I had worked in VMS (particularly VAX-cobol) a long back, now i would like to switch back to Vax-cobol. But rightnow i dont have VAx or vms system to practise. Kindly help me any online net access is there to practise vax-cobol or any software available to recover my VMS knowledge. I have DOS or windows OS in my system. please send me a mail to [email protected]
1. Create an account in http://deathrow.vistech.net/ - this is an OpenVMS cluster from one VAX and two Alpha machines. You can access them via telnet/SSH. They have a lot of compilers installed (including cobol).
2. Usa an emulator and install OpenVMS on your x86 machine. Right now there are no free (in therms of price) Alpha emulators, but there is a good VAX one (even with network support):
There are also precompiled windows executables on the SIMH web site.
Here is an article on how to install OpenVMS 7.3 in SIMH under GNU/Linux:
You have to register for Hobbyist license and buy the hobbyist kit (or obtain the OS and the layered products from other source - it is considered legal for hobbyist use).
malmberg December 12 2017 HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.
nmbonao December 08 2017 Is anybody knows OpenVMS 8.2 version downloadable version? or CD copy? Thank you very much
aarommes December 02 2017 Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts ( plus distributed computing ) please connec / reply: http://www.openvmshobbyis t.com/forum/viewthread.ph p?forum_id=130&thread_id= 2991
malmberg September 10 2017 https://sourceforge.net/p /vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstal lation/ For the most part just use VMS 6.1 media instead of 7.3. But why run the older release?
DoeveR August 07 2017 Where can I find the write up on running VMS 6.1 using the simh emulator?
Bart March 20 2017 Happy to have found my password again!