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HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Upgrade and Installation Manual

HP Part Number: BA322-90087

Published: June 2010

Table of Contents

1 About this document
2 Intended Audience
3 When to Use This Manual
4 New and Changed Information in this Edition
5 Document Organization
6 Typographical Conventions
7 Related Information
8 Publishing History
9 HP Encourages Your Comments
10 How to Order Additional Documentation
1 Getting Started
1.1 Key Terms
1.2 Getting to Know Your Integrity servers
1.2.1 Entering Commands at Integrity servers Console Interfaces
1.2.2 Integrity server Tools
1.2.3 Virtual Connect (VC) on HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosures
1.2.4 Cell-Based Server Terminology
1.2.5 Getting Started: Steps After You Unpack Your Integrity servers
1.3 Examining Hardware and Software Components
1.3.1 Hardware Components
1.3.2 Software Components
1.3.3 OpenVMS Alpha Operating System CD
1.3.4 OpenVMS for Integrity servers Operating Environment DVD
1.3.5 Firmware on Alpha Systems
1.3.6 Firmware on Integrity server Systems
1.3.7 Device-Naming Conventions
1.4 Using the Operating System Menu
1.4.1 Using the Install, Upgrade, or Reconfigure OpenVMS Option (1)
1.4.2 Using the Display Layered Products Option (2)
1.4.3 Using the Install or Upgrade Layered Products Option (3)
1.4.4 Using the Show Installed Products Option (4)
1.4.5 Using the Reconfigure Installed Products Option (5)
1.4.6 Using the Remove Installed Products Option (6)
1.4.7 Using the Patches and Recovery Data Option (7)
1.4.8 Using the Execute DCL Option (8)
1.4.9 Using the Shutdown Option (9)
1.5 Selecting the Install/Upgrade/Backup Option
2 Preparing to Install in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment
2.1 Preinstallation Tasks
2.2 Documentation References
2.3 Mixed-Version Support in OpenVMS Cluster Systems
2.4 Required OpenVMS Cluster Information
2.5 Dismounting the Target System Disk Elsewhere in the Cluster
2.6 Beginning the Installation
3 Installing the OpenVMS Operating System
3.1 Installation Tasks
3.2 Booting the OpenVMS Operating System Media
3.2.1 Booting the OpenVMS Alpha CD
3.2.2 Booting the OpenVMS Integrity servers OE DVD
3.3 Installing the OpenVMS Guest Operating System
3.3.1 Preparing to Install the Guest Operating System
3.3.2 Installing the Guest Operating System
3.4 Installing the OpenVMS Operating System on to a System Disk
3.4.1 Differences Between OpenVMS Integrity servers and Alpha Installations
3.4.2 Responding to Prompts During Installation
3.4.3 Installing OpenVMS Using Option 1 of the Operating System Menu
3.5 Booting the New OpenVMS System Disk
3.5.1 Booting the OpenVMS Alpha System Disk
3.5.2 Booting the OpenVMS Integrity servers System Disk
3.5.3 Next Steps
3.6 Joining an OpenVMS Cluster
3.7 Running AUTOGEN
3.8 Rebooting After AUTOGEN
3.9 Logging In to the SYSTEM Account
3.9.1 Logging In from a Character-Cell Terminal
3.9.2 Logging In from a Workstation
3.10 Postinstallation Tasks
4 Before Upgrading the OpenVMS Operating System
4.1 Preupgrade Tasks
4.2 Documentation References
4.3 Notes, Cautions, and Restrictions
4.3.1 Upgrade Paths
4.3.2 Update License Requirements
4.3.3 Components You Choose Not to Install
4.3.4 Licenses and Layered Products
4.4 Software That Must Be Manually Removed
4.4.1 Remove Older Versions of DECram for OpenVMS (Alpha Only)
4.4.2 Remove TDC Version 2.0 (Alpha Only)
4.5 Software That Must be Deconfigured (Integrity servers Only)
4.6 Saving Archived Files from Being Deleted by the Upgrade
4.7 Preparing the System Disk
4.7.1 Checking the Directory Structure and Preserving Your Security Protections
4.7.2 Checking the SYSCOMMON Directories
4.7.3 Purging Duplicate Files from the System Disk
4.7.4 Examining the System Disk
4.7.5 Checking the Size of the System Disk
4.7.6 Returning Authorization and AGEN$INCLUDE Files to the System Disk
4.7.7 Verifying System Parameters
4.8 Ensuring You Have a Recent FEEDBACK.DAT File
4.9 Shadowing Environment
4.9.1 Setting the Boot Device
4.9.2 Creating a Nonshadowed Target Disk
4.10 Backing Up the System Disk
4.11 Finishing Preupgrade Tasks
5 Preparing to Upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment
5.1 Preupgrade Tasks for OpenVMS Cluster Environments
5.2 Documentation to Review
5.3 Mixed-Version Support in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment
5.4 Adding a New System to an OpenVMS Cluster
5.5 Types of Upgrades
5.5.1 Concurrent Upgrade
5.5.2 Rolling Upgrade
6 Upgrading the OpenVMS Operating System
6.1 Upgrade Tasks
6.2 Booting the OpenVMS Operating System Media
6.2.1 Booting the OpenVMS Alpha Operating System CD
6.2.2 Booting the OpenVMS Integrity servers OE DVD
6.3 Performing the Upgrade
6.3.1 Upgrading the System Using Option 1 of the Operating System Menu
6.3.2 Selecting INITIALIZE or PRESERVE
6.3.3 Specifying the Target Disk
6.3.4 Selecting Reinstallation and Reconfiguration Options
6.3.5 Checking for Recovery Data
6.3.6 Specifying the Volume Label
6.3.7 Specifying the On-Disk Structure Level
6.3.8 Selecting Whether to Allow the Procedure to Create and Validate Boot Options (Integrity servers only)
6.3.9 Warning About Removal of the DECRAM Command
6.3.10 Setting OpenVMS Cluster Membership Information
6.3.11 Setting OpenVMS Galaxy Information (Alpha Only)
6.3.12 Updating Time Zone Information
6.3.13 Upgrading Windowing, Networking, and Related Products
6.4 Completing the Upgrade
6.4.1 Selecting Descriptive Help Text
6.4.2 Removing Older Versions of ENCRYPT
6.4.3 Secure Delivery Validation
6.4.4 Saving Archived Files
6.4.5 Selecting Product Component Options
6.4.6 Component and Product Installation Confirmation Messages
6.4.7 Upgrade Creates and Validates Boot Options (Integrity servers only)
6.4.8 Upgrade Completes and Returns to OpenVMS Operating System Menu
6.4.9 Shutting Down the System
6.5 What to Do After Shutdown
7 After Installing or Upgrading the OpenVMS Operating System
7.1 Postinstallation and Postupgrade Tasks
7.2 Backing Up Your System Disk
7.3 Registering Your Licenses
7.4 Set System Parameters for Volume Shadowing (Optional)
7.5 Tuning BAP System Parameters (Alpha Upgrade Only)
7.6 Running AUTOGEN to Set System Parameter Changes
7.7 Forming the Shadow Set
7.8 Customizing the System (New Installations, Some Upgrades)
7.8.1 Creating Network Proxy Authorization Files
7.8.2 Setting Up the Queue Manager and Default Queues
7.8.3 Configuring a Multihead System (Optional)
7.8.4 Configuring DECnet
7.8.5 Configuring HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS
7.8.6 Installing and Configuring Third-Party Networking Software
7.9 Initializing or Configuring Other Installed Components
7.9.1 Initializing CDSA (Optional)
7.9.2 Configuring the Availability Manager Base Software (Optional)
7.9.3 Configuring Kerberos (Optional)
7.9.4 Configuring SSL for OpenVMS (Optional)
7.9.5 Configure WBEM Services for OpenVMS (Optional; Integrity servers only)
7.9.6 Configure WBEM Providers for OpenVMS (Optional; Integrity servers only)
7.9.7 Configure the Instant Capacity Software (Optional; Integrity servers only)
7.9.8 Configure HP SIM (Optional; Integrity servers only)
7.9.9 Initializing and Running the Performance Data Collector Base Software (Optional)
7.9.10 Preparing to Use OpenVMS Management Station (Optional)
7.9.11 Installing OpenVMS Debugger Clients on a PC (Optional)
7.10 Creating a System-Specific Login Welcome Message (Optional)
7.11 Examining Your Command Procedures (Upgrades Only)
7.12 Adding and Removing Operating System Files (Optional)
7.13 Expanding the System Libraries (Optional; OpenVMS Alpha Only) Compressing the System Libraries (Optional, OpenVMS Integrity servers: Not Recommended)
7.14 Installing Patches (Optional but Recommended)
7.15 Installing and Configuring Layered Products (New Installations, Some Upgrades)
7.15.1 Alternative Procedure
7.16 Reinstall DECevent Software (Alpha Upgrades only; optional)
7.17 Creating Print Queues (New Installations, Some Upgrades)
7.18 Updating SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM to Start Layered Products and Print Queues
7.19 Creating Accounts (New Installations, Some Upgrades)
7.20 Testing the System with UETP (Optional)
7.21 Backing Up the Customized System Disk and Initiating Systematic Backups
7.22 Reforming the Shadow Set as Final Postupgrade Backup
7.23 Rebooting Cluster Members (Upgrades Only)
7.24 Running AUTOGEN to Tune the System
7.25 Modifying System Parameters
7.25.1 General Notes About Modifying System Parameters
7.25.2 Modifying System Parameters After an Upgrade
A Booting and Shutting Down Your OpenVMS Alpha System
A.1 Booting Operations
A.1.1 Booting the OpenVMS Alpha Operating System CD
A.1.2 Booting with a PMAZB or PMAZC TURBOchannel Adapter
A.1.3 Booting Manually from the System Disk
A.1.4 Performing a Conversational (Interactive) Boot
A.1.5 Booting with Minimum Startup
A.1.6 Booting with the XDelta Utility (XDELTA)
A.1.7 Booting from a Different Root Directory
A.1.8 Booting over the Network with an Alternate TURBOchannel Adapter
A.1.9 Booting in an Emergency
A.2 Configuring Boot Behavior for Alpha Systems
A.2.1 Setting the System for Automatic Booting
A.2.2 Setting and Showing Boot Devices
A.2.3 Setting Boot Flag Parameters
A.2.4 Writing a New Boot Block
A.3 Halt and Shutdown Operations
A.3.1 Halting the System
A.3.2 Shutting Down the System
A.4 Troubleshooting Procedures
A.4.1 If the System Does Not Boot
A.4.2 Detecting and Responding to System Problems
B Configuring OpenVMS Integrity servers Hardware Operation and Boot Operations, and Booting and Shutting Down Your System
B.1 Configuration and Management Utilities for HP Integrity servers
B.1.1 Overview of Utilities and Console Options
B.1.2 Configuration and Management Utilities on Cell-Based Servers
B.1.3 Using the Delete or Backspace Key with Integrity server Utilities
B.2 Selecting Your OpenVMS Console for the Integrity servers System
B.2.1 Selecting Your OpenVMS Console (Not Applicable to rx2600 Integrity servers)
B.2.2 Selecting Your OpenVMS Console on rx2600 Integrity servers
B.3 Overview of Using EFI
B.3.1 General Notes About Using EFI
B.4 Enabling or Disabling Hyper-Threading on Dual-Core Processors
B.5 Configuring and Managing OpenVMS Booting on Integrity servers
B.5.1 Checking the ACPI Configuration for Booting OpenVMS in an nPartition
B.5.2 Setting Boot Options for Your System Disk
B.5.3 Writing a New Boot Block
B.5.4 Alpha and Equivalent Integrity servers System Boot Commands
B.6 Booting Operations
B.6.1 Overview of Booting on a Cell-Based Server
B.6.2 Booting the OpenVMS Integrity servers OE DVD from the Local Drive
B.6.3 Booting the OpenVMS Integrity servers OE DVD from the InfoServer
B.6.4 Booting an Image of the OpenVMS Integrity servers OE DVD Using HP SIM Provisioning
B.6.5 Booting an Image of the OpenVMS Integrity servers OE DVD Using vMedia
B.6.6 Booting from a Fibre Channel Device
B.6.7 Booting Manually from the Local System Disk
B.6.8 Performing a Conversational (Interactive) Boot
B.6.9 Booting with Minimum Startup
B.6.10 Booting with the XDelta Utility (XDELTA)
B.6.11 Booting from a Different Root Directory
B.6.12 Emergency Booting
B.7 Halt and Shutdown Procedures
B.7.1 Halting the Integrity servers to Recover from Hangs and Crashes
B.7.2 Shutting Down the System
B.8 Troubleshooting Procedures
B.8.1 If the System Does Not Boot
B.8.2 Detecting and Responding to System Problems
C Setting Up and Performing Network Booting
C.1 About the OpenVMS InfoServer Utility
C.2 Setting Up Your System as an InfoServer Client
C.2.1 Determining the Local Network I/O Card to Be Used
C.2.2 Adding the Network Boot Option to the EFI Boot Manager
C.2.3 Verifying the Network I/O Device Is Bootable by EFI
C.3 Setting Up the InfoServer Server
C.4 Setting Up the BOOTP Boot Server and TFTP Server (OpenVMS Integrity servers Only)
C.5 Booting OpenVMS Integrity servers from the InfoServer
C.6 Troubleshooting InfoServer Boot Problems
D Using HP SIM and vMedia for Provisioning OpenVMS
D.1 HP SIM Provisioning of OpenVMS
D.1.1 About HP SIM and Provisioning
D.1.2 Prerequisites for HP SIM Provisioning
D.1.3 Setting Up InfoServer Support
D.1.4 Setting Up vMedia
D.1.5 Setting Up HP SIM and the Windows Server to Provision OpenVMS
D.1.6 Provisioning OpenVMS
D.2 Using vMedia Independently of HP SIM
D.2.1 Prerequisites for Using vMedia to Install or Upgrade OpenVMS
D.2.2 Using vMedia to Install or Upgrade OpenVMS
E Setting Up and Booting Fibre Channel Storage Devices
E.1 Booting on a Fibre Channel Storage Device on OpenVMS Alpha Systems
E.1.1 Using the AlphaServer Console for Configuring Fibre Channel (Alpha Only)
E.2 Booting on a Fibre Channel Storage Device on OpenVMS Integrity server Systems
E.2.1 Checking the Firmware Version
E.2.2 Obtaining the IPF Offline Diagnostics and Utilities
E.2.3 Configuring and Booting FC Boot Device
E.2.4 Configuring Additional Nodes to Boot into a Cluster Using a Shared Disk
F Backing Up and Restoring the System Disk
F.1 Reasons for Backing Up the System Disk
F.2 Suggested Procedures
F.3 OpenVMS Cluster Caution
F.4 Backing Up the System Disk
F.4.1 Getting Started
F.4.2 Mounting Devices
F.4.3 Performing the System Disk Backup
F.4.4 Changing the Disk Volume Cluster Size
F.4.5 Logging Out, Shutting Down, and Rebooting
F.5 Restoring the System Disk
F.5.1 Getting Started
F.5.2 Mounting Devices
F.5.3 Performing the System Disk Restore
F.5.4 Logging Out, Shutting Down, and Rebooting
F.6 Alternative Backup and Restore Procedure (Minimum OpenVMS Environment)
F.6.1 Preparing an Alternate System Disk
F.6.2 Using the Alternate System Disk
G Installing the OpenVMS Internationalization Data Kit
H Preparing to Use OpenVMS Management Station
H.1 Preparing Your OpenVMS System
H.1.1 Setting Up in a Mixed-Architecture Cluster Environment
H.1.2 Starting the Server on Other Nodes
H.1.3 Error Log Information
H.1.4 Updating the Printer and Storage Database
H.1.5 Editing the System Files
H.1.6 Controlling the Printer and Storage Environment
H.1.7 Keeping Your Printer Environment Up to Date
H.1.8 Keeping Your Storage Environment Up to Date
H.1.9 Enabling Disk Quotas
H.1.10 Caching Storage Configuration Data
H.1.11 Running Third-Party TCP/IP Stacks
H.1.12 Determining and Reporting Problems
H.1.13 Removing the OpenVMS Management Station Server
H.2 Preparing Your PC
H.2.1 Required Memory and Disk Space
H.2.2 Distribution Files
H.2.3 Required Software
H.2.4 Time Required for Installation
H.2.5 Copying the Client File to the PC
H.2.6 Installation Directory
H.2.7 Installation Procedure
H.2.8 Recovering from Errors
H.3 After Installing the Client Software on Your PC
H.4 Defining TCP/IP Nodes
H.5 Removing Version 2.1 of the OpenVMS Management Station Client
H.6 Removing OpenVMS Management Station
H.7 Getting Started with OpenVMS Management Station
I Removing the OpenVMS Operating System
J Alternative Ways to Initialize the System Disk
J.1 Alternative Method of Initialization
J.2 Removing the Diagnostic Partition File (Integrity servers only)