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Problems serving disks?

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The Question is:

We have a GS140 running OpenVMS 7.2-1, TCPIP 5.0A with the following patches
VMS721_FIBRECHAN-V0300 (for PCI Firbre channel card, which is installed)
We are having a problem mounting a share from
this VMS box to a WIN2000 server using "Windows services for Unix" The share
 mounts, but it takes 3 to 5 minutes to open a file on the WIN2000 server, No
 errors appear on the VMS system or the WIN2000 server. I have a couple of
 calls logged with Compaq as
 well as Microsoft. It appears that this problem started after the above
 patches were applied. I also have shares mounted on NT 4+ machines from this
 VMS box using "NFS MEASTRO" that are not having a problem.
Any ideas?

The Answer is :

  The initial assumption of the OpenVMS Wizard would be around Advanced
  Server or around the responsiveness of the local IP network, as that
  is the mechanism that serves OpenVMS disks "shares" via SMB protocols.
  This answer assumes that these disks are served from OpenVMS to the
  Windows 2000 system, of course.
  If the mount is via NFS and the OpenVMS system is the client and the
  Windows 2000 system is the server, then the OpenVMS Wizard would first
  load the current ECO of TCP/IP Services and apply that.
  Without rather more detailed research and likely access to this or an
  equivalent configuration, it is not feasible to indicate if the problem
  is related to one of these ECO kits, or if this behaviour is potentially
  caused by something other than the contents of or the application of
  these ECO kits.
  Continued work with the Compaq Customer Support Center will be the most
  appropriate course of action.

answer written or last revised on ( 20-OCT-2000 )

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