HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation
OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3
The installation procedure now displays information about cluster configuration. But, because there is no network present on the system at this point in the procedure, no cluster configuration work can actually be performed at this time.
In an OpenVMS Cluster, you can run multiple systems sharing all files except PAGEFILE.SYS, SWAPFILE.SYS, SYSDUMP.DMP, and VAXVMSSYS.PAR. Cluster configuration cannot be done at this time because no network is present. In order to configure a cluster, you must FIRST do one or both of the following: o Install DECnet-Plus (or DECnet Phase IV), or o Execute SYS$STARTUP:LAN$STARTUP.COM by removing the comment delimiter ("!") from the line $! @ SYS$STARTUP:LAN$STARTUP.COM in SYS$MANAGER:SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM. Then configure the cluster by executing the following command: @SYS$MANAGER:CLUSTER_CONFIG See the OpenVMS System Manager's Manual: Essentials for more information.
Once the network is running on your system, you can execute the
SYS$MANAGER:CLUSTER_CONFIG.COM command procedure to configure your
cluster. For detailed information about cluster configuration, refer to
the OpenVMS Cluster Systems manual.
3.5 Selecting the Default Windowing System
The procedure now lets you specify a default windowing system. If you want to select DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX as the default windowing system, answer yes to the following question:
* Do you want DECwindows Motif as the default windowing system? (Y/N)
Next, the installation procedure prompts you to set passwords for the SYSTEM, SYSTEST, and FIELD accounts and uses this information to create a rights database.
When setting the passwords, note the following:
The following is a sample display:
Now we will ask you for new passwords for the following accounts: SYSTEM, SYSTEST, FIELD Passwords must be a minimum of 8 characters in length. All passwords will be checked and verified. Any passwords that can be guessed easily will not be accepted. * Enter password for SYSTEM: * Re-enter for verification: %UAF-I-MDFYMSG, user record(s) updated %VMS-I-PWD_OKAY, account password for SYSTEM verified * Enter password for SYSTEST: * Re-enter for verification: %UAF-I-MDFYMSG, user record(s) updated %VMS-I-PWD_OKAY, account password for SYSTEST verified The SYSTEST_CLIG account will be disabled. You must reenable it before running UETP but do not assign a password. * Enter password for FIELD: * Re-enter for verification: %UAF-I-MDFYMSG, user record(s) updated %VMS-I-PWD_OKAY, account password for FIELD verified
If there are no password errors, the procedure creates your rights database, and you can proceed to the next section.
If you reenter a password incorrectly or if the system determines that the password is too easy for another user to guess, the system displays an error message similar to the following:
%VMS-I-PWD_INVALID, account password for SYSTEST is invalid %VMS-I-PWD_WEAK, password is too easy to guess Because of the preceding error, you must take action to secure this account. You must either disable this account, change its password, or do both.
When the procedure asks if you want to disable the account, type N and press Return. When the procedure asks if you want to enter a new password, type Y and press Return. Then enter a new password. For example:
Do you want to disable this account (Y/N)? N Do you want to change the account password (Y/N)? Y You must now select a new primary password for the SYSTEST account. The password you select must be at least 8 characters in length and cannot be the same as the name of the account: New password: Verification: %UAF-I-MDFYMSG, user record(s) updated %VMS-I-PWD_SET, primary password for account SYSTEST set
When you have successfully set the passwords, the installation procedure creates your rights database, which lets you manage user access to the system, and displays the following message:
Creating RIGHTS database file, SYS$SYSTEM:RIGHTSLIST.DAT Ignore any "-SYSTEM-F-DUPIDENT, duplicate identifier" errors %UAF-I-RDBCREMSG, rights database created . . .
The procedure displays the following prompts:
* Please enter SCSNODE name: * Please enter SCSSYSTEMID:
Enter the SCSNODE name and SCSSYSTEMID that you determined as part of
the preinstallation tasks in Chapter 2.
3.8 Postinstallation Tasks Described
After the procedure creates the rights database, it displays messages describing postinstallation tasks you might want to perform.
You do not perform these tasks now. Perform them after the installation completes.
After the installation finishes, you might want to do one or more of the following tasks: o DECOMPRESS THE SYSTEM LIBRARIES - To save space, many of the system libraries are shipped in a data-compressed format. If you have enough disk space, you can decompress the libraries for faster access. To data expand the libraries, type: $ @SYS$UPDATE:LIBDECOMP.COM If you do not decompress these libraries, you will experience slower response to the HELP and LINK commands. o BUILD A STANDALONE BACKUP KIT - You can build a standalone backup kit using the procedure described in the "Backup Procedures" chapter of the upgrade and installation supplement provided for your VAX computer. o TAILOR THE SYSTEM DISK - You might want to review the files provided or not provided during this installation. If you find there are files you want to remove from the system disk (TAILOR OFF) or files you want to add (TAILOR ON), use the following utilities to perform the desired tailoring. OpenVMS tailoring: $ RUN SYS$UPDATE:VMSTAILOR DECwindows tailoring: $ RUN SYS$UPDATE:DECW$TAILOR Note: The tailor procedure cannot be used to TAILOR ON or TAILOR OFF files located on an alternate disk.
After the messages about postinstallation tasks are displayed, the procedure displays a message similar to the following:
Continuing with OpenVMS VAX V7.3 Installation Procedure. Configuring all devices on the system...
Proceed to the next section for information about registering your
3.9 Registering Licenses
Before you can use the OpenVMS VAX operating system and its components, you must register all licenses in the following order. If you do not register your licenses at this point in the procedure, you must register them immediately after the installation, before you perform postinstallation tasks.
For more information about registering licenses, refer to the following:
You can use the SYS$UPDATE:VMSLICENSE.COM procedure to register a
license for any Compaq product that supplies a Product
Authorization Key (PAK). Or, you can register licenses with the LICENSE
REGISTER command. Refer to the OpenVMS License Management Utility Manual for detailed information.
3.9.1 Types of OpenVMS VAX Licenses
The OpenVMS VAX operating system uses one of two different categories of licenses, depending on the hardware and software configuration used and currently supported. The two categories of operating system licenses for OpenVMS VAX are:
The following table describes the types of licenses for each licensing category. Compaq provides the proper license type with the purchase of the system. Not all license types are available for every system model.
|Type of License||Description|
|VAX VMS Licenses|
|Traditional License||Provides unlimited use to the users on a defined system. VAX VMS traditional licenses are sized to capacity according to system type.|
Provides use according to a specified number of concurrent users. This
is an activity-based license. The Multi-User License gives you the
right to use the operating system for up to the limit of users
specified in the license. An operating system
user is one who is logged in to the system or one who is using
the operating system software by means other than login, or both. This
license is available only on limited system models, primarily MicroVAX
and VAX 4000 systems.
Interactive use of VAX systems licensed with the Multi-User License can be increased by the addition of the OpenVMS VAX Individual User License 1 for one or more users. For more information, refer to the description of the OpenVMS VAX Individual User License later in this table.
|VAX VMS Workstation License||
Provides use for a single user on a VAX workstation. This license type
allows one direct login for the single user and then one additional
login for system management purposes only.
Additional interactive use of VAX workstations licensed with the VAX VMS Workstation License requires the addition of an OpenVMS VAX User License 1 for one or more users. For more information, refer to the description of the OpenVMS VAX Individual User License later in this table.
|File and Application Server License||
Provides for the noninteractive use of OpenVMS VAX. OpenVMS based
VAXservers are sold with a File and Application Server License.
The intent of an OpenVMS based VAXserver is to provide file, print, application, and compute services to clients who have remotely submitted their requests for these services. This license type also allows one direct login for system management purposes only.
Additional interactive use of OpenVMS VAXservers licensed with the File and Application Server License requires the addition of an OpenVMS VAX User License 1 for one or more users. For more information, refer to the description of the OpenVMS VAX Individual User License later in this table.
|OpenVMS VAX Licenses|
|OpenVMS VAX O/S Base License 2||
Provides the right to unrestricted, noninteractive use of the
OpenVMS VAX operating system for the execution of remotely submitted
requests for batch, print, application, and computing services, on a
designated, single processor.
No direct OpenVMS VAX operating system logins by users are permitted on the system. One direct login is allowed for system management purposes only.
Interactive use of systems licensed with an OpenVMS VAX O/S Base License requires the addition of an OpenVMS VAX Individual User License 1 for one or more users.
|OpenVMS VAX Individual User License 1||
Provides the right to interactively use the operating system by a
specified, or unlimited, number of concurrent users on a designated,
single processor. A user is one who is logged in to a processor or one
who is interactively using the operating system software by means other
than login, or both. An OpenVMS VAX O/S Base License, or any of the
four types of VAX VMS Licenses, is a prerequisite for the OpenVMS VAX
Individual User License.
After you install the OpenVMS VAX operating system, the system displays the following message:
If you have Product Authorization Keys (PAKS) to register, you can register them now. * Do you want to register any Product Authorization Keys? (Y/N)
|If you choose ...||Then ...|
|Not to register the licenses at this time||Do the following:|
|To register your licenses now||
Do the following:
OpenVMS License Management Utility Options: 1. REGISTER a Product Authorization Key 2. AMEND an existing Product Authorization Key 3. CANCEL an existing Product Authorization Key 4. LIST Product Authorization Keys 5. MODIFY an existing Product Authorization Key 6. DISABLE an existing Product Authorization Key 7. DELETE an existing Product Authorization Key 8. COPY an existing Product Authorization Key 9. MOVE an existing Product Authorization Key 10. ENABLE an existing Product Authorization Key 11. SHOW the licenses loaded on this node 12. SHOW the unit requirements for this node 99. Exit this procedure Type '?' at any prompt for a description of the information requested. Press Ctrl/Z at any prompt to return to this menu. Enter one of the above choices 
You must also register the license for any of the DECnet products you have purchased. There are two DECnet licenses that apply to both Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX and DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX:
At this point in the installation, the procedure asks you for information that is used for providing local time zone support. For local time zone support to work correctly, the installation procedure must set the time zone that accurately describes the location you want to be considered as your default time zone. Usually, this is the time zone in which your system is running. In addition, your system must be correctly configured to use a valid OpenVMS time differential factor (TDF).
The procedure displays a series of time zone menus and prompts you to make selections from each. Begin by selecting the desired time zone from the main time zone menu. If you do not select a time zone, the default is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
If you choose a time zone that has subcomponents, the system displays an additional menu. For example, if you choose the United States (US) time zone from the main menu, a second menu displays the specific time zones within the United States. You then select the menu item that best represents the desired time zone.
The procedure then prompts you for the TDF. The TDF is the difference between your system time and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is an international standard (similar to Greenwich Mean Time) for measuring time of day. The procedure supplies a default for TDF, which is generally the correct response.
You can choose from the following options:
The following is a sample display:
%UTC-I-UPDTIME, updating Time Zone information in SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE] Configuring the Local Time Zone TIME ZONE SPECIFICATION -- Main Time Zone Menu 1) Australia 11) GMT 21) Mexico 31) Turkey 2) Brazil 12) Greenwich 22) NZ 32) UCT 3) CET 13) Hong Kong 23) NZ-CHAT 33) US 4) Canada 14) Iceland 24) Navajo 34) UTC 5) Chile 15) Iran 25) PRC 35) Universal 6) Cuba 16) Israel 26) Poland 36) W-SU 7) EET 17) Jamaica 27) ROC 37) WET 8) Egypt 18) Japan 28) ROK 38) Zulu 9) Factory 19) Libya 29) Singapore 10) GB-Eire 20) MET 30) SystemV 0) None of the above Select the number above that best describes your location: 33 You selected US as your time zone. Is this correct? (Yes/No) [YES]: US Time Zone Menu 1) Alaska 4) Central 7) Hawaii 10) Mountain 2) Aleutian 5) East-Indiana 8) Indiana-Starke 11) Pacific 3) Arizona 6) Eastern 9) Michigan 12) Samoa 0) None of the above Select the number above that best describes your location: 6 You selected US/Eastern as your time zone. Is this correct? (Yes/No) [YES]: Default Time Differential Factor for standard time is -5:00. Default Time Differential Factor for daylight saving time is -4:00. The Time Differential Factor (TDF) is the difference between your system time and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). UTC is similar in most repects to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The TDF is expressed as hours and minutes, and should be entered in the hh:mm format. TDFs for the Americas will be negative (-3:00, -4:00, etc.); TDFs for Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia will be positive (1:00, 2:00, etc.). Is Daylight Savings time in effect? (Yes/No): yes Enter the Time Differential Factor [-4:00]: NEW SYSTEM TIME DIFFERENTIAL FACTOR = -4:00. Is this correct? [Y]: