The 7.1 Releases of the Overlord Balancer and HP Automatic Process Balancer became available at the end of October, 2009. All customers should upgrade to version 7.1 at their convenience.
We will add, here, any additional important release notes or files, if they become necessary.
(If you are running one of the 7.1 pre-Releases, or think you might be, please see 7.1 pre-Release Updates.)
Be sure to read the Release Notes (on the CD or downloaded distribution), and contact us if you have any questions.
Important Known Problems and Workarounds
- When a program on your current SYSnn subvolume (e.g.
$SYSTEM.SYS00.FUP) is run as (e.g.)
$SYSTEM.SYSTEM.FUP, the Overlord Balancer or APB should follow any program rules specified in any of the following ways, but does not:
To work around this problem, please ADD a matching "
[$]*.SYS%%.FUP(the leading "
$" before "
*" is always optional)
SYSTEM" rule wherever you have a "
SYS%%" rule, but do not delete the existing "
SYS%%" rule. For example, if you have a rule for
*.SYS%%.EDIT, just add a similar rule for
*.SYSTEM.EDIT, likewise for any other rules that contains "
EDITare used above for example only -- you should only add new
SYSTEMrules corresponding to the
SYS%%rules you already have or want. Please contact us if you have any questions or problems, or see Chapter 6. Balancer/APB Program Rules in the reference manual, but ignore the subsection Special Handling of $SYSTEM.SYSTEM (boot volume) Programs.
Other Known Problems and Workarounds
- The PDF version of the documentation was not included. We will provide an update here when it's available.
- The Release Notes explain that, if you're upgrading from 7.1 pre-release 1 to 7.1 Final, you need only install the new BAL or APB object file. The easiest way to accomplish that is to install the full 7.1 release into a new subvolume, then fup dup the new BAL or APB object into your production subvolume after renaming the current BAL or APB out of the way, then restarting BAL or APB at a convenient time.