HP Integrity VM is a soft partitioning and virtualization
technology that provides operating system isolation, with sub-CPU
allocation granularity and shared I/O. Integrity VM can be installed
on an Integrity server or a hardware partition (nPartition) running
HP-UX. You can install OpenVMS as a “guest” operating
system, which is an Integrity VM environment running on Integrity
servers. An Integrity VM Host administrator or an OpenVMS system administrator
can manage a guest operating system like a discreet Integrity server
For more information about Integrity VM installation, see the HP Integrity Virtual Machines Installation, Configuration, and Administration manual.
NOTE: OpenVMS guest on Integrity VM is supported on VT-i (Intel Virtualization
Technology for the Intel Itanium architecture) enabled Intel Itanium2
processors. Currently Intel Itanium2 9000 and 9100 series supports
3.3.1 Preparing to Install the Guest Operating System
This section describes the important steps you need to take
before installing the guest operating system.
The Integrity VM kit is installed on the VM Host. Integrity
VM is not supported with hyperthreads. The following command checks
if hyperthreading is enabled:
# getconf SC_HT_ENABLED
NOTE: In the output 1 indicates hyperthreading
is enabled and 0 indicates hyperthreading is disabled.
If hyperthreading is enabled, disable it by executing the following
command and reboot the VM:
# /usr/sbin/setboot -m off
The following are the pre-installation steps:
Obtain installation materials and necessary site-specific
Guest operating system's networking information,
Host name for each guest
IP Address for each guest (if fixed)
IP address of one or more DNS servers and the gateway
DECnet address for each guest
Guest operating system's time-zone
Guest operating system's “system”
Identify the installation DVD drive location by executing
this command on the VM Host:
# ioscan -NfunC disk
disk 7 64000/0xfa00/0x4 esdisk CLAIMED DEVICE Optiarc DVD RW AD-5590A
Additionally, you can use the DVD to create
an ISO file by copying the disk to the file system using an utility
such as dd. Mount the disk onto the VM Host file system and execute
the dd command to create an ISO file:
# mount /dev/disk/disk237 /fdev/frackA/
# dd if=/dev/rdisk/disk7 of=/fdev/frackA/OpenVMS.iso bs=64k
To create and start the virtual switch (vswitch),
use the hpvmnet command. A physical LAN device has to be selected
that acts as a virtual switch. To view all running LAN interfaces,
use the nwmgr command:
Name/ Interface Station Sub- Interface Related
ClassInstance State Address system Type Interface
============== ========= ============== ======== ============== =========
lan0 UP 0x0017A4771010 igelan 1000Base-SX
lan1 DOWN 0x0017A4771012 igelan 1000Base-SX
lan900 DOWN 0x000000000000 hp_apa hp_apa
lan901 DOWN 0x000000000000 hp_apa hp_apa
lan902 DOWN 0x000000000000 hp_apa hp_apa
lan903 DOWN 0x000000000000 hp_apa hp_apa
lan904 DOWN 0x000000000000 hp_apa hp_apa
In this example lan0 interface “UP”
status indicates the LAN interface is running.
To create the virtual switch, use the following command:
# hpvmnet -c -S myswitch -n 0
In this example the virtual switch name is myswitch and it uses
the lan0 interface.
To start the virtual switch, use the following command:
# hpvmnet -b -S myswitch
To create a file to act as OpenVMS system disk, use
the hpvmdevmgmt command:
# hpvmdevmgmt -S 4G /fdev/frackA/disk1
To create a virtual machine on the VM Host, use the
# hpvmmodify -P vmsg1 -a dvd:avio_stor::disk:/dev/rdisk/disk7
For ISO file, run this command:
# hpvmmodify -P vmsg1 -a dvd:avio_stor::file:/fdev/frackA/OpenVMS.iso
In this example, the virtual machine name (guest name) is vmsg1
of operating system type OpenVMS comprising of
2 GB memory
AVIO LAN virtual switch with the name myswitch
AVIO disk with backing store as /fdev/frackA/disk1
AVIO DVD with backing store as /dev/rdisk/disk7 (for
DVD) or AVIO disk with backing store as /fev/frackA/OpenVMS.iso (for
NOTE: Specify the operating system type as OpenVMS.
If a physical disk is used as a backing store, the disk can
be defined to assume disk4 as the path to the physical
disk. You can replace the command # hpvmmodify -P vmsg1 –a
disk:avio_stor::file:/fdev/frackA/disk1 with the command # hpvmmodify -P vmsg1 –a disk:avio_stor::disk:/dev/rdisk/disk4.
If a logical volume is used as a backing store, the logical
volume can be defined to assume rlv012 as the path
to the logical volume. You can replace the command # hpvmmodify
-P vmsg1 –a disk:avio_stor::file:/fdev/frackA/disk1 with the command # hpvmmodify -P vmsg1 –a disk:avio_stor::lv:/dev/vg01/rlv012
To display the status information about one or more
Integrity VMs, use the following command:
Virtual Machine Name VM # OS Type State #VCPUs #Devs #Nets Memory Rmt Host
==================== ===== ======= ========= ====== ===== ===== ======= ========
vmsg1 1 OpenVMS Off 2 2 1 2 GB -
Now the VM Host is prepared for installing the guest operating
3.3.2 Installing the Guest Operating System
You can install the guest operating system by
following the below procedure:
To start the virtual machine on the VM Host, use the
# hpvmstart -P vmsg1
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Opening minor device and creating guest machine container
Creation of VM, minor device 1
hpvmstart: Successful start initiation of guest 'vmsg1'
You can use the hpvmconsole command to
connect to the guest.
To connect to the virtual console of the guest operating
system, use the following command:
# hpvmconsole -P vmsg1
[vmsg1] vMP> CO
Loading device drivers
EFI Boot Manager ver 1.10 [14.62] [Build:Mon Nov 3 14:18:56 2008]
Please select a boot option
EFI Shell [Built-in]
Boot option maintenance menu
Use ^ and v to change option
where CO is
the command for console output, use Ctrl/B to return to the vMP main menu.
Typically, the EFI shell is selected automatically
upon startup. If not, select EFI Shell [Built-in] from the menu.
EFI lists devices with file systems detected as fs(n).
In this example, fs0 and fs1 are older file systems that are present
on the disk. File system fs2 corresponds to the bootable OpenVMS Virtual
DVD, as can be recognized by the CD against it.
Boot the installation DVD, which is indicated in the
device-mapping table as /CDROM, by entering the commands given in
the example below. Choose the virtual DVD drive by using the fs command.
In the following example the virtual DVD is shown as fs2:
fs2:\> cd efi\boot
Boot the OpenVMS installation virtual DVD and perform a normal
NOTE: To return from the vMP press Ctrl/B (when logged in from the VM Host console, use Ctrl/X).
After executing the bootia64 command, the
standard OpenVMS installation menu is displayed. From this menu onwards,
the OpenVMS guest operating system installation is similar to the
installation of OpenVMS on a physical system.
NOTE: To return from the virtual console, press Ctrl/B. Enter RS to restart the virtual
machine and then resume the OpenVMS installation procedure.