In which I confess my love for the Apple Network Server

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Re: In which I confess my love for the Apple Network Server

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sat May 03, 2014 10:34 am

ASMI says it could be either: the sidecar Ethernet, the RAID card(s) or the system backplane. Gonna be an expensive week.
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Re: In which I confess my love for the Apple Network Server

Unread postby japes » Sun May 04, 2014 10:13 pm

Google says "5.0V power-good input fault." Good luck with that. I have some power gear at work and they're just about to go off support, I need to busily download all the latest pieces for them as I'd like to keep them around as lab machines.

ClassicHasClass wrote:So the POWER6 threw a rod (anyone know service request code 11002624? I suspect the RAID card, because the RAID array is not coming up) and of course on a Friday afternoon when my sales rep is on Eastern time and has gone home for the weekend.
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Re: In which I confess my love for the Apple Network Server

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Mon May 05, 2014 6:41 am

Yeah, that's all the IBM tech docs say too. They recommend repair procedure PWR1918 which on the x20 units is "replace everything."
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:Fuel: bigred, 900MHz R16K, 4GB RAM, V12 DCD, 6.5.30
:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
:Indigo2IMP: purplehaze, 175MHz R10000, Solid IMPACT
probably posted from Image bruce, Quad 2.5GHz PowerPC 970MP, 16GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.11
plus IBM POWER6 p520 * Apple Network Server 500 * RDI PrecisionBook * BeBox * Solbourne S3000 * Commodore 128 * many more...

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Re: In which I confess my love for the Apple Network Server

Unread postby webweave » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:42 am

I worked in a graphics shop in the late '90s that had the biggest ANS that was fully loaded with memory and RAID. It was used for serving up images between Macs, NeXT workstations and server, SGI workstations and our Barco VMS server and print streamer. It was located in a dedicated server room and hummed along for many years.

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Re: In which I confess my love for the Apple Network Server

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:22 am

What did you use for file serving services? Was it the Mylex RAID card?
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:Fuel: bigred, 900MHz R16K, 4GB RAM, V12 DCD, 6.5.30
:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
:Indigo2IMP: purplehaze, 175MHz R10000, Solid IMPACT
probably posted from Image bruce, Quad 2.5GHz PowerPC 970MP, 16GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.11
plus IBM POWER6 p520 * Apple Network Server 500 * RDI PrecisionBook * BeBox * Solbourne S3000 * Commodore 128 * many more...

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Re: In which I confess my love for the Apple Network Server

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:41 am

Interesting. How much did you buy your ANS for?
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Re: In which I confess my love for the Apple Network Server

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:46 pm

My ANS 500 cost me a "summer of work" (actually, I was paid, and they threw the server in as part of the contract, since it was of no use to anyone else).

My ANS 700 was bought as a set of two, one with a blown logic board and one that was stripped, so I combined the two and scrapped the bad one. I think I paid $100 in 2004?, but we went and picked it up (which with these units is no mean feat).

The ANSes are wonderful machines whose quirks are more endearing than annoying. Their biggest drawback is their (by modern standards) weak CPU; otherwise, they have great I/O, even for their age.
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:Fuel: bigred, 900MHz R16K, 4GB RAM, V12 DCD, 6.5.30
:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
:Indigo2IMP: purplehaze, 175MHz R10000, Solid IMPACT
probably posted from Image bruce, Quad 2.5GHz PowerPC 970MP, 16GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.11
plus IBM POWER6 p520 * Apple Network Server 500 * RDI PrecisionBook * BeBox * Solbourne S3000 * Commodore 128 * many more...

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Re: In which I confess my love for the Apple Network Server

Unread postby webweave » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:16 pm

ClassicHasClass wrote:What did you use for file serving services? Was it the Mylex RAID card?


It wasn't my shop I was just an operator but as I remember we bought a larger system and they gave us the AWS in the package. I'm also pretty sure it had two raid cards with four drives on each card. We had millions of dollars of gear floating around in those days and support contracts used to cost a whole lot of money, you didn't really buy the software on these high end systems, you paid for them to keep it going.

It used to be hard to get one server to speak to a number of different workstations and other servers simultaneously and the AWS did this really well especially if you had a bunch of macs.

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Re: In which I confess my love for the Apple Network Server

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:26 pm

Wait, AWS or ANS? The ANS is not part of the Workgroup Server line.

On my ANS, I used uShare until it drove me crazy, and then migrated to Samba.
smit happens.

:Fuel: bigred, 900MHz R16K, 4GB RAM, V12 DCD, 6.5.30
:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
:Indigo2IMP: purplehaze, 175MHz R10000, Solid IMPACT
probably posted from Image bruce, Quad 2.5GHz PowerPC 970MP, 16GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.11
plus IBM POWER6 p520 * Apple Network Server 500 * RDI PrecisionBook * BeBox * Solbourne S3000 * Commodore 128 * many more...


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