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SRM Console and PALcode Firmware Versions?

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The Question is:

How I can see BIOS version my Alpha without reboot ( with command OpenVMS) ?

The Answer is :

  The OpenVMS Wizard will assume this is a request for the SRM
  PALcode and OpenVMS console versions, and not for the version
  of the AlphaBIOS firmware.  If this assumption holds, one of
  the most common OpenVMS commands used to display both the SRM
  PALcode and the SRM console version is embedded within the
  ANALYZE command:
  On sufficiently recent OpenVMS Alpha versions, the SHOW CPU/FULL
  DCL command can also be used to display the PALcode version.
  (Though not the SRM console version.)
  The PALcode and the SRM console are packaged together within each
  particular firmware distribution, while the version numbers associated
  with the PALcode, the SRM console and the firmware distribution should
  not be confused.
  For information on the current firmware and on acquiring the console
  firmware, please see the pointers in OpenVMS FAQ.   The firmware
  distribution release notes will list the PALcode and SRM console
  versions contained within the kit for use on each Alpha platform.
  The OpenVMS release documentation will generally provide the required
  minimum firmware version.
  Other firmware-related discussions are available.  Please see topics
  (1890), (2683) and (8169), and likely others.

answer written or last revised on ( 24-NOV-2003 )

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