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Serial connection settings for MSL6060 NSR

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Ian Dennison_1
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Serial connection settings for MSL6060 NSR

I need the serial connection settings for the Network Storage Routers for Hyperterminal / Telnet sessions. Compaq / HP decided not to include this in the documentation.

(Oh and the RS-232 pin-outs are different for the Serial connections for the NSR cards and for the MSL controller card - nice one!)

BTW, the MSA-1000 connection settings are 9600 8 N 1, with Xon/Xoff.

Share and Enjoy! Ian
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Marino Meloni_1
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Re: Serial connection settings for MSL6060 NSR

Cable the serial interface and use your host
application to communicate over the serial bus.
[Defaults: 115200 Bits per second, 8 Data bits,
No Parity, 1 Stop bit, and Xon/Xoff Flow Control]
Ian Dennison_1
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Re: Serial connection settings for MSL6060 NSR

ummm, nope. no such luck, using 2 x RS-232 cables which came with the array. (one will allow characters to be printed on screen and Ctrl-C will advance the cursor one line, another will not even permit that).

What is the wakeup command for these devices on this port? is it a reboot? or Ctrl-C? Or return pressed rapidly?

Cheers, Ian
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Marino Meloni_1
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Re: Serial connection settings for MSL6060 NSR

Be sure to have the right cable, the one which come with the NSR, they are not all standard
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Setting up Serial Port Communications
This process can take up to 90 seconds. The Power On Self Test (POST) and initialization
information may not be visible on screen.
Connect the serial cable between the host computer serial port (COM1 or COM2)
and the router serial port.
Power on the router.
Power on the server.
Start the host terminal or terminal interface program (Windows 9x, NT 4.0, or
Windows 2000 HyperTerminal).
Set the terminal or terminal interface program to use the appropriate COM port.
Configure the selected COM port.
Baud Rate Autobaud, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, or 115200. Compaq recommends
setting the baud rate to 115200.
Data Bits 8
Stop Bits 1
Parity None
Flow Control None or XON/XOF
Press Enter several times. The router will automatically detect the baud rate
being used. The baud rate will be retained through future power cycles. The
baud rate in the terminal emulation program must be set at 9600, 19200, 38400,
57600, or 115200 to use the autobaud feature.
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Ian Dennison_1
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Re: Serial connection settings for MSL6060 NSR

Thanks everyone for their feedback. however even after a reboot it still does not work.

I have submtitted a fault call for the pin-out settings so I can verify the cable is OK. Will post them once they materialise.

Share and Enjoy! Ian
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Marino Meloni_1
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Re: Serial connection settings for MSL6060 NSR

Hope this will help

marino
Marino Meloni_1
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Re: Serial connection settings for MSL6060 NSR

And this too

marino
Malcolm Wade
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Re: Serial connection settings for MSL6060 NSR

I went down this painfull route recently. The MSL6060 w/ inbuilt NSR was delivered and I wrongly assumed both serial cables supplied were the same. WRONG! As others will testify; they look exactly the same.

After much pain because the NSR was not set to defaults I finally checked both cables and one has a label on the removable head shell that indicates it is the one for the NSR. Even the HP Engineer didn't see it when I logged a call on the whole issue.

Used that cable, connected to a laptop running Reflections off COM1 with the normal settings, powered up the library and out comes diagnosotics output and after that, away I went.

Standards are wonderfull things!
Ian Dennison_1
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Re: Serial connection settings for MSL6060 NSR

Yep, I think we found the problem - the label fell off.

Now connecting fine to all NSRs. Thanks everyone for the assistance, especially Marino.
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Ian Dennison_1
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Re: Serial connection settings for MSL6060 NSR

call closed
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