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Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:34 pm 
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I'm bringing this into a new thread since the previous one went quite OT.

I have an IBM 7028-6C1 iterates through the "checkpoints" which are documented on page 30 (PDF page 48) of the service guide, and beeps, apparently trying to boot. When it fails, the whole process starts over again. It takes several minutes, but I'm confident the machine is with the living.

However, I still don't have any serial console access, using a known-good cable on serial port one on the rear of the unit. I've tried a multitude of baud rates with known-good cables on both serial ports 1 and 2 on the rear of the server, as well as the front-facing port.

Can someone who is somewhat familiar with this box help a brotha' out?

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Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:42 pm 
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Does this machine have the capability to connect to a HMC?

I setup a p520 (power6) and I had to reset the HMC settings before the serial console would work properly. Then it was 9600 N81.

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I don't know, how do I tell. How did you reset it? I think I remember seeing something about HMC in the manual.


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Ethernet ports labeled HMC 1 and HMC 2 would be a give away. There is a minimal web interface available if you connect a machine to one and you can reset from there if I recall correctly. Check the manuals.

Once I did that it came up on the serial port just fine.

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In that case, I'm pretty sure it doesn't have it. What I wouldn't give for a "reset CMOS" jumper right about now ;-)


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Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:48 pm 
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My 7028-6C1 has 3 serial ports on the back, numbered 1,2 and 3.

I connected to port 1 with serial cable, I used a null modem to a Linux box running minicom. The settings as reported by minicom:

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 CTRL-A Z for help |  9600 8N1 | NOR | Minicom 2.1    | VT102 | Online 45:08


With the machine powered off, but connected to the power, the service processor can be activated with a carriage return.

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                          Service Processor Firmware
                           Firmware level: ct020822
                       Copyright 2000, IBM Corporation
                                    copper

                              MAIN MENU   

           1. Service Processor Setup Menu 
           2. System Power Control Menu 
           3. System Information Menu 
           4. Language Selection Menu 
           5. Call-In/Call-Out Setup Menu 
           6. Set System Name 
          99. Exit from Menus 

 1>


Selecting menu option 2 takes it through to the power control.

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 1> 2
                            SYSTEM POWER CONTROL MENU 

         1. Enable/Disable Unattended Start Mode: 
              Currently Disabled

         2. Ring Indicate Power-On Menu 
         3. Reboot/Restart Policy Setup Menu 
         4. Power-On System 
         5. Power-Off System 
         6. Enable/Disable Fast System Boot: 
              Currently Enabled

         7. Boot Mode Menu 
        98. Return to Previous Menu 
        99. Exit from Menus 

 1>


Selecting 4 and answering "y" will power the machine up.

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 1> 4
      WARNING:  POWERING SYSTEM WILL EXIT MENUS!
  Enter "Y" to continue, any other key to abort.y
System Powering On.

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P1-I5/G1
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Then an odd line while it has a think

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     memory      keyboard     network      scsi      speaker     


Finally launches into the business of the day.

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                             STARTING SOFTWARE                               
                               PLEASE WAIT...                               
                                                                             
                                                                     
                                                                     
                                                                     
                                                                     
                                                                     
                                                                     
                                                                     
                                                                     
                                                                     
                                                                     
                                                                     
 \






-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Welcome to AIX.
                       boot image timestamp: 21:23 09/13
                 The current time and date: 00:04:54 08/14/2011
               number of processors: 1    size of memory: 2048MB
                   boot device: /pci@fef00000/scsi@c/sd@a:2
                     kernel size: 15084161; 64 bit kernel
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


*****************************************************************************
*
* Starting Desktop Login on display :0...
*
* Wait for the Desktop Login screen before logging in.
*
*****************************************************************************

Saving Base Customize Data to boot disk
Starting the sync daemon
Starting the error daemon
System initialization completed.
Setting tunable parameters...complete
Starting Multi-user Initialization
 Performing auto-varyon of Volume Groups
 Activating all paging spaces
0517-075 swapon: Paging device /dev/paging00 is already active.
swapon: Paging device /dev/hd6 activated.

The current volume is: /dev/hd1
Primary superblock is valid.

The current volume is: /dev/hd10opt
Primary superblock is valid.
 Performing all automatic mounts
Multi-user initialization completed
Checking for srcmstr active...complete
Starting tcpip daemons:
0513-059 The syslogd Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 196704.
0513-059 The sendmail Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 200802.
0513-059 The portmap Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 168098.
0513-059 The inetd Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 155776.
0513-059 The snmpd Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 172120.
0513-059 The hostmibd Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 176218.
0513-059 The snmpmibd Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 180316.
0513-059 The aixmibd Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 184414.
0513-059 The xfs Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 213100.
Finished starting tcpip daemons.
0513-059 The muxatmd Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 217194.
nsmb0 Available
Starting NFS services:
0513-059 The biod Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 270468.
0513-059 The nfsd Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 237696.
0513-059 The rpc.mountd Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 241810.
0513-059 The rpc.statd Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 262326.
0513-059 The rpc.lockd Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 221312.
Completed NFS services.

























AIX Version 5
Copyright IBM Corporation, 1982, 2008.
Console login: 0513-059 The ctrmc Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 344234.


Then you can login and shutdown.

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root's Password:
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*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
*  Welcome to AIX Version 5.3!                                                *
*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
*  Please see the README file in /usr/lpp/bos for information pertinent to    *
*  this release of the AIX Operating System.                                  *
*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
*******************************************************************************
Last login: Sat Apr 24 15:37:13 NZST 2010 on /dev/pts/0 from evo.xyz.local

# uname -a
AIX copper 3 5 0006B43A4C00
# shutdown -h now

SHUTDOWN PROGRAM
Sun Aug 14 12:10:26 NZST 2011


Broadcast message from root@copper (tty) at 12:10:26 ...

shutdown: PLEASE LOG OFF NOW !!!
System maintenance is in progress.
All processes will be killed now.




Broadcast message from root@copper (tty0) at 12:10:26 ...

shutdown: THE SYSTEM IS BEING SHUT DOWN NOW

0513-044 The radiusd Subsystem was requested to stop.
Process 229530 will be terminated...
0513-044 The sshd Subsystem was requested to stop.

Wait for '....Halt completed....' before stopping.
Error reporting has stopped.
Advanced Accounting has stopped...
Process accounting has stopped.
nfs_clean: Stopping NFS/NIS Daemons
0513-044 The nfsd Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-044 The biod Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-044 The rpc.lockd Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-044 The rpc.statd Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-004 The Subsystem or Group, gssd, is currently inoperative.
0513-004 The Subsystem or Group, nfsrgyd, is currently inoperative.
0513-044 The rpc.mountd Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-004 The Subsystem or Group, ypserv, is currently inoperative.
0513-004 The Subsystem or Group, ypbind, is currently inoperative.
0513-004 The Subsystem or Group, yppasswdd, is currently inoperative.
0513-004 The Subsystem or Group, ypupdated, is currently inoperative.
0513-004 The Subsystem or Group, nis_cachemgr, is currently inoperative.
0513-004 The Subsystem or Group, rpc.nisd, is currently inoperative.
0513-004 The Subsystem or Group, rpc.nispasswdd, is currently inoperative.
Stopping TCP/IP daemons: ndpd-host lpd routed gated sendmail inetd named timed rwhod iptrace dpid2 snmpd rshd rlogind telnetd syslogd
Removing TCP/IP lock files
0513-044 The hostmibd Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-044 The snmpmibd Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-044 The aixmibd Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-044 The xfs Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-044 The muxatmd Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-044 The qdaemon Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-044 The writesrv Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-044 The ctrmc Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-044 The hwsdagent Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-044 The IBM.ERRM Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-044 The IBM.ServiceRM Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-044 The IBM.CSMAgentRM Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-044 The IBM.HWCTRLRM Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-044 The IBM.DMSRM Subsystem was requested to stop.
0513-044 The IBM.AuditRM Subsystem was requested to stop.
All processes currently running will now be killed...
Unmounting the file systems...

Bringing down network interfaces: en0 lo0


Aug 14 12:10:55 portmap: terminating on signal.
....Halt completed....


Finally, sending carriage return will give you the service processor menu.

Code:
                          Service Processor Firmware
                           Firmware level: ct020822
                       Copyright 2000, IBM Corporation
                                    copper

                              MAIN MENU   

           1. Service Processor Setup Menu 
           2. System Power Control Menu 
           3. System Information Menu 
           4. Language Selection Menu 
           5. Call-In/Call-Out Setup Menu 
           6. Set System Name 
          99. Exit from Menus 

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