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USB with ES40 68/833??

 
Stephen Daddona
Frequent Advisor

USB with ES40 68/833??

We've just purchased a pre-owned ES40 68/833 AlphaServer, and I'm looking into using it's two USB ports. But, according to the VMS 7.3-2 new features manual, the USB Configuration Manager can only be used with EV7 processors. Does this mean that the USB ports on my system are useless?


Thanks!
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Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: USB with ES40 68/833??

Craig,

sorry, but there is no USB support by OpenVMS on the ES40. USB support started with the MARVEL platform (EV7 systems).

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/wizard/wiz_8885.html

Volker.
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: USB with ES40 68/833??

hp only support a few ucb controllers.
See also
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/freeware/freeware70/usb_freeware/
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Hein van den Heuvel
Honored Contributor

Re: USB with ES40 68/833??


Craig,
Welkom to the ITRC forum.

be sure to check out:
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?
and at some point:
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=140137

I suspect that the Ev7 processor support refers the a point in time, a release version, rather than an actual Ev7 having to be in the system... but I may be wrong.
Also, that new features manual only talks about the UCM tool, not about USB support... but again, i may well be wrong.

If you have a chance to be in Nashua, NH next week, then be sure to stop in on:
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/symposium/june_2005/i211.html. Mr USB will tell all!

[I'll poke Forest to cheque out this topic. Maybe he can ad some words of wizdom]

Curious... what USB devices do you hope to use, and how? For example, the USB support migth well recognize a memory stick or disk drive, but does not come with a FAT mount option or tool.

hth,
Hein.
Stephen Daddona
Frequent Advisor

Re: USB with ES40 68/833??

I'm looking into options for connecting our two LG12 system printers to the ES40. I found some adapters, cables, etc. at cablestogo.com that looked like they MIGHT have enabled me to use the two USB ports on the ES40.
I won't be at Nashua, but if you find out anything, let me know!!!!


Thanks!