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John Ferro
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How to check physical h/w location in superdome

Hello,

I have "ia64 hp superdome server SD64B" and i would like to know where is the physical hardware located via console? which bay chassis, etc....

If there is hardware manual would be better?
Regards,
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Torsten.
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

What exactly you are looking for? A HBA, a slot ...?

There are several commands available, but best for such is probably the SMH (graphical) parmgr.

Hope this helps!
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John Ferro
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

One of my cloeague showed that through console you could know where is exactly HBA located so you can then see physically the location of the HBA.... I need to understand again and if there is any document for that
Torsten.
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

Try "olrad -q".

Hope this helps!
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John Ferro
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

Ok, after the command i should know where is physically located on superdome?
Raj D.
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

John Ferro,

You can use olrad -q command to see the hardware and HBA locations.

# olrad -q

It will be in
w-x-y-z format : details given below:
--------------------------

w = Cabinet Number.
x = i/o chasis [i.e i/o chasis: 1 or 3 ]
y = cell number. 0 to 7 [ for 1 cabinet ]
z = slot number. [ The slot HBA is located.]



Other commands to relate the i/o address to slot location you can use: parstatus , ioscan & lanscan.


Cheers,
Raj.



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Raj D.
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

Also check out:

http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-60105/olrad.1M.html


Cheers,
Raj.
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Torsten.
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

Example:

I have a NIC on hardware path 2/0/14/0/0/0.

Now I use olrad -q:

0-0-1-6 2/0/14/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 On Yes No Yes Yes PCIe

So I know now it is PCIe in cabinet 0, bay 0, chassis 1, slot 6.

(this is front left)

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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John Ferro
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

Dear Torsten & Raj,

Is there any document explaining the same clearly and more details.
Torsten.
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

Directly from the man page:

On all other platforms, including Superdome, the format of the slot ID is:


Cabinet#-Bay#-Chassis#-Slot#


but NOT (!!)
w = Cabinet Number.
x = i/o chasis [i.e i/o chasis: 1 or 3 ]
y = cell number. 0 to 7 [ for 1 cabinet ]
z = slot number. [ The slot HBA is located.]



Bay 0 is in front, bay 1 is in rear, chassis 1 is left, chassis 3 is right.

bays, chassis and slots are also labeled on the cabinet.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

How many cabinets do you have?

1,2,3 or even 4?

Hope this helps!
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Raj D.
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

Correction to my above post: ( for x & y )



You can use olrad -q command to see the hardware and HBA locations.

# olrad -q

It will be in
w-x-y-z format : details given below:
--------------------------

w = Cabinet Number. [ 0 or 1 ]
x = i/o bay number [ 0 or 1 ]
y = i/o chasis number [ 1 or 3 ]
z = slot number. [ The slot HBA is connected]
--------------------------------------------

In Addition to this , if you take a look physically to the superdome you will find the "i/o bay" numbers are printed on front and rare of the superdome. i.e i/o bay#0 and i/o bay#1 .
Also i/o chasis#1 and i/o chasis#3 printed.
And one i/o chasis will have 12 slots. So from the olrad outpur you can easily locate which HBA is located physically in which position.




Cheers,
Raj.
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Stephan._1
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

To be honest, i hope that you are not planning to touch a superdom without knowledge about it.

Service on a superdom may only provided by hp and it is not customer self repair!

Share what you know, learn what you don't.
Torsten.
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

As said earlier, consider to use the parmgr from system management homepage.

This is how it looks like:

http://docs.hp.com/en/PARMGR2/images/screen.png

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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John Ferro
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

Hi

I have 4 cabinet.
Raj D.
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

John Ferro,

SD64B should be an Itanium superdome , 64 way, with added cabinets as you mentioned.

Please take a look at the link [ Superdome Cabinet Overview ] and hope it will clear up some of your doubts:

http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-90702/ch01s03.html



Cheers,
Raj.
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Raj D.
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

John,

Also can you paste the outpur of parstatus please,

cheers,
Raj.
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Torsten.
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

You have 4 cabinets?

cabinet 0 and 1 are the big ones, including cell boards and I/O. If you are in front, cab 0 is on the left, cab 1 is on the right (the big LED on the door is showing the number).

cabinet 8 and 9 are I/O expansions, each has a similar LED showing the number too.

Look at the cabinet, bay and chassis are labeled too.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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John Ferro
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

Thanks a lot to everyone who gave me time and replied....

Thanks a lot, i got it and i have to read all links websites ...
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John Ferro
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Re: How to check physical h/w location in superdome

Thanks......