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Re: Issues IPL'ing 9406-179



fixed

I have 8 disks in the box.
I replaced the bad disk and then started the initialization process for all 8 to start a complete reload.
Then I found the below - which seems to mean that I probably could have initialized only the bad drive and then reloaded the licensed code from the RAID ?

Not sure what was going on - but I got the 675A3200 even with 8 drives - only the 1st drive under the CD was bad.


Re: What to expect with a 9406-170?

Clay,

Pictures are worth a thousand words! Looking at those I can see there
are Eight disk units in there. This means that the system has a RAID
card. There is no way to configure that machine with more than 4 drives
without adding a RAID card. It's VERY likely that the battery on that
RAID card is failed. If you take the card out and bring the battery to
Batteries Plus (or whatever is in your neighborhood) you can usually get
a replacement for under $20. I would certainly do that before I began
a recovery. The RAID card will be on the side with the control panel
and the 4 drive cage. The slot it is in is mandatory so put it back
where you find it.:-)

So that you know the Load Source disk unit is the disk immediately
below the CD Drive on that side. Placement of the rest of the disk
units does not matter they will be found at IPL and recognized by their
serial numbers.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis







On 9/18/2013 10:10 AM, DrFranken wrote:
I believe he has no raid as the disk controller is 675A which I seem to
recall is the No Raid base controller those machines shipped with by
default if you had 4 drives or fewer.


- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

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On 9/18/2013 8:49 AM, Roberto José Etcheverry Romero wrote:

To check is the disks were raid'ed, check the model/type. You might have
6713-7X or 6713-50 (6713 being a type of disk 7X a disk under raid and 50 a
disk without raid).
Best Regards,



On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 6:29 PM, RASU<rasu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Thanks Jack.
I managed to IPL from the CD and was able to get to DST
From there I analyzed the Disks and one had unreadable errors.
It did give me a Serial Number& Name.
Before I exit DST I have these option:

1) Save Load Source Disk Unit Data
2) Copy Load Source Disk Unit Data
3) Display/change Page Data
4) Analyze Disk Unit Surface (which is what I did)
5) Initialize& Format Disk
6) Reclaim IOP Cache Storage
7) Stop Device Parity Protection

Since I couldn't IPL without the CD - I'm assuming the bad disk is a
Load Disk

So before I exit - since I'm also assuming I had RAID

Is there anything I can do to prevent having to reload the system entirely
?

Thanks for any advice,
Anguis





On 9/17/2013 1:44 PM, Jack Kingsley wrote:
Rasu, maybe this reference will assist you.

http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.hardware.ibm.midrange/182980


On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 1:37 PM, RASU<rasu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello All,

I have a 9406-170 that was sitting idle for over 3 years.
Upon trying to restart - it IPL'd in manual mode.
After 3 IPL's it would no longer come up far enough for Terminal access.
Code 675A3200
System Time& Date were messed up when it did IPL fully so I replaced
both the Clock& Cache Batteries.
That fixed nothing.

I'm back to 675A3200 with display codes as follows:
Display Code
11-3 675A3200
12-3 00620117
13-3 00010100
14-3 000100FF
15-3 675A0002
16-3 00000000
17-3 00000000
18-3 00000000
19-3 04440000

I purchased some spare disks just in case.
I also have the V5R1 CD's.

ANY advice appreciated as I am currently dead in the water.

Thanks,
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