> On Fri, 27 Jun 2003 12:33:23 -0700, "My old account"
> >I have a single (not clustered) DS20E Alpha running Open VMS 7.2-1.
> >I want to upgrade to Open VMS 7.2-2 which is required for CSWS 1.3.
> >Are there any concerns that I should be aware of before I begin?
> >I don't run DECnet. I use TCP/IP.
> >After the upgrade do I have to reinstall every layered product?
> >Thanks for your advice.
> If you're running a fully patched 7.2-1 then there's very little
> difference between taht and 7.2-2. My understanding is that 7.2-2 is
> just a roll together of patches into a stable release.
No not quite correct. When 7.2-1 fell off support, patches were only
built for 7.2-2. Check out the release dates of patches for 7.2-1
against 7.2-2, you'll see far more current patches for 7.2-2.
Quote:> There are Patches out for 7.2-2, so consider also installing them
> There should be no reason to upgrade existing versions of DECNet,
> TCP/IP etc., the main advantage is that you can use some of the newer
7.2-2 is to allow the 7.2, 7.2-H variants to upgrade to a stable point
without needing software requalification. There should be no need to
change or upgrade any layered products.
In the 7.2 (- X) tree, this is a free-of-charge upgrade, providing you
either had rights to, or purchase the system with the base licence while
7.2 was current, then you have the right to move to 7.2-2 (media may be
7.2-2 goes off support at the end of this year (PVS sustained
Regards, Nic Clews a.k.a. Mr. CP Charges, CSC Computer Sciences
nclews at csc dot com