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Software Announcement 201-163
May 29, 2001

z/VM V4 Introduces Engine-Based Pricing — Reducing Your Computing Costs

 ENUS201-163.PDF (118KB)

(Corrected on July 27, 2001)

Feature numbers deleted from z/VM Software Subscription and Support.

(Corrected on June 5, 2001)

Products Eligible for Single Version Charging section was added to the Terms and Conditions section.

At a Glance

z/VM Version 4 Release 1, the new base for all future VM development, includes:

  • New pricing structure
  • Support for the IBM Integrated Facility for Linux processor feature
  • Improved I/O performance for Linux guests
  • Enhanced page fault support for Linux guests
  • Major packaging and installation improvements
  • Modified ordering process using the System Delivery Option (SDO)

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).

Overview

z/VM Version 4 offers a great opportunity for customers to exploit S/390® or zSeries servers at a substantially lower cost. This new version of z/VM will be priced on a per-engine basis and will support IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) processor features for Linux-based workloads and standard engines for all other zSeries and S/390 workloads (an engine is also referred to as a Central Processor). z/VM Version 4 Release 1 is the replacement product for z/VM Version 3 Release 1 (5654-A17). It is not a replacement product for the Virtual Image Facility™ (5739-A01) but offers significant functional capabilities not found in the Virtual Image Facility.

z/VM builds upon the solid Virtual Machine (VM) product and offers a new base for customers who want to exploit IBM VM technology, including 64-bit addressing on the industry's best-of-breed server platform, the IBM e(logo)server zSeries, as well as the IBM Parallel Enterprise Servers Generation 5 and 6, and the Multiprise® 3000.

z/VM Version 4 offers an ideal platform for consolidating Linux workloads on a single S/390 or zSeries 900 server. Running Linux as a guest of z/VM enables you to run hundreds of Linux images. The enhanced VM Control Program (CP) is designed to improve performance of networking devices and virtual storage management for Linux guests. Significant changes have been made to the packaging of z/VM Version 4. Some formerly priced features of VM/ESA® and z/VM Version 3 Release 1 (TCP/IP for z/VM, NFS, and the CMS Utilities) are now packaged with z/VM at no additional charge. RealTime Monitor (RTM), VM Performance Reporting Facility (VMPRF), and IBM Directory Maintenance for VM/ESA (DirMaint), which were formerly priced products, are now available as optional features of z/VM Version 4 and will be priced on a per-engine basis.

The installation process for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 has been improved to help make it faster and easier for customers to install VM and quickly put it into operation.

For the most current information about z/VM, refer to the VM Web site at:

IBM Global Financing provides financial packages to enable your company's smooth and more affordable transition to the world of Linux for S/390, or zSeries, and z/VM.

Key Prerequisites

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

Planned Availability Date

July 20, 2001

Description

Move from Model-Group Pricing to Engine-Based Pricing

The new engine-based pricing for z/VM Version 4 may make it financially more attractive to add VM workload incrementally to an existing S/390 or IBM e(logo)server zSeries server. Engine-based pricing means customers will pay a one-time charge (OTC) for each processor engine. This can be for standard processor engines or Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) processor features. There may also be a price benefit when customers grow their capacity. The impact of the changes to pricing in this announcement will vary by customer. Refer to the Ordering Information section of this announcement for more details.

When ordering z/VM Version 4 Release 1 or the optional features to operate on standard processor engines, the quantity must be equal to the number of standard processor engines on your S/390 or zSeries server. When ordering z/VM Version 4 Release 1 or the optional features to operate on processor engines with the IFL feature, the quantity must be equal to the number of processor engines with the IFL processor features on your S/390 or zSeries server.

International Program License Agreement (IPLA) and Subscription and Support (S&S) Considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to, an enterprise. Proof of Entitlement (PoE) is based on the number of processor engines purchased. S&S is recommended to provide customers with the level of service expected with S/390 and z/VM program products. The quantity of S&S licenses must be equal to the number of OTC licenses ordered for the z/VM Version 4 Release 1. S&S will be available in the country in which the agreement is made. When additional and enhanced functions become available with a new version or release of a product, the price of the base product may increase to reflect the additional value. Customers who have purchased S&S will get the new version or release at no additional cost.

IFL Processor Feature Support

With the z/VM Version 4 support for IFL processor features, you can run multiple Linux images on an IFL-configured z/VM system without affecting the software fees of your existing S/390 or zSeries environment. z/OS, Linux, OS/390®, z/VM, VM/ESA, TPF, or VSE/ESA™ customers can add z/VM Version 4 to their environment and only pay a z/VM price that corresponds to the number of engines with the IFL processor feature hosting Linux images. Independent Software Vendors (ISV) who provide applications to you, may be among those ISVs who have now adopted a new pricing policy for the hardware workspace dedicated to Linux. Contact your ISV to determine if ISV software charges for existing S/390 or zSeries applications on your G5, G6, or zSeries will be unaffected by adding IFL features to the server.

Installations should note that traditional operating systems such as z/OS, OS/390, TPF, VSE/ESA, z/VM Version 3 Release 1, or VM/ESA, cannot run on IFL processor features. Only Linux applications or Linux operating in conjunction with z/VM Version 4 Release 1 are supported on the IFL processor feature.

IFL processor features are available for the zSeries 900 family of servers and the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers Generation 5 and 6.

Channel Command Word (CCW) Translation Extensions for Linux Guests

To help improve the performance of I/O to network devices, the enhanced Control Program (CP) is designed to extend the fast CCW translator to a wide range of channel programs that perform I/Os to network adapters such as channel-to-channel adapters (CTCA), CLAW, OSA, and LAN Channel Station (LCS) devices. Although the fast CCW translation extensions are based on analysis of Linux guest channel programs, any VM guest that does qualifying I/Os will benefit and will be transparent to the end user.

Enhanced Page Fault Handling for Linux Guests

With the PTF for APAR VM62840, the current page fault handling support within CP is designed to allow Linux for S/390 or Linux for zSeries guests to take full advantage of page fault notifications, allowing the guest to continue processing while the page fault is handled by CP.

Product Packaging Modifications for z/VM Version 4 Release 1

  • The TCP/IP Feature for z/VM, NFS Feature, and the CMS Utilities Feature were optional priced features in previous releases of VM. These features are now provided at no additional charge in z/VM Version 4 Release 1. TCP/IP and the former NFS feature of TCP/IP have been pre-installed on the system DDRs and are enabled for use. The TCP/IP Source feature, formerly an optional priced feature, is packaged with TCP/IP and is also available at no additional charge.
  • The IBM licensed products RealTime Monitor (RTM), Performance Reporting Facility (VMPRF), and IBM Directory Maintenance for VM/ESA (DirMaint) will now be available as optional features of z/VM Version 4 Release 1 and will be priced on a per-engine basis.
  • Vector Facility support has been removed from CMS because the S/390 Multiprise 3000, Generation 5 and 6, and the zSeries servers do not support vector co-processors or instructions.
  • The 9345 and FBA DASD prebuilt system DDRs will not be orderable on z/VM Version 4 Release 1.
  • The Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) is not supported on z/VM Version 4 Release 1. Therefore, the DCE Base 2.1.0 and the DCE User Data Privacy Feature 2.1.0 features will not be orderable.
  • The z/VM BookManager® Library, available as a feature in z/VM Version 3 Release 1, is not orderable and will not be shipped with the product.
  • The ESA Migration Tool, previously available as an optional tape, will not be orderable or shipped with z/VM Version 4 Release 1.
  • The LANRES/VM host code and diskettes will not be available with z/VM Version 4 Release 1 as previously announced in Software Announcement 201-041 , dated February 20, 2001.

    Migration information will be available from the IBM zSeries Web site at:

  • The Preconfigured System CD for the PC Server System/390® or RS/6000® with System/390 Server-on-Board will not be orderable or shipped with z/VM Version 4 Release 1.
Installation and Service Enhancements

The z/VM Version 4 Release 1 install and service processes have been enhanced to accommodate customers who have system programmers with minimum skills. Using predefined defaults and new install procedures, this new process is designed to make it faster and easier to install and maintain z/VM Version 4 Release 1. The traditional install and service will continue to be available for those customers with VM-related skills.

New Ordering Process

The z/VM Version 4 System Delivery Offering (SDO), program number 5739-A04, is the IBM program offering for z/VM that includes a single deliverable containing Version 4 Release 1 and a group of fully serviced IBM Licensed Program Products. The z/VM SDO is the only method that can be used to order z/VM Version 4 starting on July 3, 2001.

The z/VM SDO package contains:

  • z/VM Version 4 Release 1 System DDR
  • z/VM SDO Optional Products Enabling Aid
  • z/VM SDO licensed products

The SDO Optional Products Enabling Aid was formerly know as the SDO Enabling Feature.

The key benefit of the z/VM SDO is the ability to dynamically update the SDO with new program products (versions and releases), with service when available, or deleting withdrawn products. This capability makes the SDO a more effective solution for the z/VM Version 4 customer.

For a complete list of products available and serviced with the z/VM Version 4 Release 1 SDO or for more information on the z/VM SDO, refer to the z/VM Web site at:

The VM/ESA SDO (5654-026), which is at the VM/ESA Version 2 Release 4 level, and the z/VM Version 3 Release 1 SDO (5654-A20) can still be ordered after the availability of the z/VM Version 4 Release 1 SDO.

Solution Financing for S/390 or zSeries from IBM Global Financing

Moving your company to the world of e-business presents significant opportunities, but with real challenges that include sourcing, integrating new applications, and establishing better ways to serve your customers. Today's highly competitive environment often requires creative financial solutions to execute timely IT projects that are essential to your future.

IBM Global Financing (IGF) can help you perform a successful and cost-effective transition to the e-business marketplace by making your S/390 or zSeries solution more affordable.

A Financing Solution with Important Benefits

  • Costs for z/VM Version 4 Release 1, including the OTC per processor engine as well as the charges for Software Subscription and Support can be financed with payments designed to fit your budget.
  • Payments for your entire S/390 or zSeries solution (hardware, software, services, both IBM and non-IBM components) to match benefit flow. Flexibility is crucial because the financial rewards of Linux implementation are realized at project end, while costs are incurred at the start.
  • Possible off-balance sheet financing may eliminate the need for additional equity by spreading up-front costs over the project life.
  • You receive a single invoice for all financed elements of solution.

Finance Some or All of your Linux for S/390 Solution

  • zSeries, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™, or Multiprise 3000 server acquisition, and any associated additional hardware
  • Linux for S/390 or zSeries, z/VM, WebSphere™, and other IBM Initial License Charge (ILC) software, and ISV OTC software
  • Services, either from IBM, IBM Business Partners, or an ISV
  • Extended maintenance offerings
For help in designing the correct financing approach for your Linux and S/390 or zSeries solution, contact your IGF representative or visit the IGF Web site at:

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
  • Speech recognition products tested for use by people with mobility impairment
  • Optional display of audio alerts for people with hearing impairment

Euro Currency

This program is EuroReady.

For more information on the implications of the euro, visit the IBM euro Web site at:

EuroReady Products

IBM considers an IBM product to be EuroReady if the product, when used in accordance with its associated documentation, is capable of correctly processing monetary data in the euro denomination and of respecting the euro currency formatting conventions (including the euro sign). This assumes that all other products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) that are used with this product are also EuroReady. IBM hardware products that are EuroReady may or may not have an engraved euro sign key on their keyboards.

Currently, EuroReady status applies primarily to IBM products specific to the EMU countries. Products that are not specific to these countries are deemed to be "not ready" for euro unless otherwise stated in the product's country-specific specifications. IBM Hardware Ready

IBM supplies certain IBM products which include third-party software (pre-loaded or not) and/or third-party attached hardware. In these instances, IBM is not in a position to assert that these third-party products are, in themselves, EuroReady.

Therefore, such IBM products will be designated as Hardware ready.

EuroReady Solutions

IBM considers a solution to be EuroReady when the solution providers have:

  • Analyzed the euro requirements, including the need to comply with relevant EC rules
  • Built in appropriate function

and can clearly demonstrate this by:

  • Detailing euro related requirements
  • Describing how these will be implemented in the solution
  • Declaring when the implementation will be generally available

The euro capabilities of a EuroReady solution will be clearly identified as features of the solution specification, as described in the contracts document.

Product Positioning

z/VM Version 4 is the follow-on product for VM/ESA and z/VM Version 3 Release 1 customers. It provides additional support and exploitation opportunities for the thousands of customers who have built enterprise-wide automation and infrastructure enhancements on the VM platform in support of their applications, database systems, network computing, and e-business solutions. It also provides the capability to run Linux on the IFL processor feature.

z/VM Version 4 is intended to address the following customer situations:

  • It enables you to run a large number of Linux server images on a single S/390 or zSeries server, considerably more images than the 15 supported by the S/390 or zSeries LPAR mode of operation. These Linux images can be deployed on standard processor engines or IFL processor features with z/VM Version 4. You can run multiple Linux images on an IFL-configured z/VM system without affecting the software fees of your existing S/390 or zSeries environment. z/OS, Linux, OS/390, z/VM, VM/ESA, TPF, or VSE/ESA customers can add z/VM Version 4 to their environment and only pay a z/VM price that corresponds to the number of engines.
  • It is ideally suited for those who want to move Linux and/or UNIX® workloads deployed on multiple servers onto a single S/390 or zSeries server, while maintaining the same number of distinct server images. This eliminates the need to reduce the number of server images as the workload is moved to S/390 or zSeries. Since the number of real servers (hardware) is reduced, your cost savings may be realized by managing large server farms deployed on virtual servers instead of multiple hardware servers. Deploying Linux workload on z/VM Version 4 is particularly attractive if the workload interacts with S/390 or zSeries servers, applications, or data located on the same S/390 or zSeries server.
  • If you are using the Virtual Image Facility, you should consider z/VM Version 4 because it provides additional flexibility offered by the virtual machine environment, which includes:
    • Guest support for S/390 and zSeries operating systems including OS/390, z/OS, VSE/ESA, TPF, Linux, z/VM, and VM/ESA
    • System administration tools for performance, accounting, auditing, and more
    • Enhanced security features
    • Wider variety of supported disk and tape storage devices
  • You can run multiple Linux server images on z/VM Version 4 in a logical partition or basic (native) mode.
  • If you are an OS/390 customer migrating to OS/390 Release 10 or z/OS, you will find z/VM Version 4 gives you added flexibility for your test and migration work. z/VM Version 4 Release 1 supports the execution of 64-bit operating systems running on the new IBM e(logo)server zSeries 900 family of servers.
  • If you have real memory constraints, you may experience relief by running z/VM Version 4 in 64-bit mode on a zSeries. This constraint relief is provided for ESA/390 guest operating systems such as TPF. It is not uncommon for TPF customers who run tens of guest systems for testing to encounter paging constraints imposed by VM/ESA. Customers running a large number of MVS™, OS/390, VSE/ESA, or Linux images may also benefit from this support.
  • If you have multiple servers supporting your business environment, you can take advantage of larger memory capacity and consolidate more workload on a zSeries.
  • If you are a VM/ESA customer requiring more memory to cache CMS minidisks, you can exploit memory above 2 GB for minidisk cache with z/VM Version 4.
  • If you are a VM/ESA customer, you will benefit from the enhanced support in z/VM Version 4 Release 1 for connectivity (TCP/IP) and device support.
  • If you are a VM/ESA customer and require SSL-secure TCP/IP network traffic, such as Telnet sessions and Web transactions, you will be able to obtain it with z/VM Version 4.
  • Guest Parallel Sysplex® support is enhanced in z/VM with the exploitation of the 64-bit architecture providing the ability to address larger amounts of real and virtual memory. This will allow you to develop and test your 64-bit Parallel Sysplex applications in a guest environment.

Reference Information

For information on the zSeries 900 family of servers, refer to Hardware Announcement 100-323 , dated October 3, 2000.

For z/VM capabilities, refer to Software Announcement 200-358 , dated October 3, 2000 and Software Announcement 201-041 , dated February 20, 2001.

For information on the most current releases of RTM and PRF, refer to Software Announcement 200-359 , dated October 3, 2000.

Trademarks

 
z/VM, zSeries, z/OS, e(logo)server, Virtual Image Facility, VSE/ESA, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, WebSphere, MVS, and the e-business logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
S/390, Multiprise, VM/ESA, OS/390, BookManager, System/390, RS/6000, Parallel Sysplex, and DFSMS/VM are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

For VM education, call IBM Learning Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments. To request information via FAX, call 800-IBM 4FAX (426-4329) and request document number 0007. You may also visit the IBM Learning Services Web site at:

Select Curricula Spotlights, S/390®, zSeries 900, and Printing, then VM/ESA®.

You may also visit the VM Web site at:

for educational resources available for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 or VM/ESA.

Offering Information

Product information will be available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

Unlicensed Documentation

Unlicensed Documentation within the z/VM Version 4 Release 1 library are available in Adobe PDF files, BookManager® files, or printed books. They have been defined as either "Basic" or "Optional."

  • Basic Publications

    Publications identified as basic are shipped in printed format automatically, at no additional charge, when you order the z/VM Version 4 Release 1 base product.

  • Optional Publications

    Optional (not basic) publications are supplied only in PDF or BookManager format with z/VM Version 4 Release 1. Some of these publications have printed versions. They can be ordered separately for a fee using the specific publication numbers through the IBM Publications Center at:

The Publications Center is a WW central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who wish to subscribe can visit the PNS Web site location at:

Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publication Center.

All publications updated for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 are available as PDF files, which may be printed.

Adobe PDF Files: Publications that are available in PDF format are provided on the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VM Collection CD-ROM (supplied with z/VM Version 4 Release 1 at no additional charge) and on the IBM VM Web site at:

or from the Publication Center at:

You can view a PDF file using the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from the Adobe Web site at:

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

BookManager Files: Publications that are available in BookManager format are provided on the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VM Collection CD-ROM (supplied with z/VM Version 4 Release 1 at no additional charge). BookManager files are also available from the IBM VM Web site at:

or from the Publication Center at:

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).

Printed Books: All z/VM Version 4 Release 1 basic publications and some of the other publications are available as printed books and are orderable from the Publications Center.

One copy of the basic z/VM Version 4 Release 1 printed publication, and one copy of z/VM Version 4 Release 1 online publication on CD-ROM are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

Publications changed for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 are identified as new editions. All other publications are the same level provided with z/VM Version 3 Release 1.

Basic z/VM Version 4 Release 1 — New Editions

Unlicensed Documentation

                                        Order           Format
Title                                   Number     PDF   BKM   Print
 
z/VM:  Installation Guide               GC24-5992  X           X
z/VM:  Planning and Administration      SC24-5995  X     X     X
z/VM:  Service Guide                    GC24-5993  X     X     X
z/VM:  System Messages and Codes -- CP  GC24-6030  X     X     X
z/VM:  System Messages and Codes -- CMS GC24-6031  X     X     X
z/VM:  System Messages and Codes --
 Other Components                       GC24-6032  X     X     X

BKM = BookManager

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

Basic z/VM Version 4 Release 1 — Not New Editions

Unlicensed Documentation

                                        Order           Format
Title                                   Number     PDF   BKM   Print
 
z/VM:  TCP/IP Level 3A0 Planning        SC24-5981  X     X     X
 and Customization

Optional z/VM Version 4 Release 1 Base — New Editions

Unlicensed Documentation

Updated for z/VM Version 4 Release 1.

                                           Order       Format
Title                                      Number     PDF BKM
 
z/VM:  CMS Application Development Guide   SC24-6002  X   X
z/VM:  CMS Application Development Guide   SC24-6003  X   X
 for Assembler
z/VM:  CMS Callable Services Reference     SC24-6004  X   X
z/VM:  CMS Command and Utility Reference   SC24-6010  X   X
z/VM:  CMS Macros and Functions Reference  SC24-6005  X   X
z/VM:  CMS User's Guide                    SC24-6009  X   X
z/VM:  CP Command and Utility Reference    SC24-6008  X   X
z/VM:  CP Programming Services             SC24-6001  X   X
z/VM:  General Information                 GC24-5991  X   X
z/VM:  Group Control System                SC24-5998  X   X
z/VM:  Migration Guide                     GC24-5996  X   X
z/VM:  Performance                         SC24-5999  X   X
z/VM:  Quick Reference                     SC24-5993  X   X
z/VM:  Running Guest Operating Systems     SC24-5997  X   X
z/VM:  System Operation                    SC24-6000  X   X
z/VM:  VMSES/E Introduction and Reference  GC24-5997  X   X

Optional z/VM Version 4 Release 1 Base — Not New Editions

Unlicensed Documentation

Not updated for z/VM Version 4 Release 1.

                                           Order         Format
Title                                      Number     PDF BKM  Print
 
z/VM:  CMS Application Multitasking        SC24-5961  X   X
z/VM:  CMS File Pool Planning,             SC24-5949  X   X
 Administration, and Operation
z/VM:  CMS Pipelines User's Guide          SC24-5970  X   X
z/VM:  CMS Pipelines Reference             SC24-5971  X   X
z/VM:  CP Exit Customization               SC24-5953  X   X
z/VM:  Diagnosis Guide                     GC24-5975  X   X
                                           Order         Format
Title                                      Number     PDF BKM  Print
 
z/VM:  Dump Viewing Facility               GC24-5966  X   X
z/VM:  Enterprise Systems Architecture/    SC24-5965  X   X
 Extended Configuration Principles
 
 of Operation
z/VM:  OpenExtensions Advanced             SC24-5979  X   X
 Application Programming Tools
z/VM:  OpenExtensions Callable Services    SC24-5980  X   X
 Reference
z/VM:  OpenExtensions Command Reference    SC24-5978  X   X
z/VM:  OpenExtensions POSIX Conformance    GC24-5976  X   X
 Document
z/VM: OpenExtensions User's Guide          SC24-5977  X   X
z/VM: Program Management Binder and        SC24-5934  X   X
 Loader for CMS
z/VM: Reusable Server Kernel               SC24-5964  X   X
 Programmer's Guide and Reference
z/VM: REXX/VM Reference                    SC24-5963  X   X
z/VM: REXX/VM User's Guide                 SC24-5962  X   X
z/VM: Virtual Machine Operation            SC24-5955  X   X
z/VM: VM Dump Tool                         SC24-5887  X   X
z/VM: XEDIT Command and Macro Reference    SC24-5973  X   X
z/VM: XEDIT User's Guide                   SC24-5972  X   X
z/VM: TCP/IP Level 3A0 Diagnosis Guide     GC24-5985  X   X
z/VM: TCP/IP Level 3A0                     GC24-5984  X   X
 Messages and Codes
z/VM: TCP/IP Level 3A0                     SC24-5983  X   X
 Programmer's Reference
z/VM: TCP/IP Level 3A0 User's Guide        SC24-5982  X   X
C for VM/ESA:  Library Reference           SC23-3908      X
Debug Tool User's Guide and Reference      SC09-2137  X   X
DFSMS/MVS(R):  Program Management          SC26-4916  X   X    X
Language Environment(R) for OS/390(R) & VM:GC28-1945  X   X    X
 Concepts Guide
Language Environment for OS/390 & VM:      SC28-1942  X   X    X
 Debugging Guide and Run-Time
 Messages
Language Environment for OS/390 & VM:      SC28-1944  X   X    X
 Migration Guide
Language Environment for OS/390 & VM:      SC28-1939  X   X    X
 Programming Guide
Language Environment for OS/390 & VM:      SC28-1940  X   X    X
 Programming Reference
Language Environment for OS/390 & VM:      SC28-1943  X   X    X
 Writing Interlanguage
 Communication Applications
CMS/TSO Pipelines:  Author's Edition       SL26-0018      X    X
VM/ESA:  CMS Primer                        SC24-5458      X    X
VM/ESA:  Connectivity Planning,            SC24-5756      X    X
 Administration, and Operation
VM/ESA:  CPI Communications User's Guide   SC24-5595      X    X
VM/ESA:  DFSMS/VM(R) Function Level 221    SC26-4704      X    X
 Installation and Customization
VM/ESA:  DFSMS/VM Function Level 221       SC26-4707      X    X
 Messages and Codes
VM/ESA:  DFSMS/VM Function Level 221       GC35-0121      X    X
 Planning Guide
VM/ESA:  DFSMS/VM Function Level 221       SC35-0141      X    X
 Removable Media Services User's
 Guide and Reference
VM/ESA:  DFSMS/VM Function Level 221       SH35-0111      X    X
 Storage Administration Guide and
 Reference
VM/ESA:  Open Systems Adapter Support      SC28-1992      X    X
 Facility User's Guide
S/390:  Open Systems Adapter-Express       SA22-7403  X   X
 Customer's Guide and Reference
zSeries 900:  Planning for Open            GA22-7477  X   X
 Systems Adapter-2 Feature
zSeries 900:  Open Systems Adapter-Express SA22-7476  X   X
 Customer's Guide and Reference
                                           Order         Format
Title                                      Number     PDF BKM  Print
 
VM/ESA:  Programmer's Guide to the         SC24-5455      X    X
 Server-Requester Programming
 Interface for VM
VM/ESA:  REXX/VM Primer                    SC24-5598      X    X
Common Programming Interface               SC26-4399  X        X
 Communications Reference
Common Programming Interface Resource      SC31-6821      X    X
 Recovery Reference
External Security Interface (RACROUTE)     GC28-1366      X    X
 Macro Reference for MVS(TM) and VM
Planning for the System/390(R) Open SystemsGC23-3870  X   X    X
 Adapter Feature

Optional RealTime Monitor Feature — New Editions

Unlicensed Documentation

Updated for z/VM Version 4 Release 1.

                                           Order       Format
Title                                      Number     PDF BKM
 
z/VM:  RealTime Monitor FL410              SC24-6028  X   X

Optional Performance Reporting Facility Feature — New Editions

Unlicensed Documentation

Updated for z/VM Version 4 Release 1.

                                           Order       Format
Title                                      Number     PDF BKM
 
z/VM:  Performance Reporting Facility FL410SC24-6027  X   X

Optional Directory Maintenance Facility Feature — New Editions

Unlicensed Documentation

Updated for z/VM Version 4 Release 1.

                                           Order       Format
Title                                      Number     PDF BKM
 
z/VM:  Directory Maintenance Facility      SC24-6024  X   X
 FL410 Tailoring and
 Administration Guide
z/VM:  Directory Maintenance Facility      SC24-6025  X   X
 FL410 Command Reference
z/VM:  Directory Maintenance Facility      SC24-6026  X   X
 FL410 Messages

Optional Licensed — Not New Editions

Licensed Documentation

Not updated for z/VM Version 4 Release 1.

                                           Order         Format
Title                                      Number     PDF BKM  Print
 
VM/ESA: DFSMS/VM Function Level 221        LY27-9589           X
 Diagnosis Guide

Displayable Softcopy Publications

All unlicensed online books are also available on CD-ROM, SK2T-2067, the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VM Collection. The VM Collection also contains libraries for approximately 60 products that run on z/VM Version 4 Release 1. This will be available in the United States and Canada at the general availability of the z/VM Version 4 Release 1 product and 30 days after general availability in other countries. For a list of kit contents, contact your IBM Business Partner or IBM representative.

One copy of the CD-ROM Collection Kit will be shipped automatically with the product at no additional charge. To order additional copies, order feature number 7221.

                                   Feature             Order
Description                        Number              Number
 
CD-ROM Collection Kit              7221                SK2T-2067

The online books can be used with the BookManager READ licensed programs in any of the Read-supported environments. Online books CD-ROMs contains 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 Version 4 manuals are not offered in source file form.

Licensed Publications: Licensed documentation available for z/VM Version 4 is the DFSMS/VM Function Level 221 Diagnosis Guide (LY27-9589). This publication has not been updated for z/VM Version 4 and is only available in printed format. It is not available on the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VM Collection CD-ROM and must be ordered separately for a fee from the IBM Publication Center at:

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

z/VM Version 4 Release 1 will operate on:

  • zSeries 900 family of servers
  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers Generation 5 and 6
  • S/390 Multiprise® 3000, or equivalent

Specific processor facilities required by z/VM Version 4 Release 1 can be found on the z/VM Web site at:

Refer to the appendix of the General Information Manual for more information.

TCP/IP for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 Hardware Requirements: The TCP/IP for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 requires one of the following:

  • IBM 3172 Interconnect Controller with the Interconnect Controller Program (ICP) Version 3 (5621-425)

  • IBM Open Systems Adapter 2 (OSA-2) Token Ring, Fast Ethernet, 155 ATM

  • IBM Open Systems Adapter Express (OSA-Express) Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and 155 ATM

  • IBM 37xx communications controller using X.25 or SNA connections

    Native attachment of the IBM 3745 to TCP/IP and associated dynamic IP routing within the 3745 is not supported.

  • IBM 8232 LAN Channel Station Model 1 or 2

  • HYPERchannel A220 Processor Adapter 42990007

    TCP/IP for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 supports the HYPERchannel Series A devices (and HYPERchannel Series DX devices that are functioning as Series A devices). For additional information, refer to the appropriate Network Systems Corporation documentation.

  • RS/6000® Channel Attachment using the Block Multiplexer Channel or ESCON® Adapter

  • IBM 3088 Multi-system Channel Communication Unit

    TCP/IP for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 supports direct connection to another TCP/IP for VM, MVS, OS/390, or z/OS using the IBM 3088.

  • IBM ESCON Channel-to-Channel Adapter

    TCP/IP Feature for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 supports direct connection to another TCP/IP for VM, MVS, OS/390, or z/OS using the IBM ESCON Channel-to-Channel Adapter.

  • A 3270-equivalent workstation for TCP/IP administration

Software Requirements

z/VM Version 4 Release 1

Prerequisite Requirements

  • EREP VM (5654-260) V3R5.0.
  • Device Support Facilities — ICKDSF VM (5684-042) V1R16.0; both the CMS version of ICKDSF and an IPLable standalone version of ICKDSF (5747-DS1) V1R16.0 are supplied with z/VM Version 4 Release 1. APAR PQ46396 is required to support the IFL processor feature. 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 16 of ICKDSF and '14' indicates VMSES/E format.

The prerequisite no-charge products, EREP and ICKDSF, are pre-installed on the base product System DDRs. Therefore, when ordering the z/VM Version 4 Release 1 you must already be licensed for these products or a separate order must be placed for each of these products to establish a license.

Optional Product/Feature Requirements

  • IBM High Level Assembler (5696-234)
    • The High Level Assembler Release 2.0, 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 AVS tuning control module (AGWTUN)
      • Use RAS tools (such as: MDCHECK, FS2SFSER, AFTCHAIN, PRINTBLK, PRINTFST)
      • Use the API for data compression
      • Use the CMS Pipelines Assemble macros interface
      • Use the Assemble interface to GUI
      • Assemble exit routines for DirMaint, and RSCS
      • Customize Language Environment or compile assembler routines used in mixed-language user applications
    • High Level Assembler Release 3.0, or later, is required to:
      • Assemble applications that exploit the IEEE Floating Point hardware facility
    • High Level Assembler Release 4.0, or later, is required to:
      • Add devices that cannot be sensed (updating HCPRIO ASSEMBLE)
      • Perform local modifications to modules written in assembler
      • Service the CP Loader (HCPLDR)
      • Create the Stand-Alone Dump Utility (HCPSADMP EXEC)
      • Assemble any CP modules
      • Assemble exit routines for CP
      • Service the RTM Feature for z/VM
      • Assemble any modules with local modifications for the RTM Feature for z/VM
  • Cross-System Extensions Program Requirements

    A Cross-System Extensions (CSE) complex consists of two, three, or four VM Systems.

    The following IBM licensed programs are required to support the CSE function:

    • IBM Directory Maintenance for VM/ESA (DirMaint) (5748-XE4) Version 1 Release 5.0 or the Directory Maintenance Facility Feature FL410 for z/VM Version 4 Release 1

      Within a CSE complex, all systems must be running the same level of DirMaint. Therefore, when running z/VM Version 4 Release 1 on one system in the complex, you must be licensed for the DirMaint feature on that system. If you are coupling with a VM/ESA or z/VM Version 3 Release 1 system, you must be licensed for the IBM Directory Maintenance for VM/ESA (DirMaint) (5748-XE4) Version 1 Release 5.0 on these systems in order to share and run the Directory Maintenance Facility Feature FL410 program code.

    • VM/Pass-Through Facility (5684-100) Version 2 Release 1.1, or later, for both shared spool and cross-system messaging
  • RACF® Requirements
    • RACF (5740-XXH) Version 1 Release 10.0 with APAR VM62958 to run in 64-bit mode on a zSeries or equivalent if a security product is needed.
  • POSIX Requirements
    • Developing POSIX applications requires IBM C for VM/ESA (5654-033) Version 3 Release 1.0.
  • DFSMS/VM Function Level 221 Requirements
    • ISPF (5684-043) Version 3 Release 2.0, or subsequent release for installation and during DFSMS/VM usage. ISPF is not required, if the customer is using only the 3495 Tape Library Dataserver support of FL221.
    • DirMaint Feature of z/VM Version 4 Release 1, if the minidisk management function is needed.
    • RACF (5740-XXH) Version 1 Release 10.0 (or its equivalent), if a security product is needed.
    • If Migration Level 2 (ML2) function of DFSMS/VM is used, ADSTAR Distributed Storage Manager (5648-020), Tivoli® ADSM for VM (5697-VM3), Tivoli Storage Manager for VM (5697-TSM), or Tivoli Storage Manager for VM (5697-TS9 or 5698-TSM) is required.
    • TCP/IP for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 to access the IBM 3495 Tape Library Dataserver for processors capable of 3490/3490E tape I/O, but incapable of 3495 Tape Library Data Server control.
    • Remote Spooling Communications Subsystem Networking (RSCS) (5684-096) Version 3 Release 2.0, or later, 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.
  • CD-ROM Installation Requirements
    • Optical Media Attach/2 Program (5621-264)
  • 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). APAR GC05366 for BookManager/VM READ is required for READ/VM 1.3 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.

OSA and OSA/SF Program Requirements: Open Systems Adapter/Support Facility (OSA/SF) for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 is provided with and supported on z/VM Version 4 Release 1. OSA/SF for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 can be accessed by a CMS user ID, by a REXX call to OSA/SF API, and at the OSA/SF Windows® 95, Windows NT®, or OS/2® GUI.

To use the OSA/SF GUI, one of the following is required:

  • Microsoft™ Windows 95 4.00.950B (OSR2)
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3
  • OS/2 Warp® Version 4.0 Fixpack 6

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

  • For TCP/IP communication:
    • TCP/IP Version 2 Release 3, or later, or the TCP/IP Feature for VM/ESA or z/VM on the host
    • TCP/IP on the workstation
  • For Advanced Peer-to-Peer Communication (APPC):
    • VTAM® Version 4 Release 2, or later, on the host
    • Personal Communications/3270 Version 4 Release 2 with APAR IC22680, or later, on the workstation (Version 4 Release 3 is recommended)
  • For EHLLAPI (3270):
    • 3270-PC File Transfer Program on the host
    • Personal Communications/3270 Version 4 Release 2, or later (Version 4 Release 3 is recommended), on the workstation

OSA/SF Version 2 Release 1 is included in the OSA/SF feature for z/VM Version 4 Release 1. To support an OSA in its TCP/IP Passthru mode in a z/VM Version 4 Release 1 environment, OSA/SF requires the TCP/IP for z/VM Version 4 Release 1. OSA/SF support is required in this mode only if access to one of the OSA's ports is being shared by more than one host program or if an ATM OSA-2 is being used as a LAN emulation client (LEC).

For additional information on OSA/SF, refer to Software Announcement 299-041 , dated February 22, 1999.

TCP/IP for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 Program Requirements: TCP/IP for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 has the following additional program requirements:

  • If a primary or secondary domain name server is to be run (not a caching-only name server), or the Network Data Base server is to be run:
    • DB2® Server for VSE & VM Version 6 Release 1 (5648-A70), or DB2 Server for VSE & VM Version 7 Release 1 (5697-F42)
  • For SNAlink LU0 interface support:
    • ACF/VTAM® for VM/ESA Version 3 (5684-095) or Version 4 (5654-010)
  • For X.25 interface support:
    • X.25 NCP Packet Switching Interface (NPSI) (5688-035) Version 3 Release 4, or later, for 3745 or 3720
    • X.25 NPSI (5668-719) Version 2 Release 1 for 3725
    • Corresponding levels of ACF/VTAM and ACF/NCP that support NPSI
  • If programs are developed in C:
    • IBM C for VM/ESA (5654-033) Version 3 Release 1
  • If programs are developed in Pascal:
    • IBM VS Pascal (5668-767) Version 1 Release 2 Compiler and Library

Linux Program Requirements: Linux for S/390 or Linux for zSeries is not provided with the z/VM Version 4 Release 1. Linux must be obtained from distributors. Refer to:

for availability and for the most current information on Linux distributors.

Other VM-Related Information: The following VM-related products require the PTFs for the APARs listed below to run on z/VM Version 4 Release 1:

  • Pass Through Facility V2R1.1 (5684-100) — #VM61373
  • Host Management Facility V1R1.1 (5684-157) — #VM62632

The PTFs for the APARs listed have been applied as service to these products within the SDO.

Limitations: z/VM Version 4 Release 1 will operate on the zSeries 900 family of servers, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers Generation 5 and 6, S/390 Multiprise 3000, or equivalent.

When IFL processor features are purchased, only Linux workloads running as guests of z/VM Version 4 Release 1 can operate on these features.

Performance Considerations: System performance depends on the hardware resources allocated to z/VM Version 4 Release 1 and on the level of activity within each Linux image. For assistance in understanding the performance implications for a particular situation, contact your IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities

z/VM Version 4 and z/VM Software Subscription and Support: You must order z/VM Version 4 Release 1 using the SDO, program number 5739-A04.

If you desire the level of service expected with S/390 and z/VM program products, you are strongly encouraged to order the program number for z/VM Software Subscription and Support. This program number provides enhanced support which 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. To host Linux guests of z/VM Version 4 Release 1, you must also obtain the Linux for zSeries or Linux for S/390 code from one of the distributors that have a marketing relationship with IBM. These distributions can be found at:

Licensed Products Packaged with z/VM Version 4 Release 1: With the availability of z/VM Version 4 Release 1, the following priced, optional products or features are automatically shipped pre-installed on the z/VM Version 4 Release 1 base product DDRs:

  • Remote Spooling Communication System (RSCS)
  • RealTime Monitor (RTM)
  • Performance Reporting Facility (PRF)
  • Directory Maintenance Facility (DirMaint)
  • Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) for VM Version 4.1 (previously Tivoli ADSM for VM Version 3.1)

These products must be enabled to use. 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 RSCS and TSM, you may establish one by placing an order for the product and using the delivery option "ship publications only" (feature number 3471). This delivery option will prevent unnecessary shipment of the media while allowing for shipment of the basic publications for the products, including the program directories.

If you do not have a license for RTM, PRF, or DirMaint, you may establish one by placing an order for the z/VM Version 4 Release 1 feature and using the delivery option "ship publications only" (feature number 3471). This delivery option will prevent unnecessary shipment of the media while allowing for shipment of the basic publications for the products, including the program directories.

The program directories include instructions for enabling use of the products. Prior to installation, you should review the Software Vendor Product and IBM Licensed Product matrices to ensure you have the correct levels of products.

Running 370-mode Applications: To simplify the migration of older applications and facilitate the running of 370-mode only CMS applications in non 370-mode virtual machines, such as XA or XC mode, IBM provides the 370 Accommodation function. This function originally shipped with VM/ESA 1.2.1 (available July 1993) has since been enhanced as the result of customer experience and input. 370 Accommodation handles the vast majority of inconsistencies between 370 mode and either XA or XC mode, eliminating the need to change these applications to exploit the new architectures.

z/VM Version 4 only supports XA, ESA, and XC mode virtual machines. z/VM Version 4 no longer supports 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.

The CMS Migration Utility Feature, provided with VM/ESA Version 2 Release 3, is not available with z/VM Version 4 Release 1. Customers who find their applications cannot run under the current level of CMS should use the 370 Accommodation function or modify their applications if possible. If problems persist, customers should call IBM Service for assistance.

Direct Customer Support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line will help 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).

Packaging: z/VM Version 4 Release 1 product package is distributed with the following:

  • International Program License Agreement (IPLA) (Z125-3301)
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • License Information Document (GC24-6033)
  • If ordering to install using tape:
    • Basic machine-readable material on 3480 or 4-mm tape cartridges for installation to a 3380 or 3390 DASD
    • One 3480 or 4-mm tape cartridge labeled DFSMS/VM Functional Level 2.2.1 for installing DFSMS/VM
    • One 3480 or 4-mm tape cartridge labeled PL/X Source
  • If ordering to install using CD-ROM:
    • Basic machine-readable material on CD-ROM for installation to a 3380 and 3390 DASD
    • One CD-ROM containing DFSMS/VM Functional Level 2.2.1 for installing DFSMS/VM, PL/X Source, DFSMS/VM Kanji, and Restricted Source
  • One CD-ROM containing the IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: VM Collection CD-ROM
  • One tape containing the z/VM SDO Optional Products Enabling Aid
  • Publications
    • z/VM: Installation Guide (GC24-5992)
    • z/VM: Planning and Administration (SC24-5995)
    • z/VM: Service Guide (GC24-5993)
    • z/VM: System Messages and Codes — CP (GC24-6030)
    • z/VM: System Messages and Codes — CMS (GC24-6031)
    • z/VM: System Messages and Codes — Other Components (GC24-6032)
    • z/VM: TCP/IP Level 3A0 Planning and Customization (SC24-5981)
  • Program directories for z/VM Version 4 Release 1, z/VM Version 4 Release 1 SDO, and the pre-installed products
  • Program directories for RTM, PRF, or DirMaint, if these optional features are ordered

Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced programs uses the security and auditability features inherent in the virtual machine and the System/370™, ESA/370, ESA/390 architectures, and z/Architecture. The security and auditability of z/VM Version 4 Release 1 is 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.

Ordering Information

The z/VM Version 4 is a zSeries operating system designed to host guest operating systems (z/OS, OS/390, VSE/ESA™, TPF, VM, or Linux), application development, database management, e-business, and office systems and has one charge unit: One-time charge (OTC) per processor engine or per IFL processor feature.

One copy of z/VM Version 4 Release 1 must be ordered for each S/390 or zSeries processor engine or IFL processor feature. The product is shipped on 3480 or 4-mm tape cartridge or CD-ROM.

To order z/VM Version 4 Release 1, specify asset registration 9001 and the OTC feature number of the desired distribution medium. To order the optional product features RealTime Monitor (RTM), Performance Reporting Facility (PRF), or the Directory Maintenance Facility (DirMaint), specify the OTC feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Specify the quantity of licenses required. When ordering z/VM Version 4 Release 1 or the optional features to operate on standard processor engines, the quantity must be equal to the number of standard processor engines on your S/390 or zSeries server. When ordering z/VM Version 4 Release 1 or the optional features to operate on processor engines with the IFL feature, the quantity must be equal to the number of processor engines with the IFL processor feature on your S/390 or zSeries server.

Basic License for z/VM Version 4 Release 1: z/VM Version 4 Release 1 must be ordered under the z/VM Version 4 Release 1 SDO packaged offering, program number 5739-A04. Specify feature number 9001 for asset registration and the feature number of the desired distribution medium. You must also specify the quantity of OTC licenses required.

When ordering z/VM Version 4 Release 1 or the optional features to operate on standard processor engines, the quantity must be equal to the number of standard processor engines on your S/390 or zSeries server. When ordering z/VM Version 4 Release 1 or the optional features to operate on processor engines with the IFL feature, the quantity must be equal to the number of processor engines with the IFL processor features on your S/390 or zSeries server.

Order entry capability for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 will be available beginning July 3, 2001. Production of z/VM Version 4 Release 1 orders will begin on the general availability date, July 20, 2001.

With the ordering of z/VM Version 4 Release 1, you will receive a system DDR tape or CD-ROM containing the program code for z/VM Version 4 Release 1, an IPLA for 5739-A03, a License Information Document, PoE, program directories, and one copy of each publication available for z/VM Version 4 Release 1. If you are specifying more than a quantity of one on your order, you will be entitled to operate z/VM Version 4 Release 1 on the number of processor engines specified, but you will not receive distribution media or publications for the additional processor engines specified. The maximum quantity ordered should not be more than:

        Quantity
Engines
w/IFL          Standard
Feature        Engines             For Each Server
 
0              2                   S/390 Multiprise 3000 (7060)
7              10                  S/390 Parallel Enterprise
                                    Server(TM) (9672)
                                    Generation 5
11             12                  S/390 Parallel Enterprise
                                    Server (9672)
                                    Generation 6
15             16                  zSeries server (2064)

The combination of standard engines plus engines with the IFL feature cannot be greater than the number of standard engines for each server listed in the table.

Examples

  • Example 1 — You currently do not have any processor engines using IFL features on your S/390 or zSeries server

    If you will be licensing z/VM Version 4 Release 1 and designating two additional processor engines using the IFL feature as running z/VM Version 4 Release 1 and you will be using 3380 DASD, you would order feature numbers 9001 (asset registration) and 6000 (3480 tape medium) with a quantity of two.

  • Example 2 — You currently have two standard processor engines on your S/390 or zSeries server

    If you will be licensing z/VM Version 4 Release 1 and designating two additional standard processor engines as running z/VM Version 4 Release 1 and you will be using 3380 DASD, you would order feature numbers 9001 (asset registration) and 6000 (3480 tape medium) with a quantity of four.

  • Example 3 — You currently have two standard processor engines and one processor engine using the IFL feature (possibly running Linux for S/390) on your S/390 or zSeries server

    If you will be licensing z/VM Version 4 Release 1 and designating two additional processor engines using the IFL feature as running z/VM Version 4 Release 1 and you will be using 3380 DASD, you would order feature numbers 9001 (asset registration) and 6000 (3480 tape medium) with a quantity of three.

The optional features RTM, PRF, and DirMaint are pre-installed on the base System DDRs. Ordering these features establishes a license for entitlement purposes and you will also receive a program directory for the optional feature ordered. To establish a license for RTM, PRF, or DirMaint, specify the program number, 5739-A04 and the OTC feature number of the desired distribution medium for each optional product desired.

When ordering the optional features to operate on standard processor engines, the quantity must be equal to the number of standard processor engines on your S/390 or zSeries server. When ordering the optional features to operate on processor engines with the IFL feature, the quantity must be equal to the number of processor engines with the IFL processor features on your S/390 or zSeries server.

You must also specify the quantity of OTC licenses equal to the number of z/VM Version 4 Release 1 basic licenses.

If you desire to purchase the z/VM Subscription and Support per processor engine for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 or the optional features RTM, PRF, or DirMaint, you must order under 5739-SWS and specify the appropriate feature number.

The quantity of z/VM Subscription and Support licenses must be equal to the number of OTC licenses ordered for the z/VM Version 4 Release 1 base code or the optional features.

Program Name:  z/VM Version 4 SDO
 
Program Number:  5739-A04
 
                                Program      Feature
Description                     Number       Number    Medium
 
z/VM Version 4                  5739-A04     6000      3480 Tape
 3380 System DDR
z/VM Version 4                  5739-A04     6001      4-mm Tape
 3380 System DDR
 
z/VM Version 4                  5739-A04     6002      3480 Tape
 3390 System DDR
z/VM Version 4                  5739-A04     6003      4-mm Tape
 3390 System DDR
 
z/VM Version 4                  5739-A04     1004      CD-ROM
 CD-ROM System DDR
 
Program Name:  Optional Features of z/VM Version 4 SDO
 
Program Number:  5739-A04
 
 
                                Program      Feature
Description                     Number       Number    Medium
 
RTM Feature                     5739-A04     6167      3480 Tape
RTM Feature                     5739-A04     6168      4-mm Tape
RTM Feature                     5739-A04     1004      CD-ROM
 
PRF Feature                     5739-A04     6095      3480 Tape
PRF Feature                     5739-A04     6096      4-mm Tape
PRF Feature                     5739-A04     1004      CD-ROM
 
DirMaint Feature                5739-A04     6157      3480 Tape
DirMaint Feature                5739-A04     6158      4-mm Tape
DirMaint Feature                5739-A04     1004      CD-ROM

Installation via CD-ROM requires the IBM Optical Media Attach/2 Program (5621-264).

Support for z/VM Version 4

Program Name: z/VM Subscription and Support

Program Number: 5739-SWS

Support for z/VM Version 4 is provided and licensed under the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Programs and Support (Z125-5790), or IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011), or IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Programs and Support (Z125-5599) with the Attachment for Support and its Addendum for Support for z/VM (Z125-6457).

This 5739-SWS order establishes entitlement records worldwide as well as support for z/VM Version 4 or the optional features. If a 5739-SWS order is not placed, the customer will only be entitled to support under the basic warranty for the z/VM Version 4 Release 1, 5739-A03.

Central service for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 (5739-A03) will be provided by IBM until June 30, 2003.

The z/VM Subscription and Support 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 will be made available at no additional charge.
  • Technical support:
    • Voice, fax, mail, or e-mail assistance for defect-related and technical questions, where available, during normal IBM business hours (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern time) from Monday through Friday, except local holidays. Exceptions from normal IBM business hours are Severity 1 problems.
    • Temporary fixes for problems (where known), answers questions, and provides fixes where they exist.
    • A reasonable amount of remote assistance via telephone, mail, facsimile (fax), or e-mail to address suspected IBM program defects.

    Refer to the Addendum for Support for z/VM (Z125-6457) for contact information.

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

To order z/VM Subscription and Support, specify the program number 5739-SWS, feature number 9001 for asset registration, annual support charge feature number, and the quantity of licenses.

z/VM Software Subscription and Support
 
                                                  Support
                                                  for
Support for                                       Program
Program Name                                      Number
 
z/VM Version 4                                    5739-A03
RTM Feature                                       5739-A03
PRF Feature                                       5739-A03
DirMaint Feature                                  5739-A03

The quantity of Subscription and Support licenses must be equal to the number of processor engines that will be designated as running z/VM Version 4 Release 1 or the optional features and must also be equal to the number of OTC licenses ordered for the z/VM Version 4 Release 1 base code or the optional features.

The maximum quantity ordered should not be more than:

        Quantity
Engines
w/IFL          Standard
Feature        Engines             For Each Server
 
0              2                   S/390 Multiprise 3000 (7060)
7              10                  S/390 Parallel Enterprise
                                    Server (9672) Generation 5
11             12                  S/390 Parallel Enterprise
                                    Server (9672) Generation 6
15             16                  zSeries server (2064)

The combination of standard engines plus engines with the IFL feature cannot be greater than the number of standard engines for each server listed in the table.

National Language Translation

When you order z/VM Version 4 Release 1, the National Language Translation files for message repositories, HELP files, and other panels or files are included with the system.

The following components/features are supported by z/VM Version 4 Release 1 in the following languages:

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

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

If you would like DFSMS/VM translated in Kanji, order the no-charge feature number:

                                Program      Feature
Description                     Number       Number    Medium
 
DFSMS/VM Kanji                  5739-A04     6012      3490 Tape
DFSMS/VM Kanji                  5739-A04     6013      4-mm Tape

DFSMS/VM translated in Kanji is also included as part of the System DDR CD-ROM.

Restricted Source Feature

The z/VM Restricted Source Feature contains annotated assembler listings (assembler source code generated from z/VM PL/X source modules) for CP, CMS, REXX/VM, VMSES/E, GCS, and TSAF, and is shipped as a separately orderable feature tape or as part of the System DDR CD-ROM.

If you would like the z/VM Restricted Source feature, order the no-charge feature number:

                                Program      Feature
Description                     Number       Number    Medium
 
z/VM Restricted Source          5739-A04     6020      3480 Tape
 Feature
z/VM Restricted Source          5739-A04     6021      4-mm Tape
 Feature

Pre-installed Products

With z/VM Version 4 Release 1, several products are automatically pre-installed on the base product DDRs.

  • EREP and ICKDSF

    The prerequisite no-charge products, EREP (5654-260) and ICKDSF (5684-042) are pre-installed on the base product System DDRs. Therefore, when ordering the z/VM Version 4 Release 1 System DDR, you must already be licensed for these products or a separate order must be placed for each of these products to establish a license.

  • Language Environment

    Language Environment (LE) Version 1 Release 8 is included and enabled for use with no licensing or billing requirements.

  • OpenExtensions Shell and Utilities

    OpenExtensions Shell and Utilities , previously a priced, optional feature of VM/ESA, is included in z/VM Version 4 Release 1 with no licensing or billing requirements.

  • CMS Utilities

    CMS Utilities , which was a priced, optional feature of VM/ESA and z/VM Version 3 Release 1, has been integrated into z/VM Version 4 Release 1. It is now available at no additional charge.

  • Open Systems Adapter Support Facility

    Open Systems Adapter Support Facility (OSA/SF V2R1) is a host-based tool supporting OSA-2 and OSA-Express features and has been included in z/VM Version 4 Release 1 with no licensing or billing requirements.

  • TCP/IP for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 and NFS

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

  • RSCS Version 3 Release 2.0

    RSCS Version 3 Release 2.0 is pre-installed with z/VM Version 4 Release 1, in a disabled state. If you intend to use RSCS, now or at a later date, you must establish a license for billing and shipment of publications. If you already have a license for the product, you may follow the enablement instructions in the program directory for the product to enable the product for use on your system. A license is established for RSCS 3.2.0 by placing an order for the product. Because the product code is already pre-installed, your order should indicate that shipment of media should be suppressed for these products. This can be accomplished by including the Delivery Option Feature number 3471 (Ship Documentation Only), which designates the shipment of publications only. The program number is:

                                            Program
    Description                             Number
     
    RSCS 3.2.0                              5684-096
    

  • RTM, PRF, and DirMaint features for z/VM Version 4 Release 1

    RTM , PRF , and DirMaint features for z/VM Version 4 Release 1 are pre-installed 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. Because the product code is already pre-installed, your order should indicate that shipment of media should be suppressed for these products. This can be accomplished by including the Delivery Option Feature number 3471 (Ship Documentation Only), which designates the shipment of publications only.

  • Tivoli Storage Manager for VM Version 4.1

    Tivoli Storage Manager for VM Version 4.1 (originally named Tivoli ADSM for VM/ESA, Version 3.1) is pre-installed on the z/VM Version 4 Release 1 system DDRs. It is a priced product that may be selected during the z/VM Version 4 Release 1 installation process. If you intend to use Tivoli Storage Manager, now or at a later date, you must establish a license for billing and shipment of publications by placing an order for the product. Because the product code is already packaged with z/VM Version 4 Release 1, your order should indicate that shipment of media should be suppressed for these products. This can be accomplished by including the Delivery Option feature number 3471 (Ship Documentation Only), which designates the shipment of publications only. The program number is:

                                                 Program
    Description                                  Number
     
    Tivoli Storage Manager for VM 4.1.0          5697-TS9
    Tivoli Storage Manager for VM 4.1.0          5698-TSM
                                                  (Value-Based)
    

    For additional information, including terms and conditions for Tivoli Storage Manager for VM Version 4.1, program number 5698-TSM, refer to the Software Announcement 200-245 , dated July 25, 2000, and for program number 5697-TS9, refer to Software Announcement 200-244 , dated July 25, 2000.

    Refer to Software Announcement 299-126 , dated May 24, 1999, for information on Tivoli ADSM for VM/ESA Version 3.1.

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order for the z/VM Version 4 SDO, program number 5739-A04, for the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment             3444
 of media and documentation)
 
Ship Media Only (suppresses initial                 3470
 shipment of documentation)
 
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                 3471
 initial shipment of media)
 
Update Shipments
 
Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses                 3480
 update shipment of documentation)
 
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                 3481
 update shipment of media)
 
Suppress Updates (suppresses update                 3482
 shipment of media and documentation)

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). PoE are required for all authorized use.

These products are licensed under the IBM IPLA, and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support which provides 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 ongoing recurring 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. S/390 IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line is an option for those customers who desire added services.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Central Service through e-mail, mail, or fax will be provided by IBM until June 30, 2003.

Additional fee support will be provided through the IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line and Country specific service offerings.

This program will be subject to the terms of the IBM IPLA contained in the program package, and not to the Agreement for IBM Licensed Programs.

This statement is complementary to the IBM IPLA contained in this package:

Program                         Program                Service
Name                            Number                 End Date
 
z/VM Version 4 Release 1        5739-A03               June 30, 2003

For program defect related problems, the following procedure for assistance in problem identification is applicable:

  • Contact your remarketer or distributor or, alternatively
  • Mail, e-mail, or fax the written problem description to IBM

Problems should be submitted using one of the following methods:

E-mail address:          vmserv@vnet.ibm.com
Fax number:              607-752-1497
Postal Mail:             IBM Corporation
                         Dept C7NG
                         c/o VM Service
                         1701 North Street
                         Endicott, NY 13760

IBM will reply in writing with information about correction, bypass or restriction with the intent to make the program perform according to its specifications, or, if there are none, to its principles of operation.

Customer information needed when submitting a problem:

  • Address and contact name
  • Current maintenance/Corrective Service Diskette (CSD) level
  • Problem description (typed, not handwritten)

Additional information on customer reported problems can be obtained from your remarketer/distributor or IBM.

Money-Back Guarantee: Two-month, money-back guarantee

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: No

Passport Advantage Subscription Applies: No

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: Yes

AIX®/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

AS/400® Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Products Eligible for Single Version Charging

Replaced Programs                   Replacement Programs
Program    Program                  Program    Program
Number     Name                     Number     Name
 
5654-A17   z/VM Version 3           5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
                                               Release 1
5654-030   VM/ESA Version 2         5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
                                               Release 1
5684-112   VM/ESA Version 1         5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
                                               Release 1
5664-167   VM/SP                    5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
                                               Release 1
5664-173   VM/SP HPO                5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
                                               Release 1
5664-301   VM/IS Base (Core)        5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
                                               Release 1
5664-308   VM/XA SP                 5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
                                               Release 1
 
5735-FAL   TCP/IP Version 2         5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
                                               Release 1
5798-FAL   TCP/IP Version 1         5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
                                               Release 1
 
5796-PNA   VM Realtime Monitor      5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
                                               Release 1
 
5798-DWD   RealTime Monitor         5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
            VM/ESA                              Release 1
 
5684-073   VMPRF                    5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
                                               Release 1
 
5748-XE4   DirMaint                 5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
                                               Release 1
 
5688-198   Language Environment/    5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
            370                                 Release 1
 
5706-116   DFSMS/VM                 5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
                                               Release 1
 
5668-911   OS/PL/I V2 Library       5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
                                               Release 1
5734-LM4   OS PL/I Resident         5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
            Library                             Release 1
5734-LM5   OS PL/I Transient        5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
            Library                             Release 1
 
5688-022   VS COBOL II              5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
            Library Only                        Release 1
5668-940   VS COBOL II              5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
            Library Only                        Release 1
5740-LM1   OS/VS COBOL              5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
            Library Only                        Release 1
 
5688-039   C/370 Library            5739-A03   z/VM Version 4
                                               Release 1

Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Program Name:  z/VM Version 4 Release 1
 
Program Number:  5739-A03
 
                                     OTC
                         Program     Feature
Description              Number      Number   OTC
 
z/VM Version 4           5739-A03    0028     $45,000/engine
RealTime Monitor         5739-A03    0027     1,650/engine
Performance Reporting    5739-A03    0029     1,200/engine
 Facility
Directory Maintenance    5739-A03    0026     760/engine
 Facility

Program Name:  z/VM Subscription and Support
 
Program Number:  5739-SWS
 
                                  Order under Program
                       Support    Number 5739-SWS
                       for        Standard Support
Support for            Program    Annual Charge       Annual
Program Name           Number     Feature Number      Charge
 
z/VM Version 4         5739-A03        0033           $11,000/engine
RealTime Monitor       5739-A03        0030               400/engine
Performance Reporting  5739-A03        0031               300/engine
 Facility
Directory Maintenance  5739-A03        0032               190/engine
 Facility

Upgrades: Contact your sales channel for IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line pricing information.

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. LE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690

You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
MVS, z/OS, zSeries, e(logo)server, z/Architecture, System/370, VSE/ESA, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, and S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
S/390, VM/ESA, BookManager, DFSMS/MVS, Language Environment, OS/390, DFSMS/VM, System/390, Multiprise, RS/6000, ESCON, RACF, OS/2, OS/2 Warp, VTAM, DB2, ACF/VTAM, AIX, and AS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows NT and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Tivoli is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation or Tivoli Systems Inc. in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.