HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation
Compaq Advanced Server for OpenVMS
Server Installation and Configuration Guide
Order Number: AA--RFM3B--TE
This guide explains how to install and configure the Advanced Server for OpenVMS software.
Revision/Update Information: This manual supersedes the Server Installation and Configuration Guide, AA--RFM3A--TE
Operating System: OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2-1
Software Version: Advanced Server V7.3 for OpenVMS
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The Compaq Advanced Server for OpenVMS documentation set is available on CD-ROM.
This guide explains how to install and configure the Compaq Advanced Server for OpenVMS software (also referred to as the "Advanced Server"). The installation procedure allows you to install:
This guide is written for OpenVMS system managers and network administrators. It assumes that you are familiar with the following aspects of the Compaq OpenVMS operating system:
This guide also assumes that you are familiar with basic Advanced Server concepts.
The following list can help you find information in this guide:
The following manuals provide more information about topics discussed in this guide:
The following table lists related OpenVMS documents:
For additional information about the OpenVMS products and services, access the following OpenVMS World Wide Web address:
Compaq welcomes your comments on this manual. Please send comments to either of the following addresses:
How To Order Additional Documentation
Use the following World Wide Web address to order additional documentation:
If you need help deciding which documentation best meets your needs, call 800-282-6672.
The following conventions are used in the Advanced Server documentation set:
You cannot run multiple versions of the Advanced Server for OpenVMS or the PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) in the same cluster.
The Advanced Server for OpenVMS software may be installed and run only on OpenVMS Version 7.2-1 and higher Alpha systems. Therefore, it may be necessary to upgrade the operating system as well as the server software.
If the Advanced Server for OpenVMS Version 7.2 or later is already installed, the installation and upgrade do not require an intermediate upgrade.
If PATHWORKS V6 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) is currently installed, ensure that it is Version 6.0C or later. Otherwise, upgrade to the current release of PATHWORKS V6 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) before continuing. The Advanced Server configuration procedure (PWRK$CONFIG.COM) automatically converts the PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) data files to formats compatible with the Advanced Server for OpenVMS, as described in Chapter 3.
If PATHWORKS V5 for OpenVMS (LAN Manager) is currently installed, there is no direct upgrade to the Advanced Server for OpenVMS. If you want to retain the existing user, group, share, and security objects, you must first upgrade to PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server), Version 6.0C or later. For more information, refer to the Compaq PATHWORKS for OpenVMS Server Migration Guide.
Refer to the appropriate Software Product Description (SPD) for
information about the OpenVMS versions supported by each version of
PATHWORKS for OpenVMS and Advanced Server for OpenVMS.
126.96.36.199 LANMAN.INI Parameters Migrate to OpenVMS Registry
Previous versions of the server software (for example, PATHWORKS for OpenVMS) use the LANMAN.INI file to store server parameters. The Advanced Server for OpenVMS stores these parameters in the OpenVMS Registry, which is similar to the Windows NT Registry.
If you are upgrading a system from PATHWORKS V6 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) to Advanced Server V7.3 for OpenVMS, the
parameters and settings in the existing LANMAN.INI file are migrated to
registry parameters when you run the PWRK$CONFIG.COM configuration
procedure for the first time. For more information, see Section 3.2, Migrating LANMAN.INI Parameters to the OpenVMS Registry.
188.8.131.52 Upgrading OpenVMS Clusters
You can install the Advanced Server for OpenVMS on any OpenVMS Cluster member running OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2-1 or higher. However, if PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) or Advanced Server for OpenVMS is currently running on any cluster member, it must be stopped prior to installation. If the cluster members that will run the Advanced Server for OpenVMS share a common system disk, the installation can be performed on any cluster member that shares the system disk. If cluster members that will run the Advanced Server for OpenVMS use separate system disks, install the Advanced Server for OpenVMS on each system.
If the OpenVMS Cluster contains other system disks (for example, to support VAX systems in the cluster or systems running earlier versions of OpenVMS Alpha), these disks might have older versions of the PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) installed on them. If so, remove the older versions to prevent accidental startup while the Advanced Server for OpenVMS is running on the OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2-1 or later systems. To remove the PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) product, execute the command procedure SYS$UPDATE:PWRK$DEINSTAL from a cluster member that uses the system disk from which PATHWORKS is to be removed. For more information on using PWRK$DEINSTAL.COM, refer to the Compaq PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) Server Installation and Configuration Guide.
Note, however, if you are using external authentication, Compaq
recommends that you set up external authentication software on all the
nodes in the cluster. To set up external authentication support on
nodes that do not run Compaq OpenVMS file servers, see Section 5.7, Setting Up External Authentication.
1.2 Installing DECprint Software
DECprint Supervisor for OpenVMS (DCPS) is a printing system that provides queue management and printing features for PostScript printers. To share a PostScript printer, selected PostScript printers might require use of the DECprint Supervisor for OpenVMS (DCPS) software for communication with the printers over DECnet or TCP/IP.
If you plan to use DECprint Supervisor for OpenVMS on your system,
Compaq recommends that you install it before installing the
Advanced Server. You must reboot the system
after installing the DECprint software. You can perform the reboot as
part of the DECprint Supervisor installation procedure, or after you
install the Advanced Server but before you configure it.
1.3 About Licensing
The following sections describe the licensing software and the license
requirements for the Advanced Server.
1.3.1 License Requirements
The Advanced Server requires that clients accessing file and print services be appropriately licensed. To conform to this requirement, one of the following must be true:
In both cases, the license required to access Advanced Server services is a Client Access license: PWLMXXXCA07.03.
If you are upgrading from PATHWORKS V6 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) or Advanced Server for OpenVMS, Version 7.2,
refer to the Compaq Advanced Server for OpenVMS Guide to Managing Advanced Server Licenses for information about upgrading client
1.3.2 About the License Server
The License Server can be installed:
In either case, you can configure the License Server to support clients using any of the following protocols:
Compaq recommends that you install the License Server on a designated OpenVMS system without the Advanced Server. The Advanced Server for OpenVMS kit allows you to install the standalone License Server separately from the file server. Alternatively, you can run the License Server on an OpenVMS Cluster with the Advanced Server, where cluster failover provides increased availability. (Cluster failover also provides increased availability for the Advanced Server file server.)
Each LAN needs only one active License Server. The license product authorization keys (PAKs) must be loaded on the system that runs the License Server. In an OpenVMS Cluster, the PAKs must be loaded into a shared license database.
|For more information about . . .||Refer to . . .|
|Loading licenses||OpenVMS License Management Utility Manual|
|Configuring the License Server||Chapter 4, Configuring and Starting the Standalone License Server|
|Managing licenses||Compaq Advanced Server for OpenVMS Guide to Managing Advanced Server Licenses|
External authentication is an optional feature of OpenVMS systems that allows system managers to set up user accounts for which login authentication is based on a security mechanism other than OpenVMS security. The Advanced Server takes advantage of this feature by providing the ability to use the Advanced Server or Windows NT-compatible user authentication mechanisms to authenticate OpenVMS user logins. This allows users to log in at the OpenVMS login prompt using the Advanced Server user name and password, and provides automatic password synchronization for user accounts. External authentication may be required if you are using the COM for OpenVMS product.
When you install the complete Advanced Server, the files required to support external authentication are automatically included in the installation process.
When you install the Advanced Server in an OpenVMS Cluster, if you want to enable external authentication on OpenVMS Cluster member nodes on which the server is not running and which share the same system disk, you can install the standalone external authentication software on that disk (without installing the Advanced Server software). On VAX member nodes, you must copy the external authentication files from an Alpha system on which the Advanced Server is installed to the VAX node. For more information about enabling external authentication, see Section 5.7, Setting Up External Authentication.