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silusani
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understanding superdome

# model
ia64 hp superdome server SD32B
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Last few lines from #ioscan -fn output is

#ioscan -fn
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usbmsvbus 1 255/1 mass_storage CLAIMED VIRTBUS USB Mass Storage
ext_bus 4 255/1/0 usb_ms_scsi CLAIMED INTERFACE USB Mass Storage SCSI
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# ioscan -fnH 255/1/0
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
========================================================================
ext_bus 4 255/1/0 usb_ms_scsi CLAIMED INTERFACE USB Mass Storage SCSI
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# ioscan -fnH 255/1
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
===========================================================================
usbmsvbus 1 255/1 mass_storage CLAIMED VIRTBUS USB Mass Storage
ext_bus 4 255/1/0 usb_ms_scsi CLAIMED INTERFACE USB Mass Storage SCSI
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I understand that the superdome I have is conected to HP EVA for OS,app disks and XP12000 for data.

I need to understand the above output..

When asked, I can provide the information here..I want to know about the cellboards, cores,.max amount of memory in a cell, CPU and core relations etc..
Thank you very much.
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Turgay Cavdar
Honored Contributor

Re: understanding superdome

Hi,
you can start with parstatus command.
# parstatus

Check the man page.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: understanding superdome

The virtual USB bus is always present, even if there is no USB.

Don't worry about this - just ignore.


For the other questions you should read the owners manual available from hp.com/go/bsc

Hope this helps!
Regards
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silusani
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Re: understanding superdome

Torsten
I followed this path:
hp.com/go/bsc
Discover and use a product
HP Integrity servers
HP Integrity Superdome SX2000 Servers

Not sure what to look out for here...

Also tried

hpc.com/bsc-Resources-manuals

As I said, I like to understand my superdome better. I have access to login into it.
It has a few nPars and vPars.
I want to understand how they have been built etc etc.

to start off....
How can see the firmware version of my superdome?


silusani
Occasional Visitor

Re: understanding superdome

Turgay
attached the parstatus output
nPar1 and nPar2 have 11iV2
nPar3 and nPar4 have 11iv3
vPar-rac1 and vPar-rac2 each have six vpars in them(a few vPars have 11iV2 and other have 11iV3 too)
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: understanding superdome

Superdome manuals are here:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=101&prodClassId=-1&contentType=SupportManual&docIndexId=64255&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=1844079


These manuals may be useful for you:

nPartition Administrator's Guide, Second Edition


Service Processor (GSP or MP) - User Guide, Second Edition


User Service Guide, Sixth Edition - HP Integrity Superdome/sx2000 and HP9000/sx2000 Servers


Installation Guide, Fifth Edition - HP Integrity Superdome/sx2000 and HP9000/sx2000 Servers



Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Turgay Cavdar
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Re: understanding superdome

In the output of parstatus, you can see cell/cpu/ram configs. You have 8 cells, each cell has 8 cores and 64GB RAM.

To see firmware revision you have to log on MP, in the command mode use "sysrev" command.
Steven E. Protter
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Re: understanding superdome

Shalom,

Quick summary for those who dislike documents.

superdomes are paritioned in layers.

On the hardware layer, you assign cells to a hardware partition, called an npar.

On a software layer you actually have two choices. You can build HP-UX systems with vpar, and you can build Linux, Windows and HP-UX systems with hpvm technology.

Pretty cool actually.

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Anshumali
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Re: understanding superdome

" I want to understand how they have been built etc etc."
---->Chapter 2 Partitioned Server:Node Partitions:Charles Keenan
Your best bet is to NOT use the shortcut but to read enough how Cell Based servers work.
I also found below link quite useful but give it enough time to read and visualize:

docs.hp.com/en/B2355-90702/B2355-90702.pdf

"How can see the firmware version of my superdome?"
----->Go to MP->Command Mode and enter sysrev
MP:CM> sysrev
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silusani
Occasional Visitor

Re: understanding superdome

I will read of your links, docs, login and see for my self and comeback again in a couple of days. Thank you.