HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation
OpenVMS Version 7.3
This chapter provides summary descriptions for the following OpenVMS documentation:
Provides information about the OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS VAX operating system and documentation CD-ROMs. Lists the contents of the OpenVMS Version 7.3 CD-ROM package, includes pointers to installation information, and gives instructions about how to access manuals on the Documentation CD-ROM.
Describes the License Management Facility (LMF), the OpenVMS license management tool. LMF includes the License Management Utility (LICENSE) and the command procedure VMSLICENSE.COM, which is used to register, manage, and track software licenses on line.
Provides step-by-step instructions for installing and upgrading the OpenVMS Alpha operating system on Alpha computers. Includes information about booting, shutdown, backup, and licensing procedures.
Provides step-by-step instructions for installing and upgrading the
OpenVMS VAX operating system on OpenVMS VAX computers. Includes
information about booting, shutdown, backup, and licensing procedures.
9.2 Manuals in the OpenVMS Documentation Set
9.2.1 OpenVMS Base Documentation Set
Describes the DIGITAL Command Language (DCL) and provides an alphabetical listing of detailed reference information and examples for all DCL commands and lexical functions. This manual is in two volumes.
Describes the security features available in the OpenVMS Alpha and VAX operating systems. Explains the purpose and proper application of each feature in the context of specific security needs.
Offers an edited compilation of indexes from the manuals in the OpenVMS Full Documentation set.
Presents reference information about the utilities you can use to perform system management tasks on your system as well as the tools to control and monitor system access and resources. Includes a description of the AUTOGEN command procedure. This manual is in two volumes.
Provides instructions for setting up and maintaining routine operations such as starting up the system, installing software, and setting up print and batch queues. Also explains routine disk and magnetic tape operations.
Describes how to configure and control the network, how to monitor the system, and how to manage system parameters. Also includes information about OpenVMS Cluster systems, network environments, and DECdtm functionality.
Provides an overview of the operating system and presents basic concepts, task information, and reference information that allow you to perform daily computing tasks. Describes how to work with files and directories. Also includes these additional topics:
Describes new and improved components for the Alpha and VAX operating systems for the Version 7.3 release. Includes information about OpenVMS documentation changes for Version 7.3 as well as the printed and online OpenVMS documentation offerings.
Describes changes to the software; installation, upgrade, and
compatibility information; new and existing software problems and
restrictions; and software and documentation corrections.
9.2.2 Continuation of Full Documentation Set
Describes how to use the Compaq Availability Manager system management tool, from either an OpenVMS Alpha or a Windows node, to monitor one or more OpenVMS nodes on an extended local area network (LAN) or to target a specific node or process for detailed analysis.
Provides detailed usage and reference information about the Compaq C Run-Time Library utilities for managing localization and time zone data in international software applications.
Documents the mathematics routines in the Compaq Portable Mathematics Library (DPML), supplied only with OpenVMS Alpha systems. VAX programmers should refer to the OpenVMS VAX RTL Mathematics (MTH$) Manual.
Provides information for installing and using the DECamds software. DECamds is a system management tool that lets you monitor, diagnose, and track events in OpenVMS system and OpenVMS Cluster environments.
Describes the DEC Text Processing Utility (DECTPU) and provides reference information about the EDT Keypad Emulator interfaces to DECTPU.
Contains command reference information about the EVE text editor. Also provides a cross-reference between EDT and EVE commands.
This manual provides information to help you choose systems, interconnects, storage devices, and software. It can help you configure these components to achieve high availability, scalability, performance, and ease of system management. Detailed directions using SCSI and Fibre Channel in an OpenVMS Cluster system are also included in this manual.
Describes how to perform a complex programming task by dividing it into modules and coding each module as a separate procedure.
Contains guidelines for designing, creating, and maintaining efficient data files by using Record Management Services (RMS). This manual is intended for application programmers and designers responsible for programs that use RMS files, especially if performance is an important consideration.
Describes the POSIX Threads Library (formerly named DECthreads) package, Compaq's multithreading run-time libraries. Use the routines in this package to create and control multiple threads of execution within the address space provided by a single process. Offering both usage tips and reference synopses, this document describes three interfaces: routines that conform to the IEEE POSIX 1003.1c standard (called pthread), routines that provide thread-related services in nonthreaded applications (called thread-independent services or tis), and a set of Compaq proprietary routines (called cma) that provide a stable, upwardly compatible interface.
Provides an introduction to developing DECTPU programs.
Provides complete details about how to use all of the OpenVMS Galaxy features and capabilities available in OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3. Includes procedures for creating, managing, and using OpenVMS Galaxy computing environments on AlphaServer 8400, 8200, and 4100 systems.
Explains the OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.0 changes that might impact Alpha privileged-code applications and device drivers as a result of the OpenVMS Alpha 64-bit virtual addressing and kernel threads support provided in OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.0.
Privileged-code applications from versions prior to OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.0 might require the source-code changes described in this guide.
Describes the following system analysis tools in detail, while also providing a summary of the dump off system disk (DOSD) capability and the DELTA/XDELTA debugger:
Intended primarily for the system programmer who must investigate the causes of system failures and debug kernel mode code, such as a device driver.
Documents the calling standard for the OpenVMS Alpha and VAX operating system.
Describes procedures and guidelines for configuring and managing OpenVMS Cluster systems. Also describes how to provide high availability, building-block growth, and unified system management across clustered systems.
Contains descriptive and reference information about the following utilities:
Explains the features of the OpenVMS Debugger for programmers.
Describes the Delta/XDelta utility used to debug programs that run in privileged processor mode or at an elevated interrupt priority level.
Provides an overview of Extended File Specifications and describes the overall differences and impact Extended File Specifications introduce to the OpenVMS environment.
Contains the information that system programmers need to program I/O operations using the device drivers that are supplied with the operating system.
Describes how to use the Linker utility to create images that run on OpenVMS systems. Also explains how to control a link operation with link qualifiers and link options.
Describes how to port existing VAX MACRO assembly language code to an OpenVMS Alpha system by using the features of the MACRO-32 compiler. Also documents how to use the compiler's 64-bit addressing support.
Provides an overview of OpenVMS Management Station and describes how to get started using the software. OpenVMS Management Station is a powerful, Microsoft Windows based management tool for system managers and others who perform user account and printer management tasks on OpenVMS systems. OpenVMS Management Station provides a comprehensive user interface to OpenVMS user account and printer management. Also includes release notes for OpenVMS Management Station.
Introduces and explains the techniques used to optimize performance on an OpenVMS system.
Describes concepts such as process creation, kernel threads and the kernel threads process structure, interprocess communication, process control, data sharing, condition handling, and ASTs. This two-volume manual uses system services, utility routines, and run-time library (RTL) routines to illustrate mechanisms for utilizing OpenVMS features.
Provides reference and usage information for all programmers who use RMS data files.
Contains descriptive and reference information about the following RMS utilities:
Documents the general-purpose routines contained in the OTS$ facility of the OpenVMS Run-Time Library. Indicates which routines are specific to Alpha or VAX, as well as how routines function differently on each system.
Documents the general-purpose routines contained in the LIB$ facility of the OpenVMS Run-Time Library. Indicates which routines are specific to Alpha or VAX, as well as how routines function differently on each system.
Documents the screen management routines contained in the SMG$ facility of the OpenVMS Run-Time Library. Indicates which routines are specific to Alpha or VAX, as well as how routines function differently on each system.
Documents the string manipulation routines contained in the STR$ facility of the OpenVMS Run-Time Library. Indicates which routines are specific to Alpha or VAX, as well as how routines function differently on each system.
Describes features of the Help Message facility, a tool that you can use to display message descriptions. Describes the HELP/MESSAGE command and qualifiers and also includes detailed information about customizing the Help Message database. Also provides descriptions of messages that can occur when the system and Help Message are not fully operable.
Presents the set of routines that the operating system uses to control resources, allow process communication, control I/O, and perform other such operating system functions. This manual is in two volumes.
Describes the routines that allow a program to use the callable interface of selected OpenVMS utilities.
Documents the mathematics routines contained in the MTH$ facility of the OpenVMS Run-Time Library, which is relevant only to programmers using OpenVMS VAX. (Alpha programmers should refer to Compaq Portable Mathematics Library.)
Explains how to use the System Dump Analyzer utility to investigate system failures and examine a running OpenVMS VAX system. VAX programmers should refer to this manual; Alpha programmers should refer to the OpenVMS Alpha System Dump Analyzer Utility Manual.
Describes the procedure and provides guidelines for developing software products that will be installed using the POLYCENTER Software Installation utility. Intended for developers who are designing installation procedures for software products layered on the OpenVMS operating system.
Documents both the assembler directives of VAX MACRO and the VAX instruction set.
Describes how to provide high data availability with phase II volume
9.3 OpenVMS Alpha Device Driver Manual
Provides definitive information about writing device drivers in the C programming language for devices connected to Alpha processors. Writing OpenVMS Alpha Device Drivers in C is available from Digital Press. For more information, access the following web site:
Describes the three types of RMS Journaling as well as other OpenVMS
components that support RMS Journaling. This manual also describes the
RMS Recovery utility (which is used to recover data saved using
journaling), the transaction processing system services, and system
management tasks required when using RMS Journaling.
9.5 Archived Manuals
Table 9-1 lists the OpenVMS manuals that have been archived. Please note the following:
|A Comparison of System Management on OpenVMS AXP and OpenVMS VAX||AA-PV71B-TE|
|Building Dependable Systems: The OpenVMS Approach||AA-PV5YB-TE|
|Creating an OpenVMS Alpha Device Driver from an OpenVMS VAX Device Driver||AA-R0Y8A-TE|
|Creating an OpenVMS AXP Step 2 Device Driver from a Step 1 Device Driver||AA-Q28TA-TE|
|Creating an OpenVMS AXP Step 2 Device Driver from an OpenVMS VAX Device Driver||AA-Q28UA-TE|
|Guide to OpenVMS AXP Performance Management||AA-Q28WA-TE|
|Guide to OpenVMS Performance Management||AA-PV5XA-TE|
|Migrating an Application from OpenVMS VAX to OpenVMS Alpha||AA-KSBKB-TE|
|Migrating an Environment from OpenVMS VAX to OpenVMS Alpha||AA-QSBLA-TE|
|Migrating to an OpenVMS AXP System: Planning for Migration||AA-PV62A-TE|
|Migrating to an OpenVMS AXP System: Recompiling and Relinking Applications||AA-PV63A-TE|
|OpenVMS Alpha Guide to 64-Bit Addressing and VLM Features||AA-QSBCC-TE|
|OpenVMS Alpha System Dump Analyzer Utility Manual||AA-PV6UC-TE|
|OpenVMS AXP Device Support: Developer's Guide||AA-Q28SA-TE|
|OpenVMS AXP Device Support: Reference||AA-Q28PA-TE|
|OpenVMS Bad Block Locator Utility Manual||AA-PS69A-TE|
|OpenVMS Compatibility Between VAX and Alpha||AA-PYQ4C-TE|
|OpenVMS Developer's Guide to VMSINSTAL||AA-PWBXA-TE|
|OpenVMS DIGITAL Standard Runoff Reference Manual||AA-PS6HA-TE|
|OpenVMS EDT Reference Manual||AA-PS6KA-TE|
|OpenVMS Exchange Utility Manual||AA-PS6AA-TE|
|OpenVMS National Character Set Utility Manual||AA-PS6FA-TE|
|OpenVMS Obsolete Features Manual||AA-PS6JA-TE|
|OpenVMS Programming Environment Manual||AA-PV66B-TK|
|OpenVMS Programming Interfaces: Calling a System Routine||AA-PV68B-TK|
|OpenVMS RTL DECtalk (DTK$) Manual||AA-PS6CA-TE|
|OpenVMS RTL Parallel Processing (PPL$) Manual||AA-PV6JA-TK|
|OpenVMS Software Overview||AA-PVXHB-TE|
|OpenVMS SUMSLP Utility Manual||AA-PS6EA-TE|
|OpenVMS System Messages and Recovery Procedures Reference Manual: A--L||AA-PVXKA-TE|
|OpenVMS System Messages and Recovery Procedures Reference Manual: M--Z||AA-PVXLA-TE|
|OpenVMS Terminal Fallback Utility Manual||AA-PS6BA-TE|
|OpenVMS VAX Card Reader, Line Printer, and LPA11--K I/O User's Reference Manual||AA-PVXGA-TE|
|OpenVMS VAX Device Support Manual||AA-PWC8A-TE|
|OpenVMS VAX Device Support Reference Manual||AA-PWC9A-TE|
|OpenVMS VAX Patch Utility Manual||AA-PS6DA-TE|
|OpenVMS Wide Area Network I/O User's Reference Manual||AA-PWC7A-TE|
|PDP-11 TECO User's Guide||AA-K420B-TC|
|POLYCENTER Software Installation Utility User's Guide||AA-Q28NA-TK|
|TCP/IP Networking on OpenVMS Systems||AA-QJGDB-TE|
|Standard TECO Text Editor and Corrector for the VAX, PDP-11, PDP-10, and PDP-8||Available only on CD-ROM|
Table 9-2 lists the networking manuals and installation supplements that have been archived.
|DECnet for OpenVMS Guide to Networking||AA-PV5ZA-TK|
|DECnet for OpenVMS Network Management Utilities||AA-PV61A-TK|
|DECnet for OpenVMS Networking Manual||AA-PV60A-TK|
|OpenVMS VAX Upgrade and Installation Supplement: VAX 8820, 8830, 8840||AA-PS6MA-TE|
|OpenVMS VAX Upgrade and Installation Supplement: VAX 8200, 8250, 8300, 8350||AA-PS6PA-TE|
|OpenVMS VAX Upgrade and Installation Supplement: VAX 8530, 8550, 8810 (8700), and 8820--N (8800)||AA-PS6QA-TE|
|OpenVMS VAX Upgrade and Installation Supplement: VAX 8600, 8650||AA-PS6UA-TE|
|VMS Upgrade and Installation Supplement: VAX-11/780, 785||AA-LB29B-TE|
|VMS Upgrade and Installation Supplement: VAX-11/750||AA-LB30B-TE|
Descriptions of the archived OpenVMS manuals are as follows:
Discusses system management tools, the impact of Alpha page sizes on system management operations, the system directory structure, interoperability issues, and performance information. Designed for system managers who need to learn quickly how to manage an OpenVMS Alpha system.
Offers practical information about analyzing the dependability requirements of your business applications and deciding how to use your computing systems to support your dependability goals. This information is complemented by technical summaries of the dependability features of OpenVMS and related hardware and layered software products.
Describes the procedures for converting a device driver used on OpenVMS VAX to a device driver that runs on OpenVMS Alpha. This book also contains data structures, routines, and macros for maintaining an Alpha driver written in Macro-32.
Provides information for upgrading a Step 1 device driver (used in earlier versions of OpenVMS AXP) to a Step 2 device driver. A Step 2 device driver is required for OpenVMS AXP Version 6.1.
Provides information for migrating a device driver used on OpenVMS VAX to a Step 2 device driver used on OpenVMS AXP Version 6.1.
Introduces and explains the techniques used to optimize performance on an OpenVMS Alpha system.
Introduces and explains the techniques used to optimize performance on an OpenVMS VAX system.
Describes how to create an OpenVMS Alpha version of an OpenVMS VAX application. Provides an overview of the VAX to Alpha migration process and information to help you plan a migration. It discusses the decisions you must make in planning a migration and the ways to get the information you need to make those decisions. In addition, this manual describes the migration methods available so that you can estimate the amount of work required for each method and select the method best suited to a given application.
Describes how to migrate a computing environment from an OpenVMS VAX system to an OpenVMS Alpha system or a mixed-architecture cluster. Provides an overview of the VAX to Alpha migration process and describes the differences in system and network management on VAX and Alpha computers.
Describes the general characteristics of RISC architectures, compares the Alpha architecture to the VAX architecture, and presents an overview of the migration process and a summary of migration tools provided by Compaq. The information in this manual is intended to help you define the optimal migration strategy for your application.
Provides detailed technical information for programmers who must migrate high-level language applications to OpenVMS Alpha. Describes how to set up a development environment to facilitate the migration of applications, helps programmers identify application dependencies on elements of the VAX architecture, and introduces compiler features that help resolve these dependencies. Individual sections of this manual discuss specific application dependencies on VAX architectural features, data porting issues (such as alignment concerns), and the process of migrating VAX shareable images.
Introduces and describes OpenVMS Alpha operating system support for 64-bit virtual addressing and Very Large Memory (VLM). Intended for system and application programmers, this guide highlights the features and benefits of OpenVMS Alpha 64-bit and VLM capabilities. It also describes how to use these features to enhance application programs to support 64-bit addresses and to efficiently harness very large physical memory.
Explains how to use the System Dump Analyzer utility to investigate system failures and examine a running OpenVMS Alpha system. Alpha programmers should refer to this manual; VAX programmers should refer to the OpenVMS VAX System Dump Analyzer Utility Manual.
Describes how to write a driver for OpenVMS Alpha for a device not supplied by Compaq.
Provides the reference material for the Writing OpenVMS Alpha Device Drivers in C by describing the data structures, macros, and routines used in device-driver programming.
Describes how to use the Bad Block Locator utility to locate bad blocks on older types of media.