05-28-2013 09:34 PM
I am trying to create graphs from the VAX VMS Monitor utility /record file.
It seems that the file format of that file differs between VAX and Alpha.
T4 on Alpha has an executable T4$MON_EXTRACT.EXE that can convert a .DAT file from
ALPHA Monitor to a CSV format file that I can use on TLViz to produce graphs.
When using the VAX Monitor .DAT file T4$MON_EXTRACT gives the error " unrecognised record format"
Does anyone know of a similar T4$MON_EXTRACT for VAX VMS ?
I have also sent this question to the email address on the T4 and Friends web site.
05-28-2013 10:29 PM
The record structures are described in Appendix H to the System Management Utilities Manual M-Z (i.e. the 2nd of the two PDF versions of this manual).
Also available online in html at http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/83final/6048/6048pro
05-29-2013 06:28 PM
I'm not sure if it's relevant, but have you looked at the MONITOR CONVERT command?
$ monitor MONITOR> help convert CONVERT The CONVERT command converts a pre-Version 5.0 MONITOR recording file to the current format. Format CONVERT file-spec Additional information available: Parameter Qualifier /OUTPUT
Maybe you need to copy your original file to an Alpha system, CONVERT the file and then apply the T4 tools? There may also be more information in the old VAX to Alpha migration manuals.
05-29-2013 06:35 PM
Thank you Steven for your most helpful input.
If you knew anything about the VMS VAX Monitor utility you would know that information
relating to a specific VAX VMS version isn't necessary in this case as a Monitor recording from any version
from VAX VMS V5.0 onwards will playback on all versions up to VAX VMS V7.3.
My question was is there a version of T4$MON_EXTRACT.EXE that can extract from a VAX VMS
recording file ?
Have a nice day.
05-30-2013 03:36 AM
The base question remains: You need a way to read a VAX file into the T4 series of programs. If not directly available, you should be able to extract the required information into a CSV file that T4 can read.
05-30-2013 06:10 PM
Yes the convert didn't do anything as the file was already in the correct format for later versions
of VAX VMS. Also a VAX V5.5-2 MONITOR.DAT file can be "played back" OK on ALPHA V7.3-2 MONITOR.
T4$MON_EXTRACT must be the limitation so I will try to extract the data from the MONITOR.DAT file
in some other way.
Thanks for your input.
05-31-2013 06:22 AM
>>> Also a VAX V5.5-2 MONITOR.DAT file can be "played back" OK on ALPHA V7.3-2 MONITOR.
As MONITOR accepts both qualifiers /input and /record you may want to try that on Alpha. You may need to specify all the classes and qualifiers as you did for the original recording. But I assume MONITOR will write a new output file and it will have the native, aka Alpha format.