HP provides two levels of support for mixed-version
and mixed-architecture OpenVMS Cluster systems: warranted support
and migration support.
Warranted support means that HP has fully qualified
two specified versions coexisting in an OpenVMS Cluster and will address
all problems identified by customers using these configurations.
Migration support means that HP has qualified
the versions for use together in configurations that are migrating
in a staged fashion to a newer version of OpenVMS. Problem reports
submitted against these configurations will be answered by HP. However,
in exceptional cases, HP may request that you move to a warranted
configuration as part of the solution. Migration support helps customers
move to warranted OpenVMS Cluster pairs.
Warranted support combinations with OpenVMS Integrity servers
Version 8.4 and OpenVMS Alpha Version 8.4 are shown in Table 5-2.
Table 5-2 Warranted Cluster Support with OpenVMS Version 8.4
|Operating system||Warranted in combination with|
OpenVMS Alpha Version 8.4
servers Version 8.4
OpenVMS Integrity servers Version 8.4
OpenVMS Integrity servers
OpenVMS Alpha Version 8.4
Additional warranted combinations are included in the following
list. This list does not show same platform and version combinations.
OpenVMS systems of the same platform and version are always warranted.
OpenVMS Alpha V8.3 and OpenVMS Integrity servers V8.3
OpenVMS Alpha V8.2 and OpenVMS Integrity servers V8.2-1
OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-2 and OpenVMS Integrity servers
OpenVMS Alpha V8.2 and OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-2
OpenVMS VAX V7.3 and any version of OpenVMS Alpha,
V7.3-2 and later
OpenVMS VAX systems are not supported
with OpenVMS Integrity server systems in the same cluster.
Table 5-3 shows the supported migration pairings.
Table 5-3 Supported Migration Pairing with Version 8.4 OpenVMS Alpha
or Integrity servers
with either of these migrating to OpenVMS Integrity servers Version 8.4||Supported with either of these migrating to OpenVMS Alpha Version 8.4|
OpenVMS Integrity servers Version 8.3-1H1
OpenVMS Integrity servers Version 8.3
servers Version 8.2-1
OpenVMS Alpha Version
OpenVMS Alpha Version 8.2
For information about valid upgrade paths, see Section 4.3.1.
For more information, see the OpenVMS Technical
Software Support Service website at:
In addition, see the following website for the
OpenVMS Operating System Support Chart at:
Before introducing an OpenVMS Version 8.4 system
into an existing OpenVMS Cluster, you might need to install certain
patch kits (also known as remedial kits) on cluster members running
earlier versions of OpenVMS. In a mixed-architecture cluster, you
need to install an LMF patch on any OpenVMS Version 7.3-2 Alpha members.
For a complete list of required patch kits, see the HP
OpenVMS Version 8.4 Release Notes.
For information about supporting the Performance
Data Collector base software (TDC_RT) in OpenVMS Clusters, see Section 188.8.131.52.