OpenVMS is pleased to introduce a new version in the OpenVMS Version 7.2x
family, which is available now. OpenVMS Alpha V7.2-2 provides remedial fixes,
new hardware support, and system performance enhancements. This release
replaces OpenVMS Alpha V7.2-1 and V7.2-1H1. OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2-2 is the
recommended version to co-exist in mixed version clusters with OpenVMS Version
OpenVMS Version 7.3
includes major new enhancements for our OpenVMS customers.
It is recommended that customers upgrade to OpenVMS Version 7.3 to take
advantage of the significant new capabilities, but Version 7.2-2 will be
available to provide enhancements and extend support for the existing V7.2x
OpenVMS Version 7.2-2 Contents:
OpenVMS Alpha V7.2-2 contains all of the features that were available in
OpenVMS Alpha Versions 7.2-1 and 7.2-1H1, as well as the following
Increased System Performance and SMP Scaling
Improved process scheduling, faster locking operations, and a dedicated
CPU mode for locking
Designed for applications running on the new AlphaServer GS-series systems,
many of these improvements will benefit all customer applications.
Volume Shadowing Minicopy Feature
Significantly improves the performance of a full copy backup operation
Greater data availability
Support for Fibre Channel-Attached Tapes
Support of SCSI tapes and SCSI tape libraries
in an OpenVMS Cluster system with shared Fibre Channel storage
SCSI tapes and libraries are connected to the Fibre Channel by a
Fibre-to-SCSI bridge known as
the Modular Data Router (MDR).
Updated Registry Server
Support for the OpenVMS Version 7.3 Registry Server
Allows the Registry server and $REGISTRY system
service to be compatible between OpenVMS Alpha Versions 7.2-2 and 7.3.
Support for Kerberos Security Client Version 1.0 for
OpenVMS, based on MIT Kerberos Version 5 Release 1.0.5 on OpenVMS Version
Allows VMS applications to communicate and authenticate with NT5
domains and UNIX platforms
LAN ATM Adapter Support
Support for the DAPBA (HE155) and DAPCA (HE622) PCI based LAN ATM
adapters for Alpha based systems
Provide high performance PCI-to-ATM capability
OpenVMS Alpha V7.2-2 includes remedial fixes and minor
enhancements for customers in the Version 7.2x family. Remedial support will
continue on OpenVMS Alpha V7.2-1 and V7.2-1H1 through June 30, 2002. Customers
wishing to remain on the OpenVMS Alpha V7.2x family after June 30, 2002 will
need to update to OpenVMS Alpha V7.2-2.OpenVMS Alpha V7.2-2 is supported under
traditional service support through December 2002. Prior Version support will
begin on January 2003 and extend through June 30, 2004.
OpenVMS Version Alpha V7.2-2 is available now.
OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2-2 Software and Online Documentation CD-ROM