In computer networking, DECserver initially referred to a highly successful relatives of asynchronous console server / terminal server / print server products introduced by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) & later referred to a class of UNIX-variant application & file server products based on the MIPS processor., DEC sold its Network Products Business to Cabletron in February 1998, which then spun out as its own corporation, Digital Networks, in September 2000. From January 2008, Digital Networks began doing business as Vnetek Communications, & continues to manufacture, market, sell, & service DECservers.
DECservers were introduced in 1985 and its first model was the DECserver 100. This and all later DECserver models used the Local Area Transport (LAT) protocol which was/is also supported by plenty of DEC operating systems including VAX/VMS, OpenVMS, RSX-11, RSTS/E and Ultrix (an implementation of UNIX). Every DECservers were planned to boot their operating systems across the network using DECnet MOP Maintenance Operations Protocol with later models supporting TCP/IP booting using bootp protocol. Afterward models also maintain booting from flash memory cards.
The original DECserver 700-08 (-A*, -B*) was replaced in 1993 with the -E* & -F* models. The original units ran DECserver 700 program & were configured with one MB of operational memory. The next units were configured with four MB of operational memory, an internal slot for a two MB Flash card & ran DNAS (DECserver Network Access Program). The -E* & -F* were retired in 2002.
Model number: DSRVW-A*, DSRVW-B*, DSRVW-E*, DSRVW-F* Ports: 8 DB25
Replaced by: DECserver 708, 8 ports DB9 or DECserver 716, 16 ports RJ45
The original DECserver 700-16 was replaced in 1993 with the -G* and -H* models. The original units ran DECserver 700 program and were configured with one MB of operational memory. The -G* and -H* models were configured with four MB of operational memory, an internal slot for a two MB Flash card and ran DNAS (DECserver Network Access Program). The -G* and -H* were retired in 2001.
Model numbers: DSRVW-C*, DSRVW-D*, DSRVW-G*, DSRVW-H* Ports: 16 RJ45
Replaced by: DECserver 716; DECserver 732
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