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AlphaServer 8400 
V97-2.1—24 Jul 1997 

DIGITAL Systems and Options Catalog 

Product Description The AlphaServer 8400—using the world’s fastest microprocessors, the Alpha 

21164 300 MHz or 440 MHz CPUs—is the world’s fastest and highest capacity 
enterprise server. It is the solution for the most demanding business problems. 

ServerWORKS Manager provides advanced server and network management 
capabilities and is supplied with all AlphaServer systems. SNMP (Simple 
Network Management Protocol) enables information to pass from the managed 
system to the console for Digital UNIX, Windows NT, and OpenVMS for 
AlphaServers. Using ServerWORKS, the system manager can build and view 
topological maps of the network. Detailed server information is viewable, 
including system, network, storage, and environmental information. All 
AlphaServer systems are also supplied with management tools to complement 
ServerWORKS Manager. These include StorageWorks Command Console for 
storage management. For more information, see the "StorageWorks Software" 
section of this catalog. 

The AlphaServer 8400 5/300 supports up to 12 processors with 8 GB memory, 
two processors with 28 GB of memory, and any combination between these 
maximums, with 1.2 GB/sec (peak) of I/O. 

The AlphaServer 8400 5/440 supports up to 14 processors with 4 GB memory, 
two processors with 28 GB of memory, and any combination between these 
maximums, with 1.2 GB/sec (peak) of I/O. 

The AlphaServer 8400 supports the DIGITAL UNIX and OpenVMS operating 
systems. For investment protection, DEC and VAX 7000 products can be 
upgraded to the AlphaServer 8400 in a few hours. The AlphaServer 8400 
platform is designed to take full advantage of future generations of Alpha 
microprocessors. 

The AlphaServer 8400 enterprise servers join the AlphaServer line, with high 
performance PCI I/O, providing up to 144 PCI slots on 12 different physical PCI 
buses. The AlphaServer 8400 includes a one year hardware warranty, on-site, 4 
hour response, five days per week. System installation is included with the 
AlphaServer 8400 5/440 system. 


DIGITAL believes the information in this publication is accurate as of its publication date; such information is subject to change without notice. Digital is 
not responsible for any inadvertent errors. 

DIGITAL conducts its business in a manner that conserves the environment and protects the safety and health of its employees, customers, and the 
community. 

DIGITAL, and the DIGITAL logo are trademarks of Digital Equipment Corporation. 

Printed in USA. Copyright 1997 Digital Equipment Corporation. All rights reserved. 


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Step 1—Base Systems 

. AlphaServer 8400 5/300 Systems require 

- DIGITAL UNIX V3.2B or later, and OpenVMS V6.2 
or later 

. AlphaServer 8400 5/440 Systems require 

- DIGITAL UNIX V3.2G or DIGITAL UNIX V4.0A, 
or OpenVMS V6.2-IH3 or V7.I 

. Software media and documentation required for first 
system on site. See Step 13 for ordering information. 

. Console terminal required to install system. See Step 11 
unless terminal is available on site. 

. System includes 9 slot centerplane—three slots used by 
the CPU module, memory module, and system I/O 
module (KFTIA-AA). 


- Six slots available for additional CPU, memory, or 
system I/O module(s). 

CD-ROM connected via single-ended SCSI-2 port on 
KFTIA-AA system I/O module. 

2 GB or 4.3 GB SCSI system disk drive and DWZZB- 
VW are located in BA660-AB StorageWorks shelf and 
connected via Fast Wide Differential (FWD) port on 
KFTIA-AA system I/O module, using one CK-KFTIA- 
AA. 

For recommended power protection see section after 
system specifications. UPS Power Management 
Software is included in ServerWORKS Manager kit. 
Software communicates with recommended UPS. 


AlphaServer 8400 Base Servers include 


Processor module with two Alpha microprocessor 
21164 5/300 MHz or 5/440 MHz CPUs; each CPU 
includes 4 MB back-up cache 
System I/O module (KFTIA-AA) includes 

- I/O channel 

- Two twisted-pair 802.3/Ethernets 

- Single-ended SCSI-2 port 

- Three Fast Wide Differential (FWD) SCSI-2 ports 
Three CK-KFTIA-AA cabinet kits 

256 MB, 512 MB, 2 GB or 4 GB of memory 
BA660-AB StorageWorks Plug-in-unit (PIU) 

2 GB or 4.3 GB 3.5” SCSI system disk drive 
600 MB CD-ROM drive 
DWZZB-VW SCSI signal converter 
Three-Phase Power Subsystem with power cord 
One H7263-AC or H7263-AD non-BBU capable 
48 VDC power regulator 


Shielded console cable is included for connection to 
the console terminal 
Factory Installed Software 
5/300 Operating System Software 

- DIGITAL UNIX base license, 

DIGITAL NAS Base Server 200 software, or 

- OpenVMS base license, 

DIGITAL NAS Base Server 200 software 
5/440 Operating System Software 

- DIGITAL UNIX base license. 

Unlimited User license. Server Extension license, 
Internet Access Software license, or 

- OpenVMS base license, 

DIGITAL Enterprise Integration Package (EIP). 
One year hardware product warranty 
90 day software product warranty 
System installation included with AlphaServer 8400 
5/440 Base Servers 


5/300 Dual-CPU systems 

Operating System 

Power 

Memory 

DA-291BC-BA/BB/BC 

DIGITAL UNIX 

Three Phase 

256 MB 

DA-291BD-BA/BB/BC 

DIGITAL UNIX 

Three Phase 

512 MB 

DA-291BF-DA/DB/DC 

DIGITAL UNIX 

Three Phase 

2 GB 

DY-291BC-BA/BB/BC 

OpenVMS 

Three Phase 

256 MB 

DY-291BD-BA/BB/BC 

OpenVMS 

Three Phase 

512 MB 

DY-291BF-DA/DB/DC 

OpenVMS 

Three Phase 

2 GB 

5/440 Dual-CPU systems 

Operating System 

Power 

Memory 

DA-292FF-CA/CB/CC 

DIGITAL UNIX 

Three Phase 

2 GB 

DA-292FG-CA/CB/CC 

DIGITAL UNIX 

Three Phase 

4 GB 

DY-292FF-CA/CB/CC 

OpenVMS 

Three Phase 

2 GB 

DY-292FG-CA/CB/CC 

OpenVMS 

Three Phase 

4 GB 


Note: xA = 60 Hz, 208 V, xB = 50 Hz, 380/416 V, xC = 50/60 Hz, 202 V Japan 
All Three Phase power variations include attached power cord. 


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AlphaServer 8400 


Step 1—Base Systems (continued) 


AlphaServer 8400 Expanded Base Servers include: 

.. Processor module with 

- Two Alpha microprocessor 21164 5/300 MHz or 
5/440 MHz CPUs; each CPU includes 4-MB 
Backup cache 

.. System I/O module with four I/O channels (KFTHA- 
AA) 

.. 512 MB, 2 GB or 4 GB of memory 
.. BA660-AB StorageWorks Plug-in-unit 
.. 2 GB or 4.3 GB 3.5” SCSI system disk drive 
.. BN21K-02 2-meter SCSI cable(s) 

- Two with 5/300 systems 

- One with 5/440 systems 

.. DWZZB-VW SCSI signal converter(s) 

- Two with 5/300 systems 

- One with 5/440 systems 
.. 600 MB CD-ROM drive 

.. PCI 12 slot Plug-in-unit(s) 

- One DWLPB-AA and one DWLPB-BA with 
5/300 systems 

- One DWLPB-AA with 5/440 systems 

.. PCI Fast Wide Differential SCSI controller(s) 

- Eight KZPSA-BBs with 5/300 DIGITAL UNIX 
systems 

- Seven KZPSA-BBs with 5/300 OpenVMS systems 

- One KZPSA-BB with 5/440 systems 


.. PCI Fast Narrow Single-Ended SCSI controller 
KZPAA-AA for CD-ROM connection only 
.. DIGITAL Etherworks 32-bit Network Interface Card 
.. BN21H-02 2-meter SCSI cable 
.. Two H7263-AC or H7263-AD non-BBU capable 
48 VDC power regulators 

- Three-Phase power subsystem includes power cord 
.. Shielded console cable for connection to console 

terminal 

.. Factory Installed Software 
.. 5/300 Operating System Software 

- DIGITAL UNIX base license, 

DIGITAL NAS Base Server 200 software, or 

- OpenVMS base license, 

DIGITAL NAS Base Server 200 software 
.. 5/440 Operating System Software 

- DIGITAL UNIX base license. 

Unlimited User license. Server Extension license, 
Internet Access Software license, or 

- OpenVMS base license, 

DIGITAL Enterprise Integration Package (EIP). 

.. One year hardware product warranty 
.. 90 day software product warranty 
.. System installation included with AlphaServer 8400 
5M40 Expanded Base Servers 


5/300 Dual-CPU systems 

Operating System 

Power 

Memory 

DA-291BD-CA/CB/CC 

DIGITAL UNIX 

Three Phase 

512 MB 

DA-291BF-HA/HB/HC 

DIGITAL UNIX 

Three Phase 

2 GB 

DY-291BD-CA/CB/CC 

OpenVMS 

Three Phase 

512 MB 

DY-291BF-HA/HB/HC 

OpenVMS 

Three Phase 

2 GB 

5/440 Dual-CPU systems 

Operating System 

Power 

Memory 

DA-292FF-DA/DB/DC 

DIGITAL UNIX 

Three Phase 

2 GB 

DA-292FG-DA/DB/DC 

DIGITAL UNIX 

Three Phase 

4 GB 

DY-292FF-DA/DB/DC 

OpenVMS 

Three Phase 

2 GB 

DY-292FG-DA/DB/DC 

OpenVMS 

Three Phase 

4 GB 


Note: xA = 60 Hz, 208 V, xB = 50 Hz, 380/416 V, xC = 50/60 Hz, 202 V Japan 
All Three Phase power variations include attached power cord. 


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Step la—5/300 System Building Blocks 

System Building Blocks are an alternative to standard Base Servers, or Expanded Base Servers. They provide flexibility in 
configuring the AlphaServer 8400 with a choice of memory and I/O options. 

System Building Block Requirements: 

.. Minimum of one Memory module 
.. Minimum of one I/O module 
.. CD-ROM Drive 

.. Systems require DIGITAL UNIX V3.2B or later, and OpenVMS V6.2 or later. 

.. Console terminal required unless available on site. 

.. System consists of 9 slot backplane—three slots used by CPU, memory, and system I/O modules. 

- Six slots available for additional CPU, memory, or system I/O module(s). 

.. If KFTHA-AA I/O module is selected the following PCI or XMI options must be ordered to provide the interface to 
CD-ROM drive. 

Required for PCI systems 

DWLPB-AA PCI plug-in unit. See Step 5 for details. 

KZPAA-AA PCI single-ended SCSI controller for CD-ROM connection only; KZPAA is restricted as CD-ROM 

connection only, no other disk or tape connections are supported—maximum one per system. 
BN21H-02 SCSI cable 

Required for XMI systems 

DWLMA-AA XMI plug-in unit. See Step 6 for details. 

KZMSA-AB XMI single-ended SCSI controller 

BN21H-02 SCSI cable 

.. CD-ROM, 600 MB 5.25” in cabinet drive (RRDCD-CA) is required and must be ordered separately. 

.. If Factory Installed Software is required, BA660-AB, appropriate disk drive, and controller must be ordered separately. 
.. Redundant power supply (N-hI) can be added if required. 


AlphaServer 8400 5/300 System Building Blocks 


Processor module with Two Alpha microprocessor 
21164 5/300 MHz CPU(s), each CPU includes 4 MB 
Backup cache 

Three-Phase Power Subsystem with power cord 
48 VDC power regulator 
DIGITAL UNIX base license, or 


.. OpenVMS base license 
.. DIGITAL NAS Base Server 200 software 
.. One year hardware product warranty 
.. 90 day software product warranty 


Dual-CPU systems 

Operating System 

Power 

Memory 

I/O Module 

DA-291BY-AA/AB/AC 

DIGITAL UNIX 

Three Phase 

Required 

Required 

DY-291BY-AA/AB/AC 

OpenVMS 

Three Phase 

Required 

Required 


Note: xA = 60 Hz, 208 V, xB = 50 Hz, 380/416 V, xC = 50/60 Hz, 202 V Japan 
All Three Phase power variations include attached power cord. 


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Step lb—AlphaServer Expansion Packages 

AlphaServer Expansion Packages are designed to be added to Base AlphaServers, Expanded Base Servers, and System 
Building Blocks to create fully functional Cl cluster add-on systems. They include all the necessary hardware (excluding 
console terminal) and software to provide complete and operational systems. 

Note: These packages are only orderable with a system configuration. They are not orderable as stand alone, upgrade 
options or spared on the order. 

Open VMS AlphaServer Expansion Package 

8YCAA-AX Cluster Add-on Package includes: 

DWLMA-AA XMI plug-in unit 
CIXCD-AC XMI Cl controller 
One BNCIA 10-meter cable 
OpenVMS cluster License (QL-MUZAQ-AA) 


Step 2—Additional CPU Modules (SMP Upgrades) 

.. 5/300 MHz systems support a maximum of 6 processor 
modules (total of 12 CPUs) 

.. 5/440 MHz systems support a maximum of 7 processor 
modules (total of 14 CPUs) under UNIX V3.2G and 
V4.0B or OpenVMS V6.2-1H3 and V7.1. Requires 
console V4.8-6 or later firmware and DECevent V2.3 
plus patch files included in the QZ-00RAA-T8 kit. 


Combining 5/300, 5/350, or 5/440 MHz CPU modules in 
same system is not supported. 

Eor more than three processor modules in a system, a 
minimum of two separate memory modules are 
recommended for optimal system performance. 

All SMP upgrades include processor module with Alpha 
microprocessor(s) SMP license, and end-user product 
warranty. 


5/300 Servers 

5/350 Servers 

5/440 Servers 

CPU Module Type 

Operating System 

751P2-AX 

753P2-AX 

N/A 

Single-CPU 

DIGITAL UNIX 

752P2-AX 

754P2-AX 

756P2-AX 

Dual-CPU 

DIGITAL UNIX 

751P1-AX 


N/A 

Single-CPU 

OpenVMS 

752P1-AX 

754P1-AX 

756P1-AX 

Dual-CPU 

OpenVMS 


Step 3—Memory 


Maximum of 28 GB of memory supported on 5/300 MHz 
CPUs Rev H07, H08, H09, P08, P09, PIO, and all 5/350 
and 5/440 MHz CPUs. 

Eor Base Servers or Expanded Base Servers order up to 
six additional memory modules—system maximum 
seven. 

System Building Blocks require the selection of one 
memory module—system maximum seven. 

Maximum of seven memory modules is reduced by one 
for each additional CPU module added from Step 3 and 
each additional System I/O module added from Step 5. 


Memory modules 

- 128 MB through 2 GB memory modules have built in 
two-way interleaving; additional interleaving is 
accomplished by adding more memory modules 

- 4 GB memory modules have built in four-way 
interleaving. Best performance is achieved when two 
2 GB modules are paired with one 4 GB module. This 
set (2x2 GB and 1x4 GB) can be paired with 
another 8 GB memory set for a maximum of 16-way 
memory interleaving. 


MS7CC-BA 

MS7CC-CA 

MS7CC-DA 

MS7CC-EA 

MS7CC-FA 

MS7CC-GA‘ 


128 MB memory module 
256 MB memory module 
512 MB memory module 
1073 MB memory module 
2147 MB memory module 
4294 MB memory module 


1. Supported on 5/300 MHz CPUs Rev H07, H08, H09, P08, P09, PIO, and all 5/350 and 5/440 MHz CPUs. 


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Step 3a—Memory Upgrades 

.. Memory upgrades are field installed only (not configured in Manufacturing). 

MS7CC-UA 128 MB memory upgrade (8 MB SIMMs); upgrades 128 MB (-BA) module to 

256 MB (-CA) module 

MS7CC-UB 512 MB memory upgrade (32 MB SIMMs); upgrades 512 MB (-DA) module to 

1 GB (-EA) module 


Step 3b—Prestoserve Non-Volatile Random Access Memory (NVRAM) 

.. Supported on DIGITAL UNIX systems only. 

.. Maximum one Prestoserve I/O performance enhancement option per system. 

.. Includes Prestoserve license and documentation kit. 

DJ-ML200-BA 4 MB Prestoserve; PCI option—requires DWLPB-AA/BA 

DJ-ML200-CA 8 MB Prestoserve; PCI option—requires DWLPB-AA/BA 

DJ-ML300-BA 4 MB Prestoserve; KLTIA-AA daughter card mounting, requires KPTIA-AA 


Step 4—I/O Expansion Buses 


PCI and XMI I/O expansion buses are available on AlphaServer 8400 systems. Application and system configuration 
determines maximum I/O configuration. Configuration limits exist at I/O bus level and controller level. With different I/O 
buses present in the system, verify maximum number of allowed controllers listed in the Controller Configuration Table. 


Each DWLPB-AA/AB (PCI plug-in unit) includes a 
12-slot PCI bus and uses one rear expansion bay. SCSI 
disks in BA660-AB plug-in units can occupy the 
corresponding front expansion bay. 

Each DWLPB-AA/AB (PCI plug-in unit) has one open 
space for addition of DWLPB-BA/BB (second PCI 
expansion box) or BA661-AA (Wide SCSI StorageWorks 
shelf) 


Each DWLMA-AA/BA (XMI plug-in unit) includes one 
12-slot XMI channel—uses two expansion bays, front 
and back. 

Each PCI and XMI plug-in unit requires one I/O channel 
connection to either KETHA-AA or KETIA-AA, see Step 
6 . 

Maximum of twelve I/O channels supported (three 
KETHAs). 


DWLPB-AA 

DWLPB-AB 

DWLPB-BA 

DWLPB-BB 

BA661-AA 

KFE70-AA 


DWLMA-AA 

DWLMA-BA 


PCI plug-in unit with one PCI box for AlphaServer 8400 system cabinet only, maximum two per 
system cabinet, two per system. Requires one I/O channel connection on either KPTIA-AA or 
KETHA-AA. 

PCI plug-in unit with one PCI box for AlphaServer 8400 expansion cabinet only, maximum two 
per expansion cabinet, four per system. Maximum of six DWLPB-AA and DWLPB-AB (PCI plug-in 
units) per system. Requires one I/O channel connection on either KPTIA-AA or KETHA-AA. 

Second PCI expansion box for mounting in DWLPB-AA —maximum one per DWLPB-AA. 
Requires one I/O channel connection on either KPTIA-AA or KETHA-AA. 

Second PCI expansion box for mounting in DWLPB-AB —maximum one per DWLPB-AB. 
Requires one I/O channel connection on either KPTIA-AA or KETHA-AA. 

Wide SCSI StorageWorks Shelf (BA356-LB) can be added to DWLPB-AA/AB in place of second 
PCI expansion box (DWLPB-BA/BB). Maximum one BA661-AA per DWLPB-AA/AB, and 
maximum of six BA661-AA per system. Supports 16-bit (Wide) SCSI and some 8-bit (Narrow) SCSI 
devices. 

EISA Bridge option —PCI to EISA bridge module set—must reside in first DWLPB-AA in system 
cabinet only. Converts PCI bus from 12-slot bus to 2 EISA, 6 PCI/EISA, and 2 PCI slots. Includes 
RX26 floppy drive, mounting hardware, and cables to mount RX26 below CD-ROM in the system 
cabinet. Maximum of one EISA Bridge option per system. This option is required to support KZPSC 
SCSI RAID controllers. It includes the floppy disk drive required to run the RAID Configuration 
Utility (RCU). 

XMI plug-in unit for system cabinet —maximum two per system. Requires one I/O channel 
connection on either KPTIA-AA or KETHA-AA. 

XMI plug-in unit for I/O expansion cabinet —maximum two per cabinet, four per system. Total 
maximum six DWLMA-AA and DWLMA-BA (XMI plug-in units) per system. Requires one I/O 
channel connection on either KPTIA-AA or KETHA-AA. 


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Step 5—System I/O Modules 


KFTIA-AA system I/O module included with Base Server; KFTHA-AA included with Expanded Base Server—any 
combination of KFTIA or KFTHA modules can be added for a maximum of three. 

- Maximum twelve I/O channels available on AlphaServer 8400. 

System Building Block requires the selection of one I/O module. 


KFTHA-AA 

KFTIA-AA 


BN26M-XX 

BN21H-XX 

CK-KFTIA-AA 

BN21K-XX 

BN21K-02* 

BN21K-03* 

BN21K-05/10 


System I/O module with four I/O channels for PCI or XMI plug-in units 
System I/O module with one I/O channel for PCI or XMI plug-in units. Includes 

- two 802.3 twisted-pair Ethernet ports—requires BN26M cable per port 

- single-ended SCSI-2 port—requires BN21H cable 

- three FWD (Fast Wide Differential) SCSI-2 ports—requires CK-KFTIA-AA and 
BN21K cable per port 

One of the following optional FDDI daughter cards can be added to KFTIA-AA—see Step 8 for 
cables. 


- Single attachment station multi-mode fiber card (DEFPZ-AA) or 

- Twisted-pair copper card (DEFPZ-UA) 

Prestoserve (DJ-MF300-BA) can be added to KFTIA-AA 


Ethernet twisted-pair cable; 8-pin MP to 8-pin MP, screened, EIA/TIA Category 5 cable. 

SCST2 Single-ended cable; 50-pin male straight to 50-pin male straight. Connects KFTIA-AA 
single-ended SCST2 port to StorageWorks shelf. 

Cabinet kit for FWD (Fast Wide Differential) SCSI-2 port. One kit required for each used port on 
KFTIA-AA, maximum three per KFTIA-AA. Cabinet kit includes Y-cable and FWD terminator. 
SCST2 Fast Wide Differential cables; 68-pin male straight to 68-pin male right-angle. Connects 
KFTIA-AA Fast Wide Differential SCSI-2 ports to DWZZA-VA or DWZZB-VW. 


Connects from KFTIA FWD port to DWZZB-VW in BA660-AB System cabinet (rear) 

Connects from KFTIA FWD port to DW ZZ B-VW in BA661-AA in DWFPB-xx PIU 
Connects from KFTIA FWD port to DWZZB-VW in BA660-AB System cabinet (front) 

Connects from KFTIA FWD port to DWZZB-VW in BA660-AB Expansion cabinet (front or rear) 
Connects from KFTIA FWD port to DWZZB-VW in BA356-JB in SW500 and SW800 Cabinets 


* Manufacturing may substitute correct cable length depending on configuration. 


Step 6—Storage Controllers 

.. KFTIA-AA included with each Base Server; KFTHA-AA 
included with Expanded Base Server—PCI, EISA, and 
XMI storage controllers can be added. 

- Requires corresponding PCI plug-in unit (DWFPB- 
AA/AB/B A/BB) or XMI plug-in unit (DWFMA- 
AA/BA). 

.. DWZZA-AA requires minimum revision E02 for 

connecting any Fast Wide Differential SCST2 port from 
KFTIA-AA or KZPSA-BB to TZ8xx tape loaders. 


.. DWZZB-VW Fast Wide Differential Single-ended SCSI 
Converter requires minimum revision AOl for connecting 
FWD SCSI-2 signals from KFTIA-AA or KZPSA-BB to 
BA356-JB StorageWorks Shelf. 

.. System maximum of four KZPSC or KZPAC SCSI 
RAID controllers. 

.. Tape and optical devices are not supported on KZPSC or 
KZPAC SCSI RAID controllers. 


PCI-based Storage Controllers 


KZPSA-BB 


BN21K-XX 

BN21K-01* 

BN21K-02* 

BN21K-05/10 


PCI Fast Wide Differential SCSI Adapter —Open VMS V6.2-1H3 supports eight per PCI, 
maximum 26 per system. DIGITAF UNIX supports eight per PCI, maximum 32 per system (uses one 
PCI slot). Provides one SCSI-2 bus. KZPSA supports DECsafe Available Server. 

SCST2 Fast Wide Differential cables—68-pin male straight to 68-pin male right-angle. Connects 
KZPSA-BB Fast Wide Differential SCSI-2 port to DWZZA-VA or DWZZB-VW. 

Connects from KZPSA to DWZZB-VW in BA660-AB System cabinet (rear) 

Connects from KZPSA to DWZZB-VW in BA661-AA in DWFPB-xx PIU 

Connects from KZPSA to DWZZB-VW in BA660-AB System cabinet (front) 

Connects from KZPSA to DWZZB-VW in BA660-AB Expansion cabinet (front or rear) 


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Step 6—Storage Controllers (continued) 


PCI-based Storage Controllers 


KZPAC-AA 


KZPAC-CA 


KZPAC-CB 


BN31S-1E 

BN31K-0E 

KZPAC-SB 

BN31S-02 

KZPSC-UB 

MSIOO-BB 

KZPSC-AA 

KZPSC-BA 

BN31S-1E 

BN31K-0E 


PCI one-port SCSI RAID Controller with 4 MB cache memory —Uses one PCI slot. Provides one 
fast/wide single-ended connection. Allows RAID levels 0, 1 and 5. Includes RAID Array 230/plus 
subsystem software and documentation kit. KFE70-AA EISA Bridge option required. Tape and 
optical drives not supported. Maximum of 4 per PCI, maximum of 4 per system supported with 
DIGITAL UNIX V3.2G or V4.0B; OpenVMS V6.2-1H3 or v7.1. 

PCI three-port SCSI RAID Controller with 4MB cache memory —Uses two PCI slots. Provides 
three fast wide/single-ended connections. Allows RAID levels 0, 1 and 5. Includes RAID/Array 
230/plus subsystem software and documentation kit. KPE70-AA EISA Bridge option required. Tape 
and optical drives not supported. Maximum of four per PCI, maximum of four per system if third port 
not used (otherwise maximum of three per PCI, three per system) supported with DIGITAL UNIX 
V3.2G or V4.0B; OpenVMS V6.2-1H3 or V7.1. Order BN31K-0E or KZPAC-SB for third port 
connection. 

PCI three-port SCSI RAID Controller with SMB cache memory —Uses two PCI slots. Provides 
three fast wide/single-ended connections. Allows RAID levels 0, 1 and 5. Includes RAID/Array 
230/plus subsystem software and documentation kit. KPE70-AA EISA Bridge option required. Tape 
and optical drives not supported. Maximum of four per PCI, maximum of four per system if third port 
not used (otherwise maximum of three per PCI, three per system) supported with DIGITAL UNIX 
V3.2G or V4.0B; OpenVMS V6.2-1H3 or V7.1. Order BN31K-0E or KZPAC-SB for third port 
connection. 

1.5 meter wide single-ended SCSI cable for connections from PCI RAID controller to BA660-AB 
system cabinet (in front and rear locations) and BA661-AA. One required for each used port on 
KZPSC-BA or KZPAC-CA/CB module. 

Required for KZPSC-BA or KZPAC-CA/CB to use third port on module. Connects internally from 
KZPSC-BA module to second PCI slot/bulkhead. 

SCSI cable/bulkhead assembly kit with two ports for KZPSC-BA or KZPAC-CA/CB, allows 
connection of two third-port outputs using one PCI bulkhead slot. 

2.0 meter wide single-ended SCSI cable for connections from PCI RAID controller to BA660-AB 
system cabinet and BA661-AA. 

Battery back-up for cache memory option for KZPAC or KZPSC controller. 

8 MB cache memory option; upgrades KZPAC-CA to KZPAC-CB, field installable only. 

PCI one-port SCSI RAID Controller —OpenVMS and DIGITAL UNIX support four per PCI, 
maximum four per system (uses one PCI slot). KPE70-AA EISA Bridge option required. Provides one 
fast/wide/single-ended connection. Allows RAID levels 0, 1, and 5. Tape drives are not supported. 

PCI SCSI RAID Controller with three ports —OpenVMS and DIGITAL UNIX support four per 
PCI, maximum four per system (uses two PCI slots). KPE70-AA EISA Bridge option required. 
Provides three Past Wide/single-ended connections. Allows RAID levels 0,1, and 5. Tape drives not 
supported. Order BN31K-0E or KZPAC-SB for third port connection. 

1.5 meter wide single-ended SCSI cable for connections from PCI RAID controller to BA660-AB 
system cabinet (in front and rear locations) and BA661-AA. One required for each used port on 
KZPSC-BA or KZPAC-CA/CB module. 

Required for KZPSC-BA or KZPAC-CA/CB to use third port on module. Connects internally from 
KZPSC-BA or KZPAC-CA/CB module to second PCI slot/bulkhead. 


KZPAC-SB SCSI cable/bulkhead assembly kit with two ports for KZPSC-BA or KZPAC-CA/CB, allows 

connection of two third-port outputs using one PCI bulkhead slot. 

BN31S-02 2.0 meter wide single-ended SCSI cable for connections from PCI RAID controller to BA660-AB 

system cabinet and BA661-AA. 

KZPSC-UB Battery back-up for cache memory option for KZPAC or KZPSC controller. 

MSlOO-AAf 16 MB Cache memory option for KZPSC-AA/BA, maximum one per controller, field installable only. 

MSlOO-ABt 32 MB Cache memory option for KZPSC-AA/BA, maximum one per controller, field installable only. 

KEPSA-AA PCI DSSI Adapter (OpenVMS only) —Requires OpenVMS V6.2-1H2 or later; minimum 

System Console Eirmware Revision 3.09. Maximum twelve per PCI, 24 per system with OpenVMS 
V6.2-1H3. (End node only) Note; KEPSA and KPMSB not supported on the same bus. 

BC21Q-XX External shielded cable (MR/MR connectors) Select required length—09, 16, 25, 50 ft 

BC22Q-XX External shielded cable (MR/PS connectors) Select required length—16, 25, 50 ft 

t Requires AlphaServer 8400 minimum System Console Firmware Revision V3.2.2, OpenVMS V6.2-1H2 and DIGITAL UNIX V3.2D 
or later operating system software. 


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CIPCA-AA PCI-to-CI Adapter (OpenVMS only) —Requires OpenVMS V6.2-1H3 or V7.1, minimum System 

Console Firmware Revision 4.0-4. Maximum four per PCI, 26 per system running OpenVMS V7.1. 
Uses one PCI slot for adapter and one EISA slot for power only. Note: KFE70 option is not required. 

CIPCA-BA Same as above except uses two PCI slots 

BNCIA-xx Computer interconnect cable sets—Connects CIPCA to Star Coupler. Select required length—10, 20, 

or 45 m (10 m = 32.8 ft, 20 m = 65.6 ft, 45 m = 147.6 ft) 

Note: For OpenVMS systems with greater than 1 GB of memory, the following TIMA patch kits are required to support KZPAC op- 
tions:V 6.2 kit-ALPDRIV04_062; V7.1 kit-ALPDRIV01_071. 


XMI-based Storage Controllers 

KZMSA-AB Fast single-ended SCSI-2 Disk/Tape Adapter —OpenVMS supports six per XMI, maximum 12 per 

system. DIGITAL UNIX supports 10 per XMI, maximum 16 per system (uses one XMI slot). 
Provides two single-ended SCSI-2 buses. KZMSA supports DECsafe Available Server. 

CK-KZMSA-LA Two 30” internal cabinet cables—One kit per KZMSA required. 

CIXCD-AC XMI Cl Controller —OpenVMS supports four per XMI, maximum 10 per system. DIGITAL UNIX 

supports one per XMI, maximum one per system (uses one XMI slot). The CIXCD requires one 
BNCIA cable set to connect system to Star Coupler. OpenVMS Cluster software license required for 
each system when multiple OpenVMS systems are used in cluster environment. Note: One CIXCD is 
supported on DIGITAL UNIX systems for expanded disk interconnect capability only. 

BNCIA-xx Computer interconnect cable sets—Connects Star Coupler to system and SW800. Select required 

length—10, 20, or 45 m (10 m = 32.8 ft, 20 m = 65.6 ft, 45 m = 147.6 ft). 


Step 6a—Non-Backplane External Storage Controllers 

.. HSZ50 family of SCSI Storage Array Controllers are supported under DIGITAL UNIX V3.2G and V4.0A and 
OpenVMS V6.2-1H3. A DIGITAL UNIX patch OSF405-034 is required for dual redundant failover. 

.. HSJ50 family of Cl Storage Array Controllers are supported under OpenVMS V6.2-1H3 with CIPCA-AA/BA or 

CIXCD-AC Cl controllers. QB-5C4AA-SA software kits are required for each external cache (1 for HSJ50, 2 for HSJ52, 
4 for HSJ54). 

.. HSD50 family of DSSI Storage Array Controllers are supported under OpenVMS V6.2-1H3 with minimum SRM 
console version V4.1-6. 

- Controllers require KZPSA, KZMSA, KFPSA, CIXCD or CIPCA SCSI adapters 
or controllers, as appropriate. 

- HSZ50-Ax requires one QB-5CJAA-SA kit. 

- HSZ52-Ax requires two QB-5CJAA-SA kits. 

- HSZ54-AJ requires four QB-5CJAA-SA kits. 


HSZ50-AF 

HSZ50-AH 

HSZ50-AJ 

HSZ52-AF 

HSZ52-AH 

HSZ52-AJ 


StorageWorks RAID Array 450/HSZ50 32 MB SCSI controller, 6 SCSI channels, 36 SCSI-2 device 
connections, 32 LUN maximum, 32 MB cache module, single external cache battery system building 
block. 

StorageWorks RAID Array 450/HSZ50 64 MB SCSI controller, 6 SCSI channels, 36 SCSI-2 device 
connections, 32 LUN maximum, 64 MB cache module, single external cache battery system building 
block. 

StorageWorks RAID Array 450/HSZ50 128 MB SCSI controller, 6 SCSI channels, 36 dual, 42 single 
SCSI-two-device connections, 32 LUN maximum, 128 MB cache module, single external cache 
battery system building block. 

StorageWorks RAID Array 450/HSZ50 64 MB dual SCSI controllers, 12 SCSI channels, 36 SCSI- 
two-device connections, 32 LUN maximum, two cache modules, one dual external cache battery 
system building block, two external cache batteries, two 2-meter cables. 

StorageWorks RAID Array 450/HSZ50 128 MB dual SCSI controllers, 12 SCSI channels, 36 SCSI- 
two-device connections, 32 LUN maximum, two cache modules, one dual external cache battery 
system building block, two external cache batteries, two 2-meter cables. 

StorageWorks RAID Array 450/HSZ50 256 MB dual SCSI controllers, 12 SCSI channels, 36 SCSI- 
two-device connections, 32 LUN maximum, two cache modules, one dual external cache battery 
system building block, two external cache batteries, two 2-meter cables. 


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HSZ54-AJ 


HSJ50-AF 

HSJ50-AH 

HSJ50-AJ 

HSJ52-AF 

HSJ52-AH 

HSJ52-AJ 

HSJ54-AJ 

HSD50-AF 

HSD50-AH 

HSD50-AJ 

HSD52-AF 

HSD52-AH 

HSD52-AJ 


StorageWorks RAID Array 450/HSZ50 512 MB quad SCSI controllers, 12 SCSI channels, 72 SCSI- 
two-device connections, 64 LUN maximum, four cache modules, two dual external cache battery 
system building blocks, four external cache batteries, four 2-meter cables. 

32 MB Cache 6 channel Cl array controller with cache battery 
64 MB Cache 6 channel Cl array controller with cache battery 
128 MB Cache 6 channel Cl array controller with cache battery 
Dual 64 MB Cache Cl array controller with cache batteries 
Dual 128 MB Cache Cl array controller with cache batteries 
Dual 256 MB Cache Cl array controller with cache batteries 
Quad 512 MB Cache Cl array controller with cache batteries 
DSSI Controller, 6 channel, 64MB cache & external cache battery 
DSSI Controller, 6 channel, 32MB cache & external cache battery 
DSSI Controller, 6 channel, 128MB cache & external cache battery 
Two DSSI Controllers with 32 MB cache with battery 
Two DSSI Controllers with 64 MB cache with battery 
Two DSSI Controllers with 128 MB cache with battery 


Step 7—Storage 

Note: When multiple storage devices are configured with the system, specify which devices should be installed inside the 
system cabinet, inside the system expansion cabinet, or installed in the external StorageWorks cabinet. Line item 
sequencing allows Manufacturing to configure storage options in the appropriate cabinet. 

- List storage options to be integrated in system cabinet immediately following the system part number. 

- List storage options to be integrated in StorageWorks cabinet immediately following StorageWorks cabinet part 
number. 

- Order the appropriate BN21*-** SCSI cables for connecting controllers and SCSI storage options. 

.. Wide SCSI devices are supported in BA660-AB/BA661-AA StorageWorks PIUs, or external StorageWorks cabinets. 

BA660-AB/BA661-AA support both wide and narrow SCSI 5400 RPM and 7200 RPM disk drives. 

.. System cabinet provides space for four disk plug-in units (PIU) if no PCI or XMI plug-in units are installed. Each of the 
two pairs of expansion bays (front to back) in bottom of system cabinet can hold one Battery PIU, one XMI PIU, one 
PCI PIU, one PCI PIU plus one SCSI disk PIU, one SCSI disk PIU, or two SCSI disk PIUs. 

.. System cabinet provides space for up to seven StorageWorks shelves—three BA660-AB plug-in-units (each includes 
two StorageWorks shelves) and one BA661-AA StorageWorks shelf. Each shelf holds a maximum of two 5.25” devices 
and one 3.5” device or seven 3.5” devices. Typical configurations will require a signal converter, i.e., DWZZB-VW 
which counts as one 3.5” device. 


Wide SCSI Options 

.. StorageWorks shelves (BA356-xx) are normally configured in single bus mode (seven SCSI devices per shelf). To 
configure BA356-xx shelf in split-bus mode the following options are required; 

- Split-bus terminator (BA35X-ME) 

- SCSI controller for each active SCSI port 

- SCSI cables to connect each controller to BA356-xx shelf 


BA660-AB * 


BA661-AA * 


DWZZB-VW 


Wide SCSI-2 StorageWorks plug-in-unit —^includes two BA356-LB modular expansion shelves, 16- 
bit I/O personality module, 48V/150W DC power supply, DC fans, and AlphaServer 8400 mounting 
hardware. Supports 16-bit wide SCSI devices and some 8-bit narrow SCSI devices depending on 
compliance with minimum hardware revision levels. 

Wide SCSI-2 StorageWorks Shelf —^includes 16-bit I/O personality module, 48V/150W DC power 
supply, DC fans, mounting hardware and BA356-LB.Can be added to DWLPB-AA/AB in place of 
second PCI expansion box (DWLPB-BA/BB). Maximum one BA661-AA per DWLPB-AA/AB; 
maximum six BA661-AA per system. Supports 16-bit (wide) SCSI and some 8-bit (narrow) SCSI 
devices. 

Wide SCSI-2 StorageWorks Signal Converter —required to convert EWD signals from KETIA-AA 
and KZPSA-BB for use in BA660-AB and BA661-AA/BA. 


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Wide SCSI Options (continued) 


BA35X-MG 8-bit I/O Personality Module —can be used in place of 16-bit I/O personality module for direct 

connection to narrow single-ended controllers, field installable only. 

Note: BA35X-ME terminators must be ordered separately to split a BA356 bus. 

16-bit Disk Drives 


DS-RZ28M-VZ 

DS-RZIBB-VW 

RZ29B-VW 

DS-RZICB-VW 

DS-RZIDB-VW 


2.1 GB 16-bit 5400 RPM SCSI-2 disk drive in 3.5” carrier supported under OpenVMS V6.2-1H3 and 
UNIX V3.2G 

2.1 GB 7200 RPM 16-bit Wide disk drive 

4.3 GB 16-bit 7200 RPM SCSI-2 disk drive in 3.5” carrier 

4.3 GB 7200 RPM 16-bit Wide disk drive 

9.0 GB 7200 RPM 16-bit Wide disk drive 


Note: To ensure 16-bit wide SCSI operation, use wide SCSI drives with wide SCSI controllers in wide SCSI 

StorageWorks shelves with wide SCSI cables. See Storage Devices—StorageWorks Supported Devices for 8-bit and 
16-bit Expansion Table for minimum hardware revision levels. 


The DS-RZlxB-VW disk drives are not supported in a BA356 shelf on the same SCSI bus with 5.25" devices. The 
minimum operating system version tested includes OpenVMS V6.2-1H3 and DIGITAL UNIX V4.0B. 


8-bit Disk Drives 


DS-RZ28M-VZ 

DS-RZ28L-VA 

DS-RZ29L-VA 

DS-RZ40-VA 


2.1 GB 5400 RPM 8-bit Narrow SCSI disk drive 

2.1 GB 7200 RPM 8-bit Narrow SCSI disk drive 

4.3 GB 7200 RPM 8-bit Narrow SCSI disk drive 
9.0 GB 7200 RPM 8-bit Narrow SCSI disk drive 


Tape Devices 
TLZ09-VA 

TLZ9L-VA 
TKZ9E -VA 
TZ87-VA 

TZ88N-VA 

TZ89N-VA 


8.0 GB DAT 3.5” SCSI tape drive in StorageWorks carrier. OpenVMS V6.2-1H3 and DIGITAL 
UNIX V3.2C required along with System Console Eirmware Revision 3.0-9. 

32/64 GB DAT tape loader in StorageWorks carrier 

2/5/7/10/14 GB 8 mm helical scan tape drive in 5.25” StorageWorks carrier 

20.0 GB DLT 5.25” SCSI tape drive in StorageWorks carrier; must be mounted in BA660-AB 
located in rear of cabinet or BA661-AA located in DWLPB-xx. 

20/40 GB DLT 5.25” SCSI tape drive in StorageWorks carrier 
35/70 GB DLT 5.25” SCSI tape drive in StorageWorks carrier 


Solid State Disks 

.. Supported with KZMSA, KZPSC, KZPSA, KLTIA—cannot be combined with RZxx disks/tapes on same SCSI bus 

EZ31-VW 134 MB Solid State Disk; requires OpenVMS V6.2 or later and DIGITAL UNIX V3.2C or later 

EZ32-VW 268 MB Solid State Disk; requires OpenVMS V6.2 or later and DIGITAL UNIX V3.2C or later 

EZ64-VA/VW 475 MB Solid State Disk; requires OpenVMS V6.2 or later and DIGITAL UNIX V3.2C or later 

EZ69-VA/VW 950 MB Solid State Disk; requires OpenVMS V6.2 or later and DIGITAL UNIX V3.2C or later 


Step 7a—StorageWorks Expansion Packages 

StorageWorks Expansion Packages have been created to simplify ordering StorageWorks options. They are intended to be 
used with Expanded Base Servers. 

.. Order the correct number of HSZ40-TL packages to fill the BA350-MB RAID controller shelves in the SW82x 
StorageWorks Cabinet package. 

.. Order disk drives separately 


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Step 7a—StorageWorks Expansion Packages (continued) 

.. SW820/SW821 StorageWorks Expansion Packages—all BA356 shelves operate in split-bus mode. 

.. All SW82x StorageWorks Expansion Packages include redundant power supplies (BA35X-HP)—this reduces the 
number of available slots in each BA356 shelf to six in the SW822 and three on each split-bus of the SW820/SW821. 


StorageWorks Expansion Packages 


SW820-LA/LB 

SW821-LA/LB 

SW822-LA/LB 

HSZ40-TL 


SW800 StorageWorks Cabinet with five BA350-MB RAID controller shelves, 15 BA356-JC device 
shelves, 15 BA35X-MG 8-bit I/O personality modules for BA356, 30 BNZIH-QZ SCSI-2 single-ended 
cables, 20 BA35X-HP redundant power supplies, 15 BA35X-ME terminator boards— split-bus mode 

SW800 StorageWorks Cabinet with seven BA350-MB RAID controller shelves, 14 BA356-JC device 
shelves, 14 BA35X-MG 8-bit I/O personality modules for BA356, 28 BN21H-02 SCSI-2 single-ended 
cables, 21 BA35X-HP redundant power supplies, 14 BA35X-ME terminators boards— split-bus mode 

SW800 StorageWorks Cabinet with three BA350-MB RAID controller shelves, 18 BA356-JC device 
shelves, 18 BA35X-MG 8-bit I/O personality modules for BA356, 18 BN21H-02 SCSI-2 single- 
ended cables, 21 BA35X-HP redundant power supplies 

Two HSZ40B SCSI RAID array controllers each with 32 MB cache, HSZ Traditional License 
(QL-2YJA9-AA), RAID HSZ40 Eirmware License (QL-3J0A9-AA), Mirror Eirmware HSZ40 
Traditional License (QL-4DTA9-AA), BN21K-20 20-meter cable, BN21L-0B .15-meter cable 


Step 7b—External Storage (I/O Expansion Cabinet) 

I/O expansion cabinet (H9E00-BA/BB/BC/BD) provides space for up to six SCSI disk plug-in units (PIU) if no other 
PCI/XMI plug-in unit (PIU) is configured in the expansion cabinet. Each of the two pairs of expansion bays in the bottom 
of the cabinet can hold one Battery PIU, one PCI PIU, one XMI PIU, or two SCSI disk PIUs. Two expansion bays in the 
top of the expansion cabinet can hold up to two SCSI disk PIUs. Disk and tape drives supported are the same as Step 7 
Internal Storage. 


Step 7c—External Storage 


The following list describes available disk storage devices and capacities. These supported options can be added as 
required. 


Storage Cabinets 

Capacity 

SW5XX, SW8XX 

6-227 GB 

SCSI Disk Drives 

Capacity 

See Step 7 

Tape Drives 

TZ87, TZ875*, TZ877, TZ88, 
TZ885, TZ887, TSZ07, TKZ9E, 
TKZ60, TKZ61, TKZ62, TL810, 
TL812, TL820, TL822, TL826, 
DS-TL893-BAt, DS-TL894-BAt 
DS-TL896-BAt 

See Storage Devices for ordering information. 

Opticai Libraries 

RW546-ZA 

RW551-ZC 

RW552-ZF 

RW555-ZF 

RW557-ZF 

36 GB Optical Library, 2 drives 

73 GB Optical Library, 2 drives 

147 GB Optical Library, 4 drives 

294 GB Optical Library, 4 drives 

547 GB Optical Library, 6 drives 

* Loader support for DIGITAL UNIX is available via DECnsr. 
t Not supported on KZMSA XMI SCSI controllers. 


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Step 8—Networks and Communications 

Two twisted-pair 802.3/Ethernet controllers on KFTIA-AA system I/O module included with Base Server; DE500 fast 
ethernet network interface card included with Expanded Base Server. See Step 5 for twisted-pair Ethernet cable part 
number. Optional DEEPZ-AA/UA (EDDI) daughter card can be installed on KETIA-AA system I/O module. Select 
additional devices if required. Note: Connection of system to Ethernet requires twisted-pair cable. See Network Products 
Guide for details. 


LAN Communications Controllers—KFTIA-AA Daughter Cards 


Maximum one EDDIcontroller fiber daughter card per KETIA-AA I/O module 


DEFPZ-AA 

BN24E-XX 

BN24D-XX 

DEEPZ-UA 

BN26M-XX 

BN26S-XX 


FDDIcontroller Fiber—Single Attachment Station—daughter card for mounting on KFTIA-AA. 
Requires BN24x cable. 

Fiber-Optic Cable, Dual 2.5mm Bayonet “ST” type connectors 

Fiber-Optic Cable, Dual 2.5mm Bayonet “ST” type connector to EDDI “MIC” connector 

FDDIcontroller Fiber—Twisted-pair Copper—daughter card for mounting on KFTIA-AA. 
Requires BN26x cable. 

8-pin MP to 8-pin MP, screened, EIA/TIA Category 5 cable 

8-pin MP to 8-pin MP, screened, crossover, EIA/TIA Category 5 cable 


LAN Communications Controllers—^PCI based 


.. Requires DWLPB-AA/AB/BA/BB 

.. System maximum of six DEFPA-AB/DB/UB/MB FDDIcontrollers. 


DE450-CA 

SN-PBXNP-AC 

PBXDA-AA 

PBXDA-AB 

DE500-AA 

DEEPA-AB 

DEFPA -DB 


BN34A-XX 

BN34B-XX 

BN34D-XX 

DEFPA-MB 

DEFPA-UB 


BN26M-XX 

BN26S-XX 

BN25H-03 

DGLPB-AB 


PCI-to-Ethernet 3-port Adapter (uses one PCI slot). OpenVMS (V6.2) and DIGITAL UNIX 
(V3.2C) support eight per PCI, maximum eight per system. Two patch kits required to support 
DE450 with OpenVMS V6.2. 

PCI Token Ring Adapter. Uses one PCI slot. Digital UNIX V3.2G or V4.0B supports two per PCI, 
maximum two per system. Minimum system console support for this adapter is V4.0 AXP CD 
release. Requires BC26M cable. 

PCI Asynchronous 4-port Communication Adapter. OpenVMS v6.2-lH3 supports two per PCI, 
maximum two per system. 

PCI Asynchronous 8-port Communication Adapter. OpenVMS v6.2-lH3 supports two per PCI, 
maximum two per system. 

Fast Ethernet (100 Mbit) PCI Adapter (uses one PCI slot). DIGITAL UNIX V3.2C and OpenVMS 
V6.2 and 7.1 support. Up to eight per PCI, maximum eight per system. 

FDDIcontroller Fiber—Single attachment station MultiMode Fiber (uses one PCI slot). 
OpenVMS and DIGITAL UNIX support six per DWLPB, maximum six per system with DIGITAL 
UNIX V3.2G and OpenVMS V6.2-1H3 operating system releases. Requires BN34x “SC” type 
connecting cable. 

FDDIcontroller Fiber—Dual attachment station MultiMode Fiber (uses one PCI slot). OpenVMS 
and DIGITAL UNIX support six per DWLPB, maximum six per system with DIGITAL UNIX 
V3.2G and OpenVMS V6.2-1H3 operating system releases. Requires BN34x “SC” type connecting 
cable. 

MultiMode Fiber-Optic Duplex cable—“SC” connector to “ST” connector 
MultiMode Fiber-Optic Duplex cable—“SC” connector to “SC” connector 
MultiMode Fiber-Optic Duplex cable—“SC” connector to “MIC” connector 

FDDIcontroller Copper—Dual attachment station UTP (uses one PCI slot). OpenVMS and 
DIGITAL UNIX support six per DWLPB, maximum six per system with DIGITAL UNIX V3.2G 
and OpenVMS V6.2-1H3 operating system releases. . Requires BN26x or BN25H connecting cables. 

FDDIcontroller Copper—Single attachment station UTP (uses one PCI slot). OpenVMS and 
DIGITAL UNIX support six per DWLPB, maximum six per system with DIGITAL UNIX V3.2G 
and OpenVMS V6.2-1H3 operating system releases. . Requires BN26x or BN25H connecting cables. 

8-pin MP to 8-pin MP, screened, EIA/TIA Category 5 cable 

8-pin MP to 8-pin MP, screened, crossover, EIA/TIA Category 5 cable 

3-meter Unshielded twisted pair RJ45 connectors 

ATMworks 350 ATM PCI bus adapter (uses one PCI slot). DIGITAL UNIX V4.0a supports four 
per PCI, maximum four per system. 


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LAN Communications Controllers—^EISA based 


.. Requires DWLPB-AA and KFE70-AA, EISA bridge module set. 

.. See EISA Bus IRQ Address Table. 

DNSES-AA Synchronous Communications Controller (uses one EISA slot). DIGITAL UNIX supports two per 

EISA, maximum two per system. Open VMS supports one per EISA, maximum one per system. 
Requires a BC19x cable. 

BC19B-02 EIA-422-A/V.11 adapter cable, can be extended with BC55D-33 

BC19D-02 EIA-232-D/V.24 adapter cable, can be extended with BC22E-xx 

BC19E-02 EIA-423-A/V.10 adapter cable, can be extended with BC55D-33 

BC19E-02 V.35 adapter cable, can be extended with BC19L-25 

DW300-AA Token Ring Adapter (uses one EISA slot). DIGITAL UNIX and Open VMS V6.2 plus remedial 

stream TIMA kit (TPPR 614) support one per EISA, maximum one per system. Requires BN26M 
cable. 


BN26M-XX 

CXIOl-AA 

CXIOl-AB 

CXIOl-AD 

CXIOl-AE 

CXIOl-AC 

CXIOl-AE 


802.5/Token Ring twisted-pair cable; 8-pin MP to 8-pin MP, screened, EIA/TIA Category 5 cable. 

Digiboard Asynchronous Xem/ISA Multiport Serial Card with 16 RJ45 PORTS/Xem Port (uses 
one EISA slot). DIGITAL UNIX only, supports one per EISA, maximum one CXIOl-AA/AD per 
system. 

Digiboard PORTS/Xem, 16 RJ45 Port Concentrator —mounts separately from PCI bus. 

Maximum of three CXIOl-AB can be attached to CXIOl-AA, provides up to 48 additional ports. 
DIGITAL UNIX only. 

Digiboard Asynchronous EPC/X Multiport Serial Card with 16 RJ45 Port EPC/CON-16 
Concentrator (uses one EISA slot). DIGITAL UNIX one per EISA, maximum one CXIOl-AA/AD 
per system. DIGITAL UNIX only. 

Digiboard EPC/CON-16 Concentrator mounts separate from PCI bus. Maximum three CXIOl-AE 
can be attached to the CXIOl-AD provides up to 48 additional ports. DIGITAL UNIX only. 
Digiboard RJ45 to DB25 Male Converter 
Digiboard RJ45 to DECMJl 1 Adapter—8 per package 


LAN Communications Controllers—^XMI based 


DEMNA-M 802.3/Ethernet controller XMI-to-Ethernet adapter, (uses one XMI slot). Open VMS supports four 

per XMI, maximum six per system. DIGITAL UNIX supports six per XMI, maximum eight per 
system. 

CK-DEMNA-KN DEMNA cabinet kit, required with DEMNA-M 

DEMEA-AA DEC EDDIcontroller 400 XMI-to-EDDI adapter. Single attachment station with fiber MIC 

connector; (uses one XMI slot). Open VMS supports four per XMI, maximum four per system. 
DIGITAL UNIX supports seven per XMI, maximum eight per system. 

Local and Wide Area Communications Servers 

Each communications server requires 802.3/Ethernet connection. Depending on the server selected, either ThinWire BNC- 

type connection (e.g., BC16M cable) or thick wire 15-pin AUI transceiver cable (e.g., BNE3x) is required. Additional 

items also required—see Network Products Guide for ordering information. 

Network Connectivity Products 

See Network Products Guide for details. 


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Step 8a—MEMORY CHANNEL Controller 

DIGITAL UNIX Systems 

.. Require DIGITAL UNIX V3.2E (DIGITAL UNIX .. Servers in a TruCluster high-availability environment 

V3.2D plus TruCluster software or MEMORY require a license for TruCluster for DIGITAL UNIX. 

CHANNEL Driver software). .. xhe following options are not currently supported with 

.. Each system node in a MEMORY CHANNEL cluster MEMORY CHANNEL: DJ-ML200, DNSES-AA, 

requires a software license. CIPCA, CIXCD 

.. Servers in a compute-server array require a DIGITAL 
UNIX Driver for MEMORY CHANNEL License. 

Open VMS Systems 

.. Require OpenVMS V7.1 and Open VMS Cluster License. .. DWLPB-AA/AB/BA/BB option does not have the 
.. On systems with DWLPA-AA/AB/BA/BB and no other restrictions of the DWLPA-AA/AB/BA/BB. 

PCI option(s) and/or KPE70-AA, a maximum of two .. DNSES-AA is not currently supported with MEMORY 

CCMAA-BA modules are supported. CHANNEL. 

.. On systems with DWLPA-AA/AB/BA/BB and any PCI 
option(s) and/or KPE70-AA, a maximum of one 
CCMAA-BA module is supported. 

MEMORY CHANNEL requirements for currently installed AlphaServer 8400 systems: 

.. Console firmware at revision V2.3 or higher. 

.. CCMAA-BA Adapter must be installed in slots 0-7 of a DWLPA-AA/AB/BA/BB PCI; no restriction for DWLPB- 
AA/AB/BA/BB PCI bus. 

.. Eor two-system nodes, order one CCMAA-BA per system and one BC12N-10 cable to connect them. 

.. Eor three or more system nodes, order CCMHA-AA (MEMORY CHANNEL Hub) one CCMAA-BA and one BC12N- 
10 cable per system node. 

.. CCMHA-AA (MEMORY CHANNEL Hub) is configured with four CCMLA-AA Line Cards and supports up to four 
nodes. Expansion up to eight system nodes can be achieved by adding up to four additional CCMLA-AA Line Cards, 
except TruCluster Production Server configurations. 

CCMAA-BA PCI to MEMORY CHANNEL controller—^Maximum two supported 

CCMHA-AA MEMORY CHANNEL Hub with 4 Line Cards 

CCMLA-AA MEMORY CHANNEL Line Card for use with MEMORY CHANNEL Hub (CCMHA-AA) 

BC12N-10 MEMORY CHANNEL Cable 

QB-3RLAQ-AA TruCluster Software for DIGITAL UNIX 

QB-4ZCAQ-AA DIGITAL UNIX Driver for MEMORY CHANNEL license 

QL-MUZAQ-AA OpenVMS Cluster license for Alpha systems 

CCMHA-AA, MEMORY CHANNEL Hub, includes BN19P-2E line cord for Canada, Japan, US operation. 

Eor other regions, order one of the following: 

BN19A-2E Ireland, United Kingdom 

BN19S-2E Egypt, India 

BN19C-2E Central Europe 

BN18L-2E Israel 

BN19E-2E Switzerland 

BN24X-2E Italy 

BN19K-2E Denmark 

BN19H-2E Australia, New Zealand 


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Step 9—Console Terminal 

.. Console terminal with EIA-232 25-pin DSUB connector and printer required unless otherwise available. 
.. Shielded console cable is included for connection to the console terminal. 

VT510-XX VT510 terminal 

LA30N-XX LA30 printer 

LK461-XX/LK46W-XX Keyboard 


Step 10—Expansion—System Cabinet and I/O Expansion Cabinet 


Step 10a—System Cabinet 

.. System Cabinet includes one three-phase power regulator with space for two additional three-phase power regulators. 
System cabinets shipped after June 1996 (H9F00-FC/FD/FE Rev B03 or greater) include the H7263-AC/AD non-battery 
back-up ready power regulator. See Step 11 for power expansion options for these system cabinets. 

.. Maximum four I/O channels per cabinet allowed. PCI and XMl plug-in units each require one I/O channel connection. 

.. Four lower expansion bays are available for plug-in units. The lower bays accommodate plug-in units as follows. 


AlphaServer 8400 System Cabinet 


Expansion Bay Plug-In Unit 

Location (PIU) Quantity 

Lower Disk plug-in unit (BA660-AB) Four maximum 

Lower XMl plug-in unit (DWLMA-AA) Two maximum 

Lower Battery plug-in unit(H7237-AA/AC/CA/CB) One maximum 

Lower PCI plug-in unit (DWLPB-AA) Two maximum 


Expansion Bays Occupied 

Front or Rear 
Front and Rear 
Front and Rear 
Rear only 


Step 10b—I/O Expansion Cabinet 

.. I/O Expansion Cabinet includes one three-phase power regulator 
- Provides space for two additional three-phase power regulators 
.. H9F00-BA/BB/BC Rev D03 or later cabinets include the H7263-AC or H7263-AD non-BBU capable power regulator. 
Refer to Step 11 for expansion options. 

H9F00-BA/BB/BC I/O expansion cabinet—^Three phase power, maximum two per system. 

Note: -BA = 60 Hz, 208V, -BB = 50 Hz, 380/416V, -BC = 50/60 Hz, 202V. 


Expansion cabinet can be configured to hold all disk plug-in units or combination of disk plug-in units and PCI or XMl 
plug-in units. 

- Six expansion bays—two upper and four lower—are available for plug-in units. The two upper bays accommodate 


maximum 

of two disk plug-in units. The four lower bays accommodate plug-in units as follows: 

Expansion Bay 
Location 


Plug-In Unit 
(PIU) 

Quantity 

Expansion Bays Occupied 

Upper 

Lower 

Lower 

Lower 

Lower 

Disk plug-in unit (BA660-AB) 

Disk plug-in unit (BA660-AB) 

PCI plug-in unit (DWLPB-AB) 

XMl plug-in unit (DWLMA-BA) 

Battery plug-in unit(H7237-AA/AC/CA/CB) 

Two maximum 

Four maximum 

Two maximum 

Two maximum 

One maximum 

Front or Rear 

Front or Rear 

Rear only 

Front and Rear 

Front and Rear 


Step 11—Power Expansion Components 

.. System Cabinet and Expansion Cabinets must be same type; either three-phase or single-phase. Mixing of three-phase 
and single-phase cabinets in same system configuration is not allowed. 

.. Determine the need for adding second power regulator by filling in the FPU- Power Configuration Table. Note: The 
Power Configuration Table provides a manual method for determining the need of second power regulator. Equivalent 
power unit (FPU) is an equivalent value of power used (48 VDC) by each option. 


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Step 11a—^Three-Phase Expansion Components 

For new system orders, or for systems shipped after June 1996: 

.. Select additional H7263-AC/AD for systems that do not require battery back-up option 

- If EPU value of 1st regulator is exceeded 

- If Nh- 1 redundancy is required 

- If 2nd or 3rd power regulator is required 

.. Select H7237-CA/CB for systems that require battery back-up option (Factory Installed) 

- Includes battery plug-in-unit, one H7263-AA/AB power regulator and batteries for battery backup/UPS capability. 
Must be ordered at time of system purchase if BBU functionality is required. The H7263-AA/AB mounts alongside 
the standard H7263-AC/AD. 

.. Select H7238-BA/BB for additional battery UPS (Factory Installed) 

- Includes H7263-AA/AB and H7238-AA 4-pack battery option for second and third regulator support 

For systems shipped prior to June 1996, select the following power options 

H7263-AA/AB* Three-Phase 48 VDC power regulator with BBU capability—maximum three per cabinet. Second 

regulator may be required to supply adequate power depending on configuration. Third regulator 
assures N-i-1 power redundancy and higher availability in the event of power regulator failure. See 
Power Configuration Table. 

H7237-AA* Battery plug-in unit with batteries for battery backup/UPS capability—maximum one per cabinet. 

Use in system cabinet and/or H9F00-BA/BB/BC expansion cabinet. Includes four batteries to support 
48 V power regulator and cabling for additional H7238-AA battery options. 

H7238-AA* 4-pack battery option—one required per optional 48 V power regulator to support battery 

backup/UPS capability. For use only with the H7237-AA. 

* Will ship as spare from Manufacturing 

Battery backup I/O expansion cabinet 

H9B00-AF Battery option for I/O Expansion Cabinet—fully loaded battery cabinet supports three power 

regulators, provides for 60 minutes uninterruptible power (UPS). Maximum one per H9F00- 
BA/BB/BC expansion cabinet. 


Step llh—Single-Phase to Three-Phase Power Upgrade 

.. Includes new AC distribution box with attached line cord, DC subrack, one three-phase 48VDC power regulator. 

.. If single phase power system has two power regulators, an additional three-phase 48VDC power regulator is required. 

H7268-AA/AB Single-Phase to Three-Phase Upgrade Kit, Converts system to three-phase power subsystem. 

-AA= 60 Hz, 208V, -AB = 50 Hz, 380/416V 


Step 11c—^Power Option for StorageWorks Shelves in StorageWorks Plug-in-Units 

.. Provides Nh- 1 power for BA660-AB, BA661-AA StorageWorks PlUs/shelves. 

.. Occupies one slot in StorageWorks shelf. 

BA35X-HG 48V DC 150W Redundant Power Supply for BA660-AB, BA661-AA—includes 48VDC jumper 

cable for connecting to first power supply in StorageWorks shelf. 


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Step 12—Software 

Select user licenses and additional software as required. Media and documentation recommended for first system on site. 

Software Processor Code = Q 

DIGITAL UNIX Concurrent Use Licenses 

DIGITAL UNIX Concurrent Use licenses are not specific to a single system and can be moved from one system to another 
at user discretion. 

Note: DIGITAL UNIX 8400 5/440 Mhz CPU Base Servers and Expanded Base Servers include traditional unlimited user 
license. 

QL-MT7AM-3B DIGITAL UNIX Concurrent Use I-user license 
QL-MT7AM-3C DIGITAL UNIX Concurrent Use 2-user license 
QL-MT7AM-3D DIGITAL UNIX Concurrent Use 4-user license 
QL-MT7AM-3E DIGITAL UNIX Concurrent Use 8-user license 
QL-MT7AM-3F DIGITAL UNIX Concurrent Use 16-user license 
QL-MT7AM-3G DIGITAL UNIX Concurrent Use 32-user license 
QL-MT7AM-3H DIGITAL UNIX Concurrent Use 64-user license 
QL-MT7AQ-AA * DIGITAL UNIX Traditional unlimited user license 

QL-MT5AQ-AA DIGITAL UNIX developer's extension license 
QL-MT6AQ-AA * DIGITAL UNIX server extension license 

QL-MTJAQ-AA DECnet/OSI end-system license 

QL-MTKAQ-AA DECnet/OSI extended function license 

QB-05SAQ-AA DECsafe Available Server license and documentation (DIGITAL UNIX only). Media available on 
layered product CD-ROM. KZMSA or KZPSA adapter required. 

* Included in 5/440 DIGITAL UNIX Base and Expanded Base Servers. 

DIGITAL UNIX Media and Documentation 

QA-MT4AA-H8 DIGITAL UNIX media and on-line documentation (base system, complementary products) on CD- 
ROM 

QA-MT4AA-GZ DIGITAL UNIX full hardcopy documentation 

QA-MT4AB-GZ DIGITAL UNIX end user hardcopy documentation subkit 
QA-MT5AA-GZ DIGITAL UNIX developer’s extension hardcopy documentation subkit 
QA-MT6AA-GZ DIGITAL UNIX server extension hardcopy documentation subkit 

Open VMS Concurrent Use Licenses 

OpenVMS Concurrent Use license provide the right to interactively use the operating system by the specified number of 
concurrent users on a designated OpenVMS system. OpenVMS Concurrent Use licenses can be moved from one system to 
another at user discretion and can be shared in a mixed OpenVMS VAX and OpenVMS Alpha cluster. 

QL-MT3AA-3B OpenVMS Concurrent Use I-user license 
QL-MT3AA-3C OpenVMS Concurrent Use 2-user license 
QL-MT3AA-3D OpenVMS Concurrent Use 4-user license 

QL-MT3AA-3E OpenVMS Concurrent Use 8-user license 
QL-MT3AA-3E OpenVMS Concurrent Use 16-user license 
QL-MT3AA-3G OpenVMS Concurrent Use 32-user license 
QL-MT3AA-3H OpenVMS Concurrent Use 64-user license 
QL-MT3AA-3J OpenVMS Concurrent Use 128-user license 
QL-MT3AA-3K OpenVMS Concurrent Use 256-user license 

QL-MT2AQ-AA OpenVMS Traditional unlimited user license 


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Step 12—Software (continued) 

Open VMS 

QL-MTFAQ-AA DECnet/OSI end-system license 

QL-MTHAQ-AA DECnet/OSI extended function license 

QL-MUZAQ-AA OpenVMS cluster software license. Required with each system that connects to an OpenVMS 
cluster. 

OpenVMS Media and Documentation 

QA-MT1AA-H8 OpenVMS media and documentation on CD-ROM 
QA-09SAA-GZ OpenVMS base hardcopy documentation 

QA-OOIAA-GZ OpenVMS full hardcopy documentation 

Layered Products CD-ROM 

QA-054AA-H8 Layered products media and documentation for DIGITAL UNIX 

QA-03XAA-H8 Layered products media and documentation for OpenVMS 

Open VMS Layered Products CD-ROM 

QA-03XAA-H8 * Layered products media and documentation for OpenVMS 
* Includes DIGITAL Enteprise Integration Server for OpenVMS media and documentation 

DIGITAL Enterprise Integration Package—included in 5/440 Base Servers and Expanded Base Servers 
QA-5LVAA-H8 DIGITAL Enterprise Integration Server for OpenVMS media and documentation 
DIGITAL NAS Base Server 200 Software 

DIGITAL NAS 200 Base Server software included with base 5/300 MHz AlphaServer 8400 systems. Media available on 
layered product CD-ROM. 


Step 13—Hardware and Software Supplemental Support Services 

Hardware—Americas and Asia Pacific only 

.. Systems include one-year hardware warranty, on-site, same day, 4-hour response time. 
.. Select optional Hardware Supplemental Support Services if required. 


AlphaServer 8400 


Two CPUs with less than 2 GB memory 

Two CPUs with 2 GB memory 


FM-4Y4HR-36 

FM-4Z4HR-36 

Years 1-3, 5x9, 4-hour response time 

FM-4Y512-36 

FM-4Z512-36 

Years 1-3, 5 x 12, 4-hour response time 

FM-4Y616-36 

FM-4Z616-36 

Years 1-3, 6 x 16, 4-hour response time 

FM-4Y724-36 

FM-4Z724-36 

Years 1-3, 7 x 24, 4-hour response time 

FM-4Y4HR-60 

FM-4Z4HR-60 

Years 1-5, 5x9, 4-hour response time 

FM-4Y512-60 

FM-4Z512-60 

Years 1-5, 5 x 12, 4-hour response time 

FM-4Y616-60 

FM-4Z616-60 

Years 1-5, 6 x 16, 4-hour response time 

FM-4Y724-60 

FM-4Z724-60 

Years 1-5, 7 x 24, 4-hour response time 


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Step 13—Hardware and Software Supplemental Support Services (continued) 


Software—Americas and Asia Pacific only 

.. Systems include 90-day Conformance to SPD and Telephone Advisory Support. Select optional Software Supplemental 
Support Services, if required. 

.. Software service upgrades for DIGITAL UNIX and Open VMS include advisory and remedial software support with new 
version license rights for operating system and DIGITAL NAS Base Server 200 for the time period indicated. 


AlphaServer 8400 Two CPU Systems 


FM-84DOS-12 

FM-84DOS-36 

FM-84DOS-60 

FM-84DVM-12 

FM-84DVM-36 

FM-84DVM-60 


12-month Software Supplemental Support for DIGITAL UNIX two CPU systems 
36-month Software Supplemental Support for DIGITAL UNIX two CPU systems 
60-month Software Supplemental Support for DIGITAL UNIX two CPU systems 
12-month Software Supplemental Support for Open VMS two CPU systems 
36-month Software Supplemental Support for Open VMS two CPU systems 
60-month Software Supplemental Support for Open VMS two CPU systems 


Step 13a—Hardware and Software Supplemental Support Services (Europe only) 

Europe does not have specific part numbers for Hardware and Software Supplemental Support Services. Prices can be 
quoted using the Excelerator tool; contact MCS Sales in your country for information on Hardware and Software 
Supplemental Support Services. 


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AlphaServer 8400 Power Configuration Table 


AlphaServer 8400 EPU (Equivalent Power Units)—^Power Configuration Table 


.. Second power regulator may be needed to supply additional 48V power to the system. 

.. Mixing of three-phase and single-phase power regulators in system configuration is not allowed. 

.. Use chart to determine need for second power regulator. 

.. If EPU is greater than 80, order second power regulator (three-phase regulator—^H7263-AC/AD) or H7263-AA/AB if 
BBU is required). 

.. EPU must not exceed 180. 


Options 


Base system includes power regulator, CPU module, 
system I/O module, memory module 


I/O expansion cabinet (H9F00-BA/BB/BC) includes 
one power regulator 


Additional 5/300 CPU modules—75IPl-AX, 751P2-AX 


Additional 5/300 CPU modules—752P1-AX, 752P2-AX 


Additional 5/350 CPU modules—753P1-AX, 753P2-AX 


Additional 5/350 CPU modules—754P1-AX, 754P2-AX 


Additional dual 5/440 CPU modules—756P1-AX, 756P2-AX 


KFTIA-AA System I/O module 


KFTHA-AA System I/O module 


MS7CC-BA 128 MB memory 


MS7CC-CA 256 MB memory 


MS7CC-DA 512 MB memory 


MS7CC-EA 1 GB memory 


MS7CC-FA 2 GB memory 


MS7CC-GA 4 GB memory 


■dd PCI options 


DWLPB-AA/AB/BA/BB 


KZPSA-BB 


KZPSC-AA/BA, KZPAC-AA/CA/CB 


DE435-AA, DE450-AA, DE500-XA, DE500-AA 


EPU Values 
System 
Cabinet 
Options 


30 


Quantity 


1 


Total 

EPU 

(Qty times 
EPU) 


30 


EPU Values 
Expansion 
Cabinet 
Options 



DEEPA-AB/DB/UB/MB 


KFE70-AA 


■dd EISA options 


DNSES-AA 


DW300-AA 


CXIOl-AA/AD 


■dd XMI options 


DWLMA XMI plug-in unit 


KZMSA-AB XMI SCSI controller 


KEMSB-AA DSSI disk/tape adapter 


CIXCD-AC XMI Cl controller 


DEMNA-M XMI Ethernet controller 


DEMEA-AA XMI FDDI adapter 


Disk and Tape options 


8-bit SCSI disk drives 


16-bit SCSI disk drives 


TLZ07, TLZ09, TLZ9L, TLZ15-VA SCSI tape drive 


TZ86, TZ87, TZ88 -VA SCSI tape drive 


DWZZA-VA/DWZZB-VW SCSI signal converter 


Total 


Note: Depending on configuration, system offers integral UPS capability that supports all in-cabinet components for at 
least 11 minutes. If UPS support is required for external devices, e.g., console terminals, terminal servers, printers, 
and modems, a universal UPS can be ordered separately. 


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Optional Controller Configuration Table 

With multiple adapters that provide the same interface available on different I/O buses (PCI or XMI), it is possible to 
exceed operating system limit on number of ports supported for that interface. Follow these guidelines for maximum 
number of ports that each operating system will support. Fill in table under the relevant area, add up the number of 
controllers/ports available, and verify the operating system limits will not be exceeded. Do not exceed these values. 


Option Name 

A 

Number 

of 

Ports/Buses 

B 

Number 

of 

Options 

C 

Total 

Ports 

(A*B) 

DIGITAL 

UNIX 

Limit 

OpenVMS 

Limit 

SCSI Options 

Included KFTIA-AA I/O module, one single-ended and three FWD 
SCSI ports* 

4 

1 

4 



Additional KFTIA-AA I/O module, one single-ended and three 
FWD SCSI ports 

4 





KZPSA-BB PCI fast wide differential SCSI adapter 

1 





KZMSA-AB XMI fast single-ended SCSI adapter 

2 





Add column “C”—must be less than or equal to value listed under 
operating system to be used. 




32 

26 

802.3/Ethernet Options 

Included KFTIA-AA I/O module, two 802.3/Ethemet ports* 

2 

1 

2 



Additional KFTIA-AA EO module, two 802.3/Ethernet ports 

2 





DE435-AA PCI 802.3/Ethernet controller, DE450, DE500 

1 





DEMNA-M XMI 802.3/Ethernet controller 

1 





Add column “C”—must be less than or equal to value listed under 
operating system to be used. 




8 

8 

FDDI Options 

Included KETIA-AA EO module, optional FDDI daughter card 
installed (DEEPZ-AA/UA)* 

1 





Additional KFTIA-AA EO module, optional FDDI daughter card 
installed (DEEPZ-AA/UA) 

1 





DEFPA-AB/-DB/-UB/MB PCI FDDI controller, one port each 

1 





DEMFA-AA XMI FDDI controller 

1 





Add column “C”—must be less than or equal to value listed under 
operating system to be used. 




8 

8 


EISA Bus IRQ Address Table 


Configuration Rules and Information 

.. EISA Bus IRQ address assignments are for DIGITAL UNIX and OpenVMS systems only. 

.. In some cases, the maximum number of each supported device is less than the number of EISA bus addresses available; 
this is due to other limitations. 

.. Only one device can occupy any given IRQ address; if multiples of a device are configured, each device occupies 
separate address. 

.. Match each device to one available address. (Note: With the table as a worksheet, fill in “0” for each device; fill in only 
one “0” per column.) 

.. Actual IRQ address assignment will be made by the EISA Configuration Utility (ECU), which is run during system 
manufacture, or in the installed system if the EISA bus is reconfigured. 



EISA Bus IRQ Addresses 

Maximum of Each Supported 

Option 

5 

7 

8 

9 

10 

11 

12 

14 

15 

OpenVMS 

DIGITAL UNIX 

DNSES-AA 

- 

- 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

1 

2 

DW300-AA 

0 

- 

- 

0 

0 

0 

- 

- 

0 

1 

I 

CXIOl-AA 

NA 

NA 

NA 

NA 

NA 

NA 

NA 

NA 

NA 

1 

I 

CXIOl-AD 

NA 

NA 

NA 

NA 

NA 

NA 

NA 

NA 

NA 

1 

I 


Table Codes: 

0 = address is available for device, - = address not available for device NA = Not Applicable 


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System Diagram 





Space for 
one or two 

BA655 or 

BA660 PtUs 

48-Volt 

Power 

Regu¬ 

lator 

Space for 
Additional 
Power 
Regulators 

Cooling Assembly 

Expansion Bay for: 
XMI I/O Channel 

PCI I/O Channel 
BA655PIU 

BA660 PIU 

Batteries for UPS 

Expansion Bay for: 
XMI I/O Channel 

PCI I/O Channel 
BA655 PIU 

BA660 PIU 

Batteries for UPS 


BU-3310A 




CD-ROM 

High-speed 

System 

Interconnect 

Bus 

1-14 CPUs 
Memory 

I/O Port 

Operator 

Control 

Panel 

48-Volt 

Power 

Regu¬ 

lator 

Space for 
Additional 
Power 
Regulators 

Cooling Assembly 

Expansion Bay for: 
PCI I/O Channel 
BA655 PIU 

BA660 PIU 

One BA660 Storage- 
Works PIU included 

Expansion Bay for: 
XMI I/O Channel 

PC! I/O Channel 
BA655 PIU 

BA660 PIU 

Batteries for UPS 


System Cabinet I/O Expansion Cabinet 

Note: Three-Phase Power Systems support up to three Power Regulators. 



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Specifications 


Physical Characteristics 

Operating 

Shipping 

Height 

170.0 cm (67.0 in.) 

195.0 cm (76.7 in.) 

Width 

80.0 cm (31.5 in.) 

109.5 cm (43.1 in.) 

Depth 

Weight, full configuration 

87.5 cm (34.4 in.) 

121.0 cm (47.5 in.) 

Without batteries 

408 kg (900 lb.) 

448 kg (1000 lb.) 

With batteries 

545 kg (1200 lb.) 

585 kg (1300 lb.) 

Clearances 

Operating 

Service 

Front 

1.0 m (40 in.) 

1.5 m (59 in.) 

Rear 

1.0 m (40 in.) 

1.0 m (40 in.) 

Sides 

0 

0 

Environmental 

Operating 

Non-Operating 

Temperature 

15° to 28°C (59° to 82°F) 

-40° to 66°C (-40° to 151°F) 

Humidity 

20% to 80% 

10% to 95% 

Altitude 

0-2.4 km (0-8000 ft) 

9,100 m (30,000 ft) 

Vibration 

2-22 Hz @ 0.01 "da minimum 

22-500 Hz @ 0.25g max. 

Heat dissipation' 

Minimally configured system' 

(system cabinet) 

3,400 Btu/hr, 1,000 W 



Fully configured system" 

(system cabinet) 

15,700 Btu/hr, 4,600 W 



Fully configured system" 

(system cabinet with two 

I/O expansion cabinets) 

30,600 Btu/hr, 9,000 W 


Regulatory 

Agency approvals 

UL Listed to UL1950 

UL Classified to IEC950 



CSA Certified to CAN/CSA-C22.2, No. 950-M89 


FCC Part 15 (Class A) 

CE Declaration #1171 


Reviewed to 

AS 3260, Australian Standard 

EN 60950, European Norm 


Power Requirements' 
Three-Phase Power Subsystem" 

us/Canada Europe/AP 

Japan 

Nominal voltage 

120/208 V 380-415 V 

202 V 

Frequency range 

50-60 Hz 50-60 Hz 

50-60 Hz 

Phases 

3-phase star 3-phase star 

3-phase delta 


4-wire N-GND 4-wire N-GND 4-wire mid-GND or 



3-wire junction GND 

Maximum input current/phase 

24 A rms 12.8 A rms 

24 A rms 

Surge current 

50 A peak 50 A peak 

50 A peak 

Rating 

30 A 16 A 

30 A 

Power cap (system) 

DEC 12-12314-00 DEC 12-30333-02 DEC 12-12314-00 

Receptacle (site) 

DEC 12-12315-01 See footnote 4 DEC 12-12315-01 

(Industry equivalent) 

NEMAL21-30R lEC 309 

NEMA L21-30R 

PCS/PDS/PDU/UPS cable 

BC24W BN29X 

BC24W 


1 Minimally configured system contains one regulator, one CPU module, one memory module, one KFTIA-AA 
module, CD-ROM, and RZ28 disk drive. 

2 Fully configured system contains two power regulators, four CPU modules, three memory modules, two 
System I/O modules, one DWLPB-AA, one DWLPB-BA, three BA655-AB, CD-ROM, 36 RZ28 drives. 

3 Fully configured system and expansion cabinets consist of the above “fully configured system” and two 
expansion cabinets which each contain one DWLPB-AB, one DWLPB-BB, six KZPSA-BB, five BA655-AB, 
and 60 RZ28 drives. 

4 Receptacle type is Hubbell 516R6 or equivalent 


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UPS Solutions 

For complete protection, UPS products should be used with data line surge protectors. See TVSS section of Environmental 
Products Chapter. 

4N-GA249-AB 2 wire modem wall plug in 

4N-GA249-CA lOBaseT wall plug in 

4N-GA510-BF ThinWire device port 

4N-GA245-XX Din rail and modules up to 32 ports 


Receptacle Module for Plug-in Connection 


UPS Model 

60 HZ 

50 HZ 

AlphaServer 8400 

External Storage 

4N-AEAAL-BA 

4N-AEACK-BN 

Hardwired 

Single phase 

None, SW500, or Expansion Cabinet 

4N-AEAAN-BA (60 Hz) 
4N-AEAAN-BE (50 Hz) 

4N-AEACM-BN 

Hardwired 

Single phase 

SW800 

4N-AEAAN-BA (60 Hz) 
4N-AEAAN-BE (50 Hz) 

4N-AEACM-BK 

Hardwired 

Three Phase 

None 

4N-AEAAN-BA (60 Hz) 
4N-AEAAN-BE (50 Hz) 

4N-AEACM-PA 

Hardwired 

Three Phase 

SW800 or Expansion Cabinet 


UPS Models 

4N-AEAAL-BA PUPS plus lOkVA (7kW), single-phase, 50/60Hz, 176-276V in, 200-240V out, 9 minutes battery at full load; 

hardwired with optional plug-in output receptacle modules. 

4N-AEAAN-BA PUPS plus ISkVA (lOkW), three-phase, 50/60Hz, 176-256V in, 200-240V out, 10 minutes battery at full load; 
hardwired with optional plug-in output receptacle modules. 

4N-AEAAN-BE PUPS plus 15kVA (lOkW), three-phase, 50/60Hz, International model rated 380/415V in, 380/415/220V out; 

hardwired input/output. 

Options 

4N-AEACK-BN PUPS plus lOkVA receptacle module (3) L6-30R, (3) 5-20R2, (2) L5-20R 

4N-AEACM-BK PUPS plus 15kVA receptacle module (2) L21-30R, (3) 5-20R2 

4N-AEACM-BN PUPS plus 15kVA receptacle module (2) L6-30R, (2) L21-30R, (1) 5-20R2 

4N-AEACM-PA PUPS plus 15kVA dual receptacle module: 

Module 1: (2) L21-30R and conduit kit for connecting Module 1 to Module 2 
Module 2: (2) L21-30R, (3) 5-20R2 

UPS Monitoring and Unattended Shutdown Software (for above UPS systems only) 

Note; Power Management software is included in ServerWORKS Manager kits shipping with all AlphaServers. Cable kit 
required, select UPS Communications Cable Kit 

DIGITAL UNIX' Open VMS 

4N-ONLIN-NT' 4N-ONLIS-EE UPS Communications Cable Kit 

4N-AEAEO-Dx^ 4N-JMIU4-AB'’ 4 port Hardware Option for multi-systems on one UPS 
4N-AEAEO-Dx^ 4N-AEAEO-Dx^ Option for SNMP/ ServerWORKS Manager interface 

Ala Carte Software kits available for existing installations 

DIGITAL UNIX' Open VMS 

4N-AEAES-AK 4N-AEAES-EM Prestige (single system) 

4N-AEAES-AK 4N-AEAES-EM PUPS Plus (single system) 

4N-AEAES-BK 4N-JMMCR-AA" 2 port Multi-systems on one UPS 

4N-JMIU4-AA 4 port 

4N-JMIU8-AA 8 port 

4N-AEAEO-DX 4N-AEAEO-Dx Network Monitoring 

1. Connect-UPS network adapter required for operation on AlphaServer 8400 DIGITAL UNIX systems. See footnote 2. 

2. Connect-UPS network adapter; D* denotes Twisted Pair / ThinWire = DA/DC (60Hz; 120V NEMA); DB/DD (50Hz: 240V lEC) 

3. Multi-port interface kit with splitter cable to interface with network adapter and local shutdown signal from UPS. Kits may be daisy 
chained, kits include software 

4. Same as 3 above except 2 port for basic shutdown and one smart monitoring port 


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