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Charon-VAX: VAX Emulation Solution

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Charon-VAX creates a virtual VAX environment on standard Linux and Windows-based hosts. With a virtual VAX software, companies can quickly, easily and safely phase out aging and increasingly expensive DEC hardware and replace it with an enterprise-grade virtual VAX emulator on an industry-standard Windows and Linux platforms.

Seamless Migration with Charon VAX Emulation

No risky migration projects are required, and no changes to the original software (operating system, layered products, or applications) procedures or handling must be applied. Your end-users will not even notice that the hardware platform has been replaced!

Charon-VAX Virtualization creates an emulation of the original VAX hardware, allowing the VAX/VMS operating system and software to continue working in their existing binary form. No changes to the original operating system, layered products or applications, procedures or handling have to be applied.

Charon-VAX Emulation Alternatives for the Following Hardware

The various models of the Charon-VAX family support the appropriate hardware for their architecture.

  • Emulated Q-Bus and Unibus devices support VAX 3600, MicroVAX II and similar systems.
  • Emulated VAX 6000 series, supports XMI and BI devices.

Memory can be specified to the architectural limits of the emulated systems.

Storage Subsystem

VAX emulation with Charon-VAX supports both virtualized storage as well as physical storage.

  • Physical storage – local SCSI, SATA, IDE or any other local storage (including USB) devices allocated to Charon-VAX software.
  • Virtual storage (container files) – can reside on any storage subsystem presented to the host system.

Additionally, any network-attached storage can be utilized that is supported by the host, including iSCSI, SAN, NAS, Samba/CIFS and NFS. Charon-VAX also supports OpenVMS Clustering.

Input / Output Subsystems

Charon-VAX virtualization provides a variety of networking and character terminal-oriented interfaces. Charon-VAX emulator the Ethernet controllers present in the original VAX hardware. Any protocol that ran on these controllers (DECnet, TCP/IP, LAT) will run over a virtualized link.

License Transfer Options

Keep your OpenVMS operating system supported with a transfer license from HP. These licenses allow the transfer of OpenVMS operating system and layered product licenses to servers running the Charon-VAX environment, providing a continuation of the existing HP software warranty agreements. HP Services supports HP OpenVMS software on Charon products running on HP systems only.

Charon VAX Datasheet

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