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This guide explains how to install and configure the Advanced Server for OpenVMS software.
Revision/Update Information: This is a new manual.
Operating System: OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2
Software Version: Advanced Server V7.2 for OpenVMS
Compaq Computer Corporation
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This guide explains how to install and configure the Advanced Server for OpenVMS software (also referred to as the "Advanced Server"). The installation procedure allows you to install:
This guide is written for OpenVMS system managers and network administrators. It assumes that you are familiar with the following aspects of the OpenVMS operating system:
This guide also assumes that you are familiar with basic Advanced Server concepts.
The following list can help you find information in this guide:
|Chapter 1||Describes prerequisites for the installation procedure.|
|Chapter 2||Describes the installation procedure.|
|Chapter 3||Describes the configuration procedure for the Advanced Server.|
|Chapter 4||Describes the configuration procedure for the standalone license server.|
|Chapter 5||Describes post-installation tasks, such as running the Installation Verification Procedure and starting the server independent of the installation and configuration procedures.|
|Chapter 6||Describes how to set up Wide Area Networks.|
|Chapter 7||Describes how to remove Advanced Server for OpenVMS software from your system.|
|Appendix A||Provides a summary of installation and configuration tasks. You can photocopy Appendix A and use it as a checklist as you read this guide.|
|Appendix B||Shows a sample installation and configuration procedure for the Advanced Server.|
|Appendix C||Shows a sample installation and configuration procedure for the standalone license server.|
|Appendix D||Shows a sample installation procedure for the External Authentication software only.|
|Appendix E||Lists the files that are installed with the Advanced Server for OpenVMS software.|
|Appendix F||Lists the logical names created for the Advanced Server.|
The following manuals provide more information about topics discussed in this guide:
|Advanced Server for OpenVMS Concepts and Planning Guide||Provides an overview of and introduction to the Advanced Server software and associated networking concepts for system administrators and operators.|
|Advanced Server for OpenVMS Server Administrator's Guide||Explains how to manage and customize the Advanced Server software.|
|Advanced Server for OpenVMS Commands Reference Manual||Provides command syntax descriptions for all ADMINISTER commands and NET command equivalents.|
|Advanced Server for OpenVMS Guide to Managing Advanced Server Licenses||Describes the license server software and how to manage Advanced Server licenses.|
The following table lists related OpenVMS documents.
|OpenVMS Alpha V7.2 Upgrade and Installation Guide||Describes how to install the OpenVMS system software.|
|OpenVMS System Manager's Manual||A task-oriented guide to managing an OpenVMS system. Describes how to set up the required system services, such as the OpenVMS Registry.|
|OpenVMS System Management Utilities Reference Manual||A reference guide to the utilities and tools used in managing an OpenVMS system.|
|OpenVMS License Management Utility Manual||Explains how to load and manage license Product Authorization Keys (PAKs)|
|OpenVMS Guide to Extended File Specifications||Describes Extended File Specifications on OpenVMS, including how to set up and enable the ODS-5 file system.|
|OpenVMS V7.2 Guide to System Security||Describes OpenVMS security features, including procedures for enabling external authentication.|
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The following conventions are used in the Advanced Server documentation set.
|Advanced Server||Advanced Server refers to the Advanced Server for OpenVMS file server.|
|[Ctrl/] x||While you hold down the Ctrl key, press another key or a pointing device button.|
|[Return]||Indicates a place where you should press the Return (or Enter) key.|
Indicates a place holder for information or parameters that you must
provide. For example, if the procedure asks you to type
file name, you must type the actual name of a file.
Italic also indicates new terms and the titles of other documentation referenced.
|monospace||Indicates actual commands and characters that you enter, and the system display.|
|Note:||Provides information of special importance.|
|Caution:||Provides information to avoid damaging software or hardware.|
|Warning:||Provides information that is essential to people's safety.|
|...||A horizontal ellipsis following an entry in a command line indicates that the entry or a similar entry can be repeated any number of times. An ellipsis following a file name indicates that additional parameters, values, or information can be entered.|
A vertical ellipsis in an example indicates that not all the data is shown.
This chapter describes the hardware and software you must have and the tasks you need to complete before you install the Advanced Server for OpenVMS software.
This chapter consists of the following sections:
The Advanced Server for OpenVMS kit contains the software required to run the following server software:
The Advanced Server for OpenVMS product is supported on OpenVMS Alpha systems only.
You cannot install the Advanced Server for OpenVMS software on OpenVMS VAX systems. On
VAX systems, you should continue to use the current server software, or
upgrade to PATHWORKS V6 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server).
1.1.2 If You Are Upgrading to Advanced Server
The Advanced Server for OpenVMS software runs only on OpenVMS V7.2 systems. Therefore, it may be necessary to upgrade the operating system as well as the server software.
The Advanced Server for OpenVMS software can be installed on systems where PATHWORKS V6 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) was installed. The configuration procedure (PWRK$CONFIG.COM) automatically upgrades server components and parameters. If the system is running a server version previous to PATHWORKS V6.0B for OpenVMS (Advanced Server), you should upgrade the operating system to OpenVMS Version 7.2, and then upgrade the server to V6.0B before you install Advanced Server for OpenVMS.
Compaq recommends the following migration path for systems running the PATHWORKS V5 for OpenVMS (LAN Manager) file server on OpenVMS Version 6.2 systems:
Refer to the appropriate Software Product Description (SPD) for
information about the OpenVMS versions supported by each version of
PATHWORKS for OpenVMS and Advanced Server for OpenVMS.
22.214.171.124 Migrating LANMAN.INI Parameters
The Advanced Server relies on the OpenVMS Registry as the repository for server configuration parameters. In previous versions of the server software (for example, PATHWORKS for OpenVMS servers), the LANMAN.INI file is used to store server parameters. The Advanced Server stores these parameters in the OpenVMS Registry, which is similar to the Windows NT Registry.
If you are upgrading a system from PATHWORKS V6 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) to Advanced Server V7.2
for OpenVMS, the parameters and settings in the existing LANMAN.INI
file are migrated to registry parameters when you run the
PWRK$CONFIG.COM initial configuration procedure. For more information,
see Section 3.2, Migrating LANMAN.INI Parameters to the OpenVMS Registry.
126.96.36.199 Upgrading OpenVMS Clusters
You can install the Advanced Server on any OpenVMS cluster member running OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2, as long as no other cluster members are running PATHWORKS for OpenVMS. If you are installing the Advanced Server on a cluster member node, you cannot run PATHWORKS V6 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) or PATHWORKS V5 for OpenVMS (LAN Manager) on any other node in the same cluster.
The Advanced Server runs on OpenVMS Alpha systems only. If you are
installing the Advanced Server in a mixed-architecture cluster (a cluster
containing both Alpha and VAX members), you cannot continue to run
PATHWORKS for OpenVMS on VAX members. However, you can provide external
authentication support on all nodes in the cluster by setting up
external authentication on VAX nodes, as described in Section 5.6, Setting Up External Authentication.
1.2 Installing DECprint Software
DECprint Supervisor for OpenVMS is a printing system that provides queue management and printing features for PostScript printers.
If you plan to use DECprint Supervisor for OpenVMS on your system,
Compaq recommends that you install it before installing the
Advanced Server. You must reboot the system after installing the DECprint
software. You can perform the reboot as part of the DECprint Supervisor
installation procedure, or after you install the Advanced Server but
before you configure it.
1.3 About Licensing
The following sections describe the licensing software and the license
requirements for the Advanced Server.
1.3.1 License Requirements
The Advanced Server requires that clients accessing file and print services be appropriately licensed. To conform to this requirement, one of the following must be true:
In both cases, the license required to access Advanced Server services is a Client-Access license: PWLMXXXCA07.02.
If you are upgrading from PATHWORKS V6 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server), refer to the Advanced Server for OpenVMS
Guide to Managing Advanced Server Licenses for information about upgrading client license requests.
1.3.2 About the License Server
The Advanced Server license server is an optional software program that you can run on your OpenVMS system to grant licenses to clients.
The license server can be installed:
In either case, you can configure the license server to support clients using any of the following protocols:
Compaq recommends that you install the license server on a designated OpenVMS system without the Advanced Server. Therefore, the Advanced Server for OpenVMS kit allows you to install the standalone license server separately from the file server. Alternatively, you can run the license server on an OpenVMS cluster with the Advanced Server, where cluster failover provides reliability.
Each LAN needs only one active license server. The license product authorization keys (PAKs) must be loaded on the system that runs the license server. In an OpenVMS cluster, the PAKs must be loaded into a shared license database.
|For more information about . . .||Refer to . . .|
|Loading licenses||OpenVMS License Management Utility Manual|
|Configuring the license server||Chapter 4, Configuring and Starting the Standalone License Server|
|Managing licenses||Advanced Server for OpenVMS Guide to Managing Advanced Server Licenses|
External authentication is an optional feature of OpenVMS systems that allows system managers to set up user accounts for which login authentication is based on a security mechanism other than OpenVMS security.
The Advanced Server takes advantage of this feature by providing the ability to use the Advanced Server or Windows NT-compatible user authentication mechanisms to authenticate OpenVMS user logins. This allows users to log in at the OpenVMS login prompt using the Advanced Server user name and password, and provides automatic password synchronization for user accounts. External authentication may be required if you are using the COM for OpenVMS product.
When you install Advanced Server, the files required to support external authentication are automatically included in the installation process.
When you install the Advanced Server in an OpenVMS cluster, and you want to enable external authentication on OpenVMS cluster member nodes where the Advanced Server is not installed, you can install the external authentication software only.
For more information about enabling external authentication, refer to
Section 5.6, Setting Up External Authentication.
1.5 Reading the Release Notes
The following sections describe the product release notes and how to
extract them from the software kit before installing Advanced Server for OpenVMS.
1.5.1 About the Release Notes
Compaq recommends that you print and read the release notes before starting the installation.
The installation procedure copies the release notes into the SYS$HELP:
area, where they are available after server installation.
1.5.2 How to Access the Release Notes
$ MOUNT device: FPS $ BACKUP/SELECT=ASOVMS072.RELEASE_NOTES device:ASOVMS072.A/SAVE_SET * $ PRINT ASOVMS072.RELEASE_NOTES
$ @VMSINSTAL ASOVMS072 device_name: OPTIONS N
Appendix A, Installation and Upgrade Checklist, provides an installation and configuration checklist.
You can photocopy the checklist and use it to track the completion of
the installation and configuration tasks described in this guide.
1.7 Requirements for Installing Advanced Server for OpenVMS Software
The following sections describe the hardware and software you need when you install Advanced Server for OpenVMS software.