Silicon Graphics® Onyx2 Rackmount Owner's Guide

Document Number: 007-3457-005

Front Matter

| List of Figures | List of Tables |

Table of Contents

About This Guide
Finding Additional Information
Reader Comments

1. Introducing the Onyx2 Rackmount System
Rackmount System Features and Options
Hardware Overview
Onyx2 Graphics Rack Functional Overview
System Location and Environment

2. Chassis Tour
Graphics Rack Chassis
Graphics Module Components
Compute Module Components
Node Boards
Graphics Rack System Controllers
Router Boards
Optional PCI Board Carrier

3. System Configurations, Connections, and Cabling
Rackmount Configurations
Graphics Interface Panels
Graphics BaseIO Interface Panel
Parallel Port Connector
Serial Connectors
Optical Digital Audio Interface Connectors
Loopthrough and Digital Audio Connectors
Standard SCSI Connector
Speaker and Microphone Connections

4. Getting Started
Using Your Monitor
Keyboard and Mouse Connections
SCSI Requirements and Configurations
Connecting Your System to an Ethernet
System Power-On Procedures
Booting Your System
Installing the Operating System
Powering Off the System

5. Installing and Replacing Customer-Replaceable Units
General Safety Information
Before Replacing Any Components
Opening the Cable Cover Door
Opening and Closing the Compute Module Drive Door
CRU Remove and Replace Procedures

6. Using the System Controllers
Multimodule System Controller (MMSC)
Module System Controller (MSC)
Understanding the Controller's LEDs and Switches

7. Basic Troubleshooting
General Guidelines
Operating Guidelines
Module Power Supply Problems
Crash Recovery

A. System Specifications

B. Drive Maintenance
Cleaning the 4-mm DAT and 8-mm Tape Drives
4-mm DAT Drive
Care and Cleaning of the Exabyte 8-mm Tape Drive
CD-ROM Care and Maintenance
Quarter-Inch Cartridge Tape Drive Preventive Maintenance

C. Module System Controller Messages

D. Video Format Combiner Tutorial
Reinitializing Graphics
Modifying Video Formats
Saving Video Format Combinations to the GE Board's EEPROM
Resizing a Single-Channel Combination
Using Ircombine With GVO
Redisplaying Graphics
Combiner Interface Summary