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HP OpenVMS Version 8.3 Upgrade and Installation Manual > Appendix G Preparing to Use OpenVMS Management Station

After Installing the Client Software on Your PC

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When you create an OpenVMS Cluster or OpenVMS Node object in an OpenVMS Management Domain, you select the transport you want to use for all connections to that system. You can choose DECnet Phase IV for OpenVMS or TCP/IP.

OpenVMS Management Station uses this transport for all communications between the PC and this system, or between any other OpenVMS system that is running the OpenVMS Management Station server and this system.

NOTE: For primary servers, the OpenVMS Management Station client supports only TCP/IP connections. That is, the connection between the PC and the OpenVMS system uses only TCP/IP. Therefore, at least one OpenVMS system must be running TCP/IP.

You do need to make sure that your PC can connect to the primary-server systems, as described in the following sections. OpenVMS Management Station connects your PC to the primary-server system and then routes management operations to the target systems.