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rccmum
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Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

I can't find the user guides or service manuals of these server anywhere on HP's website.

Does anyone know where I can find them?
If someone has those manuals, can you pls share?


Thanks in advance.
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Torsten.
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Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

These servers are now more than 10 years old, but maybe you can find something useful here:

http://www.openpa.net/index.html

What information do you need?

Hope this helps!
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rccmum
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Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

I want to know the h/w details of this server looking for some manuals for the reference.

Not sure why HP has removed the documents from their websites? Was it hurting them?


I would appreciate if someone can share the documents.
rccmum
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Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

Bump....

Can anyone share the documents please?

Thanks
Khairy
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Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

E35?

i might have but not so details. Just a diagram on how to open things inside it. Refer attached.

If its ok with you, pls assign some points...

Torsten.
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Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

Again, what details do you need?
All e-classes have PA-7100LC CPUs, with 48-96MHz, 16-512MB memory, 2 or 4 I/O slots and SE-SCSI disks.
That's it.

AFAIR at the time the systems were running nobody knows about pdf's or even html yet.


I rememer I used "gopher" at this time.

Hope this helps!
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Matti_Kurkela
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Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

Here's some information:
http://www.openpa.net/systems/hp-9000_e25_e35_e45_e55.html

Apparently these server models were introduced in 1995 or before that. The first free version of Acrobat Reader was published in 1994, so the PDF format was not very common yet.

At that time, printed manuals were still delivered as standard along with the server. It's possible these manuals were never available in any electronic format, or maybe in some other format that HP was using before PDF. Maybe nobody on HP has ever bothered to convert these old manuals to PDF for electronic publishing?

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rccmum
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Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

I was hoping to find some documentation ( user guide/service guide etc.) in any soft copy format. It make sense that the format like pdf or html weren't available during the 1991 era.

But I was hoping to find those manuals maybe a text format somewhere maybe someone has the hard copies and got them scanned in a pdf format?

Can someone from HP can help me to get those manuals please?
Torsten.
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Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

In the past the only way to get documentation was paper based.
I guess I throwed away anything about this old boxes. And I guess nobody wants to put hundreds of almost useless pages on a scanner ...
You still have the offer to ask a question anyway...

Hope this helps!
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Jesse Dougherty
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Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

I have a 1996 HP 9000 server configuration guide (paper book) that has the E & I class server specifications, its not a user manual but more of an in-depth description of the servers with memory sequences, MUX configs, I/O layouts, disk info, and minimums / maximums of each server.

The E class part is 4 pages and the I70 class part is about 10 pages.

Since its in a book I cant email it but I can fax it. If you want it, let me know.

Jesse
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rccmum
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Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

That's great Jesse!!

I am sure I can take that help. Would you mind scanning those pages and email me to rccmumbai123 at rediffmail dot com please?

The pages information sounds useful. I think scanning them is a good idea to preserve them yes?

Thank you..
rccmum
Super Advisor

Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

Hi Jesse,

Just checking if you had a chance to get the docs for me?

I would appreciate your time and efforts..

If you can't get them scanned, you can faxed them. Please email me and will let you know the details.
Jesse Dougherty
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Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

I just faxed some but will have to get the rest to you later
Torsten.
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Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

An e- or i- class server is the pre-pre-pre-... predecessor of current systems - what in ... do you want to achieve with this dinosaur ... ?

Please guide me in **your** direction!

There are companies going to discard the great-grant-...-grandchildren of this family of servers ... because of the age.

When this machines were state of the art, people were using a 286 PC ... please, please clarify!

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Torsten.
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Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

An e- or i- class server is the pre-pre-pre-... predecessor of current systems - what in ... do you want to achieve with this dinosaur ... ?

Please guide me in **your** direction!

There are companies going to discard the gread-grand-...-grandchildren of this family of servers ... because of the age.

When this machines were state of the art, people were using a 286 PC ... please, please clarify!

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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rccmum
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Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

Torsten,

There are few of these systems I know of running in the production and in other use even these days. Interesting thing is that recently HP had a contest to reward customers running HPUX on an oldest box like these.
Too bad HP doesn't have a courtesy to make the docs of these servers available on the public domain. I don't have any doubt about having pdf/hmtl document created/converted by HP (internally atleast) sometime after these technologies were available. But then why not share with the customers?

Now talking about these systems as dinosaurs which are barely just 20 years old, we human still trying to know the the real dinosaurs evolution, survival and extinction who are millions years old. Isn't that interesting?

Thanks to Jesse who is kind enough to share whatever he has.
Jesse Dougherty
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Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

I just faxed the rest of them...
rccmum
Super Advisor

Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

Thanks again Jesse. The documents are really useful.

I found 2 more useful links of these servers.

http://www.hpl.hp.com/hpjournal/95apr/apr95a10.pdf
http://www.hpl.hp.com/hpjournal/94jun/jun94a2.pdf
rccmum
Super Advisor

Re: Manuals for I70 E35/55 ?

Reference docs were found.