VAX 4000
Model 100
Installation Information
Order Number: EK–465AA–IN. A01
September 1992
This manual describes how to install and test the VAX 4000 Model 100.
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Contents
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1 Installation Procedure
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1: Choosing a Suitable Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2: Unpacking the System and Identifying the Parts . .
3: Connecting the Console Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4: Connecting the ThinWire Terminator . . . . . . . . . . .
5: Connecting the SCSI Terminator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6: Connecting the DSSI Terminator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7: Connecting the Power Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8: Turning on the Console Terminal and System Unit .
9: Checking the Power-Up Test Results . . . . . . . . . . . .
10: Connecting the System to a Network . . . . . . . . . . .
11: Connecting External Options to the System . . . . .
12: Booting the Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Successful Power-Up Test Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unsuccessful Power-Up Test Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Examples
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Figures
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The VAX 4000 Model 100 System
Console Connection . . . . . . . . . . .
ThinWire Termination . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the SCSI Terminator .
Connecting the DSSI Terminator .
Power Cord Connection . . . . . . . .
Power Turn On . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Preface
This manual describes how to install and test the VAX 4000 Model 100. It
also refers to information on connecting the system to a network, connecting
external options to the system, and booting the operating system.
Audience
This manual is intended for anyone who wants to install the VAX 4000
Model 100. It is written for both experienced and inexperienced users.
Structure of This Manual
This manual contains one chapter. Each section heading is a step in the
installation procedure and is indicated by the word step and a numeral.
Substeps in the procedure are indicated by a numeral.
Additional Information
See the VAX 4000 Model 100 Operator Information manual for the list of
associated and related documents.
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Conventions
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Convention
Description
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italic type
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Note
A note contains information that is of special importance to the user.
1
Installation Procedure
This chapter shows you, step by step, how to install the VAX 4000 Model 100.
Step 1: Choosing a Suitable Location
Follow these guidelines when choosing where to place the system unit:
•
Place the system unit where the room temperature is between 10°C and
40°C (50°F and 104°F) and the humidity is between 20% and 80%.
•
Place the system unit at least 1 metre (3 feet) from heaters, photocopying
machines, or other operating equipment.
•
Place the system unit in a well-ventilated location.
•
Place the system unit on a work surface that is raised above the floor.
•
Do not place this unit on the top of any pedestal system.
•
Keep the air vents on either side of the system unit clear.
•
Do not expose the system unit to direct sunlight or abrasive particles.
Note
The console terminal is not supplied with the system.
Installation Procedure 1–1
Step 2: Unpacking the System and Identifying the Parts
1. Unpack the system.
2. Make sure that you have all the parts listed on the packing slip. The
loose-piece accessory kit is shipped with all basic systems. If you do not
have all the parts listed, contact your Digital Sales representative.
Figure 1–1 The VAX 4000 Model 100 System
1
2
4
5
3
........ .
6
7
8
MLO-009274
System Unit
SCSI Terminator H8574-A (PN 12-30552-01)
One ThinWire™ Ethernet T-Connector (H8223) and Two Terminators
(H8225)
Standard Ethernet Loopback Connector (12-22196-01)
DEC423 Terminal Cable (BC16E-25)
DSSI Terminator (12-29258-01)
Power Cord
Documentation and Software Licenses
1–2 Installation Procedure
Step 3: Connecting the Console Terminal
1. Connect one end of the terminal cable to the modified modular jack (MMJ)
port 3. This system will be shipped with a label covering ports 0 and 1.
After port 3 is properly identified as the console port, the OPA0 arrow label
may be removed.
2. Connect the other end of the terminal cable to a DEC423 (MMJ)
communications port on the console terminal.
Figure 1–2 Console Connection
1
MLO-009275
Terminal Cable
Installation Procedure 1–3
Step 4: Connecting the ThinWire Terminator
1. Assemble the T-connector and the two terminators to form a ThinWire
terminator.
2. Connect the ThinWire terminator to the system unit.
Figure 1–3 ThinWire Termination
2
1
2
MLO-009276
T-Connector
Terminator
1–4 Installation Procedure
Step 5: Connecting the SCSI Terminator
1. Connect the SCSI terminator to the SCSI port.
2. Close the bail lock loops.
Figure 1–4 Connecting the SCSI Terminator
1
MLO-009696
SCSI Terminator
Installation Procedure 1–5
Step 6: Connecting the DSSI Terminator
Figure 1–5 Connecting the DSSI Terminator
1
MLO-009697
DSSI Terminator
1–6 Installation Procedure
Step 7: Connecting the Power Cord
1. Ensure that the on/off switch is in the off (O) position.
2. Connect the power cord to the system unit.
3. Connect the other end of the power cord to an isolated, grounded circuit.
Figure 1–6 Power Cord Connection
2
1
MLO-009277
On/Off Switch
Power Cord
Installation Procedure 1–7
Step 8: Turning on the Console Terminal and System Unit
1. Turn on the console terminal. Wait until it completes its power-up test.
(See the terminal documentation for more information.)
2. Check the terminal settings. See the VAX 4000 Model 100 Operator
Information manual for the list of correct settings.
3. Turn on the system unit by setting the on/off switch to the on ( | ) position.
Figure 1–7 Power Turn On
1
MLO-009278
On/Off Switch
1–8 Installation Procedure
Step 9: Checking the Power-Up Test Results
The power-up test can take several minutes to complete, depending on the
number of installed options and on which default settings you use.
1. If the power-up test results on the screen are similar to the results in
Example 1–1, the system has passed the power-up test. Go to step 9.
2. If the power-up test results on the screen are not similar to the results
in Example 1–1, the system has not passed the power-up test. See
Example 1–2 for a typical failure.
Example 1–1 Successful Power-Up Test Screen
KA52-A V1.1, VMB 2.14
Performing normal system tests.
72..71..70..69..68..67..66..65..64..63..62..61..60..59..58..57..
56..55..54..53..52..51..50..49..48..47..46..45..44..43..42..41..
40..39..38..37..36..35..34..33..32..31..30..29..28..27..26..25..
24..23..22..21..20..19..18..17..16..15..14..13..12..11..10..09..
08..07..06..05..04..03..
Tests completed.
>>>
Central Processing Unit (CPU) Name, Firmware Version Number, and
Virtual Memory Boot (VMB) Version Number
Read-Only Memory (ROM) based diagnostics countdown
Status Message
Console Prompt
Installation Procedure 1–9
If SIMM_OD is not present or not plugged in correctly, the system responds
with a display similar to the following example:
Example 1–2 Unsuccessful Power-Up Test Screen
KA52-A V1.1, VMB 2.14
Performing normal system tests.
72..71..70..69..68..67..66..65..64..63..62..
? Test_Subtest_DC_88 Loop_Subtest=05 Err_Type=FF DE_NO_Memory_present.lis
Vec=0000 Prev_Errs=0000 P1=E04EE04E P2=00000000 P3=00000000 P4=00001006
P5=00000000 P6=7F337F7F P7=00000000 P8=00000000 P9=FFFF0000 P10=2006270C
r0=00000008 r1=21018000 r2=E04EE04E r3=80000000 r4=01000000 r5=04000000
r6=00000002 r7=00000000 r8=00000000 r9=20140758 r10=FFFFFFFE r11=FFFFFFFF
dser=0000 cesr=00000000 icsr=01 pcsts=F800 pcctl=FC00 cctl=00000006
bcetsts=03E0 bcedsts=0400 cefsts=00007E80 nests=00 mmcdsr=01FFFE40
mesr=00000000
Error: SIMM Set 0 (0A,0B,0C,0D), SSR = E04E
SIMM_0A = 16MB
SIMM_0B = 16MB
SIMM_0C = 16MB
SIMM_0D = 00MB ??
Total of 0MB, 0 good pages, 0 bad pages, 0 reserved pages
Normal operation not possible.
>>>
Error Message
Error Summary showing SIMM "0D" is missing
Status Message
Note
If a failure occurs, refer to VAX 4000 Model 100 Troubleshooting and
Diagnostics Information manual.
1–10 Installation Procedure
Step 10: Connecting the System to a Network
If you want to connect the system to a network, see the VAX 4000 Model 100
Operator Information manual.
Step 11: Connecting External Options to the System
If you want to connect external options to the system, see the VAX 4000 Model
100 Operator Information manual.
Step 12: Booting the Operating System
The system is supplied with factory installed software (FIS) on the system
disk. Boot the operating system following the procedures in the VMS™ Factory
Installed Software User Guide.
Installation Procedure 1–11
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