Post by Stephen Hoffman
Haven't seen it posted here yet, and it's not posted on the VSI web site...
VSI have announced the availability of a subset of the layered products for
the VSI OpenVMS Alpha V8.4-2L1 release.
ACMS, AvailMan, BASIC, C, C++. COBOL, CXML, DTR, DECdfs, DECforms, DCPS,
DECset, DFO, DCE, DQS, Enterprise Directory LDAP, FMS. Fortran, I18N, MRU,
Pascal, SSM, T4, TDMS
Licensing changes announced, too. One VSI ALPHA-SYSTEM PAK for OpenVMS,
one VSI ALPHA-LP PAK for the layered products.
Yes, I have been asking VSI for that list. The quote we got in early
January refered to some "LP list" but it was not included with the
quote. Now, I was not worried since I had supplied VSI with a
list of the used SW on our systems and got an "OK" on that.
We now (today) agreed on to go on the 3-year offer from VSI (that
includes the prods above, and the free x86 migration) for our systems.
It was actually cheaper then the offer from HP (MPS w/o SE) with
only TCPIP included.
Note also that, besides of the LPs above, other "extras" as Cluster,
HBVS, multi-process support and so on are also inluded. So, of needed,
we can replace our single CPU DS20e with dual CPU DS25s, using the
same PAKs and same cost.
One could always hope that this is a model for the licensing for
the upcomming x86-64 version, but we'll see...
I'm also taking for granted that the "VSI ALPHA-SYSTEM" PAK also
includes unlimited interactive users, so no "USER" PAKs.
As soon as the deal on the licence/support package can go through,
and the availablity/download of the media kit has been sorted out,
I might come back with some first impressions from our test system.
B.t.w, when you quote a 5-digit support contract, why add a extra
line with "Media Kit for OpenVMS" at $278 when it is stated that
it will be an online ISO download? No big deal, but...