POWER Onyx™ and Onyx® Deskside Owner's Guide

Document Number: 007-1733-070

Front Matter

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Table of Contents

About This Guide
Compliance Information

1. Introducing the Onyx Deskside Graphics Workstation
The Onyx Board Set
I/O Interfaces
The Graphics Subsystems
The InfiniteReality Graphics Subsystem
The RealityEngine2 and VTX Graphics Subsystem
System and SCSI Backplanes
SCSI I/O Devices
System Controller
Operating Considerations

2. Touring the Chassis
Onyx Deskside System I/O Panels and Connectors
System Controller
SCSI Drive Rack
Cooling System
Power Supplies

3. Getting Started
Chassis Components
Opening the Front Door
Connecting Your Monitor
Video Peripherals
Connecting Your Keyboard and Mouse
Internal Front-Loading Drives
SCSI Limitations
Connecting the System to an Ethernet
Powering On the Onyx Deskside System
InfiniteReality Combiner Programming Overview
RE2 and VTX Video Out Panel Overview
A Practice Session
Powering Off the Onyx Deskside System
Rebooting Your System

4. Installing Optional Peripherals
SCSI Configuration
Installing and Configuring Additional FLDs
Installing and Using an Optional CD-ROM
Installing External SCSI Devices
Connecting a Serial Printer
Connecting an ASCII Terminal
Helpful Serial Port Commands
Connecting a Modem
Connecting a Parallel Printer

5. Having Trouble?
Maintaining Your Hardware and Software
System Behavior
Physical Inspection Checklist
Using the System Controller
System Controller On Functions
Recovering From a System Crash
Restoring a Filesystem From the System Maintenance Menu
Recovery After System Corruption

6. Safety and Comfort
Human Factors Guidelines for Setting Up Your Workstation
Tips for Setting Up and Using Your Workstation
Electrostatic Discharge

A. Hardware Specifications

B. Maintaining Drives
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
Digital Linear Tape Maintenance

C. System Controller Messages
System Error Messages
System Event Messages
Internal System Controller Messages

D. Onyx IO4 PROM, Mezzanine, and Troubleshooting
PROM Graphical User Interface
Hardware Configuration Commands
Environment Variables
Known Bugs
Mezzanine Board Configurations
IO4 Troubleshooting

E. Onyx VMEbus Implementation
General Information
VMEbus Architecture Interface
Hardware Considerations
VMEbus Boards Design Considerations