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HP AlphaServer TS15 Owner's Manual

HP AlphaServer TS15 Owner's Manual (252 pages)

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Table of contents
European Union Notice5................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents7................................................................................................................................................................
Preface15................................................................................................................................................................
Intended Audience15................................................................................................................................................................
How To Use This Guide15................................................................................................................................................................
Document Structure15................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 1 System Overview17................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-8 Operator Control Panel17................................................................................................................................................................
System Enclosure Configurations18................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-2 Rackmount Details For Alphaserver Ts15 System19................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-3 Views Of Optional Storage Cages20................................................................................................................................................................
Common Components21................................................................................................................................................................
Top View22................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-4 Top View22................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-9 System Motherboard23................................................................................................................................................................
Rear Ports And Slots24................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-5 Rear Ports And Slots24................................................................................................................................................................
Network Connections25................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-6 Ethernet Network Connection25................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-7 Network Led Indicators25................................................................................................................................................................
Operator Control Panel26................................................................................................................................................................
Remote Commands27................................................................................................................................................................
System Motherboard28................................................................................................................................................................
Cpu29................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Dimms29................................................................................................................................................................
Pci Busses29................................................................................................................................................................
Slots On The Pci Riser Card30................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-10 Slots On The Pci Riser Card30................................................................................................................................................................
Table 1-1 How Physical I/o Slots Map To Logical Slots30................................................................................................................................................................
Storage Cage Options31................................................................................................................................................................
Internal Storage Cage31................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-11 Internal Storage Cage Configuration31................................................................................................................................................................
Front Access Storage Cage32................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-12 Front Access Storage Cage Configuration32................................................................................................................................................................
Console Terminal33................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-13 Console Terminal Connected To Com1 Port33................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-14 Vga Monitor Connected To Optional Video Card34................................................................................................................................................................
Ground And Power Connections35................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-15 Ground And Power Connections35................................................................................................................................................................
System Access Lock36................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 2 Operating The System37................................................................................................................................................................
Powering Up The System38................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 2-1 Leds On The Operator Control Panel38................................................................................................................................................................
Power-up Displays39................................................................................................................................................................
Srom Power-up Display40................................................................................................................................................................
Srm Console Power-up Display41................................................................................................................................................................
Srm Console42................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting The Display Device44................................................................................................................................................................
Displaying The Hardware Configuration45................................................................................................................................................................
Displaying Boot Environment Variables46................................................................................................................................................................
Displaying The Logical Hardware Configuration47................................................................................................................................................................
Displaying The Bootable Devices49................................................................................................................................................................
Table 2-1 How Physical I/o Slots Map To Logical Slots49................................................................................................................................................................
Table 2-2 Device Naming Conventions50................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The Memory Configuration51................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Srm Environment Variables52................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Console Security53................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Console Password54................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Console To Secure Mode55................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Security During A Console Session56................................................................................................................................................................
Returning To User Mode58................................................................................................................................................................
Updating Firmware59................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Loadable Firmware Update Utility59................................................................................................................................................................
Manually Updating Tig Or Rmc Booter61................................................................................................................................................................
Updating From The Cd-rom62................................................................................................................................................................
Updating From An Openvms System Disk63................................................................................................................................................................
Updating From The Network64................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 3 Booting And Installing An Operating System65................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Boot Options66................................................................................................................................................................
Auto_action67................................................................................................................................................................
Bootdef_dev68................................................................................................................................................................
Boot_file70................................................................................................................................................................
Boot_osflags71................................................................................................................................................................
Table 3-1 Openvms Boot Flag Settings72................................................................................................................................................................
Eg*0_inet_init, Ei*0_inet_init, Ew*0_inet_init73................................................................................................................................................................
Ex*_protocols74................................................................................................................................................................
Booting Tru64 Unix75................................................................................................................................................................
Booting Tru64 Unix Over The Network77................................................................................................................................................................
Example 3–2 Ris Boot77................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up The Watchdog Timer79................................................................................................................................................................
Starting A Tru64 Unix Installation80................................................................................................................................................................
Example 3–3 Text-based Installation Display80................................................................................................................................................................
Booting Openvms82................................................................................................................................................................
Booting Openvms From The Infoserver84................................................................................................................................................................
Example 3–5 Infoserver Boot84................................................................................................................................................................
Starting An Openvms Installation86................................................................................................................................................................
Example 3–6 Openvms Installation Menu86................................................................................................................................................................
Installing And Configuring Options87................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing To Install Options88................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Replacing The Top Cover89................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-1 Removing The Front Bezel89................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-2 Removing The Enclosure From The Rack90................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-3 Removing The Top Cover91................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Disk In Center Internal Storage Bay93................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-4 Accessing The Center Internal Storage Bay93................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-5 Replacing The Disk In The Center Internal Storage Bay94................................................................................................................................................................
Status Leds On Front Access Drives95................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-6 Leds On The Front Access Drive (front View)95................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Front Access Drive96................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-7 Replacing A Front Access Disk Drive96................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-8 Replacing A Front Access Tape Drive97................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The Front Access Storage Cage98................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-9 Accessing The Front Access Storage Cage98................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Bottom Drive - Front Access Cage100................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-10 Replacing Bottom Drive - Front Access Storage Cage100................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The Internal Storage Cage102................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-11 Accessing The Internal Storage Cage102................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Bottom Drive - Internal Storage Cage104................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-12 Replacing Bottom Drive - Internal Storage Cage104................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Middle Drive - Internal Storage Cage106................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-13 Replacing Middle Drive - Internal Storage Cage106................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Dvd/cd-rw Drive - Internal Storage Cage108................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-14 Replacing Dvd/cd-rw Drive - Internal Storage Cage108................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Configuration And Installation110................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Organization110................................................................................................................................................................
Physical Layout On The System Motherboard110................................................................................................................................................................
Configuration Rules110................................................................................................................................................................
Table 4-1 Memory Configuration111................................................................................................................................................................
Installing And Removing Dimms112................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-15 Pci Riser Led112................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-16 Installing A Dimm113................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-17 Removing A Dimm113................................................................................................................................................................
Pci Configuration And Installation114................................................................................................................................................................
Pci Configuration114................................................................................................................................................................
Table 4-2 Comparison Of Physical And Logical Slot Numbering114................................................................................................................................................................
Pci Configuration Rules For 66 Mhz Modules115................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Pci Option Module116................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-18 Installing A Pci Option Module116................................................................................................................................................................
Installing An Ati Radeon Graphics Card118................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-19 Installing An Ati Radeon Graphics Card118................................................................................................................................................................
External Scsi Expansion120................................................................................................................................................................
Shared Scsi Support121................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-20 Shared Scsi Operation Jumper121................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-21 External Scsi Connector122................................................................................................................................................................
Sources Of Firmware Updates123................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-22 Loadable Firmware Update Utility123................................................................................................................................................................
Updating Firmware From The Cd-rom124................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 5 Using Firmware125................................................................................................................................................................
Srm Console Overview126................................................................................................................................................................
Invoking The Srm Console127................................................................................................................................................................
Srm Command Summary128................................................................................................................................................................
Table 5-1 Summary Of Srm Console Commands128................................................................................................................................................................
Table 5-2 Notation Formats For Srm Console Commands129................................................................................................................................................................
Table 5-3 Special Characters For Srm Console130................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help132................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5–1 Help (or Man)132................................................................................................................................................................
Displaying The Configuration133................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5–2 Show Config133................................................................................................................................................................
Table 5-4 How Physical I/o Slots Map To Logical Slots135................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5–3 Show Device136................................................................................................................................................................
Table 5-5 Device Naming Conventions136................................................................................................................................................................
Displaying The Memory Configuration137................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5–4 Show Memory137................................................................................................................................................................
Displaying The Power Status138................................................................................................................................................................
Displaying The Srm Console Version138................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5–5 Show Power138................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5–6 Show Version138................................................................................................................................................................
Displaying The Cpu Status139................................................................................................................................................................
Displaying The Palcode Version139................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5–7 Show Cpu139................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5–8 Show Pal139................................................................................................................................................................
Booting An Operating System140................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5-9 Tru64 Unix Boot (abbreviated)140................................................................................................................................................................
Testing The System142................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5-10 Test142................................................................................................................................................................
Starting And Stopping Cpu144................................................................................................................................................................
Halt (or Stop)144................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5-11 Halt And Continue144................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5-12 Updating Firmware From A Cd146................................................................................................................................................................
Forcing A System Crash Dump148................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5-13 Crash148................................................................................................................................................................
Initializing The System149................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5-14 Init149................................................................................................................................................................
Reading A File151................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5-15 More151................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Power-up Script153................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5-16 Editing The Nvram Script153................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5-17 Clearing The Nvram Script153................................................................................................................................................................
Overview Of Secure Mode155................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5-18 Set Password156................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5-19 Set Secure157................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5-20 Login158................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5-21 Clearing The Secure Password160................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5-22 Clear Password161................................................................................................................................................................
Setting And Viewing Environment Variables162................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5-23 Set Envar And Show Envar162................................................................................................................................................................
Example 5-24 User-created Environment Variable162................................................................................................................................................................
Set Envar163................................................................................................................................................................
Show Envar163................................................................................................................................................................
Table 5-6 Environment Variable Summary164................................................................................................................................................................
Com*_baud166................................................................................................................................................................
Console167................................................................................................................................................................
Eg*0_mode, Ei*0_mode, Or Ew*0_mode168................................................................................................................................................................
Kbd_hardware_type170................................................................................................................................................................
Language171................................................................................................................................................................
Os_type172................................................................................................................................................................
Pci_parity173................................................................................................................................................................
Pk*0_fast174................................................................................................................................................................
Pk*0_host_id175................................................................................................................................................................
Pk*0_soft_term176................................................................................................................................................................
Tt_allow_login178................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Remote Management Console179................................................................................................................................................................
Rmc Overview180................................................................................................................................................................
Operating Modes182................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 6-1 Data Flow In Through Mode182................................................................................................................................................................
Bypass Modes184................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 6-2 Data Flow In Bypass Mode184................................................................................................................................................................
Terminal Setup187................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 6-3 Setup For Rmc With Vt Terminal187................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 6-4 Setup For Rmc With Vga Monitor188................................................................................................................................................................
Srm Environment Variables For Com1189................................................................................................................................................................
Entering The Rmc190................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Command-line Interface192................................................................................................................................................................
Displaying The System Status193................................................................................................................................................................
Table 6-1 Status Command Fields194................................................................................................................................................................
Displaying The System Environment197................................................................................................................................................................
Using Power On And Off, Reset, And Halt Functions198................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Remote Dial-in200................................................................................................................................................................
Example 6-1 Dial-in Configuration200................................................................................................................................................................
Example 6-2 Unsetting The Password203................................................................................................................................................................
Table 6-2 Modem Initialization Commands203................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Dial-out Alert204................................................................................................................................................................
Example 6-3 Dial-out Alert Configuration204................................................................................................................................................................
Table 6-3 Elements Of Dial String And Alert String207................................................................................................................................................................
Rmc Firmware Update And Recovery208................................................................................................................................................................
Example 6-4 Loadable Firmware Update Utility209................................................................................................................................................................
Resetting The Rmc To Factory Defaults211................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 6-5 Rmc Jumpers (default Positions)213................................................................................................................................................................
Rmc Command Reference214................................................................................................................................................................
Clear Port215................................................................................................................................................................
Table 6-4 Initialization Commands With Modemdef Enabled217................................................................................................................................................................
Power Off219................................................................................................................................................................
Set Escape222................................................................................................................................................................
Set Password222................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Tips223................................................................................................................................................................
Table 6-5 Rmc Troubleshooting223................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 7 Troubleshooting225................................................................................................................................................................
Diagnostic Leds On Ocp226................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 7-1 Led Patterns During Power-up226................................................................................................................................................................
Table 7-1 Ocp Switches227................................................................................................................................................................
Table 7-2 Ocp Led Indications227................................................................................................................................................................
Error Beep Codes228................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 7-2 Circuit Breaker On Power Supply228................................................................................................................................................................
Table 7-3 Error Beep Codes228................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems229................................................................................................................................................................
Table 7-4 Troubleshooting Power Problems229................................................................................................................................................................
Console-reported Failures230................................................................................................................................................................
Table 7-5 Troubleshooting Console-reported Failures230................................................................................................................................................................
Boot Problems231................................................................................................................................................................
Table 7-6 Troubleshooting Boot Problems231................................................................................................................................................................
Thermal Problems And Environmental Status232................................................................................................................................................................
Operating System Reported Failures233................................................................................................................................................................
Table 7-7 Operating System Reported Failures233................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems234................................................................................................................................................................
Example 7-1 Memory Sizing234................................................................................................................................................................
Table 7-8 Troubleshooting Memory Problems234................................................................................................................................................................
Pci Bus Problems235................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Problems236................................................................................................................................................................
Fail-safe Booter Utility237................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Fsb Automatically237................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Fsb Manually238................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 7-3 Fsb Switch "on" Setting238................................................................................................................................................................
Required Firmware239................................................................................................................................................................
Example 7-2 Running Lfu239................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications241................................................................................................................................................................
A.1 Physical Specifications242................................................................................................................................................................
Table A-1 Physical Characteristics - Alphaserver Ts15242................................................................................................................................................................
Table A-2 Nebs Seismic (earthquake) Cabinets242................................................................................................................................................................
A.2 Environmental Specifications243................................................................................................................................................................
Table A-3 Environmental Characteristics - All System Variants243................................................................................................................................................................
A.3 Electrical Specifications244................................................................................................................................................................
A.4 Acoustics244................................................................................................................................................................
Table A-4 Electrical Characteristics - All System Variants244................................................................................................................................................................
Table A-5 Acoustics244................................................................................................................................................................
A.5 Regulatory Approvals245................................................................................................................................................................
Table A-6 Regulatory Approvals245................................................................................................................................................................
A.6 References246................................................................................................................................................................

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