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GSP/MP on 9000/861/D270 ?

 
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Hash_1
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GSP/MP on 9000/861/D270 ?

Was playing around with an old test server lying around in the office.

I noticed when pressing CTRL+B, I get nothing:
# ^B
sh: ^B: not found.

I'm plugged into the Serial1/Console port at the back. No other console options.

I tried:
# stty +resetGSP sh: /dev/GSPdiag1: Cannot find or open the file.

There was no file under /dev called GSDdiag1 so I did:
# mknod /dev/GSPdiag1 c 1 0x000080
# stty +resetGSP sh: /dev/GSPdiag1: Cannot find or open the file.

Still nothing. Any ideas?
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James R. Ferguson
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Re: GSP/MP on 9000/861/D270 ?

Hi:

As I recall, on the old D-class there was a button (small toggle-like switch?) on the back of the server that must be enabled to allow CTL_B. This was akin to the K-class key in switch in the front of the server.

Regards!

...JRF...
Hash_1
Advisor

Re: GSP/MP on 9000/861/D270 ?

No toggle switch there...
Maybe no GSP back then? I wish I knew my server history!
Torsten.
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Re: GSP/MP on 9000/861/D270 ?

The very first server having a GSP was the A- N- and L-class - so there never was a GSP for the D-class.

There was an *optional* access port card providing a modem connection - this is probably the card mentioned above. Again - this was optional only.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Torsten.
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Re: GSP/MP on 9000/861/D270 ?

See also

http://docs.hp.com/en/A3262-90013/A3262-90013.pdf

the card was standard for D3xx and an option for D2xx.
Grep for "Remote Management/Access Port Card"

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Robert-Jan Goossens_1
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Re: GSP/MP on 9000/861/D270 ?

Hi Hash,

There never was a gsp/mp on the D-Class server. Below is an overview of the D-Class server including links to documentation and firmware updates.

http://www.openpa.net/systems/hp-9000_d-class_r-class.html

Regards,
Robert-Jan
doug hosking
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Re: GSP/MP on 9000/861/D270 ?

As Torsten mentions, there is no GSP for this model (too old) but there is an optional access port card that provides SOME of the same functionality. Do not expect a full featured GSP or anything close to it, but with that card and the switch on it set to the right position you can at least get basic connectivity to the console to remotely reset the machine and reboot it or do maintenance in single user mode if needed.
Hash_1
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Re: GSP/MP on 9000/861/D270 ?

Thanks for the responses. Explains a lot :-)