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HP OpenVMS Version 8.3 Upgrade and Installation Manual > Chapter 7 After Installing or Upgrading the OpenVMS Operating System

Installing and Configuring Layered Products (New Installations, Some Upgrades)

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The OpenVMS operating system kit includes several layered products. These include the system-integrated product (SIP) kits for the following products that are installed automatically:

  • Availability Manager (base) for OpenVMS (required)

  • CDSA for OpenVMS (required)

  • Kerberos for OpenVMS (required)

  • SSL for OpenVMS (required)

  • Performance Data Collector base software, TDC_RT (required)

These layered products also include the system-integrated product (SIP) kits for the following products that you can install optionally as part of the OpenVMS operating system installation:

  • DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS

  • DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS

  • DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS

  • TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS

  • WBEM Services for OpenVMS (OpenVMS I64 only)

These five layered products are included in the operating system media and can be installed using either the steps shown in this section or the alternative procedure described in “Alternative Procedure”. Other layered products—whether provided by HP on other CDs in the operating system distribution, in the Software Product Library CD set, or on a CD provided by a third-party company—should be installed using the steps shown in “Alternative Procedure”.

In addition to the SIPs, the OpenVMS I64 OE DVD includes kits for various products that are part of the OpenVMS OEs. HP does not support installing these OE product kits while booted from the OE DVD. To install these OE products, you must use the procedure described in “Alternative Procedure”.

As of Version 8.3, most PCSI kits included on the OpenVMS distribution media are signed using Secure Delivery. Signed PCSI kits that are installed from the OpenVMS I64 operating system distribution media are validated. (Kits installed from the OpenVMS Alpha operating system distribution CD are not validated; this restriction is due to space limitations of the distribution CD.) On both OpenVMS Alpha and I64 systems, signed PCSI kits that you install subsequently are validated (including signed kits on the distribution media).

NOTE: To use menu option 3, the target system must have the identical version of the OpenVMS operating system as the operating system media. If you need to install layered products on a target system that has a different version of the operating system, use the alternative procedure.

To use menu option 3 of the operating system menu, follow these steps:

  1. Before you install any layered products, be sure you back up the system disk.

  2. If you are not already booted from the operating system media, shut down the system and boot the operating system media. For instructions on how to shut down the OpenVMS I64 system, see “Halt and Shutdown Procedures”; for instructions on how to shut down the OpenVMS Alpha system, see “Shutting Down the System”.

  3. To view a list of products that can be installed, choose option 2 on the menu. If the layered product that you want to install is not listed in the display, install the product by using the alternative procedure described in “Alternative Procedure”, or see the documentation you received with the layered product. Note that HP does not support VMSINSTAL, PRODUCT INSTALL, or other PRODUCT commands from the DCL option on the operating system menu.

  4. To install layered products, choose option 3 on the menu. For more instructions, see “Using the Install or Upgrade Layered Products Option (3)”.

  5. After the installation completes, shut down the system by selecting option 9 on the menu. When you boot the target system, the layered products you installed will be present.

For additional information about installing layered products, see the HP OpenVMS System Manager's Manual.

Alternative Procedure

Use this alternative procedure to install the following products:

  • Layered products on a target system that has a different operating system version than that of the operating system media (CD/DVD).

  • Layered products that require VMSINSTAL (indicated in the directories by save-set file names with file types of .A, .B, and so on)

  • OpenVMS I64 OE products

  • SIP kits (as an alternative to using menu option 3 of the operating system menu on the media)

  • Products on the Layered Products, Freeware, System Tools, and e-Business Integration and Infrastructure CDs

  • Third-party software products (such as database products, accounting software, and so forth)

For a list of layered products you can install, see the Software Product Descriptions included with your operating system kit. Note that some products require a license key (PAK) from HP.

Follow these steps:

  1. Before you install all your layered products, be sure you back up the system disk. In addition, ensure that a license has been loaded for the software. Note also that most layered products require changes to SYSGEN parameters or AUTHORIZE values, and to system files such as SYLOGICALS.COM, SYLOGIN.COM, and SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM. For more information, see the following:

  2. After your target system disk runs AUTOGEN and boots (if necessary), mount the OpenVMS operating system media. For example, if the device with the operating system media is DKA400, use the following command:

       $ MOUNT/OVERRIDE=IDENTIFICATION DKA400
  3. Locate the directories and files containing the available layered products. For example, if the device name is DKA400:, enter the following command:

       $ DIRECTORY /NOHEAD/NOTRAIL DKA400:[*.KIT]

    You can use the PRODUCT FIND command to locate kits by using the PCSI utility. For example:

       $ PRODUCT FIND * /SOURCE=DKA400:[*.KIT]
  4. To install layered products that require VMSINSTAL (indicated in the directories by save-set file names with file types of .A, .B, and so on), enter the @SYS$UPDATE:VMSINSTAL command and then specify the device name and directory at the prompt. For example:

       $ @SYS$UPDATE:VMSINSTAL
    * Where will the distribution volumes be mounted: DKA400:[DIAA032.KIT]

    To install layered products that require the PCSI utility (indicated in the directories by file names with file types of .PCSI or .PCSI$COMPRESSED), use the PRODUCT INSTALL command to specify the device name and directory. Following is an example of the PRODUCT INSTALL command on an I64 system:

       $ PRODUCT INSTALL FORTRAN /SOURCE=DKB400:[I64_FORT075.KIT]