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OpenVMS System Management II: Installation, Configuration, and Customization


Price: $3,500 / 5 days
Format: Lecture Lab
Course Description:
This 5-day course covers tasks to create new OpenVMS environments, which include the installation of the OpenVMS software and performing the post installation tasks such as registering licenses and configuring the network and cluster environment. It also covers installing layered products, setting up the security environment, and customizing the system. Labs are provided to reinforce the topics covered in the lecture. HP Course ID: u3721s
This course is for system managers who need the skills to install and configure a new OpenVMS system or upgrade an existing system.
- OpenVMS Fundamentals course (u3716s)
- OpenVMS System Management I: Essentials for Established Systems (u3724s)
- or equivalent knowledge
Course Objectives:

The goal of this course is to teach how to configure and manage an OpenVMS environment, configure it into a network and cluster environment, and perform other post installation tasks to help students became proficient system managers. However, it is not a goal in this course to make students network managers.

Course Outline:

Installing and Updating OpenVMS

- OpenVMS packages
- Installing OpenVMS overview
- Upgrading the firmware
- Installing the OpenVMS operating system
- Web interface to an Integrity
- Updating OpenVMS overview


- License management overview
- License types
- OpenVMS Integrity license packages
- Product Authorization Key (PAK)
- License management utility
- License example
- Determining license requirements

Creating Volumes

- Making volumes available
- Managing volume characteristics
- Using the DISMOUNT command
- On disk structure
- Creating shadow sets

Post Installation Duties

- Decompressing the Libraries
- Ensuring procedures execute at Startup
- Ensuring procedures execute at Shutdown

Network Configuration

- LAN Control program
- Logical LAN
- TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS

Customizing the System

- System parameters
- Modifying system parameters
- The INSTALL utility
- Paging and swapping files
- System dump files

OpenVMS Cluster Concepts and Configuration

- OpenVMS cluster overview
- Connection Manager
- Cluster device naming conventions
- Setting up cluster accessible devices
- Satellite Nodes
- Single versus multiple system disks
- Configuring OpenVMS clusters
- Cluster over IP

OpenVMS Security

- Special account types
- Login security
- Object security
- Network security
- Physical security
- Security auditing
- Intrusion and break-in detection

Backup Strategies

- Devising a backup and restore strategy - Backup concepts
- Backup types
- Backup operations
- Backing up the system disk
- Backing up a shadow set
- Using backup to revert from ODS-5 to ODS-2

Layered Products

- Product installation guide and release notes
- Licenses for layered products
- Locating the distribution kit
- Software installation (PCSI)
- Engineering Change Orders (ECOs)
- System interactions

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