The Question is:
How do I change the system console from graphics to serial while running vms?
The Answer is :
More specifically, to change the system console you must shut down the
OpenVMS system, toggle the setting of the CONSOLE console environment
variable from GRAPHICS to SERIAL, connect the serial console to the
appropriate serial port for the Alpha system, and then reboot the
You can, of course, also disable console OPCOM messages sent to the
console window (if your system shares the console with the graphics
console display) per directions in the FAQ and (if it is not already
running) you can also start up the console window application or set
up a DECterm terminal to receive OPCOM messages. For details on this
console message window application, see the DECW$CONSOLE_SELECTION
setting in SYS$MANAGER:DECW$PRIVATE_APPS_SETUP.COM.