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VAX 6510 Console commands

 
Roy Rash
Occasional Visitor

VAX 6510 Console commands

What console commands do I use to see disk drives from a VAX 6000 console with CI connected HSJ controllers ?
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Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: VAX 6510 Console commands

Roy,

welcome to the OpenVMS ITRC forum.

As far as I remember - and it's been a while - there were no console commands to show the disks...

>>> SHOW ALL

is all there is.

Volker.
lbw2
Occasional Advisor

Re: VAX 6510 Console commands

See attached owner's manual

>>> SHOW ALL
Type Rev ! Lists all system parameters,
1+ KA65A (8080) 0006 ! beginning with the system
9+ MS65A (4001) 0084 ! configuration.
D+ CIXCD (0C05) 1652
E+ DEMNA (0C03) 0601
Current Primary: 1 ! Shows the status of CPUs
/NOENABLED-
/NOVECTOR_ENABLED- ! Models 400 and 500 only
/NOPRIMARY-
! Shows the memory interleave
F E D C B A 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 NODE #
. . . . . A1 . . . . . . . . ILV
. . . . . 64 . . . . . . . . 64Mb
/INTERLEAVE:DEFAULT
/SCOPE /SPEED: 1200 /BREAK ! Shows the terminal characteristics
English ! Shows the language mode
XMI:E 08-00-2B-08-3D-64 ! Shows the Ethernet address
DEFAULT /R5:00000010 /XMI:E DU0 ! Shows Boot specs saved


>>> SHOW FIELD
Saved boot specifications:
DEFAULT /R5:00000010 /XMI:E DU0
Console terminal parameters:
/SCOPE /SPEED: 9600 /NOBREAK
Console error message language mode:
English
Memory configuration:
F E D C B A 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 NODE #
. . . . . A1 . . . . . . . . ILV
. . . . . 64 . . . . . . . . 64Mb
/CONSOLE_LIMIT:00100000
/INTERLEAVE:DEFAULT
Power system: C
System serial number: SG01234567
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: VAX 6510 Console commands

AFAIK, there is no such command.

Old VAX consoles were not without their limitations.

Old HSJ and HSC consoles had limits, too.

My typical solution was to either boot something (CD, or the small OpenVMS system root I often configured, or booting via InfoServer and which is again often an option) or walk over to the HSC or HSJ console, and look. (I never dug around in the VAX diagnostics for this detail.)

I usually had a configuration and command book next to the console, something I generally still recommend to my customers either in that form, or as a wiki or web cms. One site used a big whiteboard. This is a linear descendant of the old DEC field service system configuration ring binder.

The VAX 6000 used hexadecimal notation for the XMI controller number, the CI address(es), the R5 value, and (which tripped more than a few folks) the disk unit number.

So what's the background on your question? What are you trying to do here (beyond looking for a way to read the HSC or HSJ via the VAX), what might be changing here, or what happened here?

The VAX 6000 Owner's Manual:

http://h18002.www1.hp.com/alphaserver/vax/download/ek-600eb-om-2.pdf

Also see the manuals here:

http://vt100.net/manx/search?cp=1&q=vax+6000