> Trying to build my own play VMS machine.
Welcome to the flock, brother.
> So I have purchased an alpha powered Digital Server 3000, model
> FR-K7F2W-WC and there is a great picture and specs at:
> It turns on (and beeps a lot)
> I also purchased a Wyse WY-520 Terminal with keyboard, DECVT400M WY-60
> compatible which turns on and I can access the setup menu
The SETUP of the WYSE I take it.
Quote:> The terminal has a 25 pin / phone like cable from the main port to a
> 25 pin male which supposedly goes to the console though as per the
> spec above the only 25 pin female is the printer which is no good.
> 1) Can I get a 25 to 9 adapter and somehow use the 'Remote Console
> 2) Do I have to find MMJ data leads?
> 3) Are there any other options for connecting up the terminal?
Your first problem I think is that the Alpha will want a screen plugged
into the VGA port, and a keyboard (PC will do) and mouse.
I don't know if these systems have an onboard VGA disable, my AS1000
does, so that would force it to use a serial line for the console
(unless you've put another graphics card in). A >>> SET CONSOLE SERIAL
and power cycle is the method if you cannot disable the VGA by a jumper.
The 9 way to 25 way, a standard PC wired version will do, but you'll
also need a null modem. You can I think avoid the MMJ.
I can't comment on running VMS on this, the doc you've pointed me at
just talks about NT, and I've not researched this any further.
Assuming you get further, you may also need an ECU and firmware. You're
not even having fun yet.
Regards, Nic Clews a.k.a. Mr. CP Charges, CSC Computer Sciences
nclews at csc dot com