On Dec 31, 2017, at 14:10, william degnan
<billdegnan at gmail.com> wrote:
I thought you set all devices you planned to use "online" so you could mount
them later? I don't simh vax much so thanks for the correction as to the procedure.
I mostly do pdp8 or pdp11 stuff, or esoteric hardware.
That's what I'd generally do for things like fixed disks. But in normal use of,
say, a VAX running VMS, you'll want to be able to change tapes without rebooting the
whole system in order to restart SIMH with a different configuration file. Even on a
simulated PDP-11 running RT-11, you might want to swap out simulated floppies in one of
the RX02 drives, for example.
Pausing a simulated PDP-11 running RT-11 momentarily to attach a different image isn't
a big deal, because the system was probably sitting idle, anyway. But halting a VAX
that's serving as a DECnet area router or a cluster disk server just to swap a tape or
disk pack is not ideal.
Anyway, the remote console feature appears to do exactly what I want. Yay!
Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at nf6x.net
<mailto:nf6x at nf6x.net>>