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If a company buys OpenVMS 8.4-2 with the complimentary NXTware Remote server license, can it be run it on another system: i.e. older system like an Alpha instead of the Itanium system it was bought with?

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Posted by GerritWoertman (Questions: 1, Answers: 0)
Asked on January 3, 2017 7:49 am
Category: NXTware Remote
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NXTware Remote installs with a PCSI kit and it detects whether GNV and Java are installed. We do not bundle Java and GNV with NXTware Remote as those are not our products. There is no Java install issue here; the NXTware Java option you you say isn’t working is -X (not lowercase x). This is what happens when you don’t SET PROC/PARSE=EXTEND as indicated in the instructions. Java is case sensitive and when you run the installer with PROC=TRAD it lowercases the -X in the installation script (a non-existent Java command line option, producing the error) because it is not case sensitive. If you read the installation manual, it tells you how to set this up and it works fine once you have JAVA and GNV installed. Ask Gerrit; he has installed it many times.

Posted by kbarnes (Questions: 4, Answers: 11)
Answered on January 3, 2017 5:34 pm
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Does the package include (and properly install) required softwareL java and GNV? Because my experience with the loose components is that both GNV and Java need to be installed in such a way that Nxtware can handle it; and it must be able to run java with the options NxtWare neneds (-x options – and on my 8.4 alpha system, these are not recognized. Exit NxtWare…)

Posted by WIllem (Questions: 0, Answers: 5)
Answered on January 3, 2017 11:54 am
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The NXTware Remote license entitles the buyer to run one instance of the NXTware Remote Server for free anywhere on their network. The complimentary license is unique in the license pack as it will work on Itanium or Alpha servers, so the client install it anywhere they want; they just need to provide a hostname.

Posted by kbarnes (Questions: 4, Answers: 11)
Answered on January 3, 2017 9:59 am
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I don’t know specifically about the NXTware piece but, OpenVMS licenses (and software) are specific to the hardware. The Itanium licence will not work on Alpha hardware.

Dan

Posted by Abrsvc (Questions: 0, Answers: 7)
Answered on January 3, 2017 9:27 am
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