VMS Software, Inc. announces a new TCP/IP networking stack for its O/S.

VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) is pleased to introduce our new networking stack, VSI TCP/IP for OpenVMS Version 10.6, which is based on Process Software’s MultiNet for OpenVMS product. Owned and built by VSI, this new networking stack is supported on VSI OpenVMS Integrity Version 8.4-2L1. VSI Engineering plans to release new versions of the VSI TCP/IP stack approximately every 6-9 months with continued improvements to product quality and additional feature content.

VSI TCP/IP for OpenVMS Version 10.6 includes the following features:

  • VSI TCP/IP for OpenVMS is a standalone product, installable and supported on VSI’s OpenVMS Integrity V8.4-2L1 operating system.

  • VSI TCP/IP for OpenVMS product usage is enabled by the VSI OpenVMS Integrity BOE or HA-OE license; no additional license is required.

  • VSI TCP/IP for OpenVMS has been engineered to co-exist on an HPE Integrity server system disk that contains other network stacks.

  • When other network stacks are present on the system disk, VSI TCP/IP for OpenVMS software allows you to select the stack you prefer, switch to your chosen stack, and then switch back again, if desired. The command procedure SYS$MANAGER:IP$SET_STACK allows you to switch between VSI TCP/IP, TCP/IP Services, MultiNet, or TCPware without having to modify your system startup procedure each time. It does not install or remove any product on your system.

  • VSI TCP/IP’s SSH provides modern ciphers through the inclusion of the Suite B-compliant implementation of the Secure Shell Transport Layer Protocol and the Secure Shell Authentication Protocol.

  • Users who are familiar with the MultiNet for OpenVMS networking stack will be able to set up and configure VSI TCP/IP for OpenVMS using tools that look and feel like those provided by MultiNet.

VSI TCP/IP for OpenVMS Version 10.6 Enhancements

In Version 10.6, VSI has enhanced VSI TCP/IP for OpenVMS in the following ways:

  • IP$EXAMPLES contain updated programs that demonstrate aspects of network programming that users might find helpful.

  • If you are a MultiNet user, you can import and convert your existing MultiNet configuration files to be used by VSI TCP/IP. Conversion can be done during or after installation of VSI TCP/IP and all instances of MultiNet configuration files will be copied and converted for use. When you start VSI TCP/IP after conversion, your networking environment will be the same as when you were running MultiNet. Refer to the VSI TCP/IP for OpenVMS Version 10.6 Installation, Upgrade, and Quick Start Guide for additional details.

  • SNMP supports interrogation of MIBs. Please refer to the VSI TCP/IP for OpenVMS Version 10.6 Release Notes for a list of MIBs that are supported. Support for additional MIBs will be added in a future release of VSI TCP/IP.

  • SSH supports the following new key exchange (KEX) algorithms:

    diffie-hellman-group14-sha256
    diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha1
    diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha256

  • SSH Port Forwarding and OpenVMS Captive Users
    SSH implements a user group, known internally by SSH, which designates the users of captive accounts. This group, IP$SSH_CAPTIVE_USERS, gives the system administrator a method by which to specify captive users in various aspects of SSH configuration without requiring definition and management of OpenVMS rights identifiers. Additionally, the supplied SSH configuration template, SSHD2_CONFIG.TEMPLATE, disables port forwarding for captive users by default.

    To enable the SSH port forwarding feature for captive users, remove the line “DenyTcpForwardingForGroups” from the SSHD2_CONFIG.CONF, which can be found in SYS$SPECIFIC:[IP.CONFIG.SSH2].

  • VSI TCP/IP for OpenVMS V10.6 has been updated to BIND 9 version 9.11.8 which contains CVE fixes. Additional information on the contents of BIND 9.11.8 may be found at: https://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.11.8/RELEASE-NOTES-bind-9.11.8.html

    One aspect of release planning is identification of obsolete features and services that are no longer used by modern TCP/IP stacks. To that end, in VSI TCP/IP for OpenVMS V10.6 we have removed or deprecated a number of commands and services.

    Please refer to the VSI TCP/IP for OpenVMS Version 10.6 Release Notes for descriptions of these items which include:

  • Interfaces no longer supported

  • Commands no longer supported

  • Commands and services not present

Please refer to the VSI TCP/IP for OpenVMS Version 10.6 Release Notes, as well as other VSI TCP/IP documents, for more information about enhancements and other features of VSI TCP/IP for OpenVMS V10.6.

The Release Notes are included in the kit download. The kit will be made available and announced to VSI direct customers and customers who purchased through VSI Authorized Resellers.

http://vmssoftware.com/news.html

Jeanne Glass, VirtualZ Founder and CEO Featured on Podcast Terminal Talk

Jeanne Glass and Terminal Talk hosts Frank DeGilio and Jeff Bisti—both in z/OS cloud architecture with IBM—discuss VirtualZ, mainframe cost reduction and optimization, industry diversity and Jeanne’s career in IT. The goal of Terminal Talk is to make the mainframe less threatening and more accessible by chatting with some of the best and brightest in the field about the mainframe and why they love it.

https://virtualzcomputing.com/news/jeanne-glass-virtualz-founder-and-ceo-featured-on-podcast-terminal-talk/

VMS Software, Inc. Announces First Boot on x86 Architecture.

OpenVMS First Boot on x86 - 14 May, 2019 2:15 EDT

Significant step towards VSI’s new OpenVMS x86 product

Bolton, MA USA, May 20, 2019VMS Software Inc. (VSI) is pleased to announce OpenVMS First Boot on the x86 architecture.  This important achievement is a major step towards giving OpenVMS users the ability to operate on modern x86 hardware or in the Cloud.  

 

“It has been a long journey to get here and we will now be moving rapidly to the V9.0 Early Developer Kit and then to full system operation said Clair Grant, VSI’s CTO.  Grant continued, “There is still much more work to do before getting to a full production system for general customer release. With large areas of the operating system's internal capabilities now operational, we will be continually bringing up more components to round out the system in preparation for versions V9.1 and V9.2."

 

OpenVMS on x86 gives customers a path into the future with new versions of the operating system on industry-standard x86 hardware platforms and as a virtual machine guest on those systems. User applications, with extremely few exceptions, will compile, link, and run on x86 systems without modification.

Bolton, MA USA, May 20, 2019VMS Software Inc. (VSI) is pleased to announce OpenVMS First Boot on the x86 architecture.  This important achievement is a major step towards giving OpenVMS users the ability to operate on modern x86 hardware or in the Cloud.  

 

“It has been a long journey to get here and we will now be moving rapidly to the V9.0 Early Developer Kit and then to full system operation said Clair Grant, VSI’s CTO.  Grant continued, “There is still much more work to do before getting to a full production system for general customer release. With large areas of the operating system's internal capabilities now operational, we will be continually bringing up more components to round out the system in preparation for versions V9.1 and V9.2."

 

OpenVMS on x86 gives customers a path into the future with new versions of the operating system on industry-standard x86 hardware platforms and as a virtual machine guest on those systems. User applications, with extremely few exceptions, will compile, link, and run on x86 systems without modification.

About VMS Software

 VMS Software, Inc. develops, sells and supports innovative and advanced releases of OpenVMS, the most secure and highly available operating system on the planet.  The company’s core motivation is to support and enable customers to run their mission critical applications with modernized tools today and into the future.  Our upcoming x-86 product is one example of how this is being accomplished for current and new VSI OpenVMS customers.  VMS Software Inc. is headquartered in Bolton, MA.  

For more information, go to http://www.vmssoftware.com or

e-mail info@vmssoftware.com.

VSI announces purchase of PERFDAT from HPE

VSI now owns and supports PERFDAT, the most comprehensive data collector and analysis tool available.

PERFDAT is an integrated performance monitoring, analysis, and capacity planning solution for OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS Itanium. It is designed and developed for monitoring large complex OpenVMS environments and includes comprehensive data gathering, storage, and analysis functions. It also has the ability to monitor the performance of non-OpenVMS systems through standards-based extensions.

more info :

http://vmssoftware.com/docs/PERFDAT/PerfDat%20Release_Final_BRC_TH.pdf

eCube Systems Announces NXTera 7.1 Cloud-Enabled Entera RPC Middleware Certified on Suse Linux Enterprise 12

eCube Systems, a leading provider of middleware modernization, integration and management solutions, announced the release of NXTera™ 7.1 High Performance RPC Middleware for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12. NXTera 7.1 is the official Borland sanctioned replacement middleware for Entera and includes modern tools for DevOps, advanced naming services with NAT support, JDBC database access for Entera servers, Eclipse workbench for COBOL, FORTRAN, C and C# language integration; and webservice enhancements to its generation of C, C# and JAVA services interfaces and clients.

With the addition of SUSE LinuxEnterprise 12, NXTera now supports the broadest OS platforms in the industry and can make inter-platform migration or legacy modernization much easier. NXTera Workbench is now integrated into the NXTware platform for seamless, distributed agile development and DevOps functionality with NXTmonitor. New server stub generators for BASIC, COBOL, C, C#, FORTRAN and Java enable enterprise developers to create multi-tier, multi-language applications with both RPC and Web Services connectors.

“As more platforms like Solaris, AIX and HP-UX disappear, developers turn to linux to meet their needs for agile development and NXTera continues to expand to different platforms”, says Kevin Barnes President and CEO of eCube Systems. “Extending the ROI of legacy applications to newer technologies and integration with new languages is key to helping drive IT innovation."

In addition to making NXTera developer commands available on SUSE linux, NXTera 7.1 simplifies legacy to contemporary integration projects with new Eclipse development tools. These include intelligent editors, a new Web services debugger, wsdebug; an automated IDL generation tool, defgen; and support for IBM COBOL, C#, and FORTRAN in the rpcmake IDL compiler for native stub generation.

With every new release, NXTera continues to expand its capabilities with new features and improved tooling. In NXTera 7.1 there are improvements to the integration with Eclipse Remote projects that generates C#, Visual Basic.NET, Java, or Web services connectors for C, COBOL, FORTRAN and BASIC business logic. The generated code can be used in Microsoft Visual Studio or Eclipse to create service interfaces to legacy business logic for use in enterprise, Web and mobile applications.

NXTera 7.1 servers run on and is certified for these latest versions of: Linux (Suse, Ubuntu and fedora), Windows 2003 and 2008, zOS (zLinux,) Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, IBM AS/400 and HP OpenVMS. NXTera 7.1 clients can run on Windows, Mac and most flavors of linux. Additionally, NXTera supports both the Microsoft, IBM and Apache AXIS2 Web services application stacks.

https://www.prweb.com/releases/ecube_systems_announces_nxtera_7_1_cloud_enabled_entera_rpc_middleware_certified_on_suse_linux_enterprise_12/prweb16304033.htm

OpenVMS X86 Proof Point Update, we are coming close !!!!!

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Proof Point 21

ACHIEVED: $CREPRC;

BRK - END OF INIT BREAKPOINT
VSI VMS X86 XDELTA Debugger [SYSTEM_DEBUG], XEWO, Dec 17 2018 19:02:11

Brk 0 at FFFF8300.10200756

FFFF8300.10200756!retq ;P
%EXECINIT-I-ACTIVESET, joining ACTIVE set
%EXECINIT-S-CIAO, transferring to the scheduler
%SWAPPER-I-SHUFFLE, executing SWAPPER initialization code
%SWAPPER-I-POOL, initializing paged pool
%SWAPPER-I-INIT, calling initialization routines
%SWAPPER-I-RSDM, joining system resource domain
%SWAPPER-I-P1, initializing SWAPPER P1 cells
%SWAPPER-I-PAGED, paged system initialization
%SWAPPER-I-HASH, creating the logical name hash tables
%SWAPPER-I-DEFINE, defining the system logical names
%SWAPPER-I-CREPRC, creating the SYSINIT process

More can be found :

http://vmssoftware.com/updates_port.html#pp6

Mimer Improves The Real-Time Capabilities

Mimer Information Technology today announces that the company improves the Mimer SQL’s real-time capabilities. With Mimer SQL Real-Time it is possible to share real-time data and non-real time data at run-time using one single database manager. This opens up a new field in industrial application development, where efficient and predictable real-time data access can be seamlessly combined with administrative databases. 

Mimer SQL Real-Time is a predictable, scalable and zero maintenance database management system with hard deterministic real-time guarantees. Mimer SQL Real-Time is intended for both critical real-time embedded systems as well as for applications that require high performance data management.

With unrivalled performance and hard real-time predictability, Mimer SQL Real-Time manages all your application data, such as sensor/actuator data, logs, trends, parameters, and administrative data in one data storage. Data can be accessed in real-time using our unique Mimer SQL Real-Time API. Administrative data access of all data (including real-time data) can be performed using any standard SQL interface.

The real-time kernel support advanced aggregation of real-time values. Thus it is easy to create a history of what has happened in the real-time environment. This can be focused on critical events and/or be a log for maintenance analysis etc. The aggregated values are stored in Mimer SQL so a transition from hard real-time to soft real-time takes place during the aggregation. The functionality is built so that aggregation can be added to an existing system and does not affect how sensors/actuators interact with the system.

Mimer SQL Real-Time is especially targeting automotive, process automation, robotics, military applications, and medical/health-care systems.

By using Mimer SQL Real-Time, our customers and partners can be sure that all critical systems and applications will perform predictably, even at peak-load conditions.

For more information about Mimer SQL Real-Time, please contact BGS

OpenVMS X86 Proof Point Update, we are coming close !!!!!

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Proof Point 21

ACHIEVED: $CREPRC;

BRK - END OF INIT BREAKPOINT
VSI VMS X86 XDELTA Debugger [SYSTEM_DEBUG], XEWO, Dec 17 2018 19:02:11

Brk 0 at FFFF8300.10200756

FFFF8300.10200756!retq ;P
%EXECINIT-I-ACTIVESET, joining ACTIVE set
%EXECINIT-S-CIAO, transferring to the scheduler
%SWAPPER-I-SHUFFLE, executing SWAPPER initialization code
%SWAPPER-I-POOL, initializing paged pool
%SWAPPER-I-INIT, calling initialization routines
%SWAPPER-I-RSDM, joining system resource domain
%SWAPPER-I-P1, initializing SWAPPER P1 cells
%SWAPPER-I-PAGED, paged system initialization
%SWAPPER-I-HASH, creating the logical name hash tables
%SWAPPER-I-DEFINE, defining the system logical names
%SWAPPER-I-CREPRC, creating the SYSINIT process

More can be found :

http://vmssoftware.com/updates_port.html#pp6

Syncsort Advances Big Iron to Big Data Leadership with Acquisition of EView Technology

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Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software, today announced it has acquired EView Technology, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based provider of software for integrating mainframe and IBM i data into leading enterprise IT management platforms, including ServiceNow.

The acquired products and expertise build on Syncsort’s leadership in the growing Big Iron to Big Data market, expanding the number of next-generation platforms Ironstream™ delivers critical mainframe and IBM i data to for advanced analytics. In addition to Splunk and the Elastic Stack, Ironstream™ will now be able to seamlessly integrate this data with ServiceNow® Discovery, Microsoft System Center and Micro Focus Operations Manager.

“A high priority for data-driven organizations is the ability to quickly extract value from their critical data anytime, anywhere to empower more informed business decisions,” said Josh Rogers, CEO, Syncsort. “The acquisition of EView strengthens and extends the reach of our Ironstream family of products, making data from traditional systems readily available to more of the key management platforms our customers depend on for those insights.”

In addition, EView's enterprise-proven Intelligent Agent Technology will bolster Syncsort’s ability to offer organizations more options in integrating different data sources with advanced management platforms for a more comprehensive view.

Syncsort's Ironstream is part of the Syncsort Integrate family of products. it is the industry’s leading solution for forwarding critical security and operational machine data from mainframes and IBM i servers. This enables the data to be streamed and correlated with data from the rest of the enterprise within Splunk and other Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) solutions.

About Syncsort

Syncsort is the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software. We organize data everywhere to keep the world working – the same data that powers machine learning, AI and predictive analytics. We use our decades of experience so that more than 7,000 customers, including 84 of the Fortune 100, can quickly extract value from their critical data anytime, anywhere. Our products provide a simple way to optimize, assure, integrate, and advance data, helping to solve for the present and prepare for the future. Learn more at syncsort.com.