I just got a MicroVAX 3100 via Ebay. It has no disks, no drives at all.
I can get disks. And I can get the hobbyist media here.
How, then, can I boot the VAX from the media and install VMS?
I learned years ago that a VAX can boot as a satellite of another VAX, but can I boot it from one of my AlphaServers? I suspect so, but would that require LAT? I installed TCPIP _without_ LAT-over-TCPIP on the AlphaServers.
Mightn't it be easier to remove the CD drive (an RRD46?) from my AlphaServer 800, attach it to the VAX, and use that?
Perhaps I should get a CD drive for the VAX? What model should I seek?
I hate to disagree, but you cannot boot a VAX from an Alpha. The executable images are different. You can boot a VAX into an Alpha cluster with no problem, but a disk that contains VAX images must be present.
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!