i6000

i6000 Status

Submitted by gpmidi on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 13:43

The i6000 is on holding pending the end of FRC Build/Competition season. RoboLoCo is doing well so far this year but mentoring is a massive time sink. Oh well, ton's of VTO for me!

At last check the i6000 doesn't boot with other controllers installed. The next steps will be to monitor the serial output during a normal boot and then compare that with other line card boots. 

i6000 Arrival

Submitted by gpmidi on Fri, 01/04/2019 - 14:00

The i6000 arrived yesterday. It's unpacked, off the skid, and in the garage. After putting a few bolts back in (holds the two chassis together) and bolting a few other things back on it's powering up and robotics are on. It shows as online.

However the drives aren't showing up. The UI indicates a few issues probably related to the CAN bus. That all seems connected though. So I'm not sure what's up right now.

Scalar i500, i2000, and i6000 Security - Service Account

Submitted by gpmidi on Mon, 12/17/2018 - 09:51

If you're using a Quantum, Dell, or ADIC Scalar product you should check to see if the password of the GUI's 'service' account is static. If it is then there is a pretty trivial way to get into the system using the vendor's maintenance account. The one system I have access to, an i2000, has a login of service:10101100. 

Scalar i500, i2000, and i6000 Security - Service Port

Submitted by gpmidi on Mon, 12/17/2018 - 09:51

If you're using a Quantum, Dell, or ADIC Scalar product you need to make sure the 'service port' isn't remotely accessible. If it is then there is a pretty trivial way to get into the system as 'root'. The port is explicitly listed in the manual as not for "normal" use. 

tl;dr If you aren't plugging in stuff you shouldn't (per manual) then the risk isn't that bad. 

Tape Library: Initial Costs

Submitted by gpmidi on Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:50

I'm sure some of you are wondering how much this project costs...

  • 1x Scalar i2000 = $1755 + $432 shipping
  • 1x Scalar i6000 = $2,500 + $750 shipping
  • 6x Misc i2000/i6000 FC blades (2x 2Gbps, 4x 4Gbps) = $210
  • 6x FC Quad Port HBAs = $260
  • 2x Cisco DS-C9148-32P-K9 = $550
  • Misc fiber, SFPs, patch panels, etc = ~$1,500
  • 1x LTO-6 FC tape drive = $1,895

Total: ~$10,000