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HP Pay per use (PPU) User's Guide for versions 8.x > Chapter 3 Installing and Configuring PPU Software

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Factory Integrated Systems
(HP-UX only)

You do not need to install the PPU 8.x software on your PPU HP-UX system if it was ordered in (or after) January 2004. The PPU software was already installed by HP prior to delivery. However, initially you need to configure the PPU software to communicate with the utility meter.

NOTE: The PPU 8.x software must be installed and configured on every partition in the complex, including virtual partitions on HP-UX systems.

The PPU software bundle T2351AA is a selectable product when installing the HP-UX operating environment (OE). With Windows, it is in the SmartComponent, hp CPU PayPerUse Agent for Windows Server 2003 64-bit Edition. (If extracted, the installer file is CPUPayPerUseAgent64.msi.) In an HPVM environment, PPU is installed and configured only on the VM Host, not on the guest virtual machines.

The PPU software (BA485AA) is an optional installation product accessible from the OpenVMS I64 8.3 OE DVD.

Verifying PPU Functionality on HP-UX Systems

Perform the following steps to verify your partition has the PPU 8.x software installed and configured for communication with the utility meter:

  1. Verify the PPU software is installed by executing the following command:

    /usr/sbin/swlist | grep T2351AA
     
    You should see output similar to:
    T2351AA           B.11.23.08.00.01.05       HP Pay per use (PPU)

    If you do not receive the correct result for Step 1, see “Installing PPU Software” for PPU software installation details.

  2. Configure the PPU software to communicate with the utility meter, and test its proper function, by executing the following command:

    /usr/sbin/ppuconfig -m meter
     
    Where meter is the hostname or IP address of a valid utility meter.
     
    You should see output similar to:
    The utility meter IP/hostname is set to ‘meter.corp.com’.
    Pay per use daemon (ppud) started.

    The ppuconfig -m command/option also starts the ppud daemon if it is not running. If you do not receive the correct result for Step 2, see “Configuring PPU Software ” for PPU software configuration details.

    IMPORTANT: You need to configure the PPU software so your partition communicates with the utility meter. PPU systems do not have the PPU software configured at the HP factory. See “Configuring PPU Software ” for details on configuring the utility meter settings.
  3. Verify that communication can be established between the Pay per use software and the configured utility meter by executing the command:

    /usr/sbin/ppuconfig -t

    You should see output similar to:

    Round trip communication with the utility meter succeeded.

If Steps 1 through Step 3 provide the correct results, your PPU system is compliant and no action is necessary for PPU software installation or configuration.

Verifying PPU Installation and Functionality on Windows Systems

Perform the following steps on each of your Windows partitions to verify they have the PPU software installed and configured for communications with the utility meter. Note that the PPU software is not factory-installed on Windows systems, and therefore this verification generally cannot be completed until you have first followed the steps outlined in the sections “Installing on Windows Server 2003 Systems” and “Configuring PPU Software ”.

  1. Open Services.msc, also known as the Services applet. Look for “HP Pay Per Use”, or open a command window, type sc query ppuservice, and press Enter. If the service is not listed, then PPU is not installed. Therefore, proceed to the next section “Installing on Windows Server 2003 Systems”. If the service is listed, then PPU is installed. Proceed to the next step to verify that the service is started and operating correctly.

  2. To verify that the PPU service is running, perform one of the following:

    • Open the services.msc applet (Start>Programs>Administrative Tools>Services), find “HP Pay Per Use” and ensure the status shows as “started”. If not, right click to start. Or,

    • From a cmd.exe shell, type “ sc query ppuservice”. If it is not running, you should see output similar to this:

    SERVICE_NAME: PPUService
        TYPE: 110 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS (interactive)
        STATE: 1 STOPPED
               (NOT_STOPPABLE,NOT_PAUSABLE,IGNORES_SHUTDOWN)
        WIN32_EXIT_CODE: 0 (0x0)
        SERVICE_EXIT_CODE: 0 (0x0)
        CHECKPOINT: 0x0
        WAIT_HINT: 0x0

    Type “sc start ppuservice” to start this service. If the service is already started, you should see output like this:

    SERVICE_NAME: PPUService
        TYPE: 110 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS (interactive)
        STATE: 4 RUNNING
               (STOPPABLE,NOT_PAUSABLE,ACCEPTS_SHUTDOWN)
        WIN32_EXIT_CODE: 0 (0x0)
        SERVICE_EXIT_CODE: 0 (0x0)
        CHECKPOINT: 0x0
        WAIT_HINT: 0x0

  3. Configure the PPU software to communicate with the utility meter, and test its proper function, by executing the following command:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\ppu> ppuconfig -m meter
    (where meter is the hostname or IP address of a valid utility meter), and press Enter. If the PPU Service is running and the Utility Meter is valid and reachable, you should see no response.

    The ppuconfig -m meter command/option also starts the Windows Pay per use service if it is not running.

  4. Verify that communication can be established between the Pay per use software and the configured utility meter, by executing the command:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\ppu> ppuconfig -t

    You should see output similar to:
    Testing the connection to a utility meter. This operation
    can take 2-3 minutes to complete...

    Round trip communication with the utility meter succeeded.

    If the meter is incorrect, or otherwise not reachable, you might see something like:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\ppu> ppuconfig -t

    Testing the connection to a utility meter. This operation
    can take 2-3 minutes to complete...

    ERROR: Unable to send Pay Per Use report to utility meter.
         Received the following error:
         Invalid locator: meter.hp.com:5989
    ERROR: Test of connection to specified utility meter failed.
         Verify that the configuration parameters are correctly
         specified, that the utility meter and network are
         working properly, and that compatible versions of the
         utility meter and PPU agent software are installed.

If Steps 1 through Step 4 provide the expected results (as described above), your PPU system is operational, and the PPU software is installed and configured correctly. If there are unexpected results, you may need to redo either the installation or configuration steps. See the sections “Installing PPU Software” or “Configuring PPU Software ” for details.

Errors During Verification

Use the following error descriptions to determine the nature of problems encountered during PPU verification. Then refer to “Configuring PPU Software ” for instructions on how to fix the problem.

PPU service is not installed


If you receive the following output from the command sc query ppuservice, PPU is not installed and you should proceed to the next section, “Installing PPU Software”:

[SC] EnumQueryServicesStatus:OpenService FAILED 1060:

The specified service does not exist as an installed service.

PPU service is running, but utility meter is invalid or unreachable


After issuing the ppuconfig -m meter command, an error of this type is indicated by either of the following error messages:

Unable to send Pay per use report to utility meter. Received the following error: Invalid locator: <utility meter hostname or IP address>

or,

Test of connection to specified utility meter failed. Verify that the configuration parameters are correctly specified, that the utility meter and network are working properly, and that compatible versions of the utility meter and PPU agent software are installed.

Verifying PPU Functionality on OpenVMS Systems

Perform the following steps on each of your OpenVMS partitions to verify the PPU software is installed and configured to communicate with the utility meter:

  1. Verify the PPU software is installed by executing the following DCL command:

    $ product show product PPU
     
    You should see output similar to:


    ------------------- -------- ---------
    PRODUCT             KIT TYPE STATE
    ------------------- -------- ---------
    HP I64VMS PPU V8.0  Full LP  Installed

  2. Configure the PPU software to communicate with the utility meter by executing the following DCL command:

    $ ppu config/meter_address=meter
     
    Where meter is the hostname or IP address of a valid utility meter.

    IMPORTANT: You need to configure the PPU software so your partition communicates with the utility meter. PPU systems do not have the PPU software configured at the HP factory. See “Configuring PPU Software ” for details on configuring the utility meter settings.
  3. Verify that communication can be established between the Pay per use software and the configured utility meter by executing the DCL command:

    $ ppu config/test_connection

    You should see output similar to:

    Round trip communication with the utility meter succeeded.