The Compaq Tru64 UNIX Version 4.0G software replaces earlier versions of the operating system software. This chapter describes the follwoing new and changed features provided by this release of the operating system:
Support for new hardware
Netscape Communicator Version 4.7
Support for the collect data collection tool
Fibre Channel connectivity management tool
Ability to monitor status of the 48-volt power supplies
Support for an increased number of X clients
1.1 Support for New Hardware
The following new hardware is supported in this release of the operating system:
Compaq AlphaServer GS160 systems
AlphaServer DS320E systems
3X-DE600-AA: Single-port 10/100 UTP Ethernet Adapter
3X-DE602-AA: Dual-port 10/100 UTP Ethernet Adapter
3X-DE602-FA: Single-port, multi-mode fiber (MMF) "FX" add-on daughter card for 3X-DE602-AA
DS-KZPCC-CC: 3-Channel, 64-bit PCI to Ultra2 LVD Backplane RAID controller with 64 MB cache
1.2 Netscape Communicator Version 4.7
This release of Tru64 UNIX contains Version 4.7 of Netscape Communicator. For information on using Netscape Communicator to display the online documentation, see Chapter 8 in the Tru64 UNIX Installation Guide.
To obtain the latest fixes to the Netscape Communicator problems described
in Chapter 4 of these release notes, it is recommended that you download and
install the latest version available of Netscape Communicator for Tru64 UNIX
from the Netscape Netcenter Download World Wide Web site.
Enter the following
URL in your web browser to obtain the latest version of Netscape Communicator:
1.3 Collect Data Collection Tool Now Supported
Collect Version 2.0 is a Y2K-compliant tool that collects operating system and process data under all supported versions of Compaq Tru64 UNIX. Collect is designed for high reliability and low system resource overhead.
The Collect tool gathers and displays information for subsystems. You can set Collect to gather data for a single subsystem or any combination of the following:
Collect has two modes of operation: collection and playback. In collection mode, it gathers operating system and process data and writes it to standard output, to a binary file with a compressed format, or to both.
In playback mode, Collect reads from a previously written binary file and writes to standard output. The format of the data when written to standard output is identical, whether during realtime collection or playback mode.
collect(1) reference page for more information.
1.4 Fibre Channel Connectivity Management Utility
is a utility that can be used to maintain
the Fibre Channel Worldwide name to Target ID mappings for emx devices.
When you use the
utility to maintain mappings, you
do not need to rebuild the kernel or reboot the system to complete the maintenance
utility is used to update and maintain
emx mappings when:
A Fibre Channel device is removed from the system
A Fibre Channel device is replaced (swapped)
A host adapter is added or removed
A symmetrical Fiber Channel configuration is created for a cluster
emxmgr(8) reference page for more information
on using this utility.
1.5 New Networking Features
Networking enhancements include the following:
Support for RFCs 1901-1908 (SNMPv2C) in the Extensible SNMP Agent, subagent developer's tools, and SNMP-related commands.
Support for RFC 2089 (Mapping SNMPv2 to SNMPv1) in the bilingual extensible SNMP agent.
Support for RFC 2257 (Agent Extensibility) in the Extensible SNMP Agent and subagent developer's tools.
Improved scalability of the ATM LANE subsystem.
1.6 48-Volt Power Supply Monitoring on 8200, 8400, GS60, and GS40 Systems
AlphaServer 8200, 8400, GS60, and GS40 systems now have the ability
to monitor the status of 48-volt power supplies and to report and log bad
power supply status.
1.7 Maximum Number of X Clients
In this release of the operating system, the maximum number of X clients supported by the X Server has been increased from 128 to 256.