OpenVMS Technical Journal - V16 March 2011
Welcome to V16 of the OpenVMS Technical Journal. It is indeed a great pleasure in bringing this edition of the Technical Journal to all the VMS enthusiasts around the world. We trust that you will find all the articles informative and useful.
In this version you will find many articles that will interest you, for example, an article written by Shyamalendu, Durga, and Narayanan that describes the key aspects of RAD support in OpenVMS V8.4 and its subsequent software updates for Integrity servers.
Additionally in this edition, you will find these articles:
- Archive Backup System and Data Protector: Leading OpenVMS Backup Solutions, Deepa R Shenoy
- MIKADO, a Virtual VAX based on a Real-time Operating System, Dr. Robert Boers, CEO & Founder Stromasys
- OpenVMS Guest Troubleshooting, Bhadresh Udani
- OpenVMS RAD Support on Integrity Systems, Shyamalendu Sarkar, Durga Prasad and Narayanan
- Data Encryption Using Archive Backup System, Nagendra Shastry
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OpenVMS Technical Journal - V16
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|Archive Backup System and Data Protector: Leading OpenVMS Backup Solutions||Abstract ›||HTML ›||PDF ›|
|MIKADO, a Virtual VAX based on a Real-time Operating System||Abstract ›||HTML ›||PDF ›|
|OpenVMS Guest Troubleshooting||Abstract ›||HTML ›||PDF ›|
|OpenVMS RAD Support on Integrity Servers||Abstract ›||HTML ›||PDF ›|
|Data Encryption Using Archive Backup System||Abstract ›||HTML ›||PDF ›|
Archive Backup System and Data Protector: Leading OpenVMS Backup Solutions
Article Abstract: Various Enterprise backup solutions are available for OpenVMS platform catering to wide spectrum of customer needs. HP Archive Backup System (ABS) is a backup software solution which is suitable for OpenVMS prominent environment. Whereas, HP Data Protector (DP) is a versatile product for the needs of today's heterogeneous enterprise environments including OpenVMS. This paper will delve upon some of the useful features from both the products.
Author Bio: Deepa Shenoy has worked on the Storage Management Suite of Solutions on OpenVMS for the last 5 years. She has predominantly worked on products like Archive Backup Solutions, Storage Library Systems among the product Suite. Currently she is part of the OpenVMS Exec IO team.
MIKADO, a Virtual VAX based on a Real-time Operating System
Article Abstract: Virtualization technology has made it feasible to design a very precise software model of older computer hardware, so that its software can be executed as a virtual client on modern hardware without modifications, avoiding a costly migration process. In most cases such 'cross-platform' virtual clients run on a Windows or Linux host system. This raises the question how well the real-time characteristics of the original hardware can be preserved in the virtual system, and what the alternatives are.
Stromasys designed in 2004 the MIKADO system, a virtual model of MicroVAX hardware running VMS, implemented on a QNX Neutrino real-time operating system (RTOS) running on I86 hardware. The purpose of the project was to understand the advantages of using an RTOS compared to Linux or Windows in building virtual hardware products. This article described the tools that were developed to measure any differences and to dynamically calibrate system performance to match the original hardware. The project resulted in a product that is on the market as 'FutureVAX'.
Author Bio: Dr. Robert Boers is the founder, CEO and Chairman of Stromasys SA in Geneva, Switzerland, a company specialized in the development of virtualized legacy computer systems and producer of the CHARON-VAX and CHARON-AXP virtual VAX and Alpha systems.
OpenVMS Guest Troubleshooting
Article Abstract: This article provides information on some of the common tools used for Troubleshooting or Debugging OpenVMS Guests. It also describes basic configurations, common failure scenarios, and tips on how to handle them.
Author Bio: Bhadresh Udani is a Senior Software Engineer working for OpenVMS for the past five and half years in the areas of Networking, OpenVMS Guest and EXEC. He is working on OpenVMS Guest from the past two years. Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
OpenVMS RAD Support on Integrity Servers
Article Abstract: OpenVMS V8.4 introduces support for Resource Affinity Domain (RAD) for Integrity servers with Non-Uniform Memory Architecture (NUMA). This article includes the technical details on RAD-based memory management and scheduler algorithms on OpenVMS, other facets on RAD and guidelines.
Author Bios: Shyamalendu Sarkar works on OpenVMS EXEC. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering.
Durga Prasad P V works on OpenVMS EXEC. He holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Structure Engineering.
Narayanan works on OpenVMS EXEC. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
Data Encryption Using Archive Backup System
Article Abstract: Archive Backup System (ABS) is a product which helps users to automate the backing of the data to a tape/disk according to data security policy of the users. This article helps the users to understand and implement the encryption feature provided with ABS for securing data. Data can be encrypted using software or dedicated hardware. This article explains how the software and hardware encryption can be used to protect data using ABS.
Author Bio: Nagendra has been working for OpenVMS for past 5 years. He has worked on storage product which includes tape library interaction and management, backup policy and media management.
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