This is a major exclusive in a long history of exclusives for this site! I purchased the VMS 5.4 ConDist CDs on E-bay so that you don’t have too! I also posted supporting pdf files including the list of what’s on each CD! Yay! This is a very early ConDist, but it’s all there; Fortran, Lisp, UCX, C, and more! Much more! Four CDs full of VAX VMS software, some of which like Lisp is hard to find. You of course need to provide the required licenses. Unfortunately, it sounds like HP might be dropping the VAX VMS hobbyist license program. I figured out how to use the utility that shall not be named because I was afraid this would happen one day.
I’ve installed VMS 5.4 and UCX from the first CD image in Simh and it works. I can read all CD images in Simh. I burned the images to CDs and I can read all of them on a real VAXstation 3100. I have not installed anything from them on a real VAXstation but I will eventually. These are being provided for historical reasons and for hobbyist use. So, if you have a VAX running a nuclear reactor, don’t use these to install VMS.
As usual, WordPress, limits the file extensions that you can use. So, if you download a CD image, change the *.doc extension to *.iso. Then you can burn it to a CD Or mount it in Simh and you should be good to go.