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HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Upgrade and Installation Manual

Appendix B Configuring OpenVMS Integrity servers Hardware Operation and Boot Operations, and Booting and Shutting Down Your System

Table of Contents

B.1 Configuration and Management Utilities for HP Integrity servers
B.1.1 Overview of Utilities and Console Options
B.1.2 Configuration and Management Utilities on Cell-Based Servers
B.1.3 Using the Delete or Backspace Key with Integrity server Utilities
B.2 Selecting Your OpenVMS Console for the Integrity servers System
B.2.1 Selecting Your OpenVMS Console (Not Applicable to rx2600 Integrity servers)
B.2.2 Selecting Your OpenVMS Console on rx2600 Integrity servers
B.3 Overview of Using EFI
B.3.1 General Notes About Using EFI
B.4 Enabling or Disabling Hyper-Threading on Dual-Core Processors
B.5 Configuring and Managing OpenVMS Booting on Integrity servers
B.5.1 Checking the ACPI Configuration for Booting OpenVMS in an nPartition
B.5.2 Setting Boot Options for Your System Disk
B.5.3 Writing a New Boot Block
B.5.4 Alpha and Equivalent Integrity servers System Boot Commands
B.6 Booting Operations
B.6.1 Overview of Booting on a Cell-Based Server
B.6.2 Booting the OpenVMS Integrity servers OE DVD from the Local Drive
B.6.3 Booting the OpenVMS Integrity servers OE DVD from the InfoServer
B.6.4 Booting an Image of the OpenVMS Integrity servers OE DVD Using HP SIM Provisioning
B.6.5 Booting an Image of the OpenVMS Integrity servers OE DVD Using vMedia
B.6.6 Booting from a Fibre Channel Device
B.6.7 Booting Manually from the Local System Disk
B.6.8 Performing a Conversational (Interactive) Boot
B.6.9 Booting with Minimum Startup
B.6.10 Booting with the XDelta Utility (XDELTA)
B.6.11 Booting from a Different Root Directory
B.6.12 Emergency Booting
B.7 Halt and Shutdown Procedures
B.7.1 Halting the Integrity servers to Recover from Hangs and Crashes
B.7.2 Shutting Down the System
B.8 Troubleshooting Procedures
B.8.1 If the System Does Not Boot
B.8.2 Detecting and Responding to System Problems

This appendix briefly describes the configuration and management tools that might be available on HP Integrity servers, and explains how to set up the system console, configure boot options, boot the OpenVMS Integrity servers operating system, and shut down the operating system. The appendix also includes brief troubleshooting procedures.

Specifically, this appendix contains the following information:

  • Hardware/firmware configuration and management interfaces and their features

  • Setting up your system console

  • Overview of using the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)

  • Enabling or disabling Hyper-Threading on nPartitions that have dual-core processors that support it

  • Configuring and managing boot operations such as the following:

    • Setting the system for automatic booting

    • Setting and showing boot devices

    • Setting boot parameters

    • Writing a new boot block

  • Booting operations, including the following:

    • Booting the OE DVD

    • Booting the system disk

    • Performing a conversational (interactive) boot

    • Booting with minimum startup

    • Booting with the XDelta utility (XDELTA)

    • Booting from a different root directory

    • Booting in an emergency

  • Halting and shutting down operations

  • Troubleshooting procedures

NOTE: Any information about Integrity servers hardware and utilities is provided in this manual for your convenience and is not intended to replace the hardware documentation included with your Integrity servers system or the latest documentation available on the Web. HP Integrity servers are available in many different configurations. Hardware, utilities, and certain hardware configuration procedures might differ significantly across models, and even across versions of the same model. Please see your hardware documentation for the most up-to-date information specific to your particular model and version. Note that the hardware documentation includes model-specific illustrations to guide you. The latest version of documentation for your server can be found online at: