What Sun Microsystems Hardware do you have?
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I got the adapter cable to connect to the RJ45 serial management port on the v240 earlier today, and I successfully managed to boot it to OBP after a bit of fiddling around with parts. There seems to be an alert which I have been unable to identify or address so far, but it otherwise seems to pass all init tests with no remarkable issues. I will install the second CPU tomorrow and will start troubleshooting the parts which I got from the Blade 2500. With a bit of luck, I should hopefully manage to get a better picture of the condition of these parts as somebody suggested before.

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11-05-2018, 09:03 PM
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(11-05-2018, 09:03 PM)mamorim01 Wrote:  There seems to be an alert which I have been unable to identify or address so far

Well, it mentions "MB.BAT.V_BAT" which suggests to me "MotherBoard battery voltage".  So it's probably just a matter of replacing the coin cell battery with a fresh one.

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11-06-2018, 08:22 PM
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(11-06-2018, 08:22 PM)jpstewart Wrote:  
(11-05-2018, 09:03 PM)mamorim01 Wrote:  There seems to be an alert which I have been unable to identify or address so far

Well, it mentions "MB.BAT.V_BAT" which suggests to me "MotherBoard battery voltage".  So it's probably just a matter of replacing the coin cell battery with a fresh one.

Yup. That did the trick! The cell battery was indeed dry. I had just dropped the processor in the socket so I was a bit worried that it might have to do with an incorrect voltage setting driven by a motherboard jumper, but it turns out there is little to no configuration needed on that front.

I am pleasantly surprised at how useful the diagnostic tools are, once you get in detail. One of the four DIMM modules I brought over from the Blade 2500 is definitely faulty, the system was able to pinpoint the exact location without a sweat.

Still pending to install the second CPU as I do not have a spare heatsink, but it boots!

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11-06-2018, 09:08 PM
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Although the 2500's go for way too much money now, the memory kits available for them are relatively cheap, they aren't too difficult to find online Smile

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11-12-2018, 05:41 PM
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I believe you are correct, they are fairly common PC2100 DDR modules. My 2500 suffers from other ailments besides that, I am afraid. Booting as somebody suggested with just a CPU (no memory, cards, etc) should trigger a pattern of recognized speaker tones and a cascade of error messages from the console, but I get none of that.

The Sunfire v240 is starting to look quite nice, and it ended up being quite affordable. It is a veritable noise source, though. Rolleyes

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11-12-2018, 07:55 PM
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(11-12-2018, 07:55 PM)mamorim01 Wrote:  The Sunfire v240 is starting to look quite nice, and it ended up being quite affordable. It is a veritable noise source, though. Rolleyes

I've heard a lot of good things about the v240, I hope it works out for you! Big Grin I have to imagine it gets quite loud, those UltraSparcs need all the airflow they can get!

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