The Question is:
1. Based on HP suggestion (Case 4111869RE from the HP call handling
system), we are planning to upgrade the existing UCX version to TCP IP 5.0A
ECO 03 on NRC001/NRC002 servers.
Present version details on NRC001/NRC002:
(DIGITAL TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Alpha Version V4.2 - ECO 1 on a Alpha
Server 4100 5/400 4MB running OpenVMS V7.1-2)
a) There are few applications running on NRCE server (DIGITAL TCP/IP Services
for OpenVMS VAX Version V4.2 on a MicroVAX 3100-95 running OpenVMS V6.2)
Which is having virtual TCP/IP services on NRC001/NRC002. Is it necessary to
upgrade TCP/IP services on NRCE?
b) Is there any impact for Oracle database, applications or any known problems
for upgrading TCP/IP services on NRC001/NRC002, which are running on
2. CA Unicenter Job Scheduler is running on all the servers. Due to official
reason we are planning to install the upgrade version on each server. Digital
Archive/backup system (ABS) and Digital SLS (Media Device Management System)
is running on each syst
em, which is basically server and client version. The above software’s
are working successfully based on external CA Job Scheduler. I would like to
confirm, if we install the new job scheduler on each system do we need to
reinstall the ABS and MDMS
The Answer is :
Based on the OpenVMS Wizard's opinion, your OpenVMS Alpha and
TCP/IP Services versions are both exceedingly dated, and the
OpenVMS Wizard would upgrade (well) past V7.1-2 and V5.0A;
these are both comparatively old, and neither is presently
available with Current Version nor Prior Version Support.
No new ECOs are available for these releases, for instance.
CA and Oracle questions are and must be addressed by the CA
and Oracle support teams, Wizards, or other representatives.
(The OpenVMS Wizard is not a third-party product wizard, and
not particularly familiar with these or other packages.)
Reinstallation requirements for packages are comparatively
rare, please check the documentation for the third-party
products for details and specific requirements. (There
are cases when product reinstallation can be useful, such as
language installation kits extracting the latest OpenVMS
symbols and structure definitions for the particular OpenVMS
For HP OpenVMS products, the Software Rollout Report (swroll;
please see the OpenVMS FAQ) as the required minimum layered
product versions for specific OpenVMS versions.
Please do apply the available mandatory ECO kit(s) for the
OpenVMS and TCP/IP Services release, as well.
The biggest mistakes usually involve forgetting to read
the installation and upgrade documentation materials and
the release notes, and forgetting to perform the requisite
system BACKUP operations. (The OpenVMS Wizard often prefers
to perform both a pre-upgrade and a post-upgrade BACKUP,
but requirements and upgrade windows can and do vary.)
If you wish to (re)discuss this or other cases or requirements,
please contact the customer support center; additional details
and context can be useful, and services can be offered to
assist you with the preparation for and the performance of
the OpenVMS upgrade.