The Question is:
I am trying to create a disaster-recovery CD-ROM with a copy of VMS V6.2 on it.
So far I can make a bootable one, but cannot make one that provides MOP
service of ISL_SVAX_062 using an infoserver 100.
I have tried to create ISL_SCRIPT.ESS using existing CDs as a model,
but it does not seem to work. For example
USE MOP [SYSEXE]ISL_LVAX_062.SYS /PAR=ISL_LVAX_062 "VMS V6.2 ISL support"
(all on one line). The file is there and is contiguous.
Are there instructions for doing this, or can the Wizard provide us with some?
The Answer is :
InfoServer is no longer supported, of course.
The use of LVAX implies a large VAX system.
The usual course is to set up a MOP partition, and load OpenVMS
onto (into) it and in response to a request, the InfoServer will
look for a partition with a matching name.
The ISL_SCRIPT.ESS is associated with the following auto-mount-like
ISL MOP Enhancements
InfoServer Software Version 2.1 includes new functions to
aid users of Initial System Load (ISL) compact discs. The
InfoServer system locates MOP downline load files on the
compact disc and copies them into temporary MOP partitions
on the InfoServer-formatted read/write disk. These MOP
partitions exist as long as the ISL compact disc is present
on the InfoServer system. When the ISL compact disc is
removed, the temporary MOP partitions are deleted.
The new functions provide two benefits. The first is
improved performance. Because MOP files are located more
quickly on an InfoServer-formatted read/write disk than on
an ISL compact disc, downline loads are faster.
The second benefit is enhanced problem diagnosis. Because
the InfoServer system cannot perform a DIRECTORY of
MOP files located on an ODS-2 formatted compact disc,
the system manager cannot determine which MOP files are
present. InfoServer software now automatically copies the
MOP files to InfoServer partitions, so that the system
manager can enter the InfoServer SHOW PARTITIONS command to
display the special MOP paritions, which are flagged as MOP
and TEMPORARY. When the ISL compact disc is removed, the
partitions are deleted automatically.