VAX-VMS RFxx Notes:

            ISE
        +-----+---+
        |  D  | D |
--------+  M M| r |
  DSSI  |S E S| i |
--------+C   C| v |
        |S   P| e |
        +-----+---+
 
1. RF series hard drives are DSSI based
2. The HSC functions have been reduced to microprocessor instructions and added
   to the DME (Drive Module Electronics) circuit board mounted on top of each
   disk drive mechanism. Using DME firmware, SCS parameters control the bus side
   while MSCP parameters control the drive side.
3. The following notation is used in the following examples:
   <sr> is the system response
   <ur> is the user response
4a.to log on to the DME of an RF drive from a uVAX-3500 console:
   <sr> >>>
   <ur> sh uqssp
   <sr> DUA0
        DUA1      etc...
        >>>
   <ur> set host/dup/uqssp/disk dua1
   <sr> task?
   <ur> params (or direct)
        see step 4c for details
4b.to log on to the DME of an RF drive from a uVAX-4300 console:
   <sr> >>>
   <ur> sh dssi
   <sr> DIA0
        DIA1     etc...
        >>>
   <ur> set host/dup/dssi/bus:0 dia1
   <sr> task?
   <ur> params (or direct)
        see step 4c for details
4c.to log on to the DME of an RF drive from VMS:
   <sr> $
   <ur> mcr sysgen
   <sr> sysgen>
   <ur> conn fya0/noadapter
   <sr> sysgen>
   <ur> exit
   <sr> $
   <ur> sh dev disk
   <sr> example#1 or example#2
   <sr> $
                     DSSI Node Name -------------+++++
                     Desired Program -----++++++ |||||
                                          |||||| |||||
   <ur> set host/dup/server=mscp$dup/task=direct ics13
   <sr> %HSCPAD-I-LOCPROGEXE, Local program executing - type ^\ to exit
        Copyright ) 1988  Digital Equipment Corporation
        DRVEXR V1.1  D  8-MAY-1989 18:01:56
        DRVTST V1.1  D  8-MAY-1989 18:01:56
        HISTRY V1.0  D  8-MAY-1989 18:01:56
        ERASE  V1.3  D  8-MAY-1989 18:01:56
        PARAMS V1.2  D  8-MAY-1989 18:01:56
        DIRECT V1.0  D  8-MAY-1989 18:01:56
        End of directory
        %HSCPAD-S-REMPGMEND, Remote program terminated - message number 1.
        %HSCPAD-S-END, Control returned to node MyNode
   <sr> $
   <ur> set host/dup/server=mscp$dup/task=params ics13
   <sr> PARAMS>
   <ur> help
   <sr>   EXIT
          HELP
          SET {parameter | .} value
          SHOW {parameter | . | /class}
            /ALL     /CONST   /DRIVE
            /SERVO   /SCS     /MSCP
            /DUP
          STATUS [type]
            CONFIG   LOGS     DATALINK
            PATHS
          WRITE
   <sr> PARAMS>
   <ur> sho /scs
   <sr> Parameter     Current           Default        Type     Radix
        --------- ----------------  ----------------  --------  -----
        SYSTEMID     0402202710704     0000000000000  Quadword    Hex   B
        NODENAME          ICS13             RF71        String  Ascii   B
        FORCENAM                 0                 0   Boolean    0/1   B
        SOFTTYPE              RFXX              RFXX    String  Ascii   RO
        SOFTVERS              V103              V103    String  Ascii   RO
        HARDTYPE              RF71              RF71    String  Ascii   RO
        HARDVERS      PCB-5/ECO-00      PCB-5/ECO-00    String  Ascii   RO
        POLLTIME                50                50      Word    Dec   RO
        MAINTID                 30                30  Longword    Hex   RO
        MAXMSGSZ                76                76      Word    Dec   RO
        MAXDGSZ                 76                76      Word    Dec   RO
        PORTVERS                 1                 1      Byte    Dec   RO
        BUFRETRY                16                16      Word    Dec   RO
   <sr> PARAMS>
   <ur> sho /mscp
   <sr> Parameter     Current           Default        Type     Radix
        --------- ----------------  ----------------  --------  -----
        MSCPNVR   2020202020202020  2020202020202020
                  2020202020202020  2020202020202020
                  2020202020202020  2020202020202020
                  2020202020202020  2020202020202020    String    Hex   RO
        UNITID    1602402202710704     0000000000000  Quadword    Hex   RO
        ALLCLASS                 1                 0      Byte    Dec   B
        MEDIAID           22646047          22646047  Longword    Hex   RO   U
        UNITNUM                 13                 0      Word    Dec   U
        FIVEDIME                 1                 1   Boolean    0/1   B
        FORCEUNI                 0                 1   Boolean    0/1   U
        FORCECID                 1                 1   Boolean    0/1   RO
        CNT_TMO                 60                60      Word    Dec   RO
   <sr> PARAMS>
   <ur> exit
   <sr> %HSCPAD-S-REMPGMEND, Remote program terminated - message number 1.
        %HSCPAD-S-END, Control returned to node MyNode
   <sr> $
 
Drive Parameter Notes:
FORCENAM 0: NODENAME is visible when you type "sh dev d" from vms
         1: "RF71x" is visible when you type "sh dev d" from vms
             ||||+-- DSSI node ID (A=0, B=1, etc.)
             ++++--- ISE type
NODENAME    is the string that is visible when you type "sh dev d" from vms
            when FORCENAM=0
FORCEUNI 0: drive MSCP number is UNITNUM
         1: drive MSCP number is the DSSI plug number
UNITNUM     is the drive MSCP number when FORCEUNI=0

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