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Author How share disk for cluster use ? VMS or Tru64 V5

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Posted on March 18 2010 14:58
I want to start 2 instances VMS FreeAxp on the same disk but on SYS0 for ALPHA1 and SYS1 for ALPHA2, the start of ALPHA1 is OK but ALPHA2 fail after test e6
I think it's share disk pb
How share a disk on FreeAxp ? or is it possible ?
We cannot modify cfg manualy and nochoice in SETUP MENU
AC4-I-DECOMP: Decompressing ROM image.
ESL-F-FAIL: Emulator Failure:formance
AXP-F-DSKDEAD: Disk thread has died

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AXP-I-CPUSTRT: cp(control).alpha(alpha).cpu0(EV4): CPU Starting
CSI-I-WRSTRING: Write string "ff.fe.fd.fc.fb.fa.f9.f8.f7.f6.f5." on serial port 0
AXP-F-DSKDEAD: cp(control).alpha(alpha).pcibus(dc21071da).pci6(symbios).disk0.0(file): Disk thread has died.
ESL-F-FAIL: Emulator Failure:
Threading error: AXP-F-DSKDEAD: Disk thread has died: ..\..\src\generic\disk\Disk.cpp, line 1958, function 'CDisk::CheckComponentState'

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Author RE: How share disk for cluster use ? VMS or Tru64 V5
John Manger

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Posted on March 19 2010 01:36
Bruce may correct me on this, but right now FreeAXP doesn't support shared storeage of the type needed by TruCluster (I can't comment on VMS). I've built a working one member TruCluster (with V5.1B-5), but without the shared scsi, it must remain a single member.

Under Tru64 UNIX V4, the Available Server (ASE) product does not require shared scsi for all configurations, so in theory a V4 ASE configuration is a possibility, but we have not begun testing that yet.

Would there be much demand or need for V4 + ASE out there ?
Anyone care to comment, or tell us if or why ASE is still in use ?

John M
Author RE: No shared SCSI support
Bruce Claremont

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Posted on March 19 2010 04:19
John's right, there is no shared SCSI support in FreeAXP, nor are there plans for any at this time.

You should be able to MSCP share storage over a network cluster under VMS. We need to resolve some network issues before the same type of sharing is available for Tru64.
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