This manual is organized as follows:
Chapter 1 “Getting Started” defines
key terms and provides information about hardware and software components.
Review this chapter before performing any installation or upgrade.
Chapter 2 “Preparing to Install in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment” provides preliminary
Chapter 3 “Installing the OpenVMS Operating System” explains
how to install the OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS I64 operating systems.
Chapter 4 “Before Upgrading
the OpenVMS Operating System” describes
how to prepare your system for an upgrade.
Chapter 5 “Preparing to Upgrade
in an OpenVMS Cluster Environment” supplements Chapter 4 “Before Upgrading
the OpenVMS Operating System” with additional
tasks you must perform before upgrading an OpenVMS Cluster system.
Chapter 6 “Upgrading the OpenVMS
Operating System” describes
how to upgrade the operating system.
Chapter 7 “After Installing or Upgrading the OpenVMS Operating
the tasks you must perform after installing or upgrading the operating
Appendix A “Booting and Shutting Down Your OpenVMS Alpha
System” contains instructions for booting, halting, and
shutting down OpenVMS Alpha systems. It also includes instructions
for configuring boot options.
Appendix B “Configuring OpenVMS I64 Hardware Operation
and Boot Operations, and Booting and Shutting Down Your System” provides an overview of the utilities available
with HP Integrity servers, and explains how to configure the system
console, how to configure boot options, and how to boot the OpenVMS
Appendix C “Setting Up and Performing Network Booting” explains how to set up and perform network booting
for upgrades using the InfoServer utility, a software application
available on OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS I64 systems.
Appendix D “Setting Up and Booting Fibre Channel Storage
Devices” explains how to boot the Fibre Channel storage
Appendix E “Backing Up and Restoring the System Disk” explains
how to back up and restore the system disk.
Appendix F “Installing the OpenVMS Internationalization Data
the OpenVMS internationalization data kit (VMSI18N) and how to install
Appendix G “Preparing to Use OpenVMS Management Station” explains
how to prepare your OpenVMS system and your PC to run the OpenVMS Management
Station server and client software.
Appendix H “Removing the OpenVMS Operating System” explains
how to remove the OpenVMS operating system from your disk.
Appendix I “Alternative Ways to Initialize the System Disk” explains
alternate methods of initializing an OpenVMS Alpha or OpenVMS I64
system disk and includes information about diagnostic partitions
on OpenVMS I64 system disks.
The “Glossary” defines
key terms used in this manual.