HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation
OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3
By default, the OpenVMS upgrade will delete the files that were archived as filename.extension_OLD by OpenVMS remedial kits. If you do not want to delete these files, you can save them by taking one of the following steps:
Note that the upgrade will not delete all files with an extension
ending in _OLD. Only those _OLD files that were archived by OpenVMS
remedial kits will be deleted.
7.2.16 Install Layered Products or Shut Down
If you want to install layered products, go to Section 7.3, Installing Layered Products.
If you do not want to install layered products or perform any other operations prior to booting the upgraded disk, do the following:
You can use the menu system included on the operating system CD-ROM to install certain layered products with the POLYCENTER Software Installation utility. You can view a list of the layered products that can be installed in this way by choosing option 2 from the menu. (To install layered products that are not listed, see Chapter 4 and the installation documentation for each layered product.)
You may see the following product name while installing layered products:
DEC AXPVMS UCX V4.2-PLACEHOLDER
Do not attempt to install this kit. This is a "dummy" that is needed to facilitate upgrading from the prior UCX implementation of Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS to the new implementation.
If you do attempt to install this kit, the following message will be displayed:
The UCX implementation of TCP/IP Services is obsolete and is not supported on OpenVMS V7.3 and higher versions. Starting with OpenVMS V7.3, the UCX implementation of TCP/IP services is replaced by the new TCPIP product. This is a placeholder kit to satisfy OpenVMS upgrade requirements so that UCX can be automatically upgraded to TCPIP. You cannot use this kit to install UCX.
The installation will then terminate.
You can install (or upgrade to) the new implementation of Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS services, version 5.1, as part of the OpenVMS upgrade. If you wish to install version 5.1 separately, choose the product:
DEC AXPVMS TCPIP V5.1
To install layered products using the POLYCENTER Software Installation utility, choose option 2 to view the list and then option 3 to perform the installation. For example:
Please choose one of the following: 1) Upgrade, install or reconfigure OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3 2) Display products and patches that this procedure can install 3) Install or upgrade layered products and patches 4) Show installed products 5) Reconfigure installed products 6) Remove installed products 7) Execute DCL commands and procedures 8) Shut down this system Enter CHOICE or ? for help: (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/?) 2 The following versions of the OpenVMS operating system, the DECwindows graphical user interface and network products. are available on the OpenVMS Distribution compact disk. They can be installed by selecting choice 1: DEC AXPVMS VMS version V7.3 DEC AXPVMS DWMOTIF version V1.2-6 DEC AXPVMS DECNET_OSI version V7.3 DEC AXPVMS DECNET_PHASE_IV version V7.3 DEC AXPVMS TCPIP version V5.1 The following Layered Product kits are available on the OpenVMS Distribution Compact Disk. They can be installed by selecting choice 3. If already installed, they can be reconfigured by selecting choice 5, or removed by selecting choice 6. ----------------------------------- ----------- ---------- PRODUCT KIT TYPE KIT FORMAT ----------------------------------- ----------- ---------- DEC AXPVMS DECNET_OSI V7.3 Full LP Sequential DEC AXPVMS DECNET_PHASE_IV V7.3 Full LP Sequential DEC AXPVMS DWMOTIF V1.2-6 Full LP Sequential DEC AXPVMS TCPIP V5.1 Full LP Sequential DEC AXPVMS UCX V4.2-99PLACEHOLDER Full LP Sequential ----------------------------------- ----------- ---------- 5 items found Press Return to continue... **************************************************************** You can install or upgrade the OpenVMS Alpha operating system or you can install or upgrade layered products that are included on the OpenVMS Alpha operating system CD-ROM. You can also execute DCL commands and procedures to perform "standalone" tasks, such as backing up the system disk. Please choose one of the following: 1) Install or upgrade OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3 2) Display products and patches that this procedure can install 3) Install or upgrade layered products and patches 4) Show installed products 5) Reconfigure installed products 6) Remove installed products 7) Execute DCL commands and procedures 8) Shut down this system Enter CHOICE or ? for help: (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/?) 3 *********************************************************** If you choose to install or upgrade to DECwindows Motif, please note the following: o If you did not select the OpenVMS DECwindows base support and workstation files options, DECwindows Motif will not run. You must add these options to use DECwindows Motif. o If you are upgrading DECwindows Motif from Version 1.1 and want to save the OSF/Motif Release 1.1.3 programming files, DO NOT upgrade now. Instead, see the DECwindows Motif Installation Manual and follow the instructions for running PCSI_INSTALLATION.COM. If you choose to install or upgrade DECnet-Plus or DECnet Phase IV, please note the following: o If you did not select the OpenVMS DECNET option, neither version of DECnet will run. You must add this option to use DECnet. You must enter the device name for the target disk on which the layered product(s) install will be performed. Enter device name for target disk: (? for choices) DKB400 DKB400: is labeled ALPHAUPGIV. The installation can provide brief or detailed descriptions. In either case, you can request the detailed descriptions by typing "?". Do you always want detailed descriptions? (Yes/No) [No] 1 - DEC AXPVMS DECNET_OSI V7.3 Layered Product 2 - DEC AXPVMS DECNET_PHASE_IV V7.3 Layered Product 3 - DEC AXPVMS DWMOTIF V1.2-6 Layered Product 4 - DEC AXPVMS TCPIP V5.1 Layered Product 5 - DEC AXPVMS UCX V4.2-99PLACEHOLDER Layered Product 6 - All products listed above 7 - Exit Choose one or more items from the menu separated by commas:
If you do not want to perform any other operations after you install the layered products, do the following:
After the system shuts down, you need to perform certain tasks, depending on the configuration of your system and the type of upgrade you are performing. Refer to the appropriate section.
When you boot your system following the shutdown (regardless of the type of upgrade and configuration), note that your system will automatically run AUTOGEN and boot again.
If you are upgrading a standalone system:
If you are performing a concurrent upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster environment, refer to the following table:
|IF ...||THEN ...|
|you have one system disk,||
do the following:
|you have multiple system disks,||do the following:|
If you are performing a rolling upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster environment, do the following:
After you upgrade the Compaq OpenVMS Alpha operating system, you need to perform several important tasks before you can use the system. These tasks, described in the order in which you perform them, are as follows:
If you have upgraded a disk in a volume shadowing environment, you must now reform the shadow set as follows:
$ SHOW DEVICE D Device Device Error Volume Free Trans Mnt Name Status Count Label Blocks Count Cnt $11$DKB100: (NODE1) Online 0 $11$DKB200: (NODE1) Mounted 0 ALPHA070 918150 1 31
$ MOUNT/CONFIRM/SYSTEM DSAn: /SHADOW=(upgraded-disk:,new-member:) volume-label
When you reform the shadow set, the contents of the new member are replaced by the contents of the disk you upgraded. Specifying the /CONFIRM qualifier reminds you of this fact, confirming that you are specifying the correct name of a disk that either is blank or contains files you no longer need.
$ MOUNT/CONFIRM/SYSTEM DSA54: /SHADOW=($11$DKB200:,$11$DKB100:) ALPHA073 %MOUNT-F-SHDWCOPYREQ, shadow copy required Virtual Unit - DSA54 Volume label ALPHA073 Member Volume label Owner UIC $11$DKB100: (NODE1) SCRATCH [100,100] Allow FULL shadow copy on the above member(s)? [N]: YES
If you need to register new Compaq OpenVMS Alpha or layered product licenses, you can do so by entering the following command:
You can also use the LICENSE REGISTER command.
For information about registering licenses, see the following:
When AUTOGEN runs, it writes informational and, if necessary, warning messages to the file SYS$SYSTEM:AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT. You should examine the contents of this report file.
To view AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT on your screen, enter the following command and press the Return key:
$ TYPE SYS$SYSTEM:AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT
(You can also print this file or examine it using the EDIT/READ_ONLY command.)
For more information on AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT, see the OpenVMS System Manager's Manual.
%AUTOGEN-W-DSKSPC, The disk on which DKA0:[SYS0.SYSEXE]PAGEFILE.SYS resides would be over 95% full if it were modified to hold 20000 blocks.
For more information about modifying the sizes of the page, swap, and
dump files, see the next section.
8.4 Modifying the System Parameters File
Review the file SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT. The upgrade procedure created a new version of this file. The old version is named SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT_OLD. The new MODPARAMS.DAT file contains all the parameters in the old file, plus various parameters that the upgrade procedure added to ensure that all necessary system parameters are properly propagated from the prior version of OpenVMS. The upgrade procedure also adds comment lines to explain the source of the parameters in each section of the new MODPARAMS.DAT file.
Note that the old MODPARAMS.DAT is included in the new MODPARAMS.DAT each time an upgrade is performed. Because of this, if MODPARAMS.DAT is not reviewed and "cleaned up" after each upgrade, it will eventually contain many levels of duplicated parameters. For this reason, you should review MODPARAMS.DAT after each upgrade. This allows you to eliminate the duplication. You can also take this opportunity to modify any parameters, if necessary.
The following two sections are examples of instances where you need to
modify parameters in MODPARAMS.DAT.
8.4.1 System File Sizes
$ @SYS$UPDATE:AUTOGEN SAVPARAMS TESTFILES
$ @SYS$UPDATE:AUTOGEN GENPARAMS REBOOT
If you are upgrading an OpenVMS Cluster system, note the following:
The upgrade procedure retains the site-specific versions of the following files located in the [VMS$COMMON] directory:
[SYSMGR]LAT$SYSTARTUP.COM [SYSMGR]LOGIN.COM [SYSMGR]SYCONFIG.COM [SYSMGR]SYLOGICALS.COM [SYSMGR]SYLOGIN.COM [SYSMGR]SYPAGSWPFILES.COM [SYSMGR]SYSECURITY.COM [SYSMGR]SYSHUTDWN.COM [SYSMGR]SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM [SYSMGR]TFF$SYSTARTUP.COM [SYSMGR]WELCOME.TXT [SYS$STARTUP]ESS$LAST_STARTUP.DAT
The upgrade procedure may provide new templates for some of these files
with the .TEMPLATE extension. The new templates might include features
that are not in your site-specific files. Check the templates against
your site-specific files and edit your files as necessary.
8.6 Testing the System with UETP
The User Environment Test Package (UETP) is a software package designed to test whether the Compaq OpenVMS Alpha operating sytem is installed correctly. As part of the postupgrade procedure, Compaq recommends that you run UETP to verify the upgrade.
For complete information about using UETP, see the OpenVMS System Manager's Manual.
8.7 Decompressing System Libraries
Decompressing the system libraries gives the system faster access to
them. The decompressed libraries require several thousand additional
blocks of disk space for all libraries to be decompressed. You use the
LIBDECOMP.COM procedure to decompress the libraries.
8.7.1 Determining Disk Space
To find out how much disk space you have, enter the following command and press the Return key:
$ SHOW DEVICE SYS$SYSDEVICE
The additional amount of disk space required to decompress all the system libraries is about 55,000 blocks. Note that you can choose to decompress only the libraries that are used frequently.
Table 8-1 gives the approximate number of blocks consumed by each library after decompression.