The Question is:
I want to upgrade a 5.* cluster to 7.3 and inrtoduce a two HSG80 Raid to
replace the SW300-RAID any tips
The Answer is :
The reference to "5.*" implies the use of OpenVMS VAX systems, so
this is both a software and a hardware upgrade.
The OpenVMS Wizard would encourage reading the new features and the
release notes for intervening OpenVMS versions, as well as reading
the documentation associated with the new Alpha hardware.
If you were to upgrade your existing systems to a rather more recent
version of OpenVMS VAX, you could then cluster with the new OpenVMS
Alpha systems. This approach can potentially make the migration from
VAX to Alpha rather easier -- you can share access to the same disks,
use the same usernames and passwords, etc.
You will also want to look at the documentation specific to moving
from a VAX system to an Alpha system in the archived portion of the
OpenVMS documentation set at:
And among other manuals, specifically at the following:
Migrating an Application from OpenVMS VAX to OpenVMS Alpha
Migrating to an OpenVMS Alpha System: Planning for Migration
Migrating to an OpenVMS Alpha System: Recompiling and Relinking Applications