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model Hp900 D279 - no ctrl-B for console ?

 
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Frank de Vries
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model Hp900 D279 - no ctrl-B for console ?

Hi,
We still have a model Hp900 D279
We would like to see the console
message (there is no console attached,
we use DSVIEW)

Anyway I tried ctrl-B but it does not respond. Is there no console menu for
this hardware ?

Where can I find documentation for this model.
Tx
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melvyn burnard
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Re: model Hp900 D279 - no ctrl-B for console ?

There is no D279 9000 server, so I assume you mean the D270.
Take a look here for the manuals:
http://docs.hp.com/en/hw.html#D-Class%20Server
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DCE
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Re: model Hp900 D279 - no ctrl-B for console ?

If it is a D270, I believe there is a dip switch on one of the i/o cards in the PCI expansion area that has to be set to service in order to activate the control B feature - I might be mistaken as it has been several years since I worked on one of these systems.

dave
Frank de Vries
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Re: model Hp900 D279 - no ctrl-B for console ?

sorry for typo - D270 it was
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timmy b.
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Re: model Hp900 D279 - no ctrl-B for console ?

Frank,
The D class servers have the console port on the back, as you are well aware. But to get to the CTRL-B functionality, the server had to have an IO card installed that suppplied it. This card was called an AP card, I forget what that stands for. It would have a small black switch on the bulkhead, one way was for SERVICE and the other NORMAL. Service mode would give you ctrl-b functions.

I hope this helps.

Good Luck - Tim
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Bill Hassell
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Re: model Hp900 D279 - no ctrl-B for console ?

As mentiuoned, CTRL-B requires a AP (Access Port) card. Without this card, there is no CTRL-B capability on any of the D-class systems. The AP card goes into the slot labeled Access Port on card cage and has two serial connectors, one for direct access and the other for a modem. However, with an AP card, you still plug the console into the core I/O board marked Console. You'll see the hardware path is slightly different for the console if there is an AP card installed.

Here's a manual: http://docs.hp.com/en/A3262-90013/A3262-90013.pdf


Bill Hassell, sysadmin