Vax VS-190 SERIES Installation manual

OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3
Upgrade and Installation Manual
Order Number: AA–QSBQD–TE
September 2001
This manual provides step-by-step instructions for upgrading and
installing the Compaq OpenVMS VAX operating system.
This version of OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 Upgrade and Installation
Manual has been updated and the online version is the most current
version of the manual.
Revision/Update Information:
This is a new manual.
Software Version:
OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3
Compaq Computer Corporation
Houston, Texas
© 2001 Compaq Computer Corporation
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Documentation, and Technical Data for Commercial Items are licensed to the U.S. Government
under vendor’s standard commercial license.
Compaq shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The
information in this document is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind and is subject
to change without notice. The warranties for Compaq products are set forth in the express
limited warranty statements accompanying such products. Nothing herein should be construed as
constituting an additional warranty.
ZK6630
The Compaq OpenVMS documentation set is available on CD-ROM.
This document was prepared using DECdocument, Version 3.3-1b.
Contents
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1 Getting Started
1.1
1.1.1
1.1.2
1.1.3
1.1.4
1.1.5
1.1.6
1.2
1.3
1.3.1
1.3.2
1.3.3
1.3.4
1.4
1.4.1
1.4.2
1.5
1.5.1
1.5.2
1.6
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DECnet Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX — Minimum Version .
MACRO32.EXE and Standalone BACKUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Layered Product Availability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Key Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Locating Files on the Distribution Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On CD–ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On Magnetic Tape or Tape Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DECamds Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software Product Descriptions (SPDs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Happens During an Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When to Perform an Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Use the Installation Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Happens During an Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When to Perform an Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Use the Upgrade Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What to Do Next . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2–1
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2–2
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2–2
2–2
2–3
2–3
2–4
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2–6
2 Preparing to Install the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
2.1
2.1.1
2.1.2
2.2
2.2.1
2.2.2
2.3
2.3.1
2.3.2
2.3.3
2.4
Cautions and Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Examining Software and Hardware Components . . . .
Hardware Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing for an Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing for an OpenVMS Cluster Environment
Preparing Tape and Disk Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Information You Need During the Installation . . .
Preinstallation Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3 Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
3.1
Booting Standalone BACKUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.1.1
Booting from Tape Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.1.2
Booting from the InfoServer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.1.3
Booting from the CD–ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2
Creating the System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.1
Determining Device Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.2
Loading Distribution Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.3
Transferring VMS073.B to Your System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.4
Booting the New System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.5
Specifying the Volume Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.6
Specifying the Source Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.7
Selecting Optional OpenVMS Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.7.1
OpenVMS Library Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.7.2
OpenVMS Optional Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.7.3
Help Message Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.7.4
OpenVMS Management Station Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.8
Choosing DECwindows Support Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.9
Installing Networking Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.10
Verifying Your Choices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.11
Installing OpenVMS Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.11.1
Compact Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.11.2
Magnetic Tape and Tape Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.12
Installing DECwindows Support Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3
Installing DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX Software . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.4
Configuring a Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.5
Selecting the Default Windowing System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.6
Setting Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.7
Entering SCSNODE and SCSSYSTEMID Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.8
Postinstallation Tasks Described . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.9
Registering Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.9.1
Types of OpenVMS VAX Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.9.2
How to Register OpenVMS VAX Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.9.3
Using the Licensing Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.9.4
How to Register System Integrated Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.9.5
How to Register DECnet Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.10
Updating Time Zone Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.11
Installing Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX Software . . . . . . . . . .
3.12
Running AUTOGEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.12.1
Automatic Reboot after AUTOGEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.12.2
Manual Reboot after AUTOGEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.13
Logging in to the SYSTEM Account by Means of a Character Cell
Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.14
Logging in to the SYSTEM Account by Means of a Workstation . . . . . . . .
3.15
What to Do Next . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3–1
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4 After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.5.1
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Verifying System Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Registering Your Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Backing Up Your System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customizing the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring and Starting Networking Software .
Configuring Your System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4.5.2
4.6
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4.7.1
4.7.2
4.7.3
4.7.4
4.8
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4.11
4.12
4.13
Editing SYSTARTUP_VMS . . . . . . . . . . . .
Testing the System with UETP . . . . . . . . . . . .
Decompressing the System Libraries . . . . . . . .
Methods of Using LIBDECOMP.COM . . . .
Responding to LIBDECOMP.COM Prompts
Using LIBDECOMP.COM Interactively . . .
Using LIBDECOMP.COM in Batch . . . . . .
Adding and Removing Operating System Files
Installing Layered Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Backing Up the Customized System Disk . . . .
Running AUTOGEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modifying Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Postinstallation Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cautions and Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
License Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DECset Version 11 Debugger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customized Security Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operator and Accounting Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special Testing and Debugging Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cluster Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Save Set Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Disk Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AUTOGEN Feedback Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
OpenVMS VAX Version Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX Version Requirements .
Shared System Dump Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Layered Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing to Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Examining AUTOGEN Feedback Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Valid Feedback Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Test Feedback Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Backing Up the System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Back Up the System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Back Up Console Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing the System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Create a Nonshadowed System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boot the Backup Copy of Your System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copy UAF and Auditing Files to the System Disk . . . . . . . . . .
Rename the System Dump File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Analyze the System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Check Page and Swap Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Check for Free Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Check Quotas and Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set System Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Check AGEN$INCLUDE Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Add Modified System Parameters to MODPARAMS.DAT . . . .
Preparing the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enable Auto Restart or Manual Reboot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shut Down and Reboot the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5–12
5 Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
5.1
5.1.1
5.1.2
5.1.3
5.1.4
5.1.5
5.1.6
5.1.7
5.1.8
5.1.9
5.1.10
5.1.11
5.1.12
5.1.13
5.2
5.2.1
5.2.2
5.3
5.3.1
5.3.2
5.4
5.4.1
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5.5
5.5.1
5.5.2
5.5.3
5.5.4
5.5.5
5.5.6
5.5.7
5.5.8
5.5.9
5.5.10
5.5.11
5.6
5.6.1
5.6.2
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5.6.3
5.6.4
5.6.5
5.6.6
5.7
5.8
Prevent Interactive Logins . . . . . . .
Check for DECnet for OpenVMS . .
Check for Volume Shadowing . . . . .
Stop Queues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gathering Information for the Upgrade
Preupgrade Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6 Preparing to Upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment
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6–5
7.1
Preparing to Boot from [SYSF] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.1.1
Modifying Boot Command Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.1.2
VAX 8200, 8250, 8300, and 8350 Computers . . . . . . .
7.1.3
Configuring Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2
Performing the Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.1
Loading Distribution Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.2
Upgrading from the InfoServer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.3
Starting VMSINSTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.4
Backing Up the System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.5
Specifying the Source Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.6
Entering the Product Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.7
Mounting the First Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.8
Monitoring Messages from VMSINSTAL . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.9
Verifying the Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.3
Upgrade Phase 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.3.1
Specifying the Type of Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.3.2
SYSTEST and FIELD Account Creation . . . . . . . . . .
7.3.3
Entering Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.3.4
Choosing the Boot Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.3.5
File Cleanup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.3.6
Selecting Optional OpenVMS Components . . . . . . . . .
7.3.6.1
OpenVMS Library Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.3.6.2
OpenVMS Optional Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.3.6.3
Help Message Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.3.6.4
OpenVMS Management Station Files . . . . . . . . .
7.3.7
Choosing DECwindows Support Options . . . . . . . . . .
7.3.8
Upgrading Networking Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.3.9
Verifying Your Choices and Installing Options . . . . . .
7.3.10
Shutting Down Your System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.3.11
Automatic System Reboot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7–2
7–2
7–2
7–2
7–3
7–3
7–3
7–4
7–5
7–5
7–5
7–6
7–6
7–6
7–6
7–7
7–7
7–8
7–8
7–9
7–10
7–10
7–10
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7–11
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7–14
7–14
7–15
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.3.1
6.3.2
6.4
6.4.1
6.4.2
6.5
6.5.1
6.5.2
6.5.3
Mixed-Version Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding a New System to the Cluster . . .
Types of Upgrades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Concurrent Upgrades . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rolling Upgrades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Concurrent Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How a Concurrent Upgrade Works .
Preparing for a Concurrent Upgrade
Rolling Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How a Rolling Upgrade Works . . . . .
Notes and Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing for a Rolling Upgrade . . .
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7 Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
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7.3.12
7.3.13
7.4
7.4.1
7.5
7.6
7.6.1
7.7
7.8
7.8.1
7.8.2
7.8.3
7.8.4
7.8.5
7.8.6
7.8.7
7.8.8
7.8.9
7.9
Manual System Reboot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Verifying System Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upgrade Phase 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mounting Additional Magnetic Tape and Tape Cartridge Volumes
Upgrade Phase 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upgrade Phase 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Proceed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upgrade Phase 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upgrade Phase 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring System Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Updating Time Zone Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX . . . . . . . . . . .
Running AUTOGEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shutting Down the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Booting Voting Nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Executing STARTUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Logging in to the SYSTEM Account by Means of a Character Cell
Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Logging in to the SYSTEM Account by Means of a Workstation . .
What to Do Next . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7–17
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7–22
Verifying System Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring the Preferred Node List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing SYSUAF.DAT and VMS$AUDIT_SERVER.DAT . . . . . . . . . . . .
Examining AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the Size of System Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Examining Your Command Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing MODPARAMS.DAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Updating Your Console Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VAX 8530, 8550, 8810 (8700), 8820-N (8800) Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VAX 8200, 8250, 8300, 8350, 8600, 8650 Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VAX 9000 Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Decompressing the System Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Decompress Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Testing the System with UETP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Increasing Free Space on the System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running the ANALYZE /DISK_STRUCTURE Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Purging System Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring Your System Password Dictionary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customizing DECwindows Support Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing to Use the OpenVMS Management Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Layered Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Backing Up the System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running AUTOGEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Postupgrade Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8–2
8–2
8–2
8–2
8–3
8–3
8–4
8–4
8–4
8–5
8–6
8–6
8–7
8–8
8–8
8–8
8–9
8–9
8–9
8–10
8–10
8–11
8–11
8–11
8–13
8 After Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
8.6
8.7
8.8
8.9
8.9.1
8.9.2
8.10
8.10.1
8.11
8.12
8.12.1
8.12.2
8.12.3
8.13
8.14
8.15
8.16
8.17
8.18
8.19
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9 Customizing DECwindows Support Software
9.1
9.1.1
9.1.2
9.2
9.3
9.3.1
9.3.2
9.4
Customizing the Server Startup . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assumptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Override Incorrect Assumptions . .
Using Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS .
Using Other Transports with DECwindows . . .
Writing a Transport Interface . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Transport Interface Image . .
Using the Example Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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10–9
Determine Your Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multiversion Upgrade Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before You Begin the Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intermediate Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Final Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specific Layered Product and Firmware Information .
Layered Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Registering Your Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When to Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the License Unit Requirement Table (LURT) . . .
License Management Facility (LMF) Notes . . . . . . . . .
Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS License . . . . . . . . . .
When to Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Volume Shadowing Software Phase I and Phase II
Types of Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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B–4
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B–6
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B–6
10 Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR
10.1
Using VMSTAILOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.1.1
How VMSTAILOR Works . . . . . . . .
10.1.2
Removing OpenVMS VAX Files . . .
10.1.3
Adding OpenVMS VAX Files . . . . .
10.1.4
Sample Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.2
Using DECW$TAILOR . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.2.1
How DECW$TAILOR Works . . . . .
10.2.2
DECwindows Files You Can Tailor .
10.2.3
Removing DECwindows Files . . . . .
10.2.4
Adding DECwindows Files . . . . . . .
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Sample Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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A Multiversion VAX Upgrade Process
A.1
A.2
A.2.1
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A.2.3
A.3
A.3.1
B License Management Supplement
B.1
B.1.1
B.1.2
B.2
B.3
B.4
B.4.1
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C Booting from [SYSF] During an Upgrade
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C.1.4
C.1.5
C.1.6
C.1.7
Booting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MicroVAX and VAXstation Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VAX 8530, 8550, 8810 (8700), 8820-N (8800) Computers
VAX 8820, 8830, and 8840 Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VAX 8200, 8250, 8300, and 8350 Computers . . . . . . . . .
VAX 8600 and 8650 Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VAX 6000 Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VAX 9000 Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Table of Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E–1
D OpenVMS VAX Save Set Subclasses
D.1
D.2
D.3
D.4
Save
Save
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C Subclasses
D Subclasses
E Subclasses
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E DECwindows Display Server and Fonts Components
E.1
F NEW_OVER and NEW_UNDER Files
F.1
F.1.1
F.1.2
F.1.3
Where Files Are Installed
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F–2
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Preparing Your OpenVMS System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up in a Mixed-Architecture Cluster Environment . . . . . . .
Start the Server on Other Nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Error Log Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Update the Printer and Storage Database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edit the System Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Allow OpenVMS Management Station to Control the Printer and
Storage Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keeping Your Printer Environment Up to Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When is the Database Updated? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Do You Need to Run TNT$UTILITY.COM Manually? . . . . . . .
Are There Any Requirements for Running
TNT$UTILITY.COM? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keeping Your Storage Environment Up to Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enabling Disk Quotas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caching Storage Configuration Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running Third-Party TCP/IP Stacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Determining and Reporting Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the OpenVMS Management Station Server . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing Your PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Required Memory and Disk Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Distribution Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Required Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Time Required for Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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G Preparing to Use OpenVMS Management Station
G.1
G.1.1
G.1.2
G.1.3
G.1.4
G.1.5
G.1.6
G.1.7
G.1.7.1
G.1.7.2
G.1.7.3
G.1.8
G.1.9
G.1.10
G.1.11
G.1.12
G.1.13
G.2
G.2.1
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G.2.6
G.2.7
G.2.8
G.3
G.4
G.5
G.6
G.7
Copy the Client File to the PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recovering from Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
After Installing the Client Software on Your PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defining TCP/IP Nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling Version 2.1 of the OpenVMS Management Station Client
Uninstalling OpenVMS Management Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting Started with OpenVMS Management Station . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Limited Space Support Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configurations Affected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dealing with a Small System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tailoring Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuration Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controlling the Size of Dump, Page, and Swap Files . . . . . . . . . . . .
Make a Backup Copy of Your System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Analyze the System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tailoring Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing OpenVMS VAX and DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX .
Installing OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upgrading OpenVMS VAX and DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX
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Upgrading to OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing Single or Small System Disk Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Dump File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using PAGEFILE.SYS for the Dump File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Decompressing Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabling Log File Creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing Example and Documentation Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing Multiple Disk Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alternate Page and Swap Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copying Dump Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Offloading System Logs and Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Offloading Nonessential Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Sample DECW$TAILOR Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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H Small Capacity System Disks
H.1
H.1.1
H.1.2
H.1.3
H.2
H.2.1
H.2.2
H.2.3
H.2.4
H.2.5
H.3
H.3.1
H.3.2
H.4
H.4.1
H.5
H.5.1
H.5.2
H.5.3
H.5.4
H.5.5
H.6
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H.6.4
Glossary
Index
Examples
10–1
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Figures
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Documentation Used to Perform an Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Documentation Used to Perform an Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Frequently Abbreviated Product Names . . . . . . . . . .
OpenVMS Cluster Information for Installations . . . .
Sizes of Decompressed System Libraries . . . . . . . . . .
OpenVMS Cluster Warranted and Migration Support
Sizes of Decompressed System Libraries . . . . . . . . . .
DECwindows Keymap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
OpenVMS VAX Upgrade Version Matrix . . . . . . . . . .
License Unit Requirement Table (LURT) . . . . . . . . . .
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Preface
Intended Audience
This manual is intended for anyone responsible for installing or upgrading the
Compaq OpenVMS VAX operating system and for the startup, shutdown, and
backup operations required on VAX computers running this software.
When to Use This Manual
If you received factory-installed software (FIS) with your VAX computer, refer
to that user documentation to start up your system for the first time. Use this
manual if you need to install or upgrade the OpenVMS VAX operating system
software yourself or if you need to perform certain startup, shutdown, or backup
operations. When the instructions in this manual direct you to do so, refer to
the upgrade and installation supplement for information specific to your VAX
computer.
Document Structure
This manual is organized as follows:
•
Chapter 1, Getting Started, provides an overview of the upgrade and
installation procedures. It describes what happens during an installation or
an upgrade, lists some changes and restrictions you should be aware of, and
refers you to the appropriate documentation.
•
Chapter 2, Preparing to Install the OpenVMS VAX Operating System,
describes the tasks you must perform before installing the operating system.
•
Chapter 3, Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System , describes how to
install the operating system on an OpenVMS Cluster system or a standalone
VAX computer.
•
Chapter 4, After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System, describes
the tasks you must perform after installing the operating system.
•
Chapter 5, Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System, describes
how to prepare your system for an upgrade.
•
Chapter 6, Preparing to Upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment,
contains additional information for upgrading an OpenVMS Cluster
environment.
•
Chapter 7, Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System, describes how to
upgrade a standalone VAX computer.
•
Chapter 8, After Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System, describes
the tasks you must perform after upgrading the operating system.
•
Chapter 9, Customizing DECwindows Support Software, describes how to
customize DECwindows device support software.
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•
Chapter 10, Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR, describes how to use
VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR to add or remove optional OpenVMS
software.
•
Appendix A, Multiversion VAX Upgrade Process, provides a quick method of
applying multiple upgrades to a VAX system.
•
Appendix B, License Management Supplement, contains supplementary
information about registering licenses.
•
Appendix C, Booting from [SYSF] During an Upgrade, describes how to boot
from the [SYSF] directory on the different types of VAX computers.
•
Appendix D, OpenVMS VAX Save Set Subclasses, lists the subclasses in the
OpenVMS VAX optional save sets C, D, E, and F.
•
Appendix E, DECwindows Display Server and Fonts Components, lists
DECwindows display server and font files.
•
Appendix F, NEW_OVER and NEW_UNDER Files, lists files installed either
over or under the version numbers of existing files during an upgrade.
•
Appendix G, Preparing to Use OpenVMS Management Station, describes
how to prepare your OpenVMS system and your PC to run the OpenVMS
Management Station server and client software.
•
Appendix H, Small Capacity System Disks, describes methods for managing
small capacity system disks, including some specific recommendations for
installing or upgrading to the OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 operating system
and the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX Version 1.2-6 layered product.
•
The Glossary defines key terms used in this manual.
Related Documents
The following documents contain information associated with performing an
upgrade or installation:
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•
All cover letters included with your kit.
•
The upgrade and installation supplement for your VAX provides supplemental
information necessary during an installation or upgrade, such as booting the
system and determining device names.
•
The OpenVMS Version 7.3 Release Notes provides important supplementary
information about the OpenVMS VAX operating system.
•
OpenVMS Version 7.3 New Features and Documentation Overview describes
new software features for the OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 operating system.
•
OpenVMS Cluster Systems describes the procedures for establishing and
managing OpenVMS Cluster configurations.
•
The following Compaq networking software documents (if you plan to install
and configure Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX, DECnet Phase IV for
OpenVMS VAX, or Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS):
–
DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS Installation and Basic Configuration
–
DECnet for OpenVMS Guide to Networking
–
Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Installation and Configuration
Documentation for the Compaq networking products listed above are included
on the OpenVMS Online Documentation CD–ROM. Hardcopy documentation
must be purchased separately.
•
The OpenVMS License Management Utility Manual provides information
about registering and managing licenses on an OpenVMS VAX system.
•
The OpenVMS Guide to System Security describes security features provided
by the OpenVMS VAX operating system, including criteria for C2 systems.
•
The OpenVMS System Manager’s Manual provides task-oriented information
about managing an OpenVMS system, including how to use the VMSINSTAL
command procedure.
•
The OpenVMS DCL Dictionary provides detailed reference information and
examples for all OpenVMS DCL commands.
•
The OpenVMS System Management Utilities Reference Manual: M–Z provides
complete information about using the POLYCENTER Software Installation
utility PRODUCT command.
•
The hardware manuals supplied with your VAX computer provide detailed
information about system hardware.
For additional information about Compaq OpenVMS products and services, access
the Compaq website at the following location:
http://www.openvms.compaq.com
Reader’s Comments
Compaq welcomes your comments on this manual. Please send comments to
either of the following addresses:
Internet
openvmsdoc@compaq.com
Mail
Compaq Computer Corporation
OSSG Documentation Group, ZKO3-4/U08
110 Spit Brook Rd.
Nashua, NH 03062-2698
How To Order Additional Documentation
Use the following World Wide Web address to order additional documentation:
http://www.openvms.compaq.com
If you need help deciding which documentation best meets your needs, call
800–282–6672.
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Conventions
In this manual, Compaq software products are often referred to by their
abbreviated names. Some of these are shown (for reference) in Table 1.
Table 1 Frequently Abbreviated Product Names
Abbreviated Name
Full Name
OpenVMS Cluster
Two or more OpenVMS systems running Compaq OpenVMS
Cluster Software for VAX or Alpha
DECwindows
DECwindows Motif
Compaq DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS
DECnet-Plus
Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX
OpenVMS
Compaq OpenVMS operating system
This manual often refers to hardware products by their abbreviated names. For
example, the VAX 8200, VAX 8250, VAX 8300, and VAX 8350 computers are
referred to as the VAX 8200, 8250, 8300, 8350. The MicroVAX 2000 computer is
referred to as the MicroVAX 2000, and so on.
The following conventions are also used in this manual:
Ctrl/x
A sequence such as Ctrl/x indicates that you must hold down
the key labeled Ctrl while you press another key or a pointing
device button.
PF1 x
A sequence such as PF1 x indicates that you must first press
and release the key labeled PF1 and then press and release
another key or a pointing device button.
Return
In examples, a key name enclosed in a box indicates that
you press a key on the keyboard. (In text, a key name is not
enclosed in a box.)
In the HTML version of this document, this convention appears
as brackets, rather than a box.
...
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A horizontal ellipsis in examples indicates one of the following
possibilities:
•
Additional optional arguments in a statement have been
omitted.
•
The preceding item or items can be repeated one or more
times.
•
Additional parameters, values, or other information can be
entered.
.
.
.
A vertical ellipsis indicates the omission of items from a code
example or command format; the items are omitted because
they are not important to the topic being discussed.
()
In command format descriptions, parentheses indicate that you
must enclose the options in parentheses if you choose more
than one.
[]
In command format descriptions, brackets indicate optional
elements. You can choose one, none, or all of the options.
(Brackets are not optional, however, in the syntax of a directory
name in an OpenVMS file specification or in the syntax of a
substring specification in an assignment statement.)
{}
In command format descriptions, braces indicate required
elements; you must choose one of the options listed.
bold text
This text style represents the introduction of a new term or the
name of an argument, an attribute, or a reason.
In the HTML version of this Conventions table, this convention
appears as italic text.
italic text
Italic text indicates important information, complete titles
of manuals, or variables. Variables include information that
varies in system output (Internal error number), in command
lines (/PRODUCER=name), and in command parameters in
text (where dd represents the predefined code for the device
type).
UPPERCASE TEXT
Uppercase text indicates a command, the name of a routine,
the name of a file, or the abbreviation for a system privilege.
Monospace text
Monospace type indicates code examples and interactive screen
displays.
In the C programming language, monospace type in text
identifies the following elements: keywords, the names
of independently compiled external functions and files,
syntax summaries, and references to variables or identifiers
introduced in an example.
-
A hyphen at the end of a command format description,
command line, or code line indicates that the command or
statement continues on the following line.
numbers
All numbers in text are assumed to be decimal unless
otherwise noted. Nondecimal radixes — binary, octal, or
hexadecimal — are explicitly indicated.
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1
Getting Started
This chapter provides a general description of what happens during the
installation and upgrade procedures, including information you should know
before you install or upgrade to the Compaq OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 operating
system.
This chapter also describes the contents of the distribution kit, tells you whether
you should do an installation or an upgrade, and refers you to the appropriate
documentation.
1.1 Important Information
Before you install or upgrade to OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3, review the
information in this section.
1.1.1 Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS
Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Version 5.1 is available with either
OpenVMS Alpha or OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 operating system.
If you are using previous versions of Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS,
Compaq strongly recommends that you upgrade to TCP/IP Version 5.1. Refer to
the OpenVMS and TCP/IP release notes for additional information.
1.1.2 DECnet Software
From the OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 operating system installation menu, you can
choose either the Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX or DECnet Phase IV
for OpenVMS VAX networking software. Both DECnet products cannot run at
the same time on your system. You must choose to install one or the other.
If you install or reinstall DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX, support is only
available under Compaq’s Prior Version Support Program. Contact your local
Compaq support representative for additional information.
Documentation for DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX and Compaq DECnetPlus for OpenVMS VAX is included on the OpenVMS Online Documentation
CD-ROM. Hardcopy documentation for these products must be purchased
separately. For more information about Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS
VAX, refer to the DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS Release Notes and DECnet-Plus for
OpenVMS Installation and Basic Configuration.
1.1.3 DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX — Minimum Version
For OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3, the minimum supported version of DECwindows
Motif for OpenVMS VAX is 1.2-4.
Getting Started 1–1
Getting Started
1.1 Important Information
1.1.4 MACRO32.EXE and Standalone BACKUP
To build standalone BACKUP onto tape, you must have the image
MACRO32.EXE on your system disk. Do not tailor off (remove) the Macro
libraries before building standalone BACKUP onto tape.
1.1.5 Layered Product Availability
The most current information about layered product support is available online.
Use the following URL:
http://www.compaq.com/software/products
If you do not have access to the Internet, you can find the operating system
support information on any of the quarterly Software Products Libraries, in the
following file:
[README]SW_COMPAT_MATRIX.PS (.TXT)
1.1.6 Restrictions
Refer to the Compaq OpenVMS Operating System for VAX and Alpha, Version 7.3
Software Product Description (SPD) to note any restrictions that apply to using
OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3. For example, the SPD provides information about
minimum memory requirements for the operating system and layered products,
shared memory restrictions, and supported and unsupported VAX computers and
system disks.
If your system uses a small-capacity system disk, the entire OpenVMS VAX
Version 7.3 operating system and the complete DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS
VAX layered product will not fit on your disk. Appendix H describes some
methods that may enable you to install or upgrade to OpenVMS VAX Version
7.3 and DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX on a small-capacity system disk.
These space-saving methods can be applied to larger disks as well.
1.2 Key Terms
You need to know the following key terms before you install or upgrade the
system:
Term
Definition
Distribution media
The media containing the OpenVMS VAX operating
system software.
System disk
The disk that contains (or will contain) the OpenVMS
VAX operating system. The installation or upgrade
procedure transfers the OpenVMS operating system
from the operating system CD–ROM on the source
drive to the system disk.
Local drive
A drive that is connected directly to a VAX computer.
For example, a magnetic tape drive connected directly
to a VAX computer is referred to as a local tape drive.
If you have a standalone VAX computer, it is likely all
the drives connected to your system are local drives.
InfoServer
A general-purpose disk storage server that allows
you to use the distribution compact disc to install the
operating system on remote client systems connected
to the same LAN (local area network).
1–2 Getting Started
Getting Started
1.2 Key Terms
Term
Definition
Source drive
The drive that holds the distribution media during the
upgrade or installation.
Target drive
The drive that holds the system disk—or, for some
files, the alternate disk—during the upgrade or
installation.
HSx device
A self-contained, intelligent, mass storage subsystem
that lets computers in an OpenVMS Cluster
environment share disks. The disk on which you
install or upgrade the operating system can be
connected to one of these systems (for example, an
HSC or HSD).
For definitions of other specialized terms used in this manual, see the Glossary at
the end of this book.
1.3 Locating Files on the Distribution Media
The OpenVMS VAX files are stored on the distribution media as the following
save sets:
Save-Set Name
Description
VMS073.A
Used for upgrades
VMS073.B
Required
VMS073.C
Library (optional)
VMS073.D
Optional (optional)
VMS073.E
Help Message (optional)
VMS073.F
OpenVMS Management Station software PC files (optional)
See Appendix D for descriptions of the file subclasses contained in the optional
save sets.
The optional DECwindows support files are stored on the distribution media as
the following save sets:
Save-Set Name
Description
DECW073.C
Base support files
DECW073.D
Workstation support files
DECW073.E
75 dots/inch font files
DECW073.F
100 dots/inch font files
1.3.1 On CD–ROM
The OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 CD–ROM contains all the save sets and
DECwindows base and workstation support files on one compact disc. You
can install or upgrade the operating system from a local compact disc drive as
well as from an InfoServer device. (For more information, refer to the Guide to
OpenVMS Version 7.3 CD–ROMs.)
Getting Started 1–3
Getting Started
1.3 Locating Files on the Distribution Media
The CD–ROM is labeled similar to the following:
CD–ROM Label:
OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3
Volume Label:
VAXVMS073
Note
The volume label is the machine-readable name that the OpenVMS VAX
operating system and InfoServer systems use to access the CD–ROM.
1.3.2 On Magnetic Tape or Tape Cartridges
The OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 kit is available on two, 6250 BPI, open reel
magnetic tapes or on two TK50 CompacTape cartridges. (Earlier versions of
OpenVMS VAX shipped on four magnetic tapes.)
The first tape or cartridge contains the VMS073.A, VMS073.B, and VMS073.C
save sets. The second tape or cartridge contains standalone BACKUP (TK50 tape
cartridge only), the VMS073.D, VMS073.E, and VMS073.F save sets, and the
DECW073.C, DECV073.D, DECW073.E, and DECW073.F save sets.
Note
Standalone BACKUP is not available on open reel magnetic tape. If you
are installing from magnetic tape and want to use standalone BACKUP,
you must boot standalone BACKUP from another media.
1.3.3 DECamds Files
The DECamds software is included on the OpenVMS VAX distribution media.
The DECamds kit is located on the second magnetic tape or TK50 CompacTape
cartridge, and on the Layered Products CD-ROM.
1.3.4 Software Product Descriptions (SPDs)
If your distribution kit is on compact disc, the SPD files are located in the
[DOCUMENTATION.V073] directory. For information about locating and printing
these SPD files, refer to the Guide to OpenVMS Version 7.3 CD–ROMs.
The following SPD files are located on the second TK50 CompacTape cartridge
and the second magnetic tape. These SPD files have been grouped into an
OpenVMS BACKUP save set named VMS073_SPD.BCK. File names with the .PS
extension are in PostScript format. File names with the .TXT extension are in
ASCII (plain text) format.
DECNET_SPD.PS
DECNET_SPD.TXT
DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX and Alpha, Version 7.3
OVMS_73_SPD.PS
OVMS_73_SPD.TXT
OpenVMS Operating System for VAX and Alpha, Version 7.3
RMS_SPD.PS
RMS_SPD.TXT
RMS Journaling for OpenVMS
CLUSTER_SPD.PS
CLUSTER_SPD.TXT
OpenVMS Cluster Software
1–4 Getting Started
Getting Started
1.3 Locating Files on the Distribution Media
VOL_SHAD_SPD.PS
VOL_SHAD_SPD.TXT
Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS
GALAXY_SPD.PS
GALAXY_SPD.TXT
OpenVMS Galaxy
To obtain all the SPD files and restore them to your current default directory,
enter a BACKUP command using the following format:
BACKUP source-drive:VMS073_SPD.BCK /SAVE_SET *.*;*
For source-drive, substitute the name of the device that holds your distribution
kit. For example, if your source-drive is a local magnetic tape drive with the
device name MUAO, you would enter the following command:
$ BACKUP MUAO:VMS073_SPD.BCK/SAVE_SET *.*;*
To restore all the SPD files in PostScript format to your default directory, enter
the following:
$ BACKUP MUAO:VMS073_SPD.BCK/SAVE_SET/SELECT=*.PS *.*;*
The following command restores the PostScript SPD file for the OpenVMS VAX
and OpenVMS Alpha operating systems to your current default directory:
$ BACKUP MUAO:VMS073_SPD.BCK/SAVE_SET/SELECT=OVMS_73_SPD.PS *.*;*
1.4 What Happens During an Installation
When you install the OpenVMS VAX operating system, the installation procedure
does the following:
•
Initializes the system disk, overwriting its contents.
•
Creates a system directory structure.
•
Transfers the OpenVMS VAX files from the distribution media to the system
disk.
1.4.1 When to Perform an Installation
Use the installation procedure under the following conditions:
•
If your VAX computer is new (it has never had any version of the operating
system running on it, including factory-installed software).
•
If your VAX computer is running a previous version of the operating system
and you want to overwrite the entire contents of the system disk (the
OpenVMS VAX operating system, application software, and user files).
•
If you are running a previous version of the operating system, but you cannot
upgrade. For example, if you changed the names of system directories on the
system disk, the upgrade procedure will not work correctly. You can either
restore the system disk to its original directory structure, or you can reinstall
the OpenVMS VAX operating system.
Caution
The installation procedure initializes the system disk, overwriting its
contents. For this reason, use the installation procedure only on new VAX
computers or if you want to destroy the contents of the system disk.
Getting Started 1–5
Getting Started
1.4 What Happens During an Installation
1.4.2 How to Use the Installation Documentation
This manual contains step-by-step instructions for performing an OpenVMS
VAX installation. However, you will need to refer to several different documents
before and during the installation. Figure 1–1 illustrates the major steps in an
installation and the documents you will use to perform each step.
1–6 Getting Started
Getting Started
1.4 What Happens During an Installation
Figure 1–1 Documentation Used to Perform an Installation
Install and
test hardware
Hardware manuals
OpenVMS VAX Upgrade and Installation Manual
BEGIN
OpenVMS Release Notes
Read
release−specific
documents
Perform
preinstallation
tasks
OpenVMS New Features
Upgrade and Installation Supplement
for your VAX computer
Boot standalone
BACKUP to
begin installation
Continue
installation
Boot new
system disk
Upgrade and Installation Supplement
for your VAX computer
Complete installation
Perform
postinstallation
tasks
Build standalone
BACKUP and
back up system disk
Upgrade and Installation Supplement
for your VAX computer
END
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Getting Started 1–7
Getting Started
1.5 What Happens During an Upgrade
1.5 What Happens During an Upgrade
When you upgrade the OpenVMS VAX operating system, the upgrade procedure
does the following:
•
Deletes and purges some OpenVMS VAX files on the system disk but leaves
all the user files intact.
•
Transfers the new OpenVMS VAX files from the distribution media to the
system disk.
Note
The upgrade procedure puts the most recent versions of the OpenVMS
VAX files in the system common directories (SYS$COMMON). The
upgrade procedure does not replace or delete any versions of these files
in the system-specific directories (SYS$SPECIFIC). If there are previous
versions of OpenVMS VAX files in the system-specific directories, the
upgrade procedure or the upgraded system may not work correctly.
•
Merges some of the old OpenVMS files and the new OpenVMS VAX files and
replaces others.
Certain OpenVMS VAX files are placed either over or under existing files
(that is, they are given a version number above or below the version number
of the existing file). This protects any customizations to the files and results
in having two versions of the file when the upgrade is completed. For more
information, see Appendix F.
•
Cleans up files and structures used only during the upgrade.
•
Leaves your OpenVMS license and System Integrated Product (SIP) licenses
intact.
You do not need to reinstall these licenses after you upgrade. (Refer to
Appendix B for detailed information about license management for OpenVMS
VAX Version 7.3.)
1.5.1 When to Perform an Upgrade
In most cases, you can use the upgrade procedure to obtain a higher version
of the OpenVMS VAX operating system. Unlike the installation procedure, the
upgrade procedure does not initialize your system disk. This means you can get
the latest version of the operating system and keep your user files and optional
software files intact.
1.5.2 How to Use the Upgrade Documentation
This manual contains step-by-step instructions for performing an OpenVMS VAX
upgrade. However, you will need to refer to several different documents before
and during an upgrade. Figure 1–2 illustrates the major steps in an upgrade and
the documents you will use to perform each step.
1–8 Getting Started
Getting Started
1.5 What Happens During an Upgrade
Figure 1–2 Documentation Used to Perform an Upgrade
OpenVMS VAX Upgrade and Installation Manual
BEGIN
Open VMS Release Notes
Read
release−specific
documents
Back up
system disk
OpenVMS New Features
Upgrade and Installation Supplement
for your VAX computer
BEGIN
Perform
preupgrade
tasks
Perform upgrade
Upgrade and Installation Supplement
for your VAX computer
Perform
postupgrade
tasks
Build standalone
BACKUP and
back up system disk
Upgrade and Installation Supplement
for your VAX computer
END
ZK−9696−GE
1.6 What to Do Next
If you want to install the OpenVMS VAX operating system, go to Chapter 2.
If you are upgrading the OpenVMS VAX operating system, go to Chapter 5.
Getting Started 1–9
2
Preparing to Install the OpenVMS VAX
Operating System
This chapter describes how to prepare for installing the OpenVMS VAX operating
system, including:
•
Being aware of the cautions and restrictions
•
Ensuring your hardware is ready
•
Ensuring your software distribution kit is complete
•
Preparing for an OpenVMS Cluster environment
•
Preparing your tape and disk drives
•
Gathering the information you need to supply during the installation
procedure
•
Completing the preinstallation checklist
If you are an experienced system manager, you can use the checklist at the end of
the chapter to complete all the necessary preinstallation tasks.
If you are a less-experienced system manager, you should read the entire chapter
and then use the checklist to make sure you completed all the preinstallation
tasks.
2.1 Cautions and Restrictions
Before you begin the installation procedure, note the following cautions and
restrictions.
2.1.1 Cautions
The following cautions apply for Version 7.3 of the OpenVMS VAX operating
system:
•
The software installation procedure overwrites the contents of the system
disk. Use the installation procedure only if your VAX computer is new or
if you want to destroy the contents of the system disk. If your system disk
contains files you want to save, you should upgrade to the new version of
OpenVMS VAX. For an overview of the upgrade procedure, see Chapter 5.
•
Do not attempt to use VMSINSTAL with OPTION G to transfer OpenVMS
VAX save sets to another media type; doing so produces an unusable system.
Instead, you can use the DCL command COPY to transfer save sets to
another media type.
If you move the save sets from the distribution media before beginning the
installation, you must move them to the [000000] directory on a disk that is
not the system disk; otherwise, the installation will fail.
Preparing to Install the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 2–1
Preparing to Install the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
2.1 Cautions and Restrictions
2.1.2 Restrictions
The following restrictions apply for Version 7.3 of the OpenVMS VAX operating
system:
•
If your system contains DIGITAL Storage Systems Interconnect (DSSI) disks
attached to a KFQSA controller, you will notice a change in the device names
for DSSI disks attached to KFQSA controllers.
When you boot standalone BACKUP, it displays the devices on your system
using the new device naming scheme. Use the new device names throughout
the installation and after you complete the installation.
•
If you want to use DECwindows software with OpenVMS VAX Version
7.3, you must purchase and install the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS
VAX Version 1.2-4, or higher, layered product. For more information, see
Section 1.1.2.
2.2 Examining Software and Hardware Components
Before beginning an installation or upgrade, be sure you have all the required
hardware and software components, as described in the following sections.
2.2.1 Hardware Components
Before you begin an installation or upgrade, do the following:
•
Be sure the hardware has been installed and checked for proper operation.
For detailed information, refer to the hardware manuals you received with
your VAX computer.
•
Be sure you know how to turn on and operate the components of your system,
including the system unit, console, monitor, drives, terminals, and printers. If
necessary, read the hardware manuals that came with these components.
•
Set up your system to record the installation procedure on either a hardcopy
terminal or a printer attached to the console terminal. (Refer to your
hardware manuals for more details about connecting those components to
your system.) If you do not do this, the screen messages will be lost. You
need a transcript in case there is a problem during the installation.
2.2.2 Software Components
Before you begin an installation or upgrade, do the following:
•
Be sure you have all the items listed on the bill of materials in the
distribution kit. If your distribution kit is incomplete, notify your Compaq
support representative and request priority shipment of any missing items.
•
Before installing the OpenVMS VAX operating system software, review all
cover letters and release notes.
•
Read the Before Installing OpenVMS section in the installation and upgrade
supplement for your VAX computer, which describes tasks specific to your
VAX computer that you must complete before beginning the installation.
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Preparing to Install the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
2.3 Preparing for an Installation
2.3 Preparing for an Installation
Now that you have determined that your hardware and software components are
ready, you can make the necessary preparations for installing the OpenVMS VAX
operating system.
2.3.1 Preparing for an OpenVMS Cluster Environment
If you are installing the OpenVMS VAX operating system in an OpenVMS Cluster
environment, the installation procedure displays information about cluster
configuration. But, because there is no network present on the system at this
point in the procedure, no cluster configuration work can actually be performed at
this time. Before proceeding, review OpenVMS Cluster Systems, which provides
the information you need to answer questions during the installation.
Note
Entering incorrect information during the installation can force you to
repeat the entire installation procedure.
Table 2–1 lists the OpenVMS Cluster information you need and explains how to
obtain that information. For a complete explanation, refer to OpenVMS Cluster
Systems.
Table 2–1 OpenVMS Cluster Information for Installations
Information You Need
How to Get It
Type of configuration
Configuration types are distinguished by the interconnect device that the VAX
computers in the cluster use to communicate with one another: Computer
Interconnect (CI), Ethernet, DIGITAL Storage Systems Interconnect (DSSI),
or FDDI (Fiber Distributed Data Interface).
DECnet node name and
node address
Determined by the network or system manager for each VAX computer on the
network. See your system or network manager for the DECnet node name and
node address for the VAX computer on which you are installing the OpenVMS
VAX operating system. Refer to the DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS Installation
and Configuration manual for more information.
Allocation class value
During the installation procedure you are asked for the ALLOCLASS value of
the VAX computer on which you are installing the OpenVMS VAX operating
system. For example:
Enter a value for MYNODE’s ALLOCLASS parameter:
Refer to OpenVMS Cluster Systems for the rules on specifying allocation class
values. Note that, in a mixed-interconnect cluster environment, the allocation
class value cannot be zero. It has to be a value between 1 and 255. This is
also true for any VAX computer connected to a dual-pathed disk.
When you enter the allocation class value, the installation procedure uses it to
set the value of the ALLOCLASS system parameter automatically.
Quorum disk
Refer to OpenVMS Cluster Systems to determine whether you want a quorum
disk in the cluster.
Location for page and
swap files
Refer to OpenVMS Cluster Systems to determine where the page and swap
files will be located for the system from which you are installing the OpenVMS
VAX operating system software.
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Preparing to Install the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 2–3
Preparing to Install the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
2.3 Preparing for an Installation
Table 2–1 (Cont.) OpenVMS Cluster Information for Installations
Information You Need
How to Get It
MOP servers, disk
servers, tape servers
To establish either a local area or a mixed-interconnect cluster, determine
which systems will be Maintenance Operations Protocol (MOP) servers, disk
servers, and tape servers. Refer to OpenVMS Cluster Systems.
Cluster group number and
cluster password
To establish either a local area or a mixed-interconnect cluster:
•
Cluster group number - A number in the range from 1 to 4095 or from
61440 to 65535
•
Cluster password - Can range from 1 to 31 alphanumeric characters,
including dollar signs ( $ ) and underscores ( _ )
2.3.2 Preparing Tape and Disk Drives
Prepare your tape and disk drives using the following steps:
1. Decide which drive will hold the distribution media and which drive will
hold the system disk. Determine the device names for each drive. You will
need this information throughout the installation. If you need information
about devices and device names, refer to the Before Installing the OpenVMS
Operating System section in the upgrade and installation supplement for your
VAX computer.
Note
Do not place the distribution media in the drive at this point.
2. Follow this step only if the source drive or target drive is attached to an
HSx device. Otherwise, go to step 3.
Make sure that both the CI and HSx devices are turned on and are on
line. Obtain the HSx name from the system manager, or use the following
procedure:
a. Press Ctrl/C at the HSx console terminal.
b. Enter the following command at the HSx> prompt and press Return:
HSx> SHOW SYSTEM
The information displayed includes the name of the HSx. For example:
11-SEP-2000 15:00:00.00 Boot:11-SEP-2000 11:31:11.41 Up: 51:00
Version V350
System ID: %X000000011
Name: MUTT
.
.
.
DISK allocation class = 1 TAPE allocation class = 0
Start command file Disabled
SETSHO - Program Exit
For more information, refer to the HSx User’s Guide.
3. Place a scratch disk in the drive for the system disk (unless the system disk
is fixed).
4. Spin up the disk that will be the system disk but do not write protect it.
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Preparing to Install the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
2.3 Preparing for an Installation
2.3.3 Information You Need During the Installation
During the installation, the procedure prompts you to supply certain information.
To save time once the procedure begins, be sure you have the following
information available. Remember, entering incorrect information during the
installation could force you to repeat the entire installation procedure.
Required Information
Explanation
PAK information
The information listed on Product Authorization Keys (PAKs) for your
OpenVMS VAX license and any system integrated products you will run.
The installation procedure gives you the opportunity to register any licenses
you have. To register your licenses, you will need to enter the information
listed on the PAK for each license.
Passwords
You will be prompted to type passwords of at least 8 characters for the
SYSTEM, SYSTEST, and FIELD accounts.
SCSNODE and
SCSSYSTEMID parameters
You will be prompted to supply an SCSNODE name and an SCSSYSTEMID
system parameter. The SCSNODE name must be a 1- to 6-character name;
the SCSSYSTEMID system parameter is a number in the range of 1025 to
65535.
If you will be using DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX or Compaq
DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX with Phase IV compatible addresses, then
SCSNODE must be the DECnet node name, and SCSSYSTEMID must be
calculated from the DECnet address as follows:
(DECnet-area * 1024) + DECnet-node-number
Optional components and
OpenVMS Management
Station files
The installation procedure prompts you to specify whether you want to
install the library (VMS073.C), optional (VMS073.D) OpenVMS components,
and OpenVMS Management Station software PC files (VMS073.F).
Appendix D lists the files included in these save sets.
You can save some space on your system disk if you choose not to install
these components, but be sure to review Appendix D before deciding.
Location for Help Message
utility
Save set VMS073.E contains the online Help Message utility, which you can
install on your system disk or on an alternate disk. (However, if you copied
the distribution kit to some other media from which you will be performing
the installation, you cannot install this save set on that media.)
Preparing to Install the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 2–5
Preparing to Install the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
2.3 Preparing for an Installation
Required Information
Explanation
DECwindows components
The installation procedure prompts you to specify which of the following
DECwindows components you want to install:
•
•
DECwindows base support (required for running DECwindows software),
which includes:
–
DECwindows transport
–
DECwindows keymaps
DECwindows workstation support (required for VAX workstations),
which includes:
–
DECwindows X11 display server
–
Graphics drivers
–
75 dots/inch video fonts
–
100 dots/inch video fonts (option available only if you select
DECwindows workstation support)
You must install the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX (previously
called VMS DECwindows Motif) layered product if you want to run the
DECwindows software. DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX Version 1.24 is the minimum supported version for systems running OpenVMS VAX
Version 7.3. If you do not know which version of DECwindows Motif you are
currently running on your system, you can check by entering the following
command:
$ ANALYZE/IMAGE SYS$LIBRARY:DECW$XLIBSHR.EXE
Note that the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX layered product does
not have the DECwindows base and workstation support components. To
get full DECwindows support, you must select the DECwindows components
provided with the OpenVMS VAX kit and install the separate DECwindows
Motif for OpenVMS VAX layered product, which supports both Motif and
XUI environments.
2.4 Preinstallation Checklist
Before you begin the installation, use the following checklist to make sure you
have completed all of the tasks described in this chapter:
Read the cautions and restrictions described at the beginning of this chapter.
Make sure the hardware is installed and tested. (Described in the hardware
manuals for your VAX computer)
Check the contents of your kit against the bill of materials (BOM).
Read Appendix B of this manual, the OpenVMS Version 7.3 New Features and
Documentation Overview, the OpenVMS Version 7.3 Release Notes, and any
cover letters included with your kit.
Turn on the system. (Described in the upgrade and installation supplement
for your VAX computer)
Set up your system to record the installation procedure. (Described in the
upgrade and installation supplement for your VAX computer)
Read the Before Installing OpenVMS section in the upgrade and installation
supplement for your VAX computer and perform the tasks described there.
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2.4 Preinstallation Checklist
Make sure you have the most recent version of the console media if you have
a VAX computer that uses console media. (Described in the upgrade and
installation supplement for your VAX computer)
Determine whether you want a CI only, local area, or mixed-interconnect
cluster if you are installing the OpenVMS VAX operating system on a VAX
computer in a cluster environment. (Described in OpenVMS Cluster Systems)
You should have the following information, depending on the type of cluster:
•
CI-only cluster: Get the allocation class value, DECnet node name, and
DECnet node address for the computer. You also need to decide if you
want a quorum disk and where the page and swap files for the system
from which you are installing will be located.
•
Local area and mixed-interconnect clusters: Get the allocation class
value, the DECnet node name, the DECnet node address, the cluster
group number, and the cluster password. You also need to decide if you
want a quorum disk and where the page and swap files for the system
from which you are installing will be located.
Prepare the disk and tape drives. (Described in Section 2.3.2)
Make sure you have the following information (described in Section 2.3.3)
available:
•
Passwords containing at least 8 characters for the SYSTEM, SYSTEST,
and FIELD accounts
•
SCSNODE and SCSSYSTEMID if you are installing a standalone system
•
A list of optional OpenVMS VAX components you want to install
•
A list of optional DECwindows support components you want to install
•
Information listed on Product Authorization Keys (PAKs) for your
OpenVMS VAX license and any system integrated products you will run
After you have performed all the tasks in the checklist, go to Chapter 3 to begin
the installation.
Preparing to Install the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 2–7
3
Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
During the installation procedure, OpenVMS VAX files are transferred from
the distribution media to the system disk or, for certain files, to an alternate
disk. The time required to complete an installation varies depending on your
hardware configuration and on the distribution media you are using. In most
cases, magnetic tapes and tape cartridges require more time than compact discs.
This chapter describes the following installation tasks:
•
Booting standalone BACKUP
•
Creating the system disk
•
Configuring a cluster
•
Setting passwords
•
Creating the rights database
•
Registering licenses
•
Running AUTOGEN
At certain points in the procedure you will need to refer to the upgrade and
installation supplement for installation instructions that are specific to your VAX
computer.
3.1 Booting Standalone BACKUP
Standalone BACKUP is a subset of the OpenVMS Backup utility (BACKUP).
Because you boot it into main memory, standalone BACKUP executes outside
the control of the operating system. You use standalone BACKUP to restore the
required save sets from the distribution media to your system disk.
To boot a standalone BACKUP environment, enter the following:
>>> B DKA400
Standalone BACKUP is included in the OpenVMS VAX distribution kit. Each
piece of media in the distribution kit has a label that indicates its contents.
For example, there are two CompacTape cartridges in a TK50 kit. Standalone
BACKUP is on the second tape cartridge.
3.1.1 Booting from Tape Cartridge
If your distribution media is contained on TK50 CompacTape cartridges, complete
the following steps to boot standalone BACKUP. (If you are using an InfoServer
device, go to Section 3.1.2.)
1. Place the media that contains standalone BACKUP in the source drive or in
the console drive and boot from that drive.
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Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
3.1 Booting Standalone BACKUP
2. Follow the instructions in the Booting Standalone BACKUP section of the
upgrade and installation supplement for your VAX computer.
3. After you boot standalone BACKUP, the system displays the following
message:
%BACKUP-I-IDENT, standalone BACKUP V7.3; the date is 13-NOV-2000 10:00
$
Note
If you have a tape cartridge kit, remove the tape cartridge 2/2 from the
drive after you boot standalone BACKUP. Put the tape cartridge that
contains the OpenVMS VAX operating system in the drive. The tape
cartridge is labeled VMS073 BIN TK50 1/2 VMS BINARY.
After you have booted standalone BACKUP, go to Section 3.2.
3.1.2 Booting from the InfoServer
If you are using the InfoServer to boot standalone BACKUP from a compact disc,
complete the following steps:
1. Insert the distribution compact disc into the drive and boot from that drive.
2. Follow the instructions in the Booting Standalone BACKUP section of the
upgrade and installation supplement for your VAX computer.
3. Enter your VAX processor boot command by using the designator for the
Ethernet adapter in the boot path and, except for the VAX 9000 computer,
add the /R5:100 qualifier to the boot command.
For example, on a VAX 6000 computer, enter:
>>> B/R5:100/X:D/B:6 ET0
On VAX 9000 computers, standalone BACKUP resides on the console hard
disk. Because the boot process is slightly different for each type of controller,
each supported controller has a unique boot command procedure. Refer to
the upgrade and installation supplement for your VAX 9000 computer for
instructions for booting standalone BACKUP on your system.
4. During an InfoServer boot, the procedure prompts you for a file name that
contains an initial system load (ISL) boot program instead of a virtual
memory boot (VMB) program. Select one of the two files as follows:
•
ISL_SVAX_073
•
ISL_LVAX_073
Use the following table to determine which file name and boot path designator
to use for your processor. Note that the VAX 9000 computer has the ISL file
data built in its VMB image that runs from the console.
Processor
Series
ISL File
Boot Path Designator
VAX 3000
ISL_SVAX_073
ESA0 (LANCE), XQA0 (DELQA)
VAX 4000
ISL_SVAX_073
EZA0 (SGEC), XQA0 (DELQA)
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3.1 Booting Standalone BACKUP
Processor
Series
ISL File
Boot Path Designator
VAX 6000
ISL_LVAX_073
EXA0 (DEMNA), FXA0 (DEMFA),
ETA0 (DEBNI) (DEBNA)
VAX 7000
ISL_LVAX_073
EXA0 (DEMNA), FXA0 (DEMFA)
VAX 10000
ISL_LVAX_073
EXA0 (DEMNA), FXA0 (DEMFA)
MicroVAX
ISL_SVAX_073
ESA0 (LANCE), XQA0 (DELQA)
VAXstation
ISL_SVAX_073
ESA0 (LANCE)
VAXft 110, 310,
410, 610, and 612
ISL_SVAX_073
EPA0 (LANCE)
On a VAX 6000 computer, respond to the prompt as shown in the following
example:
Loading system software.
Filename: ISL_LVAX_073
5. The InfoServer ISL program then displays the following menu:
Network Initial System Load Function
Version 1.2
FUNCTION
ID
1
2
3
4
5
-
FUNCTION
Display Menu
Help
Choose Service
Select Options
Stop
Enter a function ID value: 3
Enter 3, as shown in the previous display, for the function ID value. The
following menu is displayed:
OPTION
ID
1
2
-
OPTION
Find Services
Enter known Service Name
Enter an Option ID value: 2
Enter 2 for the Option ID value. The following is displayed:
Enter a Known Service Name:
Enter the ISL file name for your processor series from the previous table.
If you need more information, select function ID 2 for help.
6. After you boot standalone BACKUP, the system displays the following:
%BACKUP-I-IDENT, standalone BACKUP V7.3; the date is 11-NOV-2000 10:00
$
After you have booted standalone BACKUP, go to Section 3.2.
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Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
3.1 Booting Standalone BACKUP
3.1.3 Booting from the CD–ROM
If you are installing from the OpenVMS VAX operating system CD–ROM (your
VAX computer supports booting from a local CD–ROM or from an InfoServer),
you can use the full OpenVMS environment instead of the standalone BACKUP
environment to transfer the VMS073.B save set to your target system disk.
Although it may take slightly longer to boot OpenVMS than to boot standalone
backup, you might prefer the more robust OpenVMS environment. It provides
a greater range of commands and utilities than the standalone BACKUP
environment.
If you want to use the full OpenVMS environment, follow these steps:
1. Boot the CD-ROM and specify root 1. For example, from a local drive on a
VAXstation 4000 computer, enter:
>>> B/R5:10000000 DKA400:
If you are booting from an InfoServer device, enter a command that specifies
root 1. For example, on a VAX 6000 computer, enter:
>>> B/R5:10000100/X:D/B:6 ET0
2. After you boot the OpenVMS CD–ROM, the system displays the following
menu:
1) Execute DCL commands and procedures
2) Shut down this system
Choose option 1 to execute DCL commands and procedures.
The system displays a triple dollar sign ( $$$ ) DCL prompt to indicate that
you are in this specialized DCL environment.
You can ignore the following SYSINIT errors if they appear:
%SYSINIT-E, %SYSINIT, error opening system dump file, status = 00000910
%SYSINIT, primary PAGEFILE.SYS not found; system initialization continuing
%SYSINIT, no dump file - error log buffers not saved
%SYSINIT-E, error mounting system device, status = 007282EC
Important Note
During the installation, do not change the displayed system time, even
if it is incorrect. Attempting to change this value results in a write lock
error that requires a CD reboot.
3. Go to Section 3.2.3 to transfer the VMS073.B save set to your system disk.
3.2 Creating the System Disk
You create an OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 system disk by transferring OpenVMS
VAX files from the distribution media to your system disk. (For certain files, you
have the option to transfer the files to your system disk or to an alternate disk.)
To transfer the OpenVMS VAX files from the distribution kit to your system disk,
perform the steps described in the sections that follow.
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Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
3.2 Creating the System Disk
3.2.1 Determining Device Names
If you have not already done so, determine the device names for the source
drive, the target drive, and an alternate device if you will be using one. Write
these names on a piece of paper. You will need this information throughout the
installation. If either the source drive or the target drive is connected to an HSC,
you also need the name of the HSC. (To determine the value for hsc-name, see
Section 2.3.2 in Chapter 2.)
If you need more information about determining the device names for your
system, refer to the upgrade and installation supplement for your VAX computer.
3.2.2 Loading Distribution Media
Each piece of media in the distribution kit has a label that indicates its contents.
Place the media that contains the OpenVMS VAX operating system in the
source-drive.
If your OpenVMS VAX distribution kit consists of more than one piece of media,
place the first piece of media in the source-drive. For example, if you have a TK50
CompacTape cartridge kit, make sure the first tape is in the source-drive.
If you are installing from a compact disc, disc one of two is already in the drive.
3.2.3 Transferring VMS073.B to Your System Disk
Enter a BACKUP command in the following format to transfer the VMS073.B
save set to your system disk:
$ BACKUP/IMAGE/VERIFY [hsc-name]source-drive:VMS073.B/SAVE_SET_$ [hsc-name]target-drive:
Important Note
If you are using the full OpenVMS environment as described in
Section 3.1.3, you will see a triple dollar sign ($$$) instead of a single
dollar sign ($). In this environment, you must first mount the target drive
with the /FOREIGN qualifier before performing a BACKUP:
$$$ MOUNT/FOREIGN target-drive:
The BACKUP command must contain the directory specification [0,0]
after the source drive to find the saveset:
$$$ BACKUP/IMAGE/VERIFY [hsc-name]source-drive:[0,0]VMS073.B/SAVE_SET_$$$[hsc-name]target-drive:
Substitute the appropriate device names for hsc-name (if appropriate), sourcedrive, and target-drive. Make sure you put a colon ( : ) after each device name and
that you use zeros rather than the letter ‘‘O’’ in the device names and in VMS073.
The square brackets ( [ ] ) indicate that you need the hsc-name only if the device is
connected to an HSC.
For example, if your system has a source-drive that is a local TU80 magnetic tape
drive with a device name of MUA0 and a target-drive that is an RA82 disk drive
with a device name of DUA1, enter the following command and press Return:
$ BACKUP/IMAGE/VERIFY MUA0:VMS073.B/SAVE_SET DUA1:
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Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
3.2 Creating the System Disk
If your system has a source-drive that is a local tape cartridge drive with a device
name of MUC6 or a target-drive that is an RA81 disk drive with a device name
of DUA1 and an HSC name of YOURS, enter the following command and press
Return:
$ BACKUP/IMAGE/VERIFY MUC6:VMS073.B/SAVE_SET YOURS$DUA1:
The procedure transfers the VMS073.B save set from the distribution kit to the
system disk.1 The amount of time this takes varies depending on the type of VAX
computer and distribution media you have. During the process, the command
displays the following message:
%BACKUP-I-STARTVERIFY, starting verification pass
This message indicates that the VMS073.B save set has been transferred to
the system disk and the files are being checked for errors. If, instead, you see
a message similar to the following, you might have the wrong volume of the
distribution kit in the source drive:
% BACKUP-F-OPENIN, error opening MUA0:[000000]VMS073.B; as input
- SYSTEM-W-NOSUCHFILE, no such file
.
.
.
If you do want to perform another standalone BACKUP operation,
ensure the standalone BACKUP volume is on line and ready.
Enter "YES" to continue:
If the procedure displays the previous messages, remove the distribution volume
from the drive and replace it with the correct volume as described in Section 3.2.2.
Then type Yes, press Return, and repeat this step.
Completing the Transfer Operation
Complete the transfer of the VMS073.B save set to your system disk by
performing one of the following operations:
•
If you are using standalone BACKUP to transfer the VMS073.B save set, the
procedure displays the following message when it has completed checking
files:
%BACKUP-I-PROCDONE, Operation completed. Processing finished at 13-NOV-2000 10:00.
If you do not want to perform another standalone BACKUP operation,
use the console to halt the system.
If you do want to perform another standalone BACKUP operation,
ensure the standalone application volume is on line and ready.
Enter "YES" to continue:
Go to Section 3.2.4 to boot the new system disk.
•
If you are using the specialized OpenVMS environment to transfer the
VMS073.B save set, the system displays the triple dollar sign ($$$) DCL
prompt after the BACKUP operation completes. Enter the command
LOGOUT to return to the menu. For example:
$$$ LOGOUT
1) Execute DCL commands and procedures
2) Shut down this system
1
The BACKUP command creates a system disk that includes a set of volume parameters
provided by Compaq, including the CLUSTER_SIZE parameter (disk access scheme).
For more information, refer to the upgrade and installation supplement for your VAX
computer.
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Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
3.2 Creating the System Disk
You can then choose option 2 to shut down the system in preparation for
booting the new system disk, as described in Section 3.2.4.
3.2.4 Booting the New System Disk
Halt the system and boot the new system disk, as described in the upgrade and
installation supplement for your VAX computer.
When the boot is completed, the procedure displays a message and prompts you
to enter the date and time. Enter the date and time using the 24-hour clock
format and press Return.
For example:
OpenVMS (TM) VAX Version V7.3 Major version id = 1 Minor version id = 0
OpenVMS VAX V7.3 Installation Procedure
Model:
System device:
Free blocks:
CPU type:
VAXstation 3100-M76/SPX
RZ26 - _DKB100:
1984383
11-04
* Please enter the date and time (DD-MMM-YYYY HH:MM) 13-NOV-2000 10:35
*********************************************************
%SYSTEM-W-TZGMT, your local timezone has defaulted to GMT
%SYSTEM-I-SETTZ, to set your local timezone use:
$ @SYSMANAGER:UTC$TIME_SETUP.COM
*********************************************************
On MIN or UPGRADE system startup - CLUE is not run.
%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 13-NOV-2000 10:35:08.98 %%%%%%%%%%%
Operator _OPA0: has been enabled, username SYSTEM
%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 13-NOV-2000 10:35:09.00 %%%%%%%%%%%
Operator status for operator _OPA0:
CENTRAL, PRINTER, TAPES, DISKS, DEVICES, CARDS, NETWORK, CLUSTER, SECURITY,
LICENSE, OPER1, OPER2, OPER3, OPER4, OPER5, OPER6, OPER7, OPER8, OPER9, OPER10,
OPER11, OPER12
%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 13-NOV-2000 10:35:09.62 %%%%%%%%%%%
Logfile has been initialized by operator _OPA0:
Logfile is SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSMGR]OPERATOR.LOG;1
%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 13-NOV-2000 10:35:09.64 %%%%%%%%%%%
Operator status for operator SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSMGR]OPERATOR.LOG;1
CENTRAL, PRINTER, TAPES, DISKS, DEVICES, CARDS, NETWORK, CLUSTER, SECURITY,
LICENSE, OPER1, OPER2, OPER3, OPER4, OPER5, OPER6, OPER7, OPER8, OPER9, OPER10,
OPER11, OPER12
%SYSTEM-I-BOOTUPGRADE, security auditing disabled
%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 13-NOV-2000 10:35:11.60 %%%%%%%%%%%
Message from user JOB_CONTROL
%JBC-E-OPENERR, error opening SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE]QMAN$MASTER.DAT
%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 13-NOV-2000 10:35:11.60 %%%%%%%%%%%
Message from user JOB_CONTROL
-RMS-E-FNF, file not found
%LICENSE-F-EMTLDB, license database contains no license records
%SYSTEM-I-BOOTUPGRADE, security server not started
%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 13-NOV-2000 10:35:16:75 %%%%%%%%%%%
Message from user SYSTEM
%LICENSE-E-NOAUTH, DEC VAX-VMS use is not authorized on this node
-LICENSE-F-NOLICENSE, no license is active for this software product
-LICENSE-I=SYSMGR, please see your system manager
%LICENSE-E-NOAUTH, DEC VAX-VMS use is not authorized on this node
-%LICENSE-F-NOLICENSE, no license is active for this software product
-%LICENSE-I-SYSMGR, please see your system manager
Startup processing continuing...
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%SET-I-INTSET, login interactive limit = 1, current interactive value = 0
%SET-I-INTSET, login interactive limit = 0, current interactive value = 0
Note
You can ignore the time zone message. The UTC$TIME_SETUP.COM
procedure runs during the final phase of the installation procedure.
The procedure also displays OPCOM messages from JOB_CONTROL
stating the master queue file QMAN$MASTER.DAT does not exist. You
can ignore these messages. You will create the queue file later.
You can also ignore error messages stating that the OpenVMS VAX license
is not registered. License registration occurs later in the procedure. For
more information about registering your licenses, see Appendix B and
refer to the OpenVMS License Management Utility Manual.
3.2.5 Specifying the Volume Label
The procedure prompts you to specify the volume label of the system disk. A
volume label is the name the OpenVMS VAX operating system uses to refer
to the system disk. You can press Return to accept the default volume label,
OVMSVAXSYS, or you can enter a volume label of your choice. The volume label
can be 1 to 12 characters long; do not use spaces. For example:
If this system disk is to be used in an OpenVMS Cluster with multiple
system disks, then each system disk must have a unique volume label.
Any nodes having system disks with duplicate volume labels will fail
to boot into the cluster.
You can indicate a volume label of 1 to 12 characters in length. If you
want to use the default name of OVMSVAXSYS, press RETURN in response
to the next question.
* Enter the volume label for this system disk [OVMSVAXSYS]:
3.2.6 Specifying the Source Drive
The procedure prompts you to specify which drive holds the distribution kit.
Enter the device name for the source drive.
For example, if you are not using the InfoServer and the source drive is a
magnetic tape drive with the device name MUA0, type MUA0 and press Return.
* Enter name of drive holding the OpenVMS distribution media: MUA0
* Is the OpenVMS media ready to be mounted? [N] yes
%MOUNT-I-MOUNTED, VMS073 mounted on _MUA0:
If you are not using the InfoServer, continue to Section 3.2.7.
If you are using an InfoServer, enter DAD1:.
* Enter the volume label for this system disk [OpenVMS073]: SYSDSK1
* Enter name of drive holding the OpenVMS distribution media: DAD1:
The procedure then prompts you as follows:
* Enter the InfoServer service name [VAXVMS073]:
* Enter the InfoServer work group number [0]:
Press Return as a response to both of these prompts.
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The InfoServer work group number was determined when you made a selection
from the menu displayed by the InfoServer ISL program (see Section 3.1). If the
answer to the group number is incorrect, the procedure displays the following:
InfoServer work group number must be in the range 0-1023.
The procedure then prompts you as follows:
* Is the OpenVMS media ready to be mounted? [N]: Y
%MOUNT-I-MOUNTED, VMS073 mounted on _DAD1:
3.2.7 Selecting Optional OpenVMS Components
The procedure displays information about OpenVMS VAX files that are optional
and about the remaining amount of disk space. The information is similar to the
following (block sizes might vary slightly):
Select optional software you want to install. You can install one
or more of the following OpenVMS or DECwindows components:
o
o
o
o
o
o
OpenVMS library
OpenVMS optional
OpenVMS Help Message
OpenVMS Management Station
DECwindows base support
DECwindows workstation support
- 75 dots per inch video fonts
- 100 dots per inch video fonts
o DECnet-Plus networking
o DECnet Phase IV networking
-
52200 blocks
19000 blocks
10400 blocks
20000 blocks
4400 blocks
23800 blocks
(included)
6200 blocks
80000 blocks
800 blocks
Space remaining on system disk: 1170752 blocks
You must indicate which of the options you want to install. If you require network
support, you must select the OpenVMS library component.
Note that, if you do not install the optional components at this time, you can
install them after the installation by using the VMSTAILOR or DECW$TAILOR
utility. However, the Help Message utility can be tailored on to the system disk
only.
If you want to install Help Message on an alternate disk, you must install it now
or install it after the installation procedure completes by entering the following
BACKUP command:
BACKUP/VERIFY source-device:[000000]VMS073.E/SAVE_SET target-device:[directory-name]
For source-device, enter the device name for the drive on which the distribution
media is mounted. For target-device, enter the device name on which the
alternate disk is mounted, and for directory-name, enter the name of the directory
to which you are copying the files.
Also note that, for TK50 CompacTape cartridges, it is quicker to install
OpenVMS VAX software during the installation than to add software after the
installation with a tailoring utility. For information about using VMSTAILOR,
see Chapter 10.
To select the options you want to install, follow the instructions displayed by the
procedure.
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3.2.7.1 OpenVMS Library Files
The procedure displays the following message:
* Do you want to install the OpenVMS library files? (Y/N)
The file subclasses of the VMS073.C save set are listed in Appendix D. If you
want to install the VMS073.C files, type Y (for Yes) and press Return. If you
require network support, you must select the OpenVMS library component. If
you do not want to install the VMS073.C files, type N (for No) and press Return.
3.2.7.2 OpenVMS Optional Files
The procedure displays the following message:
* Do you want to install the OpenVMS optional files? (Y/N)
The file subclasses of the VMS073.D save set are listed in Appendix D. If you
want to install the VMS073.D files, type Y and press Return. If you do not want
to install the VMS073.D files, type N and press Return.
3.2.7.3 Help Message Files
The procedure displays the following message:
The Help Message utility (MSGHLP) provides online explanations
and user actions for OpenVMS messages in place of the hardcopy
OpenVMS System Messages and Recovery Procedures Reference Manual,
which is now separately orderable.
The MSGHLP database file, MSGHLP$LIBRARY.MSGHLP$DATA,
consumes approximately 10400 blocks and will be
placed by default on your system disk in SYS$COMMON:[SYSHLP]
unless you specify an alternate device when prompted.
* Do you want to install the MSGHLP database? (Y/N)
The Help Message utility is an online database for system messages
documentation. You can install Help Message either on the system disk or on
an alternate disk. If you want to install the Help Message files, type Y and press
Return.
The procedure displays the following message:
You can install this database on your system disk in SYS$COMMON:[SYSHLP]
or on an alternate device. If you specify an alternate device, but no
directory, MSGHLP$LIBRARY.MSGHLP$DATA is placed in [HELP_MESSAGE]. When
prompted, take the default of the system disk or specify an alternate
device, using this format:
device:[directory]
* Where do you want to install the MSGHLP database?[SYS$COMMON:[SYSHLP]] DUA1
The Help Message database is installed in the area you specify, and the system
displays information similar to the following:
Space remaining on alternate device DUA1: 124532 blocks
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3.2.7.4 OpenVMS Management Station Files
The procedure displays the following message:
The OpenVMS Management Station is a client-server application
that provides OpenVMS system management capabilities through a
client application on a personal computer (PC) running Microsoft
Windows.
The server application runs on OpenVMS systems and is automatically
installed as part of the OpenVMS operating system.
This option provides the files used to install the PC client software.
If you want to use the OpenVMS Management Station, you must install
these optional files on at least one OpenVMS system and then use one or
both of them to install the PC client on one or more PCs. There are two
files: TNT030_I.EXE for Intel systems (Windows 95 and Windows NT), and
TNT030_A.EXE for Alpha Windows NT systems.
The OpenVMS Management Station optional files consume approximately 20000
blocks and will be placed on your system disk in SYS$COMMON:[TNT.CLIENT].
* Do you want to install the optional OpenVMS Management Station files? (Y/N)
If you want to use the OpenVMS Management Station software, you must install
these files. After the installation procedure completes, follow the instructions in
Appendix G to prepare your OpenVMS system and your PC to run the OpenVMS
Management Station server and client software.
3.2.8 Choosing DECwindows Support Options
Next, the procedure displays messages about the DECwindows components
shipped with OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3.
Note
The OpenVMS VAX operating system no longer ships the VMS
DECwindows product. The operating system now ships only the
DECwindows base support and DECwindows workstation support
components. To get full DECwindows support, you must also install the
separate DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX (previously called VMS
DECwindows Motif) layered product, which supports both Motif and XUI
environments.
The DECwindows base support and DECwindows workstation
support components are not shipped with the layered product. If you
want to install these options, you must select them now or use the
DECW$TAILOR option after the installation procedure completes.
Before you indicate whether you want to install DECwindows support software,
consider the following:
If you...
Then choose...
Intend to install the DECwindows Motif for
OpenVMS VAX layered product
DECwindows base support
Intend to install the DECwindows Motif
for OpenVMS VAX layered product on a
workstation or on an OpenVMS Cluster
system that contains workstations
DECwindows base support and
DECwindows workstation support
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If you...
Then choose...
Are not planning to install the DECwindows
Motif for OpenVMS VAX layered product but
are installing OpenVMS VAX on a workstation
or on an OpenVMS Cluster system that
includes workstations
DECwindows base support and
DECwindows workstation support
Want to provide font files for X terminals
DECwindows base support and
DECwindows workstation support
Have a workstation monitor (for example,
a VR150, VR160, or VR295) capable of
displaying 100 dots/inch or a VAXstation 4000
series computer, which uses 100 dots/inch
video fonts by default
DECwindows base support and
DECwindows workstation support with
the 100 dots/inch option.
By selecting the workstation support
files, you automatically get 75 dots/inch
video font files, and you will be prompted
to indicate if you want to install 100
dots/inch video font files
The procedure displays the following:
You can select DECwindows support now, or you can use the DECW$TAILOR utility
to provide or remove DECwindows support after the installation.
Some media, TK50s in particular, can be very slow when tailoring on files.
You might want to select DECwindows now and tailor off unwanted files later.
NOTE: This kit does NOT contain full DECwindows.
To obtain full DECwindows, you must also install the separate
layered product, DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX.
Version 1.2-4 is the minimum version of DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX
that can be used with OpenVMS VAX V7.3.
The DECwindows components provided in this kit require approximately
34400 blocks, broken down as follows:
o DECwindows base support
- 4400 blocks
o DECwindows workstation support
- 23800 blocks
- 75 dots per inch video fonts
(included)
- 100 dots per inch video fonts (optional) - 6200 blocks
You must select the DECwindows base support option if
- you plan to run DECwindows software, or
- you are installing this kit on
* a workstation or
* an OpenVMS Cluster that contains workstations, or
- you want to provide font files for Xterminals.
If you are installing this kit on a system that includes Xterminals
and you do NOT select DECwindows base support, then you will have to use
the DECW$TAILOR utility to provide font files.
* Do you want the DECwindows base support? (Y/N) y
Space remaining: 1908594 blocks
You must select the DECwindows workstation support option if
- you are installing this kit on
* a workstation or
* an OpenVMS Cluster that contains workstations, or
- you want to provide font files for Xterminals.
If you are installing this kit on a system that includes Xterminals
and you do NOT select DECwindows base support, then you will have to use
the DECW$TAILOR utility to provide font files.
* Do you want to install DECwindows workstation support? (Y/N) y
Space remaining: 1884794 blocks
DECwindows workstation support includes the 75 dots per inch video fonts.
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All DECwindows applications run with 75 dots per inch video fonts.
By default, most systems start up with 75 dots per inch video fonts.
Certain applications can take advantage of 100 dots per inch video fonts.
For the VAXstation 4000 series machine, 100 dots per inch video fonts
are used by default. If you decide not to install 100 dots per inch
video fonts, you must edit SYS$MANAGER:DECW$PRIVATE_SERVER_SETUP.COM
to force 75 dots per inch video fonts to be the default. Otherwise,
certain applications may not space text properly.
For instructions on how to configure your system with both 75 and 100
dots per inch video fonts, see the installation guide or look at the
template command procedure SYS$MANAGER:DECW$PRIVATE_SERVER_SETUP.TEMPLATE.
*Do you want 100 dots per inch video fonts installed? (Y/N) n
3.2.9 Installing Networking Products
Next, the procedure displays messages describing the DECnet options. The
OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 installation procedure allows you to install either
Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX or DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX
networking software. However, you cannot have both DECnet products installed
concurrently on your system. Install either Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS
VAX or DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX.
Beginning with OpenVMS V7.1, the DECnet-Plus kit is provided with
the OpenVMS operating system kit. Compaq strongly recommends that
DECnet users install DECnet-Plus. DECnet Phase IV applications are
supported by DECnet-Plus.
DECnet Phase IV is also provided as an option. Support for DECnet
Phase IV is available through a Prior Version Support Contract.
If you install DECnet-Plus and TCP/IP you can run DECnet
applications over a TCP/IP network. Please see the OpenVMS
Management Guide for information on running DECnet over TCP/IP.
If you plan to install DECnet Phase IV, do NOT select DECnet-Plus.
* Do you want to install DECnet-Plus. (Y/N) n
* Do you want to install DECnet Phase IV? (Y/N) y
Space remaining on system disk: 1883994 blocks
Note
If you select Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX, you will not be
prompted for DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX.
Once you have Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX and TCP/IP installed on
your system, you can run DECnet applications over your TCP/IP network. Refer
to the DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS Management Guide for more information about
DECnet over TCP/IP.
3.2.10 Verifying Your Choices
The procedure displays a list of the OpenVMS VAX and DECwindows support
options you have selected and then provides the following prompt, which gives
you the opportunity to change your selected options before they are installed:
* Is this correct? (Y/N)
If you answer No to this prompt, you can respecify the OpenVMS and
DECwindows support options you want to install.
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3.2 Creating the System Disk
3.2.11 Installing OpenVMS Options
If you answer Yes to the prompt in Section 3.2.10, the installation procedure
begins restoring the OpenVMS options you have selected. After the installation
has completed, you can use the VMSTAILOR utility to remove any optional
OpenVMS files that you do not need. (For more information about using
VMSTAILOR, see Chapter 10.)
This step in the procedure varies, depending on whether your distribution kit is
on compact disc, tape cartridges, or magnetic tapes.
3.2.11.1 Compact Disc
If your distribution kit is on compact disc, leave the disc in the drive. The
procedure displays messages as it restores each of the OpenVMS options you
have chosen to install.
3.2.11.2 Magnetic Tape and Tape Cartridge
If your distribution kit is contained on open reel magnetic tapes or TK50
CompacTape cartridges, you may be asked to mount the second volume of the
kit. If you need to mount the second volume, your system will display a message
similar to the following:
Please mount volume 2 of the OpenVMS kit on <device>
where: <device> is the magnetic tape or tape cartridge drive.
The system displays one of the following messages:
•
For a 9-track open reel magnetic tape, the message is similar to the following:
* Is the volume labeled OVMS VAX V7.3 BIN MT9 2/2 ready to be mounted?
•
For a TK50 CompacTape cartridge, the message is similar to the following:
* Is the volume labeled OVMS VAX V7.3 BIN TK50 2/2 ready to be mounted?
To respond to either message, do the following:
1. Unload the volume currently in the drive.
2. Examine the remaining volumes and select the one with the label that
matches the label specified in the prompt.
3. Load the volume and make the drive ready.
4. Answer YES to the question.
For information on which save sets are located on which tape volumes, refer to
Section 1.3.2.
3.2.12 Installing DECwindows Support Software
If you are installing DECwindows software, the procedure installs the
DECwindows options that you specified and displays messages similar to the
following:
Restoring DECwindows base support save set ...
%BACKUP-I-STARTVERIFY, starting verification pass
Restoring DECwindows workstation support save set ...
%BACKUP-I-STARTVERIFY, starting verification pass
Restoring DECwindows 75 dots per inch fonts save set ...
%BACKUP-I-STARTVERIFY, starting verification pass
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The DECwindows support files are listed in Appendix E. After you finish the
installation, you can use the DECwindows tailoring utility, DECW$TAILOR,
to remove the DECwindows files you do not need. For more information about
removing files with DECW$TAILOR, see Chapter 10.
3.3 Installing DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX Software
If you chose to install DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX earlier in the
installation procedure, it will now be installed.
The procedure displays messages similar to the following and prompts you for
information it needs to install DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX:
Installing DECnet Phase IV...
%MOUNT-I-MOUNTED, VMS073 mounted on _MKB500:
The following product has been selected:
DEC VAXVMS DECNET_PHASE_IV V7.3
Layered Product
Configuration phase starting ...
You will be asked to choose options, if any, for each selected product and for
any products that may be installed to satisfy software dependency requirements.
DEC VAXVMS DECNET_PHASE_IV V7.3: DECNET_PHASE_IV
COPYRIGHT (c) 4-JAN-2000 -- All rights reserved
Compaq Computer Corporation
* This product does not have any configuration options.
Support addendum to DECnet Phase IV service contract required
Do you want to continue? [YES]
Execution phase starting ...
The following product will be installed to destination:
DEC VAXVMS DECNET_PHASE_IV V7.3
Layered Product
Portion done: 0%...10%...20%...30%...40%...80%...90%...100?
The following product has been installed:
DEC VAXVMS DECNET_PHASE_IV V7.3
Layered Product
If your distribution media is magnetic tape or tape cartridges, the procedure
displays a message similar to the following after the options you have selected
have been successfully installed:
You can now remove the distribution kit from MKB500:.
Remove the distribution media from the drive.
If your distribution media is compact disc, leave it in the drive.
3.4 Configuring a Cluster
The installation procedure now displays information about cluster configuration.
But, because there is no network present on the system at this point in the
procedure, no cluster configuration work can actually be performed at this time.
In an OpenVMS Cluster, you can run multiple systems sharing all files
except PAGEFILE.SYS, SWAPFILE.SYS, SYSDUMP.DMP, and VAXVMSSYS.PAR.
Cluster configuration cannot be done at this time because no network
is present. In order to configure a cluster, you must FIRST do one
or both of the following:
o Install DECnet-Plus (or DECnet Phase IV), or
o Execute SYS$STARTUP:LAN$STARTUP.COM by removing the
comment delimiter ("!") from the line
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$! @ SYS$STARTUP:LAN$STARTUP.COM
in SYS$MANAGER:SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM.
Then configure the cluster by executing the following command:
@SYS$MANAGER:CLUSTER_CONFIG
See the OpenVMS System Manager’s Manual: Essentials for more information.
Once the network is running on your system, you can execute the
SYS$MANAGER:CLUSTER_CONFIG.COM command procedure to configure
your cluster. For detailed information about cluster configuration, refer to the
OpenVMS Cluster Systems manual.
3.5 Selecting the Default Windowing System
The procedure now lets you specify a default windowing system. If you want to
select DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX as the default windowing system,
answer yes to the following question:
* Do you want DECwindows Motif as the default windowing system? (Y/N)
3.6 Setting Passwords
Next, the installation procedure prompts you to set passwords for the SYSTEM,
SYSTEST, and FIELD accounts and uses this information to create a rights
database.
When setting the passwords, note the following:
•
Passwords must be at least eight characters in length; they do not appear on
the display.
•
Press Return after you enter the password.
•
After you enter the password, the procedure checks to make sure it meets the
requirements for a valid password.
•
Reenter the password for verification.
The following is a sample display:
Now we will ask you for new passwords for the following accounts:
SYSTEM, SYSTEST, FIELD
Passwords must be a minimum of 8 characters in length. All passwords
will be checked and verified. Any passwords that can be guessed easily
will not be accepted.
* Enter password for SYSTEM:
* Re-enter for verification:
%UAF-I-MDFYMSG, user record(s) updated
%VMS-I-PWD_OKAY, account password for SYSTEM verified
* Enter password for SYSTEST:
* Re-enter for verification:
%UAF-I-MDFYMSG, user record(s) updated
%VMS-I-PWD_OKAY, account password for SYSTEST verified
The SYSTEST_CLIG account will be disabled. You must reenable
it before running UETP but do not assign a password.
* Enter password for FIELD:
* Re-enter for verification:
%UAF-I-MDFYMSG, user record(s) updated
%VMS-I-PWD_OKAY, account password for FIELD verified
If there are no password errors, the procedure creates your rights database, and
you can proceed to the next section.
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3.6 Setting Passwords
If you reenter a password incorrectly or if the system determines that the
password is too easy for another user to guess, the system displays an error
message similar to the following:
%VMS-I-PWD_INVALID, account password for SYSTEST is invalid
%VMS-I-PWD_WEAK, password is too easy to guess
Because of the preceding error, you must take action to secure this account.
You must either disable this account, change its password, or do both.
When the procedure asks if you want to disable the account, type N and press
Return. When the procedure asks if you want to enter a new password, type Y
and press Return. Then enter a new password. For example:
Do you want to disable this account (Y/N)? N
Do you want to change the account password (Y/N)? Y
You must now select a new primary password for the SYSTEST account. The
password you select must be at least 8 characters in length and cannot
be the same as the name of the account:
New password:
Verification:
%UAF-I-MDFYMSG, user record(s) updated
%VMS-I-PWD_SET, primary password for account SYSTEST set
When you have successfully set the passwords, the installation procedure creates
your rights database, which lets you manage user access to the system, and
displays the following message:
Creating RIGHTS database file, SYS$SYSTEM:RIGHTSLIST.DAT
Ignore any "-SYSTEM-F-DUPIDENT, duplicate identifier" errors
%UAF-I-RDBCREMSG, rights database created
.
.
.
3.7 Entering SCSNODE and SCSSYSTEMID Parameters
The procedure displays the following prompts:
* Please enter SCSNODE name:
* Please enter SCSSYSTEMID:
Enter the SCSNODE name and SCSSYSTEMID that you determined as part of
the preinstallation tasks in Chapter 2.
3.8 Postinstallation Tasks Described
After the procedure creates the rights database, it displays messages describing
postinstallation tasks you might want to perform.
Note
You do not perform these tasks now. Perform them after the installation
completes.
The tasks displayed on your screen might vary from the following example,
depending on what options you chose to install earlier in the procedure.
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3.8 Postinstallation Tasks Described
After the installation finishes, you might want to do one or more of the
following tasks:
o DECOMPRESS THE SYSTEM LIBRARIES - To save space, many of the system
libraries are shipped in a data-compressed format. If you have
enough disk space, you can decompress the libraries for faster access.
To data expand the libraries, type:
$ @SYS$UPDATE:LIBDECOMP.COM
If you do not decompress these libraries, you will experience
slower response to the HELP and LINK commands.
o BUILD A STANDALONE BACKUP KIT - You can build a standalone backup kit
using the procedure described in the "Backup Procedures" chapter of
the upgrade and installation supplement provided for your VAX computer.
o TAILOR THE SYSTEM DISK - You might want to review the files provided or
not provided during this installation. If you find there are files
you want to remove from the system disk (TAILOR OFF) or files you want
to add (TAILOR ON), use the following utilities to perform the
desired tailoring.
OpenVMS tailoring:
$ RUN SYS$UPDATE:VMSTAILOR
DECwindows tailoring:
$ RUN SYS$UPDATE:DECW$TAILOR
Note: The tailor procedure cannot be used to TAILOR ON or TAILOR OFF
files located on an alternate disk.
For more information about decompressing the system libraries, see Section 4.7
in Chapter 4. For information on using VMSTAILOR or DECW$TAILOR, see
Chapter 10.
After the messages about postinstallation tasks are displayed, the procedure
displays a message similar to the following:
Continuing with OpenVMS VAX V7.3 Installation Procedure.
Configuring all devices on the system...
Proceed to the next section for information about registering your licenses.
3.9 Registering Licenses
Before you can use the OpenVMS VAX operating system and its components,
you must register all licenses in the following order. If you do not register your
licenses at this point in the procedure, you must register them immediately after
the installation, before you perform postinstallation tasks.
1. Register the OpenVMS VAX license for the VAX computer on which you have
just installed the operating system. If you have an OpenVMS Cluster system,
you then register an OpenVMS VAX license for each additional computer
in the cluster that will boot off the system disk that you just created. Each
registered OpenVMS VAX license must be assigned to one of the nodes for the
cluster.
2. Register the licenses for any System Integrated Products (SIPs) that you
purchased.
For more information about registering licenses, refer to the following:
•
OpenVMS License Management Utility Manual, which provides:
–
Details about all LICENSE commands, error messages, and recovery
procedures for licensing tasks
–
A description of VMSLICENSE.COM, with step-by-step instructions for
registering licenses
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–
•
Examples of license registration using VMSLICENSE.COM and LICENSE
REGISTER commands
Appendix B of this manual for notes and supplemental information concerning
licenses
You can use the SYS$UPDATE:VMSLICENSE.COM procedure to register a
license for any Compaq product that supplies a Product Authorization Key (PAK).
Or, you can register licenses with the LICENSE REGISTER command. Refer to
the OpenVMS License Management Utility Manual for detailed information.
3.9.1 Types of OpenVMS VAX Licenses
The OpenVMS VAX operating system uses one of two different categories
of licenses, depending on the hardware and software configuration used
and currently supported. The two categories of operating system licenses for
OpenVMS VAX are:
•
VAX VMS licensing
•
OpenVMS VAX licensing
The following table describes the types of licenses for each licensing category.
Compaq provides the proper license type with the purchase of the system. Not all
license types are available for every system model.
Type of License
Description
VAX VMS Licenses
Traditional License
Provides unlimited use to the users on a defined system. VAX VMS
traditional licenses are sized to capacity according to system type.
Multi-User License
Provides use according to a specified number of concurrent users. This
is an activity-based license. The Multi-User License gives you the right
to use the operating system for up to the limit of users specified in the
license. An operating system user is one who is logged in to the system
or one who is using the operating system software by means other than
login, or both. This license is available only on limited system models,
primarily MicroVAX and VAX 4000 systems.
Interactive use of VAX systems licensed with the Multi-User License
can be increased by the addition of the OpenVMS VAX Individual User
License1 for one or more users. For more information, refer to the
description of the OpenVMS VAX Individual User License later in this
table.
VAX VMS Workstation License
Provides use for a single user on a VAX workstation. This license type
allows one direct login for the single user and then one additional login
for system management purposes only.
Additional interactive use of VAX workstations licensed with the VAX
VMS Workstation License requires the addition of an OpenVMS VAX
User License1 for one or more users. For more information, refer to the
description of the OpenVMS VAX Individual User License later in this
table.
1 The OpenVMS VAX Individual User License is not supported by the VMS or OpenVMS VAX operating system releases
prior to VMS Version 5.5.
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Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
3.9 Registering Licenses
Type of License
Description
VAX VMS Licenses
File and Application Server
License
Provides for the noninteractive use of OpenVMS VAX. OpenVMS based
VAXservers are sold with a File and Application Server License.
The intent of an OpenVMS based VAXserver is to provide file, print,
application, and compute services to clients who have remotely
submitted their requests for these services. This license type also
allows one direct login for system management purposes only.
Additional interactive use of OpenVMS VAXservers licensed with
the File and Application Server License requires the addition of
an OpenVMS VAX User License1 for one or more users. For more
information, refer to the description of the OpenVMS VAX Individual
User License later in this table.
OpenVMS VAX Licenses
OpenVMS VAX O/S Base
License2
Provides the right to unrestricted, noninteractive use of the OpenVMS
VAX operating system for the execution of remotely submitted requests
for batch, print, application, and computing services, on a designated,
single processor.
No direct OpenVMS VAX operating system logins by users are
permitted on the system. One direct login is allowed for system
management purposes only.
Interactive use of systems licensed with an OpenVMS VAX O/S Base
License requires the addition of an OpenVMS VAX Individual User
License1 for one or more users.
OpenVMS VAX Individual User
License1
Provides the right to interactively use the operating system by a
specified, or unlimited, number of concurrent users on a designated,
single processor. A user is one who is logged in to a processor or one
who is interactively using the operating system software by means
other than login, or both. An OpenVMS VAX O/S Base License, or
any of the four types of VAX VMS Licenses, is a prerequisite for the
OpenVMS VAX Individual User License.
1 The
OpenVMS VAX Individual User License is not supported by the VMS or OpenVMS VAX operating system releases
prior to VMS Version 5.5.
2 The
OpenVMS VAX O/S Base License is not supported by the VMS or OpenVMS VAX operating system releases prior to
VMS Version 5.5.
3.9.2 How to Register OpenVMS VAX Licenses
After you install the OpenVMS VAX operating system, the system displays the
following message:
If you have Product Authorization Keys (PAKS) to register, you can
register them now.
* Do you want to register any Product Authorization Keys? (Y/N)
Respond to the prompt as follows:
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3.9 Registering Licenses
If you choose ...
Then ...
Not to register the licenses at this
time
Do the following:
To register your licenses now
1.
Type N and press Return.
2.
Go to Section 3.12.
3.
Remember that, after the installation, you must register
your licenses before performing any other postinstallation
tasks (see Chapter 4).
Do the following:
1.
Type Y and press Return.
2.
Be sure you have a copy of your PAK for each license you
will register.
3.
Go to the next section to begin the licensing procedure.
3.9.3 Using the Licensing Procedure
Entering Y (Yes) to register your licenses during the installation invokes the
SYS$UPDATE:VMSLICENSE.COM procedure, which displays the following
message:
OpenVMS License Management Utility Options:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
REGISTER a Product Authorization Key
AMEND an existing Product Authorization Key
CANCEL an existing Product Authorization Key
LIST Product Authorization Keys
MODIFY an existing Product Authorization Key
DISABLE an existing Product Authorization Key
DELETE an existing Product Authorization Key
COPY an existing Product Authorization Key
MOVE an existing Product Authorization Key
ENABLE an existing Product Authorization Key
SHOW the licenses loaded on this node
SHOW the unit requirements for this node
99. Exit this procedure
Type ’?’ at any prompt for a description of the information
requested. Press Ctrl/Z at any prompt to return to this menu.
Enter one of the above choices [1]
1. Select the appropriate options (beginning with 1, as indicated in the display)
until you have successfully registered all required PAKs.
2. After you register all your licenses, exit from the License Management
procedure by entering option 99.
3.9.4 How to Register System Integrated Products
After you register the OpenVMS VAX license, you must register the license for
any of the following System Integrated Products (SIPs) you have purchased:
•
OpenVMS Cluster Software
(LMF Product Name: VAXCLUSTER)
•
RMS Journaling for OpenVMS
(LMF Product Name: RMSJNL)
On systems that do not have registered and loaded journaling licenses, users
cannot write to any files marked for journaling.
Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
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Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
3.9 Registering Licenses
•
Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS
(LMF Product Name: VOLSHAD)
You must register and load a license for Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS
on each node using volume shadowing, including satellites in an OpenVMS
Cluster system.
3.9.5 How to Register DECnet Products
You must also register the license for any of the DECnet products you have
purchased. There are two DECnet licenses that apply to both Compaq DECnetPlus for OpenVMS VAX and DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX:
•
The end node license named DVNETEND
•
The routing node license named DVNETRTG
All routing nodes must have a routing license. Each end node can have either
an end node license or a routing license. If neither license is registered and
activated, DECnet does not start and your use is limited to local DECnet only
(SET HOST 0). If DECnet for OpenVMS is running when you register your
license, you must stop and then restart it.
You can control which cluster nodes have access to each license. Using the
LICENSE MODIFY/INCLUDE=(node-name[,node-name,...]) command, you
can assign licenses to nodes and limit access as needed. For example, you
can assign a routing node license to just one cluster node and assign the end
node licenses to the remaining cluster nodes. If you choose this approach,
make sure you assign a license to each end node license. Specify include lists
for each license of the same type. For details, refer to the OpenVMS License
Management Utility Manual.
3.10 Updating Time Zone Information
At this point in the installation, the procedure asks you for information that
is used for providing local time zone support. For local time zone support to
work correctly, the installation procedure must set the time zone that accurately
describes the location you want to be considered as your default time zone.
Usually, this is the time zone in which your system is running. In addition, your
system must be correctly configured to use a valid OpenVMS time differential
factor (TDF).
The procedure displays a series of time zone menus and prompts you to make
selections from each. Begin by selecting the desired time zone from the main
time zone menu. If you do not select a time zone, the default is Greenwich Mean
Time (GMT).
If you choose a time zone that has subcomponents, the system displays an
additional menu. For example, if you choose the United States (US) time zone
from the main menu, a second menu displays the specific time zones within the
United States. You then select the menu item that best represents the desired
time zone.
The procedure then prompts you for the TDF. The TDF is the difference
between your system time and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is an
international standard (similar to Greenwich Mean Time) for measuring time
of day. The procedure supplies a default for TDF, which is generally the correct
response.
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Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
3.10 Updating Time Zone Information
You can choose from the following options:
•
Exit the time zone procedure without setting a TDF
•
Set a TDF
•
Display the TDF for your local time zone
The following is a sample display:
%UTC-I-UPDTIME, updating Time Zone information in SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE]
Configuring the Local Time Zone
TIME ZONE SPECIFICATION -- Main Time Zone Menu
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
Australia
Brazil
CET
Canada
Chile
Cuba
EET
Egypt
Factory
GB-Eire
11)
12)
13)
14)
15)
16)
17)
18)
19)
20)
GMT
Greenwich
Hong Kong
Iceland
Iran
Israel
Jamaica
Japan
Libya
MET
21)
22)
23)
24)
25)
26)
27)
28)
29)
30)
Mexico
NZ
NZ-CHAT
Navajo
PRC
Poland
ROC
ROK
Singapore
SystemV
31)
32)
33)
34)
35)
36)
37)
38)
Turkey
UCT
US
UTC
Universal
W-SU
WET
Zulu
0) None of the above
Select the number above that best describes your location: 33
You selected US as your time zone.
Is this correct? (Yes/No) [YES]:
US Time Zone Menu
1) Alaska
2) Aleutian
3) Arizona
4) Central
5) East-Indiana
6) Eastern
7) Hawaii
10) Mountain
8) Indiana-Starke 11) Pacific
9) Michigan
12) Samoa
0) None of the above
Select the number above that best describes your location: 6
You selected US/Eastern as your time zone.
Is this correct? (Yes/No) [YES]:
Default Time Differential Factor for standard time is -5:00.
Default Time Differential Factor for daylight saving time is -4:00.
The Time Differential Factor (TDF) is the difference between your
system time and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). UTC is similar
in most repects to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
The TDF is expressed as hours and minutes, and should be entered
in the hh:mm format. TDFs for the Americas will be negative
(-3:00, -4:00, etc.); TDFs for Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia
will be positive (1:00, 2:00, etc.).
Is Daylight Savings time in effect? (Yes/No): yes
Enter the Time Differential Factor [-4:00]:
NEW SYSTEM TIME DIFFERENTIAL FACTOR = -4:00.
Is this correct? [Y]:
For more information about TDF and local time zone support, refer to the
OpenVMS System Manager’s Manual.
Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
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Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
3.11 Installing Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX Software
3.11 Installing Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX Software
If you chose to install Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX, the procedure
will now install it. The procedure displays messages similar to the following
and prompts you for information it needs to install Compaq DECnet-Plus for
OpenVMS VAX.
DECnet-Plus will now be installed.
Media containing the DECnet-Plus kit must be available.
If you are installing OpenVMS from an InfoServer (DAD1)
or local CD-ROM, there is a DECnet-Plus kit on the CD-ROM.
If you are installing from a cartridge tape (TK50) or
from an open reel tape, you should have a DECnet-Plus kit
on cartridge tape or open reel tape.
An appropriate DECnet-Plus kit may also be available on
the Consolidated Distribution CD-ROM, or you may have a
separate DECnet-Plus kit.
NOTE: You may choose any available media for the
DECnet-Plus kit. It is NOT NECESSARY to use the same
type of media that is contained in the OpenVMS kit.
If you do not have a DECnet-Plus kit available, or if you
have decided NOT to install/upgrade DECnet-Plus, you can
bypass the DECnet-Plus installation by entering "EXIT"
for the "name of drive holding the DECnet-Plus kit".
* Enter name of drive holding the DECnet-Plus kit: dkb200
* Is DKB200: ready to be mounted? [N] y
The following product has been selected:
DEC VAXVMS DECNET_OSI V7.3
Layered Product
Configuration phase starting ...
You will be asked to choose options, if any, for each selected product and for
any products that may be installed to satisfy software dependency requirements.
DEC VAXVMS DECNET_OSI V7.3: DECnet-Plus V7.3 for OpenVMS VAX
Copyright © Compaq Computer Corporation 2000. All rights reserved.
Compaq Computer Corporation
This product requires one of two PAKs: DVNETEND or DVNETRTG.
Do you want the defaults for all options? [YES]
Do you want to review the options? [NO] yes
DEC VAXVMS DECNET_OSI V7.3: DECnet-Plus V7.3 for OpenVMS VAX
DEC VAXVMS VMS V7.3 [Installed]
VAX P.S.I. or P.S.I. Access software: NO
VAX Wide Area Device Drivers: NO
DECdns Server software: NO
DECdts Server software: NO
Are you satisfied with these options? [YES]
Execution phase starting ...
The following product will be installed:
DEC VAXVMS DECNET_OSI V7.3
Layered Product
Portion done: 0%...10%...20%...30%...40%...80%...90%...100%
The following product has been installed:
DEC VAXVMS DECNET_OSI V7.3
Layered Product
To complete the installation procedure, continue to the next section, Section 3.12.
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Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
3.12 Running AUTOGEN
3.12 Running AUTOGEN
The remaining portion of the installation procedure runs AUTOGEN to evaluate
your hardware configuration and estimate typical work loads. AUTOGEN then
sets system parameters, the sizes of page, swap, and dump files, and the contents
of VMSIMAGES.DAT. When AUTOGEN finishes and you reboot your system, the
installation procedure is complete.
The installation procedure displays messages similar to the following:
Running AUTOGEN to compute the new SYSTEM parameters ...
%AUTOGEN-I-BEGIN, GETDATA phase is beginning.
%AUTOGEN-I-NEWFILE, A new version of SYS$SYSTEM:PARAMS.DAT has been created.
You may wish to purge this file.
%AUTOGEN-I-END, GETDATA phase has successfully completed.
.
.
.
%AUTOGEN-I-BEGIN, REBOOT phase is beginning.
If you need to create or modify the size of the pagefile or swapfile, use the
SYSMAN utility. For more information, refer to the OpenVMS System Manager’s
Manual, Volume 1: Essentials.
3.12.1 Automatic Reboot after AUTOGEN
After AUTOGEN finishes, the system shuts down, displaying messages similar to
the following:
The system is shutting down to allow the system to boot with the
generated site-specific parameters and installed images.
The system will automatically reboot after the shutdown and the
upgrade will be complete.
SHUTDOWN -- Perform an Orderly System Shutdown
3.12.2 Manual Reboot after AUTOGEN
If the system does not reboot automatically, reboot the system manually.
For example, if you have a VAX 8600 computer and the system disk is on an
RA60 disk drive with a unit number of 1, enter the following command and press
Return:
>>> B DUA1
After the system reboots, a message similar to the following is displayed:
*****************************************************************
OpenVMS VAX V7.3
You have SUCCESSFULLY installed the OpenVMS VAX Operating System.
The system is now executing the STARTUP procedure. Please
wait for the completion of STARTUP before logging in to the
system.
*****************************************************************
For more information about booting, refer to the upgrade and installation
supplement for your VAX computer, then return to this manual.
Note
If you did not register your OpenVMS VAX license as described in
Section 3.9, the procedure displays warning messages that the OpenVMS
license must be registered. Be sure to register this license when the
Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
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Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
3.12 Running AUTOGEN
installation procedure finishes. For more information, see Appendix B
and refer to the OpenVMS License Management Utility Manual.
The system next displays informational messages and accounting information
indicating that your OpenVMS VAX operating system is running. For example:
%SET-I-INTSET, login interactive limit = 64, current interactive value = 0
SYSTEM
job terminated at 13-NOV-2000 13:58:16.1
Accounting information:
Buffered I/O count:
859
Peak working set size:
565
Direct I/O count:
478
Peak virtual size:
2570
Page faults:
5003
Mounted volumes:
0
Charged CPU time: 0 00:00:19.33 Elapsed time:
0 00:00:41.24
At this time, you can log in to the SYSTEM account (so you can perform
postinstallation tasks), as described in the following sections.
3.13 Logging in to the SYSTEM Account by Means of a Character
Cell Terminal
Log in to a character cell terminal by entering the user name SYSTEM followed
by the password. The display is similar to the following:
Welcome to OpenVMS VAX V7.3
Username: SYSTEM
Password:
.
.
.
Welcome to OpenVMS VAX Version V7.3
(If you forget your password, follow the instructions in the OpenVMS System
Manager’s Manual, Volume 1: Essentials to perform an emergency startup.)
3.14 Logging in to the SYSTEM Account by Means of a Workstation
If you installed the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX software on your
workstation, do the following after the login window displays on your screen:
1. Enter the user name SYSTEM followed by the password.
2. Click on the OK button.
3.15 What to Do Next
After you have successfully installed the OpenVMS VAX operating system and
logged in to the SYSTEM account, you must perform certain postinstallation
tasks before you can use the system. For complete information, go to Chapter 4.
3–26 Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
4
After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating
System
After you have installed the OpenVMS VAX operating system, you need to
perform several important tasks to prepare the system for operation. This
chapter describes the following postinstallation tasks in the order you perform
them:
•
Verifying system time
•
Registering licenses
•
Backing up your system disk
•
Customizing your system
•
Configuring and starting networking software
•
Testing the system
•
Decompressing system libraries
•
Removing unwanted files
•
Installing layered products
•
Backing up the customized system disk
•
Running AUTOGEN
•
Completing the postinstallation checklist
If you are an experienced system manager, you can use the checklist at the end of
the chapter to complete the necessary postinstallation tasks.
If you are a system manager with less OpenVMS VAX experience, you should
read the entire chapter and then use the checklist to make sure you have
completed all the postinstallation tasks.
4.1 Verifying System Time
During the installation, the procedure prompted you to enter the date and time.
Now that you have installed your system, verify that the system time is correct
by entering the following command:
$ SHOW TIME
The system displays the date and time. If the time is not correct, reset it by
entering the command SET TIME using the following format:
SET TIME=dd-mmm-yyyy:hh:mm:ss
For example:
$ SET TIME=27-MAY-2000:18:35:30
After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 4–1
After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
4.2 Registering Your Licenses
4.2 Registering Your Licenses
The installation procedure gave you the opportunity to register any software
product licenses. If you did not register your OpenVMS VAX license at that time,
you must do so before you can use the OpenVMS VAX operating system. You
must register the licenses for any of the following System Integrated Products
you have purchased:
OpenVMS Cluster Software for VAX or Alpha
OpenVMS RMS Journaling for OpenVMS
Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS
You must also register the licenses for any of the following DECnet products you
have purchased:
Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX
DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX
For step-by-step instructions about registering licenses, refer to the OpenVMS
License Management Utility Manual and Appendix B in this manual.
4.3 Backing Up Your System Disk
After you install the operating system, protect your work by making a backup
copy of the system disk in case you have any problems during customization.
Compaq recommends that you perform the following operations:
•
Make a standalone BACKUP kit on the system disk and on removable media.
•
Perform a standalone BACKUP of your system disk.
In addition to backing up the system disk now before you customize it, you
should back up your system disk again after you successfully complete your
customization tasks.
For complete information about backup operations, refer to the upgrade and
installation supplement for your VAX computer and the system manager’s guide.
4.4 Customizing the System
You can customize the system to meet your site-specific needs. In addition, if your
VAX computer is part of an OpenVMS Cluster environment, you must prepare
the cluster environment and configure the cluster.
For instructions on customizing the system, read the following documentation:
•
The chapter on booting in the upgrade and installation supplement for your
VAX computer. This chapter explains the different ways to boot the system.
It also tells you how to shut down the system.
•
If the computer is part of an OpenVMS Cluster environment, the OpenVMS
Cluster Systems Manual for further information about setting up a cluster.
•
The release notes, for notes and restrictions that might be relevant to your
customization plans.
•
The OpenVMS System Manager’s Manual, Volume 1: Essentials for
instructions on customizing and using your system. It contains information
about the following tasks:
–
Editing the template files SYCONFIG.COM, SYLOGICALS.COM,
SYLOGIN.COM, and SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM
4–2 After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
4.4 Customizing the System
–
Starting the queue manager and creating a queue database. (If you are
installing on an OpenVMS Cluster system with multiple system disks,
refer to the OpenVMS Cluster Systems for additional instructions.)
–
Setting up user accounts
–
Adjusting system parameters
•
If you plan to use either the Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX
product or the DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX product included on
the OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 kit, read Section 4.5 and perform the steps
described there. If you are installing the Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS
VAX software, also refer to the Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX
installation and configuration documentation.
•
If you installed DECwindows support software, there are several steps you
must take to customize your DECwindows environment. Depending on your
configuration, these tasks might include:
–
Customizing the server startup
–
Using the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) as a
DECwindows transport
–
Using transports for DECwindows other than those supplied by Compaq
See Chapter 9 for complete instructions for customizing your DECwindows
support software.
•
If you installed the optional OpenVMS Management Station files, see
Appendix G for information about preparing your OpenVMS system and your
PC to use this application.
4.5 Configuring and Starting Networking Software
You can use either TCP/IP or DECnet as a single networking backbone, or your
environment may concurrently include both protocols. Compaq TCP/IP Services
for OpenVMS is an industry-standard implementation of TCP/IP protocols and
services that provide interoperability and resource sharing between OpenVMS,
UNIX, Windows NT, and other systems that support TCP/IP.
TCP/IP is the primary network strategy for OpenVMS. However, you can also use
the Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX or DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS
VAX software included on the OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 kit. (Compaq DECnetPlus for OpenVMS VAX is required for DECnet over TCP/IP.) These networking
products require that you run a configuration procedure to configure the network.
If you choose to run the DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX product, you must
also edit your system startup file as described in Section 4.5.2.
4.5.1 Configuring Your System
After you have registered your DECnet license, execute one of the following
interactive configuration procedures:
•
For the DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX software, run
SYS$MANAGER:NETCONFIG.COM. (Refer to the DECnet for OpenVMS
Guide to Networking for more information.)
•
For the Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX layered product, run
SYS$MANAGER:NET$CONFIGURE.COM. (Refer to the DECnet-Plus for
OpenVMS Installation and Basic Configuration manual for more information.)
After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 4–3
After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
4.5 Configuring and Starting Networking Software
4.5.2 Editing SYSTARTUP_VMS
If you plan to run Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX, you do not need to
edit this file because DECnet will start automatically.
If you plan to run DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX, after you start the
queue manager, edit the commands in SYS$COMMON:[SYSMGR]SYSTARTUP_
VMS.COM that pertain to networking, so that DECnet starts automatically when
you boot the system. Choose one of the following commands to start the network
and remove the comment delimiter ( ! ) from that command:
$! IF F$SEARCH("SYS$SYSTEM:NETACP.EXE") .NES. "" THEN @SYS$MANAGER:STARTNET
$! IF F$SEARCH("SYS$SYSTEM:NETACP.EXE") .NES. "" THEN SUBMIT SYS$MANAGER:STARTNET.COM
Both of the previous commands perform the same task. However, the first
command executes STARTNET.COM and delays further processing until the
procedure is completed; the second submits STARTNET.COM to a batch queue
and continues executing SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM. If you plan to run both
DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX and DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX,
you must also edit SYS$COMMON:[SYSMGR]SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM to add a
comment delimiter ( ! ) immediately following the dollar-sign ( $ ) in the DEFINE
DECW$IGNORE_DECNET command as follows:
$! DEFINE DECW$IGNORE_DECNET TRUE
If you are not going to start DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX or have not yet
started it, this command tells DECwindows not to wait for DECnet.
4.6 Testing the System with UETP
The User Environment Test Package (UETP) is a software package designed to
test whether the OpenVMS VAX operating system is installed correctly. As part
of the postinstallation procedure, Compaq recommends that you run UETP to
verify the installation.
Note that UETP needs at least 1200 free blocks on the system disk and is
available only if you installed the optional save set VMS073.D. If you did not
install the optional save set, you can add the UETP files to your system using
VMSTAILOR.
For information about using VMSTAILOR, see Chapter 10.
For complete information about using UETP, refer to the OpenVMS System
Manager’s Manual.
4.7 Decompressing the System Libraries
Decompressing the system libraries gives the system faster access to them.
You can decompress all the system libraries or just some of them. You use the
LIBDECOMP.COM procedure to decompress the libraries.
The additional amount of disk space required to decompress all the system
libraries is about 22,600 blocks. To find out how much disk space you have, enter
the following command and press Return:
$ SHOW DEVICE SYS$SYSDEVICE
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After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
4.7 Decompressing the System Libraries
Table 4–1 gives the approximate number of blocks consumed by each library after
decompression.
Table 4–1 Sizes of Decompressed System Libraries
Library
ACLEDT.HLB
Blocks
102
Library
Blocks
ANALAUDIT$HELP.HLB
ANLRMSHLP.HLB
16
DBG$UIHELP.HLB
438
DECCCURSE.OLB
15
DECCRTL.OLB
315
DECCRTLG.OLB
77
12
EDFHLP.HLB
37
229
ERFLIB.TLB
104
EVE$KEYHELP.HLB
145
DISKQUOTA.HLB
EDTHELP.HLB
EVE$HELP.HLB
EXCHNGHLP.HLB
IMAGELIB.OLB
1197
118
1122
DBG$HELP.HLB
18
HELPLIB.HLB
2133
14235
INSTALHLP.HLB
92
LATCP$HELP.HLB
243
LIB.MLB
MAILHELP.HLB
316
MNRHELP.HLB
84
NCPHELP.HLB
535
PATCHHELP.HLB
82
PHONEHELP.HLB
SHWCLHELP.HLB
STARLET.OLB
SYS$STARLET_C.TLB
SYSMANHELP.HLB
31
151
9682
10005
786
TFF$TFUHELP.HLP
47
SDA.HLB
2564
109
STARLET.MLB
2822
STARLETSD.TLB
5526
SYSGEN.HLB
526
TECO.HLB
TPUHELP.HLB
67
1036
UAFHELP.HLB
377
VAXCCURSE.OLB
91
VAXCRTL.OLB
568
VAXCRTLG.OLB
11
4.7.1 Methods of Using LIBDECOMP.COM
You can use the LIBDECOMP.COM procedure to decompress libraries in three
ways:
•
Entering a command and responding to prompts from the procedure
•
Entering an interactive command
•
Entering a batch command
The following sections describe each method.
Note
Before you use the LIBDECOMP.COM procedure, be sure you are logged
in to the SYSTEM account.
After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 4–5
After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
4.7 Decompressing the System Libraries
4.7.2 Responding to LIBDECOMP.COM Prompts
If you want to decompress libraries by responding to prompts from the
LIBDECOMP.COM procedure, do the following:
1. Enter the following command and then press Return:
$ @SYS$UPDATE:LIBDECOMP.COM
The following information is displayed:
OpenVMS Library Decompression Utility
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
HELPLIB.HLB
STARLET.OLB
ACLEDT.HLB
ANLRMSHLP.HLB
DBG$HELP.HLB
DBG$UIHELP.HLB
DISKQUOTA.HLB
EDFHLP.HLB
INSTALHLP.HLB
LATCP$HELP.HLB
MAILHELP.HLB
MNRHELP.HLB
EDTHELP.HLB
NCPHELP.HLB
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
SDA.HLB
SHWCLHELP.HLB
SYSGEN.HLB
ANALAUDIT$HELP.HLB
SYSMANHELP.HLB
TFF$TFUHELP.HLB
EXCHNGHLP.HLB
TPUHELP.HLB
EVE$HELP.HLB
EVE$KEYHELP.HLB
UAFHELP.HLB
TECO.HLB
PATCHHELP.HLB
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
PHONEHELP.HLB
LIB.MLB
STARLET.MLB
STARLETSD.TLB
SYS$STARLET_C.TLB
ERFLIB.TLB
VAXCCURSE.OLB
VAXCRTL.OLB
VAXCRTLG.OLB
IMAGELIB.OLB
DECCCURSE.OLB
DECCRTL.OLB
DECCRTLG.OLB
A ALL libraries to be decompressed
E EXIT this procedure
* Enter letter or number(s) of libraries to be decompressed
(Separate multiple entries with a comma):
2. Enter the appropriate letter or the numbers of the libraries you want to
decompress. To decompress all libraries, the process takes approximately
one-half hour.
4.7.3 Using LIBDECOMP.COM Interactively
You can execute LIBDECOMP.COM interactively to decompress up to eight
libraries at a time by listing the names of the libraries you want to decompress
as parameters on the command line. (You can decompress all the libraries by
omitting the /PARAMETERS qualifier.)
Be sure you do not include the file extensions. For example, to decompress the
VAXCRTL.OLB, DISKQUOTA.HLB, and LIB.MLB libraries interactively, enter
the following command:
$ @SYS$UPDATE:LIBDECOMP VAXCRTL DISKQUOTA LIB
4.7.4 Using LIBDECOMP.COM in Batch
You can also execute LIBDECOMP.COM in batch mode to decompress up to eight
libraries at a time by listing the names of the libraries you want to decompress
as parameters on a command line that includes the SUBMIT command.
Be sure to separate the library names with commas and do not include the file
extensions. For example, to decompress VAXCRTL.OLB, DISKQUOTA.HLB, and
LIB.MLB as a batch job, enter the following command:
$ SUBMIT/NOTIFY/PARAMETERS=(VAXCRTL, DISKQUOTA, LIB)_$ SYS$UPDATE:LIBDECOMP
Note
When you enter the command for a batch job, be sure you enclose the list
4–6 After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
4.7 Decompressing the System Libraries
of library names within parentheses.
4.8 Adding and Removing Operating System Files
To remove OpenVMS VAX operating system files from the system disk, use
VMSTAILOR or DECW$TAILOR. For example, if you are not running DECnet
software, use VMSTAILOR to remove the files associated with DECnet.
Note
You cannot use VMSTAILOR to remove files installed on an alternate
device from save set VMS073.E.
For complete information about using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR to
remove optional OpenVMS VAX software, see Chapter 10.
4.9 Installing Layered Products
Back up your system disk and then use either the VMSINSTAL command
procedure or the POLYCENTER Software Installation utility to install layered
products on your system.
For additional information about installing layered products, refer to the
OpenVMS System Manager’s Manual.
4.10 Backing Up the Customized System Disk
After you have customized the OpenVMS VAX operating system to your
satisfaction and installed your layered products, protect your work by making a
standalone backup copy of the system disk.
For complete information about backup operations, refer to the upgrade and
installation supplement for your VAX computer and the system manager’s
manual.
4.11 Running AUTOGEN
When you installed the OpenVMS VAX operating system, the system executed
the AUTOGEN.COM procedure to set the values of system parameters and the
sizes of the page and swap files according to the system’s workload.
In many cases, AUTOGEN can improve system performance by using dynamic
feedback information from the running system. As a postinstallation task, you
should run the AUTOGEN.COM procedure again to properly tune the system.
Run AUTOGEN as follows:
1. After 24 hours of operation, run AUTOGEN in feedback mode and reboot the
system.
2. Run AUTOGEN again in feedback mode two workdays later, and reboot the
system.
Note
For large memory systems such as the VAX 9000 computer, AUTOGEN’s
initial parameter calculations are conservative. To obtain parameter
After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 4–7
After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
4.11 Running AUTOGEN
values that match your system workload, you can run AUTOGEN in
feedback mode a number of times. For more information, refer to the
upgrade and installation supplement for your computer.
3. Compaq recommends that you run AUTOGEN from SAVPARAMS
through TESTFILES on a weekly basis thereafter, and examine
AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT to determine the need for additional changes.
After you run AUTOGEN following the first 24 hours of system operation (step
1), review the checklist in Section 4.13 to confirm that you have completed all the
tasks described in this chapter.
4.12 Modifying Parameters
When AUTOGEN runs, it uses the parameter values in
SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT. Based on your examination of
AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT, you might need to modify parameter values in
MODPARAMS.DAT. If so, note that hardcoded values in MODPARAMS.DAT
affect AUTOGEN’s ability to calculate feedback parameters. For AUTOGEN to
properly calculate minimum default values, you should replace the hardcoded
values in MODPARAMS.DAT with MIN_ values. If you need to modify the
parameter values calculated by AUTOGEN, you can use AUTOGEN to change
the hardcoded values in MODPARAMS.DAT.
For more information about the MODPARAMS.DAT file and about using
AUTOGEN in general, refer to the OpenVMS System Manager’s Manual.
4–8 After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
4.13 Postinstallation Checklist
4.13 Postinstallation Checklist
Use the following checklist to make sure you perform all the necessary
postinstallation tasks.
Verify the system time. (Described in Section 4.1)
Register your licenses if you did not do so during the installation procedure.
(Described in Appendix B of this manual and in the OpenVMS License
Management Utility Manual)
Build a standalone BACKUP kit on the system disk and on removable media.
(Described in the upgrade and installation supplement for your computer)
Back up the system disk as a safeguard before customizing the system.
(Described in the upgrade and installation supplement for your computer)
Customize the system. (Described in Section 4.4)
Configure and start your networking software. (Described in Section 4.5)
Run the User Environment Test Package (UETP) to test the system.
(Described in OpenVMS System Manager’s Manual, Volume 2: Tuning,
Monitoring, and Complex Systems)
Decompress the system libraries using LIBDECOMP.COM. (Described in
Section 4.7)
Remove unwanted files from the system disk using the OpenVMS tailoring
utility. (Described in Chapter 10)
Install layered products.
Back up the system disk after you have customized it. (Described in the
upgrade and installation supplement for your computer)
Run AUTOGEN after the system has been running for at least 24 hours to
collect feedback information. (Described in Section 4.11)
After Installing the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 4–9
5
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating
System
This chapter describes which tasks you should perform prior to beginning an
upgrade. Tasks described in this chapter include:
•
Reviewing cautions and restrictions
•
Making sure your hardware is ready and your software distribution kit is
complete
•
Examining AUTOGEN feedback data
•
Backing up your system disk
•
Preparing your system disk
•
Preparing your system
•
Gathering the information for the upgrade procedure
•
Completing the preupgrade checklist
If you are an experienced system manager, you can use the checklist at the end of
this chapter to complete the necessary preupgrade tasks.
If you are system manager with limited OpenVMS VAX experience, you should
read the entire chapter and then use the checklist to make sure you have
completed all the preupgrade tasks.
5.1 Cautions and Restrictions
This section provides important information that can affect the success of your
upgrade. If you attempt to upgrade your system without following these cautions
and restrictions, the upgrade could fail or your upgraded system might not
perform as expected.
5.1.1 License Requirements
To upgrade to OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3, you must have an appropriate license.
Compaq’s software licenses grant the right to use the current version of a product
or any previous version of the product at the time of purchase. If you have an
OpenVMS license prior to Version 7.3 and are not covered by a Software Product
Services agreement, which includes the right to use new versions (RTNV), you
must purchase an Update License before upgrading to OpenVMS VAX Version
7.3.
If you do not have an Update License, contact your Compaq account
representative to assist you in obtaining the correct Product Authorization
Key (PAK) needed to access the OpenVMS operating system.
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 5–1
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
5.1 Cautions and Restrictions
5.1.2 DECset Version 11 Debugger
If you have the DECset Version 11 layered product installed on your system, you
must remove the @DEBUG$STARTUP.COM command from the system startup
procedure. The debugger shipped with OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 is a superset of
the debugger that was shipped with the DECset Version 11 software. Removing
the @DEBUG$STARTUP.COM command will cause the debugger shipped with
OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 to be the default system debugger.
To remove the @DEBUG$STARTUP.COM command before you upgrade the
operating system software, perform the following steps:
1. Log in to an account with system privileges.
2. Using the editor of your choice, open the SYS$STARTUP:SYSTARTUP_
VMS.COM file and search for the following command:
$ @DEBUG$STARTUP
Delete the command and any parameters. (The command might have an
optional parameter of either VMS or DECSET.)
3. Exit from the file, saving the change.
If you do not remove this command before you upgrade the operating system
software, you must remove it after the upgrade, and you must deassign the
logicals that were defined by DEBUG$STARTUP.COM by performing the
following steps:
1. Log in to the account that you used to perform the upgrade.
2. Enter the following commands:
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
DEASSIGN/SYSTEM
DEASSIGN/SYSTEM
DEASSIGN/SYSTEM
DEASSIGN/SYSTEM
DEASSIGN/SYSTEM
DEASSIGN/SYSTEM
DEASSIGN/SYSTEM
DEASSIGN/SYSTEM
DEBUG
DEBUGSHR
DEBUGUISHR
DBGTBKMSG
DBG$HELP
DBG$UIHELP
DEBUGAPPCLASS
VMSDEBUGUIL
3. Using the editor of your choice, open the SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM file and
search for the following command:
$ @DEBUG$STARTUP
Delete the command and any parameters. (The command might have an
optional parameter of either VMS or DECSET.)
4. Exit from the file, saving the change.
5.1.3 Customized Security Environment
The OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 upgrade procedure provides new files and
directories in the directory [VMS$COMMON...]. If you had any special
protections and access control lists (ACLs) before the upgrade, you need to
reapply them to reestablish the security environment you had previously. For
more information about creating and maintaining a secure environment, refer to
the OpenVMS Guide to System Security.
5–2 Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
5.1 Cautions and Restrictions
5.1.4 Operator and Accounting Logs
The upgrade procedure deletes all the operator and accounting logs. To save
these files, move them to a user directory before you start the upgrade.
5.1.5 Special Testing and Debugging Files
Before you perform an upgrade, remove or rename any special testing
or debugging files that you might have in any of the SYS$SPECIFIC: or
SYS$SYSROOT: directories. Files in these directories are used in place of
the files in SYS$COMMON: directories.
As a minimum, you should check the following directories:
SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSEXE]
SYS$SYSROOT:[SYS$LDR]
Because the upgrade procedure affects the SYS$COMMON: directories and
does not check or alter the contents of the SYS$SPECIFIC: or SYS$SYSROOT:
directories, any testing or debugging files that you have in these directories
remain there unchanged until you remove or rename them. If you do not remove
or rename these files, your system might behave in an unpredictable manner.
5.1.6 Cluster Considerations
The following cautions apply when you are upgrading a cluster system:
•
The upgrade procedure does not work across the network. The network is not
available during the upgrade, so you must have the save sets available locally
or on the InfoServer.
•
If the node you are upgrading is a cluster member, the upgrade procedure
checks the previously set values of several system parameters at the
beginning of the upgrade (see Section 7.2.) If any of the values are less
than that required to upgrade to OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3, you are given
the choice of continuing or canceling the upgrade. If you choose to continue
the upgrade, the entire upgrade might not be completed and the cluster might
be left in a hung state.
•
Before you start the upgrade procedure in an OpenVMS Cluster environment,
you must shut down all the nodes that boot from the system disk you are
upgrading, including the node you perform the upgrade on.
5.1.7 Save Set Location
If you move the OpenVMS VAX save sets from the distribution media to the
system disk or some other disk before beginning the upgrade, the save sets must
be in the [000000] directory of the disk, or the upgrade will fail.
Do not attempt to use VMSINSTAL with OPTION G to transfer OpenVMS VAX
save sets to another media type; doing so produces an unusable system. Instead,
you can use the DCL command COPY to transfer save sets to another media
type.
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 5–3
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
5.1 Cautions and Restrictions
5.1.8 System Disk Cautions
The following cautions apply to the system disk:
•
If you changed the names of system directories on your system disk, the
upgrade procedure will not work correctly. Restore your system disk to a
standard directory structure before you attempt an upgrade.
•
You must not move the system disk or the distribution kit from one drive to
another during the upgrade.
•
You cannot upgrade a shadowed system disk. If your system disk is part of a
shadow set, you must create a nonshadowed system disk before beginning the
upgrade.
Also, if you copy the distribution media to another disk, that disk must be a
nonshadowed disk.
For more information, refer to the manual Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS.
•
If you elect not to install optional components, the upgrade procedure
removes existing files for those components from the system disk. You can
install optional files during the upgrade or later using VMSTAILOR.
Note that, while some optional files can be placed on an alternate device, you
cannot tailor files on or off an alternate device.
5.1.9 AUTOGEN Feedback Data
If you use your AUTOGEN feedback data, you should save this information
before rebooting the system with minimum startup to begin the upgrade. For
more information, see Section 5.3.
5.1.10 OpenVMS VAX Version Requirements
Before you can upgrade to OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3, your system must be
running at least Version 6.1 of the OpenVMS VAX operating system. For
example, you can upgrade a system disk to Version 7.3 of the OpenVMS VAX
operating system from any of the following versions (or related hardware
releases):
OpenVMS
OpenVMS
OpenVMS
OpenVMS
OpenVMS
VAX
VAX
VAX
VAX
VAX
Version
Version
Version
Version
Version
6.1
6.2
7.0
7.1
7.2
Note
These minimum requirements do not apply to rolling upgrades. There are
special considerations for rolling upgrades. See Section 6.1 for additional
information.
5.1.11 DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX Version Requirements
If you want to use DECwindows software with OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3, you
must be running Version 1.2-4 or higher of the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS
VAX layered product.
For more information, see Section 1.1.2.
5–4 Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
5.1 Cautions and Restrictions
5.1.12 Shared System Dump Files
If you have a shared system dump file in SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE], the
shared dump file cannot have the name SYSDUMP.DMP. If you have a shared
system dump file with this name, Compaq recommends that you rename it to
SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE]SYSDUMP_COMMON.DMP.
5.1.13 Layered Products
The upgrade procedure is designed so that you should not have to reinstall most
layered products after the upgrade. However, you might need to reinstall certain
layered products because of product-specific installation procedures.
If a layered product is available yet exhibits unexpected behavior once Version 7.3
of the OpenVMS VAX operating system is running, check the OpenVMS Version
7.3 Release Notes for possible layered-product restrictions.
5.2 Preparing to Upgrade
Before you begin to upgrade the OpenVMS VAX operating system, be sure you
have all the required hardware and software components.
5.2.1 Hardware Components
Examine your hardware for the following:
•
Make sure your hardware has been checked for proper operation. To perform
a successful upgrade, you must understand the basic operations of the VAX
computer that you are upgrading. Refer to the upgrade and installation
supplement for your VAX computer. If you have an OpenVMS Cluster
systems environment, refer to OpenVMS Cluster Systems manual.
•
Set up your system to record the upgrade procedure on either a hardcopy
terminal or a printer attached to the console terminal. If you do not do this,
the screen messages will be lost. You need a transcript in case there is a
problem during the upgrade. For more information, refer to the upgrade and
installation supplement for your VAX computer.
•
Have scratch console media (media that does not contain files you want to
save) available for the following VAX computers:
VAX 8600, 8650
VAX 8200, 8250, 8300, 8350
5.2.2 Software Components
Examine your software for the following:
•
Make sure you have all the items listed on the bill of materials (BOM) in the
OpenVMS distribution kit. If your kit is incomplete, notify Compaq Software
Supply, and request priority shipment of any missing items.
•
Before upgrading the OpenVMS VAX operating system, read Appendix B of
this manual, the OpenVMS Version 7.3 New Features and Documentation
Overview, the OpenVMS Version 7.3 Release Notes, and any cover letters
included with your kit.
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 5–5
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
5.3 Examining AUTOGEN Feedback Data
5.3 Examining AUTOGEN Feedback Data
After the upgrade is finished, AUTOGEN runs. If it finds valid feedback data on
your system, it tries to use AUTOGEN feedback.
5.3.1 Valid Feedback Data
Feedback data is produced by the SAVPARAMS phase of AUTOGEN and is stored
in SYS$SYSTEM:AGEN$FEEDBACK.DAT. Valid feedback data is defined as
follows:
•
The system was up for at least 24 hours when the feedback data was
gathered.
•
The feedback data is not over 30 days old.
If your feedback data is not valid, AUTOGEN will run without feedback (all
previous feedback-generated parameters will be replaced by the AUTOGEN
NOFEEDBACK calculations).
5.3.2 How to Test Feedback Data
To ensure that AUTOGEN feedback will run after the upgrade, do the following:
1. Check the validity of your current feedback data by entering the following
command:
$ @SYS$UPDATE:AUTOGEN GETDATA TESTFILES
This command is for test purposes and does not result in the modification
of system parameters or changes to the page and swap files. If your current
feedback is valid, AUTOGEN uses it during the upgrade, and you can proceed
to the next section.
If your current feedback data is invalid, AUTOGEN issues several warnings.
If you get these warnings, go to step 2.
2. If your current feedback is invalid, you can generate new feedback data
(assuming your system was up for at least 24 hours). Enter the following
command:
$ @SYS$UPDATE:AUTOGEN SAVPARAMS TESTFILES
This command is for test purposes and does not result in the modification of
system parameters or changes to the page and swap files. Again, AUTOGEN
warns you if the feedback data just produced is invalid.
3. If you follow steps 1 or 2 and your current feedback data is valid, AUTOGEN
uses your current feedback-generated parameters during the upgrade. Your
current feedback-generated parameters will not be lost during the upgrade.
5.4 Backing Up the System Disk
Compaq recommends that you make a standalone BACKUP copy of the system
disk and, if your configuration allows it, upgrade the backup copy. If there are
problems, you will still have a working system disk.
5–6 Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
5.4 Backing Up the System Disk
5.4.1 How to Back Up the System Disk
To make a backup copy of the system disk, follow the instructions in the upgrade
and installation supplement for your VAX computer. If you do not have a
removable system disk, back up your system disk to tape and restore the image
backup to the system disk. This eliminates disk fragmentation on the system disk
and creates contiguous free disk blocks required for the upgrade. (The upgrade
can fail if there are not sufficient contiguous free blocks.) Store the backup tapes
in a safe place.
5.4.2 How to Back Up Console Media
If you have one of the following VAX computers, you must also make a backup
copy of the console media:
VAX 8200, 8250, 8300, 8350, 8600, 8650
To make a backup copy of the console media, use the
SYS$UPDATE:CONSCOPY.COM procedure, as described in the upgrade
and installation supplement for your VAX computer. Use the backup copy
of the console media during the upgrade procedure. The upgrade procedure
automatically updates the console media for you.
If your VAX computer uses one of the following console media, you did not receive
a new standalone BACKUP kit with your OpenVMS VAX distribution kit:
TU58 tape cartridge
RX33 diskette
RX50 diskette
RX01 diskette
RL02 disk cartridge
Before beginning the upgrade, make sure you have a standalone BACKUP kit
on one of these media. If you do not have one, create a standalone BACKUP
kit using the STABACKIT.COM procedure as described in the upgrade and
installation supplement for your VAX computer.
Note
You cannot build standalone BACKUP on TU58 or RX01 console media
because the OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 kit is too large. If your VAX
computer uses a TU58 or RX01, build a standalone BACKUP kit before
upgrading and retain the backup copies for use with future versions of
OpenVMS VAX.
5.5 Preparing the System Disk
To prepare the system disk for the upgrade, log in to the SYSTEM account and,
depending on your configuration, complete some or all of the tasks described in
the sections that follow.
5.5.1 Create a Nonshadowed System Disk
If you are using a volume-shadowed system disk, you must create a nonshadowed
system disk to upgrade. Follow the instructions in the Volume Shadowing for
OpenVMS manual to prepare a nonshadowed system disk for the upgrade.
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 5–7
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
5.5 Preparing the System Disk
5.5.2 Boot the Backup Copy of Your System Disk
If you need to boot the backup copy of your system disk or if you are upgrading an
OpenVMS Cluster systems environment, enter the following command (otherwise,
go to the next step):
$ @SYS$SYSTEM:SHUTDOWN
When the procedure asks if an automatic system reboot should be performed,
press Return for NO. If you are a cluster member, choose the REMOVE_NODE
option. When the procedure is finished, halt the system as described in the
upgrade and installation supplement for your VAX computer.
If applicable, remove the system disk and replace it with the backup copy.
Boot the system from the backup copy of the system disk. If you do not know how
to boot the system, refer to the upgrade and installation supplement for your VAX
computer.
Log in to the SYSTEM account.
5.5.3 Copy UAF and Auditing Files to the System Disk
The current copies of the SYSUAF.DAT and the VMS$AUDIT_SERVER.DAT files
must be on the system disk; otherwise, you cannot proceed with the upgrade.
If you have moved your copy of SYSUAF.DAT to another location, copy it to the
SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE] directory for the duration of the upgrade.
If you have moved your copy of VMS$AUDIT_SERVER.DAT to another location,
copy it to the SYS$COMMON:[SYSMGR] directory.
Note that, if you are doing a rolling upgrade, the shared version of SYSUAF.DAT
is not updated.
Move any files that you do not want changed into a user directory.
5.5.4 Rename the System Dump File
If you have a shared system dump file in SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE], the
shared dump file cannot have the name SYSDUMP.DMP. If you have a shared
system dump file with this name, Compaq recommends that you rename it to
SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE]SYSDUMP-COMMON.DMP.
5.5.5 Analyze the System Disk
To analyze the system disk for inconsistencies and errors in the file structure,
enter the following command:
$ ANALYZE/DISK_STRUCTURE SYS$SYSDEVICE
The following message represents normal behavior; you can ignore it:
%ANALDISK-I-OPENQUOTA, error opening QUOTA.SYS
If you find any other errors on the system disk, repair the errors by entering the
following command:
$ ANALYZE/DISK_STRUCTURE/REPAIR SYS$SYSDEVICE
Refer to the OpenVMS System Management Utilities Reference Manual for more
information on the ANALYZE/DISK_STRUCTURE command.
5–8 Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
5.5 Preparing the System Disk
5.5.6 Check Page and Swap Files
Compaq recommends that the page file be located on the system disk in
SYS$SPECIFIC:[SYSEXE] for the upgrade.
The swap file (SWAPFILE.SYS) does not need to be located on the system disk
for the upgrade, but if it is located on the system disk, the file must be located in
SYS$SPECIFIC:[SYSEXE].
If the upgrade procedure finds the page files and swap files in the common
directory, it moves them to the system-specific directory before continuing.
The page file must be at least 4600 blocks. If the upgrade procedure detects fewer
than 4600 blocks, it displays a message that gives you the option of continuing
the upgrade or exiting the procedure and increasing the size of the page file. If
you get this message, Compaq recommends that you exit the procedure, increase
the page file to at least 4600 blocks, and restart the upgrade procedure.
To check the size of your page file and enter a new size if needed, use the
following procedure:
1. To determine the size of the page file, enter the following command:
$ @SYS$UPDATE:SWAPFILES
The procedure displays the size of the page file and asks you to enter a new
value, as follows:
Enter new size for paging file:
If the page file (PAGEFILE.SYS) size is greater than 4600 blocks, press
Return. If it is less than 4600 blocks, enter 4600 and press Return.
2. If the swap and dump files are on the system disk, the procedure displays the
sizes of each file. To keep the current values, press Return after each prompt.
If the swap file is not on the system disk, the procedure asks if you want to
create one. You do not need swap and dump files on the system disk for the
upgrade procedure. Enter the appropriate response for your system.
If you changed the size of the page file or created a swap file, a message is
displayed that tells you to reboot the system. Do not reboot now. You will
reboot later.
5.5.7 Check for Free Blocks
Check the system disk to make sure there is enough room for the upgrade. To
determine whether you have enough room, enter the following command:
$ SHOW DEVICE SYS$SYSDEVICE
To upgrade the OpenVMS VAX required files, the minimum number of free blocks
required is 48,950. Even if you plan to upgrade the OpenVMS library or optional
files, you might not need more than 48,950 free blocks because many files are
deleted as the upgrade progresses, thus freeing up additional space.
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 5–9
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
5.5 Preparing the System Disk
5.5.8 Check Quotas and Limits
Use the Authorize utility (AUTHORIZE) to make sure the SYSTEM account has
sufficient quotas and limits. To check and, if necessary, modify quota and limit
values, do the following:
1. Enter the following commands:
$ SET DEFAULT SYS$SYSTEM
$ RUN AUTHORIZE
UAF> SHOW SYSTEM
AUTHORIZE displays the SYSTEM account’s quota and limit values.
2. Compare the values displayed on your screen to the following minimum
required values:
Quota or Limit Name
Open file quota (FILLM)
Minimum Value
300
Buffered I/O limit (BIOLM)
18
Direct I/O limit (DIOLM)
18
AST limit (ASTLM)
24
Enqueue quota (ENQLM)
Buffered byte quota count (BYTLM)
200
32768†
†If you are using an InfoServer device to upgrade your system, increase the value of BYTLM to
33150
3. If necessary, adjust the quota and limit values in your SYSTEM account so
that they are equal to or greater than the minimum required values.
To change the value for a quota or limit, enter the MODIFY SYSTEM
command using the following format:
MODIFY SYSTEM/limit=new_value
For example:
UAF> MODIFY SYSTEM/DIOLM=18
4. Exit the Authorize utility by entering the following command:
UAF> EXIT
5. If you adjusted the values for any of the SYSTEM account quotas or limits,
log out and log back in to have the new values take effect.
5.5.9 Set System Parameters
During the upgrade procedure, the system is shut down and rebooted a number of
times. You must boot the system minimum (STARTUP_P1 set to MIN) before you
begin the upgrade (see Section 5.6). This prevents the startup of certain system
integrated products and layered products on the system during each reboot. To
set the system parameter STARTUP_P1 to MIN, enter the following commands:
$ RUN SYS$SYSTEM:SYSMAN
SYSMAN> PARAMETERS USE CURRENT
SYSMAN> PARAMETERS SET STARTUP_P1 "MIN"
SYSMAN> PARAMETERS WRITE CURRENT
SYSMAN> EXIT
5–10 Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
5.5 Preparing the System Disk
Make sure the system parameters SCSNODE and SCSSYSTEMID are defined on
your system. To determine whether these parameters are defined on your system,
enter the following commands:
$ RUN SYS$SYSTEM:SYSMAN
SYSMAN> PARAMETERS SHOW SCSNODE
SYSMAN> PARAMETERS SHOW SCSSYSTEMID
If SCSNODE and SCSSYSTEMID are not set correctly, enter the following
commands where node is a 1- to 6-character unique DECnet node name and
systemid is (DECnet area * 1024) + node number:
SYSMAN>
SYSMAN>
SYSMAN>
SYSMAN>
.
.
.
PARAMETERS
PARAMETERS
PARAMETERS
PARAMETERS
USE CURRENT
SET SCSNODE "node"
SET SCSSYSTEMID systemid
WRITE CURRENT
Make sure the system parameter VMS5 is set to 0. If your system has a KFQSA
controller, the VMS5 parameter might have been set to a nonzero value for a
previous upgrade. The VMS5 parameter is reserved for use by Compaq only.
To check the value of the VMS5 parameter, enter the following commands:
$ RUN SYS$SYSTEM:SYSMAN
SYSMAN> PARAMETERS USE CURRENT
SYSMAN> PARAMETERS SHOW VMS5
Parameter Name
Current
-------------------VMS5
1
Default
------0
Minimum
------0
Maximum Unit Dynamic
------- ---- -------1
If the current value of VMS5 is not 0, set it to 0 by entering the following
commands:
SYSMAN>
SYSMAN>
SYSMAN>
SYSMAN>
PARAMETERS USE CURRENT
PARAMETERS SET VMS5 0
PARAMETERS WRITE CURRENT
EXIT
5.5.10 Check AGEN$INCLUDE Files
During an upgrade, user disks are not mounted and SYLOGICALS.COM is not
invoked, so AUTOGEN can access only data files that are on the system disk
and whose file specification includes a logical name that is shipped as part of
the OpenVMS operating system. Therefore, if you use AGEN$INCLUDE in
SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT to point to data files that are not on the
system disk, follow these steps before you perform an upgrade:
1. Copy any files that you want AUTOGEN to include to a directory on the
system disk.
2. For each file that you move, change the file specification on the
AGEN$INCLUDE line in SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT to point to
the new location of the file on the system disk.
If you do not move referenced data files to the system disk, AUTOGEN uses
whatever information is available during the upgrade and parameters might be
set to values considerably different from what you intend.
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 5–11
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
5.5 Preparing the System Disk
5.5.11 Add Modified System Parameters to MODPARAMS.DAT
Any system parameter values that you modified and did not enter in
MODPARAMS.DAT are lost during the upgrade. To retain the values of
these parameters, enter their names in MODPARAMS.DAT and the value
that AUTOGEN needs to add to the default minimum value.
For example, if you modified GBLPAGES by 128 pages above the default, add the
following line to SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT:
ADD_GBLPAGES=128
When AUTOGEN runs after the upgrade, it uses the values in
MODPARAMS.DAT.
Section 5.6 tells you how to get your system ready for an upgrade.
5.6 Preparing the System
To prepare the system for the upgrade, use the procedure described in the
following sections.
5.6.1 Enable Auto Restart or Manual Reboot
If your computer uses console media, set the computer to restart automatically.
For some VAX computers this means setting one or more switches. For others,
this means entering certain console mode commands. To determine how to enable
auto restart, refer to the upgrade and installation supplement for your VAX
computer.
If you have a system that does not use console media, set your system so you can
reboot it manually. For more information, refer to the upgrade and installation
supplement for your VAX computer.
5.6.2 Shut Down and Reboot the System
Shut down and reboot the system to activate any system parameters that you
changed (STARTUP_P1, for example). To shut down the system, enter the
following command:
$ @SYS$SYSTEM:SHUTDOWN
When the procedure asks if an automatic system reboot should be performed,
type Y (for YES) and press Return.
After the system reboots, log in to the SYSTEM account.
5.6.3 Prevent Interactive Logins
To prevent users from logging in to the system during the upgrade, enter the
following command:
$ SET LOGINS/INTERACTIVE=0
5.6.4 Check for DECnet for OpenVMS
To determine whether your system is running DECnet for OpenVMS software,
enter the following command:
$ SHOW LOGICAL SYS$NODE
5–12 Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
5.6 Preparing the System
If the system displays the following message, DECnet is not running on your
system and you can proceed to Section 5.6.6:
%SHOW-S-NOTRAN, no translation for logical name SYS$NODE
If the system responds with a translation for SYS$NODE, then DECnet is
running on your system.
If you set STARTUP_P1 to MIN as described in Section 5.5.9, DECnet should
not be running. To set STARTUP_P1 to MIN, repeat all of the preceding steps
beginning with Section 5.5.9. Note that you must shut down and reboot the
system for any changes you make to system parameters to take effect.
5.6.5 Check for Volume Shadowing
Phase I (controller-based) volume shadowing is no longer available. Phase
II (host-based) volume shadowing is designed to fully replace phase I with
significantly enhanced features.
If you have volume shadowing software installed on your system but are unsure
which phase, you can enter the following commands:
$ RUN SYS$SYSTEM:SYSMAN
SYSMAN> PARAMETERS USE CURRENT
SYSMAN> PARAMETERS SHOW SHADOWING
If the SHADOWING parameter is 1 or 3, then you have phase I volume
shadowing software currently loaded on your system. For information about
migrating to phase II, refer to Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS.
At the beginning of an upgrade, the procedure checks the setting of the
SHADOWING system parameter. If you have not migrated to phase II and
the procedure detects the presence of phase I, it displays the following message
and asks if you want to continue the upgrade:
The SHADOWING system parameter (currently set to 1) specifies
phase I of volume shadowing, which is no longer available as of
OpenVMS VAX Version 6.1. If you continue with this upgrade, volume
shadowing will not be present on your system after the upgrade has
completed. Please consult the Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS manual
for instructions about moving to phase II of volume shadowing.
* Do you want to continue the upgrade?
At that point, you can exit the upgrade procedure, follow the instructions in
Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS for migrating to phase II volume shadowing,
and restart the upgrade procedure from the beginning. If you continue with the
upgrade without migrating to phase II, the volume shadowing software will not
be present on your system after the upgrade has completed.
5.6.6 Stop Queues
To stop all batch and print queues on the node you are upgrading, enter the
following command:
$ STOP/QUEUES/ON_NODE
It is not necessary to stop queues on nodes that you are not upgrading.
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 5–13
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
5.7 Gathering Information for the Upgrade
5.7 Gathering Information for the Upgrade
At different points during the upgrade, the procedure prompts you to supply
information. To save time once the procedure begins, be sure you have the
following information readily available. Remember, entering incorrect information
during the upgrade could force you to repeat the entire upgrade procedure.
Required Information
Explanation
Device names
You will need to specify the device names for the drives that will hold the
distribution media and the system disk.
Passwords
You will be prompted to type passwords of at least 8 characters for the
SYSTEM, SYSTEST, and FIELD accounts.
Optional components and
OpenVMS Management
Station files
The upgrade procedure prompts you to specify whether you want to install
the library (VMS073.C), optional (VMS073.D) OpenVMS components, and
OpenVMS Management Station software PC files (VMS073.F). Appendix D
lists the files included in these save sets.
You can save some space on your system disk if you choose not to install
these components, but be sure to review Appendix D before deciding.
Location for Help Message
utility
Save set VMS073.E contains the online Help Message utility, which you can
install on your system disk or on an alternate disk. (However, if you copied
the distribution kit to some other media from which you will be performing
the installation, you cannot install this save set on that media.)
DECwindows components
The installation procedure prompts you to specify which of the following
DECwindows components you want to install:
•
•
DECwindows base support (required for running DECwindows software),
which includes:
–
DECwindows transport
–
DECwindows keymaps
DECwindows workstation support (required for VAX workstations),
which includes:
–
DECwindows X11 display server
–
Graphics drivers
–
75 dots/inch video fonts
–
100 dots/inch video fonts (option available only if you select
DECwindows workstation support)
Note that you must install the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX
(previously called VMS DECwindows Motif) layered product if you want to
run the DECwindows software. DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX
Version 1.2-4 is the minimum supported version for systems running
OpenVMS VAXVersion 7.3. If you do not know which version of DECwindows
Motif for OpenVMS VAX you are currently running on your system, you can
check by entering the following command:
$ ANALYZE/IMAGE SYS$LIBRARY:DECW$XLIBSHR.EXE
Also note that the layered product does not have the DECwindows base
and workstation support components. To get full DECwindows support, you
must select the DECwindows components provided with the OpenVMS VAX
Version 7.3 kit and install the separate DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS
VAX layered product, which supports both Motif and XUI environments.
5–14 Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
5.7 Gathering Information for the Upgrade
Required Information
Explanation
PAK information
The information listed on Product Authorization Keys (PAKs) for any new
products you will register. You do not need to register your OpenVMS VAX
license or the licenses for any System Integrated Products (SIPs) you are
already running.
5.8 Preupgrade Checklist
Before you begin the upgrade procedure, use the following checklist to make sure
you have completed all the necessary preupgrade tasks.
Read the OpenVMS Version 7.3 New Features and Documentation Overview,
the OpenVMS Version 7.3 Release Notes, and any cover letters that came with
your kit.
Read the cautions and restrictions described at the beginning of this chapter
and in Chapter 1.
Make sure you have enough free blocks for the upgrade. You need at least
48,950 free blocks for the required files to start the upgrade (described in
Section 5.5). The entire upgrade requires about 163,000 blocks.
Set up your system to record the upgrade procedure on either a hardcopy
terminal or a printer attached to the console terminal. If you do not do this,
the screen messages will be lost. You need a transcript in case there is a
problem during the upgrade. For information on how to connect a hardcopy
device to your console to record the procedure, refer to the upgrade and
installation supplement for your VAX computer.
Check your AUTOGEN feedback information to be sure it is valid before
rebooting the system. (Described in Section 5.3)
Make a backup copy of the system disk and, if applicable, of the console
media. (Described in the upgrade and installation supplement for your
computer)
If, in previous versions, your distribution kit provided standalone BACKUP
on one of the following media types, make sure you have created a standalone
BACKUP kit on one of the following media types:
RX33
TU58
RX50
RX01
RL02
(Described in Section 5.4)
Make sure SYSUAF.DAT is in the SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE] and
VMS$AUDIT_SERVER.DAT is in the SYS$COMMON:[SYSMGR] directory.
(Described in Section 5.5)
Make sure SWAPFILE.SYS (if it is located on the system disk) and
PAGEFILE.SYS are in the SYS$SPECIFIC:[SYSEXE] directory. (Described in
Section 5.5)
Make sure the page file is at least 4600 blocks. (Described in Section 5.5)
If you have a shared system dump file in SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE], make
sure the shared file is not named SYSDUMP.DMP. (Described in Section 5.5)
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 5–15
Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
5.8 Preupgrade Checklist
If your system disk is part of a shadow set, create a nonshadowed system disk
to upgrade. (Described in Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS)
Make sure the SYSTEM account has sufficient quotas and limits. (Described
in Section 5.5)
Set the appropriate system parameters and make sure that STARTUP_P1 is
set to MIN. (Described in Section 5.5)
Define the system parameters SCSNODE and SCSSYSTEMID. (Described in
Section 5.5)
If your system has a KFQSA controller, make sure the VMS5 parameter is set
to 0. (Described in Section 5.5)
Check the location of your AGEN$INCLUDE files. (Described in
Section 5.5.10)
Set up the system to restart automatically. (Described in the upgrade and
installation supplement for your VAX computer)
Shut down and reboot the system from which you will perform the upgrade.
If you are upgrading a cluster, shut down all computers that boot from the
system disk you are upgrading.
Set interactive logins to 0.
Shut down DECnet for OpenVMS software. (Described in Section 5.6)
Migrate to phase II volume shadowing if you are currently using phase I.
(Described in Section 5.6)
Stop all batch and print queues on the node you are upgrading. (Described in
Section 5.6)
Make sure you have the following information (described in Section 5.7)
available:
•
The device names of the drives that will hold the system disk and the
distribution media
•
Passwords of at least 8 characters for the SYSTEM, SYSTEST, and
FIELD accounts
•
A list of optional OpenVMS VAX components you want to install
•
A list of optional DECwindows components you want to install
•
The information listed on Product Authorization Keys (PAKs) for any new
product licenses you will register
Create a command procedure to be used when booting from [SYSF]. See
Appendix C.
To upgrade a standalone system, refer to Chapter 7.
To upgrade a cluster environment, refer to Chapter 6.
5–16 Before Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
6
Preparing to Upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster
Environment
This chapter describes how to upgrade an OpenVMS Cluster environment. Refer
to OpenVMS Cluster Systems for more detailed information about OpenVMS
Cluster environments.
6.1 Mixed-Version Support
OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3 and OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 provide two levels
of support for mixed-version and mixed-architecture OpenVMS Cluster systems.
These two support types are warranted and migration.
Warranted support means that Compaq has fully qualified the two versions
coexisting in an OpenVMS Cluster and will answer all problems identified by
customers using these configurations.
Migration support is a superset of the Rolling Upgrade support provided in
earlier releases of OpenVMS and is available for mixes that are not warranted.
Migration support means that Compaq has qualified the versions for use
together in configurations that are migrating in phases to a newer version of
OpenVMS VAX or to OpenVMS Alpha. Problem reports submitted against these
configurations will be answered by Compaq. However, in exceptional cases
Compaq may request that you move to a warranted configuration as part of
answering the problem.
Compaq supports only two versions of OpenVMS running in a cluster at the
same time, regardless of architecture. Migration support helps customers move
to warranted OpenVMS Cluster pairs. Table 6–1 shows the level of support
provided for all possible version pairings.
Table 6–1 OpenVMS Cluster Warranted and Migration Support
Alpha/VAX V7.3
Alpha V7.2x
VAX V7.2
Alpha V7.1-2
VAX V7.1
Alpha/VAX V7.3
WARRANTED
Migration
Migration
Alpha V7.2x/VAX V7.2
Migration
WARRANTED
Migration
Alpha V7.1-2/VAX V7.1
Migration
Migration
WARRANTED
Preparing to Upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment 6–1
Preparing to Upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment
6.2 Adding a New System to the Cluster
6.2 Adding a New System to the Cluster
If you need to add a new computer supported by OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 to an
existing OpenVMS Cluster configuration, Compaq supports two options, listed in
the following preferred order:
1. Upgrade the entire cluster to OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 and add the new
computer as a member.
2. If you need to keep some systems in the cluster running an older version of
OpenVMS VAX, you must upgrade a system disk in the cluster to OpenVMS
VAX Version 7.3 using the rolling upgrade procedure. Then boot the new
computer into the cluster using the upgraded system disk.
6.3 Types of Upgrades
There are two types of cluster upgrades: concurrent and rolling. The type of
upgrade you use depends on whether you want to maintain the availability of the
cluster during the upgrade and whether you have more than one system disk.
Review this chapter and then perform the preliminary tasks for the upgrade
procedure (concurrent or rolling) that best suits your configuration.
6.3.1 Concurrent Upgrades
During a concurrent upgrade, you must shut down the entire cluster and upgrade
each system disk. No one can use the cluster until you upgrade each system disk
and reboot each VAX computer. If all systems in the cluster environment are
booted from one system disk, you must perform a concurrent upgrade.
Note
For OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 concurrent upgrades, all nodes in the
cluster must be running at least OpenVMS VAX Version 7.1.
To perform a concurrent upgrade, go to Section 6.4.
6.3.2 Rolling Upgrades
During a rolling upgrade, you can keep some of the VAX computers in the cluster
running while you upgrade others (you must have more than one system disk).
The cluster runs temporarily with different versions of the operating system.
Note
For OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 rolling upgrades, all nodes in the cluster
must be running at least OpenVMS VAX Version 7.1.
To perform a rolling upgrade, go to Section 6.5.
6–2 Preparing to Upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment
Preparing to Upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment
6.4 Concurrent Upgrade
6.4 Concurrent Upgrade
This section describes the following:
•
How a concurrent upgrade works
•
Tasks you need to perform to prepare your system for a concurrent upgrade
6.4.1 How a Concurrent Upgrade Works
During a concurrent upgrade, you must shut down the entire cluster and upgrade
each system disk and reboot each VAX computer in the cluster. When the
cluster reboots, each VAX computer will be running the upgraded version of the
OpenVMS VAX operating system.
6.4.2 Preparing for a Concurrent Upgrade
To prepare for a concurrent upgrade, use the following procedure:
1. Shut down the entire cluster by logging in to the SYSTEM account on each
node locally, entering the following command, and choosing the CLUSTER_
SHUTDOWN option:
$ @SYS$SYSTEM:SHUTDOWN
2. If you have only one system disk for your cluster, go to step 3.
If you have more than one system disk, select one to upgrade.
Caution
You cannot use the system disk that you usually use as the quorum disk
to hold the save sets from the distribution kit.
3. Perform a conversational boot of a single VAX computer from the system disk
you will be upgrading. For more information about the conversational boot
procedure, refer to the upgrade and installation supplement for your VAX
computer.
At the SYSBOOT> prompt, use the SHOW VOTES and SHOW EXPECTED_
VOTES command to display the current values of the parameters. Write
these values down because you will need to restore them later. Set the
VOTES and EXPECTED_VOTES values to 1 by entering the following
commands:
SYSBOOT>
SYSBOOT>
SYSBOOT>
SYSBOOT>
USE CURRENT
SET VOTES 1
SET EXPECTED_VOTES 1
CONTINUE
4. Upgrade the system disk, using the procedure in Chapter 7.
5. If you have only one system disk, go to step 6.
If you have more than one system disk, shut down the system that you just
upgraded. Then repeat steps 2 through 4 to upgrade each system disk in the
cluster. When you finish upgrading all of the system disks, go to step 6.
6. Reboot each computer in the cluster environment.
7. Complete the postupgrade procedures described in Chapter 8.
Preparing to Upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment 6–3
Preparing to Upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment
6.5 Rolling Upgrade
6.5 Rolling Upgrade
This section describes the following:
•
How a rolling upgrade works
•
Notes and restrictions
•
Tasks you need to perform to prepare your system for a rolling upgrade
6.5.1 How a Rolling Upgrade Works
During a rolling upgrade, you upgrade each system disk individually, allowing
old and new versions of the operating system to run together in the same cluster,
creating a mixed-version cluster. Because rolling upgrades allow mixed-version
clusters, the systems that you are not upgrading remain available.
6.5.2 Notes and Restrictions
The following restrictions apply to rolling upgrades:
•
Compaq recommends that all VAX computers in a cluster run the same
version of the operating system. Mixed-version clusters are supported only
for the purpose of upgrading the entire cluster incrementally. Compaq further
recommends that all VAX systems in an OpenVMS Cluster run the latest
version of the OpenVMS VAX operating system.
•
A rolling upgrade does not apply when all systems boot from a single system
disk. When all systems boot from a single system disk, perform a concurrent
upgrade using the procedure described in Section 6.4.
•
During the rolling upgrade, the queuing system is disabled on the nodes being
upgraded. The queuing system on the other nodes should be unaffected by
the upgrade as long as a START/QUEUE/MANAGER/ON=(upgrade
node . . .) command is not executed. A START/QUEUE/MANAGER
command could attempt to move the queue manager process to the node
being upgraded if the /ON qualifier indicates that it is one of the preferred
nodes. If the queue manager attempts to run on the node being upgraded, the
queuing system will hang on the entire cluster.
If your startup file contains a START/QUEUE/MANAGER/ON=(upgrade
node1, node2 . . . noden) command, do not boot in any nonupgrading
nodes until you have removed that command from the startup file.
Booting in a node causes the queuing system to hang on the cluster if the
START/QUEUE/MANAGER/ON=(upgrade node, . . . ) command is executed.
When the upgrade has completed, you can add the command back to the
startup file.
If the cluster queuing system hangs during the upgrade, it is most likely
caused by the queue manager attempting to run on the upgrading node. To
clear the condition, move the queue manager to a node you are not upgrading
by entering the following command:
START/QUEUE/MANAGER/ON=(nonupgrading node1, node2 . . . noden)
6–4 Preparing to Upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment
Preparing to Upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment
6.5 Rolling Upgrade
6.5.3 Preparing for a Rolling Upgrade
To prepare for a rolling upgrade, follow these steps:
1. Check the votes and make adjustments to maintain the proper quorum so the
cluster can continue to operate throughout the upgrade. (OpenVMS Cluster
Systems describes this procedure in detail.)
2. Select a system disk to upgrade.
3. Shut down all VAX computers booting from the system disk that you are
upgrading, except for the computer that you will use to apply the upgrade.
VAX computers that do not boot from the system disk that you are upgrading
remain available to users.
a. Log in to the SYSTEM account on the VAX computer you are shutting
down.
b. Enter the following command:
$ @SYS$SYSTEM:SHUTDOWN.COM
c. On one of the VAX computers that is still running, enter the following
command:
$ SET CLUSTER/EXPECTED_VOTES
d. Repeat steps a to c for each VAX computer requiring a shutdown.
This procedure lets one VAX computer continue running from the system
disk (assuming computers running from different system disks supply enough
votes to sustain cluster quorum).
4. If proper quorum is not maintained at any time during the upgrade
procedure, the shutdown procedure will hang the cluster. If the cluster
hangs during a shutdown, enter the following commands on the system
console of a CPU that is still a cluster member:
$ Ctrl/P
>>> H
>>> D/I 14 C
>>> C
IPC> Q
IPC> Ctrl/Z
5. Upgrade the system disk using the procedure in Chapter 7.
Caution
The upgrade procedure requires exclusive access to the drive that holds
the distribution media. Do not mount the distribution media on other
nodes.
6. During phase 1 of the upgrade, the procedure asks if you are performing a
rolling upgrade. If you enter Y, the procedure asks you several questions
to determine if all system disks in the cluster (other than the one you are
upgrading) are running at least OpenVMS VAX Version 7.1. For example:
* Are the other system disks running OpenVMS V7.1 or higher?
All systems in the cluster must be running at least OpenVMS VAX Version
7.1 to perform the rolling upgrade. Type Y and press Return.
Preparing to Upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment 6–5
Preparing to Upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment
6.5 Rolling Upgrade
7. When the upgrade has completed, reboot each VAX computer that boots from
the system disk you have just upgraded.
8. Perform the postupgrade tasks described in Chapter 8.
9. Repeat steps 2 to 7 for each system disk you are upgrading. Once you have
performed tasks a to d in step 3, you do not need to perform them again.
6–6 Preparing to Upgrade in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment
7
Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating
System
This chapter explains the procedure for upgrading a single OpenVMS VAX system
disk, including:
•
How to prepare for booting from the [SYSF] directory
•
How to configure devices
•
How to begin the upgrade
•
What the procedure does and what you are asked to do during the six phases
of the upgrade
You must complete each phase of the upgrade procedure. On most VAX
computers, the upgrade procedure continues automatically from phase to phase.
Read the screen displays carefully and, if you need to reboot your VAX computer
manually, refer to the upgrade and installation supplement for your VAX
computer and Appendix C of this manual.
The time required to complete an upgrade varies depending on your hardware
configuration and on the distribution media you are using. In most cases,
magnetic tapes and tape cartridges require more time than compact discs.
Before you begin the upgrade procedure, read the overview of the upgrade
procedure described in Chapter 1 and complete the preupgrade tasks described
in Chapter 5. If you are upgrading an OpenVMS Cluster system, you must also
read Chapter 6.
7.1 Preparing to Boot from [SYSF]
During the upgrade procedure, you are asked to boot the system from the [SYSF]
directory on the system disk. The [SYSF] directory is a root directory created
on the system disk by the upgrade procedure. It temporarily holds the system
files used in the upgrade until the procedure moves the files to their permanent
location. The upgrade procedure then removes the [SYSF] directory from the
system disk.
If you do not know how to boot from [SYSF], read the upgrade and installation
supplement for your VAX computer and Appendix C of this manual.
Ignore any error messages after the first reboot that indicate an invalid dump
header version. These messages are normal and are to be expected.
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7.1 Preparing to Boot from [SYSF]
7.1.1 Modifying Boot Command Procedures
Some VAX computers require a special command procedure to boot from [SYSF].
If you are performing an upgrade on one of the following VAX computers, you
must modify the boot command procedures, DEFBOO and dddGEN before
beginning the upgrade procedure:
VAX 8530, 8550, 8700, 8810, 8820-N
VAX 8820, 8830, 8840
To modify the boot command procedures, exit from the OpenVMS VAX operating
system (but do not shut it down) and enter the appropriate console mode. Make
copies of DEFBOO and dddGEN before you modify them. Name the copies
DEFBOO.SAV and dddGEN.SAV.
The upgrade and installation supplement for your VAX computer describes
the procedures for copying and modifying DEFBOO and dddGEN. Use these
procedures to modify DEFBOO and dddGEN so that they specify [SYSF] as the
directory from which to boot.
In DEFBOO, change the DEPOSIT command that sets boot flags in register 5
(R5) as follows:
DEPOSIT R5=F0000000
In dddGEN, change the DEPOSIT command as follows:
DEPOSIT R5 F0000001
7.1.2 VAX 8200, 8250, 8300, and 8350 Computers
If you are upgrading a VAX 8200, 8250, 8300, or 8350 computer, you must create
a boot command procedure that allows you to boot from the [SYSF] directory
before beginning the upgrade. The upgrade and installation supplement for your
VAX computer describes how to create this boot command procedure.
7.1.3 Configuring Devices
Because you rebooted your system with minimum startup, the system did not
automatically configure all devices. However, you might need access to some of
the devices to perform the upgrade.
To make sure you can access the devices that might be needed for the upgrade,
run SYSGEN to reconfigure the devices on the system and run STARTUP
CONFIGURE by entering the following commands:
$ RUN SYS$SYSTEM:SYSGEN
SYSGEN> AUTOCONFIGURE ALL
SYSGEN> EXIT
$ @SYS$SYSTEM:STARTUP CONFIGURE
7.2 Performing the Upgrade
This section describes how to start the upgrade procedure using VMSINSTAL.
You can type a question mark ( ? ) for help at any time while running
VMSINSTAL.
The instructions refer to the source drive and the target drive, where:
•
The source drive is the drive that holds the distribution kit.
•
The target drive is the drive that holds the system disk.
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7.2 Performing the Upgrade
7.2.1 Loading Distribution Media
Place the distribution compact disc or tape in the source drive. If your OpenVMS
VAX distribution kit contains several tapes, put the first one in the drive. The
paper labels on the tapes indicate the order in which you use them.
If you are not using an InfoServer device, go to Section 7.2.3.
If you are using an InfoServer device, proceed to the next section.
7.2.2 Upgrading from the InfoServer
If upgrading from an InfoServer device, perform the following steps:
1. Start the InfoServer Client software by entering the following command:
$ @SYS$STARTUP:ESS$STARTUP CLIENT
The CLIENT parameter loads the client driver, ESS$DADDRIVER.EXE, and
the InfoServer transport driver, ESS$LASTDRIVER.EXE.
2. As the startup procedure executes, it displays the following messages:
%LASTCP-I-VERSION, LASTDRIVER X1.5 is stopped
%LASTCP-I-ADAINIT, Initializing adapter xxx for LASTDRIVER
%LASTCP-I-STARTED, LASTDRIVER X1.5 started on node yyy
3. After you start the InfoServer Client software, you must make the compact
disc drive accessible to your system by completing the following steps:
a. Insert the distribution compact disc in the compact disc drive connected
to the InfoServer.
b. Enter the following commands:
$ RUN SYS$SYSTEM:ESS$LADCP
LADCP> BIND/CONNECT/SYSTEM VAXVMS073
%LADCP-I-BIND, service bound to logical unit DAD$VMS073 (_DADn:)
LADCP> EXIT
Make note of the device name _DADn: in the previous display. You will have
to specify this device name during the upgrade.
7.2.3 Starting VMSINSTAL
To start VMSINSTAL, use the following procedure:
1. Log in to the SYSTEM account.
2. Enter the following command:
$ @SYS$UPDATE:VMSINSTAL
VMSINSTAL displays a message similar to the following, depending on which
version of the operating system is currently running on your system:
OpenVMS VAX Software Product Installation Procedure V7.3
It is 13-NOV-2000 at 10:08.
Enter a question mark (?) at any time for help.
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VMSINSTAL checks your system’s account quotas. If it finds account quotas that
are less than it expects, VMSINSTAL displays a message similar to the following:
%VMSINSTAL-W-LOWQUOTA,
-VMSINSTAL-W-LOWQUOTA,
-VMSINSTAL-W-LOWQUOTA,
-VMSINSTAL-W-LOWQUOTA,
The following account quotas may be too low.
If you want to modify these account quotas, type NO to
the next question, modify the appropriate quotas, log out
then log back in and restart this procedure.
BYTLM: currently 32512; minimum expected 32768
* Do you want to continue anyway [NO]?
You should have verified that your SYSTEM account quotas were sufficient before
beginning the upgrade. (See Section 5.5.8 for the minimum required values and
for instructions for modifying quotas and limits.)
To modify the account quotas now, do the following:
1. Type No and press Return.
2. Modify the account quotas you want to change.
3. Log out of the SYSTEM account; then log back in so that the new quotas will
be in effect.
4. Restart VMSINSTAL.
To continue the upgrade without modifying the account quotas, type Yes and
press Return.
7.2.4 Backing Up the System Disk
The procedure displays the following message:
* Are you satisfied with the backup of your system disk [YES]?
If you have made a standalone BACKUP of the system disk, press Return and go
to Section 7.2.5.
If you have not made a standalone image backup of the system disk, do the
following:
1. Type N (for No) and press Return. VMSINSTAL ends and the dollar-sign
prompt ($) is displayed.
2. Back up the system disk as described in the upgrade and installation
supplement for your VAX computer.
3. After you have made a backup of the system disk, start the upgrade procedure
again.
Note
If the upgrade procedure fails and you do not have a current backup of
the system disk that you are upgrading, you may not be able to recover to
the previous version of the operating system.
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7.2 Performing the Upgrade
7.2.5 Specifying the Source Drive
VMSINSTAL asks for the name of the drive that holds the distribution media:
* Where will the distribution volumes be mounted:
Enter the device name of the source drive. For example, if you have a VAX 6000
series computer that has a TK70 with a device name of MUC6, type MUC6 and
press Return.
If the drive is connected to an HSC, enter the HSC name and the device name of
the drive separated by a dollar sign ( $ ). (If you do not enter the device name in
this manner, it will cause a failure in Phase 2.) For example, if the HSC name is
MUTT and the device name is MUA0, enter the following and press Return:
* Where will the distribution volumes be mounted: MUTT$MUA0
If you are not using an InfoServer device, proceed to Section 7.2.6.
If you are upgrading from a compact disc drive connected to an InfoServer, the
device name is DADn. The n part of the device name was displayed when you
bound to the distribution compact disc as previously described in Section 7.2.2.
If VMSINSTAL displays an error message, make sure the drive is connected and
set up properly. Enter the name again. If VMSINSTAL displays another error
message, use the following procedure to verify the device name:
1. Press Ctrl/Y to exit from VMSINSTAL.
2. Enter the SHOW DEVICE command to make sure you have the correct device
name.
3. Restart the upgrade procedure from Section 7.2.3.
If VMSINSTAL does not display an error message, proceed to Section 7.2.6.
7.2.6 Entering the Product Name
When VMSINSTAL displays the following message, type VMS073 and press
Return. Make sure that you use the number zero (not the letter ‘‘O’’) when you
type VMS073. For example:
Enter the products to be processed from the first distribution volume set.
* Products: VMS073
When the procedure displays the following message, press Return:
* Enter installation options you wish to use (none):
7.2.7 Mounting the First Volume
VMSINSTAL displays a message similar to the following:
Please mount the first volume of the set on DKB200:.
When the procedure displays the following message, type Y (for Yes) and press
Return:
* Are you ready? Y
The procedure displays messages similar to the following:
%MOUNT-I-MOUNTED, VAXVMS073 mounted on _VXPCSI$DKB200:
The following products will be processed:
VMS V7.3
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7.2 Performing the Upgrade
After a slight pause, the procedure displays a message similar to the following:
Beginning installation of VMS V7.3 at 10:08
%VMSINSTAL-I-RESTORE, Restoring product saveset A ...
7.2.8 Monitoring Messages from VMSINSTAL
The upgrade procedure displays several important messages that provide you
with the following information:
What VMSINSTAL is doing.
Notes, suggestions, and restrictions about various parts of the upgrade.
Status of the upgrade.
Read these messages carefully to decide whether or not you need to interrupt the
upgrade procedure. An interruption is allowed before Phase 1. The procedure
displays the following message:
* Do you want to continue? (Y/N):
To continue the upgrade, type Yes and press Return.
To interrupt the upgrade, do the following:
1. Type No and press Return.
2. If prompted for another product, type EXIT to exit from VMSINSTAL.
7.2.9 Verifying the Date and Time
The procedure displays the current date and time. If the date and time are
correct, type Yes. If they are incorrect, type No. Enter the correct date and time
using the 24-hour clock format and press Return. For example:
PLEASE ENTER DATE AND TIME (DD-MMM-YYYY HH:MM) 13-NOV-2000 10:19
7.3 Upgrade Phase 1
This section describes Phase 1 of the upgrade. During this phase, you provide
passwords for system accounts and select OpenVMS options, and the procedure
restores the files in the OpenVMS required save set (VMS073.B).
At the end of this phase, the procedure shuts down your VAX computer. If your
computer uses console media when booting and the boot file was modified as
described in Section 7.1, the system should reboot automatically. Otherwise, you
must reboot manually from the SYSF directory.
7.3.1 Specifying the Type of Upgrade
At the beginning of Phase 1, the procedure displays a message similar to the
following:
Upgrade Phase 1 13-NOV-2000 10:19:30.85
* Are you performing a rolling upgrade? (Y/N):
If you are performing a concurrent upgrade or an upgrade on a standalone
system, type No and press Return.
If you are performing a rolling upgrade, type Yes and press Return. The
procedure asks you several questions to determine if all system disks in the
cluster (other than the one you are upgrading) are running at least OpenVMS
VAX Version 7.1. Follow the instructions in Section 6.5.
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7.3.2 SYSTEST and FIELD Account Creation
If your system does not have SYSTEST or FIELD accounts, you will be given
the opportunity to create them at this time. These accounts are not required for
normal operation of OpenVMS. The User Environment Test Program (UETP) uses
SYSTEST to perform its functions. If this account does not exist you will have
to create it in order to run UETP. FIELD is traditionally used for field service
access. If this account does not exist, you may have to create it later or provide
an alternate account for field service.
SYSTEST account does not exist ...
* Do you want to create this account? (Y/N):
FIELD account does not exist ...
* Do you want to create this account? (Y/N):
7.3.3 Entering Passwords
To ensure system security, the upgrade procedure requires you to enter passwords
for the SYSTEM, SYSTEST, and FIELD accounts before continuing. Passwords
must contain at least 8 characters; they are not displayed by the system. Press
Return after you enter each password and it will be verified. You will not be
prompted for SYSTEST and FIELD passwords if those accounts do not exist. For
example:
To help provide a more secure system, you are asked to enter passwords
for key system accounts. Passwords must be a minimum of 8 characters
in length. You can enter new or existing passwords.
Enter passwords for the following accounts:
SYSTEM, SYSTEST, FIELD
* Enter password for SYSTEM:
* Reenter for verification:
%UAF-I-MDFYMSG, user record(s) updated
%VMS-I-PWD_OKAY, account password for SYSTEM verified
* Enter password for SYSTEST:
* Re-enter for verification:
%UAF-I-MDFYMSG, user record(s) updated
%VMS-I-PWD_OKAY, account password for SYSTEST verified
The SYSTEST_CLIG account will be disabled. You must reenable
it before running UETP but do not assign a password.
* Enter password for FIELD:
* Reenter for verification:
%UAF-I-MDFYMSG, user record(s) updated
%VMS-I-PWD_OKAY, account password for FIELD verified
If you enter a password incorrectly or if the password is too easy to guess, the
procedure displays error messages similar to the following:
%VMS-W-PWD-INVALID, account password for SYSTEST is invalid
%VMS-I-PWD-WEAK, password is too easy to guess
Because of the preceding error, you must take action to secure this account.
You must either disable this account, change its password, or do both.
When the procedure asks if you want to disable the account, type No and press
Return. When the procedure asks if you want to enter a new password, type Yes
and press Return. Then enter a new password. For example:
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7.3 Upgrade Phase 1
Do you want to disable the account (Y/N)? N
Do you want to change the account password (Y/N)? Y
You must now select a new primary password for the SYSTEST account. The
password you select must be at least 8 characters in length and cannot be
the same as the name of the account.
New password:
Verification:
%UAF-I-MDFMSG, user record(s) updated
%VMS-I-PWD-SET, primary password for account SYSTEST set
After you have correctly entered the passwords, the procedure does the following:
•
Checks the account quotas in the DEFAULT, SYSTEM, and various other
accounts and modifies them if necessary
•
Turns off quotas on the system disk
•
Stops OPCOM
•
Stops the error formatter (ERRFMT)
7.3.4 Choosing the Boot Method
If your VAX computer is not one of the following, go to Section 7.3.5.
VAX 8200, 8250, 8300, 8350
VAX 8600, 8650
VAX 9000
If your VAX computer is included in the preceding list, the procedure can
temporarily modify the DEFBOO.CMD (or DEFBOO.COM if you have a VAX
8600 computer) to boot from the [SYSF] directory. During Phase 4 of the upgrade,
the procedure restores the DEFBOO.CMD (or DEFBOO.COM) file that is set up
to boot from the current system disk and system root.
The procedure displays a message similar to the following (except for VAX 8600
computers):
* Do you want to boot from the [console media]?
If you prefer to boot your system manually from the [SYSF] directory or if you
are booting directly from a local system disk, type No, press Return, and go to
Section 7.3.5 to continue the upgrade.
Type Yes and press Return if one of the following is true:
•
You want to boot from the console media.
•
You are using a CI750.
The procedure prompts you to insert the console media in the drive. Insert the
backup copy of the console media into the drive and do not remove it from the
drive until the upgrade has been completed. Make sure the console media is
write enabled.
7.3.5 File Cleanup
The procedure does the following:
•
Checks for the location of the SYS$TIMEZONE.DAT file, which must now be
in the SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE] directory. If the procedure finds this file
in some other directory, it deletes it from that directory. Later, during the
final phase of the upgrade, the procedure prompts you for the information it
needs to create a SYS$TIMEZONE.DAT file in the SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE]
directory.
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•
Renames files found in SYS$SPECIFIC:[SYSMGR] and in
SYS$COMMON:[SYSMGR] by adding _OLD_SPECIFIC to the file extensions.
For example, [SYSMGR]LOGIN.COM becomes [SYSMGR]LOGIN.COM_OLD_
SPECIFIC. (The file extensions are restored during Phase 6 of the upgrade
procedure.)
•
Cleans up the system disk by purging all accounting data files, operator logs,
and the directory SYSERR. The procedure also deletes all JNL files in the
root directory and its subdirectories.
•
Builds the directory tree [SYSF] and deletes the OpenVMS VAX and
DECwindows files that are not needed to reboot during Phase 2 of the
upgrade.
As the procedure performs each of these tasks, it displays messages describing
what is being done. When this step is completed, the procedure displays a
message similar to the following:
File cleanup complete - 13-NOV-2000 10:34:16.34
7.3.6 Selecting Optional OpenVMS Components
The procedure displays information about optional OpenVMS VAX files and the
remaining amount of disk space. The information is similar to the following
(block sizes might vary slightly):
Select optional software you want to install. You can install one
or more of the following OpenVMS or DECwindows components:
o
o
o
o
o
o
OpenVMS library
OpenVMS optional
OpenVMS Help Message
OpenVMS Management Station
DECwindows base support
DECwindows workstation support
- 75 dots per inch video fonts
- 100 dots per inch video fonts
o DECnet-Plus networking
o DECnet Phase IV networking
-
52200 blocks
19000 blocks
10400 blocks
20000 blocks
4400 blocks
23800 blocks
(included)
6200 blocks
80000 blocks
800 blocks
Space remaining on system disk: 1674710 blocks
You must indicate which of the options you want to install. If you require network
support, you must select the OpenVMS library component.
Note that if you do not install the optional OpenVMS components at this
time, you can install them after the upgrade by using the VMSTAILOR and
DECW$TAILOR utilities. However, the Help Message utility can be tailored on
(added) to the system disk only. If you do not choose to install the Help Message
files at this point in the procedure and want them on an alternate device, you will
not be able to use VMSTAILOR to restore them later. If you want to install Help
Message files on an alternate disk after the installation procedure completes, you
can use the BACKUP command, as follows:
$ BACKUP/VERIFY source-device:[000000]VMS073.E/SAVE_SET _$ target-device:[directory-name]
where:
source-device is the device name for the drive on which the distribution media
is mounted.
target-device is the name of the device on which the alternate disk is mounted.
directory-name is the name of the directory to which you are copying the files.
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Also note that, for TK50 tape cartridges, it is quicker to install OpenVMS VAX
software during the upgrade than to add software after the upgrade with a
tailoring utility. For information about using VMSTAILOR, see Chapter 10. To
select the options you want to install, follow the instructions displayed by the
procedure.
7.3.6.1 OpenVMS Library Files
The procedure displays the following message:
* Do you want to install the OpenVMS library files? (Y/N)
The file subclasses of the OpenVMS library (VMS073.C) save set are listed
in Appendix D. If you want to install the VMS073.C files, type Yes and press
Return. If you require network support, you must select the OpenVMS library
component. If you do not want to install the VMS073.C files, type No and press
Return.
7.3.6.2 OpenVMS Optional Files
The procedure displays the following message:
* Do you want to install the OpenVMS optional files? (Y/N)
The file subclasses of the OpenVMS optional (VMS073.D) save set are listed in
Appendix D. If you want to install the VMS073.D files, type Yes and press Return.
If you do not want to install the VMS073.D files, type No and press Return.
7.3.6.3 Help Message Files
The procedure displays the following message:
The Help Message utility (MSGHLP) provides online explanations
and user actions for OpenVMS messages in place of the hardcopy
OpenVMS System Messages and Recovery Procedures Reference Manual,
which is now separately orderable.
The MSGHLP database, MSGHLP$LIBRARY.MSGHLP$DATA, consumes
approximately 10400 blocks and will be placed by default
on your system disk in SYS$COMMON:[SYSHLP] unless you specify an
alternate device when prompted.
* Do you want to install the MSGHLP database? (Y/N)
The Help Message utility is an online database for system messages
documentation. You can install Help Message either on the system disk or on
an alternate disk. If you want to install the Help Message files, type Yes and
press Return.
The procedure displays the following message:
You can install this database on your system disk in SYS$COMMON:[SYSHLP]
or on an alternate device. If you specify an alternate device, but no
directory, MSGHLP$LIBRARY.MSGHLP$DATA is placed in [HELP_MESSAGE]. When
prompted, take the default of the system disk or specify an alternate
device using this format:
device:[directory]
* Where do you want to install the MSGHLP database? [SYS$COMMON:[SYSHLP]]
Space remaining on system disk: 1593110 blocks
The Help Message database is installed in the area you specified.
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7.3.6.4 OpenVMS Management Station Files
The procedure displays the following message:
The OpenVMS Management Station is a client-server application that
provides OpenVMS system management capabilities through a client
application on a personal computer (PC) running Microsoft Windows.
The server application runs on OpenVMS systems and is automatically
installed as part of the OpenVMS operating system.
This option provides the files used to install the PC client software.
If you want to use the OpenVMS Management Station, you must install
these optional files on at least one OpenVMS system and then use one or
both of them to install the PC client on one or more PCs. There are two
files: TNT030_I.EXE for Intel systems (Windows 95 and Windows NT), and
TNT030_A.EXE for Alpha Windows NT systems.
The OpenVMS Management Station optional files consume approximately 20000
blocks and will be placed on your system disk in SYS$COMMON:[TNT.CLIENT].
* Do you want to install the optional OpenVMS Management Station files? (Y/N)
Space remaining on system disk: 1573110 blocks
If you want to use the OpenVMS Management Station software, you must install
these files. After the upgrade procedure completes, follow the instructions in
Appendix G to prepare your OpenVMS system and your PC to run the OpenVMS
Management Station server and client software.
7.3.7 Choosing DECwindows Support Options
Next, the procedure displays messages about the DECwindows components
shipped with OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3.
The OpenVMS VAX operating system no longer ships the OpenVMS DECwindows
product. The operating system now ships only the DECwindows base support
and DECwindows workstation support components. To get full DECwindows
support, you must also install the separate DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS
VAX (previously called VMS DECwindows Motif) layered product, which supports
both Motif and XUI environments.
Note that the DECwindows base support and DECwindows workstation support
components are not shipped with the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX
layered product. If you want to install these options, you must select them now
or use the DECW$TAILOR option after the installation procedure completes.
Before you indicate whether you want to install DECwindows support software,
consider the following:
If you...
Then choose...
Intend to install the DECwindows Motif for
OpenVMS VAX layered product
DECwindows base support
Intend to install the DECwindows Motif
for OpenVMS VAX layered product on a
workstation or on an OpenVMS Cluster
system that contains workstations
DECwindows base support and
DECwindows workstation support
Are not planning to install the DECwindows
Motif for OpenVMS VAX layered product but
are installing OpenVMS VAX on a workstation
or on an OpenVMS Cluster system that
includes workstations
DECwindows base support and
DECwindows workstation support
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If you...
Then choose...
Want to provide font files for X terminals
DECwindows base support and
DECwindows workstation support
Have a workstation monitor (for example,
a VR150, VR160, or VR295) capable of
displaying 100 dots/inch or a VAXstation 4000
series computer, which uses 100 dots/inch
video fonts by default
DECwindows base support and
DECwindows workstation support with
the 100 dots/inch option.
By selecting the workstation support
files, you automatically get 75 dots/inch
video font files, and you will be prompted
to indicate if you want to install 100
dots/inch video font files
The procedure displays the following:
You can select DECwindows now, or you can use the DECW$TAILOR utility
to provide or remove DECwindows support after the upgrade.
Some media, TK50s in particular, can be very slow when tailoring on files.
You might want to select DECwindows now and tailor off unwanted files later.
NOTE: This kit does NOT contain full DECwindows.
To obtain full DECwindows, you must also install the separate
layered product, DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX.
Version 1.2-4 is the minimum version of DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX
that can be used with OpenVMS VAX V7.3.
The DECwindows components provided in this kit require approximately
34400 blocks, broken down as follows:
o DECwindows base support
- 4400 blocks
o DECwindows workstation support
- 23800 blocks
- 75 dots per inch video fonts
(included)
- 100 dots per inch video fonts (optional) - 6200 blocks
You must select the DECwindows base support option if
- you plan to run DECwindows software, or
- you are installing this kit on
* a workstation or
* an OpenVMS Cluster that contains workstations, or
- you want to provide font files for Xterminals.
If you are installing this kit on a system that includes Xterminals
and you do NOT select DECwindows base support, then you will have to use
the DECW$TAILOR utility to provide font files.
* Do you want the DECwindows base support? (Y/N) y
Space remaining: 1568710 blocks
You must select the DECwindows workstation support option if
- you are installing this kit on
* a workstation or
* an OpenVMS Cluster that contains workstations, or
- you want to provide font files for Xterminals.
If you are installing this kit on a system that includes Xterminals
and you do NOT select DECwindows workstation support, then you will have
to use the DECW$TAILOR utility to provide font files.
* Do you want to provide DECwindows workstation support? (Y/N) y
Space remaining: 1544910 blocks
DECwindows workstation support includes the 75 dots per inch video fonts.
All DECwindows applications run with 75 dots per inch video fonts.
By default, most systems start up with 75 dots per inch video fonts.
Certain applications can take advantage of 100 dots per inch video fonts.
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7.3 Upgrade Phase 1
For the VAXstation 4000 series machine, 100 dots per inch video fonts
are used by default. If you decide not to install 100 dots per inch
video fonts, you must edit SYS$MANAGER:DECW$PRIVATE_SERVER_SETUP.COM
to force 75 dots per inch video fonts to be the default. Otherwise,
certain applications may not space text properly.
For instructions on how to configure your system with both 75 and 100
dots per inch video fonts, see the installation guide or look at the
template command procedure SYS$MANAGER:DECW$PRIVATE_SERVER_SETUP.TEMPLATE.
*Do you want 100 dots per inch video fonts installed? (Y/N) y
Space remaining: 1538710 blocks
7.3.8 Upgrading Networking Products
Next, the procedure displays messages describing the DECnet options. For more
information, refer to Section 1.1.2.
Beginning with OpenVMS V7.1, the DECnet-Plus kit is provided with
the OpenVMS operating system kit. Compaq strongly recommends that
DECnet users install DECnet-Plus. DECnet Phase IV applications are
supported by DECnet-Plus.
DECnet Phase IV is also provided as an option. Support for DECnet
Phase IV is available through a Prior Version Support Contract.
If you install DECnet-Plus and TCP/IP you can run DECnet
applications over a TCP/IP network. Please see the OpenVMS
Management Guide for information on running DECnet over TCP/IP.
If you plan to install DECnet Phase IV, do NOT select DECnet-Plus.
* Do you want to install DECnet-Plus. (Y/N) y
If you are upgrading from OpenVMS VAX Version 7.2 and are changing DECnet
products, the procedure prompts you to remove the version of DECnet installed
on your system. You must remove this DECnet product because both Compaq
DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX and DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX
products cannot run concurrently on your system.
The following message shows an upgrade from DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS
VAX to Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX:
* Do you want to install DECnet-Plus? (Y/N) y
DECnet Phase IV is intalled on your system.
Before installing DECnet-Plus, you must remove DECnet Phase IV.
*Do you want to remove DECnet Phase IV? (Y/N) y
The following product has been selected:
DEC VAXVMS DECNET_PHASE_IV V7.2
Layered Product
Do you want to continue? [YES]
The following product will be removed from destination:
DEC VAXVMS DECNET_PHASE_IV V7.2
DISK$VAXV72INS:[VMS$COMMON.]
Portion done: 0%...10%...20%...30%...40%...50%...60%...70%...80%...100%
The following product has been removed:
DEC VAXVMS DECNET_PHASE_IV V7.2
Layered Product
Space remaining on system disk: 1458710 blocks
Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 7–13
Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
7.3 Upgrade Phase 1
7.3.9 Verifying Your Choices and Installing Options
The procedure displays a list of the OpenVMS VAX and DECwindows support
options you have selected and then provides a prompt that gives you the
opportunity to change your selected options before they are installed:
The following options will be provided:
OpenVMS library
OpenVMS optional
OpenVMS Help Message
OpenVMS Management Station Software -- PC files
DECwindows base support
DECwindows workstation support with:
- 75 dots per inch video fonts
- 100 dots per inch video fonts
DECnet-Plus
Space remaining on system disk: 1458710 blocks
* Is this correct? (Y/N) y
If you answer Yes to this prompt, the procedure restores the OpenVMS required
save set (VMS073.B) and purges the page, swap, dump, and authorization files.
If you answer No to this prompt, you can respecify the OpenVMS VAX and
DECwindows options that you want to install. The procedure restores the
DECwindows components you have chosen during Phase 2. For example:
During Phase 2 you will be required to provide input if:
o Your OpenVMS kit is multivolume
o You chose an alternate device
o You chose DECwindows options
Now copying over the OpenVMS and DECwindows V7.3 REQUIRED save set
%BACKUP-I-STARTVERIFY, starting verification pass
Purging pagefile, swapfile, dump file, and authorization
files back to one version.
Entering old page, swap, dump, errlog, and authorization files
in new directory tree.
Setting the startup command file for the next phase of the upgrade.
Renaming SYS$SYSDEVICE:[SYS0.SYSEXE]MODPARAMS.DAT to
SYS$SYSDEVICE:[SYS0.SYSEXE]MODPARAMS.DAT_OLD
Renaming SYS$SYSDEVICE:[SYS0.SYSEXE]MODPARAMS.DAT_NEW to
SYS$SYSDEVICE:[SYS0.SYSEXE]MODPARAMS.DAT
Renaming SYS$SYSDEVICE:[SYS0.SYSEXE]VAXVMSSYS.PAR_NEW to
SYS$SYSDEVICE:[SYS0.SYSEXE]VAXVMSSYS.PAR
7.3.10 Shutting Down Your System
After several minutes, the upgrade procedure indicates that the system will
shut down to reboot the partially upgraded OpenVMS VAX system and displays
information about how to reboot the system:
System shutting down to boot the new kernel system.
(Please ignore any error messages during the SHUTDOWN procedure.)
The distribution kit must remain on DKB200: and the system disk
must remain on VXPCSI$DKB100: in order to proceed to the next phase
of the upgrade.
The sysgen parameters are set to boot any system. Do not
change them during the reboot or the upgrade may fail
to execute properly!
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7.3 Upgrade Phase 1
Once the shutdown is complete, stop the system using the HALT
button on the computer control panel, or the BREAK key on the
console terminal if your system has no HALT button. Reboot the
system with the following command, replacing "ddcu" with the
name of the disk drive that contains the system disk.
B/F0000000 ddcu
The upgrade is set up to continue once the system reboots.
If, for some reason, the kernel V7.3 system should fail to boot,
you can boot into SYSBOOT by entering:
B/F0000001 ddcu
* Press RETURN to shut down system:
Once you have read the information displayed on the screen, press Return to
begin the shutdown.
7.3.11 Automatic System Reboot
If your system uses console media, it should automatically reboot from the
SYSF directory when the shutdown is complete. If you have a MicroVAX or
if your system does not reboot from SYSF, halt the system and boot from the
[SYSF] directory. For most MicroVAX and VAXstation computers, use the BOOT
command in the following format and substitute the device name of the system
disk for ddcu:
>>> B/F0000000 ddcu
7.3.12 Manual System Reboot
If the system fails to boot, you can boot into SYSBOOT by entering the following:
>>> B/F0000001 ddcu
For more information on booting your computer from the SYSF directory, refer to
the upgrade and installation supplement for your VAX computer.
7.3.13 Verifying System Time
When the system reboots, it displays a message similar to the following:
OpenVMS (TM) VAX Version V7.3 Major version id = 1 Minor version id = 0
System time is: 13-NOV-2000 10:46:26.34
Enter Yes to the next question to leave the system time unchanged
(the system clock continues to run unaffected)
Enter No to set a new system time
Enter ? to redisplay the time
* Is this correct? (Y/N/?)
Enter your response and press Return.
7.4 Upgrade Phase 2
At the beginning of Phase 2, the procedure displays a message similar to the
following:
Continuing with OpenVMS VAX V7.3 Upgrade Procedure.
Upgrade Phase 2
13-NOV-2000 10:46:31.86
*********************************************************
%SYSTEM-W-TZGMT, your local timezone has defaulted to GMT
%SYSTEM-I-SETTZ, to set your local timezone use:
$ @SYS$MANAGER:UTC$TIME_SETUP.COM
Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 7–15
Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
7.4 Upgrade Phase 2
*********************************************************
On MIN or UPGRADE system startup - CLUE is not run.
.
.
.
13-NOV-2000 10:53:26.27
You can ignore the time zone message. The UTC$TIME_SETUP.COM procedure
runs during the final phase of the upgrade procedure.
During Phase 2, the upgrade procedure restores the rest of the library (C),
optional (D), Help Message (E), and OpenVMS Management Station software (F)
save sets and DECwindows support files if you elected to install them.
7.4.1 Mounting Additional Magnetic Tape and Tape Cartridge Volumes
If your distribution kit is contained on open reel magnetic tapes or TK50
CompacTape cartidges, you may be asked to mount the second volume of the
kit. If you need to mount the second volume, your system will display a message
similar to the following:
Please mount volume 2 of the OpenVMS kit on <device>
where: <device> is the magnetic tape or tape cartridge drive.
After you respond to the prompt, the system displays one of the following
messages:
•
For a 9-track open reel magnetic tape, the message is similar to the following:
* Is the volume labeled OVMS VAX V7.3 BIN MT9 2/2 ready to be mounted?
•
For a TK50 CompacTape cartridge, the message is similar to the following:
* Is the volume labeled OVMS VAX V7.3 BIN TK50 2/2 ready to be mounted?
To respond to either message, do the following:
1. Unload the volume currently in the drive.
2. Select the volume with the label that matches the label specified in the
prompt.
3. Load the volume and make the drive ready.
4. Answer YES to the question.
For information on which save sets are located on which tape volumes, refer to
Section 1.3.2.
7.5 Upgrade Phase 3
At the beginning of Phase 3, the procedure displays a message similar to the
following:
Continuing with OpenVMS VAX V7.3 Upgrade Procedure.
Upgrade Phase 3
13-NOV-2000 11:05:47.14
During Phase 3, the upgrade procedure does the following:
1. Merges the OpenVMS VAX distributed files that are commonly edited by
system managers with new OpenVMS VAX files.
2. Merges all the miscellaneous user files in the old system directories
into a new set of system directories, temporarily called SYSF.SYSEXE,
SYSF.SYSMGR, SYSF.SYSLIB, and so on.
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7.5 Upgrade Phase 3
3. Removes the directory entries for page, swap, dump, and authorization files
from the old directory tree.
4. Deletes all the remaining accounting data files, operator logs, and all files in
the SYSERR directory.
5. Merges the old and new versions of the following files: HELP, DCLTABLES,
IMAGELIB.OLB, and STARLET.OLB.
6. Moves all remaining files from the old directory tree [VMS$COMMON] to the
new directory tree.
7. Deletes the old directory tree [VMS$COMMON].
7.6 Upgrade Phase 4
At the beginning of Phase 4, the procedure displays a message similar to the
following:
Continuing with OpenVMS VAX V7.3 Upgrade Procedure.
Upgrade Phase 4
13-NOV-2000 11:21:40.65
During Phase 4, the upgrade procedure does the following:
1. Corrects back pointers for system directories. (If the system crashes before
this action completes, you may not be able to boot the system.)
2. Completes the directory backlink setup.
3. Shuts down the system. (You can ignore error messages that display during
the shutdown.)
4. Reboots the system, or requires that you manually reboot the system.
7.6.1 How to Proceed
If the procedure requires that you manually reboot the system from the original
system root (usually SYS0), do the following:
1. If you are upgrading a VAX 8530, 8550, 8810, or 8820-N computer, do the
following:
a. Restore the original copies of DEFBOO and dddGEN to boot from the
original root directory.
b. In the preupgrade procedure (Chapter 5), you made copies of the boot
command procedures, DEFBOO.SAV and dddGEN.SAV. To restore the
original names to these files, enter the following commands and press
Return after each one:
>>> EXIT
$ COPY DEFBOO.SAV DEFBOO.COM
$ COPY dddGEN.SAV dddGEN.COM
2. For most MicroVAX and VAXstation computers, use the BOOT command in
the following format and substitute the device name of the system disk for
ddcu:
>>> B ddcu
If the system fails to boot, you can boot into SYSBOOT by entering the
following:
>>> B/1 ddcu
Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 7–17
Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
7.6 Upgrade Phase 4
For more information on booting your system, refer to the upgrade and
installation supplement for your VAX computer.
When the system reboots, the procedure displays a message similar to the
following:
OpenVMS (TM) VAX Version V7.3 Major version id = 1 Minor version id = 0
After the system reboots, the procedure continues with upgrade Phase 5. Do not
move the system disk to a different drive. The system disk must remain in the
same drive for the procedure to continue with Phase 5.
7.7 Upgrade Phase 5
At the beginning of Phase 5, the procedure displays a message similar to the
following:
Continuing with OpenVMS VAX V7.3 Upgrade Procedure.
Upgrade Phase 5
13-NOV-2000 11:36:36.95
During Phase 5, the upgrade procedure does the following:
1. Deletes the temporary [SYSF] directory tree.
2. Cleans up files used only during the upgrade procedure.
3. Converts all VAXVMSSYS.PAR parameter files found in system roots to
Version 7.3 format.
4. Registers the OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 operating system in the
POLYCENTER Software Installation product database.
5. Installs DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 if you answered
Yes earlier in the procedure when asked whether you wanted to install the
DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX product.
6. Displays messages listing tasks that you can perform after the upgrade
procedure is completed. These tasks are described in Chapter 8.
7.8 Upgrade Phase 6
At the beginning of Phase 6, the procedure displays a message similar to the
following:
Continuing with OpenVMS VAX V7.3 Upgrade Procedure.
Upgrade Phase 6
13-NOV-2000 11:38:46.83
Configuring all devices on the system ...
7.8.1 Restoring System Files
The procedure restores SYS$SPECIFIC and SYS$COMMON versions of the
following system files that were renamed with .COM_OLD_SPECIFIC and .DAT_
OLD_SPECIFIC extensions during Phase 1:
SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM
SYCONFIG.COM
SYPAGSWPFILES.COM
SYSECURITY.COM
SYSHUTDWN.COM
SYLOGIN.COM
LOGIN.COM
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7.8 Upgrade Phase 6
SYLOGICALS.COM
AGEN$NEW_SATELLITE_DEFAULTS.DAT
AGEN$NEW_NODE_DEFAULTS.DAT
ICC$SYSTARTUP.COM
LAT$SYSTARTUP.COM
TFF$STARTUP.COM
You might not have site-specific versions of all of these files. The procedure
displays a message listing each file as it is restored.
You might receive any of the following network messages, which can be ignored:
%NCP-W-UNRCMP, Unrecognized component, Object
Or:
%NCP-I-SUCCESS, Success
Object = X$X0
%NML-I-RECDELET, Database entry deleted
7.8.2 Updating Time Zone Information
At this point in the upgrade, the procedure checks for the presence of time zone
and time differential factor (TDF) files on your system. If it does not find one or
the other of these files, the procedure prompts you for information to be used for
providing local time zone support.
For local time zone support to work correctly, the upgrade procedure must set
the time zone that accurately describes the location you want to be considered
as your default time zone. Usually, this is the time zone in which your system
is running. In addition, your system must be correctly configured to use a valid
OpenVMS time differential factor (TDF).
The procedure displays a series of time zone menus and prompts you to make
selections from those menus. The first menu is the main time zone menu. Select
the time zone that best describes your location. If you do not select a time zone,
the default is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Some time zone choices cause an additional menu to be displayed. This happens
when the time zone you select has subcomponents. For example, if you choose the
United States (US) time zone from the main menu, a second menu displays the
specific time zones within the United States. You then select the menu item that
best represents your local time zone.
The procedure then prompts you for the TDF. The TDF is the difference
between your system time and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is
an international standard for measuring time of day. You can choose from the
following options:
•
Exit the time zone procedure without setting a TDF
•
Set a TDF
•
Display the TDF for your local time zone
For more information about TDF and local time zone support, refer to the
OpenVMS System Manager’s Manual.
Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 7–19
Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
7.8 Upgrade Phase 6
7.8.3 Installing Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX
Earlier in the procedure, you were asked whether you wanted to install the
Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX product. If you answered Yes, the
procedure now installs it.
Note that if Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX is already installed on
your system and if the installed version is the same as or higher than the
version supplied with OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3, then Compaq DECnet-Plus
for OpenVMS VAX is not reinstalled, and the procedure displays the following
message:
DECnet-Plus is already installed.
If Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX is not already installed on your
system, the procedure displays a message similar to the following and prompts
you for information it needs to install the Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS
VAX product:
DECnet-Plus will now be installed.
Media containing the DECnet-Plus kit must be available.
If you are installing OpenVMS from an InfoServer (DAD1)
or local CD-ROM, there is a DECnet-Plus kit on the CD-ROM.
If you are installing from a cartridge tape (TK50) or
from an open reel tape, you should have a DECnet-Plus kit
on cartridge tape or open reel tape.
An appropriate DECnet-Plus kit may also be available on
the Consolidated Distribution CD-ROM, or you may have a
separate DECnet-Plus kit.
NOTE: You may choose any available media for the
DECnet-Plus kit. It is NOT NECESSARY to use the same
type of media that contained the OpenVMS kit.
If you do not have a DECnet-Plus kit available, or if you
have decided NOT to install/upgrade DECnet-Plus, you can
bypass the DECnet-Plus installation by entering "EXIT"
for the "name of drive holding the DECnet-Plus kit".
* Enter name of drive holding the DECnet-Plus kit: dkb200
* Is DKB200: ready to be mounted? [N] y
The following product has been selected:
DEC VAXVMS DECNET_OSI V7.3
Layered Product
Configuration phase starting ...
You will be asked to choose options, if any, for each selected product and for
any products that may be installed to satisfy software dependency requirements.
DEC VAXVMS DECNET_OSI V7.3: DECnet-Plus V7.3 for OpenVMS VAX
Copyright 2001 Compaq Computer Corporation.
Compaq Computer Corporation
This product requires one of two PAKs: DVNETEND or DVNETRTG.
Do you want the defaults for all options? [YES]
Do you want to review the options? [NO] y
VAXVMS DECNET_OSI V7.3: DECnet-Plus V7.3 for OpenVMS VAX
DEC VAXVMS VMS V7.3 [Installed]
VAX P.S.I. or P.S.I. Access software: NO
VAX Wide Area Device Drivers: NO
DECdns Server software: NO
DECdts Server software: NO
Are you satisfied with these options? [YES]
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7.8 Upgrade Phase 6
Execution phase starting ...
The following product will be installed to destination:
DEC VAXVMS DECNET_OSI V7.3
DISK$VAXV72INS:[VMS$COMMON.]
Portion done: 0%...10%...20%...30%...40%...80%...90%...100%
The following product has been installed:
DEC VAXVMS DECNET_OSI V7.3
Layered Product
7.8.4 Running AUTOGEN
Next, the procedure displays the following message and runs AUTOGEN:
Running AUTOGEN to compute the new SYSTEM parameters ...
If AUTOGEN encounters any problems, it displays the following message:
%AUTOGEN-W-REPORT, Warnings were detected by AUTOGEN. Please review the
information given in the file SYS$SYSTEM:AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT.
If AUTOGEN displays this message, be sure to check AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT
as one of your postupgrade tasks. This task is described in Section 8.4.
7.8.5 Shutting Down the System
After AUTOGEN finishes, the procedure displays a sequence of shutdown
messages that begins like this:
The system is shutting down to allow the system to boot with the
generated site-specific parameters and installed images.
The system will automatically reboot after the shutdown and the
upgrade will be complete.
SHUTDOWN -- Perform an Orderly System Shutdown
on node VXPCSI
.
.
.
The system shuts down and will reboot automatically if your system is set up to
do so. If the system does not reboot automatically, reboot it manually. For more
information about booting your system, refer to the upgrade and installation
supplement for your VAX computer.
7.8.6 Booting Voting Nodes
If you are upgrading a standalone system, go to the next step.
If you are upgrading an OpenVMS Cluster system, the system might hang when
you try to reboot the upgraded system disk. This is because the total cluster
value is less than the cluster quorum value. To remedy this situation, boot
voting members that run from the system disk you just upgraded. (For more
information about quorum values and voting members, refer to OpenVMS Cluster
Systems.) All nodes that are booted at this time will run AUTOGEN and reboot.
7.8.7 Executing STARTUP
After the system reboots, the procedure displays the following message:
*****************************************************************
OpenVMS VAX V7.3
You have SUCCESSFULLY installed the OpenVMS VAX Operating System.
The system is now executing the STARTUP procedure. Please
wait for the completion of STARTUP before logging in to the
system.
*****************************************************************
Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 7–21
Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
7.8 Upgrade Phase 6
Finally, the procedure displays informational messages as well as accounting
information indicating that your OpenVMS VAX operating system is running.
For example:
%STDRV-I-STARTUP, OpenVMS startup begun at 13-NOV-2000 13:36:40.32
.
.
.
%SET-I-INTSET, login interactive limit=64, current interactive value = 0
SYSTEM
job terminated at 13-NOV-2000 13:39:28.31
Accounting information:
Buffered I/O count:
1845
Direct I/O count:
677
Page faults:
8906
Charged CPU time 0 00:00:53.34
Peak working set size:
970
Peak virtual size:
5165
Mounted volumes:
0
Elapsed time
0 00:02:58.77
At this time, you can log in to the SYSTEM account (so you can perform
postupgrade tasks), as described in the following sections.
7.8.8 Logging in to the SYSTEM Account by Means of a Character Cell
Terminal
Log in to a character cell terminal by entering the user name SYSTEM followed
by the password. The display is similar to the following:
Welcome to OpenVMS (TM) VAX Operating System, Version V7.3
Username: SYSTEM
Password:
.
.
.
Welcome to OpenVMS (TM) VAX Operating System, Version V7.3
(If you forget your password, follow the instructions in the OpenVMS System
Manager’s Manual, Volume 1: Essentials to perform an emergency startup.)
7.8.9 Logging in to the SYSTEM Account by Means of a Workstation
If you installed the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX software on your
workstation, do the following after the login window displays on your screen:
1. Enter the user name SYSTEM followed by the password.
2. Click on the OK button.
7.9 What to Do Next
After you have successfully upgraded the OpenVMS VAX operating system and
logged in to the SYSTEM account, you must perform certain postupgrade tasks
before you can use the system. For complete information, go to Chapter 8.
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8
After Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating
System
After you upgrade the OpenVMS VAX operating system, you need to perform
several important tasks before you can use the system. These tasks, described in
the order in which you perform them, are as follows:
•
Verifying system time
•
Restoring the preferred node list
•
Replacing SYSUAF.DAT and VMS$AUDIT_SERVER.DAT
•
Examining AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT
•
Checking the size of system files
•
Examining your command procedures
•
Changing MODPARAMS.DAT
•
Updating your console media
•
Decompressing system libraries
•
Testing the system with UETP, the user environment test package
•
Increasing free space on your system disk
•
Purging system files
•
Restoring your modifications to the system password dictionary
•
Customizing DECwindows support software
•
Preparing to run the OpenVMS Management Station software
•
Installing layered products
•
Backing up the system disk
•
Running AUTOGEN
•
Completing the postupgrade checklist
If you are an experienced system manager, you can use the checklist at the end of
this chapter to complete the necessary postupgrade tasks.
If you are a less-experienced system manager, you should read the entire chapter
and then use the checklist to make sure you have completed all the postupgrade
tasks.
After Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 8–1
After Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
8.1 Verifying System Time
8.1 Verifying System Time
During the upgrade, the procedure displayed the system time and gave you the
opportunity to enter the correct time if the displayed time was incorrect.
Now that you have upgraded your system, verify that the system time is correct
by entering the following command:
$ SHOW TIME
The system displays the date and time.
If the time displayed by your system is not correct, reset it by entering the
command SET TIME using the following format:
SET TIME=dd-mmm-yyyy:hh:mm:ss
For example:
$ SET TIME=12-JUN-2000:10:19:25
8.2 Restoring the Preferred Node List
After the upgrade completes, the queuing system on the upgraded nodes is
enabled, and you must restore the preferred node list for the queue manager.
To restore the preferred node list, enter the following command from any node:
START/QUEUE/MANAGER/ON=(node1, node2 . . . noden)
For node1, node2, and so forth, supply the names of the nodes — separated by
commas — that you want to restore to the preferred node list.
8.3 Replacing SYSUAF.DAT and VMS$AUDIT_SERVER.DAT
If you permanently store the SYSUAF.DAT and VMS$AUDIT_SERVER.DAT files
on the system disk, go to Section 8.4.
If you do not permanently store SYSUAF.DAT and VMS$AUDIT_SERVER.DAT
on the system disk, you copied them to the system disk before you did the
upgrade. During the upgrade procedure, these files were updated.
Note
If you did a rolling upgrade, the shared version of SYSUAF.DAT was not
updated.
To replace the updated files, copy the updated versions of SYSUAF.DAT and
VMS$AUDIT_SERVER.DAT from the system disk to the directory where you
usually keep them.
8.4 Examining AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT
When AUTOGEN runs, it writes informational and, if necessary, warning
messages to the file SYS$SYSTEM:AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT. You can view the
contents of this report file to examine these messages.
To display AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT on your screen, enter the following
command and press Return:
$ TYPE SYS$SYSTEM:AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT
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After Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
8.4 Examining AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT
If the report includes a message similar to the following, you can modify the size
of the page, swap, or dump file:
(******************
%AUTOGEN-W-DSKSPC, The disk on which DISK$OpenVMS072:[SYS0.SYSEXE]PAGEFILE.SYS
resides would be over 95% full if it were modified to hold 20000
blocks.
******************)
For more information about modifying the sizes of the page, swap, or dump files,
see Section 8.5.
8.5 Checking the Size of System Files
AUTOGEN sets the following files at sizes appropriate for your system:
[SYSEXE]SYSDUMP.DMP
[SYSEXE]PAGEFILE.SYS
[SYSEXE]SWAPFILE.SYS
For special workloads or configurations, you can specify different sizes for these
files. Check the sizes of these files to be sure they meet your needs. Log in to the
SYSTEM account and enter the following command:
$ @SYS$UPDATE:SWAPFILES
For more information, refer to the OpenVMS System Manager’s Manual, Volume
1: Essentials.
8.6 Examining Your Command Procedures
The upgrade procedure places a new version of WELCOME.TXT on your system
disk. If your system uses a site-specific version of this file, you must modify the
new version of the file with your changes.
The upgrade procedure restores your site-specific version of the following files
with *.COM_OLD_SPECIFIC extensions:
SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM
SYCONFIG.COM
SYPAGSWPFILES.COM
SYSECURITY.COM
SYSHUTDWN.COM
SYLOGIN.COM
LOGIN.COM
SYLOGICALS.COM
LAT$SYSTARTUP.COM
TFF$STARTUP.COM
The upgrade procedure provides new templates for some of these files with the
.TEMPLATE extension. The new templates can include features that are not in
your site-specific files. Check the templates against your site-specific files and
edit your files as necessary.
Remember, you do not need a START/QUEUE/MANAGER command in your
startup file because the queue manager automatically starts up when you boot
the system.
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After Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
8.7 Changing MODPARAMS.DAT
8.7 Changing MODPARAMS.DAT
Review the file SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT. The upgrade
procedure created a new version of this file. The old version is named
SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT_OLD. Modify the new file, if necessary,
for your system.
If you are upgrading an OpenVMS Cluster system, you must update the
MODPARAMS.DAT file for each VAX computer that boots from the system disk.
Make sure the value for the EXPECTED_VOTES parameter is correct. The
value is the sum of all VOTES in the cluster. For example, if there are five VAX
computers in the cluster, and each has one VOTE, the value is five. As you reboot
each VAX computer, AUTOGEN runs automatically. The cluster forms when you
have booted enough computers to attain cluster quorum.
For more information, refer to the OpenVMS System Manager’s Manual, Volume
2: Tuning, Monitoring, and Complex Systems.
8.8 Updating Your Console Media
If your computer does not use console media, skip this section and go to
Section 8.10.
If your computer uses console media, you must copy the Version 7.3 VMB.EXE
onto your system’s console media. The procedure differs depending on the VAX
series computer you have. Follow the instructions in the section that applies to
your VAX computer.
8.9 VAX 8530, 8550, 8810 (8700), 8820-N (8800) Computers
If you upgraded a VAX 8530, 8550, 8810 (8700), or 8820-N (8800) computer, do
the following:
1. Insert a blank RX50 diskette in one of the console diskette drives. The
console refers to the upper (or left-hand) diskette drive as DZ1 while the
OpenVMS VAX operating system refers to it as CSA1. The console refers to
the lower (or right-hand) drive as DZ2 while the OpenVMS VAX operating
system refers to it as CSA2.
2. Make sure the diskette drives are connected to the OpenVMS VAX operating
system, as follows:
$ SHOW DEVICE CSA
Device
Device
Name
Status
CSA0:
(SYSTEM) Online
CSA1:
(SYSTEM) Online
CSA2:
(SYSTEM) Online
Error
Count
0
0
0
Volume
Label
If the drives are not connected, the following message is displayed:
%SYSTEM-W-NOSUCHDEV, no such device available
If this message is displayed, enter the following commands (you need
CMKRNL privilege):
$ RUN SYS$SYSTEM:SYSGEN
SYSGEN> CONNECT CONSOLE
SYSGEN> EXIT
3. To initialize the disk, enter a command in the following format:
$ INITIALIZE/STRUCTURE=1 device-name: volume-label
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8.9 VAX 8530, 8550, 8810 (8700), 8820-N (8800) Computers
Substitute CSA1 or CSA2 for device-name. Substitute a 1- to 12-character
name for volume-label. For example:
$ INITIALIZE/STRUCTURE=1 CSA1: V61CONSOLE
4. Enter the following commands to mount the diskette, create the required
directories, and copy the new VMB.EXE to the diskette. Substitute CSA1 or
CSA2 for device-name.
$ MOUNT/OVERRIDE=ID device-name:
$ CREATE/DIRECTORY device-name:[TRANSFER]
$ COPY SYS$SYSTEM:VMB.EXE device-name:[TRANSFER]
5. Once you have copied all the files, enter the following command to dismount
the diskette. (Leave the diskette in the drive.) Substitute CSA1 or CSA2 for
device-name.
$ DISMOUNT device-name:
6. To enter console mode, press Ctrl/P. To exit the console program, enter the
following command:
>>> EXIT
7. Open the diskette drive door, pause for a moment, and close it. The red
indicator light will flash.
8. To copy VMB.EXE from the diskette to the console fixed disk drive, enter the
following command:
$ COPY DZu:[TRANSFER]VMB.EXE
LB0:[CONSOLE]
Substitute DZ1 or DZ2 for DZu.
The fixed drive in the console is known by two names, DW2 and LB0. Most
console files are stored using the name LB0. If the system displays a message
that describes a protection violation on the output device, copy the files using
the device name DW2 rather than LB0.
9. When you have finished copying the files, remove the diskette from the drive.
10. Restart the console program by entering the following command and pressing
Return:
$ RUN CONTROL
11. Return to the operating system by entering the following command and
pressing Return:
>>> SET TERMINAL PROGRAM
8.9.1 VAX 8200, 8250, 8300, 8350, 8600, 8650 Computers
If you upgraded a VAX 8200, 8250, 8300, 8350, 8600, or 8650 computer, follow the
instructions in this section.
The procedure does the following:
•
Checks to see if you have enough space for the new VMB.EXE
•
Copies the new VMB.EXE to the console media
•
Updates the BOOT58 file for the VAX 8200, 8250, 8300, and 8350 computers
To update the console media, use the following procedure:
1. Log in to the SYSTEM account.
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After Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
8.9 VAX 8530, 8550, 8810 (8700), 8820-N (8800) Computers
2. Enter the following commands to check if there is enough space for the new
VMB.EXE. You need 120 blocks. If you are updating a VAX computer, use
CSA1 for device-name.
$ RUN SYS$SYSTEM:SYSGEN
SYSGEN> CONNECT CONSOLE
SYSGEN> EXIT
$ EXCHANGE DIRECTORY device-name:VMB.EXE
Directory of RT-11 volume TINES$CSA1:
VMB.EXE
80
13-NOV-2000 18:40
13-NOV-2000
Total of 1 file, 80 blocks. Free space 43 blocks, largest 23.
If the size of the current VMB, plus the free space, does not equal at least
120 blocks, delete unneeded files on the console until you have 120 blocks
available. In the above example, the size of the current VMB.EXE (80 blocks)
plus the free space (43 blocks) equals 123 blocks, so files do not have to be
deleted.
3. Enter the following command and press Return:
$ @SYS$UPDATE:UPDATE_CONSOLE.COM
4. If you are updating the console media for a VAX 8600 or VAX 8650 computer,
the new VMB.EXE is copied onto the console media.
If you are updating the console media for one of the other VAX computers, the
procedure uses the EXCHANGE procedure to copy the contents of the existing
console media, merge the new files onto the copy of the console media, and
create a new version of the console media. When the computer is ready to
create the new version, it displays a message asking you to insert a scratch
tape cassette or diskette. Take out the original console media and insert a
new one.
8.9.2 VAX 9000 Computers
VAX 9000 computers use a special version of VMB.EXE named VMB9AQ.EXE.
The upgrade procedure automatically copies a new version of this file to the
console hard disk. However, if for some reason you need to update the console
hard disk, use the UPDATE_CONSOLE.COM command procedure described for
the VAX 8200, 8250, 8300, 8350, 8600, and 8650 computers. The device name for
the VAX 9000 console hard disk is CSA1.
8.10 Decompressing the System Libraries
Decompressing the system libraries gives the system faster access to the libraries.
You can decompress all the system libraries or just some of them.
The additional amount of disk space required to decompress all the system
libraries is about 22,600 blocks. To find out how much disk space you have, enter
the following command and press Return:
$ SHOW DEVICE SYS$SYSDEVICE
Table 8–1 gives the approximate number of blocks consumed by each library after
decompression.
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After Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
8.10 Decompressing the System Libraries
Table 8–1 Sizes of Decompressed System Libraries
Library
Blocks
ACLEDT.HLB
102
Library
Blocks
ANALAUDIT$HELP.HLB
ANLRMSHLP.HLB
16
DBG$UIHELP.HLB
438
DECCCURSE.OLB
15
DECCRTL.OLB
315
DECCRTLG.OLB
77
12
EDFHLP.HLB
37
229
ERFLIB.TLB
104
EVE$KEYHELP.HLB
145
DISKQUOTA.HLB
EDTHELP.HLB
EVE$HELP.HLB
1197
EXCHNGHLP.HLB
118
IMAGELIB.OLB
1122
DBG$HELP.HLB
18
HELPLIB.HLB
INSTALHLP.HLB
2133
14235
92
LATCP$HELP.HLB
243
LIB.MLB
MAILHELP.HLB
316
MNRHELP.HLB
84
NCPHELP.HLB
535
PATCHHELP.HLB
82
PHONEHELP.HLB
31
SHWCLHELP.HLB
151
STARLET.OLB
9682
SYS$STARLET_C.TLB
10005
SYSMANHELP.HLB
786
TFF$TFUHELP.HLP
47
2564
SDA.HLB
109
STARLET.MLB
2822
STARLETSD.TLB
5526
SYSGEN.HLB
TECO.HLB
526
67
TPUHELP.HLB
1036
UAFHELP.HLB
377
VAXCCURSE.OLB
91
VAXCRTL.OLB
568
VAXCRTLG.OLB
11
8.10.1 How to Decompress Libraries
You execute the LIBDECOMP.COM command procedure to decompress the
system libraries. To run LIBDECOMP, log in to the SYSTEM account, enter the
following command, and press Return:
$ @SYS$UPDATE:LIBDECOMP.COM
The following information is displayed:
OpenVMS Library Decompression Utility
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
HELPLIB.HLB
STARLET.OLB
ACLEDT.HLB
ANLRMSHLP.HLB
DBG$HELP.HLB
DBG$UIHELP.HLB
DISKQUOTA.HLB
EDFHLP.HLB
INSTALHLP.HLB
LATCP$HELP.HLB
MAILHELP.HLB
MNRHELP.HLB
EDTHELP.HLB
NCPHELP.HLB
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
SDA.HLB
SHWCLHELP.HLB
SYSGEN.HLB
ANALAUDIT$HELP.HLB
SYSMANHELP.HLB
TFF$TFUHELP.HLB
EXCHNGHLP.HLB
TPUHELP.HLB
EVE$HELP.HLB
EVE$KEYHELP.HLB
UAFHELP.HLB
TECO.HLB
PATCHHELP.HLB
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
PHONEHELP.HLB
LIB.MLB
STARLET.MLB
STARLETSD.TLB
SYS$STARLET_C.TLB
ERFLIB.TLB
VAXCCURSE.OLB
VAXCRTL.OLB
VAXCRTLG.OLB
IMAGELIB.OLB
DECCCURSE.OLB
DECCRTL.OLB
DECCRTLG.OLB
A ALL libraries to be decompressed
E EXIT this procedure
* Enter letter or number(s) of libraries to be decompressed
(Separate multiple entries with a comma):
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After Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
8.10 Decompressing the System Libraries
Enter the appropriate letter or the numbers of the libraries you want to
decompress. To decompress all libraries, the process takes approximately one
half hour.
If you prefer, you can execute LIBDECOMP interactively or as a batch job. If
you use either of these methods, you can decompress up to 8 libraries each
time you execute LIBDECOMP by listing the names of the libraries you want
to decompress as parameters on the command line. (You can decompress all
the libraries by omitting the /PARAMETERS qualifier.) Be sure to separate the
library names with commas and do not include the file extension. For example, to
decompress the VAXCRTL.OLB, DISKQUOTA.HLB, and LIB.MLB libraries as a
batch job, enter the following command:
$ SUBMIT/NOTIFY/PARAMETERS=(VAXCRTL, DISKQUOTA, LIB)_$ SYS$UPDATE:LIBDECOMP
To decompress these same libraries interactively, enter the following command:
$ @SYS$UPDATE:LIBDECOMP VAXCRTL DISKQUOTA LIB
Note that, when you type the command for a batch job, you separate the library
names with commas and enclose the list within parentheses. You do not use
commas or parentheses on the interactive command line.
8.11 Testing the System with UETP
UETP, the user environment test package, is a software package that tests
whether the OpenVMS VAX operating system is installed correctly. As part of the
postupgrade procedure, you should run UETP to verify your upgrade.
Note that UETP needs at least 1200 free blocks on the system disk and is
available only if you installed the optional save set VMS072.D. If you did not
install the optional save set, you can add the UETP files to your system using
VMSTAILOR. For information about using VMSTAILOR, see Chapter 10.
For complete information about UETP, refer to the OpenVMS System Manager’s
Manual, Volume 2: Tuning, Monitoring, and Complex Systems.
8.12 Increasing Free Space on the System Disk
This section describes how to increase the amount of free space on your system
disk. You can gain free space by removing optional OpenVMS VAX files that you
do not need from the system disk or by purging old versions of some system files.
8.12.1 Running the ANALYZE /DISK_STRUCTURE Utility
Certain disk structure inconsistencies may be introduced during the OpenVMS
VAX upgrade operation. To check for these inconsistencies, enter the following
command:
$ ANALYZE /DISK_STRUCTURE SYS$SYSDEVICE:
This command produces output in the following format:
Error opening QUOTA.SYS
No such file
File (2849,7,1) DCLTABLES.EXE;31
marked for delete
File (4270,3,1) SYS.EXE;2
marked for delete
File (5485,9,1) SYS$NETWORK_SERVICES.EXE;1
marked for delete
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After Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
8.12 Increasing Free Space on the System Disk
If quotas are not in use on the system disk, ignore the "No such file" message for
QUOTA.SYS. Most inconsistencies (including "marked for delete") can be repaired
by entering the following command:
$ ANALYZE /DISK_STRUCTURE /REPAIR SYS$SYSDEVICE:
8.12.2 Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR
To remove files you do not need from the system disk, use VMSTAILOR. For
example, if you are not running DECnet for OpenVMS, you do not need the
network support files. For complete information about using VMSTAILOR to
remove files, see Chapter 10.
If you are running DECwindows Motif, use DECW$TAILOR to add or remove
DECwindows base support, workstation support, and fonts.
Note
Files installed on alternate devices cannot be tailored.
8.12.3 Purging System Files
In most cases, you can purge the following OpenVMS system files to free space on
your system disk. However, before you purge any of these files, read Appendix F
to make sure you do not purge a file version you might want to keep.
SYS$SYSTEM:SHUTDOWN.COM
SYS$SYSTEM:STARTUP.COM
SYS$LIBRARY:ENCRYPSHR.EXE
SYS$LIBRARY:*RTL*.EXE
SYS$LIBRARY:*SHR.EXE
SYS$MANAGER:EDTINI.EDT
SYS$MANAGER:DBLSTRTUP.COM
SYS$MANAGER:*.TEMPLATE
SYS$EXAMPLES:XADRIVER.MAR
SYS$LIBRARY:CDDSHR.EXE
SYS$LIBRARY:EPC$FACILITY.TLB
SYS$MESSAGE:EPC$MSG.EXE
SYS$STARTUP:VMS$LAYERED.DAT
To purge a file, enter the PURGE command followed by the file specification. For
example:
$ PURGE SYS$SYSTEM:SHUTDOWN.COM
8.13 Restoring Your System Password Dictionary
The OpenVMS VAX operating system screens potential passwords for
acceptability. The DCL command SET PASSWORD takes the user’s proposed
password, converts it to lowercase (if necessary), and compares it to entries in
a system dictionary. If the proposed password is found in the dictionary, it is
rejected as a valid user password, and the user must suggest another. Many
system managers modify the system password dictionary to include words of
significance to their site.
During the upgrade, the procedure replaces the existing system password
dictionary with a new one. If you had modified the dictionary and want to restore
your local additions, you must merge the file containing your additions with the
new system file.
After Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 8–9
After Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
8.13 Restoring Your System Password Dictionary
To add your site-specific passwords to the new system password dictionary, enable
SYSPRV and merge your local additions by entering the following commands,
where LOCAL_PASSWORD_DICTIONARY.DATA is the file that contains your
additions:
$ SET PROCESS/PRIVILEGE=SYSPRV
$ CONVERT/MERGE/PAD LOCAL_PASSWORD_DICTIONARY.DATA _$ SYS$LIBRARY:VMS$PASSWORD_DICTIONARY.DATA
8.14 Customizing DECwindows Support Software
If you have installed DECwindows support software, there are several steps that
you can take to customize the DECwindows environment. Depending on your
configuration, DECwindows customization tasks include the following:
•
Customizing the server startup
•
Using the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) as a
DECwindows transport
•
Using transports for DECwindows other than those supplied by Compaq
Go to Chapter 9 for complete instructions for customizing your DECwindows
support software.
After you complete the tasks described in Chapter 9, return to this chapter to
continue with the remaining postupgrade tasks.
8.15 Preparing to Use the OpenVMS Management Station
The OpenVMS Management Station client/server software provides OpenVMS
system management capabilities through a client application on a personal
computer (PC) running Microsoft Windows.
When you upgraded your OpenVMS system, the OpenVMS Management Station
server files were automatically installed on your OpenVMS system disk. However,
to obtain complete support, you had to select the OpenVMS Management Station
client software files during the OpenVMS upgrade procedure. Those files are
required for creating the installation media that you use to install the client
software on your PC.
Appendix G provides complete instructions for preparing your OpenVMS system
and your PC to run the OpenVMS Management Station software.
Note
If you did not select the optional OpenVMS Management Station client
software files during the installation or upgrade, you must add these
files to your OpenVMS system disk before you follow the instructions
in Appendix G. Use the OpenVMS Version 7.3 distribution media and
VMSTAILOR to add the OpenVMS Management Station files to your
system. (For information about using VMSTAILOR, see Chapter 10.)
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After Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
8.16 Installing Layered Products
8.16 Installing Layered Products
Back up your system disk and then use either the VMSINSTAL command
procedure or the POLYCENTER Software Installation utility to install layered
products on your system. If the system contained Compaq TCP/IP Services for
OpenVMS previous to the upgrade, you must reinstall it now.
For additional information about installing layered products, see the OpenVMS
System Manager’s Manual.
8.17 Backing Up the System Disk
Compaq recommends that you protect your work by performing the following
operations:
•
Use SYS$UPDATE:CONSCOPY.COM to back up the console media (if
applicable).
•
Make a standalone BACKUP kit on removable media and on the system disk.
If your console media is a TU58 tape cartridge or an RX01 diskette, use the
standalone BACKUP copy you made before you began the upgrade. (See
Section 5.4.2.)
•
Back up the system disk.
For complete information about these operations, refer to the upgrade and
installation supplement for your VAX computer.
8.18 Running AUTOGEN
When you upgraded the OpenVMS VAX operating system, the procedure executed
AUTOGEN to set the values of system parameters and the sizes of the page and
swap files according to the system’s workload.
In many cases, AUTOGEN can improve system performance by using dynamic
feedback information from the running system. As a postinstallation task, you
should run AUTOGEN again using the feedback mechanism to make further
adjustments to system parameters.
When AUTOGEN runs after an upgrade, it uses the parameter values
in SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT. Note that hardcoded values in
MODPARAMS.DAT affect AUTOGEN’s calculations of the feedback parameters.
For AUTOGEN to properly calculate minimum values, you should replace the
hardcoded values in MODPARAMS.DAT with MIN_ values. The MIN_ prefix
specifies the minimum value to which a parameter can be set by AUTOGEN.
If you are not satisfied with the parameter settings calculated by AUTOGEN,
you can modify the parameter values by editing MODPARAMS.DAT as explained
in the OpenVMS System Manager’s Manual, Volume 2: Tuning, Monitoring, and
Complex Systems.
After you have upgraded the operating system, run AUTOGEN again using the
following procedure:
1. After 24 hours of operation, run AUTOGEN in feedback mode and reboot the
system.
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After Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
8.18 Running AUTOGEN
2. Run AUTOGEN in this same way, again, two working days later.
Note
For the VAX 9000 computer, AUTOGEN’s initial parameter calculations
are conservative. To obtain parameter values that match your system
workload, you can run AUTOGEN in feedback mode a number of times.
For more information, refer to the upgrade and installation supplement
for your VAX 9000 computer.
3. Compaq recommends that you run AUTOGEN from SAVPARAMS through
TESTFILES on a weekly basis and examine AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT to
determine the need for additional changes.
For information about using AUTOGEN, refer to the OpenVMS System Manager’s
Manual, Volume 2: Tuning, Monitoring, and Complex Systems.
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After Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System
8.19 Postupgrade Checklist
8.19 Postupgrade Checklist
Use the following checklist to make sure you perform all the necessary
postupgrade tasks.
Verify the system time (described in Section 8.1)
Restore the preferred node list for the queue manager (described in
Section 8.2)
Replace SYSUAF.DAT and VMS$AUDIT_SERVER.DAT (described in
Section 8.3)
Examine AUTOGEN output stored in the file AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT
(described in Section 8.4)
Examine the command procedure templates supplied with OpenVMS VAX
Version 7.3 (described in Section 8.6)
Examine MODPARAMS.DAT (described in Section 8.7)
Update your console media (described in Section 8.8)
Decompress the system libraries using LIBDECOMP.COM (described in
Section 8.10)
Run UETP (the user environment test package) to test the system (described
in OpenVMS System Manager’s Manual, Volume 2: Tuning, Monitoring, and
Complex Systems)
Remove unwanted files and check the sizes of system files (described in
Section 8.12)
Restore your local additions to the system password dictionary (described in
Section 8.13)
Customize your DECwindows environment (described in Section 8.14)
Build a standalone BACKUP kit (described in Section 8.17)
Back up the console media (described in Section 8.17)
Install layered products (described in Section 8.16)
Back up the system disk (described in the upgrade and installation
supplement for your computer)
Run AUTOGEN and reboot the system after the first 24 hours of operation
(described in Section 8.18)
After Upgrading the OpenVMS VAX Operating System 8–13
9
Customizing DECwindows Support Software
This chapter describes how you can customize DECwindows support software.
The DECwindows components provided on the OpenVMS VAX kit supply
DECwindows base support and workstation support files only. If you have not
installed either of these DECwindows components on your system, skip this
chapter.
Depending on your configuration, DECwindows customization tasks include the
following:
•
Customizing the server startup
•
Using the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) as a
DECwindows transport
•
Using transports with DECwindows other than those supplied by Compaq
Note that the OpenVMS VAX operating system no longer includes the VMS
DECwindows product. To get full DECwindows support, you must also install the
separate DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX layered product, which supports
both the Motif and XUI environments.
9.1 Customizing the Server Startup
By default, the DECwindows server no longer logs successful connect/disconnect
messages to the DECW$SERVER_#_ERROR.LOG file. To enable these messages,
define the symbol DECW$SERVER_CONNECT_LOG in the DECW$PRIVATE_
SERVER_SETUP.COM file to be "T" and restart the server. Note that abnormal
or unsuccessful connect/disconnect messages are still logged by the server.
9.1.1 Assumptions
The startup command procedures automatically determine most of the
configuration variables for the DECwindows display server. However, there
are items that the command procedures cannot determine, so they make the
following assumptions:
•
The startup procedures normally assume that you have a 75 dots/inch monitor
(such as a VR260 or VR290). However, if you are installing on a VAXstation
4000, the startup procedures assume that you have a 100 dots/inch monitor.
•
If you have a GPX, SPX, or LCG workstation, the startup procedures assume
that you have a color monitor.
•
The startup procedures normally assume that you have a North American
keyboard layout (you have an LK201–AA or an LK201–LA keyboard). If you
are installing on a VAXstation 4000, the startup procedures assume that you
have an LK401–AA keyboard.
•
The startup procedures assume that the server will use only DECnet software
and local transports.
Customizing DECwindows Support Software 9–1
Customizing DECwindows Support Software
9.1 Customizing the Server Startup
9.1.2 How to Override Incorrect Assumptions
If any of these assumptions is incorrect, you must override them as follows:
1. Make a copy of the file SYS$MANAGER:DECW$PRIVATE_SERVER_
SETUP.TEMPLATE and rename it to a .COM file type. The comments in
this file show how to customize individual workstations by adding a section
of DCL commands for each workstation. You can also add DCL commands
to the common section of the server startup file. By doing this, you ensure
that the customizations you make affect all workstations that use the server
startup file.
2. If your screen supports 100 dots/inch, add the following line:
$ DECW$SERVER_DENSITY == "100"
Add this line to the section for each workstation that has a 100 dots/inch
monitor, or add it to the common section for all workstations (if all the
workstations have 100 dots/inch monitors).
3. If you have upgraded to a VAXstation 4000 but still have a 75 dots/inch
monitor, add the following line:
$ DECW$SERVER_DENSITY == "75"
4. The section for any workstation with color graphics and a monochrome screen
should contain the following lines:
$ DECW$COLOR == "FALSE"
$ DECW$BITONAL == "FALSE"
5. To override the default keyboard layout, determine the correct name from the
model number of your LK201 keyboard, as follows:
a. Turn the keyboard upside down, and look for a label that specifies the
model number. The model number should be in a format similar to
LK201-xx.
If the model number is listed as LK201 without any additional characters,
the information you need is on another part of the label. Look for a
number that has the following format:
nn-nnnnn-xx.
b. Use the xx part of this number to choose a keymap name from Table 9–1.
The table is arranged based on the dialect that each keyboard is designed
for. Choose the keymap ending in _DP for the data processing keyboard
layout, or the keymap ending in _TW for the typewriter layout.
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Customizing DECwindows Support Software
9.1 Customizing the Server Startup
Table 9–1 DECwindows Keymap
Dialect
Model
DECwindows Keymap Name
Austrian/German
LK201-(AG,LG,BG,MG)
AUSTRIAN_GERMAN_LK201LG_DP
LK201-(NG,PG)
AUSTRIAN_GERMAN_LK201NG_DP
AUSTRIAN_GERMAN_LK201LG_TW
AUSTRIAN_GERMAN_LK201NG_TW
Belgian/French
LK401-(AG)
AUSTRIAN_GERMAN_LK401AG_TW
LK201-(AP,LP,BP,MP)
BELGIAN_FRENCH_LK201LP_DP
BELGIAN_FRENCH_LK201LP_TW
Belgian/French
LK401-(AP)
BELGIAN_FRENCH_LK401AP_DP
BELGIAN_FRENCH_LK401AP_TW
British
LK201-(AE,LE,BE,ME)
BRITISH_LK201LE_DP
BRITISH_LK201LE_TW
British
LK401-(AA,PA)
BRITISH_LK401AA_DP
BRITISH_LK401AA_TW
Canadian/French
LK201-(AC,LC,BC,MC)
CANADIAN_FRENCH_LK201LC_DP
CANADIAN_FRENCH_LK201LC_TW
Canadian/French
LK401-(AC,LC,BC,MC)
CANADIAN_FRENCH_LK401AC_DP
CANADIAN_FRENCH_LK401AC_TW
Czech
LK401-(BV)
CZECH_LK401AV
Danish
LK201-(AD,LD,BD,MD)
DANISH_LK201LD_DP
DANISH_LK201LD_TW
LK201-(ED,RD,FD)
DANISH_LK201RD_DP
DANISH_LK201RD_TW
Danish
LK401-(AD,LD,BD,MD)
DANISH_LK401AD_DP
DANISH_LK401AD_TW
Dutch
LK201-(AH,LH,BH,MH)
DUTCH_LK201LH_DP
DUTCH_LK201LH_TW
Finnish
LK201-(NH,PH)
DUTCH_LK201NH
LK401-(NH,PH)
DUTCH_LK401AH
LK201-(AF,LF,BF,MF)
FINNISH_LK201LF_DP
FINNISH_LK201LF_TW
LK201-(NX,PX)
FINNISH_LK201NX_DP
FINNISH_LK201NX_TW
Finnish
LK401-(AF,LF,BF,MF)
FINNISH_LK401AF_DP
FINNISH_LK401AF_TW
Flemish
LK201-(AB,LB,BB,MB)
FLEMISH_LK201LB_DP
FLEMISH_LK201LB_TW
Flemish
LK401-(AB,LB,BB,MB)
FLEMISH_LK401AB_DP
FLEMISH_LK401AB_TW
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Customizing DECwindows Support Software 9–3
Customizing DECwindows Support Software
9.1 Customizing the Server Startup
Table 9–1 (Cont.) DECwindows Keymap
Dialect
Model
DECwindows Keymap Name
Hungarian
LK401-(BQ)
HUNGARIAN_LK401_BQ
Icelandic
LK201-(AU,LU,BU,MU)
ICELANDIC_LK201LU_DP
ICELANDIC_LK201LU_TW
Italian
LK201-(AI,LI,BI,MI)
ITALIAN_LK201LI_DP
Italian
LK401-(AI,LI,BI,MI)
ITALIAN_LK401AI_DP
ITALIAN_LK201LI_TW
ITALIAN_LK401AI_TW
North American
LK201-(AA,LA,BA,MA)
NORTH_AMERICAN_LK201LA
North American
LK401-(AA,LA,BA,MA)
NORTH_AMERICAN_LK401AA
Norwegian
LK201-(AN,LN,BN,MN)
NORWEGIAN_LK201LN_DP
NORWEGIAN_LK201LN_TW
LK201-(EN,RN,FN)
NORWEGIAN_LK201RN_DP
NORWEGIAN_LK201RN_TW
Norwegian
LK401-(AN,LN,BN,MN)
NORWEGIAN_LK401AN_DP
NORWEGIAN_LK401AN_TW
Polish
LK401-(BP)
POLISH_LK401_BP
Portuguese
LK201-(AV,LV,BV,MV)
PORTUGUESE_LK201LV
Portuguese
LK401-(AV,LV,BV,MV)
PORTUGUESE_LK401AV
Russian
LK401-(BT)
RUSSIAN_LK401_BT
Slovakian
LK401-(CZ)
SLOVAK_LK401_CZ
Spanish
LK201-(AS,LS,BS,MS)
SPANISH_LK201LS_DP
SPANISH_LK201LS_TW
Spanish
LK401-(AS,LS,BS,MS)
Swedish
LK201-(AM,LM,BM,MM)
SPANISH_LK401AS_DP
SPANISH_LK401AS_TW
SWEDISH_LK201LM_DP
SWEDISH_LK201LM_TW
LK201-(NM,PM)
SWEDISH_LK201NM_DP
SWEDISH_LK201NM_TW
Swedish
LK401-(AM,LM,BM,MM)
SWEDISH_LK401AM_DP
SWEDISH_LK401AM_TW
Swiss/French
LK201-(AK,LK,BK,MK)
Swiss/French
LK401-(AK,LK,BK,MK)
SWISS_FRENCH_LK201LK_DP
SWISS_FRENCH_LK201LK_TW
SWISS_FRENCH_LK401AK_DP
SWISS_FRENCH_LK401AK_TW
Swiss/German
LK201-(AL,LL,BL,ML)
Swiss/German
LK401-(AL,LL,BL,ML)
SWISS_GERMAN_LK201LL_DP
SWISS_GERMAN_LK201LL_TW
SWISS_GERMAN_LK401AL_DP
SWISS_GERMAN_LK401AL_TW
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9–4 Customizing DECwindows Support Software
Customizing DECwindows Support Software
9.1 Customizing the Server Startup
Table 9–1 (Cont.) DECwindows Keymap
Dialect
Model
DECwindows Keymap Name
Combined US/UK
LK201-(EE,RE,PE)
UK_LK201RE
US_LK201RE
Combined US/UK
LK401-(EE,RE,PE)
UK_LK401AA
US_LK401AA
c. After you choose a keymap name, modify the server startup file. For
example, to change the keyboard layout to a Dutch typewriter layout, add
the following line to the server startup file:
$ DECW$DEFAULT_KEYBOARD_MAP == "DUTCH_LK201LH_TW"
Add a line similar to this for each workstation that does not have a
North American keyboard layout, or add it to the common section for all
workstations (if all the workstations use the same keyboard layout).
6. To add support for the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP) transport using the Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS product,
add the following line:
$ DECW$SERVER_TRANSPORTS == "DECNET,LOCAL,TCPIP"
Add this line to the section for each workstation that will be using TCP/IP, or
add it to the common section for all workstations.
To include support for other transports, add the last part of the transport
image name to the list of transports. For example, suppose you want to add
support for a customer-written transport that has the following image name:
SYS$SHARE:DECW_TRANSPORT_FOO
You would add the following line:
$ DECW$SERVER_TRANSPORTS == "DECNET,LOCAL,FOO"
7. Reboot the workstations for which you customized the server startup.
8. Customize security as described in the Using DECwindows Motif for
OpenVMS manual.
After you start the server, a per-server logical name table is created on your
system but is not added to the default logical name table search lists.
9.2 Using Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS
DECwindows contains support for the TCP/IP transport. This support requires
Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS, a Compaq layered product. Before you
can use the DECwindows TCP/IP transport interface, you must install Compaq
TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS.
Note
Other vendors’ implementation of TCP/IP transports use different
call interfaces. For this reason, DECwindows support for TCP/IP is
compatible only with Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS.
Customizing DECwindows Support Software 9–5
Customizing DECwindows Support Software
9.2 Using Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS
You can conserve memory and process slots by configuring Compaq TCP/IP
Services for OpenVMS software for the minimum DECwindows requirement to
support the X protocol. DECwindows only requires that INET_ACP be running.
DECwindows does not require that the NFS server, the FTPD server, or the
remote terminal servers be running.
For more information about TCP/IP concepts, refer to the Compaq TCP/IP
Services for OpenVMS documentation. For information about how to configure
the TCP/IP software, refer to the Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS
Installation and Configuration manual.
Documentation for Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS is included on the
OpenVMS Online Documentation CD-ROM. Hardcopy documentation must be
purchased separately.
9.3 Using Other Transports with DECwindows
DECwindows supports DECnet–Plus, local, and TCP/IP transports. However,
you can use other transports, such as new transports for layered products
and transports from third-party vendors, with DECwindows by writing a
DECwindows transport interface layer.
9.3.1 Writing a Transport Interface
For information about writing a transport interface, refer to the VMS
DECwindows Transport Manual.
The transport interface image’s file name must have the following format where
name is the unique transport name:
DECW$TRANSPORT_name (for transports supplied by Compaq)
DECW_TRANSPORT_name (for customer-written transports)
9.3.2 Installing the Transport Interface Image
Install the image as a protected image in the SYS$SHARE directory (as defined
by an executive mode logical name). Compaq recommends that you install the
image by adding the following line to SYS$MANAGER:SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM:
$ INSTALL CREATE SYS$SHARE:DECW_TRANSPORT_name/OPEN/SHARED/HEADER_RESIDENT/PROTECTED
You can also include this command in a startup file that SYSTARTUP_VMS calls.
To use this transport with the DECwindows server, customize the server startup
as described in Section 9.1.
9.4 Using the Example Transport
DECwindows has an example transport interface based on the Compaq TCP/IP
Services for OpenVMS layered product. It is similar to the DECwindows TCP/IP
transport interface, except it includes its own source files and it uses a different
port number (5000). You can run the example transport interface simultaneously
with the TCP/IP transport interface.
If you have installed Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS software, you can
install and use the example transport by doing the following:
1. Copy the example transport to the SYS$SHARE directory as follows:
$ COPY DECW$EXAMPLES:DECW$TRANSPORT_EXAMPLE.EXE SYS$SHARE:/PROT=W:RE
9–6 Customizing DECwindows Support Software
Customizing DECwindows Support Software
9.4 Using the Example Transport
2. Add the following line to SYS$MANAGER:SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM:
$ INSTALL CREATE SYS$SHARE:DECW$TRANSPORT_EXAMPLE /OPEN /SHARED/HEADER_RESIDENT /PROTECTED
3. Customize the private server startup as described in Section 9.1 for TCP/IP,
except use the transport name ‘‘EXAMPLE’’. For example, you might add the
following line:
$ DECW$SERVER_TRANSPORTS == "DECNET,LOCAL,TCPIP,EXAMPLE"
4. Reboot the workstation, or restart DECwindows.
5. Customize TCP/IP security as described in the Using DECwindows Motif
for OpenVMS manual, but use the transport name ‘‘EXAMPLE’’ instead of
‘‘TCPIP’’.
6. Create a DECterm window on the workstation and enter the following
command:
$ SET DISPLAY /CREATE /NODE=your_node /TRANSPORT=EXAMPLE
Substitute the node name of your workstation for your_node.
Remember that the same transport must be running on both the client and
server. It is not necessary, however, for the client and the server to be on the
same system.
7. Run any DECwindows application from the DECterm window. It now uses
the example transport to display graphics on your workstation screen. For
example, enter the following command to run the clock:
$ RUN SYS$SYSTEM:DECW$CLOCK
Customizing DECwindows Support Software 9–7
10
Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR
This chapter describes how to add (tailor on) or remove (tailor off) optional
OpenVMS VAX files and DECwindows support files from your system disk using
VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR. You will need your OpenVMS VAX software
media kit to tailor on files. Any site-specific customization that has been done to
a class will be lost when that class is tailored off.
10.1 Using VMSTAILOR
To add or remove unwanted OpenVMS VAX files from the system disk, use
VMSTAILOR. For example, if you are not running DECnet for OpenVMS, and
you do not need the network support files, you can remove those files using
VMSTAILOR. If you later decide you want to run DECnet for OpenVMS, you
can add the necessary files at any time using VMSTAILOR and your OpenVMS
VAX distribution media. (Note that you cannot tailor files on or off an alternate
device.)
10.1.1 How VMSTAILOR Works
VMSTAILOR has three phases:
1. VMSTAILOR asks if you want to tailor your system by adding files (tailor on)
or by deleting files (tailor off).
2. If you choose to tailor files on, VMSTAILOR lists each class of OpenVMS VAX
files and asks if you want to include them on the system disk. If you choose
to tailor files off, VMSTAILOR lists each class of files and asks if you want to
delete them from the system disk.
3. VMSTAILOR adds or deletes the files you indicated from the system disk.
If you are tailoring files on, you must load your OpenVMS VAX distribution
media in a drive available to the system. If your distribution media consists
of more than one piece, put the first piece of the media into the drive.
The following is a list of classes and subclasses of OpenVMS VAX files that can
be added or deleted by using VMSTAILOR. For a complete list of OpenVMS
VAX files and their functions, refer to the OpenVMS System Manager’s Manual,
Volume 2: Tuning, Monitoring, and Complex Systems.
•
Network Support
Incoming Remote File Access files
Incoming Remote Terminal files
Network Test files
Remote Task Loading
•
Programming Support
Debugger utility (DEBUG)
Image Dump utility (ANALYZE/PROCESS_DUMP)
RMS Analyze and FDL Editor utilities (ANALYZE/RMS, ANALYZE/FDL)
Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR 10–1
Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR
10.1 Using VMSTAILOR
Message utility (MESSAGE)
Object and Shareable Image libraries
MACRO libraries
MACRO assembler
SDL intermediary form of STARLET.MLB
Fortran required files
VAX C object libraries
•
OpenVMS RMS Journaling Files
•
System Programming Support
Files-11 ODS-1,ISO 9660, High Sierra ACPs
Monitor utility
Delta/XDelta debugger
System Dump Analyzer utility (ANALYZE/SYSTEM, ANALYZE/CRASH)
System Symbol Table file (SYS.STB)
Miscellaneous Symbol Table files
•
Secure User’s Environment
File Access Control List utilities
Print and Batch Queue utilities
Input Queue Symbiont (Card Reader)
Accounting Log Report Generator utility
DECdtm
•
Utilities
Mail utility
DUMP utility
RUNOFF utility
Phone utility
OpenVMS Help library
OpenVMS System Messages Help Library
Foreign Terminal Support
LAT-11 terminal server (via Ethernet)
Standalone BACKUP
Error Log Report Generator utility (ANALYZE/ERROR)
DECTPU utility
Terminal Fallback facility
TECO editor
EDT documentation
National Character Set utility (NCS)
•
VMS Workstation Support (VWS)
Workstation device support
•
BLISS require files
•
Miscellaneous Files
System map
LPA-11 support
•
User Environment Test Package
•
Example Files
10–2 Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR
Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR
10.1 Using VMSTAILOR
10.1.2 Removing OpenVMS VAX Files
To remove unwanted files using VMSTAILOR, perform the following steps:
1. Log in to the SYSTEM account.
2. Enter the following command and press Return:
$ RUN SYS$UPDATE:VMSTAILOR
VMSTAILOR displays a description of the VMSTAILOR program and the
following message:
Do you want to tailor files "ON" or "OFF"?
3. Enter OFF to remove unwanted files and press Return.
The VMSTAILOR program lists each group, or class, of files and its size in
blocks. Files are grouped according to their function. For example, all the
files required for network support are in one class. A file class is made up of
many smaller groups called subclasses. You can eliminate an entire class of
files, or you can eliminate one or more of its subclasses. For example:
CLASS - Network support
Size of entire class (with subclasses): 1499
Size of common files required for any subclass: 1249
Do you wish to select the entire class (default = NO)?
.
.
.
4. Decide which file classes or subclasses you do not need to support your
system. The VMSTAILOR program displays step-by-step instructions. Follow
these instructions to specify which classes or subclasses of files you want to
remove.
5. VMSTAILOR deletes the files you selected and displays the names of
those files. After it finishes, AUTOGEN runs automatically to make the
adjustments that are necessary after system files are deleted. AUTOGEN
also reboots the system.
Caution
To cancel VMSTAILOR during the first and second phases, press Ctrl/C,
Ctrl/Y, or Ctrl/Z. Canceling VMSTAILOR during the third phase can cause
a partially tailored disk.
For a description of each phase, see Section 10.1.1.
10.1.3 Adding OpenVMS VAX Files
To add optional OpenVMS VAX files that you previously removed, or that you
chose not to install during the OpenVMS VAX installation procedure, do the
following:
1. Log in to the SYSTEM account.
2. Load your distribution media in a drive available to the system. For example,
if your distribution media is on a TK50 tape cartridge, load the first tape
cartridge in a TK50 drive that is available to the system. Make sure the drive
is on line and ready.
Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR 10–3
Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR
10.1 Using VMSTAILOR
If you are adding files from a compact disc on an InfoServer, first determine
whether the SYSGEN parameter SCSNODE is defined on your system
(see Section 5.5) or start the DECnet software, and then refer to step 2 of
Section 7.2.
3. Enter the following command and press Return:
$ RUN SYS$UPDATE:VMSTAILOR
VMSTAILOR displays a description of the VMSTAILOR program and the
following message:
Do you want to tailor files "ON" or "OFF"?
4. Enter ON to add files and press Return.
The VMSTAILOR program lists each group, or class, of files and its size in
blocks. Files are grouped according to their function. For example, all the
files required for network support are in one class. A file class is made up of
many smaller groups called subclasses. You can add an entire class of files, or
you can add one or more of its subclasses. For example:
CLASS - Network support
Size of entire class (with subclasses): 1499
Size of common files required for any subclass: 1249
Do you wish to select the entire class (default = NO)?
.
.
.
5. Decide which file classes or subclasses you need to add. VMSTAILOR displays
step-by-step instructions. Follow these instructions to specify which classes or
subclasses of files you want to add.
6. VMSTAILOR adds the files you specified and displays the names of the files.
After the files have been added, AUTOGEN runs automatically to make the
adjustments that are necessary after system files are added. AUTOGEN also
reboots the system.
Caution
To cancel VMSTAILOR during the first and second phases, press Ctrl/C,
Ctrl/Y, or Ctrl/Z. Canceling VMSTAILOR during the third phase can cause
a partially tailored disk.
For a description of each phase, see Section 10.1.1.
After adding files to the system disk, apply any updates that affect them.
OpenVMS VAX update procedures create a .TXT file that contains a
description of patched files. This file usually has the following format:
SYS$UPDATE:VMSUn06n.TXT.
For example, assume that you do not need the OpenVMS Phone utility (PHONE)
and you run VMSTAILOR to remove those files. Later, you decide you want to
use Phone. Run VMSTAILOR to return the Phone files to the system disk; then,
apply any OpenVMS VAX update that has occurred since Version 7.3 that affected
the Phone utility.
10–4 Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR
Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR
10.1 Using VMSTAILOR
10.1.4 Sample Session
Example 10–1 shows how to add all Network Support files and selected
Programming Support files to a system disk.
Example 10–1 Sample VMSTAILOR Session
$ RUN SYS$UPDATE:VMSTAILOR
.
.
.
Do you want to tailor files "ON" or "OFF"? ON
TAILOR-ON
--------You will now be prompted with a list of the classes and subclasses of
OpenVMS Vax files that are optional. The size of each class and subclass
is included in the list. This will help you decide whether or not you
want to add a class or subclass to your system.
Under some classes, there is a set of common files that is required in order
for any subclasses to work. These files are added when you ask
for either the entire class or any of its subclasses.
Total size of the system disk is 2376153 blocks.
Total space used on the system disk is 2241252 blocks.
Total space left on the system disk is 134901 blocks.
CLASS - Network support
Size of entire class (with subclasses): 1499
Size of common files required for any subclass: 1249
Do you wish to select the entire class (default = NO)? YES
CLASS - Programming Support
Size of entire class (with subclasses): 14706
Size of common files required for any subclass: 0
Do you wish to select the entire class (default = NO)?
Do you wish to select any of its subclasses (default = NO)? )YES
Select the subclasses that you wish to provide:
SUBCLASS - Debugger utility (DEBUG) (4690 blocks) [NO]: YES
SUBCLASS - Image Dump utility (ANALYZE/PROCESS_DUMP) (48 blocks) [NO]: YES
SUBCLASS - RMS Analyze and FDL Editor utilities (ANALYZE/RMS, ANALYZE/FDL)(374 blocks) [NO]:YES
SUBCLASS - Message utility (MESSAGE) (49 blocks) [NO]:
SUBCLASS - Object and Shareable Image libraries (4311 blocks) [NO]: YES
SUBCLASS - Macro libraries (2293 blocks) [NO]:
SUBCLASS - Macro assembler (457 blocks) [NO]:
SUBCLASS - SDL intermediary form of STARLET.MLB (1957 blocks) [NO]:
SUBCLASS - FORTRAN require files (51 blocks) [NO]:
SUBCLASS - VAX-C object libraries (471 blocks) [NO]:
CLASS - RMS journaling files
Size of entire class (with subclasses): 155
No subclasses in this tailor class.
Do you wish to select the entire class (default = NO)?
CLASS - System programming Support
Size of entire class (with subclasses): 2286
Size of common files required for any subclass: 93
Do you wish to select the entire class (default = NO)?
Do you wish to select any of its subclasses (default = NO)?
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Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR 10–5
Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR
10.1 Using VMSTAILOR
Example 10–1 (Cont.) Sample VMSTAILOR Session
CLASS - Secure User’s Environment
Size of entire class (with subclasses): 919
Size of common files required for any subclass: 0
Do you wish to select the entire class (default = NO)?
Do you wish to select any of its subclasses (default = NO)?
.
.
.
Files have been selected
Do you wish to add all of the options selected? YES
Creating temporary command file, please wait...
* Enter device containing OpenVMS distribution media: mua0:
.
.
.
10.2 Using DECW$TAILOR
You can use DECW$TAILOR to add or remove some or all DECwindows X11
display server, base support, and fonts files from the system disk. For example,
if you are not planning to use the DECwindows PEX (PHIGS Extensions
to X) support, you can remove those files. Later, if you decide you want
DECwindows programming support, you can add the files to the system disk
using DECW$TAILOR and your DECwindows distribution media. You cannot
tailor files on or off an alternate device.
Note
To add or remove DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX files, refer to
the DECwindows Motif Version 1.2–3 for OpenVMS Installation Guide.
DECW$TAILOR will only tailor on or off those DECwindows display
server, base support, and font files, with the exception of the required
files, supplied on the OpenVMS VAX kit.
10.2.1 How DECW$TAILOR Works
DECW$TAILOR has three phases:
•
DECW$TAILOR asks if you want to tailor your system by adding files (tailor
on) or by deleting files (tailor off).
•
If you choose to tailor files on, DECW$TAILOR lists each class of
DECwindows files and asks if you want to include them on the system
disk. If you choose to tailor files off, DECW$TAILOR lists each class of
DECwindows files and asks if you want to delete them from the system disk.
•
DECW$TAILOR adds or deletes the files you indicated from the system disk.
If you are tailoring files on, you must load your DECwindows distribution
media in a drive that is available to the system. For example, if your
OpenVMS VAX distribution kit is on a TK50 tape cartridge, load the second
tape cartridge, which contains the DECwindows support files, into a TK50
drive that is available to the system.
10–6 Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR
Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR
10.2 Using DECW$TAILOR
10.2.2 DECwindows Files You Can Tailor
The following is a list of classes and subclasses of DECwindows files that you can
add or delete using DECW$TAILOR. For a list of DECwindows files and their
functions, see Appendix E.
•
DECwindows base support files — If you plan to install the separate
DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX layered product, you must add
the base support files.
•
DECwindows workstation support files — If you are installing DECwindows
support on a workstation or in a cluster that includes workstations or if you
intend to install the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX layered product,
you need the workstation support files. Otherwise, you do not need them.
Note
If you tailor device support files ON or OFF, the system reboots.
•
100 dots/inch video font files — By default, some workstation monitors (for
example, a VR150, VR160, or VR295) display 100 dots/inch, which gives you
a more readable display when you run DECwindows applications. If your
workstation monitor cannot display 100 dots/inch fonts (for example, a VR260
or VR290), you can save disk space by not selecting this option. For more
information about the capabilities of your particular monitor, refer to the
owner’s guide for your monitor.
•
75 dots/inch video font files — If your workstation monitor cannot display
75 dots/inch, you can save disk space by not selecting this option. For more
information about the capabilities of your particular monitor, refer to the
owner’s guide for your monitor.
10.2.3 Removing DECwindows Files
To remove DECwindows files from the system disk, do the following:
1. Log in to the SYSTEM account.
2. Type the following command, and press Return:
$ RUN SYS$UPDATE:DECW$TAILOR
DECW$TAILOR displays information about the DECW$TAILOR program
and displays the following message:
Do you want to tailor files "ON" or "OFF"?
3. Type OFF to remove unwanted files, and press Return.
The DECW$TAILOR program lists each group, or class, of files and its size
in blocks. Files are grouped according to their function. For example, all the
files required for DECwindows device support are in one class. A file class is
made up of many small subclasses. You can eliminate an entire class of files,
or you can eliminate one or more of its subclasses. For example:
CLASS - DECwindows workstation support files
Size of entire class (with subclasses): 14301
Size of common files required for any subclass: 8937
Do you wish to select the entire class (default = NO)?
.
.
.
Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR 10–7
Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR
10.2 Using DECW$TAILOR
4. Decide which file classes or subclasses you need to add. DECW$TAILOR
displays step-by-step instructions. Follow these instructions to specify which
of the classes or subclasses you want to remove.
5. DECW$TAILOR deletes the files you selected and displays the names of those
files. If you deleted device support files, the system automatically shuts down
and reboots.
Caution
To cancel DECW$TAILOR during the first and second phases, press
Ctrl/C, Ctrl/Y, or Ctrl/Z. Canceling DECW$TAILOR during the third
phase can cause a partially tailored disk.
For a description of each phase, see Section 10.2.1.
10.2.4 Adding DECwindows Files
To install DECwindows device support and font files after the OpenVMS VAX
installation or to add optional DECwindows files that you previously chose not to
install or that you removed, do the following:
1. Log in to the SYSTEM account.
2. Load the OpenVMS VAX distribution media containing the DECwindows save
sets in a drive available to your system. For example, if your distribution
media is a TK50 tape cartridge, load the second tape cartridge into a TK50
drive that is available to the system. Make sure the drive is on line and
ready.
If you are adding files from a compact disc on an InfoServer, first determine
whether the SYSGEN parameter SCSNODE is defined on your system
(see Section 5.5) or start the DECnet software, and then refer to step 2 of
Section 7.2 in Chapter 7.
3. Enter the following command, and press Return:
$ RUN SYS$UPDATE:DECW$TAILOR
DECW$TAILOR displays information about the DECW$TAILOR program,
and displays the following message:
Do you want to tailor files "ON" or "OFF"?
4. Type ON to add files, and press Return.
The DECW$TAILOR program lists each group, or class, of files and its size
in blocks. Files are grouped according to their function. For example, all the
files required for DECwindows device support are in one class. A file class is
made up of many small subclasses. You can add an entire class of files, or you
can add one or more of its subclasses. For example:
CLASS - DECwindows workstation support files
Size of entire class (with subclasses): 14301
Size of common files required for any subclasses: 8937
Do you wish to select the entire class (default = NO)?
.
.
.
10–8 Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR
Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR
10.2 Using DECW$TAILOR
5. Decide which file classes or subclasses you do not need to support your
system. The DECW$TAILOR program displays step-by-step instructions.
Follow these instructions to specify which of the classes or subclasses you
want to add.
6. DECW$TAILOR installs the files you selected and displays the names of
those files. If you added device support files, the system automatically shuts
down and reboots.
Caution
To cancel DECW$TAILOR during the first and second phases, press
Ctrl/C, Ctrl/Y, or Ctrl/Z. Canceling DECW$TAILOR during the third
phase can cause a partially tailored disk. For a description of each phase,
see Section 10.2.1.
After adding files to the system disk, apply any updates that affect them. For
example, suppose you delete the Version 7.3 DECwindows 100 dots/inch video
font files. Later on, you are able to use the 100 dots/inch fonts, so you run
DECW$TAILOR to return the files to the system disk. You must then apply any
OpenVMS VAX update that has occurred since Version 7.3 that affected the 100
dots/inch video font files. OpenVMS VAX update procedures create a .TXT file
that contains a description of modified files. This file usually has a name with the
following format: SYS$UPDATE:VMSUn05n.TXT. (Examine this file to determine
if the update patched the 100 dots/inch font files.)
10.2.5 Sample Session
Example 10–2 illustrates how to add the files for DECwindows 100 dots/inch font
files.
Example 10–2 Sample DECW$TAILOR Session
$ RUN SYS$UPDATE:DECW$TAILOR
.
.
.
Do you want to tailor files "ON" or "OFF"? ON
TAILOR-ON
--------You will now be prompted with a list of the classes and subclasses
of DECwindows files that are optional. The size of each class and subclass is
included in the list. This will help you decide whether or not you want to add
a class or subclass to your system.
Under some classes, there is a set of common files that is required in order
for any subclasses to work. These files are added when you ask
for either the entire class or any of its subclasses.
Total size of the system disk is 2376153 blocks.
Total space used on the system disk is 1728072 blocks.
Total space left on the system disk is 648081 blocks.
CLASS - DECwindows base support files
Size of entire class (with subclasses): 3363
(continued on next page)
Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR 10–9
Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR
10.2 Using DECW$TAILOR
Example 10–2 (Cont.) Sample DECW$TAILOR Session
No subclasses in this tailor class.
Do you wish to select the entire class (default = NO)?
CLASS - DECwindows workstation support files
Size of entire class (with subclasses): 12376
Size of common files required for any subclass: 8916
Do you wish to select the entire class (default = NO)? NO
Do you wish to select any of its subclasses (default = NO)?
CLASS - 75 dots per inch video font files
Size of entire class (with subclasses): 4537
No subclasses in this tailor class.
Do you wish to select the entire class (default = NO)?
CLASS - 100 dots per inch video font files
Size of entire class (with subclasses): 3693
No subclasses in this tailor class.
Do you wish to select the entire class (default = NO)? YES
Files have been selected
Do you wish to add all of the options selected? YES
Creating temporary command file, please wait...
* Enter device containing DECwindows distribution media: MUA0:
.
.
.
10–10 Using VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR
A
Multiversion VAX Upgrade Process
This appendix provides you with a quick method and an easy to follow set of
directions to apply multiple OpenVMS VAX version upgrades to your current
system.
Note
By following these directions, the time that you spend upgrading your
VAX computer from Version 5.5-2 to Version 7.3 can be significantly
reduced.
A.1 Determine Your Path
Your first step is to determine which upgrade path you need to perform.
Table A–1 lists the recommended upgrade paths to reach OpenVMS VAX Version
7.3.
Table A–1 OpenVMS VAX Upgrade Version Matrix
Current Version
Intermediate Version
Final Version
5.5-2
6.1
7.3
6.0
6.2
7.3
6.1
No intermediate version needed.
7.3
6.2
No intermediate version needed.
7.3
7.0
No intermediate version needed.
7.3
7.1
No intermediate version needed.
7.3
7.2
No intermediate version needed.
7.3
A.2 Multiversion Upgrade Procedure
This procedure refers to an intermediate upgrade and final upgrade. An
intermediate upgrade is defined as a version of the operating system that you
need to install to reach your final version.
The final upgrade is the version of the operating system that you want to be
running on your system at the end of this process.
Important
You should not plan to stay at the intermediate version. If you need to
upgrade to and run the intermediate version, use the normal upgrade
procedure located in the installation manual for that specific version.
Multiversion VAX Upgrade Process A–1
Multiversion VAX Upgrade Process
A.2 Multiversion Upgrade Procedure
A.2.1 Before You Begin the Upgrade
Before you begin the multiversion upgrade, you need to perform the following
steps:
1. Locate the OpenVMS VAX software kits for the versions that you need.
2. Review the layered products on your system to determine the minimum
supported version of each layered product to be installed on your final
operating system version.
•
Determine which layered products you want to run on your system. See
the web page at the following URL:
http://www.support.compaq.com/openvms/
•
For information about specific layered products, see Section A.3.
A.2.2 Intermediate Upgrade
Follow these steps to perform an intermediate upgrade of your OpenVMS VAX
operating system.
1. Review your mixed-cluster version environment. Compaq recommends that
you upgrade all of your systems to the same version prior to performing a
multiversion upgrade.
2. Review the firmware running on your system. For information about specific
layered products, see Section A.3.
3. Review the version-specific documentation. Compaq recommends that you
read the New Features, Release Notes, Installation Guide, and Software
Product Description available in your software kit.
4. Review the preupgrade checklist located in the Installation Guide.
5. Perform the upgrade.
Important
For the intermediate upgrade, install only the base operating system.
Do not install any options. By installing only the base operating system,
the time that you spend upgrading your VAX computer during this
intermediate upgrade can be reduced by 40 percent.
6. Perform the postupgrade checklist located in the Installation Guide.
7. If you are performing multiple intermediate upgrades, repeat steps 3-7 as
necessary.
8. You have completed the intermediate phase of the multiversion upgrade
procedure. Proceed to Section A.2.3 to apply the final upgrade phase of this
procedure.
A–2 Multiversion VAX Upgrade Process
Multiversion VAX Upgrade Process
A.2 Multiversion Upgrade Procedure
A.2.3 Final Upgrade
Follow these steps to perform the final upgrade of your OpenVMS VAX operating
system.
1. Review the version-specific documentation. Compaq recommends that you
read the New Features, Release Notes, Installation Guide, and Software
Product Description available in your software kit.
2. Perform the preupgrade checklist located in the Installation Guide.
3. Perform the complete upgrade and select the optional files that you need for
your final version.
4. Perform the postupgrade checklist located in the Installation Guide.
5. Upgrade the layered products on your system based on your review of layered
products in Section A.2.1. See the web page at the following URL:
http://www.support.compaq.com/openvms/
A.3 Specific Layered Product and Firmware Information
This section provides specific information about the following layered products
and firmware:
•
BASEstar
•
Debugger
A.3.1 Layered Products
This section contains information about layered products.
BASEstar Classic Domain
A BASEstar Classic domain that consists of BASEstar Classic for OpenVMS VAX
Versions 3.2 and 3.3 is fully supported on OpenVMS Version 7.3, as long as you
obtained the kits through normal support channels.
However, on Alpha systems you need to be running BASEstar Classic Version 3.4.
This means that any BASEstar Classic domain consisting of both VAX and Alpha
systems can only have the VAX systems upgraded to OpenVMS Version 7.3 at
this time.
Debugger Graphical User Interface (GUI)
To run the Debugger Graphical User Interface (GUI) on OpenVMS Version 7.3,
you must be running the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS layered product. See
Section 1.1.3 for information about DECwindows Motif.
Multiversion VAX Upgrade Process A–3
B
License Management Supplement
This appendix contains supplemental information to the license instructions
given in the installation and upgrade procedures and in the OpenVMS License
Management Utility Manual. Although most of the information in this appendix
pertains to managing OpenVMS and System Integrated Product (SIP) licenses,
some of the information pertains to managing layered product licenses.
This appendix covers the following information:
•
Registering your licenses
•
Using the License Unit Requirement Table (LURT)
•
License Management Facility (LMF) notes
•
Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS license
•
Other System Integrated Product (SIP) licenses
B.1 Registering Your Licenses
This section provides an overview of the license registration procedure.
B.1.1 When to Register
After you install the OpenVMS VAX operating system, you must register an
OpenVMS VAX license. An OpenVMS VAX license lets you use the operating
system. You must also register the licenses for any of the following SIPs you have
purchased:
•
OpenVMS Cluster software
•
Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX
•
DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX
•
OpenVMS RMS Journaling
•
Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS
After you upgrade the OpenVMS VAX operating system, in most cases, there is
no need to reregister licenses for the operating system or for SIPs.
In addition to the OpenVMS VAX operating system and the SIPs, many
layered products—including DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX—that run
on OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 also require license registration. Refer to the
OpenVMS License Management Utility Manual for a full explanation of license
registration.
License Management Supplement B–1
License Management Supplement
B.1 Registering Your Licenses
B.1.2 How to Register
To register a license, you need to obtain a Product Authorization Key (PAK). A
typical PAK is a piece of paper provided by Compaq Computer Corporation that
contains the appropriate information to authorize access to software on a VAX
computer or in an OpenVMS Cluster environment. You can obtain a PAK from a
Compaq representative the same way that you obtain software.
B.2 Using the License Unit Requirement Table (LURT)
Many PAKs contain an alphabetic letter in the availability or activity fields.
This letter refers to a column in the License Unit Requirement Table (LURT).
(For more information about using the LURT, refer to the OpenVMS License
Management Utility Manual.)
Table B–1 has seven lettered columns (A, B, C, D, E, F, and I; G and H are
reserved by Compaq and are not listed here). The numbers listed in these
columns indicate the number of license units required for each processor listed
in the System Marketing Model column. For example, if your PAK specifies
Availability = F, you would look in column F to determine that you need 600
license units to load the license on a VAX 6000-220 computer, or 4800 license
units to load the license on a VAX 9000-430 computer.
Note that some PAKs specify MOD_UNITS in the options field. The MOD_
UNITS option allows the system manager to use the DCL command LICENSE
MODIFY/UNITS to temporarily increase the size of the PAK. This permits
a product to be used, in certain emergency situations, on a processor larger
than the processor size specified in the license. Check your license terms and
conditions before modifying license units. Reset the PAK size to its original size
after the emergency situation is resolved.
Table B–1 License Unit Requirement Table (LURT)
License Types by Code
OpenVMS
System Marketing Model
A
B
VAX 6000-210, 6000-310
58
VAXft 110
SIP
C
D
NA
NA
NA
60
NA
NA
VAXft 310, 410, 610, 810
58
NA
VAX 6000-220, 6000-320, 6000-410
69
VAX 6000-230, 6000-330, 6000-510
81
Layered Products
E
F
I
230
300
300
NA
230
100
100
NA
NA
230
300
300
NA
NA
NA
230
600
600
NA
NA
NA
400
900
900
Key to License Type Codes and Values
A—OpenVMS Capacity or OpenVMS Unlimited or Base
B—OpenVMS Server
C—OpenVMS Concurrent User
D—OpenVMS Workstations
E—System Integrated Products (SIPs)
F—Layered Products
G—Compaq Reserved (not shown)
H—OpenVMS Reserved (not shown)
I—Layered Products
NA—Not applicable
(continued on next page)
B–2 License Management Supplement
License Management Supplement
B.2 Using the License Unit Requirement Table (LURT)
Table B–1 (Cont.) License Unit Requirement Table (LURT)
License Types by Code
OpenVMS
System Marketing Model
A
B
VAX 6000-240, 6000-340, 6000-350, 6000-420,
7000-610, 10000-610
93
VAX 6000-540, 6000-640
VAX 6000-550, 6000-650
VAX 6000-560, 6000-660
SIP
C
D
NA
NA
170
NA
195
NA
220
VAX 6000-610
Layered Products
E
F
I
NA
400
1200
1200
NA
NA
600
2400
2400
NA
NA
600
2400
2400
NA
NA
NA
600
2400
2400
81
NA
NA
NA
400
1200
1200
VAX 8200, 8250
20
NA
NA
NA
230
100
100
VAX 8300, 8350
25
NA
NA
NA
230
200
200
VAX 8500
63
NA
NA
NA
230
400
400
VAX 8530
65
NA
NA
NA
230
400
400
VAX 8550, 8700, 8810
72
NA
NA
NA
400
600
600
VAX 8600, 8650
28
NA
NA
NA
230
400
400
VAX 8800, 8820
93
NA
NA
NA
400
1200
1200
VAX 8830, 6000-360, 6000-430, 6000-520,
6000-620
119
NA
NA
NA
600
1800
1800
VAX 7000-620, 10000-620
145
NA
NA
NA
600
1800
1800
VAX 6000-440, 6000-450, 6000-460, 6000-530
143
NA
NA
NA
600
2400
2400
VAX 7000-630, 10000-630
167
NA
NA
NA
600
2400
2400
VAX 7000-640, 10000-640
197
NA
NA
NA
600
2400
2400
VAX 6000-630, 9000-210, 9000-410
143
NA
NA
NA
600
2400
2400
VAX 9000-420
241
NA
NA
NA
800
4800
4800
VAX 9000-430
330
NA
NA
NA
800
4800
4800
VAX 9000-440
386
NA
NA
NA
800
4800
4800
VAX 7000-710, 810
93
NA
NA
NA
230
600
600
VAX 7000-720, 820
193
NA
NA
NA
230
600
600
VAX 7000-730, 830
293
NA
NA
NA
230
600
600
VAX 7000-740, 840
393
NA
NA
NA
230
600
600
VAX 7000-750, 850
493
NA
NA
NA
230
600
600
VAX 7000-760, 860
593
NA
NA
NA
230
600
600
Key to License Type Codes and Values
A—OpenVMS Capacity or OpenVMS Unlimited or Base
B—OpenVMS Server
C—OpenVMS Concurrent User
D—OpenVMS Workstations
E—System Integrated Products (SIPs)
F—Layered Products
G—Compaq Reserved (not shown)
H—OpenVMS Reserved (not shown)
I—Layered Products
NA—Not applicable
(continued on next page)
License Management Supplement B–3
License Management Supplement
B.2 Using the License Unit Requirement Table (LURT)
Table B–1 (Cont.) License Unit Requirement Table (LURT)
License Types by Code
OpenVMS
System Marketing Model
A
B
MicroVAX II
18
MicroVAX 2000, 3100-10e, 3100-20e, 3100-30,
3100-40, 3100-80
18
MicroVAX 3100-90, 3100-96, 3100-96A
SIP
E
Layered Products
C
D
F
I
NA
100
NA
230
50
50
NA
100
NA
230
20
20
60
NA
100
NA
230
20
20
MicroVAX 3500, 3600, 3800, 3900, 4000-200
60
NA
100
NA
230
200
200
MicroVAX 3300, 3400, 4000-100, 4000-106A
60
NA
100
NA
230
100
100
VAX 4000-100, 4000-106
60
NA
100
NA
230
100
100
VAX 4000-300, 4000-400, 4000-500A,
4000-600A, 4000-700A, 4000-706A
60
NA
100
NA
230
300
300
VAX 4000-500, 4000-600
60
NA
100
NA
400
900
900
VAXstation II, II/GPX
NA
NA
NA
100
50
10
10
VAXstation 2000, 2000/GPX
NA
NA
NA
100
50
10
10
VAXstation 3100, 3200, 3500, 3520, 3540,
4000-60, 4000 VLC, 4000-90, 4000-96
NA
NA
NA
100
50
10
10
VAXserver 2000
NA
52
NA
NA
50
10
10
VAXserver 3300, 3400, 3500, 3600, 3900,
4000-200, 4000-300
NA
100
NA
NA
50
10
10
VAXserver 6000-210, 6000-310
NA
1443
NA
NA
230
200
200
VAXserver 6000-220, 6000-320, 6000-410,
6000-420
NA
1737
NA
NA
230
400
400
VAXserver 6000-510
NA
600
NA
NA
230
400
400
VAXserver 6000-520
NA
890
NA
NA
230
400
400
VAXserver 9000-110, 9000-310
143
143
NA
NA
600
900
900
VAXserver 9000-320
241
241
NA
NA
800
1200
1200
VAXserver 9000-330
330
330
NA
NA
800
1200
1200
VAXserver 9000-340
386
386
NA
NA
800
1200
1200
Key to License Type Codes and Values
A—OpenVMS Capacity or OpenVMS Unlimited or Base
B—OpenVMS Server
C—OpenVMS Concurrent User
D—OpenVMS Workstations
E—System Integrated Products (SIPs)
F—Layered Products
G—Compaq Reserved (not shown)
H—OpenVMS Reserved (not shown)
I—Layered Products
NA—Not applicable
B.3 License Management Facility (LMF) Notes
The following list is offered to help new users with some common concerns and
questions regarding the License Management Facility (LMF).
•
If you do not have a valid OpenVMS VAX license that is registered and
activated, the system displays a warning message as part of system startup
and restricts system use to the operator’s console, OPA0.
B–4 License Management Supplement
License Management Supplement
B.3 License Management Facility (LMF) Notes
•
If a checksum error is displayed when you register a license, check all the
fields of data that you entered, including the checksum itself.
•
After your PAKs are registered, they are activated (loaded) automatically as
part of each system startup.
•
If an OpenVMS VAX availability license is registered with insufficient license
units for the specified VAX computer, the system displays a warning message
at system startup but allows normal system use at the console level only.
•
If an OpenVMS VAX activity license is registered with insufficient license
units to meet your user requirements, the system displays the following
message when the user (process) attempts to log in:
%LICENSE-F-EXCEEDED, licensed product has exceeded current license limits
A user can always log in to the operator’s console, OPA0, however.
•
The default LICENSE database is located in the file
SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE]LMF$LICENSE.LDB. You can move the database,
although Compaq does not recommend doing so. If you move the database,
you must either define the logical name LMF$LICENSE at the system level
to point to the new database or use the /DATABASE=filespec qualifier with
all LICENSE commands. To redirect LMF to another database location on
a more permanent basis, add the following line to the command procedure
SYS$MANAGER:SYLOGICALS.COM:
$ DEFINE/SYSTEM LMF$LICENSE device:[directory]LMF$LICENSE.LDB
If you specify a device other than SYS$SYSDEVICE, you must also mount
the specified disk from the SYLOGICALS.COM command procedure.
•
Each VAX VMS and OpenVMS VAX Base license is restricted to a single
node for permanent PAKs. You must assign a System Communications
Services (SCS) name to the license when you register with the
VMSLICENSE.COM command procedure, or you must enter a LICENSE
MODIFY/INCLUDE=node-name command after you register the license.
Although you can successfully activate an unassigned OpenVMS VAX license
on a standalone system, you cannot activate one in an OpenVMS Cluster
environment.
Note
The SCS node name is not necessarily the DECnet node name. SCSNODE
is a system parameter; it can be a maximum of 6 alphabetic characters.
B.4 Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS License
The following paragraphs describe Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS licenses.
B.4.1 When to Register
After you install OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3, you must register your Volume
Shadowing for OpenVMS license before you can use the volume shadowing
software. If you upgraded to OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3, you do not need to
reregister this license.
License Management Supplement B–5
License Management Supplement
B.4 Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS License
B.4.2 Volume Shadowing Software Phase I and Phase II
In the past, volume shadowing has offered two modes of operation: phase I and
phase II. The original implementation of volume shadowing, phase I, was HSC
controller-based. The newer implementation, phase II, is host-based and provides
performance superior to phase I.
With the release of OpenVMS VAX Version 6.2, phase I volume shadowing is
no longer available. Refer to the Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS manual for
instructions about moving from phase I to phase II.
B.4.3 Types of Licenses
Two types of volume shadowing licenses are valid for OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3:
•
Capacity license — If you are using this type of license, you must have one
license for each node in a cluster that is accessing shadowed data.
•
Per-disk license — If you are using this type of license, you must have one
license for every disk contained in the shadow set.
For information about OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 changes to per-disk
licensing for volume shadowing, see Section 1.1.2.
Refer to the Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS manual for more information about
these two licenses.
B.5 Other System Integrated Product Licenses
After you install OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3, you must register licenses for any
system integrated product. If you upgraded to OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3, you do
not need to reregister licenses for system integrated products.
B–6 License Management Supplement
C
Booting from [SYSF] During an Upgrade
C.1 Booting Procedures
You must boot from the [SYSF] root during phases 2, 3, and 4 of the upgrade
procedure. Different VAX computers require that you use different booting
procedures. This appendix describes how to boot the various VAX computers from
[SYSF].
Go to the section that describes your VAX computer and follow the instructions
for booting from [SYSF]. If you need more information about booting, refer to the
upgrade and installation supplement for your VAX computer.
C.1.1 MicroVAX and VAXstation Computers
The information in this section applies to the following VAX computers:
VAXstation II, VAXstation II/GPX, and MicroVAX II
VAXstation 2000 and MicroVAX 2000
VAXstation 3100 and MicroVAX 3100 series
VAXstation 3200 and 3500
VAXstation 3520 and 3540
VAXstation 4000
VAXft 110, 310, 410, 610, and 612
MicroVAX 3300, 3400, 3500, 3600, 3800, and 3900
To boot from [SYSF], enter the BOOT command in the following format and press
Return:
>>> B/F0000000 device-name
Substitute the device name of the system disk for device-name.
C.1.2 VAX 8530, 8550, 8810 (8700), 8820-N (8800) Computers
To boot from [SYSF], use the following procedure:
1. Press Ctrl/P. Enter the following command at the console-mode prompt (>>>)
and press Return:
>>> HALT
2. Enter the BOOT command at the console-mode prompt (>>>) in the following
format:
>>> B dddn /R5:F0000000
Substitute BCI, BDA, or UDA for ddd. Substitute the unit number of the
drive holding the system disk for n.
Booting from [SYSF] During an Upgrade C–1
Booting from [SYSF] During an Upgrade
C.1 Booting Procedures
C.1.3 VAX 8820, 8830, and 8840 Computers
To boot from [SYSF], use the following procedure:
1. Enter the following command at the PS-OS-0> prompt and press Return:
PS-OS-0> HALT/CPU=ALL
2. Enter the BOOT command at the PS-CIO-0> prompt in the following format:
PS-CIO-0> B dddn /R5=F0000000
Substitute BCI or BDA for ddd. Substitute the unit number of the drive
holding the system disk for n.
C.1.4 VAX 8200, 8250, 8300, and 8350 Computers
To boot from [SYSF], create a command procedure named SYFBOO.CMD before
the upgrade is started.
To create SYFBOO.CMD, use the following procedure:
Note
This procedure assumes that you have installed and booted the OpenVMS
VAX operating system and are logged in to the SYSTEM account.
1. Log in to the SYSTEM account.
2. Make sure that the console media is in the console drive.
3. To connect the console drive to the system, enter the following commands and
press Return after each one:
$ RUN SYS$SYSTEM:SYSGEN
SYSGEN> CONNECT CONSOLE
SYSGEN> EXIT
4. Use the Exchange utility to copy the appropriate boot command procedure
from the console media to your current directory on the system disk. If the
system disk is on an HSC drive and you have created DEFBOO.CMD, enter
the following command and press Return:
$ EXCHANGE COPY CSA1:DEFBOO.CMD *
5. Edit the boot command procedure. Change the line that deposits a value
in register 5 (R5). This line contains the comment !software boot flags. The
value is a hexadecimal number with eight digits. For example:
D/G R5 0
!software boot flags
Change the left-most digit of the value to reflect the name of the root
directory from which you want to boot. For example, to boot from the [SYSF]
root directory, change the line as follows:
D/G/L R5 F0000000
!designated root is SYSF
6. Rename the boot command procedure to SYFBOO.CMD. For example, if the
boot command procedure is DEFBOO.CMD, enter the following command and
press Return:
$ RENAME DEFBOO.CMD SYFBOO.CMD
C–2 Booting from [SYSF] During an Upgrade
Booting from [SYSF] During an Upgrade
C.1 Booting Procedures
7. Use the Exchange utility to copy SYFBOO.CMD back to the console media.
Enter the following command and press Return:
$ EXCHANGE COPY SYFBOO.CMD CSA1:SYFBOO.CMD
8. When the copy operation completes, enter the following command and press
Return:
$ DISMOUNT CSA1
9. To secure the console media from unauthorized access, you must enter the
following command and press Return:
$ MOUNT/FOREIGN/SYSTEM/NOWRITE/NOASSIST CSA1
To boot from [SYSF], use the following procedure:
1. Make sure the console media is in the console drive. Set the upper keylock
switch to ENABLE and the lower keylock switch to HALT.
2. Press Ctrl/P.
3. Enter the following command at the console-mode prompt (>>>) and press
Return:
>>> B/R5:800 CSA1
4. At the boot prompt, enter the following command:
@SYFBOO.CMD
C.1.5 VAX 8600 and 8650 Computers
To boot from [SYSF], create a command procedure named SYFBOO.COM before
the upgrade is started.
To create SYFBOO.COM, use the following procedure:
Note
This procedure assumes that you have installed and booted the OpenVMS
VAX operating system and are logged in to the SYSTEM account.
1. Log in to the SYSTEM account.
2. Make sure that the console media is in the console drive and that the
TERMINAL CONTROL switch is set to LOCAL.
3. To connect the console drive, enter the following commands and press Return
after each one:
$ RUN SYS$SYSTEM:SYSGEN
SYSGEN> CONNECT CONSOLE
SYSGEN> EXIT
4. Use the Exchange utility to copy DEFBOO.COM from the console media to
your current directory on the system disk. Enter a command similar to the
following and press Return:
$ EXCHANGE COPY CSA1:DEFBOO.COM *
Booting from [SYSF] During an Upgrade C–3
Booting from [SYSF] During an Upgrade
C.1 Booting Procedures
5. Edit DEFBOO.COM. Change the line that deposits a value in register 5
(R5). This line contains the comment !Use R5 for optional boot control flags
[SYSB.]. The value is a hexadecimal number with eight bits. For example:
DEPOSIT R5 10000000
!software boot flags
Change the left-most digit of the value to reflect the name of the root directory
from which you want to boot. For example, to boot from [SYSF], change the
line as follows:
DEPOSIT R5 F0000000
!software boot flags
6. Rename DEFBOO.COM to SYFBOO.COM, as follows:
$ RENAME DEFBOO.COM SYFBOO.COM
7. Use the Exchange utility to copy SYFBOO.COM to the console media. Enter
a command similar to the following:
$ EXCHANGE COPY SYFBOO.COM CSA1:SYFBOO.COM
8. When you are finished, enter a command similar to the following and press
Return:
$ DISMOUNT CSA1
9. To secure the console media from unauthorized access, you must enter a
command similar to the following and press Return:
$ MOUNT/FOREIGN/SYSTEM/NOWRITE/NOASSIST CSA1
To boot from [SYSF] during an upgrade, use the following procedure:
1. Make sure the console media is in the console drive and that the TERMINAL
CONTROL switch is set to LOCAL.
2. Press Ctrl/P. Enter the HALT command at the console-mode prompt (>>>)
and press Return:
>>> HALT
3. Use SYFBOO.COM to boot from [SYSF]. Enter the following command and
press Return:
>>> B SYF
C.1.6 VAX 6000 Series
To boot from [SYSF], use the following procedure:
1. If you have a CIBCA-A adapter and are booting over the CI, insert the console
tape cartridge in the console drive.
2. Press Ctrl/P to put the system in console mode.
3. Enter the BOOT command in the following format:
>>> BOOT /R5:F0000000 /XMI:a /BI:b [/R3:c] [/NODE:d] DUu
where:
•
a is the XMI node number of the system disk.
•
b is the VAXBI node number of the system disk.
•
c pertains to volume shadowing. This qualifier is not required unless you
are using volume shadowing. For more information, refer to the Volume
Shadowing for OpenVMS manual.
C–4 Booting from [SYSF] During an Upgrade
Booting from [SYSF] During an Upgrade
C.1 Booting Procedures
•
d is the HSC node number of the node being accessed. The /NODE
qualifier is not necessary if you are booting from a local disk. The HSC
node number is in hexadecimal. You can deposit a maximum of two HSC
node numbers (if two HSCs are available).
•
u is the unit number of the drive holding the system disk.
For example, suppose you want to boot from [SYSF] on an HSC disk with a
unit number of one and your system has the following configuration:
•
The disk is connected to the VAXBI at node 2.
•
The VAXBI you are using is connected to the XMI at
node 3.
•
The disk is available to two HSCs, node numbers 0E
and 02.
Enter the following command and press Return:
>>> BOOT/R5:F0000000/XMI:3/BI:2/NODE:0E02 DU1
C.1.7 VAX 9000 Series
The upgrade procedure automatically updates DEFBOO.CMD to boot from
[SYSF]. If you want to boot a VAX 9000 computer manually from [SYSF] however,
you must set up DEFBOO.CMD to boot from the system disk and perform the
following procedure:
1. Press Ctrl/P to obtain the console prompt.
2. Enter the following BOOT commands:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
I/K
BOOT/NOSTART
DEPOSIT R5 F0000000
CONTINUE
3. If you set up DEFBOO.CMD properly, the system boots from the SYSF
directory on the system disk, and you can continue with the upgrade
procedure.
If the system does not boot, enter the SHOW CONFIGURATION console
command and verify that DEFBOO.CMD contains the correct information
for your configuration. For more information, refer to the OpenVMS VAX
Upgrade and Installation Supplement: VAX 9000 Series.
Booting from [SYSF] During an Upgrade C–5
D
OpenVMS VAX Save Set Subclasses
This appendix lists the file subclasses contained in the following save sets:
•
VMS073.C — Library save set
•
VMS073.D — Optional save set
•
VMS073.E — Help Message save set
•
VMS073.F — OpenVMS Management Station save set
D.1 Save Set C Subclasses
The following files are contained in the Library save set:
•
Network support
Incoming Remote File Access files
Incoming Remote Terminal files
Network Test files
Remote Task Loading
•
Programming support
Debugger utility (DEBUG)
Image Dump utility (ANALYZE/PROCESS_DUMP)
RMS Analyze and FDL Editor utilities (ANALYZE/RMS, ANALYZE/FDL)
Message utility (MESSAGE)
Object and Shareable Image libraries
MACRO libraries
MACRO assembler
SDL intermediary form of STARLET.MLB
Fortran required files
VAX C object libraries
VMS text libraries of Ada declarations
•
OpenVMS RMS journaling files
•
System programming support
Files-11 ODS–1, ISO 9660, High Sierra ACPs
Monitor utility
Delta debugger
System Dump Analyzer utility (ANALYZE/SYSTEM, ANALYZE/CRASH)
System Symbol Table file (SYS.STB)
Miscellaneous symbol table files
•
Secure user’s environment
File Access Control List utilities
Print and Batch Queue utilities
Input Queue Symbiont (Card Reader)
OpenVMS VAX Save Set Subclasses D–1
OpenVMS VAX Save Set Subclasses
D.1 Save Set C Subclasses
Accounting Log Report Generator utility
DECdtm
•
Utilities
Mail utility
Dump utility
Runoff utility
Phone utility
OpenVMS Help library
Foreign Terminal Support
LAT-11 terminal server (via Ethernet)
Standalone backup
Error Log Report Generator utility (ANALYZE/ERROR)
DECTPU
Terminal Fallback Facility
TECO Editor
EDT documentation
National Character Set utility (NCS)
C language internationionalization utilities
•
OpenVMS workstation support
Workstation device support
D.2 Save Set D Subclasses
The following files are contained in the Optional save set:
•
Miscellaneous files
System map
LPA-11 support
•
BLISS required files
•
UETP (the User Environment Test Package)
•
Example files
D.3 Save Set E Subclasses
The following files are contained in the Help Message save set:
•
Help Message database
D.4 Save Set F Subclasses
The following files are contained in the OpenVMS Management Station save set:
•
OpenVMS Management Station software PC files
D–2 OpenVMS VAX Save Set Subclasses
E
DECwindows Display Server and Fonts
Components
This appendix provides a list of files provided by the DECwindows base and
workstation support components included on the OpenVMS VAX distribution kit.
E.1 Table of Components
Table E–1 contains the name of the DECwindows display server and fonts
components, the directory where the component can be found, a brief description
of what the component does, and one of the following component classifications:
•
BASE — Indicates that the component is part of all installations. BASE
Component Class files are located in savesets B and C.
•
WS — Indicates that the component is part of the workstation support. WS
Component Class files are located in saveset D.
•
FONT — Indicates the component is part of the fonts component. FONT
Component Class files are located in savesets E (75 DPI fonts) and C (100
DPI fonts).
DECwindows Display Server and Fonts Components E–1
DECwindows Display Server and Fonts Components
E.1 Table of Components
Table E–1 DECwindows Display Server and Fonts Components
File
Purpose
Component Class
Files in DECW$KEYMAP Directory
DECW$KEYMAP
BASE
Files in SYS$LOADABLE_IMAGES Directory
GAADRIVER.EXE
VAXstation II/GPX driver
WS
GABDRIVER.EXE
VAXstation 2000/GPX driver
WS
GBBDRIVER.EXE
VAXstation 35x0 driver
WS
GCADRIVER.EXE
VAXstation II monochrome device driver
WS
GCBDRIVER.EXE
VAXstation 2000 monochrome device driver
WS
GEBDRIVER.EXE
Scanproc graphics device driver
WS
GECDRIVER.EXE
Spxg/gt graphics device driver
WS
GFBDRIVER.EXE
Low-cost graphics device driver
WS
IEDRIVER.EXE
Input extension driver
WS
IKDRIVER.EXE
Keyboard decoder driver
WS
IMDRIVER.EXE
Mouse decoder driver
WS
INDRIVER.EXE
Common input function driver
WS
WSDRIVER.EXE
Set display driver
BASE
Files in SYS$SYSTEM Directory
DECW$FONTCOMPILER.EXE
Font compiler image
FONT
DECW$MKFONTDIR.EXE
Font utility to generate list of fonts and paths
FONT
DECW$SERVER_MAIN.EXE
Server main image
WS
DECW$SETSHODIS.EXE
SHOW DISPLAY command image
BASE
Files in DECW$FONT Directory
See VMS DECwindows Xlib
Programming Volume
DECwindows fonts
WS
Files in DECW$EXAMPLES Directory
DECW$FONT_ALIAS_CHARTER.DAT
Example alias file for Charter fonts
FONT
DECW$FONT_ALIAS_CHARTER_
100DPI.DAT
Example alias file for 100 dpi Charter fonts
FONT
DECW$FONT_ALIAS_
FILENAMES.DAT
Brief alias name list for shipped fonts
FONT
DECW$FONT_ALIAS_KANJI.DAT
Example alias file for Kanjifonts
FONT
DECW$FONT_ALIAS_LUCIDA.DAT
Example alias file for Lucida fonts
FONT
DECW$FONT_ALIAS_LUCIDA_
100DPI.DAT
Example alias file for 100 dpi Lucida fonts
FONT
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E–2 DECwindows Display Server and Fonts Components
DECwindows Display Server and Fonts Components
E.1 Table of Components
Table E–1 (Cont.) DECwindows Display Server and Fonts Components
File
Purpose
Component Class
Files in SYS$LIBRARY Directory
DECW$DRIVER.MLB
Driver macro library
WS
DECW$FONTCOMPILER.CLD
CLD for font compile commands
FONT
DECW$SERVER_DDX_GA.EXE
Server color device support shareable image
WS
DECW$SERVER_DDX_GB.EXE
Server color device support shareable image
WS
DECW$SERVER_DDX_GC.EXE
Server monochrome device support shareable
image
WS
DECW$SERVER_DDX_GE.EXE
Server scanproc device-dependent shareable image
WS
DECW$SERVER_DDX_GF.EXE
Server low-cost graphics device-dependent
shareable image
WS
DECW$SERVER_DIX.EXE
Server device independent support
WS
DECW$SERVER_XINPUT_IE.EXE
Input extension for handling nonstandard input
devices
WS
DECW$SESSIONSHRP.EXE
Support routines for DECwindows Session
Manager
BASE
DECW$SVEXT_ADOBE_DPS_
EXTENSION.EXE
Display PostScript server extension image
WS
DECW$SVEXT_D2DX_
EXTENSIONS.EXE
DECwindows 2D extensions
WS
DECW$SVEXT_DEC_XTRAP.EXE
Input and event recording and playback extension
WS
DECW$SVEXT_MULTI_
BUFFERING.EXE
DECwindows multibuffering extension
WS
DECW$SVEXT_X3D_PEX.EXE
Phigs Extension to X (PEX) for 3D
WS
DECW$SVEXT_X3D_PEX_GB.EXE
PEX for 35x0 systems
WS
DECW$SVEXT_X3D_PEX_GB_
UCODE.EXE
PEX microcode for 35x0 systems
WS
DECW$SVEXT_X3D_PEX_GE.EXE
PEX for scanproc systems
WS
DECW$SVEXT_X3D_PEX_STP.EXE
PEX for scanproc systems with geometry processor
WS
DECW$SVEXT_X3D_PEX_STP_
UCODE.EXE
PEX microcode for scanproc systems with geometry
processor
WS
DECW$SVEXT_X3D_PEX_VCFB.EXE
PEX color frame buffer (software PEX)
WS
DECW$SVEXT_XIE.EXE
DECwindows imaging extension
WS
DECW$SVEXT_
XINPUTEXTENSION.EXE
DECwindows input extension
WS
DECW$TRANSPORT_COMMON.EXE
Common transport shareable image
BASE
DECW$TRANSPORT_DECNET.EXE
DECnet transport image
BASE
DECW$TRANSPORT_LOCAL.EXE
Local transport image
BASE
DECW$TRANSPORT_TCPIP.EXE
TCP/IP transport image
BASE
DECW$XPORTCOM.H
Common transport definitions
BASE
DECW$XPORTCOM.MAR
Common transport definitions
BASE
DECW$XPORTCOM.R32
Common transport definitions
BASE
DECW$XPORTDEF.H
Transport definitions
BASE
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DECwindows Display Server and Fonts Components E–3
DECwindows Display Server and Fonts Components
E.1 Table of Components
Table E–1 (Cont.) DECwindows Display Server and Fonts Components
File
Purpose
Component Class
Files in SYS$LIBRARY Directory
DECW$XPORTDEF.MAR
Transport definitions
BASE
DECW$XPORTDEF.R32
Transport definitions
BASE
DECW$XPORTMAC.R32
Transport BLISS macros
BASE
DECW$XPORTMSG.R32
Transport message symbols
BASE
XDPS$MASTERDPSVM.DAT
Display PostScript support file
WS
Files in SYS$MANAGER Directory
DECW$DEVICE.COM
Device detection and configuration
BASE
DECW$DEVICE_GE.COM
Scanproc device detection and configuration
WS
DECW$DEVICE_GF.COM
Low-cost graphics device detection and
configuration
WS
DECW$DEVICE_GG.COM
Scanproc turbo device detection and configuration
WS
DECW$RGB.DAT
Definitions of the color names used by the
XStoreNamedColor and XAllocNamedColor
requests
WS
DECW$STARTSERVER.COM
Server initialization and startup
WS
Files in SYS$MESSAGE Directory
DECW$TRANSPORTMSG.EXE
Transport message image
BASE
Files in SYS$UPDATE Directory
DECW$MKFONTDIR.COM
Command file to invoke DECW$MKFONTDIR.EXE
font utility
E–4 DECwindows Display Server and Fonts Components
FONT
F
NEW_OVER and NEW_UNDER Files
This appendix lists files installed either over or under existing files during an
upgrade.
F.1 Where Files Are Installed
During an upgrade, the procedure replaces certain files that exist on your system
with new versions of those files from the OpenVMS VAX distribution kit. For
some system files, the upgrade procedure does not replace your existing system
files, which might contain customizations for your site. Instead, the procedure
retains your existing file and installs the new file from the kit at a version
number higher or at a version number lower than your existing file.
You can use the DCL command DIFFERENCES to compare the contents of your
existing files and the contents of the new files provided by OpenVMS VAX Version
7.3. Enter the command using the following syntax:
DIFFERENCES/OUTPUT=filespec existing_filename new_filename
The /OUTPUT qualifier causes the DIFFERENCES command to write the list of
differences to the output file you specify. This output file has the default file type
.DIF. For more information about using the DIFFERENCES command, refer to
the OpenVMS DCL Dictionary.
New files that the procedure installs at a version number higher than your
existing files are referred to as new_over files. You must use these files at least
until you complete the upgrade. After you have upgraded your system, you can
add your customizations to these files.
New files installed at a version number lower than the existing files are referred
to as new_under files. This allows you to continue to use your existing files
during and after the upgrade.
If you purge a new_over file, you are left with the new version of the file provided
by the distribution kit, and any customizations you made to the existing file are
lost. If you purge a new_under file, you are left with the file that existed before
the upgrade.
In addition to the new_over and new_under files, there are certain files that are
intended to contain your site-specific modifications. During an upgrade, the old
versions of these files are retained if they were present before the upgrade. The
new version of the file is installed only if no old version is present on your system.
With the exception of TFF$STARTUP.COM, there is a corresponding .TEMPLATE
file for each of the site-specfic files. The new version of the .TEMPLATE file
replaces the old version.
NEW_OVER and NEW_UNDER Files F–1
NEW_OVER and NEW_UNDER Files
F.1 Where Files Are Installed
F.1.1 NEW_OVER Files
During an upgrade, the following new files are installed over (that is, at a version
number higher than) the existing files:
[SYSEXE]SHUTDOWN.COM
[SYSEXE]STARTUP.COM
[SYSHLP]HELPLIB.HLB
[SYSLIB]ADARTL.EXE
[SYSLIB]BASRTL.EXE
[SYSLIB]BASRTL2.EXE
[SYSLIB]BLAS1RTL.EXE
[SYSLIB]COBRTL.EXE
[SYSLIB]DBLRTL.EXE
[SYSLIB]DCLTABLES.EXE
[SYSLIB]ENCRYPSHR.EXE
[SYSLIB]FORRTL.EXE
[SYSLIB]FORRTL2.EXE
[SYSLIB]IMAGELIB.OLB
[SYSLIB]LBRSHR.EXE
[SYSLIB]LIBRTL.EXE
[SYSLIB]LIBRTL2.EXE
[SYSLIB]MTHRTL.EXE
[SYSLIB]PASRTL.EXE
[SYSLIB]PLIRTL.EXE
[SYSLIB]PPLRTL.EXE
[SYSLIB]RPGRTL.EXE
[SYSLIB]SCNRTL.EXE
[SYSLIB]STARLET.OLB
[SYSLIB]UVMTHRTL.EXE
[SYSLIB]VAXCRTL.EXE
[SYSLIB]VAXCRTLG.EXE
[SYSLIB]VBLAS1RTL.EXE
[SYSLIB]VMSRTL.EXE
[SYSLIB]VMTHRTL.EXE
[SYSMGR]DBLSTRTUP.COM
[SYSMGR]WELCOME.TEMPLATE
F.1.2 NEW_UNDER Files
During an upgrade, the following new files are installed under (that is, at a
version number lower than) the existing files:
[SYS$LDR]VMS$SYSTEM_IMAGES.DATA
[SYS$STARTUP]ESS$LAST_STARTUP.DAT
[SYS$STARTUP]VMS$LAYERED.DAT
[SYSEXE]VMS$IMAGE_VERSION.DAT
[SYSLIB]CDA$ACCESS.EXE
[SYSLIB]CDDSHR.EXE
[SYSLIB]DECW$DWTLIBSHR.EXE
[SYSLIB]DECW$PRINTWGTSHR.EXE
[SYSLIB]DECW$XLIBSHR.EXE
[SYSLIB]EPC$FACILITY.TLB
[SYSLIB]EPC$SHR.EXE
[SYSLIB]UISSHR.EXE
[SYSMSG]EPC$MSG.EXE
[SYSLIB]XDPS$DPSBINDINGSSHR.EXE
F–2 NEW_OVER and NEW_UNDER Files
NEW_OVER and NEW_UNDER Files
F.1 Where Files Are Installed
[SYSLIB]XDPS$DPSCLIENTSHR.EXE
[SYSLIB]XDPS$DPSLIBSHR.EXE
[SYSLIB]XNL$SHR.EXE
[SYSMGR]AMDS$DRIVER_ACCESS.TEMPLATE
[SYSMGR]AMDS$LOGICALS.TEMPLATE
F.1.3 Site-Specific Files
The following files are intended to contain site-specific modifications. Note that,
with the exception of TFF$STARTUP.COM, there is a corresponding .TEMPLATE
file for each of these files. The new version of the .TEMPLATE file replaces the
old version.
[SYS$STARTUP]ICC$SYSTARTUP.COM
[SYSEXE]SYSUAF.DAT
[SYSMGR]AGEN$NEW_NODE_DEFAULTS.DAT
[SYSMGR]AGEN$NEW_SATELLITE_DEFAULTS.DAT
[SYSMGR]LAT$SYSTARTUP.COM
[SYSMGR]LOGIN.COM
[SYSMGR]SYCONFIG.COM
[SYSMGR]SYLOGICALS.COM
[SYSMGR]SYLOGIN.COM
[SYSMGR]SYPAGSWPFILES.COM
[SYSMGR]SYSECURITY.COM
[SYSMGR]SYSHUTDWN.COM
[SYSMGR]SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM
[SYSMGR]TFF$STARTUP.COM
NEW_OVER and NEW_UNDER Files F–3
G
Preparing to Use OpenVMS Management
Station
During the OpenVMS installation or upgrade procedure, the OpenVMS
Management Station server software is automatically installed on your OpenVMS
system disk.
If you accepted the default options the PC client files will be located in
SYS$COMMON:[TNT.CLIENT]. If these files are deleted from your system you
can either tailor (see Chapter 10) them back on, or download them from the
following location:
http://www.openvms.compaq.com/openvms/products/argus/index.html#ordering
If the TNT$* server files have been deleted from SYS$SYSTEM, you can recover
the server files by reinstalling the OpenVMS operating system.
After you have ensured that OpenVMS Management Station software is installed
on your system, follow the procedures described in this appendix.
G.1 Preparing Your OpenVMS System
You must prepare your OpenVMS system to run the server software so that
your system can properly interact with the PC running the client software. The
procedures include the following:
•
Set up within a mixed-architecture cluster environment (if applicable).
•
Start the server on other nodes.
•
Update the printer and storage database.
•
Edit the system files.
•
Allow OpenVMS Management Station to control the printer and storage
environment.
•
Keep your printer environment up to date.
•
Check if running third-party TCP/IP stacks.
•
Recover from a failure.
•
Determine and report problems.
Preparing to Use OpenVMS Management Station G–1
Preparing to Use OpenVMS Management Station
G.1 Preparing Your OpenVMS System
G.1.1 Setting Up in a Mixed-Architecture Cluster Environment
The OpenVMS Management Station server creates several configuration files:
•
TNT$UADB.DAT
•
TNT$ACS.DAT
•
TNT$JOURNAL.TNT$TRANSACTION_JOURNAL
•
TNT$MONITOR.DAT
•
TNT$MONITOR.TNT$MONITOR_JOURNAL
•
TNT$EMERGENCY_MOUNT.COM
In a common-environment cluster with one common system disk, you use a
common copy of each of these files located in the SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE]
directory on the common system disk, or on a disk that is mounted by all cluster
nodes. No further action is required.
However, to prepare a common user environment for an OpenVMS Cluster system
that includes more than one common VAX system disk or more than one common
Alpha system disk, you must coordinate the files on those disks.
The following rules apply:
•
Disks holding common resources must be mounted early in the system startup
procedure, such as in the SYLOGICALS.COM procedure.
•
You must ensure that the disks are mounted with each cluster reboot.
Follow these steps to coordinate files:
1. Decide where to locate the files. In a cluster with multiple system disks,
system management is much easier if the common system files are located on
a single disk that is not a system disk.
2. Copy TNT$UADB.DAT, TNT$ACS.DAT, TNT$MONITOR.DAT,
TNT$MONITOR.TNT$MONITOR_JOURNAL, TNT$EMERGENCY_
MOUNT.COM, and TNT$JOURNAL.TNT$TRANSACTION_JOURNAL to
a location other than the system disk.
3. Edit the file SYS$COMMON:[SYSMGR]SYLOGICALS.COM on each system
disk and define logical names that specify the location of the cluster common
files.
Example
If the files will be located on $1$DJA16, define logical names as follows:
$ DEFINE/SYSTEM/EXEC TNT$ACS _$ $1$DJA16:[VMS$COMMON.SYSEXE]TNT$ACS.DAT
TNT$EMERGENCY_MOUNT.COM will be created in SYS$SYSTEM or in the
directory pointed to by the TNT$ACS logical, if the logical exists.
$ DEFINE/SYSTEM/EXEC TNT$UADB _$ $1$DJA16:[VMS$COMMON.SYSEXE]TNT$UADB.DAT
$ DEFINE/SYSTEM/EXEC TNT$JOURNAL _$ $1$DJA16:[VMS$COMMON.SYSEXE]TNT$JOURNAL.TNT$TRANSACTION_JOURNAL
$ DEFINE/SYSTEM/EXEC TNT$MONITOR _$ $1$DJA16:[VMS$COMMON.SYSEXE]TNT$MONITOR.DAT
$ DEFINE/SYSTEM/EXEC TNT$MONITORJOURNAL _$ $1$DJA16:[VMS$COMMON.SYSEXE]TNT$MONITOR.TNT$MONITOR_JOURNAL
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4. To ensure that the system disks are mounted correctly with each reboot,
follow these steps:
1. Copy the SYS$EXAMPLES:CLU_MOUNT_DISK.COM file to the
[VMS$COMMON.SYSMGR] directory, and edit it for your configuration.
2. Edit SYLOGICALS.COM and include commands to mount, with the
appropriate volume label, the system disk containing the shared files.
Example
If the system disk is $1$DJA16, include the following command:
$ @SYS$SYSDEVICE:[VMS$COMMON.SYSMGR]CLU_MOUNT_DISK.COM _$ $1$DJA16: volume-label
G.1.2 Start the Server on Other Nodes
If you plan to run OpenVMS Management Station on more than one node in
an OpenVMS Cluster without a reboot, you need to start the software on those
nodes.
Use SYSMAN to start the server as follows:
$ @SYS$STARTUP:TNT$STARTUP.COM
Or, you can log into each node that shares the SYS$COMMON: directory and
enter the following command:
$ @SYS$STARTUP:TNT$STARTUP.COM
If you are performing an upgrade or a reinstallation and OpenVMS Management
Station is already running on the node, add the RESTART parameter to the
startup command, as follows:
$ @SYS$STARTUP:TNT$STARTUP.COM RESTART
G.1.3 Error Log Information
OpenVMS Management Station writes error log information to the
file TNT$SERVER_ERROR.LOG. This error log is created in the
SYS$SPECIFIC:[SYSEXE] directory. If you start the OpenVMS Management
Station server on multiple nodes in a cluster, which is recommended, there will
be multiple server error logs.
G.1.4 Update the Printer and Storage Database
When you installed OpenVMS Management Station, the installation started
the OpenVMS Management Station server on the installation node. If this
installation was an upgrade, the server converts the existing OpenVMS
Management Station database to the V3.0 format. If this was a new installation,
the server creates an initial version of the database file TNT$ACS.DAT and
invokes the update functions automatically.
To complete the database, start the OpenVMS Management Station server on
each node in your cluster. The instances of the server communicate with each
other to determine device, queue, and volume information, and the server must
be running on each node for this communication to take place.
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G.1 Preparing Your OpenVMS System
G.1.5 Edit the System Files
To start the OpenVMS Management Station server from your system
startup files, insert one of the following commands into your system startup
procedures (probably SYS$MANAGER:SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM) after both
the Queue Manager and network are started, but immediately prior to the
ENABLE AUTOSTART/QUEUES.
Note
Remove any other invocations of TNT$STARTUP you might have added
in previous releases of the OpenVMS Management Station.
OpenVMS Management Station cannot start until the network has
started. If you start your network using a batch process, OpenVMS
Management Station might start before the batch process completes and
the network is started.
Command
Parameter
1
Parameter
2
@TNT$STARTUP
blank
N.A.
Starts the server. Does not start printer queues or mount volumes.
@TNT$STARTUP
RESTART
N.A.
Shuts down a running server, then starts the server. Does not start
printer queues or mount volumes.
@TNT$STARTUP
BOOT
blank
Starts the server. Starts any printer queues that are not yet started
and are managed by OpenVMS Management Station. Does not mount
volumes managed by OpenVMS Management Station.
@TNT$STARTUP
BOOT
ALL
Starts the server. Starts any printer queues that are not yet started
and are managed by OpenVMS Management Station. Mounts any
volumes that are not yet mounted and are managed by OpenVMS
Management Station.
@TNT$STARTUP
BOOT
PRINTERS
Starts the server. Starts any printer queues that are not yet started
and are managed by OpenVMS Management Station. Does not mount
volumes managed by OpenVMS Management Station.
@TNT$STARTUP
BOOT
STORAGE
Starts the server. Mounts any volumes that are not yet mounted and
are managed by OpenVMS Management Station. Does not start any
printer queues.
Description
Note that the effect of TNT$STARTUP BOOT, with no second parameter, has not
changed from earlier releases. This command starts any printer queues that are
not yet started and are managed by OpenVMS Management Station, but does not
mount any volumes.
Add the following command line to the system shutdown file,
SYS$MANAGER:SYSHUTDWN.COM:
$ @SYS$STARTUP:TNT$SHUTDOWN.COM
G.1.6 Allow OpenVMS Management Station to Control the Printer and Storage
Environment
It is not necessary to remove your existing queue startup and volume mount
DCL procedures immediately. The OpenVMS Management Station server will
recognize that you started a queue or mounted a volume with your command
procedures and will assume that you want it that way.
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G.1 Preparing Your OpenVMS System
As you become familiar with the server’s management ability, you can remove
or comment out the DCL commands and procedures that perform these tasks
and allow OpenVMS Management Station to control your printer and storage
environment.
In addition, the OpenVMS Management Station server periodically (every
24 hours) generates a DCL command procedure that includes the commands
to mount all of the volumes managed by OpenVMS Management Station.
If you are familiar with DCL, you can look at this command procedure to
see what actions OpenVMS Management Station performs for you. And,
in the event of an unforeseen system problem or a corrupt server database
(SYS$SYSTEM:TNT$ACS.DAT), you could use this command procedure to mount
the volumes.
The name of the generated file is TNT$EMERGENCY_MOUNT.COM.
TNT$EMERGENCY_MOUNT.COM is created in SYS$SYSTEM or in the
directory pointed to by the TNT$ACS logical, if that logical name exists.
The OpenVMS Management Station server limits TNT$EMERGENCY_
MOUNT.COM to seven versions.
G.1.7 Keeping Your Printer Environment Up to Date
The OpenVMS Management Station server installation creates a file named
SYS$STARTUP:TNT$UTILITY.COM. This command procedure scans the
OpenVMS system and updates the database of known printers, queues, and
related devices.
G.1.7.1 When is the Database Updated?
The database is updated:
•
As part of the OpenVMS Management Station installation.
•
When you specifically invoke TNT$UTILITY.COM.
•
At periodic intervals as a server background thread. Two logical names
control how often this server thread runs:
Logical Name
Description
TNT$PRINTER_RECON_
INTERVAL
How often the thread should run, in minutes, from when the
server was last started on this node. If you do not define this
logical, the default value is 1440 minutes (24 hours).
TNT$PRINTER_RECON_
INTERVAL_MIN
The minimum number of minutes that must elapse before
the thread should run again, starting from when the
database was last updated. If you do not define this logical,
the default value is 60 minutes (1 hour).
You can think of these logicals as meaning ‘‘run the thread this often
(TNT$PRINTER_RECON_INTERVAL), but make sure this much time has
elapsed since the database was last updated (TNT$PRINTER_RECON_
INTERVAL_MIN).’’
Because you can run TNT$UTILITY.COM yourself, and because the OpenVMS
Management Station server also updates the database, the TNT$PRINTER_
RECON_INTERVAL_MIN logical prevents the database from being updated more
frequently than is actually needed.
If you want to change the defaults for one of these logicals, define the logical on
all nodes on which the OpenVMS Management Station server is running.
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G.1.7.2 Do You Need to Run TNT$UTILITY.COM Manually?
If you use OpenVMS Management Station to make all of the changes to your
printer configuration, the configuration files are immediately modified to reflect
the changes and you probably do not need to specifically run TNT$UTILITY.COM.
However, if you or someone else uses DCL to make a change — for example, if
you use the DELETE /QUEUE command to delete a queue — the configuration
files will not be synchronized. In this case, the OpenVMS Management Station
client will advise you to run TNT$UTILITY.COM to resynchronize the database.
Run the following procedure on one node in the cluster to make the database
match your system:
$ @SYS$STARTUP:TNT$UTILITY.COM UPDATE PRINTERS
For example, if you or someone else used DCL to delete a queue, you need to
delete that queue from the database. TNT$UTILITY.COM assumes that your
system is set up and running the way that you want it to, so you should fix any
problems before you run TNT$UTILITY.COM.
G.1.7.3 Are There Any Requirements for Running TNT$UTILITY.COM?
You need the SYSNAM privilege to run TNT$UTILITY.COM.
TNT$UTILITY.COM connects to the OpenVMS Management Station server
on the current OpenVMS system to determine device and queue information.
Therefore, the OpenVMS Management Station server must be running on the
node where you run TNT$UTILITY.COM.
The OpenVMS Management Station server then connects to the other OpenVMS
Management Station servers in the OpenVMS Cluster to determine device and
queue information. It is generally a good idea to keep the OpenVMS Management
Station server running on the other nodes in an OpenVMS Cluster to keep the
database up to the minute.
However, if the OpenVMS Management Server is not able to connect to the
OpenVMS Management Station server on a given node, it uses the known
information about that OpenVMS node from the database. That is, in the absence
of a valid connection to that OpenVMS node, the information in the database is
assumed to be correct.
G.1.8 Keeping Your Storage Environment Up to Date
The TNT$UTILITY.COM utility accepts parameters (UPDATE STORAGE)
to update the storage database. However, the storage database is updated
dynamically every time you use the OpenVMS Management Station client to
perform a storage management operation. Therefore, you do not need to run
TNT$UTILITY.COM to update the storage database.
G.1.9 Enabling Disk Quotas
Before installing OpenVMS Management Station, you might have disabled disk
quotas on the SYSTEM disk. If so, you should reenable the quotas and then
rebuild to update quota information by entering the following commands:
$ RUN SYS$SYSTEM:DISKQUOTA
DISKQUOTA> ENABLE
DISKQUOTA> REBUILD
DISKQUOTA> EXIT
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G.1 Preparing Your OpenVMS System
G.1.10 Caching Storage Configuration Data
OpenVMS Management Station uses two logical names to determine how often to
refresh cached (in-memory) storage configuration data.
•
TNT$PURGE_CYCLE_LATENCY—Determines how often to wait (in seconds)
after purging stale device reports before purging again. This value affects
how frequently the cluster-wide data (maintained by a ‘‘master server’’ is
updated in memory.
min = 180
default = 1800
max = 18000
•
(30 minutes)
(5 hours)
TNT$LOCAL_SURVEY_LATENCY—Determines the delay (in seconds) from
one node-specific device survey to the next. This value is independent of
cluster-wide surveys requested by the ‘‘master server’’ when performing a
purge.
min = 6
default = 60 (1 minute)
max = 600
(10 minutes)
For both logical names, smaller values result in the OpenVMS Management
Station server consuming more CPU cycles in periodic purges or surveys.
If you do not accept the defaults, you might find that larger OpenVMS Cluster
systems behave better with values on the high end of the allowed range.
If you do not define these logicals, the OpenVMS Management Station server
uses the default values. If you do define these logical names, the values are used
only if they are within the minimum to maximum range.
G.1.11 Running Third-Party TCP/IP Stacks
Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Version 3.2 or higher is the only supported
TCP/IP stack. Additional stacks have not been tested. However, TCP/IP stacks
that are 100 percent compliant with the QIO interface for Compaq TCP/IP
Services for OpenVMS should also work. (Contact your TCP/IP vendor for
additional information and support issues.)
For the best chance of success, check the following:
•
Make sure that the QIO service (for example, UCXQIO) is enabled.
•
For TCPware, also make sure that TCPware’s UCX$IPC_SHR.EXE is an
installed image.
•
Also for TCPware, make sure you are running a version of TCPware that
correctly implements a DECC-compatible socket interface, such as Version
5.3-3.
G.1.12 Determining and Reporting Problems
If you encounter a problem while using OpenVMS Management Station, please
report it to Compaq. Depending on the nature of the problem and the type of
support you have, you can take one of the following actions:
•
If your software contract or warranty agreement entitles you to telephone
support, call Compaq.
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•
If the problem is related to OpenVMS Management Station documentation,
use the Internet address printed in front of this book to send us your
comments.
G.1.13 Removing the OpenVMS Management Station Server
If you use the POLYCENTER Software Installation utility to remove OpenVMS
Management Station from the OpenVMS system, the following files are not
removed:
•
TNT$ACS.DAT
•
TNT$JOURNAL.TNT$TRANSACTION_JOURNAL
•
TNT$SERVER_ERROR.LOG
•
TNT$UADB.DAT
•
TNT$EMERGENCY_MOUNT.COM
Do not delete these files unless you have already removed OpenVMS Management
Station.
G.2 Preparing Your PC
During the OpenVMS installation or upgrade procedure, you selected the
OpenVMS Management Station client software files to be installed on your
OpenVMS system disk (or you added them later using the DCL command
PRODUCT INSTALL TNT). After you have prepared your OpenVMS system
to run the server software, you must next prepare your PC to run the client
software.
This section includes the following information:
•
Required memory and disk space
•
Required software
•
Installing the client software
•
Getting started using OpenVMS Management Station
G.2.1 Required Memory and Disk Space
Your PC requires 13 MB of free disk space to install the OpenVMS Management
Station client software.
G.2.2 Distribution Files
There are two versions of the OpenVMS Management Station client kit:
TNT030_I.EXE for Intel systems (Windows 95 and Windows NT), and TNT030_
A.EXE for Alpha Windows NT systems. Both of these files are located in the
SYS$COMMON:[TNT.CLIENT] directory.
The Intel kit will not install under FX!32 running on Alpha processors; use the
Alpha native kit in this case.
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G.2 Preparing Your PC
G.2.3 Required Software
Microsoft Windows NT Versions 4.0 (Service Pack 3 or higher) or Windows 95 or
higher (Intel only) must be installed on each PC on which you want to install the
OpenVMS Management Station client.
The version of MMC included in this baselevel requires files provided by Microsoft
Internet Explorer. Version 3.02 or later of Internet Explorer must be present on
the system.
G.2.4 Time Required for Installation
The time required to install the OpenVMS Management Station client software is
approximately 5 minutes.
G.2.5 Copy the Client File to the PC
The client files TNT030_I.EXE (Intel) and TNT030_A.EXE (Alpha) are located
in the SYS$COMMON:[TNT.CLIENT] directory. Copy either client file to a
temporary directory the PC using any of the following procedures:
•
Create a file share to the OpenVMS system and copy the file.
•
Use FTP on the PC to copy the file from the OpenVMS system.
G.2.6 Installation Directory
The installation procedure allows you to select the installation directory, and
suggests \Program Files\OpenVMS Mgmt Station\ as the default.
G.2.7 Installation Procedure
Run TNT030_I.EXE (Intel) or TNT030_A.EXE (Alpha) from a temporary
directory. These are self-extracting executable files that automate the OpenVMS
Management Station installation.
G.2.8 Recovering from Errors
If an error occurs during installation, you will receive an error message describing
the problem. This information can help you determine the cause of the problem.
An error can occur during the installation if one or more of the following
conditions exist:
•
The operating system version is incorrect
•
Disk space and memory necessary for successful installation are inadequate
G.3 After Installing the Client Software on Your PC
When you create an OpenVMS Cluster or OpenVMS Node object in an OpenVMS
Management Domain, you select the transport you want to use for all connections
to that system. You can choose DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX or TCP/IP.
OpenVMS Management Station uses this transport for all communications
between the PC and this system, or between any other OpenVMS system that is
running the OpenVMS Management Station server and this system.
Note
The OpenVMS Management Station client supports only TCP/IP
connections for primary servers. That is, the connection between the
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G.3 After Installing the Client Software on Your PC
PC and the OpenVMS system uses only TCP/IP. Therefore, at least one
OpenVMS system must be running TCP/IP.
You do need to make sure that your PC can connect to the primary-server
systems, as described in the following sections. OpenVMS Management Station
connects your PC to the primary-server system and then routes management
operations to the target systems.
G.4 Defining TCP/IP Nodes
Your hosts file or name server must be able to resolve the IP name or address
of all primary-server systems. If you can successfully ping the primary-server
systems from your PC, then this condition is met.
G.5 Uninstalling Version 2.1 of the OpenVMS Management Station
Client
Version 3.0 of the OpenVMS Management Station client is not dependent on
Version 2.1 and does not share any files with this prior version. After installing
the Version 3.0 client, you can uninstall the Version 2.1 client software.
G.6 Uninstalling OpenVMS Management Station
If you need to uninstall the OpenVMS Management Station client software, make
sure you first exit OpenVMS Management Station. The uninstallation fails if
OpenVMS Management Station is currently running.
If you run the OpenVMS Management Station Help, the following files might be
created:
•
VMSMGMT.FTS
•
VMSMGMT.GID
•
VMSPRINT.FTS
•
VMSPRINT.GID
•
VMSSCOPE.FTS
•
VMSSCOPE.GID
•
VMSSTORE.FTS
•
VMSSTORE.GID
•
VMSACNT.FTS
•
VMSACNT.GID
The OpenVMS Management Station Uninstall program does not delete these
files. To complete the uninstall:
1. Delete these files
2. Delete the OpenVMS Management Station directory
Note that the OpenVMS Management Station Uninstall program does not
uninstall the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) support files.
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G.7 Getting Started with OpenVMS Management Station
G.7 Getting Started with OpenVMS Management Station
All information about getting started, setting up, and using OpenVMS
Management Station is contained in online help and the OpenVMS Management
Station Overview and Release Notes.
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H
Small Capacity System Disks
This appendix describes some methods you can use to manage small capacity
system disks. Some specific recommendations are also included for installing or
upgrading to OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 and DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS
VAX Version 1.2-6 on an RZ24 or RA80 system disk. (These recommendations
also apply to earlier versions of the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX
layered product.)
Note that you can use the methods described in this appendix to free disk space
on any space-constrained system.
H.1 Limited Space Support
As the OpenVMS VAX operating system and associated layered products continue
to develop and mature, their sizes have grown. Previously acceptable system
disk devices might now have insufficient capacity for the desired computing
environment. Support for added features, conformance to standards, addition of
online documentation, and especially, support for a graphical user environment
(specifically, DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX) have contributed to this
growth. Although a single-user workstation system might be perceived as entry
level, it does, in fact, have an increased need for system disk capacity to handle
the desired graphical environment.
H.1.1 Limited Space Support Option
In the past, when the OpenVMS VAX operating system grew too large for a
specific disk type, that disk was no longer supported as a system device. The
OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 operating system and the DECwindows Motif for
OpenVMS VAX layered product cannot fit, in total, on an RZ24 disk device.
However, to preserve the investment in some user configurations, a limited space
support option has been introduced that allows the RZ24 to continue to be used as
a system disk but with some features removed. For the most part, these features
include new online documentation, programming examples, and programming
support files. The most important mechanisms used to provide this environment
are the OpenVMS VAX and DECwindows tailoring facilities, VMSTAILOR and
DECW$TAILOR. (For more information about these facilities, see Chapter 10.)
The limited space support option means that, although the disk (in this case,
the RZ24) is supported as a system device, you must take some explicit action to
remove or not to install some portions of the product so the remainder fits. This
option gives small, resource-constrained system users a choice between investing
in new hardware or continuing with existing hardware but with (possibly)
reduced capabilities.
Small Capacity System Disks H–1
Small Capacity System Disks
H.1 Limited Space Support
H.1.2 Configurations Affected
The RZ24 disk is now too small for the full OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 and
DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX kits, regardless of the user’s configuration.
Slightly larger disk devices need to be closely monitored, depending on the system
environment and user configuration.
The general disk space guideline for OpenVMS VAX plus DECwindows Motif for
OpenVMS VAX Version 1.2-6 is a system disk of at least 300 megabytes (or about
614,400 disk blocks). For nonworkstation, single-user systems, this guideline
can be reduced to 150 to 200 megabytes because DECwindows support is not
necessary. For timesharing systems, a larger disk is usually necessary due to the
need for many layered products and applications. For OpenVMS Cluster systems,
a larger system disk capacity is also usually required. Refer to the Compaq
OpenVMS Cluster Software, SPD 29.78.19 for details.
For specific information about disk space requirements and supported system
disks, refer to the Compaq OpenVMS Operating System for Alpha and VAX,
Version 7.3 SPD 25.01.63.
While the absolute minimum disk space requirements can make base system
support available, layered products, applications, and user files usually make it
necessary to manage even large capacity system disks carefully. Therefore, some
of the following techniques and ideas can be useful for a broader range of users
than can be listed by hardware type.
H.1.3 Dealing with a Small System Disk
You can solve small system disk configuration problems in three ways:
•
Upgrade your hardware to a larger capacity disk device.
•
Add additional hardware disk devices (one or more) to the system and
redistribute the software contents.
•
Reduce the software contents on the existing disk device.
Upgrading hardware might have the highest monetary cost, but has the benefits
of a full environment and the simplest and fastest upgrade mechanism. Adding
additional hardware (or using existing extra hardware) can require less
money, but requires more time and effort for setting up and maintaining the
environment. Reducing the software contents requires the lowest capital expense
but, by necessity, removes some features, documentation, or capabilities.
If your major constraint is fiscal, you might want to investigate the tailoring
recommendations first. If time or simplicity are more important, you might want
to purchase a larger system disk.
H.2 Tailoring Considerations
Most of this appendix describes the mechanisms for reducing the software
contents on the existing disk device, mostly by tailoring. There are also some
hints for multiple disk systems. There is nothing specific to recommend for
upgrading the hardware device, except that moving up in a single large increment
is much more effective than several smaller ones.
The target device in the following sections is the RZ24 disk, which has 209
megabytes of disk space. However, you can use these methods on any system that
is tight on system disk space.
H–2 Small Capacity System Disks
Small Capacity System Disks
H.2 Tailoring Considerations
H.2.1 Configuration Goals
The basic configuration goal for the limited space support option is for an
environment that is not used for programming. Typically, this is a system with a
few user applications or a turnkey system. It is possible to build a viable system
with a single programming language environment (notably, the C language);
however, the space used for this support and for the compiler reduces the amount
of available user space.
There are some mechanisms and techniques common to any space-constrained
system both for installing new systems and for upgrading existing systems. One
of the most important considerations is to reduce the disk space consumption of
the normal, ongoing system environment before doing an upgrade or as soon as
possible during or after an installation. Some methods for accomplishing this are
discussed in Section H.5 and in Section H.6.
Note that, during an upgrade or installation, there is a period of time when
the windowing software is likely to be unavailable. This means that, on a
workstation, your monitor functions only as an operator console, and you cannot
use screen-oriented editors.
H.2.2 Controlling the Size of Dump, Page, and Swap Files
One of the primary things to control is the sizing of the dump, page, and swap
files in AUTOGEN. The tailoring facilities automatically use AUTOGEN to reboot
the system, adjusting anything that the tailoring might have affected. Because
AUTOGEN normally includes existing disk space in calculating the sizes for
these files, unexpected results can occur when tailoring removes some files and
AUTOGEN increases the size of others. Fixing the size of these files by adding
appropriate lines to the file SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT will prevent this
from occurring during an upgrade or after an installation (and, possibly, while
installing layered products).
The following values are suggested as generous for an upgrade:
PAGEFILE = 38000
SWAPFILE = 13500
DUMPFILE = 0
If your system has been running successfully with smaller values, use those
instead.
If your windowing system is unavailable, you cannot use a screen-oriented editor
to add these lines to the SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT file. You can use the
COPY command to add lines to the end of the text file as follows:
$ COPY SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT,SYS$INPUT: SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT
newparam1 = value1 Return
newparam2 = value2 Return
Return
Ctrl/Z
Note
To be able to use the delete key more effectively when typing input to
the console, set the operator terminal to be a scope (assuming it is not
a hardcopy device). To set the console terminal to be a scope, enter the
following command:
$ SET TERM/SCOPE/PERM _OPA0:
Small Capacity System Disks H–3
Small Capacity System Disks
H.2 Tailoring Considerations
H.2.3 Make a Backup Copy of Your System Disk
It is important to make a backup copy of your system disk before any system
software upgrade. When tailoring and system environment options must be used
to fit the required software on the device, it is even more important to make a
backup copy before you begin and at major milestones during the procedure. This
gives you a fallback to a last good position in the event that a subsequent step
produces undesired side effects (especially when tailoring software off of the disk)
or fails because you unexpectedly ran out of disk space.
H.2.4 Analyze the System Disk
The space used on the system disk might include files that have been only
partially deleted (usually, because they were still open when an attempt was
made to delete them). To recover this space, enter the following command:
$ ANALYZE/DISK/REPAIR SYS$SYSDEVICE:
Continue to use the ANALYZE/DISK/REPAIR command after every reboot or
before each major step to be sure that all free blocks are available for the upgrade
procedure to use.
H.2.5 Tailoring Options
The installation and upgrade procedures (for both OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3
and DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX) let you select optional software to
install or upgrade only by save set. The tailoring facilities are capable of finer
granularity and can usually select files in smaller groups within the save sets.
In the case of DECW$MOTIF_TAILOR, the save sets and tailoring groups are
the same. Additionally, DECW$MOTIF_TAILOR can only tailor off. To add
files, you must either use the installation or upgrade procedures or use the
OpenVMS Backup utility (BACKUP) manually to select the desired files. For the
VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR utilities, the tailorable options are subsets
of the installation and upgrade save sets and can be tailored either on or off. If
there is sufficient space to take an entire save set, it is usually faster to select it
during the procedure and then tailor off the undesired pieces, rather than tailor
them on later.
If you performing an upgrade and have a large area of user application files
or a large database that is not part of the OpenVMS VAX operating system or
DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX layered product but resides on the system
disk, it might be convenient to back up that data to a separate piece of media,
delete it from the system disk before the upgrade, and then restore it after the
upgrade. The blocks can be used in the interim, and you can save time and effort
in the tailoring and upgrade processes.
You can decrease the time needed to perform the tailoring and upgrade tasks
by disabling the high-water mark on the system disk. To disable the high-water
mark, enter the following command:
$ SET VOLUME/NOHIGHWATER SYS$SYSDEVICE:
Depending on the system security you require, you might want to leave the
high-water mark permanently disabled. Otherwise, you can restore it by entering
the following command:
$ SET VOLUME/HIGHWATER SYS$SYSDEVICE:
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Small Capacity System Disks
H.3 Installing OpenVMS VAX and DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX
H.3 Installing OpenVMS VAX and DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS
VAX
In general, installing OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 and the latest version of
DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX is easier than doing an upgrade because
there are no user files on the disk when you perform the installation. However,
because the total size of the two kits is larger than the capacity of the RZ24 disk,
you cannot select some options and you might have to do some tailoring.
H.3.1 Installing OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3
By itself, the entire OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 distribution kit fits on the RZ24
system disk. So, the easiest approach might be to select both the library and
optional save sets, then use the VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR utilities to
increase the free space before installing the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS
VAX layered product.
If you plan to run DECnet for OpenVMS, be sure to select the library save set. If
you do not perform system programming or BLISS programming, do not have an
LPA11 device, do not need any of the OpenVMS example files, and do not need
the UETP facility, you can choose not to select the optional save set during the
installation. The BLISS support in the optional save set (approximately 7000
blocks) and the examples (over 8500 blocks) are two of the largest single areas
that you can easily tailor off.
You might choose not to install the Help Message (MSGHLP) database because
this option is also very large (about 10,000 blocks). Or, you can select it at
the expense of other tailorable options later (or at the expense of reduced user
capacity). Or you can install the Help Message database and then customize it
to remove messages for facilities that you do not use. (Refer to the OpenVMS
System Manager’s Manual, Volume 1: Essentials for details about how to do this.)
Once the OpenVMS VAX installation is complete, set up the dump file as
required. It is preferable not to have a dump file at all or to use the paging file
as described in Section H.5.1. Also, set fixed sizes for the page and dump files so
that AUTOGEN does not continually resize them as you proceed with tailoring
and installing the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX layered product. When
your environment is complete, you can remove the fixed sizes to allow AUTOGEN
to calculate appropriate sizes based on the final space on the disk.
To fit the operating system on an RZ24 disk and have sufficient space to add some
layered product or application packages and have user space remaining, you can
generally support, at most, one programming language and no online examples or
manuals. Use the VMSTAILOR and DECW$TAILOR utilities to remove software
you do not need.
H.3.2 Installing DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX
Depending on the options and setup of your system, you might have sufficient
space to install the entire DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX kit. However, it
is likely that you again will need to remove support for all but one programming
language and not include the examples. Because the programming support save
sets for each language are large, choose only the support for languages you really
need. In the case of the example files, you might want to install them if you
have the space required, and then tailor them off once you have perused them or
copied them to another area.
Small Capacity System Disks H–5
Small Capacity System Disks
H.3 Installing OpenVMS VAX and DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX
Remember to use the ANALYZE/DISK/REPAIR command to recover any lost
space from partially deleted files.
H.4 Upgrading OpenVMS VAX and DECwindows Motif for
OpenVMS VAX
The following sections describe how to upgrade to OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3
and DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX Version 1.2-6 from an OpenVMS VAX
Version 6.1 or 6.2 (or higher) system running an older version of DECwindows
Motif for OpenVMS VAX. (Note that Version 1.2-4 is the minimum version of
DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX that you can run on OpenVMS VAX
Version 7.3.)
This option requires the most attention and extra tailoring consideration because
the disk blocks used by the DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX layered
product cannot be used during the OpenVMS VAX upgrade procedure. This
means that you might not be able to select even the library save set during
the upgrade and that you will need to tailor on portions of it (most notably, the
DECnet support).
Depending on your configuration, it might be necessary to tailor off DECwindows
Motif for OpenVMS VAX and then reinstall it following the upgrade.
H.4.1 Upgrading to OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3
Before beginning the upgrade procedure, prepare the system environment —
notably the dump, page, and swap files (see Section H.2.2) — and remove as
many excess files from the system disk as possible. Use the tailoring facilities to
remove files that will be replaced or obsoleted by the upgrade procedure. This is
a good way to get the necessary space (48,950 blocks) to start the upgrade but
probably does not contribute to the final additional capacity required.
Tailor off all the OpenVMS programming files, examples, and miscellaneous
utilities and any DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX support that is not
required. Before upgrading the operating system, keep, at most, one language
support option, and do not keep any DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX
examples unless you have sufficient space to get at least the OpenVMS VAX
required and library save sets directly in the upgrade.
If you have sufficient space after tailoring to allow both the OpenVMS VAX
required and library save sets to be selected, then the upgrade will include
DECnet support and DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX will start normally
after the upgrade.
If you cannot select the library save set, the lack of DECnet support will likely
keep DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX from starting on your system (at
which point you will have only the operator window on your workstation). You
can then tailor on the DECnet support to get DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS
VAX running again. After you have DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX
running, tailoring on any other pieces you might not have already acquired from
either the library or optional save sets will be easier.
Compaq recommends that you not take the optional Help Message utility (unless
you install it on an alternate device). You want to choose the DECwindows device
support if you are upgrading a workstation.
Remember to use the ANALYZE/DISK/REPAIR command to clean up any
partially deleted files.
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Small Capacity System Disks
H.5 Managing Single or Small System Disk Systems
H.5 Managing Single or Small System Disk Systems
The primary goal for this type of environment is to reduce the system disk block
usage incurred by the OpenVMS VAX system during normal operation. Both
dynamic usage and static requirements can be reduced in various ways. Some
system processing overhead can also be reduced or eliminated in this manner,
along with a corresponding reduction in system disk I/O.
H.5.1 System Dump File
One of the best mechanisms for reducing the total block overhead of the system is
to carefully define the usage of the system dump file. Normally, this is configured
as a separate file, SYS$SYSTEM:SYSDUMP.DMP, to which the contents of
memory are written after a detected system failure. Depending on your system
requirements, you might be able to reduce or eliminate this disk usage.
One effective technique is to use part of the system paging file,
SYS$SYSTEM:PAGEFILE.SYS, as a temporary dump file, so that the space
used for dump files is not permanently reserved and gets used only in the
event of a crash. To do this, you need to modify some system parameters in
SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT and delete the actual SYSDUMP.DMP file
if it exists. This method is most effective for systems having small or medium
memory sizes.
Alternately, you might set the DUMPSTYLE parameter to use the selective dump
mechanism to reduce the size of the dump file. This method is typically used for
large memory systems that do not need to preserve the entire memory contents
in the event of a system failure. Instead of using selective dumps to the paging
file, keep a separate, but smaller, SYSDUMP.DMP file.
If you have no need to preserve dump files or are running in a very stable
environment, you might want to clear the DUMPBUG parameter to avoid all
dump processing and not write a dump file on failure.
H.5.2 Using PAGEFILE.SYS for the Dump File
To use the system paging file as a dump file, add the following lines to the
SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT file:
DUMPBUG = 1 ! Enable system dumps (default)
SAVEDUMP = 1 ! Keep dump in pagefile until analysis
DUMPFILE = 0 ! Disallow AUTOGEN to create or size dump file
Then delete the SYSDUMP.DMP file by entering the following command:
$ DELETE SYS$SYSTEM:SYSDUMP.DMP;*
Because the system currently has the file open, the delete command does not
physically remove the file until the system is shut down and rebooted. Use
the AUTOGEN facility to reboot the system. When it has rebooted, enter the
following command to clean up and finish the deletion of the file (and any others
that were in a similar state):
$ ANALYZE/DISK/REPAIR SYS$SYSDEVICE:
After a system failure that writes dump information to the page file, you can
analyze the data by entering the following command:
$ ANALYZE/CRASH SYS$SYSTEM:PAGEFILE.SYS
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Small Capacity System Disks
H.5 Managing Single or Small System Disk Systems
When your analysis is complete, you can free the pages to be used for paging once
again by entering the following command:
$ ANALYZE/CRASH/RELEASE SYS$SYSTEM:PAGEFILE.SYS
For more information about the system dump file, refer to the OpenVMS VAX
System Dump Analyzer Utility Manual.
H.5.3 Decompressing Libraries
The OpenVMS help libraries (as well as some programming
libraries) are distributed in a compressed format. You can use the
SYS$UPDATE:LIBDECOMP.COM procedure to decompress the libraries all
at once or individually. For a small system disk, it is almost never worth the
extra disk blocks consumed to decompress these libraries. The cost of leaving
them compressed is a longer access time when you use them.
If you frequently use help or an individual programming library, it might be
worthwhile to individually decompress those libraries. If you only infrequently
use help or do not mind the slower response time of the libraries in compressed
form, leave them compressed.
H.5.4 Disabling Log File Creation
Depending on your environment, there might be system jobs that create log files
of no concern to you or that contain more information than you need.
Unless you are a network manager or experiencing network problems, you
probably do not need to log network events. By not logging network events, you
can save disk space, a process slot, and some memory in the running system. To
disable network logging, enter the following commands:
$ MCR NCP PURGE KNOWN LOGGING ALL
$ MCR NCP CLEAR KNOWN LOGGING ALL
You need to enter these commands only once; they become permanent unless you
reset the DECnet logging information.
To reduce the logging information for other tasks (such as OPCOM, Accounting,
Security Auditing, Network Monitor Event Listener, and system-created batch log
files), you need to add some commands to your system-specific startup command
file, SYS$MANAGER:SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM (previously called SYSTARTUP_
V5.COM).
The following is an example SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM command file for a singleuser workstation:
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Small Capacity System Disks
H.5 Managing Single or Small System Disk Systems
$ SET NOON
! Continue thru any problems.
$!
$ DEFINE/USER SYS$COMMAND _OPA0: ! Disable some events from
$ REPLY/DISABLE=(NETWORK,CLUSTER,SECURITY) ! using the operator window.
$ SET TERM/SCOPE/PERM _OPA0: ! If windows do not start, use as scope.
$!
$ SET AUDIT/ALARM ! Log interesting audit events.
/ENABLE=(AUDIT,AUTHORIZATION,ACL,LOGIN=(LOCAL,DIALUP,NETWORK,REMOTE),LOGFAILURE=ALL,BREAKIN=ALL)
$!
$ IF F$SEARCH("SYS$MANAGER:ACCOUNTNG.DAT;-1") .NES. "" THEN PURGE SYS$MANAGER:ACCOUNTNG.DAT/KEEP=4 ! Purge old accounting info
$!
$ IF F$SEARCH("SYS$MANAGER:OPERATOR.LOG;-1") .NES. "" THEN PURGE SYS$MANAGER:OPERATOR.LOG/KEEP=4 ! Purge old operator info
$!
$ DEFINE/SYSTEM/EXEC SYS$SYLOGIN SYS$MANAGER:SYLOGIN ! Set up system login
$!
$ ENABLE AUTOSTART/QUEUES ! Provide resources for autostart queues
$ START/QUEUE SYS$BATCH
! Start a batch queue
$!
$ SUBMIT/NOKEEP/NOPRINT SYS$MANAGER:STARTNET ! Start net without batch log
$!
$! ... add other system specific and layered product commands here ...
$!
$ EXIT
You might have an environment that can function with even less information
than that shown in the example. For example, to disable the operator log file,
use REPLY/NOLOG, or to disable accounting, use SET ACCOUNTING/DISABLE.
For more information about using these commands, refer to the OpenVMS DCL
Dictionary.
H.5.5 Accessing Example and Documentation Files
If you have network access to another OpenVMS system (especially a timesharing
system), you do not need to duplicate the example files distributed in the
OpenVMS VAX or DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX kits if they are available
on the remote system. Similarly, remote access to the online documentation files
also saves considerable disk space on any system with constrained disk space.
H.6 Managing Multiple Disk Systems
The following sections describe techniques for managing multiple disk systems.
In addition to the goal of reducing the space requirements on the system device,
it is possible to simultaneously reduce some of the I/O load to the system disk by
redirecting necessary functions to an alternate device.
H.6.1 Alternate Page and Swap Files
Setting up alternate page and swap files is one of the best ways to reduce
both the system disk space usage and I/O overhead. If you set up only a small
primary page file on the system disk and install additional page and swap files
in the startup command file SYS$MANAGER:SYPAGSWPFILES.COM, you can
permanently cause these files to consume the least amount of space on the system
device. For more information about setting up alternate page and swap files,
refer to the OpenVMS System Manager’s Manual.
Small Capacity System Disks H–9
Small Capacity System Disks
H.6 Managing Multiple Disk Systems
H.6.2 Copying Dump Files
At startup, you can enhance the use of the paging file as a dump file
that automatically copies the dump data for later analysis. This releases
the disk space in SYS$SYSTEM:PAGEFILE.SYS to be used for paging
automatically as well. Instead of manually invoking the System Dump
Analyzer (SDA) to release the pages, you can add the following commands to
the SYS$MANAGER:SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM file:
$ ANALYZE/CRASH SYS$SYSTEM:PAGEFILE.SYS
COPY alternate_disk:[dir]dumpname.ext
EXIT
Note
The dump file, whether it is SYSDUMP.DMP or PAGEFILE.SYS, must
reside on the system disk. This might limit the actual savings you can
achieve using alternate page files.
H.6.3 Offloading System Logs and Files
There are several system logs and files that can be redirected to another device.
For other system logs and files, it might be easier to reset and start a new log file,
copy the old file or files to another device, and purge them from the system disk.
Some files that can be redirected are the system authorization file, the queue
manager database, the audit log file, and batch log files. Some files that can
be reset, copied, and purged are the operator log file, the accounting log file,
and network log files. For more information about these facilities refer to the
OpenVMS System Manager’s Manual, the OpenVMS DCL Dictionary, or the
utility reference manual for the utility whose files you want to offload.
H.6.4 Offloading Nonessential Files
Some of the files included with OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 can be redirected
to an alternate device during the installation or upgrade procedure. This can
save many valuable system disk blocks while providing quick access to these
files. For a small system disk configuration with multiple disks, this approach is
recommended if you want the Help Message database to be available on line.
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Glossary
This glossary defines key terms in the context of an OpenVMS VAX computing
environment.
boot, bootstrap
The process of loading system software into a processor’s main memory. This
guide uses the term boot to refer to this process.
boot command procedure
A program, stored on the console fixed disk, that is used to boot the OpenVMS
operating system from a specified controller. Compaq provides a boot command
procedure for each controller that the processor supports.
boot name
The abbreviated name of the boot command procedure you use to boot the system.
boot server
A VAX computer that is part of a local area OpenVMS Cluster system. The boot
server is a combination of a MOP server and a disk server for the satellite system
disk. See also satellite node.
CI-only cluster
A computer system consisting of a number of computers. It uses only the
computer interconnect (CI) to communicate with other computers in the cluster.
These computers share a single file system.
computer interconnect (CI)
A type of I/O subsystem. It links computers to each other and to HSC devices.
See also Hierarchical Storage Controller (HSC) device.
DECW$TAILOR
A software program that lets you add or remove DECwindows files from your
system disk.
device name
The name used to identify a device on the system. A device name indicates the
device code, controller designation, and unit number.
disk server
A computer within a local area cluster that provides an access path to CI,
CSSI, and locally connected disks for other computers that do not have a direct
connection.
Glossary–1
Hierarchical Storage Controller (HSC) device
A self-contained, intelligent, mass storage subsystem that lets computers in a
cluster environment share disks. Examples are the HSC50 and the HSC70.
HSC drive
Any disk or tape drive connected to an HSC device is called an HSC drive. A
system disk on an HSC drive can be shared by several computers in an OpenVMS
Cluster environment.
InfoServer
A general-purpose disk storage server that allows you to use the distribution
compact disc to install the operating system on remote client systems connected
to the same local area network (LAN).
local area OpenVMS Cluster system
A configuration consisting of one or more computers that act as a MOP server
and disk server, and a number of low-end computers that act as satellite nodes.
The local area network (LAN) connects all of the computers. These computers
share a single file system.
local drive
Any drive that is connected directly to a computer. If you have a standalone
computer, it is likely that all drives connected to the system are local drives.
media
Any packaging agent capable of storing computer software (For example, compact
discs, magnetic tapes, floppy disks, disk packs, and tape cartridges.)
MOP server
A computer system running DECnet software that downline loads OpenVMS
Cluster satellites using the DECnet maintenance operations protocol.
OpenVMS Cluster environment
A computer system consisting of two or more VAX or Alpha computers. There are
four types of OpenVMS Cluster environments: CI only, DSSI only, local area, and
mixed-interconnect.
satellite node
A computer that is part of a local area cluster. A satellite node is downline loaded
from a MOP server and then boots remotely from the system disk served by
a disk server in the local area cluster. See also boot server, disk server, MOP
server.
save set
The format in which the Backup utility stores files. The OpenVMS operating
system is shipped in this format.
scratch disk
A blank disk or a disk with files you no longer need.
source drive
The drive that holds the distribution kit during an upgrade or installation.
Glossary–2
spin up, spin down
To spin up means to bring a disk drive up to operating speed; to spin down means
to bring it gradually to a stop.
standalone BACKUP
A subset of the BACKUP utility that is booted into main memory instead of
running under the control of the OpenVMS operating system. Standalone
BACKUP is used to back up and restore the system disk and to install OpenVMS
operating system software.
standalone system
A computer system consisting of just one computer.
system disk
The disk that contains or will contain the OpenVMS operating system. An
OpenVMS system disk is set up so that most of the OpenVMS files can be shared
by several VAX computers. In addition, each computer has its own directory on
the system disk that contains its page, swap, and dump files.
target drive
The drive that holds the system disk during an upgrade or installation, or the
drive you designate when backing up the system disk.
transaction log
A log used by DECdtm services to record information about transactions. The
Log Manager Control Program (LMCP) is used to create a transaction log.
UETP (User Environment Test Package)
A software package that tests all the standard peripheral devices on your system,
various commands and operating system functions, the system’s multiuser
capability, DECnet software, and the cluster environment.
VMSTAILOR
A software program that lets you add or remove optional OpenVMS files from
your system disk.
Glossary–3
Index
Building standalone BACKUP, 4–2
A
Accounting logs
effect of upgrades on, 5–3
Accounts
disabling during an installation, 3–17
setting up after an installation, 4–3
AGEN$INCLUDE files
location for upgrades, 5–11
AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT file, 4–8, 8–12
Allocation classes
determining, 2–3
ALLOCLASS parameter, 2–3
ANALYZE/DISK_STRUCTURE utility
error message, 5–8
using before an upgrade, 5–8
Architectures
Alpha and VAX, 6–1
Auditing files
replacing after upgrade, 8–2
AUTOGEN command procedure
accessing data files during an upgrade, 5–11
feedback data, 5–6
running
after an installation, 4–7
after an upgrade, 8–11
at end of an installation, 3–25
at end of an upgrade, 7–21
before an upgrade, 5–6
Automatic restart
for an upgrade, 5–12
B
Backing up the system disk, 4–7, 8–11
before an upgrade, 5–7
BACKUP command
using to create a system disk, 3–4
Boot command procedures
dddGEN, 7–17
DEFBOO, 7–17
Booting
from console media, 7–8
from [SYSF], C–1 to C–5
manually during an upgrade, 7–8
with InfoServer ISL file, 3–2
C
CD–ROM kit
contents of, 1–3
Checklists
postinstallation, 4–9
postupgrade, 8–13
preinstallation, 2–6
preupgrade, 5–15
Clusters
See also OpenVMS Cluster systems
group numbers, 2–4
CLUSTER_SIZE parameter
of system disk, 3–6
Command procedures
checking after an upgrade, 8–3
Common files
coordinating for multiple boot servers, G–2
coordinating for multiple system disks, G–2
Compaq DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS VAX, 1–1
choosing to install, 3–13, 7–13
installing during an installation, 3–24
installing during an upgrade, 7–20
registering license after an installation, 4–2
registering license during an installation, 3–22
Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS, 4–3
configuring, 9–6
function, 9–5
Concurrent upgrades, 6–2
restrictions, 6–2
setting VOTES parameter, 6–3
upgrade procedures, 6–3
CONSCOPY.COM procedure, 5–7
Console
connecting with SYSGEN, 8–4
Console media
automatic update during an upgrade, 5–7
backing up after an upgrade, 8–11
backing up before an upgrade, 5–7
booting from during an upgrade, 7–8
copying, 5–7
modifying for automatic restart, 5–12
modifying to boot from [SYSF], 7–8
required for an installation, 2–7
required for upgrades, 5–5
Index–1
Console media (cont’d)
restoring original boot command procedures,
7–17
updating after an upgrade, 8–4
using backup copies, 5–7
Creating a system disk, 3–4
from InfoServer devices, 3–8
Customizing the system, 4–2
D
Date
format for entering, 7–6
dddGEN boot command procedure
restoring original version, 7–17
DECnet
configuring after an installation, 4–3
DECnet for OpenVMS
preparing for an upgrade, 5–12
DECnet node addresses, 2–3
DECnet node names, 2–3
DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS VAX, 1–1
choosing to install, 3–13, 7–13
ignoring during startup, 4–4
installing during an installation, 3–15
registering license after an installation, 4–2
registering license during an installation, 3–22
running with DECwindows Motif, 4–4
Decompressing system libraries
after an installation, 4–4
after an upgrade, 8–7
DECset Version 11
caution before upgrading, 5–2
changing the default debugger
after upgrading, 5–2
before upgrading, 5–2
DECW$IGNORE_DECNET logical name, 4–4
DECW$MOTIF_TAILOR utility, H–4
DECW$TAILOR utility
using on a small system disk, H–4
using to install optional components, 3–9
using to remove files from a system disk, 4–7,
8–9, 10–7, 10–8
DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS VAX
See also DECwindows support components
minimum version requirement, 1–1
support for, 3–11
tailoring, 8–9
using with OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3, 2–2
DECwindows support components, 5–14
base support, 3–11, 7–11
choosing options
during an installation, 3–11
during an upgrade, 7–11
customizing, 9–1
customizing after an upgrade, 8–10
customizing the server, 9–1
display server files, E–2
Index–2
DECwindows support components (cont’d)
distribution media
removing from drive, 3–15
font files, E–2
installing, 2–6, 3–14
sizes, 3–12, 7–12
TCP/IP transport, 9–5
transports, 9–5
using customer-written transports, 9–6
workstation support, 3–11, 7–11
DEFBOO boot command procedure
restoring original version, 7–17
Device names
determining, 2–4, 3–5
format for upgrade, 7–5
HSC name format for an upgrade, 7–5
Devices
configuring before an upgrade, 7–2
DIGITAL Storage Systems Interconnect (DSSI)
disks
See DSSI disks
Directories
processed during an upgrade, 7–16
Directory trees
merged during an upgrade, 7–17
Disk drives
selecting for an installation, 2–4
Disk space
amount needed to decompress system libraries,
4–4
increasing on the system disk, 8–8, H–1
needed for an upgrade, 5–9
needed to decompress system libraries, 4–4
needed to run UETP, 4–4, 8–8
Distribution kit
CD–ROM, 1–3
magnetic tapes, 1–4
OpenVMS VAX, 3–1
save sets in, 1–3
Standalone BACKUP, 3–2
TK50 tape cartridges in, 3–1
with multiple volumes, 3–1
Distribution media
See also Distribution kit
definition, 1–2
loading, 7–3
location during an upgrade, 5–3
multiple volumes, 7–3
DSSI disks
device name change, 2–2
Dump files
checking size, 8–3
controlling size of, H–3
modifying size, 8–3
purged during an upgrade, 7–14
requirement for an upgrade, 5–8
shared, 5–5, 5–8
E
Error formatter (ERRFMT)
stopped during an upgrade, 7–8
Errors during installation
license messages, 3–7
Errors during upgrades
cluster hang during shutdown, 6–5
console update, 8–5
while entering device code, 7–5
EXPECTED_VOTES parameter, 8–4
setting for rolling upgrade, 6–5
F
Factory installed software
See FIS
Feedback data
checking before an upgrade, 5–6
FIELD account
setting passwords, 3–16
FIS (Factory installed software), xiii
H
Hardware
supported, G–8
Help Message utility
installing, 2–5, 3–10
save set contents, D–2
Hierarchical Storage Controller (HSC)
See HSC
HSC (Hierarchical Storage Controller)
device format for an installation, 3–5
device format for an upgrade, 7–5
names, 3–5
HSx device
definition, 1–3
displaying name of, 2–4
preparing for installations, 2–4
I
InfoServer devices, 1–2
booting Standalone BACKUP, 3–2
creating the system disk from, 3–8
Initial software load (ISL)
See ISL
Installation procedure, 1–5
See also Postinstallation tasks; Preinstallation
tasks
booting standalone BACKUP, 3–1
booting system disk after transferring required
save set, 3–7
computer-specific instructions, 3–1
creating log of, 2–2
Installation procedure (cont’d)
DECwindows software, 3–14
for layered products, 4–7
during an upgrade, 8–11
for the operating system, 3–1
optional components, 3–9
preparing to install the operating system
cautions and restrictions, 2–1
information needed for OpenVMS Cluster
systems, 2–3
preinstallation tasks, 2–3
recording log of, 2–2
VMSINSTAL option G warning, 2–1
printing log of, 2–2
rebooting the system, 3–25
registering OpenVMS VAX license, 3–25
registering product licenses, 3–18
running AUTOGEN, 3–25
saving output from, 2–2
selecting default windowing system, 3–16
selecting optional components, 3–9
setting passwords, 3–16
tasks performed by, 3–1
time zones, 3–22
when to use, 1–5, 2–1
ISL (initial software load)
booting, 3–2
K
Keyboards
customizing, 9–2
layout, 9–1
DECwindows keymap, 9–3 to 9–5
model numbers, 9–2
Keymap names
determining, 9–2
KFQSA controller
upgrade requirement, 5–11
L
Layered products
availability of, 1–2
effect of upgrade on, 5–5
installing after OpenVMS VAX installation,
4–7
installing after upgrade, 8–11
specifying for an upgrade, 7–5
LIBDECOMP.COM procedure, 8–7
command, 4–6
running after an upgrade, 8–7
Libraries
decompressing after an installation, 4–4
decompressing after an upgrade, 8–6
Library save set
contents, D–1
installing, 3–10, 7–10
Index–3
License Management facility
See LMF
License Unit Requirement Table
See LURT
Licenses
See also LMF; PAK
error messages, 3–7
registering after an installation, 4–2
registering during an installation, 3–18, 3–19
required for upgrades, 5–1
types of, 3–19 to 3–20
Limits
minimum values, 5–10
LMF (License Management facility)
error messages, 3–18
example of registration, B–2
license registration procedure, B–1
system integrated product licenses, B–6
using during an installation, 3–21
Volume Shadowing software, B–5
Local drives, 1–2
LURT (License Unit Requirement Table), B–2
M
Magnetic tape kit
contents, 1–4
Manual boot
after running AUTOGEN, 7–21
during an upgrade, 7–8, 7–17
enabling for an upgrade, 5–12
MicroVAX computers
booting from [SYS0], 7–17
booting from [SYSF], 7–15, C–1
Migration support, 6–1
Minimum startup
configuring devices after, 7–2
setting before an upgrade, 5–10
Mixed-architecture OpenVMS Cluster systems,
6–1
Mixed-version OpenVMS Cluster systems, 6–1
upgrading to, 6–2, 6–5
MODPARAMS.DAT (parameter file), 4–8
entering parameters in, 5–12
modifying, 8–4
modifying values, 8–11
Monochrome workstations, 9–2
Multiversion upgrade, A–1
N
NETCONFIG.COM procedure
running after an installation, 4–3
Networks
See also DECnet for OpenVMS
configuring the system for, 4–3
requirements for an upgrade, 5–13
restriction on upgrades, 5–3
Index–4
NEW_OVER files, F–2
NEW_UNDER files, F–2
O
OPCOM
stopped during an upgrade, 7–8
OpenVMS Cluster systems
CI-only clusters
installing, 2–3
cluster group numbers, 2–4
cluster passwords, 2–4
customizing, 4–2
DECwindows support components for, 3–11,
7–11
license registration during an installation,
3–21
local area clusters
installing, 2–3
maintaining a quorum during an upgrade,
7–21
mixed-interconnect clusters
installing, 2–3
mixed-interconnect upgrade requirements, 5–3
passwords, 2–4
performing an installation, 2–3
registering license after an installation, 4–2
rolling upgrades
maintaining a quorum, 6–5
types of, 2–3
upgrade problem, 7–21
upgrade requirement for shared dump files,
5–8
upgrade requirements, 5–3
upgrading, 6–2
See also Concurrent upgrades and Rolling
upgrades
OpenVMS library files
choosing during an upgrade, 7–10
OpenVMS Management Station
installing, 3–11, 7–11
postupgrade tasks, 8–10
OpenVMS RMS Journaling
registering license after an installation, 4–2
OpenVMS VAX
loading distribution media, 3–5
registering license after an installation, 4–2
OpenVMS versions
required for upgrades, 5–4
Operator logs
effect of upgrades on, 5–3
Optional components
choosing, 2–5
installing on alternate disks, 3–9
installing with DECW$TAILOR, 3–9
installing with VMSTAILOR, 3–9
selecting, 3–9
selecting during an installation, 3–9
Optional components (cont’d)
selecting during an upgrade, 7–9
sizes, 3–9
Optional save set
contents, D–2
installing, 3–10, 7–10
upgrading, 7–9
P
Page files
checking size, 5–9, 8–3
controlling size of, H–3
locating, 2–3
modifying size, 5–9, 8–3
purged during an upgrade, 7–14
recommended location, 5–9
size required for an upgrade, 5–9
PAK (Product Authorization Key)
registering after an installation, 4–2
registering during installation, 3–20
Passwords
for system accounts, 2–5
setting during installation, 3–16
forgotten, 3–26, 7–22
minimum length, 3–16
modifying during upgrade procedure, 7–7
requirements, 7–7
restoring dictionary after an upgrade, 8–9
screening for acceptibility, 8–9
Postinstallation tasks, 4–1
adjusting system parameters, 4–3
backing up the system disk, 4–2, 4–7
configuring DECnet, 4–3
creating standalone BACKUP, 4–2
customizing DECwindows support software,
9–1
customizing the system, 4–2
decompressing system libraries, 4–4
editing startup procedures, 4–2
installing layered products, 4–7
registering licenses, 4–2
removing unwanted system files, 4–7
running UETP, 4–4
setting up user accounts, 4–3
tuning the system with AUTOGEN, 4–7
Postupgrade tasks
adding and removing files, 8–9
backing up console media, 8–11
backing up system disk, 8–11
changing MODPARAMS.DAT, 8–4
checking system file sizes, 8–3
creating standalone BACKUP, 8–11
customizing DECwindows support, 8–10
decompressing system libraries, 8–6 to 8–8
examining command procedure templates, 8–3
increasing space on the system disk, 8–8
installing layered products, 8–11
Postupgrade tasks (cont’d)
modifying size of dump file, 8–3
modifying size of page file, 8–3
modifying size of swap file, 8–3
purging system files, 8–9
replacing SYSUAF.DAT, 8–2
replacing VMS$AUDIT_SERVER.DAT, 8–2
running AUTOGEN, 8–11
running UETP, 8–8
tuning the system with AUTOGEN, 8–11
updating console media, 8–4
using VMSTAILOR, 8–9
Preinstallation tasks, 2–3
collecting information, 2–5
determining HSx name, 2–4
preparing for OpenVMS Cluster environments,
2–3
preparing tape drives, 2–4
software and hardware components, 2–2
Preupgrade tasks, 5–1
analyzing and repairing the system disk, 5–8
backing up console media, 5–7
backing up the system disk, 5–7
checking page file size, 5–9
configuring devices, 7–2
creating standalone BACKUP, 5–7
preparing DECnet for OpenVMS, 5–12
preparing the system disk, 5–7
preventing interactive logins, 5–12
running AUTOGEN, 5–6
setting system parameters, 5–10
stopping queues, 5–13
PURGE command, 8–9
Purging system files, 8–9
Q
Queue database
creating after an upgrade, 4–3
Queue manager
restoring preferred node list, 8–2
Queues
requirements for an upgrade, 5–13
stopping batch/print, 5–13
stopping before an upgrade, 5–13
Quorum
maintaining during rolling upgrades, 6–5
Quorum disk, 2–3
Quotas
checked during an upgrade, 7–8
minimum values, 5–10
R
Rebooting
after an installation, 3–25
after AUTOGEN, 3–25
manual, 5–12
Index–5
Rebooting (cont’d)
manually, 3–25
Removing unwanted system files, 4–7
Required save set
transferring to the system disk, 3–5
Restart
enabling automatic, 5–12
Restrictions
for installations, 2–2
Restrictions for Version 7.3, 1–2
Rights database
creating during an installation, 3–17
RIGHTSLIST.DAT file
creating during an installation, 3–17
RMS Journaling for OpenVMS
license registration during an installation,
3–21
Rolling upgrades, 6–2
effect on SYSUAF.DAT, 5–8, 8–2
maintaining cluster quorum, 6–5
restrictions, 6–2, 6–4
source drive requirement, 6–5
upgrade procedures, 6–5 to 6–6
S
Save sets
installing on an alternate disk, 5–14
location on magnetic tape, 1–4
required location, 1–3, 2–1
tape cartridge containing, 3–1
transferring to the system disk, 3–4
SCSNODE parameter, 5–11
SCSSYSTEMID parameter, 5–11
Selecting optional components, 7–9
Shutdowns
before an upgrade, 5–8
Site-specific command procedures
restored during an upgrade, 7–18, 8–3
Software Product Descriptions (SPDs)
See SPDs
Source drives, 1–3
definition, 7–2
requirement for cluster upgrade, 6–5
SPDs (Software Product Descriptions)
location on the distribution kit, 1–4
STABACKIT.COM (procedure to create standalone
BACKUP), 5–7
Standalone BACKUP
booting, 3–1
booting from InfoServers, 3–2
booting from tape cartridges, 3–1
booting on VAX 9000 computers, 3–2
creating a kit, 4–2
creating after an upgrade, 8–11
creating before an upgrade, 5–7
locating on distribution kit, 3–1
upgrade requirements, 5–7
Index–6
Standalone BACKUP (cont’d)
using alternative backup procedure, 3–4
Startup files
editing after an installation, 4–2
STARTUP_P1 parameter
setting to MIN, 5–10
Swap files
checking size, 8–3
controlling size of, H–3
creating, 5–9
locating, 2–3
modifying size, 8–3
purged during an upgrade, 7–14
recommended location, 5–9
SWAPFILES.COM procedure
executing to change system file sizes, 8–3
to check or modify page file size, 5–9
to create swap file, 5–9
SYCONFIG.COM procedure
editing after an installation, 4–2
SYLOGICALS.COM procedure
editing after an installation, 4–2
SYLOGIN.COM procedure
editing after an installation, 4–2
SYS$TIMEZONE.DAT file, 7–8
[SYSF] directory
booting from during an upgrade, 7–1, 7–15,
C–1
command to boot MicroVAX and VAXstation
computers from, 7–15
[SYSF] directory tree
built by upgrade procedure, 7–9
deletion of, 7–18
SYSGEN parameters
See System parameters
SYSGEN utility
ALLOCLASS parameter, 2–3
configuring devices, 7–2
using to connect console, 8–4
SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM procedure
editing after an installation, 4–2
editing to control DECnet Phase IV for
OpenVMS VAX, 4–4
SYSTEM account
forgotten passwords, 3–26, 7–22
limits, 5–10
quotas, 5–10
setting passwords, 3–16
System disks, 1–2
analyzing and repairing, 5–8
backing up, 8–11
backing up after an installation, 4–2, 4–7
backing up before an upgrade, 5–7
booting a backup copy, 5–8
booting after an installation, 3–25
booting after transferring required save set,
3–7
CLUSTER_SIZE parameter, 3–6
System disks (cont’d)
creating, 3–4
customizing with DECW$TAILOR, 4–7, 10–7,
10–8
customizing with VMSTAILOR, 4–7, 8–9, 10–1
dealing with limited space, H–1, H–2
disk space needed to run UETP, 4–4, 8–8
free space needed for an upgrade, 5–9
preparing for an upgrade, 5–7
preparing for installations, 2–4
removing unwanted files from, 4–7
required location during an upgrade, 7–18
RZ24, H–2
space requirements, H–2
specifying volume label for, 3–8
System files
modifying, 8–3
purging, 8–9
System Generation utility
See SYSGEN utility and System parameters
System hang, 7–21
System libraries
decompressing, 3–17, 8–6 to 8–8
sizes after decompressing, 8–6
System parameters
adjusting, 4–3
generated by AUTOGEN feedback, 5–6
requirements for an upgrade, 5–3, 5–10, 5–11
System password dictionary
restoring after an upgrade, 8–9
System shutdowns
after an installation, 3–25
System time, 4–1, 8–2
SYSTEST account
setting passwords, 3–16
SYSTEST_CLIG account
disabling during an installation, 3–16
SYSUAF.DAT file
See UAF
T
Tailored system disks
See DECW$TAILOR utility; VMSTAILOR
utility
Tailoring
on small system disks, H–2
Tape cartridge
containing save sets, 3–1
containing standalone BACKUP, 3–1
Tape drives
preparing for an installation, 2–4
selecting for an installation, 2–4
Target disk
using backup copy for, 5–7
Target drives, 1–3
definition, 7–2
TCP/IP software
See Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS
Time
format for entering, 7–6
Time zones
updating during an installation, 3–22
updating during an upgrade, 7–19
Transferring save sets to the system disk, 3–4
U
UAF (user authorization file)
effect of rolling upgrades on, 5–8, 8–2
purged during an upgrade, 7–14
replacing after an upgrade, 8–2
required location, 5–8
UETP (User Environment Test Package)
disk space needed to run, 4–4, 8–8
when to run, 4–4, 8–8
UPDATE_CONSOLE.COM procedure
running after an upgrade, 8–6
Upgrade and installation supplements
using, 2–2, 3–1
Upgrade procedure, 1–8
See also Concurrent upgrades and Rolling
upgrades
automatic update of console media, 5–7
booting from console media, 7–8
booting from [SYSF], 7–15
booting manually during, 7–8
building [SYSF] directory, 7–9
cautions and restrictions, 5–1
choosing optional OpenVMS components, 7–10
concurrent upgrades, 6–3
console media required, 5–5
conversion of VAXVMSSYS.PAR, 7–18
correcting directory pointers, 7–17
deletion of [SYSF] directory tree, 7–18
disk space needed for page files, 5–9
disk space requirement, 5–9
effect on accounting logs, 5–3
effect on command procedures, 8–3
effect on layered products, 5–5
effect on MODPARAMS.DAT, 8–4
effect on operator logs, 5–3
enabling automatic restart, 5–12
enabling manual reboot, 5–12
error entering device name, 7–5
files deleted by, 7–9, 7–17, 7–18
files purged during, 7–14
interrupting before Phase 1, 7–6
loading OpenVMS VAX distribution media, 7–3
manual reboot after, 7–21
manual reboot from [SYS0], 7–17
merging directory trees, 7–17
Index–7
Upgrade procedure (cont’d)
modifying console media, 5–12
modifying console media to boot from [SYSF],
7–8
modifying passwords, 7–7
OpenVMS version requirement, 5–4
Phase 1, 7–6
Phase 2, 7–15
Phase 3, 7–16
Phase 4, 7–17
Phase 5, 7–18
Phase 6, 7–18
preparation for, 5–11
processing user files, 7–16
recording logs, 5–5
required location of save sets, 5–3
required location of the system disk, 7–18
requirement for shared dump files, 5–8
requirements, 5–15
restoring original dddGEN, 7–17
restoring original DEFBOO, 7–17
rolling upgrades, 6–4
adding a new computer, 6–2
running AUTOGEN, 7–21
selecting optional components, 7–9
shared dump files, 5–5
system files renamed by, 7–8
time zones, 7–19
using a printer to record output, 5–5
VMSINSTAL option G warning, 5–3
when to use, 1–8, 2–1
User authorization file
See UAF
User Environment Test Package
See UETP
User files
processed during an upgrade, 7–16
V
VAX computers
booting from [SYSF], C–1 to C–5
VAXft computers
booting from [SYSF], C–1
VAXstation computers
booting from [SYS0], 7–17
booting from [SYSF], 7–15, C–1
VAXVMSSYS.PAR parameter files
conversion, 7–18
VMB.EXE
copying to console media, 8–4
VMS$AUDIT_SERVER.DAT file
required location, 5–8
VMSINSTAL command procedure
invoking for upgrade, 7–3
option G warning, 2–1
Index–8
VMSTAILOR utility
using on a small system disk, H–4
using to install optional components, 3–9, 7–9,
10–3
using to remove files from a system disk, 4–7,
8–9, 10–3
Volume label
default, 3–8
definition, 1–4
specifying during an installation, 3–8
Volume Shadowing
license registration during an installation,
3–21
registering license after an installation, 4–2
requirements for an upgrade, 5–13
VOTES parameter
checking votes for rolling upgrades, 6–5
setting for concurrent upgrades, 6–3
upgrade requirement, 6–3
W
Warranted support, 6–1
WELCOME.TXT file
updating, 8–3
Workstations
customizing, 9–2
X
X terminals
DECwindows support components for, 3–11,
7–11