--- On Wed, 4/14/10, Mark G. Thomas <Mark at Misty.com> wrote:

> The E3500 has been spoken for.
> The FC interface card is E3.5K/4K specific, not a PCI,
> SBus, or VME card 
> that could be used in anything else that I know of.
> Mark

Glad it found a home. If I were closer I would have spoken up. Nice machines. As a side note, I'm still looking for some 256mb RAM modules for my 4500 - they came in kits of 8 (2gb).

The FC interface on the 3500 was a narrow board with slots for 4 GBICs. The 4500 has two FC interfaces right on the main I/O board.

Unforunately, the FC interfacs built into the Suns aren't supported by Linux. I'm using a PCI module with a Qlogic 2100 to drive my A5000s. The older Qlogic cards are pretty easy to find, as are the older Emulex LightPulse cards, both are supported by Linux and work in standard PCI slots.

Speaking of Fibre Channel, I'm still looking for a few more drives to fill up this other A5000... 


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