[rescue] Sun Enterprise 3500- FC-AL drives not recognized
PhreakShow Telephone Company
phreakshowtelco at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 20:42:28 CDT 2017
thats exactly how mine looks sans the GBAs and the cables. mine is
missing all the GBAs. and cables. Ive got 8 drives in the front of
On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 9:39 PM, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
> 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 McGuire, AK4HZ
>>> New Kensington, PA
>>> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
>> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
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