VIEWSYS accesses the same system tables as MEASURE and PEEK, but
VIEWSYS does not write to any of these tables and doesn’t affect PEEK statistics.
Therefore, VIEWSYS can be run at the same time as MEASURE and PEEK.
RISK VIEWSYS is a report program and poses no security risks. VIEWSYS
uses very little system overhead. It is generally run to monitor system
BP-FILE-VIEWSYS-01 VIEWSYS should be secured “UUNU”.
BP-OPSYS-OWNER-02 VIEWSYS should be owned by SUPER.SUPER.
BP-OPSYS-FILELOC-02 VIEWSYS must reside in $SYSTEM.SYSTEM.
Discovery Questions Look Here:
OPSYS-OWNER-02 Who owns the VIEWSYS object file? Fileinfo
FILE-VIEWSYS-01 Is the VIEWSYS object file secured correctly? Fileinfo
Virtual Hometerm Subsystem (VHS)
VHS acts as a virtual home terminal for applications by emulating a terminal. It runs as
a named process, usually $VHS.
VHS receives messages normally sent to the home terminal, such as displays,
application prompts, run-time library errors, and Inspect or Debug prompts. VHS
uses these messages to generate event messages to the EMS collector to inform opera-
tions staff of problems.
VHS can be used with operator console applications, such as ViewPoint or Non-
Stop NET/MASTER software, to highlight system or application problems.
VHS improves operations productivity by helping to avoid three known problems
related to using dedicated physical home terminals:
Inability of operations staff to find and respond to critical messages because of the
large volume of routine messages.
Need for constant monitoring of physical home terminals by operations staff.
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