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HP-UX v3 on a rp2470?

 
Jesse Dougherty
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HP-UX v3 on a rp2470?

The official HP-UX HP matrix states that the RP7405, RP7410, & RP8400 servers will support HP-UX 11i v3, they are all PA-RISC 8700 boxes. The same HP matrix says that the RP2470 running PA-RISC 8700 CPUs will not support HP-UX 11i v3.

My question is, unofficially is the RP2470 capable of running 11i v3?

Jesse
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Torsten.
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Re: HP-UX v3 on a rp2470?

Hi,

I guess this box cannot run 11.31, because the unsupported servers are based on the same chipset - this is the "predecessor" of the chipset used in the supported servers you mentioned. It seems the bits for this chipset are not included ...
Of course you can try ...

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Mike Shilladay
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Re: HP-UX v3 on a rp2470?

Hi Jesse,

The "Official" line does not mean to say it will not work. Using a similar case, we had a G50 running hp-ux 11.11 , and the manual said "not supported". I guess it gives HP a reason not to help support it.

Guess the best idea is as Torsten suggests, try it - you have got nothing to lose except the time taken to load it.

regards,

Mike.
Stan Sieler
Respected Contributor

Re: HP-UX v3 on a rp2470?

One initial test says: no.

I observed someone trying to load 11i v3 on
an rp2470. It did the pdc relocation,
then displayed: DoCalllist done
and then seemed to hang.

Stan
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Torsten.
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Re: HP-UX v3 on a rp2470?

So unsupported here means not working ...

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Stan Sieler
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Re: HP-UX v3 on a rp2470?

Re: "unsupported here means not working".

Yeah, which differs from the usual meaning
of "we didn't test it, or we did but don't
want to tell you because we want you to
upgrade".

In this case, one has to assume that HP
knows it won't work because they had to
exert effort to remove code from the OS to
prevent it from working ... to "encourage"
users to upgrade. When they do that,
they really should document that it doesn't
work, not merely that it isn't supported.

I.e., treat it as openly as the 9000/834,
where they deliberately removed graphic
head support from the kernel ... but
rather than saying "unsupported" they
documented that it wouldn't work.
Torsten.
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Re: HP-UX v3 on a rp2470?

I guess at least for the author it means the same.


Read Rick's post about "work" and "supported" here:

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1047731

;-)

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Stan Sieler
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Re: HP-UX v3 on a rp2470?

I always enjoy Rick's posts, and the above
is no exception.

The problem here is that the question probably falls into the first of the following two "unsupported" categories Rick didn't list:

Unsupported, known within HP to not work, but not documented to the public.

Unsupported, known within HP to work, but not documented to the public.

:)