VMS and supported VAX hardware

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 17:03:28 CDT 2015

On Sat, Oct 3, 2015 at 4:00 PM, Pontus Pihlgren <pontus at update.uu.se> wrote:
> Hi
> Is there a table of VMS versions and hardware that they support.

A ready-to-read table?  I do not know of one, but it sounds like a good idea.

 I know that 7.3 is
> the last that supports VAX. But before that, are there limitations to what versions
> run on which hardware.


> For instance, would VAX/VMS 1.0 run on a VAXstation 4000?


> Or would 7.3 run on a 11/730?

I don't think so.

the SPDs will contain the official list of what hardware is supported.
Disk and memory size are critical to what's in and what is not.
Additionally, sometimes, you can stretch some of the limits, but it
would have been unsupported (like me running VMS 6.x on a MicroVax II
w/RQDX3 and RD54 - the disk was _very_ tight, but the OS itself had no
specific problems running).


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