Kitz Forum

Chat => Tech Chat => Topic started by: burakkucat on March 17, 2017, 11:59:19 PM

Title: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on March 17, 2017, 11:59:19 PM
Does anyone have (access to) a copy of the (user) manual for an Adva FSP150CP that they could share, please? An electronic copy, PDF format, would be perfectly usable.

The label, affixed to the rear of the device, tantalisingly states  "Please read the manual provided."

As all my searches, to date, have ended in failure, I turn to fellow Kitizens in the hope that someone may be able to assist.
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: WWWombat on March 18, 2017, 01:37:29 AM
Been buying some ex-EAD kit?

I can't help directly, but can offer some reading material in the meantime...

This document shows a bit more of the family:
http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/TEL/fnc/datasheets/FSP150ds.pdf

I get the impression that the 150CP has ended up being replaced by some variant of the 150CC, and they appear to do very similar jobs ... but a few alternative connectors.
And I did find a manual for the 150CCf-825:
http://medusa.noanet.net/bin/CCf825_INST_OPS%20R1%5B1%5D.2.pdf

There is also a Quick Start guide on scribd, but it needs you to join...
https://www.scribd.com/document/253218471/Manual-ADVA-FSP-150CC-825
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on March 18, 2017, 05:40:05 PM
Been buying some ex-EAD kit?

Indeed! (At a cost of 0-99, plus delivery to local Argos, who wouldn't?)  :D

[youtube]YxiyXbjoTSA[/youtube]


If the video is paused at the following times -- 2m 16s, 2m 45s, 3m 00s - 3m 24s, 4m 56s & 7m 02s -- interesting images will be seen.

Quote
I can't help directly, but can offer some reading material in the meantime...

This document shows a bit more of the family:
http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/TEL/fnc/datasheets/FSP150ds.pdf

I get the impression that the 150CP has ended up being replaced by some variant of the 150CC, and they appear to do very similar jobs ... but a few alternative connectors.
And I did find a manual for the 150CCf-825:
http://medusa.noanet.net/bin/CCf825_INST_OPS%20R1%5B1%5D.2.pdf

There is also a Quick Start guide on scribd, but it needs you to join...
https://www.scribd.com/document/253218471/Manual-ADVA-FSP-150CC-825

Thank you for those links. From my research, it appears that the FSP150CP is an Adva special for the BT Group.

My current quest is to discover the credentials required for access via the Management Serial port and, subsequently, how to modify the existing configuration.

With a "null modem" cable from the FSP150CP's serial port to my laptop computer, I invoke screen -L -U /dev/ttyS0 57600 and then power-on the device.

Code: [Select]

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image
Configuring FPGA
Interrogating EEPROM
Clearing SDRAM
Initialising forwarding engine
Initialising CPLD
Initialising H/W devices
Initialising clock
Initialising LM80
Testing LEDs
Initialising traffic management
Initialising PHYs
Initialising packet interface

System Compiled Aug  4 2008 16:21:53



FSP150 v2.6.1.6

Login    : admin
Password : *****
Login incorrect

Login    :

It is almost a reflex reaction to enter admin/admin at a login/password prompt pairing.  ;)

I have tried all variants that I can think of, based on the information printed on the label shown in the second of the two images, attached to my earlier post, and also the handwritten Circuit No & SNEID from the other front panel label.
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: WWWombat on March 19, 2017, 01:31:30 PM
That's certainly some interesting kit to play with. I saw that video (or one like it) quite recently.

As it happens, I also found this page when I was looking:
http://www.rainsbrook.co.uk/wiki/doku.php/rb/adva-fsp150

That shows the default user/password, and a way to reset the box back to the default. Still the wrong box, though.
User: Root
Passwd: ChgMeNOW

This doc (on scribd) has more info for the CC box too:
https://www.scribd.com/document/204701537/Adva-Training-FSP-150CC-GE20x-R4-x-Course-2-Administration

As luck would have it, the visible pages happen to confirm 3 userid to try:
User: root
User: netadmin
User: user
Passwd: ChgMeNOW
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: WWWombat on March 19, 2017, 01:55:29 PM
My current quest is ...

I should ask ... do they provide a working link right now? Or do you need to get to the console to get it working?
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on March 20, 2017, 12:01:59 AM
I should ask ... do they provide a working link right now? Or do you need to get to the console to get it working?

Absolutely nothing from the Gigabit Ethernet port . . .  :(

I had come across that rainsbrook.co.uk page and nothing shown there is relevant.

I have also tried powering the device on whilst the space-bar of the management terminal is held depressed but it does not interrupt the boot process.

Using covaro1 as the user name and covaro#1 as the password is also a negative.

With the average domestic CPE it is just the case of applying one's favourite opened out paper clip into the relevant orifice (or in my case a scrap, cheapo, meter probe that serves no other use other than to reset devices). With a Watchfront Firebrick it is just a case of linking together two of the Ethernet ports before powering up the device. So to my mind there must be some way of resetting the FSP150CP back to a default configuration with default login credentials. Hence my desire to ". . . read the manual provided."

Quote
That's certainly some interesting kit to play with.

I have some ideas "in mind" and I will share my thoughts, in due course.

Quote
This doc (on scribd) has more info for the CC box too:
https://www.scribd.com/document/204701537/Adva-Training-FSP-150CC-GE20x-R4-x-Course-2-Administration

As luck would have it, the visible pages happen to confirm 3 userid to try:
User: root
User: netadmin
User: user
Passwd: ChgMeNOW

Thank you for that link. I'll give those credentials a try . . .
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on March 20, 2017, 12:31:35 AM
And here is the result --

Code: [Select]
Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image
Configuring FPGA
Interrogating EEPROM
Clearing SDRAM
Initialising forwarding engine
Initialising CPLD
Initialising H/W devices
Initialising clock
Initialising LM80
Testing LEDs
Initialising traffic management
Initialising PHYs
Initialising packet interface

System Compiled Aug  4 2008 16:21:53



FSP150 v2.6.1.6

Login    : covaro1
Password : ******** <--- Using "covaro#1"
Login incorrect

Login    : root
Password : ******** <--- Using "ChgMeNOW"
Login incorrect

Login    : netadmin
Password : ******** <--- Using "ChgMeNOW"
Login incorrect

Login    : user
Password : ******** <--- Using "ChgMeNOW"
Login incorrect

Login    : reset
Password : ******** <--- Using "ChgMeNOW"
Login incorrect

Login    : help
Password : **** <--- Using "help"
Login incorrect

Login    : I would like to do so but you do not permit my access!
Password : ******** <--- Using "ChgMeNOW"
Login incorrect

Login    : Login
Password : ******** <--- Using "Password"
Login incorrect

Login    :
Booting ... <--- Powering on the device with the Escape key held depressed on the management terminal.

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image
Configuring FPGA
Interrogating EEPROM
Clearing SDRAM
Initialising forwarding engine
Initialising CPLD
Initialising H/W devices
Initialising clock
Initialising LM80
Testing LEDs
Initialising traffic management
Initialising PHYs
Initialising packet interface

System Compiled Aug  4 2008 16:21:53



FSP150 v2.6.1.6

Login    :
Password :
Login    :
Booting ... <--- Powering on the device with <Ctrl>-C held depressed on the management terminal.

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image
Configuring FPGA
Interrogating EEPROM
Clearing SDRAM
Initialising forwarding engine
Initialising CPLD
Initialising H/W devices
Initialising clock
Initialising LM80
Testing LEDs
Initialising traffic management
Initialising PHYs
Initialising packet interface

System Compiled Aug  4 2008 16:21:53



FSP150 v2.6.1.6

Login    :
Password :
Login    :

  :(
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: licquorice on March 20, 2017, 08:59:32 AM
It's a long time ago since the last time I played with ADVA kit, I thought I might still have some documents lurking in a dark corner of my HDD but I can't find any. Not sure how you are connecting them together but with some kit (can't remember if ADVA was one) unless you have an input at the 'A' end there will be no output at the 'B' end.
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on March 20, 2017, 07:32:13 PM
It's a long time ago since the last time I played with ADVA kit, I thought I might still have some documents lurking in a dark corner of my HDD but I can't find any.

Thank you for looking, it is appreciated.

Quote
Not sure how you are connecting them together but with some kit (can't remember if ADVA was one) unless you have an input at the 'A' end there will be no output at the 'B' end.

At present, it is just an attempt to access the configuration of the device and not to send Ethernet frames from one end of an optical link to t'other.
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: licquorice on March 21, 2017, 04:04:00 PM
Have found another login to try   
Username: ppp      Password: ChgMeNOW
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on March 21, 2017, 07:14:41 PM
Username: ppp      Password: ChgMeNOW

Thank you.

It has occurred to me that there is a distinct possibility that a previous administrator of the device has done as directed and the password is no longer "ChgMeNOW"!  ::)  :-X

Testing the latest suggestion --

Code: [Select]

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image
Configuring FPGA
Interrogating EEPROM
Clearing SDRAM
Initialising forwarding engine
Initialising CPLD
Initialising H/W devices
Initialising clock
Initialising LM80
Testing LEDs
Initialising traffic management
Initialising PHYs
Initialising packet interface

System Compiled Aug  4 2008 16:21:53



FSP150 v2.6.1.6

Login    : ppp
Password : ******** <--- Using "ChgMeNOW"
Login incorrect

Login    : Bah
Password : ******* <--- Using "Humbug!"
Login incorrect

Login    :
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: licquorice on March 21, 2017, 07:19:06 PM
There is a distinct possibility a change of password is forced on first login.  :(
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: licquorice on March 21, 2017, 07:38:34 PM
Have you tried booting with the space key held down on the terminal to invoke a rescue image which may have default login credentials? See page 231 of http://medusa.noanet.net/bin/CCf825_INST_OPS%20R1%5B1%5D.2.pdf posted earlier.
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on March 21, 2017, 09:48:01 PM
Hmm . . . That seems familiar. :hmm:

Ah yes, in Reply #5 (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,19514.msg344572.html#msg344572)  --

I have also tried powering the device on whilst the space-bar of the management terminal is held depressed but it does not interrupt the boot process.

  :)
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: licquorice on March 21, 2017, 10:06:58 PM
Missed that, saw all the other key presses but didn't spot space bar.  :-[
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on March 21, 2017, 10:15:09 PM
No worries.  :)

Perhaps later this week, when Black Sheep needs to visit the exchange at Little Mucking By the Marsh, he might come across a printed copy of the manual (without front & rear covers) and with the name Arnold P. Higginbottom written on the first page. (Arnold, who retired 4 years ago, can still be remembered at the exchange due to his pipe regularly ejecting clinker wherever he went . . . )
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on March 22, 2017, 10:37:49 PM
If I am not mistaken, here is the "big brother" that featured in the Openreach video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxiyXbjoTSA&t) --

Adva FSP150CM (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192060359499)

"Buy it now" at 48-99 plus 6-99 delivery.
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on March 22, 2017, 11:34:25 PM
In one of those "not thinking about it" moments I had an idea.

Supposing the SFP optical transceiver was removed from the "Network" A interface position and then the FSP150CP was powered on. Would it then go into configuration mode, automagically?  :-\

The answer is no.  :no:  :(
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: WWWombat on March 23, 2017, 03:11:49 PM
If I am not mistaken, here is the "big brother"

An expensive way to find out that the space bar doesn't work there either.

Have you thought about going back to the seller, and asking?  :angel:
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: WWWombat on March 23, 2017, 03:25:38 PM
Looking back at my original posts, I also note that "root" comes capitalised in one place. Did you try both styles?

Another thing also occurred to me....
a) This might be a BT special, where the boot process has been deliberately made unhackable
b) The Openreach video (and other documents) suggests that the management port gets connected to a DSL router.

The latter provides an out-of-band back-channel to manage the router ... suggesting that BT might have always remained in control of the router ... therefore setting the password themselves. It might not be an unchanged password at all.

This might need a brute-force password tool.
PM on way...
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on March 23, 2017, 05:58:30 PM
Have you thought about going back to the seller, and asking?  :angel:

The vendor was not the last user and did not have ". . . the manual provided."

Looking back at my original posts, I also note that "root" comes capitalised in one place. Did you try both styles?

Yes, indeed.

Quote
Another thing also occurred to me....
a) This might be a BT special, where the boot process has been deliberately made unhackable
b) The Openreach video (and other documents) suggests that the management port gets connected to a DSL router.

We have had similar thoughts.

Looking carefully, and critically, at that Openreach video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxiyXbjoTSA&t) we can see that two minor variants of the FSP150CP are shown . . . one with just a DE9 male socket for the serial management interface (visible at 2m 14s, for example) and another that has the DE9 male socket for the serial management interface, also two RJ45 sockets (one a serial console port, the second an Ethernet LAN management port). (Visible at 3m 23s, for example.)

Quote
The latter provides an out-of-band back-channel to manage the router ... suggesting that BT might have always remained in control of the router ... therefore setting the password themselves. It might not be an unchanged password at all.

This might need a brute-force password tool.
PM on way...

Thank you.  :)

My feeling is sight of the relevant Adva manual would be helpful.

[Edited to change the incorrect DB9 to the correct DE9, in two places.]
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: WWWombat on March 24, 2017, 01:09:11 AM
If you plug the access port into a switch, can you figure out an IP address, and see if it has a management console on port 80?
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on March 24, 2017, 01:56:42 AM
If you plug the access port into a switch, can you figure out an IP address, and see if it has a management console on port 80?

I shall have to try that . . . Thank you for the suggestion.

My initial attempt to gain access was to connect the Ethernet port of my laptop computer directly to the access port with a standard patch cable. Electrically, nothing registered and so I was unable to "up" the laptop's Ethernet port.

Perhaps I could use one of the spare modem/routers that are stashed in "The Grotto" as a convenient four-port switch with an internal DHCP server. Hmm . . .

[Digression. If it proves possible to configure and thus re-purpose these Adva devices, I can see one immediate use-case with Weaver on the Isle of Skye. A short while ago we were discussing the method of extending his LAN to some outbuildings and came to the conclusion that a fibre-optic link would be the most appropriate method.]
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on March 24, 2017, 04:55:24 PM
Not possessing a switch (neither managed nor unmanaged) I decided to make use of a NetGear DG834Gv5.

The DG834G was (already) configured to use the 192.168.1.254 IPv4 address and its DHCP server hands out addresses in the range 64 - 253.

With a the Ethernet Access port (the user's side) of the FSP150CP connected to the LAN1 port of the DG834G with a standard Ethernet patch cable, a computer was likewise connected to the LAN3 port of the DG834G.

The DG834G, the computer and finally the FSP150CP were powered up (in the order mentioned). The well-recognised power-on boot-sequence of the FSP150CP was displayed via the Serial Management interface and the Login prompt appeared.

The computer had obtained the 192.168.1.64 IPv4 address from the DG834G's DHCP server. From the computer's CLI an nmap scan was performed --

nmap -n 192.168.0.0/16

Upon completion, the scan just showed the presence of the computer (at 192.168.1.64) and the DG834G (at 192.168.1.254). Not being able to remember the other private IPv4 address blocks, the experiment was terminated.

Having now checked, I see that the three private IPv4 address blocks are --

10.0.0.0/8
172.16.0.0/12
192.168.0.0/16


And when checking in "The Grotto", I found a Watchfont WF1740 FireBrick 105. So further experiments will be performed, later.
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: licquorice on March 24, 2017, 05:27:49 PM
The Ethernet port would normally be connected to the internal comms network (DCN) in order for it to be remotely managed by an element manager, it it is highly likely to have an adress in the 10.0.0.0/8 subnet. Without an element manager, I'm not sure what, if anything, you will be able to achieve on the interface. The local craft terminal access should still be available to use in cases of comms failure but it would appear that changing the default username and password is a one-way street.
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on March 24, 2017, 05:58:30 PM
Another one of those sudden thoughts has just occurred . . .

The Serial Management port is a 9 pin connector (correctly DE-9 not DB-9 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-subminiature)) of which only three are apparently being used --
Would the strapping of pins 1, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 be the "magic" required to interrupt the boot sequence and, thus, be a way to reset the FSP150CP to its default configuration?  :-\

Another experiment is duly planned.
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on April 25, 2017, 12:33:30 AM
With regards to ". . . the manual provided", I have seen hints that such documentation is actually provided as PDF file(s) on a CD-ROM.

An example of something similar to what I seek is shown in the image, below. (Fresh, un-licked, kitteh biscuits are available to whosoever can share a copy of the CD-ROM that bears the legend "FSP 150CP Product Line . . .".  ;)  )
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: jammydodger31 on June 14, 2017, 02:47:23 PM
Did you have any luck digging up the manual for this device? I'm in the same position as you, no matter what I try I cannot log onto it. Apparently ADVA have an agreement with BT that they will not distribute the documentation without BT's consent  :(
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on June 14, 2017, 05:43:31 PM
Welcome to the Kitz forum. :)

Did you have any luck digging up the manual for this device?

No. I've not been able to track down a copy.  :no:

Quote
Apparently ADVA have an agreement with BT that they will not distribute the documentation without BT's consent  :(

That is interesting. But not too surprising . . . knowing the modus operandi of Beattie Bellman . However it rubbishes Adva's claim to being a "green company", one who does everything to ensure that all of its products are reused or recycled once the equipment's original use purpose is no longer required.  :-\  :-X
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on September 25, 2017, 10:54:47 PM
Earlier today I received a note enclosing the URL to an image (http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/drQAAOSwXLpZx5c1/s-l1600.jpg) on eBay. When downloaded, trimmed, enhanced and viewed at its natural resolution some interesting information can be seen.
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on September 28, 2017, 07:12:47 PM
From the image (http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/drQAAOSwXLpZx5c1/s-l1600.jpg), mentioned in the previous post, here are my observations --

The ADVA logo in the bottom left hand corner discloses it to be a document originating from Adva Optical Networking and is part of a "FSP 150CPMR EAD 10/100/1000 Installation Guide". ["EAD" is an Openreach abbreviation for "Ethernet Access Direct".]

The two ends of the fibre optical link are designated as a "Local A End" and as a "Remote B End".

There are two power variants, either dual AC (mains supply) or dual DC supply, for each end. The relevant "BT Order Codes" are:
The difference between the A and B End devices is that the former just has a male DE-9 serial interface for device management whereas the latter has a male DE-9 serial interface and two 8P8C (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modular_connector#8P8C) modular sockets, the former of which appears to be an Ethernet interface and the latter of which appears to be serial console interface, for device management.

[After many months of eBay viewing (https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2315708.m570.l1313.TR1.TRC0.A0.H0.XAdva+FSP150CP.TRS0&_nkw=Adva+FSP150CP&_sacat=0) I have seen that the FBT-ORNT-11-B device is most predominately available (prices ranging from 0-10 to 52-50), with the occasional appearance of the FBT-ORNT-11-A device. No FBT-ORNT-13-{A|B} devices have ever been seen.]

As for the details of the SFP (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_form-factor_pluggable_transceiver) optical transceivers the image (http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/drQAAOSwXLpZx5c1/s-l1600.jpg) is not clear enough to read all the information, verbatim. However possessing a transceiver, as used for the main link at a B End device, and alignment with that which can be read allows me to state that the "BT Order Codes" are:
I am just about able to see that the network fibre is singlemode (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transverse_mode), 9/125um, bi-directional operation. With regards to the optical fibre connectors, we have agreed [in an earlier thread (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,18964.msg337878/topicseen.html)] that they are SC (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_fiber_connector) [possibly SC/UPC].

The other information at the right hand side, including the table in the bottom corner, cannot be reliably read.
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: WWWombat on September 29, 2017, 08:52:36 AM
That's about what I got out of it. No passwords, though...

Interesting choice to reverse optics for the backup link.
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on September 29, 2017, 06:16:42 PM
Interesting choice to reverse optics for the backup link.

Looking again at my local copy, trimmed and enhanced, of the image (http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/drQAAOSwXLpZx5c1/s-l1600.jpg) I see that the fourth paragraph, on the right hand side, has the heading "Resilient Installations (network ports A and B)". Typing it out, in full, that paragraph reads --

4. Fit the first pair of SFP modules as detailed in steps 1-3 above.
5. For the second pair of optics, fit the longer wavelength SFP module in
local chassis network port B and the shorter wavelength SFP module in
remote chassis network port B.
Note: This will help prevent the network fibres in network ports A and B
being crossed over between the local and remote ends.
6. Connect the BT network fibres directly to the SFP module as shown.


At its first reading, I was puzzled.  ???  I then questioned what I had read.  :-\  Finally I understood.   :)
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: WWWombat on September 30, 2017, 12:42:37 AM
My first thought on reading it was that it wouldn't work if opposite ends used differing frequencies ... before I realised they just weren't being very clear.

For anyone still confused: when a single fibre is used in bidirectional mode, then an SFP uses two wavelengths, one as transmit, one as receive. At the far end, a different type of SFP is used which transmits & receives the other way around.

The fibre I have played with is the stuff used in LAN switches, so always comes as pairs of unidirectional fibres instead. I sometimes need a kick in the head to remember it can work other ways
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on October 09, 2017, 12:04:15 AM
With a very sharp blade, the "GUARANTEE VOID IF SEAL BROKEN" label was slit across at the junction of the lid and the base of the casing.

Six torq and ten cross-head screws were then removed and the lid was lifted off.

A small amount of dust was blown out of the fans.

The PCB was scrutinised for anything interesting. An overview photograph was taken, a copy of which is attached, below. (It was impossible to position the camera directly over the mid-point of the unit, so the image is not truly rectilinear. If anyone would be able and willing to manipulate the original image via, say, GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program (https://www.gimp.org/)) or similar then please let me know.)

The first item of interest was the button cell, towards the near left-hand corner of the PCB. With aid of a magnifying glass, it was seen to be marked 3V. Usage of a DVM showed it to be supplying a very healthy 3.04V.

From a careful examination, it was seen that the PCB could be populated with various other components and was, thus, a multi-purpose basis for other members of the "FSP 150" family.

A small component was seen towards the rear right-hand corner which looked "interesting".  ;)  It was worth a close-up photograph, also attached below, and one of the DMM probes was used as a pointer to the component. It is a push button . . . and it deserved a push (or two).

The FSP150CP was linked to a computer via a standard null-modem cable, a logging screen session was invoked by a "screen -L -U /dev/ttyS0 57600" command and the the FSP150CP was powered up. The usual boot-up sequence was observed and once the familiar "Login    :" line was seen, the button was pushed. The FSP150CP promptly rebooted. Here is the screenlog of that experiment --

Code: [Select]
Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image
Configuring FPGA
Interrogating EEPROM
Clearing SDRAM
Initialising forwarding engine
Initialising CPLD
Initialising H/W devices
Initialising clock
Initialising LM80
Testing LEDs
Initialising traffic management
Initialising PHYs
Initialising packet interface

System Compiled Aug  4 2008 16:21:53



FSP150 v2.6.1.6

Login    :

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image
Interrogating EEPROM
Initialising forwarding engine
Initialising CPLD
Initialising H/W devices
Initialising clock
Initialising LM80
Testing LEDs
Initialising traffic management
Initialising PHYs
Initialising packet interface

System Compiled Aug  4 2008 16:21:53



FSP150 v2.6.1.6

Login    :

Not particularly interesting.  :(

That screenlog file was split into two and an sdiff was performed upon the two halves --

Code: [Select]
Booting ... Booting ...

HW is 0006 HW is 0006
Verifying flash image Verifying flash image
Configuring FPGA       <
Interrogating EEPROM Interrogating EEPROM
Clearing SDRAM       <
Initialising forwarding engine Initialising forwarding engine
Initialising CPLD Initialising CPLD
Initialising H/W devices Initialising H/W devices
Initialising clock Initialising clock
Initialising LM80 Initialising LM80
Testing LEDs Testing LEDs
Initialising traffic management Initialising traffic management
Initialising PHYs Initialising PHYs
Initialising packet interface Initialising packet interface

System Compiled Aug  4 2008 16:21:53 System Compiled Aug  4 2008 16:21:53



FSP150 v2.6.1.6 FSP150 v2.6.1.6

Login    : Login    :

A difference can now be seen. The boot sequence, as a result of the button push, omits two steps that are performed upon a power-on (cold) boot -- "Configuring FPGA" and "Clearing SDRAM".  :hmm:

FPGA  - Field Programmable Gate Array (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field-programmable_gate_array).
SDRAM - Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchronous_dynamic_random-access_memory).

A second "button push" experiment was then performed. Another logging screen session was invoked. With the FSP150CP un-powered, the button was pressed & held depressed and then the FSP150CP was powered up. After the passage of time taken by a normal, cold, boot the button was released. Examination of the screenlog file showed that the device just cyclically re-booted --

Code: [Select]
Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image

Booting ...

HW is 0006
Verifying flash image
Configuring FPGA
Interrogating EEPROM
Clearing SDRAM
Initialising forwarding engine
Initialising CPLD
Initialising H/W devices
Initialising clock
Initialising LM80
Testing LEDs
Initialising traffic management
Initialising PHYs
Initialising packet interface

System Compiled Aug  4 2008 16:21:53



FSP150 v2.6.1.6

Login    :

Not very interesting -- or useful.  :(
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: lesyork on July 19, 2020, 05:12:11 PM
Did you ever manage to get into one of these?
Title: Re: Adva FSP150CP Manual Required
Post by: burakkucat on July 19, 2020, 06:37:38 PM
Did you ever manage to get into one of these?

No.  :no: