2020-08-31 17:14:09 UTC
On the SIMH node I did the following:
- installed VMS V7.2
- I picked Y for all the options except the MGMT Station stuff
- I picked Phase IV
- Completed the install
- Installed the Hobbyist PAKs (all of them)
- @NETCONFIG to set up the DECnet Phase IV stuff
- Installed UCX V4.1
- Added STARTNET and UCX$STARTUP to SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM
At this point I tested network connectivity and all is fine.
Now I used @CLUSTER_CONFIG to ADD this node (i.e. to form a new cluster).
Then I used @CLUSTER_CONFIG again to add the VS4060 as a satellite.
Now I "B ESA0" at the VS4060 console and on the SIMH node I see:
%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 25-AUG-2020 17:05:32.18 %%%%%%%%%%%
Message from user DECNET on CLU071
DECnet event 0.3, automatic line service
From node 1.51 (CLU071), 25-AUG-2020 17:05:32.18
Circuit QNA-0, Load, Requested, Node = 1.52 (VS4060)
File = DISK$OPENVMS071:<SYS10.>, Operating system
Ethernet address = 08-00-2B-2E-19-6C
which looks good but the satellite does this:
%VAXcluster, system loaded from VAX072 (AA-00-04-00-33-04)
%VAXcluster, unable to locate BOOT file
83 BOOT SYS
and repeats that indefinitely.
The [SYS10.] root looks OK and does seem to have the correct links but something is obviously not quite right.
I did this a few weeks ago using V7.1 and the behaviour was the same. V7.2 is the latest I have handy.