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Planning Guide

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Contents (summary)
Preface Preface
Chapter 1 Preplanning: Understanding the Transition Process
Chapter 2 Planning the Transition
Chapter 3 Performing Transition Tasks
Chapter 4 Creating NSAP Addresses
Chapter 5 DECdns, Local Namespace, and DECdts Concepts
Chapter 6 Naming Guidelines
Chapter 7 Basic DECdns Namespace Planning for DECnet-Plus
Chapter 8 Advanced DECdns Namespace Planning
Chapter 9 DECdns Namespace Design Example
Chapter 10 Preparing for DECdts


Preface Preface
Chapter 1
1 Preplanning: Understanding the Transition Process
     1.1     Transition Defined
         1.1.1         Why Make the Transition to DECnet-Plus?
         1.1.2         How Long Does Transition Take?
         1.1.3         What Is the Transition Environment?
         1.1.4         When Do DECnet-Plus Features Become Available?
         1.1.5         When Does Transition End?
     1.2     Transition Features
     1.3     Addressing
         1.3.1         Phase IV Addressing and OSI Addressing: A Comparison
         1.3.2         Advantages of Using OSI Addresses That Are Also Phase IV Compatible
         1.3.3         Advantages of Using Extended Addressing
         1.3.4         Advantages of Using Multihoming
         1.3.5         Autoconfiguration of Addresses
     1.4     Routing
         1.4.1         Interdomain Routing
         1.4.2         Level 2 Routing Between Phase IV and Phase V Areas
         1.4.3         Multivendor Routers
     1.5     Name Services and Time Service Considerations
         1.5.1         The Local Namespace
         1.5.2         The Name Service Search Path
         1.5.3         Name Service and Time Service Interdependencies
         1.5.4         Mapping Node Names to Addresses
     1.6     OpenVMS Cluster Systems (OpenVMS Only)
     1.7     DECnet Phase IV Applications
         1.7.1         DECnet for OpenVMS Phase IV Applications (OpenVMS Only)
         1.7.2         DECnet-ULTRIX Phase IV Applications (DIGITAL UNIX Only)
     1.8     Network Management
         1.8.1         Managing a Mixture of Phase V and Phase IV Nodes
         1.8.2         Network Management Protocols and Constraints
                Phase IV Protocols in User Applications (OpenVMS Only)
         1.8.3         Managing Multivendor OSI-Compliant Systems
     1.9     Noncompatibility with Pre-Phase IV Systems
     1.10     Products That Do Not Migrate to DECnet Phase V
Chapter 2
2 Planning the Transition
     2.1     Step 1: Document the Current Network Configuration
     2.2     Step 2: Determine Your Transition Strategy
         2.2.1         If the Network Is Not Moving Entirely to the DECnet-Plus Environment
         2.2.2         If the Network Is Moving Entirely to the DECnet-Plus Environment
     2.3     Step 3: Develop a New Network Configuration
         2.3.1         Planning the New Network Configuration
                Single Extended-Area LANs
                End-System-Only LAN Configurations
                Multicircuit End-System Configurations
         2.3.2         Including Multivendor Systems in the Network
         2.3.3         Using the Inactive Network Layer Protocol
         2.3.4         Planning Addressing
                Do You Need a Unique IDP for Your Network?
                Do You Need Extended OSI Addresses?
                Considerations for a Network with DECnet Phase V Areas
         2.3.5         Planning Routing
     2.4     Step 4: Plan for Your Name Services and the DECdts Time Service
         2.4.1         Choosing DECdns and DECdts Servers
         2.4.2         Creating Multiple Namespaces
         2.4.3         Preparing a DNS Version 1 Namespace for Use By DECnet-Plus
     2.5     Step 5: Choose the First End System to Migrate
Chapter 3
3 Performing Transition Tasks
     3.1     Tools: Network Management, Node-Name Management, and Transition
     3.2     Immediate Tasks
         3.2.1         IDP Planning
         3.2.2         Using a Local Namespace: Migrating the Network
         3.2.3         Using a Distributed Namespace: Migrating the First End Node
                If the Network Does Not Have a Namespace
                If the Network Has a DNS Version 1 Namespace
         3.2.4         Using a Distributed Namespace: Migrating Subsequent End Nodes
                Registering a New System
                Registering a System You Migrated from Phase IV to DECnet-Plus
                Registering a System You Changed from DECnet-Plus to Phase IV
         3.2.5         Migrating OpenVMS Cluster Nodes (OpenVMS Only)
         3.2.6         Migrating Local Area Networks
         3.2.7         Configuring a DECnet-Plus End System in a Multivendor OSI Network
     3.3     Additional Tasks
         3.3.1         Converting the Phase IV Object Database with the OBJTONCL Utility (DIGITAL UNIX Only)
         3.3.2         Converting the Phase IV Proxy File (DIGITAL UNIX Only)
         3.3.3         Converting the MOP Database (DIGITAL UNIX Only)
         3.3.4         Becoming Familiar with NCL Commands, Network Management Modules, and Network Management Tasks
     3.4     Optional Tasks
         3.4.1         Adjusting Buffer Sizes During Transition
         3.4.2         Changing the Network's IDP and preDSP
Chapter 4
4 Creating NSAP Addresses
     4.1     IDP Values
     4.2     DSP Values
     4.3     NSAP Entry and Display Formats
     4.4     Converting Phase IV Addresses to NSAPs
     4.5     Converting NSAPs to Phase IV Addresses
     4.6     Forms of the NSAP Displayed by NCL
     4.7     How to Obtain a Unique IDP and PreDSP
         4.7.1         For a Private Network (AFI 49)
         4.7.2         Allocation Authority for Single-Country Organizations (AFI 39)
         4.7.3         Allocation Authority for International Organizations (AFI 47)
         4.7.4         Using an X.25 Data Network Address for the IDI (AFIs 37 and 53)
         4.7.5         Using a Telex Number for the IDI (AFIs 41 and 55)
         4.7.6         Using a Telephone Number for the IDI (AFIs 43 and 57)
         4.7.7         Using an ISDN Number for the IDI (AFIs 45 and 59)
     4.8     Example: NSAP Fields
     4.9     Example: Using Values Allocated by ANSI

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