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Need help with Alpha Server DS20, I AM VERY NEWBE

 
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Daniel Leblanc
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Need help with Alpha Server DS20, I AM VERY NEWBE

I all,

I was drop a job of configurating a AlphaServer DS20 for hard drive mirror,i have install 4 hard drive of 18gig i need to configure it for 2 to mirror, so i can drop a Open VMS image on it.

I am windows specialiste never work with alpha server.
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Rob Leadbeater
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Re: Need help with Alpha Server DS20, I AM VERY NEWBE

Hi Daniel,

First you'll need to work out what RAID controller, if any, is installed in the server.

Being a DS20, it might have a KZPAC controller, otherwise known as a SWXCR controller...

Hopefully when the machine boots, you'll get to a screen with a prompt like P00>>>

Try issuing a show device to see what hardware you've got...

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
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Daniel Leblanc
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Re: Need help with Alpha Server DS20, I AM VERY NEWBE

Image how new i can even see anything when i boot on my screen plug in the serial port 1...ouchh..i think i am doing something wrong?
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Daniel Leblanc
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Re: Need help with Alpha Server DS20, I AM VERY NEWBE

Ok finaly got something P00>>> on my screen
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Daniel Leblanc
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Re: Need help with Alpha Server DS20, I AM VERY NEWBE

Ok so i did show device and this is what i got finaly,

DKA500.5.0.2000.1>>>>>DKA500>>>>RRD47>>1206

DKB0.0.0.2001.1>>>>>DKB0>>>>compaq BD018635c4>>B017

DKB100.1.0.2001.1>>>>>DKB100>>>>compaq BD018635c4>>B017

DKB200.2.0.2001.1>>>>>DKB200>>>>RZ2ED-LS>>0306

DKB300.3.0.2001.1>>>>>DKB300>>>>RZ2ED-LS>>0306

DVA0.0.0.0.0>>>>>DVA

EWA0.0.0.2002.1>>>>>EWA0>>>>00-06-2b-00-aa-2b

EWB0.0.0.9.0>>>>>EWB>>>>08-00-2b-00-c3-e3-et

PKA0.6.0.2000.1>>>>>PKA0>>>>SCSI BUS ID 6

PKB0.7.0.2001.1>>>>>PKB0>>>>SCSI BUS ID 7

PKC0.7.0.8.0>>>>>PKC0>>>>SCSI BUS ID 7>>5.57

That all i see,now what
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Rob Leadbeater
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Re: Need help with Alpha Server DS20, I AM VERY NEWBE

Hi,

Not sure if you've found it yet, but you can get the DS20 documentation here:

http://h18002.www1.hp.com/alphaserver/archive/ds20/ds20_tech.html

Cheers,

Rob
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Rob Leadbeater
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Re: Need help with Alpha Server DS20, I AM VERY NEWBE

OK. That doesn't look as though there's a RAID controller installed, as you can see the individual disks, although I don't recall the exact device names for the various SCSI cards etc.

I'd be tempted to take the lid off and see exactly what's inside the box...

Open the front door, and you'll find a small latch which unlocks the top cover. Slide it backwards. The sides will then slide off backwards as well, but they can be a tight fit...

Cheers,

Rob
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Daniel Leblanc
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Re: Need help with Alpha Server DS20, I AM VERY NEWBE

Ok i will lunch and comeback with this in 90min,THANK YOU!!
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Rob Leadbeater
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Re: Need help with Alpha Server DS20, I AM VERY NEWBE

Just remembered... Be careful with the top cover. There's an microswitch in the top of the server which the cover pushes against when in place - to prevent the server powering up without the cover installed. This switch can break quite easily...

Cheers,

Rob
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Daniel Leblanc
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Re: Need help with Alpha Server DS20, I AM VERY NEWBE

I want to be able to do this:
Drive #1 to mirror to drive #2
And drive#3 to mirror to drive #4

Gone ton lunch now see you in 90 min