The Question is:
I run an Alpha 2100 5/250 which is stretched to creaking point. I intend to
replace with an Alpha ES40 - which I very much look forward to.
One supplier tells me that, although I intend to keep the A2100 for (off
line) development, testing (max 10 users) purposes and as fall back in the
event of D.R. I DO NOT need to purchase a new (unlimited user) VMS licence,
Compaq will allow me to transfe
r it across.
Another supplier tells me I WILL have to buy another license and the
trade-in value of the old one is so low it wouldn't be worth trading and
buying a small user licence.
This is delaying my decision to purchase.
I have logged with the Irish call centre, but for historic reasons do not
expect a quick feedback (not when it takes 25 minutes waiting to speak to
someone on the phone anyway!
CAN YOU ADVISE PLEASE?
The Answer is :
The OpenVMS unlimited use license is indeed "redesignatable".
Therefore, you do not need to purchase a new license for the AlphaServer ES40.
The license, however, can only be used on one system at a time.