OpenVMS System Management Guide


  • Lawrence Baldwin, Chief Forensics Officer,, Atlanta, GA
  • Steve Hoffman, Senior Member of Technical Staff in the OpenVMS Engineering Group at Hewlett-Packard Company in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • David Miller, Principal Software Engineer, Raytheon Systems, Tuscon, AZ

OpenVMS System Management Guide, Second Edition, the most complete book on the topic, details for system administrators the tools, technologies, and techniques by which they can configure, maintain, and tune computers running Hewlett-Packard's high-performance OpenVMS operating system. Revised by a topical authority and a principal OpenVMS engineer, the book enables system administrators to perform more efficiently and effectively those everyday tasks critical to an OpenVMS system. Examples have been updated to include OpenVMS/VAX 7.3 and OpenVMS/Alpha 7.3-1.
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OpenVMS system managers and administrators; also system designers and developers


Book information

  • Published: October 2003
  • Imprint: DIGITAL PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-55558-243-2


"This book covers not only included OpenVMS commands and utilities, but also automation tools that are not supplied as part of OpenVMS. Users new to system management will find the sections on console details, startup, shutdown, software installation, and licensing particularly helpful. Even experienced system managers can use this book to check against their own practices or as a reference."—Michael D. Duffy, OpenVMS software engineer. "This book is much more than a technical guide to managing OpenVMS systems. It covers key OpenVMS system management concepts in a form that describes what operations need to be performed, why they need to be performed, and the commands used to perform them."—Gaitan D'Antoni, Technical Architect for Application Development Technology , HP OpenVMS Systems Group

Table of Contents

Professional System Management; Site Configuration; System Configuration; Booting OpenVMS; System-Startup Procedures; System Shutdown; License Management; Queue Management; Managing User Accounts; Disk-Space Management; Login Command Procedures; Automating System Management; OpenVMS BACKUP/RESTORE Considerations; OpenVMS Support and Documentation; OpenVMS Integrity Monitoring; OpenVMS MAIL Management; OpenVMS Security Management; OpenVMS Performance Management; OpenVMS Network Management; Installing OpenVMS Software.Appendeces: Tips for the Hobbyist; OpenVMS Site Guide; Console Summary and Hardware Characteristics; OpenVMS Privileges; Sample OpenVMS Command File Tools; Digital/Compaq/HP Manuals.