I have not tried, but I did read of someone who converted a MicroVAX 3100 Model 20 to an Infoserver 100 by swapping the ROM chips. You also need to set the default boot flags to D0000000 so that it will boot from SYSD. I think the other oddity was that the console ends up on the printer port rather than the console port.
I think the model 20 is the only one that can be converted to an infoserver.
I agree that infoservers (especially the Infoserver 1000) are very handy and whilst OpenVMS 8.2 onwards can serve LAD disks, if you want to support VXTs a real infoserver is still the only way
I believe HP decided not to implement the particular functions required by VXTs for remote pagefile or the VXTLDR mechanism etc. It is not suprising as VXTs have not been manufactured for nearly 15 years and I guess they decided no-one would still be using them. I do know a few people at work however that refuse to let them go
It is possible to load them in 'host-based' mode from a modern VMS system using LANCP or DECnet, but you don't get the nice workgroup/centralised management features of the 'infoserver-based' mode and the VXT must have at least 12MB memory.
malmberg August 17 2016 The hobbyist license does not restrict you to a version of VMS for non-commercial use. For commercial use, HPE has programs for pre-sale testing of products.
VMS 8.4 is the current release.
user August 11 2016 Can I get license for OpenVMS 8.3 for testing TCP/IP services?
Bart February 02 2016 New tutorials about OpenVMS and DECwindows on a Mac
http://www.divit.nl/index .php/nl/openvms/tipstrics -nl
malmberg November 10 2015 The pinned topic in the Alpha License PAK discussion under Hobbyist Licensing should cover this.
Bart November 03 2015 openvMS Hobbyist info here; http://www.divit.nl/index .php/openvms/tips-trics
spikeandharley October 28 2015 How do I find out about the OpenVMS Hobbyist Chapters and how do I obtain a membership number?
abrsvc October 27 2015 RE: puterbau
Check to see that you are in the correct port (1) and that the comm is set to 9600 8 bit no parity
puterbau October 26 2015 I just bought a used DS10L running OpenVMS 7.3. I hooked a VT520 up to it using a 25 pin to 9 pin adapter.I'm not getting any video on the monitor. Any thoughts anyone?
262277 October 05 2015 If I execute the lexical F$GETJPI for rights list information I receive the following:
$ rl = f$getjpi("","rightslist"
$ sho sym rl
RL = "MRD,INTERACTIVE,LOCAL,VM
malmberg September 30 2015 The crashdump or possibly the console messages are needed for accurate diagnostics. Machine Checks usually indicate a hardware failure, and can be tripped by electrical spikes.
rlfitch September 29 2015 In the last 6 weeks my OpenVMS system has crashed 3 times without having made any changes to OpenVMS (background/detached programs, user running programs, system programs/drivers, etc.). I'm not s
malmberg September 25 2015 I had to give up on that site. It was making me request a password reset every time I went to it. I e-mailed D.Turner via his posting e-mail and no answer. Try posting on comp.os.vms with a suitabl
jbelicka September 22 2015 Hey anybody figured out how to register a username into the OpenVMS News site? Perhaps I'm missing it but all I see is a place to reset a password
malmberg September 22 2015 There should have been text in the e-mail to contact the sender for a temporary ftp user/password for any media download needed.
SYSMGR September 21 2015 I gopt my keys by email - the commandfile to install them as an attachement. There is no temprorary URL involved..