HP Instant Capacity User's Guide for versions 8.x > Chapter 3 Installing and Uninstalling Instant Capacity Software

Installing Instant Capacity Software

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Factory Integrated Systems

The Instant Capacity software is installed by HP on all HP enterprise servers, even those without Instant Capacity components. You can use the following HP-UX command to verify that the software is installed and configured:

/usr/sbin/swverify B9073BA

You should see Verification succeeded. in the output of the swverify command.

IMPORTANT: The Instant Capacity software is automatically installed when the HP-UX 11i v2 or 11i v1 Operating Environment (OE) is installed. If any partition in the system has version B.06.x or later installed, then all partitions in the system with Instant Capacity software must be running version B.06.x or later. See “Upgrading to Instant Capacity versions B.06.x or later (HP-UX)” for details of upgrading the software from a version previous to B.06.x.

For HP-UX you should not need to install the Instant Capacity software; however, if you do, it is available from the following media/locations:

  • HP software depot (HP web site: http://www.hp.com/go/softwaredepot)

  • September 2006 HP-UX 11i v2 Operating Environment (OE) media

  • September 2006 HP-UX 11i v2 Applications Software media

  • September 2006 HP-UX 11i v1 Applications Software media

The following instructions can be used to install versions 8.x:

For HP-UX 11i v1 and 11i v2 - Installing from the HP-UX Media

Follow this procedure to install the Instant Capacity software on your HP-UX 11i v2 system from either the appropriate HP-UX Applications Software or Operating Environment media:

  1. Log in as root.

  2. Determine the DVD drive device file by entering the following command:
    ioscan -fnC disk

  3. Insert the appropriate HP-UX Applications Software or Operating Environments DVD into the DVD drive.

  4. Mount the DVD drive to the desired directory. The following example uses the /dev/dsk/c1t2d0 device file (from Step 2, above) and the /dvd directory. To mount the DVD drive, enter a similar command as:
     
    Mount Example:
    mount -r /dev/dsk/c1t2d0 /dvd

  5. Install the B.08.x bundle B9073BA from the DVD: 
    swinstall -s /dvd B9073BA

  6. Continue with “For All HP-UX Installations”.

For HP-UX 11i v1 and 11i v2 - Installing from the HP Software Depot

  1. Do a search for “B9073BA” at HP’s Software Depot web site: http://www.hp.com/go/softwaredepot

  2. Select the link that appeared as a result of your search, and follow the instructions on the Installation page.

  3. Continue with “For All HP-UX Installations”.

For All HP-UX Installations

After you have successfully installed the Instant Capacity software using the swinstall command, perform the following procedure to validate your installation:

  1. Execute the command: /usr/sbin/icapstatus

  2. Verify that the icapstatus command’s output indicates the correct number of components without usage rights for cells, cores, and memory.

    If any number is incorrect, contact the Instant Capacity administrator at the following e-mail address:

    icap_admin@hp.com

  3. Log in as root

  4. Set the system-contact information by entering the following command: /usr/sbin/icapmodify -c <contact_email_address>

  5. If you wish to configure asset reporting, then ensure that outgoing mail can be sent to HP mail servers from your system, even if the system is behind a firewall. See “Diagnosing E-mail Configuration”.

    • Test the transmission of your asset report, via e-mail to HP, by entering the following command:
      /usr/sbin/icapnotify <reply_address>


      The icapnotify command sends an asset report to HP, root, and the supplied reply address.

      HP responds with a reply e-mail to the reply address after the asset report is received.

    • Use an e-mail client to verify the return e-mail from HP to the reply e-mail address.

Installing Instant Capacity on OpenVMS Systems

On OpenVMS systems, the Instant Capacity software is automatically installed on partitionable systems when the OpenVMS I64 V8.3 or later operating system in installed. You should not need to install iCAP software separately on OpenVMS systems. iCAP hardware components have already been configured at the factory before delivery. The Instant Capacity software is included on the OpenVMS 8.3 Operating Systems media.

Run the following OpenVMS commands to verify the Instant Capacity software is installed and configured:

$ @sys$manager:ICAP$CLI_UTILS.COM CONFIG_CHECK
$ show log ICAP$CONFIGURED
"ICAP$CONFIGURED" = "TRUE" (LNM$JOB_nnnnnnnn)