08-02-2007 05:08 AM
Is there any documentation anywhere on how to install HP-UX on these machines as they would make great sandpit boxes?
I know that HPs e3000 Migration options expired at the end of last year, but is it possible to still migrate these machines ourselves?
The only link I can find (http://www.hp.com/products1/evolution/e3000/info_l
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08-02-2007 08:45 PM
HP-UX will install on the N4000; it ignores the HP 3000 settings. We did it some years ago with an A-class. We obtained the kit which consisted of a new label for the front panel. No HW or firmware change was made.
08-02-2007 10:00 PM
If the N4000 servers were originally used as e3000 MPE/iX systems, then some "bits" need to be "flipped" on the processor boards so the servers act as HP9000 HP-UX. This is done by an HP Customer Engineer using a SS-Config tape.
08-03-2007 12:27 AM
The servers have been running MPE, but I believe they were originally delivered set for HP-UX and the engineer had to 'switch' them to MPE.
Is it just a case of filling in the MODELSTR (UX) field in SS to switch them back to unix?
After googling on ss-config I find there are other companies offering this config service (ie. irs4hp), but is there anything in the public domain that will allow us to do it?
Needless to say the boxes are no longer under support with HP so getting an engineer out could prove costly.
08-03-2007 01:09 AM
finally, i'll gently suggest avoiding dealing with companies that deal with manipulating stable storage. - d