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Update: V5.5-2 vs V5.5-2H4

The Question is:

    I want to upgrade my Vax3140 to a Vax3196.  I know that I am running
    OpenVMS 5.5-2, but I am told that the 3196 requires V5.5-2H4.  How can
    I tell if I have that modification level of the Operating System
    software?  Is there a SHOW command that can do it? A command procedure
    to execute within sys$update or sys$system?  Not obvious is that
    upgrading to 6.1 or 6.2 would be a major hassle due to the Application.
    Some maintenance would be a minor hassle, and no maintenance would be

The Answer is:

    Use the SHOW SYSTEM command:

    $ show system
    VAX/VMS V5.5-2  on node ...

    VAX/VMS V5.5-2H4  on node ...

    You must upgrade your 3100-40 to V5.5-2H4 *before* upgrading the
    hardware. It's not a big deal, maybe a hour or two's work total.
    You should receive V5.5-2H4 media (both upgrade and remastered kits)
    with the hardware upgrade kit.