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how connect to decserver700

hello,
i am trying to connect to a new decserver 700 and i can not do it. I try to connect a console cable to ethernet port and try to connect with putty/serial connect and i donot have any prompt. I also try to connect in the other 16 port and i have got the same problem....please any advice or idea. Decserver is new and the 8 digit show a code 5-internal test. I donot know it the decserver is working fine.
BR
Cesar
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Re: how connect to decserver700

Cesar,

you'll find a DECserver 700 Hardware Ownerâ s Manual here:

http://www.xenya.si/sup/info/digital/MDS/jun99/Cd2/NETWORK/DSRVWMGB.PDF

Connect your console terminal cable to Port 1 (default console port) while testing.

Volker.
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Re: how connect to decserver700

thanks i try to connect and now i can do it. Now we have the following message:

Local -966- Transmission failure on NI
Local -966- Transmission failure on NI
Local -966- Transmission failure on NI
Local -951- Server will retry operation in 300 seconds


Any other advice?
BR
Cesar
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Re: how connect to decserver700

If you are running DECnet and the DECserver is up and running

Phase IV:

$ MC NCP
NCP> SHOW KNO CIRC
NCP> CONN VIA 'circuit' PHYS ADDR 'hw-address'

hw-address is found on the DECserver.

Phase V:

$ @sys$system:startup network mop
$ set host/mop/circ=csmacd-0/address='hw-address'

regards,

Hakan Zanderau
HA-solutions
Don't make it worse by guessing.........
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Re: how connect to decserver700

Is the DECserver booting from ROM or via MOP/BOOTP ?

Do a REPLY/ENABLE to see if you get a "load request" when the DECserver tries to boot.

Hakan Zanderau
HA-solutions
Don't make it worse by guessing.........
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Re: how connect to decserver700

I am trying to configure the ip address and mask, but i can not get it.......
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Re: how connect to decserver700

Hello,
and thank you...the decserver boot from a rom not via bootp, i only have to configure the ports and the IP address but i can not get a prompt in the equipment.

What is a replay/enable?
BR
Cesar
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Re: how connect to decserver700

Cesar,

is the DECserver 700 LAN connection connected to a network ?

20.28 Local -966- Transmission failure on NI

Explanation: The transmission of a packet has failed on the
network interface (NI) due to a physical layer problem.

Action: Press Ctrl P on the console terminal to perform a
selftest.

* If a fault is detected, messages 941 and 952 are generated.
Refer to those messages for additional information.

* If a fault is not detected, wait for message 953. If message
966 accompanies message 953, for ward message 966, to-
gether with the sequence of events following selftest, to
your system manager. Otherwise, refer to message 953
for additional information.


Volker.
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Re: how connect to decserver700

thank you. You are right the lan cable was not connected, i try with the cable and now from port 1 shows the following messages:
Local -901- Initializing DECserver 700-16 08-00-2B-36-DD-92 FW V4.0-0 HW 1.7
Local -960- Available Memory 4 Mbytes
Local -969- Requesting Specified Software: WWENG2
Local -959- [FLASH] Attempting to locate load image [FLASHRAM]
Local -953- [MOP] Attempting to locate load host [ISO8802]
Local -953- [MOP] Attempting to locate load host [ETHERNET]
Local -953- [IP] Attempting to locate load host [ETHERNET]
Local -951- Server will retry operation in 4 seconds

Local -953- [MOP] Attempting to locate load host [ISO8802]
Local -953- [MOP] Attempting to locate load host [ETHERNET]
Local -951- Server will retry operation in 8 seconds

Local -953- [MOP] Attempting to locate load host [ISO8802]
Local -953- [MOP] Attempting to locate load host [ETHERNET]
Local -953- [IP] Attempting to locate load host [ETHERNET]
Local -951- Server will retry operation in 16 seconds

Local -953- [MOP] Attempting to locate load host [ISO8802]
Local -953- [MOP] Attempting to locate load host [ETHERNET]
Local -953- [IP] Attempting to locate load host [ETHERNET]
Local -951- Server will retry operation in 32 seconds

Local -953- [MOP] Attempting to locate load host [ISO8802]

it looks like better, but i donot have any prompt to configure the network in the equipment.....do you know what is the problem?
BR
Cesar
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Re: how connect to decserver700

Cesar,

it seems like there is no flash-RAM available for the DECserver to load it's software from. You need to connect the DECserver 700 to your LAN and configure a load host.

Volker.