A drop-down menu of Alpha CPUs indicates you picked the wrong type of license in the first step of registering for hobbyist licenses.
SIMH emulates a MicroVAX 3900, so you need to select 'VAX Base License' in the first step (and go through the form again for 'OpenVMS Layered Products').
Registering licenses is done during an OpenVMS installation, or afterwards. As hobbyist licenses come in an email wrapped in DCL commands, it's best done after VMS installation (just copy'n'paste the DCL command at the DCL prompt).
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!