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IBM z/VM V6.1 - Enhancements for zEnterprise virtualization

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP10-0301
July 22, 2010


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New features in IBM® z/VM® V6.1 are designed to provide:

  • Enhanced systems management by enabling lifecycle management of virtual servers through support of the IBM zEnterprise™ Unified Resource Manager
  • Increased guest and system throughput with enhancements to z/VM memory management scalability
  • Security enhancements that enable guests to further exploit the unique System z® security capabilities


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Today IBM announces enhancements to z/VM that are intended to strengthen System z virtualization technology and enable clients to take advantage of the new function, performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability improvements delivered by the IBM zEnterprise System. System z is taking a bold step that introduces ensembles, a whole new computing paradigm for optimizing multiplatform application environments. z/VM V6.1 support for the IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) exploits select new processor capabilities, improves z/VM internal functionality, and supports new devices. Select new function is also provided for z/VM V5.4.

End-to-end management of the heterogeneous environment of a zEnterprise System is provided by the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager. The resources of a zEnterprise System ensemble are managed and virtualized as a single pool of resources. Virtual server lifecycle management enables directed and dynamic virtual server provisioning from a single, uniform point of control. Virtual server management functions permit virtual servers to be created and deleted, and allow real and virtual networking resources to be managed by the Unified Resource Manager. Enhancements to z/VM allow full participation for life cycle management from the Unified Resource Manager.

IBM System z has a rich heritage of virtualization innovation that enables exceptional qualities of service. Building on that heritage, z/VM V6 is optimized for consolidating workloads on the zEnterprise 196 and System z10® servers, helping clients build an ever more cost-effective dynamic infrastructure with exceptional levels of business resilience and speed-to-market, while providing the flexibility to expand and contract system resources to match business needs.

These enhancements to z/VM are designed to provide:

  • Full participation in the creation, deletion, and management of virtual server resources from the Unified Resource Manager
  • Direct and secure access to the zEnterprise intranode management network (INMN) and intraensemble data network (IEDN)
  • Support for the IBM zEnterprise 196
  • Improved security with support for secure-key encryption capabilities of the CP Assist for Cryptographic Functions (CPACF), and support for the Federal Information Protection Standard (FIPS) 140-2
  • Improved resiliency through z/VM Extended Remote Copy (XRC) time stamping which allows z/VM to participate in long-distance environments that require synchronized I/O such as GDPS®
  • Increased guest and system throughput with improvements to z/VM memory management scalability

The advanced virtualization technologies available with z/VM, combined with the highly attractive economics, security, and reliability of System z servers, help clients extend the business value of the mainframe by integrating applications and data while providing exceptional levels of scalability, availability, security, and operational ease. Scalability support added in z/VM reduces system overhead and increases systems and guest throughput. Clients can now exploit enhanced security for transaction processing with protected key cryptography. The IBM zEnterprise System allows the definition of z/VM V6.1 guests as virtual servers within a tightly integrated and centrally managed enterprise computing environment. The Unified Resource Manager provides end-to-end management of a heterogeneous environment that includes z/VM.

Many IBM System z clients have found that the combination of Linux® on System z and z/VM offers server consolidation savings, and also enables the flexible deployment of business-critical enterprise solutions on System z servers configured with Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) specialty engines. z/VM is designed to provide the capability for clients to run more virtual Linux servers than any other platform in a single mainframe footprint. In that same environment, z/VM can continue to host non-Linux workloads such as z/OS®, z/VSE™, and z/TPF. For the most current information on z/VM, refer to the z/VM Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/vm


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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.



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  • September 2010
    • Support for the IBM zEnterprise 196
    • Scalability enhancements
    • FIPS SSL support
  • November 2010
    • Support for the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager
    • Support for the zEnterprise 196 INMN and IEDN
  • December 2010
    • XRC time stamping support

Availability of programs with encryption algorithms in France is subject to French government approval.

Cryptography in this product is limited to password encryption, authentication, or digital signature.



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Technology exploitation

z/VM provides support for the newest IBM System z hardware technologies.

IBM zEnterprise 196

New z/VM support enables guests of z/VM V5.4 and z/VM V6.1 to exploit selected new features provided by the zEnterprise family of processors, which is described by Hardware Announcement ZG10-0249, dated July 22, 2010. In addition, z/VM will recognize and report processing capability reduction due to customer-initiated power-saving mode or an autonomic response to environmental conditions, and reflect the change and its cause in monitor and accounting data streams. Supporting guests will also be notified of capability changes. The output of the QUERY CAPABILITY command has also been enhanced to include information about such machine capacity changes.

This support is delivered by the PTF for APAR VM64798, which has a planned availability date of September 10, 2010.

In addition, PTFs for the following APARs, which also have a planned availability of September 10, 2010, are required for z/VM V5.4 and z/VM V6.1 to support the z196:

  • VM64672 for VMHCD support
  • VM64747 for VMHCM support
  • VM64807 for EREP support
  • VM64820 for Performance Toolkit support
  • VM64799 for IOCP support
  • PK97799 for HLASM

OSX and OSM channel path identifiers

Support for two new System z channel path identifiers (CHPIDs) has been added to enable access to the zEnterprise networks that interconnect the zEnterprise, zBX, and the Hardware Management Console (HMC). These new CHPIDs are based on the existing OSA-Express3 OSD channel path identifier:

  • OSA-Express for zBX provides connectivity and access control to the intraensemble data network (IEDN) from the z196 to Unified Resource Manager functions using an OSA-Express3 10 Gigabit Ethernet feature configured as CHPID type OSX for application workloads.
  • OSA-Express for Unified Resource Manager provides connectivity to intranode management network (INMN) from z196 to the Unified Resource Manager functions using an OSA-Express3 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature configured as CHPID type OSM for management related functions.

Support for these two new channel path identifiers in z/VM V5.4 prevents the subchannels from being used by ensuring that the associated devices cannot be varied online. However, in z/VM V6.1 these subchannels can be brought online and exploited when the z/VM image is managed by the Unified Resource Manager.

Dynamic I/O support via CP commands or HCD (when z/VM is the controlling LPAR) and CP QUERY capabilities are provided for these two new channel path identifiers with the PTF for APAR VM64794 for z/VM V5.4 and the PTF for APAR VM64822 for z/VM V6.1, both of which have a planned availability date of November 19, 2010.

XRC time stamping support

z/VM now exploits the Server Time Protocol (STP) facility to generate time stamps for guest and system DASD write I/O operations, allowing these I/O operations to be synchronized with those of other systems. This support allows data used by z/VM and its guests to be replicated asynchronously over long distances by IBM System Storage® z/OS Global Mirror (formerly known as Extended Remote Copy, or XRC). For example, this allows z/VM to participate in a Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ Metro/z/OS Global Mirror (GDPS/MzGM) environment.

This satisfies the statement of direction in the XRC Services Announcement ZS10-0035, dated March 23, 2010.

XRC time stamping support is provided with the PTFs for APAR VM64814 and VM64816 for z/VM V5.4 and z/VM V6.1, all of which have a planned availability date of December 31, 2010.

HyperSwap™ improvements

The z/VM HyperSwap capability has been updated to provide higher Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS). The majority of this support is internal to the z/VM hypervisor. However, a noteworthy external change is the addition of INCLUDE and EXCLUDE options to the HYPERSWAP command to provide finer control over the z/VM missing-interrupt automatic quiesce trigger. For example, devices can be excluded from the trigger or the trigger for a device can be made a multiple of the current z/VM MITIME setting.

This support can improve the robustness of environments that have deployed z/VM with GDPS, such as with GDPS/PPRC or GDPS/MzGM. The support will be provided with the PTFs for APAR VM64815 for z/VM V5.4 and V6.1, which have a planned availability date of December 31, 2010.

Systems management

Support for the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager

The IBM zEnterprise System (zEnterprise) is a workload-optimized multiplatform computing environment that spans and tightly integrates mainframe and distributed technologies. The zEnterprise system consists of an IBM zEnterprise 196, the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension (zBX) Model 002, and the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager. The Unified Resource Manager, running in a Hardware Management Console (HMC), controls virtual server lifecycle management, which enables attached blades to help deliver end-to-end virtualization and supports directed and dynamic virtual server provisioning across all hypervisors (PR/SM™, z/VM, and Power® VM) from a single, uniform point of control. Augmenting the existing z/VM virtual server management functions available on System z9® and z10™, this support now also permits virtual servers to be created and deleted, and allows real and virtual networking resources to be managed by the Unified Resource Manager.

Within a zEnterprise, a single z196 and an optional attached zBX are called a node. An ensemble is a collection of one or more zEnterprise nodes that are managed as a single logical virtualized system by the Unified Resource Manager. An ensemble can consist of a single z196 with no zBX attached, using an OSA loopback cable, or 2 to 8 CPCs where at least one of the z196s has a zBX attached. The intranode management network (INMN) is a private 1000BASE-T Ethernet network that allows the Unified Resource Manager to manage resources within a zEnterprise node. The intraensemble data network (IEDN) is a private 10 Gigabit Ethernet network for application data communications within an ensemble. Data communications for workloads can flow over the IEDN within and between nodes of an ensemble. All of the physical and logical resources of the IEDN are configured, provisioned, and managed by the Unified Resource Manager.

The z/VM System Management Application Programming Interface (SMAPI) and the z/VM Directory Maintenance Facility (DirMaint™) have been enhanced to enable the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager to manage the z/VM hypervisor and the virtual servers it supports. The SMAPI enhancements provide new and updated APIs and function in the following functional areas:

  • System configuration file management
  • User Directory management
  • Disk management
  • Network management
  • Discontiguous saved segment (DCSS) management
  • Guest facilities management
  • Directory parsing
  • API function level interrogation

z/VM SMAPI, Performance Toolkit, and DirMaint support for the Unified Resource Manager will be provided in z/VM V6.1 with the PTF for APAR VM64822, which has a planned availability date of November 19, 2010.

Network virtualization

Support for the zEnterprise INMN and IEDN networks and Unified Resource Manager

z/VM enables access to the zEnterprise INMN and the IEDN through both its real and virtual networking capabilities. As a result, the deployment and management of z/VM network topology is integrated into the zEnterprise environment and can be managed by the Unified Resource Manager. Once connected to a System z196 through the INMN, the resources of the zBX are viewed as a logical extension of the System z196. These resources are then controlled and managed through the Hardware Management Console (HMC) and Support Element (SE) of the System z196. The INMN requires OSA-Express3 1000BaseT while the IEDN requires a port on two separate OSA-Express3 10 GbE features.

z/VM Networking and Performance Toolkit support for the zEnterprise INMN and IEDN networks is provided by the PTF for APAR VM64822 for z/VM V6.1, which has a planned availability date of November 19, 2010.

Scalability

Disabling the guest page reordering process

The SET REORDER command has been added to allow the guest page reordering process to be disabled for the entire z/VM system or for specific virtual machines, helping improve performance for guests with large memory footprints. The SET REORDER and corresponding QUERY REORDER commands are provided with the PTFs for APAR VM64774 for z/VM V5.4 and z/VM V6.1, which have a planned availability date of September 30, 2010.

Improved page release serialization

The page release serialization process has been improved to help reduce system overhead and increase guest throughput. The improvements are provided with the PTFs for APAR VM64715 for z/VM V5.4 and z/VM V6.1, which have a planned availability date of September 30, 2010.

Enhanced contiguous frame coalescing

Contiguous frame coalescing algorithms have been enhanced to increase the probability of z/VM finding multiple adjacent frames of real memory when necessary, helping to increase system throughput. This improvement is provided with the PTFs for APAR VM64795 for z/VM V5.4 and z/VM V6.1, which have a planned availability date of September 30, 2010.

Virtualization technology and Linux enablement

Protected key CPACF

The existing CP Assist for Cryptographic Functions (CPACF) hardware feature supports high-performance bulk encryption using clear cryptographic keys, as announced in the System z10 Hardware Announcement ZG09-0798, dated October 20, 2009. On the zEnterprise and System z10, CPACF also supports encrypted keys, which are enabled for guest use. z/VM supports machine-generated cryptographic wrapping keys and generates unique wrapping-key masks for each guest virtual machine. This ensures that the encrypted keys can be used only by the guest for which they are intended.

New hardware function is also implemented for the Crypto Express3 Coprocessor, providing a method for encrypting user keys for use with the new CPACF functions as announced with Hardware Announcement ZG09-0798, dated October 20, 2009. z/VM support enables guest use of protected key CPACF, improving guest security without the need for a cryptographic card. User keys can also be imported from master keys using new functions of the Crypto Express3 card.

The available PTFs for APAR VM64793 provide protected key support for z/VM V5.4 and z/VM V6.1.

Security

z/VM SSL server enhancements

The z/VM V6.1 SSL server is CMS-based that can enable encryption services to be deployed more quickly and can help make installation, service, and release-to-release migration simpler. Functionality provided by the CMS-based SSL server includes:

  • Network-free SSL server administration.
    The SSL server can be managed without requiring a network connection between the SSL server administrator and the SSL server.
  • Encryption and decryption engine technology.
    The SSL server uses z/OS V1.10 System SSL technology for encryption, decryption, and certificate management.
  • Certificate-management services.
    The System SSL GSKKYMAN utility is used to manage the SSL server certificate database. Services available for the SSL server include certificate renewal, certificate signing, and certificate exportation with or without a private key. The GSKKYMAN application also manages certificates for the z/VM LDAP server.

Additional enhancements have been made to the z/VM SSL server that improve the ability to provide concurrent secure connectivity by increasing its overall capacity while decreasing the amount of system resources it requires. These enhancements provide:

  • A new threading model to improve the handling of multiple worker threads.
  • Support for multiple SSL servers, allowing a pool of servers to work in conjunction with a single TCP/IP stack.

The SSL server enhancements are available with the PTFs for APARs PK75662, PK97437, PK97438, PM06244, VM64313, and VM64740 for z/VM V5.4 and z/VM V6.1.

The z/VM V6.1 SSL server has been upgraded to use z/OS V1.11 System SSL technology. The SSL server has been further enhanced with support for the Federal Information Protection Standard (FIPS) 140-2. FIPS is a government-required procedure for authenticating the security of a certificate database that requires signing of the database and using separate cipher suites for traffic encryption and decryption.

Support for the upgraded SSL server and FIPS is provided with the PTFs for APARs PM06244, PM08418, VM64751, and PM10616 for z/VM V6.1, all of which have a planned availability date of September 30, 2010.

Packaging

Closer integration with IBM Systems Director

The z/VM Manageability Access Point (zMAP) Agent, including the Platform Agent, previously shipped with IBM Systems Director, is now available on z/VM V6.1. This helps simplify installation of the zMAP Agent and eliminates the need to obtain the files from the IBM Systems Director Web site.

  • The PTF for APAR VM64704 provides the zMAP agent for the IBM Systems Director Server V6.1.1 for Linux on System z.
  • The PTF for APAR VM64838 provides the zMAP agent for the IBM Systems Director Server V6.2 for Linux on System z.

The APARs must be used with the level of the IBM Systems Director Server for which the APAR is intended. Also, VM64838 should be applied only if your installation intends to use IBM Systems Director V6.2 and migrate off V6.1.1.

Miscellaneous

Withdrawal from marketing and service for Integrated Removable Media Manager (IRMM)

Integrated Removable Media Manager for the Enterprise on System z (IRMM) Version 1.1 (5655-S57) has been removed from marketing effective March 1, 2010. Refer to Withdrawal Announcement ZP09-0526, dated December 01, 2009.

IRMM provides a command line interface (CLI) for z/OS that is shipped with the IBM Ported Tools for z/OS: Supplementary Toolkit. The CLI has been withdrawn from marketing effective March 1, 2010. IRMM (5655-S57) and the CLI shipped with the IBM Ported Tools for z/OS will be withdrawn from service effective October 1, 2011.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings
  • Screen readers and screen magnifiers tested for use by people with visual impairment

Engine-based Value Unit pricing

Engine-based Value Unit pricing for z/VM V6 is designed to provide a decreasing price as hardware capacities and workload grow, which may help improve price/performance. When you grow your capacity, additional capacity is not priced starting at the base with a flat price per unit. Instead, it is priced starting at the capacity (number of processors) on which z/VM V6 has already been installed, which may result in a lower unit price.


Note: Value Units of one product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

A no-charge Subscription and Support registration record will be established for each designated machine where z/VM V6.1 and the priced, optional features of DirMaint, RSCS, RACF® Security Server, and the Performance Toolkit for VM are running. These no-charge Subscription and Support registration records will be linked to the billable Subscription and Support and all billable Subscription and Support within the scope of the engine-based Value Units aggregation will be linked together.

Subscription and Support (S&S) is an annual charge and should be kept at an annual term.



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The Information Technology industry has recognized the business value of exploiting virtualization technologies. IBM mainframe products have pioneered high levels of server virtualization technology for many years. z/VM V6.1 is the latest offering of the industry-acclaimed server-virtualization support available with IBM System z. Building on a 40-year history of innovation, z/VM is becoming an even more popular component of a System z computing solution.

The success of Linux on System z can be attributed in part to the business value that Linux-based solutions derived from the IBM mainframe virtualization technology provided by z/VM running on IBM System z servers. z/VM technology offers clients the ability to host a large number of Linux servers on a single mainframe while also providing a highly flexible, adaptable, and efficient operational environment that is well-suited for a dynamic infrastructure.

z/VM V6.1 operates only on IBM System z10 EC, z10 BC, and zEnterprise servers. Like z/VM V5, z/VM V6.1 requires z/Architecture® (64 bit) for execution and can host 31-bit (ESA/390) guest operating systems and z/Architecture (64-bit) guest operating systems.

z/VM V6.1 offers new levels of price/performance, functional capabilities, and hardware exploitation that may increase the attractiveness of deploying Linux solutions on the mainframe. Clients can add capacity to IBM mainframe servers for hosting Linux-on-z/VM workloads by configuring their servers with Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) processors.

z/VM V6.1 provides additional support and exploitation opportunities for many users who have built enterprise-wide automation and infrastructure enhancements on the VM platform in support of their applications, database systems, and on-demand business solutions.

z/VM V6.1 is intended to address the following situations:

  • Running more Linux server images on a single System z server: Considerably more images than are currently supported by the LPAR mode of operation (up to 60 on z10 EC and z10 BC) may be supported with z/VM guest support. These Linux on System z server images can be deployed on standard processors (CPs) or IFL processors. Running multiple Linux images on an IFL-configured z/VM system may not increase the IBM software charges of your existing System z environment. Clients running z/OS, z/VM, TPF, z/TPF, z/VSE, or Linux on System z can add z/VM V6.1 on IFL processors to their environments without increasing IBM software costs on the standard processors (CPs).
  • Moving selected Linux and UNIX® workloads to a single System z server: Moving workloads while maintaining distinct server images and current LAN topology can help reduce systems-management complexity. By managing large server farms deployed on virtual servers instead of using multiple hardware servers, the number of real hardware servers and associated physical LANs may be reduced, which may lead to cost savings. Deploying Linux workloads on z/VM V6.1 may be particularly attractive if they interact with applications or data located on the same System z server.
  • Exploiting the zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager: The Unified Resource Manager manages System z ensembles. Ensembles are collections of one or more zEnterprise nodes in which each node is comprised of a z196 and its optionally attached IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 002. An ensemble can consist of a single z196 with no zBX attached, using an OSA loopback cable, or 2 to 8 CPCs where at least one of the z196s has a zBX attached. The resources of a zEnterprise ensemble are managed and virtualized as a single pool of resources, integrating system and workload management across the multisystem, multitier, multiarchitecture environment.
  • Enhancing virtual networking: z/VM virtual switch support provides external connectivity for guest LANs through an OSA-Express adapter without requiring a VM or Linux router virtual machine, which may increase the efficiency and reliability of network communication.
  • Consolidating operating systems on the System z platform: z/VM V6.1 offers extensive scalability support for CPUs, memory, I/O, and networking, making it easier to consolidate workloads on a single z/VM image. This support is provided for both ESA/390 and z/Architecture guest operating systems such as Linux on System z, TPF, z/TPF, z/OS, and z/VSE.
  • Migrating to newer releases of z/OS: This may provide added flexibility for migration and testing, as well as for production.
  • Enhancing guest Parallel Sysplex® support: The exploitation of z/Architecture may enable addressability to larger amounts of real and virtual memory, allowing the development and testing of 64-bit Parallel Sysplex applications in a guest environment.


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  • z/VM Single System Image with Live Guest Relocation

    IBM intends to provide capabilities that permit multiple z/VM systems to collaborate in a manner that presents a single system image to virtual servers. An integrated set of functions will enable multiple z/VM systems to share system resources across the single system image cluster. Among those functions will be Live Guest Relocation, the ability to move a running Linux virtual machine from one member of the cluster to another. This virtual server mobility technology is intended to enhance workload balancing across a set of z/VM systems and to help clients avoid planned outages for virtual servers when performing z/VM or hardware maintenance.

  • EAL4 Certification for z/VM V6.1

    IBM intends to evaluate z/VM V6.1 with the RACF Security Server optional feature, including labeled security, for conformance to the Operating System Protection Profile (OSPP) of the Common Criteria standard for IT security, ISO/IEC 15408, at Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL4+).

  • Elimination of the RESOURCE Function from VMFINS

    IBM intends to withdraw support for the RESOURCE function of the VMSES/E VMFINS command in a future z/VM release.

  • Withdrawal of z/VM Domain Name System (DNS) Server Support

    IBM intends to withdraw support in a future z/VM release for its native Domain Name Server (NAMESRV). IBM does not plan to provide a replacement DNS, but will continue to support the use of Domain Name Servers on other platforms for TCP/IP host name resolution.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.



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For information about the IBM zEnterprise 196, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement ZG10-0249, dated July 22, 2010

For information about the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement ZG10-0263, dated July 22, 2010

For information about the System z10 Enterprise Class, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement ZG09-0798, dated October 20, 2009
  • Hardware Announcement ZG09-0480, dated July 21, 2009
  • Hardware Announcement ZG09-0244, dated April 28, 2009
  • Hardware Announcement ZG08-0843, dated October 21, 2008
  • Hardware Announcement ZG08-0354, dated May 06, 2008
  • Hardware Announcement ZG08-0289, dated February 26, 2008

For information about the System z10 Business Class, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement ZG09-0798, dated October 20, 2009
  • Hardware Announcement ZG09-0480, dated July 21, 2009
  • Hardware Announcement ZG09-0244, dated April 28, 2009
  • Hardware Announcement ZG08-0806, dated October 21, 2008

For z/VM V6.1 capabilities, refer to:

  • Software Announcement ZP09-0459, dated October 20, 2009

For z/VM V5.4 capabilities, refer to:

  • Software Announcement ZP08-0349, dated August 05, 2008

For information about FICON® Express8, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement ZG09-0480, dated July 21, 2009


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z/VM V6 offers National Language translation for message repositories, help files, and other panels or files depending on the function translated.

Description               Availability date  Language
 
 
z/VM V6.1                 10/23/09           Japanese Kanji
DirMaint FL610 Feature    10/23/09           Kanji
DFSMS/VM Feature          10/23/09           Kanji

The following components and features are supported by z/VM V6 in the following languages:

  • Japanese Kanji - CP, CMS (including CMS Utilities), REXX™, PIPES

The z/VM V6 translated help files for Japanese Kanji are packaged on the system DASD Dump Restores (DDRs) and the DVD system image.

To receive the translated help files for DFSMS/VM™ in Kanji, you must order the no-charge optional feature using the z/VM V6 System Delivery Option (SDO). You will also receive the base DFSMS/VM feature when ordering the DFSMS/VM Kanji feature.

The DirMaint Feature for z/VM provides National Language translation for DirMaint messages in Kanji and is automatically included with this feature.



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Program                            Program
name                               number
 
z/VM Version 6 (V6.1)              5741-A07
z/VM Version 6 SDO (V6.1)          5741-A08
z/VM Subscription & Support (V1.1) 5741-SNS 


Note: z/VM V6.1 and the optional features must be ordered using the z/VM V6.1 SDO packaged offering, program number 5741-A08. Program number 5741-A07 is used for pricing, billing, and central service.

Product identification number

 
                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number
 
    5741-A07             5741-SNS
 


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IBM Training offers classroom training, e-learning, conferences, certification, course roadmaps, and more. These publicly held or privately available courses are focused on z/VM and Linux on System z. IBM Training also provides on-site training with customized content and course materials for small or large groups.

The z/VM and Linux course catalog includes:

  • ZV020 - z/VM Introduction and Concepts (3 days)
  • ZV100 - z/VM and Linux Connectivity and Management (3.5 days)
  • ZV062 - Installing, Configuring and Servicing z/VM for Linux Guests (5 days)
  • MZ062 - Installing, Configuring and Servicing z/VM for Linux Guests (Instructor-led Online (ILO) - 5 days)
  • ZV200 - z/VM RACF and DirMaint Implementation (4.5 days)

The Linux course catalog includes:

  • ZL120 - Linux Basics - A zSeries® Perspective (2 days)
  • ZL100 - Linux Implementation for zSeries (3 days)
  • ZL150 - Advanced Solutions for Linux on zSeries (4 days)
  • ZL180 - Automated Deployment of Linux Images under z/VM (4.0 days)
  • ZL200 - Performance Tuning for Linux on z/VM (4.0 days)

Private offerings of these classes and customized education may also be requested from IBM.

For information on these courses or additional z/VM education, contact your local IBM IT Education Services (ITES) or call IBM Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

You may also visit the IBM Training Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/training/

Select "Browse for training by country," select a country, then select "Courses A - Z," then select the desired course from the alphabetical list.

IBM IT Training offers various savings programs on IBM education. For more information on the savings programs available in your country, visit the IBM Training Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/training/

Select "Browse for training by country," select a country, then select "IBM Education Pack."

Technical Conferences

IBM Training offers public and private z/VM classes and annual Technical Conferences in Europe (in the first half of the year) and in the United States (in the second half of the year).

The following System z technical conference featuring z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, and Linux on System z is planned for 2010:

  • IBM System z Technical University (formerly z Expo) featuring z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, and Linux on System z - October 4 - 8, 2010, in Boston, MA

IBM System z Technical University featuring z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, and Linux on System z is planned for Spring 2011 in Europe.

For more information about IBM Technical Conferences, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/conf/

Information on live virtual classes available for z/VM, Linux, and z/VSE can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/vm/education/lvc

Additional z/VM educational resources can be found on the z/VM Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/vm/education/


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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi


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Publications within the z/VM V6.1 library are available as Adobe® PDF files and IBM BookManager® files. z/VM V6.1 documentation is also available in the z/VM V6.1 Information Center.

Some publications are also available in printed format. Basic publications are automatically shipped in printed format, at no additional charge, when you order the z/VM V6.1 base product. The other publications are supplied only in PDF or BookManager format with z/VM V6.1.

All z/VM publications can also be obtained separately from IBM (printed publications require payment of a fee) using the specific publication numbers through the IBM Publications Center at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order/

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.

News of many publications may be subscribed with "My notifications" at

https://www.ibm.com/systems/support/myview/subscription/css.wss/

Note: This IBM Web site requires you to register for an ID and password.

Adobe PDF files

Publications that are available in PDF format are provided on the IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection on DVD except for the following:

  • z/VM: Guide for Automated Installation and Service
  • z/VM publications updated with this z/VM V6.1 enhancement

One copy of the DVD is supplied with z/VM V6.1, at no additional charge. Additional copies of the DVD are available (for a fee) from the Publications Center Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order/

Publications are also available from the IBM z/VM Internet Library at

http://www.ibm.com/vm/library/

You can view a PDF file using the Adobe Reader that is available free from the Adobe Web site at

http://www.adobe.com

You can also print the entire publication or just the section in which you are interested.

IBM BookManager files

Publications that are available in BookManager format are provided on the IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection on DVD except for the following:

  • z/VM publications updated with this z/VM V6.1 enhancement

One copy of the DVD is supplied with z/VM V6.1, at no additional charge. Additional copies of the DVD are available (for a fee) from the Publications Center Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order/

Publications are also available from the IBM z/VM Internet Library at

http://www.ibm.com/vm/library/

The BookManager files can be read by either BookManager READ for VM (a separately orderable product) or IBM Softcopy Reader (supplied on the DVD).
Note: The distribution of the IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection on CD-ROM as a no-charge deliverable was discontinued with z/VM V5.4 and is not available with z/VM V6. The IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection on CD-ROM is not available for a fee and cannot be ordered.

z/VM V6.1 Information Center

IBM also publishes the z/VM V6.1 documentation (information for the z/VM base and optional features) in an information center using the IBM Eclipse Help System framework.

The z/VM V6.1 Information Center is planned to be available:

  • On an IBM Web site at
    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/zvm/v6r1/index.jsp
    z/VM publications updated with this z/VM V6.1 enhancement are included in the z/VM V6.1 Information Center on the Web.
  • On a DVD, which allows you to install the z/VM Information Center on a workstation or intranet. The DVD is orderable (for a fee) using form number SK5T-7098 from the Publications Center Web site at
    http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order/
    z/VM publications updated with this z/VM V6.1 enhancement are not included on the z/VM V6.1 Information Center DVD.

Printed books

All z/VM V6.1 basic publications are available as printed books and are orderable from the Publications Center.

One copy of the basic z/VM V6.1 printed publications, and one copy of the z/VM V6.1 online publications on DVD, are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

z/VM V6.1 publications

Publications changed for this announcement of enhancements for z/VM V6.1 are listed below. The z/VM: General Information manual and z/VM: License Information document are planned to be available on July 22, 2010. All other changed publications are planned to be available from the z/VM Information Center, IBM Publications Center, and z/VM Internet Library on November 19, 2010.

 
Basic z/VM V6.1 - New Editions
 
Publications updated for this z/VM V6.1 enhancement:
 
                                         Order          Format
         Title                           number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/VM: License Information                GC24-6200   X          X
 
BKM = BookManager
 
Basic z/VM V6.1 - Unchanged Editions
 
Publications not updated for this z/VM V6.1 enhancement:
 
                                         Order          Format
         Title                           number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/VM: Guide for Automated                GC24-6197   X          X
       Installation and Service
 
BKM = BookManager
 

Note: An "X" in one of the columns indicates available formats.
 
z/VM V6.1 Base - New Editions
 
 
Publications updated for this z/VM V6.1 enhancement:
 
 
                                          Order       Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM
 
z/VM: CMS Commands and Utilities          SC24-6166   X    X
       Reference
z/VM: Connectivity                        SC24-6174   X    X
z/VM: CP Commands and Utilities           SC24-6175   X    X
       Reference
z/VM: CP Messages and Codes               GC24-6177   X    X
z/VM: CP Planning and Administration      SC24-6178   X    X
z/VM: CP Programming Services             SC24-6179   X    X
z/VM: General Information                 GC24-6193   X    X
z/VM: Glossary                            GC24-6195   X    X
z/VM: I/O Configuration                   SC24-6198   X    X
z/VM: Migration Guide                     GC24-6201   X    X
z/VM: Performance                         SC24-6208   X    X
z/VM: Program Management Binder for CMS   SC24-6211   X    X
z/VM: Running Guest Operating Systems     SC24-6228   X    X
z/VM: System Operation                    SC24-6233   X    X
z/VM: Systems Management                  SC24-6234   X    X
       Application Programming
z/VM: TCP/IP Diagnosis Guide              GC24-6235   X    X
z/VM: TCP/IP Messages and Codes           GC24-6237   X    X
z/VM: TCP/IP Planning and Customization   SC24-6238   X    X
z/VM: TCP/IP Programmer's Reference       SC24-6239   X    X
z/VM: TCP/IP User's Guide                 SC24-6240   X    X
 
BKM = BookManager
 

Note: An "X" in one of the columns indicates available formats.
 
z/VM V6.1 Base - Unchanged Editions
 
Publications not updated for this z/VM V6.1 enhancement:
 
                                          Order       Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM
 
z/VM: CMS and REXX/VM Messages            GC24-6161   X    X
       and Codes
z/VM: CMS Application Development Guide   SC24-6162   X    X
z/VM: CMS Application Development Guide   SC24-6163   X    X
       for Assembler
z/VM: CMS Application Multitasking        SC24-6164   X    X
z/VM: CMS Callable Services Reference     SC24-6165   X    X
z/VM: CMS File Pool Planning,             SC24-6167   X    X
       Administration, and Operation
z/VM: CMS Macros and Functions Reference  SC24-6168   X    X
z/VM: CMS Pipelines Reference             SC24-6169   X    X
z/VM: CMS Pipelines User's Guide          SC24-6170   X    X
z/VM: CMS Planning and Administration     SC24-6171   X    X
z/VM: CMS Primer                          SC24-6172   X    X
z/VM: CMS User's Guide                    SC24-6173   X    X
       Guide
z/VM: CP Exit Customization               SC24-6176   X    X
z/VM: CPI Communications User's Guide     SC24-6180   X    X
z/VM: Diagnosis Guide                     GC24-6187   X    X
z/VM: Dump Viewing Facility               GC24-6191   X    X
z/VM: Enterprise Systems Architecture/    SC24-6192   X    X
       Extended Configuration Principles
       of Operation
z/VM: Getting Started with Linux          SC24-6194   X    X
       on System z
z/VM: Group Control System                SC24-6196   X    X
z/VM: Language Environment® User's        SC24-6199   X    X
z/VM: OpenExtensions Advanced             SC24-6202   X    X
       Application Programming Tools
z/VM: OpenExtensions Callable Services    SC24-6203   X    X
       Reference
z/VM: OpenExtensions Commands Reference   SC24-6204   X    X
z/VM: OpenExtensions POSIX Conformance    GC24-6205   X    X
       Document
z/VM: OpenExtensions User's Guide         SC24-6206   X    X
z/VM: Other Components Messages           GC24-6207   X    X
       and Codes
z/VM: Reusable Server Kernel              SC24-6220   X    X
       Programmer's Guide and Reference
z/VM: REXX/VM Reference                   SC24-6221   X    X
z/VM: REXX/VM User's Guide                SC24-6222   X    X
z/VM: Saved Segments Planning
       and Administration                 SC24-6229   X    X
z/VM: Secure Configuration Guide          GC24-6230   X    X
z/VM: Service Guide                       GC24-6232   X    X
z/VM: TCP/IP LDAP Administration Guide    SC24-6236   X    X
z/VM: Virtual Machine Operation           SC24-6241   X    X
z/VM: VM Dump Tool                        GC24-6242   X    X
z/VM: VMSES/E Introduction and Reference  GC24-6243   X    X
z/VM: XEDIT Commands and Macros Reference SC24-6244   X    X
z/VM: XEDIT User's Guide                  SC24-6245   X    X
 
BKM = BookManager
 
Note: An "X" in one of the columns indicates available formats.
 
Optional RACF Security Server Feature - Unchanged Editions
 
Publications not updated for this z/VM V6.1 enhancement:

                                          Order       Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM
 
z/VM: RACF Security Server                SC24-6212   X    X
       Auditor's Guide
z/VM: RACF Security Server                SC24-6213   X    X
       Command Language Reference
z/VM: RACF Security Server                GC24-6214   X    X
       Diagnosis Guide
z/VM: RACF Security Server                SC24-6215   X    X
       General User's Guide
z/VM: RACF Security Server                SC24-6216   X    X
       Macros and Interfaces
z/VM: RACF Security Server                GC24-6217   X    X
       Messages and Codes
z/VM: RACF Security Server Security       SC24-6218   X    X
       Administrator's Guide
z/VM: RACF Security Server                SC24-6219   X    X
       System Programmer's Guide
z/VM: Security Server                     SC24-6231   X    X
       RACROUTE Macro Reference
 
BKM = BookManager
 
Note: An "X" in one of the columns indicates available formats.
 
Optional RSCS Feature - Unchanged Editions
 
Publications not updated for this z/VM V6.1 enhancement:
 
                                          Order       Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM
 
z/VM: RSCS Networking Diagnosis           GC24-6223   X    X
z/VM: RSCS Networking Exit Customization  SC24-6224   X    X
z/VM: RSCS Networking Messages and Codes  GC24-6225   X    X
z/VM: RSCS Networking Operation and Use   SC24-6226   X    X
z/VM: RSCS Networking Planning            SC24-6227   X    X
       and Configuration
 
BKM = BookManager
 
Note: An "X" in one of the columns indicates available formats.
 
Optional Directory Maintenance Facility Feature - New Editions
 
Publications updated for this z/VM V6.1 enhancement:
 
                                          Order       Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM
 
z/VM: Directory Maintenance Facility      SC24-6188   X    X
       Commands Reference
z/VM: Directory Maintenance Facility      SC24-6190   X    X
       Tailoring and Administration Guide
 
BKM = BookManager
 
Note: An "X" in one of the columns indicates available formats.
 
Optional Directory Maintenance Facility Feature - Unchanged
Editions
 
Publications not updated for this z/VM V6.1 enhancement:
 
                                          Order       Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM
 
z/VM: Directory Maintenance Facility      GC24-6189   X    X
       Messages
 
BKM = BookManager
 
Note: An "X" in one of the columns indicates available formats.
 
Optional Performance Toolkit for VM Feature - New Editions
 
Publications updated for this z/VM V6.1 enhancement:
 
                                          Order       Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM
 
z/VM: Performance Toolkit Guide           SC24-6209   X    X
z/VM: Performance Toolkit Reference       SC24-6210   X    X
 
BKM = BookManager
 
Note: An "X" in one of the columns indicates available formats.
 
Optional DFSMS/VM Feature - Unchanged Editions
 
Publications not updated for this z/VM V6.1 enhancement:
 
                                          Order       Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM
 
z/VM: DFSMS/VM Customization              SC24-6181   X    X
z/VM: DFSMS/VM Diagnosis Guide            GC24-6182   X    X
z/VM: DFSMS/VM Messages and Codes         GC24-6183   X    X
z/VM: DFSMS/VM Planning Guide             SC24-6184   X    X
z/VM: DFSMS/VM Removable Media            SC24-6185   X    X
       Services
z/VM: DFSMS/VM Storage Administration     SC24-6186   X    X
 
BKM = BookManager
 
Note: An "X" in one of the columns indicates available formats.
 
Other Publications - New Editions
 
Publications updated or new with this z/VM V6.1 enhancement:
 
                                          Order          Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/OS MVS™ Program Management:             SA22-7644   X    X
       Advanced Facilities
z/OS MVS Program Management:              SA22-7643   X    X
       User's Guide and Reference
zEnterprise, System z10, System z9,       SA22-7935   X    X
       and eServer™ zSeries
       Open Systems Adapter-Express
       Customer's Guide and Reference
CMS/TSO Pipelines: Author's Edition       SL26-0018   X     X
 
BKM = BookManager

Note: An "X" in one of the columns indicates available formats.

Note: The updates in these new editions may not contain any new z/VM
information.
 
Other Publications - Unchanged Editions
 
Publications not updated for this z/VM V6.1 enhancement:
 
                                          Order          Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
Device Support Facilities: User's         GC35-0033   X    X
      Guide and Reference
EREP: Reference Guide                     GC35-0152   X    X
EREP: User's Guide                        GC35-0151   X    X
z/OS and z/VM: Hardware Configuration     SC33-7986   X    X
      Definition Messages
z/OS and z/VM: Hardware Configuration     SC33-7989   X    X
      Manager User's Guide
Common Programming Interface              SC26-4399   X    X
      Communications Reference
Common Programming Interface Resource     SC31-6821   X    X
      Recovery Reference
System z Open Systems Adapter-Express     SA23-2247   X    X
      Integrated Console Controller
      3215 Support
Network Job Entry: Formats and Protocols  SA22-7539   X    X
System z9™ and eServer zSeries 890 and   SA22-7990   X    X
      990 Systems Adapter-Express
      Integrated Console Controller
      User's Guide
z/OS: IBM Tivoli® Directory Server        SA76-0148   X    X
      Plug-in Reference for z/OS
z/OS: Language Environment Concepts Guide SA22-7567   X    X
z/OS: Language Environment Debugging      GA22-7560   X    X
      Guide
z/OS: Language Environment Programming    SA22-7561   X    X
      Guide
z/OS: Language Environment Programming    SA22-7562   X    X
      Reference
z/OS: Language Environment Run-Time       SA22-7566   X    X
      Messages
z/OS: Language Environment Writing ILC    SA22-7563   X    X
      Applications
 
BKM = BookManager
 
Note: An "X" in one of the columns indicates available formats.

Redbooks and Redpapers

IBM Redbooks® and Redpapers are developed and published by the IBM International Technical Support Organization (ITSO). They are intended to develop and deliver skills, technical know-how, and materials to technical professionals of IBM, IBM Business Partners, and customers.

For the most current Redbooks or Redpapers, visit the IBM Redbooks Web site at

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

z/VM V6.1 requires a new Architecture Level Set (ALS) that is available on the:

  • IBM zEnterprise 196

    Refer to the 2817DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket for the minimum MCL level and any required updates.

  • IBM System z10 Enterprise Class

    Refer to the 2097DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket for the minimum MCL level and any required updates.

  • IBM System z10 Business Class

    Refer to the 2098DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket for the minimum MCL level and any required updates.

Specific processor facilities required by z/VM V6.1 can be found on the z/VM Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/vm/zvm610/architecture/

Refer to the appendix of the z/VM General Information manual for more information.

Software requirements

Prerequisite requirements

  • EREP VM (5654-260) V3.5.0.
    • PTF for APAR VM64807 provides support for the IBM zEnterprise 196.
    • The following PTFs have been applied to the z/VM V6.1 system DDRs.
      • PTF for APAR VM63624 provides the necessary function to support the DS6000™ and DS8000™.
      • PTF for APAR VM64367 provides the necessary support for the System z10.
  • Device Support Facilities - ICKDSF VM (5684-042) V1.17.0. Any fixes requested for ICKDSF should specify the PTF number of the VMSES/E formatted update. VMSES/E installable PTFs have the release number G14. 'G' indicates Release 17 of ICKDSF and '14' indicates VMSES/E format. The following PTFs have been applied to the z/VM V6.1 system DDRs:
    • PTF for APAR PQ84848 provides the necessary function for ICKDSF to support large FBA devices.
    • PTFs for APARs PQ96706 and PQ95319 provide the necessary function for ICKDSF to support the DS8000 and DS6000 storage devices, respectively.
    • PTF for APAR PM11220 provides the necessary support for direct attachment of XIV® SCSI DASD.

The prerequisite no-charge products, EREP and ICKDSF, are preinstalled on the base product system DDRs.

When ordering z/VM V6.1, you must already be licensed for EREP (5654-260) and ICKDSF (5684-042) or a separate order must be placed for each of these products to establish a license.

Refer to the Preinstalled products and features section for additional information on ordering EREP and ICKDSF.

Optional product/feature requirements

  • DFSMS/VM requirements
    • ISPF V3.2.0 (5684-043) or a subsequent release for DFSMS/VM use. ISPF is not required if you are using only the 3495 Tape Library Dataserver support of DFSMS™.
    • DirMaint Facility optional feature of z/VM V6.1 if the minidisk management function is needed.
    • RACF Security Server for z/VM optional feature of z/VM V6.1 or its equivalent if a security product is needed for authorization.
    • Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition for z/OS and z/VM V5.2 (5698-A11), Tivoli Storage Manager for z/OS and z/VM V5.2 (5698-A13), or Tivoli Storage Manager for VM (5697-TS9) and Language Environment component supplied with z/VM if Migration Level 2 (ML2) function of DFSMS/VM is used.
      Note: Program numbers 5698-A11 and 5698-A13 were withdrawn from marketing on January 21, 2005, and service support was discontinued on April 30, 2007.

      For current information regarding the discontinuance of service, refer to the z/VM Licensed Program (LP) Migration Matrix at

      http://www.ibm.com/vm/techinfo/lpmigr/

      Note: Program number 5697-TS9 was withdrawn from marketing on March 7, 2005, and service was discontinued on March 31, 2006.
    • TCP/IP for z/VM V6.1 to access the IBM 3495 Tape Library Dataserver for processors capable of 3490/3490E tape I/O, but incapable of 3495 Tape Library Data Server control.
    • RSCS FL610 feature for remote operations.
    • IBM Compiler for REXX/370 (5695-013) and IBM Library for REXX/370 (5695-014), if the compiled REXX installation-wide exit or a compiled ACS REXX exit is desired.
    • The PTF for APAR VM63746 to allow DFSMS/VM RMS on z/VM V6.1, and later to share tape drive devices using the multi-access tape feature of the CP ATTACH command. This allows, for example, z/VM 3590 install media to be inserted, and z/VM V6.1 to be installed from an Automated Tape Library (ATL).
      • The PTF for APAR VM64062 to support locating encryption-capable 3592 tape drives in an Enterprise Automated Tape Library. The DFSMS/VM support provides tape-encryption capabilities for a z/VSE guest running on z/VM.
  • Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) and Hardware Configuration Manager (HCM) requirements
    • The required support for the System z10 has been applied to HCD/HCM supplied with z/VM V6.1.
    • The PTF for APAR VM64672 for HCD and the PTF for APAR VM64747 for HCM provide support for the IBM zEnterprise 196.
  • IBM High Level Assembler (5696-234) requirements
    • High Level Assembler V1.5.0, or later, is required to:
      • Create a new DMSTRT for system languages (NLS)
      • Create image libraries for system printers (FCBs)
      • Create GCS application segments (CONTENTS macro)
      • Access major CMS application interfaces (CMSCALL)
      • Access most CP application interfaces (DIAGNOSE)
      • Use the AVS tuning control module (AGWTUN)
      • Use RAS tools (such as MDCHECK, FS2SFSER, AFTCHAIN, PRINTBLK, and PRINTFST)
      • Use the API for data compression
      • Use the CMS Pipelines Assemble macros interface
      • Assemble exit routines for DirMaint and RSCS
      • Customize Language Environment or compile Assembler routines used in mixed-language user applications
      • Assemble applications that exploit the IEEE Floating Point hardware facility
      • Add devices that cannot be sensed (updating HCPRIO ASSEMBLE)
      • Apply local modifications to modules written in Assembler
      • Assemble any CP modules
      • Assemble exit routines for CP
      • Reassemble CP replacement parts for the RACF Security Server optional feature
    • The PTF for APAR PK58463 is required for High Level Assembler V1.5 to support the new instructions provided with the System z10 server.
    • The High Level Assembler V1.6 contains the support for the System z10 instruction set and was made available on July 11, 2008. For additional information about the High Level Assembler V1.6, refer to Software Announcement ZP08-0286, dated June 24, 2008.
    • The PTF for APAR PK97799 is required for High Level Assembler V1.6 to support the new instructions provided with the zEnterprise server.
      Note: An equivalent product may be used in place of the High Level Assembler.
  • Language Environment
    • Requires High Level Assembler V1.5.0, or later to customize Language Environment options
  • Online displayable publications requirements
    • BookManager files can be read by either BookManager READ for VM (a separately orderable product) or IBM Softcopy Reader (supplied on DVD). APAR GC05366 for BookManager/VM READ is required for READ/VM V1.3 Public Library to run in a non-370 mode. BookManager products also have prerequisite product requirements. Specific details are available in the BookManager announcement documentation.
  • POSIX requirements
    • Developing POSIX applications requires C/C++ for z/VM V1.1 or XL C/C++ for z/VM V1.2 (5654-A22).
  • RSCS Networking FL610 requirements
    • To communicate with users in an SNA network requires ACF/VTAM for VM/ESA®, V4.2 (5654-010).
    • To communicate within an IP network requires TCP/IP for z/VM FL610.
    • Group Control Subsystem (GCS) must be configured and activated.
  • Shared-DASD Complex and CSE Cluster Program requirements

    In a shared-DASD complex, a single Directory Maintenance Facility (DirMaint) server with a single source directory can manage the object directory on up to 16 z/VM systems, if the DirMaint executable code disks and source directory disk are shared among all the systems. The following are required to support the shared-DASD complex:

    • DirMaint, Function Level 610 (FL610)

      Within the shared-DASD complex, all z/VM systems must be running the same DirMaint FL610 service level. Therefore, you must be licensed for the DirMaint FL610 feature on any z/VM V6.1 system in the complex.

    A CSE cluster consists of two, three, or four z/VM systems. The following are required to support the CSE function:

    • The same DirMaint requirements as for the shared-DASD complex described above.
    • For shared spool and cross-system messaging:
      • VM/Pass-Through Facility, V2.1.1, or later (5684-100)

OSA and Open Systems Adapter/Support Facility (OSA/SF) program requirements

OSA/SF 4.4.0 is provided with and supported on z/VM and can be accessed by a CMS user ID, a REXX EXEC, or a Java-based Graphical User Interface (GUI). The GUI needs access to the Java™ 1.4 runtime and help on the workstation.

Access at the OSA/SF GUI requires the following communications protocols:

  • For TCP/IP communication:
    • TCP/IP for z/VM on the host
    • TCP/IP on the workstation

To support an OSA in TCP/IP Passthru mode in a z/VM V6.1 environment, OSA/SF requires TCP/IP for z/VM V6.1. OSA/SF support is required in this mode only if access to one of the OSA's ports is being shared by more than one host program.

The following PTFs have been applied to the z/VM V6.1 system DDRs:

  • The PTF for APAR OA15170 provides the necessary function to display information for OSN features on the z10 and support for Layer 2.
  • The PTF for APAR OA23824 is required for OSA/SF to support the OSA-Express3 enhancements on the System z10.

For additional information about OSA/SF, refer to Hardware Announcement ZG03-0232, dated May 13, 2003.

TCP/IP for z/VM V6.1 program requirements

TCP/IP for z/VM V6.1 has the following additional program requirements:

  • If a primary or secondary domain name server (not a caching-only name server) or the network database server is to be run:
    • IBM DB2® Server for VSE & VM V7.1 (5697-F42), or later
  • If programs are developed in C:
    • IBM C for VM/ESA V3.1 (5654-033), C/C++ for z/VM V1.1, or XL C/C++ for z/VM V1.2 (5654-A22)
  • If programs are developed in Pascal:
    • IBM VS Pascal V1.2 (5668-767) Compiler and Library
  • PTFs for APARs PK75662, PK97437, PK97438, PM06244, VM64313, and VM64740 provide SSL server enhancements for z/VM V5.4 and z/VM V6.1.
  • PTFs for APARs PM06244, PM08418, VM64751, and PM10616 provide FIPS support for z/VM V6.1.

Linux program requirements

Linux on System z is not provided with z/VM V6. In order to operate Linux as a guest of z/VM, Linux must be obtained from a Linux distribution partner.

For specific function and for the most current information on Linux distributions, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/os/linux/dist.html

For current promotional pricing for Linux distributions, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/os/linux/about/about_gettingstarted.html

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Limitations
  • z/VM V6 will operate on IBM zEnterprise System and System z10 servers.
  • Linux and OpenSolaris are the only guest operating systems z/VM will support on IFL processors (other than z/VM V4, V5, or V6 themselves).
  • z/VM V6 does not provide support for V=R or V=F guests. Customers using basic mode to run V=R and V=F guests should consider this when migrating to z/VM V6. The increase in processor requirements to run a V=V guest that was previously run as V=R may be significant due to the loss of various hardware assists.
Performance considerations

System performance depends on the hardware resources allocated to z/VM V6.1 and on the level of activity within each Linux image.

z/VM performance information is available on the z/VM Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/vm/perf/tips/

For assistance in understanding the performance implications for a particular situation, contact your IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

User group requirements

This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies requirements from customer suggestions or one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include COMMON, COMMON Europe, Guide Share Europe (GSE), InterAction (Australia/New Zealand), Japan Guide Share (JGS), World Alliance of VSE, VM and Linux (WAVV), and SHARE Inc.

User group requirements satisfied with this announcement:

Requirement
number         Requirement description
 
MR0809051758   Restrict guest-to-guest communications
                   within a VSWITCH

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

z/VM V6.1 Subscription and Support (S&S)

To order z/VM V6.1, you must use the SDO, program number 5741-A08. The z/VM base system, any ordered optional z/VM features, and any ordered SDO licensed products will be delivered as part of the z/VM SDO.

If you desire the level of service provided under the IBM ICA license agreement with S/390® and z/VM licensed products, you are strongly encouraged to order the program number for z/VM S&S (5741-SNS). This program number provides enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) and access to updates, releases, and versions of the program for as long as support is in effect. z/VM S&S will be automatically added to your order. If you do not desire the S&S license for z/VM and/or the optional features of DirMaint, RSCS, RACF Security Server, or the Performance Toolkit for VM, you must take specific action to decline this support.

To host Linux guests of z/VM V6, you must also obtain a Linux on System z distribution. Information on those Linux distributor partners that have a marketing relationship with IBM can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/z/os/linux/dist.html

Licensed products packaged with z/VM V6.1

With the availability of z/VM V6, the following priced, optional products or features are automatically shipped and preinstalled on the z/VM V6 base product media:

  • DirMaint FL610 feature
  • RSCS FL610 feature
  • RACF Security Server FL610 feature
  • Performance Toolkit for VM FL610 feature

For more information on these products or features, refer to the Preinstalled products and features section.

These products or features must be enabled before using. If you choose to enable them, you must have a license for the product or the feature.

If you do not have a license for DirMaint, RSCS, RACF, or the Performance Toolkit for VM, you may establish one by placing an order for the optional features. You will receive the program directory for the optional feature which includes instructions for enabling its use.

For other IBM licensed products or products from Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), you should review the following support documents:

High Level Assembler (5696-234)

The High Level Assembler (5696-234) or an equivalent product is required for z/VM to:

  • Apply corrective service to the RACF Security Server for z/VM associated CP parts
  • Change exit routines or perform local modifications for any IBM VM product or vendor product

The High Level Assembler is available for use with Linux on System z on IFL processors as a Programming Request for Price Quote (PRPQ). A PRPQ must be submitted to purchase the High Level Assembler for Linux on System z (5799-TCQ) and for its annual Subscription & Support (5799-TCR).

Running 370-mode applications

To simplify the migration of older applications and facilitate the running of 370-mode-only CMS applications in XA-mode, ESA-mode, or XC-mode virtual machines, IBM provides the 370 Accommodation function. This function originally shipped with VM/ESA V1.2.1 (available July 1993). 370 Accommodation handles the vast majority of inconsistencies between 370-mode and XA-mode, ESA-mode, or XC-mode, eliminating the need to change these applications to exploit the new architectures.

z/VM V6 supports only XA-mode, ESA-mode, and XC-mode virtual machines. z/VM V6 does not support 370-mode virtual machines. 370-mode virtual machines are converted to XA mode during logon processing. The 370 Accommodation function is still supported for applications. If you find your applications cannot run under the current level of CMS, you should use the 370 Accommodation function or modify your applications, if possible. If problems persist, call IBM Service for assistance.

Packaging

z/VM V6.1

The z/VM V6.1 product package is distributed with the following:

  • International Program License Agreement (IPLA) (Z125-3301).
  • License Information Document (LID) (GC24-6200).
  • If ordering to install using 3590 or 3592 tape:
    • Basic machine-readable material on a 3590 or a 3592 tape cartridge for installation to a 3390 DASD.
    • Stacked RSU on a 3590 or 3592 tape cartridge containing required service.
  • If ordering to install using DVD:
    • Basic machine-readable material on one DVD for installation to a SCSI disk.
    • Basic machine-readable material on one DVD for installation to a 3390 DASD.
    • RSU DVD containing required service.

    Note: The DVD format is a binary image, not in z/VM DDR format.
  • If ordering to install from electronic delivery:
    • Binaries from DVD for installation to a SCSI disk, provided in a ZIP file.
    • Binaries from DVD for installation to a 3390 DASD, provided in a ZIP file.
    • RSU DVD containing required service, provided in a ZIP file.

    Note: Electronic delivery provided as binary images from DVD are provided as ZIP files.
  • One IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection on DVD.
  • Publications:
    • z/VM: Guide for Automated Installation and Service (GC24-6197).
  • Program directories for z/VM V6.1, z/VM V6.1 SDO, the preinstalled products, and the optional features if ordered.

Restricted source and PL/X source

The restricted source and the PL/X source are not orderable or shipped with z/VM V6. Both will be available as no-charge downloads from IBM Resource Link™ at

http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink

If you are not registered with Resource Link, you will be required to register for a user ID and password. You must also be licensed for z/VM V6.1 and entitlement will be verified when you request the source code. After approval, you will receive instructions describing how to download the code.

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features inherent in the virtual machine and the System/370™, ESA/370, and ESA/390 architectures, and z/Architecture. The security and auditability of z/VM V6 are the same as for ESA/390 and z/Architecture. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings, for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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Charge metric

Pricing metric description

The products and features in this announcement have one pricing metric: Value Units based on the number of processors. Value Unit pricing with a decreasing one-time charge (OTC) price per engine, subject to the tiers as documented in Value Unit Exhibit VUE021, is available for the z/VM V6 optional features of DirMaint, RSCS, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM, and for S&S entitlements at initial order of z/VM V6 or its features. Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

Engine-based Value Unit pricing of z/VM V6 is different than MSU-based Value Unit pricing, which is available for other IBM software products.

                                    Program   Pricing metric
Program name                        number    description
 
z/VM V6                             5741-A07  Value Units
RSCS Feature                        5741-A07  Value Units
RACF Security Server Feature        5741-A07  Value Units
DirMaint Feature                    5741-A07  Value Units
Performance Toolkit for VM Feature  5741-A07  Value Units

Value Unit pricing for the z/VM V6 S&S and its optional, priced features provides a lower price per processor as more Value Units are licensed with z/VM V6 and the optional, priced features. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors running z/VM V6 and the optional, priced features across your enterprise to achieve a more economical price. There may also be a price benefit when you increase your capacity. Additional capacity is not priced starting at the base with a flat price per unit. Instead, additional capacity is priced starting at the capacity for which z/VM V6 has already been licensed, which may result in a lower unit price for the z/VM V6.1 S&S and the optional, priced features.

Engine-based Value Unit pricing is designed to provide a lower entry price and a decreasing price as hardware capacities and workloads grow, which may help improve price/performance. Engine-based Value Unit pricing is different than MSU-based Value Unit pricing, which is available for other IBM software products. Value Unit pricing may help you:

  • Add capacity and workload with an incremental and improved price
  • Manage software costs better
  • Aggregate licenses acquired across machines that are part of your enterprise

If you purchased an S&S contract for the z/VM V4 or z/VM V5 optional features of DirMaint, RACF Security Server, RACF for z/VM, RSCS, and the Performance Toolkit for VM, you are entitled to a no-charge upgrade to those same optional features on z/VM V6.1.

Translation from Processor to Value Units

The total number of engine-based Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If the customer has installed six processors and will be operating z/VM V6 on all six processors, the applicable Value Units would be:

 
  (3 * 10) + (3 * 9) = 57 Value Units
 

The following z/VM V6 products and optional features and their associated Subscription and Support (S&S) are affected by "engine-based Value Units" pricing:

 
IPLA      S&S
program   program   Program
number    number    description
 
5741-A07  5741-SNS  z/VM V6
5741-A07  5741-SNS  RSCS Feature
5741-A07  5741-SNS  RACF Security Server Feature
5741-A07  5741-SNS  DirMaint Feature
5741-A07  5741-SNS  Performance Toolkit for VM Feature
 

The products in this announcement are available with IBM Software On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD). If you are running On/Off CoD on your IBM servers, you can now also pay for z/VM V6 on a processor per-day basis during your peak periods. For additional information about On/Off CoD, refer to Software Announcement ZA03-0227, dated August 12, 2003.

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which z/VM V6 can be licensed. PVU entitlements are based on processor technology (defined within the PVU table* by processor vendor, brand, type and model number). IBM continues to define a processor, for purposes of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. Each software product has a unique price per PVU. To determine the total cost of deploying an individual software product in a specific hardware environment, you must take the following steps:

  1. For each processor core in the hardware environment on which the software product is to be licensed, determine the PVU requirement based on its processor technology per the PVU table*.
  2. The PVU requirements for all processor cores in the hardware environment.
  3. Multiply the software product's price per PVU by the total number of PVUs required as determined in step 2 above.

PVU entitlements are specific to a software product and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with PVU entitlements of another software product.

Unless you have deployed eligible sub-capacity products according to the sub-capacity* terms, you must obtain PVU Proof of Entitlements (PoEs) for the maximum number of activated** physical processor cores in the hardware environment made available to, or managed by, the software product. This is also referred to as full capacity licensing.

* For information regarding PVU and sub-capacity licensing, including the latest PVU table, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

** Activated processor cores are physical processor cores that are available for use in a server. They include processor cores:

  • That are activated (available for use) when the server is shipped by the manufacturer
  • That are activated subsequently through activation codes purchased from the server manufacturer by the customer
  • Whose capacity can be limited by the customer through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, and BIOS settings.

The programs in this announcement have Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program
number      Program name      Value Unit exhibit
 
5741-A07   z/VM V6            VUE021

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the "required license capacity." Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit exhibit
  • The applicable terms

Value Unit exhibit VUE021

Engine-based Value Units for a specified number of engines are determined by the following table:

 
           Engines   Engines   Value Units
Level      minimum   maximum   per engine
 
Base        1         3        10
Tier A      4         6         9
Tier B      7         9         8
Tier C     10        12         7
Tier D     13        16         6
Tier E     17        20         5
Tier F     21        25         4
Tier G     26         +         3

Order z/VM SDO through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order System z software upgrades, including z/VM. Using ShopzSeries, customers can quickly generate orders for z/VM SDOs. Additionally, ShopzSeries will ensure your order is technically correct (that is, ensures any corequisite or prerequisite or incompatibility conditions are resolved to ensure timely order placement and processing). ShopzSeries is available in the United States and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/ShopzSeries

The z/VM V6.1 base operating system and SDO licensed products are eligible for Internet delivery using the ShopzSeries Web site and are planned to be available after the general availability of z/VM V6.1.

Basic license

Licensing for z/VM V6.1

The following z/VM V6 base and optional features and their associated Subscription and Support (S&S) are affected by "Value Units" pricing based on the number of processors with z/VM V6:

 
IPLA       SDO      S&S
program   program   program   Program
number    number    number    description
 
5741-A07  5741-A08  5741-SNS  z/VM V6
5741-A07  5741-A08  5741-SNS  RSCS Feature
5741-A07  5741-A08  5741-SNS  RACF Security Server Feature
5741-A07  5741-A08  5741-SNS  DirMaint Feature
5741-A07  5741-A08  5741-SNS  Performance Toolkit for VM Feature 

The program number 5741-A07, is used for licensing z/VM V6. You must specify the number of engine-based Value Units for the number of processors required as calculated by the Workload Pricer tool, WL Pricer.

When ordering z/VM V6.1 to operate on standard processors (CPs) for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of standard processors (CPs) on your server.

For a single server in an enterprise, the number of Value Units ordered for any optional feature to operate on standard processors must be equal to the number of Value Units ordered for the base z/VM V6 product operating on standard processors.

When ordering z/VM V6.1 to operate on IFL processors for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of IFL processors on your server.

For a single server in an enterprise, the number of Value Units ordered for any optional feature to operate on IFL processors must be equal to the number of Value Units ordered for the base z/VM V6 product operating on IFL processors.

The quantity ordered cannot exceed the maximum number of processors per server. The number of processors for a single server to be used to calculate Value Units should not be more than:

 
    Quantity
 
IFL        Standard   Maximum
processors processors processors Processor for each server
 
    64         64         64     System z10 EC (2097)
    10          5         10     System z10 BC (2098)

The optional features DirMaint, RSCS, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM are preinstalled on the base system media. Ordering these features establishes a license for entitlement purposes and you will also receive a program directory for the optional features ordered. If you intend to use DirMaint, RSCS, RACF, or the Performance Toolkit for VM, now or at a later date, you must establish a license for billing and shipment of publications.

The Performance Toolkit for VM feature is considered a program update for the RTM and PRF features as defined in the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support, Z125-6011. Therefore, any existing z/VM V4 customers, with licenses for the RTM or PRF features, who have also purchased S&S for either the RTM or PRF feature, are entitled to receive a no-charge upgrade for the Performance Toolkit for VM feature when ordering z/VM V6.

z/VM V6.1 (5741-A07) Basic License

 
Entitlement
Identifier  Description         License option/Pricing metric
 
 S015HSV    z/VM V6             Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit
 S015HST    DirMaint Feature    Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit
 S015HSX    RSCS Feature        Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit
 S015HSZ    RACF Feature        Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit
 S015HSW    Performance Toolkit Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit
             for VM Feature 

z/VM V6.1 Base SDO (5741-A08) - S015HT5

 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution medium
 
S015T8N                US English       3590 Tape
S015T8P                US English       3592 Tape 

z/VM V6.1 Base SDO (5741-A08) - S015HTF

 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution medium
 
S015T8S                US English       DVD 

Optional features of z/VM V6.1 SDO (5741-A08)

DirMaint feature (5741-A08) - S015HT7

 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution medium
 
S015T86                US English       3590 Tape
S015T87                US English       3592 Tape
S015T88                US English       DVD 

RSCS feature (5741-A08) - S015HTD

 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution medium
 
S015T8J                US English       3590 Tape
S015T8K                US English       3592 Tape
S015T8L                US English       DVD 

RACF Security Server feature (5741-A08) - S015HTC

 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution medium
 
S015T8F                US English       3590 Tape
S015T8G                US English       3592 Tape
S015T8H                US English       DVD 

Performance Toolkit for VM feature (5741-A08) - S015HTB

 
Orderable Supply ID    Language         Distribution medium
 
S015T8B                US English       3590 Tape
S015T8C                US English       3592 Tape
S015T8D                US English       DVD 

z/VM Subscription and Support (5741-SNS)

 
Entitlement
Identifier  Description         License option/Pricing metric
 
 S0111PX    z/VM                Basic MSC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                                No charge, decline SW S&S
                                No-charge, SW S&S Registration
 S0111R1    DirMaint Feature    Basic MSC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                                No charge, decline SW S&S
                                No-charge, SW S&S Registration
 S013T6B    RSCS Feature        Basic MSC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                                No charge, decline SW S&S
                                No-charge, SW S&S Registration
 S0111R0    RACF Feature        Basic MSC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                                No charge, decline SW S&S
                                No-charge, SW S&S Registration
 S0111PZ    Performance Toolkit
             for VM Feature     Basic MSC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                                No charge, decline SW S&S
                                No-charge, SW S&S Registration 

The features are for stand-alone products and not for ordering.

 
z/VM Base S&S (5741-SNS) - S0111HH
 
Orderable
Supply ID  Language   Description
 
S0111HJ    US English z/VM 3390 Sys DDR
                       (Support for 5741-A07) 
 
z/VM Base S&S (5741-SNS) - S0111HK
 
Orderable
Supply ID  Language   Description
 
S0111HL    US English z/VM DVD Sys Image
                       (Support for 5741-A07) 
 
z/VM Base S&S (5741-SNS) - S0111H7
 
Orderable
Supply ID  Language   Description
 
S0111H8    US English DirMaint Feature (Support for 5741-A07) 
 
z/VM Base S&S (5741-SNS) - S013T6C
 
Orderable
Supply ID  Language   Description
 
S013T6D    US English RSCS Feature (Support for 5741-A07) 
 
z/VM Base S&S (5741-SNS) - S0111HC
 
Orderable
Supply ID  Language   Description
 
S0111HD    US English RACF Security Server
                       Feature (Support for 5741-A07)
 
z/VM Base S&S (5741-SNS) - S0111HF
 
Orderable
Supply ID  Language   Description
 
S0111HG    US English Performance Toolkit
                       for VM feature (Support for 5741-A07)
 
z/VM V6.1 Base S&S (5741-SNS) - S0111H9

Orderable
Supply ID   Language  Description
 
S0111HB  US English  z/VM V6.1 DFSMS/VM
                      feature (Support for 5741-A07)

Ordering z/VM V6.1 using the SDO

Orders for z/VM V6.1 and the optional features must use the z/VM V6.1 SDO packaged offering, program number 5741-A08. The z/VM base system, any ordered optional z/VM features, and any ordered SDO licensed products will be delivered as part of the z/VM SDO.

You must specify the desired distribution medium.

With the ordering of z/VM V6.1, you will receive a system DDR tape or DVD containing the program code for z/VM V6.1, an IPLA for 5741-A07, a LID, program directories, and one copy of each publication available for z/VM V6.1 as listed in the Packaging section of this announcement.

Examples

  • Example 1 - You currently do not have z/VM V6 licensed on any processors on any System z10 server within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value Units for licensing (5741-A07) are 0.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V6 and designating two IFL processors on a single System z10 server within your enterprise as running z/VM V6, you will specify the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A07, capacity to be specified in engine-based Value Units would be (2 * 10) or 20 resulting in a total of 20 Value Units.

  • Example 2 - You currently are not running z/VM V6 on standard processors (CPs) but you are running z/VM V6 on one IFL processor (probably running Linux on System z) on a single System z10 server within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value Units for licensing (5741-A07) are 10.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V6 and designating two additional IFL processors on a single System z10 server within your enterprise as running z/VM V6, you will specify the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A07, additional capacity to be specified in engine-based Value Units would be (2 * 10) or 20 resulting in a total of 30 Value Units.

  • Example 3 - You currently are running z/VM V6 on two standard processors (CPs) on a single System z10 server within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value Units for 5741-A07 are 20.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V6 and designating two additional standard processors (CPs) on a single System z10 server within your enterprise as running z/VM V6, you will specify the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A07, additional capacity to be specified in engine-based Value Units would be (1 * 10) + (1 * 9) or 19 resulting in a total of 39 Value Units.

  • Example 4 - You currently are running z/VM V6 on two standard processors and on one IFL processor (probably running Linux on System z) on a single System z10 server within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value Units for 5741-A07 are 30.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V6 for four additional processors and designating one as a standard processor and the remaining three as IFL processors on a single System z10 server within your enterprise as running z/VM V6, you will specify the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A07, additional capacity to be specified in engine-based Value Units would be (3 * 9) + (1 * 8) or 35 resulting in a total of 65 Value Units.

  • Example 5 - You currently do not have z/VM V6 licensed on any processors on any System z10 server within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value Units are 0.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V6 and designating two standard processors on one System z10 server and on an additional System z10 server within your enterprise, you will license z/VM V6 on one standard processor and on two IFL processors, you will specify the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A07, additional capacity to be specified in engine-based Value Units would be (3 * 10) + (2 * 9) or 48 resulting in a total of 48 Value Units because of aggregating the licenses within the enterprise.

Support for z/VM V6.1

Program Name: z/VM Subscription & Support

Program Number: 5741-SNS

Support for z/VM V6 is provided and licensed under the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011).

This 5741-SNS order establishes entitlement records as well as support for z/VM V6.1 or the optional features. If an 5741-SNS order is declined, you will only be entitled to support under the basic warranty for z/VM V6.1 (5741-A07).

z/VM has adopted the support lifecycle extensions as announced in Software Announcement ZA03-0200, dated August 12, 2003, which provide for 3 years of technical support after general availability.

Central service for z/VM V6.1 (5741-A07) is planned to be available by IBM until April 30, 2013.

IBM announced its intention to discontinue service support for z/VM V5.4 (5741-A05) to be effective September 30, 2011, in Software Announcement ZP08-0349, dated August 05, 2008.

The new date planned for discontinuing service support for z/VM V5.4 has been extended to September 30, 2013.

Central service for z/VM V5.3 (5741-A05) is planned to be available by IBM until September 30, 2010.

The z/VM S&S provides:

  • Corrections that fix substantial deviations of unmodified products from the then-current code, publications, and informal documentation (that is, release notes and memos).
  • Software product updates that are improvements, extensions, and other changes IBM, at its discretion, deem to be reasonable.
  • Recommended Service Updates (RSUs), new versions, and new releases at no additional charge.
  • Technical support:
    • A reasonable amount of remote assistance via telephone, mail, facsimile (fax), or e-mail to address suspected IBM program defects, where available, during normal IBM business hours from Monday through Friday, except local holidays. Exceptions from normal IBM business hours are Severity 1 (high-impact) problems. Support for high-impact suspected IBM defects is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Temporary fixes for problems (where known), where they exist.

On-site (local) support, although available, is provided as part of the IBM portfolio of fee-based services.

z/VM S&S annual support charges, based on the number of Value Units specified will be automatically added to your order. If you do not desire the S&S license for z/VM and/or the optional features of DirMaint, RSCS, RACF, or the Performance Toolkit for VM, you must take specific action to decline this support.

A no-charge S&S registration record will be established on each designated machine where z/VM V6 and the priced, optional features of DirMaint, RSCS, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM are running. These no-charge S&S registration records will be linked to the billable S&S and all billable S&S within the scope of the engine-based Value Units aggregation will be linked together.

Within the scope of an enterprise aggregation, the number of Value Units ordered for the S&S license(s) must equal the number of Value Units ordered for the OTC license(s).

The quantity ordered cannot exceed the maximum number of processors per server. The number of processors for a single server to be used to calculate Value Units should not be more than:

 
    Quantity
 
  IFL        Standard   Maximum
processors  processors processors for each server
 
    64          64       64    System z10 EC (2097)
    10           5       10    System z10 BC (2098)

National Language translation

When you order z/VM V6.1, the National Language translation files for message repositories, help files, and other panels or files are included with the system.

The following components or features are supported by z/VM V6.1 in the following languages:

  • Japanese Kanji - CP, CMS (including CMS Utilities), REXX, PIPES

The DirMaint feature provides National Language translation for DirMaint messages in Kanji and is automatically included with this feature.

To receive the translated help files for DFSMS/VM in Kanji, you must order the no-charge optional DFSMS/VM feature using the z/VM V6 System Delivery Option (SDO).

z/VM V6.1 SDO optional licensed products

Program Name: z/VM V6.1 SDO

Program Number: 5741-A08

The following table provides the orderable supply features for the optional licensed products with z/VM V6.1.

Orderable supply feature numbers for 5741-A08

 
Orderable
supply     Language    Medium     Description
 
S015T8N    US English  3590 Tape  5741-A07 3590 3390 Sys DDR
S015T8P    US English  3592 Tape  5741-A07 3592 3390 Sys DDR
S015T8S    US English  DVD        5741-A07 DVD System Image
S015T86    US English  3590 Tape  5741-A07 3590 DirMaint
S015T87    US English  3592 Tape  5741-A07 3592 DirMaint
S015T88    US English  DVD        5741-A07 DVD DirMaint
S015T8J    US English  3590 Tape  5741-A07 3590 RSCS
S015T8K    US English  3592 Tape  5741-A07 3592 RSCS
S015T8L    US English  DVD        5741-A07 DVD RSCS
S015T8F    US English  3590 Tape  5741-A07 3590 RACF Sec Server
S015T8G    US English  3592 Tape  5741-A07 3592 RACF Sec Server
S015T8H    US English  DVD        5741-A07 DVD RACF Sec Server
S015T8B    US English  3590 Tape  5741-A07 3590 Performance
                                            Toolkit for VM
S015T8C    US English  3592 Tape  5741-A07 3592 Performance
                                            Toolkit for VM
S015T8D    US English  DVD        5741-A07 DVD Performance
                                            Toolkit for VM
S015T89    US English  DVD        5741-A07 z/VM Collection Kit DVD
S015T72    US English  3590 Tape  5741-A07 3590 DFSMS/VM Feature
S015T73    US English  3592 Tape  5741-A07 3592 DFSMS/VM Feature
S015T8T    US English  3590 Tape  5648-063 3590 ACF/NCP
S015T8V    US English  3592 Tape  5648-063 3592 ACF/NCP
S015T8Z    US English  3590 Tape  5654-009 3590 ACF/SSP
S015T90    US English  3592 Tape  5654-009 3592 ACF/SSP
S015TCV    US English  3590 Tape  5654-010 3590 ACF/VTAM SUITE
S015TCW    US English  3592 Tape  5654-010 3592 ACF/VTAM SUITE
S015T97    US English  3590 Tape  5686-065 3590 VTAM® APPL SUITE
S015T98    US English  3592 Tape  5686-065 3592 VTAM APPL SUITE
S015TBN    US English  3590 Tape  5654-010 3590 ACF/VTAM - VM
S015TBP    US English  3592 Tape  5654-010 3592 ACF/VTAM - VM
S015TB3    US English  3590 Tape  5648-B33 3590 AFP™ Font Coll
S015TB2    US English  3592 Tape  5648-B33 3592 AFP Font Coll
S015TS9    US English  3590 Tape  5688-228 3590 APL2
S015TST    US English  3592 Tape  5688-228 3592 APL2
S015T9V    US English  3590 Tape  5697-J05 3590 Archive Manager
S015T9W    US English  3592 Tape  5697-J05 3592 Archive Manager
S015T9X    US English  3590 Tape  5697-J06 3590 Backup/Restore
S015T9Z    US English  3592 Tape  5697-J06 3592 Backup/Restore
S015TB0    US English  3590 Tape  5684-062 3590 BookMgr Read
S015TB1    US English  3592 Tape  5684-062 3592 BookMgr Read
S015TCM    US English  3590 Tape  5688-188 3590 C/370™ Unique Lib
S015TCN    US English  3592 Tape  5688-188 3592 C/370 Unique Lib
S015TCS    US English  3590 Tape  5688-188 3590 C/370 Library
S015TCT    US English  3592 Tape  5688-188 3592 C/370 Library
S015TCF    US English  3590 Tape  5648-A25 3590 COBOL
S015TCG    US English  3592 Tape  5648-A25 3592 COBOL
S015TB6    US English  3590 Tape  5697-F42 3590 DB2 Client for VM
S015TB7    US English  3592 Tape  5697-F42 3592 DB2 Client for VM
S015TCH    US English  3590 Tape  5697-F42 3590 DB2 ControlCtr
S015TCJ    US English  3592 Tape  5697-F42 3592 DB2 ControlCtr
S015TCX    US English  3590 Tape  5697-F42 3590 DB2 Data Res
S015TCZ    US English  3592 Tape  5697-F42 3592 DB2 Data Res
S015TBW    US English  3590 Tape  5697-F42 3590 DB2 RXSQL VM
S015TBX    US English  3592 Tape  5697-F42 3592 DB2 RXSQL VM
S015TD0    US English  3590 Tape  5697-F42 3590 DB2 Svr for VM
S015TD1    US English  3592 Tape  5697-F42 3592 DB2 Svr for VM
S015TD6    US English  3590 Tape  5748-XX9 3590 DCF
S015TD7    US English  3592 Tape  5748-XX9 3592 DCF
S015TD2    US English  3590 Tape  5748-XX9 3590 DCF/ODF
S015TD3    US English  3592 Tape  5748-XX9 3592 DCF/ODF
S015TD4    US English  3590 Tape  5748-XX9 3590 DCF/SMFF
S015TD5    US English  3592 Tape  5748-XX9 3592 DCF/SMFF
S015TD8    US English  3590 Tape  5654-A23 3590 Debug Tool
S015TD9    US English  3592 Tape  5654-A23 3592 Debug Tool
S015TBD    US English  3590 Tape  5648-DR1 3590 Dir 5.20 Base
S015TBF    US English  3592 Tape  5648-DR1 3592 Dir 5.20 Base
S015TF3    US English  3590 Tape  5648-DR1 3590 Dir 5.20 z/VM Ctr
S015TF4    US English  3592 Tape  5648-DR1 3592 Dir 5.20 z/VM Ctr
S015TF9    US English  3590 Tape  5648-DR1 3590 Dir 5.20 SDPE
S015TFB    US English  3592 Tape  5648-DR1 3592 Dir 5.20 SDPE
S015TG2    US English  DVD        5648-DRZ DVD Sys Director V6.1
S015TDD    US English  3590 Tape  5648-099 3590 DITTO-VSE&OPTVM
S015TDF    US English  3592 Tape  5648-099 3592 DITTO-VSE&OPTVM
S015TDB    US English  3590 Tape  5654-029 3590 DITTO/ESA - VM
S015TDC    US English  3592 Tape  5654-029 3592 DITTO/ESA - VM
S015TB8    US English  3590 Tape  5648-099 3590 DITTO/ESA - VSE
S015TB9    US English  3592 Tape  5648-099 3592 DITTO/ESA - VSE
S015TDG    US English  3590 Tape  5684-113 3590 DMS/CMS
S015TDH    US English  3592 Tape  5684-113 3592 DMS/CMS
S015TDJ    US English  3590 Tape  5654-260 3590 EREP
S015TDK    US English  3592 Tape  5654-260 3592 EREP
S015TDL    US English  3590 Tape  5668-801 3590 GDDM/IMD
S015TDM    US English  3592 Tape  5668-801 3592 GDDM/IMD
S015TDN    US English  3590 Tape  5668-723 3590 GDDM/IVU
S015TDP    US English  3592 Tape  5668-723 3592 GDDM/IVU
S015TDT    US English  3590 Tape  5668-812 3590 GDDM/PGF
S015TDV    US English  3592 Tape  5668-812 3592 GDDM/PGF
S015TDW    US English  3590 Tape  5684-168 3590 GDDM/VM
S015TDX    US English  3592 Tape  5684-168 3592 GDDM/VM
S015TDZ    US English  3590 Tape  5696-234 3590 HLASM V1.6
S015TF0    US English  3592 Tape  5696-234 3592 HLASM V1.6
S015TF1    US English  3590 Tape  5696-234 3590 HLASM V1.6 Toolkit
S015TF2    US English  3592 Tape  5696-234 3592 HLASM V1.6 Toolkit
S015TB4    US English  3590 Tape  5654-033 3590 IBM C - VM/ESA
S015TB5    US English  3592 Tape  5654-033 3592 IBM C - VM/ESA
S015TFL    US English  3590 Tape  5684-042 3590 ICKDSF SES/E
S015TFM    US English  3592 Tape  5684-042 3592 ICKDSF SES/E
S015TFN    US English  3590 Tape  5684-043 3590 ISPF V3 ENU
S015TFP    US English  3592 Tape  5684-043 3592 ISPF V3 ENU
S015TFW    US English  3590 Tape  5684-123 3590 ISPF/PDF V3
S015TFX    US English  3592 Tape  5684-123 3592 ISPF/PDF V3
S015TBR    US English  3590 Tape  5688-035 3590 NPSI X.25
S015TBS    US English  3592 Tape  5688-035 3592 NPSI X.25
S015TFJ    US English  3590 Tape  5698-A36 3592 OMEGAMON® XE
S015TFK    US English  3592 Tape  5698-A36 3592 OMEGAMON XE
S015TG0    US English  3590 Tape  5697-J10 3590 Operations Manager
S015TG1    US English  3592 Tape  5697-J10 3592 Operations Manager
S015TBG    US English  3590 Tape  5684-100 3590 Pass-Through
S015TBH    US English  3592 Tape  5684-100 3592 Pass-Through
S015TC3    US English  3590 Tape  5688-235 3590 PL/I
S015TC4    US English  3592 Tape  5688-235 3592 PL/I
S015TFT    US English  3590 Tape  5688-190 3590 PPFA/370
S015TFV    US English  3592 Tape  5688-190 3592 PPFA/370
S015TFC    US English  3590 Tape  5684-141 3590 PSF/VM
S015TFD    US English  3592 Tape  5684-141 3592 PSF/VM
S015TBJ    US English  3590 Tape  5697-F42 3590 QMF™ for VM
S015TBK    US English  3592 Tape  5697-F42 3592 QMF for VM
S015TBZ    US English  3590 Tape  5695-013 3590 REXX/370 Complr
S015TC0    US English  3592 Tape  5695-013 3592 REXX/370 Complr
S015TC1    US English  3590 Tape  5695-014 3590 REXX/370 Lib
S015TC2    US English  3592 Tape  5695-014 3592 REXX/370 Lib
S015TC5    US English  3590 Tape  5697-J08 3590 Tape Manager
S015TC6    US English  3592 Tape  5697-J08 3592 Tape Manager
S015TC7    US English  3590 Tape  5684-137 3590 VM Batch Facilit
S015TC8    US English  3592 Tape  5684-137 3592 VM Batch Facilit
S015TC9    US English  3590 Tape  5668-806 3590 VS FORTRAN
S015TCB    US English  3592 Tape  5668-806 3592 VS FORTRAN
S015TCC    US English  3590 Tape  5668-767 3590 VS PASCAL
S015TCD    US English  3592 Tape  5668-767 3592 VS PASCAL
S015TBL    US English  3590 Tape  5668-717 3590 VS Pascal Lib
S015TBM    US English  3592 Tape  5668-717 3592 VS Pascal Lib
S015T95    US English  3590 Tape  5686-065 3590 VSE/VTAM VM OPTIONS
S015T96    US English  3592 Tape  5686-065 3592 VSE/VTAM VM OPTIONS
S015T9P    US English  3590 Tape  5686-065 3590 VSE/VTAM VSE FUNCT
S015T9R    US English  3592 Tape  5686-065 3592 VSE/VTAM VSE FUNCT
S015TBB    US English  3590 Tape  5654-A22 3590 XL C/C++ for z/VM
S015TBC    US English  3592 Tape  5654-A22 3592 XL C/C++ for z/VM
S015TBT    US English  3590 Tape  5655-T13 3590 zSecure Mgr for RACF
S015TBV    US English  3592 Tape  5655-T13 3592 zSecure Mgr for RACF

Preinstalled products and features

  • EREP and ICKDSF

    The prerequisite no-charge products EREP (5654-260) and ICKDSF (5684-042) are preinstalled on the base product system DDRs. If you intend to use EREP or ICKDSF now or at a later date, you must establish a license for billing and shipment of publications by placing an order for each of these products. Because the product code is already preinstalled, your order should indicate that shipment of media should be suppressed for these products. This can be accomplished by including the Delivery Option feature number 3471 (Ship Documentation Only), which designates the shipment of publications only.

  • Language Environment

    Language Environment is integrated into the base of z/VM V6.1.

  • HCD and HCM

    HCD and HCM provides a comprehensive I/O configuration management environment, similar to that available with the z/OS operating system. HCD and HCM is delivered preinstalled into the base of z/VM V6.1, enabled for use, and is available at no additional charge.

  • OpenExtensions Shell and Utilities

    OpenExtensions Shell and Utilities is included in z/VM V6.1 with no licensing or billing requirements.

  • CMS Utilities

    CMS Utilities is included in z/VM V6.1 at no additional charge.

  • Open Systems Adapter Support Facility (OSA/SF)

    OSA/SF (V4.4.0) is a host-based tool supporting OSA-2 and OSA-Express features and is included in z/VM V6.1, with no licensing or billing requirements.

  • TCP/IP for z/VM and NFS

    The TCP/IP base and the Network File System (NFS) feature of TCP/IP are delivered preinstalled, enabled for use, and are available at no additional charge.

  • DirMaint, RSCS, RACF Security Server, and the Performance Toolkit for VM priced optional features for z/VM V6.1

    DirMaint, RSCS, RACF Security Server, and the Performance Toolkit for VM are preinstalled in a disabled state. Pricing is based on engine-based Value Units, and can be licensed on IFL and standard processor processors. If you intend to use any one of these features, now or at a later date, you must establish a license for billing and shipment of publications. Enablement instructions are provided in the program directory for each feature to enable the feature for use on your system. A license is established by placing an order for the feature.

On/Off CoD

z/VM V6.1 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on processor-per-day use.

z/VM V6.1 (5741-A07) Temporary Use Charge

 
Entitlement
Identifier  Description         License option/Pricing metric
 
 S015HSV    z/VM V6             On/Off CoD, Per Processor-day TUC
 S015HST    DirMaint Feature    On/Off CoD, Per Processor-day TUC
 S015HSX    RSCS Feature        On/Off CoD, Per Processor-day TUC
 S015HSZ    RACF Feature        On/Off CoD, Per Processor-day TUC
 S015HSW    Performance Toolkit On/Off CoD, Per Processor-day TUC
             for VM Feature 


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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information form number

GC24-6200

On or near the planned availability date, the License Information (LI) document will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The program's specifications, and specified operating environment information, can be found in documentation accompanying the program (such as a readme file) or other information published by IBM (such as an announcement letter). The licensee agrees that such documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language, unless otherwise required by local law without the possibility of contractual waiver or limitation.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program support

Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer

You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes

  • z/VM version 6 release 1 operates on the IBM System z10 Enterprise Class (z10 EC), IBM System z10 Business Class (z10 BC), and zEnterprise. The Program requires hardware that implements the IBM 64-bit z/Architecture in order to execute properly and therefore Licensee is not authorized to install or use this Program on any machine that does not properly implement 64-bit z/Architecture. For information about specific z/VM machine requirements and programming requirements, see the z/VM: General Information manual, GC24-6193.
  • Licensee's entitlement is for only the quantity of engine-based Value Units licensed. These engine-based Value Units can be for standard processors (CPs), Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) processors, or both.
  • z/VM may run on IFL processors only if, on the IFL processors, z/VM is being used exclusively to run (1) Linux or OpenSolaris workloads and, (2) if required, z/VM applications in support of those Linux or OpenSolaris workloads.
  • When ordering z/VM Version 6 Release 1 to operate on standard processors (CPs) for a single server within the enterprise, Licensee must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of standard processors (CPs) on Licensee's server.
  • For a single server in an enterprise, the number of Value Units ordered for any optional feature to operate on standard processors must be equal to the number of Value Units ordered for the base z/VM V6 product operating on standard processors.
  • When ordering z/VM Version 6 Release 1 to operate on IFL processors for a single server within the enterprise, Licensee must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of IFL processors on Licensee's server.
  • For a single server in an enterprise, the number of Value Units ordered for any optional feature to operate on IFL processors must be equal to the number of Value Units ordered for the base z/VM V6 product operating on IFL processors.
  • If Licensee is running z/VM Version 6 Release 1 in an LPAR specified as "z/VM-mode" that is configured with both IFL processors and standard processors (CPs) and Licensee intends to run software licensed under the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) in a virtual machine in that LPAR, that virtual machine must be configured to execute only on standard processors (CPs).
  • Licensee may only transfer the Program to another party, in connection with Licensee's transfer of the machine on which Licensee is entitled to operate the Program (referred to as a "Limited Transfer"), provided that any such Limited Transfer of the Program requires Licensee to transfer Licensee's rights and obligations under the Agreement to the transferee and therefore terminates Licensee's authorization to continue to use the Program. When the machine and the Program are transferred, Licensee must either provide a printed copy of the Agreement or, if electronic licensing is used for the Program, take the necessary actions that will require electronic acceptance of the Agreement by the transferee prior to the transferee's first use of the Program.
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. When ordering through the program number process, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Education Software Allowance Program applies when ordering through the program number process.

ESAP available

Yes, to qualified customers.

Products eligible for Single Version Charging

SVC is applicable only when running on standard processors and the maximum time for which it applies is 12 months.

The SVC offering is valid only while both the predecessor product and the replacement product are:

  • Both running on the same CPU
  • Licensed under the same IBM customer number
  • In the process of being migrated from the older product to the newer one by the customer
  • Providing the same function

Note: When the SVC offering meets these requirements, you must order the appropriate number of Value Units for z/VM V6.1 to be eligible.
 
   Replaced programs                 Replacement programs
 Program      Program                Program        Program
 number        name                  number          name

 5654-A17 z/VM Version 3             5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 5654-030 VM/ESA Version 2           5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 5684-112 VM/ESA Version 1           5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 5664-167 VM/SP                      5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 5664-173 VM/SP HPO                  5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 5664-301 VM/IS Base (Core)          5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 5664-308 VM/XA SP™                  5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 
 5735-FAL TCP/IP Version 2           5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 5798-FAL TCP/IP Version 1           5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 
 5796-PNA VM Realtime Monitor        5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 5664-191 VMMAP                      5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 5798-DWD RealTime Monitor VM/ESA    5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 
 5684-073 VMPRF                      5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 
 5748-XE4 DirMaint                   5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 
 5740-XXH RACF                       5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 
 5664-188 RSCS V2                    5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 5684-096 RSCS V3                    5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 
 5688-198 Language Environment/370   5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 
 5706-116 DFSMS/VM                   5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 
 5668-911 OS/PL/I V2 Library         5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 5734-LM4 OS PL/I Resident Library   5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 5734-LM5 OS PL/I Transient Library  5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 
 5688-022 VS COBOL II Library Only   5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 5668-940 VS COBOL II Library Only   5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 5740-LM1 OS/VS COBOL Library Only   5741-A07 z/VM V6.1
 
 5688-039 C/370 Library              5741-A07 z/VM V6.1

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM eServer On/Off Capacity on Demand - Software (Z125-6611), must be signed prior to use.



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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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The products and features in this announcement have one pricing metric: Value Units based on the number of processors. The charge applies only to the z/VM V6.1 base and the priced, optional features of DirMaint, RSCS, RACF, the Performance Toolkit for VM, and the S&S entitlements at the initial order.

For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Available worldwide for credit qualified customers.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing


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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries.

Trademarks

zEnterprise, z/VSE, Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex, HyperSwap, PR/SM, z10, DirMaint, REXX, DFSMS/VM, MVS, eServer, z9, DS6000, DS8000, DFSMS, Resource Link, System/370, C/370, QMF, SP and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, z/VM, System z, System z10, GDPS, z/OS, System Storage, BladeCenter, Power, System z9, RACF, z/Architecture, Parallel Sysplex, FICON, zSeries, BookManager, Language Environment, Tivoli, Redbooks, XIV, VM/ESA, DB2, S/390, VTAM, OMEGAMON and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

Adobe is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States, and/or other countries.

Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both.

AFP is a trademark of Ricoh Co., Ltd. in the United States, other countries, or both.

Ricoh is a registered trademark of Ricoh Co., Ltd. and its affiliated companies.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Reference to other products in this announcement does not necessarily imply those products are announced, or intend to be announced, in your country. Additional terms of use are located at

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/

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