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OpenVMS VMS731_CPU2608-V0100 Alpha V7.3-1 ECO Summary
TITLE: OpenVMS VMS731_CPU2608-V0100 Alpha V7.3-1 ECO Summary
 
NOTE:  An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored
       on the Internet in a self-expanding compressed file.
 
       For OpenVMS savesets, the name of the compressed saveset
       file will be kit_name.a-dcx_vaxexe for OpenVMS VAX or
       kit_name.a-dcx_axpexe for OpenVMS Alpha. Once the OpenVMS
       saveset is copied to your system, expand the compressed
       saveset by typing RUN kitname.dcx_vaxexe or kitname.dcx_alpexe.
 
       For PCSI files, once the PCSI file is copied to your system,
       rename the PCSI file to kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe or
       kitname.pcsi-dcx_vaxexe, then it can be expanded by typing
       RUN kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe or kitname.pcsi-dcx_vaxexe.  The
       resultant file will be the PCSI installation file which can be
       used to install the ECO.
 


New Kit Date:       12-AUG-2003
Modification Date:  NONE
Modification Type:  NEW KIT


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     warranty  statements  accompanying  such  products.  Nothing herein
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OP/SYS:     OpenVMS Alpha

COMPONENT:  CPU2608

SOURCE:     Hewlett-Packard Company

ECO INFORMATION:

     ECO Kit Name:  VMS731_CPU2608-V0100
                    DEC-AXPVMS-VMS731_CPU2608-V0100--4.PCSI
     ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit:  NONE
     ECO Kit Approximate Size:  541 Blocks
     Kit Applies To:  OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1
     System/Cluster Reboot Necessary:  YES
     Rolling Re-boot Supported:  YES
     Installation Rating: INSTALL_2
     
     Rating 2

     To be installed by all customers using the following feature(s):

      -  DS25

     This installation rating, based upon current  CLD  information,  is
     provided  to  serve as a guide to which customers should apply this
     remedial kit.   (Reference  attached  Disclaimer  of  Warranty  and
     Limitation of Liability Statement)
     
     Kit Dependencies:

       The following remedial kit(s) must be installed BEFORE
       installation of this kit:

           o VMS731_PCSI-V0100
 
           o VMS731_UPDATE-V0100

       In order to receive all the corrections listed in this
       kit, the following remedial kits should also be installed:

         None


ECO KIT SUMMARY:

An ECO kit exists for CPU2608 on OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1.  This kit addresses the 
following problems: 


NEW FUNCTIONALITY INTRODUCED IN THE VMS731_CPU2608-V0100 KIT

     o  Handling of critical environmental errors on DS25 and  future,
        similar DS systems.

	The change introduces a new image,
        SYS$SMHANDLER_SLAVE_2608.EXE, which handles critical
        environmental errors on DS25 and future, similar DS platforms.
        All of the failure conditions handled by this image are
        detected by system firmware, which will power off the system
        to prevent damage.  This change provides for controlled
        shutdown of OpenVMS before the system is powered off.

        For DS25 systems, OpenVMS shutdown is initiated if the system
        door remains open for 5 minutes or more.  Previous behavior
        did not provide for controlled shutdown in this case.

        Images Affected:  [SYSEXE]SYS$SMHANDLER_SLAVE_2608.EXE

PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN THIS KIT

New problems addressed in the VMS731_CPU2608-V0100 kit

     O  Open Door causes thermal override system crash

        For DS25 systems, if the door was left open too long
        (more than 5 minutes) a thermal override would occur and
        the system would crash with no indication of why.  With
        this change, the system will inform the user of the door
        open error and initiate a normal shutdown.

        Images Affected: [SYS$LDR]SYS$CPU_ROUTINES_2608.EXE

     
INSTALLATION NOTES:

Reboot Required.  HP strongly recommends that a reboot is performed
immediately after kit installation to avoid system instability.

If you have other nodes in your OpenVMS cluster, they must also  be
rebooted  in  order  to make use of the new image(s).  If it is not
possible or convenient to reboot the entire cluster at this time, a
rolling re-boot may be performed.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Install this kit with the POLYCENTER Software installation utility
by logging into the SYSTEM account, and typing the following at the
DCL prompt:

    PRODUCT INSTALL VMS731_CPU2608 /SOURCE=[location of Kit]

The kit location may be a tape drive, CD, or a disk directory that
contains the kit.

Additional help on installing PCSI kits can be found by typing
    HELP PRODUCT INSTALL at the system prompt


Special Installation Instructions:

     o  Scripting of Answers to Installation Questions

        During installation, this kit will ask and require user
        response to several questions.  If you wish to automate the
        installation of this kit and avoid having to provide responses
        to these questions, you must create a DCL command procedure
        that includes the following definitions and commands:

           -  $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE

           -  $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT TRUE

           -  Add the following qualifiers to the PRODUCT INSTALL
              command and add that command to the DCL procedure.

                /PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V1.0


           -  De-assign the logicals assigned

        For example, a sample command file to install the
        VMS731_CPU2608-V0100 kit would be:

          $
          $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE
          $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT TRUE
          $!
          $ PROD INSTALL VMS731_CPU2608/PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V1.0
          $!
          {Deassign Example}...
          $!
          $ exit


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