Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Changes May Affect Many OpenVMS Customers

There are changes happening on December 31, 2020 which may affect your OpenVMS server environments.

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) standard support for OpenVMS V8.4 ends December 31, 2020.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is accepting the last orders for the latest Itanium i6 servers on December 31, 2020.

If you want to speak with VMS Software about these changes and understanding your migration options, please contact VMS Software at for more information.

Oct 16th, 2020

VSI OpenVMS V9.0-E Released

VSI has made available OpenVMS V9.0-E for x86. With the 14-October Release V9.0-E, there are now 30 external users testing the system.

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Sep 22nd, 2020

VSI is announcing two roadmap changes

A summary of the updated VSI OpenVMS operating system roadmap is as follows. See roadmap slide deck for details:

  • H2 2020 - OpenVMS V9.0-X EAK released monthly (first release May 15 2020)
  • H1 2021 - OpenVMS V9.1 EAK for x86
  • H2 2021 - OpenVMS V9.2 production release for x86

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Jul 30th, 2020

OpenVMS V9.0-C Released

OpenVMS on x86 was made available to the first customer on May 15, 2020. With the 29-July Release V9.0-C, there are now 21 external users testing the system. The rollout plan is to continue adding at least five more customers each month for the rest of 2020.

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Jul 28th, 2020

VMS Software Community License Available

VMS Software Inc. is excited to announce the availability of the OpenVMS Community License that allows the OpenVMS community members (hobbyists, non-commercial software developers, and others) to obtain an OpenVMS license free of charge.

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Jun 10th, 2020

New OpenJDK for OpenVMS announced

We are proud to announce the release of OpenJDK V8.0 u222 for VSI OpenVMS Integrity V8.4-2L1. Support for earlier versions of VSI OpenVMS I64 will be provided in a future release. Note that OpenJDK 8 for VSI OpenVMS I64 is not an update for the Java™ Development Kit (JDK) 8 for the OpenVMS Integrity servers Operating System; it is a separate product.

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Jun 03rd, 2020

VMS Software Releases a New Version of VMS IDE

A new 1.5.14 version of the VMS IDE extension to Visual Studio Code has been released by VMS Software Inc. This release includes quite a significant number of enhancements plus support for embedded SQL with COBOL, Fortran, and Pascal.

VMS IDE allows you to develop code for OpenVMS systems on Windows, Mac, and some Linux, using free Microsoft Visual Studio Code software. It offers:

  • Source code synchronization between the local machine and OpenVMS system
  • A debugger for OpenVMS and JVM projects
  • SSH connection setup to the remote OpenVMS system
  • Syntax highlighting for MMS, CLD, MSG, and 3GL languages
  • Currently supported languages C/C++, Fortran, COBOL, Pascal, BASIC, BLISS (sort of), Java, and Python 3.x

VMS IDE will work with Alpha, Integrity, and x86, HPE and VSI versions of OpenVMS. It works with VSCodium and other Visual Studio Code variants.

Download VMS IDE here.