The Question is:
I could not locate anywhere an exhaustive list of values for the following
command, run on all known DEC/Compaq/HP servers and workstations supported by
$ write sys$output f$getsyi("HW_NAME"), " ", f$getsyi("HW_MODEL")
Is there such a list?
Would HP please publish it?
FWIW, I already tried to join $ALPHADEF and $VAXDEF from OpenVMS V7.3-1 Alpha
and VAX systems...
This is far from sufficient, since all model constants are not commented with
hardware names, some hardware names are mis-spelled in the available comments,
and lots of newer Alpha systems hardware model constants are missing, up to
the date of release of
The Answer is :
If you wish to know which systems are supported by OpenVMS, please
see the OpenVMS Software Product Description (SPD). Pointers to the
SPD and to the OpenVMS minimum-version requirements documentation are
both available in the OpenVMS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.
As for the HW_NAME and HW_MODEL codes, these are returned to OpenVMS
from the SRM console -- OpenVMS itself does not maintain a list of
these codes, and does not attempt to use these SMM codes to enforce
support. (OpenVMS does use these codes to locate platform-specific
You will want to move away from SMM codes, as OpenVMS I64 systems do
not have the concept of a unique SMM code for each system model; the
EFI console and the platform specification do not provide for it.
There is some work that may appear in a release after the OpenVMS V8.1
release, and specifically containing an updated $ALPHADEF module.
Related discussions include (8566), (598), (6171), (6521), (7287),
(8577), (8960) and likely other topics.