All OpenVMS kits are available now.
Web access to the kits differs depending on whether the product is in
Current Version Support (V7.1), Prior Version Support
(V6.2 and V5.5-2), or is available by special
purchase only (V5.5-2HF).
For customers who prefer the convenience of having all OpenVMS
Year 2000 kits on media, Compaq offers an orderable OpenVMS Year
2000 Readiness Kit.This kit contains all Year 2000
kits available in March 1998 for OpenVMS, DCE, and
DECwindows. This kit is automatically shipped to all new OpenVMS
customers and certain update service customers.
Other customers can order the kit for $400.
Current Version Support (V7.1)
All users can download Version 7.1
kits directly from DIGITAL Services' Publicly Available Patches web page. Use the Search
and Download Utility to search for keywords VAXY2K or ALPY2K.
Alternatively you can access the kits from the FTP
Directory. Click on the "vms/" directory and then select
"vax/" or "axp/" (for Alpha kits).
Prior Version Support (V6.2 and V5.5-2)
On April 1, 1998, OpenVMS Version 6.2 changed from Current
Version Support to Prior Version
Support status. Users of OpenVMS Version 6.2 and Version 5.5-2 who have
software service contracts with Compaq can access Year 2000 kits for these products
from ITAL Services' Contract Software Patch Services web page.
You can use the Search Utility to search for keywords VAXY2K or ALPY2K.
Follow the directions on the page to download the kits.
Custom Year 2000 Kits (V5.5-2HF)
Custom kits may be available for certain older systems.
Contact your Compaq support representative for purchase
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