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IBM Netfinity4500r problems...

IBM Netfinity4500r problems...

(OP)
I was given two netfinity 4500r servers from a co-worker, both of which say, "processor 1 not functioning" on bootup. The person I got them from knows nothing about the history other than one was used as a mail server at some point and one was running some linux. What are the odds that both could have the same problem? I tried swapping out processor 2 on one server to the processor 1 slot on the other, but still get the same error. Any ideas?  

RE: IBM Netfinity4500r problems...

RE: IBM Netfinity4500r problems...

(OP)
Vittorio,

Thanks for your response.

server 1:
model 5RY
ram - slot 1: 128mb ram, pc133 with ibm sticker on it.
slot 2: 1GB pc133, aftermarket.

Bios version 11

server 2:
model 4RY
ram - slot 1: 128mb ram, with ibm sticker on it.
slot 2: 512mb, aftermarket, pc133
slot 3: 512mb, aftermarket pc133 (slot 2 & 3 are the same brand)

Bios version 11

THANKS in advance, for any advice you may be able to give. I have been fighting these things for too long. I am about ready to throw them to the curb!

RE: IBM Netfinity4500r problems...

hi,
how you can see, you BIOS level is OK: 11 is the top.

If you complete the wizard about typ-model in IBM support..,
you can see that model 4RY and 5RY differ by processor speed value:
5RY is a PIII 933MHz (256KB), while
4RY is a PIII 866MHz (256KB),

Both model came out from factory with a PC each; probably,
nextly someone has bought 1 additional processor for eaach box, not perfectely compatible with the original.

I suggest to do this (before throw them):

- before open machines, go at bios level F1, an in menu,
see processor points and verify informations about 2 processor for 2 machines.

- see in troubleshoot section of ibm site, articles regarding the position (socket1 or 2) of Processor of
differente speed:
https://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-45676&brandind=5350884

or similar.

- detach machines from AS, and
Carefully verify the processor type (reading physically values on them).

- If the 2 Processor for each machine are equal (probaly
better than the first) put they together in one of the 2
macines (5RY ie), and try to continue adventure with
original Processors (PIII 933MHz, PIII 866MHz) on the 4RY:
verify in the articles, which processor goes in CPU1 and CPU2.


ciao
vittorio


 

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