The Question is:
I am trying to consolidate an old vax cluster of a Microvax 3900 as sys0 and 2
Vaxstation 3100's onto a single vaxstation 3100 as 1 node cluster. The system
has been restored/built from tape, but the vax-vms license will only allow
console access with ins
ufficient licenses. The licenses were sufficient before, how do I get around
The system needs to remain usable for 8 more months as we migrate it, but the
3900 is on deaths doorstep.
The Answer is :
The OpenVMS Base Operating System license (VAX-VMS) agreement does not
allow transfer between arbitrary systems. For VAX/VMS systems of V5.3
vintage, the license types accepted by MicroVAX systems and VAXstation
systems were entirely different, and therefore technically, as well as
legally incompatible. See the Activity Table Code on the PAK certificate
and compare with the output of SHOW LICENSE/UNIT_REQUIREMENTS.
If you do not have a valid base operating system license for your
VAXstation, Please contact your local Compaq customer support centre or
your sales partner to negotiate terms for licensing your replacement
system for the duration of your planned migration.