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OpenVMS VMS73_APB-V0200 Alpha V7.3 APB/BOOT ECO Summary
TITLE: OpenVMS VMS73_APB-V0200 Alpha V7.3 APB/BOOT 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:       28-JUN-2003
Modification Date:  Not Applicable
Modification Type:  New Kit
 
Copyright (c) Hewlett-Packard Company 2003.  All rights reserved.

OP/SYS:     OpenVMS Alpha 

COMPONENT:  APB/BOOT

SOURCE:     Hewlett-Packard Company

ECO INFORMATION:

     ECO Kit Name:  VMS73_APB-V0200
                    DEC-AXPVMS-VMS73_APB-V0200--4.PCSI
     ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit:  VMS73_APB-V0100
     ECO Kit Approximate Size:  5200 Blocks
     Kit Applies To:  OpenVMS Alpha V7.3 
     System/Cluster Reboot Necessary:  Yes
     Rolling Re-boot Supported:  Yes
     Installation Rating:  
                           2 - To  be  installed  by   all  customers  using
                               the  following feature(s):

                                o  Compaq Professional Workstation XP1000         
                                o  AlphaServer ES40
                                o  DE435 to DE500 systems


     Kit Dependencies:

       The following remedial kit(s), or later, must be installed BEFORE
       installation of this , or any required kit:

        o  VMS73_PCSI-V0100

        o  VMS73_UPDATE-V0100 
         
       In order to receive all the corrections listed in this
       kit, the following remedial kits, or later, should also be installed:

         None


ECO KIT SUMMARY:

An ECO kit exists for APB/BOOT on OpenVMS Alpha V7.3. This kit 
addresses the following problems: 

PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS73_APB-V0200 KIT

     o  Previous APB kit not compatible with new PCSI functionality

        The VMS73_APB-V0100 kit is not compatible with the newly
        released PCSI PRODUCT UNDO PATCH functionality.  This new PCSI
        functionality allows a user to uninstall a patch kit.  If a
        user was to install the VMS73_APB-V0100 patch kit using the
        new PROD INSTALL /SAVE_RECOVERY_DATA option and then attempted
        to uninstall the kit using the PRODUCT UNDO PATCH feature, the
        system could be left in an unbootable state.  This new
        VMS73_APB-V0200 kit re-issues the VMS73_APB-V0100 kit with
        updated installation files that allow safe removal of the kit.

        Note that this is the only change in this new APB patch kit.
        There are no new APB changes in the VMS73_APB-V0200 kit.  If
        you have already installed the VMS73_APB-V0100 patch kit,
        there is no need to install the VMS73_APB-V0200 kit.

        Images Affected: POSTUNDO.COM


PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS73_APB-V0100 KIT

     o  XP1000 workstation cannot boot as  a  satellite  node  into  a
        cluster

        The Compaq Professional Workstation XP1000 cannot  boot  as  a
        satellite  node  into  a  cluster.  Instead, they hang/timeout
        waiting for the disk server.

        Images Affected: [SYSEXE]APB.EXE



     o  Ethernet switch erroneously put in full duplex mode

        A DE602 installed in an ES40, and configured via  the  console
        as  half-duplex  mode,  will  put  an  Ethernet switch in full
        duplex mode when the switch is  configured  in  auto-negotiate
        mode.

        Images Affected: [SYSEXE]APB.EXE



     o  AlphaServer ES45 support added

        This kit  adds  boot  support  for  the  Titan  chip  set  for
        AlphaServer  ES45  for  Intel  chips 82558/82559, the DE435 to
        DE500 systems and for the DEFPA.

        Images Affected: [SYSEXE]APB.EXE


INSTALLATION NOTES:

This kit requires a system reboot.  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 VMS73_APB /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

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

                /PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V2.0


           -  De-assign the logicals assigned

        For  example,  a  sample   command   file   to   install   the
        VMS73_APB-V0200 kit would be:

          $
          $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE
          $!
          $ PROD INSTALL VMS73_APB/PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V2.0
          $!
          $ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP
          $!
          $ exit


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Files on this server are as follows:
»dec-axpvms-vms73_apb-v0200--4.README
»dec-axpvms-vms73_apb-v0200--4.CHKSUM
»dec-axpvms-vms73_apb-v0200--4.pcsi-dcx_axpexe
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