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Re: System i5 first boot



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Aaron,

The instructions I provided work as long as you're far enough along in the
IPL process. You can find the IBM instructions for this procedure at the
hardware information center (
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r3/index.jsp?topic=/rzajr/rzajrfunctions6521.htm
).
If this is not working for you, you may have issues other than the console.

I would power the system off (press and hold the white button for 5 seconds
to start shutdown), and when the fans kicked off, disconnect the i5 from the
power source. Then, start over at the beginning of the Quick Start guide, be
patient and follow the instructions carefully and completely. When you get
to the point of powering the system back on, pay attention to the SRC codes
being displayed on the control panel. If the machine hangs for a long period
of time, Google the SRC code limiting your search to IBM.com and see what
it's telling you. If it gets far enough along in the IPL, the system will
search for a console.This step can take as long as 45 minutes to error out
but at this point you should be able to use the 65,21 procedure to determine
the console configuration.

Kind regards,

BJ


On 11/13/06, albartell <albartell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Brian,

Thanks for the detailed response.  I followed your instructions but was
only
able to go up to 64 (no 65).  Is there something missing from the below
instructions?


Thanks,
Aaron Bartell

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Brian
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 4:08 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: System i5 first boot

Aaron,

It looks like your system was configured for LAN console. You should have
followed the instructions in STEP 7 "Cable the system unit and Operations
Console (LAN)" of the "Quick start guide for i5 520" that you referenced.
If
you follow the instructions there it will tell you how the IP address for
the LAN console is established. You can connect the console PC to the T5
port of the i5 either through a straight ethernet cable (not crossover) or
via a hub or switch; I've done it both ways. I set one of these up two
weeks
ago and it was a piece of cake if you RTFM and follow the directions.

To see what console your system thinks it has do the following from the
front panel of the i5:

press the up arrow once to change the 01 to a 02 then press enter.
press enter again to accept the B<.
press the down arrow once to change the N< to a M< and then press enter.
press enter to accept the T<.
You're now in manual mode.
press the up arrow untill you reach 25 and press enter, it should respond
with 25 00.
press the up arrow once more to reach 26 and press enter, it should
respond
with 26 00. If it responds with 26 FF, repeat the 25, 26 combination
again.
press the up arrow untill you reach 65 and press enter.
press the down arrow untill you reach 21 and press enter.
press the down arrow untill you reach 11 and press enter.
You should see A603500A displayed. If you do, this means your set for LAN
console.

Kind regards,

BJ




On 11/13/06, albartell <albartell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> >First, look to see how you're supposed to be connected.  Your system
> >is
> configured to use something, probably Op's Console.
>
> Where do I look to see how my system is configured?  On the packing
> list that shipped with my system I have this line item on it:
>
> Feature   Quantity
> 5553         001        Sys console-ethernet no IOP
>
> >You really need to RTFM.
>
> I followed the "Quick start guide for i5 520" that came with my
> machine - didn't get me there.  All the other links that I have
> followed have not gotten me there (i.e. IBM Systems Hardware
> Information Center which was somehow installed on my desktop and I
> have been pouring through that).  I should not need to be well versed
> as an iSeries admin to get my machine booted for the first time.
>
> Can somebody confirm that I should be able to configure my iSeries if
> I connect a desktop PC to it via ethernet cable that has the wires
> switched for peer-to-peer capabilities (i.e. the desktop is directly
> etherneted into the iSeries without any other devices in-between)
>
> On a last note, the display panel on my latest boot is displaying
"01    B
> N  V=F"  with a single "T" on the second line.
>
> Thanks for any direction you can provide, Aaron Bartell
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 10:50 AM
> To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
> Subject: RE: System i5 first boot
>
> First, look to see how you're supposed to be connected.  Your system
> is configured to use something, probably Op's Console.  You really
> need to RTFM.
>
> Even if you do buy:  twinax card (providing you have a slot for it),
> twinax terminal, twinax cabling, etc, just shoving all this in doesn't
> automatically make this your system console.
>
> And twinax is not the magic bullet some altzeimers seem to think it is.
> I've had a lot of issues with it in the past.  Twinax cards going bad.
> Bad twinax cabling, address conflicts, baluns screwed up, terminals
> going bad, electrical shock from the attaching the cable because the
> wall plug was reversed, repeaters all needing to be replaced because
> 5250 signal is not as strong in an iSeries as it was in an AS/400, and
> more.
>
> Op's console was problem free for me.
> HMC, (now that most of the early ship issues have been worked out) is
> quite reliable now.
>
> Plus, with the newer technologies you can get remote access much easier.

>
> Rob Berendt
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>
>
>
> "albartell" <albartell@xxxxxxxxx>
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>
>
> Hmmm... I get the feeling that is the direction I should be going also.
>
> It has been quite some time since I have been an operator (when I
> actually used a dumb terminal). Is this what I should be looking at
getting?
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com/IBM-3476-amber-and-greens-3476_W0QQitemZ1200426295
> 89QQih
>
> Z002QQcategoryZ162QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem
>
> Looks like it is going to run me about $145.  Those things must be
> gaining speed as collectors items!  I seem to remember a plethora of
> them at my previous employer that were all going the way of the buffalo.
>
> Aaron Bartell
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joe Pluta
> Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 10:12 AM
> To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
> Subject: RE: System i5 first boot
>
> I don't use the HMC, Aaron, I use a $50 dumb tube and a twinax brick.
> I've never had any problems.
>
> Joe
>
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