Help with IBM eServer P5 520

Posted on 2004-11-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
OK, My company has decide to run a new application on AIX and went out and bought an AIX box without getting any training for anyone on AIX (we're all solaris heads).

Anyway, We've managed to get through the AIX install but am having a few hardware problems with the AIX machine itself.
Occasionally it will not boot and one of the led's on the front panel will flash. However helpfully IBM has not included in the mass of documentation they sent with the machine anything which explains what the various LED's are, correct way to boot on off machine etc.

Can anyone provide any help (a  quick run down of the harware would be great)?


Question by:Penfold
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    by: should get you started ;-)

    For wider learning, a google on "ibm e-server certification study guide" gives some links to IBMs official training docs - Hope that helps!
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    you got books with your system|:
    Maintenace Guide
    PCI Adaptor placement guide

    basically you run diag -a to clear warnings about missing devices

    then you enable syslog ( it is off by default )

    then you install system manuals ( via smitty )

    then you run smitty via working terminal, it shows executed command via F6

    You should request this documentation

    Omit ledsearch.htm from twews link for better index.

    You should force IBM to fix your hardware while under warranty, this includes even device microcode reprogramming.

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