VMS Command Notes


TCP/IP Configuration


$ @SYS$MANAGER:TCPIP$CONFIG

$ @SYS$STARTUP:TCPIP$STARTUP

Kerberos Configuration Menu


$ @SYS$STARTUP:KRB$CONFIGURE

Orderly shutdown

Immediate Shutdown


$ SHUTDOWN

Conversational Shutdown


$ @SYS$SYSTEM:SHUTDOWN.COM

OpenVMS 7.3 VAX Install

Booting from CD (e.g., DKA400) and entering standalone BACKUP environment:

%BACKUP-I-IDENT, standalone BACKUP T7.2; the date is 16-SEP-2016 14:32
$
Setup VMS system disk by transfering the saveset VMS073.B from the CD (DKA400) to your system disk (e.g., DKA0):

$ BACKUP/IMAGE/VERIFY DKA400:VMS073.B/SAVE_SET DKA0:
The BACKUP utility reports when the saveset is tranferred to disk. Next, restart the system and boot off the system disk (DKA0). The installation procedure automatically commences.

Transfer PAKs

The PAKs can be transferred to the VMS system simply by copy and paste the PAKs from an arbitrary terminal to the VMS terminal. On the VMS terminal, a text editor is open to receive the text.

$ CREATE HOBBYIST-USE-ONLY-VA.TXT
$! <CONTROL-Z> to save and exit editor
$ @HOBBYIST-USE-ONLY-VA.TXT
In case the above doesn't work well, it's possible to enable TCP/IP networking and upload the PAKs to the VMS system by FTP. To this end, you need to manually register the UCX PAK and the UCX-IP-CLIENT PAK. Lookup the LICENSE commands for UCX and UCX-IP-CLIENT in the PAKs file and execute those commands. Next, configure and start TCP/IP services (see above). Use an FTP client on an arbitrary system to login as the SYSTEM user on the VMS system and transfer the PAKs.

Installing Layered Products

A simple way to install Layered Products from a media is to run the following command (assuming install media device is DKA400):

$ PRODUCT INSTALL * /SOURCE=DKA400:[*.KIT]
This brings up a menu of available Layered Products that can be installed. The Layered Products installed on the system can be retrieved by running the command:

$ PRODUCT SHOW PRODUCT

Changing System Parameters

Add the desired parameters to the file SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT and execute the AUTOGEN command:

$ @SYS$UPDATE:AUTOGEN SAVPARAMS SETPARAMS FEEDBACK
$ TYPE SYS$SYSTEM:AGEN$PARAMS.REPORT

September 19, 2017 — arthur