OpenVMS Community license is available

VMS Software just announced the Community License! The great news is that it will be also offered for x86 (when the port becomes more stable, perhaps with v9.1). The bad news is that there is no VAX license – VSI have confirmed that they can not offer this as the rights belong to HPE. No…

ESXi notes

This post just contains notes and observations of mine about VMware ESXi (v6.5, v6.7). These are completely assorted notes of things that I consider important and didnt know until now. Although I knew ESXi is not based on Linux I didnt know it can actually execute Linux binaries (as long these are statically linked) as…

OpenVMS running on X86_64!

But not in an emulator but as a native port! It seems the porting efforts of VSI (VMS Software Inc) are close to a running system. On their News section there is this small announcement: OpenVMS for x86 V9.0 EAK goes to first customer on May 15, 2020 VSI will make the first V9.0 Early…

Centos 8 is out – official support for ppc64le

While browsing the available boot disk options in GCP I just noticed that Centos 8 is available. I somehow missed the official announcement… The interesting thing is that now ppc64le (which translates as Power 8/9 little endian) is officially supported. Now I just need a Talos II workstation 🙂 And while browsing the available ISOs…