Subject: Re: virtualization and a SCO openserver on NetBSD? vmware3?
To: Carl Brewer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brian A. Seklecki <email@example.com>
Date: 10/04/2007 09:53:57
On Thu, 4 Oct 2007, Carl Brewer wrote:
> Brian A. Seklecki wrote:
>> On Thu, 2007-10-04 at 10:53 +1000, Carl Brewer wrote:
>>> I've got a client with an old SCO Openserver5 box running a
>>> mission-critical app (it's an airport and it runs their operations, scary
>>> ... anyway ...)
>> Don't we have the ability to emulate SCO/OpenServer binaries?:
>> compat_ibcs2(8) - setup procedure for running binaries that
>> conform to the Intel Binary Compatibility Standard 2, e.g. SCO
>> Unix and others derived from AT&T SVR3.
> I could give it a try, it's an old Progress (4GL) database, but I'd rather
As long as it doesn't require any special kernel hardware interfaces, and
just regular old POSIX I/O, you may have luck. I've never used it before.
I want to cane an old Lucent AUDIX Voicemail system that runs on SCO
Openserver 4 or 5 (Pentium MMX Motherboard), but it has all of these
exotic 32bit ISA/EISA interfaces into the PBX, so I cant migrate to
NetBSD (it would be more-clostly to pay someone to port those drivers)
PS. AUDIX is now "Avaya Intuity"
> run it in a VM for the reasons explained earlier - easy to back up, easy to
> move and make essentially independent of hardware issues.
> They'll probably be running this thing for another 15 years and I want to
> protect them as best I can (yes, I've told them to replace the system ...)
-lava (Brian A. Seklecki - Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
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You just don't know it. So who's really in jail?"
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