Re: General questions about alphaserver 1200 (533AU2)
On Monday 09 December 2002 11:04 am, Juhana Paavola wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Dec 2002, mc wrote:
> > I did a bit more research since my original post, and one
> > thing I need to know is what scsi adapters will this machine
> > boot from? I have a few different 53c875's, a 53c895 and
> > and an 896 based card(dual channel lvd). On my PC164 i was
> > forced to add a small ide drive, put /boot on that and boot
> > from it, with / residing on my lvd drives. Will any of
> > these work, or should i find an original storageworks
> > drive/canister to boot from?
> I have done that, except little different system.
> Alpha PWS433a + Adaptec 2940 + scsi and ide disks.
> Now, all works fine if you use AlphaBios, but I just wanted to
> see how SRM works.
> SRM didn't see 2940 and disk attached to it, but it saw ide
> disk in mobo's ide channel, so I booted from ide disk.
Any Adaptec model up to and including the AIC7880 (Adaptec
2940UW) should get noticed by SRM if you just have a recent
enough SRM update (v5.8 is the latest, I'm told). I may try to
update my SRM firmware myself (my LX164 is on v5.1), but then
again, I may just use an IDE disk to hold my boot files.
Any single-ended QLogic SCSI adapters (i.e. 1020, 1040) should
also get recognized by SRM. They've been supported for ages
(the original DEC-branded SCSI controllers were actually QLogic
cards with the DEC label on them).
"If a server crashes in a server farm and no one pings it, does
it still cost four figures to fix?"