What is the correct method for starting up and shutting down CA Performance Management for OpenVMS?

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There are correct ways to startup and shutdown the agent and manager components of CA Performance Management for OpenVMS. Furthermore, some procedures must be performed at least once during initial system startup. This article describes how to startup and shutdown all components of the product both during and after system startup.


What are the correct methods for both starting up and shutting down CA Performance Management for OpenVMS?

OpenVMS Alpha - all versionsOpenVMS I64 - all versions


You must execute two procedures during system startup in order to set up the execution environment for both the Performance Manager and the Performance Agent, and you should always start the agent first. If you are running in an OpenVMS cluster which contains multiple system disks, you must add the commands to the startup procedures on each system disk. Moreover, we recommend that you add them to a command procedure that is located in a common directory on each system disk. Here are the commands to use:

$@SYS$STARTUP:UPM$AGENT$STARTUP        !This command procedure sets up the agent's execution environment and starts the agent daemon process

$@SYS$STARTUP:UPM$MANAGER$STARTUP   !This command procedures sets up the manager's execution environment


Add the following command to your system shutdown procedure to shutdown the Performance Agent during system shutdown. It is not necessary to shutdown the Performance Manager since it does not have any daemon processes that need to be shutdown:


Just as with the startup commands, we recommend you add the command to a cluster-common shutdown procedure when applicable.

Additional Information:

Should you need to stop and restart the Performance Agent when your OpenVMS systems are already running, use the following commands from a suitably privileged user account:





There are no equivalent commands for the Performance Manager since there are no daemon processes.