I have not tried, but I did read of someone who converted a MicroVAX 3100 Model 20 to an Infoserver 100 by swapping the ROM chips. You also need to set the default boot flags to D0000000 so that it will boot from SYSD. I think the other oddity was that the console ends up on the printer port rather than the console port.
I think the model 20 is the only one that can be converted to an infoserver.
I agree that infoservers (especially the Infoserver 1000) are very handy and whilst OpenVMS 8.2 onwards can serve LAD disks, if you want to support VXTs a real infoserver is still the only way
I believe HP decided not to implement the particular functions required by VXTs for remote pagefile or the VXTLDR mechanism etc. It is not suprising as VXTs have not been manufactured for nearly 15 years and I guess they decided no-one would still be using them. I do know a few people at work however that refuse to let them go
It is possible to load them in 'host-based' mode from a modern VMS system using LANCP or DECnet, but you don't get the nice workgroup/centralised management features of the 'infoserver-based' mode and the VXT must have at least 12MB memory.
malmberg March 27 2015 I will have to ask hobbyist-one about that. I can not find any way for users to set up a poll.
maveri March 24 2015 How about updating the Poll and doing one with an option of how many people will be staying with OpenVMS now that VSI have taken over the reigns?
malmberg February 23 2015 I have notified the site operator that the files are corrupt.
They are blank for me also.
sivia February 20 2015 Re: corrupted installation guides. Both the VAX and the Alpha installation guides are blank. I tried downloading them from http://www.openvmshobbyis t.com/downloads.php?cat_i d=2 (the Alpha is
malmberg January 25 2015 What URL are you getting the installation guides from?
sivia January 15 2015 Is the installation guide for OpenVMS Alpha Hobbyist corrupted? It, like the VAX version, comes up blank when I try to read it from the webpage or save the file and then bring it up in Acrobat Reader
malmberg December 20 2014 See the thread for requesting license keys: