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Software Announcement 203-128
May 13, 2003

IBM z/VM V4.4 Improves Virtualization Capabilities for Linux on zSeries

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At a Glance

z/VM V4.4 includes:

  • Virtualization technology and Linux enablement:
    • Potential to help reduce overhead and improve performance of virtual machines
    • Higher efficiency when managing large numbers of virtual machines
    • High-performance virtual FICON channel-to-channel adapters
  • Network virtualization:
    • Additional network-traffic configuration options using Virtual LANs (VLANs)
    • External IP connectivity for Guest LANs through virtual switching
  • Technology exploitation:
    • IBM eServer zSeries 990 with:
      • Improved logical-partitioning scalability due to logical channel subsystems
      • Improved capacity planning and I/O performance measurement
      • Twice the number of logical partitions (LPARs)
    • Enhanced and simplified connectivity with cascaded FICON directors
  • Systems management:
    • Improved performance monitoring and reporting
    • Better control, definition, and dynamic reconfiguration of hardware I/O
  • Enhanced network security management
  • Support for the new C/C++ for z/VM compiler

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Overview

The infrastructure for e-business on demand™ environments can be deployed with visionary technology on z/VM™, including advanced virtualization, support for Open Source software, and autonomic computing enhancements. With virtualization technology as its foundation, z/VM continues to provide new function and technology exploitation on the mainframe that enables you to virtualize processor, communication, memory, storage, I/O, and networking resources, with the potential to help reduce the need to plan for, purchase, and install hardware to support new workloads.

z/VM supports Linux, one of the world's leading Open Source operating systems, on the mainframe. Within the VM environment, Linux images can share hardware resources and use internal high-speed communications. While benefiting from the reliability, availability, and serviceability of IBM eServer zSeries™ servers, z/VM V4 offers an ideal platform for consolidating select UNIX®, Windows®, and Linux workloads on a single physical zSeries server, which allows you to run tens to hundreds of Linux images. z/VM V4 is priced on a per-engine basis and supports IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) processor features for Linux-based workloads, as well as standard engines for all other zSeries and S/390® workloads.

Enhancements that have been added to z/VM to enable and incorporate autonomic computing technology include:

  • Self-configuring functions aid in the configuration and management of networks, along with the definition and dynamic reconfiguration of hardware I/O resources using a graphical interface. Additionally, APIs are provided to create and manage virtual images running under z/VM and the Virtual Machine Resource Manager (VMRM) allows dynamic changes to workload configurations.
  • Self-optimizing capabilities have been added that incorporate I/O management facilities, enabling z/VM to prioritize guest and host I/O operations and improve z/VM scheduler performance.
  • Self-management improvements using VMRM provide facilities that define and achieve performance goals of virtual machines.
  • Self-protection enhancements to TCP/IP for z/VM provide better protection and management of the communication stack and cascaded FICON™ director support helps detect and report miscabling actions.

z/VM integrates and continues to offer traditional capabilities to manage zSeries operating systems, including Linux, on a single physical hardware server as guests of z/VM while benefiting from world-class VM virtualization technology.

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 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.

Description

Planned Availability Dates

  • May 13, 2003
    • z990 compatibility support for:
      • z/VM V3.1, V4.2, and V4.3
  • August 15, 2003
    • z/VM V4.4 including z990 exploitation support for:
      • Multiple Logical Channel Subsystems (LCSS 0 and LCSS 1)
      • Dynamic-I/O configuration only in LCSS 0
      • Extended-I/O measurement facilities
      • Adapter interruptions for OSA-Express and FCP channels
      • Performance assist for V=V guests (pageable guests) in Linux and VM environments
  • October 31, 2003
    • z/VM V4.4 support for:
      • Dynamic-I/O configuration in multiple LCSS environments
      • 30 LPARs
      • Spanned channels
      • IPL from FCP-attached disks when hardware function is available

Virtualization Technology and Linux Enablement

z/VM V4.4 extends its virtualization technology in support of Linux and other guests while providing some enhancements that enable z/VM to be self-optimized and self-managed.

Enhanced Queued-Direct-I/O (QDIO) Performance: z/VM V4.4 and the new z990 server are designed to provide important performance improvements to the QDIO architecture initially introduced with the OSA-Express adapter. The use of the QDIO architecture was later extended to HiperSockets and the Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) channels. The architecture itself was extended in HiperSockets to include a new type of high-performance I/O interruption known as an adapter interruption.

The use of adapter interruptions has been extended to the OSA-Express and FCP channels on the z990 server. Thus, OSA-Express adapters for networking and FCP channels for Fibre Channel fabrics join HiperSockets in benefiting from the higher performance characteristics of these interruptions.

In addition to the use of adapter interruptions by the OSA-Express and FCP channels, the z990 server is designed to include an important performance assist for the virtualization of adapter interruptions being given to guest operating systems. This hardware performance assist is available to V=V guests (pageable guests) that support QDIO on z/VM V4.4.

This significant new IBM virtualization technology is designed to benefit all guest operating systems in environments where they can process adapter interruptions. This includes all users of HiperSockets, and guest operating systems that add adapter-interruption support for OSA-Express and FCP channels. With the enhancement of the TCP/IP stack in z/VM V4.4 to use adapter interruptions for OSA-Express channels, TCP/IP for VM can benefit from this performance assist for both HiperSockets and OSA-Express adapters.

Linux Guest Capacity Improvements: Improvements to the z/VM Control Program (CP) scheduler increase the number of Linux and other guest virtual machines that can be managed concurrently. While this increase in capacity can be experienced on all zSeries hardware configurations, it can be more dramatic on larger n-way servers. The scheduler lock is used to serialize scheduler activities, timer request block management, and processor local dispatch vector (PLDV) management. Because the contention on the lock is lowered by creating a new lock for timer request block management, CP overhead can be decreased.

Systems Management APIs: The Systems Management APIs provide a basic set of functions that may be called by applications to allocate and manage resources for guests running in z/VM virtual machines (virtual images). Although these APIs are primarily intended for managing Linux virtual images, they can be used to manage any type of virtual image running in a z/VM virtual machine. The APIs are designed so that applications can be written by customers or Solution Providers to help administrators, especially those who lack in-depth VM knowledge, manage large numbers of virtual images running in a single z/VM system.

Functions supported by the Systems Management APIs allow you to:

  • Create and delete virtual images
  • Add and remove resources in an image's static (directory) or dynamic (active) configuration
  • Activate and deactivate virtual images (individual or lists)
  • Manage connectivity between virtual images including exploitation of the new virtual switch support
  • Query the status of "long-running" asynchronous operations initiated through the APIs
  • Create, delete, replace, and query shared storage segments

The Systems Management APIs require a directory manager. The IBM z/VM Directory Maintenance Facility (DirMaint™) feature has been enhanced with support for the APIs with PTFs for APARs VM63122 and VM63251.

Client applications invoke the Systems Management APIs through a set of IBM-supplied Remote Procedure Calls (RPCs) to a z/VM server virtual machine (either remotely or from within the z/VM system). The server then calls a set of Callable Service Routines, which perform the requested functions. The Callable Service Routines are replaceable to allow customized solutions for the Systems Management API functions.

Exploitation of the Systems Management APIs: Solution Providers planning to exploit the new Systems Management APIs provided by z/VM V4.4 include but are not limited to:

  • Levanta by Linuxcare — is designed to configure, update, and replicate virtual Linux servers on IBM zSeries under z/VM. Using Levanta, data centers can deploy Linux with best practices; Linux, PC, mainframe, networking, and other experts can more easily collaborate as a team; and system administrators can increase their effectiveness.

    For more information and availability, you can contact Linuxcare directly by sending an e-mail to info@linuxcare.com, calling 415-354-4878, or visiting their Web site at:

  • VMGUIOP by Sine Nomine Associates — is designed to simplify the administrative tasks of managing VM operations through a graphical user interface that can help automate many of the most common VM administration operations in a menu-driven format. This graphic interface resembles the desktop environments many administrators commonly use on other systems, such as Linux and Windows. Sine Nomine Associates has announced that VMGUIOP is planned to be generally available in the third quarter of 2003.

    For more information and availability, you can contact Sine Nomine directly by sending an e-mail to info@sinenomine.net, calling 703-723-6673, or visiting their Web site at:

Virtual Machine Resource Manager (VMRM): VMRM has been enhanced to provide the infrastructure necessary to support more extensive workload and systems resource management features that may be delivered in future releases of z/VM. To accomplish this objective, the following have been added:

  • Monitor data showing actual workload achievements
  • An interface to dynamically change users in workloads, workload characteristics, and goals in the VMRM configuration file without manually stopping the server
  • More flexibility when managing multiple users by supporting wild-card characters on user IDs in the configuration file
  • Improvements in the reliability and performance of the VMRM service virtual machine's monitor data handling
  • Serviceability enhancements, including improved messages, logfile entries, and new server options

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Upgrade for Linux: The upgraded SSL server shipped with TCP/IP for z/VM V4.4 provides appropriate Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) packages for the SuSE Linux 2.4.7 SLES 7 and 2.4.19 SLES 8 distributions. This upgrade helps avoid potential support issues with the backlevel 2.2.16 Linux kernel and allows the SSL server to exploit the many performance improvements in the Linux 2.4 kernel.

Guest IPL from Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) Disks: z/VM V4.4 allows initial program loading (IPLing) from FCP-attached SCSI disks for Linux and other guest operating systems that contain support for IPLing from FCP-attached SCSI disks, when z/VM is running on a z990, z900, z800, or equivalent server equipped with the IPL-from-FCP-attached-disk function. IBM intends to make this hardware function available in the future. Thus, when the hardware functionality is available, Linux guests can be started and run completely from FCP disks in your hardware configuration. z/VM continues to require ESCON®- or FICON-attached disk or tape for its own IPL and other functions.

Virtual FICON Channel-to-Channel Adapters (CTCAs): z/VM V4.4 provides virtual FICON CTCA devices for guest operating systems. Guests use virtual CTCAs to communicate among themselves within a single z/VM-system image, without the need for hardware CTCAs. Virtual CTCAs provide high-performance communication because z/VM simply moves data in system memory between the communicating virtual machines.

Earlier releases of z/VM provided support for hardware FICON CTCAs, and this support carries forward into z/VM V4.4. Virtual FICON CTCA devices enhance previous virtual-CTCA capabilities by adding the FICON protocol as an option for guest operating systems. Virtual CTCAs now support the 3088, ESCON, and FICON protocols. With the new FICON-protocol support, customers that use real FICON CTCAs in production can run their test configurations as guests on VM in the exact same way as will be done in production.

Integrated 3270 Console: z/VM V4.4 adds support for real and virtual integrated 3270 console devices. Real support enables this device, which is provided through a Hardware Management Console (HMC), to be used as the z/VM system operator console. This removes the requirement to have an external 3270 device in order to install and service z/VM systems. The z/VM Stand-Alone Program Loader (SAPL) and stand-alone DASD Dump-Restore (DDR) program support the use of the integrated 3270 as a system operator console. Virtual support enables testing of guest operating systems and utilities that support the integrated 3270 console device.

Guest Coupling Enhancement: The z/VM virtual Coupling Facility (CF) support, which was made available in VM/ESA® V2.3, has been enhanced in z/VM V4.4 to allow VM/ESA or z/VM systems to run as second-level (or higher) guests while simulating complete OS/390® and/or z/OS™ coupled sysplexes. This enhanced support loads the Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC) from the Service Element of a zSeries or S/390 server into Coupling Facility (CF) service virtual machines in a VM/ESA or z/VM system running as a second-level (or higher) guest of z/VM V4.4. This allows the testing of an OS/390 or z/OS Parallel Sysplex® environment at any guest level.

Note: Each additional level of guest virtualization incurs a performance penalty that may make running a Parallel Sysplex impractical at higher guest levels.

Network Virtualization

IEEE Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) Support: IEEE VLAN standard 802.1q describes a mechanism that is designed to enable groups of hosts to be logically connected into a single Local Area Network (LAN) even though they are connected to different switches in different physical locations. Network hosts can be organized into LAN segments which fit an organization's network traffic patterns, rather than being dependent on physical location. In addition, by connecting a router to multiple VLANs, savings can be realized by providing router connections to new LAN segments without having to add additional network interfaces to the routers. To support IEEE VLANs, z/VM V4.4 provides:

  • Enhancements to TCP/IP for z/VM to enable membership in a VLAN for IBM zSeries OSA-Express (QDIO) and HiperSocket adapters that support IEEE 802.1q
  • Enhancements to z/VM virtual QDIO and HiperSocket network interface to support VLAN frame tagging as described by IEEE 802.1q
  • Management and control of VLAN identifiers (VIDs) that can be used by guest virtual machines

zSeries server support for IEEE VLANs in a Linux on zSeries environment was delivered for the OSA-Express Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet features in QDIO mode in April 2002. For additional information on zSeries IEEE VLAN support in a Linux environment, refer to Hardware Announcement 102-123 , dated April 30, 2002.

Network Consolidation using the Virtual Switch: z/VM V4.4 further enhances virtualization technology by introducing a virtual IP switch that is capable of bridging a z/VM Guest LAN to an associated real LAN connected by an OSA-Express adapter. The z/VM virtual switch is designed to help eliminate the need for virtual machines acting as routers to provide IPv4 connectivity to a physical LAN through an OSA-Express adapter. Further, it helps eliminate the need to define a separate routable subnet for the exclusive use of the members of a Guest LAN. Using the virtual switch, the convenience of a Guest LAN is maintained while allowing the guests to be assigned IP addresses in the real LAN subnet.

Virtual routers consume valuable processor cycles to process incoming and outgoing packets requiring additional copying of the data being transported. The virtual switch helps alleviate this problem by moving the data directly between the real network adapter and the target or originating guest data buffers.

Centralized network configuration and control of the virtual switch within CP helps allow the z/VM Guest LAN administrator to more easily grant and revoke access to the real network and to manage the configuration of Guest LAN VLAN segments. While the z/VM system can be a member of multiple VLANs, the z/VM Guest LAN administrator can control which guests belong to which real VLAN, without requiring additional network adapters or switch port configuration. If a guest does not support IEEE 802.1q, z/VM will transparently join the virtual network interface into the desired VLAN.

The z/VM virtual switch employs transparent bridging to enable the switch to dynamically determine and maintain node connectivity so that the LAN administrator has less network maintenance to perform.

Guest LAN Support of Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6): The z/VM Guest LAN support for OSA-Express simulation in QDIO mode is updated for IPv6. Virtual machines in the z/VM Guest LAN environment can define and use simulated OSA-Express devices that support both the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and IPv6 protocols.

Extended HiperSockets Support: In addition to the VLAN support in TCP/IP for z/VM and Guest LAN simulation, TCP/IP broadcast support is provided for the HiperSockets environment when utilizing IPv4 with z/VM V4.4. Applications that use the broadcast function can now propagate broadcast frames to all TCP/IP applications when using either HiperSockets or an OSA-Express (QDIO) adapter.

Technology Exploitation

Exploitation of the New IBM eServer zSeries 990 (z990): The z990 is the latest zSeries enterprise server of the IBM eServer brand, providing new and unique functions and features to meet today's e-business on demand challenges. For additional information, including hardware availability, and to understand the specific benefits of the z990 server, refer to Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003.

z/VM V4.4 plans to support the following functions of the z990 at the general availability of z/VM V4.4, planned for August 15, 2003:

  • Logical Channel Subsystems

    A new logical channel subsystem (LCSS) structure is planned to be introduced with the z990 to "break the barrier" of 256 channels per server machine. This new facility is designed to allow the definition of more than one channel subsystem (CSS), providing channel-path and subchannel controls for configuring channel-subsystem images. Each channel-subsystem image can be configured with up to 256 channel paths, and each logical partition has access to one channel-subsystem image. Support for dynamic-I/O configuration on z/VM V4.4 has been extended to allow channel paths, control units, and devices to be dynamically added, changed, and deleted in multiple logical channel subsystems when z/VM V4.4 is running on a z990 server with the applicable hardware support. This hardware support (such as dynamic-I/O configuration in a multiple logical channel subsystem) is planned to be available in October 2003. When z/VM is running on a z990 server and is the controlling logical partition for dynamic-I/O configuration, z/VM is designed to handle all of the new elements of each CSS facility for changing your hardware I/O configuration. To dynamically change the I/O configuration, one of two methods can be employed:

    • z/VM Control Program (CP) suite of interactive dynamic-I/O-configuration commands
    • HCM/HCD — new configuration-management tools

  • Spanned Channels

    Transparent sharing of HiperSockets channels across multiple logical channel subsystems is planned to be supported on the z990 server in October 2003, extending the sharing capabilities now provided by the Multiple Image Facility (MIF). MIF allows sharing of channel resources across logical partitions. In October 2003, HiperSockets channels (IQD CHPID-type) can be defined as spanning channels , which can allow them to be configured as part of multiple logical channel subsystems and to be transparently shared among any subset or all of the configured logical partitions.

    With z/VM V4.4, spanned HiperSockets channels help enable inter-process communication (IPC) among Linux guests running on VM images in different logical partitions, when the VM images are using different logical channel subsystems. Other IPC configurations are also supported, such as a HiperSockets link between a stand-alone Linux logical partition using one logical channel subsystem and a Linux guest of a VM image in another logical partition using another logical channel subsystem.

  • Extended Channel Measurement Data Support (ECMDS)

    Extended I/O-measurement facilities are planned to be provided in the z990 server. z/VM V4.4 supports this new z990 function, which provides an extended I/O-measurement block for each subchannel and an extended measurement word at the completion of each I/O operation. Each extended I/O-measurement block has its own 64-bit address, allowing the measurement blocks to be stored in noncontiguous real memory. The extended measurement word provides channel measurement data for each I/O operation when it completes, streamlining measurement processing in the operating system.

  • Support for 30 Logical Partitions (LPARs)

    Prior to the z990, there was an LPAR limit of 15. This limit is planned to be increased for the z990 server in October 2003. z/VM V4.4 can handle I/O-configuration definition and dynamic-I/O configuration for up to 30 LPARs. In addition, the CP Monitor has been updated to allow performance data to be collected and recorded for z/VM systems running on servers with more than 15 LPARs.

Compatibility Support for the zSeries 990 (z990): Compatibility support allows you to run existing z/VM workloads while taking advantage of increased capacity and improved performance of the z990 server. Compatibility support for the z990 server is planned to be available on May 13, 2003, for z/VM V3.1, V4.2, and V4.3 and does not provide exploitation of the following new z990 features:

  • Dynamic-I/O configuration in a multiple LCSS environment
  • 30 LPARs
  • Extended-I/O measurement facilities
  • IPL from FCP-attached disks
  • Adapter interruptions for OSA-Express and FCP channels
  • Performance assist for V=V guests (pageable guests) in Linux and VM environments

z/VM V4.4 will exploit these new features when applicable hardware is available.

The compatibility support that is being provided for dynamic-I/O configuration is designed to function with a z990 server where only LCSS 0 is defined.

Note: Refer to the z/VM subset of the 2084DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket prior to installing the z990 server.

Cascaded FICON Directors: z/VM V4.4 supports the zSeries capability to cascade two FICON directors within a Fibre Channel fabric. z/VM and its guests can take advantage of this enhanced and simplified connectivity, which is particularly useful in disaster-recovery and business-continuity procedures. For additional information, including hardware availability, and to understand the specific benefits of a cascaded-FICON-director configuration, refer to Hardware Announcement 102-209 , dated August 13, 2002.

The z/VM support for cascaded FICON directors is embodied in support for two-byte Fibre Channel link addresses when defining and configuring control units within the fabric. Previously, only single-byte link addresses were needed in a single-switch fabric. Cascaded FICON directors require the use of two bytes of the standard three-byte Fibre Channel link address; the third byte, for arbitrated-loop support, is not used in FICON fabrics. When using the cascaded-FICON-director function, your hardware-I/O definitions need to be updated accordingly.

IBM TotalStorage™ Enterprise Storage Server™ (ESS) FlashCopy® Support: z/VM V4.4 provides support for the new ESS FlashCopy Version 2 (V2). FlashCopy V2 is designed to enable business continuance solutions with the delivery of new FlashCopy functions and enhancements. FlashCopy V2 is designed to help improve business efficiency, along with FlashCopy performance improvements designed to help minimize operational disruption and includes:

  • Data Set FlashCopy — offers a new level of granularity for zSeries and S/390 environments. This removes the restriction where source cylinders must be copied to the same physical target cylinders. The removal of this restriction is especially helpful when copying one VM minidisk to another. It allows a non-fullpack source minidisk to be copied to a non-fullpack target minidisk when the minidisks exist on different physical cylinder extents of the same, or different, physical volumes.
  • Multiple Relationship FlashCopy — allows a source to have multiple targets. This function allows a guest operating system to copy one source volume to many target volumes.
  • Elimination of Logical Storage Subsystem (LSS) constraint — allows a source and target relationship to span across an LSS. This removes the restriction where both the source and target volumes must reside in the same logical control unit.
  • Reduced establish time — results from performance improvements designed to provide at least a 10X reduction in FlashCopy Establish Time. This can minimize operational delays and can potentially allow the benefits of FlashCopy to be extended to new and different environments.

Detailed information on the IBM ESS V2 FlashCopy capabilities is described in Hardware Announcement 103-141 , dated May 13, 2003.

IBM ESS Long Distance Data Copy: z/VM V4.4 provides guest support for the IBM ESS Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy Extended Distance (PPRC-XD) function as described in Hardware Announcement 102-118 , dated April 23, 2002.

z/VM guests with DATAMOVER authority in the user directory can copy full volumes of data in non-synchronous mode, which extends the distance between the primary and secondary IBM ESS with a minimal effect on performance. PPRC-XD must be supported by the guest operating system and is suitable for data migration, backup, and disaster recovery procedures. Data can be copied at distances well beyond the 103 km supported for PPRC synchronous transmissions, with the distance typically limited only by the capabilities of the network and channel extension technologies. PPRC-XD support is also available for guest use on all supported levels of VM/ESA and z/VM with no PTFs required.

Native VM support for PPRC-XD was previously provided with the availability of ICKDSF Release 17 and ICKDSF running in a CMS virtual machine. Detailed information on ICKDSF Release 17 capabilities is described in Software Announcement 202-309 , dated November 12, 2002.

z/VM V4.4 also supports PPRC Version 2 (V2) for guest operating systems, designed to offer an Asynchronous Cascading solution providing a complete, consistent, and coherent copy of data at a remote site. Asynchronous Cascading provides a two-volume synchronous PPRC implementation with a non-synchronous third volume serving as a backup device that can provide a multi-site, long distance solution.

Detailed information on the IBM ESS PPRC V2 capabilities is described in Hardware Announcement 103-141 , dated May 13, 2003.

IBM ESS Model 800 Support: z/VM V4.4 provides support for the IBM ESS Model 800 described in Hardware Announcement 102-201 , dated July 15, 2002. The Model 800 provides storage consolidation to support your growing, performance-demanding applications.

IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3590 Model H Support: z/VM V4.4 provides support for the 3590 Model H tape drives described in Hardware Announcement 102-183 , dated June 25, 2002. The 3590 Model H11 and H1A tape drives offer increased cartridge capacity to meet the growing needs of new and existing customers.

PTFs for APARs VM63073 (CMS), VM63074 (CP), and VM63097 (DFSMS/VM®) to support these tape drives are available for z/VM V3.1 and all currently supported releases of z/VM V4.

Systems Management Improvements

Improvements in systems management help to provide self-configuring, self-managing, and self-optimization facilities.

Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) and Hardware Configuration Manager (HCM): z/VM V4.4 provides HCM and HCD support for the z/VM environment to create and manage your I/O configuration definition. This new support provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use I/O-configuration-management environment similar to that available with the z/OS operating system. The HCM and HCD programs work together to help you easily create and manage the hardware and software aspects of your I/O configuration.

HCM executes on a personal computer running Microsoft™ Windows and is connected to the z/VM system via a TCP/IP network. HCM provides an easy-to-use graphical user interface along with commands to help you configure your system. You provide the needed I/O-configuration information to HCM, which processes the information and passes it to HCD.

HCD runs in a z/VM server virtual machine and performs the work of creating and changing the hardware aspects of your machine configuration and the software aspects of the z/VM I/O configuration. HCM provides the primary user interface to HCD, but HCD provides a backup user interface on your z/VM host for performing certain I/O configuration tasks when HCM is not available.

HCM and HCD on z/VM can be used to create and manage the hardware aspects of the I/O configuration definition for all of the LPARs in your zSeries or S/390 server. For the software aspects, HCM and HCD create and manage the I/O configuration definition only for the z/VM system on which they are running. The I/O configuration definitions for operating systems in other logical partitions are handled by those operating systems (which may also include instances of HCM and HCD).

The new HCM and HCD support is an easy-to-use alternative to create and manage your I/O configuration definition compared to the existing z/VM method of using the I/O Configuration Program (IOCP) and CP's dynamic-I/O configuration CP commands. The two methods are not intended to be used together, so you should choose one or the other method for your installation.

Performance Toolkit for VM: The Performance Toolkit for VM provides enhanced capabilities for a z/VM systems programmer, operator, or performance analyst to monitor and report performance data. The Performance Toolkit for VM is a priced, optional feature and is derived from the FCON/ESA program (5788-LGA), which was not available in all countries. The function provided by the Performance Toolkit for VM includes:

  • Full-screen mode system console operation
  • Management of multiple z/VM systems (local or remote)
  • Post-processing of Performance Toolkit for VM history files and of VM monitor data captured by the MONWRITE utility
  • Viewing of performance monitor data using either Web browsers or PC-based 3270 emulator graphics
  • TCP/IP performance reporting

In addition to analyzing VM performance data, the toolkit processes Linux performance data obtained from the Resource Measurement Facility (RMF™) Linux performance gatherer, rmfpms . The rmfpms application is available from the zSeries Web site at:

The Linux performance data obtained from RMF can be viewed and printed similarly to the way VM data is presented.

The RealTime Monitor (RTM) and Performance Reporting Facility (PRF) priced, optional features will continue to be supported in z/VM V4.4. Future performance management enhancements are planned to be made primarily to the Performance Toolkit for VM. It is planned that this will be the last release in which the RTM and PRF features will be available with z/VM. Both the RTM and PRF features are planned to be withdrawn from marketing in a future z/VM release.

The Performance Toolkit for VM feature is considered a program update for the RTM and PRF features as defined in the z/VM Addendum for Support, Z125-6547. Therefore, any existing z/VM V4 customers who have purchased a Subscription and Support (S&S) license for the RTM or PRF features are entitled to receive a no-charge upgrade to the Performance Toolkit for VM feature when ordering z/VM V4.4.

Because the Performance Toolkit for VM feature was derived from the IBM FCON/ESA program (5788-LGA), any existing VM customers who have previously purchased FCON/ESA are entitled to receive a no-charge upgrade when ordering the Performance Toolkit for VM feature with z/VM V4.4. FCON/ESA is planned to be withdrawn from marketing for all releases of VM/ESA and z/VM at the availability of the Performance Toolkit for VM feature on z/VM V4.4. Service support for FCON/ESA will end at the announced end of service date of the VM operating system on which FCON/ESA is running or on December 31, 2004, whichever is earlier. The discontinuance of support for FCON/ESA is planned to occur as follows:

VM Release   Announced          Date of            FCON/ESA
 or Version  VM EOS Date        Announcement       EOS Date
 
VM/ESA V2.4  June 30, 2003      February 5, 2002   June 30, 2003
z/VM V3.1    Not announced      Not announced      December 31, 2004
z/VM V4.1    June 30, 2003      May 29, 2001       June 30, 2003
z/VM V4.2    December 30, 2003  October 4, 2001    December 30, 2003
z/VM V4.3    December 31, 2004  May 13, 2003       December 31, 2004

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

Automated Shutdown of the Shared File System (SFS): Utilizing the automated shutdown support added in z/VM V4.3, SFS now shuts down automatically when CP is shut down. Use of this function helps ease z/VM system administration and helps maintain the integrity of the SFS and its data.

Installation and Service Improvements: The installation process continues to be improved in z/VM V4.4 by reducing the amount of system administrator input required to complete a z/VM installation. The improvements allow the service disks of the z/VM components to reside in the shared file system (SFS). Moving a product or component into SFS directories has been automated more completely. The current practice of maintaining a complete copy of z/VM for each LPAR wastes disk space. Utilizing SFS for installation allows sharing a single copy of source and service between LPARs and can help you reduce the DASD costs associated with installing and maintaining z/VM.

New functions preinstalled in z/VM V4.4 include:

  • HCD and HCM for z/VM V4.4
  • Performance Toolkit for VM

Language Environment® for z/VM is now an integrated component of z/VM V4.4 rather than a no-charge feature as it was with previous releases of z/VM.

The service process has been updated to support removing local modifications. Full VMSES/E message log support has been added to the SERVICE and PUT2PROD EXECs so that message logs can be viewed using the VMFVIEW command.

Network Performance and Security

TCP/IP Stack Performance: The performance of the TCP/IP stack has been improved by optimizing additional high-use code paths and adding virtual multiprocessing capabilities. In z/VM V4.3, stack performance focused on environments in which routing and gateway functions were the primary functions being performed. The z/VM V4.4 enhancements concentrate on environments in which the z/VM TCP/IP stack and its clients and servers are the source of or final destination for network traffic.

TCP/IP Stack Security: The overall security and auditability of the TCP/IP for z/VM stack and the integrity of the z/VM system have been improved to aid self-protection by providing better controls, monitoring, and defaults, which include:

  • Logging of all TCP/IP administrative commands, including NETSTAT, OBEYFILE, and IFCONFIG, that alter, or attempt to alter, the active IP or Control Program (CP) configuration
  • Changing the defaults of the AssortedParms statement within the TCP/IP configuration to:
    • RestrictLowPorts, to prevent impersonation ("spoofing") of well-known TCP/IP for z/VM applications by CMS users or guest operating systems
    • VarSubnetting, to avoid creating unnecessary TCP/IP routing table entries

IMAP User Authentication Exit: User authentication for the IMAP server can now be performed via an exit that makes use of a separate virtual machine (IMAPAUTH). This support removes prior user ID and password-length restrictions, and is designed to help eliminate the need for every IMAP client to have a VM user ID and password. Instead, authentication is handled by a user-written exit routine, providing greater flexibility for choosing authentication methods. Included in the exit support is the ability to pre-authenticate connections by IP address.

Application Enablement

C/C++ for z/VM Compiler: The new C/C++ for z/VM compiler (5654-A22), which executes on CMS, helps enable you to increase your programming productivity through state-of-the-art application development tools and to exploit the latest in software development technology. The new compiler allows C/C++ programs to be compiled and executed on CMS and creates portability between z/VM and z/OS C/C++ programs. C/C++ source files can be read from a CMS minidisk, the SFS, or the Byte File System (BFS) and output can be written to any of these file systems. C/C++ can be ordered stand-alone or through the z/VM V4.4 SDO order. The C/C++ for z/VM compiler executes only on z/VM V4.4 and can only be licensed to operate on standard processor engines. Applications compiled with the C/C++ compiler will run on standard processor engines or Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) processor features. For additional information on the C/C++ for z/VM compiler, refer to Software Announcement 203-129 , dated May 13, 2003.

In order to support the C/C++ for z/VM compiler and updated runtime libraries for C/C++, COBOL, and PL/I, the Language Environment component has been updated to the level shipped with z/OS V1.4 and is integrated in z/VM V4.4.

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 z990, 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 IFL processor features.

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

z/VM V4 includes engine-based pricing for the optional features RTM, PRF, DirMaint, RACF®, and the Performance Toolkit for VM. These optional features are automatically installed with z/VM V4.4 but you must have a license to use them and they must be enabled by the customer. The Recommended Service Upgrade (RSU) tape must be applied for these features to support new functions of z/VM V4.4.

When placing your order for z/VM V4, you must specify the quantity of engines required. When z/VM V4.4 or the optional features are ordered to operate on standard processor engines, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the number of standard processor engines on the zSeries or S/390 server. When z/VM V4.4 or the optional features are ordered 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 the zSeries or S/390 server.

System Delivery Offering (SDO) Ordering Process

The z/VM V4 SDO (5739-A04) is the IBM program offering for z/VM that includes a single deliverable containing z/VM V4.4 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 V4.4 and ordering capability is planned for August 1, 2003.

The z/VM SDO package contains:

  • z/VM V4.4 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 V4.4 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) will still be orderable after the availability of the z/VM V4.4 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 V4.4, 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 help eliminate the need for additional equity by spreading up-front costs over the project life.
  • You receive a single invoice for all financed elements of solution.

Finance Some or All of Your Linux Solution

  • zSeries, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server™ Generation 5 and 6, or Multiprise® 3000 server acquisition, and any associated additional hardware
  • Linux for zSeries or S/390, z/VM, WebSphere®, and other IBM initial license charge (ILC) software, and independent software vendor (ISV) OTC software
  • Services, from either IBM, IBM Business Partners, or an ISV
  • Extended maintenance offerings

For help in designing the correct financing approach for your Linux for zSeries and S/390 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 ideally suited for deploying Linux workloads on the mainframe. Attractive per-engine pricing of z/VM V4 and support for Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) processor engines enable customers to add processor capacity to existing zSeries systems without necessarily increasing the cost of running existing workload on standard engines. 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.

z/VM V4 is a component of the zSeries Offering for Linux and the IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries. For information on the zSeries Offering for Linux, refer to Hardware Announcement 102-030 , dated January 29, 2002. For information on the IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries, refer to Software Announcement 203-017 , dated January 21, 2003.

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

  • Running more Linux server images on a single zSeries server. Considerably more images than are currently supported by the LPAR mode of operation (30 on the z990 on October 31, 2003, and 15 on all other zSeries servers) can be achieved with z/VM guest support. These Linux images can be deployed on standard processor engines or IFL processor features with z/VM V4. Running multiple Linux images on an IFL-configured z/VM system may not increase the IBM software charges of your existing zSeries environment. z/OS, z/OS.e, OS/390, z/VM, VM/ESA, TPF, VSE/ESA™, or Linux customers can add z/VM V4 running on IFL engines to their environment and at a z/VM Version 4 price that corresponds to the number of IFL engines.
  • Moving select Linux, Windows, and UNIX workloads to a single zSeries server while maintaining distinct server images and current LAN topology. This ability can help reduce systems management complexity. Since the number of real hardware servers and associated physical LANs is reduced, cost savings may be realized by managing large server farms deployed on virtual servers instead of using multiple hardware servers. Deploying Linux workloads on z/VM V4 is particularly attractive if they interact with applications or data located on the same zSeries server.
  • Running multiple Linux server images in a logical partition or basic (native) mode. Basic mode requires the use of standard processor engines on a zSeries 800, 900, Generation 5 and 6, and Multiprise 3000. IFL engines and the z990 are usable only in LPAR mode. The performance benefits of exploiting V=R or V=F for I/O assist will be lost when z/VM runs in a logical partition. VM systems running in LPAR mode are not eligible for I/O assist.
  • Enhanced virtual networking. This provides external IP connectivity for Guest LANs through an OSA-Express adapter without requiring a VM or Linux router virtual machine.
  • Executing 64-bit operating systems running on a zSeries server. This helps provide real memory constraint relief by running z/VM V4 in 64-bit mode on a zSeries server. This constraint relief is provided for ESA/390 guest operating systems. Running TPF or large numbers of MVS™, OS/390, VSE/ESA, or Linux images may benefit from z/VM 64-bit support.
  • Migrating from the S/390 Virtual Image Facility™ for Linux to z/VM V4. This helps enable additional flexibility offered in 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
    • A number of ease-of-use features

    The Virtual Image Facility is no longer serviced by IBM.

  • Migrating from VM/ESA to z/VM V4. This helps enable:
    • More memory to cache CMS minidisks by exploiting memory above 2 GB for minidisk cache
    • Connectivity (TCP/IP) enhancements and additional device support
    • Added security with SSL-protected TCP/IP network traffic, such as Telnet sessions and Web transactions

    Note: IBM will discontinue program services for VM/ESA V2.4 on June 30, 2003.

  • Migrating from OS/390 to OS/390 R10, z/OS, or z/OS.e using z/VM V4. This provides added flexibility for migration, production, and testing.
  • Enhanced guest Parallel Sysplex support in z/VM with the exploitation of the z/Architecture™ (64-bit). This enables addressability of larger amounts of real and virtual memory, allowing the development and testing of 64-bit Parallel Sysplex applications in a guest environment. z/VM V4.2 and subsequent releases provide 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:

  • IBM intends to support greater than 16 processors in a single image of z/VM on future releases. This support is planned to increase the scale of a single z/VM image by taking advantage of the increased number of processors available on a z990 server.
  • Future releases of z/VM will impose an Architectural Level  Set (ALS) requiring z/Architecture. Consequently, future releases of z/VM are planned to operate only on IBM zSeries 990, 900, and 800, equivalent servers, and future zSeries servers.
  • IBM intends for z/VM V4.4 or later to provide support for up to 60 logical partitions (LPARs) with corresponding support on a z990 or future server.
  • IBM intends for z/VM V4.4 or later to support four logical channel subsystems with a maximum of 256 channels supported per image with corresponding support on a z990 or future server.
  • IBM intends to provide z/VM guest support of the PCIX Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCIXCC) adapter.
  • It is planned that future performance management enhancements will be made primarily to the Performance Toolkit for VM. z/VM V4.4 is planned to be the last release in which the RTM and PRF features will be available. Both the RTM and PRF features are planned to be withdrawn from marketing in a future z/VM release.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without 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 990, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003

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 102-209 , dated August 13, 2002
  • 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 information on Enhancements to Variable Workload License Charges (VWLC), refer to:

  • Software Announcement 203-130 , dated May 13, 2003

For information on the IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries, refer to:

  • Software Announcement 203-017 , dated January 21, 2003.

For z/VM capabilities, refer to:

  • z/VM V4.3 Software Announcement 202-104 , dated April 30, 2002
  • 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 additional information on RTM and PRF, refer to:

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

Trademarks

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

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

The course catalog includes:

  • QLX02 — Linux Basics and Installation (5 days)
  • HLX13 — Linux Basics — An S/390® Perspective (2 days)
  • ZV100 — z/VM and Linux Connectivity and Management (3.5 days)
  • ZL100 — Linux Implementation for S/390 (2.5 days)
  • QLX18 — Linux on zSeries for Solaris Administrators (4 days)
  • ZV060 — Installing, Tailoring, and Servicing z/VM for Linux Guests (4.5 days)
  • ZL150 — Advanced Solutions for Linux on zSeries (4 days)

For information on these courses or additional VM education, call IBM IT Education Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments. You may also visit the Web site at:

Select "Course Catalog," then "Curriculum view," and then choose either "Linux, UNIX® and Open Source" or "zSeries and S/390," then "z/VM and VM/ESA®."

Get your IBM Education Card and for one low price, the IBM Education Card gives one person unlimited IBM Education for one full year on IBM IT Education Services public courses and U.S. Technical conferences. For more information on the IBM Education Card and other savings programs, you may visit the Web site at:

Technical Conferences

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

The Technical Conferences in 2003 are:

  • IBM zSeries Technical Conference featuring z/OS™, z/VM, and Linux for zSeries, scheduled for June 2-6, 2003, in Munich, Germany. The IBM Storage and Storage Networking Technical Conference will share the conference venue in Munich.
  • IBM zSeries Expo, scheduled for November 10-14, 2003, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The VSE Technical Conference is also scheduled for November 10-12 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information about IBM Technical Conferences, visit:

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

Offering Information

Product information is available through the Offering Information tool 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 automatically shipped in printed format, at no additional charge, when you order the z/VM V4 base product.

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 V4.4 are available as PDF files, which may be printed.

Adobe PDF Files: Publications that are available in PDF format are provided on the IBM eServer zSeries Online Library: VM Collection (supplied with z/VM V4.4, 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 eServer zSeries Online Library: VM Collection (supplied with z/VM V4.4, 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 V4.4 basic publications are available as printed books and are orderable from the Publications Center.

One copy of the basic z/VM V4.4 printed publications, and one copy of the z/VM V4.4 online publications on CD-ROM, are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

Publications changed or new for z/VM V4.4 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 V4.4 — New Editions

Unlicensed Documentation

                                          Order         Format
Title                                     Number    PDF  BKM   Print
 
z/VM: Guide for Automated                 GC24-6064 X          X
 Installation and Service
z/VM: TCP/IP Planning and Customization   SC24-6019 X    X     X
z/VM: License Information                 GC24-6033 X          X

BKM = BookManager

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

Other z/VM V4.4 Base — New Editions

Unlicensed Documentation

Updated or new for z/VM V4.4:

                                          Order         Format
Title                                     Number    PDF  BKM   Print
 
z/VM: CMS Application Development Guide   SC24-6002 X    X
z/VM: CMS Application Multitasking        SC24-6052 X    X
z/VM: CMS Callable Services Reference     SC24-6004 X    X
z/VM: CMS Command and Utility Reference   SC24-6010 X    X
z/VM: CMS File Pool Planning,             SC24-6058 X    X
 Planning, Administration, and Operation
z/VM: CMS User's Guide                    SC24-6009 X    X
z/VM: CP Command and                      SC24-6008 X    X
 Utility Reference
z/VM: CP Planning and Administration      SC24-6043 X    X
z/VM: CP Programming Services             SC24-6001 X    X
z/VM: General Information                 GC24-5991 X    X     X
z/VM: Glossary                            GC24-6065 X    X
z/VM: Group Control System                SC24-5998 X    X
z/VM: I/O Configuration                   SC24-6044 X    X
 
                                          Order         Format
Title                                     Number    PDF  BKM   Print
 
z/VM: Language Environment(R) User's      SC24-6066 X    X
 Guide
z/VM: Migration Guide                     GC24-5996 X    X
z/VM: OpenExtensions Advanced             SC24-6067 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    GC24-6068 X    X
 Document
z/VM: OpenExtensions User's Guide         SC24-6053 X    X
z/VM: Performance                         SC24-5999 X    X
z/VM: Quick Reference                     SC24-6011 X    X
z/VM: Service Guide                       GC24-5993 X    X
z/VM: System Administration Facility      SC24-6034 X    X
z/VM: Systems Management                  SC24-6063 X    X
 Application Programming
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 Diagnosis Guide              GC24-6023 X    X
z/VM: TCP/IP Messages and Codes           GC24-6022 X    X
z/VM: TCP/IP Programmer's Reference       SC24-6021 X    X
z/VM: TCP/IP 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            GC24-5994 X    X
 Reference
z/OS: Language Environment                SA22-7567 X    X
 Concepts Guide
z/OS: Language Environment Programming    SA22-7561 X    X
 Guide
z/OS: Language Environment Programming    SA22-7562 X    X
 Reference
z/OS: Language Environment Run-Time       SA22-7566 X    X
 Messages
z/OS: Language Environment Writing ILC    SA22-7563 X    X     X
 Applications
z/OS: Language Environment Debugging      GA22-7560 X    X
 Guide
z/OS and z/VM: Hardware Configuration     SC33-7986 X    X     X
 Definition Messages
z/OS and z/VM: Hardware Configuration     SC33-7989 X    X     X
 
 Manager User's Guide
eServer zSeries:  Open Systems            SA22-7476 X    X
 Adapter-Express Customer's
 Guide and Reference
eServer zSeries 990:  Open Systems        SA22-7935 X    X
 Adapter-Express Customer's
 Guide and Reference

BKM = BookManager

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

Other z/VM V4.4 Base — Not New Editions

Unlicensed Documentation

Not updated for z/VM V4.4:

                                          Order         Format
Title                                     Number    PDF  BKM   Print
 
z/VM: CMS Application Development         SC24-6003 X    X
 Guide for Assembler
z/VM: CMS Macros and Functions            SC24-6005 X    X
 Reference
                                          Order         Format
Title                                     Number    PDF  BKM   Print
 
z/VM: CMS Pipelines Reference             SC24-5971 X    X
z/VM: CMS Pipelines User's Guide          SC24-5970 X    X
z/VM: CMS Planning and Administration     SC24-6042 X    X
z/VM: CP Exit Customization               SC24-5953 X    X
z/VM: Diagnosis Guide                     GC24-6039 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: Dump Viewing Facility               GC24-5966 X    X
z/VM: Enterprise Systems Architecture/    SC24-5965 X    X
 Extended Configuration Principles
 of Operation
z/VM: Program Management Binder for CMS   SC24-6057 X    X
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: Running Guest Operating Systems     SC24-5997 X    X
z/VM: Saved Segments Planning             SC24-6056 X    X
 and Administration
z/VM: XEDIT Command and Macro Reference   SC24-5973 X    X
z/VM: XEDIT User's Guide                  SC24-5972 X    X
CMS/TSO Pipelines: Author's Edition       SL26-0018      X     X
Common Programming Interface              SC26-4399      X     X
 Communications Reference
Common Programming Interface Resource     SC31-6821      X     X
 Recovery Reference
OS/390(R): DFSMS Program Management       SC27-0806 X    X     X
S/390: Open Systems Adapter-Express       SA22-7403 X    X     X
 Customer's Guide and Reference
S/390: Planning for the System/390(R)     GC23-3870 X    X     X
 Open Systems Adapter Feature
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: OSA/SF User's Guide               SC28-1992 X    X     X
 for OSA-2
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
zSeries 900: Planning for Open            GA22-7477 X    X
 Systems Adapter-2 Feature

BKM = BookManager

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

Optional RealTime Monitor Feature — Not New Editions

Unlicensed Documentation

Not updated for z/VM V4.4:

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

BKM = BookManager

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

Optional Performance Reporting Facility Feature — Not New Editions

Unlicensed Documentation

Not updated for z/VM V4.4:

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

BKM = BookManager

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

Optional Directory Maintenance Facility Feature — New Editions

Unlicensed Documentation

Updated for z/VM V4.4:

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

BKM = BookManager

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

Optional RACF® Feature — New Editions

Unlicensed Documentation

Updated for z/VM V4.4:

                                          Order         Format
Title                                     Number    PDF  BKM   Print
 
RACF:  Auditors Guide                     SC28-1342 X    X
RACF:  Command Language Reference         SC28-0733 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
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

BKM = BookManager

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

Optional RACF Feature — Not New Editions

Unlicensed Documentation

Not updated for z/VM V4.4:

                                          Order         Format
Title                                     Number    PDF  BKM   Print
 
RACF: Diagnosis Guide                     GY28-1016 X    X
External Security Interface (RACROUTE)    GC28-1366 X    X
 Macro Reference for MVS(TM) and VM

BKM = BookManager

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

Optional Performance Toolkit for VM Feature — New Editions

Unlicensed Documentation

New for z/VM V4.4:

                                          Order         Format
Title                                     Number    PDF  BKM   Print
 
z/VM: Performance Toolkit                 SC24-6062 X    X

BKM = BookManager

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

Redbooks™/Redpapers

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

  • Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: Large Scale Linux Deployment , SG24-6824, discusses techniques available for system administrators and I/T architects for building a large farm of Linux servers running under z/VM.
  • Linux for IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: System Management , SG24-6820, describes system management for Linux on IBM zSeries and S/390. It will help you understand the primary management processes for a set of Linux images on zSeries and S/390, and how to identify appropriate tools for your environment.
  • Linux for zSeries and S/390: ISP/ASP Solutions , SG24-6299, addresses running Linux as a guest of z/VM.
  • Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: Application Development , SG24-6807, describes application development for Linux on the IBM eServer zSeries platform.
  • zSeries HiperSockets , SG24-6816, positions the zSeries HiperSockets function and offers a broad description of the architecture, microcode function, and operating systems support.
  • Linux on IBM zSeries and S/390: High Availability for z/VM and Linux , REDP0220, provides information to help readers plan for and install a high-availability solution.
  • Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: Cloning Linux Images in z/VM , REDPO301, discusses and expands on one example of this process, and is intended to help customers create many Linux for zSeries systems in a repeatable manner, with minimal effort.
  • Building Linux Systems Under IBM VM , REDP0120, demonstrates one approach to building multiple Linux systems as Virtual Machine Guests running under the IBM VM/ESA and z/VM operating systems.
  • Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: Managing a Samba Server from z/VM , REDP3604, describes a z/VM front-end for managing a Linux Samba file server.
  • Linux on IBM zSeries and S/390: Server Consolidation with Linux for zSeries , REDP0222, provides an introduction to server consolidation with Linux for zSeries.
  • Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: TCP/IP Broadcast on z/VM Guest LAN , REDP3596, provides information to help readers plan for and exploit Internet Protocol (IP) broadcast support that was made available to z/VM Guest LAN environments.

For additional Redbooks or Redpapers, visit the IBM Redbooks Web site at:

Displayable Softcopy Publications

All unlicensed online books are also available on CD-ROM, SK2T-2067, the IBM eServer zSeries Online Library: VM Collection . The VM Collection also contains libraries for approximately 60 products that run on z/VM V4.4. This will be available in the United States and Canada at the general availability of z/VM V4.4 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 VM Collection Kit will be shipped automatically with the product, at no additional charge. To order one additional copy, order feature number 7221.

                            Feature               Order
                            Number                Number
 
VM Collection Kit           7221                  SK2T-2067

To order additional quantities greater than one, for a fee, order using SK2T-2067 on the IBM Publications Center at:

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 V4.4 manuals are not offered in source file form.

Licensed Publications: z/VM V4.4 does not have any licensed publications.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

z/VM V4.4 will operate on:

  • IBM eServer zSeries 990
  • IBM eServer zSeries 900
  • IBM eServer zSeries 800
  • IBM S/390 Parallel Enterprise Servers Generation 5 and 6
  • IBM S/390 Multiprise® 3000
  • Equivalent server

Specific processor facilities required by z/VM V4.4 can be found on the z/VM Web site at:

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

Installation Requirements

  • Installation requires a local non-SNA 3270 terminal, IBM 2074 console, integrated 3270 console, 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).

      Note: 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 Model 1, 2, and 3 DASDs, or DASD that is defined to emulate these specific models, are supported for installation. All 3390s must be the same model.

TCP/IP for z/VM V4.4 Hardware Requirements

TCP/IP for z/VM V4.4 requires one of the following:

  • IBM 3172 Interconnect Controller with the Interconnect Controller Program (ICP) V3 (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 V4.4 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 V4.4 supports direct connection to another TCP/IP for VM, OS/390, or z/OS using the IBM 3088.

  • IBM ESCON Channel-to-Channel Adapter.

    TCP/IP for z/VM V4.4 supports direct connection to another TCP/IP for VM, OS/390, or z/OS using the IBM ESCON Channel-to-Channel Adapter.

  • IBM FICON™ Channel-to-Channel Adapter.

    TCP/IP for z/VM V4.4 supports direct connection to another TCP/IP for VM, OS/390, or z/OS using the IBM FICON Channel-to-Channel Adapter.

  • IBM HiperSockets.

    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.

TCP/IP for z/VM V4.4 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) V1.17.0. Both the CMS version of ICKDSF and an IPLable stand-alone version of ICKDSF (5747-DS1) V1.17.0 are supplied with z/VM V4.4. Any fixes requested for ICKDSF should specify the PTF number of the VMSES/E formatted update. VMSES/E installable PTFs have the release number G14. "G" indicates Release 17 of ICKDSF and "14" indicates VMSES/E format.

The prerequisite no-charge products, EREP and ICKDSF , are preinstalled on the base product system DDRs. Therefore, when ordering z/VM V4.4, you must already be licensed for these products (5654-260 and 5684-042) or a separate order must be placed for each of these products to establish a license. Refer to the Preinstalled Products section for additional information on ordering EREP and ICKDSF.

Optional Product/Feature Requirements

  • IBM High Level Assembler (5696-234) Requirements
    • High Level Assembler V1.2.0, 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 V1.3.0, or later, is required to:
      • Assemble applications that exploit the IEEE Floating Point hardware facility
    • High Level Assembler V1.4.0, 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
      • Apply corrective service and assemble any modules with local modifications for the RTM Feature for z/VM
      • Reassemble CP replacement parts 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 V4.4.

        All systems within a CSE complex must be running the same level of DirMaint. Therefore, when running z/VM V4.4 on one system in the complex, you must be licensed for the Directory Maintenance Facility Feature 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 program code.

    • For shared spool and cross system messaging:
      • VM/Pass-Through Facility V2.1.1 (5684-100), or later.
  • POSIX Requirements
    • Developing POSIX applications requires IBM C for VM/ESA V3R1.0 (5654-033) or C/C++ for z/VM V1.1 (5654-A22).
  • 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.
    • 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 V4.4 to access the IBM 3495 Tape Library Dataserver for processors capable of 3490/3490E tape I/O, but incapable of 3495 Tape Library Data Server control.
    • 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 V4.4. OSA/SF for z/VM V4.4 can be accessed by a CMS user ID, a REXX EXEC, or a Java™-based Graphical User Interface (GUI). The GUI needs access to the Java 1.4 runtime and help on the workstation.

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

  • For TCP/IP communication:
    • TCP/IP 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

OSA/SF 4.4.0 is included in the OSA/SF feature for z/VM V4.4. To support an OSA in TCP/IP Passthru mode in a z/VM V4.4 environment, OSA/SF requires TCP/IP for z/VM V4.4. OSA/SF support is required in this mode only if access to one of the OSA's ports is being shared by more than one host program or if an ATM OSA-2 is being used as a LAN Emulation Client (LEC).

For additional information on OSA/SF, refer to Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003.

TCP/IP for z/VM V4.4 Program Requirements: TCP/IP for z/VM V4.4 has the following additional program requirements:

  • If the SSL server is to be run, one of the following Linux distributions must be installed and configured for exclusive use by the SSL server:
    • SuSE Linux 2.4.7 SLES 7, with IUCV driver patch linux-2.4.7-s390-8-iucv
    • SuSE Linux 2.4.19 SLES 8
  • If a primary or secondary domain name server (not a caching-only name server) or the network database 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) or C/C++ for z/VM V1.1 (5654-A22)
  • 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 V4.4. Linux must be obtained from distributors or with an IBM-available offering, such as the IBM eServer Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries. Corresponding exploitation in Linux for zSeries is required for specific functions to work correctly in a z/VM environment. Function planned to be available in a future distribution of Linux for zSeries includes:

  • Automatic Shutdown support to handle system deactivation events and cause orderly shutdown of guests

Support included in the SuSE SLES 8 distribution includes:

  • FCP support in support of SCSI type devices using a Fibre Channel interface

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

Limitations

  • z/VM V4.4 will operate on the zSeries 990, 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 Linux guests of z/VM V4 can operate on the IFL processor features.
  • The requirement to run the machine in LPAR mode to enable IFL engines also means that the system(s) running on the standard engines would also be in LPAR mode. If these standard engine systems were previously running VM in basic mode and exploiting V=R or V=F for I/O assist, then the performance benefit will be lost when configured as LPARs. VM systems running in LPAR are not eligible for I/O assist.

Performance Considerations: System performance depends on the hardware resources allocated to z/VM V4.4 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.

User Group Requirements

This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies requirements from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include World Alliance of VSE and VM (WAVV), COMMON, COMMON Europe, GUIDE/SHARE EUROPE, Interaction (Australia/NZ, includes the former ASG and COMMON Australia), Japan GUIDE/SHARE (JGS), and SHARE Inc.

User group requirements satisfied in this release:

Requirement
Number                        Requirement Description
 
MR00057114                    Provide a C/C++ compiler on VM
MR0311022238                  Added command to SMTP server to
                              verify that batch MAIL FROM:
                              commands match the actual
                              RSCS sender
MR111301377                   Informational messages may be
                              suppressed with an optional
                              parameter added to the ATTACH
                              and DETACH command
MR102802537                   Modified SENDFILE and NOTE
                              commands to comply with
                              RFC 2822
MR00074965                    Support virtual coupling facility
                              for second-level and higher
                              guests
MR0704023212                  Provide ESS Peer-to-Peer
                              Remote Copy Extended Distance
                              (PPRC-XD)
MR0914012735                  Move service disks containing
                              the z/VM components into the
                              shared file system (SFS)
MR080702290                   Display byte count fields on
 
                              output of NETSTAT DEVLINKS
MR062502194                   LOGONBY support in REXECD

Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities

z/VM V4 and z/VM Subscription and Support (S&S): You must order z/VM V4.4 using the System Delivery Option (SDO), program number 5739-A04. The z/VM system DDRs, any ordered optional z/VM features, and any ordered SDO licensed products will be delivered as part of the z/VM SDO.

If you desire the level of service provided under the IBM ICA license agreement with S/390 and z/VM licensed products, you are strongly encouraged to order the program number for z/VM S&S. 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, RACF, or the Performance Toolkit for VM, you must take specific action to decline this support.

To host Linux guests of z/VM V4.4, you must also obtain a 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 V4.4: With the availability of z/VM V4.4, the following priced, optional products or features are automatically shipped and preinstalled on the z/VM V4.4 base product DDRs:

  • Performance Toolkit for VM
  • 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 or features must be enabled before using. If you choose to enable them, you must have a license for the product or the feature.

If you do not have a license for RSCS and TSM, you may establish one by placing an order for the product 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, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM, you may establish one by placing an order for the z/VM V4.4 features 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.

Device Support to be Withdrawn: z/VM V4.4 will be the last release to support the following devices:

  • All 3370 DASD
  • All 3375 DASD
  • All 3380 DASD, except for the RAMAC® emulated 3380 models J and K and 3390 DASD running in 3380-track-compatibility mode
  • All Multiprise Internal Disk
  • All 3830 DASD Control Units
  • All 3880 DASD Control Units
  • All 2440 Tape drives
  • All 3420 Tape drives
  • All 3422 Tape drives, except for OMA/2 CD-ROM drive that emulates 3422 devices
  • All 3430 Tape drives
  • All 3803 Tape Control Units

Note: "All" refers to all models of these devices supported by VM.

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 supports only XA-, ESA-, and XC-mode virtual machines. z/VM V4 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 your applications, if possible. If problems persist, call IBM Service for assistance.

ShopzSeries: ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order zSeries software upgrades, including z/VM SDOs and VSE/ESA™ SIPOs. Using ShopzSeries, customers can quickly generate orders. In the case of fully entitled upgrades, it offers a fully automated process, with no IBM intervention required. Additionally, ShopzSeries will ensure your order is technically correct (that is, ensures any corequisite or prerequisite conditions are resolved to ensure timely order placement and processing). ShopzSeries is available in the United States and several countries in Europe. For more details (including geographical availability), refer to the ShopzSeries Web site at:

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).

For technical support or assistance, go to

or contact your IBM representative for additional assistance.

Packaging: The z/VM V4.4 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
    • Stacked Recommended Service Update (RSU) 3480 tape cartridge(s) containing required service
  • If ordering to install using 3590 tape:
    • Basic machine-readable material on a 3590 tape cartridge for installation to a 3390 DASD
    • One 3590 tape cartridge containing PL/X Source and DFSMS/VM Functional Level 2.2.1
    • Stacked RSU 3590 tape cartridge(s) containing service
  • If ordering to install using CD-ROM:
    • Basic machine-readable material on four CD-ROMs for installation to a 3390 DASD
    • One CD-ROM containing DFSMS/VM Functional Level 2.2.1 for installing DFSMS/VM, PL/X Source, and the optional feature, DFSMS/VM Kanji
    • One CD-ROM containing the Restricted Source optional feature
    • One RSU CD-ROM containing required service
  • One CD-ROM containing the IBM eServer zSeries Online Library: VM Collection.
  • One tape containing the z/VM SDO Optional Products Enabling Aid labeled "z/VM Licensed Program Products". If any SDO Optional Products are ordered, the Enabling Aid will be stacked on the tape labeled "z/VM Licensed Program Products." Refer to the media report included with your shipment from IBM.
  • Publications:
    • z/VM: Guide for Automated Installation and Service (GC24-6064)
    • z/VM: TCP/IP Planning and Customization (SC24-6019)
  • Program directories for z/VM V4.4, z/VM V4.4 SDO, and the preinstalled products.
  • Program directories for RTM, PRF, DirMaint, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM if these optional features are ordered.

Starting with the delivery of z/VM V4.3, z/VM has been made available on 3590 media. With this capability, multiple physical tape images can now be delivered on consolidated (or stacked) tape(s) for z/VM. For example, the multiple tape volumes previously required to deliver the z/VM base system DDRs on 3480 now only require a single 3590 tape. This is made possible by taking advantage of the larger storage capacity of the 3590 media. Additionally, optional products, offered in the z/VM SDO, may now be stacked on a physical tape, labeled "z/VM Licensed Program Products." In order to determine the contents of these stacked tapes, you must refer back to the media report included with your shipment.

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 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 V4.4

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. z/VM V4 has one charge unit: a one-time charge (OTC) per standard processor engine or per IFL processor feature.

Orders for z/VM V4.4 will be accepted beginning August 1, 2003. When placing an order, if you wish to have that order fulfilled with z/VM V4.4, you will need to specify a customer-requested arrival date (CRAD) of August 15, 2003, or later. Production of z/VM V4.4 orders is planned to begin on August 15, 2003.

z/VM V4.3 will be available until August 14, 2003, at which time it will be withdrawn from marketing and customers will receive z/VM V4.4. Any z/VM order received with a CRAD specified as August 15, 2003, or later, will receive z/VM V4.4.

To order z/VM V4.4, customers should specify asset registration 9001 and the feature number of the desired distribution medium. To order the optional product features RTM, PRF, DirMaint, RACF, or Performance Toolkit for VM, they must specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Specify the quantity of engines required.

When z/VM V4.4 or the optional features are ordered to operate on standard processor engines, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the number of standard processor engines on the zSeries 990, 900, and 800 or S/390 server.

When z/VM V4.4 or the optional features are ordered 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 the zSeries 990, 900, and 800 or S/390 server.

When ordering z/VM V4.4 or the optional features to operate on standard processor engines and processor engines with the IFL feature, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the total number of processor engines (standard plus IFL) on the zSeries 990, 900, and 800 or S/390 server.

Performance Toolkit for VM

The Performance Toolkit for VM feature is considered to be a program update for the RTM and PRF features as defined in the z/VM Addendum for Support, Z125-6547. Therefore, any existing z/VM V4 customers who have purchased a Subscription and Support (S&S) license for the RTM or PRF feature are entitled to receive a no-charge upgrade for the Performance Toolkit for VM feature when ordering z/VM V4.4.

The priced, optional features RealTime Monitor (RTM) and Performance Reporting Facility (PRF) will continue to be supported in z/VM V4.4. Future performance management enhancements are planned to be made primarily to the Performance Toolkit for VM. It is planned that this will be the last release in which the RTM and PRF features will be available with z/VM. Both the RTM and PRF features are planned to be withdrawn from marketing in a future z/VM release.

Because the Performance Toolkit for VM feature was derived from the IBM FCON/ESA program (5788-LGA), any existing VM customers who have previously purchased FCON/ESA are entitled to receive a no-charge upgrade when ordering the Performance Toolkit for VM feature with z/VM V4.4. FCON/ESA is planned to be withdrawn from marketing for all releases of VM/ESA and z/VM at the availability of the Performance Toolkit for VM feature on z/VM V4.4. Service support for FCON/ESA will end at the announced end of service date of the VM operating system on which FCON/ESA is running or on December 31, 2004, whichever is earlier. The discontinuance of support for FCON/ESA is planned to occur as follows:

VM Release   Announced          Date of VM         FCON/ESA
 or Version  VM EOS Date        Announcement       EOS Date
 
VM/ESA V2.4  June 30, 2003      February 5, 2002   June 30, 2003
z/VM V3.1    Not announced      Not announced      December 31, 2004
z/VM V4.1    June 30, 2003      May 29, 2001       June 30, 2003
z/VM V4.2    December 30, 2003  October 4, 2001    December 30, 2003
z/VM V4.3    December 31, 2004  May 13, 2003       December 31, 2004

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

High Level Assembler (5696-234)

The High Level Assembler (5696-234) is available on a special bid basis for licensing on IFL engines.

The High Level Assembler is required for z/VM to:

  • Apply corrective service to RealTime Monitor (RTM), RACF for z/VM, and any associated CP parts that affect these two products
  • Change exit routines or perform local modifications for any IBM VM product or vendor product
  • Build the Stand-Alone Dump routine

For pricing, terms and conditions, and special bid requests, customers should contact an IBM representative or Business Partner.

Basic License: To order, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

New Licensees for z/VM V4.4: Orders for z/VM V4.4 and the optional features must use the z/VM V4 SDO packaged offering, program number 5739-A04. The z/VM system DDRs, any ordered optional z/VM features, and any ordered SDO licensed products will be delivered as part of the z/VM SDO. 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 V4.4 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 990, 900, and 800 or S/390 server.

When ordering z/VM V4.4 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 990, 900, and 800 or S/390 server.

When ordering z/VM V4.4 or the optional features to operate on standard processor engines and processor engines with the IFL feature, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the total number of processor engines (standard plus IFL) on your zSeries 990, 900, and 800 or S/390 server.

The quantity of OTC licenses of the optional features ordered must be equal to the same number of z/VM V4.4 licenses ordered.

With the ordering of z/VM V4.4, you will receive a system DDR tape or CD-ROM containing the program code for z/VM V4.4, an IPLA for 5739-A03, a LID, PoE, program directories, and one copy of each publication available for z/VM V4.4. If you are specifying more than a quantity of one on your order, you will be entitled to operate z/VM V4.4 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(TM) (9672) Generation 6
3                  4               zSeries 800 (2066)
4                  0               zSeries Offering for
                                   Linux (2066-0FL)
15                16               zSeries 900 (2064)
16                16               zSeries 990 (2084)
32                32               zSeries 990 (2084
                                   in October 2003)

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 V4.4 and designating two additional processor engines using the IFL feature as running z/VM V4.4 and you will be using 3390 DASD, you would order feature numbers 9001 (asset registration) and 6002 (3480 tape medium) with a quantity of two .

  • Example 2 — You currently are not running z/VM V4 on two standard processor engines and you are running one processor engine using the IFL feature (possibly running Linux on zSeries) on your zSeries or S/390 server.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V4.4 and designating two additional processor engines using the IFL feature as running z/VM V4.4 and you will be using 3390 DASD, you would order feature numbers 9001 (asset registration) and 6002 (3480 tape medium) with a quantity of three .

  • Example 3 — You currently are running z/VM V4 on two standard processor engines on your S/390 or zSeries server.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V4.4 and designating two additional standard processor engines as running z/VM V4.4 and you will be using 3390 DASD, you would order feature numbers 9001 (asset registration) and 6002 (3480 tape medium) with a quantity of four .

  • Example 4 — You currently are running z/VM V4 on 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 V4.4 for three additional processor engines and designating one as a standard engine and the remaining two using the IFL feature as running z/VM V4.4 and you will be using 3390 DASD, you would order feature numbers 9001 (asset registration) and 6002 (3480 tape medium) with a quantity of six .

The optional features RTM, PRF, DirMaint, RACF for VM, and the Performance Toolkit for VM 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, RACF for VM, or the Performance Toolkit for VM, specify the program number 5739-A04 and the OTC feature number of the desired distribution medium for each optional product desired.

The Performance Toolkit for VM feature is considered a program update for the RTM and PRF features as defined in the z/VM Addendum for Support, Z125-6547. Therefore, any existing z/VM V4 customers, with licenses for the RTM or PRF features, who have also purchased S&S for either the RTM or PRF feature, are entitled to receive a no-charge upgrade for the Performance Toolkit for VM feature when ordering z/VM V4.4.

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, RACF for VM, or the Performance Toolkit for VM, 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 V4.4 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 3390        5739-A04        1004           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        6293           CD-ROM
 
PRF Feature                5739-A04        6095           3480 Tape
PRF Feature                5739-A04        6205           3590 Tape
PRF Feature                5739-A04        6294           CD-ROM
 
DirMaint Feature           5739-A04        6157           3480 Tape
DirMaint Feature           5739-A04        6206           3590 Tape
DirMaint Feature           5739-A04        6295           CD-ROM
 
RACF for VM Feature        5739-A04        6209           3480 Tape
RACF for VM Feature        5739-A04        6208           3590 Tape
RACF for VM Feature        5739-A04        6296           CD-ROM
 
Performance Toolkit        5739-A04        6290           3480 Tape
 for VM Feature
Performance Toolkit        5739-A04        6291           3590 Tape
 for VM Feature
Performance Toolkit        5739-A04        6297           CD-ROM
 for VM Feature

Program Name: Licensed Functions of z/VM Version 4 Release 4

Program Number: 5739-A03

                                                          OTC
                                           Program        Feature
Description                                Number         Number
 
z/VM Version 4                             5739-A03       0028
RealTime Monitor                           5739-A03       0027
Performance Reporting                      5739-A03       0029
 Facility
Directory Maintenance                      5739-A03       0026
 
 Facility
Resource Access Control                    5739-A03       0034
 Facility
Performance Toolkit                        5739-A03       0036
 for VM
Performance Toolkit
 for VM Upgrade
 -- From RTM                               5739-A03       0039
 -- From PRF                               5739-A03       0040
  • 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 (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 V4.4 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 as well as support for z/VM V4 or the optional features. If an 5739-SWS order is declined, you will only be entitled to support under the basic warranty for z/VM V4.4 (5739-A03).

Central Service for z/VM V4.4 (5739-A03) is planned to be available by IBM until July 31, 2005.

Central service for z/VM V4.3 was announced to be discontinued on June 30, 2004, in Software Announcement 202-104 , dated April 30, 2002. To allow additional time to migrate to z/VM V4.4, service discontinuance for z/VM V4.3 has been extended until December 31, 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 remote assistance via telephone, mail, facsimile (fax), or e-mail to address suspected IBM program defects, where available, during normal IBM business hours from Monday through Friday, except local holidays. Exceptions from normal IBM business hours are Severity 1 problems.
    • Temporary fixes for problems (where known), where they exist.

    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 annual support charges, based on the quantity of licenses, 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, RACF for VM, or the Performance Toolkit for VM, you must take specific action to decline this support.

Program Name: Features of z/VM Subscription and Support

Program Number: 5739-SWS

                                                          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
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 S&S       5739-SWS        6222           5739-A03
RACF for VM Feature        5739-SWS        6284           5739-A03
 S&S
Performance Toolkit        5739-SWS        6285           5739-A03
 for VM
 Feature S&S

Program Name: Features of z/VM Subscription & Support

Program Number: 5739-SWS

                                           S&S            S&S
                           Support         Annual         Decline
                           for             Charge         No-Charge
Support for                Program         Feature        Feature
Program Name               Number          Number         Number
 
z/VM Version 4             5739-A03        0033           1004
RealTime Monitor           5739-A03        0030           1003
Performance                5739-A03        0031           1002
 Reporting
 Facility
Directory                  5739-A03        0032           1001
 Maintenance
 Facility
Resource Access            5739-A03        0035           1005
 Control
 Facility
Performance                5739-A03        0038           1006
 Toolkit for VM

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 V4.4 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(TM) (9672) Generation 5
11                12               S/390 Parallel Enterprise
                                   Server(TM) (9672) Generation 6
3                  4               zSeries 800 (2066)
4                  0               zSeries Offering for
                                   Linux (2066-0FL)
15                16               zSeries 900 (2064)
16                16               zSeries 990 (2084)
32                32               zSeries 990 (2084
                                   in October 2003)

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 V4.4, the National Language Translation files for message repositories, help files, and other panels or files are included with the system.

The following components or features are supported by z/VM V4.4 in the following languages:

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

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

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 V4.4 SDO Optional Licensed Products

The following table provides the feature numbers for the optional licensed products that are new with the availability of z/VM V4.4.

New Media Feature Numbers for 5739-A04

                       Program          Feature
Description            Number           Number          Medium
 
5654-A22 C/C++ for     5739-A04         6286            3480 Tape
 z/VM V1.1
5654-A22 C/C++ for     5739-A04         6287            3590 Tape
 z/VM V1.1

Preinstalled Products

Starting with z/VM V4.1, several products were automatically preinstalled on the base product DDRs. Since then, subsequent releases have integrated additional products in the base of z/VM.

  • EREP and ICKDSF

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

  • Language Environment

    Language Environment is integrated into the base of z/VM V4.4.

  • HCD and HCM

    HCD and HCM provides a comprehensive I/O configuration management environment, similar to that available with the z/OS operating system. HCD and HCM is delivered preinstalled into the base of z/VM V4.4, enabled for use, and is available at no additional charge.

  • OpenExtensions Shell and Utilities

    OpenExtensions Shell and Utilities, previously a priced, optional feature of VM/ESA, is included in z/VM V4.2, or 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, or later at no additional charge.

  • Open Systems Adapter Support Facility (OSA/SF)

    OSA/SF is a host-based tool supporting OSA-2 and OSA-Express features and is included in z/VM V4.2, or later with no licensing or billing requirements. A new version of OSA/SF (4.4.0) is a complete replacement for the current version in z/VM and is not being offered as a separately orderable program product.

  • TCP/IP for z/VM and NFS

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

  • RSCS V3.2.0

    RSCS V3.2.0 (5684-096) is preinstalled with z/VM V4.4, in a disabled state. If you intend to use RSCS for more than operating network-attached printers now or at a later date, you must establish a license for billing and shipment of publications. 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, RACF for VM, and the Performance Toolkit for VM features for z/VM V4.4

    RTM , PRF , DirMaint , RACF for VM , and the Performance Toolkit for VM features for z/VM V4.4 are preinstalled in a disabled state. The RTM, PRF, and DirMaint features are at the same functional level as when they were introduced with z/VM V4.1. Service in support of all z/VM V4 releases either has been pre-applied on the system DDRs or is contained on the stacked RSU. 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, V3.1), a priced licensed product, is preinstalled in a disabled state on the z/VM V4.4 system DDRs. 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 4, 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.x
Tivoli Storage             5698-ISX         Extended Edition
 Manager for
 VM V5.x

Note: V5.x refers to Tivoli Storage Manager V5.1 or V5.2.

For additional information, including terms and conditions, for Tivoli Storage Manager for VM, program number 5698-ISX, refer to:

  • Software Announcement 203-095 , dated April 8, 2003
  • Software Announcement 202-198 , dated August 27, 2002

For program number 5697-ISM, refer to:

  • Software Announcement 203-095 , dated April 8, 2003
  • Software Announcement 202-078 , dated April 9, 2002

For program number 5697-TS9, refer to:

  • Software Announcement 203-095 , dated April 8, 2003
  • 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 V4.4 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.

These products are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA), and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support, Z125-6547, 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: This program has program services for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized Business Partner.

Program Support: Enhanced Support, called Subscription and Support, 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. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months notice.

Central Service through e-mail, mail, or fax will be provided by IBM for z/VM V4.4 until July 31, 2005.

Central service for z/VM V4.3 was announced to be discontinued on June 30, 2004, in Software Announcement 202-104 , dated April 30, 2002. To allow additional time to migrate to z/VM V4.4, service discontinuance for z/VM V4.3 has been extended until December 31, 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 V4.4              5739-A03             July 31, 2005

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

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

Problems should be submitted using one of the following methods:

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

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

Customer information needed when submitting a problem:

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

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

Money-Back Guarantee: 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 V4.4 will support the zSeries 990, 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 for only the quantity of processor engines licensed. These engines can be either standard processor engines or processor engines with the IFL processor feature installed.
  • Only Linux workloads in an LPAR or Linux guests of z/VM V4 can operate on the IFL processor features and cannot run other IBM operating systems except z/VM V4.
  • When ordering z/VM V4.4 or the optional features to operate on any of the standard processor engines, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the total number of standard processor engines on your zSeries 990, 900, and 800 or S/390 server.
  • When ordering z/VM V4.4 or the optional features to operate on any 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 990, 900, and 800 or S/390 server.
  • When ordering z/VM V4.4 or the optional features to operate on standard processor engines and processor engines with the IFL feature, the quantity of engines ordered must be equal to the total number of processor engines (standard plus IFL) on your zSeries 990, 900, and 800 or S/390 server.

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

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 applicable only when running on standard processor engines.

Replaced Program(s)                     Replacement Program(s)
Program    Program                      Program        Program
Number     Name                         Number         Name
 
5654-A17   z/VM Version 3               5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
5654-030   VM/ESA Version 2             5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
5684-112   VM/ESA Version 1             5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
5664-167   VM/SP(TM)                    5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
5664-173   VM/SP HPO                    5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
5664-301   VM/IS Base (Core)            5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
5664-308   VM/XA SP                     5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
 
5735-FAL   TCP/IP Version 2             5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
5798-FAL   TCP/IP Version 1             5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
 
5796-PNA   VM Realtime Monitor          5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
 
5664-191   VMMAP                        5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
5798-DWD   RealTime Monitor VM/ESA      5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
 
5684-073   VMPRF                        5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
 
5748-XE4   DirMaint                     5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
 
5740-XXH   RACF                         5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
 
5688-198   Language Environment/370     5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
 
5706-116   DFSMS/VM                     5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
 
Replaced Program(s)                     Replacement Program(s)
Program    Program                      Program        Program
Number     Name                         Number         Name
 
5668-911   OS/PL/I V2 Library           5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
5734-LM4   OS PL/I Resident Library     5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
5734-LM5   OS PL/I Transient Library    5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
 
5688-022   VS COBOL II Library Only     5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
5668-940   VS COBOL II Library Only     5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
5740-LM1   OS/VS COBOL Library Only     5739-A03       z/VM V4.4
 
5688-039   C/370(TM) Library            5739-A03       z/VM V4.4

IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and pre-emptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services comprises two separate but complementary elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

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

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system and is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM Warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit:

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 4

Program Number: 5739-A03

                                       OTC
                            Program    Feature
Description                 Number     Number   OTC
 
z/VM Version 4              5739-A03   0028    45,000/engine (U.S.)
RTM                         5739-A03   0027     1,650/engine (U.S.)
PRF                         5739-A03   0029     1,200/engine (U.S.)
DirMaint                    5739-A03   0026       760/engine (U.S.)
RACF                        5739-A03   0034     6,000/engine (U.S.)
Performance Toolkit for VM  5739-A03   0036     3,500/engine (U.S.)
Performance Toolkit for VM  5739-A03
 Upgrade
 -- From RTM                5739-A03   0039     No Charge
 -- From PRF                5739-A03   0040     No Charge

Note: These charges are the same as z/VM V4.3 except for the addition of the Performance Toolkit for VM feature.

Program Name: z/VM Subscription and Support

Program Number: 5739-SWS

                                S&S       S&S
                     Support    Annual    Decline
                     for        Charge    No-Charge
Support for          Program    Feature   Feature    Annual
Program Name         Number     Number    Number     Charge
 
z/VM Version 4       5739-A03   0033      1004       $11,000/engine
RTM                  5739-A03   0030      1003           400/engine
PRF                  5739-A03   0031      1002           300/engine
DirMaint             5739-A03   0032      1001           190/engine
RACF                 5739-A03   0035      1005         1,500/engine
Performance Toolkit  5739-A03   0038      1006           875/engine
 for VM

Note: These charges are the same as z/VM V4.3 except for the addition of the Performance Toolkit for VM feature.

Upgrades

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

Global Financing

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

Order Now

Orders can be placed using ShopzSeries or by contacting the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

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

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      The Americas Call Centers
            Dept. LE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690
 
 Reference: LE001

ShopzSeries is available in the United States and several countries in Europe. For more details (including geographical availability), refer to the ShopzSeries Web site at:

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

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo, zSeries, z/VM, z/OS, MVS, Redbooks, FICON, DirMaint, VSE/ESA, System/370, z/Architecture, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, SP, C/370, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
S/390, VM/ESA, BookManager, Language Environment, DFSMS/VM, OS/390, System/390, RACF, Multiprise, RS/6000, ESCON, DB2, ACF/VTAM, VTAM, RAMAC, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX 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.