Getting Started with OpenVMS - A Guide for New Users

Getting Started with OpenVMS — A Guide for New Users

Michael D. Duffy

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getting started with openvms: a guide for new users
Getting Started with OpenVMS: A Guide for New Users
byMichael D. Duffy ISBN:1555582796
Digital Press 2003 (303 pages)

A practical introduction to OpenVMS terminology and approach to common concepts.

Table of Contents
Getting Started with OpenVMS — A Guide for New Users
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Part I - A Practical Guide
Chapter 2 - Hardware Platforms Supporting OpenVMS
Chapter 3 - Multiuser Concepts
Chapter 4 - User Accounts
Chapter 5 - Logging in and Out of the System
Chapter 6 - The Digital Command Language
Chapter 7 - The User Environment
Chapter 8 - The OpenVMS HELP Facility
Chapter 9 - Command Procedures
Chapter 10 - System Security
Chapter 11 - Using Your Terminal
Chapter 12 - E-mail
Chapter 13 - Text Editors
Chapter 14 - Using DECnet
Chapter 15 - The OpenVMS GUI
Chapter 16 - Your Personal OpenVMS System
Part II - A Technical Introduction
Chapter 17 - The Process
Chapter 18 - Virtual Memory Management
Chapter 19 - Images
Chapter 20 - The Files-11 File System
Chapter 21 - Clustering and Galaxy Systems
Chapter 22 - DECnet Details
Appendix A - Decimal, Octal, and Hexadecimal Notations
Appendix B - Additional Resources
Appendix C - Default File Types
List of Figures
List of Sidebars

OpenVMS Professionals have long enjoyed a robust, full-featured operating system suitable for the most mission-critical applications in existence. However, many of today’s graduates may not yet have had the opportunity to experience it for themselves. Intended for an audience with some knowledge of operating systems such as Windows, UNIX and Linux, Getting Started with OpenVMS introduces the reader to the OpenVMS approach.

Part 1 is a practical introduction to get the reader started using the system. The reader will learn the OpenVMS terminology and approach to common concepts such as processes and threads, queues, user profiles, command line and GUI interfaces and networking. Part 2 provides more in-depth information about the major components for the reader desiring a more technical description. Topics include process structure, scheduling, memory management and the file system. Short sections on the history of OpenVMS, including past, present, and future hardware support (like the Intel Itanium migration), are included.

  • Allows the more advanced reader some meaty content yet does not overwhelm the novice
  • Gives a high-level overview of concepts behind internals such as memory management
  • Includes descriptions of management functions such as system startup and shutdown for those readers who may wish to acquire their own OpenVMS systems
  • Guides the new user through the process of logging into an OpenVMS system for the first time

About the Author

Michael Duffy is a Senior Software Engineer with Process Software LLC, where he develops and maintains various components of two TCP/IP implementations for OpenVMS. He has over 15 years of OpenVMS experience as a system manager, analyst, and system programmer, and has spoken at the DECUS (now HPETS) symposium.