06-05-2012 04:45 AM
I am having alpha DS10 (617 MHz) server with dual LAN facilitates LAN cards are in built within the Motherboard.
Recently I am facing a problem with one of the LAN port. As because they are built in, I have little option to do something.
I am thinking of installation a LAN card in PCI slots and configure the same for the LAN which is malfunctioning.
I like to have the following information.
1) What type of external LAN Card I need to arrange in order to connect the same in the Alpha DS10 mother board.
2) The procedure to configure the same for Decnet and TCPIP.
Can somebody help me in this regards have Open VMS version 7.2-1 OS installed in the machine.
06-05-2012 06:56 AM
There are several PCI Ethernet options for the DS10. According to the specs (see http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/1090
We have several DS10 system with the PCI combo card KZPCM-DA. This is a card with 2 SCSI NCR 53C875 adapters and 1 DE500 10/100Mbps NIC. This may be a good solution for you (though not the cheapest one) if you want to add an "identical" NIC (the onboard NICs of the DS10 are DE504-BA). The on board controllers are EWA and EWB. The DE500 NIC on the KZPCM-DA will be EWC.
To reconfigure DECnet you may be lucky by directly changing the .NCL files in SYS$STARTUP. Or you can run @NET$CONFIGURE ADVANCED with option 1 (entire configuration). You accept the default for most of the questions. When the tool lists the Ethernet controllers, you enter "NONE" if you do not want it to do DECnet or you accept the proposed setting (CSMACD-0,...) in order to use it.