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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | Alpha Software Forum
Author OpenVMS 7.2 on VaxStation 3100/30?
BertKlauninger
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Posts: 11
Location: Austria
Joined: 09.06.06
Posted on July 24 2009 21:09
Dear Hobbyists,

I recently acquired a VaxStation 3100/30 with VMS 5.5 installed (no valid PAKs). So my questions are:

1. Is ist possible to run OpenVMS 7.2 on a VS 3100/30? Would the performance be acceptible? I think the box has 16 MB RAM and the original 100 MB HDD. I also have plenty of 1 GB SCSI HDDs so that I could replace the system disk. But RAM upgrade is no option I am afraid.

2. Are PAKs from the Hobbyist Program also valid for older versions like VMS 5.5 so that I could try to update the installed system?

What do you think?

Best regards
Bert


P.S.: Please forgive me my bad English smiley
http://www.acid.at
Author RE: OpenVMS 7.2 on VaxStation 3100/30?
BertKlauninger
Member

Posts: 11
Location: Austria
Joined: 09.06.06
Posted on July 25 2009 23:52
Stephen Hoffman wrote:

Join a user group. Get Hobbyist PAKs. See the left navigation here.


Thank you very much Stephen,

actually I already have been a member of DECUS for 5 years. I've installed VMS hobbyist licenses on several Alpha's, but this is my first VAX smiley


2. Are PAKs from the Hobbyist Program also valid for older versions like VMS 5.5 so that I could try to update the installed system?


Yes; VAX/VMS V5.2 and later and all OpenVMS releases all use the same PAK checksum scheme within {LMF}.


Well that's fine. Then I'll stick to the installed version and try to reactivate the products using PAKs from the Hobbyist program. TCP/IP is not an option for VMS 5.5, I assume?


As wonderful and as elegant as VAX and Alpha might be, Integrity servers and Itanium processors are where OpenVMS lives now.


I know - but I am particularly interested in conserving old systems, just out of historical interest. Should I come across an affordable Itanium system one day, I might check it out. My company is running several Integrity Blades, but they won't let me install VMS there - HP/UX - what a waste smiley


Best regards
Bert
http://www.acid.at
Author RE: OpenVMS 7.2 on VaxStation 3100/30?
BertKlauninger
Member

Posts: 11
Location: Austria
Joined: 09.06.06
Posted on July 28 2009 09:36
Stephen Hoffman wrote:
OpenVMS VAX V5.5-2 was a more common choice than V5.5, as that version still has prior version support (PVS) available.


A closer look revealed that it's actually VMS 5.5-2 smiley

Thank you very much for your help - and sorry that I started this thread within "Alpha Software Forums" - I think "VAX Licensing" should have been the correct category.

Best regards
Bert
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