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Newbie Question - Connecting a PC to console

 
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kd4xr
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Newbie Question - Connecting a PC to console

I have an HP 9000/800 G40 and don't know anything about it's identity such as IP address etc; I do know that it was working when we took it out of service.

I've read that a laptop or pc connected to the parallel port can be used to gain access to the existing OS. Is this a true statement?

I so the,

1. There are 4 d-shell connectors on the backplane so which one is the console output?

2. What terminal emulation software should I use?

Thanks

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Joshua Scott
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Re: Newbie Question - Connecting a PC to console

Hi,

No, you cannot use the parallel port to gain access to the system.

You can use any terminal emulation software, set to 9600 Baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity.
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kd4xr
Occasional Advisor

Re: Newbie Question - Connecting a PC to console

My HP9000 has a SCSI/Printer/APMUX16 board installed model A1703-60022 with 3 ports ( scsi, parallel, and high pinout d-shell port labeled "to ADP/DDP". )

Is the ADP/DDP connector for console output?
Joshua Scott
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Re: Newbie Question - Connecting a PC to console

The ADP/DDP port is for a MUX Cable, and you would connect the console to port '0'. If you don't have a cable for it, you will have to get one to use a console with the system.
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kd4xr
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Re: Newbie Question - Connecting a PC to console

And looking in the box of spare parts I see that I DON NOT have any cables that match the APMUX16 pinout..

What actually plugs into the APMUX16 port.

kd4xr
Occasional Advisor

Re: Newbie Question - Connecting a PC to console

Any suggestions on a source for the MUX cable..
Joshua Scott
Honored Contributor

Re: Newbie Question - Connecting a PC to console

What other connectors are on the Core I/O?

You should have a SCSI, a Network, and A console or MUX at least.

How many pins are on each connector? (if the MUX connector has 3 rows of pins, its 62-pin, if it has 4 rows, it's 78 pin.)

-Josh
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kd4xr
Occasional Advisor

Re: Newbie Question - Connecting a PC to console

The MUX port has 4 rows. I've attached a photo of the back. The three cards on the left are 2 parallel and 1 network. The card on the right is the combo card with SCSI, Parallel, and MUX..
Joshua Scott
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Re: Newbie Question - Connecting a PC to console

Here's the cable you need ( I think...)

http://partsurfer.hp.com/cgi-bin/spi/showphoto?partnumber=5062-3074

Go here:
http://partsurfer.hp.com/cgi-bin/spi/main
type in the part number (5062-3052)

this will bring up a window where you can type in a quantity and select purchase items (or similar) follow the dialogues, and you can buy one ($33)

-Josh
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Joshua Scott
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Re: Newbie Question - Connecting a PC to console

Just one thing, though,

I am not completely sure that that is the correct part. I don't advise purchasing it unless someone confirms that this is the part number you need.

-Josh
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kd4xr
Occasional Advisor

Re: Newbie Question - Connecting a PC to console

This machine was at a remote office that we closed last year. Everything was supposed to have been boxed up and sent here so the cable might be in one of the many boxes of spare parts. I'll dig into the boxes before buying a cable.

BTW: I hope its not the $310.00 Y cable. ouch!!!

Thank you very much for all your help.

Joshua Scott
Honored Contributor

Re: Newbie Question - Connecting a PC to console

Those Y cables are for MUX cards, I don't think they are for the console. I have one of the J2094-60004 and it came included with a MUX card for my L2000 server. I'm sure you would be able to get any of the parts on there cheaper from a used equipment vendor. If you need anything like that, my email is jscott AT sourcedirect DOT com.
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I.Delic
Super Advisor

Re: Newbie Question - Connecting a PC to console

Hi

Second part of your question
2. What terminal emulation software should I use?

try this link

http://www.wrq.com/products/



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