I have a MicroVAX 3100 Model 80 that is available to anyone who would like it. There's also a variety of small SCSI disks, an external RRD43 and a DAT drive. Also have a bunch of Ethernet 10Base2 cables, connectors and other stuff including the MV3100 hardware manual.
It's a well travelled system. It went with me too and from New Zealand.
It's available free to anyone who can collect from Loughborough in England.
All the best,
Edited by Fjeldfross on December 08 2011 03:21
A quick update... I have OpenVMS 7.3 + UCX TCPIP 5.1 up and running on this box. 2 SCSI drives installed and working nicely. I have serial and telnet access to the box set up and working fine, but am looking at getting SSH on it too.
Also looking to get my hands on the layered products, as I don't have the C compiler on my VMS CD.
Having great fun re-acquainting myself with this great OS.
I've never used TCP/IP services v5.1 for OpenVMS VAX, but TCP/IP v5.0 is terrible - performance drags horribly. I heard that TCP/IP v5.something (5.3? 5.6?) was much better, but if it's over 5.3 it ain't on VAX... and v5.3 isn't on the hobbyist media (unfortunately).
Anyway, after the 5.0 debacle I went to the Process Software stacks. They have hobbyist licenses available for MultiNet and TCPware - you might want to check those out.
malmberg June 26 2018 https://www.openvmshobbyi st.com/forum/viewthread.p hp?forum_id=10&thread_id= 2363
bhamakripa June 24 2018 I am trying OpenVMS via SIMH. Need to get OS binaries for v7.3. Registered here but don't have any membership number yet which is needed to get license. Pls suggest what to do. I hardly know anyth
basilh June 05 2018 Any other forum members in Perth, Australia?
malmberg March 24 2018 Probably. More people hang out on the comp.os.vms newsgroup.
vaxpert March 23 2018 I have a PE42A and other Alpha system stuff for sale. I'm in So California. Any interest out there?
goodbyespy February 27 2018 To Prohorenko. Please, visit group OpenVMS in the ok.ru
peteherrera February 24 2018 How much does it cost to buy a complete OpenVMS hardcopy documentation set of the latest version
prohorenko February 17 2018 Please help to obtain the license on OpenVMS
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!