HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation

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HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Upgrade and Installation Manual > Preface

5 Document Organization

This manual is organized as follows:

  • Chapter 1 defines key terms and provides information about hardware and software components. Review this chapter before performing any installation or upgrade.

  • Chapter 2 provides preliminary information.

  • Chapter 3 explains how to install the OpenVMS Alpha or OpenVMS Integrity servers operating system. It also includes instructions for installing the OpenVMS Guest operating system.

  • Chapter 4 describes how to prepare your system for an upgrade.

  • Chapter 5 supplements Chapter 4 with additional tasks you must perform before upgrading an OpenVMS Cluster system.

  • Chapter 6 describes how to upgrade the operating system.

  • Chapter 7 describes the tasks you must perform after installing or upgrading the operating system.

  • Appendix A contains instructions on booting, halting, and shutting down OpenVMS Alpha systems. It also includes instructions on configuring boot options.

  • Appendix B provides an overview of the utilities available with HP Integrity servers, and explains how to configure the system console, how to configure boot options, and how to boot the OpenVMS operating system.

  • Appendix C explains how to set up and perform network booting for installations and upgrades using the InfoServer utility, a software application available on certain OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS Integrity server systems.

  • Appendix D explains how to set up and perform provisioning (installations and upgrades) of OpenVMS on one or more Integrity servers in a network using HP SIM. In addition, this appendix explains how to use vMedia to install or upgrade OpenVMS on Integrity servers in the network.

  • Appendix E explains how to boot the Fibre Channel storage device.

  • Appendix F explains how to back up and restore the system disk.

  • Appendix G discusses the OpenVMS internationalization data kit (VMSI18N) and how to install it.

  • Appendix H explains how to prepare your OpenVMS system and your PC to run the OpenVMS Management Station server and client software.

  • Appendix I explains how to remove the OpenVMS operating system from your disk.

  • Appendix J explains alternate methods of initializing an OpenVMS Alpha or OpenVMS Integrity servers system disk and includes information about diagnostic partitions on OpenVMS Integrity servers system disks.

  • The Glossary  defines key terms used in this manual.