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Robert Bryan
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K-class server unable to configure console

HP9000 K220 server...Getting init C440 with CPU 0...I am in the process of building the server...

I am connecting the console (HP 700/96)from its port 1 to the console connection on the I/O card.
How do you configure the console?
Server will not proceed past this point
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Jeff Schussele
Honored Contributor
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Re: K-class server unable to configure console

HI Robert,

Simplest way is to power the terminal down.
Then hold the "d" key for about 5 seconds as you power it back on.
That will set the factory defaults.

HTH,
Jeff
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Torsten.
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Re: K-class server unable to configure console

If a mux panel is connected to your server, try connect the terminal to port 0. The HW-path should be 10/4/0.0.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Robert Bryan
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Re: K-class server unable to configure console

I have already tried to set the console back to the defualt settings...no help

Robert Bryan
Frequent Advisor

Re: K-class server unable to configure console

I may have a bad cable to the console...I have already swapped the I/O Card with no luck
DCE
Honored Contributor

Re: K-class server unable to configure console

The cable uses thesame pin out as a null modem cable............
Joshua Scott
Honored Contributor

Re: K-class server unable to configure console

if you press return, do you get a CM> prompt? If so, enter the 'CO' command to get to the console, and the system should proceed.

Josh
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Robert Bryan
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Re: K-class server unable to configure console

There is no response from the console at all
Torsten.
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Re: K-class server unable to configure console

How about the port on the core i/O card labeled MDP - is something connected there?

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Robert Bryan
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Re: K-class server unable to configure console

Nothing is connect their
Torsten.
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Re: K-class server unable to configure console

You have most likly a bad cable or terminal. Try another cable and a PC with hyperterminal emulation. A small number of K-Class servers have a grafics card installed. If you have such card, you can redirect the console output to the graphics card. Do you have one?

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Bill Hassell
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Re: K-class server unable to configure console

The most common problem with the console not communicating is not a bad cable, it is the wrong cable. There are two completely incompatible cables in the world of RS-232, a straight-thru (also known as a modem cable) and a crossover (also known as a null-modem or printer cable). Simply put, the transmit and receive signals are reversed between the two cables. Make sure you have the correct cable. The K-series computers use a standard 9-25 pin PC printer cable. The C440 message will continue until the correct cable is used. If you must get the server running (bypass the C440 code), just unplug the console from the K-series.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin