Document revision date: 30 March 2001
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OpenVMS System Manager's Manual

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Contents (summary)
Preface Preface
Chapter 1 Overview of This Manual
Chapter 2 Using OpenVMS System Management Utilities and Tools
Chapter 3 Installing, Upgrading, and Updating Software
Chapter 4 Starting Up and Shutting Down the System
Chapter 5 Customizing the Operating System
Chapter 6 Setting System Time
Chapter 7 Managing User Accounts
Chapter 8 Managing Peripheral Devices
Chapter 9 Managing Storage Media
Chapter 10 Using Files and Directories
Chapter 11 Using BACKUP
Chapter 12 Security Considerations
Chapter 13 Managing the Queue Manager and Queue Database
Chapter 14 Setting Up and Maintaining Queues
Chapter 15 Managing System Parameters
Chapter 16 Managing Page, Swap, and Dump Files
Chapter 17 Performance Considerations
Chapter 18 Managing File System Data Caches
Chapter 19 Testing the System with UETP
Chapter 20 Getting Information About the System
Chapter 21 Tracking Resource Use
Chapter 22 OpenVMS Cluster Considerations
Chapter 23 Network Considerations
Chapter 24 Managing the Local Area Network (LAN) Software
Chapter 25 Managing InfoServer Systems
Chapter 26 Managing the LAT Software
Chapter 27 Managing DECdtm Services
Chapter 28 Managing Special Processing Environments
Appendix A Files--11 Disk Structure
Appendix B Tables of Time Differential Factors
Appendix C Compaq MIB Subagents Implemented on OpenVMS Alpha
Appendix D Managing the OpenVMS Registry


Preface Preface
Chapter 1
1 Overview of This Manual
     1.1     Using the OpenVMS System Manager's Manual
     1.2     How This Manual Relates to Other System Management Documentation
     1.3     Finding Information About Managing Complex Environments
     1.4     Finding Information About Managing Small Systems
Chapter 2
2 Using OpenVMS System Management Utilities and Tools
     2.1     Understanding OpenVMS System Management Tools
         2.1.1         OpenVMS Management Station
                Managing Resources
                Managing Operations
         2.1.2         DCL Commands
         2.1.3         System Messages
         2.1.4         DCL Command Procedures
                Executing Command Procedures in Batch Mode
                Using Compaq-Supplied Command Procedures for System Management
         2.1.5         System Management Utilities
         2.1.6         MGRMENU.COM Command Procedure
     2.2     Logging In to the SYSTEM Account
     2.3     Using SYSMAN to Centralize System Management
         2.3.1         Understanding SYSMAN
                Privileges Required
                Usage Restriction
                Tools and Commands
         2.3.2         Enabling a Remote System to Execute SYSMAN Commands
         2.3.3         Understanding a SYSMAN Management Environment
         2.3.4         Defining the SYSMAN Management Environment
                Defining Another Node as the Environment
                Using Logical Names to Organize Management Environments
                Defining an OpenVMS Cluster Environment
         2.3.5         Understanding Your SYSMAN Profile
         2.3.6         Adjusting Your SYSMAN Profile
                Changing Your Current Privileges
                Changing Your Default Device and Directory
         2.3.7         Setting DCL Verification
         2.3.8         Executing DCL Commands from SYSMAN
         2.3.9         Creating SYSMAN Command Procedures
         2.3.10         Setting Up SYSMAN with an Initialization File
     2.4     Using OPCOM to Communicate with System Users
         2.4.1         Understanding OPCOM
         2.4.2         Starting OPCOM
         2.4.3         Sending Messages to Users
         2.4.4         Controlling the Use of OPA0: as an Operator Terminal
         2.4.5         Designating Operator Terminals
         2.4.6         Sending Requests to an Operator
         2.4.7         Replying to Operator Requests
     2.5     Using VMSKITBLD.COM to Modify a System Disk
         2.5.1         Using VMSKITBLD.COM to Build a New System Disk
                Completing a System Disk Built with VMSKITBLD.COM
         2.5.2         Using VMSKITBLD.COM to Copy System Files to an Existing Disk
         2.5.3         Using VMSKITBLD.COM to Add an Alternate System Root Directory
                Configuring a System Root Added with VMSKITBLD
Chapter 3
3 Installing, Upgrading, and Updating Software
     3.1     Installing, Upgrading, and Updating the Operating System
     3.2     Installing or Upgrading Layered Products
     3.3     Preparing Your System to Run VMSINSTAL.COM
         3.3.1         Performing Preliminary Operations
         3.3.2         Registering and Loading Licenses
         3.3.3         Preventing Nodes from Sharing PAKs
     3.4     Running VMSINSTAL.COM
         3.4.1         Selecting a Product List
         3.4.2         Selecting the Source
         3.4.3         Selecting Options
         3.4.4         Selecting the Destination
         3.4.5         Verifying, Logging, and Confirming the Operation
         3.4.6         Completing the Installation
     3.5     Recovering from a System Failure
     3.6     Selecting VMSINSTAL.COM Options
         3.6.1         Using the Autoanswer Option (A) (Layered Products Only)
         3.6.2         Using the Alternate Working Device Option (AWD=)
         3.6.3         Using the Get Save Set Option (G) (Layered Products Only)
                Storing a Product Save Set
                Installing a Product
                Specifying Backup Qualifiers
         3.6.4         Using the File Log Option (L)
         3.6.5         Using the Release Notes Option (N)
         3.6.6         Using the Alternate Root Option (R)
     3.7     Using the POLYCENTER Software Installation Utility
         3.7.1         Product Files and Databases
         3.7.2         Format of Software Product Kits
         3.7.3         Software Product Name Conventions
                Version Identification Format
                Software Product Name Examples
         3.7.4         Creating a Product Configuration File (PCF)
                Configuration Options
                Configuration Commands
                Recording Configuration Choices
                Modifying an Existing PCF
         3.7.5         Using a Product Database
                Adding Information to the Database
                Registering a Noncompliant Product
                Detecting and Tracking Software Dependencies
     3.8     Installing with the POLYCENTER Software Installation Utility
         3.8.1         Performing Preliminary Steps
                Specifying Locations
                Installing Prerequisite Software
                Identifying Postinstallation Procedures
         3.8.2         Extracting a Product's Release Notes
         3.8.3         Installing a Product
                Using an Existing PCF
                Creating a New PCF During the Installation
         3.8.4         Responding to Installation Questions
                Requesting an Explanation to Questions
                Accepting Default Answers
         3.8.5         Confirming Your Answers
                Updating DCL Help Text
         3.8.6         Performing the Installation as a Batch Job
     3.9     Performing Other Operations on Installed Software Products
         3.9.1         Reconfiguring an Installed Product
         3.9.2         Recording a Change in Volume Label in the Product Database
         3.9.3         Copying a Software Kit to a New Location
         3.9.4         Converting a Software Kit from One Format to Another
         3.9.5         Retrieving Product Information
                Displaying Information About Objects
                Displaying Information About the Products
     3.10     Removing Installed Software Products and Kits

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