HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS
Installation and Configuration
Order Number: AA--LU49P--TE
This manual explains how to install and configure the HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS product on your OpenVMS system.
Revision Information: This guide supersedes the Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Installation and Configuration manual, Version 5.3.
Software Version: HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Version 5.4
Operating Systems: HP OpenVMS Alpha Versions 7.3-1 and 7.3-2
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The HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS product is the HP implementation of the TCP/IP networking protocol suite and internet services for OpenVMS Alpha systems.
TCP/IP Services provides a comprehensive suite of functions and applications that support industry-standard protocols for heterogeneous network communications and resource sharing.
This manual explains how to install and configure the HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS (TCP/IP Services) networking software on an OpenVMS system. This manual reflects the installation and configuration procedures for Version 5.4 of the TCP/IP Services product. For information about last-minute changes to these procedures, see the HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Release Notes.
This manual is for experienced OpenVMS and UNIX system managers and assumes a working knowledge of OpenVMS system management, TCP/IP networking, and TCP/IP terminology.
This manual contains three chapters and one appendix:
Table 1 lists the documents available with this version of TCP/IP Services.
For additional information about HP OpenVMS products and services, visit the following World Wide Web address:
For a comprehensive overview of the TCP/IP protocol suite, refer to the book Internetworking with TCP/IP: Principles, Protocols, and Architecture, by Douglas Comer.
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The name TCP/IP Services means both:
The name UNIX refers to the HP Tru64 UNIX operating system.
The following conventions are used in this manual. In addition, please note that all IP addresses are fictitious.
|Step||Task to perform...||Described in...|
|1||Prepare for installation and configuration.||Sections 1.2 and 1.3|
|2||Shut down any previous versions of TCP/IP Services running on the system.||Section 2.1|
|3||Install TCP/IP Services.||Chapter 2|
|4||Configure TCP/IP Services according to your network needs.||Chapter 3|
|5||Start TCP/IP Services.||Section 3.5|
|6||Verify the configuration.||Section 3.8|
|7||Complete additional configuration and setup tasks, as appropriate.||Section 3.9|
Table 1-2 lists the tasks you should complete before you install TCP/IP Services on your system, and the sections that describe these tasks.
|Step||Task to perform...||Described in...|
|1||Inspect the distribution kit.||Section 1.2.1|
|2||Extract and read the TCP/IP Services release notes.||Section 1.2.2|
|3||Back up the system disk.||Section 1.2.3|
|4||Perform an OpenVMS operating system upgrade, if applicable.||Section 1.2.3|
|5||Register the TCP/IP Services license PAK.||Section 1.2.4|
|6||Check the disk space, memory, and system parameters.||Sections 1.2.5 through 1.2.7|
|7||Assign a user identification code (UIC), if necessary.||Section 1.2.8|
|8||Assemble information for configuration.||Section 1.3|
|9||Remove any Version 5.0 IPv6 and Version 5.3 SSH or failSAFE Early Adopters Kits (EAKs).||Section 1.2.9|
Make sure you have a complete software distribution kit. If you have the OpenVMS consolidated distribution CD-ROM kit, also known as the Software Products Library (SPL), check the CD master index for the location of the TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS kit. If you have an individual CD-ROM, supply the device name (such as DKAn) for the media when you issue the command to install TCP/IP Services.
Check that the kit contains everything listed on the Bill of Materials
(BOM). If anything is missing or damaged, contact your HP
1.2.2 Extracting the Release Notes
The HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Release Notes document contains important information you should know before you install the product.
You can have the POLYCENTER Software Installation utility extract the release notes as either a text file or a PostScript file. To extract the release notes as a text file, enter the following POLYCENTER Software Installation utility command:
$ PRODUCT EXTRACT FILE TCPIP/SELECT=TCPIP054.RELEASE_NOTES
To extract the release notes as a PostScript file, enter the following:
$ PRODUCT EXTRACT FILE TCPIP/SELECT=TCPIP054_RELEASE_NOTES.PS
Before you install TCP/IP Services, HP recommends that you back up the system disk using the backup procedures established at your site. After the backup operation is complete, you should upgrade the OpenVMS operating system, if applicable.
For information about backing up a system disk, see the HP OpenVMS System Manager's Manual: Essentials.
For information about how to upgrade OpenVMS, refer to the appropriate
OpenVMS upgrade and installation manual.
1.2.4 Registering the License Product Authorization Key
Before you install TCP/IP Services on a newly licensed node or cluster, you must register a License Product Authorization Key (PAK) using the OpenVMS License Management Facility (LMF). Without a PAK, you can use only DECwindows TCP/IP Transport software.
If you are upgrading TCP/IP Services on a node or cluster that is licensed for this software, you have already completed the License PAK registration requirements.
If you ordered the license and the media together, the PAK is included with your distribution kit. Otherwise, the PAK is shipped separately to the location specified on the license order.
If you are also installing prerequisite or optional software, review the PAK status and install the PAKs for any prerequisite or optional software before you install TCP/IP Services.
To register a license, log in to the SYSTEM account and do one of the following:
You must register a license for each node in an OpenVMS Cluster.
For complete information about LMF, see the OpenVMS License Management Utility Manual.
1.2.5 Checking the Disk Space
Make sure your system has at least 125,000 blocks of disk space available. The actual disk space needed varies depending on the system environment, configuration, and software options.
To find out how many free blocks exist on the system disk, enter:
$ SHOW DEVICE SYS$SYSDEVICE
Make sure your system's physical memory is at least 32 megabytes. To check the memory, enter:
$ SHOW MEMORY/FULL
Most systems have adequate system resources readily available to
include the TCP/IP Services software. However, you should check the
system parameters outlined in the following sections. Make any
necessary changes to the MODPARAMS.DAT file, then run AUTOGEN, and
reboot your system.
220.127.116.11 Global Pagelets and Global Sections
The TCP/IP Services software requires 65 global sections and 8100 global pagelets.
To check the number of available global pagelets and global sections, enter WRITE commands with the F$GETSYI lexical functions. The following is an example from an OpenVMS Alpha system:
$ WRITE SYS$OUTPUT F$GETSYI("FREE_GBLPAGES") 143576 $ WRITE SYS$OUTPUT F$GETSYI("FREE_GBLSECTS") 249
To increase the global pagelets and global sections, add statements to the SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT file that increase the values of the system parameters GBLPAGES and GBLSECTIONS, as in the following example:
ADD_GBLPAGES = 7500 ADD_GBLSECTIONS = 75