After you have successfully installed the OpenVMS
operating system, the next step is to set up the new system disk as
the default boot device. For OpenVMS Integrity server systems, this
step may already have been done (see step
of the installation procedure in Section 3.4.3), in which case you can boot the OpenVMS
Integrity servers system disk by performing the steps in Section 3.5.2. To set up the OpenVMS system disk as the default boot device and
then boot it, see Section 3.5.1.
3.5.1 Booting the OpenVMS Alpha System Disk
For booting the OpenVMS Alpha system disk, first
designate the new system disk as the default boot device by performing
the steps in Section 18.104.22.168. Then, to boot the disk, perform the steps
in Section 22.214.171.124.
126.96.36.199 Specifying the Default Boot Device on OpenVMS Alpha Systems
Before you boot the new system disk, perform the
the system by pressing either Ctrl/P or Halt. For more information about halting your
Alpha computer, see Appendix A.
the console prompt (>>>), enter the SET BOOTDEF_DEV command in the
SET BOOTDEF_DEV target-drive
Substitute the device name of the system disk
for target-drive. The SET BOOTDEF_DEV
command tells the system which disk to boot from. For example, if
the system disk has the device name DKA400, enter the following command
and press Enter:
>>> SET BOOTDEF_DEV DKA400
If the system disk is connected to a hierarchical storage
device (HSx), the format for specifying
that drive is different. For example, on a DEC 7000 series system
connected to an HSC device, the command is similar to the following:
>>> SET BOOTDEF_DEV DUA188.8.131.52.0
For more information about setting and showing
the default boot device, see Appendix A .
184.108.40.206 How to Boot the New System Disk
To boot the system disk, enter the following command
and press Enter:
>>> BOOT -FLAGS 0,0
When the system starts booting, the initial informational
messages displayed are similar to the following:
OpenVMS (TM) Alpha Operating System, Version 8.4
Installing required known files...
(c) Copyright 1976-2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
3.5.2 Booting the OpenVMS Integrity servers System Disk
The following steps explain how to boot your new
OpenVMS Integrity servers system disk. For more information about
this and special booting operations, see Section B.6. You can also use vMedia to boot
an OpenVMS system disk; see Section D.2.
NOTE: Make sure you remove the DVD from the DVD/CD drive before booting
the system disk.
The actions you take to boot the system disk depend
on whether you have configured your system with a boot option for
your system disk:
If you have configured your system with a boot option for your system
disk, your system disk is displayed as a boot option in
the EFI Boot Manager menu. Select your system disk and press Enter. If your system disk is the first option in the EFI
Boot Manager menu, it might boot automatically after the 10-second
If you have not configured your system with a boot option for your
disk, follow these steps:
Press Enter or any other key. (You might see text that instructs you to "hit
any key to cold reboot.") The machine displays several boot-related
messages and then displays the EFI Boot Manager menu.
Go to the EFI Shell prompt
by selecting the EFI Shell [Built-in] option from the EFI Boot Manager
menu. (This might be selected automatically if you do not make a selection
before the EFI countdown completes.) A display similar to the following
appears. An explanation of the two types of devices shown (blk and fs) follows the example.
The fs devices are file-structured
logical partitions on physical disks that are included with your Integrity
servers system. One or more fs device exists for each volume with
a bootable partition or diagnostic partition.
Generally, fs0: corresponds to the target disk on which you installed
OpenVMS Integrity servers (unless the DVD was not removed, in which
case fs1: corresponds to the target disk). For example, if the target
disk is DKA0, then fs0: most likely corresponds to the target disk.
On the other hand, if the target disk is a DKA100 or DKB200 or similar,
the corresponding EFI device depends on what partitions are configured
on the target disk.
The blk devices are block
devices. Multiple blk devices exist for each volume that has a bootable
partition or diagnostic partition. These devices may include the
DVD device as well as the diagnostic partitions on OpenVMS system
disks. Diagnostic partitions are intended and reserved for use by
HP Services. (For more information about this partition, see Appendix J.)
To boot the OpenVMS Integrity
servers system disk, enter the following command at the EFI Shell
prompt, where fsn: is the device associated with
the system disk (probably fs0:):
The OpenVMS Integrity servers operating system
now starts booting. A display similar to the following appears, followed
by the prompt for user name and password:
HP OpenVMS Industry Standard 64 Operating System, Version 8.4
(c) Copyright ... Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
HP Integrity servers maintain a system event log
(SEL) within system console storage, and OpenVMS Integrity servers
automatically transfers the contents of the SEL into the OpenVMS error
log. On certain machines, during a successful boot operation while
using a console, you might see a message indicating that the Baseboard
Management Controller (BMC) SEL is full. You
can safely continue when the BMC SEL is full by following the prompts;
OpenVMS processes the contents of the SEL.
3.5.3 Next Steps
When you boot OpenVMS from a new system disk,
a special startup procedure runs that does the following:
Gives you the opportunity to configure the system
for standalone or OpenVMS Cluster operation (see Section 3.6).
Runs AUTOGEN to evaluate your hardware configuration,
estimate typical workloads, and set system parameters (see Section 3.7).
Reboots your system with the new parameters (see Section 3.8).
After the system is rebooted with the new parameters,
you can log into your SYSTEM account, as explained in Section 3.9. On Integrity servers,
if you did not allow the OpenVMS installation procedure to create
a boot option for your system disk, you can set up such an option
now, as explained in Section B.5. Appendix B includes
additional information regarding setting up and booting HP Integrity