HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation
OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3
If you upgraded a VAX 8200, 8250, 8300, 8350, 8600, or 8650 computer, follow the instructions in this section.
The procedure does the following:
To update the console media, use the following procedure:
$ RUN SYS$SYSTEM:SYSGEN SYSGEN> CONNECT CONSOLE SYSGEN> EXIT $ EXCHANGE DIRECTORY device-name:VMB.EXE Directory of RT-11 volume TINES$CSA1: 13-NOV-2000 18:40 VMB.EXE 80 13-NOV-2000 Total of 1 file, 80 blocks. Free space 43 blocks, largest 23.
VAX 9000 computers use a special version of VMB.EXE named VMB9AQ.EXE.
The upgrade procedure automatically copies a new version of this file
to the console hard disk. However, if for some reason you need to
update the console hard disk, use the UPDATE_CONSOLE.COM command
procedure described for the VAX 8200, 8250, 8300, 8350, 8600, and 8650
computers. The device name for the VAX 9000 console hard disk is CSA1.
8.10 Decompressing the System Libraries
Decompressing the system libraries gives the system faster access to the libraries. You can decompress all the system libraries or just some of them.
The additional amount of disk space required to decompress all the system libraries is about 22,600 blocks. To find out how much disk space you have, enter the following command and press Return:
$ SHOW DEVICE SYS$SYSDEVICE
Table 8-1 gives the approximate number of blocks consumed by each library after decompression.
The following information is displayed:
OpenVMS Library Decompression Utility 1 HELPLIB.HLB 15 SDA.HLB 28 PHONEHELP.HLB 2 STARLET.OLB 16 SHWCLHELP.HLB 29 LIB.MLB 3 ACLEDT.HLB 17 SYSGEN.HLB 30 STARLET.MLB 4 ANLRMSHLP.HLB 18 ANALAUDIT$HELP.HLB 31 STARLETSD.TLB 5 DBG$HELP.HLB 19 SYSMANHELP.HLB 32 SYS$STARLET_C.TLB 6 DBG$UIHELP.HLB 20 TFF$TFUHELP.HLB 33 ERFLIB.TLB 7 DISKQUOTA.HLB 21 EXCHNGHLP.HLB 34 VAXCCURSE.OLB 8 EDFHLP.HLB 22 TPUHELP.HLB 35 VAXCRTL.OLB 9 INSTALHLP.HLB 23 EVE$HELP.HLB 36 VAXCRTLG.OLB 10 LATCP$HELP.HLB 24 EVE$KEYHELP.HLB 37 IMAGELIB.OLB 11 MAILHELP.HLB 25 UAFHELP.HLB 38 DECCCURSE.OLB 12 MNRHELP.HLB 26 TECO.HLB 39 DECCRTL.OLB 13 EDTHELP.HLB 27 PATCHHELP.HLB 40 DECCRTLG.OLB 14 NCPHELP.HLB A ALL libraries to be decompressed E EXIT this procedure * Enter letter or number(s) of libraries to be decompressed (Separate multiple entries with a comma):
Enter the appropriate letter or the numbers of the libraries you want to decompress. To decompress all libraries, the process takes approximately one half hour.
If you prefer, you can execute LIBDECOMP interactively or as a batch job. If you use either of these methods, you can decompress up to 8 libraries each time you execute LIBDECOMP by listing the names of the libraries you want to decompress as parameters on the command line. (You can decompress all the libraries by omitting the /PARAMETERS qualifier.) Be sure to separate the library names with commas and do not include the file extension. For example, to decompress the VAXCRTL.OLB, DISKQUOTA.HLB, and LIB.MLB libraries as a batch job, enter the following command:
$ SUBMIT/NOTIFY/PARAMETERS=(VAXCRTL, DISKQUOTA, LIB)- _$ SYS$UPDATE:LIBDECOMP
To decompress these same libraries interactively, enter the following command:
$ @SYS$UPDATE:LIBDECOMP VAXCRTL DISKQUOTA LIB
Note that, when you type the command for a batch job, you separate the
library names with commas and enclose the list within parentheses. You
do not use commas or parentheses on the interactive command line.
8.11 Testing the System with UETP
UETP, the user environment test package, is a software package that tests whether the OpenVMS VAX operating system is installed correctly. As part of the postupgrade procedure, you should run UETP to verify your upgrade.
Note that UETP needs at least 1200 free blocks on the system disk and is available only if you installed the optional save set VMS072.D. If you did not install the optional save set, you can add the UETP files to your system using VMSTAILOR. For information about using VMSTAILOR, see Chapter 10.
For complete information about UETP, refer to the OpenVMS System Manager's Manual, Volume 2: Tuning, Monitoring, and Complex Systems.
8.12 Increasing Free Space on the System Disk
This section describes how to increase the amount of free space on your
system disk. You can gain free space by removing optional OpenVMS VAX
files that you do not need from the system disk or by purging old
versions of some system files.
8.12.1 Running the ANALYZE /DISK_STRUCTURE Utility
Certain disk structure inconsistencies may be introduced during the OpenVMS VAX upgrade operation. To check for these inconsistencies, enter the following command:
$ ANALYZE /DISK_STRUCTURE SYS$SYSDEVICE:
This command produces output in the following format:
Error opening QUOTA.SYS No such file File (2849,7,1) DCLTABLES.EXE;31 marked for delete File (4270,3,1) SYS.EXE;2 marked for delete File (5485,9,1) SYS$NETWORK_SERVICES.EXE;1 marked for delete
If quotas are not in use on the system disk, ignore the "No such file" message for QUOTA.SYS. Most inconsistencies (including "marked for delete") can be repaired by entering the following command:
$ ANALYZE /DISK_STRUCTURE /REPAIR SYS$SYSDEVICE:
To remove files you do not need from the system disk, use VMSTAILOR. For example, if you are not running DECnet for OpenVMS, you do not need the network support files. For complete information about using VMSTAILOR to remove files, see Chapter 10.
If you are running DECwindows Motif, use DECW$TAILOR to add or remove DECwindows base support, workstation support, and fonts.
Files installed on alternate devices cannot be tailored.
In most cases, you can purge the following OpenVMS system files to free space on your system disk. However, before you purge any of these files, read Appendix F to make sure you do not purge a file version you might want to keep.
SYS$SYSTEM:SHUTDOWN.COM SYS$SYSTEM:STARTUP.COM SYS$LIBRARY:ENCRYPSHR.EXE SYS$LIBRARY:*RTL*.EXE SYS$LIBRARY:*SHR.EXE SYS$MANAGER:EDTINI.EDT SYS$MANAGER:DBLSTRTUP.COM SYS$MANAGER:*.TEMPLATE SYS$EXAMPLES:XADRIVER.MAR SYS$LIBRARY:CDDSHR.EXE SYS$LIBRARY:EPC$FACILITY.TLB SYS$MESSAGE:EPC$MSG.EXE SYS$STARTUP:VMS$LAYERED.DAT
$ PURGE SYS$SYSTEM:SHUTDOWN.COM
The OpenVMS VAX operating system screens potential passwords for acceptability. The DCL command SET PASSWORD takes the user's proposed password, converts it to lowercase (if necessary), and compares it to entries in a system dictionary. If the proposed password is found in the dictionary, it is rejected as a valid user password, and the user must suggest another. Many system managers modify the system password dictionary to include words of significance to their site.
During the upgrade, the procedure replaces the existing system password dictionary with a new one. If you had modified the dictionary and want to restore your local additions, you must merge the file containing your additions with the new system file.
To add your site-specific passwords to the new system password dictionary, enable SYSPRV and merge your local additions by entering the following commands, where LOCAL_PASSWORD_DICTIONARY.DATA is the file that contains your additions:
$ SET PROCESS/PRIVILEGE=SYSPRV $ CONVERT/MERGE/PAD LOCAL_PASSWORD_DICTIONARY.DATA - _$ SYS$LIBRARY:VMS$PASSWORD_DICTIONARY.DATA
If you have installed DECwindows support software, there are several steps that you can take to customize the DECwindows environment. Depending on your configuration, DECwindows customization tasks include the following:
Go to Chapter 9 for complete instructions for customizing your DECwindows support software.
After you complete the tasks described in Chapter 9, return to this
chapter to continue with the remaining postupgrade tasks.
8.15 Preparing to Use the OpenVMS Management Station
The OpenVMS Management Station client/server software provides OpenVMS system management capabilities through a client application on a personal computer (PC) running Microsoft Windows.
When you upgraded your OpenVMS system, the OpenVMS Management Station server files were automatically installed on your OpenVMS system disk. However, to obtain complete support, you had to select the OpenVMS Management Station client software files during the OpenVMS upgrade procedure. Those files are required for creating the installation media that you use to install the client software on your PC.
Appendix G provides complete instructions for preparing your OpenVMS system and your PC to run the OpenVMS Management Station software.
If you did not select the optional OpenVMS Management Station client software files during the installation or upgrade, you must add these files to your OpenVMS system disk before you follow the instructions in Appendix G. Use the OpenVMS Version 7.3 distribution media and VMSTAILOR to add the OpenVMS Management Station files to your system. (For information about using VMSTAILOR, see Chapter 10.)
Back up your system disk and then use either the VMSINSTAL command procedure or the POLYCENTER Software Installation utility to install layered products on your system. If the system contained Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS previous to the upgrade, you must reinstall it now.
For additional information about installing layered products, see the
OpenVMS System Manager's Manual.
8.17 Backing Up the System Disk
For complete information about these operations, refer to the upgrade
and installation supplement for your VAX computer.
8.18 Running AUTOGEN
When you upgraded the OpenVMS VAX operating system, the procedure executed AUTOGEN to set the values of system parameters and the sizes of the page and swap files according to the system's workload.
In many cases, AUTOGEN can improve system performance by using dynamic feedback information from the running system. As a postinstallation task, you should run AUTOGEN again using the feedback mechanism to make further adjustments to system parameters.
When AUTOGEN runs after an upgrade, it uses the parameter values in SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT. Note that hardcoded values in MODPARAMS.DAT affect AUTOGEN's calculations of the feedback parameters. For AUTOGEN to properly calculate minimum values, you should replace the hardcoded values in MODPARAMS.DAT with MIN_ values. The MIN_ prefix specifies the minimum value to which a parameter can be set by AUTOGEN.
If you are not satisfied with the parameter settings calculated by AUTOGEN, you can modify the parameter values by editing MODPARAMS.DAT as explained in the OpenVMS System Manager's Manual, Volume 2: Tuning, Monitoring, and Complex Systems.
After you have upgraded the operating system, run AUTOGEN again using the following procedure:
For the VAX 9000 computer, AUTOGEN's initial parameter calculations are conservative. To obtain parameter values that match your system workload, you can run AUTOGEN in feedback mode a number of times. For more information, refer to the upgrade and installation supplement for your VAX 9000 computer.
For information about using AUTOGEN, refer to the OpenVMS System Manager's Manual, Volume 2: Tuning, Monitoring, and Complex Systems.
8.19 Postupgrade Checklist
Use the following checklist to make sure you perform all the necessary