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AlphaServer GS80/160/320
System Management Console
Installation Guide
Order Number: EK–GSCON–IN. E01
This manual provides installation and configuration instructions
for the system management console. This manual is for service
providers, managers, and operators of Compaq AlphaServer
GS80/160/320 systems.
Compaq Computer Corporation
Revised, February 2002
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Contents
Preface............................................................................................................ xiii
Chapter 1 Overview and Preparation
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
System Management Console Overview ............................................... 1-2
Installation Flow ................................................................................... 1-4
Check the Installation Kits ................................................................... 1-8
Set Up the SMC .................................................................................. 1-10
Part 1 Cabling
Chapter 2
2.1
2.2
2.3
Cable the SMC to the GS80/160/320..................................................... 2-2
Cable the SMC to the Corporate Network ............................................ 2-4
Check the COM1 Settings..................................................................... 2-6
Chapter 3
3.1
3.2
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.2.3
3.3
Cabling the SMC to One System with Multiple
Console Lines
Cable the Terminal Server to the SMC................................................. 3-2
Cable the Terminal Server to the GS80/160/320 .................................. 3-4
Make the Cable Connection ............................................................ 3-4
Record the Connections................................................................... 3-6
Dress the Cables ............................................................................. 3-7
Cable the SMC to the Corporate Network ............................................ 3-8
Chapter 4
4.1
4.1.1
4.1.2
4.1.3
4.1.4
4.2
Cabling the SMC to One System with One Console
Line
Cabling an SMC to a Multi-System Configuration
Cable Each AS System to a Terminal Server........................................ 4-2
Power Each AS System to Vaux ..................................................... 4-2
Cable Each AS System to Terminal Server .................................... 4-4
Record the Connections................................................................... 4-6
Dress the Cables ............................................................................. 4-7
Cable All Terminal Servers to Network Hub........................................ 4-8
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4.3
4.4
Connect the Network Hub to the SMC ............................................... 4-10
Cable the SMC to the Corporate Network .......................................... 4-12
Chapter 5
5.1
5.1.1
5.1.2
5.1.3
5.1.4
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
Cable New AS System to New Terminal Server ................................... 5-2
Power New AS System to Vaux ...................................................... 5-2
Cable New AS System to New Terminal Server............................. 5-4
Record the Connections................................................................... 5-6
Dress the Cables ............................................................................. 5-7
Disconnect Cable from Old Terminal Server to SMC ........................... 5-8
Cable New and Old Terminal Servers to Network Hub...................... 5-10
Connect the Network Hub to the SMC ............................................... 5-12
Cable the SMC to the Corporate Network .......................................... 5-14
Chapter 6
6.1
6.1.1
6.1.2
6.1.3
6.1.4
6.2
7.1.2
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.4.1
7.4.2
7.5
7.6
Adding a System to a Multiple-System
Configuration with One SMC
Cable New AS System to New Terminal Server ................................... 6-2
Power New AS System to Vaux ...................................................... 6-2
Cable New AS System to New Terminal Server............................. 6-4
Record the Connections................................................................... 6-6
Dress the Cables ............................................................................. 6-7
Cable New Terminal Server to Network Hub....................................... 6-8
Chapter 7
7.1
7.1.1
Adding an AS System to Single AS System with SMC
Already Installed
Consolidating Multi-SMC/AS Configurations to One
SMC
Choose the SMC to Remain and Add Hub ............................................ 7-2
Cable the AlphaServer System to the Terminal Server (If
Necessary) and the Terminal Server to the Hub ............................ 7-2
Connect the Network Hub to the Chosen SMC .............................. 7-4
Copy Information from SMCs to Be Removed ...................................... 7-6
Cable Terminal Server to the Network Hub....................................... 7-10
Create New Address and Name for Terminal Server at
Remaining SMC ........................................................................... 7-12
Open Access Server Loader........................................................... 7-12
Add Consolidated Terminal Server Information to the Database 7-14
Verify the Connection.......................................................................... 7-16
Run Access Server Manager to Connect SMC to Each
7.6.1
7.6.2
7.6.3
7.7
7.7.1
7.7.2
7.8
Terminal Server ........................................................................... 7-18
Open Access Server Manager ....................................................... 7-18
Test the Connection ...................................................................... 7-20
Configure Access Server Manager ................................................ 7-22
Update Configuration: Modify the Default. config File...................... 7-24
Add Consoles................................................................................. 7-24
Add Groups ................................................................................... 7-28
Cable the Remaining SMC to the Corporate Network........................ 7-30
Part 2 Software Setup
Chapter 8
8.1
8.2
8.2.1
8.2.2
8.2.3
8.2.4
8.2.5
8.2.6
8.3
Set the SMC System Time, Date, and Time Zone................................. 8-2
Define the SMC’s Network Connections ............................................... 8-4
Verify the Computer Name............................................................. 8-4
Verify the Network Protocol ........................................................... 8-6
Define the SMC’s Network Adapter 1............................................. 8-8
Define the SMC’s Network Adapter 2........................................... 8-10
Bind the Protocol .......................................................................... 8-12
Verify the Network Setup ............................................................. 8-13
Configure Outlook Express ................................................................. 8-14
Chapter 9
9.1
9.2
9.2.1
9.2.2
SMC Definitions
Create or Update Default.config File
New Installation: Replace the Defauult.config File ............................. 9-2
Upgrade Configuration: Add Group(s) and Console(s) to the
Configuration ........................................................................................ 9-4
Add Consoles................................................................................... 9-4
Add Groups ..................................................................................... 9-8
Chapter 10
Run Access Server Software
10.1
Run Access Server Loader to Define Addresses.................................. 10-2
10.1.1
Open Access Server Loader........................................................... 10-2
10.1.2
Create the Database ..................................................................... 10-4
10.1.3
Verify Each Connection ................................................................ 10-6
10.2
Run Access Server Manager to Connect SMC to Each Terminal
Server ................................................................................................ 10-8
10.2.1
Open Access Server Manager ....................................................... 10-8
10.2.2
Test the Connection .................................................................... 10-10
10.2.3
Configure Access Server Manager .............................................. 10-12
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Chapter 11
11.1
11.2
11.3
11.4
11.5
11.6
Validating Console Groups
Starting CGValidator.......................................................................... 11-2
Review Validated Groups.................................................................... 11-4
Displaying Data for a Group ............................................................... 11-6
Disabling a Valid Group...................................................................... 11-8
Invalid Groups .................................................................................. 11-10
Save All Data to GPD........................................................................ 11-12
Chapter 12
Configuring the SMC for Remote Use
12.1
Set Up the Modem............................................................................... 12-2
12.2
Configure the Remote Access Software............................................... 12-4
12.2.1
Carbon Copy Access Edition ......................................................... 12-4
12.2.2
WinVNC........................................................................................ 12-6
Appendix A
A.1
A.2
A.3
A.4
A.5
A.6
A.6.1
A.6.2
A.6.3
Remove the Existing Connection from the SMC System to the
GS160/320 .............................................................................................A-2
Attach the Mounting Brackets..............................................................A-4
Install the Terminal Server in the GS160/320 Power Cabinet .............A-6
Connect the Terminal Server to the Power Source...............................A-8
Cable the Terminal Server to the SMC System..................................A-10
Cable the Terminal Server to the GS160/320 .....................................A-12
Make the Cable Connection ..........................................................A-12
Record the Connections.................................................................A-14
Dress the Cable.............................................................................A-15
Appendix B
B.1
B.2
B.3
B.4
B.5
B.6
B.6.1
B.6.2
Installing a Terminal Server in a GS160/320 System
Installing a Terminal Server in a GS80 System
Remove the Existing Connection from the SMC System to the GS80..B-2
Attach the Mounting Brackets..............................................................B-4
Install the Terminal Server in the GS80 Rack .....................................B-6
Connect the Terminal Server to the Power Source...............................B-8
Cable the Terminal Server to the SMC System..................................B-10
Cable the Terminal Server to the GS80..............................................B-12
Make the Cable Connection ..........................................................B-12
Record the Connections.................................................................B-14
Figures
1–1 Components of the System Management Console (SMC)......................... 1-1
1–2 SMC in Multi-System Configuration ........................................................ 1-2
1–3 SMC Installation Flowchart ..................................................................... 1-4
1–4 SMC Desktop at Startup......................................................................... 1-10
2–1 Cabling Procedure Described in This Chapter ......................................... 2-1
2–2 COM1 Port ................................................................................................ 2-2
2–3 Local Port Connection............................................................................... 2-3
2–4 Network Adapter 1.................................................................................... 2-4
2–5 Ports Dialog Box ....................................................................................... 2-6
2–6 Settings for COM1 Dialog Box.................................................................. 2-7
3–1 Cabling Procedure Described in This Chapter ......................................... 3-1
3–2 Terminal Server Management Channel Connector .................................. 3-2
3–3 Network Adapter 2.................................................................................... 3-3
3–4 Local Port Location ................................................................................... 3-4
3–5 Terminal Server Ports .............................................................................. 3-5
3–6 Terminal Server Cable.............................................................................. 3-7
3–7 Network Adapter 1.................................................................................... 3-8
4–1 Cabling Procedure Described in This Chapter ......................................... 4-1
4–2 Keyswitch on All GS80/160/320 Systems.................................................. 4-2
4–3 Local Port Location on Standard I/O Module ........................................... 4-4
4–4 Terminal Server Ports .............................................................................. 4-5
4–5 Terminal Server Cable.............................................................................. 4-7
4–6 Terminal Server Management Channel Connector .................................. 4-8
4–7 Ports on an 8-port Network Hub............................................................... 4-9
4–8 Network Adapter 2.................................................................................. 4-10
4–9 Ports on 8-Port Network Hub ................................................................. 4-11
4–10 Network Adapter 1................................................................................ 4-12
5–1 Cabling Procedure Described in this Chapter .......................................... 5-1
5–2 GS80/160/320 Keyswitch on New System.................................................. 5-2
5–3 Local Port Location on Standard I/O Module ........................................... 5-4
5–4 Terminal Server Ports .............................................................................. 5-5
5–5 Terminal Server Cable.............................................................................. 5-7
5–6 Disconnect the Old Terminal Server from Network Adapter 2 on
the SMC ............................................................................................... 5-8
5–7 Terminal Server Management Channel Connector ................................ 5-10
5–8 Ports on an 8-port Network Hub............................................................. 5-11
5–9 Network Adapter 2.................................................................................. 5-12
5–10 Ports on 8-Port Network Hub ............................................................... 5-13
5–11 Network Adapter 1................................................................................ 5-14
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6–1 Cabling Procedure Described in this Chapter .......................................... 6-1
6–2 GS80/160/320 Keyswitch on New System.................................................. 6-2
6–3 Local Port Location on Standard I/O Module ........................................... 6-4
6–4 Terminal Server Ports .............................................................................. 6-5
6–5 Terminal Server Cable.............................................................................. 6-7
6–6 Terminal Server Management Channel Connector .................................. 6-8
6–7 Ports on an 8-port Network Hub............................................................... 6-9
7–1 Consolidating Multiple SMCs to One SMC .............................................. 7-1
7–2 Terminal Server Management Channel Connector .................................. 7-2
7–3 Ports on an 8-Port Network Hub ............................................................. 7-3
7–4 Network Adapter 2.................................................................................... 7-4
7–5 Ports on an 8-Port Network Hub ............................................................... 7-5
7–6 Obtaining Information .............................................................................. 7-6
7–7 ConsoleWorks: Show Consoles by Group................................................. 7-7
7–8 Copy Console Information......................................................................... 7-8
7–9 Location of Hardware Address Label on Terminal Server ...................... 7-9
7–10 Terminal Server Management Channel Connector .............................. 7-10
7–11 Ports on an 8-Port Network Hub .......................................................... 7-11
7–12 Access Server Loader Window .............................................................. 7-12
7–13 Access Server Loader Confirm Dialog Box............................................ 7-13
7–14 Access Server Loader Configuration Dialog Box .................................. 7-14
7–15 Verify the New Connection ................................................................... 7-16
7–16 New Access Server Window .................................................................. 7-18
7–17 Access Server Dialog Box ...................................................................... 7-19
7–18 Access Server Dialog Box, Utilities Tab................................................ 7-20
7–19 Telnet Window ...................................................................................... 7-21
7–20 Select a Command File Dialog Box....................................................... 7-22
7–21 Run Command File Dialog Box............................................................. 7-23
7–22 Add Telnet Console Screen ................................................................... 7-24
7–23 console_name Configuration Screen ..................................................... 7-26
7–24 Add Group Screen ................................................................................. 7-28
7–25 Group group_name Screen..................................................................... 7-29
7–24 Network Adapter 1................................................................................ 7-30
8–1 Date & Time Tab....................................................................................... 8-2
8–2 Time Zone Tab .......................................................................................... 8-3
8–3 Identification Changes Dialog Box ........................................................... 8-4
8–4 Network Dialog Box .................................................................................. 8-6
8–5 Select Network Protocol Dialog Box ......................................................... 8-7
8–6 Microsoft TCP/IP Properties ..................................................................... 8-8
8–7 Microsoft TCP/IP Properties Dialog Box................................................. 8-10
8–8 Bindings Tab in the Network Dialog Box ............................................... 8-12
8–9 Verifying the Network Setup .................................................................. 8-13
8–10 Internet Accounts Dialog Box ............................................................... 8-16
8–11 account_name Properties Dialog Box.................................................... 8-17
9–1 Configuration Files Folder on Installation Disk....................................... 9-2
9–2 Add Telnet Console Screen ....................................................................... 9-4
9–3 console_name Configuration Screen ......................................................... 9-6
10–1 Access Server Loader Window .............................................................. 10-2
10–2 Access Server Loader Confirm Dialog Box............................................ 10-3
10–3 Access Server Loader Configuration Dialog Box .................................. 10-4
10–4 Location of Hardware Address Label on Terminal Server ................... 10-5
10–5 Verifying Each Connection ................................................................... 10-6
10–6 New Access Server Window .................................................................. 10-8
10–7 Access Server Dialog Box ...................................................................... 10-9
10–8 Access Server Dialog Box, Utilities Tab.............................................. 10-10
10–9 Telnet Window .................................................................................... 10-11
10–10 Select a Command File Dialog Box ................................................... 10-12
10–11 Run Command File Dialog Box......................................................... 10-13
11–1 Run Window for CGValidator ............................................................... 11-2
11–2 Login Screen for CGValidator............................................................... 11-3
11–3 CGValidator Group List........................................................................ 11-4
11–4 Displaying Data for a Group.................................................................. 11-6
11–5 Saving an Enabled Group to the GPD ................................................... 11-7
11–6 Disabling a Valid Group........................................................................ 11-8
11–7 Invalid Group...................................................................................... 11-10
11–8 Save All Data to GPD.......................................................................... 11-12
12–1 COM2 Port ............................................................................................ 12-2
12–2 Modem Detected.................................................................................... 12-3
12–3 Communication Properties Dialog Box................................................. 12-4
12–4 Carbon Copy Access Edition Window ................................................... 12-5
12–5 Default Local System Properties Dialog Box ........................................ 12-6
A–1 COM1 Port................................................................................................A-2
A–2 PCI Box Rear – Local Port Connection ....................................................A-3
A–3 Mounting Brackets...................................................................................A-4
A–4 Position Identifier Dial.............................................................................A-6
A–5 Terminal Server Placement in the GS160/320 System ............................A-7
A–6 GS160/320 AC Input Box .........................................................................A-8
A–7 Terminal Server Management Channel Connector ...............................A-10
A–8 Network Adapter 2 .................................................................................A-11
A–9 PCI Box Rear — Local Port Location .....................................................A-12
A–10 Terminal Server Ports..........................................................................A-13
A–11 Terminal Server Cable .........................................................................A-15
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B–1 COM1 Port................................................................................................B-2
B–2 PCI Box Rear – Local Port Connection ....................................................B-3
B–3 Mounting Brackets...................................................................................B-4
B–4 Position Identifier Dial.............................................................................B-6
B–5 Terminal Server Placement in the GS80 System.....................................B-7
B–6 GS80 AC Input Box ..................................................................................B-8
B–7 Terminal Server Management Channel Connector ...............................B-10
B–8 Network Adapter 2 .................................................................................B-11
B–9 PCI Box Rear — Local Port Location .....................................................B-12
B–10 Terminal Server Ports..........................................................................B-13
Tables
1
1–1
1–2
1–3
1–4
3–1
3–2
4–1
4–2
5–1
5–2
6–1
6–2
B–1
B–2
B–1
B–2
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 Documentation........................................... xv
SMC PC Kit............................................................................................... 1-8
3X–DS8AA–AA Terminal Server Kit........................................................ 1-9
Supported Network Hubs ......................................................................... 1-9
ConsoleWorks Licenses for Multiple Partitions on a System ................... 1-9
Terminal Server Cabling .......................................................................... 3-5
Terminal Server Cabling at This Installation .......................................... 3-6
Terminal Server Cabling .......................................................................... 4-5
Terminal Server Cabling at This Installation .......................................... 4-6
Terminal Server Cabling .......................................................................... 5-5
Terminal Server Cabling at This Installation .......................................... 5-6
Terminal Server Cabling .......................................................................... 6-5
Terminal Server Cabling at This Installation .......................................... 6-6
Terminal Server Cabling........................................................................A-13
Terminal Server Cabling at This Installation........................................A-14
Terminal Server Cabling........................................................................B-13
Terminal Server Cabling at This Installation........................................B-14
Preface
Intended Audience
This manual is for service providers, managers, and operators of Compaq
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 systems.
Document Structure
This manual uses a structured documentation design. Topics are organized into
small sections, usually consisting of two facing pages. Most topics begin with an
abstract that provides an overview of the section, followed by an illustration or
example. The facing page contains descriptions, procedures, and syntax
definitions.
This manual has 12 chapters and two appendixes:
•
Chapter 1, Overview and Preparation, introduces the system
management console, gives a flowchart of the installation procedure, and
has two sections on preparatory procedures: checking the installation kits
and setting up the SMC.
Part 1 – Cabling. Details the cabling process for each type of installation.
•
Chapter 2, Cabling the SMC to One System with One Console Line,
describes the cabling procedure to connect the SMC to an AlphaServer
GS80/160320 system that will never be partitioned.
•
Chapter 3, Cabling the SMC to One System with Multiple Serial
Console Lines, is the procedure for connecting the SMC hardware to a
system that can be partitioned; that is, it has more than one console line.
•
Chapter 4, Cabling an SMC to a Multi-System Configuration,
describes cabling the SMC to a new multi-AlphaServer GS80/160/320
configuration.
•
Chapter 5, Adding an AS System to One AS System with SMC
Already Installed, gives cabling instructions for this situation.
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•
Chapter 6, Adding a System to a Multiple-System Configuration
with One SMC, describes cabling for this situation.
•
Chapter 7, Consolidating Multi-SMC/AS Configurations to One SMC,
describes the process (both cabling and software procedures) needed when
you are upgrading your multi-AS, multi-SMC configuration to a multi-AS,
one SMC configuration.
Part 2 – Software Setup. This section of the manual provides instructions on
software setup for the SMC.
•
Chapter 8, SMC Definitions, contains procedures for defining the SMC
and its network connections.
•
Chapter 9, Create or Update Deault.config File, contains instructions
for creating or updating the file that contains names for the systems and
console lines that will be used by ConsoleWorks.
•
Chapter 10, Run Access Server Software, defines IP addresses if you
are installing a new SMC to either a single (partitionable) or multiple
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 configuration, or are upgrading an existing oneSMC configuration with one or more new AlphaServer GS80/160/320s.
•
Chapter 11, Validating Console Groups, describes the procedure needed
to validate the “groups” in the defined configuration. This software (called
Console Group Validator, or CGValidator), physically checks the lines and
displays information about QBBs connected to the lines, and lets you check
off those systems to be partitioned.
•
Chapter 12, Configuring the SMC for Remote Use, tells how to set up a
modem and configure the SMC software for remote dial-in.
•
Appendix A, Installing a Terminal Server in a GS160/320 System, is
the procedure for upgrading a GS160/320 system from a single console line
to multiple console lines.
•
Appendix B, Installing a Terminal Server in a GS80 System, is the
procedure for upgrading a GS80 system from a single console line to
multiple console lines.
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Documentation Titles
Table 1 AlphaServer GS80/160/320 Documentation
Order Number
Title
QA–6GAAA–G8
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 Documentation Kit
EK–GS320–UG
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 User’s Guide
EK–GS320–RM
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 Firmware Reference Manual
EK–GSPAR–RM
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 Getting Started with Partitions
EK–GS320–IN
AlphaServer GS160/320 Installation Guide
EK–GSR80–IN
AlphaServer GS80 Installation Guide
AG–RKSWB–BE
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 User Information CD
(HTML files)
AG–RLVJA–BE
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 User Information CD
(translations)
QA–6GAAB–G8
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 Service Documentation Kit
EK–GS320–SV
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 Service Manual
EK–GS320–RM
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 Firmware Reference Manual
AG–RKSZ*–BE
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 Service Information CD
EK–GSCON–IN
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 System Management Console
Installation Guide
EK–GSCON–UG
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 User’s Guide
EK–GS320–UP
AlphaServer GS160/320 Upgrade Manual
EK–GSR80–UP
AlphaServer GS80 Upgrade Manual
EK–GS320–SP
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 Site Preparation
EK–GSHPG–RM
AlphaServer GS160/320 CPU Online Addition and Removal
Information on the Internet
Visit Compaq’s AlphaServer site at www.compaq.com/alphaserver/
site_index.html for more information about AlphaServer GS80/160/320 systems.
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Chapter 1
Overview and Preparation
The system management console, or SMC, is the console device for managing
one or more AlphaServer GS systems. The SMC provides a central point for
monitoring events and managing these systems, as well as creating and
managing partitions on each individual system. The SMC consists of:
•
One specially configured Compaq Deskpro PC with the AlphaServer
GS80/160/320 SMC software kit
•
One or more network hub devices (if connecting multiple AlphaServer
GS80/160/320 systems)
•
One DECserver 90M terminal server for each system (if partitioned)
•
Associated cables and connectors
•
Software
Figure 1–1 Components of the System Management Console (SMC)
COMPAQ
SMC
Compaq Deskpro PC
Network Hub(s)
(for multiple
systems)
Software
Terminal
Server(s)
(for partitions)
Cables and connectors
MR0204-01
Sections in this chapter include:
•
System Management Console Overview
•
Installation Flow
•
Check the Installation Kits
•
Set Up the SMC
Overview and Preparation
1-1
1.1
System Management Console Overview
The system management console makes it possible to monitor and
control one or more AlphaServer GS systems, each of which may have
multiple partitions, with a single console device.
Figure 1–2 SMC in Multi-System Configuration
GS160 with
4 partitions
GS80 with
no partitions
GS320 with
8 partitions
DECserver 90M
DECserver 90M
Network
hub
DECserver 90M
Private
network
DECserver 90M
GS160 with
no partitions
ConsoleWorks Screens
(one for each partition)
Remote Access
Web Browser
AN
SMC PC
C or po
L
rate (Corporate LAN connection allows remote
Web access to SMC)
Modem
Modem
Remote Service PC
MR0200-01
1-2
SMC Installation Guide
With the system management console (SMC), multiple AlphaServer GS80/160/
320 systems with multiple partitions can be managed from a single device.
Hardware
The system management console is a specially configured Compaq Deskpro PC,
one or more network hubs such as the 8-port SMC EZ Hub-8DS (when multiple
systems are being managed from one console device), one or more DECserver
90M terminal servers (one terminal server for each system), and associated
cables, connectors, and software. Figure 1–2 shows a typical configuration.
Each eight-port terminal server can connect to up to eight partitions on one or
1
more AlphaServer GS80/160/320 systems . The network hub(s) concentrate
these lines and provide data transfer to the PC. The PC contains two network
interfaces. The first connects to the terminal server(s) via a private LAN. The
second connects to the corporate network, enabling remote operation of the SMC
through a Web browser.
The PC also has an attached modem, which can provide Compaq Services
remote access to the GS80/160/320 system.
Software
ConsoleWorks2 lets you add and remove console lines to reflect partitioning,
define events and consequent actions taken (such as sending mail), define
additional users and their capabilities, and log console line activity.
CGValidator supports multiple AlphaServer GS connections and partitions.
CAPM, the Compaq AlphaServer Partition Manager, provides a wizard-like
interface for creating and modifying hard and soft partitions.
GCU, the Graphical Configuration Utility, is an OpenVMS Galaxy utility for
creating and maintaining partitions.
NOTE: The PC supplied as part of the SMC is supported by Compaq only with
the hardware and software provided. To maintain this support, you
may not add or replace any components except as provided by Compaq.
1
Licensing does not allow terminal ports to be used on other than AlphaServer
GS80/160/320 systems.
2
The version of ConsoleWorks used on the SMC has been modified by the manufacturer,
TECSys Development Incorporated (TDI), to comply with the AlphaServer Management
Architecture. TDI’s standard version of ConsoleWorks cannot be used as a replacement
for this SMC application.
Overview and Preparation
1-3
1.2
Installation Flow
Choose your situation from the choices in Figure 1–3 and follow the
steps listed to install an SMC.
Figure 1–3 SMC Installation Flowchart
Check Installation Kit(s)
(Sec. 1.3)
Bring up and, if necessary,
upgrade SMC software
(Section 1.4)
A
Cabling -- Part 1
Installing SMC
to one and only one
AS system?
Yes
No
Plan to define
partitions in system?
No
Power AS system to Vaux
Cable SMC to AS system
Cable SMC to corporate network
Check the COM1
(Chapter 2)
Yes
Power AS system to Vaux
Cable SMC to terminal server
Cable terminal server to AS system
Cable SMC to corporate network
(Chapter 3)
Installing SMC
to multi-AS configuration?
Yes
No
B
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SMC Installation Guide
C
Turn one AS system to Vaux
Cable that AS system to
terminal server
Cable terminal server to hub
(Repeat for each AS in configuration)
Cable hub to SMC
(Chapter 4)
C
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Figure 1–3 SMC Installation Flowchart (Continued)
B
Adding AS system
to single AS system
with 1 SMC already
installed?
Yes
No
Adding AS system
to multiple AS systems
with 1 SMC already
installed?
Yes
No
Consolidating
multi-SMC/multi-AS systems
to single SMC?
No
(No other
choices for
SMC install)
Yes
Turn new AS system to Vaux
Cable new AS system to
new terminal server
Disconnect old teminal server
from SMC
Cable new and old terminal server
to hub
Cable hub to SMC
Cable SMC to corporate network
(Chapter 5)
Turn new AS system to Vaux
Cable new AS system to
new terminal server
Cable new terminal server
to existing/extended hub
Cable hub to SMC (if necessary)
(Chapter 6)
C
C
Record and transfer data from each
SMC being eliminated to SMC
chosen to remain
Unhook one AS system's terminal
server from SMC
Cable that terminal server to hub
Cable hub to SMC
Repeat second two steps for each
AS system
(Chapter 7)
C
[continued on next page]
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Overview and Preparation
1-5
Figure 1–3 SMC Installation Flowchart (Continued)
C
Software Configuration -- Part 2
Define the SMC
Network Connection
to the Corporate LAN,
etc. (Chapter 8)
D
Installing SMC
to one and only one
AS system?
Yes
Plan to define
partitions in system?
Yes
No
Replace Default.config
file (Section 9.1)
No
Upgrade Default.config
file (Section 9.2)
Run Access Server
Software
(Chapter 10)
Run CGValidator
(Chapter 11)
Plan to run
SMC remotely?
Installing SMC
to new multiple-AS
configuration?
Yes
D
No
Yes
Configure SMC
for remote use
(Chapter 12)
No
END
END
E
[continued on next page]
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MR-0214-01
Figure 1–3 SMC Installation Flowchart (Continued)
E
Adding AS system
to one or more AS systems
with 1 SMC already
installed?
Yes
Run ConsoleWorks
to add new group(s)
(Section 9.2)
No
Condensing
multi-SMC/multi-AS systems
to single SMC?
No
(No other
choices for
SMC install)
Run Access Server
Software
(Chapter 10)
Run CGValidator
(Chapter 11)
Yes
Run CGValidator
(Chapter 11)
Plan to run
SMC remotely?
Yes
Configure SMC
for remote use
(Chapter 12)
No
END
END
MR-0215-01
To perform the installation:
1. Install/Upgrade Software. Make sure the SMC software is Version 4.0
(see the AlphaServer GS80/160/320 System Management Console
Installation and Release Notes). If not, take steps to upgrade it.
2. Cable the Hardware. Choose your installation situation from the
possibilities shown in Figure 1–3 on pages 1-4 and 1-5. Refer to the
chapters listed for specific instructions on cabling.
3. Configure the Software. Choose your installation situation from the
possibilities shown in Figure 1–3, pages 1-6 and 1-7. Refer to the chapters
listed for specific instructions.
Overview and Preparation
1-7
1.3
Check the Installation Kits
The system management console consists of two or more kits: the SMC
PC kit and as many terminal server kits as there are systems to be
connected to the SMC. Typically, the terminal server kits are installed
in the AlphaServer GS systems at the factory.
Table 1–1 SMC PC Kit
Part Number
Description
3X–DS8BA–xx
BOM for SMC PC kit; contains these items:
Compaq Deskpro PC (minitower or desktop box) including
keyboard, mouse, and Windows NT 4.0 CD
Worldwide V.90/56K external serial modem (includes PC-tomodem cable)
Power cord and adapter for modem
GS80/160/320 SMC software and documentation:
AG–RMDRB–BE, console management software CD
AV–RMDQB–TE, SMC Installation and Release Notes
QM–6K4AA–AA, license
EK–GSCON–IN, SMC Installation Guide (this manual)
EK–GSCON–UG SMC User’s Guide
NOTE: The PC provided in this kit is the only one that works in this
configuration. See the 3X–DS8BA–xx BOM for the PC part number.
The order number for the SMC PC kit is 3X–DS8BA–xx. It contains the
components listed in Table 1–1. (The monitor is ordered separately; it is not
part of the SMC PC kit.) The components of the SMC PC kit are installed at the
site.
When the SMC is ordered with a GS80/160/320 system, the terminal server and
cables are installed in the GS160/320 power cabinet or the GS80 cabinet at the
factory. When the SMC is not ordered with a GS80/160/320 system, the
terminal server kit is installed at the site. (Installation instructions are in
1-8
SMC Installation Guide
Appendix A for GS160/320 systems and Appendix B for GS80 systems.) The
order number for the terminal server kit is 3X–DS8AA–AA. Components of the
kit are listed in Table 1–2.
Table 1–2 3X–DS8AA–AA Terminal Server Kit
Quantity
Item
Description
1
DECserver 90M
Terminal server
4
BN25G–04
4-meter cable
4
1
8
BN25G–07
BN24Q–07
H8585–AA
Mounting hardware
7-meter cable
7-meter crossover cable¹
Connector
¹Not used when a network hub is used.
Also needed for multiple AlphaServer GS80/160/320installations is a 10 Mbyte/s
network hub and BN25G-xx cabling to run from each terminal server to the
hub. Supported hub types (separately ordered) are listed in Table 1–3.
Table 1–3 Supported Network Hubs
Name
Part Number
Description
SMC5608DS
HB2121
SMC5924DS
HB3321
348451-001
EZ Hub 10/100 8-Port Dual-Speed Hub,
Autosensing, Rackmountable. 110/240 volt
TigerStackII 24 port 10/100 Stackable Hub
with Installed Switch Module
349601-001
Each SMC comes with a ConsoleWorks license for a single AlphaServer with up
to eight console lines. An additional license is needed for each additional
AlphaServer system. The type of license depends on the number of console lines
on the system (Table 1–4). You can combine the licenses. For a system with six
console lines, for example, you could use 3X-DS8CA-AA and 3X-DS8CA-BA.
Table 1–4 ConsoleWorks Licenses for Multiple Partitions on a System
Part Number
Description
3X–DS8CA–AA
3X–DS8CA–BA
3X–DS8CA–CA
GS80.160/320 SMC upgrade partition capability (2 console lines)
GS80/160/320 SMC upgrade partition capability (4 console lines)
GS80.160.320 SMC upgrade partition capability (8 console lines)
Overview and Preparation
1-9
1.4
Set Up the SMC
Install the SMC PC and bring up the operating system.
version of the SMC software and upgrade if necessary.
Figure 1–4 SMC Desktop at Startup
1-10
SMC Installation Guide
Check the
1. Set up the Compaq Deskpro computer and monitor according to the
accompanying instructions.
2. Start the SMC system. As the SMC operating system software loads, enter
information when requested: user name, company name, product ID, and
SMC PC system name (the name that will be seen on the corporate
LAN).See the AlphaServer GS80/160/320 System Management Console
Installation and Release Notes for instructions.
3. When the operating system software has finished loading, log on to the SMC
system using the administrator account. (The username is administrator;
for the password, press the Enter key.)
4. Optionally, change the password for the administrator account.
a. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del. The Windows NT Security window displays:
b. Click the Change Password… button. In the Change Password dialog
box , enter the old password and the new one, and confirm the new
password. Click OK.
5. Check the version of the SMC software by double-clicking the Version icon:
If the version is not 4.0, or if the desktop does not have a Version icon,
update the software. Refer to the AlphaServer GS80/160/320 System
Management Console Installation and Release Notes for instructions.
Overview and Preparation
1-11
Part 1
Cabling
Chapter 2
Cabling the SMC to One System with
One Console Line
A GS80/160/320 system with a single console line is a system that has only one
standard I/O (SIO) module. The SIO module is in a PCI box connected to a quad
building block, and on it is the SRM console firmware, which provides a
command-line interface for operator control of the system.
Sections in this chapter are listed in the box in Figure 2–1.
Figure 2–1
Remote Access
Web Browser
Cabling Procedure Described in This Chapter
(Other systems)
1 Cable the SMC COM1 port to
to single standard I/O module
in a single AS system
(Corporate LAN
connection allows
remote Web access)
2 Cable SMC to corporate LAN
2
3 Check the COM1 port
3
1
Remote Service PC
Modem
Modem
MR0205-01
Cabling the SMC to One System with One Console Line
2-1
2.1
Cable the SMC to the GS80/160/320
Connect the COM1 port of the SMC system to the local port of the
GS80/160/320.
Figure 2–2 COM1 Port
Minitower
Model
DPENCM
Desktop Box
Model DPENL
COM1(A)
COM1(A)
Minitower
Model
DPENM
Desktop Box
Model DPEND
COM1(A)
COM1(A)
PK-1735-00
NOTE: The model type is on a label on the top or side of the SMC box.
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Install H8585–AA connectors (12–36054–01) on the COM1 (or A) port of the
SMC system (Figure 2–2) and the local port of the standard I/O module in the
GS80/160/320 system primary PCI box ( in Figure 2–3). Connect these ports
with a BN24Q cable (17–04308–05).
Figure 2–3 Local Port Connection
1
PK-1724-00
Cabling the SMC to One System with One Console Line
2-3
2.2
Cable the SMC to the Corporate Network
Connect to the corporate network from the network adapter on the
SMC system.
Figure 2–4 Network Adapter 1
Minitower
Model DPENCM
Desktop Box
Model DPENL
Minitower
Model DPENM
Desktop Box
Model DPEND
PK-1727-00
NOTE: The model type is on a label on the top or side of the SMC box.
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SMC Installation Guide
Connect a network cable to network adapter 1 on the SMC system, as shown in
Figure 2–4. (This cable is not included in the SMC installation kit.) The
network adapters are numbered from left to right on the minitower and from
bottom to top on the desktop.
Cabling the SMC to One System with One Console Line
2-5
2.3
Check the COM1 Settings
Check that the baud rate for the COM1 port is 9600. Change it if it is set
to any other speed. Check the other COM1 settings.
Figure 2–5 Ports Dialog Box
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SMC Installation Guide
1. From the Start button select Settings|Control Panel.
2. In the control panel, double-click the Ports icon. The Ports dialog box
displays (Figure 2–5).
3. Select COM1 and click the Settings… button. The Settings for COM1 dialog
box displays (Figure 2–6).
4. If the baud rate displayed is not 9600, change it to 9600. Set the Data Bits
to 8, Parity to None, Stop Bits to 1, and Flow Control to XON/XOFF. If these
settings are not compatible with your environment, change them to settings
that are.
Figure 2–6 Settings for COM1 Dialog Box
NEXT: Proceed to Part 2 (Chapter 8)
Cabling the SMC to One System with One Console Line
2-7
Chapter 3
Cabling the SMC to One System with
Multiple Serial Console Lines
A GS80/160/320 system with multiple console lines has more than one standard
I/O (SIO) module. The SIO modules are in PCI boxes connected to quad building
blocks. On each SIO is the SRM console firmware, which provides a commandline interface for operator control of the system or a partition.
Sections in this chapter are listed in the box in Figure 3–1.
Figure 3–1 Cabling Procedure Described in This Chapter
(Other systems)
(Corporate LAN
connection allows
remote web access)
GS160 with
four partitions
1 Cable SMC to
terminal server
3
2 Cable multiple standard
I/O modules to terminal server
Remote Access
Web Browser
3 Cable SMC to corporate network
1
2
Modem
Modem
Remote Service PC
MR0206-01
Cabling the SMC to One System with Multiple Serial Console Lines
3-1
3.1
Cable the Terminal Server to the SMC
Connect the management channel connector on the terminal server to
network adapter 2 on the SMC system.
Figure 3–2 Terminal Server Management Channel Connector
1
PK-1769-00
1. Connect one end of the BN24Q–07 cable (17–04308–05) to the management
channel connector on the terminal server ( in Figure 3–2).
2. Connect the other end of the cable to network adapter 2 on the SMC system
(Figure 3–3). The network adapters are numbered from left to right on the
minitower; bottom to top on the desktop.
NOTE: BN24Q is a crossover cable that can be used only for a point-to-point
Ethernet connection. It cannot connect an Ethernet node to a hub. If
such a connection is required, use a BN25G cable (17–03212–xx).
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SMC Installation Guide
Figure 3–3 Network Adapter 2
Minitower
Model DPENCM
Minitower
Model DPENM
Desktop Box
Model DPENL
Desktop Box
Model DPEND
PK-1723-00
NOTE: The model type is on a label on the top or side of the SMC box.
Cabling the SMC to One System with Multiple Serial Console Lines
3-3
3.2
Cable the Terminal Server to the GS80/160/320
For PCI boxes in an expander cabinet, make the cable connection to
the terminal server. Then record the connections and dress the cables.
3.2.1
Make the Cable Connection
Cable the local port of the PCI box to the appropriate port on the
terminal server with a BN25G cable.
Figure 3–4 Local Port Location
1
PK-1724-00
The cable connections are made at the factory from the standard I/O modules in
PCI boxes in the GS160/320 power cabinet and in the GS80 cabinet. For PCI
boxes in expander cabinets, an H8585–AA connector (12–36054–01) is installed
on the local port ( in Figure 3–4) and a BN25G cable (17–03212–05) is labeled
and attached at the factory.
Make the connection to each console (PCI box with a standard I/O module) in an
expander cabinet. Follow the cabling chart in Table 3–1, and attach the BN25G
cable to the port on the terminal server ( in Figure 3–5).
Table 3–1 shows the suggested cabling for master PCI boxes only. This
numbering matches the default SMC setup. Secondary boxes (if there are any)
can be cabled to unused terminal server ports.
For information about partitioning the system, see AlphaServer GS80/160/320
Getting Started with Partitions.
3-4
SMC Installation Guide
Table 3–1 Terminal Server Cabling
QBB Number
Terminal Server
Port
GS80
GS160
GS320
1
0
0
0
2
1
1
1
3
—
2
2
4
—
3
3
5
—
—
4
6
—
—
5
7
—
—
6
8
—
—
7
Figure 3–5 Terminal Server Ports
1
PK-1770-00
Cabling the SMC to One System with Multiple Serial Console Lines
3-5
3.2.2
Record the Connections
Record the connections made for this installation in Table 3–2.
Table 3–2 Terminal Server Cabling at This Installation
Terminal Server
Port
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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SMC Installation Guide
PCI Box Number
QBB Number
3.2.3
Dress the Cables
Form a service loop and tie wrap the BN25G cable to the rail.
Figure 3–6 Terminal Server Cable
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
PK-1753-00
1. At the PCI box end, tie wrap the BN25G cable (17–03212–05) to the CSB
junction cable (17–04936–xx) to form a service loop ( in Figure 3–6).
2. Tie wrap the BN25G cable down the rail of the expander cabinet (
).
3. At the bottom of the rail, coil the BN25G cable and place the extra length in
the rail ( ).
Cabling the SMC to One System with Multiple Serial Console Lines
3-7
3.3
Cable the SMC to the Corporate Network
Connect to the corporate network from network adapter 1 on the SMC
system.
Figure 3–7 Network Adapter 1
Minitower
Model DPENCM
Desktop Box
Model DPENL
Minitower
Model DPENM
Desktop Box
Model DPEND
PK-1727-00
NOTE: The model type is on a label on the top or side of the SMC box.
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SMC Installation Guide
Connect a network cable to network adapter 1 on the SMC system, as shown in
Figure 3–7. (This cable is not included in the SMC installation kit.) The network
adapters are numbered from left to right on the minitower and from bottom to
top on the desktop.
NEXT: Proceed to Part 2 (Chapter 8)
Cabling the SMC to One System with Multiple Serial Console Lines
3-9
Chapter 4
Cabling an SMC to a Multi-System
Configuration
You can control multiple AlphaServer systems from one SMC. This chapter
tells how to cable an SMC to a new multi-system configuration. Sections in this
chapter are shown as callout items in the box in Figure 4–1.
Figure 4–1 Cabling Procedure Described in This Chapter
GS160 with
4 partitions
GS80 with
2 partitions
GS320 with
8 partitions
1
DECserver 90M
DECserver 90M
2
Network
hub
DECserver 90M
Private
network
GS160 with
no partitions
DECserver 90M
ConsoleWorks Screens
(one for each partition)
SMC PC
C or
t
p o ra
A
eL
N
1
Turn AS to Vaux
2
Cable that AS to a
terminal server
Cable terminal
server to network hub
3
Remote Access
Web Browser
(Corporate LAN connection allows remote
web access)
Modem
Modem
Remote Service PC
Repeat steps 1-3 for
each AS
5 Cable network hub
to SMC
6 Cable SMC to
corporate network
4
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Cabling an SMC to a Multi-System Configuration
4-1
4.1
Cable Each AS System to a Terminal Server
This installation requires a new DECsystem 90 Terminal Server for
each system and a network hub. Power each AS system to Vaux, and
cable it to a terminal server.
4.1.1
Power Each AS System to Vaux
Turn the keyswitch to Off, and turn on the AC input box breakers.
Figure 4–2 Keyswitch on All GS80/160/320 Systems
Off position
PK-2737-00
4-2
SMC Installation Guide
Check that the keyswitch on the each GS80/160/320 system is turned to Off (as
shown in Figure 4–2). Turn on the breakers on the AC input boxes. The
breakers are accessible from the rear of both the GS80 cabinet and the
GS160/320 power cabinet.
Cabling an SMC to a Multi-System Configuration
4-3
4.1.2
Cable Each AS System to Terminal Server
Cable the local port of each PCI box with a standard I/O module in a
given system to the appropriate port on a terminal server with a
BN25G cable.
Figure 4–3 Local Port Location on Standard I/O Module
1
PK-1724-00
The cable connections are made at the factory from the standard I/O modules in
PCI boxes in the GS160/320 power cabinet and in the GS80 cabinet. For PCI
boxes in expander cabinets, an H8585–AA connector (12–36054–01) is installed
on the local port ( in Figure 4–3) and a BN25G cable (17–03212–05) is labeled
and attached at the factory.
Make the connection to each console (PCI box with a standard I/O module) in an
expander cabinet. Follow the cabling chart in Table 4–1 and attach the BN25G
cable to the port on the terminal server ( in Figure 4–4).
Table 4–1 shows the suggested cabling for master PCI boxes only. This
numbering matches the default SMC setup. Secondary boxes (if there are any)
can be cabled to unused terminal server ports.
For information about partitioning the system, see AlphaServer GS80/160/320
Getting Started with Partitions.
4-4
SMC Installation Guide
Table 4–1 Terminal Server Cabling
QBB Number
Terminal Server
Port
GS80
GS160
GS320
1
0
0
0
2
1
1
1
3
—
2
2
4
—
3
3
5
—
—
4
6
—
—
5
7
—
—
6
8
—
—
7
Figure 4–4 Terminal Server Ports
1
PK-1770-00
Cabling an SMC to a Multi-System Configuration
4-5
4.1.3
Record the Connections
Record the connections made for this installation in Table 4–2.
Table 4–2 Terminal Server Cabling at This Installation
Terminal Server Port
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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SMC Installation Guide
PCI Box Number
QBB Number
4.1.4
Dress the Cables
Form a service loop and tie wrap the BN25G cable to the rail.
Figure 4–5 Terminal Server Cable
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
PK-1753-00
1. At the PCI box end, tie wrap the BN25G cable (17–03212–05) to the CSB
junction cable (17–04936–xx) to form a service loop ( in Figure 4–5).
2. Tie wrap the BN25G cable down the rail of the expander cabinet (
).
3. At the bottom of the rail, coil the BN25G cable and place the extra length in
the rail ( ).
Cabling an SMC to a Multi-System Configuration
4-7
4.2
Cable All Terminal Servers to Network Hub
Cable all the terminal servers to the network hub.
Figure 4–6 Terminal Server Management Channel Connector
1
PK-1769-00
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SMC Installation Guide
Figure 4–7 Ports on an 8-port Network Hub
Front view
LEDs
Port 1
Port 2
Rear view
...
8
Electrical outlet
MR0203-01
1. Connect one end of each BN25G cable (17–03212–05) to the management
channel connector on the terminal server ( in Figure 4–6).
2. Connect the other end of the cable to any port on the network hub except
port 1, which is reserved for the cable to the SMC. (See Figure 4–7 for an
example of an 8-port network hub. Yours may be different.)
Cabling an SMC to a Multi-System Configuration
4-9
4.3
Connect the Network Hub to the SMC
Connect the network hub to network adapter 2 on the SMC.
Figure 4–8 Network Adapter 2
Minitower
Model DPENCM
Minitower
Model DPENM
Desktop Box
Model DPENL
Desktop Box
Model DPEND
PK-1723-00
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1. Connect the appropriate cable (as defined by the instructions that come
with the network hub, not a part of the SMC kits) to network adapter 2 on
the SMC (see Figure 4–8).
2. Connect the other end of the cable to port 1 in the network hub (see Figure
4–9). NOTE: The SMC must be connected to port 1, or the SMC will not
work.
Figure 4–9 shows an 8-port hub. Hubs with more ports are available. Also,
some network hubs can be daisy-chained to provide more ports, as described
in the instruction booklets that come with the hub.
Figure 4–9 Ports on 8-Port Network Hub
Front view
LEDs
Port 1
Port 2
Rear view
...
8
Electrical outlet
MR0203-01
Cabling an SMC to a Multi-System Configuration
4-11
4.4
Cable the SMC to the Corporate Network
Connect to the corporate network from network adapter 1 on the SMC
system.
Figure 4–10 Network Adapter 1
Minitower
Model DPENCM
Desktop Box
Model DPENL
Minitower
Model DPENM
Desktop Box
Model DPEND
PK-1727-00
NOTE: The model type is on a label on the top or side of the SMC box.
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Connect a network cable to network adapter 1 on the SMC system, as shown in
Figure 4–10. (This cable is not included in the SMC installation kit.) The
network adapters are numbered from left to right on the minitower and from
bottom to top on the desktop.
NEXT: Proceed to Part 2 (Chapter 8)
Cabling an SMC to a Multi-System Configuration
4-13
Chapter 5
Adding an AS System to Single AS
System with SMC Already Installed
You can control multiple AlphaServer systems from one SMC. This chapter
tells how to cable a new AlphaServer system to a single AlphaServer system
with an SMC already installed. Sections in this chapter are shown as callout
items in the box in Figure 5–1.
Figure 5–1 Cabling Procedure Described in this Chapter
2
1
DECserver 90M
New GS320 with
8 partitions
4
e LAN
DECserver 90M
1 Turn new system to Vaux
Existing GS160 with
2 partitions
or
Cor p
at
Network
hub
2 Cable new sysem to new
terminal server
3 Disconnect cable from old
terminal server to SMC
4
Disconnect
6
Private
network
Remote Access
Web Browser
3
Cable new and old
terminal server to new hub
5 Cable hub to SMC
6 Cable SMC to corporate
network
5
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Modem
Remote Service PC
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5.1
Cable New AS System to New Terminal Server
This installation requires a new DECsystem 90 Terminal Server and a
new network hub. Power the new AS system to Vaux, and cable it to
the new terminal server.
5.1.1
Power New AS System to Vaux
Turn the keyswitch to Off, and turn on the AC input box breakers.
Figure 5–2 GS80/160/320 Keyswitch on New System
Off position
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Check that the keyswitch on the new GS80/160/320 system is turned to Off (as
shown in Figure 5–2). Turn on the breakers on the AC input boxes. The
breakers are accessible from the rear of both the GS80 cabinet and the
GS160/320 power cabinet.
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5.1.2
Cable New AS System to New Terminal Server
Cable the local port of each PCI box with a standard I/O module in the
new system to the appropriate port on the new terminal server with a
BN25G cable.
Figure 5–3 Local Port Location on Standard I/O Module
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The cable connections are made at the factory from the standard I/O modules in
PCI boxes in the GS160/320 power cabinet and in the GS80 cabinet. For PCI
boxes in expander cabinets, an H8585–AA connector (12–36054–01) is installed
on the local port ( in Figure 5–3) and a BN25G cable (17–03212–05) is labeled
and attached at the factory.
Make the connection to each console (PCI box with a standard I/O module) in an
expander cabinet. Follow the cabling chart in Table 5–1 and attach the BN25G
cable to the port on the terminal server ( in Figure 5–4).
Table 5–1 shows the suggested cabling for master PCI boxes only. This
numbering matches the default SMC setup. Secondary boxes (if there are any)
can be cabled to unused terminal server ports.
For information about partitioning the system, see AlphaServer GS80/160/320
Getting Started with Partitions.
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Table 5–1 Terminal Server Cabling
QBB Number
Terminal Server
Port
GS80
GS160
GS320
1
0
0
0
2
1
1
1
3
—
2
2
4
—
3
3
5
—
—
4
6
—
—
5
7
—
—
6
8
—
—
7
Figure 5–4 Terminal Server Ports
1
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5.1.3
Record the Connections
Record the connections made for this installation in Table 5–2.
Table 5–2 Terminal Server Cabling at This Installation
Terminal Server Port
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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PCI Box Number
QBB Number
5.1.4
Dress the Cables
Form a service loop and tie wrap the BN25G cable to the rail.
Figure 5–5 Terminal Server Cable
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
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1. At the PCI box end, tie wrap the BN25G cable (17–03212–05) to the CSB
junction cable (17–04936–xx) to form a service loop ( in Figure 5–5).
2. Tie wrap the BN25G cable down the rail of the expander cabinet (
).
3. At the bottom of the rail, coil the BN25G cable and place the extra length in
the rail ( ).
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5.2
Disconnect Cable from Old Terminal Server to
SMC
Disconnect the cable from the old terminal server to the SMC.
Figure 5–6 Disconnect the Old Terminal Server from Network Adapter
2 on the SMC
Minitower
Model DPENCM
Minitower
Model DPENM
Desktop Box
Model DPENL
Desktop Box
Model DPEND
PK-1723-00
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Disconnect the SMC from the old terminal server.
NOTE: You do not need to power down or halt the AlphaServer GS80/160/320
to which the old terminal server is connected. Any events that may
have been logged to the SMC will be lost, however, until the SMC is
reconnected through the network hub to the old terminal server.
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5.3
Cable New and Old Terminal Servers to Network
Hub
Cable both the new and old terminal servers to the network hub.
Figure 5–7 Terminal Server Management Channel Connector
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Figure 5–8 Ports on an 8-port Network Hub
Front view
LEDs
Port 1
Port 2
Rear view
...
8
Electrical outlet
MR0203-01
1. Connect one end of the BN25G cable (17–03212–05) to the management
channel connector on the terminal server ( in Figure 5–7).
2. Connect the other end of the cable to a port on the network hub. (See Figure
5–8 for an example of an 8-port network hub – yours may be different.)
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5.4
Connect the Network Hub to the SMC
Connect the network hub to network adapter 2 on the SMC.
Figure 5–9 Network Adapter 2
Minitower
Model DPENCM
Minitower
Model DPENM
Desktop Box
Model DPENL
Desktop Box
Model DPEND
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1. Connect appropriate cable (as defined by the instructions that come with
the network hub, not a part of the SMC kits) to network adapter 2 on the
SMC (see Figure 5–9).
2. Connect the other end of the cable to a port in the network hub (see Figure
5–10). Note that Figure 5–10 shows an 8-port hub. Hubs with more ports
are available. Also, some network hubs can be daisy-chained to provide
more ports, as described in the instruction booklets that come with the hub.
Figure 5–10 Ports on 8-Port Network Hub
Front view
LEDs
Port 1
Port 2
Rear view
...
8
Electrical outlet
MR0203-01
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5.5
Cable the SMC to the Corporate Network
Connect to the corporate network from network adapter 1 on the SMC
system.
Figure 5–11 Network Adapter 1
Minitower
Model DPENCM
Desktop Box
Model DPENL
Minitower
Model DPENM
Desktop Box
Model DPEND
PK-1727-00
NOTE: The model type is on a label on the top or side of the SMC box.
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Connect a network cable to network adapter 1 on the SMC system, as shown in
Figure 5–11. (This cable is not included in the SMC installation kit.) The
network adapters are numbered from left to right on the minitower and from
bottom to top on the desktop.
NEXT: Proceed to Part 2 (Chapter 8)
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Chapter 6
Adding a System to a Multiple-System
Configuration with One SMC
You can control multiple AlphaServer systems from one SMC. This chapter
tells how to add a new AS system to one or more AS systems with one SMC
already installed. Sections in the chapter are shown as callout items in the box
in Figure 6–1.
Figure 6–1 Cabling Procedure Described in this Chapter
Old GS160 with
4 partitions
New GS80 with
2 partitions
Old GS320 with
8 partitions
1
DECserver 90M
DECserver 90M
2
Network
hub
DECserver 90M
1 Cable new AS to new
terminal server
Private
network
DECserver 90M
ConsoleWorks Screens
(one for each partition)
SMC PC
Old GS160 with
no partitions
2 Cable new terminal
server to network hub
Remote Access
N
Web Browser
LA
e
t
ra
Cor po (Corporate LAN connection allows remote
Web access)
Modem
Modem
Remote Service PC
MR0208-01
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6-1
6.1
Cable New AS System to New Terminal Server
This installation requires a new DECsystem 90 Terminal Server and a
network hub. Power the new AS system to Vaux, and cable it to the
new terminal server.
6.1.1
Power New AS System to Vaux
Turn the keyswitch to Off, and turn on the AC input box breakers.
Figure 6–2 GS80/160/320 Keyswitch on New System
Off position
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Check that the keyswitch on the new GS80/160/320 system is turned to Off (as
shown in Figure 6–2. Turn on the breakers on the AC input boxes. The
breakers are accessible from the rear of both the GS80 cabinet and the
GS160/320 power cabinet.
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6.1.2
Cable New AS System to New Terminal Server
Cable the local port of each PCI box with a standard I/O module in the
new system to the appropriate port on the new terminal server with a
BN25G cable.
Figure 6–3 Local Port Location on Standard I/O Module
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The cable connections are made at the factory from the standard I/O modules in
PCI boxes in the GS160/320 power cabinet and in the GS80 cabinet. For PCI
boxes in expander cabinets, an H8585–AA connector (12–36054–01) is installed
on the local port ( in Figure 6–3) and a BN25G cable (17–03212–05) is labeled
and attached at the factory.
Make the connection to each console (PCI box with a standard I/O module) in an
expander cabinet. Follow the cabling chart in Table 6–1 and attach the BN25G
cable to the port on the terminal server ( in Figure 6–4).
Table 6–1 shows the suggested cabling for master PCI boxes only. This
numbering matches the default SMC setup. Secondary boxes (if there are any)
can be cabled to unused terminal server ports.
For information about partitioning the system, see AlphaServer GS80/160/320
Getting Started with Partitions.
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Table 6–1 Terminal Server Cabling
QBB Number
Terminal Server
Port
GS80
GS160
GS320
1
0
0
0
2
1
1
1
3
—
2
2
4
—
3
3
5
—
—
4
6
—
—
5
7
—
—
6
8
—
—
7
Figure 6–4 Terminal Server Ports
1
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6.1.3
Record the Connections
Record the connections made for this installation in Table 6–2.
Table 6–2 Terminal Server Cabling at This Installation
Terminal Server Port
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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PCI Box Number
QBB Number
6.1.4
Dress the Cables
Form a service loop and tie wrap the BN25G cable to the rail.
Figure 6–5 Terminal Server Cable
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
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1. At the PCI box end, tie wrap the BN25G cable (17–03212–05) to the CSB
junction cable (17–04936–xx) to form a service loop ( in Figure 6–5).
2. Tie wrap the BN25G cable down the rail of the expander cabinet (
).
3. At the bottom of the rail, coil the BN25G cable and place the extra length in
the rail ( ).
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6.2
Cable New Terminal Server to Network Hub
Cable the new terminal server to the network hub.
Figure 6–6 Terminal Server Management Channel Connector
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Figure 6–7 Ports on an 8-port Network Hub
Front view
LEDs
Port 1
Port 2
Rear view
...
8
Electrical outlet
MR0203-01
1. Connect one end of the BN25G cable (17–03212–05) to the management
channel connector on the terminal server ( in Figure 6–6).
2. Connect the other end of the cable to a port on the network hub. (See
Figure 6–7 for an example of an 8-port hub. Yours may be different.) If you
need to extend the hub by adding another hub, daisy-chain them together as
described in the hub installation documentation.
NEXT: Proceed to Part 2 (Chapter 8)
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Chapter 7
Consolidating Multi-SMC/AS
Configurations to One SMC
You can consolidate a multi-AS configuration with each AS controlled by a
separate SMC to one controlled by a single SMC. Sections in the chapter are
shown as callout items in the box in Figure 7–1. Note that this procedure
involves more than just cabling, unlike the other chapters in Part 1.
Figure 7–1 Consolidating Multiple SMCs to One SMC
GS160 with
4 partitions
GS80 with
no partitions
Corpora
te
1
LAN
1 Choose SMC
2
2
3
DECserver 90M
to remain,
add hub
GS320 with
8 partitions
2 Copy data
DECserver 90M
3
3
Network
hub
2
DECserver 90M
1
3
GS160 with
no partitions
5 Test connection
ConsoleWorks Screens
(one for each partition)
SMC PC
1
4
6
4 Transfer data
from discarded
SMC to
remaining SMC
Private
network
DECserver 90M
from SMC to
be discarded
Cable terminal
server from old
SMC to hub
Remote Access
Web Browser
(Corporate LAN connection allows remote
Web access)
Modem
Modem
6 Run Access
Server Manager
to connect SMC
to added
terminal server
7 Cable SMC
to corporate
network
5
Remote Service PC
MR0209-01
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7.1
Choose the SMC to Remain and Add Hub
Pick the SMC to remain in the configuration (usually the one with the
most connections/partitions), and if it has a terminal server, connect it
to the network hub. Then cable the hub to the remaining SMC. (If the
SMC does not have a terminal server, cable the AlphaServer to a new
terminal server, the terminal server to the new hub, and the hub to the
SMC.)
7.1.1
Cable the AlphaServer System to the Terminal Server
(If Necessary) and the Terminal Server to the Hub
If there is no terminal server on the selected SMC’s system, connect
one to the AlphaServer system. Then connect the terminal server to
the network hub.
Figure 7–2 Terminal Server Management Channel Connector
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1. From the configurations, select an SMC to serve as the single SMC in the
new configuration. It is assumed that the software for the selected SMC
has been set up for its original connection (as described for other
configurations in Chapters 8, 9, and 10.) This chapter includes software
steps that add information to the chosen SMC from the SMC’s being
removed).
NOTE: It is a good idea to select the SMC with the most connections (terminal
servers/partitions), since you will have to physically copy and
reconstruct system and configuration information from the SMCs you
remove onto the remaining one.
2. If the SMC is not connected to a terminal server, you will need to add one.
Cable the terminal server to the AlphaServer GS80/160/320, as described in
Section 5.1.
3. Cable the existing or newly added terminal server to the network hub.
Connect one end of a BN25G cable (17-03212-05) to the management
channel connector on the terminal server ( in Figure 7–2). Connect the
other end of the cable to a port on the network hub (see Figure 7–3). Use
any port except port 1.
Figure 7–3
Ports on an 8-Port Network Hub
Front view
LEDs
Port 1
Port 2
Rear view
...
8
Electrical outlet
MR0203-01
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7.1.2
Connect the Network Hub to the Chosen SMC
Connect the network hub to network adapter 2 on the SMC chosen to
remain in the configuration.
Figure 7–4 Network Adapter 2
Minitower
Model DPENCM
Minitower
Model DPENM
Desktop Box
Model DPENL
Desktop Box
Model DPEND
PK-1723-00
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1. Connect appropriate cable (as defined by the instructions that come with
the network hub, not a part of the SMC kits) to network adapter 2 on the
SMC (see Figure 7–4).
2. Connect the other end of the cable to port 1 in the network hub (see Figure
7–5). Note that Figure 7–5 shows an 8-port hub. Hubs with more ports are
available. Also, some network hubs can be daisy-chained to provide more
ports, as described in the instruction booklets that come with the hub.
Figure 7–5 Ports on an 8-Port Network Hub
Front view
LEDs
Port 1
Port 2
Rear view
...
8
Electrical outlet
MR0203-01
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7.2
Copy Information from SMCs to Be Removed
While each SMC is still running, copy the information from each SMC
to be removed, so that you can re-create it at the remaining SMC.
Figure 7–6 Obtaining Information
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1. From the START task button, select Programs| Access Server Manager.
When the Browser window comes up, select a server and click on it. When
the server window appears, copy down all the information for the console
line: IP address, Ethernet address, type, name, and Telnet Remote Console
TCP Port Number, as shown in Figure 7–6.
2. Close the Access Server Manager window.
3. Start ConsoleWorks from the desktop and click on “Consoles” in the top of
the left column. The window in Figure 7–7 displays.
4. Click on each console.
Figure 7–7 ConsoleWorks: Show Consoles by Group
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Figure 7–8 Copy Console Information
5. Copy information for each console, as shown in Figure 7–8, including the
name (likely to be modified when recreated in Section 7.7), description,
logged state and file location, type as Telnet, IP port number, raw data
state, and profile access information. Note that the display is longer than
shown in the Figure (see slide bar at right). Be sure to copy all the
1
information.
6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for each console on the system.
1
If you have a printer or a mail server on this computer, you can save the
information by (1) doing a Ctrl-Alt-Print Screen to save the active window, and
(2) pasting it into a Paint window (Start|Programs|Accessories|Paint). You
can then print the Paint window or save it to a .BMP file to mail to some site
with a printer.
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7. Copy the hardware address label for the terminal server (see
7–9).
in Figure
8. Disconnect the power from this terminal server (attached to the SMC being
replaced).
Figure 7–9
Location of Hardware Address Label on Terminal Server
00
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0-
6D
-9
3-
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0
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7.3
Cable Terminal Server to the Network Hub
Cable the terminal server being transferred to the network hub.
Figure 7–10 Terminal Server Management Channel Connector
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1. Cable the terminal server being transferred to the network hub. Connect
one end of a BN25G cable (17-03212-05) to the management channel
connector on the terminal server (see
in Figure 7–10).
2. Connect the other end of the cable to a port on the network hub (see Figure
7–11 ). Use any port except port 1.
Figure 7–11 Ports on an 8-Port Network Hub
Front view
LEDs
Rear view
Port 1
Port 2
...
8
Electrical outlet
MR0203-01
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7.4
Create New Address and Name for Terminal
Server at Remaining SMC
Go to the SMC that is to remain in the configuration. Run the Access
Server Loader to define the terminal server being added to the
remaining SMC, giving it a new IP address and the old Ethernet
(hardware) address.
7.4.1
Open Access Server Loader
Figure 7–12 Access Server Loader Window
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1. Start Access Server Loader. From the Start menu select Programs|Access
Server Loader|Access Server Loader. The Access Server Loader window
displays (Figure 7–12).
2. Click Setup. If you are running from a newly installed SMC, the Confirm
dialog box displays (Figure 7–13). Click Yes. (If not, the database will open
as described on the following page.)
Figure 7–13 Access Server Loader Confirm Dialog Box
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7.4.2
Add Consolidated Terminal Server Information to the
Database
Add the information taken from the SMC being removed to the
configuration data base.
Figure 7–14 Access Server Loader Configuration Dialog Box
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1. The Access Server Loader Configuration dialog box displays (Figure 7–14).
On the Clients tab, enter new and old information for the terminal server
being replaced:
Host Name: Name for each terminal server (GSSMC1, GSSMC2,…)
Hardware Addr: from the label on each terminal server (Figure 7–9).
IP Addr: 90.0.0.x2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
NOTE: The IP address you enter in the dialog box is the IP address for the
terminal server, not the host.
2. Click OK. The Access Server Loader window displays.
2
The value of x consists of odd numbers beginning with 1 for the terminal
server for the first AlphaServer, 3 for the terminal server for the second
AlphaServer, and so on, up to 99. (Even numbers are reserved for future
expansion.)
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7.5
Verify the Connection
Reapply power to the terminal server and verify the new connection
through the network hub.
Figure 7–15 Verify the New Connection
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Verify the new terminal server/hub connection.
1. Open a Command window: From the Start menu select Programs |
Command Prompt.
2. At the prompt, type ping 90.0.0.x, where x defines the new IP
address created for this terminal server in Section 7.4.2. The response
should be similar to that shown in Figure 7–15.
3. Close the Command window.
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7.6
Run Access Server Manager to Connect SMC to
Each Terminal Server
Use the Access Server Manager to configure the added terminal server
for access by the SMC system.
7.6.1
Open Access Server Manager
Figure 7–16 New Access Server Window
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1. Start Access Server Manager. From the Start menu select Programs|
Access Server Manager|Access Server Manager. The Access Server
Manager window displays.
2. From the File menu select New. The New Access Server dialog box displays
(Figure 7–16). The default Login Password is access and the default
Privileged Password is system. Click OK.
3. The Access Server dialog box displays (Figure 7–17).
Figure 7–17 Access Server Dialog Box
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7.6.2
Test the Connection
Figure 7–18 Access Server Dialog Box, Utilities Tab
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1. In the Access Server dialog box, select the Utilities tab (Figure 7–18). Select
Test Connection. Click the Do It Now… button. The message “Access Server
connection test successful” displays. Click OK.
2. Select Connect to Telnet Console. Click the Do It Now… button. The Telnet
window displays (Figure 7–19).
3. At the Local> prompt type show server. A snapshot of the server displays.
This confirms the connection.
4. Close the Telnet window.
Figure 7–19 Telnet Window
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7.6.3
Configure Access Server Manager
Figure 7–20 Select a Command File Dialog Box
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1. From the Utilities tab of the Access Server dialog box (Figure 7–18), select
Run Command File.
2. Click the Do It Now… button. The Select a Command File dialog box
displays (Figure 7–20).
3. Select the file GS_CON.cmds. Click Open. The Run Command File dialog
box displays (Figure 7–21). Click OK. The command file runs.
4. Close the Access Server dialog box and return to Access Server Manager.
5. Close Access Server Manager.
Figure 7–21 Run Command File Dialog Box
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7.7
Update Configuration: Modify the Default.
config File
Now you need to run ConsoleWorks to add consoles and groups to the
Default.config file to reflect the changes in the configuration resulting
from consolidating this particular system into those handled by one
SMC.
7.7.1
Add Consoles
Figure 7–22 Add Telnet Console Screen
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1. Start ConsoleWorks from the SMC desktop. The Show Consoles screen
displays.
2. At the top of the Show Consoles screen select Add Console. The Add Console
screen displays.
NOTE: If the addition is such that there are more than 8 consoles, you
need to have the appropriate licenses, as noted in Chapter 1.
3. From the Type dropdown menu select Telnet. Click the Add Console button.
The Add Telnet Console screen displays (Figure 7–22). Enter the
information requested for the console.
4. Enter a name and a description for the console. The console name must be
unique. (Tip: One way to select unique names is to use the original name
as copied in Section 7.2, and add the system name to it. For example,
ASGS1_Console1.)
5. Select Yes in the Logged box. In the block to the right of the list box enter
D:\Cwks\Log.
6. In the IP Host block enter the IP address that was chosen in Section 7.4.2.
7. In the IP Port block enter the port number copied in Section 7.2
8. Do not select the Raw Data checkbox.
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Figure 7–23
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9. Click the Add Console button. The console_name Configuration screen
displays (Figure 7–23).
10. Enter the profile access information copied in Section 7.2 at the bottom of
the main data panel. Click the Update button.
At the top of the screen, select Connect. A window displays showing console line
activity. Press Enter to validate the connection. The connection is working if
the SCM, SRM, or operating system prompt displays.
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7.7.2
Add Groups
Figure 7–24 Add Group Screen
1. Start ConsoleWorks from the SMC desktop.
2. In the left navigation panel select Manage. From the selection links select
Groups. The Show Groups screen displays.
3. At the top of the Show Groups screen select Add Group. The Add Group
screen displays (Figure 7–24).
4. Enter a name in the Group Name box. The name is limited to 31 characters.
5. Optionally, enter a description.
6. Click the Add Group button. The Group group_name screen displays (
7. Figure 7–25).
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8. Add a console to the group by selecting the checkbox next to the console's
name. Remove a console by toggling the console's checkbox.
9. When you have selected all consoles that belong to the system, click the
Update Group button.
Figure 7–25 Group group_name Screen
NEXT STEP: Repeat the steps in Sections 7.2 through 7.7 for all AlphaServer GS
systems being consolidated onto this SMC. Then go to Section 7.8.
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7.8
Cable the Remaining SMC to the Corporate
Network
Connect to the corporate network from network adapter 1 on the SMC
system.
Figure 7–26 Network Adapter 1
Minitower
Model DPENCM
Desktop Box
Model DPENL
Minitower
Model DPENM
Desktop Box
Model DPEND
PK-1727-00
NOTE: The model type is on a label on the top or side of the SMC box.
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Connect a network cable to network adapter 1 on the SMC system, as shown in
Figure 7–26. (This cable is not included in the SMC installation kit.) The
network adapters are numbered from left to right on the minitower and from
bottom to top on the desktop.
NEXT STEP: Go to Chapter 11.
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Part 2
Software Setup
Chapter 8
SMC Definitions
When you boot an SMC PC for the first time (see note below for upgrades), the
Windows NT4 Operating System and SMC software need some preliminary
setup. These sections apply to all configurations:
•
Set the SMC System Time, Date, and Time Zone
•
Define the SMC’s Network Connections
•
Configure Outlook Express
NOTE: You can proceed directly to Chapter 9 if you are upgrading to SMC V4
from V3.2. The setup described in this chapter is either already done or
will be done automatically as part of the upgrade process.
SMC Definitions
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8.1
Set the SMC System Time, Date, and Time Zone
Use the Date/Time icon in the Control Panel to set the time, date, and
time zone.
Figure 8–1 Date & Time Tab
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1. From the Start button, select Settings|Control Panel. The Control Panel
window displays.
2. In the Control Panel double-click the Date/Time icon. The Date/Time
Properties dialog box displays.
3. In the Date & Time tab, set the date and time (Figure 8–1).
4. Select the Time Zone tab (Figure 8–2).
5. From the drop-down menu select the time zone for this installation. Click
OK.
Figure 8–2 Time Zone Tab
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8.2
Define the SMC’s Network Connections
Verify the SMC computer name and the protocol for the private LAN.
Specify the SMC IP address. Finally, set up the adapter for the
corporate network.
8.2.1
Verify the Computer Name
Figure 8–3 Identification Changes Dialog Box
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1. Open the Windows Control Panel: From the Start menu select
Settings|Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Network icon. The Network dialog box displays with the
Identification tab selected.
3. Click the Change… button. The Identification Changes dialog box displays
(Figure 8–3). Check that the box labeled Computer Name correctly identifies
the SMC system as a management station on the corporate network. (In the
example shown in Figure 8–3, that name is MySMC.) If it does not, enter
the correct name. Click OK.
4. The system can be a member of a workgroup or a domain. (If you are unsure
which it should be, ask the network administrator.) Select the appropriate
option button and enter the workgroup or domain name.
NOTE: The computer name entered in step 3 cannot be GSSMC1. This name is
reserved for the terminal server.
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8.2.2
Verify the Network Protocol
Figure 8–4 Network Dialog Box
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1. In the Network dialog box, select the Protocols tab (Figure 8–4). If the
protocol shown is TCP/IP, skip the rest of this page and go on to Section
8.2.3.
2. If the protocol shown is not TCP/IP, highlight the protocol and click the
Remove button. A message box displays; click Yes.
3. In the Network dialog box, click the Add… button. The Select Network
Protocol dialog box displays (Figure 8–5). Highlight TCP/IP Protocol. Click
OK. A box displays with a message that begins “If there is a DHCP server
on your network….” Click No.
4. The Windows NT Setup dialog box displays. Click Continue.
Figure 8–5 Select Network Protocol Dialog Box
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8.2.3
Define the SMC’s Network Adapter 1
Figure 8–6 Microsoft TCP/IP Properties
NOTE: The IP address values in the illustration are an example only. Obtain
the correct values for this installation from the network administrator.
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Enter the static IP address, subnet mask, and gateway. Ask the network
administrator for this information. The SMC requires a static IP address; it
cannot have a dynamic address (that is, an address assigned by a DHCP
server).
1. In the Adapter box of the Microsoft TCP/IP Properties dialog box (Figure 8–
6), select adapter 1.
2. Select the option button labeled Specify an IP address. Enter the IP address,
subnet mask, and gateway. Click OK.
NOTE: The network card shown in Figure 8–6 is an example only. Another type
of network card might be supplied.
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8.2.4
Define the SMC’s Network Adapter 2
Figure 8–7 Microsoft TCP/IP Properties Dialog Box
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1. In the Network dialog box, select the Protocols tab. Click the Properties
button.
2. The Microsoft TCP/IP Properties dialog box displays (Figure 8–7). Select
adapter 2.
3. Select the option button labeled Specify an IP address. Enter the following
information:
IP address:
Subnet mask:
90.0.0.100
255.255.255.0
Leave the Default Gateway blank. Click OK.
NOTE: The network card shown in Figure 8–7 is an example only. Another type
of network card might be used.
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8.2.5
Bind the Protocol
Figure 8–8 Bindings Tab in the Network Dialog Box
1. In the Network dialog box, select the Bindings tab. A box with a progress
bar displays.
2. When the progress bar indicates that the operation is finished, click Close.
3. Restart the SMC system.
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8.2.6
Verify the Network Setup
Figure 8–9 Verifying the Network Setup
1. Open a Command window: From the Start menu select Programs|
Command Prompt.
2. At the prompt type ping 90.0.0.100. The response should look similar to
the first command in Figure 8–9.
3. At the prompt type ping name, where name is the fully qualified computer
name displayed in Section 8.2.1. The response should look similar to the
second command in Figure 8–9.
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8.3
Configure Outlook Express
Obtain mail server information from the network administrator before
configuring.
Figure 8–10 Internet Accounts Dialog Box
1. Double-click the Outlook Express icon on the desktop. If this is the first time
Outlook Express is opened, a box displays asking where messages should be
stored. Select a folder and click OK. The Outlook Express window displays.
2. From the Tools menu select Accounts. The Internet Accounts dialog box
displays (Figure 8–10).
3. Select the Mail tab and click the Add button. In the fly-out menu select
Mail…. The Internet Connection Wizard displays.
4. The wizard asks for the following information; obtain it from the network
administrator:
a. Address of the e-mail account that will process mail on the SMC.
b. Server type for incoming mail. Outlook Express recognizes POP3 and
IMAP.
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c.
The names of the incoming and outgoing mail servers.
5. When Outlook Express sends or receives mail, by default it removes the
messages from the server. To leave a copy of messages on the server:
a. From the Tools menu select Accounts. In the Internet Accounts window
right-click on the account name and select Properties from the pop-up
menu. The account_name Properties dialog box displays (Figure 8–11).
b. Select the Advanced tab. In the section labeled Delivery select the
checkbox labeled Leave a copy of messages on server.
Figure 8–11
account_name Properties Dialog Box
NEXT: Proceed to Chapter 9.
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Chapter 9
Create or Update
Default.config File
Use this chapter after preliminary SMC setup (Chapter 8). This chapter
includes the sections:
•
New Installation: Replace the Default.config File
•
Upgrade Configuration: Add Console(s) and Groups(s) to the Configuration
Choose the section appropriate to your installation and follow the steps.
Create or Update Default.config File
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9.1
New Installation: Replace the Default.config File
Make sure the Default.config file is appropriate for the installation.
Figure 9–1 Configuration Files Folder on Installation Disk
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The default configuration file put in place by the SMC software installation
process is for a single system with multiple consoles. If this system has only one
console line, or if the SMC is being installed to a multi-AlphaServer
configuration, the default.config file will have to be modified.
1. Stop the ConsoleWorks Server.
2. In Windows Explorer go to the folder C:\Cwks\Default\Config. (The files
in this directory are the same as those shown in Figure 9–1 from the
installation disk.)
3. Choose the file appropriate to your configuration (number of AlphaServer
GS80/160/320 systems) and copy it: Files include:
Serial_com1_default.config (1 unpartitioned AlphaServer)
1_ASGS_default.config (1 partionable AlphaServer)
2_ASGS_default.config
.
.
.
32_ASGS_default.config
a. Click on the file to highlight it.
b. From the Edit menu select Copy.
1. Copy of xxxx_default.config is pasted into the folder.
5. Renam the old default.config file to default.config.backup.
6. Rename the file Copy of xxxxxdefault.config to default.config:
a. Click on the file to highlight it.
b. From the File menu select Rename.
c.
In the highlighted name enter default.config.
7. Right-click default.config and select properties. Uncheck READ ONLY.
Click OK.
8. Restart the ConsoleWorks Server.
NEXT STEP: For a single SCM, single AlphaServer GS80/160/320, one serial
console line installation, go to Chapter 11. For a single SCM/multiple
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 configuration, go to Chapter 10.
Create or Update Default.config File
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9.2
Upgrade Configuration: Add Console(s) and
Groups(s) to the Configuration
If you are upgrading your configuration to include new console lines or
AlphaServers, you need to run ConsoleWorks to add consoles and
groups to reflect your new configuration.
9.2.1
Add Consoles
Figure 9–2 Add Telnet Console Screen
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1. Start ConsoleWorks from the SRM Console desktop.
2. Select Consoles in the left navigation panel, then Add Console at the top of
the screen. The type is Telnet. Do not attempt to add a console if eight
consoles already exist. (Privileges required: Admin – R W C; Console –
none)
3. In the left navigation panel select Consoles. The Show Consoles screen
displays.
NOTE: If the addition is such that there are more than 8 consoles, you
need to have the appropriate licenses, as noted in Chapter 1.
4. At the top of the Show Consoles screen select Add Console. The Add Console
screen displays.
5. From the Type dropdown menu select Telnet. Click the Add Console button.
The Add Telnet Console screen displays (Figure 9–2).
6. Enter the information requested for the console.
7. Enter a name and a description for the console. The console name must be
unique.
8. Select Yes in the Logged list box. In the block to the right of the list box
enter D:\Cwks\Log.
9. In the IP Host block enter 90.0.0.x. The value of x consists of odd numbers
beginning with 1 for the terminal server for the first AlphaServer, 3 for the
terminal server for the second AlphaServer, and so on, up to 99. (Even
numbers are reserved for future expansion.)
10. In the IP Port block enter a number between 2001 and 2008; the last digit is
the terminal server port to which the console is attached. This number must
be unique for each console.
11. Do not select the Raw Data checkbox.
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Figure 9–3
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12. Click the Add Console button. The console_name Configuration screen
displays (Figure 9–3).
13. Enter the profile access information at the bottom of the main data panel.
Click the Update button.
At the top of the screen select Connect. A window displays showing console line
activity. Press Enter to validate the connection. The connection is working if the
SCM, SRM, or operating system prompt displays.
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9.2.2
Add Groups
For each AlphaServer system being added to this SCM, you need to use
ConsoleWorks to add a group and then select the consoles that belong
to this group (system).
Figure 9–4 Add Group Screen
1. Start ConsoleWorks from the SMC desktop.
2. In the left navigation panel select Manage. From the selection links select
Groups. The Show Groups screen displays.
3. At the top of the Show Groups screen select Add Group. The Add Group
screen displays (Figure 9–4).
4. Enter a name in the Group Name box. The name is limited to 31 characters.
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5. Optionally, enter a description.
6. Click the Add Group button. The Group group_name screen displays (Figure
9–5).
7. Add a console to the group by selecting the checkbox next to the console's
name. Remove a console by toggling the console's checkbox.
8. When you have selected all consoles that belong in the group, click the
Update Group button. The screen redisplays with the selected consoles in
the Included Consoles column.
Figure 9–5 Group group_name Screen
NEXT STEP: Go to Chapter 10.
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Chapter 10
Run Access Server Software
Use this chapter when installing a new SMC to a single, partitionable
AlphaServer GS80/160/320 system, or to multiple AlphaServer GS80/160/320
systems, or when upgrading an existing SMC/AlphaServer GS80/160/320
configuration. Here, you define IP addresses and connect the SMC to each new
terminal server.
Sections include:
•
Run Access Server Loader to Define Addresses
•
Run Access Server Manager to Connect SMC to Each Terminal Server
Run Access Server Software 10-1
10.1 Run Access Server Loader to Define Addresses
The Access Server Loader configures the IP address and subnet mask
of each of the terminal servers connected to the SMC – one for each
AlphaServer connected to the SMC.
10.1.1 Open Access Server Loader
Figure 10–1 Access Server Loader Window
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1. Start Access Server Loader: From the Start menu select Programs|Access
Server Loader|Access Server Loader. The Access Server Loader window
displays (Figure 10–1).
2. Click Setup. If the Confirm dialog box displays (Figure 10–2), click Yes.
Figure 10–2 Access Server Loader Confirm Dialog Box
Run Access Server Software 10-3
10.1.2 Create the Database
Figure 10–3 Access Server Loader Configuration Dialog Box
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1. The Access Server Loader Configuration dialog box displays (Figure 10–3).
On the Clients tab, enter the following information:
Host Name: Name for each terminal server (GSSMC1, GSSMC2, …)
Hardware Addr: from the label on each terminal server ( in Figure 10–4)
1
IP Addr: 90.0.0.x
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
NOTE: The IP address you enter in the Access Server Loader Configuration
dialog box is the IP address for the terminal server, not for the host.
2. Click OK. The Access Server Loader window displays.
Figure 10–4 Location of Hardware Address Label on Terminal Server
00
-6
0-
6D
-9
3-
57
-C
0
1
PK-1783-00
1
The value of x consists of odd numbers, beginning with 1 for the terminal
server for the first AlphaServer GS80/160/320 system, 3 for the terminal server
for the second AlphaServer GS80/160/320 system, and so on, up to 99. (Even
numbers are reserved for future expansion.)
Run Access Server Software 10-5
10.1.3 Verify Each Connection
Figure 10–5 Verifying Each Connection
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Verify each terminal server connection.
1. Open a Command window: From the Start menu select
Programs|Command Prompt.
2. At the prompt, type ping 90.0.0.x. , where x ranges from 0, 3, 5, …99.
Each response should be similar to Figure 10–5.
3. Close the Command window.
Run Access Server Software 10-7
10.2 Run Access Server Manager to Connect SMC to
Each Terminal Server
Use the Access Server Manager to configure each terminal server for
access by the SMC system. Repeat the steps in Sections 7.6.1 through
7.6.3 for each terminal server in the network.
10.2.1 Open Access Server Manager
Figure 10–6 New Access Server Window
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1. Start Access Server Manager. From the Start menu select Programs|
Access Server Manager|Access Server Manager. The Access Server
Manager window displays.
2. From the File menu select New. The New Access Server dialog box displays
(Figure 10–6). The default Login Password is access and the default
Privileged Password is system. Click OK.
3. The Access Server dialog box displays (Figure 10–7).
Figure 10–7 Access Server Dialog Box
Run Access Server Software 10-9
10.2.2 Test the Connection
Figure 10–8 Access Server Dialog Box, Utilities Tab
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1. In the Access Server dialog box, select the Utilities tab (Figure 10–8). Select
Test Connection. Click the Do It Now… button. The message “Access Server
connection test successful” displays. Click OK.
2. Select Connect to Telnet Console. Click the Do It Now… button. The Telnet
window displays (Figure 10–9).
3. At the Local> prompt type show server. A snapshot of the server displays.
This confirms the connection.
4. Close the Telnet window.
Figure 10–9 Telnet Window
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10.2.3 Configure Access Server Manager
Figure 10–10 Select a Command File Dialog Box
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1. From the Utilities tab of the Access Server dialog box (Figure 10–8), select
Run Command File.
2. Click the Do It Now… button. The Select a Command File dialog box
displays (Figure 10–10).
3. Select the file GS_CON.cmds. Click Open. The Run Command File dialog
box displays (Figure 10–11). Click OK. The command file runs.
4. Close the Access Server dialog box and return to Access Server Manager.
5. Close Access Server Manager.
Figure 10–11 Run Command File Dialog Box
NEXT STEP: Go to Chapter 11.
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Chapter 11
Validating Console Groups
In this chapter, you run the CGValidator program to validate the groups of
console lines attached to particular AlphaServer GS80/160/320 systems. A group
is defined in Consoleworks as a set of console lines. Usually, all the lines in a
particular group are connected to a single AlphaServer GS80/160/320 system.
The CGValidator program displays all the groups defined in ConsoleWorks.
When all the consoles in a group are connected to the same AlphaServer GS
system, CGValidator displays a box next to the group. These groups can be
enabled for partitioning by checking the box.
NOTE: You must run CGValidator each time you change the configuration in
any way that adds or removes console lines to any system connected to
the SMC or adds or removes QBBs from any system connected to the
SMC. For example, if a system upgrade adds a standard I/O module
to a PCI box, and that standard I/O is connected to a terminal server –
the group has changed and needs to be revalidated. Likewise, if a
system upgrade adds one or more QBBs to a system, the partitioning
capacity of the group has changed and needs to be revalidated.
Sections in this chapter are:
•
Starting CGValidator
•
Review Validated Groups
•
Displaying Data for a Group
Validating Console Groups
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11.1 Starting CGValidator
Start the CGValidator program and log in; you must be of console
manager status to be able to log in to the CGValidator.
Figure 11–1 Run Window for CGValidator
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1. From the Start menu select Run. When the Run window displays, type the
location of CGValidator (see Figure 11–1).
2. When CGValidator starts, it displays a login screen. Type the same
username and password that you would use to log in to ConsoleWorks (see
Figure 11–2).
Figure 11–2 Login Screen for CGValidator
NOTE: The CGValidator user must have ConsoleWorks WRITE admin
privileges, or must have READ Admin privileges and WRITE privileges
on all consoles.
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11.2 Review Validated Groups
CGValidator communicates with ConsoleWorks to find all the groups
defined there and the consoles in each group.
Figure 11–3 CGValidator Group List
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CGValidator examines the groups defined in ConsoleWorks and compares them
with the systems connected to the SMC. It displays the group names it finds.
It can take time to locate all the systems connected to the SMC; CGValidator
displays a “waiting” message in the status field in the window until all groups
have been located and verified.
The checkboxes next to the group names indicate that CGValidator has verified
that all the consoles in the group are connected to the same AlphaServer
GS80/160/320 system.
In Figure 11–3, the two boxes are checked. This means that CGValidator has
been run previously and these groups were selected and their data saved. In a
new configuration, the boxes would be unchecked.
The checkbox is provided so that you can click on it to select it for partitioning
by the CAPM utility (see the SCM User’s Guide for details). Note that you may
see some names without checkboxes; these indicate that the console lines in the
group are not connected to the same system. This can happen if the group is a
cluster of two or more systems. Or, it can indicate that a console line has been
connected to the wrong system.
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11.3 Displaying Data for a Group
When you select a group, CGValidator displays data for the system
connected to that terminal server.
Figure 11–4 Displaying Data for a Group
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In the example in Figure 11–4, the user has selected GS80 for review (shown
by dashed lines around the group name).
Data for the system connected to this terminal server is displayed clearly,
because it has been selected as a group (checked box).
Figure 11–5 shows saving the enabled group in Figure 11–4 as part of the
Group Parameter Data maintained by ConsoleWorks by clicking on the “Save
GPD” box at the bottom of the screen. CGValidator displays a message saying
that the data has been saved. As an enabled, valid group, the user will be able
to partition the group with CAPM.
Figure 11–5 Saving an Enabled Group to the GPD
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11.4 Disabling a Valid Group
By unchecking a valid group’s box and clicking “Save GPD”, you can
disable a valid group, making it impossible to partition using CAPM.
Figure 11–6 Disabling a Valid Group
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The user has unchecked the box at GS320; the data for the group is grayed out.
By clicking on the “Save GPD” the group is saved as disabled for partitioning by
CAPM (partitions can still be created using SRM console commands). NOTE: If
the group is already partitioned, these partitions remain in effect until changed
by SRM console commands.
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11.5 Invalid Groups
Some console lines may be attached to different AlphaServer systems,
making the group not eligible for partitioning.
Figure 11–7 Invalid Group
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In Figure 11–7, the user selects a group name that does not have a checkbox.
The display is grayed out. Note that it shows two different serial numbers for
QBBs in the system; this is not possible on an AlphaServer GS80/160/320
system.
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11.6 Save All Data to GPD
You save settings for groups made with CGValidator by using the Save
buttons on the screen.
Figure 11–8 Save All Data to GPD
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Figure 11–8 shows the display after the user has clicked the “Save All” box on
the CGValidator screen. A window is displayed showing the information on
disabled and enabled groups and requesting confirmation for the save. You can
select “OK,” which will save the data to the GPD. In this case, only group GS80
can be partitioned using CAPM. If you select “Cancel” you return to working
with groups using CGValidator.
NEXT STEP: If you are planning to access the SMC remotely, go to Chapter 12.
Otherwise, you are finished with the installation.
.
Validating Console Groups
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Chapter 12
Configuring the SMC for Remote Use
Sections in this chapter are:
•
Set Up the Modem
•
Configure the Remote Access Software
NOTE: When you have finished setting up the modem and configuring the
remote access software, restart the SMC system and set the keyswitch on
the GS80/160/320 to On.
Configuring the SMC for Remote Use
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12.1 Set Up the Modem
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cabling the modem.
Figure 12–1 COM2 Port
Minitower
Model DPENCM
Desktop Box
Model DPENL
COM2 (B)
COM2 (B)
Minitower
Model DPENM
Desktop Box
Model DPEND
COM2 (B)
COM2 (B)
PK-1735A-00
NOTE: The model type is on a label on the top or side of the SMC box.
1. Cable the modem, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Connect the
RS-232C cable from the SMC installation kit to COM2 on the SMC system
(Figure 12–1; COM2 might be marked B).
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2. Open the Control Panel: From the Start menu select Settings|Control
Panel.
3. Double-click the Modems icon. The Install New Modem dialog box displays.
Click Next. The operating system detects the modem and tests it.
4. The Install New Modem dialog box displays, with the words Standard
Modem in the box. Click the Change… button. Click the Have Disk…
button. Insert the disk that came with the modem in the appropriate drive.
5. In the dialog box click the Browse button, and select the drive and file.
Select the modem type.
6. Check that the Modem Properties box (Figure 12–2) displays, indicating
that the modem has installed correctly.
Figure 12–2 Modem Detected
Configuring the SMC for Remote Use
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12.2 Configure the Remote Access Software
Configure both remote access applications, Carbon Copy Access
Edition and WinVNC.
12.2.1 Carbon Copy Access Edition
Figure 12–3 Communication Properties Dialog Box
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1. Start Carbon Copy Access Edition: From the Start menu select
Programs|Carbon Copy Access Edition|Carbon Copy.
2. From the Options menu select Communications. The Communication
Properties dialog box displays (Figure 12–3).
NOTE: Check with the customer before setting up the Wait for Call feature.
3. In the tab labeled Wait for Call, select the modem and the corporate
network in the box labeled Select the connection types. In the Options block,
select Wait for Call on Startup. Click OK.
4. In the Carbon Copy Access Edition window (Figure 12–4), click the Wait for
Call button. If you selected Minimize on Wait for Call in the Communication
Properties dialog box, the program now minimizes.
Figure 12–4 Carbon Copy Access Edition Window
Configuring the SMC for Remote Use
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12.2.2 WinVNC
Figure 12–5 Default Local System Properties Dialog Box
1. Display the WinVNC settings: from the Start menu select Programs|
VNC|Administrative Tools|Show Default Settings. The Default Local
System Properties dialog box displays (Figure 12–5).
2. Enter a password and select the checkboxes shown in Figure 12–5.
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Appendix A
Installing a Terminal Server in a
GS160/320 System
When a GS160/320 system is reconfigured from a single-console-line to a
multiple-console-line system, the system management console must be
upgraded. This appendix contains instructions for installing the hardware for
that upgrade.
Sections in this chapter include:
•
Remove the Existing Connection from the SMC System to the GS160/320
•
Attach the Mounting Brackets
•
Install the Terminal Server in the GS160/320 Power Cabinet
•
Connect the Terminal Server to the Power Source
•
Cable the Terminal Server to the SMC System
•
Cable the Terminal Server to the GS160/320
Installing a Terminal Server in a GS160/320 System
A-1
A.1
Remove the Existing Connection from the SMC
System to the GS160/320
Remove the cable between the SMC system and the GS160/320.
Figure A–1 COM1 Port
Minitower
Model
DPENCM
Desktop Box
Model DPENL
COM1(A)
Minitower
Model
DPENM
COM1(A)
Desktop Box
Model DPEND
COM1(A)
COM1(A)
PK-1735-00
NOTE: The model type is on a label on the top or side of the SMC box.
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1. Remove the BN24Q cable (17–04308–05) from the H8585–AA connectors
(12–36054–01) on the COM1 port of the SMC system (Figure A–1) and the
local port of the GS160/320 ( in Figure A–2).
NOTE: The COM1 port might be labeled A.
2. Remove the H8585–AA connector from the COM1 port.
Figure A–2 PCI Box Rear – Local Port Connection
1
PK-1724-00
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A-3
A.2
Attach the Mounting Brackets
Position the top rear holes over the alignment pins. Fasten the
brackets with the M5 screws.
Figure A–3 Mounting Brackets
2
1
3
PK-1767-00
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1. Position the holes in the bracket (indicated by
in Figure A–3) over the
alignment pins ( ) on the terminal server tray. The front end of the
bracket should be 2 inches (5 cm) from the front of the terminal server.
(The front is the face that has the port connectors.)
2. Fasten the bracket to the terminal server with the M5 screws (
).
3. Repeat with the bracket on the other side.
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A.3
Install the Terminal Server in the GS160/320 Power
Cabinet
Set the position identifier dial to management agent and install the
terminal server in the power cabinet.
Figure A–4 Position Identifier Dial
8
1
4
14
12
PK-1768-00
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1. Set the position identifier dial at the rear of the terminal server to
management agent (the position after 14; Figure A–4).
2. Attach the power cord to the rear of the terminal server power supply. Do
not plug the other end into the power source yet.
3. From the rear of the GS160/320 power cabinet, install the U-type fasteners
in holes 14 and 16 from the bottom on both side rails, above the AC input
boxes (Figure A–5).
4. Install the terminal server in the power cabinet.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Figure A–5 Terminal Server Placement in the GS160/320 System
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A.4
Connect the Terminal Server to the Power Source
Connect the power cord to J19 of the bottom AC input box.
Figure A–6 GS160/320 AC Input Box
J19
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Plug the power cord of the terminal server into J19 of AC input box 1 (the
bottom AC input box) in the GS160/320 power cabinet. If the GS160/320 system
is powered up, the terminal server powers up when it is plugged in.
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A.5
Cable the Terminal Server to the SMC System
Connect the management channel connector on the terminal server to
network adapter 2 on the SMC system.
Figure A–7 Terminal Server Management Channel Connector
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1. Connect one end of the BN24Q–07 cable (17–04308–05) to the management
channel connector on the terminal server ( in Figure A–7).
2. Connect the other end of the cable to network adapter 2 on the SMC system
(Figure A–8). The network adapters are numbered from left to right on the
minitower; bottom to top on the desktop.
NOTE: BN24Q is a crossover cable that can be used only for a point-to-point
Ethernet connection. It cannot connect an Ethernet node to a hub. If
such a connection is required, use a BN25G cable (17–03212–xx).
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Figure A–8 Network Adapter 2
Minitower
Model DPENCM
Minitower
Model DPENM
Desktop Box
Model DPENL
Desktop Box
Model DPEND
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NOTE: The model type is on a label on the top or side of the SMC box.
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A.6
Cable the Terminal Server to the GS160/320
For each console, connect a terminal server port to the local port of
the PCI box.
A.6.1
Make the Cable Connection
Figure A–9 PCI Box Rear — Local Port Location
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Make the connection for each console:
1. Attach an H8585–AA connector (12–36054–01) to the local port of the PCI
box ( in Figure A–9).
2. Following the cabling chart in Table A–1, label both ends of a BN25G cable
(17–03212–05) and connect it from the port on the terminal server ( in
Figure A–10 shows the location of the ports) to the H8585–AA connector on
the PCI box.
A partition can have a failover console if the limitation of eight standard I/O
modules in the system is met. The cabling chart in Table A–1 does not
distinguish between primary and failover consoles. For information about
partitioning the system, see the AlphaServer GS80/160/320 Firmware
Reference Manual.
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Table A–1 Terminal Server Cabling
QBB Number
Terminal Server Port
GS160
GS320
1
0
0
2
1
1
3
2
2
4
3
3
5
—
4
6
—
5
7
—
6
8
—
7
Figure A–10 Terminal Server Ports
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A.6.2
Record the Connections
Record the connections made for this installation in Table A–2.
Table A–2 Terminal Server Cabling at This Installation
Terminal Server Port
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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PCI Box Number
QBB Number
A.6.3
Dress the Cable
Figure A–11 Terminal Server Cable
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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1. At the PCI box end, tie wrap the 17–03212–cable to the CSB junction cable
(17–04936–xx) to form a service loop ( in Figure A–11).
2. Tie wrap the 17–03212–05 cable down the rail of the cabinet (
).
3. At the bottom of the rail, coil the cable and place the extra length in the rail
( ).
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Appendix B
Installing a Terminal Server in a
GS80 System
When a GS80 system is reconfigured from a single-console-line to a multipleconsole-line system, the system management console must be upgraded. This
appendix contains instructions for installing the hardware for that upgrade.
Sections in this chapter include:
•
Remove the Existing Connection from the SMC System to the GS80
•
Attach the Mounting Brackets
•
Install the Terminal Server in the GS80 Rack
•
Connect the Terminal Server to the Power Source
•
Cable the Terminal Server to the SMC System
•
Cable the Terminal Server to the GS80
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B.1
Remove the Existing Connection from the SMC
System to the GS80
Remove the cable between the SMC system and the GS80.
Figure B–1 COM1 Port
Minitower
Model
DPENCM
Desktop Box
Model DPENL
COM1(A)
Minitower
Model
DPENM
COM1(A)
Desktop Box
Model DPEND
COM1(A)
COM1(A)
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NOTE: The model type is on a label on the top or side of the SMC box.
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1. Remove the BN24Q cable (17–04308–05) from the H8585–AA connectors
(12–36054–01) on the COM1 port of the SMC system (Figure B–1) and the
local port of the GS80 ( in Figure B–2).
NOTE: The COM1 port might be labeled A.
2. Remove the H8585–AA connector from the COM1 port of the SMC.
Figure B–2 PCI Box Rear – Local Port Connection
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B.2
Attach the Mounting Brackets
Position the top rear holes over the alignment pins. Fasten the
brackets with the M5 screws.
Figure B–3 Mounting Brackets
2
1
3
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1. Position the holes in the bracket (indicated by
in Figure B–3) over the
alignment pins ( ) on the terminal server tray. The front end of the
bracket should be 2 inches (5 cm) from the front of the terminal server.
(The front is the face that has the port connectors.)
2. Fasten the bracket to the terminal server with the M5 screws (
).
3. Repeat with the bracket on the other side.
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B.3
Install the Terminal Server in the GS80 Rack
Set the position identifier dial to management agent and install the
terminal server in the power cabinet.
Figure B–4 Position Identifier Dial
8
1
4
14
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1. Set the position identifier dial at the rear of the terminal server to
management agent (the position after 14; Figure B–4).
2. Attach the power cord to the rear of the terminal server power supply. Do
not plug the other end into the power source yet.
3. At the front of the GS80 rack, install the U-type fasteners in holes 1 and 3
at the bottom of both side rails (Figure B–5).
4. Install the terminal server in the rack.
Figure B–5 Terminal Server Placement in the GS80 System
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B.4
Connect the Terminal Server to the Power Source
Connect the power cord to J5A or J1 of the bottom AC input box.
Figure B–6 GS80 AC Input Box
North America
J4A
Europe and Japan
J1
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Plug the power cord of the terminal server into AC input box 1 (the bottom AC
input box) in the GS80 rack:
•
North America systems (–CA variant), use outlet J4A.
•
Europe and Japan systems (–CB and –CC variants), use outlet J1.
Figure B–6 shows the location of these outlets.
If the GS80 system is powered up, the terminal server powers up when it is
plugged in.
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B.5
Cable the Terminal Server to the SMC System
Connect the management channel connector on the terminal server to
network adapter 2 on the SMC system.
Figure B–7 Terminal Server Management Channel Connector
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1. Connect one end of the BN24Q–07 cable (17–04308–05) to the management
channel connector on the terminal server ( in Figure B–7).
2. Connect the other end of the cable to network adapter 2 on the SMC system
(Figure B–8). The network adapters are numbered from left to right on the
minitower; bottom to top on the desktop.
NOTE: BN24Q is a crossover cable that can be used only for a point-to-point
Ethernet connection. It cannot connect an Ethernet node to a hub. If
such a connection is required, use a BN25G cable (17–03212–xx).
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Figure B–8 Network Adapter 2
Minitower
Model DPENCM
Minitower
Model DPENM
Desktop Box
Model DPENL
Desktop Box
Model DPEND
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NOTE: The model type is on a label on the top or side of the SMC box.
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B.6
Cable the Terminal Server to the GS80
For each console, connect a terminal server port to the local port of
the PCI box.
B.6.1
Make the Cable Connection
Figure B–9 PCI Box Rear — Local Port Location
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Make the connection for each console:
1. Attach an H8585–AA connector (12–36054–01) to the local port of the PCI
box ( in Figure B–9).
2. Following the cabling chart in Table B–1, label both ends of a BN25G cable
(17–03212–05) and connect it from the port on the terminal server ( in
Figure B–10 shows the location of the ports) to the H8585–AA connector on
the PCI box.
A partition can have a failover console. The cabling chart in Table B–1 does not
distinguish between primary and failover consoles. For information about
partitioning the system, see the AlphaServer GS80/160/320 Firmware
Reference Manual.
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Table B–1 Terminal Server Cabling
Terminal Server Port
QBB Number
1
0
2
1
3
—
4
—
5
—
6
—
7
—
8
—
Figure B–10 Terminal Server Ports
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Record the Connections
Record the connections made for this installation in Table B–2.
Table B–2 Terminal Server Cabling at This Installation
Terminal Server Port
PCI Box Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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QBB Number
Index
A
Access Server Loader, 10-2
creating the database, 10-4
verifying the connection, 10-6
Access Server Manager, 7-18, 10-8
Telnet window, 7-21, 10-11
Administrator account, 1-11
B
Baud rate
COM1, 2-6
BN24Q cable, 2-3, A-3, A-10, B-3, B-10
BN25G cable, 3-4, 3-7, 4-4, 4-7, 5-4, 5-7,
6-4, 6-7, A-10, B-10
C
Cables
BN24Q, 2-3, A-3, A-10, B-3, B-10
BN25G, 3-4, 3-7, 4-4, 4-7, 5-4, 5-7, 64, 6-7, A-10, B-10
RS-232C, 12-2
Cables, dressing, 3-7, 4-7, 5-7, 6-7, A-15
Cabling
new
one system/one console line, 2-1
SMC to multi-AS, 4-1
New
one system/multiple console lines,
3-1
upgrade
adding AS to multiple AS
configuration, 6-1
adding AS to single AS
configuration, 5-1
consolidating to one SMC, 7-1
CAPM, 1-3
Carbon Copy Access Edition,
configuring, 12-4
CGValidator, 11-1
Changing computer name, 8-4
COM1 port, SMC system, 2-2, A-2, B-2
COM2 port, SMC system, 12-2
Computer name, changing, 8-4
Consoles (ConsoleWorks)
adding, 7-25, 9-5
configuring, 7-25, 9-5
ConsoleWorks, 1-3
console
adding, 7-25, 9-5
configuring, 7-25, 9-5
mail server name, defining, 8-14
script, 8-14
Corporate network, 8-8
cabling to, 3-8, 4-12, 5-14
configuring, 8-4
D
Date, setting on SMC system, 8-2
F
Flowchart of installation, 1-4
G
GCU, 1-3
GPD, 11-7
Group
definition, 11-1
disabling, 11-8
displaying data, 11-6
GGValidator display, 11-4
invalid, 11-10
parameter data, 11-7
Index-1
saving data to GPD, 11-12
GS80/160/320
local port, 2-3, 3-4, 4-4, 5-4, 6-4
H
H8585–AA connector, 2-3, 3-4, 4-4, 5-4,
6-4, A-3, A-12, B-3, B-12
Hardware address label, terminal
server, 7-9, 10-5
I
Installation
kit contents, 1-8
terminal server, A-1–A-15, B-1–B-14
IP address, 8-10
K
Kits
SMC, 1-8
terminal server, 1-9
selecting, 8-7
Network setup, verifying, 8-13
O
Outlook Express, 8-16
Overview, 1-2
P
PCI box local port, 2-3, 3-4, 4-4, 5-4, 6-4,
A-12, B-3, B-12
Ports
COM1, 2-2, 2-6, A-2, B-2
COM2, 12-2
local (GS80/160/320), 2-3, 3-4, 4-4, 54, 6-4, A-12, B-3, B-12
terminal server, 3-5, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5, A13, B-13
Private LAN, configuring, 8-4
R
RS-232C cable, 12-2
L
Local port, PCI box, 2-3, 3-4, 4-4, 5-4, 64, A-12, B-3, B-12
Log file (ConsoleWorks)
mailing, 8-16
M
Mail server, defining in ConsoleWorks,
8-14
Mailing log files, 8-16
Management channel connector, 3-2, 48, 5-10, 6-8
Modem setup, 12-2
Monitor, 1-9
N
Network adapter 1, 2-4, 3-8, 4-12, 5-14,
7-28
Network adapter 2, 3-3, A-10
Network protocol
binding, 8-12
Index-2
S
SCM
hardware, 1-3
software, 1-3
Script, ConsoleWorks, 8-14
Selecting network protocol, 8-7
Setting SMC system time, date, and
time zone, 8-2
SMC
components, 1-1
initial setup, 1-10
installation flowchart, 1-4
SMC system
cabling to corporate network, 2-4, 3-8,
4-12, 5-14
cabling to private network, 3-2, A-10
cabling to terminal server, 3-2, A-10
COM1 port, 2-2, 2-6, A-2, B-2
COM2 port, 12-2
network adapter 1, 2-4, 3-8, 4-12, 514, 7-28
network adapter 2, 3-3, A-10
setting up the modem, 12-2
software, 1-11
Software
Access Server, 10-1
creating Default.config file, 9-2
CGValidator, 11-1
modifying Default.config file, 7-24, 94
System management console overview,
1-2
T
TCP/IP protocol, 8-7
Terminal server
cabling, 3-5, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5, A-13, B-13
cabling to GS160/320, A-12
cabling to GS80, B-12
cabling to SMC system, 3-2, A-10, B10
connecting to power source, A-8, B-8
hardware address label, 7-9, 10-5
installation in GS80, B-1–B-14
location in GS160/320, A-6
location in GS80, B-6
mounting brackets, A-4, B-4
ports, 3-5, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5, A-13, B-13
position identifier dial, A-6, B-6
Time zone, setting on SMC system, 8-2
Time, setting on SMC system, 8-2
Index-3
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