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Sun Fire T2000

Sun Fire T2000

(OP)
I recently had the pleasure/frustration of working with a T2000. I found a thread (thread518-1604380: Serial Console access to T2000) to help in connecting with the server. I had to order a CISCO blue connection cable and I am waiting on its arrival.

I read in the above thread, that they used an old IBM Think Pad, the CISCO cable, and Minicom. I have a newer laptop (ie no serial port) running Windows 7, a USB to Serial Port adapter, the CISCO cable, and PuTTY. I ask (while I'm laughing inside) if anyone thinks this setup wouldn't make the long awaited connection to the T2000?

Also, not knowing anything about a T2000 (sorry newbie trying to learn :), What is the next step(s)? I'm sure the hard drives have been wiped clean. I want to create a RAID 5 system running a Linux Oracle server. The T2000 has a DVD drive installed. Can this drive be a BOOT-able drive? Does anyone know if it is a writable drive?

Thanks in advance :)
Frank

RE: Sun Fire T2000

This connection 'should' work, but you may also need a 'null modem' adapter. That's a little thing-a-ma-bob that swaps the send and receive lines (and a few others) in case the lines are wrong. Old serial cables had separate send and receive lines and they are directional. Any good computer/electronics store (i.e. Fry's) should have it. It's not a 'gender changer', it's a 'null modem adapter' (they look similar, but do different things (you could need both)).

Yes, the T2000 CD/DVD drive is bootable. From the openboot prom command prompt ('ok') it's 'boot cdrom' I believe. Google 'openboot prom commands' for more info on low level control of the T2000.

You'll need to burn your CD on another PC. You need to make sure you have a SPARC version of the OS since it's NOT Intel based.

You'll be doing a text based installation.

You used to be able to get Solaris 10 for free. Haven't checked in years so not sure if it still is. I would install Solaris 10 over Linux, but that's just me. I use both, but Solaris 10 runs great on a T2000. I'm not sure how good Linux support on SPARC is. No matter which way you go, Google is your friend and there are plenty of people on Tek-Tips to help too.

Good luck!




RE: Sun Fire T2000

(OP)

Yeah!!!
I got connected.

This is what I have:
Sun Fire T2000
- Four 73G 10K Drives

The system see the drives from showenvironment

System Disks:
--------------------------------------------
Disk Status Service OK2RM
--------------------------------------------
HDD0 OK OFF OFF
HDD1 OK OFF OFF
HDD2 OK OFF OFF
HDD3 OK OFF OFF


After I installed Solaris 11 and ran "format" to view my drives:

AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS:
0. c1t0d0 <LSILOGIC-LogicalVolume-3000 cyl 65533 alt 2 hd 16 sec 136>
/pci@780/pci@0/pci@9/scsi@0/sd@0,0
1. c1t1d0 <SUN72G cyl 14087 alt 2 hd 24 sec 424>
/pci@780/pci@0/pci@9/scsi@0/sd@1,0

this is what I got :( ??

I don't understand why it only see two drives.
I want to be able to use VFS to create VM on the drives
and to be able to hotswap failed drives.

Do I need to repartition these drives? Delete volumes?
Or have I just not initialized the other drives ????

Is there a drive manager? How do you see the drives from the console?
How can you see the amount of used/free space on a drive?

Thanks
Frank







RE: Sun Fire T2000

Sorry, been away on vacation. bigsmile

From the OBP 'ok' prompt, try the following commands and see if four drives show up...

CODE

probe-ide
probe-scsi
probe-scsi-all 

RE: Sun Fire T2000

(OP)
Hello and thank you for your reply.

I have made progress. It appears drive0 is a mirror of disk 0 and disk1
and drive1 is a mirror of disk2 and disk3

I have set the partitions:

AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS:
0. c1t0d0 <LSILOGIC-LogicalVolume-3000 cyl 65533 alt 2 hd 16 sec 136>
/pci@780/pci@0/pci@9/scsi@0/sd@0,0
1. c1t1d0 <SUN72G cyl 14087 alt 2 hd 24 sec 424> disk2
/pci@780/pci@0/pci@9/scsi@0/sd@1,0

and I've created pool:

pool: tank
state: ONLINE
scan: none requested
config:

NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM
tank ONLINE 0 0 0
raidz2-0 ONLINE 0 0 0
c1t0d0s3 ONLINE 0 0 0
c1t0d0s4 ONLINE 0 0 0
c1t0d0s5 ONLINE 0 0 0
c1t0d0s6 ONLINE 0 0 0
raidz2-1 ONLINE 0 0 0
c1t1d0s3 ONLINE 0 0 0
c1t1d0s4 ONLINE 0 0 0
c1t1d0s5 ONLINE 0 0 0
c1t1d0s6 ONLINE 0 0 0

And I even have a Zone:

ID NAME STATUS PATH BRAND IP
0 global running / solaris shared
1 moodle-sb running /tank/zones/moodle-sb solaris excl

So far so good :)

Thanks again

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