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Re: What to expect with a 9406-170?



fixed

Yes,

Initialize erases the disks, check surface area only checks. But in
this case, with the load source damaged, it doesnt matter if all the
disks get wiped.

Best Regards,


On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 9:11 PM, Pete Massiello - ML
<pmassiello-ml@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You used the work "check" the disk with initialize, but understand when you initialize them you will wipe everything off them. Including the Raid set.

Pete

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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Roberto José Etcheverry Romero
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2013 6:38 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: What to expect with a 9406-170?

Clay,

Best way to test the hardware is to put the panel in D M and IPL from
I_BASE_01 cd for a 170 i think v4r5 or maybe v5r1 is the highest OS ver you can use. If the console hardware is OK you should get to the DST from CD and check the disks with "initialize" if everything goes OK you can then install a fresh copy.

Best Regards

On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 7:18 PM, Clay B Carley <cbc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Rob & list,

The cat 5 cable has been a cable I use on a daily basis, and tested
with a Fluke after I didn't see anything on the terminal. The
splitter is the one that came with the 3476, however it's a
refurbished unit that didn't come with a manual at all. I was
surprised it came with the splitter & power cable! The 4-port brick
is connected to the 9-pin connector on the correct card according to the manual I found from IBM.
And, the twinax balun is plugged into port 0 on the brick.

I did some more testing today, and after some info from DrFranken,
looking at what the panel was telling me it seemed to indicate that
perhaps the drive in slot 1 had failed. Pulling that drive, I now get
a new code with the attention light: B1014504, which attempting to
decode I found "load source failed or not found". Putting any disk in
slot 1 causes the 675A3200 src to appear, but moving that drive to
another slot does not cause that src to show up.

I'm guessing that the drives were zeroed out from the previous owner
(well, probably a couple of owners back anyway).

Again, I really appreciate everyones help!

Clay Carley


rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
It's been a decade or so since I've used twinax so I can't remember
much about that crap, like if the cursor is in the top right does
that mean the terminal is connected ok but the system isn't ready for it?
Obvious question: Is the brick connected to your 170?
Are you using the 0 port on the brick?
How was your Cat 5 test performed? Did you use the same pair of
baluns and wire on another midrange product? Was the wire attached
via RJ jacks or hard wired in? If hardwired, do you have the polarity right?

is the twinax splitter the one that came with the 3476? Ones
manufactured for other models often are not interchangeable.

Couldn't quickly find a manual for the 3476 online.

Rob Berendt
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