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Display information about the controller. The state of this controller can be either ACTIVE or STANDBY.
This is not supported on Smart Array controllers.
Displays information about the controller to which the context is set. The state of this controller can be either ACTIVE or STANDBY.
This command applies to both Smart Array and MSA1000/MSA1500 series of controllers.
Displays the following information for the specified unit:
- Unit identifier (user-defined name)
- Unit status
- List of the disks assigned as data disks to the UNIT
- List of the disks assigned as spares to the UNIT
- RAID level
- Unit size
Displays information about all the logical volumes configured on the controller.
From the command-line interface of MSA1000/MSA1500 controllers, if ACLs are enabled for the units with respect to the connections (HBAs to which these controllers are connected), then only those corresponding UNITs are visible to the respective HBAs.
After the ACLs are enabled, if you create any units on these controllers (from either CLI or MSA$UTIL), then you must set the ACLs explictly in order for these units to be visible.
SHOW UNITS <unit_n> / <qualifiers>
unit_nThe unit number can range from 0 to 31.
/BRIEFDisplays information about the unit.
/FULLDisplays the physical configuration information of the unit in addition to the unit information.
/VERBOSEProvides logging that can be interpreted by engineering.
MSA> SHOW UNIT 0/FULL MSA> SHOW UNIT 1/BRIEF
These commands display the physical configuration of the unit as well as the unit information.
Displays the MSA$UTIL version number.
SHOW VERSION / <qualifiers>
/FULLDisplays the WWID, firmware version, and controller revision information in addition to the MSA$UTIL version.
/VERBOSEProvides logging that can be interpreted by engineering.
MSA> SHOW VERSION/FULL
This command displays displays the WWID, firmware version, controller revision information, and the MSA$UTIL version.
Initiates the REBUILD operation for all the units configured in the disk group sequentially.
Note that "hiding" the insertion of a new disk from the controller can result in the rebuild operation not starting automatically, even if the controller can detect hot-plug events (such as when connected to an MSA30). Removing a disk while the host system is running, and replacing the disk while the host system is powered off, effectively hides the insertion. The START RECOVER command initiates the rebuild operation in such scenarios also.
This command is supported on both OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS I64 platforms.
For additional information about rebuilding volumes, see the SCAN ALL command.
This chapter contains information about the OpenVMS Version 8.3--1H1 media kit, including:
To install the OpenVMS Version 8.3--1H1 OE, see the HP OpenVMS Version 8.3-1H1 for Integrity Servers Upgrade and Installation Manual. In addition, before you install the OpenVMS I64, review the release notes in this manual and in the HP OpenVMS Version 8.3 Release Notes manual.
Also, refer to Cover Letter for HP OpenVMS Version 8.3-1H1 for Integrity Servers for late-breaking information not included
in this document.
5.1.1 Directories on the OpenVMS I64 Operating Environment DVD
Table 5-1 lists the top-level directories, documentation directories, and OpenVMS documentation file names for OpenVMS Software Product Descriptions (SPDs).
|[AVAILMAN_I640301]||Availablity Manager Version 3.1|
|[.CDSA_I64023]||CDSA Version 2.3|
|[.CSWS_JAVA_I64030]||CSWS_JAVA Version 3.0|
|[.CSWS_PERL_I64021]||CSWS_PERL Version 2.1|
|[.CSWS_PHP_I64013]||CSWS_PHP Version 1.3|
|[.DCE_I64032]||DCE Version 3.2|
|[.DCPS_026]||DCPS Version 2.6|
|[.DECNET_PHASE_IV_I640831H1]||DECnet Phase IV Version 8.3--1H1|
DECnet-Plus Version 8.3--1H1
includes FTAM, OSAK and VT
|[.DWMOTIF_I64016]||DECwindows Motif Version 1.6|
|[.ENTERPRISE_DIR_I64055ECO1]||Enterprise Directory Version 5.5ECO1|
|[.JAVA_I6401502]||Java tm Version 1.5.0-2|
|[.KERBEROS_I64031]||Kerberos Version 3.1|
|[.MGMTAGENTS_I64034]||Management Agents Version 3.4|
|[.NETBEANS_I64036]||NetBeans Version 3.6|
|[.OVPA_I64040]||OpenView Performance Agent Version 4.0|
|[.PERL_I640586]||Perl Version 5.8-6|
|[.PPU_I64080]||Pay per use Version 8.0|
|[.RTR_I64051]||Reliable Transaction Router Version 5.1|
|[.SWB_I6401713]||Secure Web Browser Version 1.7--13|
|[.SWS_I640211]||Secure Web Server Version 2.11|
|[.SOAP_020]||SOAP Toolkit Version 2.0|
|[.SSL_I64013]||SSL Version 1.3|
|[.TCPIP_I64056]||TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Version 5.6|
|[.TDC_I64023]||Performance Data Collector (formerly, The Data Collector) Version 2.3-1|
|[.UDDI_010A]||UDDI4J Version 1.0A|
|[.VMSI18N_I640831H1]||OpenVMS Version 8.3--1H1|
|[.WBEMCIM_I64]||WBEM ServicesVersion 2.6--1|
|[.WBEM_PROVIDERS]||WBEM Providers Version 1.5-31|
|[.WSIT_I64012]||Web Services Integration Toolkit Version 1.2|
|[.I640831H1.DOCUMENTATION]||Product documentation in TXT format|
Three OpenVMS Freeware CDs are included in the OpenVMS Version media kit. The Freeware CDs contain a variety of unsupported software tools and utilities, and OpenVMS ports of common open-source packages. These packages can be useful for a variety of technical, engineering, or educational purposes.
For information about each specific freeware package, refer to the appropriate FREEWARE_README.TXT file. To access the file, insert the appropriate CD into the CD drive and enter the commands, as appropriate to the Freeware volume being mounted. In the MOUNT commands shown, the ddcu: specification is the device name of the particular CD or DVD device present on your OpenVMS system.
$ MOUNT/OVERRIDE ddcu: $ TYPE ddcu: [FREEWARE_README.TXT]
Once the appropriate CD is mounted, you can view the disk contents and directory structure using standard DCL commands (such as the DIRECTORY command), or you can use commands to launch the Freeware menu system for the appropriate volume. Consult the mount commands on the CD label.
For package-specific licensing and related information, consult the individual packages.
Copies of these packages and packages on older Freeware distributions, submission information for future Freeware distributions, and any updated information for this Freeware distribution are all available at:
The Open Source Tools CD is a collection of Open Source tools ported to OpenVMS by OpenVMS engineering. These open source tools are provided as free software under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License. You can redistribute them and modify them under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation Version 2.1 of the License.
HP distributes this library in the hope that it will be useful; however, HP provides NO WARRANTY, without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. For more details, refer to the GNU Lesser General Public License, which is located in the GNV kit directory on the Open Source Tools CD.
The Open Source Tools CD contains the following ports:
The Open Source Tools CD also contains:
Table 5-2 lists the contents and directories on the OpenVMS Open Source Tools CD.
|Decompression (unzip) and other tools||[.000TOOLS]|
|GNV for I64 Version 1.6--4||[.GNV_I64]|
|IAS (Intel Assembler Source)||[.IAS]|
For current or revised listings, see the OpenVMS Open Source Tools web site at:
The software on the OpenVMS I64 media belongs to HP. Use of the software is authorized only if you have a valid software license from HP for each of the products.
The License Management Facility (LMF) Product Authorization Key (PAK) allows you to access a software product. A PAK must be registered and loaded before you can install the associated software from this CD. To obtain PAKs, contact your HP support representative or your authorized reseller.
Licensing for OpenVMS I64 differs from licensing for OpenVMS Alpha in that the OpenVMS operating system and certain layered products are provided in operating environments: the Foundation Operating Environment (FOE); the Enterprise Operating Environment (EOE); and the Mission Critical Operating Environment (MCOE). The EOE contains the full contents of the FOE plus additional layered products. The MCOE contains the full contents of the EOE plus OpenVMS Clusters and Reliable Transaction Router (RTR).
You can purchase the FOE license and licenses for additional layered products, or you can choose the EOE or MCOE instead, depending on which layered products you want. For more information about the operating environments and their contents, refer to the HP Operating Environments for OpenVMS Industry Standard 64 Version 8.3--1H1 for Integrity Servers SPD at:
OpenVMS Version 8.3--1H1 documentation consists of two new manuals and one revised manual to supplement the current manuals, which were provided with OpenVMS Version 8.3. These manuals provide the new information you need to install and use Version 8.3--1H1.
The following release documentation is included in the OpenVMS Version 8.3--1H1 media kit:
Not all books in a documentation set are revised for each release. Typically, each release contains a number of new and revised books, with the remainder of the set consisting of books from previous releases. For example, the OpenVMS Version 8.3-1H1 set includes several new and revised books, with the remaining titles being carryovers from previous releases. The books in each set are the most current versions available.
In addition, all the documentation is available from the HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation Web site: