HP OpenVMS Version 8.3 Upgrade and Installation Manual

Appendix B Configuring OpenVMS I64 Hardware Operation and Boot Operations, and Booting and Shutting Down Your System

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This appendix briefly describes the configuration and management tools that might be available on HP Integrity servers, and explains how to set up the system console, configure boot options, boot the OpenVMS I64 operating system, and shut down the operating system. The appendix also includes brief troubleshooting procedures.

Specifically, this appendix contains the following information:

  • Hardware/firmware configuration and management interfaces and their features

  • Setting up your system console

  • Overview of using the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)

  • Enabling or disabling Hyper-Threading on nPartitions that have dual-core processors that support it

  • Configuring and managing boot operations such as the following:

    • Setting the system for automatic booting

    • Setting and showing boot devices

    • Setting boot parameters

    • Writing a new boot block

  • Booting operations, including the following:

  • Halting and shutting down operations

  • Troubleshooting procedures

NOTE: Any information about Integrity server hardware and utilities is provided in this manual for your convenience and is not intended to replace the hardware documentation included with your Integrity server system or the latest documentation available on the Web. HP Integrity servers are available in many different configurations. Hardware, utilities, and certain hardware configuration procedures might differ significantly across models, and even across versions of the same model. Please see your hardware documentation for the most up-to-date information specific to your particular model and version. Note that the hardware documentation includes model-specific illustrations to guide you. The latest version of documentation for your server can be found online at: