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OpenVMS System Assessment Options

  • Run VMS_INFO.COM and return the results.
  • Request a . Fill it out and return it.
  • Request a . Fill it out and return it.
  • Schedule one of our consultants to conduct an onsite assessment.

VMS_INFO.COM: VAX Assessment Procedure

VMS_INFO.COM is a simple DCL command procedure that gathers OpenVMS system information. The information is written to the file VMS.TXT, which can then be e-mailed back to Migration Specialties for review. The information provides us with the basic structure and configuration of your OpenVMS system. We need this information to provide an OpenVMS system replacement quote. We also need the information to properly configure an OpenVMS System replacement package. The procedure does not provide any proprietary information and it does not examine any application data. Details concerning the purpose of each command in the VMS_INFO.COM procedure follow the procedure box on this page.

Running VMS_INFO.COM

  1. Cut and paste the VMS_INFO.COM procedure in the following box onto your PC. Pasting the text into Notepad works well. Save the file on your PC.
  2. Transfer VMS_INFO.COM to each OpenVMS system you would like to have assessed.
  3. Run the procedure using the following command. Note there is no space between the procedure name and the /OUTPUT qualifier:

    $ @VMS_INFO/OUTPUT=VMS.TXT

  4. E-mail us the resulting VMS.TXT file(s). Please include a brief description of the primary function of each OpenVMS system.

    Example: Node AJAX supports an RDB database application that underlies a warehouse management system. Some application development also takes place on this system.

$! VMS_INFO.COM
$!      Migration Specialties OpenVMS System Assessment Procedure
$!
$!      This procedure gathers system information
$!      required for an OpenVMS system replacement
$!      assessment.  The procedure in no way
$!      modifies the OpenVMS environment.
$!
$!      Instructions:
$!      - Log into the SYSTEM account or another
$!        privileged account.
$!      - Execute this procedure using the
$!        following command:
$!
$!        $ @VMS_INFO.COM/OUTPUT=VMS.TXT
$!
$!        NOTE: There are no spaces in the command line.
$!      - E-mail the resulting VMS.TXT file to
$!        Migration Specialties.  Our e-mail
$!        address is available at
$!        http://www.migrationspecialties.com/ContactUs.html
$!
$! Ignore errors.  Depending upon the version of VMS
$! in use, some of these commands may generate errors.
$! SET NOON allows the procedure to continue despite
$! the errors.
$ SET NOON
$ VFY = F$VERIFY(1)                    !Verification on
$ ANALYZE /SYSTEM                      !Hardware info
CLUE CONFIG
$ SHOW CPU /FULL                       !CPU Info
$ SHOW LOGICAL SYS$SYSROOT             !System boot info
$ SHOW SYSTEM                          !O/S & process info
$ SHOW MEMORY                          !Memory info
$ SHOW NETWORK                         !Network info
$ SHOW NETWORK /FULL
$ SHOW CLUSTER                         !Cluster info
$ SHOW LICENSE                         !License info
$ SHOW LICENSE /CHARGE
$ TYPE SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT        !Customized system configuration parameters
$ PRODUCT SHOW PRODUCT                 !Installed product info
$ SHOW QUEUE /FULL                     !Batch and print queue info
$ SHOW DEVICE                          !Physical and logical device info (brief)
$ SHOW DEVICE /FULL                    !Physical and logical device info (detailed)
$ VFY = F$VERIFY(VFY)                  !Verification restore
$ EXIT

VMS_INFO.COM Command Descriptions

  • ANALYZE /SYSTEM
    Provides basic hardware information.
  • SHOW CPU /FULL
    Displays the hardware CPU model and related information.
  • SHOW LOGICAL SYS$SYSROOT
    This shows where the system booted from and can reveal Local Area VAX Cluster (LAVC) configurations.
  • SHOW SYSTEM
    The header provides the operating system version number. The process list provides information about the services running on the system.
  • SHOW MEMORY
    Shows the amount of system memory.
  • SHOW NETWORK & SHOW NETWORK /FULL
    Provides information on the network infrastructure.
  • SHOW CLUSTER
    Provides node and cluster information.
  • SHOW LICENSE
    Lists the software licensed on the system.
  • SHOW LICENSE /UNITS or SHOW LICENSE/CHARGE
    Shows the specific number of license units required per category for the system type. This helps determine which emulated VAX models will support your applications using your existing license units.
  • TYPE SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT
    Display the contents of the system MODPARAMS.DAT file. This helps us determine how the system is configured and whether it has any special performance requirements.
  • PRODUCT SHOW PRODUCT
    List software products installed on system.
  • SHOW QUEUE /FULL
    List all batch and print queues on system.
  • SHOW DEVICE /FULL
    Lists all the physical and logical devices on the system along with their connection information.
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