HP OpenVMS Guide to System Security: OpenVMS Version 8.4 > Chapter 12 Securing a Cluster
The audit server creates and maintains the security elements of clusterwide objects in a database called VMS$OBJECTS.DAT, located in SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE]. You should ensure that the object database is present on each node in the cluster by specifying a file name that resolves to the same file through the cluster, not to a file that is unique to each node.
You cannot change security profiles or create protected objects when the object server is absent and cannot update the cluster database VMS$OBJECTS.DAT. However, you can modify the system parameter SECURITY_POLICY to allow security profile changes to protected objects on a local node (bit 4) or the creation of protected objects on a local node (bit 5).