9585rd.exe Diagnostics v1.30 23 Feb 94
F/W SCSI Adapter Firmware Upgrade 7.1
BIOS Upgrade- "F5JW15UK" If you know where it is, tell ME !
193-295 SERVER 85 433 AND 466 -- New Models
Please tell ME if you know the secret identity of one of these chips...
Can I use the Reference v 1.31 on the -xXx?
Another word for the BIOS: Once you'd put the inappropriate version of the Reference / Diags on an 85 and start for example OS/2 ... you could see really odd effects. Putting the 1.31 code from the -xNx on a -xXx result in a "speed cursor": a fast flashing icon on PM and you cannot click that fast to do anything with the machine anymore with using the mouse. You need to shutdown the beast over the keyboard. The xxx.BIO files differ - and these set the onboard timers to false base values. I had that in '92 or '93 when customers complained about inability to use their machines after "an update". They used the 1.31 "just because it was there and had a higher revision number". Without thinking and reading the DOCs as it seemed.
9585 power supply is 288 watt The 9585 DOES NOT have a side fan.
Parity / ECC in System Programs
Mixed Memory Sizes in K and N Models
The IBM SCSI-2 Fast/Wide busmaster controller is integrated on the system board. It uses the same chipset as the Fast/Wide SCSI. 40MB/s Data Streaming to MCA bus (32 bit), 20 MB/sec on SCSI bus (16 bit).
50 to 68 pin adapter
Can't Use >7 SCSI Devices
Enhanced security -- the Server 85 433 and 466 with LogicLock and new tamper-evident, locking covers, Privileged Access Password, selectable drive startup and support for optional features (such as, the new Cable Cover 4 and the Enhanced 2.88MB 3.5-inch Diskette Drive with electronic eject) provide system security exceeding C2 enabling requirements.
Remote power-on feature that allows the server to be powered-on remotely via an external modem, or from an internal timer. Remote power-off can be achieved through software control and is beneficial for running reports or printouts remotely, during off-shift periods.
Unattended start mode The Server 85 433 and 466 models can automatically restart the server after a power failure and resume normal operation, without operator intervention
Vital Product Data (VPD) enabled
for unique ID (model/submodel); Type/model/serial number; Planar serial
number; Manufacturing ID; Planar FRU number; Planar part number. A system
administrator can view from the LAN the PS/2 Server 85 models that reside
on the network, including configuration. This function can also serve
as a security measure by confirming if unauthorized servers are connected
to the network.
Problems Installing OS/2 on 9585 Computer (HERE)
From Joltin' Joe Kovacs
One of the following error messages is displayed at Diskette 1 while installing OS/2 on an IBM PS/2 9585 computer:
* OS/2 Warp: OS/2 is unable to operate your HD or diskette drive.
* OS/2 2.x: The system cannot find the file 'A:\COUNTRY.SYS'.
The diskette-drive light stays on, and pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del has no effect. The system must be turned off and then turned back on.
Note: This problem is particularly
troublesome because at the first sign of trouble during OS/2 installation,
users remark-out (REM) all unneeded drivers in the CONFIG.SYS file; for
example, BASEDEV=IBM1*.ADD. This should be a line of action because the
PS/2 9585 is a Micro Channel system. However, if the statement BASEDEV=IBM1FLPY.ADD
is remarked-out, OS/2 installation will fail with one of the above error
0Kx - 128kb L2 WB cache. 0Nx - 256kb L2 WB cache.
Both use the same cache modules as the 76/77 Lacuna planars.
Uh, Maybe Not
0Kx and 0Nx models are also:
1) Intel Pentium Overdrive upgradable (socket is 19x19 LIF)
NOTE: The CPU socket is right behind Bay #3. The original DX2-66 in my 85 had about 3/8ths of an inch of the heatsink fins milled off on the left side of the 486. If you use a POD (like me) be cautious of trying to ram a 5.25 inch drive or CD into that bay.... "It won't fit! @%#&!!! Bam! Bam! Crunch!"
Without the interposer, the POD does not tolerate any of the L2 cache modules I have, either IDT or Cypress (IBM). I had to take out the cache...The interposer looks like THIS Details how to make your own are there, too...
2) SurePath BIOS, upgradeable via "FLASH" EPROM (IBM never released an upgraded BIOS.... My ONG has BIOS 00)
3) SCSI-2 F/W adapter (Oh yeah baby! Oh, behave!)
4) capable of 256MB of systemboard RAM (I don't have any 16MB SIMMs to verify this)