The Question is:
I recently aquired several VAX computers from a Digital office in town that
My question is this: How do I connect a VT320 terminal to a
workstation (cable pinnouts, straight through or crossed over.)
and how do I boot a VAX server, (generic instructions, can't read model
number on label.)ANY help would be appreciated.
The Answer is :
Please start by reading the OpenVMS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Acquire the OpenVMS VAX hobbyist license and distribution kit. For
further information, see http://www.montagar.com/hobbyist/.
Then take a look at the OpenVMS installation and upgrade documentation
available at http://www.openvms.compaq.com:8000/.
Then learn about the available search engines, including AltaVista and
DejaNews. Also learn about the comp.os.vms newsgroup.
Without information on the specific VAX model, questions on pinout and
cabling -- beyond the coverage of the topic in the FAQ -- are difficult
to answer. At best.
At the >>> console prompt, the typical BOOT command is usually:
Again, without the specific name of the VAX model(s) involved, it is
difficult to provide more specific console command syntax.