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 an
earlier OpenVMS version documentation set. They have not been revised,
they remain valid for OpenVMS Version 8.4.
for HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 and any other cover letters
included with your kit.
Version 8.4 New Features and Documentation Overview, which
describes enhancements and new features included in this release of
the OpenVMS Integrity servers operating system and provides an overview
of the documentation that supports OpenVMS.
License Management Utility Manual, which explains how
to use the License Management Facility (LMF), the license management
tool for the OpenVMS operating system. The manual describes licensing
requirements and the tasks required to manage licenses.
HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Release Notes, which
provides important supplementary information about the OpenVMS 8.4
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
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.
Manager Installation Instructions, which provides information
about Availability Manager software and is available at the following
HP gWLM documentation
is available in the Information Library on the following website (select
the Information Library link and then the Manuals, Release Notes,
Manpages link and see the Version A.40 manuals):
The hardware manuals that
are supplied with your Alpha or Integrity servers 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:
License Management Utility Manual, which contains detailed
information about registering your software licenses.
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.
Management Station Installation Guide, which provides
information about getting started, setting up, and using OpenVMS Management
For additional information about HP OpenVMS products
and services, see the following website: