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IBM z/VM V5.4 - Extending virtualization technology for System z

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-249
August 5, 2008

 
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z/VM® V5.4 is designed to offer:

  • Increased flexibility with support for new z/VM-mode logical partitions
  • Enhanced physical connectivity by exploiting all OSA-Express3 ports
  • Usability enhancements for network management
  • Creation of LDAP change log entries by the RACF® Security Server to update RACF group and user profiles
  • Dynamic addition of memory to an active z/VM LPAR by exploiting the System z™ dynamic-storage-reconfiguration capabilities
  • Capability to install Linux® on System z from the HMC on a System z10 without requiring an external network setup
  • Enhancements for scalability and constraint relief
  • Operation of the SSL server in a CMS environment
  • Systems management enhancements for Linux and other virtual images

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z/VM V5.4 is designed to extend its System z virtualization technology leadership by exploiting more capabilities of System z servers including:

  • Greater flexibility, with support for the new z/VM-mode logical partitions, allowing all System z processor-types (CPs, IFLs, zIIPs, zAAPs, and ICFs) to be defined in the same z/VM LPAR for use by various guest operating systems.
  • Capability to install Linux on System z as well as z/VM from the HMC on a System z10 that eliminates the need for any external network setup or a physical connection between an LPAR and the HMC.
  • Enhanced physical connectivity by exploiting all OSA-Express3 ports, helping service the network and reducing the number of required resources.
  • Dynamic memory upgrade support that allows real memory to be added to a running z/VM system. With z/VM V5.4, memory can be added nondisruptively to individual guests that support the dynamic memory reconfiguration architecture. Systems can now be configured to reduce the need to re-IPL z/VM. Processors, channels, OSA adapters, and now memory can be dynamically added to both the z/VM system itself and to individual guests.

The operation and management of virtual machines has been enhanced with new systems-management APIs, improvements to the algorithm for distributing a guest's CPU share among virtual processors, and usability enhancements for managing a virtual network.

Security capabilities of z/VM V5.4 provide an upgraded LDAP server at the functional level of the z/OS® V1.10 IBM Tivoli® Directory Server for z/OS and enhancements to the RACF Security Server to create LDAP change log entries in response to updates to RACF group and user profiles, including user passwords and password phrases. The z/VM SSL server now operates in a CMS environment, instead of requiring a Linux distribution, thus allowing encryption services to be deployed more quickly and helping to simplify installation, service, and release-to-release migration.

The z/VM hypervisor is designed to help clients extend the business value of mainframe technology across the enterprise by integrating applications and data while providing exceptional levels of availability, security, and operational ease. z/VM virtualization technology is designed to provide the capability for clients to run hundreds to thousands of Linux servers in a single mainframe, together with other System z operating systems such as z/OS, or as a large-scale Linux-only enterprise-server solution. z/VM V5.4 can also help to improve productivity by hosting 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.vm.ibm.com

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


 
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September 12, 2008

 
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Improved scalability and constraint relief

z/VM V5.4 provides additional enhancements for scalability and constraint relief.

Virtual memory performance enhancements

Moving specific CP data structures above the first 2 GB of main storage reduces contiguous-frame allocation searches for requests in the first 2 GB. This may help improve performance and scalability for systems with more than 2 GB of storage, particularly those supporting large virtual storage environments.

Expanded shared memory addressability

The constraint has been removed that restricted a Discontiguous Saved Segment (DCSS) to being defined below 2047 MB of virtual storage. DCSSs can now reside anywhere within the first 512 GB of guest storage. While any one segment still cannot exceed 2047 MB in size, a guest system may use multiple DCSSs to access shared memory greater than 2047 MB in total. For example, this helps to allow many DCSSs to be used together to provide larger sizes needed for Linux filesystems, block devices, and shared objects.

IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to include support for this function in future Linux on System z distributions.

Dynamic memory upgrade

System z servers provide a dynamic storage-reconfiguration capability to change the amount of main storage available for use in a logical partition (LPAR) while the partition is active. The configuration of storage for an LPAR includes an initial amount of main storage, plus an additional reserved amount, defined in fixed-size increments. The reserved storage can be assigned and accessed on demand, using the dynamic storage-reconfiguration function.

The new z/VM dynamic memory-upgrade capability exploits this system architecture for its own use and also virtualizes it for guest use.

Storage can be added to a z/VM configuration when:

  • Another LPAR is deactivated
  • Storage exists that is not currently assigned to any active LPAR
  • Another LPAR releases storage
  • Additional main storage is installed

The LPAR customization process can assign storage to an LPAR as "initial" or as "reserved" increments. "Reserved" storage in an LPAR is further separated by z/VM into "standby" and "reserved" storage. z/VM can increase the size of its main storage dynamically by bringing online designated amounts of standby storage. In addition, z/VM guests that support dynamic storage reconfiguration can increase and decrease their amounts of main storage dynamically.

z/VM does not support the release of real storage. Once storage has been added to a running z/VM configuration, it cannot be removed without a z/VM system shutdown, LPAR deactivation and reactivation, and z/VM system IPL.

Virtualization technology and Linux enablement

Increased flexibility with support for z/VM-mode partitions

The IBM System z10 introduces z/VM-mode logical partitions (LPARs), which allow multiple types of System z processors to be defined in the same z/VM LPAR, including:

  • Central Processors (CPs)
  • Integrated Facility for Linux Processors (IFLs)
  • IBM System z10 Integrated Information Processors (zIIPs)
  • IBM System z10 Application Assist Processors (zAAPs)
  • Internal Coupling Facility Processors (ICFs)

z/VM V5.4 expands its guest support for specialty processors to allow these processor types to be defined as virtual CPUs. This new capability increases flexibility and simplifies systems management by allowing a single z/VM V5.4 system to:

  • Operate z/TPF, z/VSE, and z/OS guests on CPs
  • Operate Linux on System z as guests on IFLs and optionally on CPs
  • Offload z/OS system software process requirements, such as DB2® workloads, on zIIPs
  • Provide an economical Java™ execution environment under z/OS on zAAPs
  • Operate coupling facility virtual machines in support of a Parallel Sysplex® test environment on ICFs and optionally on CPs

This support is exclusive to z/VM V5.4 and the IBM System z10 and satisfies the statement of direction made in Hardware Announcement 108-154, dated February 26, 2008.

Dynamic virtual processor management

z/VM V5.4 removes one of the consequences of stopped virtual processors for virtual processor prioritization. Prior to z/VM V5.4, a guest's CPU share was distributed equally among its virtual processors by dividing its share value by the number of nondedicated virtual processors in the configuration, regardless of whether the virtual processors were in a stopped or started state. z/VM V5.4 performs share redistribution whenever a virtual processor is started or stopped and no longer includes stopped virtual processors in the calculation of how much share to distribute to each virtual processor. The share redistribution also continues to occur in z/VM V5.4, as in previous releases, at the time a SET SHARE command is issued or when the number of defined virtual processors is altered.

Linux on System z provides a daemon (cpuplugd) that automatically starts and stops virtual processors based on virtual processor utilization and workload characteristics, exploiting z/VM V5.4 dynamic virtual processor management. The cpuplugd daemon is available with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 SP2. IBM is working with its Linux distributor partners to provide this function in other Linux on System z distributions.

Linux on System z can be obtained from an IBM Linux distribution partner.

For more information on Linux on System z distributions refer to

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

Capability added to dump Linux guests to SCSI disks

z/VM V5.4 provides the capability to dump Linux on System z guests to FCP-attached Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) disks. Compared to other methods like VMDUMP or dump to ECKD™ disks, this new capability may provide the following advantages:

  • More guest virtual memory can be dumped because SCSI disks can be larger than ECKD disks.
  • Dumping on SCSI disks avoids the need to convert a VMDUMP into a Linux tool format.
  • The same SCSI dump mechanism now can be used when running Linux in a logical partition and in a z/VM virtual machine.

This new function works cooperatively with the SCSI Linux system dumper and can be used to generate system dumps that can be viewed by the Linux dump analysis tools crash or lcrash.

Network virtualization

More efficient transmission of network data

TCP/IP for z/VM V5.4 dynamically discovers the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) size of a given IPv4 or IPv6 Internet/intranet path. This helps to reduce fragmentation along the path, thus minimizing wasted network resources and helping to improve throughput by sending datagrams at the path MTU size. This function is automatically enabled for all IPv6 links and optionally can be enabled for IPv4 links.

Enhanced physical connectivity by exploiting all OSA-Express3 ports

z/VM V5.4 recognizes all four ports on an OSA-Express3 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) machine feature. There are two PCI Express (PCI-E) adapters per feature, with two ports per adapter, for a total of four ports per feature. This capability was announced in Hardware Announcement 108-296, dated May 06, 2008.

Activating all four ports on an OSA-Express3 feature provides more physical connectivity to service the network and reduces the number of required resources (I/O slots, I/O cages, fewer CHPIDs to define and manage). With double the port density, reduced latency, and improved throughput, OSA-Express3 GbE is designed to satisfy the demands of bandwidth-hungry applications.

Four-port exploitation is supported by z/VM V5.4 and with the PTFs for APARs VM64277 and PK50120 for z/VM V5.2 and V5.3. If the PTFs are not applied, only two of the four ports will be "visible" to z/VM V5.2 and V5.3.

Enhanced connectivity with TCP/IP Layer 2 support

The Queued Direct Input/Output (QDIO) device driver of the TCP/IP stack can now operate in Layer 2 (of the Open Systems Interface (OSI) reference model) mode. The stack now deploys its own unique locally defined Media Access Control (MAC) addresses instead of sharing the OSA MAC address. It sends and receives Ethernet frames when transferring data through the OSA feature. Layer 2 support can be employed with an OSA-Express, OSA-Express2, or OSA-Express3 feature when configured in Queued Direct I/O (QDIO) mode (CHPID type OSD).

This new support allows connecting a z/VM TCP/IP stack to an IPv4 or IPv6 Layer 2 Virtual Switch (VSWITCH). You can also connect a z/VM TCP/IP stack to a Layer 2 guest LAN or connect a z/VM TCP/IP stack (via a real OSA-Express) to a physical LAN segment in Layer 2 mode. A z/VM TCP/IP stack connected to a VSWITCH operating in Layer 2 mode is now supported in Link Aggregation configurations. VSWITCH Link Aggregation is designed to provide both increased bandwidth and more continuous network connectivity.

By default, TCP/IP now automatically restarts OSD and HiperSockets™ devices without requiring operator, network, or system-programmer intervention. This can help provide faster recovery of connectivity in the system.

Enhanced ease of use in network management

The usability of managing virtual networks, including the z/VM virtual switch, has been enhanced. Specifically,

  • The QUERY LAN command has a new USERID option that provides a subset of the output of the QUERY LAN DETAILS command for the specified user.
  • The QUERY VSWITCH command has two new options, USERID and RDEV, that display a subset of the output of the QUERY VSWITCH DETAILS command for the specified user or device.
  • The QUERY VSWITCH command response includes the status of the VLAN_COUNTERS option in force for the specified VLAN-aware VSWITCH.
  • Detailed transmission counters can be turned on for a VLAN-aware VSWITCH with the SET VSWITCH command and the MODIFY VSWITCH configuration statement.

In addition, a new SNMPTRAP utility can be used to generate SNMP TRAP messages, providing unsolicited data messages that are sent by an SNMP agent to its SNMP managing system. These messages are usually used to inform the managing station about a special condition that has occurred either in an agent system or in the network.

TELNET server and client IPv6 support

The TCP/IP stack in z/VM V5.4 provides an IPv6-capable TELNET server and client. Because TELNET is written in Pascal, IPv6-capable Pascal APIs are also provided.

Security

Enhanced z/VM SSL server now CMS-based

The z/VM V5.3 Linux-based SSL server is not available with z/VM V5.4 and is being replaced with a CMS-based SSL server with the PTF for APAR PK65850. This PTF is planned to be available in December 2008. Instead of having an SSL server that requires a Linux distribution, a CMS-based SSL server may enable encryption services to be deployed more quickly and can help make installation, service, and release-to-release migration simpler. Other enhancements to the z/VM V5.4 SSL server include:

  • 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.

  • New encryption and decryption engine

    The SSL server uses z/OS V1.10 System SSL technology for encryption, decryption, and certificate management.

  • New certificate-management services

    The System SSL gskkyman utility is now used to manage the SSL server certificate database. New services available for the SSL server include certificate renewal, certificate signing, and certificate exportation with or without the private key. The gskkyman application also manages certificates for the z/VM LDAP server.

LDAP upgrade and RACF password change logging

In order to help maintain cross-platform consistency, the z/VM LDAP server introduced in z/VM V5.3 has been upgraded to the function level of the z/OS V1.10 IBM Tivoli Directory Server for z/OS. The z/VM RACF Security Server feature has been enhanced to create LDAP change log entries in response to updates to RACF group and user profiles, including changes to user passwords and password phrases. This update enables password changes made on z/VM to be more securely propagated to other systems, including z/OS, using applications such as the IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator.

Common Criteria Certification

IBM has successfully completed the activities required for the certification of z/VM V5.3 with the RACF Security Server optional feature for conformance to the Controlled Access Protection Profile (CAPP) and Labeled Security Protection Profile (LSPP) of the Common Criteria standard for IT security, ISO/IEC 15408, at Evaluation Assurance Level 4, augmented by flaw remediation procedures (EAL4+). This satisfies the statement of direction made in Software Announcement 207-019, dated February 06, 2007.

This certified level of z/VM 5.3 is planned to be available as a no-charge offering 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 V5.3 or V5.4, or have a previous release of z/VM V4 or V5 with a current S&S for that release, to be entitled to the certified level. After your entitlement is verified, you will receive the z/VM V5.3 3390 DDR SDO on a 3590 tape and the z/VM V5.3 RSU 2 on a 3590 tape. You will also need to request the required PTFs for APARs VM64310 and VM64365.

z/VM V5.4 has not been evaluated for conformance, but is designed to meet the same standards.

Systems management

Further systems management enhancements for Linux and other virtual images

The z/VM Virtual Systems Management Application Programming Interface (API) is provided for System z platform provisioning applications (such as IBM Director and programs developed by non-IBM solution providers) for ease of use in creating and managing large numbers of Linux and other virtual system images running on z/VM.

The multitasking-capable sockets-based servers, introduced in z/VM V5.3, have been updated to communicate among themselves via shared queues. This helps to improve the speed of request processing, enhance error recovery, and increase the scalability of the Systems Management API.

In addition to the updated servers, enhancements provided in z/VM V5.4 include:

  • New APIs to:
    • Grant users access to a virtual network LAN, and to determine which users have been authorized
    • Add, delete, and query virtual processors in an active virtual image's configuration or directory
    • Manage profile directory entries
    • Accept and validate password phrases
    • Query the level of the Systems Management API to determine what functions are available
    • Allow a sort ordinal to be defined for local tags in directory entries
  • Enhancements to existing functions:
    • Allow creation and deletion of virtual network LANs to be either persistent or temporary
    • Increase the length of a virtual image's local tag to 1024 characters

In z/VM V5.3, the sockets-based server replaced the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) server and CSL routines that were used to call the Virtual Systems Management API in previous releases of z/VM. The RPC server is still available in z/VM V5.4, with all of the functions that were available in z/VM V5.2. However, the enhancements provided since z/VM V5.2 are not available through the RPC server and no further enhancements are planned. Documentation on the use of the API with the RPC server and CSL routines was not updated and is not included in the V5.3 or V5.4 bookshelf. As stated previously in Software Announcement 207-019, dated February 06, 2007, IBM intends to remove the RPC server from a future z/VM release.

Directory manager enhancements

The IBM Directory Maintenance Facility (DirMaint™) has been upgraded to a new function level (FL540) in z/VM V5.4. This new function level of DirMaint includes support for:

  • End-user authentication using the end-user's password phrase, if one is defined in an external security manager (ESM)
  • An end-user to use DirMaint to set a password phrase in the ESM
  • Simplified DirMaint configuration, to enable the coordinated user and resource management in the RACF Security Server

Enhancements to the Performance Toolkit for VM

The Performance Toolkit for VM feature has been upgraded to a new function level (FL540) for z/VM V5.4 and has been enhanced to:

  • Display an optional "Banner" page that can be customized and is presented prior to displaying the Performance Toolkit logon page that provides access to the Web interface
  • Provide updated displays and reports to support new monitor data for the dynamic memory upgrade enhancement
  • Enable the SYSTEM (FCX102) and PRIVOPS (FCX104) reports to be generated using monitor data, allowing them to be produced in BATCH and MONSCAN modes

Enhancements to IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON® XE on z/VM and Linux

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux V4.1.2 (5698-A36) provides statistical information about z/VM operating system resources, such as CPU, I/O, networking, memory, and DASD, as well as workload measurements. Performance information for Linux on System z guests of z/VM is also provided for tuning these Linux workloads and assessing the impact of those workloads on z/VM. Tivoli OMEGAMON on z/VM and Linux helps you minimize the time and costs associated with managing this multifaceted computing environment and achieve your goals for high availability. OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux V4.1.2 provides insight into workload performance on both z/VM and Linux on z. Performance information collected from both environments from the Performance Toolkit on VM and Tivoli OMEGAMON agents is integrated into a unified view.

V4.1.2 of the z/VM agent provide systems programmers with:

  • Additional integrated monitoring of Virtual Disk (VDISK) control unit cache and DASD device cache assists in identifying bottlenecks in the I/O subsystem.
  • Wait statistics due to processor spin locks help in discovering impacts due to spin locks.

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux V4.1.2 supports all currently supported z/VM releases as well as z/VM V5.4 at its availability on September 12, 2008.

For additional information on IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/omegamon-xe-linux-zseries/

Installation and service enhancements/packaging changes

Installation of Linux on System z from the HMC

Using z/VM V5.4 and the Hardware Management Console (HMC) 2.10.0 in conjunction with the Support Element (SE) 2.10.0 on the IBM System z10, z/VM can be installed in an LPAR and both z/VM and Linux on System z can be installed in a virtual machine from the HMC DVD drive. This can eliminate requiring any external network setup and a physical connection between an LPAR and the HMC, instead using the existing communication path between the HMC and the SE and thus may make configuration easier and more secure because the HMC does not have to reside on the intranet.
Note: This support is intended for customers who have no alternative, such as a LAN-based server, for serving the DVD contents for Linux installations. The elapsed time for installation using the HMC DVD drive can be an order of magnitude, or more, longer than the elapsed time for LAN-based alternatives.

This support is exclusive to z/VM V5.4 and the IBM System z10 and is an initial step toward satisfying the z/VM requirements of the statement of general direction made in Hardware Announcement 108-154, dated February 26, 2008.

Also stated in Hardware Announcement 108-154, dated February 26, 2008, IBM plans to provide future support for z/VM hypervisor-configuration tasks from the HMC.

Installation and service enhancements

The installation process for z/VM V5.4 has been changed to provide more information to determine the installation status, including:

  • Saving consoles at the end of each installation EXEC
  • Copying console files from the first-level user IDs to the installed-system's minidisks

An alternative process was added that installs a second-level z/VM image by uploading the contents of the installation DVDs to minidisk, thus allowing such an installation without the use of a server. Because this process is slower than using an FTP server, it should be used only when the FTP capability is not available.

The VMSES/E SERVICE command has been updated to accept a file containing a list of components for which to build service. The VMSES/E LOCALMOD command has been updated to accept a file listing serviceable parts that will be modified or for which the local modification will be removed.

Packaging and service support modifications

Electronic delivery of z/VM

The z/VM base operating system is available for Internet delivery from ShopzSeries at

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

z/VM V5.4 Information Center

IBM now publishes the z/VM documentation (information for the z/VM base and optional features) in an information center using the IBM Eclipse Help System framework. Publishing in an information center is in addition to z/VM product documentation published in BookManager® and Adobe® PDF format and available through the z/VM Collection, the z/VM Internet Library, and the IBM Publications Center. The content of the z/VM V5.4 Information Center is identical to that in the traditional BookManager and Adobe PDF formats; however, the presentation might differ to some degree.

Advantages of information centers are:

  • Content is indexed by Google and other Internet search engines to help locate information more easily.
  • Custom searches can be created that include only the information you need for a particular task or job role.

The z/VM V5.4 Information Center is planned to be available on September 12, 2008:

IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection on CD-ROM not distributed

The distribution of the IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection on CD-ROM as a no-charge deliverable has been discontinued with z/VM V5.4. The IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection continues to be distributed on DVD with each z/VM V5.4 order. Both the IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection CD-ROM and the IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection on DVD are available (for a fee) from the Publications Center Web site at

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

Withdrawal of distribution medium

z/VM V5.4 and any product or feature orderable with the z/VM SDO will not be available on 3480 tape medium, satisfying the Statement of General Direction made in Software Announcement 207-019, dated February 06, 2007.

Simultaneous with this withdrawal, 3490 Tape Subsystems will not be supported for installation by z/VM. z/VM continues to be distributed on 3590 and 3592 tape media, on DVDs, and via Internet delivery through ShopzSeries. Effective November 5, 2008, service on 3480 and 3490E tape media for all z/VM releases is planned to be discontinued from ShopzSeries.

Also, with this announcement, distribution of the Recommended Service Update (RSU) on CD-ROM in Optical Media Attachment/2 (OMA/2) format has been discontinued for all currently supported and future z/VM releases. SERVLINK files (virtual tape images) will continue to be delivered on the RSU CD-ROM.

Changes to the z/VM System Delivery Offering (SDO)

With the general availability of z/VM V5.4, the following changes have been made to the z/VM V5.4 SDO:

  • Removing the shipment of the SDO Enabling Aid with the product order. The Enabling Aid is planned to be available by September 12, 2008 at
    http://www.ibm.com/vm/sdo/sdozvm54.html

    Then click on "z/VM SDO Enabling Aid" to download the files.

  • Removing Host Management Facility (HMF) V1.1 (5684-157) from the V5.4 SDO. HMF was announced to be withdrawn from marketing effective September 8, 2008, in Withdrawal Announcement 908-114, dated June 03, 2008.

    HMF is replaced by IBM Operations Manager for z/VM V1.2.0 (5697-J10), or later.

  • Removing VisualAge® Generator Server for MVS™, VM, and VSE V1.2 (5648-B02) from the V5.4 SDO. VisualAge Generator Server for MVS, VM, and VSE V1.2 was withdrawn from marketing effective September 8, 2008, in Withdrawal Announcement 908-114, dated June 03, 2008.
  • Removing RSCS V3.2 (5684-096) from the V5.4 SDO. RSCS V3.2 was withdrawn from marketing effective May 26, 2008, in Withdrawal Announcement 907-245, dated December 04, 2007.

Withdrawal of support for TCP/IP for z/VM functions

IBM is discontinuing service support for the Network Database (NDB) system, Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server, X25 interface (including the X25IPI server), and SNALINK server and interface on z/VM V5.4. This satisfies the Statement of General Direction made in Software Announcement 207-019, dated February 06, 2007.

Application enablement

Updated C/C++ for z/VM compiler

XL C/C++ for z/VM V1.2 compiler (5654-A22) is an advanced optimizing compiler for the z/VM platform. Based on industry standards, this professional programming tool can be used for developing large, complex, computationally intensive applications.

The new XL C/C++ for z/VM V1.2 compiler includes:

  • Support for the C99 programming standard
  • A higher OPTIMIZE(3) or Opt(3) optimization level
  • -qarch(4) and -qtune(4) compiler options to control the code being generated by the compiler
  • Improved optimization with the high order transformation option and aligned keyword

C/C++ programs can be compiled and executed on CMS and creates portability between z/VM and z/OS C/C++ programs. C/C++ source files can be read from a CMS minidisk, the SFS, or the Byte File System (BFS), and output can be written to any of these file systems. C/C++ can be ordered stand-alone or through the z/VM V5.4 SDO. The XL C/C++ for z/VM compiler executes only on z/VM V5.4 and can be licensed only to operate on standard processors. Applications compiled with the C/C++ compiler can be run on standard processors (CPs) or Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) processor features. For additional information on the XL C/C++ for z/VM V1.2 compiler, refer to Software Announcement 208-245, dated August 05, 2008.

In order to support the XL C/C++ for z/VM compiler and updated runtime libraries for C/C++, COBOL, and PL/I, the Language Environment® component has been updated to the level shipped with z/OS V1.9 and is integrated in z/VM V5.4.

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 V5.4 is designed to provide a decreasing price curve as hardware capacities and workload grow, which may help improve price/performance.

There may also be a price benefit when you grow 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 (processors) on which z/VM V5 has already been installed, which may result in a lower unit price.


Note: Value Units of a given 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 V5.4 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 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 on any and all server platforms. IBM mainframe products have pioneered high levels of server virtualization technology for many years. z/VM V5.4 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 ever-more-popular component of on-demand System z computing solutions.

The success of Linux on System z can be attributed in part to the business value that Linux-based solutions derive from the IBM mainframe virtualization technology provided by z/VM and 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 on-demand computing.

z/VM V5.4 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.

The z/VM V5.4 pricing model may make it more feasible for clients to add z/VM virtualization technology to their standard-processor environment (compared to the pricing models of z/VM V3 and V4). This helps enable clients to use z/VM to host workloads that cannot run on IFL processors, such as z/OS, z/OS.e, VSE/ESA™, z/VSE, TPF, and z/TPF in order to consolidate existing VM/ESA® or z/VM V3 and V4 workloads onto a single larger System z server.

z/VM V5 is the follow-on product for VM/ESA, z/VM V3, and z/VM V4. z/VM V5.4 requires z/Architecture® (64-bit) for execution; therefore, it runs only on z10 EC, z9™ EC, z9 BC, z990, z890, z900, and z800 machines. z/VM V5.4 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 V5 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 z9 EC, up to 30 on z9 BC, z990, and z890, and up to 15 on all other zSeries® servers) 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 with z/VM V5. 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, VSE/ESA, z/VSE, or Linux can add z/VM V5.4 on IFL processors to their environments without increasing IBM software costs on the standard processors (CPs).
  • Moving selected Linux, Windows®, 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 V5.4 may be particularly attractive if they interact with applications or data located on the same System z server.
  • 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 V5.4 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 for System z, TPF, z/TPF, z/OS, VSE/ESA, and z/VSE.
  • Migrating from VM/ESA to z/VM V5.4: This helps enable:
    • More memory to provide cache for CMS minidisks by exploiting memory above the first 2 GB for minidisk cache
    • Connectivity (TCP/IP) enhancements and additional device support
    • Added security capabilities with SSL-protected TCP/IP network traffic, such as Telnet sessions and Web transactions
    • Extensive virtual networking support
  • 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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  • TCP/IP functions:IBM intends to withdraw support in a future z/VM release for the Kerberos Authentication System.
  • MMC (Mainframe to Micro Channel®) card:IBM intends to withdraw support in a future z/VM release for the MMC card, which enabled communication between the PS/2 (PWSCS) and VM (PWSCF or ISFC).
  • z/VM FlashCopy® enhancements:IBM intends to enhance z/VM FlashCopy capabilities to support the FlashCopy SE function of the IBM DS8000™ with the PTF for APAR VM64449 in fourth quarter 2008. FlashCopy SE offers a space-efficient snapshot capability that reduces the storage capacity needed for point-in-time copies. This function is especially useful for short-lived testing or backups, such as flash to intermediate volume for backup to tape.

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


 
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For information on the z10 EC, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement 108-296, dated May 06, 2008
  • Hardware Announcement 108-154, dated February 26, 2008

For information on the z9 EC, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement 107-190, dated April 18, 2007
  • Hardware Announcement 106-715, dated October 10, 2006
  • Hardware Announcement 106-293, dated April 27, 2006
  • Hardware Announcement 105-241, dated July 27, 2005

For information on the z9 BC, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement 107-190, dated April 18, 2007
  • Hardware Announcement 106-715, dated October 10, 2006
  • Hardware Announcement 106-287, dated April 27, 2006

For information on the zSeries 990 (z990), zSeries 890 (z890), zSeries 900 (z900), and zSeries 800 (z800), refer to z/VM V5.3 Software Announcement 207-019, dated February 06, 2007.

For z/VM V5.3 capabilities, refer to:

  • z/VM V5.3 Software Announcement 207-135, dated June 12, 2007
  • z/VM V5.3 Software Announcement 207-019, dated February 06, 2007

 
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Program                            Program
name                               number
 
z/VM Version 5 (V5.4)              5741-A05
z/VM Version 5 SDO (V5.4)          5741-A06
z/VM Subscription & Support (V1.1) 5741-SNS
 

Note: z/VM V5.4 and the optional features must be ordered using the z/VM V5.4 SDO packaged offering, program number 5741-A06. Program number 5741-A05 is used for pricing, billing, and central service.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=208-249

 
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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 for 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:

  • ZV02 - z/VM Introduction and Concepts (3 days)
  • ZV10 - z/VM and Linux Connectivity and Management (3.5 days)
  • ZV06 - Installing, Configuring and Servicing z/VM for Linux Guests (5 days)
  • ZV20 - z/VM RACF and DirMaint Implementation (4.5 days)

The Linux course catalog includes:

  • ZL12 - Linux Basics - A zSeries Perspective (2 days)
  • ZL10 - Linux Implementation for zSeries (3 days)
  • ZL15 - Advanced Solutions for Linux on zSeries (4 days)

For information on these courses or additional VM education, contact your local IBM Education Services 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/

For z/VM and Linux education, select "Training Finder - US," then under "Technology area," select "Mainframe servers," then under "Mainframe servers," select "z/VM and Linux."

For Linux education, select "Training Finder - US," then under "Technology area," select "Linux."

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 "Training in other countries," then select "IBM Education Pack - Save on Training," then select a country to view the various options.

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 scheduled for 2008:

  • IBM System z Expo, October 13-17, Las Vegas, NV

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 V5.4 library are available as Adobe PDF files and IBM BookManager files. z/VM V5.4 documentation is also available in the z/VM V5.4 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 V5.4 base product. The other publications are supplied only in PDF or BookManager format with z/VM V5.4.

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 USA) or customer number for 50 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 to via Mysupport at

https://www.ibm.com/support/mysupport/us/en/?OpenDocument

Adobe PDF files

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

  • z/VM: Service Guide
  • z/VM Summary for Automated Installation and Service (Tape Installation)
  • z/VM Summary for Automated Installation and Service (DVD Installation)
  • z/VM: Guide for Automated Installation and Service

The DVD is supplied with z/VM V5.4, at no additional charge. The CD-ROM and 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 Acrobat Reader, which 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 and on the IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection CD-ROM except for the following:

  • z/VM: Service Guide

The DVD is supplied with z/VM V5.4, at no additional charge. The CD-ROM and 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 CD-ROM and DVD).

z/VM V5.4 Information Center

IBM also publishes the z/VM V5.4 documentation (information for the z/VM base and optional features) in an information center using the IBM Eclipse Help System framework.

The z/VM V5.4 Information Center is planned to be available:

Printed books

All z/VM V5.4 basic publications are available as printed books and are orderable from the Publications Center.

One copy of the basic z/VM V5.4 printed publications, and one copy of the z/VM V5.4 online publications on DVD, are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

Publications changed for this announcement of enhancements for z/VM V5.4 are listed below. The z/VM: General Information manual is planned to be available on August 5, 2008. All other changed publications are planned to be available from the Publications Center, z/VM Internet Library, and the z/VM Information Center on September 12, 2008.

Basic z/VM V5.4 - New Editions

Publications

Updated for z/VM V5.4:

                                         Order          Format
         Title                           number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
 
z/VM: Getting Started with Linux         SC24-6096   X    X     X
       on System z
z/VM: Guide for Automated                GC24-6099   X          X
       Installation and Service
z/VM Summary for Automated Installation  GA76-0406   X          X
      and Service (DVD Installation)
z/VM Summary for Automated Installation  GA76-0407   X          X
      and Service (Tape Installation)
z/VM: License Information                GC24-6102   X          X
 
BKM = BookManager

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

z/VM V5.4 Base - New Editions

Publications

Updated or new for z/VM V5.4:

                                          Order          Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/VM: CMS and REXX/VM Messages            GC24-6118   X    X
       and Codes
z/VM: CMS Callable Services Reference     SC24-6072   X    X
z/VM: CMS Commands and Utilities          SC24-6073   X    X
       Reference
z/VM: Connectivity                        SC24-6080   X    X
z/VM: CP Commands and Utilities           SC24-6081   X    X
       Reference
z/VM: CP Messages and Codes               GC24-6119   X    X
z/VM: CP Planning and Administration      SC24-6083   X    X
z/VM: CP Programming Services             SC24-6084   X    X
z/VM: Dump Viewing Facility               GC24-6093   X    X
z/VM: General Information                 GC24-6095   X    X
z/VM: Group Control System                SC24-6098   X    X
z/VM: I/O Configuration                   SC24-6100   X    X
z/VM: Language Environment User's         SC24-6101   X    X
       Guide
z/VM: Migration Guide                     GC24-6103   X    X
z/VM: OpenExtensions Commands Reference   SC24-6106   X    X
z/VM: Other Components Messages           GC24-6120   X    X
       and Codes
z/VM: Performance                         SC24-6109   X    X
z/VM: Program Management Binder for CMS   SC24-6110   X    X
z/VM: Running Guest Operating Systems     SC24-6115   X    X
z/VM: Saved Segments Planning
       and Administration                 SC24-6116   X    X
z/VM: Secure Configuration Guide          GC24-6158   X    X
z/VM: Service Guide                       GC24-6117   X    X
z/VM: System Operation                    SC24-6121   X    X
z/VM: Systems Management                  SC24-6122   X    X
       Application Programming
z/VM: TCP/IP Diagnosis Guide              GC24-6123   X    X
z/VM: TCP/IP LDAP Administration Guide    SC24-6140   X    X
z/VM: TCP/IP Messages and Codes           GC24-6124   X    X
z/VM: TCP/IP Planning and Customization   SC24-6125   X    X
z/VM: TCP/IP Programmer's Reference       SC24-6126   X    X
z/VM: TCP/IP User's Guide                 SC24-6127   X    X
z/VM: VM Dump Tool                        GC24-6129   X    X
z/VM: VMSES/E Introduction and Reference  GC24-6130   X    X
BKM = BookManager

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

z/VM V5.4 Base - Unchanged Editions

Publications

Not updated for z/VM V5.4:

                                          Order          Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/VM: CMS Application Development Guide   SC24-6069   X    X
z/VM: CMS Application Development Guide   SC24-6070   X    X
       for Assembler
z/VM: CMS Application Multitasking        SC24-6071   X    X
z/VM: CMS File Pool Planning,             SC24-6074   X    X
       Administration, and Operation
z/VM: CMS Macros and Functions Reference  SC24-6075   X    X
z/VM: CMS Pipelines Reference             SC24-6076   X    X
z/VM: CMS Pipelines User's Guide          SC24-6077   X    X
z/VM: CMS Planning and Administration     SC24-6078   X    X
z/VM: CMS Primer                          SC24-6137   X    X     X
z/VM: CMS User's Guide                    SC24-6079   X    X
z/VM: CP Exit Customization               SC24-6082   X    X
z/VM: CPI Communications User's Guide     SC24-6085   X    X
z/VM: Diagnosis Guide                     GC24-6092   X    X
z/VM: Enterprise Systems Architecture/    SC24-6094   X    X
       Extended Configuration Principles
       of Operation
z/VM: Glossary                            GC24-6097   X    X
z/VM: OpenExtensions Advanced             SC24-6104   X    X
       Application Programming Tools
z/VM: OpenExtensions Callable Services    SC24-6105   X    X
       Reference
z/VM: OpenExtensions POSIX Conformance    GC24-6107   X    X
       Document
z/VM: OpenExtensions User's Guide         SC24-6108   X    X
z/VM: Reusable Server Kernel              SC24-6112   X    X
       Programmer's Guide and Reference
z/VM: REXX/VM Reference                   SC24-6113   X    X
z/VM: REXX/VM User's Guide                SC24-6114   X    X
z/VM: Virtual Machine Operation           SC24-6128   X    X
z/VM: XEDIT Commands and Macros Reference SC24-6131   X    X
z/VM: XEDIT User's Guide                  SC24-6132   X    X
BKM = BookManager

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

Optional RACF Security Server Feature - New Editions

Publications

Updated for z/VM V5.4:

                                          Order          Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/VM: RACF Security Server Security       SC24-6142   X    X
       Administrator's Guide
z/VM: RACF Security Server                SC24-6144   X    X
       Command Language Reference
z/VM: RACF Security Server                GC24-6145   X    X
       Diagnosis Guide
z/VM: RACF Security Server                SC24-6146   X    X
       General User's Guide
z/VM: RACF Security Server                SC24-6147   X    X
       Macros and Interfaces
z/VM: RACF Security Server                GC24-6148   X    X
       Messages and Codes
z/VM: RACF Security Server                SC24-6149   X    X
       System Programmer's Guide

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

Optional RACF Security Server Feature - Unchanged Editions

Publications

Not updated for z/VM V5.4:

                                          Order          Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/VM: RACF Security Server                SC24-6143   X    X
       Auditor's Guide
z/VM: Security Server                     SC24-6150   X    X
       RACROUTE Macro Reference

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

Optional RSCS Feature - New Editions

Publications

Updated for z/VM V5.4:

                                          Order          Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/VM: RSCS Networking Diagnosis           GC24-6151   X    X
z/VM: RSCS Networking Exit Customization  SC24-6152   X    X
z/VM: RSCS Networking Messages and Codes  GC24-6153   X    X
z/VM: RSCS Networking Operation and Use   SC24-6154   X    X
z/VM: RSCS Networking Planning            SC24-6155   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 z/VM V5.4:

                                          Order          Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/VM: Directory Maintenance Facility      SC24-6133   X    X
       Commands Reference
z/VM: Directory Maintenance Facility      GC24-6134   X    X
       Messages
z/VM: Directory Maintenance Facility      SC24-6135   X    X
       Tailoring and Administration Guide
 
BKM = BookManager

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

Optional Performance Toolkit for VM Feature - New Editions

Publications

Updated for z/VM V5.4:

                                          Order          Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/VM: Performance Toolkit Guide           SC24-6156   X    X
z/VM: Performance Toolkit Reference       SC24-6157   X    X
 
BKM = BookManager

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

Optional DFSMS/VM Feature - New Editions

Publications

Updated for z/VM V5.4:

                                          Order          Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/VM: DFSMS/VM™ Customization             SC24-6086   X    X
 
z/VM: DFSMS/VM Removable Media            SC24-6090   X    X
       Services
 
BKM = BookManager

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

Optional DFSMS/VM Feature - Unchanged Editions

Publications

Not updated for z/VM V5.4:

                                          Order          Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/VM: DFSMS/VM Diagnosis Guide            GC24-6087   X    X
z/VM: DFSMS/VM Messages and Codes         GC24-6088   X    X
z/VM: DFSMS/VM Planning Guide             SC24-6089   X    X
z/VM: DFSMS/VM Storage Administration     SC24-6091   X    X
 
BKM = BookManager

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

Other - New Editions

Publications

Updated or new with z/VM V5.4:

                                          Order          Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM  Print
Device Support Facilities: User's         GC35-0033   X    X
      Guide and Reference
System z10, System z9®, and eServer™      SA22-7935   X    X
      zSeries Open Systems Adapter-Express
      Customer's Guide and Reference
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
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 MVS Program Management:              SA22-7644   X    X
       Advanced Facilities
z/OS MVS Program Management:              SA22-7643   X    X
       User's Guide and Reference
 
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 - Unchanged Editions

Publications

Not updated with z/VM V5.4:

                                          Order          Format
         Title                            number     PDF  BKM  Print
EREP: User's Guide                        GC35-0151   X    X
CMS/TSO Pipelines: Author's Edition       SL26-0018   X
Common Programming Interface              SC26-4399        X     X
        Communications Reference
Common Programming Interface Resource     SC31-6821        X     X
        Recovery Reference
eServer zSeries 900: Planning for Open    GA22-7477   X    X
         Systems Adapter-2 Feature
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: 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 a list of Redbooks and Redpapers containing z/VM information, refer to z/VM V5.3 Software Announcement 207-019, dated February 06, 2007 and z/VM V5.3 Software Announcement 207-135, dated June 12, 2007, or

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/cgi-bin/searchsite.cgi?Query=z%2FVM&Searc hMax=250&SearchOrder=4

Newer Redbooks and Redpapers since the last z/VM announcement in June 2007 include:

  • General z/VM
    • Introduction to the New Mainframe: z/VM Basics, SG24-7316-00, provides students with the background knowledge and skills necessary to begin using the basic functions and features of z/VM V5.3. It is part of a series of textbooks designed to introduce students to mainframe concepts and help prepare them for a career in large systems computing. For optimal learning, students are assumed to be literate in personal computing and have some computer science or information systems background. Others who will benefit from this textbook include z/OS professionals who would like to expand their knowledge of other aspects of the mainframe computing environment. This course can be used as a prerequisite to understanding Linux on System z. After reading this textbook and working through the exercises, the student will have received a basic understanding of the following topics:
      • The Series z Hardware concept and the history of the mainframe
      • Virtualization technology in general and how it is exploited by z/VM
      • Operating systems that can run as guest systems under z/VM
      • z/VM components
      • The z/VM control program and commands
      • The interactive environment under z/VM, CMS and its commands
      • z/VM planning and administration
      • Implementing the networking capabilities of z/VM
      • Tools to monitor the performance of z/VM systems and guest operating systems
      • The REXX™ programming language and CMS pipelines
      • Security issues when running z/VM
  • Systems Administration
    • Linux on IBM System z: Performance Measurement and Tuning, SG24-6926-01, is intended for system administrators and IT architects responsible for deploying Linux servers running under z/VM. It examines performance concepts and identify tuning parameters that influence system performance. Using examples, performance and tuning topics are investigated for the memory, processor, DASD, and networking subsystems. Performance is analyzed at both the z/VM and Linux level. It provides tuning recommendations and guidance intended to maximize investment in Linux for System z.

      The system used in the writing of this book is an IBM System z running z/VM V5.3 in an LPAR. The Linux distribution used in this book is Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (based on a Linux 2.6 kernel).

    • Sharing and maintaining Linux under z/VM, REDP-4322-00, describes how to create a Linux solution with shared file systems on IBM System z hardware (the mainframe) running under z/VM. It also describes a maintenance system where the same Linux image exists on test, maintenance, and gold virtual servers.
    • Problem Determination for Linux on System z, SG24-7599-00, addresses some of the common problems that some customers have experienced. The intention is to demonstrate the characteristics of the problem and the process one would follow to determine the root cause of the problem and thus resolve the problem. It also enumerates the tools that are available to assist in diagnostics and discuss under what circumstances you would use each tool.
  • Security
    • Security on z/VM, SG24-7471-00, provides an overview of security and integrity provided by z/VM and the processes for the implementation and configuration of z/VM Security Server, z/VM LDAP Server, IBM Tivoli Directory Server for z/OS, and Linux on System z with PAM for LDAP authentication.

      Sample scenarios with RACF database sharing between z/VM and z/OS, or through Tivoli Directory Integrator to synchronize LDAP databases, are also discussed in this book.

      This book provides information about configuration and usage of Linux on System z with the System z Cryptographic features documenting their hardware and software configuration.

      The Consul zSecure Pro Suite is also part of this document: this product helps to control and audit security not only on one system, but can be used as a single point of enterprise-wide security control. This document covers the installation and configuration of this product and detailed information is presented on how z/Consul can be used to collect and analyze z/VM security data and how it can be helpful in the administration of your audit data.

  • Networking
    • IBM System z Connectivity Handbook, SG24-5444-07, discusses the connectivity options available for use within and beyond the data center for the IBM:
      • System z9 Enterprise Class (z9 EC)
      • System z9 Business Class (z9 BC)
      • zSeries 990 (z990)
      • zSeries 890 (z890)

      It highlights the hardware and software components, functions, typical uses, coexistence, and relative merits of these connectivity features.

  • Mainframe Servers
    • IBM System z10 Enterprise Class Technical Introduction, SG24-7515-00, introduces the IBM System z10 Enterprise Class server, which is based on z/Architecture. The z10 builds on the inherent strengths of the System z platform, delivering new technologies and virtualization that are designed to offer improvements in price and performance for key workloads, as well as enabling a new range of hybrid solutions.
    • IBM System z9 Enterprise Class Technical Guide, SG24-7241-00, discusses the IBM System z9 Enterprise Class (z9 EC), which offers a continuation of the IBM scalable mainframe servers. Based on z/Architecture, the z9 EC provides major extensions by:
      • Increasing the maximum number of Processor Units and logical partitions
      • Supporting larger configurations with the concept of Logical Channel Subsystems and Multiple Subchannels Sets
      • Providing a base for major server consolidation by further removing memory, processor, and channel constraints

      In addition to increased performance and expansion options, improved facilities for nondisruptive maintenance and growth provide better operational support and availability.

      This book provides an overview of the z9 EC and its functions, features, and associated software support. More details are offered in selected areas relevant to technical planning.

    • Fibre Channel Protocol for Linux and z/VM on IBM System z, SG24-7266-00, builds upon the existing Linux for zSeries: Fibre Channel Protocol Implementation Guide, SG24-6344, to produce a System z book that includes (among other things):
      • A general introduction to Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) concepts
      • Operating system support and usage
      • FCP naming and addressing
      • FCP devices in the 2.6 Linux kernel
      • N-Port ID Virtualization
      • FCP Security topics
  • Storage
    • Migrating to IBM System Storage™ DS8000, SG24-7432-00, discusses the aspects of data migration efforts while focusing on the IBM System Storage DS8000 as the target system. A data migration is almost always a critical and complex operation, and this book addresses the different phases and steps to follow in order to ensure a smooth migration, from planning and preparation to execution and validation. The book also reviews products and describes available IBM data migration services offerings. First is explained, from a generic standpoint, the different techniques -- appliance-based, storage-based, or host-based -- that can be used to accomplish the migration. Each method is then illustrated in the use of the various products and techniques with different migration scenarios and various operating system platforms.
    • IBM System Storage DS8000: Copy Services with IBM System z, SG24-6787-03, helps you plan, install, manage, and configure the IBM System Storage DS8000 Copy Services functions when used in System z environments. The necessary details are provided to implement and control each of the Copy Services functions. Numerous examples illustrate how to use the various interfaces with each of the Copy Services.

      This book will help you design and implement a new Copy Services installation or migrate from an existing installation. It includes hints and tips to maximize the effectiveness of your installation.

    • IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller, SG24-6423-05, is an updated, detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC), a virtualization appliance solution that maps virtualized volumes visible to hosts and applications to physical volume on storage devices.

      This book covers the following areas:

      • Storage virtualization high-level overview
      • Architecture of the SVC
      • Implementing and configuring the SVC
      • Using virtualization and advanced copy services functions
      • Migrating existing storage to the SVC
    • IBM TotalStorage® 3494 Tape Library: A Practical Guide to Tape Drives and Tape Automation, SG24-4632-07, helps in the implementation of IBM TotalStorage 3590 Enterprise Tape Drives, IBM TotalStorage 3592 Tape Drives and Controllers, IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drives and Controller, and the IBM TotalStorage 3494 Enterprise Tape Library in your environment.

      This book explains how to plan for and how to install the tape products and library in different enterprise platforms. It considers day-to-day operations and integration with other products and applications. It also provides information about data migration and operation considerations.

      This document was written for storage systems technical professionals who implement IBM tape drives and libraries. The present version of the book has been updated with the attachment of TS7700 and enhancements to tape encryption. The IBM 3494 Tape Library now supports Library-Managed Encryption for Open Systems hosts.

    • IBM Virtualization Engine™ TS7700: Tape Virtualization for System Drives and Servers, SG24-7312-01, provides a detailed description of the TS7700 Virtualization Engine. This book discusses the tasks involved with planning, implementing, and operating the TS7700, as well as describing migration considerations.
    • IBM System Storage Tape Encryption Solutions, SG24-7320-01, is intended for System Programmers, Storage Administrators, Hardware and Software Planners, and other IT personnel involved in planning, implementing, and operating IBM Tape Encryption solutions, as well as anyone seeking detailed technical information about Tape Encryption.

      This book also provides practical guidance for how to implement an enterprise-wide encryption solution. Described are the general concepts of encryption and the implementation options that are available when using IBM Tape to encrypt tape data. The Encryption Key Manager is also explained, which is a Java application that allows for enterprise-wide keystores and key management across a wide variety of platforms.

    • IBM TS3500 Tape Library with System z Attachment: A Practical Guide to TS1120 Tape Drives and TS3500 Tape Automation, SG24-6789-02, is intended for System Programmers, Storage Administrators, Hardware and Software Planners, and other IT personnel involved in planning, implementing, and operating the TS3500 as well as anyone seeking detailed technical information about the TS3500 Tape Library in a System z environment.

      This book discusses the enhancements that allow attachment of the IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library to System z host systems through the IBM System Storage 3953 Tape System, which consists of the IBM System Storage 3953 Model L05 Library Manager and the Model F05 Frame. These enhancements significantly broaden the attachment options of the TS3500 Tape Library, which is well established in Open Systems environments, and these enhancements allow nearly all platforms to share a single tape library.

  • Solutions
    • Using Oracle Solutions on Linux for System z, SG24-7573-00, describes experiences gained while installing and testing several Oracle features and solutions, such as:
      • Oracle Data Guard
      • IBM WebSphere® Application Server connecting to an Oracle database on Linux for System z
      • Oracle BIEE connecting to an Oracle database on Linux for System z
      • Oracle Data Pump

      It also includes many general hints and tips on running Oracle products on IBM System z with Linux and z/VM.

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

http://www.ibm.com/redbooks/

Displayable softcopy publications

All z/VM V5.4 displayable softcopy publications are available on CD-ROM (IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection, SK2T-2067) and DVD (IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection on DVD, SK5T-7054). These collections also contain libraries for approximately 60 products that run on z/VM V5.4. The collections are planned to be available at the general availability of z/VM V5.4. For a list of collection contents, contact your IBM Business Partner or IBM representative.

One copy of the IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection on DVD will be shipped automatically with the product, at no additional charge. To order one additional copy of the DVD (for a fee), or to order one copy (for a fee) of the IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection CD-ROM, use the following features:

                           Feature number      Order number
            
z/VM Collection Kit            7000             SK2T-2067
z/VM Collection Kit on DVD     7222             SK5T-7054

To order additional quantities greater than one, for a fee, use SK2T-2067 or SK5T-7054 on the IBM Publications Center at

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

The softcopy publications can be used with BookManager READ licensed programs in any of the READ-supported environments. The softcopy publications CD-ROM and DVD contain a program, Softcopy Receiver Tool, for transferring BookManager files to the workstation or host.

Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Source file publications:

z/VM V5.4 manuals are not offered in source file form.

Licensed publications:

z/VM V5.4 does not have any licensed publications.


 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

z/VM V5.4 will operate on:

  • System z10 Enterprise Class

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

  • System z9 Enterprise Class

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

  • System z9 Business Class

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

  • IBM eServer zSeries 990 and 890
    • At a minimum, MCL009 in the J13479 (SE-FCS 3X) stream must be installed.
    • At a minimum, MCL112 in the J13484 stream must be installed prior to IPLing z/VM V5.4 to avoid system outages.

      For additional information on this required update, refer to Resource Link at

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

      You must have a Resource Link user ID and password. Select "Fixes," then select "Hiper Alerts" under "Alerts," then select "zSeries - z990" or "zSeries - z890," then select "051205 HIPER MCL for 2084, 2086."

  • IBM eServer zSeries 900
  • IBM eServer zSeries 800

Refer to the Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket for your System z server for any additional updates. The PSP buckets can be found on Resource Link at

https://techsupport.services.ibm.com/server/390.psp390
  • For the z10 EC, see the "Upgrade 2097DEVICE, Subset 2097/ZVM" bucket
  • For the z9 EC, see the "Upgrade 2094DEVICE, Subset 2094/ZVM" bucket
  • For the z9 BC, see the "Upgrade 2096DEVICE, Subset 2096/ZVM" bucket
  • For the z990, see the "Upgrade 2084DEVICE, Subset 2084/ZVM" bucket
  • For the z890, see the "Upgrade 2086DEVICE, Subset 2086/ZVM" bucket
  • For the z900, see the "Upgrade 2064DEVICE, Subset 2064/ZVM" bucket
  • For the z800, see the "Upgrade 2066DEVICE, Subset 2066/ZVM" bucket

Specific processor facilities required by z/VM V5.4 can be found on the z/VM Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/vm/zvm540/architecture/

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

Software requirements

Prerequisite requirements

  • EREP VM (5654-260) V3.5.0.
    • The PTFs for APARs VM63743, VM63624, VM63946, and VM64367 have been applied to the z/VM V5.4 system DDRs.
      • The PTF for APAR VM63743 provides the necessary function to support the z9 EC.
      • The PTF for APAR VM63624 provides the necessary function to support the DS6000™ and DS8000.
      • The PTF for APAR VM63946 provides the necessary function to support the z9 BC.
      • The PTF for APAR VM64367 is required for EREP to support 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 V5.4 system DDRs:
    • The PTF for APAR PQ84848 provides the necessary function for ICKDSF to support large FBA devices.
    • The PTFs for APARs PQ96706 and PQ95319 provide the necessary function for ICKDSF to support the DS8000 and DS6000 storage devices, respectively.

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

When ordering z/VM V5.4, you must already be licensed for these products (5654-260 and 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 usage. ISPF is not required if you are using only the 3495 Tape Library Dataserver support of DFSMS™.
    • DirMaint Facility optional feature of z/VM V5.4 if the minidisk management function is needed.
    • RACF Security Server for z/VM optional feature of z/VM V5.4 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/

      for current information regarding the discontinuance of service.
      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 V5.4 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 FL540 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 allows DFSMS/VM RMS on z/VM V5.1, 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 5.4 to be installed from, an Automated Tape Library (ATL).

      The PTF for APAR VM64062 supports 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 the new function level of HCD/HCM supplied with z/VM V5.4.
  • 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)
      • Perform 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 on the High Level Assembler V1.6, refer to Software Announcement 208-145, dated June 24, 2008.
      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 the CD-ROM and 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 FL530 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 FL540.
    • 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 540 (FL540)

      Within the shared-DASD complex, all z/VM systems must be running the same DirMaint FL540 service level. Therefore, you must be licensed for the DirMaint FL540 feature on any z/VM V5.4 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 V5.4 environment, OSA/SF requires TCP/IP for z/VM V5.4. 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 or if an ATM OSA-2 is being used as a LAN Emulation Client (LEC).

The following PTFs have been applied to the z/VM V5.4 system DDRs:

  • The PTF for APAR OA15170 provides the necessary function to display information for OSN features on the z10, z9 EC, and z9 BC 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 of OSA/SF, refer to Hardware Announcement 103-142, dated May 13, 2003.

TCP/IP for z/VM V5.4 program requirements

TCP/IP for z/VM V5.4 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

Linux program requirements

Linux for System z is not provided with z/VM V5. In order to operate Linux as a guest of z/VM, Linux must be obtained from a Linux distributor 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

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a read-me 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 V5 will operate only on hardware servers that support z/Architecture (64-bit), including z10, z9 EC, z9 BC, z990, z890, z900, and z800.
  • Linux and OpenSolaris are the only guest operating systems z/VM will support on IFL processors (other than z/VM V4 or z/VM V5 themselves).
  • Use of IFL processors on z800 and z900 servers requires LPAR mode. Customers who choose to add IFL processors to a z800 or z900 server running in basic mode will also have to change to run the server in LPAR mode to make use of the IFL processors. This is not a consideration for z10, z9 EC, z9 BC, z990, and z890 servers, which do not have basic mode.
  • z/VM V5 does not provide support for V=R or V=F guest, even on servers that provide basic mode. Customers using basic mode to run V=R and V=F guests should consider this when migrating to z/VM V5. 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 V5.4 and on the level of activity within each Linux image. The results of the performance evaluation of z/VM V5.4 is planned to be available on September 19, 2008 in the z/VMPerformance Report on the z/VM Web site at

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

Additional 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 one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include zSeries Business Leaders' Council (z/BLC), World Alliance of VSE and VM (WAVV), COMMON, COMMON Europe, GUIDE/SHARE EUROPE, Interaction (Australia/NZ, includes the former ASG and COMMON Australia), Japan GUIDE/SHARE (JGS), and SHARE Inc.

User group requirements satisfied with this announcement:

Requirement
  number       Requirement description
 
MR0818062420   Changes the SCSIDISC EXEC to close output files
MR0213074316   Provides Layer 2 support for the TCP/IP for z/VM stack
MR1217023011   Provides Path MTU Discovery in TCP/IP for z/VM
MR0419075712   Provides system ID option on the CP SHUTDOWN command
               to validate that the correct system is shutdown
MR0225085223   Usability enhancement allowing RPCINFO (used by
               PORTMAPPER/NFS) to use ETC HOSTS file for host name
               resolution
MR1213064413   Provides SNMP Trap Generator program usable from CMS
MR0319076316   Provides AUTORESTART as default for OSD devices
MR0603055731   Provides RAS enhancements for REXECD Server
MR0530073428   Change z/VM RACF Security Server to encrypt passwords
               using DES by default 

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

z/VM V5.4 Subscription and Support (S&S)

To order z/VM V5.4, you must use the SDO, program number 5741-A06. 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 V5, you must also obtain a Linux for 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 V5.4

With the availability of z/VM V5, the following priced, optional products or features are automatically shipped and preinstalled on the z/VM V5 base product media:

  • DirMaint FL540 feature
  • RSCS FL540 feature
  • RACF Security Server FL540 feature
  • Performance Toolkit for VM FL540 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 or program product. The program directories include instructions for enabling use of the products.

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

Running 370-mode applications

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

z/VM V5 supports only XA-, ESA-, and XC-mode virtual machines. z/VM V5 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.

Direct customer support

Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel helps answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

For technical support or assistance, go to

http://www.ibm.com/support

or contact your IBM representative for additional assistance.

Packaging

z/VM V5.4

The z/VM V5.4 product package is distributed with the following:

  • International Program License Agreement (IPLA) (Z125-3301).
  • License Information Document (LID) (GC24-6102).
  • 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(s) containing required service.
    • Summary for Automated Installation and Service (Tape Installation), GA76-0407.
  • 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.
    • Summary for Automated Installation and Service (DVD Installation), GA76-0406.

    Note: The DVD format is a binary image, not in z/VM DDR format.
  • One IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection on DVD.
  • Publications:
    • z/VM: Guide for Automated Installation and Service (GC24-6099).
    • z/VM: Getting Started with Linux on System z (SC24-6096).
  • Program directories for z/VM V5.4, z/VM V5.4 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 V5. 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 V5.4 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 V5 are the same 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.

Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based Software Services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/

 
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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 z/VM V5 for the optional features of DirMaint, RSCS, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM, and for S&S entitlements at initial order of z/VM V5 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 V5 is different than MSU-based Value Unit pricing, which is available on other IBM software products.

                                    Program   Pricing metric
Program name                        number    description
 
z/VM V5                             5741-A05  Value Units
RSCS Feature                        5741-A05  Value Units
RACF Security Server Feature        5741-A05  Value Units
DirMaint Feature                    5741-A05  Value Units
Performance Toolkit for VM Feature  5741-A05  Value Units

Value Unit pricing for z/VM V5 provides a lower price per processor as more Value Units are licensed with z/VM V5. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors running z/VM V5 across the 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 on which z/VM V5 has already been installed, which may result in a lower unit price.

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 V5 on all six processors, the applicable Value Units would be: (3 * 10) + (3 * 9) = 57 Value Units.

The following z/VM V5 products and optional features and their associated Subscription and Support (S&S) are affected by the metric change from a "flat per-processor price" to "engine-based Value Units":

IPLA      S&S
program   program   Program
number    number    description
 
5741-A05  5741-SNS  z/VM V5
5741-A05  5741-SNS  RSCS Feature
5741-A05  5741-SNS  RACF Security Server Feature
5741-A05  5741-SNS  DirMaint Feature
5741-A05  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 V5 on a processor per-day basis during your peak periods. For additional information on On/Off CoD, refer to Software Announcement 203-202, dated August 12, 2003.

Performance Toolkit for VM

The Performance Toolkit for VM feature provides a variety of reports on system performance to help manage your performance more efficiently.

The Performance Toolkit for VM feature is considered to be a program update for the RealTime Monitor (RTM) and/or the Performance Reporting Facility (PRF) features of z/VM V4 as defined in the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support, Z125-6011. Therefore, any existing z/VM V4 customer who has purchased a Subscription & Support (S&S) license for the RTM or PRF feature is entitled to receive a no-charge upgrade for the Performance Toolkit for VM feature when ordering z/VM V5.4.

IBM strongly encourages customers to order S&S for the Performance Toolkit for VM feature. S&S provides an easy and effective way for customers to access, during the coverage period, eligible new versions and releases of the Performance Toolkit for VM feature. S&S also provides the same level of support that was available when customers paid a monthly license charge for products with the IBM Customer Agreement software license.

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 for to purchase the High Level Assembler for Linux on System z (5799-TCQ) and for its annual Subscription & Support (5799-TCR).

Processor

A processor core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. With full capacity licensing, a Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be acquired for all activated processor cores available for use on the server.

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

Program
number      Program name      Value Unit exhibit
 
5741-A05   z/VM V5            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 V5.4 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 V5.4.

Basic license

Licensing for z/VM V5.4

The following z/VM V5 base and optional features and their associated Subscription and Support (S&S) are affected by the metric change from "flat price per engine" on z/VM V4 to "Value Units" based on the number of processors with z/VM V5:

IPLA      SDO       S&S
program   program   program   Program
number    number    number    description
 
5741-A05  5741-A06  5741-SNS  z/VM V5
5741-A05  5741-A06  5741-SNS  RSCS Feature
5741-A05  5741-A06  5741-SNS  RACF Security Server Feature
5741-A05  5741-A06  5741-SNS  DirMaint Feature
5741-A05  5741-A06  5741-SNS  Performance Toolkit for VM Feature 

The program number, 5741-A05, is used for licensing z/VM V5. You must specify the number of engine-based Value Units for the number of processors required as calculated by the Value Unit pricer.

Customers who purchased a Subscription & Support (S&S) contract for z/VM V4 will be entitled to a no-charge upgrade to z/VM V5.

When ordering z/VM V5.4 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 V5 product operating on standard processors.

When ordering z/VM V5.4 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 V5 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)
    54         54         54     System z9 EC (2094)
     6          3          7     System z9 BC (2096 R07)
     7          4          7     System z9 BC (2096 S07)
    32         32         32     zSeries 990 (2084)
     4          4          4     zSeries 890 (2086)
    15         16         16     zSeries 900 (2064)
     3          4          4     zSeries 800 (2066)
     4          0          4     zSeries Offering for Linux
                                  (2066-0FL)

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 V5.

z/VM V5.4 (5741-A05) Basic License

Entitlement
identifier  Description         License option/Pricing metric
 
 S0111PP    z/VM V5             Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit
 S0111PH    DirMaint Feature    Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit
 S013T68    RSCS Feature        Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit
 S0111PL    RACF Feature        Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit
 S0111PT    Performance Toolkit Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit
             for VM Feature 

z/VM Subscription and Support (5741-SNS)

Entitlement
identifier  Description         License option/Pricing metric
 
 S0111PX    z/VM V5             Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                                No charge, decline SW S&S
                                No-charge, SW S&S Registration
 S0111R1    DirMaint Feature    Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                                No charge, decline SW S&S
                                No-charge, SW S&S Registration
 S013T6B    RSCS Feature        Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                                No charge, decline SW S&S
                                No-charge, SW S&S Registration
 S0111R0    RACF Feature        Basic ASC, 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 ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                                No charge, decline SW S&S
                                No-charge, SW S&S Registration
 

The features are for the stand-alone product and not for ordering.

z/VM V5.4 Base S&S (5741-SNS) - S0111HH
 
Orderable
supply ID  Language   Description
 
S0111HJ    US English z/VM V5.3 3390 Sys DDR (Support for 5741-A05) 
 
z/VM V5.4 Base S&S (5741-SNS) - S0111HK
 
Orderable
supply ID  Language   Description
 
S0111HL    US English z/VM V5.3 DVD Sys Image (Support for 5741-A05)
 
z/VM V5.4 Base S&S (5741-SNS) - S0111H7
 
Orderable
supply ID  Language   Description
 
S0111H8    US English DirMaint Feature (Support for 5741-A05) 
 
z/VM V5.4 Base S&S (5741-SNS) - S013T6C
 
Orderable
supply ID  Language   Description
 
S013T6D    US English RSCS Feature (Support for 5741-A05) 
 
z/VM V5.4 Base S&S (5741-SNS) - S0111HC
 
Orderable
supply ID  Language    Description
 
S0111HD    US English  RACF Security Server
                       Feature (Support for 5741-A05)
 
z/VM V5.4 Base S&S (5741-SNS) - S0111HF
 
Orderable
supply ID  Language    Description
 
S0111HG    US English  Performance Toolkit
                       for VM feature (Support for 5741-A05)
 
z/VM V5.4 Base S&S (5741-SNS) - S0111H9
 
Orderable
supply ID   Language   Description
 
S0111HB    US English  z/VM V5.3 DFSMS/VM
                       feature (Support for 5741-A05)

Ordering z/VM V5.4 using the SDO

Orders for z/VM V5.4 will be accepted beginning September 9, 2008. When placing an order, if you wish to have that order fulfilled with z/VM V5.4, you will need to specify a customer requested arrival date (CRAD) of September 12, 2008, or later. Production of z/VM V5.4 orders is planned to begin on September 12, 2008.

Orders for z/VM V5.4 and the optional features must use the z/VM V5.4 SDO packaged offering, program number 5741-A06. 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 disk type to which you will install and the desired distribution medium.

With the ordering of z/VM V5.4, you will receive a system DDR tape or DVD containing the program code for z/VM V5.4, an IPLA for 5741-A05, a LID, program directories, and one copy of each publication available for z/VM V5.4 as listed in the Packaging section of this announcement.

Examples

  • Example 1 - You currently do not have z/VM V5 licensed on any processors on any System z10, z9, or zSeries server within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value Unit for licensing (5741-A05) is 0.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V5 and designating two IFL processors on a single System z10, z9, or zSeries server within your enterprise as running z/VM V5, you will specify the disk type to which you will install and the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A05, 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 V5 on standard processors (CPs) but you are running z/VM V5 on one IFL processor (probably running Linux on System z) on a single System z10, z9, or zSeries server within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value Unit for licensing (5741-A05) is 10.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V5 and designating two additional IFL processors on a single System z10, z9, or zSeries server within your enterprise as running z/VM V5, you will specify the disk type to which you will install and the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A05, 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 V5 on two standard processors (CPs) on a single System z10, z9, or zSeries server within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value Unit for 5741-A05 is 20.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V5 and designating two additional standard processors (CPs) on a single System z10, z9, or zSeries server within your enterprise as running z/VM V5, you will specify the disk type to which you will install and the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A05, 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 V5 on two standard processors and on one IFL processor (probably running Linux for System z) on a single System z10, z9, or zSeries server within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value Unit for 5741-A05 is 30.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V5 for four additional processors and designating one as a standard processor and the remaining three as IFL processors on a single System z10, z9, or zSeries server within your enterprise as running z/VM V5, you will specify the disk type to which you will install and the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A05, 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 V5 licensed on any processors on any System z10, z9, or zSeries server within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value Unit is 0.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V5 and designating two standard processors on one System z9 or zSeries server and on an additional System z10, z9, or zSeries server within your enterprise, you will license z/VM V5 on one standard processor and on two IFL processors, you will specify the disk type to which you will install and the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A05, 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.

z/VM V5.4 Base SDO (5741-A06) - S0111J2

Orderable supply ID    Language         Distribution medium
 
S0111X6                US English       3590 Tape
S014FHF                US English       3592 Tape 

z/VM V5.4 Base SDO (5741-A06) - S0111HM

Orderable supply ID    Language         Distribution medium
 
S0111RT                US English       DVD 

Optional features of z/VM V5.4 SDO (5741-A06)

DirMaint Feature (5741-A06) - S0111HV

Orderable supply ID    Language         Distribution medium
 
S0111WZ                US English       3590 Tape
S014FH8                US English       3592 Tape
S0111WX                US English       DVD 

RSCS (5741-A06) - S013T66

Orderable supply ID    Language         Distribution medium
 
S013TCM                US English       3590 Tape
S014FHD                US English       3592 Tape
S013TCK                US English       DVD 

RACF Security Server Feature (5741-A06) - S0111J0

Orderable supply ID    Language         Distribution medium
 
S0111X5                US English       3590 Tape
S014FHC                US English       3592 Tape
S0111X4                US English       DVD 

Performance Toolkit for VM Feature (5741-A06) - S0111HX

Orderable supply ID    Language         Distribution medium
 
S0111X2                US English       3590 Tape
S014FHB                US English       3592 Tape
S0111X1                US English       DVD 

Support for z/VM V5.4

Program Name: z/VM Subscription & Support

Program Number: 5741-SNS

Support for z/VM V5 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 V5.4 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 V5.4 (5741-A05).

z/VM has adopted the support lifecycle extensions as announced in Software Announcement 203-204, dated August 12, 2003, which provide for 3 years of technical support after general availability. Therefore:

  • Central service for z/VM V5.4 (5741-A05) is planned to be available by IBM until September 30, 2011.
  • Central service for z/VM V5.3 (5741-A05) is planned to be available by IBM until September 30, 2010.
  • Central service for z/VM V5.2 (5741-A05) is planned to be available by IBM until April 30, 2009.

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, deems 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 V5 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)
    54          54       54       System z9 EC (2094)
     6           3        7       System z9 BC (2096 R07)
     7           4        7       System z9 BC (2096 S07)
    32          32       32       zSeries 990 (2084)
     4           4        4       zSeries 890 (2086)
    15          16       16       zSeries 900 (2064)
     3           4        4       zSeries 800 (2066)
     4           0        4       zSeries Offering for Linux
                                   (2066-0FL)

National Language Translation

When you order z/VM V5.4, 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 V5.4 in the following languages:

  • German - CP, CMS (including CMS Utilities), REXX
  • 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 V5 System Delivery Option (SDO).

z/VM V5.4 SDO optional licensed products

Program name: z/VM V5.4 SDO

Program number: 5741-A06

The following table provides the orderable supply features for the optional licensed products with z/VM V5.4.

Orderable supply feature numbers for 5741-A06

Orderable
supply     Language    Medium     Description
 
S0111X6    US English  3590 Tape  5741-A05 3590 3390 Sys DDR
S014FHF    US English  3592 Tape  5741-A05 3592 3390 Sys DDR
S0111RT    US English  DVD        5741-A05 DVD System Image
S0111WZ    US English  3590 Tape  5741-A05 3590 DirMaint
S014FH8    US English  3592 Tape  5741-A05 3592 DirMaint
S0111WX    US English  DVD        5741-A05 DVD DirMaint
S013TCM    US English  3590 Tape  5741-A05 3590 RSCS
S014FHD    US English  3592 Tape  5741-A05 3592 RSCS
S013TCK    US English  DVD        5741-A05 DVD RSCS
S0111X5    US English  3590 Tape  5741-A05 3590 RACF Security Server
S014FHC    US English  3592 Tape  5741-A05 3592 RACF Security Server
S0111X4    US English  DVD        5741-A05 DVD RACF Security Server
S0111X2    US English  3590 Tape  5741-A05 3590 Performance
                                            Toolkit for VM
S014FHB    US English  3592 Tape  5741-A05 3592 Performance
                                            Toolkit for VM
S0111X1    US English  DVD        5741-A05 DVD Performance
                                            Toolkit for VM
S0111Z0    US English  3590 Tape  5741-A05 3590 DFSMS/VM Feature
S014FH7    US English  3592 Tape  5741-A05 3592 DFSMS/VM Feature
S0111RW    US English  3590 Tape  5648-063 3590 ACF/NCP
S014FG7    US English  3592 Tape  5648-063 3592 ACF/NCP
S0111SC    US English  3590 Tape  5654-009 3590 ACF/SSP
S014FBK    US English  3592 Tape  5654-009 3592 ACF/SSP
S0111W0    US English  3590 Tape  5654-010 3590 ACF/VTAM Suite
S014FBL    US English  3592 Tape  5654-010 3592 ACF/VTAM Suite
S0111TX    US English  3590 Tape  5686-065 3590 VTAM Appl Suite
S014FGF    US English  3592 Tape  5686-065 3592 VTAM Appl Suite
S0111T4    US English  3590 Tape  5654-010 3590 ACF/VTAM VM
S014FBM    US English  3592 Tape  5654-010 3592 ACF/VTAM VM
S0111W7    US English  3590 Tape  5648-B33 3590 AFP™ Font Coll
S014FBB    US English  3592 Tape  5648-B33 3592 AFP Font Coll
S0111WB    US English  3590 Tape  5688-228 3590 APL2
S014FGN    US English  3592 Tape  5688-228 3592 APL2
S0123LH    US English  3590 Tape  5697-J05 3590 Archive Manager
S014FH2    US English  3592 Tape  5697-J05 3592 Archive Manager
S011VVJ    US English  3590 Tape  5697-J06 3590 Backup/Restore
S014FH3    US English  3592 Tape  5697-J06 3592 Backup/Restore
S0111WD    US English  3590 Tape  5684-062 3590 BookMgr Read
S014FC4    US English  3592 Tape  5684-062 3592 BookMgr Read
S0111SK    US English  3590 Tape  5688-188 3590 C/370™ Unique Lib
S014FGL    US English  3592 Tape  5688-188 3592 C/370 Unique Lib
S0111S2    US English  3590 Tape  5648-A25 3590 COBOL
S014FG9    US English  3592 Tape  5648-A25 3592 COBOL
S014P1N    US English  3590 Tape  5697-F42 3590 DB2 Client for VM
S014P1P    US English  3592 Tape  5697-F42 3592 DB2 Client for VM
S0111S7    US English  3590 Tape  5697-F42 3590 DB2 ControlCtr
S014FGW    US English  3592 Tape  5697-F42 3592 DB2 ControlCtr
S0111ST    US English  3590 Tape  5697-F42 3590 DB2 Data Res
S014FGX    US English  3592 Tape  5697-F42 3592 DB2 Data Res
S0111V9    US English  3590 Tape  5697-F42 3590 DB2 RXSQL VM
S014FGZ    US English  3592 Tape  5697-F42 3592 DB2 RXSQL VM
S0111T1    US English  3590 Tape  5697-F42 3590 DB2 Svr for VM
S014FH0    US English  3592 Tape  5697-F42 3592 DB2 Svr for VM
S0111TD    US English  3590 Tape  5748-XX9 3590 DCF
S014FHH    US English  3592 Tape  5748-XX9 3592 DCF
S0111T7    US English  3590 Tape  5748-XX9 3590 DCF/ODF
S014FHG    US English  3592 Tape  5748-XX9 3592 DCF/ODF
S0111TB    US English  3590 Tape  5748-XX9 3590 DCF/SMFF
S014FHJ    US English  3592 Tape  5748-XX9 3592 DCF/SMFF
S011F03    US English  3590 Tape  5654-A23 3590 Debug Tool
S014FBT    US English  3592 Tape  5654-A23 3592 Debug Tool
S013T9L    US English  3590 Tape  5648-DR1 3590 Dir-V5.20 Base
S014FBC    US English  3592 Tape  5648-DR1 3592 Dir-V5.20 Base
S013T9R    US English  3590 Tape  5648-DR1 3590 Dir-V5.20 z/VM Ctr
S014FBF    US English  3592 Tape  5648-DR1 3592 Dir-V5.20 z/VM Ctr
S013T9N    US English  3590 Tape  5648-DR1 3590 Dir-V5.20 SDPE
S014FBD    US English  3592 Tape  5648-DR1 3592 Dir-V5.20 SDPE
S0111S8    US English  3590 Tape  5648-099 3590 DITTO-VSE&OPTVM
S014FJ3    US English  3592 Tape  5648-099 3592 DITTO-VSE&OPTVM
S0111TH    US English  3590 Tape  5654-029 3590 DITTO/ESA - VM
S014FBN    US English  3592 Tape  5654-029 3592 DITTO/ESA - VM
S0111TF    US English  3590 Tape  5648-099 3590 DITTO/ESA - VSE
S014FG8    US English  3592 Tape  5648-099 3592 DITTO/ESA - VSE
S0111TL    US English  3590 Tape  5684-113 3590 DMS/CMS
S014FC7    US English  3592 Tape  5684-113 3592 DMS/CMS
S0111V4    US English  3590 Tape  5654-260 3590 EREP
S014FBR    US English  3592 Tape  5654-260 3592 EREP
S0111VB    US English  3590 Tape  5668-801 3590 GDDM/IMD
S014FBZ    US English  3592 Tape  5668-801 3592 GDDM/IMD
S0111VF    US English  3590 Tape  5668-723 3590 GDDM/IVU
S014FBW    US English  3592 Tape  5668-723 3592 GDDM/IVU
S0111VH    US English  3590 Tape  5668-812 3590 GDDM/PGF
S014FC1    US English  3592 Tape  5668-812 3592 GDDM/PGF
S0111VK    US English  3590 Tape  5684-168 3590 GDDM/VM
S014FGD    US English  3592 Tape  5684-168 3592 GDDM/VM
S0111VL    US English  3590 Tape  5696-234 3590 HLASM V1.6
S014FGT    US English  3592 Tape  5696-234 3592 HLASM V1.6
S0111VP    US English  3590 Tape  5696-234 3590 HLASM V1.6 Toolkit
S014FGV    US English  3592 Tape  5696-234 3592 HLASM V1.6 Toolkit
S0111WG    US English  3590 Tape  5654-033 3590 IBM C - VM/ESA
S014FBP    US English  3592 Tape  5654-033 3592 IBM C - VM/ESA
S0111TP    US English  3590 Tape  5684-042 3590 ICKDSF SES/E
S014FC2    US English  3592 Tape  5684-042 3592 ICKDSF SES/E
S0111TS    US English  3590 Tape  5684-043 3590 ISPF V3 ENU
S014FC3    US English  3592 Tape  5684-043 3592 ISPF V3 ENU
S0111TW    US English  3590 Tape  5684-123 3590 ISPF/PDF V3
S014FC8    US English  3592 Tape  5684-123 3592 ISPF/PDF V3
S0111T6    US English  3590 Tape  5688-035 3590 NPSI X.25
S014FGJ    US English  3592 Tape  5688-035 3592 NPSI X.25
S013JS6    US English  3590 Tape  5698-A36 3592 OMEGAMON XE
S014FH6    US English  3592 Tape  5698-A36 3592 OMEGAMON XE
S0123LK    US English  3590 Tape  5697-J10 3590 Operations Manager
S014FH5    US English  3592 Tape  5697-J10 3592 Operations Manager
S0111V3    US English  3590 Tape  5684-100 3590 Pass-Through
S014FC6    US English  3592 Tape  5684-100 3592 Pass-Through
S0111W5    US English  3590 Tape  5688-235 3590 PL/I
S014FGP    US English  3592 Tape  5688-235 3592 PL/I
S0111V1    US English  3590 Tape  5688-190 3590 PPFA/370
S014FGM    US English  3592 Tape  5688-190 3592 PPFA/370
S0111TM    US English  3590 Tape  5684-141 3590 PSF/VM
S014FCB    US English  3592 Tape  5684-141 3592 PSF/VM
S0111V7    US English  3590 Tape  5697-F42 3590 QMF™ for VM
S014FH1    US English  3592 Tape  5697-F42 3592 QMF for VM
S0111VV    US English  3590 Tape  5695-013 3590 REXX/370 Complr
S014FGR    US English  3592 Tape  5695-013 3592 REXX/370 Complr
S0111W1    US English  3590 Tape  5695-014 3590 REXX/370 Lib
S014FGS    US English  3592 Tape  5695-014 3592 REXX/370 Lib
S011VVL    US English  3590 Tape  5697-J08 3590 Tape Manager
S014FH4    US English  3592 Tape  5697-J08 3592 Tape Manager
S0111SH    US English  3590 Tape  5684-137 3590 VM Batch Facilit
S014FC9    US English  3592 Tape  5684-137 3592 VM Batch Facilit
S0111SN    US English  3590 Tape  5668-806 3590 VS FORTRAN
S014FC0    US English  3592 Tape  5668-806 3592 VS FORTRAN
S0111SR    US English  3590 Tape  5668-767 3590 VS PASCAL
S014FBX    US English  3592 Tape  5668-767 3592 VS PASCAL
S0111SX    US English  3590 Tape  5668-717 3590 VS Pascal Lib
S014FBV    US English  3592 Tape  5668-717 3592 VS Pascal Lib
S0111VR    US English  3590 Tape  5686-065 3590 VSE/VTAM VM Options
S014FGG    US English  3592 Tape  5686-065 3592 VSE/VTAM VM Options
S0111W3    US English  3590 Tape  5686-065 3590 VSE/VTAM VSE Functions
S014FGH    US English  3592 Tape  5686-065 3592 VSE/VTAM VSE Functions
S0111WL    US English  3590 Tape  5654-A22 3590 XL C/C++ for z/VM
S014FBS    US English  3592 Tape  5654-A22 3592 XL C/C++ for z/VM
S014GB0    US English  3590 Tape  5686-065 3590 zSecure Mgr for RACF
S014GB1    US English  3592 Tape  5686-065 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:

  • Language Environment

    Language Environment is integrated into the base of z/VM V5.4.

  • 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 V5.4, enabled for use, and is available at no additional charge.

  • OpenExtensions Shell and Utilities

    OpenExtensions Shell and Utilities is included in z/VM V5.4 with no licensing or billing requirements.

  • CMS Utilities

    CMS Utilities is included in z/VM V5.4 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 V5.4 later, 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.

  • RSCS Feature

    RSCS V3.2.0 (5684-096), was repackaged in z/VM V5.3 and is now available for licensing under International Program License Agreement (IPLA) terms and conditions. RSCS Function Level 540 (FL540) is available as a priced, optional feature. Pricing is based on engine-based Value Units, and can be licensed on IFL and standard processor processors. RSCS FL540 is preinstalled with z/VM V5.4, in a disabled state. If you intend to use RSCS for more than operating network-attached printers now or at a later date, you must establish a license for billing and shipment of publications. A license is established for RSCS FL540 by placing an order for the feature. Because the product code is already preinstalled, you will not receive any additional code.

  • DirMaint, RACF Security Server, and the Performance Toolkit for VM priced optional features for z/VM V5.4

    DirMaint, RACF Security Server, and the Performance Toolkit for VM are preinstalled in a disabled state. 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 V5.4 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on processor-per-day usage.

z/VM V5.4 (5741-A05) Temporary Use Charge

Entitlement
identifier  Description         License option/Pricing metric
 
 S0111PP    z/VM V5             On/Off CoD, Per Processor-day TUC
 S0111PH    DirMaint Feature    On/Off CoD, Per Processor-day TUC
 S013T68    RSCS Feature        On/Off CoD, Per Processor-day TUC
 S0111PL    RACF Feature        On/Off CoD, Per Processor-day TUC
 S0111PT    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 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

GC24-6102

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 warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

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://techsupport.services.ibm.com/guides/handbook.html

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 V5.4 supports z10, z9 EC, z9 BC, z990, z900, z890, and z800. For information about specific z/VM machine requirements and programming requirements, refer to the z/VM: General Information, GC24-6095.
  • Your entitlement is for only the quantity of engine-based Value Units licensed. These engine-based Value Units can be for either standard or IFL processors.
  • 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 V5.4 to operate on any of the standard processors (CPs), you must order Value Units equal to the number of Value Units for the total 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 V5 product operating on standard processors.
  • When ordering z/VM V5.4 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 V5 product operating on IFL processors.
  • If you are running z/VM V5.4 on a System z10 server in an LPAR specified as "z/VM-mode" which is configured with both IFL processors and standard processors (CPs) and you intend 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).
  • The program requires hardware that implements the IBM 64-bit z/Architecture in order to execute properly and therefore you are 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, GC24-6095.
  • You may only transfer the program to another party in connection with your transfer of the machine on which you are entitled to operate the program (referred to as a "Limited Transfer"), provided that any such Limited Transfer of the program requires you to transfer your rights and obligations under the Agreement to the transferee and therefore terminates your authorization to continue to use the program. When the machine and the program are transferred, you 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 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 newly announced 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
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Products eligible for Single Version Charging

SVC is only applicable when running on standard processors and the maximum time for which it applies is for 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 V5.4 to be eligible.
   Replaced programs                  Replacement programs
 Program  Program                    Program  Program
 number   name                       number   name
     
 5654-A17 z/VM Version 3             5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 5654-030 VM/ESA Version 2           5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 5684-112 VM/ESA Version 1           5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 5664-167 VM/SP                      5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 5664-173 VM/SP HPO                  5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 5664-301 VM/IS Base (Core)          5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 5664-308 VM/XA SP                   5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 
 5735-FAL TCP/IP Version 2           5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 5798-FAL TCP/IP Version 1           5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 
 5796-PNA VM Realtime Monitor        5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 5664-191 VMMAP                      5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 5798-DWD RealTime Monitor VM/ESA    5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 
 5684-073 VMPRF                      5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 
 5748-XE4 DirMaint                   5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 
 5740-XXH RACF                       5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 
 5664-188 RSCS V2                    5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 5684-096 RSCS V3                    5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 
 5688-198 Language Environment/370   5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 
 5706-116 DFSMS/VM                   5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 
 5668-911 OS/PL/I V2 Library         5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 5734-LM4 OS PL/I Resident Library   5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 5734-LM5 OS PL/I Transient Library  5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 
 5688-022 VS COBOL II Library Only   5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 5668-940 VS COBOL II Library Only   5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 5740-LM1 OS/VS COBOL Library Only   5741-A05 z/VM V5.4
 
 5688-039 C/370 Library              5741-A05 z/VM V5.4

On/Off 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 prices for z/VM V5.4 have not changed.

Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase / upgrade tools.

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 V5.4 base and the priced, optional features of DirMaint, RSCS, RACF, the Performance Toolkit for VM, and the S&S entitlements at the initial order.

Program Name:z/VM Version 5 Release 4
 
Program number: 5741-A05
 
Entitlement                      License option/
identifier   Description         Pricing metric
 
S0111PP      z/VM V5             Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit
                                 On/Off CoD, Per Processor-day TUC
S0111PH      DirMaint Feature    Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit
                                 On/Off CoD, Per Processor-day TUC
S013T68      RSCS Feature        Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit
                                 On/Off CoD, Per Processor-day TUC
S0111PL      RACF Feature        Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit
                                 On/Off CoD, Per Processor-day TUC
S0111PT      Performance Toolkit Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit
              for VM Feature     On/Off CoD, Per Processor-day TUC 
 
Subscription and Support PID  5741-SNS
 
Entitlement                     License option/
identifier  Description         Pricing metric
 
S0111PX     z/VM V5             Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                                No charge, decline SW S&S
                                No-charge, SW S&S Registration
S0111R1     DirMaint Feature    Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                                No charge, decline SW S&S
                                No-charge, SW S&S Registration
S013T6B     RSCS Feature        Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                                No charge, decline SW S&S
                                No-charge, SW S&S Registration
S0111R0     RACF Feature        Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                                No charge, decline SW S&S
                                No-charge, SW S&S Registration
S0111PZ     Performance Toolkit Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
              for VM Feature    No charge, decline SW S&S
                                No-charge, SW S&S Registration 

For additional information on charges and pricing, refer to z/VM V5.3 Software Announcement 207-019, dated February 06, 2007.

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.

For more financing information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

 
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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

Identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: LE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Trademarks

System z, z/VSE, ECKD, HiperSockets, Resource Link, DirMaint, MVS, VSE/ESA, z9, DS8000, DFSMS/VM, eServer, REXX, System Storage, Virtualization Engine, DS6000, DFSMS, System/370, C/370, QMF and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

z/VM, RACF, IBM, z/OS, Tivoli, DB2, Parallel Sysplex, OMEGAMON, BookManager, VisualAge, Language Environment, VM/ESA, z/Architecture, zSeries, Micro Channel, FlashCopy, PartnerWorld, System z9, Redbooks, TotalStorage, WebSphere, S/390, Passport Advantage and ibm.com 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.

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

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

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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. 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

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