HP OpenVMS Version 8.3 Upgrade and Installation Manual > Chapter 3 Installing the OpenVMS Operating System

Installation Tasks

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Use the checklist in Table 3-1 “Installation Checklist” to ensure that you perform all necessary installation tasks. For most of the installation tasks, the information provided is common (with minor exceptions) to both the OpenVMS Alpha and I64 operating systems. Where the tasks are significantly unique for each operating system and, therefore, documented separately, this table identifies each subsection for the task specific to each operating system.

Table 3-1 Installation Checklist



Boot the OpenVMS operating system media.

“Booting the OpenVMS Operating System Media”

Install the OpenVMS operating system onto a system disk.“Installing the OpenVMS Operating System onto a System Disk”

Boot the OpenVMS system disk.

“Booting the New OpenVMS System Disk”

Join the OpenVMS Cluster (optional).“Joining an OpenVMS Cluster”


Reboot the operating system after AUTOGEN completes (this should occur automatically).“Rebooting after AUTOGEN”

Log in to the SYSTEM account.“Logging In to the SYSTEM Account”

Perform postinstallation tasks, as necessary.Chapter 7 “After Installing or Upgrading the OpenVMS Operating System”