installing new ethernet address equipment with VMS 6.1
pkoning at equallogic.com
Tue Oct 25 08:58:38 CDT 2005
>>>>> "Rinaldo" == Rinaldo Eversdijk <Rinaldo.Eversdijk at stork.com> writes:
Rinaldo> Hey, the MAC address doesn't tell me anything, but the
Rinaldo> ethernet address I'm talking about is printed on the back of
Rinaldo> the equipment and is like;
Rinaldo> The following items we want to replace have such an address;
Rinaldo> DEC server VXT2000+, model VX20A-EA DEC server 700 COMM 8
Rinaldo> port, model DSRVW-ZA DEC server 250, model DSRVP-A And of
Rinaldo> course our DEC3000 (rackmounted model: PE43B-XA, series
Rinaldo> BA47R) itsself has an ethernet address.
Rinaldo> As stated before; we are running on VMS version 6.1 and our
Rinaldo> system is 11 years old, but still running smooth. We have
Rinaldo> now bought 'new' 2nd hand items for replacements in case one
Rinaldo> of all items run down so we can replace it immediatly, but
Rinaldo> we are now only missing the protocol to do so for the
Rinaldo> ethernet address items. Hope this helps for solving the
Rinaldo> installation problem.
I'm getting a bit lost in your wording here.
Why do you care about the Ethernet address? I don't think DEC stuff
The Ethernet MAC address in most DEC stuff -- anything other than a PC
NIC -- should live in a 32x8 PROM, quite possibly socketed. You can
swap it out. Or you could blast your own if you can find the PROM,
which may not be easy.
The pattern should be in one of the public DECnet specs (either the
Ethernet Datalink spec, or the Node Product Architecture spec). It
contains several copies of the MAC address with a checksum, and a
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