To perform a shutdown for reconfiguration of an
nPartition running OpenVMS I64, first enter the OpenVMS @SYS$SYSTEM:SHUTDOWN
command and then answer NO to the prompt asking whether to perform
an automatic system reboot. Next, access MP and use the rr command (specify the OpenVMS nPartition to shutdown for
A shutdown for reconfiguration takes all cells assigned to
the nPartition through a cell boot phase and then stops their boot
progress at the boot-is-blocked (BIB) state. When all cells assigned
to the nPartition are at the BIB state, the nPartition is inactive
and no software can run on the nPartition until it is manually booted
To boot an inactive nPartition past BIB, use the MP bo command and specify which nPartition to make active.
Booting past the BIB state involves all cells that are assigned
to the nPartition and that have a Yes use-on-next-boot attribute.
The cells are taken through the nPartition boot phase to become
active cells whose resources are available to software running on