Digital Equipment Corporation RRD42 Technical information

Digital Equipment Corporation RRD42 Technical information
DECpc AXP 150 and
DEC 2000 Model 300 AXP
User Information
Order Number: EK-A0634-OM.001
July 1993
This guide describes how to operate the DECpc AXP 150 and DEC 2000
Model 300 AXP systems.
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Any changes or modifications made to this equipment may void the user’s
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to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
•
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•
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•
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use only properly shielded interface cables for the systems described in this
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Contents
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
xv
1 System Description
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In This Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating System Support . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supported Operating Systems . . . . .
Visual Display Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Client/Server Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Client Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Server Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front Panel Controls and Indicators . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . .
Front Panel Illustration . . . . . . . . . .
Back Panel Ports and Connectors . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ports and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ports and Connectors Illustration . .
Back Panel Controls and Indicators . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . .
Controls and Indicators Illustration .
Internal Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1–7
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Ordering Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage Options Illustration . . . . . . . . .
Internal Options, continued . . . . . . . . . . . .
EISA and ISA Options . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ordering Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EISA Option Illustration . . . . . . . . . . .
Internal Options, continued . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ordering Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Option Illustration . . . . . . . . .
System Unit Key Information . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording the Key Number and Letter
Key Number and Letter Location . . . . .
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1–12
1–13
1–14
1–14
1–14
1–15
1–16
1–16
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1–17
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1–17
1–17
1–17
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In This Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing a Location for the System Unit . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Physical Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unsuitable Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cable Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ergonomic Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Positioning System Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moving the System Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Positioning Illustration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning the System On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning On the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning Off the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On/Off Switch Positions Illustration . . . . . . . . . . .
OpenVMS and OSF/1 Console Power-Up Test Displays
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power-Up Test Display Differences . . . . . . . . . . . .
If the System Passes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If the System Fails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power-Up Test That Passes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power-Up Test That Fails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2–1
2–1
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2–9
2 Using the System
vi
Windows NT Firmware Power-Up Test Displays
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power-Up Test Display Differences . . . . . . .
If the System Passes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If the System Fails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power-Up Test That Passes . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power-Up Test That Fails . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Booting Windows NT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows NT Factory Installed Software . . .
Booting Windows NT Automatically . . . . . . .
Boot Selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Boot Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows NT Boot Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows NT Boot Selection Menu . . . . . . . .
Booting OpenVMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
OpenVMS Factory Installed Software . . . . .
Booting OpenVMS Automatically . . . . . . . . .
System Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Booting OpenVMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Booting OSF/1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
OSF/1 Factory Installed Software . . . . . . . .
Booting OSF/1 Automatically . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Booting OSF/1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In This Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RRD42 CD-ROM Drive Description . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls and LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If Errors Occur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls and LEDs Illustration . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting a Compact Disc into a Caddy . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Insertion Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Disc and Caddy Illustration . . . . . . .
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Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caddy Insertion Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caddy Insertion Illustration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing a Caddy from the RRD42 CD-ROM Drive
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caddy Removal Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caddy Removal Illustration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RX26 Diskette Drive Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls and LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If Errors Occur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls and LEDs Illustration . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the RX26 Diskette Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Insertion Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removal Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Insertion and Removal Illustration . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the RX26 Diskette Drive Heads . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When to Clean the Heads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4 Using Tape Drives
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In This Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TLZ06 Tape Drive Description . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls and LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If Errors Occur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls and LEDs Illustration . . . . .
Using the TLZ06 Tape Drive . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Insertion Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removal Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation and Removal Illustration
TZK10 Tape Drive Description . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls and LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Controls and LEDs Illustration . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting a QIC Tape into a TZK10 Tape Drive . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Insertion Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Insertion Illustration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing a QIC Tape from a TZK10 Tape Drive .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removal Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removal Illustration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Tape Drive Heads . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When to Clean the Heads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5 Removable Storage Media
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In This Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quarter-Inch Cartridge (QIC) Tapes . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
QIC Tape Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling and Storing QIC Tapes . . . .
Write-Protecting QIC Tapes . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Write-Protect Switch Positions . . . . . .
Write-Protect Switch Illustration . . . .
Cassette Tapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cassette Tape Compatibility . . . . . . .
Handling and Storing Cassette Tapes
Write-Protecting Cassette Tapes . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . .
Write-Protect Switch Positions . . . . . .
Write-Protect Switch Illustration . . . .
Diskettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diskette Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling and Storing Diskettes . . . . .
Write-Protect Switch Positions . . . . . .
Write-Protect Switch Illustration . . . .
Compact Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Handling and Storing Compact Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Disc and Caddy Illustration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6 Connecting to External Ports
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In This Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel and Serial Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Terminal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
External SCSI and Network Connections . . . . . .
Other External Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial Port Terminal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Terminal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a Peripheral to a Serial Port . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connection Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connection Illustration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a Peripheral to the Parallel Port . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connection Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connection Illustration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting External SCSI Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deciding on External SCSI Devices . . . . . . . . . . .
External SCSI Drive Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ordering SCSI Devices, Options, and Accessories
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifying SCSI Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting External SCSI Devices . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the System to a Network . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Option Board Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ordering Network Option Boards . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Associated Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Factory Installed Software (FIS) Documentation . . . . . . . . . .
Related Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Examples
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OpenVMS and OSF/1 Console Power-Up Test That
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Windows NT Firmware Power-Up Test That Passes . . . .
Windows NT Firmware Power-Up Test That Fails . . . . . .
Windows NT Boot Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Back Panel Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supported Internal Storage Options . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sample EISA Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sample Memory Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Key Number and Letter Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Positioning the System Components . . . . . . . . . . . .
On/Off Switch Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RRD42 Controls and LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting a Compact Disc into a Caddy . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting a Caddy into the RRD42 CD-ROM Drive .
Removing a Caddy from the RRD42 CD-ROM Drive
RX26 Controls and LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting and Removing a Diskette . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Removing a QIC Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cassette Tape Write-Protect Switch Positions . . .
3.5-Inch Diskette Write-Protect Switch Positions .
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Back Panel Ports and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Supported Internal Storage Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unsuitable Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Turning On the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning Off the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power-Up Test Failure Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power-Up Test Failure Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Booting the Windows NT Operating System . . . . . . . .
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Inserting a Compact Disc into a Caddy . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting a Caddy into the RRD42 CD-ROM Drive . . .
Removing a Caddy from the RRD42 CD-ROM Drive . .
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TLZ06 Tape Drive Controls and LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing a Cassette Tape from the TLZ06 Tape Drive
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Preface
Purpose of This
Manual
This manual describes how to operate the DECpc™ AXP™ 150
and the DEC™ 2000 Model 3000 AXP systems. It contains
information on software storage devices, connecting the system
to a network, and connecting hardware options to the system.
Audience
This manual is intended for anyone using the systems. It is
written for both experienced and inexperienced users.
Structure of
This Manual
This manual is divided into six chapters, an appendix, a glossary,
and an index:
•
Chapter 1 describes the system unit and its internal options.
•
Chapter 2 describes how to turn the system on or off and
how to boot the operating system.
•
Chapter 3 describes how to use compact disc read-only
memory (CD-ROM) and diskette drive software storage
devices.
•
Chapter 4 describes how to use tape drive software storage
devices.
•
Chapter 5 describes how to care for the media associated
with the removable media devices.
•
Chapter 6 describes how to connect external peripherals or
SCSI devices to the system. It also describes how to connect
the system to a network.
•
Appendix A gives the list of associated and related
documents.
xv
•
The glossary defines some of the technical terms used in this
manual.
Additional
Information
See Appendix A for the list of associated and related documents.
Conventions
The following conventions are used in this manual:
xvi
Convention
Description
monospace
Text displayed on the screen is shown in
monospace type.
boldface type
Boldface type in examples indicates user input.
Boldface type in text indicates the first instance
of terms defined either in the text, in the
glossary, or both.
italic type
Italic type emphasizes important information,
indicates variables, and indicates complete
titles of manuals.
nn nnn.nnn nn
A space character separates digits in numerals
with 5 or more digits. For example, 10 000
equals ten thousand.
n.nn
A period in numerals signals the decimal point
indicator. For example, 1.75 equals one and
three-fourths.
UPPERCASE
Words in uppercase indicate a command.
n
A lowercase italic n indicates the generic use
of a number. For example, 19nn indicates a
4-digit number in which the last 2 digits are
unknown.
x
A lowercase italic x indicates the generic use
of a letter. For example, xxx indicates any
combination of three alphabetic characters.
Note
A note contains information of special
importance to the reader.
Caution
A caution contains information to prevent
damage to the equipment.
1
System Description
Introduction
The DECpc AXP 150 and DEC 2000 Model 300 AXP systems
are high-performance systems with an architecture designed to
run a variety of operating systems. This chapter describes these
systems.
Note
The DECpc AXP 150 and DEC 2000 Model 300 AXP
systems use the same enclosure and basic system
components. They are differentiated by the operating
system and additional hardware options that they
support.
In This Chapter
This chapter contains the following sections:
•
Operating System Support
•
Client/Server Use
•
System Features
•
Front Panel Controls and Indicators
•
Back Panel Ports and Connectors
•
Back Panel Controls and Indicators
•
Internal Options
•
System Unit Key Information
System Description 1–1
Operating System Support
Operating System Support
Summary
This section describes how the DECpc AXP 150 and DEC 2000
Model 300 AXP systems can support different operating systems.
System
Architecture
The systems use the Digital Equipment Corporation
DECchip 21064™ reduced instruction set computer (RISC)
microprocessor. Based on the Digital™ Alpha AXP™
architecture, it provides all the power of a 64-bit computing
environment. The Alpha AXP architecture privileged
architecture library code (PALcode) provides the ability to
use different operating systems, acting either as a client or a
server.
Supported
Operating
Systems
Table 1–1 lists the operating systems supported by the systems.
It also indicates whether you can operate the system as a client
or a server with each operating system.
Table 1–1 Operating System Support
Client
Support
Server
Support
Microsoft® Windows NT™ for AXP
Systems (Windows NT)
Yes
Yes
OpenVMS™ AXP Operating System
(OpenVMS)
No
Yes
DEC OSF/1® AXP Operating System
(OSF/1)
No
Yes
System Name
Operating System
DECpc AXP 150
DEC 2000
Model 300 AXP System
Visual Display
Unit
1–2 System Description
The DECpc AXP 150 and DEC 2000 Model 300 AXP systems use
different visual display units, as follows:
•
The DECpc AXP 150 uses a PC-standard monitor.
•
The DEC 2000 Model 300 AXP system uses a VT-series
terminal or equivalent. See Chapter 6 for information on
connecting terminals to the system.
Client/Server Use
Client/Server Use
Summary
This section describes the different uses to which you can put
these systems, depending on whether it is a client system or a
server system.
Client Systems
Client systems use the Windows NT operating system. You can
use a client system for the following tasks:
Server Systems
•
To run PC applications locally, especially high-end
applications
•
To display the output of applications that you run remotely
on a server, or to run the client portion of client/server
applications
Server systems can use any of the supported operating systems.
You can use a server system for the following tasks:
•
As a file server, providing disk storage to PCs and other
systems in a local area network (LAN)
•
As a print server, providing common printing resources to
PCs and other systems in a LAN
•
As a compute server, providing processing power for
client/server applications on one of the supported operating
systems
System Description 1–3
System Features
System Features
Summary
This section describes the features provided by the system.
System
Features
Table 1–2 lists the features of the system.
Table 1–2 System Features
Feature
Description
64-bit Alpha AXP
RISC architecture
The 64-bit architecture provides significant
performance advantages over 32-bit
architectures, especially in the areas of
memory and cache bandwidth.
Flexible memory
architecture
You can upgrade the system memory from
16 megabytes (M bytes) to 128M bytes
using memory options (see the section
entitled Internal Options ).
Six EISA
expansion slots
The extended industry standard
architecture (EISA) slots allow you
to include up to six industry standard
architecture (ISA) or EISA option boards.
Standard option boards included with the
system provide the following features:
•
Super video graphics array (SVGA)
video adapter
•
ThinWire™ and 10BASE-T Ethernet
connection capabilities
•
Small computer system interface
(SCSI) storage device connection
capabilities
Other option boards provide different
capabilities (see the section entitled
Internal Options ).
(continued on next page)
1–4 System Description
System Features
Table 1–2 (Cont.) System Features
Feature
Description
Factory installed
software (FIS)
The system disk, if installed, contains
the operating system that you ordered.
FIS software saves you time when
installing the system, because you can
boot the operating system directly from
the system disk, without having to spend
time installing it.
Space for five
internal devices
The system supports up to four
internal SCSI devices, including disk
drives, compact disc read-only memory
(CD-ROM) drives, and tape drives (see
the section entitled Internal Options ). A
PC/AT-standard interface RX™26 diskette
drive is a standard device shipped with all
systems.
External ports
The standard system unit provides two
serial ports and a parallel port to which
you can connect peripherals, such as
terminals or printers.
System Description 1–5
Front Panel Controls and Indicators
Front Panel Controls and Indicators
Summary
This section describes the controls and indicators located on the
system unit front panel.
Controls and
Indicators
Table 1–3 lists the controls and indicators on the front panel of
the system unit and describes their function.
Table 1–3 Front Panel Controls and Indicators
Control or Indicator
!
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1–6 System Description
Function
On/Off switch
Switches the system unit on or off.
Diskette drive
activity LED (green)
Indicates when the system is
accessing the diskette drive.
Diskette drive eject
button
Ejects a diskette from the diskette
drive.
Power indicator
(green)
Indicates when the system unit is
turned on.
Keylock
This control is not used. Ignore its
position.
Keylock indicator
(amber)
This indicator LED is not used.
Ignore its indication.
Halt button and
indicator (green)
Halts an OpenVMS system or
OSF/1 system, returning it to
console mode. The indicator
goes off when you hold in the halt
button.
Front Panel Controls and Indicators
Front Panel
Illustration
Figure 1–1 shows the location of the controls and indicators on
the front panel of the system unit.
Figure 1–1 Front Panel Controls and Indicators
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2
3
4
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System Description 1–7
Back Panel Ports and Connectors
Back Panel Ports and Connectors
Summary
This section describes the ports and connectors located on the
system unit back panel.
Ports and
Connectors
Table 1–4 lists the ports and connectors on the back panel of the
system unit and describes their function.
Table 1–4 Back Panel Ports and Connectors
Port or Connector
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1–8 System Description
Function
Mouse connector
Enables you to connect a PS/2®
mouse to the system.
Keyboard connector
Enables you to connect a PS/2
compatible keyboard to the system.
Serial port/terminal
port
Enables you to connect a console
terminal or serial-line peripheral to
the system.
Serial port
Enables you to connect a serial-line
peripheral to the system.
Parallel port
Enables you to connect a
Centronics™-compatible parallel
printer or other peripheral to the
system.
Power output
connector
Enables you to supply power to a
peripheral device, for example, a
terminal or monitor.
Power input
connector
Enables you to connect the system
unit to a power socket.
Six EISA or ISA
slots
Depending on the option
installed, these slots may
contain various ports, connectors,
controls, or indicators. See your
option documentation for more
information.
Back Panel Ports and Connectors
Ports and
Connectors
Illustration
Figure 1–2 shows the location of the ports and connectors on the
back panel of the system unit.
Figure 1–2 Back Panel Ports and Connectors
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4
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3
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6
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System Description 1–9
Back Panel Controls and Indicators
Back Panel Controls and Indicators
Summary
This section describes the controls and indicators located on the
system unit back panel.
Controls and
Indicators
Table 1–5 lists the controls and indicators on the back panel of
the system unit and describes their function.
Table 1–5 Back Panel Controls and Indicators
Control or Indicator
!
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1–10 System Description
Function
Diagnostic LED
display
Four LEDs display the status
of the system and facilitate
troubleshooting
Chassis keylock
Mechanically locks the outside
cover to prevent unauthorized
access to the system unit internal
components
Back Panel Controls and Indicators
Controls and
Indicators
Illustration
Figure 1–3 shows the location of the controls and indicators on
the back panel of the system unit.
Figure 1–3 Back Panel Controls and Indicators
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1
1
2
3
4
5
6
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System Description 1–11
Internal Options
Internal Options
Summary
Storage
Options
This section lists and describes the supported internal options.
It describes the following types of options:
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Storage options
•
EISA options
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Memory options
Table 1–6 lists the supported internal storage options.
Table 1–6 Supported Internal Storage Options
Item Description
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Capacity
RRD42™ 5.25-inch CD-ROM drive
600M-byte CD-ROM
RX26 3.5-inch diskette drive†
Range of diskettes
RZ™24L 3.5-inch disk drive
245M bytes
RZ25 3.5-inch disk drive
426M bytes
RZ26 3.5-inch disk drive
1.05 Gigabytes (G bytes)
TLZ06 5.25-inch tape drive
Range of cassettes
TZK10 5.25-inch tape drive
Range of cartridges
†Uses the PC/AT-standard diskette drive interface
Ordering
Information
Digital reserves the right to add or remove options from the list
of supported options. Contact your Digital sales representative
for information on the current list of supported options and for
information on ordering these options.
Note
When ordering internal options, it is important that you
specify the system type and operating system. Not all of
the options are supported by both the DECpc AXP 150
and the DEC 2000 Model 3000 systems.
1–12 System Description
Internal Options
Figure 1–4 shows the supported internal storage options.
Storage Options
Illustration
Figure 1–4 Supported Internal Storage Options
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3
4
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7
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System Description 1–13
Internal Options, continued
Internal Options, continued
EISA and ISA
Options
Ordering
Information
Digital supports a variety of EISA and ISA option boards,
including the following types of options:
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SCSI options
•
Video options
•
Networking options
•
Communications options
•
Other options
Digital reserves the right to add or remove options from the list
of supported options. Contact your Digital sales representative
for information on the current list of supported options and for
information on ordering these options.
Note
When ordering internal options, it is important that you
specify the system type and operating system. Not all of
the options are supported by both the DECpc AXP 150
and the DEC 2000 Model 3000 systems.
1–14 System Description
Internal Options, continued
EISA Option
Illustration
Figure 1–5 shows a sample EISA option.
Figure 1–5 Sample EISA Option
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System Description 1–15
Internal Options, continued
Internal Options, continued
Memory
Options
The system currently supports two memory option sizes:
•
16M-byte memory option
•
64M-byte memory option
Using these memory options, you can configure the system
memory from 16M-bytes to 128M-bytes.
Note
DEC 2000 Model 300 AXP systems require a minimum
memory configuration of 32M-bytes to run the OpenVMS
or OSF/1 operating systems.
Ordering
Information
Digital reserves the right to add or remove memory options from
the list of supported memory options. Contact your Digital sales
representative for information on the current list of supported
memory options and for information on ordering these options.
Memory Option
Illustration
Figure 1–6 shows a sample memory option.
Figure 1–6 Sample Memory Option
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System Unit Key Information
System Unit Key Information
Summary
Important
Information
Recording the
Key Number
and Letter
This section shows the location of the key number on the system
unit key. You must record this number in case you need to order
a replacement key.
Caution
Digital does not have a master key that opens all
systems. You must keep the system unit key in a safe
place so that you do not lose it. Write the key number
and letter in the space provided in this section so that
you can order a replacement key if necessary.
Figure 1–7 shows the location of the system unit key number
and letter. Write the key number and letter in the following
spaces:
System Unit Key Number:
System Unit Key Letter:
Figure 1–7 shows the location of the key number and letter on
the system unit key.
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3
4
Figure 1–7 Key Number and Letter Location
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1
Key Number
and Letter
Location
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2
Using the System
Introduction
This chapter describes how to position the system unit, turn it
on or off, examine the results of the power-up tests, and boot
the operating system.
In This Chapter
This chapter contains the following sections:
•
Choosing a Location for the System Unit
•
Ergonomic Considerations
•
Turning the System On or Off
•
OpenVMS and OSF/1 Console Power-Up Test Displays
•
Windows NT Firmware Power-Up Test Displays
•
Booting Windows NT
•
Booting OpenVMS
•
Booting OSF/1
Using the System 2–1
Choosing a Location for the System Unit
Choosing a Location for the System Unit
Summary
This section describes the locations and conditions that best suit
the system unit.
Physical
Orientation
You must keep the system unit in a vertical position. Install the
system unit feet to make it more stable and to prevent it from
toppling. See the Customer Technical Information manual for
information on installing and removing the system unit feet.
Environmental
Conditions
Table 2–1 lists the environmental conditions in which the system
unit best operates.
Table 2–1 Environmental Conditions
2–2 Using the System
Condition
Explanation
Temperature range
The room temperature must be between
10°C and 35°C (50°F and 95°F. )
Relative humidity
The relative humidity must be between
10 percent and 90 percent.
Air circulation
You must leave a minimum clearance
of 3 inches on all sides of the system
unit to allow the air to circulate. Fans
inside the system unit circulate the air
to prevent excessive heat, which can
damage the system components.
Choosing a Location for the System Unit
Unsuitable
Locations
Table 2–2 lists the various locations where you must not operate
the system unit.
Table 2–2 Unsuitable Locations
Cable
Considerations
Location
Explanation
Dirty or dusty
locations
Dirt and dust can damage the system
components and clog the system unit
air vents.
Locations exposed to
direct heat or sunlight
Direct heat and sunlight can cause the
system unit to overheat and fail.
Unstable locations
The system unit weighs approximately
18.2 kg (40 lb) depending on the
configuration. If you are not placing
the system unit on the floor, make sure
that the location is steady and stable
and can support the weight.
You must use a mouse, keyboard, and monitor with DECpc
AXP 150 systems. These devices are supplied with standardlength cables. However, these cables may be too short for your
requirements. If the cables are too short, Digital can supply you
with cable extensions for these devices. Contact your Digital
sales representative for information on ordering these cable
extensions.
Using the System 2–3
Ergonomic Considerations
Ergonomic Considerations
Summary
This section describes how to adjust your posture and position
the components of the system for optimum comfort when you are
using it.
Positioning
System
Components
Figure 2–1 shows the optimal positioning for the system
components, desk, and chair relative to your posture. Table 2–3
explains the figure.
Table 2–3 Positioning the System Components
Item
Explanation
Adjust the chair so that
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Your feet are flat on the floor—use a foot rest if
necessary.
Your legs form a right angle at the knee.
The backs of your knees are free from the seat pan.
You are sitting upright, with support for your lower
back.
Adjust the screen and keyboard so that
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Your wrists are straight and supported. The keyboard,
and mouse (if installed) should be at elbow height.
Your elbows are close to your sides, with your upper
arms perpendicular to the floor.
Your neck is in a neutral posture, with the top of the
screen no higher than eye level.
Adjust the lighting and screen so that
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The light is directed away from the screen to reduce
glare. Use the tilt and swivel capabilities of the
monitor or terminal to adjust it for your comfort.
The screen is at the correct distance for your eyesight.
Ergonomic Considerations
Moving the
System Unit
The system unit is heavy. To avoid injury, get assistance from
another person before trying to lift, move, or carry it.
Positioning
Illustration
Figure 2–1 shows the optimal positioning for the system
components, desk, and chair relative to your posture.
Figure 2–1 Positioning the System Components
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Using the System 2–5
Turning the System On or Off
Turning the System On or Off
Summary
This section describes how to turn the system on or off without
damaging any of the system components.
Turning On the
System
Table 2–4 lists the steps that you must follow to turn the system
on.
Table 2–4 Turning On the System
Turning Off the
System
Step
Action
1
Set the on/off switch on all peripherals that are
connected to the system unit to the on position.
2
Set the on/off switch on the system unit to the on
position ( ).
3
Check the results of the power-up tests, if displayed
(see the section entitled OpenVMS and OSF/1 Console
Power-Up Test Displays or Windows NT Firmware
Power-Up Test Displays ).
4
Boot the operating system (see the sections entitled
Booting Windows NT , Booting OpenVMS , or Booting
OSF/1 ).
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Table 2–5 lists the steps that you must follow to turn the system
off.
Table 2–5 Turning Off the System
2–6 Using the System
Step
Action
1
Shut down the operating system, following the
instructions in the operating system documentation.
2
Set the on/off switch on all peripherals that are
connected to the system unit to the off position.
3
Set the on/off switch on the system unit to the off
position ( ).
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Turning the System On or Off
On/Off Switch
Positions
Illustration
Figure 2–2 shows the system unit on/off switch in both the on
position and the off position.
Figure 2–2 On/Off Switch Positions
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Using the System 2–7
OpenVMS and OSF/1 Console Power-Up Test Displays
OpenVMS and OSF/1 Console Power-Up Test Displays
Summary
This section describes how to recognize when power-up tests
pass or fail in the OpenVMS and OSF/1 console. It also describes
what to do if the system fails the power-up tests.
Power-Up
Test Display
Differences
The power-up test display indicates tests that pass with the word
OK . It indicates tests that fail with double question marks
and an error code .
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After the system passes the power-up tests, it displays the
following message:
System power up OK.
After the system fails the power-up tests, it displays the
following message:
System power up tests detected error(s).
See your system documentation for more information.
If the System
Passes
If the system passes the power-up tests, it either boots the
selected operating system or halts in console mode, depending on
the system default settings.
If the System
Fails
Table 2–6 describes the steps that you must follow after the
system fails the power-up tests.
Table 2–6 Power-Up Test Failure Procedure
2–8 Using the System
Step
Action
1
If the system fails the power-up tests, turn the system
unit off, wait approximately 15 seconds, then turn it
back on again.
2
If the system continues to fail the power-up tests,
see the Customer Technical Information manual for
information on troubleshooting the system, running
diagnostics, and contacting your Digital service
representative.
OpenVMS and OSF/1 Console Power-Up Test Displays
Power-Up Test
That Passes
Example 2–1 shows a power-up test that passes.
Example 2–1 OpenVMS and OSF/1 Console Power-Up Test
That Passes
This 1MB Flash contains BASE LEVEL n.n Jensen Console Code
Jensen Alpha PC - Rom Version nn
Digital Equipment Corporation
System conducting power up tests
----------------------------------------------------------Devnam
Devstat
-------------CPU
OK EV4 P2 6.6ns
MEM
OK 32MB
NVR
OK
SCC
OK
IT
OK
KBD
OK
LPT
OK
NI
OK 09-2B-36-0A-12-FF
SCSI
OK
----------------------------------------------------------System power up OK.
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Power-Up Test
That Fails
Example 2–2 shows a power-up test that fails.
Example 2–2 OpenVMS and OSF/1 Console Power-Up Test
That Fails
.
.
.
SCC
?? 00 0030
IT
OK
KBD
OK
LPT
OK
NI
OK 08-00-2B-2E-31-81
SCSI
OK
-------------------------------------------------------------------System power up tests detected error(s).
See your system documentation for more information.
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Using the System 2–9
Windows NT Firmware Power-Up Test Displays
Windows NT Firmware Power-Up Test Displays
Summary
This section describes how to recognize when power-up tests pass
or fail in the Windows NT firmware. It also describes what to
do if the system fails the power-up tests.
Power-Up
Test Display
Differences
The power-up test display indicates tests that pass with the word
passed . It indicates tests that fail with the word failed and an
error code .
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After the system passes the power-up tests, it displays the
following message:
System power up OK.
After the system fails the power-up tests, it displays the
following message, then halts in the OpenVMS and OSF/1
console:
System power up tests detected error(s).
See your system documentation for more information.
If the System
Passes
If the system passes the power-up tests, it either boots Windows
NT or halts in the Windows NT firmware Boot menu, depending
on the system default settings.
If the System
Fails
Table 2–7 describes the steps that you must follow after the
system fails the power-up tests.
Table 2–7 Power-Up Test Failure Procedure
2–10 Using the System
Step
Action
1
If the system fails the power-up tests, turn the system
unit off, wait approximately 15 seconds, then turn it
back on again.
2
If the system continues to fail the power-up tests,
see the Customer Technical Information manual for
information on troubleshooting the system, running
diagnostics, and contacting your Digital service
representative.
Windows NT Firmware Power-Up Test Displays
Power-Up Test
That Passes
Example 2–3 shows a power-up test that passes.
Example 2–3 Windows NT Firmware Power-Up Test That
Passes
This 1MB Flash contains BASE LEVEL n.n Jensen Console Code
Jensen Alpha PC - Rom Version nn
Digital Equipment Corporation
System conducting power up tests
Press SPACEBAR to abort Memory Test
----------------------------------------------------------Testing MEM .... passed 32MB
Testing NVR .... passed
Testing SCC .... passed
Testing IT .... passed
Testing KBD .... passed
Testing LPT .... passed
Testing VGA .... passed
Testing NI .... passed 09-2B-36-0A-12-FF
Testing SCSI .... passed
----------------------------------------------------------System power up OK.
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Power-Up Test
That Fails
Example 2–4 shows a power-up test that fails.
Example 2–4 Windows NT Firmware Power-Up Test That Fails
.
.
.
Testing IT .... failed 00 0400
Testing KBD .... passed
Testing LPT .... passed
Testing VGA .... passed
Testing NI .... passed 08-00-2B-2E-31-81
Testing SCSI .... passed
-------------------------------------------------------------------System power up tests detected error(s).
See your system documentation for more information.
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Using the System 2–11
Booting Windows NT
Booting Windows NT
Summary
This section describes how to boot the Windows NT operating
system from the system disk.
Windows
NT Factory
Installed
Software
The Windows NT operating system, if supplied, is factoryinstalled on the system disk. Windows NT factory installed
software (FIS) saves you time when installing the system,
because you do not need to install the operating system.
Booting
Windows NT
Automatically
When the system is shipped with Windows NT FIS, the system
default settings cause the system to boot from the system disk
automatically after it successfully completes its power-up tests.
However, the system counts down for 10 seconds after it displays
the Boot menu before booting. You can stop the system from
booting before this time-limit expires by choosing another menu
item by pressing the up arrow key or down arrow key.
You can change these system default settings if you want. For
example, you can cause the system to halt at the Windows NT
firmware Boot menu after it completes its power-up tests, or you
can increase the count down time-limit.
Boot Selections
The Windows NT firmware uses boot selections to identify
the location of the operating system files. When the system
is shipped, the default boot selection identifies the system
disk as the location of the operating system files. This boot
selection causes the system to boot from the system disk. You
can set alternative boot selections if, for example, you want
to boot the operating system from a different device. See the
Customer Technical Information manual for information on
setting alternative boot selections.
Using the Boot
Menu
Table 2–8 lists the steps that you must follow to boot Windows
NT from the Boot menu.
2–12 Using the System
Booting Windows NT
Table 2–8 Booting the Windows NT Operating System
Step
Action
Result
1
To boot the system using the default boot
selection, choose the Boot Windows NT item
on the Boot menu and press Return.
The system boots from the
system disk, using the default
boot selection environment
variables.
2
To boot the system using an alternative
boot selection, choose the Boot an alternate
operating system item on the Boot menu
and press Return.
The system displays a list of the
alternative boot selection names.
3
Choose the alternative boot selection name
that you want to boot and press Return.
The system boots from the boot
selection that you choose.
Windows NT
Boot Menu
Example 2–5 shows the Windows NT Boot menu.
Example 2–5 Windows NT Boot Menu
Boot menu:
Boot Windows NT
Boot an alternate operating system
Run a program
Supplementary menu...
Use the arrow keys to select, then press Enter.
Windows NT
Boot Selection
Menu
Example 2–6 shows the Windows NT Boot selection menu.
Example 2–6 Windows NT Boot Selection Menu
Boot menu:
Boot Windows NT (Default)
Boot Windows NT 2
Use the arrow keys to select, then press Enter.
Using the System 2–13
Booting OpenVMS
Booting OpenVMS
Summary
This section describes how to boot the OpenVMS operating
system from the system disk.
OpenVMS
Factory
Installed
Software
The OpenVMS operating system, if supplied, is factory-installed
on the system disk. OpenVMS factory installed software (FIS)
saves you time when installing the system, because you do not
need to install the operating system. For more information on
OpenVMS Factory Installed Software, see the OpenVMS Factory
Installed Software User Information card.
Booting
OpenVMS
Automatically
When the system is shipped, the system default settings cause
the system to boot from the system disk automatically after it
successfully completes its power-up tests. You can change these
system default settings if you want. For example, you can cause
the system to halt at the console prompt after it completes its
power-up tests.
System
Defaults
The OpenVMS operating system uses default settings to tell
the system where the operating system is located and how to
boot the system. When the system is shipped, these default
settings cause the system to boot from the system disk. You
can set different default settings if, for example, you want to
boot the operating system from a different device. See the
Customer Technical Information manual for information on
setting different default settings.
Booting
OpenVMS
Enter the following command to boot the OpenVMS operating
system using the system default settings:
>>>
>>> BOOT
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Booting OSF/1
Booting OSF/1
Summary
This section describes how to boot the OSF/1 operating system
from the system disk.
OSF/1 Factory
Installed
Software
The OSF/1 operating system, if supplied, is factory-installed on
the system disk. OSF/1 factory installed software (FIS) saves
you time when installing the system, because you do not need
to install the operating system. For more information on OSF/1
Factory Installed Software, see the DEC OSF/1 AXP Factory
Installed Software User Information card.
Booting OSF/1
Automatically
When the system is shipped, the system default settings cause
the system to boot from the system disk automatically after it
successfully completes its power-up tests. You can change these
system default settings if you want. For example, you can cause
the system to halt at the console prompt after it completes its
power-up tests.
System
Defaults
The OSF/1 operating system uses default settings to tell the
system where the operating system is located and how to
boot the system. When the system is shipped, these default
settings cause the system to boot from the system disk. You
can set different default settings if, for example, you want to
boot the operating system from a different device. See the
Customer Technical Information manual for information on
setting different default settings.
Booting OSF/1
Enter the following command to boot the OSF/1 operating system
using the system default settings:
>>>
>>> boot
Using the System 2–15
3
Using CD-ROM and Diskette Drives
Introduction
In This Chapter
This chapter describes the following CD-ROM and diskette
drives:
•
RRD42 CD-ROM drive
•
RX26 diskette drive
This chapter contains the following sections:
•
RRD42 CD-ROM Drive Description
•
Inserting a Compact Disc into a Caddy
•
Inserting a Caddy into the RRD42 CD-ROM Drive
•
Removing a Caddy from the RRD42 CD-ROM Drive
•
RX26 Diskette Drive Description
•
Using the RX26 Diskette Drive
•
Cleaning the RX26 Diskette Drive Heads
Using CD-ROM and Diskette Drives 3–1
RRD42 CD-ROM Drive Description
RRD42 CD-ROM Drive Description
Summary
This section contains general information on the RRD42 CDROM drive. It also identifies the controls and indicators on the
drive.
Description
The RRD42 CD-ROM drive is a read-only device that can read
information from 600M-byte compact discs. The compact disc
fits into a supplied caddy, which you insert into the drive.
Compact discs are commonly used to distribute software and
online information such as documentation.
Controls and
LEDs
Table 3–1 lists the controls and LEDs on the RRD42 CD-ROM
drive.
Table 3–1 RRD42 CD-ROM Drive Controls and LEDs
Item
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Description
Headphone socket
Volume control
Busy LED (green)
Eject button
Emergency eject hole
If errors occur while you are using the RRD42 CD-ROM drive,
see the Customer Technical Information manual for information
on troubleshooting.
3–2 Using CD-ROM and Diskette Drives
RRD42 CD-ROM Drive Description
Controls
and LEDs
Illustration
Figure 3–1 shows the location of the controls and LEDs on the
RRD42 CD-ROM drive.
Figure 3–1 RRD42 Controls and LEDs
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Using CD-ROM and Diskette Drives 3–3
Inserting a Compact Disc into a Caddy
Inserting a Compact Disc into a Caddy
Summary
This section describes how to insert a compact disc into a caddy.
Insertion
Procedure
Table 3–2 lists the steps that you must follow to insert a compact
disc into a caddy.
Table 3–2 Inserting a Compact Disc into a Caddy
Step
Action
1
If necessary, remove the protective film from the center
of the caddy lid ( ).
2
Press the tabs on both sides of the caddy and open the
lid ( ).
3
Place the compact disc in the caddy with the label
facing upwards ( ). Make sure that the compact disc
lies flat in the caddy.
4
Close the caddy lid firmly ( ).
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Inserting a Compact Disc into a Caddy
Compact Disc
and Caddy
Illustration
Figure 3–2 shows how to insert a compact disc into a caddy.
Figure 3–2 Inserting a Compact Disc into a Caddy
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Using CD-ROM and Diskette Drives 3–5
Inserting a Caddy into the RRD42 CD-ROM Drive
Inserting a Caddy into the RRD42 CD-ROM Drive
Summary
This section describes how to insert a caddy containing a
compact disc into the RRD42 CD-ROM drive.
Caddy Insertion
Procedure
Table 3–3 lists the steps that you must follow to insert a caddy
containing a compact disc into an RRD42 CD-ROM drive.
Table 3–3 Inserting a Caddy into the RRD42 CD-ROM Drive
Step
Action
Result
1
Insert the caddy fully into
the drive slot with the
compact disc label facing
upwards and with the
arrow on the caddy in the
correct position ( ).
The busy LED lights, stays
on for a few seconds, and
then goes off.
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2
When the busy LED goes
off, you can send software
commands to the RRD42
CD-ROM drive.
3–6 Using CD-ROM and Diskette Drives
Inserting a Caddy into the RRD42 CD-ROM Drive
Caddy Insertion
Illustration
Figure 3–3 shows how to insert a caddy containing a compact
disc into the RRD42 CD-ROM drive.
Figure 3–3 Inserting a Caddy into the RRD42 CD-ROM Drive
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Using CD-ROM and Diskette Drives 3–7
Removing a Caddy from the RRD42 CD-ROM Drive
Removing a Caddy from the RRD42 CD-ROM Drive
Summary
This section describes how to remove a caddy containing a
compact disc from the RRD42 CD-ROM drive.
Caddy Removal
Procedure
Table 3–4 lists the steps that you must follow to remove a caddy
containing a compact disc from an RRD42 CD-ROM drive.
Table 3–4 Removing a Caddy from the RRD42 CD-ROM Drive
Step
Action
Result
1
Press the eject button on
the front of the RRD42
CD-ROM drive.
The caddy emerges from the
drive slot.
2
When the caddy emerges,
remove it from the drive
slot.
If the caddy does not
emerge, go to step 3 for
further instructions.
3
Shut down the operating
system following the
instructions listed in
the operating system
documentation.
4
Set the on/off switches
on all peripherals and on
the system unit to the off
position.
5
Insert a straightened large
paper clip or metal rod,
1.2 millimeters (mm) in
diameter and not less
than 35 mm long, into
the emergency eject hole
and push it in using some
force.
6
Remove the caddy from
the drive slot.
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The caddy rises in the hole,
then emerges from the drive
slot.
Removing a Caddy from the RRD42 CD-ROM Drive
Caddy Removal
Illustration
Figure 3–4 shows how to remove a caddy containing a compact
disc from the RRD42 CD-ROM drive.
Figure 3–4 Removing a Caddy from the RRD42 CD-ROM Drive
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Using CD-ROM and Diskette Drives 3–9
RX26 Diskette Drive Description
RX26 Diskette Drive Description
Summary
This section contains general information on the RX26 diskette
drive. It also identifies the controls and indicators on the drive.
Description
The RX26 diskette drive is a 3.5-inch device that can read
information from, and write information to, 3.5-inch 1.44M-byte
high-density (HD) or 2.88M-byte extra-density (ED) diskettes.
The RX26 diskette drive can also read information from, but
not write to, standard 720-kilobyte diskettes. Diskettes are
commonly used to back up, exchange, or distribute software or
data.
Controls and
LEDs
Table 3–5 lists the controls and LEDs on the RX26 diskette
drive.
Table 3–5 RX26 Diskette Drive Controls and LEDs
Item
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Description
Activity LED (green)
Eject button
If errors occur while you are using the RX26 diskette drive, see
the Customer Technical Information manual for information on
troubleshooting.
3–10 Using CD-ROM and Diskette Drives
RX26 Diskette Drive Description
Controls
and LEDs
Illustration
Figure 3–5 shows the location of the controls and LEDs on the
RX26 diskette drive.
Figure 3–5 RX26 Controls and LEDs
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Using CD-ROM and Diskette Drives 3–11
Using the RX26 Diskette Drive
Using the RX26 Diskette Drive
Summary
Important
Information
This section describes how to insert diskettes into and remove
them from the RX26 diskette drive.
Note
Never remove a diskette while the diskette is performing
a function. While the diskette is performing a function,
the activity LED either stays on or flashes, depending on
the function.
Insertion
Procedure
To insert a diskette into the RX26 diskette drive, slide the
diskette into the drive. The diskette slides in and drops to its
load position.
Removal
Procedure
To remove a diskette from the RX26 diskette drive, press the
eject button on the front of the diskette drive. Remove the
diskette when it extends from the diskette slot.
3–12 Using CD-ROM and Diskette Drives
Using the RX26 Diskette Drive
Insertion
and Removal
Illustration
Figure 3–6 shows how to insert a diskette into and remove it
from an RX26 diskette drive.
Figure 3–6 Inserting and Removing a Diskette
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Using CD-ROM and Diskette Drives 3–13
Cleaning the RX26 Diskette Drive Heads
Cleaning the RX26 Diskette Drive Heads
Summary
This section describes how to clean the RX26 diskette drive
heads. The heads are the components of the RX26 diskette
drive that read data from and write data to the diskettes.
Cleaning
Procedure
Digital recommends that, when cleaning the heads, you use
the RXA3K-HC head cleaning kit and follow the instructions
supplied with the kit. You can order the RXA3K-HC head
cleaning kit from your Digital sales representative.
When to Clean
the Heads
Digital recommends that you clean the heads of the RX26
diskette drive after approximately 8 hours of use. Also clean the
drive heads if you encounter problems reading or writing data.
The following factors affect the cleaning interval:
•
Frequency of use
•
Quality of the diskette
•
Quality of the environment
3–14 Using CD-ROM and Diskette Drives
4
Using Tape Drives
Introduction
In This Chapter
This chapter describes the following tape drives:
•
TLZ06 cassette tape drive
•
TZK10 QIC tape drive
This chapter contains the following sections:
•
TLZ06 Tape Drive Description
•
Using the TLZ06 Tape Drive
•
TZK10 Tape Drive Description
•
Inserting a QIC Tape into a TZK10 Tape Drive
•
Removing a QIC Tape from a TZK10 Tape Drive
•
Cleaning the Tape Drive Heads
Using Tape Drives 4–1
TLZ06 Tape Drive Description
TLZ06 Tape Drive Description
Summary
This section contains general information on the TLZ06 cassette
tape drive. It also identifies the controls and indicators on the
drive.
Description
The TLZ06 is a tape drive that uses cassette tapes. The cassette
tapes are industry-standard digital data storage (DDS) digital
audio tapes (DATs). It is a helical scan tape drive that uses 4
millimetre (mm) tape. It is commonly used for archival, data
storage and retrieval, and data collection purposes.
Controls and
LEDs
Table 4–1 lists the controls and LEDs on the TLZ06 tape drive.
Table 4–1 TLZ06 Tape Drive Controls and LEDs
Item
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Description
Tape/activity LED (green)
Write-protect LED (orange)
Unload button
If errors occur while you are using the TLZ06 tape drive, see
the Customer Technical Information manual for information on
troubleshooting.
TLZ06 Tape Drive Description
Controls
and LEDs
Illustration
Figure 4–1 shows the location of the controls and LEDs on the
TLZ06 tape drive.
Figure 4–1 TLZ06 Tape Drive Controls and LEDs
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Using the TLZ06 Tape Drive
Using the TLZ06 Tape Drive
Summary
This section describes how to insert a cassette tape into and
remove it from the TLZ06 tape drive.
Insertion
Procedure
Insert the cassette tape until the TLZ06 draws it in. When you
insert the tape correctly, the tape/activity LED flashes dimly and
then stays on. If both LEDs flash, see the Customer Technical
Information manual for information on troubleshooting.
Removal
Procedure
Table 4–2 lists the steps that you must follow to manually
remove a cassette tape from the TLZ06 tape drive.
Note
Some operating system applications allow you to eject the
cassette tape using software commands or menu items.
See your operating system or application documentation
for more information.
Table 4–2 Removing a Cassette Tape from the TLZ06 Tape
Drive
4–4 Using Tape Drives
Step
Action
Result
1
Enter the operating
system commands to
dismount the cassette
tape.
The tape/activity LED flashes
and then stays on.
2
When the tape/activity
LED stays on, press the
unload button.
3
Remove the cassette
tape.
Using the TLZ06 Tape Drive
Installation
and Removal
Illustration
Figure 4–2 shows how to insert a cassette tape into and remove
it from a TLZ06 tape drive.
Figure 4–2 Inserting and Removing a Cassette Tape
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Using Tape Drives 4–5
TZK10 Tape Drive Description
TZK10 Tape Drive Description
Summary
This section contains general information on the TZK10 tape
drive. It also identifies the controls and indicators on the drive.
Description
The TZK10 QIC tape drive is a quarter-inch cartridge, streaming
tape drive. It is commonly used for archival, data storage and
retrieval, and data collection purposes.
Controls and
LEDs
Table 4–3 lists the controls and LEDs on the TZK10 tape drive.
Table 4–3 TZK10 Tape Drive Controls and LEDs
Item
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If Errors Occur
4–6 Using Tape Drives
Description
Dual-color LED (amber or green)
Eject button
If the dual-color LED turns amber or if errors occur while you
are using the TZK10 tape drive, see the Customer Technical
Information manual for information on troubleshooting.
TZK10 Tape Drive Description
Controls
and LEDs
Illustration
Figure 4–3 shows the location of the controls and LEDs on the
TZK10 tape drive.
Figure 4–3 TZK10 Eject Button and LED
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Using Tape Drives 4–7
Inserting a QIC Tape into a TZK10 Tape Drive
Inserting a QIC Tape into a TZK10 Tape Drive
Summary
This section describes how to insert a QIC tape into the TZK10
tape drive.
Insertion
Procedure
Table 4–4 lists the steps that you must follow to insert a QIC
tape into a TZK10 tape drive.
Table 4–4 Inserting a QIC Tape into a TZK10 Tape Drive
4–8 Using Tape Drives
Step
Action
Result
1
Press the eject button.
The drive door partially
opens.
2
Open the drive door fully.
3
Insert the QIC tape into
the TZK10 until it slides
no further.
4
Close the drive door
fully.
The dual-color LED turns
green, then flashes green.
The TZK10 makes several
whirring sounds, then the
sounds stop.
The dual-color led stays
green.
You can now send operating
system commands to the
TZK10 tape drive.
Inserting a QIC Tape into a TZK10 Tape Drive
Insertion
Illustration
Figure 4–4 shows how to insert a QIC tape into the TZK10 tape
drive.
Figure 4–4 Inserting a QIC Tape
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Using Tape Drives 4–9
Removing a QIC Tape from a TZK10 Tape Drive
Removing a QIC Tape from a TZK10 Tape Drive
Summary
This section describes how to remove a QIC tape from the TZK10
tape drive.
Removal
Procedure
Table 4–5 lists the steps that you must follow to remove a QIC
tape from a TZK10 tape drive.
Note
See your operating system or application documentation
for information on the software commands that dismount
or eject the QIC tape.
Table 4–5 Removing a QIC Tape from a TZK10 Tape Drive
4–10 Using Tape Drives
Step
Action
Result
1
Enter the operating
system commands to
dismount or eject the
QIC tape.
The TZK10 makes a whirring
sound.
The dual-color LED flashes
green, then stays green when
the whirring sounds stop.
2
Press the eject button.
The drive door partially
opens.
The dual-color LED turns off.
3
Open the door fully.
The QIC tape partially ejects
from the TZK10.
4
Remove the QIC tape.
5
Close the drive door.
Removing a QIC Tape from a TZK10 Tape Drive
Removal
Illustration
Figure 4–5 shows how to remove a QIC tape from a TZK10 tape
drive.
Figure 4–5 Removing a QIC Tape
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Using Tape Drives 4–11
Cleaning the Tape Drive Heads
Cleaning the Tape Drive Heads
Summary
This section describes how to clean the tape drive heads. The
heads are the components of the tape drives that read data from
and write data to the different types of tapes.
Cleaning
Procedure
Digital recommends that, when cleaning the heads, you use the
following cleaning kits:
•
Use the TLZ04-HA head cleaning kit (supplied) to clean the
heads of the TLZ06 tape drive.
•
Use the TZK1X-HA head cleaning kit (supplied) to clean the
heads of the TZK10 tape drive.
To clean the heads, follow the instructions supplied with the
cleaning kit.
When to Clean
the Heads
4–12 Using Tape Drives
Digital recommends that you clean the heads of the TLZ06
tape drive every 2 weeks, or after 50 hours of use. Digital
recommends that you clean the heads of the TZK10 tape drive
after approximately 8 hours of use. Also clean the drive heads if
you encounter problems reading or writing data. The following
factors affect the cleaning interval:
•
Frequency of use
•
Quality of the tape
•
Quality of the environment
5
Removable Storage Media
Introduction
In This Chapter
This chapter contains information on the use and storage of the
following media types that are used by the optional removable
media storage devices:
•
QIC tapes
•
Cassette tapes
•
Diskettes
•
Compact discs
This chapter contains the following sections:
•
Quarter-Inch Cartridge (QIC) Tapes
•
Cassette Tapes
•
Diskettes
•
Compact Discs
Removable Storage Media 5–1
Quarter-Inch Cartridge (QIC) Tapes
Quarter-Inch Cartridge (QIC) Tapes
Summary
This section describes QIC tapes.
QIC Tape
Compatibility
The TZK10 tape drive is shipped with a DC6525 QIC tape
(TZK1X-CC). Table 5–1 lists the other QIC tapes that are
compatible with the TZK10 tape drive.
Table 5–1 QIC Tape Compatibility
Cartridge
Maximum Capacity
Format
R/W
Length
DC6525
525M bytes
QIC-320
R/W
300 m†
(1000 ft‡)
DC6320
320M bytes
QIC-320
R/W
189 m
(620 ft)
DC6150
150M bytes
DC600XTD
QIC-150
R/W
189 m
(620 ft)
DC6150
120M bytes
DC600XTD
QIC-120
R/W
189 m
(620 ft)
DC600A
QIC-24
R
173 m
(600 ft)
†Metres
‡Feet
5–2 Removable Storage Media
60M bytes
Quarter-Inch Cartridge (QIC) Tapes
Handling and
Storing QIC
Tapes
Use the following guidelines when handling and storing QIC
tapes:
•
Do not drop or strike the tape.
•
If a tape has been exposed to extreme heat or cold, allow it
to stabilize at room temperature for the same amount of time
as it was exposed, or at most, 24 hours.
•
Store the tape where the room temperature is between 10°C
and 40°C (50°F and 104°F) and the humidity is between 20%
and 80%.
•
Do not expose the tape to direct sunlight, abrasive particles,
heat, electromagnetic fields, or X-rays.
•
Store the QIC tape in its protective container, placed on its
edge, or stacked. Do not stack QIC tapes more than five
high.
•
Place the identification label in the space provided on the top
of the QIC tape.
Removable Storage Media 5–3
Write-Protecting QIC Tapes
Write-Protecting QIC Tapes
Summary
This section describes how to use the write-protect switch on the
QIC tape.
Write-Protect
Switch
Positions
You can write-protect a QIC tape to prevent accidental
overwriting or erasure of the data on that tape. Before using
a QIC tape, check the position of the write-protect switch
( ). Table 5–2 describes the two positions of the write-protect
switch.
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Table 5–2 QIC Tape Write-Protect Switch Positions
Position
Description
Write-enable
position ( )
When the switch is in this position, you can
write to the tape. The tape is not protected
from accidental erasure or overwriting of
data.
Write-protect
position ( )
When the switch is in this position, you
cannot write to the tape. The tape is
protected from accidental erasure or
overwriting of data.
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Write-Protecting QIC Tapes
Write-Protect
Switch
Illustration
Figure 5–1 shows the two positions of the write-protect switch on
a QIC tape.
Figure 5–1 QIC Tape Write-Protect Switch Positions
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Cassette Tapes
Cassette Tapes
Summary
Cassette Tape
Compatibility
This section describes cassette tapes. Cassette tapes are
industry-standard digital data storage (DDS) digital audio tapes
(DATs).
The TLZ06 cassette tape drive is shipped with a 90-metre (m)
TLZ06-CA 4-mm tape. You can also use the TLZ06 with the
60-m TLZ04-CA tape. Table 5–3 lists both cassette tapes.
Table 5–3 Cassette Tape Compatibility
Capacity (Gigabytes)
Cassette
Not Compressed
Compressed
TLZ04-CA
1.3
2.6
TLZ06-CA
2.0
4.0
5–6 Removable Storage Media
Cassette Tapes
Handling
and Storing
Cassette Tapes
Use the following guidelines when handling and storing cassette
tapes:
•
Do not drop or strike the tape.
•
If a tape has been exposed to extreme heat or cold, allow it
to stabilize at room temperature for the same amount of time
as it was exposed, or at most, 24 hours.
•
Store the tape where the room temperature is between 10°C
and 40°C (50°F and 104°F) and the humidity is between 20%
and 80%.
•
Do not expose the tape to direct sunlight, abrasive particles,
heat, electromagnetic fields, or X-rays.
•
Store the cassette tape in its protective container, placed on
its edge, or stacked. Do not stack cassette tapes more than
five high.
•
Place the identification label in the space provided on the top
of the cassette tape.
Removable Storage Media 5–7
Write-Protecting Cassette Tapes
Write-Protecting Cassette Tapes
Summary
This section describes how to use the write-protect switch on the
cassette tape.
Important
Information
Write-Protect
Switch
Positions
Caution
Do not use a pencil to slide the write-protect switch.
Graphite dust can damage the cassette tape.
You can write-protect a cassette tape to prevent accidental
overwriting or erasure of the data on that tape. Before using
a cassette tape, check the position of the write-protect switch
( ). Table 5–4 describes the two positions of the write-protect
switch.
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Table 5–4 Cassette Tape Write-Protect Switch Positions
Position
Description
Write-enable
position ( )
When the switch is in this position, you can
write to the tape. The tape is not protected
from accidental erasure or overwriting of
data.
Write-protect
position ( )
When the switch is in this position, you
cannot write to the tape. The tape is
protected from accidental erasure or
overwriting of data.
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5–8 Removable Storage Media
Write-Protecting Cassette Tapes
Write-Protect
Switch
Illustration
Figure 5–2 shows the two positions of the write-protect switch on
a cassette tape.
Figure 5–2 Cassette Tape Write-Protect Switch Positions
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Diskettes
Diskettes
Summary
This section describes 3.5-inch diskettes.
Diskette
Compatibility
Table 5–5 lists the diskettes supported by the RX26 diskette.
Table 5–5 Diskette Compatibility
Capacity (Megabytes)
Diskette
Unformatted
Formatted
RZ24K—Double-sided, double
density (2DD)
1.0
0.72
RX23K—High density (HD)
2.0
1.44
RX26K—Extra density (ED)
4.0
2.88
Handling
and Storing
Diskettes
Keep the diskettes dry, out of extreme temperatures and direct
sunlight, and away from devices that contain magnets, such as
telephones or monitors.
Write-Protect
Switch
Positions
You can write-protect a diskette to prevent accidental overwriting
or erasure of the data on that diskette. Before using a diskette,
check the position of the write-protect switch ( ). Table 5–6
describes the two positions of the write-protect switch.
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Table 5–6 3.5-Inch Diskette Write-Protect Switch Positions
Position
Description
Write-protect
position ( )
When the switch is in this position, you
cannot write to the diskette. The diskette
is protected from accidental erasure or
overwriting of data.
Write-enable
position ( )
When the switch is in this position, you
can write to the diskette. The diskette is
not protected from accidental erasure or
overwriting of data.
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5–10 Removable Storage Media
Diskettes
Write-Protect
Switch
Illustration
Figure 5–3 shows the two positions of the write-protect switch on
a 3.5-inch diskette.
Figure 5–3 3.5-Inch Diskette Write-Protect Switch Positions
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Compact Discs
Compact Discs
Summary
This section describes how to handle and store compact discs.
Handling
and Storing
Compact Discs
You must take the following precautions when handling compact
discs and caddies:
•
Do not drop the disc or the caddy.
•
The shutter ( ) on the caddy automatically opens when you
insert it into the RRD42. Do not open the shutter manually
or touch the compact disc.
•
Do not disassemble the caddy; it is precisely adjusted for use
with the RRD42.
•
Remove the caddy from the RRD42 before moving the
system.
•
Do not expose the compact disc or caddy to any of the
following:
!
–
High humidity
–
High temperature
–
Excessive dust
–
Direct sunlight
•
Hold the compact disc by its edges; never touch the surface.
•
Use a proper compact disc cleaner to wipe the compact disc if
it gets dirty.
5–12 Removable Storage Media
Compact Discs
Compact Disc
and Caddy
Illustration
Figure 5–4 shows the compact disc, the caddy, and the shutter.
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6
Connecting to External Ports
Introduction
In This Chapter
This chapter describes the following:
•
How to connect peripherals, including the console terminal,
to the serial ports on the system unit
•
How to connect a peripheral to the parallel port on the
system unit
•
How to connect external SCSI devices to an optional SCSI
adapter installed in the system unit
•
How to connect the system to a network
This chapter contains the following sections:
•
Before You Begin
•
Serial Port Terminal Settings
•
Connecting a Peripheral to a Serial Port
•
Connecting a Peripheral to the Parallel Port
•
Connecting External SCSI Devices
•
Connecting the System to a Network
Connecting to External Ports 6–1
Before You Begin
Before You Begin
Summary
This section describes information that you must know before
you begin connecting external peripheral or network cables to
the system unit.
Parallel and
Serial Ports
All standard systems have two serial ports and one parallel port.
However, if the system is a DEC 2000 Model 3000 AXP system
with a console terminal attached, only one serial port is available
for other types of peripherals.
Terminal
Settings
You must use a console terminal on the DEC 2000 Model 300
AXP system to display system diagnostic information, enter
console commands, and boot the operating system. Before
you can use the console terminal with the system, you must
modify certain display and communications settings on the
terminal. See the section entitled Serial Port Terminal Settings
for information on the settings that you must modify before you
use the system console terminal.
External SCSI
and Network
Connections
To connect external SCSI devices to the system, or to connect the
system to a network, the system must contain an appropriate
EISA or ISA option board. Digital recommends that you use only
Digital-supported option boards. The following section describes
how to get information on and order the option boards that are
currently supported.
Other External
Connections
You can install other Digital-supported option boards that
provide additional serial or modem communications ports. See
the documentation supplied with the option for information on
connecting cables to these ports. To get information on the option
boards that are currently supported or to order these items, you
must contact your Digital sales representative.
6–2 Connecting to External Ports
Serial Port Terminal Settings
Serial Port Terminal Settings
Summary
This section describes the settings that the terminal must have
to display the system console displays.
Terminal
Settings
Table 6–1 lists the terminal settings and values that allow the
terminal to display the system console displays.
Table 6–1 Terminal Settings
Terminal Setting
Value
Terminal mode
VTnnn-8 bit
Transmit speed
9600 baud
Receive speed
receive = transmit
Character format
8 bits, no parity
Stop bits
1
Comm1 port
DEC-423 (data-leads-only)
Connecting to External Ports 6–3
Connecting a Peripheral to a Serial Port
Connecting a Peripheral to a Serial Port
Summary
This section describes how to connect a peripheral that uses a
serial port, for example, a terminal.
Connection
Procedure
Table 6–2 lists the steps that you must follow to connect a
peripheral to a serial port on the system unit.
Table 6–2 Connecting a Peripheral to a Serial Port
Step
Action
1
Shut down the operating system, following the
instructions in the operating system documentation.
2
Set the on/off switch on all peripherals and on the
system unit to the off position.
3
Connect the peripheral cable to the system unit using
one of the methods shown in Figure 6–1, as follows:
•
If the peripheral uses DEC423 DECconnect™ office
cable, connect the shielded cable to the H8571-J
adapter, then connect the adapter to the serial port
(see Figure 6–1, A).
•
If the peripheral uses a standard shielded serial
cable, connect the cable to the serial port (see
Figure 6–1, B).
4
If necessary, secure the peripheral cable connector to
the serial port by tightening the screws on each side of
the connector.
5
Complete the installation of the peripheral, following
the instructions in the documentation supplied with
the peripheral.
6
Set the on/off switches on all the peripherals and on
the system unit to the on position.
6–4 Connecting to External Ports
Connecting a Peripheral to a Serial Port
Connection
Illustration
Figure 6–1 shows how to connect a peripheral to a serial port on
the system unit.
Figure 6–1 Connecting a Peripheral to a Serial Port
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Connecting a Peripheral to the Parallel Port
Connecting a Peripheral to the Parallel Port
Summary
This section describes how to connect a peripheral that uses the
parallel port, for example, a printer.
Connection
Procedure
Table 6–3 lists the steps that you must follow to connect a
peripheral to the parallel port on the system unit.
Table 6–3 Connecting a Peripheral to the Parallel Port
Step
Action
1
Shut down the operating system, following the
instructions in the operating system documentation.
2
Set the on/off switch on all peripherals and on the
system unit to the off position.
3
Connect the peripheral cable to the system as shown
in Figure 6–2.
4
If necessary, secure the peripheral cable connector to
the parallel port by tightening the screws on each side
of the connector.
5
Complete the installation of the peripheral, following
the instructions in the documentation supplied with
the peripheral.
6
Set the on/off switches on all the peripherals and on
the system unit to the on position.
6–6 Connecting to External Ports
Connecting a Peripheral to the Parallel Port
Connection
Illustration
Figure 6–2 shows how to connect a peripheral to the parallel
port on the system unit.
Figure 6–2 Connecting a Peripheral to the Parallel Port
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Connecting External SCSI Devices
Connecting External SCSI Devices
Summary
This section describes how to determine whether you need to
connect external SCSI devices to the system. It also describes
the information that you need to order these external SCSI
devices from your Digital sales representative.
Deciding on
External SCSI
Devices
The system unit contains at least one SCSI option board. This
SCSI option board enables the system to communicate with up
to four SCSI drives and the PC/AT-standard interface diskette
drive installed in the system unit. If you require additional SCSI
drives, these drives must be connected externally to the system
unit.
External SCSI
Drive Support
The SCSI bus provided by the SCSI option board installed in the
system unit can support up to seven SCSI devices. If the system
unit is fully configured with four internal SCSI devices, you can
connect up to three external SCSI devices to the external port on
the SCSI option board.
If you require more than seven SCSI devices, you must install
an additional SCSI option board. The additional SCSI option
board provides another SCSI bus. You can connect up to seven
SCSI devices to this bus. These devices are also connected to the
external port on the SCSI option board.
Ordering
SCSI Devices,
Options, and
Accessories
Digital provides a range of external SCSI devices, including disk
drives, tape drives, CD-ROM drives, and accessories for these
devices. Digital also provides a range of SCSI option boards that
allow you to connect these devices externally to the system. To
get information on the SCSI devices, options, and accessories
that are currently supported or to order these items, you must
contact your Digital sales representative.
Important
Information
When ordering external SCSI devices, you must also order
the correct cable to connect these devices to the system unit.
The external SCSI port on the SCSI option board that you
connect the cable to differs depending on the type of option board
installed.
6–8 Connecting to External Ports
Connecting External SCSI Devices
Specifying
SCSI Cables
Your Digital sales representative can help you to specify the
correct cable required to connect the external SCSI devices to
the system unit. Before calling your sales representative, make
sure that you know the part number and name of the SCSI
option board. Your sales representative needs this information to
specify the correct cable.
Connecting
External SCSI
Devices
See the documentation supplied with the SCSI option board and
the documentation supplied with the external SCSI devices for
information on connecting these devices.
Connecting to External Ports 6–9
Connecting the System to a Network
Connecting the System to a Network
Summary
This section describes how to connect the system to a network. It
also describes the information you need to order network option
boards from your Digital sales representative.
Network Option
Board Support
The system must contain an appropriate network option board
before you can connect it to a network. For example, if you
want to connect the system to a ThinWire Ethernet network, the
network option board installed in the system unit must provide
a ThinWire Ethernet port. Other network types may require
different network option boards.
Ordering
Network Option
Boards
Digital recommends that you use only Digital-supported network
option boards. To get information on the network option boards
that are currently supported or to order these option boards, you
must contact your Digital sales representative.
Network
Connection
See the documentation supplied with the network option board
for information on connecting the system to a network.
6–10 Connecting to External Ports
A
Associated and Related Documents
This appendix lists the associated and related documents. Some
of the following documents may not be available in every country.
Contact your Digital Sales representative for information on the
availability of particular documents.
Associated
Documents
Factory
Installed
Software (FIS)
Documentation
The following documents contain information on the DECpc AXP
150 and DEC 2000 Model 300 AXP systems:
•
DECpc AXP 150 and DEC 2000 Model 300 AXP Installation
Information (EK-A0635-IN)
•
DECpc AXP 150 and DEC 2000 Model 300 AXP Customer
Technical Information (EK-A0636-TM)
•
PB22H-KB System Module Hardware Reference Information
(EK-A0638-TD)
The following documents contain information on FIS:
•
OpenVMS Factory Installed Software User Information
(EK-A0377-UG)
•
DEC OSF/1 AXP Factory Installed Software User
Information (EK-SFFIS-UG)
Associated and Related Documents A–1
Related
Documents
The following documents contain information that is related to
the system:
•
TZK10 Cartridge Tape Drive Owner’s Guide (EK-TZK10-OG)
•
TLZ06 Cassette Tape Drive Owner’s Manual (EK-TLZ06-OM)
•
RX26 Diskette Drive Owner’s Reference Card (EK-RX26D-RC)
•
RRD42 Disc Drive Owner’s Manual (EK-RRD42-OM)
A–2 Associated and Related Documents
Glossary
The glossary defines some of the technical terms used in this
manual.
10BASE-T
An IEEE standard 802.3-compliant Ethernet network made of
twisted pair Ethernet cables. See also twisted pair.
802.3
An Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
standard describing the physical and data link layers of a local
area network based on bus topology and Carrier Sense Multiple
Access/Collision Detect (CSMA/CD).
ANSI
American National Standards Institute. An organization that
develops and publishes standards for the computer industry.
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
back up
To make a backup copy.
backup
A copy of data on one media type saved on a similar or different
media type. When you make a backup copy, you can recover data
after an accidental loss.
Glossary–1
bandwidth
Bandwidth is often used to express the rate of data transfer in
an I/O channel. This usage assumes that a wide bandwidth
may contain a high frequency, which can accommodate a high
rate of data transfer.
baud rate
The speed at which data is transmitted over a data line. Baud
rates are measured in bits per second.
binary
A number system that uses two digits: 0 and 1. They are
represented in system circuitry by two voltage levels, and
programs are executed in binary form.
bit
Binary digit. The smallest unit of data in a binary notation
system, designated as 0 or 1.
boot
Short for bootstrap. Loading an operating system into memory is
called booting.
bootstrap
See boot.
bus
A group of signals that consists of many transmission lines or
wires. A bus interconnects computer system components to
provide communications paths for addresses, data, and control
information.
byte
Eight contiguous bits starting on an addressable byte boundary.
The bits are numbered right to left, 0 through 7. It is the
memory size required to store one ASCII character.
cache
See cache memory.
Glossary–2
cache memory
A small, high-speed memory placed between slower main
memory and the processor. A cache increases effective memory
transfer rates and processor speed. It contains copies of data
recently used by the processor and fetches several bytes of data
from memory in anticipation that the processor will access the
next sequential series of bytes. The system contains a backup
cache located in discrete circuits on the system module and two
on-chip internal caches located in the DECchip 21064 CPU chip.
caddy
The holder for inserting a compact disc into a compact disc drive.
CD-ROM
Compact disc read-only memory. An optical removable media
type. It is also called a compact disc.
central processing unit (CPU)
See CPU.
channel
A path along which digital information can flow in a computer.
CISC
Complex instruction set computer. An instruction set consisting
of a large number of complex instructions that are managed by
microcode. Contrast with RISC.
client/server computing
An approach to computing that enables personal computer
and workstation users—the client—to work cooperatively with
software programs stored on a mainframe or minicomputer—the
server.
CMOS
Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor. A silicon device
formed by a process that combines PMOS and NMOS
semiconductor material.
compact disc
See CD-ROM.
Glossary–3
console mode
The state in which the system and the console terminal operate
under the control of the console program.
console program
The code that the CPU executes during console mode.
console terminal
The terminal connected to the console subsystem. The console
is used to start the system and direct activities between the
computer operator and the computer system.
controller
A system component, usually a printed circuit board, that
regulates the operation of one or more peripheral devices.
CPU
The unit of the computer that is responsible for interpreting and
executing instructions.
data
A formal representation of information suitable for
communication, interpretation, and processing by humans
or computers.
DECchip 21064 processor
The CMOS-4, Alpha AXP architecture, single-chip processor
used on Alpha AXP based computers.
DEC OSF/1 AXP operating system
A general-purpose operating system based on the Open Software
Foundation OSF/1 1.0 technology. DEC OSF/1 runs on a range
of Alpha AXP systems.
default
A value or setting that in most cases is normal or expected.
device
The general name for any unit connected to the system that is
capable of receiving, storing, or transmitting data.
Glossary–4
device name
The name by which a device or controller is identified in the
system.
diagnostics
Programs, located in read-only memory, that detect and identify
abnormal system hardware operation. See ROM.
disk
A flat circular plate with a coating on which data is magnetically
stored in concentric circles (tracks). A disk resides permanently
inside a disk drive. See also diskette.
disk drive
A device that holds a disk. The drive contains mechanical
components that spin the disk and move the read/write heads
that store and read information on the surface of the disk.
diskette
A flat circular plate with a coating on which data is magnetically
stored in concentric circles (tracks). The disk is enclosed in a
protective plastic case or envelope. Unlike disks, you can remove
a diskette from the diskette drive. See also disk.
diskette drive
A device that holds a diskette. The drive contains mechanical
components that spin the disk and move the read/write heads
that store and read information on the surface of the disk.
EEPROM
Electrically erasable programmable read-only memory. A
memory device that can be byte-erased, written to, and read
from. Contrast with FEPROM.
EISA
Extend Industry Standard Architecture. The EISA bus standard
is a 32-bit bus standard and is an extension of the 8-bit or 16-bit
ISA bus standard. EISA buses support both EISA and older ISA
option boards. See ISA.
Glossary–5
environment variable
Global data structures that can be accessed from console mode.
The setting of these data structures determines how a system
powers up, boots operating system software, and operates.
Ethernet
A local area network that was originally developed by Xerox®
Corporation and has become the IEEE 802.3 standard LAN.
Ethernet LANs use bus topology and are based on Carrier Sense
Multiple Access with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD).
Ethernet ports
The connectors through which the Ethernet is connected to the
system.
factory installed software (FIS)
See FIS.
fast SCSI
An optional mode of SCSI-2 that allows transmission rates of up
to 10M bytes/second. See also SCSI.
FEPROM
Flash-erasable programmable read-only memory. FEPROMs can
be bank- or bulk-erased. Contrast with EEPROM.
FIS
Operating system software that is loaded into a system disk
during manufacture. On site, the FIS is bootstrapped in the
system, prompting a predefined menu of questions on the final
configuration.
firmware
Software that interacts directly with the hardware devices. It is
usually located in ROM memory. It serves as an intermediary or
transition between the hardware and the higher-level software.
halt
The action of transferring control to the console program.
Glossary–6
hard disk
See disk.
head
The part of a fixed disk drive, diskette drive, or tape drive that
reads, records, and erases data. Also called read/write head.
IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
ISA
Industry Standard Architecture. A 16-bit bus standard
introduced with the IBM® PC/AT system. It is backwards
compatible with the 8-bit IBM PC/XT bus. The ISA standard
fostered the development of many different types of option cards
that were compatible with a wide range of PC systems.
LAN
Local area network. A high-speed communications network
that covers a limited geographical area, such as a section of a
building, an entire building, or a cluster of buildings. It is a
privately owned communications network whose speed is greater
than 1M bits/second.
LED
Light-emitting diode. A semiconductor device that glows when
supplied with voltage. LEDs are used as indicators on the
system unit and on certain devices installed in the system unit.
local area network (LAN)
See LAN.
magnetic tape
A tape that is made of plastic and coated with magnetic oxide. It
is used for storing data. Also called magtape.
memory
The area of the system that electrically stores instructions and
data, often temporarily.
Glossary–7
memory module
A printed circuit board that contains additional memory for the
system.
module
A printed circuit board that contains electrical components and
electrically conductive pathways between components. A module
stores data or memory or controls the functions of a device.
network
A group of individual computer systems that are connected by
communications lines to share information and resources.
nonvolatile random-access memory (NVRAM)
See NVRAM.
NVR
The device name that the system uses when testing the NVRAM.
See also NVRAM.
NVRAM
Nonvolatile random-access memory. A memory device that
retains information in the absence of power.
operating system
A collection of system programs that control the operation of
the system and allow the user to access data files, input/output
devices, and applications programs. The operating system
software performs such tasks as assigning memory to programs
and data, processing requests, and scheduling jobs.
open system
A system that implements sufficient open specifications
for interfaces, services, and supporting formats to enable
applications software to:
Glossary–8
•
Be ported across a wide range of systems with minimal
changes
•
Interoperate with other applications on local and remote
systems
•
Interact with users in a style that facilitates user portability
OpenVMS AXP operating system
Digital’s open version of the VMS operating system, which runs
on Alpha AXP machines. See also open system.
PALcode
Alpha AXP Privileged Architecture Library code, written
to support Alpha AXP processors. PALcode implements
architecturally defined behavior.
parallel port
An external port for parallel peripherals and printers. There is
one parallel port on the system.
peripheral
A device that provides the CPU with additional memory storage
or communications capability. Examples are disk and diskette
drives, video terminals, and printers.
port
The name of the socket or connector at the back of the system
unit to which a terminal, printer, or other communications
devices are connected.
power-up
The sequence of events that starts the flow of electrical current
to a system or its components.
prompt
Words or characters that the system displays to indicate that it
is waiting for you to enter a command.
RAM
Random access memory. A read/write memory device that can
randomly access any location during normal operations. The
type of memory that the system uses to store the instructions of
programs currently being run. Compare with ROM.
random-access memory (RAM)
See RAM.
Glossary–9
read-only memory (ROM)
See ROM.
RISC
Reduced instruction set computer. A computer with an
instruction set that is reduced in complexity.
ROM
Read-only memory. A memory whose contents cannot be
modified during the normal use of the system. The system can
use the data contained in a ROM but cannot change it. Compare
with RAM.
SCSI
Small computer system interface. An ANSI-standard interface
for connecting disks and other peripheral devices to computer
systems. See also fast SCSI.
serial port
An external port for serial devices such as terminals and
printers. There are two serial ports on the system, one of which
is the console serial port.
system
A combination of system hardware, software, and peripheral
devices that perform specific processing operations.
system disk
The device on which operating system software resides.
tape drive
A device that contains mechanical components and holds, turns,
reads, and writes on magnetic tape.
terminal
An input/output device that lets you communicate with the
system. Terminals are divided into two categories: video and
hardcopy.
Glossary–10
thickwire
An IEEE standard 802.3-compliant Ethernet network made
of standard Ethernet cable, as opposed to ThinWire Ethernet
cable. Also called standard Ethernet or 10Base-5. Contrast with
ThinWire.
ThinWire
A Digital trademark used to describe its 10BASE-2 (IEEE
standard 802.3 compliant) Ethernet products used for local
distribution of data. Contrast with thickwire.
twisted pair
A cable made by twisting together two insulated conductors.
10BASE-T Ethernet cables are often called twisted pair Ethernet
cables. See 10BASE-T.
VGA
Video graphics array. The VGA standard supports both
alphanumeric modes and graphics modes. The alphanumeric
mode supports 80 characters on between 25 to 50 lines using
16 colors. The graphics mode supports screen resolutions of
320 x 200 using 256 colors or 640 x 480 using 16 colors. The
VGA standard is fully compatible with the monochrome display
adapter (MDA), color graphics adapter (CGA) and enhanced
graphics adapter (EGA) standards. Originally, the VGA standard
did not support the Hercules graphics standard, but many VGA
compatible option boards can. See also SVGA.
SVGA
Super VGA. The SVGA standard provides increased screen
resolutions when compared with VGA. The SVGA standard
offers screen resolutions of between 640 x 480 using 256 colors
and 600 x 800 using 16 colors. Many SVGA graphics adapters
offer even higher resolution modes. See also VGA.
write-protect
To protect a disk, diskette, or other storage medium from the
addition, revision, or deletion of information.
write-protect switch
The switch that you set on tapes, cartridges, or diskettes to
prevent loss of data by accidental overwriting.
Glossary–11
Index
A
Activity LED
diskette drive, 3–10
function on diskette drive, 3–12
Adapters
serial port adapter (H8571-J), 6–4
SVGA, 1–4
Air circulation
for system unit, 2–2
Applications
client, 1–3
PC applications, 1–3
server, 1–3
Architecture
Alpha AXP, 1–2
Associated documents, A–1
AXP
Alpha AXP architecture, 1–2
B
Back panel
controls and indicators, 1–10
ports and connectors, 1–8
Bandwidth
cache, 1–4
10BASE-T, 1–4
Baud rate
terminal, 6–3
boot command
OSF/1, 2–15
BOOT command
OpenVMS, 2–14
Boot selections
Windows NT, 2–12
Busy LED
CD-ROM drive, 3–2
function on CD-ROM drive, 3–6
C
Cables
cable extensions, 2–3
connecting to parallel port, 6–6
connecting to serial port, 6–4
SCSI connectors, 6–8
shielded serial cable, 6–4
specifying SCSI cables, 6–8
Cache
64-bit advantages, 1–4
Caddy
handling and storing, 5–12
inserting a compact disc, 3–4
inserting into CD-ROM drive, 3–6
removing from CD-ROM drive, 3–8
shutter position, 5–12
Capacity
cassette tape, 5–6
compact discs, 3–2
diskette, 5–10
QIC tape, 5–2
Cassette tape drive
controls and LED, 4–2
description, 4–2
inserting a cassette tape, 4–4
removing a cassette tape, 4–4
Index–1
Cassette tape drive (cont’d)
tape/activity LED function, 4–4
tape/activity LED location, 4–2
TLZ06, 1–12
troubleshooting information, 4–2
unload button function, 4–4
unload button location, 4–2
write-protect LED function, 4–4
write-protect LED location, 4–2
Cassette tapes
capacity, 5–6
compatibility with TZK10, 5–6
handling and storing, 5–7
inserting into a cassette tape drive, 4–4
removing from a cassette tape drive, 4–4
types, 5–6
uses, 4–2
write-protect switch positions, 5–8
write-protection, 5–8
CD-ROM
device support, 1–5
CD-ROM drive
busy LED function, 3–6
busy LED location, 3–2
controls and LEDs, 3–2
description, 3–2
eject button function, 3–8
eject button location, 3–2
emergency eject hole function, 3–8
emergency eject hole location, 3–2
headphone socket location, 3–2
inserting caddy, 3–6
removing caddy, 3–8
RRD42, 1–12
troubleshooting information, 3–2
volume control location, 3–2
Chassis keylock
location and description, 1–10
Client support
supporting operating systems, 1–2
Client systems
uses, 1–3
Windows NT, 1–3
Index–2
Compact disc read-only memory
See CD-ROM
Compact discs
See also Caddy
capacity, 3–2
handling and storing, 5–12
inserting into a caddy, 3–4
uses, 3–2
Compatibility
cassette tape, 5–6
diskettes, 5–10
QIC tape, 5–2
Compute servers, 1–3
Connectors
back panel, 1–8
SCSI, 6–8
Console terminal
connecting, 6–4
serial port, 6–2
settings, 6–2, 6–3
Controls
back panel, 1–10
cassette tape drive, 4–2
CD-ROM drive, 3–2
diskette drive, 3–10
front panel, 1–6
QIC tape drive, 4–6
Count down
Windows NT Boot menu, 2–12
D
DEC 2000 Model 300 AXP
architecture, 1–2
back panel controls and indicators, 1–10
back panel ports and connectors, 1–8
choosing a location for, 2–2
client/server support, 1–2
environmental conditions, 2–2
ergonomic considerations, 2–4
features, 1–4
front panel controls and indicators, 1–6
installing feet, 2–2
operating system support, 1–2
orientation, 2–2
DEC 2000 Model 300 AXP (cont’d)
unsuitable locations, 2–3
visual display units, 1–2
weight, 2–3
DEC OSF/1 AXP
See OSF/1
DECchip 21064, 1–2
DECpc AXP 150
architecture, 1–2
back panel controls and indicators, 1–10
back panel ports and connectors, 1–8
choosing a location for, 2–2
client/server support, 1–2
environmental conditions, 2–2
ergonomic considerations, 2–4
features, 1–4
front panel controls and indicators, 1–6
installing feet, 2–2
operating system support, 1–2
orientation, 2–2
unsuitable locations, 2–3
visual display units, 1–2
weight, 2–3
Default settings
OpenVMS, 2–14
OSF/1, 2–15
Windows NT, 2–12
Devices
external SCSI devices, 6–8
internal SCSI devices, 1–5
Diagnostic LED display
location and description, 1–10
Disk drives
devices, 1–12
RZ24L, 1–12
RZ25, 1–12
RZ26, 1–12
support, 1–5
Diskette drive
activity LED function, 3–12
activity LED location, 3–10
cleaning the heads, 3–14
controls and LEDs, 3–10
description, 3–10
eject button function, 3–12
Diskette drive (cont’d)
eject button location, 3–10
inserting a diskette, 3–12
removing a diskette, 3–12
RX26, 1–12
support, 1–5
troubleshooting information, 3–10
Diskettes
capacities, 3–10
compatibility with RX26, 5–10
handling and storing, 5–10
inserting into a diskette drive, 3–12
removing from a diskette drive, 3–12
types, 3–10, 5–10
uses, 3–10
write-protect switch positions, 5–10
write-protection, 5–10
Disks
booting OpenVMS from, 2–14
booting OSF/1 from, 2–15
booting Windows NT from, 2–12
Documents
associated, A–1
related, A–2
Drives
SCSI support, 6–8
Dual-color LED
function on QIC tape drive, 4–8, 4–10
QIC tape drive, 4–6
E
EISA
expansion slots, 1–4
options, 1–14
ordering options, 1–14
EISA slots
location and description, 1–8
Eject button
CD-ROM drive, 3–2
diskette drive, 3–10
function on CD-ROM drive, 3–8
function on diskette drive, 3–12
function on QIC tape drive, 4–8, 4–10
QIC tape drive, 4–6
Index–3
Emergency eject hole
CD-ROM drive, 3–2
function on CD-ROM drive, 3–8
Ergonomic considerations, 2–4
Ethernet
10BASE-T, 1–4
connections, 6–10
ThinWire, 1–4, 6–10
Expansion slots
EISA, 1–4
ISA, 1–4
Extended industry standard architecture
See EISA
Extensions
cable extensions, 2–3
External ports
connecting to, 6–1
External SCSI devices
connecting, 6–8
F
Factory installed software
See FIS
Features
DEC 2000 AXP system, 1–4
DECpc AXP 150, 1–4
Feet
installing on system unit, 2–2
File servers, 1–3
FIS
advantages, 1–5, 2–12, 2–14, 2–15
OpenVMS, 2–14
OSF/1, 2–15
Windows NT, 2–12
Format
QIC tape, 5–2
Front panel
controls and indicators, 1–6
Index–4
H
Halt button
location and description, 1–6
Halt button indicator
location and description, 1–6
Handling guidelines
caddy, 5–12
cassette tape, 5–7
compact disc, 5–12
diskette, 5–10
QIC tape, 5–3
Headphone socket
CD-ROM drive, 3–2
Heads
cleaning on a diskette drive, 3–14
cleaning on a tape drive, 4–12
Humidity
for system unit, 2–2
I
Indicators
back panel, 1–10
front panel, 1–6
Industry standard architecture
See ISA
Internal options, 1–12 to 1–16
ISA
expansion slots, 1–4
options, 1–14
ordering options, 1–14
ISA slots
location and description, 1–8
K
Key
recording the number and letter, 1–17
replacing, 1–17
system unit key, 1–17
Keyboard
cable extensions, 2–3
ergonomic considerations, 2–4
Keyboard connector
location and description, 1–8
Keylock
location and description, 1–6
Keylock indicator
location and description, 1–6
L
LAN
See Local area network
LEDs
See also Diagnostic LED display
Length
QIC tape, 5–2
Light emitting diodes
See LEDs
Local area network, 1–3
Location
of system unit, 2–2
M
Memory
64-bit advantages, 1–4
cache bandwidth, 1–4
options, 1–4, 1–16
ordering, 1–16
Monitor
cable extensions, 2–3
ergonomic considerations, 2–4
operating system support, 1–2
Mouse
cable extensions, 2–3
Mouse connector
location and description, 1–8
N
Networks
connecting the system to, 6–10
option boards, 6–10
ThinWire, 6–10
NT
See Windows NT
O
On/off switch
location and description, 1–6
using, 2–6
OpenVMS
BOOT command, 2–14
booting from disk, 2–14
client/server support, 1–2
default settings, 2–14
factory installed software, 2–14
terminal support, 1–2
OpenVMS console
power-up test that fails, 2–9
power-up test that passes, 2–9
power-up tests, 2–8
Operating systems
client support, 1–2
monitor support, 1–2
server support, 1–2
shutting down, 2–6
supported, 1–2
terminal support, 1–2
Option boards, 1–4
See also EISA
See also ISA
external SCSI device connections, 6–2
network, 6–10
network connections, 6–2
ordering, 1–14, 6–2
SCSI, 6–8
Options
EISA and ISA, 1–14
internal storage options, 1–12
memory, 1–16
Ordering information
internal SCSI devices, 1–12
memory, 1–16
option boards, 1–14
OSF/1
boot command, 2–15
booting from disk, 2–15
Index–5
OSF/1 (cont’d)
client/server support, 1–2
default settings, 2–15
factory installed software, 2–15
terminal support, 1–2
OSF/1 console
power-up test that fails, 2–9
power-up test that passes, 2–9
power-up tests, 2–8
P
PALcode
See Privileged architecture library code
Parallel port, 1–5, 6–2
connecting a peripheral, 6–6
location and description, 1–8
PC/AT-standard interface
diskette drives, 1–5
RX26 diskette drive, 1–12
Peripheral
connecting to parallel port, 6–6
connecting to serial port, 6–4
Ports
back panel, 1–8
connecting to external ports, 6–1
parallel, 6–2
parallel port, 1–5
serial, 6–2
serial ports, 1–5
Power indicator
location and description, 1–6
Power input connector
location and description, 1–8
Power output connector
location and description, 1–8
Power-up tests
differences between pass and fail, 2–8,
2–10
OpenVMS and OSF/1 console, 2–8
test that fails, 2–9, 2–11
test that passes, 2–9, 2–11
Windows NT firmware, 2–10
Index–6
Print servers, 1–3
Printer port
See Parallel port
Privileged architecture library code, 1–2
Q
QIC tape drive
controls and LED, 4–6
description, 4–6
dual-color LED function, 4–8, 4–10
dual-color LED location, 4–6
eject button function, 4–8, 4–10
eject button location, 4–6
inserting a QIC tape, 4–8
removing a QIC tape, 4–10
troubleshooting information, 4–6
TZK10, 1–12
QIC tapes
compatibility with TZK10, 5–2
handling and storing, 5–3
inserting into a QIC tape drive, 4–8
removing from a QIC tape drive, 4–10
types, 5–2
uses, 4–6
write-protect switch positions, 5–4
write-protection, 5–4
Quarter-inch cartridge tapes
See QIC tapes
R
Related documents, A–2
RRD42
See CD-ROM drive
RX26
See diskette drive
S
Screen
See also Monitor; Terminals; VDUs
ergonomic considerations, 2–4
scsi
tape drives, 1–5
SCSI
cable connectors, 6–8
CD-ROM drives, 1–5
disk drives, 1–5
drive support, 6–8
external devices, 6–8
internal devices, 1–5
option boards, 1–4, 6–8
options, 1–12
RRD42 CD-ROM drive option, 1–12
RZ24L disk drive option, 1–12
RZ25 disk drive option, 1–12
RZ26 disk drive option, 1–12
specifying external cables, 6–8
TLZ06 tape drive option, 1–12
TZK10 tape drive option, 1–12
SCSI devices
connecting external devices, 6–8
ordering external devices, 6–8
ordering internal devices, 1–12
Serial cables, 6–4
Serial ports, 1–5
connecting a peripheral, 6–4
console terminal, 6–2
H8571-J adapter, 6–4
location and description, 1–8
terminal, 6–2
Server support
supporting operating systems, 1–2
Server systems
compute servers, 1–3
file servers, 1–3
print servers, 1–3
uses, 1–3
Shutter
on caddy, 5–12
Small computer system interface
See SCSI
Storage guidelines
caddy, 5–12
cassette tape, 5–7
compact disc, 5–12
diskette, 5–10
Storage guidelines (cont’d)
QIC tape, 5–3
Storage options, 1–12
Super video graphics array
See SVGA
SVGA
video adapter, 1–4
System unit
choosing a location for, 2–2
environmental conditions, 2–2
ergonomic considerations, 2–4
installing feet, 2–2
on/off switch, 2–6
orientation, 2–2
turning on and off, 2–6
unsuitable locations, 2–3
weight, 2–3
System unit key
See Key
T
Tape drives
cleaning the heads, 4–12
support, 1–5
TLZ06, 1–12
TZK10, 1–12
Tape/activity LED
cassette tape drive, 4–2
function on cassette tape drive, 4–4
Temperature
for system unit, 2–2
Terminals
baud rate, 6–3
connecting, 6–4
ergonomic considerations, 2–4
operating system support, 1–2
serial port, 6–2
settings, 6–2, 6–3
terminal port, 1–8
ThinWire, 1–4, 6–10
TLZ06
See Cassette tape drive
Index–7
Troubleshooting
cassette tape drive, 4–2
CD-ROM drive, 3–2
diskette drive, 3–10
QIC tape drive, 4–6
Twisted pair
See 10BASE-T
TZK10
See QIC tape drive
U
Unload button
cassette tape drive, 4–2
function on cassette tape drive, 4–4
V
VDUs
types supported, 1–2
Video adapters
SVGA, 1–4
Visual display unit
See VDU
Volume control
CD-ROM drive, 3–2
W
Weight
system unit, 2–3
Windows NT
Boot menu, 2–13
Boot selection menu, 2–13
boot selections, 2–12
booting from disk, 2–12
client system use, 1–3
client/server support, 1–2
default settings, 2–12
factory installed software, 2–12
monitor support, 1–2
server system use, 1–3
Windows NT firmware
power-up test that fails, 2–11
power-up test that passes, 2–11
Index–8
Windows NT firmware (cont’d)
power-up tests, 2–10
Write-protect LED
cassette tape drive, 4–2
function on cassette tape drive, 4–4
Write-protection
cassette tape, 5–8
cassette tape switch positions, 5–8
diskette, 5–10
diskette switch positions, 5–10
QIC tape, 5–4
QIC tape switch positions, 5–4
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