The Question is:
What is the Vax CD-rom Device name?
The Answer is :
VAX is a hardware platform, and not an operating system. VAX
hardware itself has no particular device names and no naming
requirements, though various of the many VAX system consoles
can potentially represent device names using particular formats.
The CD-ROM device name can vary (widely), based on the particular
I/O bus involved and also the particular I/O bus configuration.
VAX systems can have connections to CD-ROM devices on InfoServer,
on SCSI, on Q-bus, and on various other I/O controllers or I/O
A DCL command such as the following:
SHOW DEVICE D
can usually be used to identify the device. Look particularly
for a device marked as write-locked. (This is not a certainty,
as various non-CD disk devices can and do support write-locking.)
Assuming an OpenVMS VAX system using a SCSI bus, the typical
device name for a CD-ROM is DKA400:. This name, however, is
entirely dependent on the use of SCSI and on the configuration
of the SCSI bus. Many other device names are possible.
For further and related information on identifying the CD-ROM
device for a particular system, please see the available OpenVMS
VAX upgrade documentation.
Without specific information on the particular CD-ROM model and
the particular VAX system and I/O connection involved, no more
specific answer is possible.