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

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Sep 12 20:39:25 CDT 2017

  Ok, here's a pic of an E3500 that's here:


  Note that my old E3500 only had a single cable back there to get to
the internal array, if memory serves.  They are all SC fiber.


On 09/12/2017 08:57 PM, PhreakShow Telephone Company wrote:
> 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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Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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