Vol. 6., No. 5
June 17, 1998
Table of Contents
1. Alpha 2100 System - Major SCSIControllerProblem
2. ORA_DFLT_HOSTSTR - Unable to ConnectInternal
1. Alpha 2100 System -Major SCSIController Problem
If you have a 2100 system with 1 gig of memory or more and scsi disks you
cannot upgrade to OpenVMS Alpha Ver 7.1
>> The Adaptec 1740/1742 SCSI controller (PB2HA-SA) is not
>> supported on AlphaServer 2100 systems having more than
>> 1 gigabyte (GB) of memory. If the controller is connected
>> to such a system, the following message appears on the
>> operator's console:
>> %PKJDRVR-E- PKX0, Port is going OFFLINE.
None at this time????
Submitted by - Joe Weber /
I would like to make all of you aware of a problem ITEC recentlyencountered.
This is with regards to running Developer 2000 1.3.2 in a different OracleCode
tree than the database on an Alpha OpenVMS system. This is actuallyrequired
with version 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 of Oracle on Digital Alpha OpenVMS. Oracle
says that version 1.6 of Developer 2000 will be able to co-exist in thesame
code tree as 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206. Developer 2000 1.6 was suppose to bereleased
in June, however, it is now scheduled for Q3 of 1998.
ORA_DFLT_HOSTSTR? After installing both Developer 2000 1.3.2 and theRDBMS
(either 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168) in separate code trees, you have to define a
logical called ORA_DFLT_HOSTSTR to the value of a SQL*Net V2 service forthe
22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199 database. This allows you to run the Developer 2000tools
from a different Oracle code tree against the database on the same (orremote)
Now the problem!! When you have the ORA_DFLT_HOSTSTR logical defined andtry
to connect internal, you are prompted for a password whether or not there isa
password for the Oracle user internal. This prevents you from being ableto
startup / shutdown the database.
Solution: Be sure not to have the ORA_DFLT_HOSTSTR logical defined whenyou
will be doing any kind of database administration that would require you tolog
in to Oracle as internal.
For end users, this won't be a problem as they just will be using Formsetc.
However if you have the logical defined for the Oracle account, then thiswould
be an issue.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concernsregarding
Submitted by Mike Notarius,
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