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HP 9000 D Class model D370

 
Lonnie Long
Occasional Contributor

HP 9000 D Class model D370

I have an HP 9000 D Class server that the console died. I noticed the server has EISA slots ans ps-2 ports for mouse and keyboard but my question how get a EISA video card and a keyoard to work. I put an old ISA card and plugged a standard keyboard and nothing works. If i telnet into the machine i can see that it booted and is up and running but nothing is on the screen nor does the lights on the keyboard work. I'm new to Unix so i may sound stupid. I want to be able to use a standard monitor and keyboard so i don't have to purchase a new console. Any ideas would be great.
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Re: HP 9000 D Class model D370

These D Class servers do not accept just any old Eisa Graphics cards. You are required to install specially made HP UX Based Graphics Adapters in these servers. This graphics card part number is A4450A, and is designed specifically for D Class Servers, from D200-D390/2 servers. If using the Console works, this might be your cheapest solution where 700/96 Terminals are about $150.00 and the graphics cards are $550.00. If you have a PC around that you aren't using, you can use the HyperTerminal Session connected through your Serial ports to use this PC as your terminal.

Steve Bardell
HP Server Specialist
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Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: HP 9000 D Class model D370

You do not need graphics card to have 'console' access. Unplug PS2 devices (kbd and mouse), and plug null modem cable connected to the w2k host running hyperterminal (9600/8/n/1) to serial port 1. Emulation could be VT100 or HPTERM.
Do not insert non-hpux cards. They will not work as soon as have hpux-incompatible IODC (BIOS)
Eugeny
Lonnie Long
Occasional Contributor

Re: HP 9000 D Class model D370

thanks guys i will try the serial connection.

thanks,

Lonnie
John Wright_7
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP 9000 D Class model D370

Did you ever get this to work. I have the exact same problem and was wondering what you were able to do.

Many thanks.
John Wright_7
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP 9000 D Class model D370

Another option is to download qcterm. Run and set the connection to telnet, use Vt100 and everything should be great. I use Windows XP through the network to control the HP box as well as my Linux server.

Great fun!
Mike Spratt
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP 9000 D Class model D370

I would like to install Gentoo linux's hp build. I take it I will need a console to perform an operating system install. haha I can't do this through the console with tenet or hyperterm right and a null modem right ? Thanks -Mike.
Joshua Scott
Honored Contributor

Re: HP 9000 D Class model D370

Mike, I would suggest you post a new topic in the Linux area.

Josh
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