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OpenVMS Upgrade Paths?

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The Question is:

I recently resurrected my Alpha 1000a and it still runs like a champ.  I
 recently purchased an Alpha DS10 and would like to cluster these machines to
 test different storage scenerio's for SAN architect studies.  Understanding
 that I have to update the fir
mware to run 7.3 on the AXP1000, I was wondering if I could use my original
 system disk image and upgrade it to be the "shared" system disk in my cluster.
  To go from 6.2 to 7.3 I would assume this would not be a "direct" upgrade and
 was wondering how man
y iterations my 6.2 system disk would have to be upgraded to get to current 7.3
 (6.2 to 7.0 to 7.1 to 7.2 to 7.3 or can I skip a few of these?)  I understand
 that my layered products are a whole different set of issues.

The Answer is :

  Please read the installation and upgrade documentation, and please read
  the OpenVMS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).  The OpenVMS FAQ has, in
  particular, a list of the common upgrade sequences.

answer written or last revised on ( 6-JAN-2003 )

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