VAX4000/300 MNS7.3 isntallation from CDROM
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Sat Aug 8 16:21:51 CDT 2015
Holm Tiffe wrote:
> It seems that the disk has some problems, or better the two RF31 disks.
> If I try to install VMS on the disks there is some ratteling and data where
> copied to them, after a while I get those infamous "volume is not software
> enabled" errors.
> There are no problems detected from the dssi internal support programms or
> their logs...
There might be something in the VMS error log:
$ ANALYZE /ERROR_LOG
> I've erased the disk dia0 again with the dssi tools since that overwrites
> every sector o nthe disk (for data security reasons) and I get no error.
> Now hours later I've tried to install again. (backup/image/verify
> dua3:vms073.b/save disk0$dia0:) The backup starts to shuffle data and then
> bails out with that:
> %PAA0, Port has Closed Virtual Circuit - REMOTE SIDE DISK0
As far as I know, DSSI can be used as a VAX cluster interconnect and DSSI disks
behave in similar ways to nodes in a VAX cluster. Therefore, it may be more
correct to think of your DSSI disks as remotely served disks on another node
instead of locally attached disks.
In the case of a cluster which is using ethernet as a VAX cluster interconnect,
error messages similar to:
%PEA0, Port has Closed Virtual Circuit
normally indicate ethernet media problems causing difficulty with cluster
connections. PEA0 is the "port emulator" device where the ethernet is
emulating a "real" CI cluster interconnect - coaxial cables and a transformer.
Perhaps your PAA0 errors indicate some sort of errors with the DSSI connections
rather than the disk media? There should be more details on this in the VMS
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