MicroVax II (Doug)

Douglas Taylor dj.taylor4 at comcast.net
Sun Jul 31 13:27:47 CDT 2016

On 7/31/2016 2:44 AM, Graham Reid wrote:
> The company I worked for in 1989 had three hand-me-down MicroVax II from
> the US parent.
> They were originally a PDP11/73 box, which had been converted.
> They ran VMS 5.5-2, all had DEQNA, with no problems that I remember. They
> were just networked, it wasn't a cluster.
> The DEQNA may have been *unsupported* on 5.5, but it seeded to work OK.
> I still have one system, and bits of the others. Failing ESDI drives put
> them to the back of the garage.
> I do have a replacement ESDI drive, and a Q-bus SCSI controller, so when i
> get time (ha!), I'll resurrect it.
> Regards, Graham


Do you remember if the networking software was part of VMS 5.5 or was it 
a third party?  I seem to remember third party TCPIP software, 
Multiware, etc.


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