HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation
OpenVMS Version 7.3
This chapter describes significant new features of Compaq OpenVMS
operating system associated products. For a listing and directory
information on the OpenVMS associated products, refer to the Guide
to OpenVMS Version 7.3 CD-ROMs.
6.1 Availability Manager
OpenVMS Version 7.3 contains Availability Manager Version 1.4. Soon after the release of OpenVMS Version 7.3, Availability Manager Version 2.0 will be announced on the following Availability Manager web site:
Version 2.0 will include the following new features:
The Compaq Advanced Server Version 7.3 for OpenVMS is supported on Alpha systems only, and is the only version of the Advanced Server for OpenVMS supported on OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3. New features include the following:
Earlier versions of the Advanced Server for OpenVMS (Versions 7.2 and 7.2A) must be upgraded to Version 7.3 to run on OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3. Both the current and earlier versions of the Advanced Server for OpenVMS also run on OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2-1.
For information about installing Advanced Server for OpenVMS, refer to the Compaq Advanced Server for OpenVMS Server Installation and Configuration Guide provided with the kit documentation.
To access Advanced Server V7.3 for OpenVMS on OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3, clients must be licensed using the new Advanced Server V7.3 license PAK: PWLMXXXCA07.03. For more information, refer to the Compaq Advanced Server for OpenVMS Guide to Managing Advanced Server Licenses.
For information about the latest release of the PATHWORKS for OpenVMS
(Advanced Server) product, supported on both OpenVMS Alpha and VAX
Version 7.3 systems, see Section 6.9.
6.3 Compaq DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS
The Compaq DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS (DECwindows Motif),
Version 1.2-6 kit for OpenVMS VAX and OpenVMS Alpha is now available.
DECwindows Motif, Version 1.2-6 is a maintenance release that delivers
a full range of changes and enhancements to your desktop. From faster
batch scrolling to support for the Common Desktop Environment (CDE)
screen saver and lock extensions, these changes are intended to provide
you with a more efficient, flexible DECwindows Motif environment that
is more in line with the OSF/Motif, MIT X11 Release 5 (X11 R5), and
Common Desktop Environment (CDE) standards. For a full list of specific
changes, enhancements, and corrections implemented in this release,
refer to the Compaq DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS Release Notes.
6.4 Compaq DCE for OpenVMS
This section describes the enhancements in Compaq Distributed Computing
Environment (DCE) for OpenVMS Version 7.3.
6.4.1 Compaq DCE Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Beginning with OpenVMS Version 7.2-1, the NT Lan Manager security in
DCE RPC is fully functional.
6.4.2 New Ethernet Device Support
If DCE RPC does not recognize the Ethernet device in your system, one new device may be added to the table of known devices by defining the system logical DCE$IEEE_802_DEVICE to be the device name of your Ethernet device.
For example, to define a single DE500 Ethernet device, set the logical as follows:
$ DEFINE/SYSTEM DCE$IEEE_802_DEVICE EWA0
Refer to the OpenVMS Version 7.3 Release Notes for important information about Compaq DCE for OpenVMS.
If you have the full DCE kit installed, you can use online help for additional information:
$ HELP DCE $ HELP DCE$SETUP $ HELP DCE_CDS $ HELP DCE_DTS $ HELP DCE_IDL $ HELP DCE_RPC $ HELP DCE_SECURITY $ HELP DCE_THREADS
You can also refer to the following documentation:
DECram Version 3.0 supports the OpenVMS for Alpha platform only. The following are the new features that can be found in this release:
DECram Version 3.0 and supporting documentation are included in the
OpenVMS Version 7.3 CD-ROM in the [.DECRAM_030] directory.
6.6 Enterprise Capacity and Performance (ECP)
Beginning with OpenVMS Version 7.3, the following Enterprise Capacity and Performance (ECP) management tools will be provided at no additional costs. The ECP Data Collector for OpenVMS and ECP Performance Analyzer for OpenVMS will be available to customers who have a valid license to operate OpenVMS Version 6.2 or later. These products are available from the following World Wide Web site:
Software Support Services for these products are sold separately and
are available on an incremental basis. Please contact your Compaq
Services representative for further details.
6.6.1 ECP Collector for OpenVMS Version 5.4
ECP Collector for OpenVMS Version 5.4 gathers performance and capacity planning data on OpenVMS operating systems. OpenVMS data collection has three main criteria; the amount of performance data collected, the time interval, and the efficiency or amount of overhead impacting the system. ECP Collector for OpenVMS provides the following:
Satisfying the needs of Enterprise Management, ECP Collector for
OpenVMS also contains an API that provides an interface for the access
of performance data. This interface converts the contents of the .CPC
data file generated by the data collector into a formatted,
comma-separated ASCII file that can then be used for performance
analysis and reporting programs.
6.6.2 ECP Performance Analyzer for OpenVMS Version 5.4
Compaq's ECP Analyzer for OpenVMS Version 5.4, which runs under Motif,
analyzes the data provided by the ECP Collector for OpenVMS data
collector. ECP Analyzer for OpenVMS provides the entry point into the
data collector, and allows the user to select the sampling rate and to
view the performance data in graphical format. The product provides
historical information in standard graphs based upon the requested time
interval. Graphs are provided for all common performance issues that
need to be analyzed including the CPU, the memory, and the I/O. ECP
Analyzer for OpenVMS provides both graphic (MOTIF-based) and tabular
reports for the data.
6.7 Kerberos for OpenVMS
Kerberos Version 1.0 for OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS VAX, based on MIT Kerberos Version 5 Release 1.0.5, is included on the OpenVMS Version 7.3 distribution media. (Kerberos documentation provided by MIT is included on the OpenVMS documentation CD-ROM in HTML format.)
Kerberos is a network authentication protocol designed to provide strong authentication for client/server applications by using secret-key cryptography.
Kerberos was created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a solution to network security problems. The Kerberos protocol uses strong cryptography so that a client can prove its identity to a server (and vice versa) across an insecure network connection. After a client and server have used Kerberos to prove their identity, they can also encrypt all of their communications to assure privacy and data integrity.
General information about Kerberos is available from the following World Wide Web address:
OpenVMS Kerberos is an authentication security product. It allows for user authentication for a wide range of communication programs such as RLOGIN, TELNET, and FTP.
KERBEROS [/ADMIN | /USER] [/INTERFACE=[DECWINDOWS | CHARACTER_CELL]]
Activates the Kerberos administration utility for the selected interface.
Activates the Kerberos user utility for the selected interface.
/INTERFACE=CHARACTER_CELL (default) /INTERFACE=DECWINDOWS
Activates the display device requested, if available.
For more information, refer to the Kerberos for OpenVMS
Installation Guide and Release Notes.
6.8 Universal LDAPv3 API (Alpha)
OpenVMS Version 7.3 includes the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAPv3) Application Programming Interface (API) that allows OpenVMS application developers, third-party applications, and users to access LDAP directories anywhere in the enterprise, intranet, extranet or Internet hosted by non-OpenVMS systems. The multi-threaded API will automatically support both 64-bit and 32-bit applications and be Common Object Model (COM) aware.
The universal LDAPv3 API is certified with Microsoft's Active Directory, Novell's NDS and Compaq's X.500 Version 4.0, and supports various security mechanisms including Kerberos V5 and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).
The LDAPv3 kits are available from the following World Wide Web address:
For additional information on the LDAPv3 API, refer to the OpenVMS
Utility Routines Manual.
6.9 Compaq PATHWORKS V6.0D for OpenVMS (Advanced Server)
Compaq PATHWORKS V6.0D for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) is the only PATHWORKS for OpenVMS server supported on OpenVMS Version 7.3 (in addition to Compaq Advanced Server V7.3 for OpenVMS). Earlier versions of PATHWORKS for OpenVMS servers must be upgraded. For more information, refer to the OpenVMS Version 7.3 Release Notes.
You can run PATHWORKS V6.0D for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) on either OpenVMS Alpha Versions 7.3, 7.2-1, or 6.2, or on OpenVMS VAX Versions 7.3, 7.2, or 6.2.
To access PATHWORKS V6.0D for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) on OpenVMS Version 7.3, clients must be licensed using the license PAK PWLMXXXCA06.00, PWLMXXXCA07.02, or PWLMXXXCA07.03. For more information, refer to the Compaq Advanced Server for OpenVMS Guide to Managing Advanced Server Licenses.
Compaq Services new web-based service tool functionality is known as Web-Based Enterprise Services (WEBES). The Compaq System Tools CD-ROM included in the OpenVMS Version 7.3 CD-ROM package includes WEBES. (WEBES includes the Compaq Crash Analysis Tool (CCAT) and Compaq Analyze components.) This is the supported service tools for all AlphaServer DS, ES, and GS systems running OpenVMS, except for the AlphaServer GS60 and AlphaServer GS140 platforms. The AlphaServer GS60 and GS140 platforms must continue to use the DECevent diagnostic tool.
In addition to WEBES, the Compaq System Tools CD-ROM includes DECevent, DSNLINK, and the Revision and Configuration Management (RCM) tools.
DECevent and WEBES can be used together in a cluster.
Installation and documentation on the service tools are included on the Compaq System Tools CD-ROM. Use the following web site to access the most up-to-date service tool information:
The Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS product is the Compaq implementation of the TCP/IP protocol suite and internet services for OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS VAX systems.
TCP/IP Services provides a comprehensive suite of functions and
applications that support industry-standard protocols for heterogeneous
network communications and resource sharing.
6.11.1 New Features and Changes
The new features of Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Version 5.1 include:
For more information about configuring and managing these services,
refer to the Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Management
guide provided with the TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Version 5.1
6.11.2 TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Documentation
For installation instructions, refer to the Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Installation and Configuration manual.
The TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Release Notes provide version-specific information that supersedes the information in the documentation set. The features, restrictions, and corrections in this version of the software are described in the release notes. Always read the release notes before installing the software.
The TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS documentation set includes the following new items:
The following existing TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS manuals have been updated for V5.1: