OpenVault™ Infrastructure Programmer's Guide

Document Number: 007-3305-005

1.5 Edition


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Record of Revision

Revision 001December 1997 
Original publication.

Revision 002September 1998 
Incorporates information in support of the OpenVault release 1.2.

Revision 003November 2000 
Incorporates information in support of the OpenVault release 1.4 for systems running on the IRIX release 6.2 with License Tools 2.1.1 or higher, IRIX release 6.4 with License Tools 3.0 or higher, or IRIX release 6.5, which includes the appropriate License Tools.

Revision 004January 2002 
Incorporates information in support of the OpenVault release 1.4.1 which is supported on IRIX 6.5.14 releases with patch (see the Release Notes for the specific patch number), and on IRIX 6.5.15 platforms and later versions.

Revision 005June 2003 
Incorporates information in support of the OpenVault release 1.5 which is supported on IRIX systems and SGI ProPack for Linux, version 2.2.