The Question is:
Can you put OpenVMS V 7.1 on an ES40?
The Answer is :
Yes, you can certainly load OpenVMS Alpha V7.1 binaries onto an
If you could find a copy of VAX/VMS V1.0, you could load that, too.
Neither of these releases is expected to bootstrap, however.
For details and minimum supported version requirements for various
platforms, please see the version requirements URL referenced in the
OpenVMS FAQ. In the specific case of the AlphaServer ES40, the
minimum OpenVMS version is OpenVMS Alpha V7.1-2. (Further, OpenVMS
Alpha V7.1 is no longer a supported release.)