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HP-UX 11i v3 Installation and Update Guide: HP Integrity Server Blades, HP Integrity Servers, and HP 9000 Servers > Chapter 6 Updating to HP-UX 11i v3

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Task 1: Configuring OE Applications

After updating to an HP-UX 11i v3 Operating Environment (OE), some OE products need post-installation configuration to make them functional. This need may be indicated by a message logged in /var/opt/swm/swm.log.

Refer to each product’s installation instructions for details. The location of OE product documentation is listed in the HP-UX 11i v3 Release Notes, available on the Instant Information DVD and at the HP Technical Documentation Web site:


Task 2: Migrating to the Agile Mass Storage Stack (Optional)

In HP-UX 11i v3, there are two types of DSFs for mass storage: legacy DSFs and persistent DSFs. Both can be used to access a given mass storage device independently and can coexist on a given system. The new mass storage stack for HP-UX 11i v3 is intended to supersede the existing mass storage stack. However, in HP-UX 11i v3 they can exist in parallel. Existing legacy DSFs will continue to work as before; they are completely backward compatible, and will not be affected by any persistent DSFs on the same server.

When you update from HP-UX 11i v2 to 11i v3, existing legacy DSFs are retained, and persistent DSFs will be created. Configuration files are not updated, so system devices will continue to use the existing legacy DSFs.

You may choose to migrate to the new agile mass storage stack or you can continue to use the legacy mass storage stack. If you want to use the new features of the agile mass storage stack and are not affected by existing limitations, you may want to migrate to the new mass storage stack.

For more information on the new mass storage stack and to migrate from the legacy view to the agile view refer to the white paper called, The Next Generation Mass Storage Stack: HP-UX 11i v3 and the white paper called HP-UX 11i v3 Persistent DSF Migration Guide at:


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