You can use SYS$WELCOME to display a system-specific welcome
message at login. The message could inform users of scheduled down
time, recent updates to the system, whom to contact about system
problems, and so forth. A template file is provided by the operating
system. To create your own SYS$WELCOME file, do the following:
Copy the template file using the following
$ COPY SYS$MANAGER:WELCOME.TXT SYS$SPECIFIC:[SYSMGR]WELCOME.TXT
For a clusterwide welcome message, you can copy the file to
Replace the text in SYS$SPECIFIC:[SYSMGR]WELCOME.TXT
with text specific to your system.
to remove the exclamation point (!) from the line that defines SYS$WELCOME.
If you do not want to use a node-specific welcome file, you
can optionally define the logical in SYS$MANAGER:SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM
to display a message, such as in the following example:
$ DEFINE SYS$WELCOME “Welcome to node HOMER”
For more information about creating login welcome messages,
see the HP OpenVMS System Manager's Manual, Volume 1: Essentials.