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hardware doc for hp9000 g40

Hanh Nguyen_1
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hardware doc for hp9000 g40

Hello all,

Could someone point me to the hardware docs for the G40? I've scoured the I but have not found anything.

This is a very old box, and i have a need to replace one of the hard disk becuase it's showing sign of failover, but don't know exactly which disk is failing. I know with device it is via IOSCAN but not sure which one physically.
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: hardware doc for hp9000 g40

Do you have external disks or internal only?

Pathes are calculated based on slot IDs for external disks for this servers.

You need to inspect the jumper settings on each disk to find a specific ID - remember, it's very old ...

;-)

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Hanh Nguyen_1
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Re: hardware doc for hp9000 g40

I think both. I could see a SCSI2 card on the back of the server connection to, what i think, an external disk pack.

Does this server comes with internal SCSI controller? If so, do you know which phys path it usually is?


-h
Torsten.
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Re: hardware doc for hp9000 g40

You have a built-in SCSI controller for internal disks (better: devices, because of the tape and CD), with a connector for external drives.

Post an

ioscan -fn

maybe we can find anything useful.

Hope this helps!
Regards
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Hanh Nguyen_1
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Re: hardware doc for hp9000 g40

The particular on I'm interested in is
disk 6 52.5.0 disc3 CLAIMED DEVICE HP C3010M1
/dev/dsk/c2t5d0 /dev/rdsk/c2t5d0




But here is the output
# ioscan -fn
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
===================================================================
bc 0 root CLAIMED BUS_NEXUS
ext_bus 0 4 scsi1 CLAIMED INTERFACE HP 28655A - SE SCSI ID=7
target 0 4.1 target CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 0 4.1.0 disc3 CLAIMED DEVICE HP C2490AM
/dev/dsk/c0t1d0 /dev/rdsk/c0t1d0
/dev/floppy/c0t1d0 /dev/rfloppy/c0t1d0
target 1 4.2 target CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 1 4.2.0 disc3 CLAIMED DEVICE HP C3010M1
/dev/dsk/c0t2d0 /dev/rdsk/c0t2d0
/dev/floppy/c0t2d0 /dev/rfloppy/c0t2d0
target 2 4.3 target CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 2 4.3.0 disc3 CLAIMED DEVICE HP C3010M1
/dev/dsk/c0t3d0 /dev/rdsk/c0t3d0
/dev/floppy/c0t3d0 /dev/rfloppy/c0t3d0
unknown -1 5 UNCLAIMED UNKNOWN HP 28655A - Parallel Interface
ext_bus 1 8 scsi1 CLAIMED INTERFACE HP 28655A - SE SCSI ID=7
unknown -1 9 UNCLAIMED UNKNOWN HP 28655A - Parallel Interface
tty 0 12 mux2 CLAIMED INTERFACE HP J2094A - 16 Modem MUX
/dev/diag/mux0 /dev/diag/tty0p5 /dev/tty0p14
/dev/diag/tty0p0 /dev/diag/tty0p6 /dev/tty0p15
/dev/diag/tty0p1 /dev/diag/tty0p7 /dev/tty0p2
/dev/diag/tty0p10 /dev/diag/tty0p8 /dev/tty0p3
/dev/diag/tty0p11 /dev/diag/tty0p9 /dev/tty0p4
/dev/diag/tty0p12 /dev/mux0 /dev/tty0p5
/dev/diag/tty0p13 /dev/tty0p0 /dev/tty0p6
/dev/diag/tty0p14 /dev/tty0p1 /dev/tty0p7
/dev/diag/tty0p15 /dev/tty0p10 /dev/tty0p8
/dev/diag/tty0p2 /dev/tty0p11 /dev/tty0p9
/dev/diag/tty0p3 /dev/tty0p12
/dev/diag/tty0p4 /dev/tty0p13
ext_bus 2 52 scsi1 CLAIMED INTERFACE HP 28655A - SE SCSI ID=7
target 4 52.0 target CLAIMED DEVICE
tape 1 52.0.0 tape2 CLAIMED DEVICE HP HP35470A
/dev/diag/rmt/c2t0d0 /dev/rmt/1mb /dev/rmt/c2t0d0BESTb
/dev/dtape1h /dev/rmt/1mn /dev/rmt/c2t0d0BESTn
/dev/dtape1m /dev/rmt/1mnb /dev/rmt/c2t0d0BESTnb
/dev/rmt/1m /dev/rmt/c2t0d0BEST
target 5 52.2 target CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 3 52.2.0 disc3 CLAIMED DEVICE TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-3301TA
/dev/dsk/c2t2d0 /dev/rdsk/c2t2d0
/dev/floppy/c2t2d0 /dev/rfloppy/c2t2d0
target 6 52.3 target CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 4 52.3.0 disc3 CLAIMED DEVICE SEAGATE ST32171N
/dev/dsk/c2t3d0 /dev/rdsk/c2t3d0
/dev/floppy/c2t3d0 /dev/rfloppy/c2t3d0
target 7 52.4 target CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 5 52.4.0 disc3 CLAIMED DEVICE HP C3010M1
/dev/dsk/c2t4d0 /dev/rdsk/c2t4d0
/dev/floppy/c2t4d0 /dev/rfloppy/c2t4d0
target 8 52.5 target CLAIMED DEVICE
disk 6 52.5.0 disc3 CLAIMED DEVICE HP C3010M1
/dev/dsk/c2t5d0 /dev/rdsk/c2t5d0
/dev/floppy/c2t5d0 /dev/rfloppy/c2t5d0
lanmux 0 56 lanmux0 CLAIMED INTERFACE LAN/Console
tty 1 56.0 mux4 CLAIMED INTERFACE
/dev/cua1p1 /dev/diag/tty1p0 /dev/tty1p0
/dev/cul1p1 /dev/diag/tty1p1 /dev/tty1p1
/dev/diag/mux1 /dev/mux1 /dev/ttyd1p1
lan 0 56.1 lan3 CLAIMED INTERFACE
/dev/diag/lan0 /dev/ether0 /dev/lan0
lantty 0 56.2 lantty0 CLAIMED INTERFACE
/dev/diag/lantty0 /dev/lantty0
processor 0 62 processor CLAIMED PROCESSOR Processor
memory 0 63 memory CLAIMED MEMORY Memory
Andrew Rutter
Honored Contributor

Re: hardware doc for hp9000 g40

hi,

the disc in question is likely to be an internal disk.

the path 52.x.x is generally the internal devices on these older boxes.

It would also tie in with the path of the cd and dat drive which is normal. Unless the disks are external and attached to the standard external scsi port, not an extra HPPB scsi card.

But it looks like you will have 2 disks in one side of the chassis and 1 in the other. The C3010 is an old full height disk mech that weighs about 3kg.

you could just try and do a dd to the disk and see if the light flashes.(remove the front cover first)
Hanh Nguyen_1
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Re: hardware doc for hp9000 g40

Thank you for your time and effort. I'll give this a try.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: hardware doc for hp9000 g40

I agree to Andrew.

The hardware path 52/... is the "multi function I/O card" in this system.

This single bus goes through both disk bays and ends on the external connector.

So nobody can say for sure if the disk is internal or external without looking at the connector - but most likely the disk is internal.

Now you need to check the jumpers for the SCSI ID.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Stan Sieler
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Re: hardware doc for hp9000 g40

Hi Hanh,

52.5.0 is reasonably likely to be an
internal hard drive, but that's not guaranteed.

IIRC, the G40 has room for two internal
hard drives, and they're usually (but
not always) configured as SCSI IDs 6 and 5.
Note, however, that the 52.x chain may
be continued out the rear of the box,
so simply saying "52.x" doesn't tell us
internal or external.

It's easy to access the internal hard drive
bay. After appropriate prep (backup, shutdown), use a Torx T-10 to undo the two
torx screws at the bottom front of the machine (you have to get down low to see
them). Pull off the front panel by pulling
out on the bottom, and then slide up a bit.

Inside should be a panel covering the
peripheral cage ... it has two Torx T-10
screws at the top. Undo them (they're captive, IIRC), and pull off the panel.

You can remove the peripheral cage by
lifting it up about a quarter inch, and then
pulling it out (you don't need a lot of force). I usually have a thick book in
front of the computer to rest the cage on,
to avoid stress on the SCSI and power cables.

You should now have access to the disk drives.

BTW, an easy way of determining if 52.5
is internal or external is to boot to the
offline diagnostics, disconnect the external
SCSI cable, and then run IOMAP. If 52.5
shows up, it's internal. If not, it's
external or dead.

Stan