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What servers are being bought these days

Postby davea » Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:13 pm

Having a hell of a time getting a 1RU rack mount server that will run
QNX4. Have been reduced to looking for Dell Poweredge 750's on EBay.
Does anyone have any other suggestions....what about the HP Proliant servers
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Re: What servers are being bought these days

Postby Mario Charest » Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:43 pm

IBM 32xx (don't remember the exact model but there are the 1U model), the 2U
works but not the buildin network card.

graphics card doesn't work either but we don't care for that.

"Dave Allamby" <allambyjd@cyradis.com> wrote in message
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Having a hell of a time getting a 1RU rack mount server that will run
QNX4. Have been reduced to looking for Dell Poweredge 750's on EBay.
Does anyone have any other suggestions....what about the HP Proliant
servers
Mario Charest
 

Re: What servers are being bought these days

Postby davea » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:36 pm

Mario,

Was this part of their xseries line ? I assume it is a discontinued
model....seems like everyone is doing SATA or SAS.

Dave

Mario Charest wrote:
IBM 32xx (don't remember the exact model but there are the 1U model), the 2U
works but not the buildin network card.

graphics card doesn't work either but we don't care for that.

"Dave Allamby" <allambyjd@cyradis.com> wrote in message
news:fh1m6u$krf$1@inn.qnx.com...

Having a hell of a time getting a 1RU rack mount server that will run
QNX4. Have been reduced to looking for Dell Poweredge 750's on EBay.
Does anyone have any other suggestions....what about the HP Proliant
servers


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RE: Re: What servers are being bought these days

Postby maschoen » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:44 pm

I have a Superserver which works ok with QNX 6, but the SCSI chips are unsupported on QNX 4. However they have an EIDE which allowed some QNX 4 testing. The Chassis was not set up right for this, but it was temporary.
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Re: What servers are being bought these days

Postby davea » Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:20 am

Just managed to get new Poweredge 860 running on QNX 4.
Bit of a pain in the ass, have to boot product CD, swap CD with another
CD with Fsys.atapi on it (making sure you copy cp to ram drive first),
then not too bad after that...

Strange hardware config....the 860 has 2 SATA drives in an SAS config (I
pulled out SAS card), but the hard drive connector has a piece of
plastic bridging the SATA and power connector ....so I could not use
simple SATA cable to connect to motherboard....not sure if these drives
are designed explicitly for SAS, but the cable (with special connector)
from both drives go into a single connector on SAS board...Power cable
connects to special SAS cable, then this whole mess connects to drives.
Any attempt to connect power or SATA is blocked by this little plastic
bridge...Ended up buying a cheap SATA drive to use instead.

Now on to the network cards....hope PCI-X is transparent to QNX4 ????

Dave


maschoen wrote:
I have a Superserver which works ok with QNX 6, but the SCSI chips are
unsupported on QNX 4. However they have an EIDE which allowed some
QNX 4 testing. The Chassis was not set up right for this, but it
was temporary.
davea
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Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2003 8:25 pm

Re: What servers are being bought these days

Postby davea » Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:49 am

Pulled harddrives and checked them....Serial Attached SCSI...which would
make sense since they are going to a SAS board....DUH


Anyway I have the powerEdge 860 up and running well with the 2 Broadcom
GiG-E ports running fine as well..


Dave

Dave Allamby wrote:

Just managed to get new Poweredge 860 running on QNX 4.
Bit of a pain in the ass, have to boot product CD, swap CD with another
CD with Fsys.atapi on it (making sure you copy cp to ram drive first),
then not too bad after that...

Strange hardware config....the 860 has 2 SATA drives in an SAS config (I
pulled out SAS card), but the hard drive connector has a piece of
plastic bridging the SATA and power connector ....so I could not use
simple SATA cable to connect to motherboard....not sure if these drives
are designed explicitly for SAS, but the cable (with special connector)
from both drives go into a single connector on SAS board...Power cable
connects to special SAS cable, then this whole mess connects to drives.
Any attempt to connect power or SATA is blocked by this little plastic
bridge...Ended up buying a cheap SATA drive to use instead.

Now on to the network cards....hope PCI-X is transparent to QNX4 ????

Dave


maschoen wrote:

I have a Superserver which works ok with QNX 6, but the SCSI chips are
unsupported on QNX 4. However they have an EIDE which allowed some
QNX 4 testing. The Chassis was not set up right for this, but it
was temporary.
davea
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Posts: 16
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2003 8:25 pm

Re: What servers are being bought these days

Postby Mario Charest » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:01 pm

"Dave Allamby" <allambyjd@cyradis.com> wrote in message
news:fh223a$sde$1@inn.qnx.com...
Mario,

Was this part of their xseries line ? I assume it is a discontinued
model....seems like everyone is doing SATA or SAS.

SATA works ok.

Dave

Mario Charest wrote:
IBM 32xx (don't remember the exact model but there are the 1U model), the
2U works but not the buildin network card.

graphics card doesn't work either but we don't care for that.

"Dave Allamby" <allambyjd@cyradis.com> wrote in message
news:fh1m6u$krf$1@inn.qnx.com...

Having a hell of a time getting a 1RU rack mount server that will run
QNX4. Have been reduced to looking for Dell Poweredge 750's on EBay.
Does anyone have any other suggestions....what about the HP Proliant
servers

Mario Charest
 

Re: What servers are being bought these days

Postby Nick Busigin » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:35 pm

Dave Allamby wrote:
Having a hell of a time getting a 1RU rack mount server that will run
QNX4. Have been reduced to looking for Dell Poweredge 750's on EBay.
Does anyone have any other suggestions....what about the HP Proliant
servers

Not sure about the availability of 1RU rack sizes, but Transduction has
pretty good support for legacy systems.

http://www.transduction.com/

Nick
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Re: What servers are being bought these days

Postby Mario Charest » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:22 pm

"Nick Busigin" <nick@xwing.org> wrote in message
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Dave Allamby wrote:
Having a hell of a time getting a 1RU rack mount server that will run
QNX4. Have been reduced to looking for Dell Poweredge 750's on EBay.
Does anyone have any other suggestions....what about the HP Proliant
servers

Not sure about the availability of 1RU rack sizes, but Transduction has
pretty good support for legacy systems.


Quite true, and yes they do have 1U rack mount system.

http://www.transduction.com/

Nick
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Mario Charest
 


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