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A500 file system corruption - can I get configure the console online?

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Tony Walker
Frequent Advisor

A500 file system corruption - can I get configure the console online?

Hi Guys,

Its literally been years since I posted in here! I'm not at a site with a few legacy HP-UX systems.

I've got an A500 that looks to be in a very bad way, loads of messages like this:

vxfs: mesg 008: vx_direrr - / file system inode 71 block 12250 error 6

Although there is apparently a cable plugged into the built-in Lan console - the details don't appear to be recorded anywhere. Is there any way to configure the lan console from within the OS rather than sitting at the server with a terminal/GSP?

Thanks,

Tony
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Eric SAUBIGNAC
Honored Contributor

Re: A500 file system corruption - can I get configure the console online?

Bonjour Tony,

"Is there any way to configure the lan console from within the OS rather than sitting at the server with a terminal/GSP?"

Not really. You can configure your GSP/MP from a connected terminal or through DHCP.

"the details don't appear to be recorded anywhere"

Have you got a command like "CL" in your GSP/MP. It means "Console Log". With it you should be able to access latest messages sent to the console.

Eric
Robert-Jan Goossens
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Re: A500 file system corruption - can I get configure the console online?

Hi Tony,

Below you can find the hardware and gsp documentation for the A500(renamed RP24XX)

http://www.docs.hp.com/en/2411/rp24xx_customer.pdf

http://web.tampabay.rr.com/batcave/GSPinfo.htm

vxfs: mesg 008: vx_direrr - / file system inode 71 block 12250 error 6

You could try to boot your system into lvm maintenance mode and run fsck on the filesystem. Also check if the disk is good.

# fsck -F vxfs -o full /dev/vgXX/rlvolyy

Regards,
Robert-Jan
Tony Walker
Frequent Advisor

Re: A500 file system corruption - can I get configure the console online?

Thanks guys. I'm now going to see if I can find out what the IP is supposed to be. Is there a way to determine the MAC address of the console so I can get the networks team to trace it at the switch?

Thanks!
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: A500 file system corruption - can I get configure the console online?

There should be a label on the server chassis.

But you can also rest the GSP to the defaults ...

I would consider to reset the password and configure the IP from a local session.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Eric SAUBIGNAC
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Re: A500 file system corruption - can I get configure the console online?

Oups, I misunderstood your initial post. I thought that "the details don't appear to be recorded anywhere" was related to the fact that all details of boot were not visible on the console :-(((

Anyway, I don't know how you could get MAC adress of GSP without connecting with a terminal to the GSP, then command LS (Lan Status), or checking at switch level.

Eric
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: A500 file system corruption - can I get configure the console online?

Hmm, with properly marked cables or a good documentation you should easily find the switch port ... then you can find the mac address.

Just a thought ;-))

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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