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Decnet Phase V sample command to add a node

 
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Decnet Phase V sample command to add a node

I never learned the Phase V commands because I had no need ... I have all Phase IV in my realm. A remote site Phase V node needs to talk to some "new" Alpha's in my data center.

Could someone please give the sample command(s) to add a reference to a Phase IV node in a Phase V system? The parttime mgr at the remote site also isn't familiar with the syntax.

Many will feel tempted to tell me to RTFM ... my brain is too small to absorb info that I don't require on a day to day basis (especially on a Friday), and surely at least one person actually switched to Phase V and knows how it works. ;-)

Cheers,
Art
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Re: Decnet Phase V sample command to add a node

I normally do:

mcr DECNET_REGISTER.EXE

(And then start guessing.)

> Many will feel tempted to tell me to RTFM
> [...]

Not I. I'd tell you to tell the other guy to
do it.
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Re: Decnet Phase V sample command to add a node

Hi Art,

Yes. I also use the "$MCR DECNET_REGISTER" to add the remote node's
decnet information in the current node.

Refer the following link -
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/73final/6499/6499pro_004.html
->"5.3 Managing DECdns and Local Namespace Information with decnet_register"

>> surely at least one person actually switched to Phase V and knows
>> how it works. ;-)
No problem. Once you complete the Phase V configuration, it would be 2
people who would know it!

Good luck with the configuration.

Regards,
Murali
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Re: Decnet Phase V sample command to add a node

Would love to give you 10 points for that, but you're making me R TM FM ;-)

The section of interest is: 5.3.4 http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/73final/6499/6499pro_005.html#select_five_two

Unfortunately it doesn't give a clear example of what a Phase IV entry would be (example shown is a LocalFile add). Under "Address Towers" what is the syntax for / signifigance of "Specify one of the following transports: TP4, TP4=tsel, or NSP."? P4 = Phase IV? tsel = ?!?!

Anyone with a Phase V test box that can give me a screen shot of what it looks like for Phase IV add so I can relay those details?

Thanks,
Art
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Re: Decnet Phase V sample command to add a node

Hi Art,

>> Would love to give you 10 points for that, but you're making me R TM FM ;-)
Ahh.

>> Anyone with a Phase V test box that can give me a screen shot of what it
>> looks like for Phase IV add so I can relay those details?
I have attached the screen shots of steps to using decnet_registe to add a
remote node details. Check the attachment.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Murali
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Re: Decnet Phase V sample command to add a node

First attempt at a reply bombed ...

Ok I'll give you 10 points. I got permission from the remote admin to try the decnet_register program. Added the references ... works!

You'll have that second hat in no time! I passed this knowledge on to two folks at the other end so know at least 5 people in the world have some Decnet Phase V experience (thanks Steven ... reply back, we'll get you a few more deserved points).

Attached is a "real life" example.

Cheers,
Art
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Re: Decnet Phase V sample command to add a node

Hi Art,

>> Ok I'll give you 10 points
As you have alerady realized, Steven also deserves more points.

>> You'll have that second hat in no time!
Thank you. Through this forum, being able to help a customer is a very good
feeling indeed.

>> I passed this knowledge on to two folks at the other end
There you go, the new decnet phase V expert is speaking now!

Have a good weekend.

Regards,
Murali
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Re: Decnet Phase V sample command to add a node

ps. FYI, because it's an inline screen shot of the program executing, when the "The first six towers for "vmsta2" are:" is displayed, item 1) also says none until you enter the Address and Transport and then it updates that item.

The other "interesting" thing, this is a two node cluster, I ran decnet_register on the one node and "magically" the definitions were available on the other node. Do they share a database, or did one node inform the other to update it's config as well?

Cheers,
Art
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Re: Decnet Phase V sample command to add a node

Art,

The default local namespace is SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE]NET$LOCAL_NAME_DATABASE.DAT, so cluster common when their is a common system disk in the cluster. The file can be relocated using the logical name NET$LOCAL_NAME_DATABASE.

Bill
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Re: Decnet Phase V sample command to add a node

Ok, so they didn't stray tooo far from Phase IV where the names are in "NETNODE_REMOTE" = "SYS$SYSTEM:NETNODE_REMOTE.DAT" although by default I believe each node keeps it's own version of that.

Cheers,
Art