HP9000 I70 E35 E55 manuals

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Operating Systems HP-UX HP9000 I70 E35 E55 manuals
# 1  
Old 01-15-2008
HP9000 I70 E35 E55 manuals

I am looking for the service manuals of these servers.

Can anyone would like to share please?

I know the documentation is in the form of hard copy only. But if someome can share through scan or want to sell, let me know.

thanks in advance
# 2  
Old 01-17-2008
I have been all over HP's website. The only thing I can find are the HP Journal articles:
April 1995 article on E-class boxes
June 1994 article on G,H, and I-class boxes

This stuff used to be on HP web site in pdf format. I can find a few remaining shards like this, but the links on the page are dead.

What kind of info do you want? If it is just simple operating instructions, maybe reading a manual about a similar box would be enough. As each new model came out, most of us just winged it. They were close enough to boxes that we knew to quickly figure out.

D-class server info download it soon...who knows when it will disappear...
# 3  
Old 01-17-2008
Thank you Perderabo!

I was loosing the hope of someone replying to my thread!

Yes, I did find those articles as well some basic information about these servers at http://www.openpa.net/index.html .

Are you sure the pdf documentation of these servers was available ? and where at docs.hp.com? I was told that the documentation was never released in the pdf or html format because these servers were released sometime in 1991 and there was no acrobat reader or html docs that time and one can only find the hard copies.

Anyway, the information I am looking for is their service manual. Info like lights indication/codes , how to read the event/error log etc.
# 4  
Old 01-17-2008
Yes, I am sure that the E-series manuals were on HP's website. They were never at docs.hp.com but rather at the customer care site. At the top of this forum is a sticky thread with HP links. Read it. I'm not as positive about the I-class since I never looked for those specificly.

But there were operators and installation manuals available, not service manuals (which is what I wanted at the time). Only a few primitive indicator lights are on these boxes and they are obvious. The main indicator is a four character display. With an OS running, it will have FxyF. This display is under the control of firmware and when the OS runs, it instructs the firmware as to what to display. So all of the models are the same and that is why you should read the manuals I linked. I worked on E-class boxes for several years but I never read an E-class specific manual. These early models do not have hardware logs. Any logs are maintained by the OS and documented in the OS manuals.

And look at the dates on those HP journal articles annoucing these products and compare them to this PDF timeline. Even if PDF had been invented recently, there are scanners that can convert printed pages to PDF and other formats. HP might have access to one considering that they manufacture scanners. Lots of older material is available in PDF format.
# 5  
Old 01-21-2008
Yes I do agree with you about pdf conversion. Maybe HP people have had done it and available internally somewhere. I don't know why they don't have them on their docs.hp.com website. I know they don't provide any support for these machines, but it shouldn't hurt them to keep the docs available at the site. Because even if someone call HP about the docs of these system, they would simply say not supported without even bothering to looks for docs somewhere internally as a courtesy to the customer.

Secondly, there is this interesting thing. Recently HP had a contest to reward the customers running an oldest HPUX machine. As a matter of fact, there are many systems like E/I class are in production and in other use even these days. So the credit goes to the admins who tried/trying hard to make them running without any support from HP not even docs!!
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Hardware

HP9000 Server - Stuck on RAID0

Hey all, I've got an old HP9000 L1000 server with HP-UX installed. The drives that the OS is running on are in RAID0. I am concerned for the reliability of the server. The four hard drives in the front of the server are LVD 18.2 drives. I know with RAID0, if one drive fails, they all fail. ... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: mroselli
2 Replies

2. SCO

SCO Training manuals

Hi, I have stack of SCO Open server and general SCO training books, materials and guides. Is there anyone out there that might be interested in this stuff? Perhaps it recycle time? :) (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: scocrush
6 Replies

3. HP-UX

HP9000 Container - NFS Issue

I am running HP9000 Containers version A.03.01. I have the container up and running. I now need to mount an exported file system from another HPUX server with both read and write permissions. I can get the mount okay but from the container I cannot read or write properly to the mounted file... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: PaleRider
2 Replies

4. HP-UX

LV and/or physical drive problems HP9000

I'm a technician who has been called upon to troubleshoot an ancient HP9000 K260, running HP UX 11.11. After a power sag/crash/restart FSCK gave multiple error/warning messages about logical volumes and groups. I have some modest experience with Unix servers, but not on such an old and... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: patrick.scalia
2 Replies

5. HP-UX

Mirrored root and swap HP9000 machine

How do I check if the root and swap are mirrored on my HP9000 machine? Thank you, N. (33 Replies)
Discussion started by: NicoMan
33 Replies

6. HP-UX


Apologies if this is in the wrong section but I am desperate! Can anyone help me get hold of manuals for the n4000 series server? I need to get the hardware assembled correctly so I can install hp-ux11. Any help would be much appreciated. We bought a decomissioned server but have zero... (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: Swathe
7 Replies

7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

DGUX manuals

Hi Anyone know where i get DGUX manuals.... Cheers (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: Flipper_Al
1 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Upgrade HP9000 HP-UX 10.20 to 11.00

To all expert members, i need your help. We have an existing HP9000 K-Class 32-bit with HP-UX 10.20 OS installed and we would like to upgrade it to HP-UX 11.00. I am not really confident in doing upgrades in our system because i don't have any experience or trainings on this. If somebody can... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: Tris
3 Replies

9. HP-UX

URGENT HELP REQUEST!!!!Connection problem between HP3000 and HP9000

Hi, I am facing some problem in connecting the database(allbase) present on HP3000 through pro c programmin language that is being executed from HP 9000 machine could any one of you please help me!!! when i run the code on HP9000 machine it is connecting to database(access the local host)... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: ahmedwaseem2000
0 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Unix Manuals

Hey, I have a red hat linux server, and am lost in the wilderness. any type of 300000 page boxo someone wrote to help? ia m in need of deperate care (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: g1zm0
2 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question