Requests for this release are due back to HP by: March 30, 2008
ATTENTION: If you request HP-UX 11i v3 Virtual Partitions September 2007 (vPars A.05.02), please note that this is for the following servers:
· Select HP Integrity cell-based servers based on the HP sx1000 or sx2000 chipsets including: HP Integrity Superdome, HP Superdome with sx2000, HP rx8640, HP rx8620, HP rx7640, HP rx7620
· Select HP 9000 cell-based servers based on the HP sx1000 or sx2000 chipsets including: HP 9000 Superdome, HP 9000 Superdome with sx2000, HP rp8440, HP rp8420, HP rp8400, HP rp7440, HP rp7420, HP rp7410, HP rp7405
HP-UX 11i Virtual Partitions is software that divides a physical server into multiple virtual servers, each with their own HP-UX Operating System, and CPU, memory and I/O resources. By using vPars, customers can utilize unused server capacity, increase overall server utilization, and increase flexibility of those resources.
The main new capabilities provided by HP-UX 11i v3 vPars - September 2007 (vPars A.05.02) are:
HP 9000 rp8440, rp7440, Superdome sx2000 server support
DVD boot support for IPF vPars
Pre-enablement of SCSI tape boot and recovery support for vPars environments running on HP Integrity servers with HP-UX 11i v3. (Note: the firmware required for this feature is currently planned to be released in 4Q CY 2007.)
Pre-enablement of PCI Express (PCIe) IO (on Integrity sx2000 servers only) (Note: these I/O cards are currently planned to be released in 4Q CY 2007.)
HP-UX 11i v3 Virtual Partitions September 2007 (vPars A.05.02) only runs with HP-UX 11i v3. It will be released concurrently with the September 2007 HP-UX 11i v3 Operating Environment Release (B.11.31 OER), although vPars is separately orderable and separately distributed on its own DVD.
If the vPars software for the given HP Integrity or HP 9000 servers is on an HP upgrade support contract, this release would be covered by that contract.
Please be aware of the firmware requirements and end of support dates for vPars releases, listed in the HP-UX Virtual Partitions Ordering and Configuration Guide at: http://docs.hp.com/en/oshpux11iv3.html#Virtual%20Partitions .