[rescue] DEC HSOF field service commands?
Marc.Gutschner at GMX.DE
Thu Oct 13 12:11:29 CDT 2011
I know this may be a bit "far fetched", but does anyone around here
happen to have some kind of "field service command" reference for the
HSOF firmware used on DEC's family of HS<x> StorageWorks controllers?
I'm currently playing around with that HSD30 (3 channel SCSI-to-DSSI
controller) I have lying around for a couple of years now and
encountered an issue with the NV storage gone bad, causing that bugger
to "forget" it's serial number. This in turn rendered that damn thing
Anyway, a little "googleing" led me to a chinese(sic!) website that had
the "arcane incantations" one needs to recite to resurrect that beast by
HSD> dangerous x serial="<something>"
Now, knowing that there is some "hidden" functionality in the firmware
made me curious to know what else might be lurking in there - especially
since the command is "dangerous" :-) I found another link on the net
that mentions another "dangerous" command:
HSZ> dangerous x manufac=3 op=4 hardware=" A01"
So, does someone know what else is "hidden" in HSOF - and whether it may
be possible to read/write that PCMCIA card holding the firmware on some
other device to be able to create a backup or maybe even play around
with different revisions of the same - if I can procure anything newer
than V3.7 currently in service on that device...
thanks & regards,
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