Install Transfer CFT

The Transfer CFT product comprises the Transfer CFT and the utilities supporting communications between Transfer CFT and users.

The installation procedure creates the environment in which Transfer CFT is to be executed. The system manager is responsible for assigning users the appropriate quotas and privileges to access the tools used to dialog with Transfer CFT.

There are two types of installation:

  • Initial product installation: This procedure generates a full environment, comprising a standard directory structure. When the installation terminates correctly, a procedure is used to generate configuration files that enable you to perform a test loop-back transfer.
  • Upgrade: This installation procedure renames the previous Transfer CFT subdirectories and generates a new standard installation directory structure.

See the Product license key section for information on the license key and the end user license.


To prepare for the installation procedure:

  1. Log into a privileged account and access the SYS$UPDATE directory. Enter the user name and password.

    Username: SYSTEM


  2. Access the directory where you uploaded the zipped installation kit files. The Transfer_CFT_3.6_Install_vms-ia64_<BN>.zip file contains the following archive files:
    • cft036.a
    • cft036.b
    • cft036.c
    • cft036.d
  3. Unzip the file: unzip Transfer_CFT_3.6_Install_vms-ia64_<BN>.zip

Start the installation

  1. Enter the command: @sys$update:vmsinstal cft036

    The OpenVMS Software Product Installation Procedure screen is displayed.

  2. Follow the screen instructions as shown in the following example installation, where 3.x represents the current version.

    *Do you want to continue anyway [NO]? y

    * Are you satisfied with the backup of your system disk [YES]?

     Where will the distribution volumes be mounted: AXP2$DKB400: [CFTPATH.ia64]

    * Enter installation options you wish to use (none):

     The following products will be processed: CFT V3.x

     Beginning installation of CFT V3.x at 14:34

  3. Define the installation options.

    First Transfer CFT 3x installation                  1

    * Option selected [1]:

    Select 1 to install Transfer CFT 3x.

    NOTE: Options 2 and 3 are not available in the RA version of Transfer CFT 3.x VMS.

  4. Define the groups that can connect to Transfer CFT.

    WARNING The following restrictions apply when using Transfer CFT in a multi-node architecture. The Transfer CFT user must be available on all machines where you are installing Transfer CFT, and have the same group number and user ID.

    For each user group that connects to Transfer CFT via CFTUTIL, COPILOT or

    Transfer CFT APIs, Transfer CFT uses 4 global sections for an approximate

    total of 10500 global pages, with each global section being shared by

    all users that are in the same group.

    * Number of groups using Transfer CFT [1]:

  5. Define the Transfer CFT user account. The user name entered during installation is displayed, otherwise the default value CFTVMS is used.

    * Name of Transfer CFT account [CFTVMS]:

    Do you want to use CFTVMS as the profile?

    * Do you want to update the profile [Yes]:

  6. Select the transfer options.

    * Maximum of simultaneous transfers (all networks) [32]:

    * Maximum of file sub-processes [8]:

    * Maximum of transfers per file sub-process [8]:

     You can select the DEC Network:

    * Will CFT use the DECnet network [Yes]:

    * Name of the batch queue used by CFT [SYS$BATCH]:

     This feature requires the CMKRNL privilege.

    * Will procedures be executed for the transfer owner user [No]:

Tip   See also Installing Transfer CFT on a single host, or Installing Transfer CFT on multiple hosts.

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