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

PhreakShow Telephone Company phreakshowtelco at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 19:57:59 CDT 2017

So what exactly do i need to get?   ive never worked with FC-AL drives before.

Thanks again guys.  I cant wait to get this beast operational.

On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 8:50 PM, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
> 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
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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