Re: [midatlanticretro] DECserver 700 upgrades/maintenance/setup
- Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...> writes:
>On 02/09/2012 02:02 AM, Jeff Jonas wrote: > I have a decserver 700-08 >I spent yesterday afternoon with at InfoAge with Jeff and his DECserver.
>firmware v7.1-0 > hw 1.7 > 8M ram > > it boots WWENG2 from the 2 MB
> A DECserver is basically treated as an appliance. Unless you need a
>specific feature offered by a later release, there's really not much
>point in upgrading it.
It gave me an excuse to pull my old VAXstation-4000/VLC out of mothballs
as a MOP boot host. Turns out that his is running the latest build of
WWENG2, so there was no need to update the firmware.
>> Are there any upgrades for it? > Who has experience setting it up? >Yup. Even the pros resort to it for a syntax refresh from time to time.
>I've never done that before.
> I've done a lot with DECservers, but it has been years. Feel free to
>contact me if you get into a bind. Some quick notes, though:
> The built-in help system is pretty good.
> To change a configuration value temporarily, and have the change goAnd newer firmware has introduced the CHANGE command which will both SET
>away at the next reboot, use "SET <blah blah...>". To change the value
>in persistent configuration memory, use the same command but replace
>"SET" with "DEFINE". This sounds a bit weird, but it actually turns out
>to be extremely nice. That general interface dates back to the very
and DEFINE an operating parameter.