My problem seemed to be related to TCP on OpenVMS in the end
My setup is as follows
ESXi 5.1 - HP Microserver
VM instance - Windows XP 32 bit (can ping gateway router ok), E1000 nic
FreeAXP - OpenVMS 8.4 (could not ping gateway router)
In the end I installed OpenVMS 8.4 from scratch and vola, everything works - go figure!
For the sake of others, the nic on the Windows XP instance is set to tcpip enabled with automatic address selection and consequently the Windows XP instance has one IP address dished out by my router and my OpenVMS 8.4 instance has another ip address (in the same subnet) assigned by myself
This combination works :-)
Appreciate the feedback Bruce
I like FreeAXP, it enables more devices than other free Alpha emulators - not that I'm using them all at the moment
The information is related to using FreeAXP on a system with a shared network card etc
The crux of the fix is below - for the conditions related to it see the url link above to ensure you are not applying a fix to a problem you may not have!
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1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
3. Click Edit, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
4. Type DisableTaskOffload as the entry name, and then press ENTER.
5. Right-click DisableTaskOffload, and then click Modify.
6. In the Value data box, type a value of 1, and then click OK.
7. Quit Registry Editor.
8. Restart your computer.
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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!