I have 2 HP Unix servers, 9000 series, model rp5405. They are very big, old, and running low on space. I would like to replace them with HP Integrity servers, probably the model rx2660 from http://h20341.www2.hp.com/integrity/us/en/entry-class/integrity-entry-class-servers.html
My concern is that while the current servers run HP-UX 11.11 (which I assume will run on the new box), i'm going from a RISC to an Itanium chip. We run some pretty old apps on there, including Oracle7. I don't want to buy a new Oracle license, new compilers, etc...
Is there a way I can run in RISC emulation mode on the new server? Even if it means a performance hit, i can probably live with that, as my current boxes have 650 MHz processors (dual in one, quad in the other).