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No question : remark on decserver 900

Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

No question : remark on decserver 900

I discovered today that we have decservers 900 plugged into a hub900 that receive a bad executable : that of a decserver 700 (probably someone copied the 700 exe to wweng2.sys).

After the boot the decserver works but it thinks that it is a 700. Then you do config and one day you reboot again. All config is lost.

Dangerous feature !

Other victems on this forum ?
Wim
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Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: No question : remark on decserver 900

No, but a DECserver is not a safe means for storing the configuration - in the past I have always saved the commands for setup in a separate text file.

I know that there are tools (TSM?) to capture the configuration and save it somewhere else, but I didn't have any in the 80s and 90s.
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Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: No question : remark on decserver 900

Uwe,

That is what we do : we use tsm. For some models we have scripts to unload the config into text files but not for the ds900.

1 decserver had the correct exe because it was served by an HP portable at the moment of installation.

Now I find that WWENG2.SYS is used for decserver 700 AND 900. I have 2 exe's WWENG2.SYS : 1 of 15 sep 1994 and 1 of 28 feb 2004.
Can I simply replace the wweng2 file by the new file ?

Wim
Wim
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: No question : remark on decserver 900

TSM is unsupported and freely available here
http://h18003.www1.hp.com/support/digital_networks_archive/servers/tsm/
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Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: No question : remark on decserver 900

Ian,

Are the scripts for the 900 series in it too ?
Wim
Alon Jacob
Frequent Advisor

Re: No question : remark on decserver 900

Hello Ian.

Download links inside TSM web-page are broken.
Can you say where the files are available?
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: No question : remark on decserver 900

TSM is also on freeware V6 or here
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/freeware/freeware60/tsm/
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Art Wiens
Respected Contributor

Re: No question : remark on decserver 900

The "latest" image I managed to find was from:
NAECO02022.A;1 8856 19-NOV-1997 12:27:26.00 .

The image inside it was:

WWENG2.SYS;1 3216 11-NOV-1997 12:37:19.11

It reports as:

Network Access SW V2.2 for DS900TM BL29A-52

HTH,
Art
Jon Stanley
Advisor

Re: No question : remark on decserver 900

Decserver wweng2 contains the code for both the DS900 and the DS700/DS7xx products. After saving your config, try and reset your DS900 back to factory, and reload the wweng2 image again.
-Jon
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: No question : remark on decserver 900

Jon,

No good. As said, the exe is used for both decservers. But it doesn't work on a 900. If I replace the exe, I need to be sure that the 700 model is handling the exe correctly. And that I can't test ...
The 900 has already been replaced. Same problem after replacement.

Wim
Wim
Jon Stanley
Advisor

Re: No question : remark on decserver 900

Wim, I support the DECservers and test wweng2.sys (V2.2-V3.0)on both the DS700, and 900. I use this image daily. Is your image pre-DNAS2.0?
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: No question : remark on decserver 900

Jon,

I still need to test it before putting it into prod.
Show server says 700-16 V1.1A BL45-12 LAT V5.1 ROM V4.0-0. Is your version number somewhere in it ?

Wim
Wim
Jon Stanley
Advisor

Re: No question : remark on decserver 900

Wim, No, the version and BL you are using is very old. Our last release of DNAS code was 4/2004. I believe you may have hardware issues with newer code. We require 4meg ram, in the box (show mem). --Jon
Jon Stanley
Advisor

Re: No question : remark on decserver 900

Wim, here is the output of show server from my ds900.

Network Access SW V3.0 BL00.06 for DS900TM ROM V6.3-0 Uptime: 42 04:19:06

Address:

--jON