OpenVMS Academy TCP/IP Networking

Course Code: VM230
Length: 5 days

Schedule and Registration

Course Description

This course is designed for computer professionals who need to understand and administer the TCP/IP environment in OpenVMS. This course provides information and experience to function in a networked environment that is focused on TCP/IP protocols. This course covers the concepts, administration and usage of TCP/IP networks. It does not cover network internals.

Who Should Attend

OpenVMS System Managers and Network Administrators who need to understand and administer the TCP/IP environment within OpenVMS.


The students should have system management experience with OpenVMS including the ability to use the environment, edit text files and manage user accounts. This experience may be obtained through the following courses.

Benefits of Attending this Class

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe TCP/IP as implemented on OpenVMS
  • Understand IP addresses and masks
  • Use TCP/IP for OpenVMS user and management commands
  • Install and configure TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS
  • Manage NFS on an OpenVMS system
  • Configure and troubleshoot static and dynamic routing
  • Configure failSAFE IP for IP Address failover in the event of NIC failure
  • Manage BIND on an OpenVMS system
  • Configure SSH, manage SSH service and customize the SSH run-time environment
  • Understand BOOTP, DHCP, NTP, SNMP and SMTP
  • Configure remote printing
  • Troubleshoot TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS
  • Present IPv6 concepts

Course Contents

TCP/IP Overview
  • TCP/IP Services for HP OpenVMS
  • Network Concepts
  • IPv4 Addresses
  • IPv6
  • Configuration Options
  • TCP/IP Management Utility
  • DCL Commands
  • UNIX Style Commands
Installation and Configuration
  • Installing TCP/IP Services
  • Configuring TCP/IP Services
  • Startup and Shutdown
  • Installation Verification Procedures
  • Serial Lines
  • Network Reconfiguration
  • Network Stack
  • Ethernet
  • Protocols
  • Overview
  • Connectivity Issues
  • Routing Issues
  • Delayed Disconnects
  • Service Troubleshooting
  • General Troubleshooting
  • Packet Analysis
  • Performance
  • Overview of Routing
  • Routing Tables
  • Static Routing
  • Dynamic Routing
  • Configuring a Host as a Router
  • Troubleshooting
DNS and Bind
  • Domain Name Service
  • DNS Servers
  • BIND Resolver
  • Server Configuration
  • Zone Files
  • Round-Robin DNS
  • Access Control Lists
  • Zone Transfers
  • Dynamic Updates
  • Views
  • Example Configurations
  • Migrating an Existing Master Server
  • DNS Security
  • Utilities
  • Troubleshooting
File Transfer Protocol
  • File Transfer Protocol Concepts
  • Server Configuration
  • Anonymous FTP
  • FTP Anonymous Light
  • FTP Over SSL
  • Client Usage
  • Trivial File Transfer Protocol
  • Firewall Considerations
  • Troubleshooting
  • Configuring a Public FTP Repository
  • Configuring a FTP Dropbox
Bootstrap Protocol
  • Bootstrap Protocol Concepts
  • Server Configuration
  • Client Configuration on the Server
  • Client Configuration on the Client
  • Example
  • Troubleshooting
  • Overview of DHCP
  • DHCP Protocol
  • Configuration a DHCP Server
  • Address Assignment
  • Server Configuration Options
  • Multiple DHCP Servers
  • DHCP Utilities
  • Relay Server
  • DHCP Client Configuration
  • Troubleshooting
Virtual LAN
  • Virtual LANs
  • VLAN Configuration
  • Troubleshooting
Network Redundancy
  • LAN Failover
  • Round-Robin DNS
  • Load Broker and Metric Server
  • failSAFE IP
  • Router Redundancy
  • Summary Comparison of OpenVMS Features
  • Example Configuration
Remote Commands
  • Overview
  • Proxies
  • Command Usage
  • rcp
  • finger
  • Troubleshooting
Remote Printing
  • Remote Printing Options
  • Files
  • LPR / LPD
  • Telnet / Raw TCP
  • PC-NFS
  • Troubleshooting
Network File System
  • Network File System Concepts
  • Protocols
  • Security
  • Server Configuration
  • Container File System
  • Client Usage
  • Examples
  • Troubleshooting
Secure Shell
  • Overview of Secure Shell
  • Configuration
  • Key Files
  • Usage
  • SSH Authentication
  • Secure File Transfers
  • SSH Port Forwarding
  • Troubleshooting
Network Time Protocol
  • Network Time Protocol
  • Configuration
  • Authentication
  • Utilities
  • Troubleshooting
  • Overview
  • Simple Mail Transport Protocol
  • Fighting Spam
  • Post Office Protocol
  • Internet Message Access Protocol
Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Overview
  • Management Information Base
  • SNMP Security
  • Configuration
  • Troubleshooting

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