FreeAXP and Avanti 435 are now available. FreeAXP 435 includes the 32-bit disk corruption fix that was released as FreeAXP 422. This patch applied to the 32-bit version of FreeAXP only. The problem did not impact 64-bit FreeAXP or Avanti.
The big news for Avanti users is virtual tape and Avanti as a service updates. Avanti now supports virtual tapes devices. The virtual tape format is compatible with the SimH tape format, allowing easy exchange of tapes between the two emulators. Avanti 435 also provides the /INSTALL and /UNINSTALL qualifiers, which allow Avanti to be installed and de-installed as a Windows service.
The Avanti and FreeAXP kits include updated documentation. Review the current Virtual Alpha Release Notes and User Guide for full details on the new features. Both documents can be downloaded from the FreeAXP page (www.FreeAXP.com)
For those of you considering deployment of FreeAXP or Avanti under Microsoft Hyper-V, the following change first appeared in FreeAXP 453 and has been incorporated into FreeAXP and Avanti 2.3. In the past, the Virtual Alpha Configuration Utility has filtered non-NIC Microsoft network device entries from the NIC list. In order to support Hyper-V virtual NICs, we have had to remove this feature. Devices that are not technically NIC's, such as the Tunnel Adapters, may now show up in the Configuration Utility NIC list.
The FreeAXP User Guide and Release Notes have been updated. The update covers the use of end point security products on systems running FreeAXP. MCSa has reported that the Tanium (https://www.tanium.com/) security product appears to block programs using a CPU at 100% for an extended period of time, as FreeAXP does. We recommend that the FreeAXP program (freeaxp.exe) be put on security and anti-virus exclusion lists. We also recommend that virtual disk and tape container files be put on anti-virus exclusion lists.
You can download the updated User Guide and Release Notes at these links:
prohorenko February 17 2018 Please help to obtain the license on OpenVMS
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!