[ubuntu-za] how to install Linux on an IBM xserver 335 server without graphics card?
Rudi at SoftDux.com
Wed Sep 21 12:57:45 UTC 2011
How are you?
I never really gotten around to looking for a cable for my server so I
was hoping, could I perhaps borrow your cable, just to see if this
I'll totally understand if you don't want to though :)
On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 5:03 PM, Michael <milegrin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have the same X335 - beautiful little beast so if yo want to part
> with yours .. :)
> Kidding (kind of)
> You get a compound cable plugs into the "uplink" port that has all
> the necessaries on the end (ps2 KBD, MSE & VGA). I paid about R200
> for mine.
> The uplink is basicaly a daisy chain port so you can share a single
> KBD, MSE & Screen between multiple X335, almost like a built in KVM,
> ingenious but it never really caught on unfortunately.
> Most places that stock IBM kit (Tarsus & Pinnacle come to mind) will
> be able to source the cable for you
> The numbers on my cable :
> IBM P/N: 00N6954
> IBM EC NO : H21255E
> FRU No : 00N7004 (I think this is the one you need)
> Made by Molex
> If you really struggle to source one, let me know - I may be able to
> get hold of person in IBM (no promises) to find one.
> R e g a r d s
> M i c h a e l L G r i f f i n
> michael at griffin.co.za
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> He who play in root,
> eventually kill tree.
> On 19 December 2010 12:58, Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at softdux.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I recently got some IBM Xseries 335 servers 2nd hand, and noticed they
>> don't have any graphics card. Some google searched indicate they only
>> have an uplink port, which you could connect to another (other model)
>> IBM server and use that as the head node. But, I don't have one
>> It has 2x GB NIC's, and what looks like a management port, but I can't
>> figure out how to use it. SSH & HTTP connections to it was futile. OR,
>> it was assigned a dedicated IP, on a different subnet than ours but
>> it's not written down anywhere so I don't know what IP to connect to.
>> Does anyone know how to get Linux installed onto these devices? We
>> have a PXE server in the office which I generally use for this setting
>> up servers over the LAN, but they always have a VGA port.
>> Kind Regards
>> Rudi Ahlers
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