Hi everyone. I have a workstation of my dads that has been sitting in the basement powered up all these years spinning the power meeter needle outside the house. My goal is to get it running on the internet serving up some html pages.
4000-60 VMS v6.2
2 RZ26L 1GB disk drives
ESA0 network device
At one point ~98' I had the network set up to a Slackware Linux system. It has been a really long time since I have messed with this.
Upon boot, pretty much every license it has on it has expired. Guess I could set the clock back and may be the easiest solution since it does not matter to me. Write a little C code to get the "real" date off the network if need be.
Anyways before I get too inventive with that maybe it would be good to see what hardware improvements can be done on this thing for cheap. Need to open this thing up and see what ebay has to offer I guess.
Good to see HP has allowed this madness to continue. My first VMS systems I wrode code on was the 11/780, 11/785, MicroVAX II, 8550, 8350. Thank goodness at the time all I needed to know was the boot sequence on the PDP11s these systems replaced.
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!