Logging into a 4.7 VMS system
|Creator:||Digital Equipment Corporation|
|This Version:|| 7.3 (for VAX)|
8.4 (for Alpha and Itanium)
9.2 (for x86)
VMS is a high-end, secure, multi-tasking operating system written by Digital Equipment Corporation and currently actively maintained by VMS Software, Inc..
It runs on the VAX, Alpha, Itanium, and x86 platforms. Beginning with VMS V5.5, the OS was renamed to OpenVMS.
VMS has been ported to x86 by VMS Software, Inc..
|VAX/VMS, MicroVMS V4.0||MicroVAX|
|VAX/VMS V5.0-2A||VAX 6000|
|OpenVMS AXP V1.0||Alpha|
VMS and OpenVMS can be run on SIMH's VAX simulators. OpenVMS can also run on ES 40 Emulator which will run the Alpha version. Although VMS is still a commercial operating system, just like many varieties of commercial UNIX and Windows, VMS Software, Inc. (which is the current owner of most of DEC's assets) has a hobbyist program which allows licenses to be obtained for non-commercial uses for the Alpha, Itanium, and x86 platforms.
There are currently no known hobbyist licenses for OpenVMS/VAX versions V5.x and higher.
See the following:
- OpenVMS release history (via Wayback machine).
- VSI OpenVMS Support Roadmap
- VAX/VMS Versions - "which VMS versions are supported on which CPUs"
|v • d • e VAX Computers and Operating Systems|
| VAX-11/7xx (including VAX 86x0) - VAX-11/780 • VAX-11/785 • VAX-11/750 • VAX-11/730 • VAX 8600 • VAX 8650
VAX 8000 series (excluding VAX 86x0) - VAX 82xx/83xx series • VAX 85x0/8700/88xx series
(Many types below may also come in the form of VAXserver and VAXstation models.)
MicroVAXen - MicroVAX I • MicroVAX II • MicroVAX 2000 • MicroVAX 3100
VAXstation Series - VAXstation I • VAXstation II • VAXstation 3200/3500 • VAXstation 3520/3540 • VAXstation 8000
Late Model VAXen - VAX 4000 series • VAX 6000 series • VAX 7000 series • VAX 9000 series • VAX 10000 series
Special Purpose VAXen - VAXft series • rtVAX series • Infoserver series
Clones - CM 1700 • TPA-11/580