Requests for this release are due back to HP no later than:  June 30, 2008


ATTENTION: If you request HP-UX 11i v2 Virtual Partitions – December 2007 (vPars A.04.05), please note that this is for the following servers, assuming they are running at least the December 2006 version of the HP-UX 11i v2 Operating Environment:

·         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 rx7620, HP rx7640

·         Select HP 9000 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 rp7400/N4000, HP rp5470/L3000


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 v2 vPars - December 2007 (vPars A.04.05) are:

•        HP-UX 11i v1 & v2 vPars in the same nPartition: enabling support of mixed HP-UX environments, and staged upgrades, throughout the nPartition

•        DVD boot/recovery (for HP Integrity servers only)


HP-UX 11i v2 Virtual Partitions (vPars) version A.04.05 software will be released concurrently with the December 2007 HP-UX 11i v2 Operating Environment Update Release, although vPars is ordered separately and distributed on a separate DVD. 


If the vPars software (for the given HP Integrity or HP 9000 server) 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”


Best Regards,