Setting up a VMS system
bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 22 11:28:36 CDT 2021
On 9/22/21 8:44 AM, Liam Proven via cctalk wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Sept 2021 at 14:21, Philip Pemberton via cctalk
> <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> I'm thinking of using SIMH, unless there's a better emulator available.
> I like VMS but I can't claim much expertise, unfortunately.
> I have sysadminned a few boxes, but never brought one up from scratch.
> However I did experimentally bootstrap an instance in SIMH on Linux
> and it worked fine. I didn't license it or do much but it worked.
>> I'm still waiting on a reply from HP with a hobbyist licence PAK (I've
>> filled out the form), but I figure I can get started on the learning
>> while I wait.
> HP no longer owns VMS, AFAIK. It is now owned by VSI, VMS Software Inc.
Not true. HP still owns it. VSI is licensed to continue development,
nothing more. HPE no longer cares about VMS and the Hobbyist Program
has ended. VSI has a Hobbyist type program but it does not cover VAX.
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