[rescue] Sun Documentation Numbering

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Mon Nov 4 16:49:34 CST 2013


Sorry, no clear knowledge on the doc numbering, but on the component parts my
understanding  is and to elaborate on Jonathan's list.

501 are normally Sun boards
540 and latterly 541 are assemblies, which could be more than one board with a
bracket, most common are the disk drives which the 540 part is the disk +
370 and 390 are bare disks
300 power supplies
375 are normally OEM versions of another supplier eg SCSI and fibre cards

Hopefully I have not made a mistake with the above, it is late..


> On 4 Nov 2013, at 21:20, Jonathan Katz <jon at jonworld.com> wrote:
> There is some rhyme and reason to it. No dates were encoded.
> XXX is usually a class of component, XXXX is the model number, and the
> -XX suffix would be the revision to that board/component.
> Hardware prefixed with 501- were usually system components that could
> be ordered, stuff like system boards, etc. For instance, you could
> have a Sun Enterprise System Board which was listed as option X2622A
> was also known as 501-4884. That board would have different revisions,
> like 501-4884-01, -02, etc. Individual chips would sometimes have a
> 370-xxxx number, but they'd be a part of a kit, which would be a
> 501-xxxx number. 64M would be spaced across 8x8M DIMMs. AKA X7021A aka
> 501-2652. Each individual chip may have a 370 or 501 number (I
> forget.)
> Some individual memory components and upgrades had 370- prefixes. For
> instance, memory upgrade kits for an Ultra 5 are prefixed with
> 370-3797
> 540-xxxx are usually hard drives. 300-xxxx are usually power supplies.
> Documentation/booklets seem to be prefixed with 805-
> Also, found a mirror of Sun's old-school website:
> http://totalunix.com/SunOS/Machines/e4500.spec.html
>> On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 3:29 PM, Jason T <silent700 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello Sun fans - due to my scanning efforts lately, I am starting to
>> amass a good pile of Sun documentation, posted here:
>> http://chiclassiccomp.org/docs/index.php?dir=%2Fcomputing/Sun
>> This has got me wondering - does anyone know the scheme to Sun's doc
>> numbering plan?  I can see that it follows an xxx-xxxx-xx scheme but
>> beyond that, I haven't detected a pattern.  I don't see any date
>> encoding.  Maybe some relation to hardware vs. software or types of
>> hardware, etc?  Or maybe they just generated them as they needed them?
>> Also - is anyone aware of a master docs index for Sun?  That would be
>> really handy as a checklist.
>> -j
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