5 Day(s)


This course provides the system manager who is going to manage an OpenVMS system or cluster the core information and essential skills needed to examine the system, the software and hardware configuration, and the administrative setup already in place. System managers who take over existing systems must first concern themselves with knowing how to find out what devices exist, what the system resources are, what programs run, who the users are, and what kind of overall administrative processes and procedures exist. Then they must be able to assess what they find and make modifications.

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System Managers who are new to OpenVMS or OpenVMS system management and who need the skills to manage an existing system.

Skills Gained

  • Describe and use OpenVMS commands to display information about the following key OpenVMS concepts: the hardware/software environment, processes, memory management, logical name translation, and the system disk structure
  • Manage public and private volumes on OpenVMS
  • Start up and shut down the system
  • Manage user accounts
  • Get the network up and running
  • Manage batch and print queues
  • Back up and restore system and user data
  • Perform various other day-to-day management tasks, including managing system time, controlling processes, communicating with users, and monitoring security


Prerequisites Students should have the knowledge and experience that is contained in the OpenVMS Fundamentals Course.

Course Specifics

Course Outline

System Environment Concepts
  • System environment concepts
  • Examining system information
  • Examining cluster information
  • Logical names
  • System disk structure
Volume Management
  • Understanding volumes
  • Displaying device information
  • Making volumes available
  • Verifying the integrity of the file system
  • Protecting files
  • Dealing with disk fragmentation
  • Managing volume shadowing
System Startup and Shutdown
  • System boot process
  • Standard system startup
  • Conversational boot
  • System shutdown methods
  • Standard system shutdown
  • Emergency shutdown
User Management
  • Planning user accounts
  • Managing accounts
  • Setting privileges
  • Using account prototypes
  • System interactions
  • Security considerations for user management
  • User management aids
Process Management
  • Processes
  • Process context
  • Overview of memory management
  • Displaying process information
  • Displaying memory information
Network Management
  • Networking environment
  • Using LANCP to view network information
  • TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS
  • Command styles
  • Viewing network information
  • Stopping and starting TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS
Queue Management
  • Queue concepts
  • Queue manager commands
  • Queue commands
  • Managing batch queues
  • Managing print queues
Managing Backup and Tapes
  • Backup concepts
  • Backup types
  • Managing tape volumes
  • Backup interfaces
  • Backup operations
  • Backing up a shadow set
System Administration Tasks
  • Using the SYSMAN utility
  • Controlling processes
  • Communicating with users
  • Using the Accounting utility
  • Monitoring system performance

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
5 2500 £2500 2018-07-17
5 2500 £2500 2017-10-26
5 2500 £2500 2017-10-12
5 2500 £2500 2017-10-09
5 2500 £2500 2017-09-11
5 2500 £2500 2017-08-14
5 2500 £2500 2017-08-07