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by jwhat
Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: want xbow upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: want xbow upgrade

I can provide this, for small charge ($20 + shipping), but do you just want boards or entire thing with disk cage? I ask because it is in Australia and someone here might provide for less by the time you ship with disk cages. It is likely to end in scrap heap otherwise... it as part of remains of pa...
by jwhat
Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:41 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Strange xvm results with Fibre Channel Array
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Strange xvm results with Fibre Channel Array

Hi Joerg, I already have command tag queuing and write caching enabled. I posted previous tests (with 3x300GB) here: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=13590 So irrespective of the test file size the read performance has gone from nearly 150 MB/Sec to only 40 MB/Sec, while write per...
by jwhat
Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Strange xvm results with Fibre Channel Array
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Strange xvm results with Fibre Channel Array

Dr. Dave, Chris, Ian and other Fibre Channel Enthausiats, I am getting some puzzling results from my Fibre Channel Array. I have just added extra 300GB Hitachi drives and so deleted my old 3x300GB xvm volume and created a 4x400GB xvm volume instead. I then ran diskperf to see difference, which I wou...
by jwhat
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:58 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Multiple NICs on Octane with DHCP (tg1 & ef0)
Replies: 8
Views: 427

FYI. Here are the DHCPoptionsToGet I have in /etc/config/proclaim.options There work for single interface (tg3 in my case). Lease: 31536000 Invocations: 2 1 #ServerAddress: #MaxTimeout: 5 ShutdownOnExpiry: 0 #DHCPoptionsToGet: 1,2,3,4,6,8,15,26,27,28,33,42 DHCPoptionsToGet: 2,3,4,6,8,15,26,27,28,33,...
by jwhat
Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Multiple NICs on Octane with DHCP (tg1 & ef0)
Replies: 8
Views: 427

DHCP

Nekochaners, I think the problem with DHCP resulting in a machine rename might be due to the DHCP options that are being used. I had problems with DHCP (a long time ago when I first used it on my machine) and got around them by changing the DHCP options after reading the RFC on the various flags. I ...
by jwhat
Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane2 2x600,VPro V12/DCD,8GB,2xFC/PCI+GBIT/RAD/DM10 (Fake)
Replies: 9
Views: 1495

FATA

Nekochaners, I have been testing the Seagate "FATA" disks (ST35000FCV), these are 500GB with 2G FC-AL interface but only 7200RPM rotation. Here are the results from running with 4 of these striped: porcipine 1% diskperf -W -D -n "4 x 500GB" -c4m /usr/people/space2/test/test2 #---...
by jwhat
Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Question on: Seagate 146 & 500 GB FC-AL Drives (12V ONLY
Replies: 8
Views: 413

FATA not BETA

Chris & others, I have now tested a few more of the 500GB drives and have reached the conclusion that they are definiately FATA drives and appear to have been OEMed by HP, IBM and XYRATEX. The are certainly not BETA, as of the 5 drives I have bested only two have been fully operational. 2 - ok 1...
by jwhat
Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Question on: Seagate 146 & 500 GB FC-AL Drives (12V ONLY
Replies: 8
Views: 413

Thanks

Chris, Thanks for the "shameless plug" it even contains useful information. Do you know if the STxxxxFCV (compared to normal STxxxxFC) product name is the indicator that drive is 12V only? I am asking as the 500 GB disks have had the lower part of the label removed. Also is it possible tha...
by jwhat
Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Question on: Seagate 146 & 500 GB FC-AL Drives (12V ONLY
Replies: 8
Views: 413

No Problems

Unix Museum, well if you can run them in SUN which I presume is standard FC-AL Array, then I should have no trouble with my array ;-) . I got 3 Seagate 500's but one was dead. Another person I know got 2 seagate 500's and he can't use his at all. So I am not sure if the are simply crappy quality or ...
by jwhat
Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Question on: Seagate 146 & 500 GB FC-AL Drives (12V ONLY
Replies: 8
Views: 413

Question on: Seagate 146 & 500 GB FC-AL Drives (12V ONLY

Nekochaners, does anyone have any experience with the following Seagate drives: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220098272690 & http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170095669488 Both models are (FCV) variants: ST3146807FCV & ST500071FCV Why the "1...
by jwhat
Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane2 2x600,VPro V12/DCD,8GB,2xFC/PCI+GBIT/RAD/DM10 (Fake)
Replies: 9
Views: 1495

Windoze

Hi Regan, Hitachi OGT is Windoze program..., which makes life difficult as I only have 1 FC card, so have to swap it in and out of SGI box to do testing and diagnostics. I tried to copy the DLL to \windows\system2 directory, but still got the same problem... Normally if you have DLL is same director...
by jwhat
Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane2 2x600,VPro V12/DCD,8GB,2xFC/PCI+GBIT/RAD/DM10 (Fake)
Replies: 9
Views: 1495

Diskperf Result with Fabric

Nekochaners, after some major mucking around with Fibre Channel Fabric addressing and trying to get various ebay sourced drives going, I have now got my box running with 2x500GB Seagates (7200 RPM) for backup and 3x300 GB Hitachi (10K RPM) striped for video serving. The combination of FC & Switc...
by jwhat
Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: firewire card... I don't get it...
Replies: 230
Views: 23921

SIIG crashes PCI Cage

Firewirers, I have fake DM10. This is a SIIG card with the Texas Instruments single chip controller. The board has got 3 external ports. My Octane has been experiencing problems with PCI Cage lately (possibly since upgrading from 6.5.27 to 6.5.29 I suspect). See this item: http://forums.nekochan.net...
by jwhat
Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Recovered O3k D-brick - can it be used with other systems?
Replies: 3
Views: 439

DBrick is Xyratex OEM'ed

Stuart, I have just connected Xyratex 2GB 16 disk JBOD array to my Octane and it works fine. See here for hinv: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?t=13590 My box has "Discreet" OEM branding but it looks identical to DBrick but with 16 disks rather than SGI's 12 (as note above SGI oem...
by jwhat
Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane2 2x600,VPro V12/DCD,8GB,2xFC/PCI+GBIT/RAD/DM10 (Fake)
Replies: 9
Views: 1495

Fibre Channel Fabric Hinv

FC Users, I have got dual port fc board up and connected to array which is partitioned as 2 2x8 JBOD's with redundent controllers. There are only 4 physical disk in array at the moment, but via switch this show up in IRIX as fabric, of 8 disks on each controller. Here is hinv. # hinv -mv Location: /...

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