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iman_1
Advisor

Hardware

I want to tell the hardware guy the port at the back of physical server where to remove the network cable from. How can I relate the software information to the hardware on the physical box.

I mean If tell the hardware path of the card is 1/0/10/0/0/5/0 it wouldn't make any sense to him.

I have a guess that Crd In in lanscan could be of use.

I think he requires port location.Is there somethng at the back of Server written which I/he could correlate ?
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Frequent Advisor

Re: Hardware

what is the model of the server?
Duncan Edmonstone
Honored Contributor

Re: Hardware

Hi,

Depending on your OS version use "rad -q" or "olrad -q" to relate hardware paths to physical slots...

That long path looks like a core IO card...

As stated if you tel;l us the model of server, it should be easy to indentify.

Post the output of "model"

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
sujit kumar singh
Honored Contributor

Re: Hardware

is that a SD by chance or a new rx series server?pleae get the model.

if so you can make the attn LED also glow for that PCI Slot.

rad -- for 11.11 and before
olrad -- for 11.23

#olrad -q

shows all the RAD Devices and slot ids

olrad -h

this is to relate a slot-id to hw_path
compare the slot-id to the hw_path that you can see for the device
once you know the slot -id corresponding to the hw_path

olrad -I ATTN

will glow the slot led for that slot

see rad(1M) and olrad(1M) for more details of rad and olrad commands

regrds
sujit
iman_1
Advisor

Re: Hardware

model
9000/800/S16K-A
Duncan Edmonstone
Honored Contributor

Re: Hardware

SO depsite the name SD16K-A this is actually a rp8400.

Which means that hardware path = Slot 2 attached to Cell 1 (so that's the 10th slot along reading from left to right looking at the back of the server - the first 8 slots are attached to Cell 0)

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
Duncan Edmonstone
Honored Contributor

Re: Hardware

sorry, that was meant to read:

Which means that hardware path 1/0/10 = Slot 2 attached to Cell 1 (so that's the 10th slot along reading from left to right looking at the back of the server - the first 8 slots are attached to Cell 0)

HTH

Duncan
Duncan Edmonstone
Honored Contributor

Re: Hardware

incidentally don't think that the 10 in the HW path correlates to the fact that this is the 10th slot reading from right to left... it doesn't - the 11th slot along for example would have a HW path of 1/0/12

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
sujit kumar singh
Honored Contributor

Re: Hardware

Hi,

for the rp servers also the rad/olrad shall work.
You can use the olrad/rad for knowing the slotID and hardware path.

the Slot ID shall be in the form A-B-C-D that is Cabinet-Bay-Chassis-Slot

Also you can use the command to Blink the Attn LED.


Regards
Sujit
sujit kumar singh
Honored Contributor

Re: Hardware

hi


if olrad or rad is woeking do like this
#olrad -q
#rad -q

match the first digits of the HW path of the LAN card and do find the corresponding slot-ID

Say the slot-ID that you get is a-b-c-d
#olrad -I ATTN a-b-c-d

shall make the Slot LED Blink. Ask him to notice that.

a-b-c-d means Cabinet-Bay-Chassis-Slot

Cabinet 0 --- meams the First Cabinet / The only cabinet in a SINGLE Cabinet rp
Chassis - 1 -- Means the back one -- there is only back Chassis
Chassis 1 - means left chassis as looked from behind
chassis 3 - means the right chassis as looked from behind
Slot - Means the Physical Slot on the Chassis , rememer slot numberig starts from 0.



or better if can give the #olrad -a or #rad -q O/P for the complex.


Regards
Sujit