HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation
HP OpenVMS Version 8.2 New Features and Documentation Overview
10.5 Manuals in the OpenVMS I64 OE Extensions Kit
The following list contains manuals relevant to the OpenVMS I64 Operating Environments.
10.6 Archived Manuals
Table 10-1 lists the OpenVMS manuals that have been archived. Note that most information from the archived manuals has been incorporated in other documents or online help.
Table 10-2 lists the networking manuals and installation supplements that have been archived.
Descriptions of the archived OpenVMS manuals are as follows:
Discusses system management tools, the impact of Alpha page sizes on system management operations, the system directory structure, interoperability issues, and performance information. Designed for system managers who need to learn quickly how to manage an OpenVMS Alpha system.
Offers practical information about analyzing the dependability requirements of your business applications and deciding how to use your computing systems to support your dependability goals. This information is complemented by technical summaries of the dependability features of OpenVMS and related hardware and layered software products.
Describes the procedures for converting a device driver used on OpenVMS VAX to a device driver that runs on OpenVMS Alpha. This book also contains data structures, routines, and macros for maintaining an Alpha driver written in Macro-32.
Provides information for upgrading a Step 1 device driver (used in earlier versions of OpenVMS AXP) to a Step 2 device driver. A Step 2 device driver is required for OpenVMS AXP Version 6.1.
Provides information for migrating a device driver used on OpenVMS VAX to a Step 2 device driver used on OpenVMS AXP Version 6.1.
Introduces and explains the techniques used to optimize performance on an OpenVMS Alpha system.
Introduces and explains the techniques used to optimize performance on an OpenVMS VAX system.
Describes how to create an OpenVMS Alpha version of an OpenVMS VAX application. Provides an overview of the VAX to Alpha migration process and information to help you plan a migration. It discusses the decisions you must make in planning a migration and the ways to get the information you need to make those decisions. In addition, this manual describes the migration methods available so that you can estimate the amount of work required for each method and select the method best suited to a given application.
Describes how to migrate a computing environment from an OpenVMS VAX system to an OpenVMS Alpha system or a mixed-architecture cluster. Provides an overview of the VAX to Alpha migration process and describes the differences in system and network management on VAX and Alpha computers.
Describes the general characteristics of RISC architectures, compares the Alpha architecture to the VAX architecture, and presents an overview of the migration process and a summary of migration tools provided by HP. The information in this manual is intended to help you define the optimal migration strategy for your application.
Provides detailed technical information for programmers who must migrate high-level language applications to OpenVMS Alpha. Describes how to set up a development environment to facilitate the migration of applications, helps programmers identify application dependencies on elements of the VAX architecture, and introduces compiler features that help resolve these dependencies. Individual sections of this manual discuss specific application dependencies on VAX architectural features, data porting issues (such as alignment concerns), and the process of migrating VAX shareable images.
Introduces and describes OpenVMS Alpha operating system support for 64-bit virtual addressing and Very Large Memory (VLM). Intended for system and application programmers, this guide highlights the features and benefits of OpenVMS Alpha 64-bit and VLM capabilities. It also describes how to use these features to enhance application programs to support 64-bit addresses and to efficiently harness very large physical memory.
Explains how to use the System Dump Analyzer utility to investigate system failures and examine a running OpenVMS Alpha system. Alpha programmers should refer to this manual; VAX programmers should refer to the OpenVMS VAX System Dump Analyzer Utility Manual.
Describes how to write a driver for OpenVMS Alpha for a device not supplied by Compaq.
Provides the reference material for the Writing OpenVMS Alpha Device Drivers in C by describing the data structures, macros, and routines used in device-driver programming.
Describes how to use the Bad Block Locator utility to locate bad blocks on older types of media.
Compares and contrasts OpenVMS on VAX and Alpha computers, focusing on the features provided to end users, system managers, and programmers.
Describes the VMSINSTAL command procedure and provides guidelines for designing installation procedures that conform to standards recommended by Compaq. Intended for developers who are designing installation procedures for software products layered on the OpenVMS operating system.
Describes the DSR text-formatting utility.
Contains complete reference information for the EDT editor.
Describes how to use the Exchange utility to transfer files between some foreign format volumes and OpenVMS native volumes.
Defines terms specific to OpenVMS that are used throughout the documentation.
Provides an overview of Extended File Specifications and describes the overall differences and impact Extended File Specifications introduce to the OpenVMS environment.
Offers an edited compilation of indexes from the manuals in the OpenVMS Full Documentation set.
Describes how to use the National character set utility to build NCS definition files.
Presents the DCL commands, system services, RTL routines, and utilities made obsolete by VMS Version 4.0 through Version 5.0. Includes an appendix of DCL commands, RTL routines, and utilities eliminated from VMS Version 4.0.
Provides a general description of Compaq products and tools that define the programming environment. Introduces facilities and tools such as the compilers, the linker, the debugger, the System Dump Analyzer, system services, and routine libraries.
Describes the OpenVMS programming interface and defines the standard conventions to call an OpenVMS system routine from a user procedure. The Alpha and VAX data type implementations for various high-level languages are also presented in this manual.
Documents the DECtalk support routines contained in the DTK$ facility of the OpenVMS Run-Time Library.
Documents the parallel-processing routines contained in the PPL$ facility of the OpenVMS Run-Time Library. Indicates which routines are specific to Alpha or VAX, as well as how routines function differently on each system.
Provides an overview of the OpenVMS operating system and some of its available products.
Describes how to use the SUMSLP batch-oriented editor to update source files.
Contains an alphabetical listing of the errors, warnings, and informational messages issued by the operating system. Also provides the meaning of each message and a statement of the action to be taken in response to each message. This manual is in two volumes.
Describes how to use the Terminal Fallback utility to manage the libraries, character conversion tables, and terminal parameters that are available within this utility.
Describes the card reader, laboratory peripheral accelerator, and line printer drivers on OpenVMS VAX.
Describes how to write an OpenVMS VAX driver for a device not supplied by Compaq.
Provides the reference material for the OpenVMS VAX Device Support Manual by describing the data structures, macros, and routines used in device-driver programming.
Describes how to use the Patch utility to examine and modify executable and shareable OpenVMS VAX images.
Describes the DMC11/DMR11, DMP11 and DMF32, DR11-W and DRV11-WA, DR32, and asynchronous DDCMP interface drivers on OpenVMS VAX.
Describes the operating procedures for the PDP-11 TECO (Text Editor and Corrector) program.
Provides information on the POLYCENTER Software Installation utility, a new component that lets you install and manage software products that are compatible with the utility.
Provides an introductory overview of TCP/IP networking and describes OpenVMS DCL support for TCP/IP capabilities.