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HP-UX

Overview

HP-UX is HP’s Unix operating system, first released in 1986 on the HP 9000/500 FOCUS series, HP-UX in version 11i runs on most PA-RISC 1.1 and 2.0 and Itanium 2 computers from HP.

Until version 9.x HP-UX was strongly BSD Unix influenced and supposedly close to HPBSD. From HP-UX 10.x on it became closer to System V Unix (SVR4). Early HP-UX up to 10.20 had different releases for HP 9000 700 workstations and HP 9000 800 servers. HP-UX 10.20 was quite popular, since it ran very smoothly on older systems and had support for most available PA-RISC hardware.

From HP-UX 11.00 onward, unified releases were made for servers and workstations. The 11 line of HP-UX was the first complete 64-bit version with support for the features on PA-8x00 processors.

HP-UX 10.20

HP-UX 10.20 was released in 1996, and was the HP Unix release that supported almost all 32-bit PA-RISC workstations and servers. For HP-UX, 10.20 was quite fast on all supported machines with at least 64 MB RAM.

Different releases were made for HP 9000/700 workstations and the HP 9000/800 servers, with most 32-bit HP 9000 models supported. About 300-800 MB of disk space was required, with 64 MB RAM minimum, 128 MB or more better. Most HP 9000 graphics options are supported, as are HP I/O devices and networking adapters found on HP 9000s.

HP-UX 10.20 supported systems
Class Computers
700s 705, 710, 712, 715, 720, 730, 750, 725, 735, 755
740s VME 742i, 743i, 744, 745i, 745, 747i, 748i, 748
A-Class A180, A180C
B-Class B132L, B160L, B132L+, B180L+, B1000, B2000
C-Class C100, C110,C132L, C160L, C160, C180, C200, C240, C360, C3000, C3600
D-Class D210, D220, D230, D250, D270, D280, D310, D320, D330, D350, D370, D380, D390
E-Class E25, E35, E45, E55
F/G/H/I-Class F10, F20, H20, F30, G30/H30, I30, G40/H40, I40, G50/H50, I50, G60/H60, I60, G70/H70, I70
J-Class J200, J210, J280, J282, J2240, J5000, J5600, J6000, J7000
K-Class K100, K200, K210, K220, K250, K260, K370, K380, K400, K410, K420, K450, K460, K570, K580
R-Class R380, R390
T-Class 890, T500, T520, T600
Portables RDI PrecisionBook, SAIC Galaxy 1100

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HP-UX 11.00

Version 11.00 of HP-UX is HP’s first Unix with a true 64-bit kernel, but still runs on a number of systems featuring a 32-bit CPU. Most HP 9000/800 servers with at least a PA-7000 are supported, although some expansion devices are not. Official support for HP 9000/700 workstations was only continued for systems with at least a PA-7100LC CPU. Older systems with PA-7100 and PA-7150 processors sometimes also run HP-UX 11.00, but unsupported.

11.00 can run in either 64-bit or 32-bit mode on systems with PA2.0 processors such as the PA-8000 or in 32-bit mode on all PA1.1 processors. It needs a minimum 500 MB to 1 GB of free storage space, with at least 128 MB of RAM; more than 256 MB is much better.

HP-UX 11.00 supported systems
Class Computers
700s 712, some 715, some 725,
740s VME 743i, 744, 745, 748i, 748
A-Class A180, A180C, A400, A500
B-Class B132L, B160L, B132L+, B180L+, B1000, B2000, B2600
C-Class C100, C110,C132L, C160L, C160, C180, C200, C240, C360, C3000, C3600, C3700, C3750
D-Class D210, D220, D230, D250, D270, D280, D310, D320, D330, D350, D370, D380, D390
E-Class E25, E35, E45, E55
F/G/H/I-Class F10, F20, H20, F30, G30/H30, I30, G40/H40, I40, G50/H50, I50, G60/H60, I60, G70/H70, I70
J-Class J200, J210, J280, J282, J2240, J5000, J5600, J6000, J6700, J6750, J7000
K-Class K100, K200, K210, K220, K250, K260, K370, K380, K400, K410, K420, K450, K460, K570, K580
L-Class L1000, L2000, L1500, L3000 (L1500 unsure)
N-Class N4000, N4000 (unsure)
R-Class R380, R390
rp rp2400, rp2430, rp2405, rp2450, rp2470, rp5400, rp5450, rp5430 (unsure), rp5470, rp7400, rp7405, rp7410
T-Class T500, T520, T600
V-Class V2200, V2250, V2500, V2600
Portables RDI PrecisionBook, SAIC Galaxy 1100

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HP-UX 11i

Version 11i is the latest HP-UX release for PA-RISC and Itanium based computers. There are different versions of HP-UX 11i targeting different system families.

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HP-UX 11i v1 (11.11)

The original HP-UX 11i release from 2000 supports most 64-bit PA-RISC systems and many older 32-bit servers and workstations. Some even older 32-bit PA-RISC systems were officially unsupported but could be made to work with some v1 releases. 11i was revised a lot in the next few years.

HP-UX 11i 11.11 supported systems
Class Computers
700s 712, some 715, some 725,
740s VME 743i, 744, 745, 748i, 748
A-Class A180, A180C, A400, A500
B-Class B132L, B160L, B132L+, B180L+, B1000, B2000, B2600
C-Class C100, C110,C132L, C160L, C160, C180, C200, C240, C360, C3000, C3600, C3700, C3750 C8000
D-Class D210, D220, D230, D250, D270, D280, D310, D320, D330, D350, D370, D380, D390
E-Class E25, E35, E45, E55
J-Class J200, J210, J280, J282, J2240, J5000, J5600, J6000, J6700, J6750, J7000
K-Class K100, K200, K210, K220, K250, K260, K370, K380, K400, K410, K420, K450, K460, K570, K580
L-Class L1000, L2000, L1500, L3000
N-Class N4000, N4000
R-Class R380, R390
rp rp2400, rp2430, rp2405, rp2450, rp2470, rp3410, rp3440, rp4410, rp4440, rp5400, rp5450, rp5430, rp5470,
rp7400, rp7405, rp7410 rp7420, rp7440, rp8400, rp8420, rp8440
Superdome PA-RISC models
T-Class T500, T520, T600
V-Class V2200, V2250, V2500, V2600
Portables RDI PrecisionBook, SAIC Galaxy 1100

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HP-UX 11i v1.5 (11.20) and v1.6 (11.22)

HP-UX 11i v1.5 and v1.6 from 2001/2002 were special versions for the first generation HP Itanium and early Itanium 2 systems.

1.5 supported systems

Class Computers
i-Class i2000
rx rx4610

1.6 supported systems

Class Computers
i-Class i2000
rx rx2600, rx5670
zx zx2000, zx6000 (both v2 May 2005 last)

The list above might be incomplete.

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HP-UX 11i v2 (11.23)

HP-UX 11i v2, released in 2005, supported the later 64-bit PA-RISC servers with rp-designations and Itanium 2 servers and workstations. Support for 32-bit PA-RISC 1.1 systems was dropped completely along with many of the 64-bit PA-RISC 2.0 computers with only lettered model names (B-Class, C-Class).

HP-UX 11i v2 (11.23) supported systems
Class Computers
A-Class A400, A500
L-Class L1000, L2000, L1500, L3000
N-Class N4000, N4000
rp rp2400, rp2430, rp2405, rp2450, rp2470, rp3410, rp3440, rp4410, rp4440, rp5400, rp5450, rp5430, rp5470,
rp7400, rp7405, rp7410 rp7420, rp7440, rp8400, rp8420, rp8440
rx rx1600, rx1620, rx2600, rx2620, rx2660 rx3600, rx4610 (not sure), rx4640, rx5670, rx6600, rx7620, rx7640, rx8620, rx8640
Superdome Both PA-RISC and Itanium
zx zx2000, zx6000

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HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)

HP-UX 11i v2 from 2007 was similar to v2 but supported only the 64-bit PA-RISC servers and Itanium 2 servers. Support for many other models, even with rp-designation was dropped.

HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31) supported systems
Class Computers
N-Class N4000, N4000
rp rp3410, rp3440, rp4410, rp4440, rp7400, rp7405, rp7410 rp7420, rp7440, rp8400, rp8420, rp8440
rx rx1600, rx1620, rx2600, rx2620, rx2660 rx3600, rx4640, rx5670, rx6600, rx7620, rx7640, rx8620, rx8640
Superdome Both PA-RISC and Itanium

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References

Most of the documentation and references disappeared during the 2010s from the web.

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