The Question is:
We are having a cluster of 2 AlphaServer 1000A 4/266. These are having one
system disk. Also, we are having HSZ40 with the firmware V3.1Z4. We are
upgrading to OpenVMS V7.1-2. Will this HSZ40 firmware be supported by OpenVMS
V7.1-2? Also, what is the mini
mum SRM version is supported? Do I need to run the upgrade on both systems or
only on one system?
Please guide me in the matter...
Thanks and Regards..
The Answer is :
The SRM version information and a variety of other prerequisites and
upgrade-related details are included in the appropriate OpenVMS upgrade
and installation guide, part of the OpenVMS documentation set. The
current version of this manual is online at the OpenVMS website.
Please contact your field service organization for the current
HSZ firmware -- OpenVMS is generally not particularly sensitive
to most storage controller firmware, thus the general recommendation
is to run the most current controller firmware.
With multiple system disks, you can perform a rolling upgrade. With
the current configuration with one system disk, both systems must be
shut down for the duration of the OpenVMS upgrade. When the upgrade
is completed on one of the systems sharing the system disk, a few steps
will be performed when each of the other systems sharing the system disk
next bootstrap, and these steps will complete the upgrade in the context
of each of the other systems. For details of upgrading this and other
OpenVMS Cluster configurations, please see the OpenVMS upgrade and
In addition to skimming the upgrade documentation, the OpenVMS Wizard
also strongly recommends a quick review of the new features manual, as
well as the release notes.