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open vms upgradation from 6.2 to 7.3

November 29, 2011 at 21:40:45
Specs: Windows XP

I need help.. Actually I have VAX 7000-740 work stations running on open vms 6.2 version.
Now I need to upgrade from 6.2 to 7.3..what are procedures and who is point of contact and details.. whether i need to change any hardware component? where can i get valid licence?

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November 30, 2011 at 00:05:24
The OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 Upgrade and Installation Manual
is online at the URL .
It describes in all detail the steps to be done.
Qickly flying over it, I don't see any restrictions for the VAX7000 hardware.

For acquiring licenses and media, probably HP sales offices in Your Region are the right places to contact.

(On the HP web site at least I can't find VMS/VAX).

Joseph Huber

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December 7, 2011 at 00:36:19

I am sorry delay in response Actually My open vms system is VMS ALPHA SERVER 4000-700A in 6.2 version. so i need to port to 7.3. Your manual is saying how to proceed upgradation but i need how to get upgradation.hp is site is asking product number which i do not have. whether i need to change any hardware to my 6.2 server really i am sure..Like this so many doubts.. Can you please help?

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December 8, 2011 at 02:21:05
As I have written, also can no longer find any information on ordering VAX/VMS on the HP web, but maybe the contact page ( ) has the phone numbers/email addresses.
Maybe if You post a message on newsgroup comp.os.vms there might be more people listening with contacts to HP.
(I do no longer by something VMS related myself).

As to the VAX hardware for the upgrade: VAX 4000/700 is a Qbus box if I remember right ?
i would believe the installation manual, which doesn't mention restriction for 4000/700. Just go through the checklist in the manual to see if You find anything.

The only problem could be a CDrom drive for the VMS installation: booting the VMS installation either needs a local CDrom drive (SCSI interface ?), or You have to copy the CD to a VMS/Vax bootable disk. (The last VMS/VAX installation on (the smaller) Vax4000/200 I did from a an Infoserver without having a local CD on the Vax.

Sorry for being not more helpfull, but the last time I installed VMS/VAX is more than 10 years now.

Joseph Huber

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