IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-104
April 30, 2002

IBM z/VM V4.3 Expands Industry-Leading Virtualization Technology

 ENUS202-104.PDF (145KB)


At a Glance

This new release, z/VM V4.3, includes:

  • Virtualization technology exploitation
    • Accounting of virtual network resources
    • Automated shutdown by guest operating systems
    • Fibre Channel Protocol support
    • I/O priority queueing
    • Shared tape for z/OS™, z/OS.e, and OS/390®
  • Connectivity enhancements
    • Multicast support for HiperSockets
    • Simulation of a QDIO network adapter, including support for QDIO broadcast
    • Improved TCP/IP stack security, performance, and configurability
  • Systems management improvements
    • z/VM self-management to achieve guest performance goals
    • Enhanced timer management for improved performance
    • Better utilization of large real storage
    • Additional performance monitor data
  • RACF for VM as an optional IPLA feature

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: ME001).

Overview

z/VM™ Version 4 Release 3 (V4.3) expands its industry-leading virtualization technology with enhanced IBM Virtual Machine (VM) capabilities on the mainframe. Virtualization technology allows you to virtualize processor, communications, storage, and I/O resources, which may help you reduce the overhead of planning, purchasing, and installing new hardware to support new workloads.

z/VM V4 offers an ideal platform for consolidating select UNIX®, Windows®, and Linux workloads on a single physical IBM eServer zSeries or S/390® server, enabling you to run tens to hundreds of guest images. Priced on a per-engine basis, z/VM V4 supports IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) processor features for Linux-based workloads and standard engines for all other zSeries and S/390 workloads.

z/VM V4.3 extends the virtualization technology for Linux guests by providing additional accounting information to record the use of system resources by a virtual machine. FCP-based Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) support is available for Linux on zSeries only. When available, z/VM V4.3 will provide for the use of a Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) channel on zSeries processors connected to a fibre-channel fabric to access selected devices on SCSI controllers connected to the fabric.

I/O management facilities have been added that enable z/VM to exploit the hardware I/O Priority Queueing facility to prioritize guest and host I/O operations.

Level 430 of TCP/IP for z/VM exploits the multicast capability of a HiperSockets adapter, improves the security of the TCP/IP stack by detecting, reporting, and preventing more types of Denial of Service (DoS) attacks than provided in z/VM V4.2, improves performance of the TCP/IP stack, and enhances the configurability of TCP/IP. The Guest LAN capability, introduced in z/VM V4.2, has been improved to simulate a Queued-Direct I/O (QDIO) network adapter and now emulates the multicast and broadcast capabilities of the hardware.

Improvements in systems management include the capability to manage guest performance to achieve user-defined goals. Timer management and use of large real storage have been enhanced. Changes have also been made to ease the installation and servicing of z/VM, such as the installation of z/VM from 3590-formatted tapes. RACF® for z/VM is now available as an optional, per-engine priced feature.

For the most current information on z/VM, refer to the z/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 on zSeries and z/VM.

Key Prerequisites

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

Planned Availability Date

May 31, 2002

Description

Linux Guest Enhancements

Virtual Machine Accounting Improvements: This new support provides additional capability to account for the use of system resources by virtual machines, including those running Linux. A new accounting record is produced that tracks a virtual machine's use of virtual network resources, including virtual channel-to-channel adapters (CTCAs), inter-user communication vehicle (IUCV) or advanced program-to-program (APPC) connections, and virtual (Guest LAN) network interface cards (NICs).

Technology Exploitation for Virtual Machines

Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) Guest Support: Concurrent with the additional enhancements announced with the IBM eServer zSeries 900 in Hardware Announcement 102-123 , dated April 30, 2002, z/VM will provide guest support for the new FCP channel. This channel allows a zSeries server to connect to a fibre-channel fabric. The z/VM support allows guest operating systems to access selected devices on Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) controllers connected to the fabric. Refer to the referenced Hardware Announcement for additional information about applicable devices.

The programs operating in guest virtual machines under z/VM V4.3 are responsible for providing the appropriate support to use and control the SCSI devices connected through the FCP channel. Your system administrator is responsible for ensuring the necessary level of access control and concurrent-access data integrity for the SCSI devices. z/VM itself neither uses any SCSI devices nor controls guest access to them. z/VM allows the dedication of zSeries subchannels on FCP channels to a guest. Each subchannel allows the guest to access any SCSI device for which access-permission has been granted to the worldwide port name of the FCP channel within the fibre-channel infrastructure. Typical access controls within the infrastructure include zoning in the switches and Logical Unit Number-masking (LUN-masking) in the controllers.

FCP-based SCSI support is available for Linux for zSeries only. When available, guest Linux operating systems may be able to access data on the SCSI devices connected to the fibre-channel fabric. Access to SCSI devices by a Linux guest is governed by open standards for fibre-channel fabrics and controllers as well as by proprietary and/or commonly available functions provided by individual vendors. Thus, unlike the device-isolation provided among virtual machines by z/VM and the z/Architecture for devices connected to other types of channels, neither z/VM nor the FCP channels provide for the isolation of SCSI devices to a single virtual-machine configuration.

I/O Priority Queueing: I/O management facilities have been added that enable z/VM to exploit the hardware I/O Priority Queueing facility to prioritize guest and host I/O operations. A virtual equivalent of the hardware facility is provided, allowing virtual machines running operating systems such as z/OS that exploit I/O Priority Queueing to determine the priority of their I/O operations within bounds defined by a new SET IOPRIORITY command. z/VM will automatically set a priority for I/O operations initiated by virtual machines that do not exploit this function.

Automated Shutdown: By virtualizing a hardware interface, Automated Shutdown enables guests to shut themselves down when signaled to do so by a z/VM Control Program (CP) command. This new support will be exploited by z/VM as a guest and can also be exploited by other guest operating systems. The amount of elapsed time during which a guest is allowed to process a termination signal is limited by a timeout interval. Automated Shutdown can also be used to cause z/VM itself to shut down when a hardware event (for example, deactivation of the logical partition) is initiated while z/VM is active. In this situation, guest virtual machines may, at customer discretion, be given an opportunity to shut themselves down before z/VM terminates.

Shared Tape: z/VM V4.3 allows multiple VM guests to share a tape device by allowing the CP ATTACH command to be issued for the same tape device on different guests without intervening CP DETACH commands. This support removes the need to manage dedication of a tape device from one VM guest to another since the tape device can now remain ATTACHed to several guests concurrently. This support is specifically targeted for z/OS, z/OS.e, and OS/390 guests that use automatic tape switching with ATS Star or IEFAUTOS. In principle, however, it will work for any guest that manages its own assignment of tape devices. Supported tape devices are 3424, 3480, 3490, and 3590. Third-party assignment and multi-system assignment (Control Access CCW) are not supported.

Note: z/OS.e is available only on the IBM eServer zSeries 800.

Connectivity Enhancements

HiperSockets Support Improvements: z/VM V4.2 supports the new z/Architecture HiperSockets function for high-speed TCP/IP communication among virtual machines and logical partitions within the same zSeries server (z900 or z800). The HiperSockets function uses an adaptation of the Queued-Direct I/O (QDIO) high-speed I/O protocol previously introduced with zSeries OSA-Express Gigabit-Ethernet support. The HiperSockets function allows virtual machines and/or logical partitions to communicate internally over the memory bus using the new internal-queued-direct (IQD) channel type in the z900 or z800.

z/VM supports HiperSockets for use by guest operating systems and the TCP/IP for z/VM server virtual machine. Thus, VM programs using TCP/IP can communicate via HiperSockets with other VM programs using TCP/IP and with guest operating systems and other logical partitions using TCP/IP.

With z/VM V4.3, TCP/IP exploits the multicast capability of a HiperSockets adapter, enabling TCP/IP to send or receive multicast IP datagrams among virtual machines and logical partitions within the same zSeries server.

VM Guest LAN Support Improvements: In addition to supporting the HiperSockets function on IQD channels, z/VM V4.2 supports the HiperSockets function on guest LANs that allow interconnection of virtual machines. That is, VM simulates the HiperSockets function for communication among virtual machines without the need for IQD channels, much as it simulates channel-to-channel adapters for communication among virtual machines without the need for ESCON®, FICON™, or other channel-to-channel connections. Guest LAN support enhances the HiperSockets function by providing an essentially unlimited number of isolated guest LANs.

The Guest LAN implementation has been extended in z/VM V4.3 to support multicast transmission across HiperSockets Guest LANs. Guest LANs can now be defined to function as OSA Express QDIO transport media, in addition to HiperSockets media. The addition of QDIO simulation allows virtualization of a QDIO LAN environment and provides support for the broadcast capability that is part of the QDIO architecture. As with the z/VM HiperSockets simulation, no real hardware is required to support the OSA Express QDIO simulation.

Improved TCP/IP Stack Performance: The TCP/IP stack was analyzed for opportunities to improve performance. To achieve this objective:

  • Algorithms were redesigned to reduce path-lengths

    For example, double buffering was implemented for some device drivers to reduce network latency and improve processor-I/O overlap.

  • Procedures were recoded to optimize high-use paths

    For example, low-level datagram handling was rewritten in Assembler Language and optimized.

  • Performance improvement items were identified and implemented

    For example, TCP/IP can now be configured to use equal-cost multipath support, in which case the routing table will maintain up to four equal-cost paths to a particular destination, providing load balancing support and better performance.

TCP/IP Stack Security Improvements: In z/VM V4.2, TCP/IP improved the security of the TCP/IP stack by preventing some Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. These attacks included:

  • Smurf — Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Echo Request packets sent to IP broadcast or multicast addresses
  • Fraggle — User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Echo Request packets sent to IP broadcast or multicast addresses
  • Ping-o-Death — ICMP Echo Request packets that are too large

Additional prevention of DoS attacks has been implemented in TCP/IP for z/VM Level 430. These include:

  • Kiss of Death (KOD) — Depletes the large envelope queue with invalid Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) packets.
  • KOX — Is a variant of KOD that uses IGMP packets with spoofed IP addresses.
  • Blat — Is a variant of the Land attack, which sends a packet with the source host/port the same as the destination host/port, but with a spoofed source IP address.
  • SynFlood — Creates a large volume of half-open TCP connections, exhausting the stack TCB pool.
  • Stream — Floods the TCP/IP stack with TCP packets whose header flags are all off.
  • R4P3D — Is a variant of Stream that contains an invalid checksum in the pocket header.

IP Configuration Wizard: A new utility is introduced in z/VM V4.3 to automate the connection of a newly installed z/VM system to a TCP/IP-based network. This z/VM TCP/IP configuration wizard requires no knowledge of TCP/IP for z/VM and is similar to the network configuration utilities used in Linux for zSeries distributions during Linux installation. This easy-to-use configuration wizard assists the z/VM installer in providing desired IP configuration information such as host and domain name, IP addresses, and subnet mask. From that information, the wizard will generate an initial z/VM TCP/IP configuration and verify that connectivity to the network has been established.

Ease-of-Use Enhancement for TCP/IP Configuration and Operation: A new function in z/VM V4.3 makes it easier to dynamically configure TCP/IP for z/VM, Level 430. The new IFCONFIG command follows the general syntax of the Linux/UNIX ifconfig command. This new command eliminates the need to learn the statement syntax of the z/VM TCP/IP server configuration file and can optionally generate syntactically correct configuration statements for incorporation into this configuration file to make the changes permanent.

Systems Management Improvements

Managing Guest Performance: z/VM V4.3 includes new capabilities for managing guest performance to achieve customer-defined goals. A new service virtual machine accepts workload definitions, goal specifications, and associations between them. It then adjusts virtual machine CPU and I/O performance controls based on actual performance to attempt to achieve the goals associated with each workload.

Enhanced Timer Management: The performance of CP timer management is improved for environments where a large number of requests are scheduled, particularly for short intervals, and where timer requests are frequently canceled before they become due. A system with large numbers of Linux or z/OS guests with certain workloads would be an example of such an environment. Master-processor overhead has been reduced by allowing timer events to be handled on any processor. Also, clock comparator settings are now tracked and managed across all processors to significantly reduce unnecessary timer interruptions.

Improved Utilization of Large Real Storage: System performance may be improved with better utilization of large real storage when Expanded Storage is unavailable, full, or nearly full while CP is replenishing its available-page list. This is accomplished by moving pages to storage above the 2 GB line when:

  • Pages would otherwise go to DASD
  • No Expanded Storage has been made available
  • Expanded Storage is not available when requested
  • Excess storage is available above the 2 GB line

Performance Monitor: To correctly extract processor configuration data and performance data from each of the I/O processors on the zSeries servers, CP has been updated to issue new hardware instructions and record the appropriate monitor information. The PRF optional feature has also been updated to process this new monitor data.

Enterprise Storage Server™ (ESS) Large Volume Support

z/VM V4.3 now supports up to a 32,760-cylinder 3390 volume on the ESS. The 32,760-cylinder 3390 volume helps relieve device address constraints and improves disk resource utilization and storage administrator productivity by providing the ability to consolidate multiple disk volumes into a single address. Support for ESS large volumes by DFSMS/VM® and the Directory Maintenance Facility is provided with the PTFs for APARs VM63004 and VM62907, respectively.

Service and Installation Changes

For servicing z/VM, the SERVICE EXEC will detect local modifications and present that information to you. This will provide the option to rework the local modifications before the new service is built into executables. This benefits all users that have installed local modifications to their z/VM system.

The new VMFUPDAT EXEC provides a panel interface that will display which local modifications need to be reworked and allow updates to the System-Level Service Update Facility table.

Supported installation devices have changed. 3590-formatted tapes are now supported for installation, in addition to 3480 and CD-ROM format. 4-mm DAT drives and 3380 DASD are no longer supported for installation. All 3390 DASD used for installation must be the same model.

Packaging and Licensing Changes

RACF for z/VM is now available to be licensed under International Program License Agreement (IPLA). RACF is available as an optional feature of z/VM V4.3 and is priced on a per-engine basis. This optional RACF feature for z/VM V4.3 is equivalent to RACF V1.10.0 (5740-XXH) base and RSU service. RACF works with the existing system features of z/VM to provide improved data security for an installation. RACF helps meet the need for security by providing:

  • Flexible control of access to protected resources
  • Protection of installation-defined resources
  • Ability to store information for other products
  • Choice of centralized or decentralized control of profiles
  • Transparency to end users
  • Exits for installation-written routines

TSAF and AVS are now part of the BASE installation.

Engine-Based Software Pricing

The engine-based pricing introduced in z/VM V4.1 may make it financially more attractive to add VM workload to an existing z900, z800, or S/390 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.

For additional information on the z/VM support for the IFL, refer to Software Announcement 201-163 , dated May 29, 2001.

z/VM V4 includes engine-based pricing for the optional features of RealTime Monitor (RTM) FL410, Performance Reporting Facility (PRF) FL410, and Directory Maintenance Facility (DirMaint™) FL410. New with z/VM V4.3 is the addition of RACF as an optional, per-engine priced feature. With the availability of RACF as an IPLA product, it can be licensed on IFL engines. These features are automatically installed with z/VM V4.3 but you must have a license to use them and they must be enabled. The Recommended Service Upgrade (RSU) tape must be applied for these features to support new functions of z/VM V4.3.

System Delivery Offering (SDO) Ordering Process

The z/VM V4 SDO, program number 5739-A04, is the IBM program offering for z/VM that includes a single deliverable containing z/VM V4.3 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 V4.3 and ordering capability is planned for April 30, 2002.

The z/VM SDO package contains:

  • z/VM V4.3 System DDR
  • z/VM SDO Optional Products Enabling Aid, formerly known as the SDO Enabling Feature
  • z/VM SDO licensed products

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 to delete withdrawn products. This capability makes the SDO a more effective solution for the z/VM V4 customer.

For a complete list of products available and serviced with the z/VM V4.3 SDO or for more information on the z/VM SDO, refer to the z/VM Web site at:

The z/VM V3.1 SDO (5654-A20) can still be ordered after the availability of the z/VM V4.3 SDO.

Solution Financing for 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 zSeries solution more affordable.

A Financing Solution with Important Benefits

  • Costs for z/VM V4.3, including the OTC per processor engine as well as the charges for Subscription and Support (S&S), can be financed with payments designed to fit your budget.
  • Payments for your entire zSeries solution (hardware, OTC software, services, both IBM and non-IBM components) can be designed 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 the solution.

Finance Some or All of Your Linux Solution

  • zSeries, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ Generation 5 and 6, 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 independent software vendor (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

Product Positioning

z/VM V4 is the follow-on product for VM/ESA® and z/VM V3. It provides additional support and exploitation opportunities for the thousands of users who have built enterprise-wide automation and infrastructure enhancements on the VM platform in support of their applications, database systems, and e-business solutions. It also provides the capability to run Linux on the IFL processor feature.

z/VM V4 is intended to address the following situations:

  • It enables you to run a large number of Linux server images on a single zSeries server, considerably more images than the 15 supported by the LPAR mode of operation. These Linux images can be deployed on standard processor engines or IFL processor features with z/VM V4. You can run multiple Linux images on an IFL-configured z/VM system without affecting the IBM software charges of your existing zSeries environment. z/OS, z/OS.e, Linux, OS/390, z/VM, VM/ESA, TPF, or VSE/ESA™ customers can add z/VM V4 running on IFL engines to their environment and only pay a z/VM price that corresponds to the number of IFL engines.
  • It is ideally suited for those who want to move Linux and/or UNIX workloads deployed on multiple servers onto a single 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 zSeries. Since the number of real servers (hardware) is reduced, 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 V4 is particularly attractive if the workload interacts with servers, applications, or data located on the same zSeries server.
  • If you are using the Virtual Image Facility™, you should consider z/VM V4 because it provides additional flexibility offered by the virtual machine environment, which includes:
    • Guest support for zSeries operating systems, including OS/390, z/OS, z/OS.e, VSE/ESA, TPF, Linux, z/VM, and VM/ESA
    • System administration tools for performance, accounting, auditing, and more
    • Enhanced security features
    • A wider variety of supported disk and tape storage devices
  • You can run multiple Linux server images on z/VM V4 in a logical partition or basic (native) mode.
  • If you are an OS/390 user migrating to OS/390 R10, z/OS, or z/OS.e, you will find z/VM V4 gives you added flexibility for your test and migration work. z/VM V4.3 supports the execution of 64-bit operating systems running on a zSeries processor.
  • If you have real memory constraints, you may experience relief by running z/VM V4 in 64-bit mode on a zSeries processor. This constraint relief is provided for ESA/390 guest operating systems such as TPF. It is not uncommon for TPF users who run tens of guest systems for testing to encounter paging constraints imposed by VM/ESA. Users running large numbers 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 processor.
  • If you are a VM/ESA user and require more memory to cache CMS minidisks, you can exploit memory above 2 GB for minidisk cache with z/VM V4.
  • If you are a VM/ESA user, you will benefit from the enhanced support in z/VM V4 for connectivity (TCP/IP) and device support.
  • If you are a VM/ESA user 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 V4.
  • Guest Parallel Sysplex® support is enhanced in z/VM with the exploitation of the z/Architecture (64-bit), 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. z/VM V4.2 provided a duplexing capability for coupled guests in a Parallel Sysplex system environment.

Statement of Direction

IBM plans to take the following actions in the future:

  • The spool file backup and recovery function provided by the SPTAPE command was superseded by SPXTAPE in VM/ESA Version 1 Release 2.2 on June 10, 1994. SPTAPE will not be supported in a future release of z/VM. Customers should start using SPXTAPE for backup and recovery of spool files. Customers who have existing SPTAPE-created volumes of spool files that may need to be restored in the future should restore them to a VM system and back them up on a new tape volume using SPXTAPE.
  • New performance monitoring and resource management functions will be made available in a future release of z/VM. Using FCON/ESA as the base, this new priced, optional feature will include functional capabilities not provided today by the PRF and RTM features of z/VM. The existing PRF and RTM priced optional features will be withdrawn from marketing in a future release of z/VM.

These statements represent IBM's current intentions. IBM plans and directions are subject to change or withdrawal without further notice. Any reliance on this Statement of Direction is at the relying party's sole risk and will not create any liability or obligation for IBM.

Reference Information

For information on the zSeries 800, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement 102-052 , dated February 19, 2002

For information on the zSeries Offering for Linux, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement 102-030 , dated January 29, 2002

For information on the zSeries 900, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement 102-123 , dated April 30, 2002
  • Hardware Announcement 101-308 , dated October 4, 2001
  • Hardware Announcement 100-323 , dated October 3, 2000

For information on IFL engines on the S/390 Multiprise 3000, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement 101-278 , dated September 18, 2001

For z/VM capabilities, refer to:

  • z/VM V4.2 Software Announcement 201-286 , dated October 4, 2001
  • z/VM V4.1 Software Announcement 201-163 , dated May 29, 2001
  • z/VM V3.1 Availability Software Announcement 201-041 , dated February 20, 2001
  • z/VM V3.1 Software Announcement 200-358 , dated October 3, 2000

For information on the most current product information on RTM and PRF, refer to:

  • Software Announcement 200-359 , dated October 3, 2000
  • Software Announcement 201-163 , dated May 29, 2001

Trademarks

 
zSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
The e-business logo, z/VM, z/OS, FICON, Enterprise Storage Server, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, VSE/ESA, Virtual Image Facility, DirMaint, and MVS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
S/390, RACF, OS/390, ESCON, DFSMS/VM, Multiprise, WebSphere, VM/ESA, and Parallel Sysplex are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
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

Two Linux courses, VM Basics for Linux (ZV050) and Linux Implementation for S/390® (ZL100), are available from IBM Learning Services. For information on these courses or additional VM education, check with your local IBM Learning Services contact or call IBM Learning Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments. You may also visit the IBM Learning Services Web site at:

Select zSeries and S/390, then z/VM™ and VM/ESA®.

Technical Conferences

IBM Learning Services offers public and private z/VM classes and these technical conferences:

  • IBM eServer zSeries Technical Conference featuring z/OS™, z/VM, and Linux on zSeries, scheduled for June 24-28, 2002, in LaHulpe, Belgium
  • IBM z/VM, VSE, and Linux on IBM zSeries Technical Conference, scheduled for October 7-10, 2002, in Miami held in conjunction with the z/OS and OS/390® Expo for IBM zSeries, October 7-11, 2002

For more information about IBM Technical Conferences, visit:

For other educational resources available for VM, visit the z/VM Web site at:

Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

Unlicensed Documentation

Unlicensed documents within the z/VM V4 library are available as Adobe PDF files, IBM BookManager® files, or printed books.

Some publications identified as basic publications are shipped in printed format automatically, at no additional charge, when you order the z/VM V4 base product or optional features.

The other publications are supplied only in PDF or BookManager format with z/VM V4. Some of these publications also 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 worldwide 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 Publications Center.

All publications updated for z/VM V4.3 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 V4.3 at no additional charge) and on the IBM z/VM Internet Library at:

Publications are also available from the Publications Center Web site 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.

IBM 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 V4.3 at no additional charge). BookManager files are also available from the IBM z/VM Internet Library at:

Publications are also available from the Publications Center Web site 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 V4.3 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 V4.3 printed publications, and one copy of the z/VM V4.3 online publications on CD-ROM are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

Publications changed or new for z/VM V4.3 are identified as new editions. All other publications are the same level provided with z/VM V3.1 or previous releases of z/VM V4.

Basic z/VM V4.3 — New Editions

                                           Order         Format
Title                                      Number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/VM:  Installation Guide                  GC24-5992  X         X
z/VM:  General Information                 GC24-5991  X    X    X
z/VM:  Service Guide                       GC24-5993  X    X    X
z/VM:  TCP/IP Level 430                    SC24-6019  X    X    X
 Planning and Customization

BKM = BookManager

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

Basic RACF® for VM — Not New Editions

                                           Order         Format
Title                                      Number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
RACF:  Migration and Planning              GC23-3054       X    X
RACF:  Security Administrator's Guide      SC28-1340       X    X
RACF:  System Programmer's Guide           SC28-1343       X    X
RACF:  Command Language Reference          SC28-0733       X    X

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

Other z/VM V4.3 Base — New Editions

Updated or new for z/VM V4.3:

                                           Order         Format
Title                                      Number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/VM:  CMS Callable Services Reference     SC24-6004  X    X
z/VM:  CMS Command and Utility Reference   SC24-6010  X    X
z/VM:  CMS Planning and Administration     SC24-6042  X    X
z/VM:  CP Command and Utility Reference    SC24-6008  X    X
z/VM:  CP Planning and Administration      SC24-6043  X    X
z/VM:  CP Programming Services             SC24-6001  X    X
z/VM:  DFSMS/VM(R) Function Level 221      SC24-6047  X    X
 Customization
z/VM:  DFSMS/VM Function Level 221         GC24-6046  X    X
 Diagnosis Guide
z/VM:  DFSMS/VM Function Level 221         GC24-6048  X    X
 Messages and Codes
z/VM:  DFSMS/VM Function Level 221         SC24-6049  X    X
 
 Planning Guide
z/VM:  DFSMS/VM Function Level 221         SC24-6050  X    X
 Removable Media Services
z/VM:  DFSMS/VM Function Level 221         SC24-6051  X    X
 Storage Administration
z/VM:  Diagnosis Guide                     GC24-6039  X    X
z/VM:  Dynamic I/O Configuration           SC24-6044  X    X
 Planning and Administration
z/VM:  Group Control System                SC24-5998  X    X
z/VM:  Migration Guide                     GC24-5996  X    X
z/VM:  OpenExtensions User's Guide         SC24-6053  X    X
z/VM:  Performance                         SC24-5999  X    X
z/VM:  Program Management Binder for CMS   SC24-6057  X    X
z/VM:  Quick Reference                     SC24-6011  X    X
z/VM:  Running Guest Operating Systems     SC24-5997  X    X
z/VM:  Saved Segments Planning             SC24-6056  X    X
 and Administration
 
                                           Order         Format
Title                                      Number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/VM:  System Administration Facility      SC24-6034  X    X
z/VM:  System Messages and Codes -- CMS    GC24-6031  X    X
z/VM:  System Messages and Codes -- CP     GC24-6030  X    X
z/VM:  System Messages and Codes --        GC24-6032  X    X
 Other Components
z/VM:  System Operation                    SC24-6000  X    X
z/VM:  TCP/IP Level 430 Diagnosis Guide    GC24-6023  X    X
z/VM:  TCP/IP Level 430                    GC24-6022  X    X
 Messages and Codes
z/VM:  TCP/IP Level 430                    SC24-6021  X    X
 Programmer's Reference
z/VM:  TCP/IP Level 430 User's Guide       SC24-6020  X    X
z/VM:  Virtual Machine Operation           SC24-6036  X    X
z/VM:  VM Dump Tool                        SC24-6037  X    X
z/VM:  VMSES/E Introduction and Reference  GC24-5994  X    X
Debug Tool User's Guide and Reference      SC09-2137  X    X

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

Other z/VM V4.3 Base — Not New Editions

Not updated for z/VM V4.3:

                                           Order         Format
Title                                      Number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
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 Application Multitasking        SC24-5961  X    X
z/VM:  CMS File Pool Planning,             SC24-5949  X    X
 Administration, and Operation
z/VM:  CMS Macros and Functions Reference  SC24-6005  X    X
z/VM:  CMS Pipelines Reference             SC24-5971  X    X
z/VM:  CMS Pipelines User's Guide          SC24-5970  X    X
z/VM:  CMS User's Guide                    SC24-6009  X    X
z/VM:  CP Exit Customization               SC24-5953  X    X
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:  Language Environment(R) 1.8 C       SC24-6038  X    X
 Run-Time Library Reference
z/VM:  OpenExtensions Advanced             SC24-5979  X    X
 Application Programming Tools
z/VM:  OpenExtensions Callable Services    SC24-6007  X    X
 Reference
z/VM:  OpenExtensions Command Reference    SC24-6006  X    X
z/VM:  OpenExtensions POSIX Conformance    GC24-5976  X    X
 Document
z/VM:  Reusable Server Kernel              SC24-5964  X    X
 Programmer's Guide and Reference
z/VM:  REXX/VM Reference                   SC24-6035  X    X
z/VM:  REXX/VM User's Guide                SC24-5962  X    X
z/VM:  XEDIT Command and Macro Reference   SC24-5973  X    X
z/VM:  XEDIT User's Guide                  SC24-5972  X    X
OS/390:  DFSMS Program Management          SC27-0806  X    X    X
Language Environment for OS/390 & 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
 
                                           Order         Format
Title                                      Number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
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:  Open Systems Adapter Support      SC28-1992       X    X
 Facility User's Guide
S/390:  Open Systems Adapter-Express       SA22-7403  X    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-        SA22-7476  X    X
 Express Customer's Guide and Reference
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    X
 Communications Reference
Common Programming Interface Resource      SC31-6821       X    X
 Recovery Reference
S/390:  Planning for the System/390(R)     GC23-3870  X    X    X
 Open Systems Adapter Feature

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

Optional RealTime Monitor Feature — New Editions

Updated for z/VM V4.3:

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

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

Optional Performance Reporting Facility Feature — New Editions

Updated for z/VM V4.3:

                                           Order         Format
Title                                      Number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/VM:  Performance Reporting               SC24-6027  X    X
 Facility FL410

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

Optional Directory Maintenance Facility Feature — New Editions

Updated for z/VM V4.3:

                                           Order         Format
Title                                      Number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
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

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

Optional RACF Feature

Added to the z/VM V4.3 library:

                                           Order         Format
Title                                      Number     PDF  BKM  Print
 
RACF:  Auditors Guide                      SC28-1342       X    X
RACF:  Command Language Reference          SX22-0014            X
 Summary
RACF:  Diagnosis Guide                     GY28-1015  X    X
RACF:  General Information                 GC28-0722       X    X
RACF:  General Users Guide                 SC28-1341       X    X
RACF:  Macros and Interfaces               SC28-1345       X    X
RACF:  Messages and Codes                  SC38-1014       X    X
External Security Interface (RACROUTE)     GC28-1366  X    X
 Macro Reference for MVS(TM) and VM

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

Redbooks™

IBM Redbooks 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, Business Partners, and customers.

Linux for zSeries and S/390: ISP/ASP Solutions (SG24-6299) is a new Redbook that addresses running Linux as a guest of z/VM.

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 V4.3. This will be available in the United States and Canada at the general availability of z/VM V4.3 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
                                     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. The online books CD-ROM 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 V4.3 manuals are not offered in source file form.

Licensed Publications: z/VM V4.3 does not have any licensed publications.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

z/VM V4.3 will operate on:

  • IBM eServer zSeries 900
  • IBM eServer zSeries 800
  • S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers Generation 5 and 6
  • S/390 Multiprise® 3000
  • Equivalent server

Specific processor facilities required by z/VM V4.3 can be found on the z/VM Web site at:

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

Installation Requirements

  • Installation requires a local non-SNA 3270 terminal or equivalent.
  • Installation from magnetic tape requires a tape drive capable of reading 3480 or 3590 tape cartridges.
  • Installation from CD-ROM requires one of the following:
    • S/390 Multiprise 3000 processor.
    • Optical Media Attach/2 Product (5621-264), however, this product has been withdrawn from marketing.
    • 2074 Console Support Controller capable of reading Optical Media Attach format. Refer to IBM Hardware Announcement 102-054 , dated February 26, 2002.

  • Only 3390 DASD are supported for installation and all 3390s must be the same model.

TCP/IP for z/VM V4.3 Hardware Requirements

TCP/IP for z/VM V4.3 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, and 155 ATM

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

  • 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 V4.3 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 Multisystem Channel Communication Unit

    TCP/IP for z/VM V4.3 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 for z/VM V4.3 supports direct connection to another TCP/IP for VM, MVS, OS/390, or z/OS using the IBM ESCON Channel-to-Channel Adapter.

TCP/IP for z/VM V4.3 also requires a 3270-equivalent workstation for TCP/IP administration.

VM Guest RSA-Assist Support for Linux Hardware Requirements: In order for the VM Guest RSA-Assist Support for Linux to operate, corresponding function in Linux for zSeries and one of the following are required:

  • IBM PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCICC)
  • IBM PCI Cryptographic Accelerator (PCICA)

Software Requirements

Prerequisite Requirements

  • EREP VM (5654-260) V3.5.0.
  • Device Support Facilities — ICKDSF VM (5684-042) V1.16.0. Both the CMS version of ICKDSF and an IPLable stand-alone version of ICKDSF (5747-DS1) V1.16.0 are supplied with z/VM V4.3. 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 preinstalled on the base product System DDRs. Therefore, when ordering the z/VM V4.3 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 section for additional information on ordering EREP and ICKDSF.

Optional Product/Feature Requirements

  • IBM High Level Assembler (5696-234) Requirements

    • 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 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

      • 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 and assemble any modules with local modifications for the RTM Feature for z/VM

      • Apply updates to CP replacement parts by service for the RACF for VM optional feature

  • Cross-System Extensions (CSE) Program Requirements

    A CSE complex consists of two, three, or four VM systems.

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

    • For shared directory:

      • Directory Maintenance Facility Feature FL410 for z/VM Version 4 Release 3

        All systems within a CSE complex must be running the same level of DirMaint. Therefore, when running z/VM V4.3 on one system in the complex, you must be licensed for the Directory Maintenance Facility Feature FL410 on that system. However, if you are coupling with VM/ESA or z/VM V3.1 systems, you must be licensed for the IBM Directory Maintenance for VM/ESA (DirMaint) V1.5.0 (5748-XE4) on those systems to share and run the Directory Maintenance Facility Feature FL410 program code.

    • For shared spool and cross system messaging:

      • VM/Pass-Through Facility V2.1.1 (5684-100), or later

  • RACF for z/VM Requirements

    • The PTF for VM62598 has been applied to the RACF for z/VM optional feature preinstalled with z/VM V4.3. This PTF allows RACF to run in 64-bit mode on a zSeries or equivalent, if a security product is needed.

    • The PTF for APAR number VM63028 has been applied to the RACF for z/VM optional feature preinstalled with z/VM V4.3 and is required for the correct operation of the RACF optional feature on z/VM V4.3.

  • Performance Reporting Facility FL410 (5739-A03)

    • The PTF for APAR number VM63032 is available as service on the stacked Recommended Service Upgrade (RSU) tape for PRF support of z/VM V4.3.

  • RealTime Monitor FL410 (5739-A03)

    • The PTF for APAR number GC05481 is available as service on the stacked RSU tape for RTM support of z/VM V4.3.

  • Directory Maintenance Facility FL410 (5739-A03)

    • The PTF for APAR number VM62907 is necessary for DirMaint to support up to 32,760 cylinder ESS 3390 volumes. This PTF is available as service on the stacked RSU tape.

    • The PTF for APAR number VM63033 is available as service on the stacked RSU tape for DirMaint support of z/VM V4.3.

    • The PTF for APAR number VM62933 is necessary for DirMaint to properly support the CRYPTO APVIRT directory statement required for a Linux virtual machine to utilize the IBM PCI Cryptographic Accelerator. This PTF is available as service on the stacked RSU tape.

  • POSIX Requirements

    • Developing POSIX applications requires IBM C for VM/ESA V3R1.0 (5654-033).

  • DFSMS/VM Function Level 221 Requirements

    • ISPF V3.2.0 (5684-043) or a subsequent release for installation and during DFSMS/VM usage. ISPF is not required, if you are using only the 3495 Tape Library Dataserver support of FL221.

    • DirMaint Facility of z/VM V4, if the minidisk management function is needed.

    • RACF for VM optional feature or its equivalent, if a security product is needed.

    • PTF for APAR VM63004, for DFSMS/VM to support ESS large volumes.

    • 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), if Migration Level 2 (ML2) function of DFSMS/VM is used.

    • TCP/IP for z/VM V4.3 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) V3.2.0 (5684-096), 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.

  • 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 Open Systems Adapter/Support Facility (OSA/SF) Program Requirements: OSA/SF is provided with and supported on z/VM V4.3. OSA/SF for z/VM V4.3 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:

  • Windows 95 4.00.950B (OSR2)
  • Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3
  • OS/2 Warp® Version V4.0 Fixpack 6

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

  • For TCP/IP communication:

    • TCP/IP V2.3 (5735-FAL), or later, TCP/IP Feature for (Level 3A0) VM/ESA, TCP/IP Feature for z/VM (Level 3A0), or TCP/IP for z/VM on the host

    • TCP/IP on the workstation

  • For Advanced Peer to Peer Communication (APPC):

    • VTAM® V4.2, or later, on the host

    • Personal Communications/3270 V4.2 with APAR IC22680, or later, on the workstation (z/VM V4.3 is recommended)

  • For EHLLAPI (3270):

    • 3270-PC File Transfer Program on the host

    • Personal Communications/3270 V4.2, or later (z/VM V4.3 is recommended), on the workstation

OSA/SF V2.2 is included in the OSA/SF feature for z/VM V4.3. To support an OSA in its TCP/IP Passthru mode in a z/VM V4.3 environment, OSA/SF requires the TCP/IP for z/VM V4.2. 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 V4.3 Program Requirements: TCP/IP for z/VM V4.3 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 and VM V6.1 (5648-A70), or IBM DB2 Server for VSE and VM V7.1 (5697-F42), or later

  • For SNAlink LU0 interface support:

    • ACF/VTAM® for VM/ESA V3 (5684-095) or V4 (5654-010)

  • For X.25 interface support:

    • X.25 NCP Packet Switching Interface (NPSI) V3.4 (5688-035), or later, for 3745 or 3720

    • X.25 NPSI V2.1 (5668-719) for 3725

    • Corresponding levels of ACF/VTAM and ACF/NCP that support NPSI

  • If programs are developed in C:

    • IBM C for VM/ESA V3.1 (5654-033)

  • If programs are developed in Pascal:

    • IBM VS Pascal V1.2 (5668-767) Compiler and Library

Linux Program Requirements: Linux for S/390 or Linux for zSeries is not provided with z/VM V4.3. Linux must be obtained from distributors. Corresponding exploitation in Linux for zSeries is required for specific functions to work correctly in a z/VM environment and is planned to be available in future distributions of Linux for zSeries. These include exploitation of:

  • VM Guest RSA-Assist support for Linux
  • 64-bit page fault handshaking
  • z/VM FCP support for Linux in support of SCSI type devices using a fibre channel interface

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

Limitations: z/VM V4.3 will operate on the zSeries 900 or 800 family of servers, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers Generation 5 and 6, S/390 Multiprise 3000, or equivalent servers.

Only Linux workloads in an LPAR or as guests of z/VM V4 can operate on the IFL processor features.

Performance Considerations: System performance depends on the hardware resources allocated to z/VM V4.3 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 V4 and z/VM Subscription and Support (S&S): You must order z/VM V4.3 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 S&S. 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 RTM, PRF, DirMaint, or RACF, you must take specific action to decline this support.

To host Linux guests of z/VM V4.3, you must also obtain the Linux for zSeries or Linux for S/390 distribution. Information on those Linux distributors that have a marketing relationship with IBM can be found at:

Licensed Products Packaged with z/VM V4.3: With the availability of z/VM V4.3, the following priced, optional products or features are automatically shipped preinstalled on the z/VM V4.3 base product DDRs:

  • Remote Spooling Communication System (RSCS)
  • RealTime Monitor (RTM)
  • Performance Reporting Facility (PRF)
  • Directory Maintenance Facility (DirMaint)
  • Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
  • Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) for VM

These products must be enabled for 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" (#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, DirMaint, or RACF, you may establish one by placing an order for the z/VM V4.3 features and using the delivery option "ship publications only" (#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.

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 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 either XA or XC mode, eliminating the need to change these applications to exploit the new architectures.

z/VM V4 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. If you find your applications cannot run under the current level of CMS, you should use the 370 Accommodation function or modify the applications, if possible. If problems persist, call IBM Service for assistance.

The CMS Migration Utility Feature is not available with z/VM V4.

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: The z/VM V4.3 product package is distributed with the following:

  • International Program License Agreement (IPLA) (Z125-3301)
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • License Information Document (LID) (GC24-6033)
  • If ordering to install using 3480 tape:
    • Basic machine-readable material on 3480 tape cartridges for installation to a 3390 DASD
    • One 3480 tape cartridge containing DFSMS/VM Functional Level 2.2.1
    • One 3480 tape cartridge containing PL/X Source
  • If ordering to install using 3590 tape:
    • Basic machine-readable material on 3590 tape cartridges for installation to a 3390 DASD
    • One 3590 tape cartridge containing PL/X Source and DFSMS/VM Functional Level 2.2.1
  • If ordering to install using CD-ROM:
    • Basic machine-readable material on CD-ROM for installation to a 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
  • One tape containing the z/VM SDO Optional Products Enabling Aid
  • One stacked Recommended Service Update (RSU) tape containing required service
  • Publications
    • z/VM: Installation Guide (GC24-5992)
    • z/VM: General Information (GC24-5991)
    • z/VM: Service Guide (GC24-5993)
    • z/VM: TCP/IP Level 430 Planning and Customization (SC24-5981)
    • RACF: Migration and Planning (GC23-3054)
    • RACF: Security Administrator's Guide (SC28-1340)
    • RACF: System Programmer's Guide (SC28-1343)
  • Program directories for z/VM V4.3, z/VM V4.3 SDO, and the preinstalled products
  • Program directories for RTM, PRF, DirMaint, and RACF if these optional features are ordered

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 V4 are the same as for ESA/390 and z/Architecture.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

z/VM V4 is a zSeries operating system designed to host guest operating systems (z/OS, z/OS.e, OS/390, VSE/ESA™, TPF, VM, and Linux), application development, database management, e-business, and office systems and has one charge unit. It is one-time charge (OTC) per standard processor engine or per IFL processor feature.

Orders for z/VM V4.3 will be accepted beginning April 30, 2002. Production of z/VM V4.3 orders is planned to begin on May 31, 2002.

z/VM V4.2 will be available until May 30, 2002, at which time it will be withdrawn from marketing and customers will receive z/VM V4.3. Any order received with a customer-requested arrival date (CRAD) specified as May 31, 2002, or later, will receive z/VM V4.3.

To order z/VM V4.3, specify asset registration 9001 and the OTC feature number of the desired distribution medium. To order the optional product features RTM, PRF, DirMaint, or RACF, specify the OTC feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Specify the quantity of engines required. When ordering z/VM V4.3 or the optional features to operate on standard processor engines, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the number of standard processor engines on your zSeries or S/390 server. When ordering z/VM V4.3 or the optional features to operate on processor engines with the IFL feature, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the number of processor engines with the IFL processor feature on your zSeries or S/390 server.

Current Licensees

Current licensees of z/VM V4.1 or z/VM V4.2 who have purchased z/VM S&S (5739-SWS) must order z/VM V4.3 as specified in the Ordering Information section. Subscribers of the S&S should refer to the z/VM Web site at:

Customers with z/VM S&S will receive z/VM V4.3 at no charge.

Current customers with VM/ESA V2 or earlier, z/VM V3.1, z/VM V4.1, or z/VM V4.2 without the S&S license, or a new VM customer must order z/VM V4.3 as specified in the Ordering Information section. To place these orders, customers should contact their IBM representative, IBM Direct, or an IBM Business Partner.

New Licensees for z/VM V4.3

z/VM V4.3 must be ordered under the z/VM V4.3 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 V4.3 or the optional features to operate on standard processor engines, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the number of standard processor engines on your zSeries or S/390 server. When ordering z/VM V4.3 or the optional features to operate on processor engines with the IFL feature, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the number of processor engines with the IFL processor features on your zSeries or S/390 server.

With the ordering of z/VM V4.3, you will receive a system DDR tape or CD-ROM containing the program code for z/VM V4.3, an IPLA for 5739-A03, a LID, PoE, program directories, and one copy of each publication available for z/VM V4.3. If you are specifying more than a quantity of one on your order, you will be entitled to operate z/VM V4.3 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
 
 1              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 900 (2064)
 3              4             zSeries 800 (2066)
 4              0             zSeries Offering for Linux (2066-0FL)

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 V4.3 and designating two additional processor engines using the IFL feature as running z/VM V4.3 and you will be using 3390 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 V4.3 and designating two additional standard processor engines as running z/VM V4.3 and you will be using 3390 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 zSeries or S/390) on your zSeries or S/390 server.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V4.3 and designating two additional processor engines using the IFL feature as running z/VM V4.3 and you will be using 3390 DASD, you would order feature numbers 9001 (asset registration) and 6000 (3480 tape medium) with a quantity of three .

The optional features RTM, PRF, DirMaint, and RACF are preinstalled 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 features ordered. To establish a license for RTM, PRF, DirMaint, or RACF, 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 of engines ordered 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 of engines ordered 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 V4.3 basic licenses.

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 RTM, PRF, DirMaint, or RACF you must take specific action to decline this support.

The quantity of z/VM S&S licenses must be equal to the number of OTC licenses ordered for the z/VM V4.3 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 3390                  5739-A04    6002       3480 Tape
 System DDR
z/VM Version 4 3390                  5739-A04    6277       3590 Tape
 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    6207       3590 Tape
RTM Feature                          5739-A04    1004       CD-ROM
 
PRF Feature                          5739-A04    6095       3480 Tape
PRF Feature                          5739-A04    6205       3590 Tape
PRF Feature                          5739-A04    1004       CD-ROM
 
DirMaint Feature                     5739-A04    6157       3480 Tape
DirMaint Feature                     5739-A04    6206       3590 Tape
DirMaint Feature                     5739-A04    1004       CD-ROM
 
RACF Feature                         5739-A04    6209       3480 Tape
RACF Feature                         5739-A04    6208       3590 Tape
RACF Feature                         5739-A04    1004       CD-ROM
  • Installation requires a local non-SNA 3270 terminal or equivalent.
  • Installation from magnetic tape requires a tape drive capable of reading 3480 or 3590 tape cartridges.
  • Installation from CD-ROM requires one of the following:
    • S/390 Multiprise 3000 processor.
    • Optical Media Attach/2 Product (5621-264), however, this product has been withdrawn from marketing.
    • 2074 Console Support Controller capable of reading Optical Media Attach format.

      Refer to IBM Hardware Announcement 102-054 , dated February 26, 2002.

Support for z/VM Version 4

Program Name: z/VM Subscription and Support

Program Number: 5739-SWS

Support for z/VM V4.3 is provided and licensed under the:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Programs and Support (Z125-5790)
  • IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)
  • 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 V4 or the optional features. If a 5739-SWS order is declined, you will only be entitled to support under the basic warranty for z/VM V4.3 (5739-A03).

Central Service for z/VM V4.3 (5739-A03) is planned to be available by IBM until June 30, 2004.

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 voice, fax, mail, or e-mail assistance 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 problems.
    • Temporary fixes for problems (where known), where they exist.
    • A reasonable amount of remote assistance via telephone, mail, 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.

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 RTM, PRF, DirMaint, or RACF you must take specific action to decline this support. If desired, the annual support charges based on the quantity of licenses will be added to your order.

z/VM Subscription and Support

                                                            Support
                                                            for
                                     Program     Feature    Program
Description                          Number      Number     Number
 
z/VM V4 3390 Sys                     5739-SWS    6202       5739-A03
 DDR S&S
z/VM V4 CD-R Sys                     5739-SWS    6225       5739-A03
 DDR S&S
Restricted Source                    5739-SWS    6220       5739-A03
 S&S
DFSMS/Kanji S&S                      5739-SWS    6212       5739-A03
RTM Feature S&S                      5739-SWS    6224       5739-A03
PRF Feature S&S                      5739-SWS    6217       5739-A03
DirMaint Feature                     5739-SWS    6222       5739-A03
 S&S
RACF Feature S&S                     5739-SWS    6284       5739-A03

The quantity of S&S licenses must be equal to the number of processor engines and must be equal to the number of OTC licenses ordered for the z/VM V4.3 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
 
 1              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 900 (2064)
 3              4             zSeries 800 (2066)
 4              0             zSeries Offering for Linux (2066-0FL)

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 V4.3, 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 V4.3 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.

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    6204       3590 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                      5739-A04    6020       3480 Tape
 Source Feature
z/VM Restricted                      5739-A04    6203       3590 Tape
 Source Feature

z/VM V4.3 SDO Optional Licensed Products

The following tables provide the feature numbers for the optional licensed products that have changed with the availability of z/VM V4.3.

New Media Feature Numbers for 5739-A04

                                     Program     Feature
Description                          Number      Number     Medium
 
5739-A03 3590 3390 Sys DDR           5739-A04    6277       3590 Tape
5739-A03 3590 SDO OptProd Aid        5739-A04    6201       3590 Tape
5739-A03 3590 Restricted Src         5739-A04    6203       3590 Tape
5739-A03 3590 DFSMS/VM Kanji         5739-A04    6204       3590 Tape
5739-A03 3590 PRF Feature            5739-A04    6205       3590 Tape
5739-A03 3590 DirMaint Feat          5739-A04    6206       3590 Tape
5739-A03 3590 RTM Feature            5739-A04    6207       3590 Tape
5739-A03 3590 RACF Feature           5739-A04    6208       3590 Tape
5739-A03 3480 RACF Feature           5739-A04    6209       3480 Tape
5654-009 3590 ACF/SSP                5739-A04    6210       3590 Tape
5654-010 3590 ACF/VTAM APPL          5739-A04    6211       3590 Tape
5686-065 3590 ACF/VTAM APPL          5739-A04    6278       3590 Tape
5654-010 3590 ACF/VTAM V4            5739-A04    6213       3590 Tape
5697-TS9 3590 ADSM                   5739-A04    6214       3590 Tape
5648-B33 3590 AFP(TM) Font Coll      5739-A04    6215       3590 Tape
5648-063 3590 ACF/NCP                5739-A04    6216       3590 Tape
5688-228 3590 APL2(R)                5739-A04    6279       3590 Tape
5684-062 3590 BookMgr Read           5739-A04    6218       3590 Tape
5688-188 3590 C/370(TM) Library      5739-A04    6219       3590 Tape
5684-160 3590 Callup                 5739-A04    6280       3590 Tape
5648-A25 3590 COBOL VM Alt           5739-A04    6221       3590 Tape
5648-A25 3590 COBOL VM Full          5739-A04    6281       3590 Tape
5688-194 3590 Debug Tool             5739-A04    6223       3590 Tape
5697-F42 3590 DB/2 ControlCtr        5739-A04    6282       3590 Tape
5697-F42 3590 DB/2 Data Res          5739-A04    6283       3590 Tape
 
                                     Program     Feature
Description                          Number      Number     Medium
 
5697-F42 3590 DB/2 RXSQL VM          5739-A04    6226       3590 Tape
5697-F42 3590 DB/2 Svr for VM        5739-A04    6227       3590 Tape
5748-XX9 3590 DCF                    5739-A04    6228       3590 Tape
5748-XX9 3590 DCF/ODF                5739-A04    6229       3590 Tape
5748-XX9 3590 DCF/SMFF               5739-A04    6230       3590 Tape
5648-099 3590 DITTO-VSE&OPTVM        5739-A04    6231       3590 Tape
5654-029 3590 DITTO/ESA              5739-A04    6232       3590 Tape
5648-099 3590 DITTO/ESA-VM           5739-A04    6233       3590 Tape
5684-113 3590 DMS/CMS                5739-A04    6234       3590 Tape
5654-260 3590 EREP                   5739-A04    6235       3590 Tape
5668-801 3590 GDDM(R)/IMD            5739-A04    6236       3590 Tape
5668-723 3590 GDDM/IVU               5739-A04    6237       3590 Tape
5668-812 3590 GDDM/PGF               5739-A04    6238       3590 Tape
5684-168 3590 GDDM/VM                5739-A04    6239       3590 Tape
5696-234 3590 HLASM V4               5739-A04    6240       3590 Tape
5696-234 3590 HLASM V4 Toolkt        5739-A04    6241       3590 Tape
5684-157 3590 Host Mgmt Fac          5739-A04    6242       3590 Tape
5654-033 3590 IBM C -- VM/ESA        5739-A04    6243       3590 Tape
5684-042 3590 ICKDSF SES/E           5739-A04    6244       3590 Tape
5684-043 3590 ISPF V3 DAN            5739-A04    6245       3590 Tape
5684-043 3590 ISPF V3 DES            5739-A04    6246       3590 Tape
5684-043 3590 ISPF V3 DEU            5739-A04    6247       3590 Tape
5684-043 3590 ISPF V3 ENU            5739-A04    6248       3590 Tape
5684-043 3590 ISPF V3 PTB            5739-A04    6249       3590 Tape
5684-123 3590 ISPF/PDF V3            5739-A04    6250       3590 Tape
5756-051 3590 NetView(R) V2          5739-A04    6251       3590 Tape
5688-035 3590 NPSI X.25              5739-A04    6252       3590 Tape
5684-084 3590 Off Vision/VM          5739-A04    6253       3590 Tape
5684-100 3590 Pass-Through           5739-A04    6254       3590 Tape
5688-235 3590 PL/I MVS&VM-ALT        5739-A04    6255       3590 Tape
5688-235 3590 PL/I MVS&VM-FUL        5739-A04    6256       3590 Tape
5688-190 3590 PPFA/370               5739-A04    6257       3590 Tape
5684-141 3590 PSF/VM                 5739-A04    6258       3590 Tape
5697-F42 3590 QMF(TM) for VM         5739-A04    6259       3590 Tape
5695-013 3590 REXX/370 Complr        5739-A04    6260       3590 Tape
5695-014 3590 REXX/370 Lib           5739-A04    6261       3590 Tape
5684-096 3590 RSCS V3                5739-A04    6262       3590 Tape
5648-B02 3590 VisualAgeGenSer        5739-A04    6263       3590 Tape
5684-137 3590 VM Batch Fac           5739-A04    6264       3590 Tape
5668-806 3590 VS FORTRAN             5739-A04    6265       3590 Tape
5668-767 3590 VS PASCAL              5739-A04    6266       3590 Tape
5668-717 3590 VS Pascal Lib          5739-A04    6267       3590 Tape
5686-081 3590 VSE/VSAM for VM        5739-A04    6268       3590 Tape
5686-065 3590 VSE/VTAM V4 VM         5739-A04    6269       3590 Tape
5686-065 3590 VSE/VTAM V4 VSE        5739-A04    6270       3590 Tape
5664-281 3590 3270 PC FileTr         5739-A04    6271       3590 Tape

Withdrawn Feature Numbers for 5739-A04: The following feature numbers are being withdrawn from the SDO because they refer to either products or media no longer supported within the z/VM V4.3 SDO:

6000 6001 6003 6013 6021 6028 6031 6033 6037 6039
6041 6043 6045 6047 6049 6051 6053 6055 6057 6061
6063 6065 6068 6070 6072 6074 6076 6078 6080 6082
6084 6086 6092 6094 6096 6098 6100 6102 6104 6106
6108 6110 6112 6114 6116 6118 6120 6122 6124 6126
6130 6132 6134 6138 6140 6142 6144 6146 6151 6152
6153 6154 6156 6158 6160 6162 6164 6166 6168 6172
6174 6176 6178 6181 6185 6200

Preinstalled Products

Starting with z/VM V4.1, several products were automatically preinstalled on the base product DDRs.

  • EREP and ICKDSF

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

  • Language Environment (LE)

    LE V1.8 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 V4.2 and later with no licensing or billing requirements.

  • CMS Utilities

    CMS Utilities , which was a priced, optional feature of VM/ESA and z/VM V3.1, is included in z/VM V4.1 and later at no additional charge.

  • Open Systems Adapter Support Facility (OSA/SF)

    OSA/SF (OSA/SF V2R2) is a host-based tool supporting OSA-2 and OSA-Express features and is included in z/VM V4.2 and later with no licensing or billing requirements.

  • TCP/IP for z/VM Level 430 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 V3.2.0

    RSCS V3.2.0 (5684-096) is preinstalled with z/VM V4.3, 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 V3.2.0 by placing an order for the product. Because the product code is already preinstalled, your order should indicate that shipment of media should be suppressed for this product. This can be accomplished by including the Delivery Option feature number 3471 (Ship Documentation Only), which designates the shipment of publications only.

  • RTM, PRF, DirMaint, and RACF features for z/VM V4.3

    RTM , PRF , DirMaint , and RACF features for z/VM V4.3 are preinstalled in a disabled state. The RTM, PRF, and DirMaint features have not been updated for z/VM V4.3 and are at the same functional level as when they were introduced in z/VM V4.1. 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 preinstalled, your order should indicate that shipment of media should be suppressed for these products. This can be accomplished by including the Delivery Option feature number 3471 (Ship Documentation Only), which designates the shipment of publications only.

  • Tivoli Storage Manager for VM

    Tivoli Storage Manager for VM (originally named Tivoli ADSM for VM/ESA, Version 3.1) is preinstalled on the z/VM V4.3 system DDRs. It is a priced product that may be selected during the z/VM V4.3 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 3, your order should indicate that shipment of media should be suppressed for this product. 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             Pricing
    Description                   Number              Model
     
    Tivoli Storage                5697-TS9            MLC-Based
     Manager for
     VM V4.2
    Tivoli Storage                5698-ISM            Environment-Managed
     Manager for
     VM V5.1
    

    For additional information, including terms and conditions, for Tivoli Storage Manager for VM, program number 5698-ISM, refer to Software Announcement 202-078 , dated April 9, 2002, 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 V3.1.

Customization Options

Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order for the z/VM V4 SDO, program number 5739-A04, for the delivery options desired. The feature numbers associated with Initial and Update Shipments are only available for the licensed products within the SDO and not for z/VM base code or the orderable optional features. However, the feature numbers associated with the Expedite Shipments are applicable for both the z/VM V4.3 SDO licensed products and the z/VM base code plus the optional features.

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)
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM Office Expedite                           3445
 (for IBM use only)
 
Customer Expedite Process Charge                    3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) are required for all authorized use.

The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require a customer signature:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (Z125-6011)

These products are licensed under the IPLA, and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6457) 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 and zSeries 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, 2004.

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 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 3            5739-A03            June 30, 2004

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 hand-written)

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

Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: No

Usage Restriction: Yes

  • z/VM V4.3 will support the zSeries 900 and 800, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers Generation 5 and 6, S/390 Multiprise 3000, or equivalent servers.
  • For information about specific z/VM machine requirements and programming requirements, refer to the z/VM: General Information manual (GC24-5991).
  • Your entitlement is only for the quantity of processor engines licensed. These engines can either be standard processor engines or processor engines with the IFL processor feature installed.
  • When ordering z/VM V4.3 or the optional features to operate on one of the standard processor engines, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the total number of standard processor engines on your zSeries or S/390 server.
  • When ordering z/VM V4.3 or the optional features to operate on one of the processor engines with the IFL feature, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the total number of processor engines with the IFL processor features on your zSeries or S/390 server.
  • When running z/VM V4.3 on IFL processor features, only Linux workloads can be run as guests of z/VM and only for the quantity of processor engines licensed.

Software Maintenance Applies: No

For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line 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 Support Line offering, refer to our Web site at:

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: Yes

AIX®/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

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

IBM eServer iSeries 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

Single Version Charging is only applicable when running on standard processor engines.

 
Replaced Programs                            Replacement Programs
Program       Program                        Program        Program
Number        Name                           Number         Name
 
5654-A17      z/VM Version 3                 5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
5654-030      VM/ESA Version 2               5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
5684-112      VM/ESA Version 1               5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
5664-167      VM/SP(TM)                      5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
5664-173      VM/SP HPO                      5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
5664-301      VM/IS Base (Core)              5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
5664-308      VM/XA SP                       5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
 
5735-FAL      TCP/IP Version 2               5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
5798-FAL      TCP/IP Version 1               5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
 
5796-PNA      VM Realtime Monitor            5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
5664-191      VMMAP                          5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
5798-DWD      RealTime Monitor VM/ESA        5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
 
5684-073      VMPRF                          5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
 
5748-XE4      DirMaint                       5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
 
5740-XXH      RACF                           5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
 
5688-198      Language Environment/370       5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
 
5706-116      DFSMS/VM                       5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
 
5668-911      OS/PL/I V2 Library             5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
5734-LM4      OS PL/I Resident Library       5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
5734-LM5      OS PL/I Transient Library      5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
 
5688-022      VS COBOL II Library Only       5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
5668-940      VS COBOL II Library Only       5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
5740-LM1      OS/VS COBOL Library Only       5739-A03       z/VM V4.3
 
5688-039      C/370 Library                  5739-A03       z/VM V4.3

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 3

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 Facility     5739-A03   0029       1,200/engine
Directory Maintenance Facility     5739-A03   0026         760/engine
Resource Access Control Facility   5739-A03   0034       6,000/engine

Note: These charges are the same as z/VM V4.1 except for the addition of RACF.

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             5739-A03   0031                    300/engine
 Reporting Facility
Directory               5739-A03   0032                    190/engine
 Maintenance Facility
Resource Access         5739-A03   0035                  1,500/engine
 Control Facility

Note: These charges are the same as z/VM V4.1 except for the addition of RACF.

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 to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit the Web at:

Use the "Select a Country" Menu, to find a contact in your location (or country).

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: ME001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. ME001
            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

 
zSeries and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
The e-business logo, z/VM, z/OS, MVS, Redbooks, System/370, VSE/ESA, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, AFP, C/370, QMF, SP, DirMaint, and eServer are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
S/390, VM/ESA, OS/390, BookManager, RACF, DFSMS/VM, Language Environment, System/390, Multiprise, RS/6000, ESCON, OS/2, OS/2 Warp, VTAM, DB2, ACF/VTAM, APL2, GDDM, NetView, and AIX 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 and Windows NT 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.