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.
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.
In the interest of being a good netcitizen I've removed some of my i2000 and i6000 related posts. Baring any issues I'll probably repost them on/before 2019-01-14.
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.
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.
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