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by Irinikus
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

It will be a while before I run the machine up for the first time, as I am going to order all of the SUN peripherals and cables that I need for the machine from Wild Fire Systems in the UK. Why I didn't do this in the first place is beyond me! :roll: in the mean time, I have downloaded the DVD ISO f...
by Irinikus
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

excluding the various rack-mount systems, as they don't interest me at all They are unfortunately not able to source an Enterprise 10000 [...] so there goes that plan! :( That escalated quickly :mrgreen: You're right! :mrgreen: "Rack-type" systems such as your Predator of the Enterprise 1...
by Irinikus
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

They are unfortunately not able to source an Enterprise 10000 and the say that they haven't seen a complete one for years, so there goes that plan! :(
by Irinikus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

It looks like Solaris is not installed on the system drive of the machine, so this will have to be purchased. I was stupid to not have done this initially, but I will order all of the SUN peripherals for this machine from Wild Fire Systems and then get it up and running properly. (This might take so...
by Irinikus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

Thanks very much for all the help, I really appreciate it!

I will buy the required kettle-plugs and will try to access the system via the network tomorrow.

They did supply a network cable with the system, so this may be a good sighn. :D
by Irinikus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

I have taken a pic of the first page test output that they gave me, it appears that they logged in to the console via the RSC.

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by Irinikus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

I have sent an email to Wildfire systems, asking whether the system has been configured to allow me to get a console over the network port on the RSC card. I will hopefully get an answer tomorrow. If the machine is set up correctly, then how would I interface it with my Mac to give me a console over...
by Irinikus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

How do I set the mac up as a terminal, as I usually make use of a laptop with Windows XP on it? (hyper-terminal) I have always liked ZTerm for this. It's an old-school System 7 application that was ported to Carbon and then to Intel for OSX 10.7 and later. It gives you control of the serial line sp...
by Irinikus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

Apologies, the monitor doesn't have an S-Video input, but it does have HDMI, so I will need to get hold of an S-Video to HDMI converter.
by Irinikus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

Another option is to maybe make use of the S-Video output on the XVR-4000, as my monitor does have an S-Video input.

I will then just have to source the three kettle-plug power cables and a nice USB Keyboard and mouse.
by Irinikus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

If you just want to see it working, apart from two power cables (according to the Sun Fire 880 Server Owner's Guide on page 15, a minimum of two PSUs are required) you'd only need a serial adapter cable (DSUB25 to DSUB9, the pinout of the serial port is described on page 188 in the guide linked abo...
by Irinikus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Octane 2x400MHz 2GB RAM 18GB 15k HDD
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Octane 2x400MHz 2GB RAM 18GB 15k HDD

Welcome to the Octane Club, they are really nice solid machines. :D
by Irinikus
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

I received my V880z today. (everything inside the machine is absolutely brand new!) The company that I bought the machine from: (Wildfire Systems in the UK) was not able to offer me the V880z cosmetic upgrade kit, so the machine has the standard V880 cosmetics for now, until I can source an upgrade ...
by Irinikus
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: 320 Visual Workstation dual 1GHz, 512MB
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: 320 Visual Workstation dual 1GHz, 512MB

Have you overclocked it? Because CPU-Z shows 116 MHz FSB and 1160 CPU Clock. It does appear to be overclocked a little, but this was not intentional. It does however run stable with these clocks. Here is some more information on the system: IMG_2370.JPG Here's a picture of the system's internals. I...
by Irinikus
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: What Apple hardware do we have?
Replies: 131
Views: 10100

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Yeah that is a water cooled quad. Ive had a few G5 Macs... They're good for space heating but not much else. No I don't think so, look at the PCI-X slots, the 11,2 type G5 Power Macs have PCI Express. This is most likely one of the first G5 Power Macs (type 7,2 or 7,3 from 2004). I agree, it was so...

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