OpenVMS – A guide to the strategy and roadmap

This page lists our milestones and plans in the development and support of OpenVMS.

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VSI OpenVMS Software Product Roadmap Highlights

VMS Software is moving the OpenVMS ecosystem to industry standard x86 servers that enables customers to deploy applications on widely used hypervisors and in the cloud. VMS Software provides services and support to keep mission critical environments operational and available.


This information contains forward looking statements and is provided solely for your convenience. While the below information is based on our current best estimates and is subject to change without notice.

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OpenVMS V9.X-X (Production Releases – x86-64)

Support for additional platforms, features, and enhancements will be provided in releases following V9.2.

VSI OpenVMS Software Rolling Roadmap



OpenVMS V9.2 Update Kit 2
  • Bugfix release

H1 CY2023

OpenVMS V9.2-1
  • AMD CPUs support
  • OpenJDK 8 availability on x86-64
  • SSL3 built-in
  • TCP/IP Services enhancements and bugfixes
    • DHCP client availability
  • Support for additional data types in CRTL
  • User-mode debugger
  • Memory performance improvements
Layered and opensource products
  • Native C, C++, Fortran, and COBOL compilers for x86-86
  • OpenSSH V8.9-1C – Commercial release for Integrity
  • OpenSSH V8.9-1x – Commercial release for Alpha
  • TCP/IP V6.0-19D – Commercial release for Integrity
  • TCP/IP V6.0-19x – Commercial release for Alpha

H2 CY2023

OpenVMS V9.2-2 for x86
  • Additional hypervisor and cloud platform support driven by customer requirements
  • Cluster security features
  • More native compilers
  • Improved support for VMware products and KVM
  • VSI expects to release new operating system versions on a yearly basis after 2023, with release content determined by customer requirements and industry trends.

Prior VSI OpenVMS Releases

December 2022 V9.2 Update Kit 2
October 2022 V9.2 Update Kit 1
July 2022 V9.2 for x86
April 2022 E9.2 Field Test for x86
November 2021 V9.1-A Update Kit 1
September 2021 V9.1-A Field Test for x86
July/August 2021 V9.1 Update Kits 1 & 2
June 2021 V9.1 Field Test for x86
April 2021 V8.4-2L3 for Integrity
April 2021 V9.0-H Limited EAK for x86
February 2021 V9.0-G Limited EAK for x86
December 2020 V9.0-F Limited EAK for x86
October 2020 V9.0-E Limited EAK for x86
August 2020 V9.0-D Limited EAK for x86
July 2020 V9.0-C Limited EAK for x86
June 2020 V9.0-B Limited EAK for x86
May 2020 V9.0-A Limited EAK for x86
May 2020 V9.0 Limited EAK for x86
June 2017 V8.4-2L2 for Alpha
January 2017 V8.4-2L1 for Alpha
August 2017 V8.4-2L1 for Integrity
March 2016 V8.4-2 for Integrity
May 2015 V8.4-1H1 for Integrity

VSI OpenVMS Support Roadmap

VSI OpenVMS Integrity & x86 Support Roadmap:

Integrity and x86 Support Roadmap

VSI OpenVMS Alpha & VAX Support Roadmap:

Alpha and VAX Support Roadmap