03-26-2014 07:40 AM
I have been givena task to fix the time Date booting issue on our 1 and only RX2660 Server running 8.3.1h1 VMS.
The patches are available to me to install. However I am a new system manager familiar with VMS just never had to manage the system. Everybody is retiring (except me)
So could someone point me to the correct procedure to install these patches? I know we used to FTP them from a site and then install from a non system disk;
I vaguely remember this being done and have a remote Ideas how to do this but a procedure would help. I have a spare
system to practice on so it's not like I will destroy the system.
The is a guy at HP support that sent me a website to gete the patches but we haven't heard back from him. I am able to download them to a PC so I have access (when the site is not crashing.)
I just need a procedure for confidence.
The most recent post I found was from 2006 Things could have changed since then
Sound pitiful enough??
Thanks for any help in the right direction
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03-26-2014 01:34 PM
I found an Upgrade to 8.4 that will get installed in the morning . Sounds much more sane than installing about 10 gig of patches. I guess I didn't put enough information out here. The patch database kept crashing also.
Probably a little burnt out and got this handed to me. I will be a better poster next time.
Found a bunch of info when I uncompressed the upgradeto,8.4 For the patches I kept looking for info in the docs. and I couldn't find anything. I'm not sure but I think I can copy the zip to a VMS disk and uncompress it there. I didn't know how to do this. I do now.. after reading the upgrade docs.
All may be well after all.
Weather needs to warm up that would help.
03-27-2014 08:59 AM
Unfortunately, you haven't really provided enough information or asked a specific enough question such that we can answer. Look around at other posts in this forum - a lot of people get a lot of good help when they present well thought out and documented situations and questions.
I can tell you this: VMS is not Windows. There is no "OpenVMS Update Service" that you can run and have it go get and install the patches you need.
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03-28-2014 06:37 AM
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The timebomb is a bug in 8.3.1h1 Integrity RX2660 after the system runs for 5 years then next boot asks for time and date before booting into VMS DD:MMM:YYYY
If the date is set to 2010 it will continue to boot ok. There is a patch I64_v831h1_Master_ECO_List
Then there was the dependencies I won't list that many here due to the vast number of them. Didn't want to load that many patches at once. THis system has never been patched out even messed with since installation 5 years ago.
So I read somewhere on another forum that Upgrading to 8.4 would also fix thisproblem. Top explain why this is so important , This system never needs booting;however from time to time if there are issues in the night ( We are running large machinery) Sometimes someone Like a general technician will boot the system out of desperation.the only way we have to enter the date is through the ILO Which they have no Idea how to get to it or use it. We don't have room for a serial console, So when the boot it they use terminal session procedure. Then they wake my boss up wheo can be really cranky the next day and b_ _ ch me out because it didn't autoboot.
I am not a VMS guru You may have noticed, I am stuck doing many things I have minor knowledge of.
Yesterday I fired up a spare system loaded a image to it from the running machine and upgraded it. Much easier than trying to patch it.
As for the rest of your questions and comments I have chosen to ignore them due to the snide geeky remaks you keep making I don't have time for that.
I would say thanks but we got off on the wrong foot and you have not been that nice a person so farewell for now. I am leaving here to spend the summer in France and probably won't be on here anymore.
You should seek counseling aboutr your anger issues. I'm pretty sure you would not have said those things at least in the manner you did hiding behind a monitor to my face
Joke is over