First of all: thanks for keeping the VMS hobby community alive and active. This kind of participation and loyalty is not easily seen for other systems.
My problem: I installed 8.3 Alpha on the Personal Alpha. I also installed the PAKs for the base system, TCPIP etc. I upgraded to 8.4 last night. I am assuming my licenses will be valid on the new 8.4 system. I never tried to Telnet from OSX to the older 8.3 installation before.
The licenses seem to be ok. What license am I missing?
$ sh lic/usage
View of loaded licenses from node TKVMS 26-MAR-2011 12:47:21.18
------- Product ID -------- ---- Unit usage information ----
Product Producer Loaded Allocated Available
FMS DEC Unlimited license, no usage information
OPENVMS-ALPHA-USER DEC Unlimited license, no usage information
OPENVMS-HOBBYIST DEC Unlimited license, no usage information
RMSJNL DEC Unlimited license, no usage information
UCX DEC Unlimited license, no usage information
UCX-IP-CLIENT DEC Unlimited license, no usage information
But when I try to connect from MAC OSX using Telnet (note FTP works ok):
%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 26-MAR-2011 12:48:10.58 %%%%%%%%%%%
Message from user INTERnet on TKVMS
TELNET Login from Host: 10.211.55.2 Port: 51683
%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 26-MAR-2011 12:48:17.20 %%%%%%%%%%%
Message from user AUDIT$SERVER on TKVMS
Security alarm (SECURITY) and security audit (SECURITY) on TKVMS, system id: 108
Auditable event: Remote interactive login failure
Event time: 26-MAR-2011 12:48:17.20
Process name: _TNA4:
Process owner: [SYSTEM]
Terminal name: _TNA4:, Host: 10.211.55.2 Port: 51683
Image name: TKVMS$DKA0:[SYS0.SYSCOMMON.][SYSEXE]LOGINOUT.EXE
Remote node id: 37212938
Remote username: TELNET_0AD33702
Posix UID: -2
Posix GID: -2 (%XFFFFFFFE)
Status: %LICENSE-F-NOLICENSE, no license is active for this so
%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 26-MAR-2011 12:48:17.29 %%%%%%%%%%%
Message from user TCPIP TELNET on TKVMS
TELNET Logout Request from Remote Host: 10.211.55.2 Port: 51683
From MAC OSX:
$ telnet 10.211.55.8
Connected to 10.211.55.8.
Escape character is '^]'.
Welcome to OpenVMS (TM) Alpha Operating System, Version V8.4
Connection closed by foreign host.ware product
You need to load the OpenVMS base licence - in this case 'OPENVMS-ALPHA'. Once you have loaded this licence you may need to modify it so that it is associated with the local system (because base licences often have the NO_SHARE tag).
$ LICENSE MODIFY OPENVMS-ALPHA /INCLUDE=node
Where 'node' is the nodename of your local system.
I can't remember if this step is needed for standalone systems, but it is required for cluster environments. If you have multiple 'OPENVMS-ALPHA' licences registered then you will need to add the /AUTHORIZATION=xxx-xxx-xx qualifier to the above command to distinguish which licence is to be modified.
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!