Getting started with an rx2600 - VMS

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  1. Getting started with an rx2600

    Guys,

    I've just received an rx2600 and am trying to get into the console /
    MP menus but am having no luck so far.

    The Management Processor is connected (via ethernet) to a Cisco PIX
    501 that is handing out addresses via DHCP. However, it does not
    appear to be grabbing one. Also, the MP led is solid amber which
    according to the docs means self test.

    Connecting a serial terminal to the console line (DB9 connector
    labelled CONSOLE, not the DB25 on the MP) simply loops the following
    messages:

    2 0 0x0002A1 0x28000000FFF21130 Processor PSP
    2 0 0x000115 0x0000000000000000 MCA: Uncorrected Machine Check
    3 0 0x000107 0x0000000000000000 OS MCA address not registered
    1 0 0x0000A4 0x0000000000000000 start memory discovery
    1 0 0x0000FB 0x0000000000000000 initialize memory only (don't test)
    1 0 0x000081 0x0000000000000000 start I/O discovery
    2 0 0x000285 0x0000000000000000 SAL_CHECK Initialized Store
    7 0 0x000098 0x0000000000000000 Machine Check initiated

    Note that this machine does not have a drive attached at all at the
    moment, could this be a problem?

    How do I get an EFI menu or something up?

    Sampsa



  2. Re: Getting started with an rx2600

    On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 07:25:25 -0700, wrote:

    > 7 0 0x000098 0x0000000000000000 Machine Check initiated


    I would try reseating all the boards.

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  3. Re: Getting started with an rx2600

    On Sep 15, 3:47*pm, "Tom Linden" wrote:
    > On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 07:25:25 -0700, wrote:
    > > 7 0 0x000098 0x0000000000000000 Machine Check initiated

    >
    > I would try reseating all the boards.
    >
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    > PL/I for OpenVMSwww.kednos.com


    You mean the RAM and CPU, the PCI cage is empty?

    Sampsa


  4. Re: Getting started with an rx2600

    On Sep 15, 5:53*pm, samp...@gmail.com wrote:
    > On Sep 15, 3:47*pm, "Tom Linden" wrote:
    >
    > > On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 07:25:25 -0700, wrote:
    > > > 7 0 0x000098 0x0000000000000000 Machine Check initiated

    >
    > > I would try reseating all the boards.


    I just reseated all the RAM and it boots up into an EFI shell. Thanks!

    Sampsa


  5. Re: Getting started with an rx2600

    On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:12:07 -0700, wrote:

    > I just reseated all the RAM and it boots up into an EFI shell. Thanks!


    Great. Now here is the next great tip. When you write PL/I applications
    make sure you understand how ON conditions and signalling works so that you
    write safe, failsoft code, something that is rather more difficult to do in
    C.

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