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Creating an OpenVMS Cluster?

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The Question is:

We are having one Alpha 2100 system running OpenVMS 6.2-1H3. It has got 2
HSZ40 controllers in the redundant mode. We are having another Alpha 2100
system which is having OSF/1. But we want to have the OpenVMS on this system
(which is having OSF/1 right n
ow and doesn't have any HSZ or any other RAID controller) and make a OpenVMS
cluster of these two systems.
Now the question is what hardware(HSZ40 controllers, SCSI
controllers/cables), software an Licensing we need to have to perform this
task and what will be the brief procedure to create a cluster?

The Answer is :

  The OpenVMS Installation and Upgrade Manual and the OpenVMS Cluster
  Systems Manual will be of interest here -- the former describes how
  to install OpenVMS and what licenses are usually expected (minimally),
  while the latter manual includes a description of adding a new node
  to an existing OpenVMS Cluster -- either as a satellite node, or as
  a node with a local system disk, or as a node sharing a system disk
  with other OpenVMS Cluster member nodes.
  (The OpenVMS Wizard is not aware of any way to distill this
  documentation sufficiently for inclusion here, as there exists a large
  number of permutations and configuration options involved in the creation
  of an OpenVMS Cluster environment -- the documentation provides you
  with the necessary information and with details of the various choices
  available to you.)

answer written or last revised on ( 17-JAN-2000 )

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