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Posted on January 13 2007 12:29
I am planning to install openvms hobbyist (7.3) on a multia. I am planning on building a cluster (I have three Pelicans), so I will just install the standard stuff (decnet, cluster stuff) on the multia, ssh, a web server, and x.
As you may know, multia uses a scsi laptop HD, and these are pretty rare.
The largest capacity of the older generation is 1.2G. My multia has the small 300+ MB HD.
What is the minimum space I will need for the HD? Should I purchase an old IBM (or) Toshiba laptop SCSI drive...850MB or 1.2G?
I also looked at the newer generation scsi (SAS) hard drives, which are expensive, but I do not know whether the multia has enough power to power it. Also I do not know if the interface is compatible, and also the physical dimension of the drive (there is usually an add on part to these drives which make the drive longer.) But if it works, it will be pretty amazing since it wil be at least 30G. But then again, I do not know whether the bios will recognize these drives.
Finally, assuming we are all will upgrade to at least 8.2, what is the projected disk space requirement?
Even though you can squeeze an OpenVMS installation into a smaller disk than 1GB, I would advise to use at least 1GB. Especially if you plan to install something else than just the operating system with the protocols.
Another thing to consider is to use an external disk - or even better - a disk box, like the StorageWorks boxes. As you know there are several types of those. The smallest, BA353, is very useful and gives you the possibility to swap disks easily. There are also lots of StorageWorks disks on the used equipment market and they are cheap.
Then there is no power problem either.
I haven't tested larger disks than 2GB with a Multia, but I think the firmware should recognize at least 4.3GB disks, even larger. The scsi interface is standard.
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