Stock Exabyte vs RS/6000

Stock Exabyte vs RS/6000

Post by Bob Stear » Fri, 06 Mar 1992 08:03:22



I have been told two things, each of which I wish to confirm or deny. If
you have personal experience (no FOAFOAF...) with either of these
questions, please tell me what they were. Your indulgence is greatly
appreciated.

1.   The stock Exabyte 2.3GB drive will not work on the AIX 6000 ( there
     are both hard and software solutions, selling for about $500).
2.   The problem referenced in (1.) has solved with the advent of
     AIX3.2 which purportedly better understands SCSI.

Your enlightening responses are beng awaited with bated breath (smell
the Muenster?)
--
Bob Stearns
University of Georgia

(404)542-5110

 
 
 

Stock Exabyte vs RS/6000

Post by Fred L. Johns » Wed, 11 Mar 1992 00:25:38



.....

Quote:

> 1.   The stock Exabyte 2.3GB drive will not work on the AIX 6000 ( there
>      are both hard and software solutions, selling for about $500).

The first part is true for AIX 3.1.X, but I am not familiar with the hardware
and software solutions you mention.

Quote:> 2.   The problem referenced in (1.) has solved with the advent of
>      AIX3.2 which purportedly better understands SCSI.

AIX 3.2 and beyond have a new supported tape option named ost (other SCSI
tape).  This does not mean that the stock Exabyte is "officially" supported,
but it does mean that it and other well behaved SCSI tape devices should
work.  Basically the tape device driver had the hard coded support for the
three IBM logo tape drives expanded into a more generic driver similar to the
osdisk interface for non IBM logo disk drives.

- Fred

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1. RS/6000 error msgs (Was: Re: RS/6000 survey - will post summary)

[LANG=En_US]  ksh: kjj: 0403-016 Cannot find or open the file.
[LANG=C]      ksh: kjj: cannot open

[LANG=En_US]  0506-764 ln: /tmp: Cannot use this command with a directory.
[LANG=C]      ln : </tmp> directory

 Canonicalizing all the error msgs by assigning them numbers and more
verbose explanations isn't such a bad idea, but it will hardly make
the system usable by secretaries. It does nothing to prevent an
accidental "rm *" or hide the details of the filesystem from the user.
Secretaries will run Motif and shrink-wrapped applications in
which case they will probably never [want to] use Unix shells. And they
shouldn't need to.
 The big gain here will be made by IBM SEs who will now be able to
look up customers' complaints by the error number.

    I haven't heard about IBM shipping *anything* on a Powerstation
yet. You can buy SunOS 4.1 *today* which is B2 certified.
And AT&T is advertising System V/MLS which is B1
certified -- I don't know if it's shipping yet.
    If security is important to you, you sure don't want to go with
a measly C2 rated system.

      ---Jason
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2. Help: Can't Boot

3. Fonts for InfoExplorer on RS/6000 (was: Re: Font problems on RS/6000 running X11R5)

4. Ultra 5 and IDE HD size

5. Will Exabyte 8505 8mm boot an RS/6000 ??

6. Ntp problem, please help!

7. RS/6000 RAID vs. AIX RAID

8. using StartX to get to root

9. Pentium/SCO vs RS/6000

10. Technical workstation comparison (RS/6000 vs. SS10)

11. RS/6000 vs. SP2 performance

12. RS/6000 vs other workstations

13. RS/6000 vs. COMPAQ SYSTEM-PRO: Which is faster?