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HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Upgrade and Installation Manual > Chapter 7 After Installing or Upgrading the OpenVMS Operating System

7.1 Postinstallation and Postupgrade Tasks

Use the checklist in Table 7-1 to ensure that you perform all necessary postinstallation or postupgrade tasks. Unless indicated otherwise, these tasks are applicable as both postinstallation and postupgrade tasks.

Table 7-1 Postinstallation and Postupgrade Checklist


For a newly installed system disk, you can back up the disk. (At this point, you could reinstall OpenVMS onto the disk instead.)

For a newly upgraded system disk, if it is not going to be a shadow set member, back up the system disk as a safeguard before proceeding with the next steps. If your newly upgraded system disk is going to be a shadow set member, you can re-form it in a later step. As an optional precaution, you can back up the system disk as well.

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Register any licenses that were not registered during the installation; for an upgrade, register any new licenses.Section 7.3
New installations only (optional): Set system parameters to enable volume shadowing.Section 7.4
Alpha upgrades only: Tune BAP system parameters.Section 7.5
If you set system parameters to enable volume shadowing or removed hardcoded BAP system parameters, run AUTOGEN and reboot. Section 7.6
If you want to form a shadow set for a system disk, you can do this now or later. If you upgrade a disk in a volume shadowing environment, re-form the shadow set. Section 7.7
New installations, some upgrades: Perform the following tasks that generally apply to new installations only but could also apply after an upgrade: 

Create proxy files, if required.

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Set up the queue manager and start the default batch and print queues.

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Configure a multihead system, if applicable.Section 7.8.3

Configure DECnet if it was installed. After an upgrade, perform only if DECnet was added during the upgrade.

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Configure TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS if it was installed. After an upgrade, configure TCP/IP Services only if it was added during the upgrade.Section 7.8.5

If you are using neither DECnet nor TCP/IP Services, install and configure third-party networking software, if necessary. Networking software is required to download patches and for certain layered products.

Section 7.8.6

Initialize or configure the following products, as needed: 
Initialize CDSA.Section 7.9.1
Configure Availability Manager.Section 7.9.2
Configure Kerberos.Section 7.9.3
Configure SSL for OpenVMS.Section 7.9.4
On Integrity servers using services that depend on WBEM Services for OpenVMS, configure WBEM Services for OpenVMS.Section 7.9.5
On Integrity servers using services that depend on WBEM Providers, configure WBEM Providers for OpenVMS.Section 7.9.6
On Integrity servers that use Instant Capacity (iCAP) or Temporary Instant Capacity (TiCAP), configure the iCAP software.Section 7.9.7
On Integrity servers that use HP SIM services, configure HP SIM.Section 7.9.8
Initialize and run the Performance Data Collector base software (TDC_RT).Section 7.9.9
Prepare your OpenVMS system and your PC to run OpenVMS Management Station, and follow procedures in Appendix H.Section 7.9.10
Install OpenVMS Debugger clients on a PC.Section 7.9.11
Create or edit a system-specific or clusterwide login welcome message SYS$MANAGER:WELCOME.TXT (optional).Section 7.10
Upgrades only: Examine command procedures for which the upgrade may have provided new template files.Section 7.11
Add and remove operating system files (optional).Section 7.12

Alpha only:Expand the system libraries using LIBDECOMP.COM (optional).

Integrity servers only:If necessary, compress the system libraries using LIBDECOMP.COM (optional, HP recommends keeping libraries in expanded format).

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Download and apply any relevant OpenVMS or networking patches that are available (optional but recommended).Section 7.14
New installations, some upgrades: Install and configure layered products.Section 7.15

Alpha upgrades only (optional): Reinstall DECevent software (which is automatically removed during an upgrade)

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New installations, some upgrades: Create print queues.Section 7.17
Update SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM to have layered products, print queues, and other products or devices start at boot.Section 7.18
Installations and possibly upgrades: Create user accounts.Section 7.19
Run the User Environment Test Package (UETP) to test the system (optional).Section 7.20
Back up the system disk and start a systematic routine for backing up the application, data, and user disks.Section 7.21
If the system disk was pulled out of the shadow set and all the appropriate postupgrade steps recommended in this chapter thus far were performed on that disk, then re-form the shadow set once again.Section 7.22
Upgrades only: Reboot cluster members, if applicable.Section 7.23
Tune your operating system: After the system has run for at least 24 hours with users or a typical application workload on the system, run AUTOGEN to collect feedback. If necessary, modify the MODPARAMS.DAT file.

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