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OPENVMS 7.3 Can anyone help me with the following, Please: 1.WhereI can get the Operating system OpenVMS 7.3 to purchase or download? 2. What are the hardware requirements for that Operating system? Thanks in advance Narvaar

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  • Narvaar Apr 16, 2008

    Thanks Pterocarpous for the help. It was very useful.



    However can you assist me with the following as well:



    The Alpha Server DS10 that is currently being use is not booting up. The power lights just remains on and thats about it. The system board is good, the video card is good however, I am unable to test the Riser card and the memory. What do you think might me the problem???





    Thanks in advance

    Narvaar

  • Narvaar Apr 16, 2008

    I don't have a problem re-rating the solution as "FixYa", but how do I do it. Seriously I don't know.



    Narvaar

  • Narvaar Apr 16, 2008

    Okay I was able too, lol. What do you think about the other problem???





    Narvaar

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Hello Narvaar

I believe I've found what you need.

HERE is the OpenVMS home page

HERE is the support page for all the HP OpenVMS versions through 7.x & OpenVMS VAX 7.x

HERE is the support page for OpenVMS 7.x including manuals.

HERE is HP/Compaq's customer support contact information. If the info. and downloads aren't available on the site, customer support should be able to help you.

HERE is their "Questions Before You Buy" contact information.


Please, let me know if you have any difficulty accessing any of these sites or if you have any more questions at all, comments, etc. We're here to help.

Thank you,
BJ @:)

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    B Joan Rapier Apr 12, 2008

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  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 12, 2008

    OpenVMS Freeware distributions

    I see references all over that OpenVMS OS is freeware but I haven't been able to find an actual download link yet.

    Nor have I been able to find the hardware req's yet.

    I have run across a couple of forums (Unix-related). I'm sure you'd get a lot of support and info OpenVMS forums, too.

    Still lookin....






  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 12, 2008

    Might have to give HP a call. I'll let you know if I can find anything more.


  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 12, 2008

    HERE's a forum that will likely be just the ticket for you.


  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 12, 2008

    Wow. This site is v-e-r-y well organized (openvms.org)

    LOTS of documentation.
    FAQs
    Open Source and Freeware.
    HELP for VMS Beginners
    HOBBYIST Forums
    IT HTRC Forums

    I believe between HPs OpenVMS site and openvms.org you'll find everything you need.

    Still, please do, post back w/ any questions, etc.

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 12, 2008

    Lots of information about OpenVMS HERE on Wikipedia.org, too.

    The latest stable release, according to Wiki', is 8.3. And, they list it as a proprietary OS which means you'll have to purchase it (from HP/Compaq since they bought out DEC).




  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 16, 2008

    Hello Narvaar



    Were you able to find the information and a source for the software you are looking for w/ the information and links I provided in my solution?



    I did quite a bit of research on your behalf for this your request ("problem"). If my "solution" lead you to what you were looking for, would you kindly take just a moment to re-rate my solution as a "FixYa"? I would be most grateful if you wouldn't mind.



    Thank you so much. And thank you for using FixYa!

    BJ @:)

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    B Joan Rapier Apr 16, 2008

    Thank you so much, Navaar, for the "FixYa" rating. :)



    W/ regard to your new problem...:



    We recommend you open a new problem to address a new subject - particularly after your original problem has been rated.



    This will enable other experts to see your new problem, too, and hopefully, pull in some more expertise for you.



    This won't be difficult (opening a new problem), I promise. Just copy the new problem you've described out of this post and place it in your new one.



    Include a link to this post, too, in your new one if you like.



    Use a topic for the new problem that most accurately describes the issue (e.g. "Alpha Server Won't Boot")



    If you'd like me to help you w/ this problem, I'd be happy to. I can watch for your problem post or you can click on my "Ask Me" button. I will caution you that, while I'm pretty decent w/ hardware, I'm not experienced w/ Compaq's Alpha Servers so, how much in depth I'll be able to assist you outside the hardware might be limited.



    I'm game though. We can use some of those forums I found, too. One of the forums in particular I found was incredibly well organized and had a wealth of resources and information.



    When you post your new problem or "Ask Me", include any subassembly hardware information you can, too. (e.g. for that riser card your unable to test) Where we can't find info on the model Alpha Server you mentioned, maybe we'll get lucky w/ the subassemblies (motherboard, riser card(s), etc)



    This information will give me (or other experts) a good head start. Then we can go from there.



    Another thing to do is to, while you're working w/ one or more experts on a new problem here, get one or more posts up on that forum I talked about, too. Let's see if, between the two forums, we can get your issues sorted out or at least diagnosed.



    Thank you again, Navaar

    BJ @:)

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 16, 2008

    Once you have the new problem posted, please, place a link to it here so I can find it.



    Thank you

    BJ @:)

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