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.

May 22nd, 2020

OpenVMS V9.0 is Already Running on SCI Servers

"The installation went very smoothly and initial tests look great":

OpenVMS V9.0 has been shipped to the first customer, Software Concepts International, and was successfully booted within the first hour. More details here.

May 18th, 2020

OpenVMS for x86 V9.0 Early Adopter’s Kit is Coming Out

Dear VMS Nation,

It gives me great pleasure to announce the release of the OpenVMS V9.0 Early Adopter’s Kit for x86!

This release is an important milestone in the long history of the OpenVMS operating system, marking the first time that OpenVMS is available on an industry standard, non-proprietary processor architecture.

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Apr 22nd, 2020

VMS Software Announces Community License

You may be aware that HPE have announced they are “concluding the HPE OpenVMS Hobbyist license program in alignment with the HPE OpenVMS support roadmap” which essentially means that the Hobbyist program as you know it ceases at the end of 2020.

GOOD NEWS: There has been speculation that VMS Software, Inc. would take over this program, so let us end the speculation and say categorically that VMS Software, Inc. is bringing out a replacement program for the HPE Hobbyist license program.

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Mar 30th, 2020

VMS Software is Available Despite the COVID-19 Outbreak

In accordance with the Government mandates, the VMS Software offices in Bolton and in Europe are closed to limit the spread of COVID-19 and all VMS Software employees are working from home. However, we remain fully operational and available to our customers and partners during this time.

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Mar 23rd, 2020

Patch Kits for HPE OpenVMS are Available

VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) is pleased to announce availability of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) OpenVMS version Patch Kits for HPE OpenVMS V8.4 and prior. Those VMS Software direct support customers who are running HPE OpenVMS versions upon request can receive Alpha and Integrity patch kits for versions V6.2 through V8.4.

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Jun 23rd, 2019

New Integrated Development Environment from VMS Software

VMS Software, Incorporated (VSI) is pleased to announce the availability of the VMS Software Integrated Development Environment (or IDE) for VSI OpenVMS versions. VMS IDE is an integrated development environment that enables software developers to quickly and easily develop comprehensive applications for VSI OpenVMS.

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