The Question is:
Does alpha OpenVMS 7.2-1H1 have "prior version support"? From what I can tell
on it no longer has "standard support". If so, what does this mean (regarding
getting tech support for system crashes, etc.)?
We received a desupport notice from Oracle Corp. regarding this. We are in the
process of migrating off our alpha (which somewhat explains why we have not
upgraded our older versions of Oracle/Rdb and Oracle). I'm the DBA and not
the VMS system administ
The Answer is :
Information on Current Version Support (CVS) and on Prior Version
Support (PVS) is referenced in the OpenVMS Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ). In particular, V7.2-1H1 is quite old and hence is no longer
covered under CVS, and it is also not a PVS release. The FAQ has
a pointer to tables listing release status and support schedules.
When a release is no longer covered under CVS, and when you lack
a PVS contract and/or when the release is no longer covered by PVS,
you will have to specifically negotiate for the purchase of any
updates that might be required (if such updates are even offered
and available), or you will want to upgrade to a CVS or PVS release.
When a release is covered under CVS, and when a PVS contract is in
place for a PVS release, updates are available as part of the
existing contractual support coverage for the release.