STARTUP.COM is the site-independent startup command procedure supplied with OpenVMS. It uses a series of command procedures, executable images, and database files to perform the following startup tasks:
- Define systemwide logical names required for the symbolic debugger, language processors, linker, image activator, and help processor.
- Start processes that control error logging, SMISERVER (the system management server), the job controller, the operator log file, and security auditing.
- Connect devices that are physically attached to the system by invoking the SYCONFIG.COM procedure.
- Configure devices and load their I/O drivers.
- Install known images to reduce I/O overhead in activating the most commonly run images or to identify images that must have special privileges.
Site-specific startup command procedures
STARTUP.COM executes the following site-specific startup command procedures in this order:
The following messages mark the execution of STARTUP.COM:
1. The following message indicates that the system is executing the command procedure SYS$SYSTEM:STARTUP.COM:
The OpenVMS system is now executing the system startup procedure.
2. A short time later (up to a few minutes), the system displays a message similar to the following message:
The OpenVMS system is now executing the site-specific system startup commands.
This message indicates that the system is executing SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM.
3. Finally, the procedure displays informational messages and accounting information. For example:
%SET-I-INTSET, login interactive limit=64, current interactive value = 0 19-APR-2000 15:00:00.00 SYSTEM job terminated at 19-APR-2000 15:00:00.00
Accounting information: Buffered I/O count: 133 Peak working set size: 401 Direct I/O count: 12 Peak pagefile size: 2379 Page faults: 325 Mounted volumes: 0 Charged CPU time: 0 00:00:55.23 Elapsed time: 0 00:01:31.24
After the system displays this information, you can log in.