My name is Arvid, I'm a 36 y/o ICT Consultant, happily married and proud father of 3 kids.
In my professional life I specialize in designing and implementing monitoring/management solutions. I am specialized in OpenView software, but have experience with other tools as well.
Over the past few years I have come across OpenVMS a few times and it was the only mainstream OS that I didn't know how to deal with.
So I decided to teach myself OpenVMS. Early 2005 I bought myself a second-hand AlphaServer 1000, but that proved to be not perfectly alright. Since then I have been given a few more systems, but these too weren't working well. So 2 months ago I bough myself a beautiful AlphaServer 1200, with two EV56 CPU's @ 533 MHz, 2 GB of memory and lots of 36 GB disks.
Since last week I have dismantled my Intel-based Linux system which had been serving as my home-based web- and mail server for the past few years, and took the AS1200 into "production", although there's still a lot to learn. Right now I am making at least one good system out of my 3 AS1000's, so that it can function as a development server.
I never have to heat the attic again it seems, and my marriage suffers some stress lately :wink: , but I'm enjoying myself very much with OpenVMS/Alpha !
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!