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Before installing, upgrading, or using the OpenVMS operating system on your computer, be sure you have access to the following documents. Some of the documents listed here are from the OpenVMS Version 8.2 documentation set; although they have not been revised, they remain valid for OpenVMS Version 8.3.

  • Cover Letter for HP OpenVMS Version 8.3 and any other cover letters included with your kit.

  • HP OpenVMS Version 8.3 New Features and Documentation Overview, which describes enhancements and new features included in this release of the OpenVMS Alpha and I64 operating systems and includes an overview of the documentation that supports OpenVMS.

  • HP OpenVMS Version 8.3 Release Notes, which provides important supplementary information about the OpenVMS Alpha and I64 operating systems.

  • HP OpenVMS Cluster Systems and Guidelines for OpenVMS Cluster Configurations, if you plan to install your system in an OpenVMS Cluster environment.

  • The most recent version of the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS Installation Guide and Managing DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS Systems (if you plan to install and customize DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS software).

  • HP Open Source Security for OpenVMS, Volume 1: Common Data Security Architecture, which provides information about CDSA software.

  • HP Open Source Security for OpenVMS, Volume 2: HP SSL for OpenVMS, which provides information about HP SSL software.

  • HP Open Source Security for OpenVMS, Volume 3: Kerberos, which provides information about Kerberos software.

  • HP Availability Manager Installation Instructions, which provides information about Availability Manager software and is available at the following Web site:

    http://www.hp.com/products/openvms/availabilitymanager

  • For documentation related to the Performance Data Collector (TDC), see the following Web site:

    http://www.hp.com/products/openvms/tdc/

  • The following networking software documents (if you plan to install and configure DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS, DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS, or TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS software):

    • HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Installation and Configuration

    • DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS Installation and Basic Configuration

    Documentation for the networking products listed above is included on the OpenVMS Online Documentation CD. Hardcopy documentation must be purchased separately.

  • For documentation related to Instant Capacity (iCAP) and Pay per use (PPU), see the HP Instant Capacity User’s Guide and HP Pay per use User’s Guide on the following Web site:

    http://docs.hp.com/en/hplex.html#Utility%20Pricing

  • The hardware manuals that are supplied with your Alpha or Integrity server computer. These manuals provide detailed information about your system hardware, including the operation of the system unit, the drives, and the monitor.

During the course of installing, upgrading, or using the OpenVMS operating system on your computer, you could refer to the following documents as well:

  • HP OpenVMS License Management Utility Manual, which contains detailed information about registering your software licenses.

  • HP OpenVMS System Manager's Manual and the HP OpenVMS System Management Utilities Reference Manual, which contain information about system management operations and utilities that you might need to use when you install, upgrade, customize, and maintain your OpenVMS system. The HP OpenVMS System Management Utilities Reference Manual: M--Z provides complete information about using the PCSI utility PRODUCT command to add or remove files, install other software, and related operations.

  • HP Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS, which you might need if you are installing or upgrading the OpenVMS operating system on a shadowed system disk.

  • HP OpenVMS Management Station Installation Guide, which provides information about getting started, setting up, and using OpenVMS Management Station.

For additional information about HP OpenVMS products and services, see the following Web site:

http://www.hp.com/go/openvms

For information about managing nPartitions on midrange or Superdome servers, see the HP System Partitions Guide: Administration for nPartitions.

For the latest hardware documentation for HP Integrity servers, see the following Web site:

http://docs.hp.com/en/hw.html

For the latest hardware documentation for Alpha computers, see the following Web site:

http://www.hp.com/go/alphadocs