HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS
Installation and Configuration
Order Number: BA548--90001
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 HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Installation and Configuration, Version 5.4.
Software Version: HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Version 5.5
Operating Systems: OpenVMS I64 Version 8.2 OpenVMS Alpha Version 8.2
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The HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS documentation is available on CD-ROM.
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 and I64 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 5.5 of the TCP/IP Services product. For information about last-minute changes to these procedures, refer to 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.
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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 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 3.6|
|6||Verify the configuration.||Section 3.9|
|7||Complete additional configuration and setup tasks, as appropriate.||Section 3.10|
|8||Configure the system as an IPv6 host or IPv6 router.||Chapter 4|
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=TCPIP055.RELEASE_NOTES
To extract the release notes as a PostScript file, enter the following:
$ PRODUCT EXTRACT FILE TCPIP/SELECT=TCPIP055_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, refer to 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.
On OpenVMS I64 systems, an OpenVMS Operating Environment (OE) PAK must be installed. The license for TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS is contained within each of the OE licenses.
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, refer to the OpenVMS License Management Utility Manual.
1.2.5 Checking the Disk Space
Make sure your system has at least 150,000 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
The minimum physical memory required for TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS is the same as that required for the OpenVMS operating system. For OpenVMS physical memory requirements, refer to the the Software Product Description for the OpenVMS operating system (SPD 82.35.xx).
To check the memory on your system, 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.
Booting OpenVMS with MIN, INST, or UPGRADE is not supported. The product configuration and startup command procedures (TCPIP$CONFIG.COM and TCPIP$STARTUP.COM) fail if you perform any kind of boot other than a full boot.
The following recommendations apply to minimal configurations. Requirements will increase as you add services and inbound or outbound connections.