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Xyplex MaxServer MX-1620 Terminal Server boot issues

 
Bruce Fehringer
Occasional Advisor

Xyplex MaxServer MX-1620 Terminal Server boot issues

I have two Xyplex MaxServer MX1620-114 terminal servers. When I try to boot them from a flash card they go through the process of counting up and down the first 8 port number lights. Then the LAN light stays on solid. The run light and console light flash alternating back and forth, one then the other. The Run light flashes green and the Console light flashes amber. The units appear to boot properly. I think the flashing console means that the unit wants to write to the card but is unable to do so. I've tried connecting to every port and autobauding with a PC and known good cable. No response. I tried accessing the Configuration menu with the paper clip trick and no response when autobauding every port again. I tried using software versions 5.2 and 6.1. I would appreciate any help or ideas anyone can pass on to me. Thanks.
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cnb
Honored Contributor

Re: Xyplex MaxServer MX-1620 Terminal Server boot issues

Jess Goodman
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Xyplex MaxServer MX-1620 Terminal Server boot issues

Also some documentation at:
http://www.gno.org/~gdr/xyplex/
I have one, but it's personal.
Bruce Fehringer
Occasional Advisor

Re: Xyplex MaxServer MX-1620 Terminal Server boot issues

I greatly appreciate the two links posted by readers. I reviewed the links and found some good information that will be helpful in general for managing my Xyplex terminal servers, but didn't find anything specifically related to the issue I'm having with this specific model. Any other info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Andy Bustamante
Honored Contributor

Re: Xyplex MaxServer MX-1620 Terminal Server boot issues

Have these terminal servers ever worked or are putting something new together? Can you connect to a remote console from a VMS system?

Andy
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Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: Xyplex MaxServer MX-1620 Terminal Server boot issues

Xyplex gear is from MRV, and the MRV folks have a web site at:

http://www.xyplex.com/

The manual for this particular box looks to be at:

http://service.mrv.com/downloads/10038d.pdf

Have a look at that document for a description of the LAN, Console and Run indicators, and what they mean, and the diagnostics.