[rescue] Sun Enterprise 3500- FC-AL drives not recognized

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Sep 12 19:50:23 CDT 2017

On 09/12/2017 08:45 PM, Carl R. Friend wrote:
>> I got my first Sun Enterprise 3500 at Vintage computer festival midwest.
>> I got it home.  got it put together.   Connected up a trusty old VT220
>> and was able to get to the firmware.   The 8 FC-AL disks installed
>> arent recognized.    Boots off a CD-ROM fine.
>>> From what i can tell it requires GBIC Controllers in the disk
>> controller card on the machine.
>    It's been a few years since I've seen one, but I seem to recall
> that there needed to be a fibre-cable between at least one of the
> SOCAL controllers and a jack in either the leftmost or rightmost
> "slot" in the back so it could talk to the drives (even though
> they're internal).

  This is absolutely it, I remember this from my E3500.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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