You can change the name of an nPartition by using any one
of the following procedures:
Each nPartition has both an nPartition name and an nPartition
number. The nPartition name is a short description useful for identifying
the nPartition. You can customize nPartition names to help you distinguish
among the nPartition in a server complex. (You cannot change the nPartition
number, which is a permanent unique identifier that is automatically assigned
for each nPartition in a server complex.)
Each nPartition name can have from 1 to 64 characters,
including upper- and lowercase letters; numbers; and dashes, underscores,
and spaces ("-" "_" and " ").
nPartition names are displayed (along with nPartition numbers)
in various reports and menus provided by the service processor, Boot Console
Handler (BCH), and other nPartition tools. Note that some tools display only
the first 30 characters of nPartition names.
Procedure 6-10 Renaming an nPartition (BCH Menu)
From the BCH Configuration Menu, use the PD command
to display and change the name of the local nPartition. The BCH Menu is available
only on HP 9000 systems.
Access the BCH
Main Menu for the nPartition whose name you want to change.
to the service processor (MP or GSP) and enter CO to access
the Console list. Select the nPartition console. When accessing the console,
confirm that you are at the BCH Main Menu (the Main Menu:
Enter command or menu> prompt). If at a BCH menu other
than the Main Menu, then enter MA to return to the BCH
Enter CO to
access the BCH Configuration Menu.
At the BCH Configuration
Menu, enter the PD NewName command
to change the nPartition name to NewName. No quotation
marks are needed when specifying the name, even if it includes spaces.
To display the nPartition number and its current name,
enter the PD command (PD not followed
by any text).
Exit the console
and service processor interfaces if finished using them.
exit the BCH environment type ^B (Control-B);
this exits the nPartition console and returns to the service processor Main
Menu. To exit the service processor, type X at the Main
Procedure 6-11 Renaming an nPartition (nPartition Commands)
From the command line, rename an nPartition by using the parmodify
-p# -P name command,
where -P name specifies the new
name for the nPartition (-p#, where # is
the nPartition number).
Login to a system
with the nPartition commands installed.
remote administration features to rename an nPartition in a complex, you can
login to any system with Enhanced nPartition Commands installed.
Use the parmodify
-p# -P name command
to set the nPartition name for any of the nPartitions in the server complex.
Specify both the nPartition number (-p#,
where # is the nPartition number) and the new name
for the nPartition (-P name).
If the nPartition name contains spaces then quotation marks
must surround the name.
# parmodify -p1 -P "New Name"
You can list the new name of the nPartition by using the parstatus
-p# command (where # is
the nPartition number) or parstatus -P.
Procedure 6-12 Renaming an nPartition (Partition Manager)
You can change an nPartition name by using Partition Manager.
Select an nPartition, then select either the PartitionModify Partition action (Partition
Manager Version 1.0) or the nPartitionModify
nPartition action (Partition Manager Version 2.0).
Then use the General tab to rename the nPartition.
For details on accessing Partition Manager
or other tools, see “Tools for Configuring nPartitions”.
Select the nPartition
you want to rename, then perform the actions to rename it.
Partition Manager Version 1.0, select the PartitionModify Partition action and use the General tab
to rename the nPartition.
From Partition Manager Version 2.0, select the nPartitionModify nPartition action and use the General tab to rename
From Partition Manager Version 1.0, select
the FileExit action.
From Partition Manager Version 2.0, select Log
off parmgr or exit the Web browser when finished.