HP D7171A - NetServer - LPr User Manual

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  • Page 1: Hp Netserver Lxr 8500, Pci Hot Plug Utility, User Guide

    HP NetServer LXr 8500 PCI Hot Plug Utility User Guide Printed in August 1999...

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    Notice The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Windows NT ............. 1 Opening the Hot Plug Utility ................1 Opening the PCI Hot Plug Utility ............... 2 Powering Down a PCI Slot ................5 Removing a Hot Plug Board ................8 Powering Up a PCI Slot ...................

  • Page 5: Pci Hot Plug Utility For Windows Nt, Opening The Hot Plug Utility

    1 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Windows NT Opening the Hot Plug Utility Use this topic only for Microsoft's Windows NT 4.0 on the HP NetServer LXr 8500 using the software utility to perform PCI Hot Plug Replacement (or Online Replacement) operations.

  • Page 6: Opening The Pci Hot Plug Utility

    Chapter 1 Server Administration Using HP TopTools to the PCI slot. Refer to the Help File for a description of the PCI Hot Plug Utility's buttons and functions. NOTE The Power Button is the only button required to do basic Hot Plug Replacement.

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    Chapter 1 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Microsoft Windows NT Figure 1. PCI Hot Plug Utility 3. If no hot plug support appears under Board in the Utility's window instead of the desired PCI board, one of the following conditions might be true: à...

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    Chapter 1 Server Administration Using HP TopTools Attention Power PCI Hot Plug (Amber) LED Indicators P7 P6 P2 P1 Figure 2. PCI Slot Locations (Rear view) Battery IDE (CD-ROM) Configuration Switch Block SCSI A Flexible Disk Drive SCSI B (J1F1) Remote Control Board Cable Auxiliary I C...

  • Page 9: Powering Down A Pci Slot

    Chapter 1 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Microsoft Windows NT Powering Down a PCI Slot Use this topic to select and power down a PCI slot on the I/O baseboard. 1. Select the desired PCI slot (slot P7) to replace by pointing to it with the mouse cursor.

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    Chapter 1 Server Administration Using HP TopTools NOTE The Power button is the only button required to do basic Hot Plug Replacement operations. Figure 5. Pop-up Menu 4. Confirm your selection by clicking on Yes. As soon as confirmation is complete, the left P (Power) LED in the Utility window turns off (gray) and the slot status changes from "Link Fault"...

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    Chapter 1 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Microsoft Windows NT display with no hot plug support, but the Utility will not allow you to power down the PCI slot. Figure 6. PCI Slot is Powered Off 5. If the left P LED in the Hot Plug Utility window stays green, then consider these steps: a.

  • Page 12: Removing A Hot Plug Board

    Chapter 1 Server Administration Using HP TopTools 6. If the left P (Power) LED is turned off (gray), go to the next section, "Removing a Hot Plug Board" to remove the PCI Hot Plug board. Removing a Hot Plug Board Use this topic to physically remove a PCI Hot Plug Board from the slot.

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    Chapter 1 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Microsoft Windows NT Attention Power PCI Hot Plug (Amber) LED Indicators P7 P6 P2 P1 Figure 7. Hot Plug Slots The following table decodes the LEDs for each PCI slot: Table 1. PCI LED Power Code Amber Green Indicates This Status...

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    Chapter 1 Server Administration Using HP TopTools NOTE Ensure you label any cables attached to the PCI board (disk controller, NIC, etc.), to identify it later when connecting the cable to the new or replacement PCI board. 9. Release the PCI hold-down latch to remove the board from the PCI slot. a.

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    Chapter 1 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Microsoft Windows NT 10. If necessary, release the PCI card guide latch, allowing the PCI board to clear the card guide. See Figure 9. The PCI hold-down latch and PCI card guide latch are used to keep the PCI boards in place, since a screw is no longer used.

  • Page 16: Powering Up A Pci Slot

    Chapter 1 Server Administration Using HP TopTools 11. Grasp the edge of the PCI board firmly and pull upward. See Figure 10. Try to pull the board straight up without wiggling it side to side along the length of the board. Remove board Ensure PCI hold-down...

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    Chapter 1 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Microsoft Windows NT Figure 11. Selecting the PCI Slot to Turn Power On NOTE If the A (Attention) LED was lit (red) when you powered down the slot, it will remain lit (red) until power to the slot is turned...

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    Chapter 1 Server Administration Using HP TopTools 3. Click on the Power button in the upper right of the menu. See Figure 11. A pop-up prompt appears asking you to confirm your choice. See Figure Figure 12. Pop-up Menu 4. Confirm your selection by clicking on Yes. The pop-up prompt should disappear and the left P LED for the slot (slot 7) should turn green and after a few seconds the status should change from "Not Ready"...

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    Chapter 1 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Microsoft Windows NT 5. As the left P LED turns green, observe the right A LED and the board status while you wait a few seconds for the software driver to initialize the PCI board.

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    Chapter 1 Server Administration Using HP TopTools The right Power LED on the rear panel LED display should be green and the left Attention LED should be off (gray) at this point. 8. If possible, verify the PCI board's operation, before continuing. 9.

  • Page 21: Pci Hot Plug Utility For Novell Netware, Overview

    2 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Novell NetWare Overview Use this topic only for Novell's NetWare 5's software interface to perform PCI Hot Plug Replacement (or Online Replacement) operations. This topic and its subsequent topics describe how to turn power Off and On to the PCI slots (P1- P10) using the software interface.

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    Appendix B Warranty, Software License and Support The rear of the chassis provides two LEDs for each PCI Hot Plug slot to indicate its status. The LED indicators are related to the status shown in the user interfaces' main menu. The following table decodes the LEDs for each PCI slot. See Table 2 and Figure 14.

  • Page 23: Netware 5 Requirements

    Chapter 2 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Novell NetWare Figure 14. Main User Interface Screen NetWare 5 Requirements The PCI Hot Plug feature is operational in all ten slots, if: The NetWare's Hot Plug Controller driver (phpsbd.nlm) is loaded. The PCI Hot Plug board has a driver loaded or a drive for loading. The Hot Plug feature must be loaded before the Hot Plug feature can be enabled.

  • Page 24: Novell Configuration Manager Console

    Appendix B Warranty, Software License and Support Refer to the Help files and readme.txt file on the PCI Hot Plug - NetWare 5 diskette created from the HP NetServer Navigator CD-ROM or the NetWare documentation concerning the Hot Plug option for more information.

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    Chapter 2 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Novell NetWare Figure 15. Main Menu Display Table 3. Main Menu Fields and Descriptions Field Description Slot Number This field provides the PCI slot number for each PCI slot on the system board numbered from 1 to 10. Hot Plug This field indicates with a Yes or No if the PCI slot supports the Hot Plug feature.

  • Page 26: Slot Options Menu

    Appendix B Warranty, Software License and Support Field Description Slot Status This field provides the operational status of each PCI slot. The seven possible indications in this field, with descriptions of each, are: Powered Off – Power to the slot is turned off and an adapter may or may not be present.

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    Chapter 2 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Novell NetWare NOTE If a board slot is selected without the phpsbd.nlm loaded, the Slot Detailed Information screen will display automatically. Figure 16. Slot Options Menu Table 4. Slot Options Menu Selections Slot Menu Item Description Remove Adapter This indicates an adapter is in the slot and the slot is presently powered...

  • Page 28: Slot Detailed Information Screen

    Appendix B Warranty, Software License and Support Slot Menu Item Description Add Adapter These Slot Options are not supported by the HP NetServer LXr 8500. Power Off Slot Power On Slot Slot Detailed Information Screen The Slot Detailed Information screen displays all the pertinent information about the selected PCI slot and the adapter board in the PCI slot.

  • Page 29: Opening The User Interface

    Chapter 2 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Novell NetWare Table 5. Slot Detailed Information Screen Fields Field or Item Description Screen Title: The screen title indicates the PCI slot number, and if a board is installed, the name and model of the adapter board. Slot Information: This field provides the bus type (PCI) and number, the speed capability (33 or 66 MHz) and actual speed of the bus, and the bit...

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    Appendix B Warranty, Software License and Support ncmcon.nlm 2. Press the Enter (or Return) key. The console (NCMCON) should load and the user interface’s main menu will display on the monitor. All 10 PCI slots are shown in the display and all slots (P1 through P10) are used for hot plug operations and controlled by NCMCON.

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    Chapter 2 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Novell NetWare 1. Open the Novell Configuration Manager Console (NCMCON), if it is not already open. CAUTION To prevent a system crash or hang never open the PCI hold- down latch with power on to the desired slot. Always use the software interface to turn off power to the slot before physical removing the PCI board.

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    Appendix B Warranty, Software License and Support 5. Press the Enter key when you have selected the desired option. The Slot Options popup menu disappears and displays the popup menus in Figure 20, titled: Driver Is Loaded – Next Step NOTE The driver is removed from control of the PCI slot, but not from the list of drivers held in the HP NetServer under...

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    Chapter 2 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Novell NetWare Figure 21. Disk Controller Dismount Screen CAUTION Selecting Yes to the "Forcing A Remove" screen will dismount any disk drives connected to a Disk Drive Controller, which prevents access to the disk drives by any applications or users through the HP NetServer.

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    Appendix B Warranty, Software License and Support Figure 22. PCI Slot Changes to Powered Off 8. Verify the corresponding green Power LED on the rear of the HP NetServer is turned off, which verifies the correct PCI slot has been powered down.

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    Chapter 2 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Novell NetWare Attention Power PCI Hot Plug (Amber) LED Indicators P7 P6 P2 P1 Figure 23. PCI Slots and LED Indicators Table 6. PCI (Hot Plug) LED Code (Rear of Chassis) Amber Green Slot Status Indicates This Status...

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    Appendix B Warranty, Software License and Support board from this slot. 9. If the Slot Status for the desired PCI slot changes to Powered Off, go to next section, "Removing a Hot Plug Board", to physically remove the PCI board from the PCI slot (slot P5). Removing a Hot Plug Board Use this topic to physically remove a PCI Hot Plug Board from its PCI slot.

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    Chapter 2 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Novell NetWare Attention Power PCI Hot Plug (Amber) LED Indicators P7 P6 P2 P1 Figure 24. Hot Plug Slots and LEDs Table 7 decodes the LEDs for each PCI slot: Table 7. PCI (Hot Plug) LED Codes (rear panel view) Amber Green Slot...

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    Appendix B Warranty, Software License and Support Amber Green Slot Status Indicates This Status Powered Power to the slot is off. You can safely remove the board from this slot. 5. If not, go back to the software interface NCMCON and verify you have turned off power to the correct slot.

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    Chapter 2 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Novell NetWare The PCI hold-down latch is used to keep the PCI boards in place and to activate the PCI slot power switch and PCI LED board. NOTE The HP NetServer is shown with its top cover removed for clarity.

  • Page 40: Replacing A Hot Plug Board

    Appendix B Warranty, Software License and Support CAUTION When handling electronic components, wear a wrist strap and use a static-dissipating work surface connected to the chassis when handling components. Ensure the metal of the wrist strap contacts your skin. 10. Grasp the edge of the PCI board firmly and pull upward. See Figure 27. Try to pull the board straight up without wiggling it side to side along the length of the board.

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    Chapter 2 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Novell NetWare The desired PCI slot must be powered off. The replacement PCI Hot Plug board must be identical to the board it replaces, or use the same software driver. NOTE Some full-length PCI boards have a plastic "handle" (board extender) on one end.

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    Appendix B Warranty, Software License and Support Insert board Ensure PCI hold-down latch is at least half open before inserting board. Figure 28. Installing the Accessory Board 7. Close the PCI hold-down latch, by pushing it in from the rear of the NetServer, until it clicks.

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    Chapter 2 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Novell NetWare B. The latch should click into place. A. Push the PCI hold-down latch in from the rear. C. Close the latch on the PCI board guide. Figure 29. Closing the PCI Hold-Down Latch NOTE If the PCI hold-down latch does not fully close (click), the slot will not be powered on when you attempt to power on the slot.

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    Appendix B Warranty, Software License and Support 2. Select the desired PCI slot (P5) and press Enter. à If a PCI board does not occupy the board slot, an error message screen displays, "No Adapter Detected", and the Amber LED for the slot turns on.

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    Chapter 2 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Novell NetWare Figure 31. Cable Connection Prompt 4. Press Enter to acknowledge the prompt and continue the procedure. The Hardware Insertion/Removal Detection screen appears as shown in Figure 32. Figure 32. Hardware Detection screen...

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    Appendix B Warranty, Software License and Support 5. Press any key to continue, except the "Esc" key, and NetWare will load the appropriate driver for the adapter board. All prompts disappear and the main menu appears with desired PCI Slot (P5) active.

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    Chapter 2 PCI Hot Plug Utility for Novell NetWare Amber Green Slot Status Indicates This Status Active Power to the slot is on, and the slot is operating normally. Do not remove the board from the slot. Powered Off Power to the slot is off, but the Amber LED is (wrong board on, due to a failure in the Hot Replacement or no board)

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