The Question is:
At one of our customer sites 2 ALPHA stations (1 with V6.2 and the other one
with V7.2) are connected by switches from the customer (3com4300 to Extreme
Sumit 5i). the Alpha's are connected to the 3com4300 that is being connected
the the Extreme Sumit 5i;
after this a 3com4300 is connected again, were 3 DECSERVER500 are connected
to. (1 to V7.2 and 2 to V6.2)
Approx. 1 in 2 weeks suddenly the connection is lost for LAT-protocol from both
the Alpha's to the Terminal servers, and a few minutes after that the
connection is established again. The TSM software is downloaded at that time
again automatically to the T
-Can the LAT protocol be blocked sometimes by the third party switches?
-What is the best settings for those switches with respect to 10Mb Full/half
Duplex and Autonegotiation enabled/disabled?
-Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance and best regards.
The Answer is :
Yes, of course, either accidently or though explicit settings, or due
to bugs in any of the many hardware and software components involved,
the settings depends on the controller and the switch, though most
any supported ten Mbps network controller is half-duplex,
You will want to acquire formal networking support assistance, as this
problem does not appear to have been isolated to OpenVMS itself and as
the network environment is a non-trivial mix of third-party components.
Confirm firmware is appropriate and current, and confirm that all of the
mandatory OpenVMS ECOs and any non-mandatory ECOs specific to networking
or LAT have been installed.