Updates Archives

This page is dedicated to communicating critical updates about VSI's engineering and business milestones to OpenVMS users, customers, and partners. As we accelerate our development of the world's most reliable operating system, we commit to updating you on a regular basis.

Thank you all for taking this great adventure with us!

Engineering Updates

  • Dec 4, 2015 - Technical Update 9
    This latest roadmap includes updates since the last roadmap distributed at the 2015 OpenVMS Boot Camp. Check it out on the Products web page.
  • Oct 5, 2015 - Technical Update 8
    This latest roadmap was presented at the 2015 OpenVMS Boot Camp in Nashua, New Hampshire USA. Check it out on the Products web page. This roadmap will be updated every quarter hereafter.
  • July 30, 2015 - Technical Update 7
    A new OpenVMS rolling roadmap has been posted on the Products web page. This roadmap will be updated every quarter hereafter.
  • May 13, 2015 - Technical Update 6
    A round of congratulations goes to VSI's tireless development and lab/network support teams! They have pulled off the latest release of OpenVMS for Intel i4-based Integrity servers ahead of schedule.

    What makes this a remarkable release is that it happened concurrently with a massive effort to transition the OpenVMS development environment from India to Bolton, Massachusetts USA. The entire development enironment had to be reconstituted: build files, QTV servers, development servers, lab power/cooling, bug tracking, critical developer hires, etc. The VSI team is absolutely thrilled that our perseverence and absolute commitment to quality paid off. We look forward to customers harvesting the fruits of our labor!
  • April 8, 2015 - Technical Update 5
    VMS Software, Inc. is very pleased to announce on April 8, 2015 the availability of the OpenVMS E8.4-1H1 (field test) operating system for HP Integrity server platforms—the first release of the OpenVMS computing environment by VSI. OpenVMS E8.4-1H1 provides all of the features contained in HP OpenVMS v8.4 plus support for HP Integrity i4 servers based on the Intel Itanium 9500 series processors.

    During development of VSI OpenVMS E8.4-1H1, the VSI engineering team worked closely with the HP OpenVMS engineering team to assure consistency of code between HP and VSI. The code base of the VSI OpenVMS E8.4-1H1 operating system is based on HP OpenVMS v8.4 with Update1000. As such, the software functionality of OpenVMS E8.4-1H1 is identical to HP OpenVMS v8.4. To enable the HP Integrity i4 servers, OpenVMS E8.4-1H1 also includes a new network device driver to enable the BL8xxc i4 Lan On Motherboard (LOM) NIC. All of the operating environment testing and qualification was performed on the HP Integrity i4 and HP Integrity i2 servers and associated IO options.

    With one of the largest field test participation rates in OpenVMS history (we have 49 external field test participants worldwide!) we’ve already received positive feedback about the release and look forward to offering the final production kit later this spring.
  • February 24, 2015 - Technical Update 4
    A new roadmap has been uploaded to the site. Click here to download the roadmap (PDF).
  • January 20, 2015 - Technical Update 3
    For those of you who use PDF in your workflows and applications, we are happy to announce that OpenVMS 8.4-1H1 finally introduces support for PDF!
  • January 19, 2015 - Technical Update 2
    Thank you all for sending us your Field Test Applications. The response level from customers and partners was immediate and enthusiastic! Please note that the application period ended on January 15, 2015. We are no longer accepting further applications for Field Tests.
  • December 18, 2014 - Technical Update 1
    Development of the next release of OpenVMS 8.4-1H1 is in full swing! Three weeks ago, HP completed delivery of our first wave of test servers. Almost as fast as we could unpack the equipment, the lab team installed it, triggering the hiring of additional key development and QA employees—doubling our team.

    We are now preparing for a field test in February 2015, and invite interested customers and partners to apply for the limited number of tester slots available. The application form can be downloaded below. Completed forms are due by January 15, 2015.

    Download Application Form (PDF)