VAX 6310 or VAX 6000 Model 310 System Cross Platform Hardware Virtualization

The VAX 6310 System emulator will provide a fully binary compatible VAX 6310 virtual hardware environment running on either Windows (Server OS preferred but not required) or a Linux host 64bit Intel (Red Hat Enterprise recommended).

However, further model types can be emulated so that the Virtual VAX will appear to be exactly the same hardware type as the original physical system.

This provides the ability to move applications from the old VAX 6310 System hardware onto new Intel x64 servers and blades, without any code or operational process changes, thereby reducing floor space, power consumption and maintenance costs. It can make the application much more portable and resilient running within a modern SAN environment.

VAX CPU & System

The legacy VAX  6310 emulator software layer presents almost all virtual on board devices to the upper layer, from the OpenVMS operating system to the applications.

The Emulator works well with mainstream virtualization solutions and products like VMware, Oracle VM, etc.


The VAX 6310 Emulator utilises unique dynamic instruction translation technology (i.e., DIT) to improve runtime VAX instruction execution speed. The emulated VAX 6310 will run many times faster than the original VAX 6310 hardware.

Tristate can provide a complete solution

  • migration onto your own server or virtualised environment
  • full migration consultancy to move from the physical System to the emulated System
  • ongoing support services for the whole emulator environment
    running on either Windows or Linux

Benefits of Emulation

  • Absolutely no code/program changes
  • More resilient disks and power supplies
  • Higher performance
  • Lower power consumption
  • Lower cooling costs
  • Gigabit Ethernet connections
  • Modern backup system
  • Run on Windows or Linux
  • Smaller footprint
  • Virtualised enviroment (VMware, Hyper-V, Oracle-VM)