For more than
three decades, OpenVMS has been at the core of mission-critical IT
infrastructure, providing uninterrupted access to data and applications.
OpenVMS V8.4, launching June 21, continues this tradition - and delivers
guest support on HP Integrity Virtual Machine, clustering over TCP/IP, and
improved resiliency with six-member shadow sets for mission-critical
More than 250 customers, ISV partners, and systems integrators have
participated in the OpenVMS V8.4 field test, ensuring a rock solid release.
What are field test customers saying about OpenVMS V8.4?
"I have been testing OpenVMS and HPVM since release XBW8 were released in
June-2008. Everything works like expected. No difference when running on
physical or virtual servers. OpenVMS just keeps on running with Oracle Rdb
and DECforms, no changes required at all. Our goal this autumn is to replace
95% of all physical test and development systems with blade servers running
HPVM to create a dynamic environment that can adapt to our needs."
IT Manager - A large European global furniture
Customers who deploy OpenVMS V8.4 will benefit from:
OpenVMS in a virtualized environment with OpenVMS as a
guest operating system on HP Integrity VM v4.2
Cost-effective clustering over industry-standard TCP/IP
to bring new efficiencies to cluster interconnect technology
Enhanced data availability and resiliency with shadowing
of six-member shadow sets
Easier provisioning with automated installation of the
operating system, license product authorization keys (PAKs), and
configuration of TCP/IP on up to eight Integrity servers or blade
Increase of supported SCSI disk volumes from 1 TB to 2 TB
New, streamlined operating environments to align with
OpenVMS V8.4 operates on the Integrity servers supported by OpenVMS
V8.3-1H1, and the Alpha servers supported by OpenVMS V8.3. In August 2010,
OpenVMS V8.4 will be available on the new Integrity blade systems with the
Intel® Itanium® 9300 processor; support for other new Integrity systems will