POWER Onyx™ and Onyx® Rackmount Owner's Guide

Document Number: 007-1736-060

Front Matter

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Table of Contents

About This Guide
Style Conventions
Compliance Statements

1. The Power Onyx and Onyx Rackmount Graphics Workstation
Operational Overview
The Graphics Board Sets
InfiniteReality Graphics Functional Description
RE2 and VTX Functional Description
System Midplane and Backplane
Operating Considerations

2. Touring the Chassis
Power Switches and Indicators
I/O Panels and Connectors
System Controller
SCSIBox 2 Drive Enclosures
Cooling System
Power Supplies and Power Distribution

3. Getting Started
Connecting Your Monitor
Video Peripherals
Connecting Your Keyboard and Mouse
SCSI Requirements and Configurations
Terminating SCSI Channels
Installing and Removing FLDs
Connecting Your System to an Ethernet
Powering On the System
Booting the System
Installing the Operating System
InfiniteReality Combiner Programming Overview
Operating the Optional Video Out Panel
Powering Off the System
Resetting Your System

4. Installing and Using Optional Peripherals
Configuring and Installing Additional FLDs
Installing External SCSI Devices
Using an Optional CD-ROM FLD to Load IRIX
Connecting a Serial Printer or ASCII Terminal
Connecting a Parallel Printer
Connecting a Modem
Activating Serial Ports on Additional IO4 Boards
Activating Parallel Ports

5. Having Trouble?
Maintaining Your Hardware and Software
System Behavior
Physical Inspection Checklist
Using the System Controller
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 System
Tips for Setting Up and Using Your System
Electrostatic Discharge

A. Hardware 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. System Controller Error 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. VMEbus Implementation
General Information
VMEbus Architecture Interface
Hardware Considerations
VMEbus Boards Design Considerations

F. Configuring a Multipipe Onyx System
Hardware Configurations
Software Installation and Configuration
Synchronizing Swap Buffers on Multiple Pipes
Genlocking the Pipes