VMS732_LAN-V0500 and LAN failover - VMS

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  1. VMS732_LAN-V0500 and LAN failover

    The documentation for the VMS732_LAN-V0500 patch is missing a crucial
    instruction: if you are using the LAN failover feature, the LANCP
    device database must be converted (MC LANCP CONVERT DEVICE) after
    installing the patch.

    If this isn't done, the LL devices will be configured but not active
    after the system is rebooted. LANCP does not generate any warnings
    that the database requires conversion unless you attempt to modify an
    entry; the SHOW DEV command functions normally.

    Also, be aware that the information about the state of the failover
    set (which physical devices are included and which is active) has been
    moved from SHOW DEV LLA/CHAR to SHOW DEV LLA/INT.

    A case has been opened with HP and escalated to Engineering.

    Jerry

  2. Re: VMS732_LAN-V0500 and LAN failover

    On May 8, 7:28*am, Jerry Eckert wrote:
    > The documentation for the VMS732_LAN-V0500 patch is missing a crucial
    > instruction: if you are using the LAN failover feature, the LANCP
    > device database must be converted (MC LANCP CONVERT DEVICE) after
    > installing the patch.
    >
    > If this isn't done, the LL devices will be configured but not active
    > after the system is rebooted. LANCP does not generate any warnings
    > that the database requires conversion unless you attempt to modify an
    > entry; the SHOW DEV command functions normally.
    >
    > Also, be aware that the information about the state of the failover
    > set (which physical devices are included and which is active) has been
    > moved from SHOW DEV LLA/CHAR to SHOW DEV LLA/INT.
    >
    > A case has been opened with HP and escalated to Engineering.
    >
    > Jerry


    Thanks for the heads up Jerry.

    The LAN-v5 patch was re-issued on 5/6/08 after the original issue date
    of 5/5/08 and the reason given was a doc. fix. I just checked and the
    LANCP CONVERT DEVICE you mentioned was NOT in the 5/6/08 release
    notes. Good catch. No, very good catch.

    Dave...

  3. Re: VMS732_LAN-V0500 and LAN failover

    In article <99c8d9c3-683f-41fa-a508-e81dee721b3b@i76g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>, Jerry Eckert writes:
    >The documentation for the VMS732_LAN-V0500 patch is missing a crucial
    >instruction: if you are using the LAN failover feature, the LANCP
    >device database must be converted (MC LANCP CONVERT DEVICE) after
    >installing the patch.
    >
    >If this isn't done, the LL devices will be configured but not active
    >after the system is rebooted. LANCP does not generate any warnings
    >that the database requires conversion unless you attempt to modify an
    >entry; the SHOW DEV command functions normally.


    Same problems as with an upgrade to VMS V8...

    >A case has been opened with HP and escalated to Engineering.


    For the VMS V8 release notes/installation instructions too late I'm afraid

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