The Question is:
How can I gain connectivity with my dec 500. It lost power and it does not have
a config file on the Alpha that is the heart of the system. I need to be able
to connect to the dec via a telnet session to the server as I am out of town.
I have used the set
host/mop utility once before but am drawing a few blanks. This is a bit of an
The Answer is :
You will need to access a terminal server connected to the console
of the unspecified Alpha system, using LAT or MOP or telnet. The
commands are typically SET HOST/MOP and SET HOST/TELNET.
If the particular Alpha system has a hardware remote console option
installed and configured, you could connect into that using telnet
or webbrowser or other documented means.
You could also configure a modem and connect that to the console
port. Details on connecting a modem to OpenVMS are discussed here
in Ask The Wizard, with specific references in the OpenVMS FAQ.
Note that any remote console access must be carefully secured, as
the console port is a critical and security-relevent connection.
The MOP maintenance and operations protocol is entirely separate
from the telnet protocol, and there are effectively no relationships
between the MOP and telnet protocols; these are separate routers and
The OpenVMS Wizard is entirely unfamiliar with any systems and any
system model(s) known as "DEC 500", and is not (as stated in the
introduction) in a position to provide emergency assistance. And
without details on the particular configuration and the particular
problem, OpenVMS Wizard is also not in a position to provide a
specific answer; without more detail than is available here, a more
specific answer is simply and very unfortunately not possible.