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HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Upgrade and Installation Manual > Chapter 6 Upgrading the OpenVMS Operating System

6.4 Completing the Upgrade

The following sections describe the remaining steps that you need to perform to complete the upgrade.

6.4.1 Selecting Descriptive Help Text

The procedure next prompts you as follows:

    The installation operation can provide brief or detailed descriptions.
    In either case, you can request the detailed descriptions by typing ?.

Do you always want detailed descriptions? (Yes/No) [No]  

If you answer YES, the procedure displays additional explanatory text with each prompt.

6.4.2 Removing Older Versions of ENCRYPT

Beginning with OpenVMS Version 8.3, Encryption for OpenVMS is included with the operating system. If an older version of ENCRYPT (HP I64VMS ENCRYPT or HP AXPVMS ENCRYPT) is found on your system, the upgrade procedure removes the product. Confirmation of the removal of the ENCRYPT product is displayed, as in the following example:

       HP I64VMS ENCRYPT will now be removed.
       This is required because OpenVMS now includes ENCRYPT.

   The following product has been selected:
       HP I64VMS ENCRYPT V1.6                 Layered Product

   The following product will be removed from destination:
       HP I64VMS ENCRYPT V1.6                 DISK$I64084:[VMS$COMMON.]
   Portion done: 0%...20%...30%...40%...50%...60%...70%...80%...90%...100%

   The following product has been removed:
       HP I64VMS ENCRYPT V1.6                 Layered Product

6.4.3 Secure Delivery Validation

As of Version 8.3, most PCSI kits included on the OpenVMS distribution media are signed using Secure Delivery. Each target file includes an associated digital signature file (also referred to as a manifest) that is used for Secure Delivery validation. This validation involves authenticating the originator (HP, in this case) and verifying the contents of the target file. (The digital signature file has the same file name as the target file plus _ESW appended to the file extension, as in filename.PCSI$COMPRESSED_ESW.) When you upgrade OpenVMS Integrity servers from the distribution media, the procedure validates any PCSI kits that are being installed. For each kit successfully validated, you see a message similar to the following:

Prior to Version 8.4:

Performing product kit validation of signed kits...
%PCSI-I-HPCVALPASSED, validation of
DKB400:[KITS.CDSA]HP-I64VMS-CDSA-Vnnnn-nnn-n.PCSI$COMPRESSED;1 succeeded

From Version 8.4 onwards:

Performing product kit validation ...
%PCSI-I-HPCVALPASSED, validation of

Note that because of limitations in the OpenVMS Alpha CD boot environment, OpenVMS Alpha kits are not validated when booted from it. On both OpenVMS Alpha and Integrity server systems, signed PCSI kits that are installed subsequent to the initial boot of the OpenVMS CD/DVD (including signed kits on the distribution media) are validated. In addition, on both OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS Integrity server systems, the DCL command PRODUCT SHOW HISTORY displays the validation status of installed products.

6.4.4 Saving Archived Files

By default, the OpenVMS upgrade deletes files that were archived as filename.type_OLD by OpenVMS remedial kits. If you do not want to delete these files, you can save them by performing one of the following actions:

  • When the script asks whether you want the defaults for all options, answer NO. (This script is shown in the example in Section 6.4.5.) Step through the options and answer NO to the option for deleting files archived by remedial kits. This action saves all such files.

  • Before beginning the upgrade, rename any _OLD files that you want to save. Files that you do not rename are deleted.

Note that the upgrade does not delete all files with a file extension ending in _OLD. Rather, it deletes only those _OLD files that were archived by OpenVMS remedial kits.

NOTE: OpenVMS patches save these _OLD files in VMS$REMEDIAL_OLD_FILES.TXT in the SYS$UPDATE directory. All files listed in this file are supposed to have _OLD appended to their names; however, some patch kits add the files without this extension. If the upgrade procedure detects files without _OLD appended, it displays a message similar to the following:
%UPGRADE-I-FIXUP, appending _OLD to file names in   

6.4.5 Selecting Product Component Options

As you begin the upgrade procedure, the procedure asks whether you want all the default values (meaning all the files and subgroups of files for each component included in the operating system). The display is similar to the following:

The following product has been selected:
    HP I64VMS OPENVMS V8.4                 Platform (product suite) 

Configuration phase starting ...

You will be asked to choose options, if any, for each selected product and for
any products that may be installed to satisfy software dependency requirements.
HP I64VMS OPENVMS V8.4: OPENVMS and related products Platform
   COPYRIGHT 1976 ...

   Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Do you want the defaults for all options? [YES] 

During an upgrade, the PCSI utility defines default values as the values that you selected when you last installed or upgraded the OpenVMS operating system on your system. Therefore, before you respond to the prompt, note the following:

  • If you accept the default values, you receive the same components that you selected when you last installed or upgraded the system (instead of all the components currently available) plus any new components that were not in the previous version of the OpenVMS operating system.

  • If you want to include or exclude any components differently than you did in the last installation or upgrade, you must answer NO and then respond to the prompts for each option, even those that you are not changing.

  • If you want to review the current defaults first, answer NO. Then answer YES when the procedure asks whether you want to view the values.

    If you review the defaults and are satisfied, answer YES to the prompt asking whether you are satisfied with the values. If you want to make changes, answer NO to that question and then answer YES when the procedure asks whether you want to reenter the values.

When you select component options, also note the following:

  • Whether you choose all the default values or select individual files, the procedure allows you to view your selections and make changes.

  • If you are not sure whether you want certain component options, you can request help by entering a question mark (?) at the prompt for that component (or group of components).

  • You should review the list of options and compare them with the requirements for your procedure. If you are selecting components individually, be sure that you include all components necessary to support the needs of your users. Note also that certain components depend upon the installation of other components.

  • OpenVMS Management Station software is installed automatically on your OpenVMS system disk when you accept all the default values. If you do not accept the default values, you must select the OpenVMS Management Station component (server and client files) if you plan to use that product. After the upgrade is complete, you can then prepare your OpenVMS system and your PC to run OpenVMS Management Station by following the procedures described in Appendix H.

  • If you decide after the upgrade to change which OpenVMS operating system components you want installed on your system, you must reconfigure the installation as described in Section 7.12.

  • After you boot the upgraded system disk and log in, you can obtain information about individual system files by entering HELP SYS_FILES at the dollar sign prompt ($).

NOTE: Unless you have specific reasons to do otherwise, HP recommends that you accept the defaults and install all OpenVMS options. OpenVMS and layered products have various dependencies on many of these options. Even if you think you do not need certain options, some OpenVMS or layered product operations might not work correctly if other OpenVMS options are not installed.

If you answer YES to accept the defaults for all options, the procedure displays a message similar to the following, the contents of which depend on the products you chose to install. If you answer NO, the procedure prompts you for each option and suboption.

Availability Manager (base) for OpenVMS I64

CDSA for OpenVMS I64 


SSL for OpenVMS I64 

Performance Data Collector (base) for OpenVMS I64 

HP Binary Checker for OpenVMS I64

WBEM Services for OpenVMS (WBEMCIM)


For a list of component options included with the OpenVMS Version 8.4 operating system, see Example 3-1.

6.4.6 Component and Product Installation Confirmation Messages

When you have answered all the prompts and selected the components you want installed, the procedure allows you to review your selections and make changes, and then displays information about the various components and products that were installed, as shown in the following sample display in which the review is not chosen. You might see an %UPGRADE-I-FIXUP message, which indicates that obsolete files on the system were incorrectly saved by remedial kits. The "fixup" allows them to be correctly removed.

NOTE: If you perform two installations at the same time to OpenVMS Alpha systems connected via MEMORY CHANNEL, you might see a message similar to the following every 5 seconds:
%PMA0 CPU00: 30-AUG-2004 14:58:40 Remote System Conflicts with 
Known System - REMOTE NODE
%PMA0 CPU00: 30-AUG-2004 14:58:45 Remote System Conflicts with 
Known System - REMOTE NODE

Disregard the message. The installation or upgrade will proceed normally and the messages will not be present when the system reboots with its real node name. The version numbers in this example do not necessarily reflect the version numbers of the products actually shipped with OpenVMS Version 8.4.

Do you want to review the options? [NO] NO

Execution phase starting ...

The following products will be installed to destinations:
    HP I64VMS CDSA V2.3-306                DISK$I64084:[VMS$COMMON.]
    HP I64VMS DECNET_PLUS V8.4             DISK$I64084:[VMS$COMMON.]
    HP I64VMS KERBEROS V3.1-152            DISK$I64084:[VMS$COMMON.]
    HP I64VMS OPENVMS V8.4                 DISK$I64084:[VMS$COMMON.]
    HP I64VMS VMS V8.4                     DISK$I64084:[VMS$COMMON.]
    HP I64VMS WBEMCIM V2.91-A070728        DISK$I64084:[VMS$COMMON.]
    HP I64VMS WBEMPROVIDERS V2.0-31        DISK$I64084:[VMS$COMMON.]
The following products will be removed from destinations:
    HP I64VMS CDSA V2.2                    DISK$I64084:[VMS$COMMON.]
    HP I64VMS DECNET_PLUS V8.3             DISK$I64084:[VMS$COMMON.]
    HP I64VMS KERBEROS V3.0                DISK$I64084:[VMS$COMMON.]
    HP I64VMS OPENVMS V8.3                 DISK$I64084:[VMS$COMMON.]
    HP I64VMS VMS V8.3                     DISK$I64084:[VMS$COMMON.]

Portion done: 0%..10%..20%..30%..40%..50%..60%..70%..80%..90%..100% 
The following products have been installed:
    HP I64VMS CDSA V2.3-306                Layered Product
    HP I64VMS DECNET_PLUS V8.4             Layered Product
    HP I64VMS HPBINARYCHECKER V1.0         Layered Product
    HP I64VMS KERBEROS V3.1-152            Layered Product
    HP I64VMS OPENVMS V8.4                 Platform (product suite)
    HP I64VMS VMS V8.4                     Operating System
    HP I64VMS WBEMCIM V2.91-A070728........Layered Product
    HP I64VMS WBEMPROVIDERS V2.0-31........Layered Product

The following products have been removed:
    HP I64VMS CDSA V2.2                    Layered Product
    HP I64VMS DECNET_PLUS V8.2             Layered Product
    HP I64VMS KERBEROS V3.0                Layered Product
    HP I64VMS OPENVMS V8.3                 Platform (product suite)
    HP I64VMS VMS V8.3                     Operating System
HP I64VMS OPENVMS V8.4: OPENVMS and related products Platform
   HP I64VMS KERBEROS V3.1-152   

      Configure and set up Kerberos 
      If Kerberos will be run on this system, but has not been
      used previously, you need to perform the following steps.
      o Run the Kerberos configuration procedure:

      o Add the following line to SYS$MANAGER:SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM:

      o Add the following line to SYS$MANAGER:SYLOGIN.COM:


Press RETURN to continue:

6.4.7 Upgrade Creates and Validates Boot Options (Integrity servers only)

At this point in an OpenVMS Integrity servers upgrade, the procedure creates and validates boot options if you chose to have the procedure do so (see Section 6.3.8).

  • If you answered NO , the following message is displayed

    If there is an existing boot option that was used to boot this
    system disk, you may be able to use it. Otherwise, you will have
    to use the EFI Shell the first time that you boot the newly
    installed system. After booting, use the OpenVMS I64 Boot Manager
    to create a Boot Option. To do this log in to a privileged
    account and execute this command:

    The procedure then informs you that the upgrade is complete and prompts you to press Return (Enter) to continue, at which point it returns you to the OpenVMS main menu. You can select option 8 (“Execute DCL commands and procedures”) on the OpenVMS main menu and enter the command at the DCL triple dollar sign prompt ($$$) to start the OpenVMS Integrity servers Boot Manager utility.

  • If you answered YES, the procedure determines whether a boot entry already exists for the system disk (in this example, DKB400:):

    • If an entry is found, a message similar to the following is displayed:

          The EFI Boot Manager menu includes the following boot option(s)
          for DKB400:
      Validate EFI Boot Options list:    Timeout = 0 secs.
       1 DKB400 PCI(0|20|1|0)  Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)  "OpenVMS on DKB400: PKA0.1"
      1 entries found.

      In this example, one boot option is found. If multiple entries are found and if they are all SCSI devices, the procedure displays the following message and then notifies you that the upgrade is complete:

         The EFI Boot Manager menu includes multiple Boot Options for $1$DGA1200:
         Boot Options cannot be created or validated automatically.
         Please use the OpenVMS I64 Boot Manager to ensure that you 
         have a valid boot option for the system you have just installed.

      When one entry is found, or when multiple Fibre Channel entries are found, the procedure validates the boot options, as in the following example, in which the found entry fails to boot and is then fixed and validated:

      Validate EFI Boot Options list:    Timeout = 0 secs.
         1 DKB400: PKA0.1
               DKB400 PCI(0|20|1|0) Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)  
               efi$bcfg: Option Failed. Fixing Boot Entry automatically.
      efi$bcfg: Entry 1 Boot0001 removed.
      efi$bcfg: DKB400 PCI(0|20|1|0) Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)  (Boot0001) Option
      successfully added 
      1 entries validated.

    • If no existing entry is found, a boot option is created and the procedure displays validation text as in the following example:

      efi$bcfg: DKB400: (Boot0003)  Option successfully added
          The Boot Option is called OpenVMS on DKB400:;
          it is the first entry in the Boot Options menu, and is
          configured (by default) to boot from SYS0.
      VMS_FLAGS are set to -fl 0,0

6.4.8 Upgrade Completes and Returns to OpenVMS Operating System Menu

The upgrade procedure is now complete. The procedure displays information about the special startup procedure that runs when the newly installed system is first booted. It then prompts you to press Return (Enter) to continue. After you do so, you are returned to the OpenVMS operating system menu. The following is a sample display:

  The upgrade is now complete.

  When the newly upgraded system is first booted, a special
  startup procedure will be run.  This procedure will:

    o  Run AUTOGEN to set system parameters.
    o  Reboot the system with the newly set parameters.

  You may shut down now or continue with other operations.

   Process I64VMS_INSTALL logged out at 25-JUL-2009 14:45:49.54

Press Return to continue...


  You can install or upgrade the OpenVMS I64 operating system
  or you can install or upgrade layered products that are included
  on the OpenVMS I64 distribution media (CD/DVD).
  You can also execute DCL commands and procedures to perform
  "standalone" tasks, such as backing up the system disk.
  Please choose one of the following:

    1)  Upgrade, install or reconfigure OpenVMS I64 Version 8.4
    2)  Display layered products that this procedure can install
    3)  Install or upgrade layered products
    4)  Show installed products
    5)  Reconfigure installed products
    6)  Remove installed products
    7)  Find, Install or Undo patches; Show or Delete recovery data
    8)   Execute DCL commands and procedures
    9)   Shut down this system      

Enter CHOICE or ? for help: (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/?)

6.4.9 Shutting Down the System

Unless you want to perform any other operations prior to booting the upgraded disk, shut the system down by choosing the shutdown option (9) on the menu:

Enter CHOICE or ? for help: (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/?)  9
    Shutting down the system