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DECServer 500 config

 
Leo Magsisi
Occasional Advisor

DECServer 500 config

PLS HELP!

I'm new to DECServer 500 print server and I need to re-configure it to boot from a new server. What will I do??? Pls. help!


Live Long and Prosper
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David B Sneddon
Honored Contributor

Re: DECServer 500 config

Leo,

There will be a load file for the DEcserver somewhere
on the current system. You need to move that to
the corresponding directory on the new system.
You may then need to configure the DECserver as
a MOP client or use LANCP.
Since you don't say what your current load server
is or what the new one is, it is difficult to
give precise instructions.
VMS versions? DECnet versions?

Regards
Dave
Leo Magsisi
Occasional Advisor

Re: DECServer 500 config

We are currently using VMS 7.1 (using vax 3180 and 3190)and we are moving to VMS 7.3(AlphaServer es40).

Thanks!
Live Long and Prosper
David B Sneddon
Honored Contributor

Re: DECServer 500 config

Leo,

The load file is likely to be in MOM$LOAD and be
called something.SYS
You need to identify this file and copy it to the
Alpha.
Depending on what version of DECnet you are using
on the VAX you may be able do just do a cut and
paste of the contents of
SYS$MANAGER:NET$MOP_CLIENT_STARTUP.NCL
onto the Alpha (assuming you have enabled MOP on
the Alpha).

Dave
Leo Magsisi
Occasional Advisor

Re: DECServer 500 config

Dave,

Thanks for the info.

I found the .sys file in the vax machine. But I can't find the net$mop_client_startup.ncl in the Alpha server.

Leo
Live Long and Prosper
David B Sneddon
Honored Contributor

Re: DECServer 500 config

Leo,

You will need to use

@SYS$MANAGER:NET$CONFIGURE ADVANCED

and select the option to configure MOP.

(Assuming DECnet-Plus)

Dave
Leo Magsisi
Occasional Advisor

Re: DECServer 500 config

Dave,

There's no NET$CONFIGURE ADVANCED, but there's a NET$CONFIGURE.COM, when I run it, it asks me: Enter the directory services to use on the system{DECDns,Local,Domain].

Tnx again...
Live Long and Prosper
David B Sneddon
Honored Contributor

Re: DECServer 500 config

Leo,

That was

@SYS$MANAGER:NET$CONFIGURE

and pass it a parameter of ADVANCED.

From the response you got I assume that
DECnet is *not* configured? Is DECnet IV
running or is it not configured at all?

Dave
Leo Magsisi
Occasional Advisor

Re: DECServer 500 config

Dave,

DECNet IV is not configured at all...
What'll i do?

Leo
Live Long and Prosper
David B Sneddon
Honored Contributor

Re: DECServer 500 config

leo,

Since DECnet is not configured I will assume that
you won't be using it.

In that case use LANCP.

$ MCR LANCP

HELP DEFINE will give you details of how to add
a node to the database.

Dave.
Leo Magsisi
Occasional Advisor

Re: DECServer 500 config

Thanks Dave. I will try this out.
Many Thanks!

Leo
Live Long and Prosper
Antoniov.
Honored Contributor

Re: DECServer 500 config

Hi,
on VAX search in MOM$LOAD: every file *.SYS; perhaps I've seen MNENG%.SYS as usual decserver image.
Because you are using Decnet IV you must configure on new ES40 the service as follows:
$ MC NCP
NCP>DEF CIRC SERVICE ENABLE
NCP>SET CIRC SERVICE ENABLE
where is your circuit name; if you don't know it type
$ MC NCP SHOW KNOW CIRC
The real trouble is image name; if you have some DecSerevr 500 working, I guess you can enter as console into it and read image name; I don't know this type of terminal server so I can't help you how make this operation.
I presumed Decnet IV is already active; if is not true you need configure decnet using
$ @SYS$MANAGER:NETCONFIG
or else if you have to repeat configuration:
$ @SYS$UPDATE:NETCONFIG_UPDATE

Regards
Antonio Vigliotti

Antonio Maria Vigliotti
Leo Magsisi
Occasional Advisor

Re: DECServer 500 config

Thanks Antonio,

I will try this out..


Leo
Live Long and Prosper
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: DECServer 500 config

configure either DECnet or LANCP not both.
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