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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | Alpha License PAK's
Author License paks for multiple emulation...
zeiszler
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Location: Phoenix, AZ
Joined: 08.06.10
Posted on June 08 2010 10:07
I am curious about making multiple emulations with the freeaxp and trying to build a cluster.

Do I need to request multiple base and layered product license paks?
Has anyone successfully gotten the Freeaxp to become a cluster?

I am just starting with freeaxp and of course my mind starts thinking of pushing the limits.
Author RE: License paks for multiple emulation...
malmberg
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Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on June 08 2010 15:30
You need an operating system license key for each member of the cluster.
When you install the license key, you must modify it to include the SCS nodename of the cluster member.

You only need one set of layered product licenses, and multiple requests before a few months before their expiration will just send the same license keys.

I have a cluster running FreeAXP under Windows XP in a Virtual Box VM and SimH under Ubuntu in a second Virtual Box VM, on a Mac Book Pro.

There is a simulated LAN that is private to the VirtualBox VMs adn the emulators for high speed internal communications, and a bridged connection to the local LAN for outside communications.
Author RE: License paks for multiple emulation...
Bruce Claremont
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Joined: 07.01.10
Posted on December 01 2011 04:02
We have successfully built multi-node clusters using both FreeAXP and Avanti. One of the sessions we presented during the 2011 OpenVMS Boot Camp was building a multi-node cluster with the student systems. We built 6 and 8 node clusters during the sessions.
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malmberg
August 04 2022
No more VAX hobbyist licenses. Community licenses for Alpha/IA64/X86_64 VMS Software Inc. Commercial VMS software licenses for VAX available from HPE.

ozboomer
July 20 2022
Just re-visiting.. No more hobbyist licenses? Is that from vmssoftware.com, no 'community' licenses?

valdirfranco
July 01 2022
No more hobbyist license...sad

mister_wavey
February 12 2022
I recall that the disks failed on the public access VMS systems that included Fafner

parwezw
January 03 2022
Anyone know what happened to FAFNER.DYNDS.ORG? I had a hobbyist account here but can longer access the site.

gtackett
October 27 2021
Make that DECdfs _2.1A_ for Vax

gtackett
October 27 2021
I'm looking for DECdfs V2.4A kit for VAX. Asking here just in case anyone is still listening.

MarkRLV
September 17 2021
At one time, didn't this web site have a job board? I would love to use my legacy skills one last time in my career.

malmberg
January 18 2021
New Hobbyist PAKs for VAX/VMS are no longer available according to reports. Only commercial licenses are reported to be for sale from HPE

dfilip
January 16 2021
Can someone please point me to hobbyist license pak? I'm looking for VAX/VMS 7.1, DECnet Phase IV, and UCX/TCPIP ... have the 7.1 media, need the license paks ... thanks!

Bart
October 16 2020
OpenVMS, and this website!

malmberg
September 05 2020
VSI community non-commercial licenses for AXP/IA64 are available now.

malmberg
September 05 2020
See the forum about licensing. Don't know if HPE hobby licenses still being issued. Commercial licenses still being sold.

silfox70
September 01 2020
I need the license for OpenVMS7.3. Where can I find them?

malmberg
August 29 2020
Eisner, which is currently being moved, got an SSH update and the keys were updated to more modern encryption standards.

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