Deskside POWER CHALLENGE™ and CHALLENGE® L Owner's Guide

Document Number: 007-1732-060

Front Matter

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Table of Contents

About This Guide
Compliance Information

1. Introducing the Challenge Deskside Servers
Features and Options
The Challenge Board Set
I/O Interfaces
System and SCSI Backplanes
SCSI I/O Devices
System Controller
Operating Considerations

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

3. Getting Started
Chassis Components
SCSI Limitations
Powering On the Challenge Deskside System
Powering Off the Challenge 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. Troubleshooting
Maintaining Your Hardware and Software
System Behavior
Physical Inspection Checklist
Using the System Controller
System Controller On Functions
Recovering From a System Crash

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
Archive Python 4320 NT (4 mm DAT Drive)
Care and Cleaning of the Exabyte 8-mm Tape Drive
CD-ROM Care and Maintenance
150 MB Tape Drive Preventive Maintenance
Digital Linear Tape Maintenance

C. System Controller Messages

D. Challenge IO4 PROM, Mezzanine, and Troubleshooting
Hardware Configuration Commands
Environment Variables
Known Bugs
Mezzanine Board Configurations
IO4 Troubleshooting

E. VMEbus Implementation
VMEbus Architecture and Interface
Hardware Considerations
VMEbus Boards Design Considerations