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IRISŪ HIPPI Administrator's Guide
(document number: 007-2229-006  /  published: 1999-06-17)   additional info | download

This guide describes network administration for the SGI High- Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI) network product. It contains chapters on configuring, maintaining, and monitoring the interface, as well as a chapter describing the HIPPI protocol.

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   Front Matter
 - Introduction
       Support for Upper Layer Applications
       Style Conventions
       Product Support
       Obtaining Updated or Paper-copy Versions of This Document
 - Chapter 1. What is HIPPI?
     - Introduction to the HIPPI Protocol
           HIPPI Terminology
           How HIPPI Works
           Connection Control
           Packet and Flow Control
         - HIPPI MAC-Level Routing
               Logical Addressing
               Source Addressing
         + IP Address Resolution with HARP
           HARP Broadcast Emulation
     - The Protocol
           The I-field
           The FP Header
           The Signals
     - HIPPI Configurations
           Basic HIPPI Configurations
           HIPPI Fabric Configurations
       The HIPPI Standards and Documentation
     - Implementation Details for IRIS HIPPI
         - How HIPPI Ports Are Assigned to IP Interfaces
               On CHALLENGE and Onyx Platforms
               On Origin and Onyx2 Platforms
           Site Cabling
           Application Programming Interface
         + Handling of HIPPI Protocol for HIPPI-LE
 - Chapter 2. Configuring IRIS HIPPI
     - Overview of Configuration Steps
           IRIS HIPPI Without IP Support
           IRIS HIPPI With IP Support
       Checking If IRIS HIPPI Software Has Been Installed
     - /var/sysgen/system/*.sm Files
           Including or Excluding IP Support
           Including or Excluding HARP Functionality
           Including or Excluding Bypass Functionality
       /var/sysgen/master.d/hippi File
       /var/sysgen/master.d/if_hip File
       /var/sysgen/master.d/harp File
       /var/sysgen/master.d/hippibp File
       /var/sysgen/master.d/hps File
     - /usr/etc/ifhip.conf File
           Guidelines for Selecting a HARP Server
           ifhip.conf File Syntax
           Mapping ifhip.conf Addresses with Switch Ports
           Using Multiple HARP Servers
     - /usr/etc/hippi.imap File
           I-Field Templates
     - Editing IP Configuration Files
           Enable IP Networking
           /etc/config/netif.options File
           /etc/hosts File
           /etc/config/ifconfig-#.options File
       Building a New or Reconfigured Driver Into the Operating System
       List of All Configurable Items
 + Chapter 3. Maintaining, Monitoring, Verifying, and Troubleshooting IRIS HIPPI
 + Chapter 4. IRIS HIPPI Error Messages

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