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HP-UX 11i v3 Installation and Update Guide: HP Integrity Server Blades, HP Integrity Servers, and HP 9000 Servers


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HP Part Number: 5992-4165

Published: September 2008, Edition 4

Table of Contents

About This Document
Intended Audience
Publishing History
Document Organization
Typographic Conventions
HP-UX Release Name and Release Identifier
Related Documents
HP-UX 11i v3 Resources
Other HP Web Resources
HP Encourages Your Comments
1 Welcome to HP-UX 11i v3
Media Kit Contents
Original HP-UX 11i v3 Operating Environments
New HP-UX 11i v3 Operating Environments
The Next Step
2 System Requirements for Cold-Installing and Updating
System Requirements
System Firmware Requirements
Disk Space Requirements for a Cold-Install
Disk Space Requirements for an Update
Disk Space Allocation for File Partitions
How to Plan Your Disk Space Needs
Supported Systems
Supported Network Drivers, Mass Storage Drivers, I/O Cards, and Storage Devices
Finding Firmware Information
Identification of Model, OS/OE, and Software
Identifying the Model
Identifying the OS
Identifying the OE
Identifying Installed Software
The Next Step
3 Choosing an Installation Method
Cold-Installs of HP-UX 11i v3
Supported Update Paths to HP-UX 11i v3
Supported Update Paths
Deciding Which Method to Use
When to Cold-Install
When to Update
What Software Source to Use
Mass Storage Stack for HP-UX 11i v3
HP-UX 11i v3 Device Special File (DSF)
Security Considerations
Predefined Security Levels
Serviceguard Configuration (Post-Installation) to Enable Use with Security Levels
Security Choice Dependencies
Secured Services and Protocols
Online Diagnostics
Offline Diagnostics
The Next Step
4 Preparing to Cold-Install or Update to HP-UX 11i v3
Cold-Install Tasks
Task 1: Selecting Your HP-UX Console for Itanium-based Systems
Task 2: Backing Up Your Configuration Files
Task 3: Making a Recovery Image of Your System
Task 4: Updating Your Ignite-UX Server
Task 5: Locating Source Media and Codewords
Update Tasks
Task 1: Identifying Software Versions
Task 2: Rebuilding the Kernel
Task 3: Renaming Your Log Files
Task 4: Backing Up Your System
Task 5: Locating Source Media and Codewords
Backing Up Your System
Task 1: Creating an Operating System Recovery Image
Task 2: Backing Up Your Data Files
Locating Source Media and Codewords
The Next Step
5 Cold-Installing HP-UX 11i v3 From Media
Before You Begin
Reviewing the Cold-Install Process
Cold-installing HP-UX 11i v3
Before You Begin
Task 1: Booting Your Machine
Task 2: Selecting Your Installation Type
Task 3: Configuring Your Installation
Task 4: Finishing Your Installation
Post-Install Tasks
Task 1: Configuring OE Applications
Task 2: Migrating to the Agile Mass Storage Stack (Optional)
Task 3: Retrieving Information After Cold-installing
The Next Step
6 Updating to HP-UX 11i v3
Before You Begin
Reviewing the Update Process
Updating Tips
Updating to HP-UX 11i v3
Task 1: Create a Network Depot (Optional)
Task 2: Install the Latest Update-UX Bundle
Task 3: Update Your System Using Update-UX
Post-Update Tasks
The Next Step
7 Installing HP Applications and Patches
Installing HP-UX Applications
Tips for Installing or Updating HP Applications
Installing HP-UX Applications from the DVD
HP-UX Patching and Patch Management
Standard HP-UX Patch Bundles
Individual HP-UX Patches
HP-UX Software Assistant
Reduce Downtime Using Dynamic Root Disk
The Next Step
8 Verifying System Install or Update
Verifying the HP-UX Cold-Install or Update
Task 1: Listing all Software Installed on Your System
Task 2: Verifying the Installed Software
Backing Up the System
The Next Step
A Known Problems and Troubleshooting
Known Install and Update Problems
Uninstalling HP-UX 11i v3
B Controlling Memory Utilization of VxFS 4.1
Controlling the inode Cache
Controlling the Buffer Cache
C Installing VxFS and VxVM
VxVM and VxFS Installation through Cold-Install
LVM with VxFS 4.1 Configuration
LVM with VxFS 5.0 Configuration
VxVM 5.0 with VxFS 5.0 Configuration
VxVM and VxFS Installation with Update-UX
Updates from HP-UX 11i v2 with OnlineJFS 4.1 to HP-UX 11i v3 with OnlineJFS 5.0
Updates to HP-UX 11i v3 with VxVM 4.1
D HP-UX 11i v3 Software Bundles Contained in the New OEs
Required Software
Recommended Software
Optional Software
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