HP OpenVMS Guide to System Security: OpenVMS Version 8.4 > Chapter 12 Securing a Cluster

Managing the Audit Log File

The audit server database VMS$AUDIT_SERVER.DAT contains information about events to be audited, the location of the audit log file, and information used to monitor its consumption of resources.

The audit log file resides in SYS$COMMON:[SYSMGR]. If you should decide to redirect the audit log off the system disk, it is important to redirect it uniformly across all nodes on the cluster. You use the command SET AUDIT/JOURNAL=SECURITY/DESTINATION=filename. Make sure that the file name you assign resolves to the same file throughout the cluster, not a file unique to each node. The HP OpenVMS Cluster Systems Manual describes the procedure in detail.