To perform a shutdown for reconfiguration of an nPartition
running OpenVMS Integrity servers, 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 shut down
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 past BIB.
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 the nPartition.