VS4000/VLC (again)

From: Huw Davies <Huw.Davies_at_kerberos.davies.net.au>
Date: Tue Apr 25 02:35:03 2000

At 11:21 PM 24-04-00 -0700, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> >On an unrelated note I think I have enough bits to set up a pair of VS (as
> >in VAXServer) 3400s as a VMS cluster! Since these things will cluster over
> >DSSI it should be pretty neat. If I get it running I'll see if I can put it
> >on the net for login access. That should be an interesting exercise!
> >
> >--Chuck
>I've threatened to do a SCSI cluster, but never found the time. If you're
>going to do that, you'll need to set up TCPIP so that the two systems
>appear as one, so if one goes down you can still get to the cluster!
>That's something else I've not found enough time to try. As for putting
>them up on the net, all you need is the connection to the net.

You'll find that SCSI clustering is restricted to Alphas only. For the
smaller VAX systems it's either ethernet or DSSI.

My own personal experience with DSSI was not altogether exciting. We'd
purchased two 3400 hundreds to replace an 11/785 and an 11/780. The 3400s
never seemed as fast. Eventually, the 3400s were replaced with an ethernet
cluster consisting of a DEC3000-300, an 11/785 and an 11/780 and the old
VAXes were much faster.....

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