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sonoran
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rp5450

Hi, We have obtained a rp5450 and are not having much luck booting to GSP. We have the approprite W cable and db9-25 pin attachment. We are attaching it to a wyse term, emulating a vt100. We power on the system and receive a red fault light and no output to the ascii terminal. We have combed documentation and can't resolve the issue. Any help is appreciated. Thank you
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Kent Ostby
Honored Contributor

Re: rp5450

Take a look at:

http://www5.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docLocale=en_US&docId=200000079456111

DOC ID IA64KBRC00017057

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Chaz Emery
Advisor

Re: rp5450

Have you already tried the "GSP Reset" button? Also try the console on another HPUX machine to confirm it is configured correctly. (if available)
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: rp5450

There are two completely incompatible serial cables for RS-232: modem (or straight-thru) and crossover (or null-modem or printer). When you connect a terminal to a computer without a modem in between, you must use a null-modem or crossover cable. In the computer store, this is usually called a serial printer cable.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Andrew Rutter
Honored Contributor

Re: rp5450

hi,

The rp's do not boot to gsp you have to access it.

you should at least get some output on the terminal if conected to the local console port on the w cable.

self tests are the first to be displayed before you get to PDC and on to HPUX if installed.

To access the gsp you can either do it from the terminal by pressing control and b together, or through the lan if you know the IP.

You could try reseting the gsp by removing the right hand side panel and pressing the reset button, but you need a terminal output to confirm the reset.

However a red light usually means a fatal hardware error has occurred.

have you checked the system hardware wise, cpu's installed correctly and in the right order along with memory. also remove any optional IO cards to eliminate them.

Andy
sonoran
Occasional Visitor

Re: rp5450

Hi and thanks to all. We have a w cable with a db9-25 pin p/n C-24540-80011-1. Am I on the right track in terms of cabling? I tried the GSP reset, not luck there. The GSP board number is A6144-60012, is there any compatibility issue I need to be aware of. Again, the red fault light is pretty ominous. I have reseated all the memory and cpus. Thanks again
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: rp5450

The W cable doesn't plug into the terminal--you use a 9-25pin cable and that's the critical component. If that 9-25 cable is straight through, you won't see anything on the terminal. Once you get a crossover cable to the Wyse terminal, set it to 9600, 8N1 and make sure the terminal is not set to local-only but set to remote.

If this isn't a new unit direct from HP, someone may have changed the default GSP serial settings (different baud rate, etc) so you mau have to reset the GSP. Take a look at this document:

http://docs.hp.com/en/A5191-96022/ch03s03.html?btnNext=next%A0%BB


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Chaz Emery
Advisor

Re: rp5450

By the way, you could also try the LAN Console port, which allows you to Telnet to the console across the ethernet.
Joshua Scott
Honored Contributor

Re: rp5450

Are you pressing control-B once you plug the console in?

The default username and password are both blank.

Josh
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