Vax 4000 Model 200 Technical data

Vax 4000 Model 200 Technical data
VAX 4000 Model 200
Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
Order Number EK–437AB–TS–002
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Contents
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Preface
Chapter 1 Troubleshooting During Power-Up
1.1
Autobooting the System Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2
Troubleshooting Power-Up Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.1
Problems During Self-Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.2
General Problems During Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.3
Problems Booting from an RF-Series Integrated Storage
Element (ISE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.4
Problems Booting from a Tape Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 2 Troubleshooting During Normal Operation
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2.5
2.6
System Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RF-Series Integrated Storage Element (ISE) Problems
TF85 Tape Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TK50 Tape Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TK70 Tape Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TLZ04 Tape Drive Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 3 Running the MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor (MDM)
3.1
MDM Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2
Preparing to Run MDM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.1
Preparing to Run MDM on a Diskless or Tapeless System
3.2.2
Preparing to Run MDM on an RF-Series Integrated
Storage Element (ISE) or Hard Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.3
Preparing to Run MDM on a Dual-Host System . . . . . . . .
3.2.3.1
MDM on a Dual-Host System with One Tape Drive . . . .
3.2.3.2
MDM on a Dual-Host System with Two Tape Drives . . .
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3.3
Starting MDM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3.1
Tape Drive Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3.1.1
Booting MDM Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3.1.2
Booting MDM Automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3.2
RRD-Series Disc Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.4
MDM Introductory Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.5
Main Menu Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.5.1
Test the System Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.5.2
Display System Configuration and Devices Option . . . .
3.5.3
Display the System Utilities Menu Option . . . . . . . . . . .
3.5.3.1
IOADDRES Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.5.3.2
Update Drive Unit Number for RRD-Series Function
3.5.4
Display the Service Menu Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.5.5
Display the Connect/Ignore Menu Option . . . . . . . . . . .
3.5.6
Select Single Device Tests Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.6
Exiting MDM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix A System Controls and Indicators
Index
Figures
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Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Example of an Unsuccessful Test . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Configuration and Devices Display . . . .
System Utilities Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Select Single Device Test Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Example of a Successful Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Example of an Unsuccessful Test . . . . . . . . . . . .
BA430 System Control Panel and Power Supply
BA430 CPU Cover Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BA215 CPU Cover Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BA215 Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BA215 Operator Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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TK50 and TK70 Tape Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–13
TF85 and TLZ04 Tape Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–15
v
Preface
Troubleshooting is the process of isolating and diagnosing problems. When
your system does not operate as described in your Operation manual, use
the information in this manual to isolate and diagnose the problem.
This manual contains three chapters and one appendix:
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Chapter 1 lists problems you may experience at power-up and provides
corrective actions.
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Chapter 2 lists problems you may experience during normal operation
and provides corrective actions.
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Chapter 3 tells you how to run the MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor
(MDM), a diagnostic tool you can use to test your system periodically
or to isolate a particular problem.
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Appendix A contains illustrations showing the location of your system
controls and indicators.
If the corrective actions suggested in Chapters 1 and 2 do not solve the
problem, call your Digital service representative.
A glossary in your Operation manual will help you with word definitions
and abbreviations.
Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual.
Convention
Meaning
Key
A terminal key used in text and examples. For example,
that you press the Break key on your terminal keyboard.
Ctrl/C
Hold down the Ctrl key while you press the C key.
Break
indicates
NOTE
Provides general information about the current topic.
CAUTION
Provides information to prevent damage to equipment or software.
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Chapter 1
Troubleshooting During Power-Up
After you turn on your system, the processor performs a series of self-tests
and startup routines. After successful completion of the self-tests, if the
Break Enable/Disable switch is set to disable (down), your system autoboots
system software.
1.1 Autobooting the System Software
Your system boots automatically (autoboots) after you enter the SET BOOT
device-name command for a device or string of devices (see your Operation
manual). Your system continues to boot from the specified device(s) each
time it is turned on until you enter a different SET BOOT command.
If you do not enter the SET BOOT device-name command, your system
boots from the Ethernet port, EZA0.
1.2 Troubleshooting Power-Up Problems
Refer to the descriptions of problems and corrective actions in the following
sections. If the action(s) listed do not solve the problem, call your Digital
service representative.
NOTE: In the following sections, the names of controls and indicators
on BA215-series enclosures, when different from those on BA400-series
enclosures, are italicized and enclosed in parentheses.
1.2.1 Problems During Self-Tests
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
No response after Power
switch turned on.
System not plugged in.
Set Power switch to 0. Plug in system.
Set Power switch to 1.
No power at wall outlet.
Use different wall outlet or check
circuit breaker controlling power to
wall outlet.
Troubleshooting During Power-Up
1–1
Problem
DC OK indicator not lit.
System has power; LED
on CPU cover panel
counting down; nothing
displays on console terminal.
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Power switch tripped to
0.
(BA215: Circuit
breaker tripped.)
Wait 1 minute, then set Power switch
to 1. (BA215: Set Power switch to
0, push Reset button, and set Power
switch to 1.) If problem persists, call
your Digital service representative.
Power cable incorrectly
installed.
Set Power switch to 0. Check that
cable is seated in socket. Set Power
switch to 1.
Power Control Bus cable
connected to Secondary
In (SI) connector on
BA400-series power supply.
Turn on system or expander connected
to Power Bus Out (MO) connector on
power supply.
B213F expander not
turned on (BA400-series
system).
Turn on expander.
Power supply or module
failure.
Call your Digital service representative.
Console terminal turned
off.
Turn on console terminal.
Console terminal off line.
Put terminal on line as described in
terminal manual.
Console terminal cable
incorrectly installed.
Make sure cable is installed at both
ends.
Console terminal setup
not done correctly.
Reread setup instructions in terminal
manual.
Baud rate setting of
system and terminal do
not match.
Set terminal baud rate to match
system.
Power-Up Mode switch
on CPU cover panel set
to T.
Set that switch to Run (arrow).
Terminal defective.
Turn off terminal and turn it on
to see if it passes self-tests. If it
fails self-tests, call your Digital service
representative.
1–2 VAX 4000 Model 200 Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
System has power; LED
counting down; DC OK
indicator lit; nothing displays on console terminal.
Problem with CPU.
Call your Digital service representative.
System has power; DC
OK indicator lit; nothing displays on console
terminal; LED on CPU
cover panel displays E or
F.
Problem with CPU.
Call your Digital service representative.
Self-tests halt; error message or error summary
displays on console terminal.
System detected error
while running self-tests.
Copy number following question mark
in error message or summary and call
your Digital service representative.
Language
Selection
Menu does not appear.
Baud rate on console terminal is different from
system rate.
Check that baud rate on console
terminal agrees with system rate.
Terminal does not support multinational character set (MCS).
Use terminal that supports MCS.
1.2.2 General Problems During Boot Sequence
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
System returns to BOOT
prompt after 4 minutes.
Sanity timer enabled on
DESQA module.
Disable sanity timer as described in
DESQA Option Installation Guide.
>>> displays on console
System in console mode.
To autoboot, set Break Enable/Disable
switch to disable (down) and press
Restart (BA215: Restart/Run) button
on system control panel (BA215:
operator control panel).
To boot
manually, use BOOT device-name
command.
>>> displays on console
User-defined halt action
set to HALT.
From console mode enter SET HALT
DEFAULT command.
?54 RETRY displays
No bootable media.
See actions listed in subsequent sections for boot device.
terminal; Break Enable
/Disable switch on CPU
cover panel set to enable
(up).
terminal; Break Enable
/Disable switch set to
disable (down).
twice on console terminal.
Troubleshooting During Power-Up
1–3
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Countdown does not continue from 2 through 0;
Break Enable/Disable
switch set to disable
(down).
System cannot load software from disk drive,
tape drive, or Ethernet.
See actions listed in subsequent sections for boot device.
1.2.3 Problems Booting from an RF-Series Integrated
Storage Element (ISE)
Problem
Possible Cause
Countdown
continues System
from 2 through 0; con- write-protected.
sole terminal displays operating system error messages; Write-Protect button in (glows orange).
Corrective Action
disk
Push in and release Write-Protect
button to out (unlit) position. Make
sure that button corresponds to system
disk.
Countdown
continues
from 2 through 0; console terminal displays
console error messages.
System disk contains no
bootable software.
Install system software.
Countdown does not continue from 2 through 0;
Break Enable/Disable
switch set to disable
(down); Ready button on
system disk in out position.
System disk off line.
Press Ready button to in position.
Press Restart button on SCP (BA215:
Restart/Run on OCP).
Fault indicator lit or
blinking.
Problem with adapter
module or ISE.
If Fault indicator stops blinking, run
MDM as described in Chapter 3. If
problem persists, call your Digital
service representative.
1.2.4 Problems Booting from a Tape Drive
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
System does not boot
(countdown does not continue from 2 to 0) or boots
from another device
(wrong software displays
on console terminal).
No cartridge in tape
drive.
Insert cartridge containing system
software into tape drive.
1–4 VAX 4000 Model 200 Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
System will boot from
fixed disk if it is on line.
Place fixed disk off line.
Tape not bootable.
Use tape containing bootstrap program
to start system software.
Tape worn or damaged.
Try another tape cartridge.
Problem with adapter
module or tape drive
controller.
Call your Digital service representative.
Troubleshooting During Power-Up
1–5
Chapter 2
Troubleshooting During Normal
Operation
Problems that occur during normal operation of your system may result
from a problem in the system, faulty settings, or incorrect procedures.
The following sections list problems, possible causes, and corrective actions.
If the action(s) listed do not solve the problem, call your Digital service
representative.
NOTE: In the following sections, the names of controls and indicators on
BA215 enclosures, when different from those on BA400-series enclosures, are
italicized and enclosed in parentheses.
2.1 System Problems
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
DC OK indicator lit; noth- Problem with CPU.
ing displays on console
terminal; LED on console module cover panel
displays E or F.
Call your Digital service representative.
System loses power; AC Plug loosened.
Present indicator (BA215:
Power switch) not lit.
Set Power switch to 0. Plug in system.
Set Power switch to 1.
No power at wall outlet.
Use different wall outlet or check
circuit breaker controlling power to
wall outlet.
Power switch (BA215:
Circuit breaker) tripped.
Wait 1 minute, then set Power switch
to 1. (BA215: Set Power switch to
0, push Reset button, wait 1 minute,
and set Power switch to 1.)
If
problem persists, call your Digital
service representative.
Troubleshooting During Normal Operation
2–1
Problem
System loses ac power;
DC OK indicator not lit.
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Power cable incorrectly
installed.
Set Power switch to 0. Check that
cable is seated in socket. Set Power
switch to 1.
Power supply failed.
Turn on system again. If unsuccessful,
turn off system and call your Digital
service representative.
System loses ac power; Current surge.
Power switch at 0 (BA215:
Circuit breaker tripped).
BA400-series Over Temperature Condition indicator lit; system loses
power; Power switch at
1.
Wait 1 minute, then set Power switch
to 1. (BA215: Set Power switch to
0, push Reset button, and set Power
switch to 1.) If switch trips again, call
your Digital service representative.
System shut down to
prevent overheating.
Make sure vents are clear, system
is not near heat source, and room
temperature is within guidelines in
your Site Preparation manual. Turn
Power switch off, wait 5 minutes,
then turn switch on. If system shuts
down again, call your Digital service
representative.
BA400-series Fan Fail- One or two fans failed.
ure indicator lit; system
loses power; Power switch
at 1.
Call your Digital service representative.
System halts; >>> displays on console terminal.
Type C and Return .
If system
does not restart, press Restart button
(causes system to reboot). To prevent
recurrence, set Break Enable/Disable
switch to disable (down).
Terminal display halts.
System reboots.
Break
or
Ctrl/P
pressed.
Hold Screen key on terminal pressed.
Press Hold Screen key again.
Terminal data cable disconnected.
Reconnect data cable.
Run/Ready
pressed.
Let rebooting complete. To prevent recurrence, ask your Digital service representative to disable Restart (BA215:
Restart/Run) button.
button
2–2 VAX 4000 Model 200 Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
2.2 RF-Series Integrated Storage Element (ISE)
Problems
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Write error message displays; Write-Protect button glows orange.
ISE write-protected.
Press and release Write-Protect button
(not lit).
Fault indicator lit or
blinking.
Bus node ID plug not
installed.
Install that plug.
Two or more devices
have same node ID on
same bus.
Make sure all devices and controllers
/adapters on same bus have unique
IDs.
Problem with adapter
module or ISE controller.
If indicator continues blinking, run
MDM as described in Chapter 3 or call
your Digital service representative.
ISE not spun-up.
Press Run/Ready button (BA215: Ready
button) to in position (BA215: out position). After green light comes on, ISE
is available.
Read error message displays; Run/Ready button
out (BA215: in).
2.3 TF85 Tape Drive Problems
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Tape
not
software
write-enabled.
Drive not loaded, or
unloaded by software.
Load drive.
indicator is lit.
Ensure that yellow
Use cartridge with correct format.
Cartridge has TK50 or
TK70 format (drive cannot write to those devices).
Does not mount or read
/write.
Orange Use Cleaning
Tape light lit.
Bad cartridge or improperly written calibration
tracks.
Try another cartridge.
Operating system error.
Reboot operating system.
Problem in drive.
Call your Digital service representative.
Problem in cartridge.
Try another cartridge.
Dirty read/write heads.
Use yellow head-cleaning cartridge.
Dirty read/write heads.
Use yellow head-cleaning cartridge.
Troubleshooting During Normal Operation
2–3
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Four lights blinking.
Failed
self-test
detected hard error.
Green light on; yellow
light not lit.
Cartridge load error.
Try another cartridge.
If problem
persists, call your Digital service
representative.
Cartridge stuck in drive;
tape on takeup reel.
Hard drive error.
Press Unload button.
If problem
persists, call your Digital service
representative.
Cartridge does not load.
Mispositioned leader.
Try another cartridge.
or
Push Unload button. If lights continue
blinking, call your Digital service
representative.
2.4 TK50 Tape Drive Problems
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Red light blinking; no
unusual sounds.
Problem in drive.
Press Load/Unload button four times.
If problem persists, do not use drive
or remove cartridge. Call your Digital
service representative.
Red
light
blinking;
whirring sound.
Tape leader not coupled
properly.
Turn off system.
Do not remove
cartridge. Call your Digital service
representative.
Cartridge release handle
does not move.
Self-test in progress.
Press Unload button and wait for red
light to go out and green light to
remain on. Then try again.
Drive active.
Press Unload button and wait for red
light to go out and green light to
remain on. Then try again.
Cartridge release handle
does not lock.
Cartridge not inserted
properly.
Reinsert cartridge. If problem persists,
call your Digital service representative.
Cartridge does not unload.
Load/Unload button in
load (in) position.
Press button to unload (out) position.
Wait for red light to go out and green
light to remain on before trying to
remove cartridge.
Load/Unload button not
working properly.
Press button to load (in) position, wait
a few seconds, then press button to
unload (out) position. After red light
goes off and green light comes on,
move cartridge release handle.
If
problem persists, call your Digital
service representative.
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Problem
Passes self-test;
not work.
does
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Problem in controller
or connection between
drive and controller.
Call your Digital service representative.
2.5 TK70 Tape Drive Problems
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Green light blinking after tape insertion.
Tape leader defective.
Pull handle open and remove cartridge.
Use another cartridge.
Orange, yellow, and
green lights blinking.
Problem with drive.
Press Unload button once. If orange
and green lights go out and yellow light
starts blinking, cartridge is unloading.
After green light comes on and you
hear beep, remove cartridge. If three
lights start blinking after you press
Unload button, fault is not cleared. Do
not remove cartridge. Call your Digital
service representative.
Handle does not move.
Self-test in progress.
Do not move handle while yellow light
is on. Press Unload button and wait
for orange and yellow lights to go off
and green light to remain on. Then try
again.
Drive active.
Do not move handle while yellow light
is on. Press Unload button and wait for
yellow light to go off and green light to
remain on. Then try again.
Handle does not lock.
Cartridge not inserted
properly.
Reinsert cartridge. If problem persists,
call your Digital service representative.
Cartridge does not unload.
Unload button not working properly.
Unload cartridge with command
described in your system software manuals.
Passes self-test;
not work.
Bad controller or loose
connection between drive
and controller.
Call your Digital service representative.
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Troubleshooting During Normal Operation
2–5
2.6 TLZ04 Tape Drive Problems
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Unable to copy to tape;
tape indicator yellow.
Cassette write-protected.
Set cassette Write-Protect tab to writeenable.
Unable to copy to tape;
drive indicator green.
No cassette in drive.
Insert cassette into drive.
Unable to copy to or
from tape; tape and
drive indicators not lit.
Problem with adapter
module
or
drive
controller.
Run MDM as described in Chapter 3
and call your Digital service representative.
Unable to copy to or
from tape; tape and
drive indicators green.
Drive off line.
Get into console mode (>>>) and enter
SHOW SCSI command.
If drive
information does not appear, make
sure cable and terminator are plugged
in.
Problem with adapter
module
or
drive
controller.
Run MDM as described in Chapter 3
and call your Digital service representative.
Excessive tape errors;
tape indicator blinking
green or yellow.
Dirty read/write heads
or worn tape.
Use head-cleaning cassette. If problem
persists, try another cassette.
Tape and drive indicators
yellow.
Excessive humidity.
Adjust room climate.
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Chapter 3
Running the MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor (MDM)
The MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor (MDM) is an optional software package
containing diagnostic tests that isolate and identify faults in your system.
MDM also lets you display your system configuration and test how devices
work together.
MDM is on tape, in a cartridge labeled MV DIAG CUST TK70. MDM
operating instructions begin in Section 3.2.
CAUTION: If your system is connected to a cluster, notify your cluster
manager before halting the system to load MDM.
You generally run MDM in four situations:
•
Before you install software on a new system
•
After you add a device to your system
•
After you receive an error message or experience a system problem
•
When you want to test your system periodically to ensure that all
components are operating correctly
3.1 MDM Limitations
MDM tests internal devices in your system, but it performs limited
diagnostics.
•
MDM reads from each drive and checks each controller, but it does not
write to the drives because that could destroy data.
NOTE: MDM tests a tape or diskette drive only after the medium (tape
or diskette) is inserted into the drive.
•
MDM checks devices on the system as well as the system and
interconnects.
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•
MDM checks terminal interfaces (but not terminals) by means of
feedback connectors.
If your devices pass the tests but you still experience problems, call your
Digital service representative for further testing.
If you require more complete diagnostic testing, purchase the MicroVAX
Maintenance Kit. That kit includes a system maintenance guide and the
service diagnostic tests. The MDM version you receive with your system is
a subset of the service version.
CAUTION: Only qualified service personnel should use the service
diagnostic tests.
3.2 Preparing to Run MDM
Running MDM on some systems requires additional or special procedures:
Read Section 3.2.1 if you plan to run MDM on a diskless or tapeless
system.
Read Section 3.2.2 if you plan to install MDM on a hard disk or RFseries Integrated Storage Element.
Read Section 3.2.3 if you plan to run MDM on a dual-host system.
You can run MDM on an RRD-series disc drive by using the MDM CDROM
Kit.
3.2.1 Preparing to Run MDM on a Diskless or Tapeless
System
To run MDM on a diskless or tapeless system that is part of a local area
network, you must:
•
Obtain a MicroVAX Ethernet Server Customer Diagnostics Kit.
•
Run MDM using the diagnostics in that kit, labeled MV DIAG ENET
CUST.
Refer to the MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor Ethernet Server User’s Guide at
this time. After you install and downline load MDM, refer again to that
manual for instructions on running MDM.
NOTE: If you have a diskless or tapeless system that is not part of a local
area network, you cannot run MDM. To diagnose problems, call your Digital
service representative.
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3.2.2 Preparing to Run MDM on an RF-Series Integrated
Storage Element (ISE) or Hard Disk
You can install MDM on an RF-series ISE or hard-disk drive by using the
MDM Hard Disk Kit. Installation of that kit requires your completion of
the Diagnostic Software Installation Acknowledgment. See the MicroVAX
Diagnostic Monitor Hard Disk User’s Guide for licensing requirements and
installation instructions.
3.2.3 Preparing to Run MDM on a Dual-Host System
NOTE: The MDM Hard Disk Kit is required for a dual-host system where
one host is a tapeless system.
Before running MDM:
•
Your system must be properly configured (systems ordered as dual-host
systems are properly configured at the factory).
•
The Digital Storage Systems Interconnect (DSSI) cable connecting the
two hosts must be installed.
You must run MDM separately for each host. The procedure to use depends
on whether one host is a tapeless system (no tape drive) or each host has
its own tape drive.
Use the procedure in Section 3.2.3.1 to prepare to run MDM in a dualhost system with one tape drive.
Use the procedure in Section 3.2.3.2 to prepare to run MDM in a dualhost system with a tape drive in each host.
3.2.3.1 MDM on a Dual-Host System with One Tape Drive
To run MDM on a dual-host system with one tape drive (one tapeless host):
•
Use the MDM Hard Disk Kit.
•
Complete the Diagnostic Software Installation Acknowledgment.
•
Install the kit on a hard disk or an RF-series ISE as described in the
MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor Hard Disk User’s Guide.
After the installation is complete, use the following procedure to run MDM.
1. If software is installed on your system:
a. Warn all users to log off.
b. Perform system shutdown as described in your software manuals.
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2. Set the Break Enable/Disable switch on the host to be tested to enable
(up).
3. Insert a blank tape cartridge into the tape drive and lock it in place.
4. Restart the host to be tested.
5. Enter one of these commands, where n is the unit number of the disk
containing the Hard Disk Kit and x is the controller port letter.
BOOT/100 DIAn (CPU-based DSSI)
BOOT/100 DUxn (KFQSA adapter or KDA50 controller)
The system prompts for the boot file name by displaying Bootfile:
6. Enter one of these file names.
[SYS0.SYSEXE]MDMSHA.SYS (CPU-based DSSI)
[SYS0.SYSEXE]MDM.SYS (KFQSA adapter or KDA50 controller)
Then press
Return
to continue booting.
7. Run MDM as described in Section 3.3.
8. After you complete the tests on the first host:
a. Make sure the Break Enable/Disable switch is set to enable (up)
and press the Restart (BA215: Restart/Run) button on that host.
b. After the countdown completes and the >>> prompt displays, boot
MDM from the second host using the procedure described in steps
2 through 6.
c.
Run MDM as you did for the first host.
3.2.3.2 MDM on a Dual-Host System with Two Tape Drives
To run MDM on a dual-host system with two tape drives:
NOTE: You can also use the MDM Hard Disk Kit as described in the
previous section.
1. If software is installed on your system:
a. Warn all users to log off.
b. Perform system shutdown as described in your software manuals.
2. Set the Break Enable/Disable switch on the host to be tested to enable
(up).
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3. Insert the tape cartridge containing MDM into the tape drive and lock
it in place.
4. Restart the host to be tested.
5. After the self-test countdown completes and the >>> prompt displays,
enter the command BOOT MUx0, where x is the controller port letter,
to load MDM from the tape.
6. Run MDM as described in Section 3.3.
7. After you complete the tests on the first host:
a. Remove the tape cartridge, by following the procedure described
in your Operation manual, and press the Restart (BA215: Restart
/Run) button on that host.
b. After the self-test countdown completes and the >>> prompt
displays, insert the tape cartridge into the tape drive in the second
host and lock it in place.
c.
Enter the command BOOT MUx0, where x is the controller port
letter, to boot the tape.
d. Run MDM as you did for the first host.
3.3 Starting MDM
You must start MDM differently for different media:
If you are booting MDM from a tape drive, read Section 3.3.1.
If you are booting MDM from an RRD-series disc drive, read
Section 3.3.2.
If you are booting MDM from a hard disk or an RF-series ISE, refer to
the MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor Hard Disk User’s Guide.
CAUTION: Unless instructed to do so, do not change any settings or
manipulate devices while the tests are running. MDM interprets any change
of state as an error.
3.3.1 Tape Drive Instructions
Before you run MDM, be sure you understand the instructions in your
Operation manual for using the tape drive.
MDM runs the same way whether or not system software is loaded.
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•
You can boot MDM manually from a TF85, TK50 or TK70 tape drive
(Section 3.3.1.1).
•
You can use the autoboot feature to boot MDM only from a TK50 or
TK70 tape drive (Section 3.3.1.2).
NOTE: If your system is part of a local area network (LAN), you can reduce
the time required to load MDM by obtaining the MicroVAX Ethernet Server
Customer Diagnostics Kit. That kit lets you install MDM on a host system
and downline load MDM to other systems that are part of the LAN, using
the DECnet/Ethernet network facilities.
3.3.1.1 Booting MDM Manually
Use this procedure to boot MDM from a TF85, TK50 or TK70 tape drive.
1. If software is installed on your system:
a. Warn all users to log off.
b. Perform system shutdown as described in your software manuals.
2. Make sure the Write-Protect switch on the tape cartridge is in the writeprotect position.
3. If your system contains software, write-protect all disk drives and RFseries ISEs.
4. Move the Break Enable/Disable switch to enable (up).
5. Restart the system.
6. After the green light on the tape drive glows steadily (orange and yellow
lights go out), insert the tape cartridge containing MDM into the tape
drive and lock it in place.
7. Tell your system to load MDM from the tape cartridge:
For a TK50 or TK70 tape drive, enter the command BOOT MUx0,
where x is the controller port letter.
For a TF85 tape drive, enter the command BOOT/100 MIx0, where
x is the controller port letter. Then, when your system displays
Bootfile:, enter [SYS0.SYSEXE]MDM.SYS (the boot file name).
Loading MDM takes several minutes. A green light on a TK50 drive
or a yellow light on a TK70 or TF85 drive blinks while loading occurs.
Section 3.4 describes the display you see after loading completes.
8. After loading completes, make sure all RF-series ISEs are on line.
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3.3.1.2 Booting MDM Automatically
Use this procedure to boot MDM from a TK50 or TK70 tape drive. Do not
use this procedure for a TF85 tape drive.
1. If software is installed on your system:
a. Warn all users to log off.
b. Perform system shutdown as described in your software manuals.
2. Enter the command SET BOOT MUx0, where x is the controller port
letter.
3. Make sure the Write-Protect switch on the tape cartridge is in the writeprotect position.
4. Remove any removable disks, and place all fixed-disk drives and RFseries ISEs off line.
5. Write-protect all disk drives and RF-series ISEs.
6. Turn off your system.
7. Set the Break Enable/Disable switch to disable (down).
8. Turn on your system.
9. After the green light on the tape drive glows steadily, insert the tape
cartridge containing MDM into the drive and lock it in place.
Loading MDM takes several minutes. A green light on a TK50 drive or
a yellow light on a TK70 drive blinks while loading occurs. Section 3.4
describes the display you see after loading completes.
10. After loading completes, make sure all RF-series ISEs are on line.
3.3.2 RRD-Series Disc Instructions
If you are using an RRD-series disc drive connected to a KZQSA adapter
or KRQ50 controller, use the following procedure to boot MDM.
1. If software is installed on your system:
a. Warn all users to log off.
b. Perform system shutdown as described in your software manuals.
2. Place all hard-disk drives and RF-series ISEs off line.
3. Turn off your system.
4. Set the Break Enable/Disable switch to disable (down).
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5. Turn on your system (and the disc drive).
6. Insert the disc caddy into the disc drive:
a. Remove the disc from its package.
b. Insert the disc into the caddy.
c.
Insert the caddy into the drive slot:
For an RRD40 drive, push the caddy in until it stops. Then
withdraw the caddy. The disc remains in the drive.
For another RRD-series drive, the caddy stays in the drive. Do
not remove it.
7. Tell your system to load MDM from the disc:
For a KZQSA adapter, enter the command BOOT DKxn, where x is
the adapter port letter and n is the drive unit number.
For a KRQ50 controller, enter the command BOOT/100 DUxn,
where x is the controller port letter and n is the drive unit
number. Then, when your system displays Bootfile:, enter
[SYS0.SYSEXE]MDMCD.SYS (the boot file name).
Loading MDM takes several minutes. Section 3.4 describes the display
you see after loading completes.
8. After loading completes, place all hard disks and RF-series ISEs on
line.
3.4 MDM Introductory Display
After MDM is loaded, the introductory display appears. Make sure the date
and time in that display are correct.
•
If the date and time are correct, press
•
If the date and time are not correct, type the correct date and time
using the format shown in the display. For example, enter 10–JUN–
1991 02:30 and press Return to continue.
Return
to continue.
The Main Menu appears. Section 3.5 describes the options on that menu.
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3.5 Main Menu Options
The Main Menu provides six options as shown in Figure 3–1.
Figure 3–1: Main Menu
MAIN
MENU
Release nnn
Version
xx.xx
1 - Test the System
2 - Display System Configuration and Devices
3 - Display the System Utilities Menu
4 - Display the Service Menu
5 - Display the Connect/Ignore Menu
6 - Select Single Device Tests
Type the number; then press the RETURN key.
NOTE: The MDM release and version numbers are represented by nnn and
xx.xx in the displays provided throughout this chapter.
Select an option by typing its number and
Return
.
The next six sections describe the options on the Main Menu.
3.5.1 Test the System Option
The Test the System option tests the devices it sees in your system and
how they work together. You can select this option at any time without
jeopardizing data.
After you select this option, the diagnostics are prepared for testing. If this
is the first option you selected, the diagnostics are loaded. Loading takes
several minutes. After loading completes, you are prompted to press Return .
After you press
Return
, an explanation of the testing procedures appears.
When you are ready to begin the test, press
Begin Device Tests.
Return
. Your system displays
As each device passes the test, it is listed on your terminal screen.
NOTE: Because of the similarity of some communication options, MDM sees
them as the same device. A CXA16 and CXB16 appear the same to MDM. A
generic device name, DH–CX0, is listed for such options, and the last letter
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in each name shows the difference. For example, DH–CX0A indicates one
option, DH–CX0B a second, and so forth.
If a device fails the test, you receive a failure message which identifies:
The device tested
When the failure occurred
The field-replaceable unit (FRU)
Copy the failure message and report it to your Digital service
representative.
Figure 3–2 shows an example of an unsuccessful test.
Figure 3–2: Example of an Unsuccessful Test
BEGIN FUNCTIONAL TEST
Device
Result
SGCA
FAILURE DETECTED
.................
A failure was detected while testing the
OPTION: SGCA
Ethernet controller
The Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) identified is the:
Ethernet controller
If your system has serious problems, the following message appears.
All devices disabled, no tests run.
Report that message to your Digital service representative.
After a failure message appears, the testing stops.
After all devices pass the first part of the test, the exerciser tests begin.
Those tests take about 4 minutes and test how the devices work together.
If the devices pass, you receive a success message.
At the end of the tests, press
Return
to return to the Main Menu.
From the Main Menu you can exit MDM as described in Section 3.6 or you
can select one of the other options.
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3.5.2 Display System Configuration and Devices Option
The Display System Configuration and Devices option identifies devices
recognized by MDM.
After you select this option, the diagnostics are prepared for testing. If this
is the first option you selected, the diagnostics are loaded. Loading takes
several minutes. After loading completes, you are prompted to press Return .
After you press Return , the configuration is displayed. Figure 3–3 shows a
system configuration and devices display.
Figure 3–3: System Configuration and Devices Display
MAIN
MENU
Release nnn
Version
xx.xx
SYSTEM CONFIGURATION AND DEVICES
CPUA ... MicroVAX CPU
KA660-AA MC=02 FW=2.6
MEMA ... MicroVAX memory system
16 Megabytes. 65536 Pages.
MS650 ... 16MB memory module
PDIA ... SHAC DSSI Subsystem
SHAC Ver. x.x
RF71 ... Unit #0, Dssi Disk, Online
RF71 ... Unit #1, Dssi Disk, Online
SGCA ... Second Generation Ethernet Controller
SGEC
No Dg TKA ... Diagnostic not loaded.
Press the RETURN key to return to the previous menu. >
Up to two lines of information are provided for each device:
One line lists the name of the device and gives a brief description.
A second line may indicate the revision level of the device.
The revision level can refer to hardware or microcode. For example, the
KA660 CPU described in Figure 3–3 is at revision 2 for microcode (MC=02).
Besides the general information listed for each device, more information for
specific devices may be given. Some examples:
•
CPUA — Type of CPU, presence of a floating-point unit
•
MEMA — Total amount of memory in megabytes and pages, number
and type of memory modules
•
KFQSA — Type of DSSI device and its unit number for each ISE
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•
KDA50 — Unit number, drive type, controller revision number
•
PDIA — DSSI adapter, embedded in KA660 CPU
•
DESQA — Ethernet station address
•
SGCA — On-board Ethernet controller, embedded in KA660 CPU
•
KZQSA — Adapter for TLZ04 tape drive or any other supported Q-bus
to SCSI device
•
Communication devices — Type of device and whether it has modem
control
In addition to showing information about testable device options, MDM
displays messages indicating the presence of nontestable system devices.
If a device is in your system but is not listed in the System Configuration
and Devices display, one of the following two messages can indicate the
reason.
No Dg xxx ... Diagnostic not loaded
MDM displays a No Dg (no diagnostic) message for each nontestable
Digital device in your system, where xxx indicates the device. For
example, if MDM cannot find the TK70 tape drive diagnostic, the
message No Dg TKA is displayed. TKA indicates that the device is a
TK tape drive. Such a message can appear when:
The medium is not installed properly.
The diagnostic is not on the medium.
Unknown ... Diagnostic not loaded
The Unknown (unknown device) message indicates that a device not
recognized by MDM is attached to your system. That message appears
when:
A device is configured to a nonstandard CSR address.
A Digital device that has no diagnostic is attached to your system.
That can occur if a device not supported on your system is attached.
A non-Digital device is attached to your system.
After all devices are listed, you can return to the Main Menu by pressing
Return .
From the Main Menu you can exit MDM as described in Section 3.6 or you
can select one of the other options.
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3.5.3 Display the System Utilities Menu Option
The Display the System Utilities Menu option displays the System Utilities
Menu. If system utilities in addition to the IOADDRES function are
available on your system, they are listed on that menu.
After you select this option, the diagnostics are prepared for testing. If this
is the first option you selected, the diagnostics are loaded. Loading takes
several minutes. After loading completes, you are prompted to press Return .
After you press Return , the System Utilities Menu appears. Figure 3–4 shows
that menu for a system with two RRD-series drives.
Figure 3–4: System Utilities Menu
MAIN MENU
SYSTEM UTILITIES
Utility selections are:
1 - IOADDRES
2 - RRAA - Update drive unit number for RRD40 controller A.
3 - RRAB - Update drive unit number for RRD40 controller B.
NOTE: If your system does not have an RRD-series drive connected to a
KRQ50 controller, only one function, IOADDRES, is available.
Select a function by typing its number and
Return
.
3.5.3.1 IOADDRES Function
NOTE: The IOADDRES function is for users of Industrial VAX systems. It
is described in the Industrial VAX troubleshooting manual.
The IOADDRES function gives you a list of standard CSR addresses and
interrupt vectors that MDM uses in testing devices. The first available CSR
and interrupt vector for configuring devices with a nonstandard address is
also given. IOADDRES does not look at devices on the bus; it lists devices
supported by Digital Customer Services.
The devices in your system were configured at the factory. Any new
devices added to your system should be configured by a Digital service
representative.
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3.5.3.2 Update Drive Unit Number for RRD-Series Function
The Update Drive Unit Number function lets you update the unit number
for an RRD-series disc drive connected to a KRQ50 controller. Refer to the
appropriate RRD-series disc drive owner’s manual for instructions.
3.5.4 Display the Service Menu Option
The Display the Service Menu option is available only if you purchased the
MicroVAX Maintenance Kit. That kit contains service diagnostics and the
system maintenance guide.
CAUTION: Only qualified service personnel should use the MicroVAX
Maintenance Kit.
3.5.5 Display the Connect/Ignore Menu Option
NOTE: The Connect/Ignore Menu is for users of Industrial VAX systems.
Its options are described in the Industrial VAX troubleshooting manual.
The Display the Connect/Ignore Menu option lets you customize MDM
diagnostics. You can load your own diagnostics on a device, as well as
load MDM diagnostics on a device with a nonstandard CSR address and
interrupt vector.
See the Industrial VAX Troubleshooting manual; use this option with
caution.
3.5.6 Select Single Device Tests Option
The Select Single Device Tests option lets you run tests for a single device.
•
A functional test is performed on the device circuits.
•
An exerciser test ensures that the device works properly.
After you select this option, the diagnostics are prepared for testing. If this
is the first option you selected, the diagnostics are loaded. Loading takes
several minutes. After loading completes, you are prompted to press Return .
After you press Return , a list of the devices in your system is displayed.
Figure 3–5 shows an example of such a display.
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Figure 3–5: Select Single Device Test Menu
MAIN MENU
SELECT SINGLE DEVICE TEST
Release nnn
Version
xx.xx
Select the device number to be tested. The functional tests
will be run followed by the exercisers for 4 minutes.
1
2
3
4
5
-
CPUA - MicroVAX CPU
MEMA - MicroVAX memory system
PDIA - SHAC DSSI Subsystem
SGCA - Second Generation Ethernet Controller
No Dg TKA - Diagnostic not loaded.
Type the number; then press the RETURN key,
or type 0 and press the RETURN key to return to the Main Menu. >
NOTE: Because of the similarity of some communication options, MDM sees
them as the same device. A CXA16 and CXB16 appear the same to MDM. A
generic device name, DH–CX0, is listed for such options, and the last letter
in each name shows the difference. For example, DH–CX0A indicates one
option, DH–CX0B a second, and so forth.
Select a device for testing by typing its number and
Return
.
After you press Return , your system configures the device diagnostics and
testing begins. If the device passes the functional test, a message to that
effect appears and the exerciser test begins. The exerciser test runs for
approximately 4 minutes.
Figure 3–6 shows an example of a successful test.
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Figure 3–6: Example of a Successful Test
BEGIN FUNCTIONAL TEST
Device
Result
CPUA ...................
PASSED
BEGIN EXERCISER TEST
Results are reported at the end of the testing.
SINGLE DEVICE TEST PASSED
If a device fails the test, you receive a failure message which identifies:
The device tested
When the failure occurred
The field-replaceable unit (FRU)
Copy the failure message and report it to your Digital service
representative.
Figure 3–7 shows an example of an unsuccessful test.
Figure 3–7: Example of an Unsuccessful Test
BEGIN FUNCTIONAL TEST
Device
Result
SGCA .................
FAILURE DETECTED
A failure was detected while testing the
OPTION: SGCA
Ethernet controller
The Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) identified is the:
Ethernet controller
After a failure message appears, the testing stops.
Press
Return
to return to the Select Single Device Test menu for more testing.
To exit MDM, press
Break
or the Restart button.
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3.6 Exiting MDM
Exit MDM in one of the following ways.
•
Press
•
Press and then release the Halt button.
•
Press the Restart (BA215: Restart/Run) button.
Break
.
Remove the tape cartridge as described in your Operation manual.
If you ran MDM on a new system, you are ready to install your software. Set
the Write-Protect button to write-enable and then follow the instructions
in your software manuals.
If you ran MDM on a system containing software, you must reboot that
software.
You can reboot your system software in one of two ways:
•
At the console mode prompt (>>>), use the command BOOT Dxxx, where
Dxxx is the device name of the fixed disk or RF-series ISE containing
your system software.
Use DUxx for an RA-series disk drive, or an RF-series ISE with a
KFQSA adapter.
Use DIxx for an RF-series ISE with a CPU-based DSSI.
After your system software is loaded, set the Break Enable/Disable
switch to disable (down) to avoid halting the system by pressing Break .
•
Set the Break Enable/Disable switch to disable (down) and press
the Restart (BA215: Restart/Run) button. That begins the self-test
sequence and loads system software.
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Appendix A
System Controls and Indicators
The illustrations in this appendix show the controls and indicators on your
system:
Figure A–1: BA430 System Control Panel and Power Supply
Figure A–2: BA430 CPU Cover Panel
Figure A–3: BA215 CPU Cover Panel
Figure A–4: BA215 Power Supply
Figure A–5: BA215 Operator Control Panel
Figure A–6: TK50 and TK70 Tape Drives
Figure A–7: TF85 and TLZ04 Tape Drives
System Controls and Indicators
A–1
Figure A–1: BA430 System Control Panel and Power Supply
System Control
Panel
Over Temperature
Warning Indicator
DC OK Indicator
Halt Button
Restart Button
Power Supply
Power Switch
AC Present Indicator
DC OK Indicator
Fan Failure
Indicator
Over Temperature
Condition Indicator
Power Bus
Connectors
Power Cable
Connector
MLO-005564
System Controls and Indicators
A–3
Figure A–2: BA430 CPU Cover Panel
CPU Cover Panel
Break
Enable/
Disable
Switch
Standard
Ethernet
Connector
LED Display
Power-Up
Mode Switch
Modified
Modular Jack
Ethernet
Connector Switch
ThinWire Ethernet
Connector
MLO-005504
System Controls and Indicators
A–5
Figure A–3: BA215 CPU Cover Panel
LED
Display
Break
Enable/
Disable
Switch
Power-Up
Mode Switch
Modified
Modular
Jack
A1
A1
Standard
Ethernet
Connector
ThinWire
Ethernet
Connector
Ethernet
Connector
Switch
MLO-000679
System Controls and Indicators
A–7
Figure A–4: BA215 Power Supply
DC OK
Light
Reset
Button
A1
Power
Supply
Circuit
Breaker
MLO-000680
System Controls and Indicators
A–9
Figure A–5: BA215 Operator Control Panel
ISE Controls and Indicators
DRIVE
Unit Number
2
1
0
Fault
WriteProtect
Ready
SYSTEM
Restart/
Run
Halt
MLO-005512
System Controls and Indicators
A–11
Figure A–6: TK50 and TK70 Tape Drives
TK50 TAPE DRIVE
Load/Unload
Button,
Red Light
Handle Closed
Green
Indicator
Light
TK70 TAPE DRIVE
Orange Light
Yellow Light
Green Light
Unload Button
Handle
MLO-005341
System Controls and Indicators
A–13
Figure A–7: TF85 and TLZ04 Tape Drives
Yellow Light
Orange Light
Green Light
Bus Node
ID Plug
To
Re Han Op
P
W
Un
ait res
d e
m
lo
s
ov le n t
ad
his
e
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TF85 TAPE DRIVE
Cartridge Insert/
Release Handle
TLZ04 TAPE DRIVE
Unload Button
Tape Indicator
Drive Indicator
MLO-006361
System Controls and Indicators
A–15
Index
A
Autobooting system, 1–1
B
Booting
power-up problems, 1–3
RF-series integrated storage
element problems, 1–4
system, 1–1
tape problems, 1–4
Booting MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor
See MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor,
starting
Boot sequence power-up problems,
1–3
C
Caddy, disc
See RRD-series disc
CDROM
See RRD-series disc
CDROM Kit, MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor, 3–2
Compact disc
See RRD-series disc
Connect/Ignore option, MicroVAX
Diagnostic Monitor Main
Menu, 3–14
Controls and indicators, system, A–1
Disc, compact (Cont.)
See RRD-series disc
Disc caddy
See RRD-series disc
Diskless or tapeless system
See System, diskless or tapeless
Display System Configuration and
Devices option, MicroVAX
Diagnostic Monitor Main
Menu, 3–11
Display the Connect/Ignore Menu
option, MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor Main Menu, 3–14
Display the Service Menu option,
MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor
Main Menu, 3–14
Display the System Utilities Menu
option, MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor Main Menu, 3–13
Dual-host system, preparing to run
MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor,
3–3
one tape drive, 3–3
two tape drives, 3–4
E
Error messages
All devices disabled, 3–10
No Dg, 3–12
Unknown, 3–12
Exiting MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor, 3–17
D
H
Diagnostic monitor
See MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor
Disc, compact
Hard disk, preparing to run
MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor,
3–3
Index–1
Hard Disk Kit, MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor, 3–3
I
Indicators, system, A–1
Integrated storage element
See RF-series integrated storage
element
Introductory display, MicroVAX
Diagnostic Monitor, 3–8
IOADDRES function, MicroVAX
Diagnostic Monitor System
Utilities Menu, 3–13
ISE
See RF-series integrated storage
element
K
KZQSA adapter, booting MicroVAX
Diagnostic Monitor, 3–7
L
Leaving MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor, 3–17
Limitations, MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor, 3–1
M
Main Menu options, MicroVAX
Diagnostic Monitor, 3–9
MDM
See MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor
Messages
See Error messages
MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor
booting
disc drive, 3–7
KZQSA adapter, 3–7
RRD-series disc drive, 3–7
CDROM Kit, 3–2
disc caddy, preparing, 3–8
Index–2
MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor
(Cont.)
Display System Configuration
and Devices option, Main
Menu, 3–11
Display the Connect/Ignore Menu
option, Main Menu, 3–14
Display the Service Menu option,
Main Menu, 3–14
Display the System Utilities
Menu option, Main Menu,
3–13
exiting, 3–17
Hard Disk Kit, 3–3
introductory display, 3–8
IOADDRES function, System
Utilities Menu, 3–13
leaving, 3–17
limitations, 3–1
Main Menu options, 3–9
medium, 3–1
preparing RRD-series disc caddy,
3–8
preparing to run, 3–2
preparing to run, diskless or
tapeless system, 3–2
preparing to run, dual-host
system, 3–3
preparing to run, dual-host
system, one tape drive,
3–3
preparing to run, dual-host
system, two tape drives,
3–4
preparing to run, hard disk, 3–3
preparing to run, RF-series
integrated storage element
or hard disk, 3–3
preparing to run, RRD-series disc,
3–2
preparing to run, tapeless system,
3–2
RRD-series disc caddy, preparing,
3–8
running, 3–1
MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor
(Cont.)
Select Single Device Tests option,
Main Menu, 3–14
starting, 3–5
starting, booting TK50/TK70
tape, 3–5
starting, booting TK70 tape
automatically, 3–7
starting, booting TK70 tape
manually, 3–6
starting, RRD-series disc, 3–7
Test the System option, Main
Menu, 3–9
Update Drive Unit Number for
RRD40 function, System
Utilities Menu, 3–14
when to run, 3–1
MicroVAX Ethernet Server Customer
Diagnostics Kit, 3–2
Monitor
See MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor
O
Operation problems, 2–1
RF-series integrated storage
element, 2–3
system, 2–1
TF85 tape drive, 2–3
TK50 tape drive, 2–4
TK70 tape drive, 2–5
TLZ04 tape drive, 2–6
P
Power-up problems, 1–1
booting RF-series integrated
storage element, 1–4
booting tape, 1–4
boot sequence, 1–3
self-tests, 1–1
tape booting, 1–4
troubleshooting, 1–1
Preparing disc caddy, RRD-series
disc, 3–8
Preparing to run MicroVAX
Diagnostic Monitor
See MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor,
preparing to run
Problems
See Operation problems or Powerup problems
R
Rebooting system after running
MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor,
3–17
RF-series integrated storage element
booting problems, 1–4
operation problems, 2–3
preparing to run MicroVAX
Diagnostic Monitor, 3–3
ROM
See RRD-series disc
RRD-series disc
booting MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor from KZQSA
adapter, 3–7
preparing disc caddy, 3–8
preparing to run MicroVAX
Diagnostic Monitor, 3–2
starting MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor, 3–7
Running MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor, 3–1
S
Select Single Device Tests option,
MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor
Main Menu, 3–14
Self-test
power-up, 1–1
power-up problems, 1–1
Starting MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor
See MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor,
starting
System
autobooting, 1–1
Index–3
System (Cont.)
controls and indicators, A–1
diskless or tapeless, preparing to
run MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor, 3–2
dual-host, preparing to run
MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor, 3–3
dual-host, preparing to run
MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor, one tape drive,
3–3
dual-host, preparing to run
MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor, two tape drives,
3–4
indicators, A–1
operation problems, 2–1
tapeless, preparing to run
MicroVAX Diagnostic
Monitor, 3–2
T
Tape drive
booting problems, 1–4
TF85 operation problems, 2–3
TK50 operation problems, 2–4
TK70 operation problems, 2–5
TLZ04 operation problems, 2–6
Tapeless system
See System, tapeless
Test
See Self-test
Test the System option, MicroVAX
Diagnostic Monitor Main
Menu, 3–9
TF85 tape drive operation problems,
2–3
TK50 tape operation problems, 2–4
TK50/TK70 tape, starting MicroVAX
Diagnostic Monitor, 3–5
TK70 tape operation problems, 2–5
TLZ04 tape operation problems, 2–6
Troubleshooting
Index–4
Troubleshooting (Cont.)
MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor,
3–1
operation, 2–1
power-up, 1–1
power-up problems, 1–1
U
Update Drive Unit Number for
RRD40 function, MicroVAX
Diagnostic Monitor System
Utilities Menu, 3–14
Utilities menu
See MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor,
Display the System Utilities
Menu option
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