D3 Linux Installation Guide overview

This overview describes all of the topics addressed in this guide, lists the sections to complete for new and upgrade installations, and summarizes the procedures for installing D3.

New installations

The following list outlines the sections to complete for new installations. The topics located in the D3 Linux System Administration Guide provide useful information for determining parameter settings and the ideal configuration for D3 Linux.

Upgrade installations

Complete the sections listed in the following table to upgrade to D3 10.3 if you are upgrading from:

  • D3 Linux 10.1 or 10.2
  • Another D3 platform, R83, or Advanced Pick
  • Another Pick compatible environment
Table 1:

Complete one of the following:

Additional information

D3 Linux Installation Guide

D3 Linux System Administration Guide

The topics located in the D3 Linux System Administration Guide provide useful information for determining parameter settings and the ideal configuration for D3.

Go to the D3 Linux System Administration Guide for additional information about:
  • Creating a Turnkey System
  • Administering UNIX ODBC Servers
  • D3 Configuration File Tape Statements
  • Peripherals

Installation roadmap

To expedite the D3 installation, follow the guidelines specified in Preparing for installation.

The following steps summarize the procedure for installing D3. For detailed instructions on how to perform each step, see Installing D3. Depending on the type of installation, some steps might not apply.

Step Section Description
1 Loading the D3 package The installation process transfers the installation files from the distribution media to the system and runs the setup program.
2 D3 installation types You can review and make modifications to the default values in the configuration file generated by the D3 installation script.
3 Installing D3 with the selected settings The D3 package that was loaded in Step 1 and configured in Step 2 is now installed.
4 Starting the D3 virtual machine The virtual machine is started, and the ABS and data files are loaded.
5 How to proceed At this time, you are instructed how to proceed.
  • If the installation was successful, activate the software.
  • If the installation was not successful, proceed to troubleshoot the installation.
  • If you are upgrading or migrating to D3 Linux from another D3 platform, an Advanced Pick or R83 system, or another Pick-compatible environment, proceed to Upgrading with a file-save tape .
  • If you are upgrading without performing a full file restore, proceed to Upgrading with data files in place .