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Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Boot alpha from XP box

Hello
Is there any known problem with booting alpha server from XP box (10000)?
OS should be 8.2 alpha (with all patches) and it should be cluster.
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
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Peter Zeiszler
Trusted Contributor

Re: Boot alpha from XP box

Is the XP box you are referring to the XP SAN array or is that something else?

Bill Hall
Honored Contributor
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Re: Boot alpha from XP box

Vladimir,

We moved three clusters to an XP1024 while running VMS 7.3-1. We are currently running 8.2.

The only "issue" on the alpha is with wwidmgr. You can't use the -quickset option to set up your boot devices with the XP. You have to do the setup manually with -set port and -set wwid commands. This is documented in the WWIDMGR User's Manual that is downloadable from the AlphaServer Firmware web site.

Bill
Bill Hall
Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: Boot alpha from XP box

Peter, it is XP10000 SAN array.
Bill, thanks a lot! I know it is supported but there are allways "issues" that may not be documented. It is good to know there are no problems with that combination.
Anyway, if someone else knows any issue, please post.
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster