Type
  • Best Practice
Description
  • This article explains how to install Sentry Software's KMs on Open VMS.
Additional Keywords
  • Open VMS, PATROL, TrueSight, VMSTAR.EXE

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Installing Sentry Software's KMs on Open VMS

KB1097 - Jul 05, 2012

Objective

Unlike other operating systems, Open VMS does not provide an installation utility to install KMs. Therefore, the files are designed to be extracted and loaded manually.

To install any Sentry Software’s KM, the contents of the .tar must be extracted in the ‘PATROL$HOME’ directory.

Prerequisites

PATROL environment properly installed and operational.

Procedure

The procedure below is for Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL, file names may differ for other products.

  1. Navigate to the existing PATROL$HOME directory:
    $ set def PATROL$HOME 
  2. Locate the LIB directory:
    $ dir /col=1 
    Directory DS10$DKA0:[SYS0.SYSCOMMO.BMC.PATROL3]
    ALPEXE.DIR;1      
    APP-DEFAULTS.DIR;1
    BIN.DIR;1         
    CONFIG.DIR;1      
    DOC.DIR;1         
    LIB.DIR;1         
    LOG.DIR;1         
    MANAGE.DIR;1      
    PEMAPI.DIR;1      
    REMOTE.DIR;1      
    SECURE_CONFIG_SMITH-3181.LOG;1
    SEN_SWSY8652_AGENT_REMOVE.SH;1
    SW_SENTRY-OSC1-SMITH-3181.BUF;1971
    SW_SENTRY-OSC1-SMITH-3181.BUF;1970
    TMP.DIR;1 
    MSHW_VMS_1700.TAR;1  (Archive directory for BMC Hardware Sentry KM for Patrol)
  3. Using VMSTAR.EXE, or any other tool of your choice, extract the archive content ($ tar xf MSHW_VMS_1700.TAR):
    $ tar ==  "$ SYS$COMMON:[USERS.ROOT]VMSTAR.EXE" 
    $ tar
    VMS TAR V3.4-1 (Nov 29 2001)
    usage (VMS style):  TAR tarfile file[,...]
    Options: /HELP         -- Print this text and exits
    /LIST         -- List contents of tarfile
    /CREATE       -- Create a tarfile
    /EXTRACT      -- Extract files from tarfile
    /VERBOSE      -- Display processed file info
    /CONFIRM      -- Prompt before store/extract
    /BINARY       -- Create binary files
    /AUTOMATIC    -- Automatically determine file type
    /DOTS         -- Maintain "." usage
    /FORCE        -- Forces copying of unsupported file formats
    /PADDING      -- Adds padding block at the end of the tar file
    /ODS2         -- Restores files using ODS-2 naming on ODS-5 volumes
    /BLOCK_FACTOR -- Amount of 512 byte records in a tar block
    /DATE_POLICY  -- Decide what times of extracted files
    will be set:
    [NO]CREATION
    [NO]MODIFICATION
    usage (UNIX style): tar -h|x|t|c[vwbzdo][f tarfile] [file [file...]]
    Options: h  =  /HELP
    t  =  /LIST
    c  =  /CREATE
    x  =  /EXTRACT
    v  =  /VERBOSE
    w  =  /CONFIRM
    b  =  /BINARY
    z  =  /AUTOMATIC
    d  =  /DOTS
    o  =  /ODS2
    b  =  /BLOCK_FACTOR
    f file     -- Specify a tar file or magtape.  Default is $TAPE
  4. Restart the PATROL Agent and load the desired KM.