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

Using the System Management Utility

The System Management utility (SYSMAN) is a facility supporting the cluster work of the security administrator. Through its centralized management of nodes and clusters, SYSMAN lets you perform system management tasks from your local node that the utility executes on all nodes in the target environment.

To use SYSMAN requires OPER privilege on the local node and authorization for the OPER privilege on any remote node. The utility does not require a password when you are operating within a cluster in your own account. The operating system audits any logical link connections or any operation in which the utility requires a password.

System managers using SYSMAN should be careful that logical names are set to the same name on each node.