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My DECserver 700-16 cannot startup normally

 
Hoangles
Frequent Advisor

Re: My DECserver 700-16 cannot startup normally

Hi Steven Schweda,
I tried to connect to port1 but unsuccessful I will try to connect from OpenVMS. Can you give me some detail commands to do?
Thanks
Hoangles
Frequent Advisor

Re: My DECserver 700-16 cannot startup normally

Can anyone help me pls?
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: My DECserver 700-16 cannot startup normally

This DECserver 700 appears to have a hardware problem.

You can read chapter 7 in the hardware manual for this DECserver 700 series product:

http://vt100.net/dec/dsrvw-mg.pdf

to learn more about the codes and the indicator LED display.

Or you can contact your preferred hardware service provider, or you can swap this DECserver 700 for a spare terminal server device.
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: My DECserver 700-16 cannot startup normally

> I tried to connect to port1 but
> unsuccessful [...]

What does that mean? Cable not long enough?
My psychic powers are very weak, so I don't
know what you connected to what, or how, or
what happened when you did whatever you did.
A bad/wrong cable, wrong port settings,
unhelpful DECserver configuration, or any
number of other things could cause trouble
here.

> I will try to connect from OpenVMS.

Before I tried to talk to the thing from a
VMS system, I'd do that "REPLY /ENABLE" at
some terminal (or emulator) on the VMS
system, power-up the DECserver, and look for
download-related messages. You can't do much
with the DECserver until it gets its software
downloaded.

> Can you give me some detail commands to do?

SHOW NETWORK /FULL

"running OpenVMS" is not much of a
description of the OS or its network
software.

On my (VMS V8.3, DECnet V) system, I can
connect to my DECserver 200/MC using SET HOST
/MOP:

ALP $ set host /mop /circuit = csmacd-3 sp2
%CCR-I-CONNEST, connection established to remote system 08-00-2B-08-75-F5
Press CTRL/\ to disconnect, CTRL/] to send break

#
DECserver 200 Terminal Server V3.1 (BL37) - LAT V5.1
DS200 (Saint Paul 2)

Please type HELP if you need assistance

Enter username> sms

Local> show server

DECserver 200 V3.1 BL37 LAT V5.1 ROM BL20 Uptime: 402 05:32:15

Address: 08-00-2B-08-75-F5 Name: SP2 Number: 0

Identification: DS200 (Saint Paul 2)

Circuit Timer: 80 Password Limit: 3
Console Port: 1 Prompt: SP2 Local>
Inactivity Timer: 30 Queue Limit: 24
Keepalive Timer: 20 Retransmit Limit: 8
Multicast Timer: 30 Session Limit: 64
Node Limit: 100 Software: PR0801ENG

Service Groups: 0- 10

Enabled Characteristics:

Announcements, Broadcast, Dump, Lock

Local>
[...]


Note: "Console Port: 1".

But my DECserver has downloaded its
software, so it knows how to communicate.
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Hoangles
Frequent Advisor

Re: My DECserver 700-16 cannot startup normally

Hello,
I got the following message after doing command SHOW NETWORK /FULL:
%SYSTEM-F-UNSUPPORTED, unsupported operation or function

As you experience, is it able to access to DECserver from terminal when the 7-segment LED has "E" at initializing?

Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: My DECserver 700-16 cannot startup normally

Hoangles,

you seem to be running an older version of OpenVMS, which does not support the SHOW NETWORK command.

'E' indicates, that the DECserver 700 is running it's internal tests during startup.

You should connect your terminal (or PC with terminal emulator) to Port 1 of the DECserver 700 (8-bit, no parity, 9600 bd). This is the default console port and should display messages during startup and load.

Volker.
Hoangles
Frequent Advisor

Re: My DECserver 700-16 cannot startup normally

Hi everyone,
As told, my DECserver uses 4MB SIM for memory, and as my understanding the DECserver will load the software from host (OpenVMS V6.2-1H3).
At present, it cannot start up, I tried to access to DECserver from OpenVMS and console port1 but I have not been successful so far.

It's accidental that I have a SRAM on my hand, it has the following infor:
- STAR CARD ITTCannon
- Type: SRAM 2MBYTE
- Model CSCJ-002M-SM-464

I tried to insert this card to flash RAM of decserver and it is well fitted.
I'm confusing whether this card is compatible with DECserver700 or not.
In generally, which information will be stored in this card?
I have heard about WWENG1.SYS and WWENG2.SYS
Does DECserver will use this image file for start up? Where I can find this file?

Any one can help me pls.

Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: My DECserver 700-16 cannot startup normally

Hoangles,

if the DECserver 700 software has been installed on your AlphaServer, you should find one of those files in SYS$SYSROOT:[DECSERVER]. The DECserver needs to download this file via MOP to become operational.

Have you ever successfully used your PC/laptop and terminal emulator on a serial line ? If not, you may want to test this first, e.g. on the serial port of your AlphaServer 4100.

Volker.
Hoangles
Frequent Advisor

Re: My DECserver 700-16 cannot startup normally

Volker Halle,
Sorry, my knowledge on OpenVMS is very poor, I tried your command on my system and then receive message:

************
ADMIN$ sysroot:[decserver]
%DCL-W-NOLBLS, label ignored - use only within command procedures
\SYSROOT:\
%DCL-W-NOCOMD, no command on line - reenter with alphabetic first character
************

Unlucky I have ever successfully used PC/laptop and terminal emulator on a serial line.
Do you mean that I should use a line to connect port1 of DECserver and serial port of AlphaServer 4100?
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: My DECserver 700-16 cannot startup normally

Hoangles,

try $ DIR SYS$SYSROOT:[DECSERVER]

Your answer regarding using your PC/laptop and a serial line is unclear to me. If you've NEVER successfully done this before, I suggest that you try this with the serial port of your AlphaServer first, so that you have an example of a working serial port.

Volker.