[rescue] need (physical) key for Sun SPARCserver 1000e

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Thu Feb 9 01:31:42 CST 2017

Hi Jerry

I should have a spare key, if someone can post a photo of the correct one as I
have a box of keys for Sun and no 1000 left here to try it in.

Also Jerry can you get in touch re the AXi system you have, I am interested in
it if it is surplus to your needs?


Peter Stokes
Ashlyn Computer Services
Mbl: 07977 532320

On 9 Feb 2017, at 05:41, Jerry Kemp <sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us> wrote:

> Hello Andrew,
> Thank you for that information.  That is an actual part number, and a list
of other equipment that shared that key.  That significantly widens the
> Jerry
> On 02/ 8/17 07:22 PM, Andrew M Hoerter wrote:
>> On 2/8/17 19:04, Jerry Kemp wrote:
>>> I came into physical position of a well optioned-out SPARCserver 1000e,
>>> accompanied by several SPARC Storage Arrays.
>> Congratulations, having a sun4d-class machine is certainly an interesting
>> of Sun history.  I had a 1000 on my desk in the late 90's, I rescued it
>> retirement and gave it new life as a testing machine.
>>> Hoping that someone out there either has a key that they will part with,
>>> or, knows of another (presumably Sun) key that will work in the 1000e
>>> key switch.
>> According to my field engineer handbook, you're looking for part
>> This key was shared by the SS1000, SC2000, StorEdge L1000, StorEdge L140,
>> StorEdge L400, SPARCstorage Library Model 8/400, 8/140, and possibly other
>> hardware of that vintage.
>> By the Ultra Enterprise era, Sun had introduced a new part number for the
>> key, so those probably won't work.
>> I guess you could also examine the switch mechanism and see if there's
>> identifying mark to narrow down the original manufacturer and obtain a key
>> way, I would assume Sun bought them off the shelf from a 3rd party.
>> That's probably not hugely helpful to you, but good luck!
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