MicroVax II (Doug)

Douglas Taylor dj.taylor4 at comcast.net
Mon Aug 1 21:50:44 CDT 2016

On 8/1/2016 11:26 AM, John H. Reinhardt wrote:
> On 7/31/2016 10:38 PM, Douglas Taylor wrote:
>> That sounds good.  BTW, where do I go to get the VMS hobbyist license
>> PAKS and downloads?  I'm running into dead links.
>> Doug
> Things recently (last few months) changed and the OpenVMS Hobbyist 
> licenses are now handled by the HPE office in India.  The URL for the 
> application is <https://www.hpe.com/h41268/live/index_e.aspx?qid=24548>
> When you choose a chapter for "Participating Chapter" choose 
> "DECUSERVE" if you don't belong to one.  Then telnet (no SSH) to 
> eisner.decuserve.com where you will get a login page and choose the 
> "REGISTRATION" option. This will get you a DECUS member number that 
> you can supply for the hobbyist license. Once you are logged into the 
> system you can find your membership number by typing the command 
> Once you get your reply from HPE then you can also reply to that email 
> and ask for the FTP credentials to download a VMS 7.3 VAX install disk 
> image or Alpha or IA64 for that matter - just ask for all that you want.
> Remember that when you apply it is going to India so plan for the 
> timezone and weekend change accordingly.
> John H. Reinhardt
Thanks, I telneted into eisner and used my DECUS number from 2002.  I  
entered that in the www.hpe.com webpage, and am waiting for a response.

Back in 2002 I got the VMS 7.2 media, PAKS and layered products, but a 
lot has changed since then.  I can't find my media, but maybe I don't 
need it.

At this point I am awaiting the SCSI2SD adapter to use in the MVII.  I 
also have a MV 4000/400 I need to get current license PAKS for.


More information about the cctalk mailing list