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HP OpenVMS Version 8.3 Upgrade and Installation Manual > Chapter 4 Before Upgrading the OpenVMS Operating System

Finishing Preupgrade Tasks

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Continue the preupgrade tasks as follows, depending on whether you are upgrading in a standalone or OpenVMS Cluster environment:

IF ... THEN ...

You are upgrading a standalone system

  1. Log in to the SYSTEM account.

  2. Enter the following command:

    $ @SYS$SYSTEM:SHUTDOWN
  3. When the procedure asks whether an automatic system reboot should be performed, enter N (NO).

  4. Go to the checklist at the beginning of this chapter to verify that you have performed the necessary tasks.

  5. Go to Chapter 6 “Upgrading the OpenVMS Operating System” to begin the upgrade procedure.

You are upgrading an OpenVMS Cluster system

  1. Review the checklist at the beginning of this chapter to verify that you have performed the necessary tasks.

  2. Go to Chapter 5 “Preparing to Upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment”.