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VMS_CHECK Download

I was reading about the VMS_CHECK software and it sounds interesting. Unfortunately, the link to the kit is wrong. Where can I find the VMS_CHECK kit to download?
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Kris Clippeleyr
Honored Contributor

Re: VMS_CHECK Download

Thomas,
Assuming you've read about VMS_CHECK in the VMS journal ( http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/journal/v7/vms_check_tool.html ), I think you should follow the advice given in that article, i.e. contacting the author of the tool Kostas G. Gavrielidis, Master Technologist HP Services.
Regards,
Kris (aka Qkcl)
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Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: VMS_CHECK Download

As there has been some interest in this, hp are looking into making VMS_CHECK available via the web site.
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John Abbott_2
Esteemed Contributor

Re: VMS_CHECK Download

Excellent! Can this thread be updated when it's available (or other useful reach all means) ?
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John Abbott_2
Esteemed Contributor

Re: VMS_CHECK Download

Thank you HP :-)

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/journal/v7/vms_check.zip

Don't do what Donny Dont does

Re: VMS_CHECK Download

I found it yesterday. Thanks to all that replied.
Karl Rohwedder
Honored Contributor

Re: VMS_CHECK Download

I gave it a try and noticed an ACCVIO on the monitor command (MONITOR... /AVE). This is reproducable without VMS_CHECK so I made a call to HP.

regards Kalle
John Abbott_2
Esteemed Contributor

Re: VMS_CHECK Download

It looks like you need a product called KavaChart installed on your pc under c:\kgglib to get the two charts to work.
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Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: VMS_CHECK Download

I would rename it to system_dump. It doesn't check anything.

I have a simular thing simply executing a number of commands and scripts, dumping it into a file that is showed via WASD in IE.

Primary usage is to get an idea of what is going on.

Some minusses.
1) There are hardcoded tests on GS320 where GS1280 should be present too
2) show que/all/fu is missing on first sight (this is where I get most problems from)
3) scripts are dumped where @ are used in. The @ path should be followed if possible. Idem for modparams include files.
4) diag show sum is done. Fine but requires a license. A dump of all errors would also be welcome.
5) I didn't ask HTML but got it anyway ?

Wim
Wim
Robert_Boyd
Respected Contributor

Re: VMS_CHECK Download

I downloaded VMS_CHECK and ran it on a cluster without requesting the detail report. I've looked at the results for a while. I'm finding that there is some of what is in VMS_CHECK that is excessive output. There's obviously a lot of hard work gone into getting it to where it is. I'd like to see the output reorganized some for the systems I support. It appears that the developer had priorities for information that either doesn't exist or I'm not that concerned about that I would prefer to see provided in a different order, or optionallyl dropped/included.

I'm not to the point yet where I can say specifically what I'd like to see different. I'm going to have to run it on 3 or 4 clusters and see how the results compare.

I used the TRU64 sys_check for several years and found it to be extremely valuable. I'm hoping that with feedback that VMS_CHECK will become at least as useful as that was.

Robert
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Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: VMS_CHECK Download

The Sybase version is not cporrect. There is no such thing as the SYBASE$VERSION logical.

It would be better to skip all db stuff when it is not present (instead of generating empty stuff). Idem decform etc.

Some links are generated that do not exists (in internal references, fragmentation index of a NFS disk, ...).

Nice reporting of the sysuaf. But date and time are glued together (bug). Formatting in HTML very good in general.

On GS160, "ca" was not used to analyze errors.

Operator log file is searched in sys$system:operator.log. In general, logical names must be followed if they exists.

It took 8 minutes to execute the procedure on a GS160.

Wim

Wim
John Abbott_2
Esteemed Contributor

Re: VMS_CHECK Download

> It would be better to skip all db stuff when it is not present (instead of generating empty stuff)

I agree, too much noise.

I'll give feedback to provide ADABAS to the DB list.

Would like to see queues too & mc scacp sho output for clusters.

For those of you who have Pathworks, did anyone get any output? mine says not installed.

John.
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Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: VMS_CHECK Download

I am posting the following on behalf of
Kostas Gavrielidis of hp. He can be contacted by email at the usual form of address lastname.firstname at hp.com

"As far as improvements go, of course this tool can be improved and I welcome any suggestions, comments, DCL code, etc. for improvements. Please email me your suggestions.

I would prefer to get DCL procedures that would improve some of the current methods of the data gather.

Thanks,
Kostas
"
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