SpycerBox Cell document and notes

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Switching sessions (for command line)

SpycerBox Cell boots into a Kiosk mode in Linux, and opens SAN Remo by default.  To switch to command line, use Ctrl+Alt+F? key to switch to different screen sessions, function key F2 and up are command line, F1 is the Kiosk (SAN Remo) session.


Factory root password decoder

The root password is unique for each SpycerBox Cell, use the Windows tool PGen.exe to get the root password.  

Service agents can access PGen.exe here.

You will need to enter the serial number of the SpycerBox Cell.

If you change the root password, you should also change the maxView password, see below.


Change maxView login password

To change maxView Storage Manager's login credentials after changing the root username/password.

# cd /usr/StorMan
# ./changecredentials.sh

Start maxView Storage Manager and login with the new credentials. 



Disable Kiosk mode

Disabling Kiosk mode turns on full GUI desktop access.

Usage: /usr/local/bin/sbcell_set-kioskmode.sh enable|disable


Initiator / Target Mode Masking

Using CLI

Update the bit map entry according.


in file


If the atto_target_mode_mask parameter is commented out with a # in front, the ports of the ATTO FC card will work in both directions (target & initiator) at the same time.

QLogic FC switches can't cope with this and therefore you need to force the ports to either target or initiator mode by setting atto_target_mode_mask to 0x00000003 for target mode only. This is a 32 bit bitmask where each bit represents one FC port. If the bit is set, the port is working in target mode, if the bit is cleared, the port is working in initiator mode.


I wanted to calculate some other hexidecimal masks.  I use binary to represent as it's easier to visualize. With a four port card, appears that only the last 4 bits are relevant to this mask.

Here's what I calculated:

The example value of 0x00000003 is for a 4-port card with 2 ports in initiator mode and 2 ports in target mode.

Hex: Binary: 
0x00000003 = 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0011 
0x00000007 = 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0111 
0x0000000F = 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 1111 


Adaptec max View Storage Manager


Mask Meta LUN from presenting on Fibre Channel

Update /etc/init.d/scst.init

Find the entry shown in line 102 below, make a copy of it and comment it out with a # in the front, then remove the "meta" reference as shown in line 103.

102 #declare -r DISK_LABEL_REGEX="("data")|("meta")"
103 declare -r DISK_LABEL_REGEX="("data")"


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