HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation
HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 New Features and Documentation Overview
Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) has been incorporated into the TCP/IP Version 5.7 software and includes latent support. However, SCTP will be supported in the update kit.
More enhancements to the existing components are described in the
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Release Notes.
10.2 DECnet-Plus Support for DECnet over IP
This version of DECnet-Plus supports secure DECnet over IP connections
using TCP/IP Secure Shell (SSH) service. For information about
DECnet-Plus Version 8.4, see the HP DECnet Plus for OpenVMS Release
10.3 DECwindows Audible Warning (xBell) Support (Integrity servers Only)
Support for the HP AD317A PCI sound card has been implemented for
Integrity servers running OpenVMS. The device driver and a DECwindows
audio-support image provide audible alarms (xBell) for X11
applications. Bell tones from
1000 Hz-9000 Hz are available in increments of 1000 Hz. Note that the AD317A does not have speaker support and an external speaker has to be connected.
Support is intended for users who require audible warnings from X11 applications only.
You can access OpenVMS manuals in various online formats from the following OpenVMS website:
This site contains links to current versions of manuals in the OpenVMS Full Documentation Set as well as to manuals for select layered products.
The OpenVMS Version 8.4 documentation contains 15 revised manuals and four new release documents.
OpenVMS documentation is provided in the following ways:
The following sections describe each format in which OpenVMS
documentation is provided and specifies the titles that are available
in that format.
12.1 Printed Documentation
Some printed documentation comes with your OpenVMS Media Kit. All other printed manuals are orderable in kits. This section describes the OpenVMS printed documentation offerings, which are categorized as follows:
The OpenVMS Media Kit, for both OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS for Integrity server systems, contains the documents you need to get started with the latest version of the OpenVMS operating system.
Table 12-1 lists the books included in the OpenVMS media kit. The books you receive are determined by whether you are a new or a service customer. New customers receive all the books; service customers receive only new books and books that have been updated since the last release.
The HP OpenVMS License Management Utility Manual, Guide to HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Media, and HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Upgrade and Installation Manual are provided only in the OpenVMS Media kit and, therefore, are not part of the OpenVMS Full Documentation set (described in Section 12.1.2).
|HP OpenVMS License Management Utility Manual||BA322-90094|
|HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 New Features and Documentation Overview||BA322-90088|
|HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Upgrade and Installation Manual||BA322-90089|
|Guide to HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Media||BA322-90090|
|HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Release Notes||BA322-90091|
OpenVMS documentation is available in the following documentation sets:
|Documentation Set||Description||Alpha Order Number||Integrity Server Order Number|
|Full Set||Intended for users who need extensive explanatory information for all major OpenVMS resources. Contains all the OpenVMS documentation in one offering. Includes the Base Documentation set.||QA-001AA-GZ.8.4||BA554MN|
|Base Set||Subset of the Full Documentation set. Intended for general users and system managers of small standalone systems. Includes the most commonly used OpenVMS manuals.||QA-09SAA-GZ.8.4||BA555MN|
There is one common documentation set for both OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS for Integrity server systems. OpenVMS Alpha documentation set and the OpenVMS for Integrity servers documentation set contain the identical books with one exception. The OpenVMS Alpha documentation set contains the COM, Registry, and Events for HP OpenVMS Developer's Guide, which is an Alpha-only document. Table 12-2 lists the manuals in the OpenVMS Base and Full Documentation sets. For a description of each manual, see Section 13.2.
|OpenVMS Base Documentation Set||QA-09SAA-GZ.8.4/BA555MN|
|HP OpenVMS DCL Dictionary: A--M 1||BA555-90006|
|HP OpenVMS DCL Dictionary: N--Z 1||BA555-90007|
|HP OpenVMS Guide to System Security 1||BA554-90015|
|HP OpenVMS System Management Utilities Reference Manual: A--L 1||BA555-90008|
|HP OpenVMS System Management Utilities Reference Manual: M--Z 1||BA555-90009|
|HP OpenVMS System Manager's Manual, Volume 1: Essentials||AA-PV5MJ-TK|
|HP OpenVMS System Manager's Manual, Volume 2: Tuning, Monitoring, and Complex Systems||AA-PV5NJ-TK|
|OpenVMS User's Manual||AA-PV5JG-TK|
|HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 New Features and Documentation Overview 2||BA322-90088|
|HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Release Notes 2||BA322-90089|
|Additional Books in the Full Documentation Set||QA-001AA-GZ.8.4|
|HP OpenVMS Availability Manager User's Guide||BA554-90001|
|COM, Registry, and Events for HP OpenVMS Developer's Guide 3||AA-RSCWC-TE|
|HP C Run-Time Library Reference Manual for OpenVMS Systems 1||BA554-90014|
|Compaq C Run-Time Library Utilities Reference Manual||AA-R238C-TE|
|Compaq Portable Mathematics Library||AA-PV6VE-TE|
|DECamds User's Guide||AA-Q3JSE-TE|
|DEC Text Processing Utility Reference Manual||AA-PWCCD-TE|
|Extensible Versatile Editor Reference Manual||AA-PWCDD-TE|
|Guidelines for OpenVMS Cluster Configurations 1||BA554-90022|
|Guide to Creating OpenVMS Modular Procedures||AA-PV6AD-TK|
|Guide to OpenVMS File Applications||AA-PV6PE-TK|
|Guide to the POSIX Threads Library||AA-QSBPD-TE|
|Guide to the DEC Text Processing Utility||AA-PWCBD-TE|
|HP Open Source Security for OpenVMS, Volume 1: Common Data Security Architecture||BA554-90006|
|HP Open Source Security for OpenVMS, Volume 2: HP SSL for OpenVMS||BA554-90007|
|HP Open Source Security for OpenVMS, Volume 3: Kerberos||BA554-90008|
|HP OpenVMS Alpha Partitioning and Galaxy Guide||AA-REZQD-TE|
|HP OpenVMS Guide to Upgrading Privileged-Code Applications||AA-QSBGE-TE|
|HP OpenVMS System Analysis Tools Manual 1||BA554-90017|
|HP OpenVMS Calling Standard||AA-QSBBE-TE|
|HP OpenVMS Cluster Systems 1||BA554-90021|
|HP OpenVMS Command Definition, Librarian, and Message Utilities Manual||AA-QSBDE-TE|
|HP OpenVMS Debugger Manual 1||BA554-90016|
|HP OpenVMS Delta/XDelta Debugger Manual||BA554-90003|
|HP OpenVMS I/O User's Reference Manual 1||BA554-90018|
|HP OpenVMS Linker Utility Manual||BA554-90004|
|HP OpenVMS MACRO Compiler Porting and User's Guide||AA-PV64DE-TE|
|HP OpenVMS Management Station Overview and Release Notes||BA554-90005|
|OpenVMS Performance Management||AA-R237C-TE|
|Porting Applications from HP OpenVMS Alpha to HP OpenVMS Industry Standard 64 for Integrity Servers||BA442-90001|
|HP OpenVMS Programming Concepts Manual, Volume I||AA-RNSHD-TK|
|HP OpenVMS Programming Concepts Manual, Volume II||AA-PV67H-TK|
|OpenVMS Record Management Services Reference Manual||AA-PV6RE-TK|
|OpenVMS Record Management Utilities Reference Manual||AA-PV6QD-TK|
|HP OpenVMS RTL General Purpose (OTS$) Manual||AA-PV6HE-TK|
|HP OpenVMS RTL Library (LIB$) Manual||AA-QSBHE-TE|
|OpenVMS RTL Screen Management (SMG$) Manual||AA-PV6LD-TK|
|OpenVMS RTL String Manipulation (STR$) Manual||AA-PV6MD-TK|
|OpenVMS System Messages: Companion Guide for Help Message Users||AA-PV5TD-TK|
|HP OpenVMS System Services Reference Manual: A--GETUAI 1||BA554-90024|
|HP OpenVMS System Services Reference Manual: GETUTC--Z 1||BA554-90023|
|HP OpenVMS Utility Routines Manual 1||BA554-90019|
|OpenVMS VAX RTL Mathematics (MTH$) Manual||AA-PVXJD-TE|
|OpenVMS VAX System Dump Analyzer Utility Manual||AA-PV6TD-TE|
|POLYCENTER Software Installation Utility Developer's Guide||AA-Q28MF-TK|
|VAX MACRO and Instruction Set Reference Manual||AA-PS6GD-TE|
|HP Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS 1||BA554-90020|
The Operating Environments Extensions Documentation Set includes
manuals that support the products that are included in the OEs. For a
list of these documents, see Section 13.5.
12.1.4 Documentation for System Integrated Products
System Integrated Products (SIPs) are included in the OpenVMS software, but you must purchase separate licenses to enable them. Table 12-3 lists the documentation associated with System Integrated Products.
|System Integrated Product||Related Documentation|
|HP Galaxy Software Architecture on OpenVMS Alpha||The documentation is included in the OpenVMS Full Documentation Set.|
|HP OpenVMS Clusters||The OpenVMS Cluster documentation is included in the OpenVMS Full Documentation Set.|
|RMS Journaling for OpenVMS||RMS Journaling for OpenVMS manual is provided in HTML format on the OpenVMS Documentation website: http://www.hp.com/go/openvms/doc/|
|Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS||The documentation is included in the OpenVMS Full Documentation Set.|
OpenVMS continuously updates, revises, and enhances the OpenVMS operating system documentation. From time to time, manuals are archived. You can access the archived manuals online from the HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Documentation CD or from the following website:
The OpenVMS Documentation team is continuing to introduce books that have been authored and published using a tool based on the Extended Markup Language (XML). XML is an industry standard and will provide many benefits to both the customer and OpenVMS documentation.
Readers will notice a difference in appearance between books produced from XML and others in the documentation set. This is true for HTML, PDF, and printed formats and is a natural result of the new authoring environment.
The following Version 8.4 books have been produced with this new tool:
12.3 Online Documentation on CD
Online documentation for the OpenVMS operating system and many
associated products is provided on one CD for both OpenVMS systems and
Windows platforms. This CD is an ISO 9660 Level 2 CD that is readable
on Windows® and OpenVMS systems.
12.3.1 Online Formats
The documentation CD contains documentation in the following formats:
|Current OpenVMS manuals||HTML, PDF|
|HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Upgrade and Installation Manual||HTML, PDF|
|HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Release Notes||HTML, PDF|
|HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 New Features and Documentation Overview||HTML, PDF|
|Layered product documents|
Bookreader files are no longer available on the documentation CD.
For information about how to access documents on the documentation CD ,
see the HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Upgrade and Installation Manual.
12.4 Online Documentation on the OpenVMS Website
You can access OpenVMS manuals in various online formats from the following OpenVMS website:
This site contains links to current versions of manuals in the OpenVMS
Full Documentation Set as well as to manuals for selected layered
12.5 Online Help
The OpenVMS operating system provides online help for the commands, utilities, and system routines documented in the Full Documentation set.
You can use the Help Message facility to quickly access online descriptions of system messages. In addition, you can add your own source files, such as messages documentation that you have written to the Help Message database.
The OpenVMS System Messages: Companion Guide for Help Message Users manual explains how to use the Help Message facility. You can also access DCL Help for Help Message by entering:
$ HELP HELP/MESSAGE