IBM z/VM V5.1 extends zSeries on demand capabilities with Linux-related enhancements and introduces a new pricing modelIBM United States Software Announcement 204-057
April 7, 2004
|At a glance|
- Engine-based Value Unit pricing and a reduced entry price
Virtualization technology and Linux enablement:
- Deployment of a Linux server farm on z/VM using only SCSI disks
- Reduced dependence on tape with installation from DVD
- Ability to swap from faulty disks using the new HyperSwap command
- Improved cryptographic performance with guest support for PCIXCC
Network virtualization and security:
- Enhanced network recovery with virtual switch failover support
- Improved authorization for z/VM guest LANs and virtual switches
Support for z990 and z890:
- 4 Logical Channel Subsystems (LCSSs) on z990 and 2 on z890
- Transparent sharing of external and internal spanned channels across LCSSs
- Support for the OSA-Express ICC
- Use of SCSI disks by guests that support FBA disks without requiring their own SCSI support
- Capability to route IPv6 packets and develop IPv6 applications
- Support for z990 and z890:
Enhanced Performance Toolkit for VM
- Equivalent function to PRF
- New reports for Linux and for SCSI disks
- Enhanced Performance Toolkit for VM
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IBM continues the evolution of its premier and world-class zSeries® virtualization by providing a new version of z/VM®, Version 5 Release 1 (V5.1). An infrastructure for e-business on demand environments can be deployed with IBM zSeries servers and visionary virtualization technology in z/VM V5.1, which includes support for the new IBM zSeries 890 (z890) and enhancements to the z990 announced today.
You may benefit from the lower entry price and the new engine-based Value Unit pricing announced for z/VM V5.1, which replaces the per-engine pricing model that is available with z/VM V4. Engine-based Value Unit pricing is designed to provide a decreasing price curve as hardware capacities and workload grow, which may help improve price/performance.
z/VM V5.1 extends the strength of the zSeries environment as an ideal platform for consolidating select UNIX®, Windows, and Linux workloads on a single physical zSeries server. This can allow you to run tens to hundreds of Linux servers with the potential to support new workloads, achieve productivity gains, and lower IT costs. z/VM supports Linux on the mainframe and can enable Linux servers to share hardware resources and use internal high-speed communications within the zSeries environment.
z/VM V5.1 maintains the focus of providing innovative function for Linux servers hosted by z/VM. Installing from a DVD to Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) disks and operating z/VM and Linux from SCSI disks may help you reduce your total cost of computing. A new publication will be available to help get you started deploying Linux guests on z/VM more quickly.
Put the power of zSeries server partitioning and z/VM virtualization technology to work for you and help realize the benefits of workload isolation and resource sharing, including:
- Reliability, availability, and serviceability of IBM zSeries servers
- Flexibility to logically partition zSeries processors to support up to 30 logical partitions (LPARs)
- Ability to virtually partition each LPAR using z/VM to support many virtual machines
- Ability to virtualize processor, communication, memory, storage, I/O, and networking resources
- Help with maximizing resources to achieve high system utilization
- Advanced dynamic resource allocation
- High-speed communications among LPARs and guests with HiperSockets
- Advanced systems management, administration, and accounting tools
For the current information on z/VM, refer to the z/VM Web site at
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|Planned availability date|
September 24, 2004
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at
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New pricing model for z/VM V5.1
Engine-based Value Unit pricing for z/VM V5 replaces the per-engine pricing model that is available with z/VM V4. Engine-based Value Unit pricing is designed to provide a decreasing price curve as hardware capacities and workload grow, which may help improve price/performance. Value Unit pricing may help you to:
- Add capacity and workload with an incremental and improved price
- Manage software costs better
- Aggregate licenses acquired across machines that are part of your enterprise
Virtualization technology and Linux enablement
Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) disk support: z/VM V5.1 supports SCSI FCP disk logical units (SCSI disks) for both system and guest use. SCSI disks supported are those within an IBM Enterprise Storage Subsystem (ESS) when it is connected to a Fibre-Channel fabric via zSeries FCP channels.
SCSI disks can be used directly by a guest operating system when an FCP subchannel is dedicated to a guest. Such a guest must provide its own SCSI device support. Linux for zSeries is designed to be one such guest.
SCSI disks can also be used as emulated 9336 Model 20 fixed-block-architecture (FBA) disks. The z/VM Control Program (CP) and CMS rely almost exclusively on this emulated-FBA support for their SCSI use. Specifically, this use includes system paging, spooling, directory services, minidisks, and all other system functions and programming services that can use FBA disks. Guests that support FBA disks (such as CMS, GCS, and VSE) also can use SCSI disks through the emulated-FBA support, without requiring their own SCSI support.
VM's SCSI support allows a Linux server farm to be deployed on z/VM in a configuration that includes only SCSI disks. ECKD disks are no longer required. Installation of z/VM from DVD to a SCSI disk, IPL from a SCSI disk using Stand-Alone Program Loader (SAPL), and VM system dumps to a SCSI disk are supported. DASD Dump/Restore (DDR) services using SCSI disks are supported when DDR is running under CMS.
Installation of z/VM from a DVD: z/VM V5.1 includes the capability to install z/VM from a DVD to an ESS SCSI disk emulated as an FBA device or to a 3390 DASD. Installing from a DVD can significantly reduce the required installation media and allows you to install to a zSeries server using only SCSI disks. This is expected to be most beneficial in a z/VM environment with Linux guests and without traditional installation devices such as IBM TotalStorage® tape drives attached to the IBM zSeries server. This capability requires the Hardware Management Console (HMC) Version 1.8 or later.
Coordinated continuous availability and disaster recovery for Linux guests: z/VM is providing a new HyperSwap function so that the virtual devices associated with one real disk can be swapped transparently to another. HyperSwap can be used to switch to secondary disk storage subsystems mirrored by Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC). It may also be helpful in data migration scenarios to allow applications to use new disk volumes.
Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS) 3.1 plans to exploit the new z/VM HyperSwap function to provide a coordinated near-continuous availability and disaster recovery solution for distributed applications, such as WebSphere®, that span z/OS® images running natively and Linux guests running under z/VM. This innovative disaster recovery solution requires GDPS, IBM Tivoli® System Automation for Linux, Linux for zSeries, and z/VM V5.1 to help anticipate and rapidly respond to business objectives and technical requirements while maintaining high system availability. This solution may be especially valuable for customers who share data and storage subsystems between z/OS and Linux for zSeries.
To cover planned and unplanned outages, GDPS 3.1 is planning to provide the following recovery actions:
- In-place re-IPL of failing operating system images
- Site takeover/failover of a complete production site
- Coordinated planned and unplanned HyperSwap of storage subsystems transparently to the operating system images and applications using the storage
PCIX Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCIXCC) support: z/VM V5.1 provides z/OS and Linux guest support for the PCIXCC feature available with the z990 and z890. z/VM support includes:
- Dedicated-queue support for clear-key and secure-key cryptographic functions for z/OS guests
- Shared-queue and dedicated-queue support for clear-key cryptographic functions for Linux guests, with up to 256 dedicated queues
Support for the PCIXCC cryptographic feature may help protect your assets. The PCIXCC feature is designed to deliver improved performance for secure cryptographic functions compared to the PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCICC) feature.
Delivery of the z/VM PCIXCC support satisfies the Statement of Direction (z/VM guest support for the PCIX Cryptographic Coprocessor [PCIXCC]) in Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003.
For more information on the PCIXCC feature, refer to z990 Hardware Announcement 104-118 , dated April 7, 2004, Hardware Announcement 103-280 , dated October 7, 2003, and Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003.
z/VM supports the PCI Cryptographic Accelerator (PCICA) feature on the z990, z900, z890, and z800 as well as the PCICC on the z900 and z800. Starting with z/VM V4.2, clear-key RSA support for a large number of Linux guests helps enable hardware Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) acceleration.
Systems Management APIs: Systems Management APIs, introduced in z/VM V4.4, provided 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 many types of z/VM virtual machine. The APIs are designed so that applications can be more easily 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.
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.
All enhancements to the APIs in z/VM V5.1 have been implemented using Version 2 (V2) of the RPC server. Previous APIs implemented using V1 of the RPC server can also function with the new V2 server. A new server security identification procedure is provided for special authorized clients, which can remove the need to log on with a password, simplifying the logon process. In addition to some usability enhancements, new functions include:
- DASD volume management for virtual images
- Virtual Machine Resource Manager (VMRM) configuration file management
- Query VMRM measurement data
- Query status of active images
The Systems Management APIs require a directory manager that supports a set of systems management functions. The IBM z/VM Directory Maintenance Facility (DirMaint) FL510 feature has been enhanced to support the new API functions.
Dynamic virtual machine timeout: A new programming service is provided by an emulated DIAGNOSE instruction that enables a guest operating system to specify an action to be taken by CP when the guest becomes unresponsive. The DIAGNOSE instruction also allows each guest to define what "unresponsive" means for itself. A time interval and action are specified by the guest. If the guest fails to reissue the DIAGNOSE instruction within the specified time interval, CP performs the action. The guest may define the action as any set of CP commands, though it is envisioned that this function will be used to terminate the virtual machine in which the guest system is running if it becomes unresponsive. This can help ensure that a malfunctioning guest would no longer have access to shared system resources and would relinquish system resources to other guests.
New publication for deploying Linux on zSeries with z/VM: A new publication, Getting Started with Linux on zSeries , describes z/VM basics and how to configure and use z/VM functions and facilities to create and manage Linux servers running on zSeries processors. The publication is designed to help systems personnel (system programmers, administrators, and operators) with limited knowledge of z/VM deploy Linux servers on z/VM more quickly and more easily. The publication provides some requirements and guidelines for z/VM installation, but for the most part assumes you have installed z/VM and are ready to deploy Linux servers in z/VM virtual machines. Specific subjects include:
- Configuring, administering, and servicing a z/VM system
- Configuring TCP/IP for z/VM
- Creating and cloning Linux virtual machines
- Setting up basic system automation
- Monitoring performance and capacity
- Diagnosing z/VM and Linux problems
Network virtualization and security
Enhanced virtual switch support: The virtual IP switch, introduced in z/VM V4.4, was designed to improve connectivity to a physical LAN for hosts coupled to a guest LAN. It eliminated the need for a router by providing IPv4 connectivity to a physical LAN through an OSA-Express Adapter. The virtual switch has been improved in z/VM V5.1 to provide enhanced failover support for less disruptive recovery for some common network failures, helping to ensure business continuity as well as infrastructure reliability and availability. Enhancements include the ability to:
- Recover from the failure of a virtual switch's network connection by swapping from a failing OSA-Express device to a partially initialized backup device in less time, helping to reduce data loss
- Detect a stalled OSA-Express device associated with a virtual switch and failover to a backup device
- Detect a non-functioning z/VM TCP/IP controller and failover to a backup controller
- Limit the number of SETIP requests sent to an OSA-Express adapter to help prevent overload of the device
For additional information on the z/VM virtual IP switch, refer to the z/VM V4.4 Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003.
Authorization enhanced for guest LANs and virtual switches: z/VM V5.1 enhances the authorization capabilities for z/VM guest LANs and virtual switches by using Resource Access Control Facility (RACF®) or any equivalent External Security Manager (ESM) that supports this new authorization function. It is designed to provide ESM-centralized control of authorizations and Virtual LAN (VLAN) assignment.
IBM zSeries 990 (z990) and 890 (z890): z/VM V5.1 supports the enhanced z990 and new z890 announced today. For complete information on the z990, refer to:
- Hardware Announcement 104-118 , dated April 7, 2004
- Hardware Announcement 103-280 , dated October 7, 2003
- Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003
For complete information on the z890, refer to:
- Hardware Announcement 104-117 , dated April 7, 2004
z/VM V5.1 plans to support the following functions of the z990 and z890 at the general availability of z/VM V5.1, planned for September 24, 2004:
Logical Channel Subsystems (LCSSs): A new system structure was introduced on z990 in May 2003, supporting a scalable channel subsystem two Logical Channel Subsystems (LCSSs). Today, the scalability is being further expanded; you can now define four LCSSs on a single z990, continuing to facilitate "horizontal" growth. The z890 can support two LCSSs. The channel subsystem structure now offers the following:
Four LCSSs (z990), two LCSSs (z890)
- Each LCSS can have up to 256 channels defined.
Each LCSS can be configured with one to 15 logical partitions (LPARs).
- Cannot exceed 30 LPARs per system.
Note: There is no change to the operating system maximums. One operating system image continues to support up to a maximum of 256 Channel Path Identifiers (CHPIDs). z/VM V4.4, and later, will support four LCSSs on a zSeries server with the capability to do dynamic-I/O configuration in any LCSS.
z/VM compatibility support for V3.1 and V4.3 provides limited exploitation for four LCSSs when running on a zSeries server, however, dynamic-I/O configuration is supported only within LCSS0. Refer to the z/VM subset of the 2084DEVICE Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket prior to installing a z990 or the 2086DEVICE PSP bucket prior to installing a z890.
Transparent sharing of additional channel resources across LCSSs: When LCSSs were introduced, they were designed to provide transparent sharing of Internal Coupling Channels (ICs) and HiperSockets between separate LCSSs. This support has now been expanded to include ICB-3, ICB-4, ISC-3, FICON Express, and OSA-Express features; they are now capable of being configured as Multiple Image Facility (MIF) spanning channels, allowing sharing of channel resources across logical partitions (LPARs).
Spanned channels can be shared among LPARs across LCSSs. ICB-3, ICB-4, ISC-3, FICON Express, and OSA-Express features can be configured to multiple channel subsystems and are intended to be shared transparently by any or all of the configured LPARs without regard to the LCSS in which any particular LPAR is configured.
z/VM V3.1, V4.3, V4.4, and V5.1 support all of the spanned channel types identified. Internal spanned channels are also supported by these releases.
Note: When using z/VM V3.1 and z/VM V4.3 compatibility support, dynamic I/O configuration is supported for LCSS0 only.
OSA-Express Integrated Console Controller: With today's announcement of the new z890 and enhancements to the z990, IBM is introducing a new function for the Open Systems Adapter-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature and a new Channel Path Identifier (CHPID) type, OSC. The new Open Systems Adapter-Express Integrated Console Controller (OSA-ICC) function supports TN3270E and non-SNA DFT 3270 emulation. Now, 3270 emulation for console session connections is integrated in the z990 and z890 via a port on the OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature. This can help eliminate the requirement for external console controllers (2074, 3174), which can reduce cost and complexity while improving productivity by requiring fewer mainframe skills to operate an on demand system environment.
OSA-ICC support is available via the OSA-Express 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature, and can be configured on a port-by-port basis; a port on the 1000BASE-T Ethernet feature can be configured as an OSD, OSE, or OSC CHPID type. Use of the OSA-ICC and the OSC CHPID type is supported by z/VM V5.1. A PTF for APAR VM63405 is planned to be available on May 28, 2004, to provide this support in z/VM V4.4.
Improvements to Capacity Upgrade on Demand: z/VM V5.1 supports the On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) and the Capacity Backup Upgrade (CBU) functions on IBM zSeries servers and includes functional enhancements that can allow z/VM to:
Recognize changed processor configuration settings on a zSeries system to:
- Report the change in configuration to the system operator
- Report the change in configuration to guests that support configuration change notification
Recognize changed processor capacity settings on zSeries systems to:
- Report the change in capacity to the system operator
- Report the change in capacity to guests that support capacity measurement for billing purposes
- Report the capacity change in z/VM monitor and accounting data
Up to 24 real processor engines in a single z/VM image: Today, z/VM supports up to 64 virtual processor engines in a single guest configuration. z/VM V5.1 can support customer growth by allowing up to 24 real processor engines in a single z/VM image on a z990. This satisfies the Statement of Direction (support greater than 16 processors in a single image of z/VM) in IBM Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003. The specific workload will influence the efficiency with which a specific z/VM system can use larger numbers of engines. Generally, VM overhead is expected to be lower with fewer, more CPU-intensive guests than with many lightly loaded guests. Excessive overcommitment of storage could contribute to increased overhead as well.
ESS Model 750: z/VM V5.1 supports the ESS Model 750, announced today. The ESS Model 750 is a new model in the family of Enterprise Storage Servers. It provides an entry point into the ESS product family comprised of the ESS Model 750 and the ESS Model 800. The ESS Model 750 is designed to help meet the needs of clients who don't require the full range of capacity and performance scalability offered by the ESS Model 800, but do need enterprise level functionality intended to support reliable, continuous access to data at an affordable price.
The ESS Model 750 supports FlashCopy® and FlashCopy V2, as well as Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC) and PPRC V2 for point-in-time copy options and advanced metropolitan or long-distance business continuance solutions. The Model 750 also includes support for the zSeries performance enhancers Parallel Access Volumes (PAVs), priority I/O queuing, and multiple allegiance.
All supported versions and releases of z/VM (V3.1, V4.3, and V4.4) also support the Model 750. z/VM does not support priority I/O queuing.
For additional information on the ESS Model 750, refer to Hardware Announcement 104-119 , dated April 7, 2004.
Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) support: z/VM V4.4 provided IPv6 support for OSA-Express guest LANs operating in QDIO mode. Virtual machines (z/VM and other guest operating systems) in the z/VM guest LAN environment are able to define and use simulated OSA-Express devices that support both the IPv4 and IPv6 protocols.
IPv6 relieves several constraints in IPv4, such as the limited number of available IP addresses. IPv6 uses 128-bit addresses, providing an address space that is expected to last for the foreseeable future. It also adds many improvements to IPv4 in areas such as routing and network autoconfiguration. IPv6 is expected to gradually replace IPv4, with the two coexisting for a number of years during a transition period.
z/VM V5.1 enhances its IPv6 support by allowing the z/VM TCP/IP stack to be configured for IPv6 networks connected through OSA-Express operating in QDIO mode. The stack can be configured to provide static routing of IPv6 packets and to send IPv6 Router Advertisements. The native VM TCP/IP applications that have been enhanced to support IPv6 are TRACERTE and PING. In addition, support is provided to help application developers create socket applications for IPv6 communications. This support includes updates to the C-Language sockets through the Language Environment® and the OpenExtensions Callable Service socket APIs.
Systems management improvements
Performance Toolkit for VM: Performance Toolkit for VM was introduced in z/VM V4.4 as a priced, optional feature derived from the FCON/ESA program (5788-LGA), which was not available in all countries. Performance Toolkit for VM provides enhanced capabilities for a z/VM systems programmer, operator, or performance analyst to monitor and report performance data and included functional equivalence to the RealTime Monitor (RTM). Performance Toolkit has been enhanced in z/VM V5.1 by providing functional equivalence to the Performance Reporting Facility (PRF) priced optional feature, thereby eliminating the need for separate products (PRF and RTM) to help manage your performance more efficiently. Other new function includes:
- New high-level Linux reports based on Application Monitor records from Linux guests
- A new report for SCSI disks
Delivery of equivalent function to PRF in the Performance Toolkit for VM satisfies the Statement of Direction (last release in which the RealTime Monitor [RTM] and PRF features will be available with z/VM) in Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003. RTM and PRF are not available with z/VM V5.1 nor can they be licensed on z/VM V5.1. These features remain available with z/VM V4.4.
For additional information on the function provided by the Performance Toolkit for VM in z/VM V4.4, refer to Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003.
Installation and service enhancements: The automated service process has been updated to include:
- An easier query of RSU levels and individual PTF levels for a component
- Cataloging service memo files online and easily displaying them using the VMFUPDAT command
- A new command, LOCALMOD, to automate the local modification procedure
To help improve the ease-of-use for installing Linux with your z/VM system, spool and page space has been removed from the System Residence volume and separate installation volumes have been assigned for spooling and paging.
Withdrawal of functions from z/VM V5.1
Removal of CP functions: z/VM V5.1 is designed to operate only on IBM zSeries or equivalent servers that support the z/Architecture (64-bit). As a result, certain functions are not provided by z/VM V5.1:
- IPL from a 31-bit image of the CP nucleus
- V=R and V=F guest virtual machines
- Paging of CP nucleus
Removal of SPTAPE: Delivery of z/VM V5.1 satisfies the Statement of Direction (removal of SPTAPE) in Software Announcement 202-104 , dated April 30, 2002. SPXTAPE has replaced SPTAPE for backup and recovery of spool files.
Product packaging modifications for z/VM V5.1
- The 3270 PC File Transfer product (5664-281), previously orderable with the z/VM V4 System Delivery Option (SDO), is now available as part of the z/VM V5 product. It is shipped as a sample program on the system disk, with no support available.
The restricted source feature, available as a no-charge orderable feature with z/VM V4, and the PL/X
source, provided with the installation media in z/VM V4, are not orderable or shipped with z/VM
V5.1. Both will be available as no-charge downloads from IBM Resource Link at
If you are not registered with Resource Link, you will be required to register for a user ID and password. You must also be licensed for z/VM V5.1 and entitlement will be verified when you request the source code. After approval, you will receive instructions describing how to download the code.
- DFSMS/VM®, previously provided automatically with z/VM V4, will no longer be shipped automatically. It will be orderable as a no-charge feature with the z/VM V5.1 SDO.
- The national language features for Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF), program number 5684-043, have been removed from the z/VM SDO. These features may still be ordered using the stand-alone ordering process. For more information on ISPF, refer to Software Announcement 290-320, dated June 19, 1990.
- The Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) for VM product, which was packaged on the z/VM V4 system DDRs, is no longer provided and is not orderable with the z/VM V5.1 SDO. TSM for VM is still orderable as a stand-alone product for standard engines (CPs). When running in a Linux guest environment, IBM recommends TSM, V5.2 (5698-ISX) or TSM Extended Edition, V5.2 (5698-ISM) for key data protection activities of backup, archive, recovery, space management, and disaster planning.
The Java and NetRexx programs on z/VM, previously available as
downloads from the z/VM Web site, are not supported with z/VM V5.1. For
additional information, refer to
Java and NetRexx functionality can be obtained from Linux running on z/VM.
- Numerous I/O devices are no longer supported with z/VM V5.1. Refer to the z/VM V5.1 General Information manual (GC24-6095) for a complete list of formerly supported devices that are now unsupported.
Accessibility by people with disabilities
The following features support use by people with disabilities:
- Operation by keyboard alone
- Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings
- Screen readers and screen magnifiers tested for use by people with visual impairment
Engine-based Value Unit Pricing
Engine-based Value Unit pricing for z/VM V5.1 is designed to provide a decreasing price curve as hardware capacities and workload grow, which may help improve price/performance.
There may also be a price benefit when you grow your capacity. Additional capacity is not priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit. Instead, additional capacity is priced starting at the capacity (engines) on which z/VM V5.1 has already been installed.
Note: Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.
IPLA and Subscription & Support considerations
IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to, an enterprise. The customer may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement. It is the customer's responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.
S&S must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
A no-charge S&S registration record will be established for each designated machine where z/VM V5.1 and the priced, optional features of DirMaint, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM are running. These no-charge S&S registration records will be linked to the billable S&S and all billable S&S within the scope of the engine-based Value Units aggregation will be linked together.
S&S is an annual charge and should be kept at an annual term.
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z/VM V5 has a new pricing model that:
- Helps reduce the expense of incremental growth, that is, the price per-engine for z/VM V5 becomes less as more engines are added (purchased)
- Can make it more affordable for you to add z/VM to an existing standard engine environment
The success of Linux on zSeries is largely attributed to the business value Linux-based solutions derived from the zSeries virtualization technology, provided by z/VM and IBM zSeries servers. z/VM extends the zSeries technology by offering clients the ability to host a large number of Linux servers on a single mainframe and also provides an operational environment that is well-suited for on demand computing: highly flexible, adaptable, and efficient.
z/VM V5 offers new levels of price/performance, functional capabilities, and hardware exploitation that are expected to increase the attractiveness of deploying Linux solutions on the mainframe. Clients can add capacity to existing zSeries systems for hosting Linux-on-z/VM workloads by configuring their server with Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines.
The new z/VM V5 pricing model can make it more feasible for clients to add z/VM virtualization technology to their standard engine environment (compared to the pricing models of z/VM V3 and V4). This helps enable clients to use z/VM to host workloads that cannot run on IFL engines, such as z/OS, VSE, or TPF, not to mention existing VM/ESA® or z/VM V3 and V4 workloads they may want to consolidate onto a larger zSeries server.
z/VM V5 is the follow-on product for VM/ESA, z/VM V3, and z/VM V4. z/VM V5 requires z/Architecture (64-bit) for execution; therefore, it will run only on zSeries 990, 900, 890, and 800 servers (or equivalent). z/VM V5 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 V5 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 and z890 and 15 on all other supported zSeries servers) can be achieved with z/VM guest support. These Linux server images can be deployed on standard engines (CPs) or IFL engines with z/VM V5. Running multiple Linux server 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 V5 running on IFL engines to their environment without necessarily increasing software costs on the standard engines (CPs).
- 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 V5 is particularly attractive if they interact with applications or data located on the same zSeries server.
- 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 V5 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 server images may benefit from z/VM 64-bit support.
Migrating from VM/ESA to z/VM V5. 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 discontinued 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 V5. This can provide added flexibility for migration, production, and testing.
- Enhanced guest Parallel Sysplex® support in z/VM with the exploitation of the z/Architecture. This can enable addressability of larger amounts of real and virtual memory, allowing the development and testing of 64-bit Parallel Sysplex applications in a guest environment.
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|Statement of direction|
- IBM has applied for Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408) certification of z/VM V5.1 with the RACF for z/VM optional feature against the Labeled Security Protection Profile (LSPP) and the Controlled Access Protection Profile (CAPP), both at the EAL3+ assurance level.
- IBM intends to extend its network virtualization capabilities, with updates to OSA-Express, Virtual Switch, and guest LANs. When updated, these facilities will be designed to operate in Layer 2 mode (referring to Layer 2 of the Open Systems Interface [OSI] reference model). This is planned to allow destination and target nodes to be referenced by their Media Access Control (MAC) addresses rather than by Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which is intended to enable protocol-independent network connectivity. Layer 2 support applies to an OSA-Express feature when configured in QDIO mode (CHPID type OSD). Layer 2 support is intended to apply, initially, to the z/VM and Linux on zSeries environments.
- IBM intends to support greater than 24 CPs in a single z/VM image in the future on appropriate releases of z/VM in combination with designated zSeries servers.
- z/VM V5.1 is the last release of z/VM to support the use of the IBM 2741 and TWX Terminal Model 33/35 (TTY), or their equivalents, as virtual consoles. This includes any ASCII device, such as the IBM 3101 or IBM 3163, that simulates one of these terminal types using the communication controller Emulator Program (EP). These devices continue to be supported for attachment to a virtual machine. Support for remote terminals under the control of VTAM® is not affected by this change.
- IBM intends to withdraw the System Administration Facility from a future release of z/VM. Customers using the System Administration Facility to create and manage Linux server images as guests of z/VM should start using other systems management facilities of z/VM, write a client application using the Systems Management APIs introduced in z/VM V4.4, or acquire a system management application from an IBM Solution Provider. Documentation is available in the System Administration Facility publication, SC24-6034, but this publication will not be included in the z/VM V5.1 library.
- IBM intends to withdraw the Server-Requester Programming Interface (SRPI) from a future release of z/VM. SRPI was introduced in VM in 1986 to provide a programming interface that enhances the environment of IBM workstations communicating with IBM mainframes operated with VM systems. Customers with applications using SRPI should start using z/VM TCP/IP to provide similar function. Documentation for SRPI is available in the VM/ESA: Programmer's Guide to the Server-Requester Programming Interface for VM , SC24-5455, but this publication will not be included in the z/VM V5.1 library.
All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal
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For information on the zSeries 990, refer to:
- Hardware Announcement 104-118 , dated April 7, 2004
- Hardware Announcement 103-280 , dated October 7, 2003
- Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003
For information on the zSeries 890, refer to:
- Hardware Announcement 104-117 , dated April 7, 2004
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 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 IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries, refer to:
- Software Announcement 204-007 , dated January 20, 2004.
- Software Announcement 203-017 , dated January 21, 2003.
For z/VM capabilities, refer to:
- z/VM V4.4 Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003
- 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
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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:
- HLX13 Linux Basics A zSeries and S/390® Perspective (3.0 days)
- ZV100 z/VM and Linux Connectivity and Management (3.5 days)
- ZL100 Linux Implementation for zSeries and S/390 (3.0 days)
- ZV060 Installing, Configuring and Servicing z/VM for Linux Guests (4.5 days)
- ZL150 Advanced Solutions for Linux on zSeries (4.0 days)
For information on these courses or additional VM education, contact your local IBM Learning Services or call IBM IT Education Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments. You may also visit the IBM IT Education Services Web site at
Select "Course Catalog," then under "Software," select either "Linux, UNIX® and Open Source" then "Linux for zSeries and S/390," or under "Hardware," select "zSeries and S/390" then "z/VM and VM/ESA®" or "Linux for zSeries and S/390."
For one low price, the IBM Education Card gives one person unlimited IBM Education for one full year on IBM Learning Services public courses and IBM IT Education Services U.S. Technical conferences. For more information on the IBM Education Card and other savings programs, you may visit the IBM IT Education Services Web site at
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 2004 are:
- IBM zSeries Technical Conference featuring z/OS®, z/VM, and Linux on zSeries, scheduled for May 10-14, 2004, in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The IBM TotalStorage® and Storage Networking Conference will be held concurrently with the zSeries Technical Conference.
- IBM zSeries EXPO for z/OS, VSE, z/VM, and Linux on zSeries, scheduled for November 1-5, 2004, in Miami Beach, Florida.
For more information about IBM Technical Conferences, visit
Additional VM Educational resources can be found on the z/VM Web site at
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Product information will be available on day of announcement through the Offering Information Web site at
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Unlicensed documents within the z/VM V5 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 V5 base product.
The other publications are supplied only in PDF or BookManager format with z/VM V5. 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. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the USA) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.
The Publications Notification System (PNS) enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number or product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive notifications by e-mail of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be downloaded via the Publications Center. The site is available in English and Canadian French. Customers who wish to subscribe can visit the PNS Web site location at
Note: PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publications Center.
All publications updated for z/VM V5.1 are available as PDF files, which may be printed.
Adobe PDF files: Publications that are available in PDF format (except for the Guide for Automated Installation and Service ) are provided on the IBM zSeries Online Library: z/VM Collection (supplied with z/VM V5.1, at no additional charge) and from the Publications Center Web site at
Publications are also available from the IBM z/VM Internet Library 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 zSeries Online Library: z/VM Collection (supplied with z/VM V5.1, at no additional charge). BookManager files are also available from the Publications Center Web site at
Publications are also available from the IBM z/VM Internet Library 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 V5.1 basic publications are available as printed books and are orderable from the Publications Center.
One copy of the basic z/VM V5.1 printed publications, and one copy of the z/VM V5.1 online publications on CD-ROM, are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.
Publications changed or new for z/VM V5.1 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 V5.1 New editions
Order Format Title number PDF BKM Print z/VM: Getting Started SC24-6096 X X X with Linux on zSeries z/VM: Guide for Automated GC24-6099 X X Installation and Service z/VM: License Information GC24-6102 X X
BKM = BookManager
Note: An "X" in one of the columns indicates available formats.
Other z/VM V5.1 Base New editions
Updated or new for z/VM V5.1:
Order Format Title number PDF BKM Print z/VM: CMS Application Development SC24-6069 X X Guide z/VM: CMS Application Development SC24-6070 X X Guide for Assembler z/VM: CMS Application Multitasking SC24-6071 X X z/VM: CMS Callable Services Reference SC24-6072 X X z/VM: CMS Commands and Utilities SC24-6073 X X Reference z/VM: CMS File Pool Planning, SC24-6074 X X Administration, and Operation z/VM: CMS Macros and Functions SC24-6075 X X Reference z/VM: CMS Pipelines Reference SC24-6076 X X z/VM: CMS Pipelines User's Guide SC24-6077 X X z/VM: CMS Planning and Administration SC24-6078 X X z/VM: CMS Primer SC24-6137 X X X Order Format Title number PDF BKM Print z/VM: CMS User's Guide SC24-6079 X X z/VM: Connectivity SC24-6080 X X z/VM: CP Commands and Utilities SC24-6081 X X Reference z/VM: CP Exit Customization SC24-6082 X X z/VM: CP Planning and Administration SC24-6083 X X z/VM: CP Programming Services SC24-6084 X X z/VM: CPI Communications User's Guide SC24-6085 X X z/VM: Diagnosis Guide GC24-6092 X X z/VM: Dump Viewing Facility GC24-6093 X X z/VM: Enterprise Systems SC24-6094 X X Architecture/Extended Configuration Principles of Operation z/VM: General Information GC24-6095 X X X z/VM: Glossary GC24-6097 X X z/VM: Group Control System SC24-6098 X X z/VM: I/O Configuration SC24-6100 X X z/VM: Language Environment(R) User's SC24-6101 X X Guide z/VM: Migration Guide GC24-6103 X X z/VM: OpenExtensions Advanced SC24-6104 X X Application Programming Tools z/VM: OpenExtensions Callable SC24-6105 X X Services Reference z/VM: OpenExtensions Commands SC24-6106 X X Reference z/VM: OpenExtensions POSIX GC24-6107 X X Conformance Document z/VM: OpenExtensions User's Guide SC24-6108 X X z/VM: Performance SC24-6109 X X z/VM: Program Management Binder for SC24-6110 X X CMS z/VM: Quick Reference SC24-6111 X X z/VM: Reusable Server Kernel SC24-6112 X X Programmer's Guide and Reference z/VM: REXX/VM Reference SC24-6113 X X z/VM: REXX/VM User's Guide SC24-6114 X X z/VM: Running Guest Operating Systems SC24-6115 X X z/VM: Saved Segments Planning and Administration SC24-6116 X X z/VM: Service Guide GC24-6117 X X z/VM: System Messages and Codes -- GC24-6118 X X CMS and REXX/VM z/VM: System Messages and Codes -- GC24-6119 X X CP z/VM: System Messages and Codes -- GC24-6120 X X AVS, Dump Viewing Facility, GCS, TSAF, and VMSES/E z/VM: System Operation SC24-6121 X X z/VM: Systems Management SC24-6122 X X Application Programming z/VM: TCP/IP Diagnosis Guide GC24-6123 X X z/VM: TCP/IP Messages and Codes GC24-6124 X X z/VM: TCP/IP Planning and SC24-6125 X X X Customization z/VM: TCP/IP Programmer's Reference SC24-6126 X X z/VM: TCP/IP User's Guide SC24-6127 X X z/VM: Virtual Machine Operation SC24-6128 X X z/VM: VM Dump Tool GC24-6129 X X z/VM: VMSES/E Introduction and GC24-6130 X X Reference z/VM: XEDIT Commands and Macros SC24-6131 X X Reference z/VM: XEDIT User's Guide SC24-6132 X X z/OS and z/VM: Hardware Configuration SC33-7986 X X Definition Messages z/OS and z/VM: Hardware Configuration SC33-7989 X X Manager User's Guide
Optional Directory Maintenance Facility feature New editions
Updated for z/VM V5.1:
Order Format Title number PDF BKM Print z/VM: Directory Maintenance Facility SC24-6133 X X Commands Reference z/VM: Directory Maintenance Facility GC24-6134 X X Messages z/VM: Directory Maintenance Facility SC24-6135 X X Tailoring and Administration Guide
Optional RACF® for z/VM feature New editions
Updated for z/VM V5.1:
Order Format Title number PDF BKM Print RACF: Command Language Reference SC28-0733 X X RACF: Security Administrator's Guide SC28-1340 X X
Optional RACF for z/VM feature Not new editions
Not updated for z/VM V5.1:
Order Format Title number PDF BKM Print External Security Interface GC28-1366 X X (RACROUTE) Macro Reference for MVS(TM) and VM RACF: Auditors Guide SC28-1342 X X RACF: Diagnosis Guide GY28-1016 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: System Programmer's Guide SC28-1343 X X
Optional Performance Toolkit for VM feature New editions
New for z/VM V5.1:
Order Format Title number PDF BKM Print z/VM: Performance Toolkit SC24-6136 X X
Optional DFSMS/VM® feature New editions
New for z/VM V5.1:
Order Format Title number PDF BKM Print z/VM: DFSMS/VM Customization SC24-6086 X X z/VM: DFSMS/VM Diagnosis Guide GC24-6087 X X z/VM: DFSMS/VM Messages and Codes GC24-6088 X X z/VM: DFSMS/VM Planning Guide SC24-6089 X X Order Format Title number PDF BKM Print z/VM: DFSMS/VM Removable Media SC24-6090 X X Services z/VM: DFSMS/VM Storage Administration SC24-6091 X X
Other New editions
Updated or new with z/VM V5.1:
Order Format Title number PDF BKM Print eServer zSeries Open Systems SA22-7935 X X Adapter-Express Customer's Guide and Reference eServer zSeries Open Systems SA22-7990 X X Adapter-Express Integrated Console Controller User's Guide
Other Not new editions
Not updated with z/VM V5.1:
Order Format Title number PDF BKM Print 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 eServer zSeries 900: Planning for GA22-7477 X X Open Systems Adapter-2 Feature OS/390(R): DFSMS Program Management SC27-0806 X X X z/OS: Language Environment Concepts SA22-7567 X X Guide z/OS: Language Environment SA22-7561 X X Programming Guide z/OS: Language Environment SA22-7562 X X Programming Reference z/OS: Language Environment Run-Time SA22-7566 X X Messages z/OS: Language Environment Writing SA22-7563 X X ILC Applications z/OS: Language Environment Debugging GA22-7560 X X Guide
Note: The Language Environment books have been updated for z/OS but contain no new z/VM information.
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 for zSeries and S/390: ISP/ASP Solutions, SG24-6299, addresses running Linux as a guest of z/VM.
- Linux for IBM 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 server images on zSeries and S/390, and how to identify appropriate tools for your environment.
- Linux on IBM 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 on IBM zSeries and S/390: Performance Measurement and Tuning, SG24-6926, examines performance measurement and tuning for running Linux as a z/VM guest on IBM zSeries and S/390 machines. This publication is intended for system administrators and I/T architects responsible for deploying Linux servers running under z/VM.
- Building Linux Systems Under IBM VM, REDP0120, demonstrates one approach to building Linux systems as Virtual Machine guests running under the IBM VM/ESA and z/VM operating systems.
- 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 zSeries and S/390: Server Consolidation with Linux for zSeries, REDP0222, provides an introduction to server consolidation with Linux for zSeries.
- Linux on IBM zSeries and S/390: Cloning Linux Images in z/VM, REDP0301, 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.
- Linux on IBM zSeries and S/390: Building SUSE SLES8 Systems under z/VM, REDP3687, demonstrates one approach to building Linux systems as Virtual Machine Guests running under VM. This is an update to Building Linux Systems under IBM VM, REDP0120, which was written for SUSE 7. This guide covers the installation of SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 8 (SLES 8).
- Accounting and Monitoring for z/VM Linux guest machines, REDP3818, is intended for clients working with Linux for zSeries under z/VM in a proof of concept or pilot phase. A basic accounting and system monitoring implementation to collect and correlate data from both z/VM and Linux is illustrated. Single Linux systems as well as the overall system resource usage is monitored. Correlation of both z/VM and Linux monitoring data helps locate resource bottlenecks and identify the cause.
- zSeries HiperSockets, SG24-6816, positions the zSeries HiperSockets function and offers a broad description of the architecture, microcode function, and operating systems support. This document will help you plan and implement zSeries HiperSockets, and it provides information that focuses on the definitions needed to configure HiperSockets for the supported operating systems.
- Linux on IBM 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.
- Linux on IBM zSeries and S/390: Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol on VM Guest LANs, REDP3657, describes the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) and its use in a z/VM Linux Guest LAN environment.
- Linux on IBM zSeries and S/390: VSWITCH and VLAN Features of z/VM V4.4, REDP3719, describes how the features can be utilized by Linux guests, and how your virtual networking configurations can be greatly simplified through the use of these new functions. Some experiences are also described using z/VM Virtual Switch and VLANs on z/VM simulated networks.
High Availability and Security
- Linux on IBM zSeries and S/390: High Availability for z/VM and Linux, REDP0220, provides information to help plan for and install a high availability solution for Linux for zSeries running under z/VM.
- zSeries Crypto Guide Update, SG24-6870, is designed to help you understand and implement the z/OS Cryptographic PCICC and PCICA cards. In addition, we look at how Linux for zSeries supports the exploitation of the PCICC and PCICA cryptographic coprocessors by using a generic device driver called z90crypt, which routes the cryptographic work to the PCICC or PCICA cards.
- Linux with zSeries and ESS: Essentials, SG24-7025, presents high-level information on Linux in conjunction with IBM and TotalStorage products, giving proof points that these products can be deployed all together to provide enterprise-class solutions.
- Linux on IBM zSeries and S/390: Application Development, SG24-6807, describes application development for Linux on the IBM zSeries platform.
- Linux on IBM 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: z/VM Configuration for WebSphere® Deployments, REDP3661, introduces a method to determine an efficient infrastructure for WebSphere deployment on Linux for zSeries. The infrastructure consists of LPARs running multiple Linux guests under VM. Each Linux guest runs WebSphere which in turn runs Web applications. In this paper, steps are described to configure z/VM Linux guests intended to run WebSphere applications.
- WebSphere Portal Installation on Linux for zSeries, REDP3699, provides guidelines and recommendations for installing WebSphere Portal V4.2 software components in a Linux for zSeries environment both with and without Setup Manager, the software installer provided with WebSphere Portal and supported by IBM.
- e-commerce Patterns for Linux on zSeries Using WebSphere Commerce Suite V5.1 Patterns for e-business series, REDP0411, discusses the installation, configuration, and customization of IBM WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro Edition for Linux for z900 and S/390. It is intended for both technicians who need to install and administer Commerce Suite, and for developers who need to design and customize e-commerce sites for deployment on IBM WebSphere Commerce Suite Pro Edition for Linux for z900 and S/390.
- IBM Lotus® Domino 6.5 for Linux on zSeries Implementation, SG24-7021, will help the reader plan for, install, and configure the new IBM Lotus Domino 6.5 product on a zSeries system running Linux. Also discussed is why you should consider running Domino for Linux on zSeries, and a list of the advantages of running Linux in a guest under z/VM.
- SAP on DB2® UDB for OS/390 and z/OS: Implementing Application Servers on Linux for zSeries, SG24-6847, focuses on the implementation of SAP application servers on Linux for zSeries. It provides overviews of SAP and Linux and describes the planning needed for SAP on Linux for zSeries, including resource sharing considerations, hardware and software requirements, and support and maintenance.
Experiences with Oracle for Linux on zSeries, SG24-6552, describes experiences gained while
installing and testing Oracle 9i for Linux on zSeries, such as:
- Setting up the development systems at Oracle for the Linux on zSeries environment
- Installing the Oracle 9i instances for Linux/390 on zSeries
- Performing basic monitoring and tuning exercises
- Linux Handbook: A Guide to IBM Linux Solutions and Resources, SG24-7000, gives a broad understanding of IBM products and how they relate to the Linux operating system. It tries to encapsulate the IBM Software Solutions that are available for Linux-based servers. It also describes the Linux enablement throughout the IBM product line.
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 zSeries Online Library: z/VM Collection . The IBM zSeries Online Library: z/VM Collection also contains libraries for approximately 60 products that run on z/VM V5.1. This will be available in the United States and Canada at the general availability of z/VM V5.1 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 IBM zSeries Online Library: z/VM Collection will be shipped automatically with the product, at no additional charge. To order one additional copy, order feature number 7221.
Feature Order number number z/VM Collection Kit 7000 SK2T-2067
To order additional quantities greater than one, for a fee, use 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 V5.1 manuals are not offered in source file form.
z/VM V5.1 does not have any licensed publications.
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Specified operating environment
z/VM V5.1 will operate on:
- IBM zSeries 990
- IBM zSeries 890
- IBM zSeries 900
- IBM zSeries 800
- Equivalent server
Specific processor facilities required by z/VM V5.1 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 requires a local non-SNA 3270 terminal or equivalent.
- The 3270 Integrated Console available with the z990 and z890 satisfies this requirement.
- 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:
- Optical Media Attach/2 (5621-264); however, this product has been withdrawn from marketing.
2074 Console Support Controller capable of reading Optical Media Attach
Refer to Hardware Announcement 102-054 , dated February 26, 2002.
Installation to ECKD DASD requires 3390 Model 3 or 9 DASDs, or
DASD that is defined to emulate these specific models.
Note: IBM does not recommend using a real 3390 Model 9 for performance reasons.
- Installation from DVD requires the Hardware Management Console (HMC) Level 1.8.
- Installation to FCP-attached SCSI requires ESS SCSI disks or equivalent.
TCP/IP for z/VM V5.1 hardware requirements: TCP/IP for z/VM V5.1 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 V5.1 supports the HYPERchannel Series A devices (and HYPERchannel Series DX devices that are functioning as Series A devices). For additional information, refer to the appropriate Network Systems Corporation documentation.
- RS/6000® Channel Attachment using the Block Multiplexer Channel or ESCON® Adapter
IBM 3088 Multisystem Channel Communication Unit
TCP/IP for z/VM V5.1 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 V5.1 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 V5.1 supports direct connection to another TCP/IP for VM, OS/390, or z/OS using the IBM FICON Channel-to-Channel Adapter.
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 V5.1 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 on zSeries and one of the following are required:
- IBM PCIX Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCIXCC)
- IBM PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCICC)
- IBM PCI Cryptographic Accelerator (PCICA)
- EREP VM (5654-260) V3.5.0.
- Device Support Facilities ICKDSF VM (5684-042) V1.17.0. Any fixes requested for ICKDSF should specify the PTF number of the VMSES/E formatted update. VMSES/E installable PTFs have the release number G14. "G" indicates Release 17 of ICKDSF and "14" indicates VMSES/E format.
The prerequisite no-charge products, EREP and ICKDSF , are preinstalled on the base product system DDRs. The PTF for APAR PQ84848 has been applied to the ICKDSF product preinstalled with z/VM V5.1. This PTF provides the necessary function for ICKDSF to support large FBA devices. When ordering z/VM V5.1, 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
- 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
- Reassemble CP replacement parts for the RACF for z/VM optional feature
- High Level Assembler V1.2.0, or later, is required to:
Shared-DASD Complex and CSE Cluster Program Requirements
In a shared-DASD complex, a single Directory Maintenance Facility (DirMaint) server with a single source directory can manage the object directory on up to 16 z/VM systems, if the DirMaint executable code disks and source directory disk are shared among all the systems. The following are required to support the shared-DASD complex:
Directory Maintenance Facility, Function Level 510 (FL510)
Within the shared-DASD complex, all z/VM systems must be running the same DirMaint FL510 service level. Therefore, you must be licensed for the DirMaint FL510 feature on any z/VM V5 system in the complex; you must be licensed for the DirMaint FL410 feature on any z/VM V4 system in the complex; and you must be licensed for the IBM Directory Maintenance VM/ESA program product, Version 1 (5748-XE4) Release 5.0, on any z/VM V3 system in the complex.
- Directory Maintenance Facility, Function Level 510 (FL510)
A CSE cluster consists of two, three, or four z/VM systems. The following are required to support
the CSE function:
- The same DirMaint requirements as for the shared-DASD complex described above.
For shared spool and cross-system messaging:
- VM/Pass-Through Facility, Version 2 (5684-100) Release 1.1 or later
- The PTF for APAR VM63452 has been applied to the RACF for z/VM optional feature preinstalled with z/VM V5.1. This PTF provides the necessary RACF support for enhanced authorization for guest LANs and virtual switches.
Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) and Hardware Configuration Manager (HCM) Requirements
- The PTF for APAR VM63337 has been applied to the HCD and HCM facilities preinstalled with z/VM V5.1. This PTF provides the necessary function to support the z890 and z990 with z/VM V5.1.
- Developing POSIX applications requires IBM C for VM/ESA V3.1.0 (5654-033) or C/C++ for z/VM V1.1 (5654-A22).
- ISPF V3.2.0 (5684-043) or a subsequent release for DFSMS/VM usage. ISPF is not required, if you are using only the 3495 Tape Library Dataserver support of DFSMS.
- DirMaint Facility of z/VM V5, if the minidisk management function is needed.
- RACF for z/VM optional feature or its equivalent, if a security product is needed for authorization.
- Tivoli® Storage Manager Extended Edition for z/OS and z/VM V5.2 (5698-A11), Tivoli Storage Manager for z/OS and z/VM V5.2 (5698-A13), or Tivoli Storage Manager for VM (5697-TS9), if Migration Level 2 (ML2) function of DFSMS/VM is used.
- TCP/IP for z/VM V5.1 to access the IBM 3495 Tape Library Dataserver for processors capable of 3490/3490E tape I/O, but incapable of 3495 Tape Library Data Server control.
- Remote Spooling Communications Subsystem Networking (RSCS) 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 and can be accessed by a CMS user ID, a REXX EXEC, or a Java-based Graphical User Interface (GUI). The GUI needs access to the Java 1.4 runtime and help on the workstation.
Access at the OSA/SF GUI requires the following communications protocols:
For TCP/IP communication:
- TCP/IP for z/VM on the host
- TCP/IP on the workstation
OSA/SF 4.4.0, included with z/VM V4.4, is also provided in the OSA/SF facility for z/VM V5.1. The PTF for APAR OA06666 has been applied to the OSA/SF facility preinstalled with z/VM V5.1. This PTF provides the necessary function to operate OSA/SF with the z890 and z990 with z/VM V5.1. To support an OSA in TCP/IP Passthru mode in a z/VM V5.1 environment, OSA/SF requires TCP/IP for z/VM V5.1. OSA/SF support is required in this mode only if access to one of the OSA's ports is being shared by more than one host program or if an ATM OSA-2 is being used as a LAN Emulation Client (LEC).
For additional information on OSA/SF, refer to Hardware Announcement 103-142 , dated May 13, 2003.
TCP/IP for z/VM V5.1 program requirements: TCP/IP for z/VM V5.1 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
- Turbolinux Enterprise Server 8 (TLES 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 & VM V6.1 (5648-A70), or IBM DB2 Server for VSE & 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 on zSeries is not provided with z/VM V5.1. In order to operate Linux as a guest of z/VM, Linux must be obtained from distributors or with an IBM-available offering, such as the IBM Integrated Platform for e-business on zSeries.
For specific function and for the most current information on Linux distributions, refer to
- z/VM V5.1 will operate only on hardware servers that support z/Architecture (64-bit), including the zSeries 990, 890, 900, and 800 servers (or equivalent).
- Linux is the only guest operating system z/VM will support on IFL engines (other than z/VM V4 or z/VM V5 itself). Linux can also run on IFL engines in LPAR mode.
- Use of IFL engines on z800 and z900 machines requires LPAR mode. Customers who choose to add IFL engines to a z800 or z900 machine running in basic mode will also have to run their operating system on the standard engines in LPAR mode. This is not a consideration for z990 and z890 machines, which do not have basic mode.
- z/VM V5.1 does not provide support for V=R nor V=F guest images. Customers running V=R and V=F guests should consider this when migrating to z/VM V5.1. The processor requirements to run as a V=V guest, that was previously run as V=R, may be significant due to the loss of various hardware assists.
Performance considerations: System performance depends on the hardware resources allocated to z/VM V5.1 and on the level of activity within each Linux image. For assistance in understanding the performance implications for a particular situation, contact your IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.
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 MR1201033216 Use the Hardware Management Console DVD for installation of z/VM MR0805032753 Provide Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC) warning messages when one or more paths have been removed or established between the PPRC pair
z/VM V5 Subscription & Support (S&S): To order z/VM V5.1, you must use the SDO, program number 5741-A06. The z/VM base system, any ordered optional z/VM features, and any ordered SDO licensed products will be delivered as part of the z/VM SDO.
If you desire the level of service provided under the IBM ICA license agreement with S/390 and z/VM licensed products, you are strongly encouraged to order the program number for z/VM S&S (5741-SNS). This program number provides enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) and access to updates, releases, and versions of the program for as long as support is in effect. z/VM S&S will be automatically added to your order. If you do not desire the S&S license for z/VM and/or the optional features of DirMaint, RACF, or the Performance Toolkit for VM, you must take specific action to decline this support.
To host Linux guests of z/VM V5.1, you must also obtain a Linux on zSeries distribution. Information on those Linux distributors that have a marketing relationship with IBM can be found at
Licensed products packaged with z/VM V5.1: With the availability of z/VM V5.1, the following priced, optional products or features are automatically shipped and preinstalled on the z/VM V5.1 base product media:
- Performance Toolkit for VM
- Remote Spooling Communication System (RSCS)
- Directory Maintenance Facility (DirMaint)
- Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
For more information on these products or features, refer to the Preinstalled products and features section.
These products or features must be enabled before using. If you choose to enable them, you must have a license for the product or the feature.
If you do not have a license for RSCS, DirMaint, RACF, or the Performance Toolkit for VM, you may establish one by placing an order for the optional feature 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.
For other IBM licensed products or products from Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), you should review the following support documents:
- Independent software vendor products available for z/VM can be found at
- IBM licensed programs available for z/VM can be found at
Device support to be withdrawn: z/VM V5.1 does not 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 3995 Optical Dataservers
- All 9332 Disks
- All 9335 Disks
- All 9336, except for simulated VDISKs and emulated SCSI LUNs
- All 9340 DASD
- All 2440 Tape drives
- All 3420 Tape drives
- All 3422 Tape drives, except for OMA/2 CD-ROM drive that emulates 3422 devices
- All 3424 Tape drives
- All 3430 Tape drives
- All 9348 Tape drives
- All 3803 Tape Control Units
- All 9221 DASD/Tape Controllers
- All SDLC ICAs (SDLC integrated communication attachment)
- All BSC ICAs (BSC integrated communication attachment)
- All CETI ICAs (9221 integrated communication attachment)
Note: "All" refers to all models of these devices supported by VM.
Note: This list may not be complete and omission from this list does not mean that the device is supported. For a list of devices supported by z/VM V5, refer to z/VM: General Information .
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 V5 supports only XA-, ESA-, and XC-mode virtual machines. z/VM V5 does not support 370-mode virtual machines. 370-mode virtual machines are converted to XA mode during logon processing. The 370 Accommodation function is still supported for applications. If you find your applications cannot run under the current level of CMS, you should use the 370 Accommodation function or modify your applications, if possible. If problems persist, call IBM Service for assistance.
Direct customer support: Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances customers' productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services SoftwareXcel 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 V5.1 product package is distributed with the following:
- International Program License Agreement (IPLA) (Z125-3301)
- Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
- License Information Document (LID) (GC24-6102)
If ordering to install using 3480 tape:
- Basic machine-readable material on 3480 tape cartridges for installation to a 3390 DASD
- Stacked Recommended Service Update (RSU) 3480 tape cartridges 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
- Stacked RSU 3590 tape cartridges containing required service
If ordering to install using CD-ROM:
- Basic machine-readable material on four CD-ROMs for installation to a 3390 DASD
- RSU CD-ROM containing required service
If ordering to install using DVD:
- Basic machine-readable material on one DVD for installation to a SCSI disk
- Basic machine-readable material on one DVD for installation to a 3390 DASD
- RSU DVD containing required service
Note: The DVD format is a binary image, not in z/VM DDR format.
- One CD-ROM containing the IBM zSeries Online Library: z/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.
- z/VM: Guide for Automated Installation and Service (GC24-6099)
- z/VM: Getting Started with Linux on zSeries (SC24-6096)
- Program directories for z/VM V5.1, z/VM V5.1 SDO, and the preinstalled products
- Program directories for 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 was made available on 3590 media. With this capability, multiple physical tape images can now be delivered on consolidated (or stacked) tapes for z/VM. For example, the multiple tape volumes previously required to deliver the z/VM base system media 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 V5 are the same for ESA/390 and z/Architecture.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features,
administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication
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z/VM V5 is a zSeries operating system designed to host guest operating systems (Linux, z/OS, z/OS.e, OS/390, VSE/ESA, TPF, and VM itself), application development, database management, e-business, and office systems.
Performance Toolkit for VM
The Performance Toolkit for VM feature was derived from the IBM FCON/ESA program (5788-LGA) and made available with z/VM V4.4. It has been updated in z/VM V5.1 to provide functional equivalence to the Performance Reporting Facility (PRF) priced optional feature.
The Performance Toolkit for VM feature is considered to be a program update for the RealTime Monitor (RTM) and/or the Performance Reporting Facility (PRF) of z/VM V4 as defined in the z/VM Addendum for Support, Z125-6547. Therefore, any existing z/VM V4 customer who has purchased a Subscription & Support (S&S) license for the RTM or PRF feature is entitled to receive a no-charge upgrade for the Performance Toolkit for VM feature when ordering z/VM V5.1.
The priced, optional features RTM and PRF are not available with z/VM V5.1 nor can they be licensed on z/VM V5.1. They remain available with z/VM V4.4. Future performance management enhancements are planned to be made to the Performance Toolkit for VM.
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 for the Performance Toolkit for VM feature when ordering z/VM V5.1. FCON/ESA was 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 on August 15, 2003. Service support for FCON/ESA will end either 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:
z/VM version/ Announced Date of VM FCON/ESA release VM EOS date announcement EOS date 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 May 31, 2005 May 13, 2003 December 31, 2004 z/VM V4.4 September 30, 2006 April 7, 2004 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 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 RACF for z/VM and any associated CP parts that affect this product
- Change exit routines or perform local modifications for any IBM VM product or vendor product
- Build the Stand-Alone Dump routine or HCPLDR
For pricing, terms and conditions, and special-bid requests, customers should contact an IBM representative or Business Partner.
Pricing metric description
The products and features in this announcement have one pricing metric Value Units based on the number of engines. Value Unit pricing with a decreasing one-time charge (OTC) price per engine, subject to the tiers as documented in Value Unit Exhibit VUE00021, is now available for z/VM Version 5 Release 1 and the optional features of DirMaint, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM, and S&S entitlements at initial order of z/VM V5.1 or the features. The customer's Proof of Entitlement (PoE) for new licenses and additional capacity orders for existing licenses for the product and priced, optional features as well as the S&S will be based on engine-based Value Units. PoEs are product specific. Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.
Engine-based Value Unit pricing of z/VM V5 is different than MSU-based Value Unit pricing, which is available on other IBM software products.
Pricing Program metric Program name number description z/VM V5.1 5741-A05 Value Units RACF for z/VM Feature 5741-A05 Value Units DirMaint Feature 5741-A05 Value Units Performance Toolkit 5741-A05 Value Units for VM Feature
Value Unit pricing for z/VM V5 can provide for a lower price per engine as more Value Units are licensed with z/VM V5.1. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors running z/VM V5 across the enterprise to achieve a more economical price. There may also be a price benefit when you grow your capacity. Additional capacity will not be priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit, but based on the capacity (engines) for which z/VM V5.1 has already been installed.
Translation from engines to Value Units
Engine-based Value Units for a specified number of engines are determined by the following table.
Number of Value units engines per engine Base 1 -- 3 10 Tier A 4 -- 6 9 Tier B 7 -- 9 8 Tier C 10 -- 12 7 Tier D 13 -- 16 6 Tier E 17 -- 20 5 Tier F 21 -- 25 4 Tier G 26 + 3
Refer to the Pricing section for the "price per Value Unit."
The total number of engine-based Value Units is calculated according to the following example.
If the customer has installed six engines and will be operating z/VM V5.1 on all six engines, the applicable Value Units would be:
(3 * 10) + (3 * 9) = 57 Value Units
The following z/VM V5.1 products and optional features and their associated Subscription and Support (S&S) are affected by the metric change from a "flat per-engine price" to "engine-based Value Units" based on the number of engines:
IPLA S&S program program Program number number description 5741-A05 5741-SNS z/VM V5.1 5741-A05 5741-SNS RACF for z/VM Feature 5741-A05 5741-SNS DirMaint Feature 5741-A05 5741-SNS Performance Toolkit for VM Feature
The products in this announcement are available with IBM Software On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD). If you are running On/Off CoD on your IBM servers, you can now also pay for z/VM V5.1 on a processor engine per-day basis during your peak periods. For additional information on On/Off CoD, refer to Software Announcement 203-202 , dated August 12, 2003 and Marketing Announcement 304-004 , dated January 13, 2004.
Order VM SDO and VSE SIPO through the Internet
ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order zSeries software upgrades. This now includes VM and VSE! Using ShopzSeries, customers can quickly generate orders for VM SDOs and VSE SIPOs. Additionally, ShopzSeries will ensure your order is technically correct (that is, ensures any co-req or pre-req or incompatibility conditions are resolved to ensure timely order placement and processing). ShopzSeries is available in the United States and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at
Internet delivery of z/VM SDO licensed products through ShopzSeries
z/VM SDO licensed products for z/VM V4.4 are now eligible for Internet delivery using the ShopzSeries Web site. z/VM V5.1 licensed products will also be available after the general availability of z/VM V5.1. The z/VM base operating system cannot be delivered using Internet delivery of ShopzSeries.
To order, specify the program number and the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.
Licensing for z/VM V5.1
The following z/VM V5.1 base and optional features and their associated Subscription and Support (S&S) are affected by the metric change from "flat price per engine" on z/VM V4 to "Value Units" based on the number of engines:
IPLA SDO S&S program program program Program number number number description 5741-A05 5741-A06 5741-SNS z/VM V5.1 5741-A05 5741-A06 5741-SNS RACF for z/VM Feature 5741-A05 5741-A06 5741-SNS DirMaint Feature 5741-A05 5741-A06 5741-SNS Performance Toolkit for VM Feature
The program number, 5741-A05, is used for licensing z/VM V5.1. You must specify the number of engine-based Value Units for the number of engines required as calculated by the Value Unit pricer.
Customers that purchased a Subscription & Support (S&S) contract for z/VM V4 will be entitled to a no-charge upgrade to z/VM V5.
When ordering z/VM V5.1 or the optional features to operate on standard engines (CPs) for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of standard engines (CPs) on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, or 800 server.
When ordering z/VM V5.1 or the optional features to operate on IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the number of IFL engines on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, or 800 server.
When ordering z/VM V5.1 or the optional features to operate on standard engines (CPs) AND IFL engines for a single server within the enterprise, you must specify Value Units equal to the Value Units to cover the total number of engines (standard plus IFL) on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, or 800 server.
For a single server in an enterprise, the number of Value Units ordered for any optional features must be equal to the number of Value Units ordered for the base z/VM V5.1 product.
The maximum number of engines for a single server to be used to calculate Value Units should not be more than:
Quantity IFL Standard engines engines For each server 3 4 zSeries 800 (2066) 4 0 zSeries Offering for Linux (2066-0FL) 15 16 zSeries 900 (2064) 4 4 zSeries 890 (2086) 32 32 zSeries 990 (2084)
The optional features DirMaint, RACF for VM, and the Performance Toolkit for VM are preinstalled on the base system media. Ordering these features establishes a license for entitlement purposes and you will also receive a program directory for the optional features ordered. If you intend to use DirMaint, RACF for VM, or the Performance Toolkit for VM, now or at a later date, you must establish a license for billing and shipment of publications.
The Performance Toolkit for VM feature is considered a program update for the RTM and PRF features as defined in the 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 V5.1.
z/VM V5.1 (5741-A05) Basic License
Entitlement License option/ identifier Description pricing metric S0111PP z/VM V5.1 Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit S0111PH DirMaint Feature Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit S0111PL RACF Feature Use-based OTC, Per Value Unit S0111PT Performance Toolkit Use-based OTC, for VM Feature Per Value Unit
On/Off Capacity on Demand Temporary Use Charge (TUC)
z/VM V5.1 and its optional features are eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) with a Temporary Use Charge calculated based on a processor-per day usage.
z/VM V5.1 (5741-A05) Temporary Use Charge
Entitlement License option/ identifier Description pricing metric S0111PP z/VM V5.1 On/Off Capacity on Demand, Per Processor Day S0111PH DirMaint Feature On/Off Capacity on Demand, Per Processor Day S0111PL RACF Feature On/Off Capacity on Demand, Per Processor Day S0111PT Performance Toolkit On/Off Capacity for VM Feature on Demand, Per Processor Day
Ordering z/VM V5.1 using the SDO
Orders for z/VM V5.1 will be accepted beginning September 10, 2004. When placing an order, if you wish to have that order fulfilled with z/VM V5.1, you will need to specify a customer-requested arrival date (CRAD) of September 24, 2004, or later. Production of z/VM V5.1 orders is planned to begin on September 24, 2004.
z/VM V4.4 will continue to be available after the availability of z/VM V5.1. z/VM V4.4 will not be withdrawn from marketing at this time and will continue to be supported until September 30, 2006.
z/VM V3.1 will be withdrawn from marketing as previously announced in Withdrawal Announcement 903-239 , dated December 2, 2003.
Orders for z/VM V5.1 and the optional features must use the z/VM V5.1 SDO packaged offering, program number 5741-A06. The z/VM base system, any ordered optional z/VM features, and any ordered SDO licensed products will be delivered as part of the z/VM SDO.
You must specify the disk type to which you will install and the desired distribution medium.
With the ordering of z/VM V5.1, you will receive a system DDR tape, CD-ROM, or DVD containing the program code for z/VM V5.1, an IPLA for 5741-A05, a LID, PoE, program directories, and one copy of each publication available for z/VM V5.1.
Example 1 You currently do not have z/VM V5.1 licensed on any engines on any zSeries server
within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value Unit for licensing (5741-A05) is 0.
If you will be licensing z/VM V5.1 and designating two IFL engines on a single zSeries server within your enterprise as running z/VM V5.1, you will specify the disk type to which you will install and the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A05, capacity to be specified in engine-based Value Units would be (2 * 10) or 20 resulting in a total of 20 Value Units.
Example 2 You currently are not running z/VM V5.1 on standard engines (CPs) but you are running
z/VM V5.1 on
IFL engine (probably running Linux on zSeries) on a single zSeries server within your enterprise.
Your engine-based Value Unit for licensing (5741-A05) is 10.
If you will be licensing z/VM V5.1 and designating two additional IFL engines on a single zSeries server within your enterprise as running z/VM V5.1, you will specify the disk type to which you will install and the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A05, additional capacity to be specified in engine-based Value Units would be (2 * 10) or 20 resulting in a total of 30 Value Units.
Example 3 You currently are running z/VM V5.1 on
standard engines (CPs) on a single zSeries server within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value
Unit for 5741-A05 is 20.
If you will be licensing z/VM V5.1 and designating two additional standard engines (CPs) on a single zSeries server within your enterprise as running z/VM V5.1, you will specify the disk type to which you will install and the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A05, additional capacity to be specified in engine-based Value Units would be (1 * 10) + (1 * 9) or 19 resulting in a total of 39 Value Units.
Example 4 You currently are running z/VM V5.1 on
standard engines (CPs) and on
IFL engine (probably running Linux for zSeries on a single zSeries server) within your enterprise.
Your engine-based Value Unit for 5741-A05 is 30.
If you will be licensing z/VM V5.1 for four additional engines and designating one as a standard engine and the remaining three as IFL engines on a single zSeries server within your enterprise as running z/VM V5.1, you will specify the disk type to which you will install and the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A05, additional capacity to be specified in engine-based Value Units would be (3 * 9) + (1 * 8) or 35 resulting in a total of 65 Value Units.
Example 5 You currently do not have z/VM V5.1 licensed on any engines on any zSeries server
within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value Unit is 0.
If you will be licensing z/VM V5.1 and designating two standard engines (CPs) on one zSeries server and on an additional zSeries server within your enterprise, you will license z/VM V5.1 on one standard engine (CP) and on two IFL engines, you will specify the disk type to which you will install and the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A05, additional capacity to be specified in engine-based Value Units would be (3 * 10) + (2 * 9) or 48 resulting in a total of 48 Value Units because of aggregating the licenses within the enterprise.
z/VM Version 5 Base SDO (5741-A06) S0111J2
Feature Description number U.S. English, 3480 Tape 5852 U.S. English, 3590 Tape 6114 U.S. English, CD-ROM 5819 U.S. English, DVD System Image 5806
Optional Features of z/VM V5.1 SDO (5741-A06)
DirMaint Feature (5741-A06) S0111HV
Feature Description number U.S. English, 3480 Tape 5832 U.S. English, 3590 Tape 6111 U.S. English, CD-ROM 5829 U.S. English, DVD System Image 5816
RACF for z/VM Feature (5741-A06) S0111J0
Feature Description number U.S. English, 3480 Tape 5822 U.S. English, 3590 Tape 6113 U.S. English, CD-ROM 5849 U.S. English, DVD System Image 5836
Performance Toolkit for VM Feature (5741-A06) S0111HX
Feature Description number U.S. English, 3480 Tape 5812 U.S. English, 3590 Tape 6112 U.S. English, CD-ROM 5839 U.S. English, DVD System Image 5826
The features are for the stand-alone product and not for ordering.
z/VM Version 5 Base (5741-A05) S0111J2
Feature Description number U.S. English, 3480 Tape (Not for Supply) 5842
Dirmaint Feature (5741-A05) S0111HV
Feature Description number U.S. English, 3480 Tape (Not for Supply) 5812
RACF for z/VM Feature (5741-A05) S0111J0
Feature Description number U.S. English, 3480 Tape (Not for Supply) 5832
Performance Toolkit for VM Feature (5741-A05) S0111HX
Feature Description number U.S. English, 3480 Tape (Not for Supply) 5822
Support for z/VM V5.1
Program name: z/VM Subscription & Support
Program number: 5741-SNS
Support for z/VM V5.1 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 5741-SNS order establishes entitlement records as well as support for z/VM V5.1 or the optional features. If a 5741-SNS order is declined, you will only be entitled to support under the basic warranty for z/VM V5.1 (5741-A05).
z/VM has adopted the support lifecycle extensions as announced in Software Announcement 203-204 , dated August 12, 2003, which provide for 3 years of technical support after general availability. Therefore,
- central service for z/VM V5.1 (5741-A05) is planned to be available by IBM until September 30, 2007.
- 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 conform to the 3 year life for technical support, service discontinuance for z/VM V4.3 has been extended until May 31, 2005.
- central service for z/VM V4.4 was announced to be discontinued on July 31, 2005, in Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003. To conform to the 3 year life for technical support, service discontinuance for z/VM V4.4 has been extended until September 30, 2006.
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.
- 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 number of Value Units specified will be automatically added to your order. If you do not desire the S&S license for z/VM and/or the optional features of DirMaint, RACF for VM, or the Performance Toolkit for VM, you must take specific action to decline this support.
A no-charge S&S registration record will be established on each designated machine where z/VM V5.1 and the priced, optional features of DirMaint, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM are running. These no-charge S&S registration records will be linked to the billable S&S and all billable S&S within the scope of the engine-based Value Units aggregation will be linked together.
Within the scope of an enterprise aggregation, the number of Value Units ordered for the S&S licenses must equal the number of Value Units ordered for the OTC licenses.
The maximum number of engines for a single server to be used to calculate Value Units should not be more than:
Quantity IFL Standard engines engines For each server 3 4 zSeries 800 (2066) 4 0 zSeries Offering for Linux (2066-0FL) 15 16 zSeries 900 (2064) 4 4 zSeries 890 (2086) 32 32 zSeries 990 (2084)
z/VM Subscription and Support (5741-SNS)
Entitlement License option/ identifier Description pricing metric S0111PX z/VM V5.1 SW Subscription and Support ASC Decline SW S&S No-charge SW S&S Registration No-charge S0111R1 DirMaint SW Subscription and Feature Support ASC Decline SW S&S No-charge SW S&S Registration No-charge S0111R0 RACF SW Subscription and Feature Support ASC Decline SW S&S No-charge SW S&S Registration No-charge S0111PZ Performance SW Subscription and Toolkit for Support ASC VM Feature Decline SW S&S No-charge SW S&S Registration No-charge
National Language Translation
When you order z/VM V5.1, the National Language Translation files for message repositories, help files, and other panels or files are included with the system.
The following components or features are supported by z/VM V5.1 in the following languages:
- German CP, CMS (including CMS Utilities), REXX
- Japanese Kanji CP, CMS (including CMS Utilities), REXX, PIPES
The DirMaint feature provides National Language translation for DirMaint messages in Kanji and is automatically included with this feature.
To receive the translated help files for DFSMS/VM in Kanji, you must order the no-charge optional feature using the z/VM V5.1 System Delivery Option (SDO). You will also receive the base DFSMS/VM feature when ordering the DFSMS/VM Kanji feature.
z/VM V5.1 SDO optional licensed products
The following tables provide feature numbers for the optional licensed products with z/VM V5.1.
Media feature numbers for 5741-A06
Program Feature Description number number Medium 5741-A05 3480 3390 Sys DDR 5741-A06 5852 3480 Tape 5741-A05 3590 3390 Sys DDR 5741-A06 6114 3590 Tape 5741-A05 CD-ROM 3390 Sys DDR 5741-A06 5819 CD-ROM 5741-A05 DVD System Image 5741-A06 5806 DVD 5741-A05 3480 SDO OptProd Aid 5741-A06 6115 3480 Tape 5741-A05 3590 SDO OptProd Aid 5741-A06 6116 3590 Tape 5741-A05 3480 DirMaint 5741-A06 5832 3480 Tape 5741-A05 3590 DirMaint 5741-A06 6111 3590 Tape 5741-A05 CD-ROM DirMaint 5741-A06 5829 CD-ROM 5741-A05 DVD DirMaint 5741-A06 5816 DVD 5741-A05 3480 RACF for z/VM 5741-A06 5822 3480 Tape 5741-A05 3590 RACF for z/VM 5741-A06 6113 3590 Tape 5741-A05 CD-ROM RACF for z/VM 5741-A06 5849 CD-ROM 5741-A05 DVD RACF for z/VM 5741-A06 5836 DVD 5741-A05 3480 Performance 5741-A06 5812 3480 Tape Toolkit for VM 5741-A05 3590 Performance 5741-A06 6112 3590 Tape Toolkit for VM 5741-A05 CD-ROM Performance 5741-A06 5839 CD-ROM Toolkit for VM 5741-A05 DVD Performance 5741-A06 5826 DVD Toolkit for VM 5741-A05 3480 DFSMS/VM Feature 5741-A06 6118 3480 Tape 5741-A05 3590 DFSMS/VM Feature 5741-A06 6119 3590 Tape 5741-A05 3480 DFSMS/VM Kanji 5741-A06 5842 3480 Tape Feature 5741-A05 3590 DFSMS/VM Kanji 5741-A06 6117 3590 Tape Feature 5648-063 3480 ACF/NCP 5741-A06 5862 3480 Tape 5648-063 3590 ACF/NCP 5741-A06 6007 3590 Tape 5654-009 3480 ACF/SSP 5741-A06 5989 3480 Tape 5654-009 3590 ACF/SSP 5741-A06 6014 3590 Tape 5654-010 3480 ACF/VTAM -- VM 5741-A06 6090 3480 Tape 5654-010 3590 ACF/VTAM -- VM 5741-A06 6091 3590 Tape 5686-065 3480 ACF/VTAM -- VSE 5741-A06 6060 3480 Tape 5686-065 3590 ACF/VTAM -- VSE 5741-A06 6059 3590 Tape 5654-010 3480 ACF/VTAM V4 5741-A06 6035 3480 Tape 5654-010 3590 ACF/VTAM V4 5741-A06 6036 3590 Tape 5648-B33 3480 AFP(TM) Font Coll 5741-A06 6099 3480 Tape 5648-B33 3590 AFP Font Coll 5741-A06 6098 3590 Tape 5688-228 3480 APL2(R) 5741-A06 6100 3480 Tape 5688-228 3590 APL2 5741-A06 6102 3590 Tape 5684-062 3480 BookMgr Read 5741-A06 6103 3480 Tape 5684-062 3590 BookMgr Read 5741-A06 6104 3590 Tape 5654-A22 3480 C/C++ for z/VM 5741-A06 6109 3480 Tape 5654-A22 3590 C/C++ for z/VM 5741-A06 6110 3590 Tape 5688-188 3480 C/370(TM) Library 5741-A06 6016 3480 Tape 5688-188 3590 C/370 Library 5741-A06 6015 3590 Tape 5684-160 3480 Callup 5741-A06 6107 3480 Tape 5684-160 3590 Callup 5741-A06 6108 3590 Tape 5648-A25 3480 COBOL 5741-A06 5892 3480 Tape 5648-A25 3590 COBOL 5741-A06 6010 3590 Tape 5697-F42 3480 DB/2 ControlCtr 5741-A06 5963 3480 Tape 5697-F42 3590 DB/2 ControlCtr 5741-A06 6012 3590 Tape 5697-F42 3480 DB/2 Data Res 5741-A06 6028 3480 Tape 5697-F42 3590 DB/2 Data Res 5741-A06 6027 3590 Tape 5697-F42 3480 DB/2 RXSQL VM 5741-A06 6070 3480 Tape 5697-F42 3590 DB/2 RXSQL VM 5741-A06 6071 3590 Tape 5697-F42 3480 DB/2 Svr for VM 5741-A06 6034 3480 Tape 5697-F42 3590 DB/2 Svr for VM 5741-A06 6033 3590 Tape 5748-XX9 3480 DCF 5741-A06 6043 3480 Tape 5748-XX9 3590 DCF 5741-A06 6044 3590 Tape 5748-XX9 3480 DCF/ODF 5741-A06 6040 3480 Tape 5748-XX9 3590 DCF/ODF 5741-A06 6039 3590 Tape 5748-XX9 3480 DCF/SMFF 5741-A06 6041 3480 Tape 5748-XX9 3590 DCF/SMFF 5741-A06 6042 3590 Tape 5648-099 3480 DITTO-VSE&OPTVM 5741-A06 5976 3480 Tape 5648-099 3590 DITTO-VSE&OPTVM 5741-A06 6013 3590 Tape Program Feature Description number number Medium 5654-029 3480 DITTO/ESA -- VM 5741-A06 6048 3480 Tape 5654-029 3590 DITTO/ESA -- VM 5741-A06 6047 3590 Tape 5648-099 3480 DITTO/ESA -- VSE 5741-A06 6046 3480 Tape 5648-099 3590 DITTO/ESA -- VSE 5741-A06 6045 3590 Tape 5684-113 3480 DMS/CMS 5741-A06 6049 3480 Tape 5684-113 3590 DMS/CMS 5741-A06 6050 3590 Tape 5654-260 3480 EREP 5741-A06 6067 3480 Tape 5654-260 3590 EREP 5741-A06 6066 3590 Tape 5668-801 3480 GDDM(R)/IMD 5741-A06 6073 3480 Tape 5668-801 3590 GDDM/IMD 5741-A06 6072 3590 Tape 5668-723 3480 GDDM/IVU 5741-A06 6074 3480 Tape 5668-723 3590 GDDM/IVU 5741-A06 6075 3590 Tape 5668-812 3480 GDDM/PGF 5741-A06 6076 3480 Tape 5668-812 3590 GDDM/PGF 5741-A06 6077 3590 Tape 5684-168 3480 GDDM/VM 5741-A06 6078 3480 Tape 5684-168 3590 GDDM/VM 5741-A06 6079 3590 Tape 5696-234 3480 HLASM V4 5741-A06 6081 3480 Tape 5696-234 3590 HLASM V4 5741-A06 6080 3590 Tape 5696-234 3480 HLASM V4 Toolkit 5741-A06 6082 3480 Tape 5696-234 3590 HLASM V4 Toolkit 5741-A06 6083 3590 Tape 5684-157 3480 Host Mgmt Fac 5741-A06 6089 3480 Tape 5684-157 3590 Host Mgmt Fac 5741-A06 6088 3590 Tape 5654-033 3480 IBM C -- VM/ESA 5741-A06 6105 3480 Tape 5654-033 3590 IBM C -- VM/ESA 5741-A06 6106 3590 Tape 5684-042 3480 ICKDSF SES/E 5741-A06 6054 3480 Tape 5684-042 3590 ICKDSF SES/E 5741-A06 6053 3590 Tape 5684-043 3480 ISPF V3 ENU 5741-A06 6056 3480 Tape 5684-043 3590 ISPF V3 ENU 5741-A06 6055 3590 Tape 5684-123 3480 ISPF/PDF V3 5741-A06 6057 3480 Tape 5684-123 3590 ISPF/PDF V3 5741-A06 6058 3590 Tape 5688-035 3480 NPSI X.25 5741-A06 6037 3480 Tape 5688-035 3590 NPSI X.25 5741-A06 6038 3590 Tape 5684-100 3480 Pass-Through 5741-A06 6064 3480 Tape 5684-100 3590 Pass-Through 5741-A06 6065 3590 Tape 5688-235 3480 PL/I 5741-A06 6097 3480 Tape 5688-235 3590 PL/I 5741-A06 6096 3590 Tape 5688-190 3480 PPFA/370 5741-A06 6061 3480 Tape 5688-190 3590 PPFA/370 5741-A06 6063 3590 Tape 5684-141 3480 PSF/VM 5741-A06 6052 3480 Tape 5684-141 3590 PSF/VM 5741-A06 6051 3590 Tape 5697-F42 3480 QMF(TM) for VM 5741-A06 6068 3480 Tape 5697-F42 3590 QMF for VM 5741-A06 6069 3590 Tape 5695-013 3480 REXX/370 Complr 5741-A06 6086 3480 Tape 5695-013 3590 REXX/370 Complr 5741-A06 6087 3590 Tape 5695-014 3480 REXX/370 Lib 5741-A06 6093 3480 Tape 5695-014 3590 REXX/370 Lib 5741-A06 6092 3590 Tape 5684-096 3480 RSCS V3 5741-A06 6021 3480 Tape 5684-096 3590 RSCS V3 5741-A06 6022 3590 Tape 5648-B02 3480 VisualAgeGenSer 5741-A06 5950 3480 Tape 5648-B02 3590 VisualAgeGenSer 5741-A06 6011 3590 Tape 5684-137 3480 VM Batch Facility 5741-A06 6017 3480 Tape 5684-137 3590 VM Batch Facility 5741-A06 6018 3590 Tape 5668-806 3480 VS FORTRAN 5741-A06 6024 3480 Tape 5668-806 3590 VS FORTRAN 5741-A06 6023 3590 Tape 5668-767 3480 VS PASCAL 5741-A06 6026 3480 Tape 5668-767 3590 VS PASCAL 5741-A06 6025 3590 Tape 5668-717 3480 VS Pascal Lib 5741-A06 6029 3480 Tape 5668-717 3590 VS Pascal Lib 5741-A06 6030 3590 Tape 5686-081 3480 VSE/VSAM for VM 5741-A06 6031 3480 Tape 5686-081 3590 VSE/VSAM for VM 5741-A06 6032 3590 Tape 5686-065 3480 VSE/VTAM V4 VM 5741-A06 6085 3480 Tape 5686-065 3590 VSE/VTAM V4 VM 5741-A06 6084 3590 Tape 5686-065 3480 VSE/VTAM V4 VSE 5741-A06 6095 3480 Tape 5686-065 3590 VSE/VTAM V4 VSE 5741-A06 6094 3590 Tape
Withdrawn products from the z/VM SDO
The following products are not included in the z/VM V5.1 SDO (5741-A06):
Program Description number 5739-A03 RTM Feature 5739-A04 5739-A03 PRF Feature 5739-A04 5739-A03 Restricted Source 5739-A04 5697-TS9 ADSM 5739-A04 5684-043 ISPF V3 DAN 5739-A04 5684-043 ISPF V3 DES 5739-A04 5684-043 ISPF V3 DEU 5739-A04 5684-043 ISPF V3 PTB 5739-A04 5664-281 3270 PC FileTr 5739-A04
Preinstalled products and features
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 is integrated into the base of z/VM V5.1.
HCD and HCM
HCD and HCM provides a comprehensive I/O configuration management environment, similar to that available with the z/OS operating system. HCD and HCM is delivered preinstalled into the base of z/VM V5.1, 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 V5.1, or later, with no licensing or billing requirements.
CMS Utilities , which was a priced, optional feature of VM/ESA and z/VM V3.1, is included in z/VM V5.1, or later, at no additional charge.
Open Systems Adapter Support Facility (OSA/SF)
OSA/SF (4.4.0) is a host-based tool supporting OSA-2 and OSA-Express features and is included in z/VM V5.1, or later, with no licensing or billing requirements.
TCP/IP for z/VM and NFS
The TCP/IP base and the Network File System (NFS) feature of TCP/IP are delivered preinstalled, enabled for use, and are available at no additional charge.
RSCS V3.2.0 (5684-096) is preinstalled with z/VM V5.1, 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.
DirMaint, RACF for z/VM, and the Performance Toolkit for VM optional features for z/VM V5.1
DirMaint , RACF for z/VM , and the Performance Toolkit for VM optional features for z/VM V5.1 are preinstalled in a disabled state. If you intend to use any one of these features, now or at a later date, you must establish a license for billing and shipment of publications. Enablement instructions are provided in the program directory for each feature to enable the feature for use on your system. A license is established by placing an order for the feature. 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.
Note: The DirMaint feature for z/VM is a new function level FL510 and operates only on z/VM V5 or later.
Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order for the z/VM V5 SDO, program number 5741-A06, 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 V5.1 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) Feature Description number 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
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|Terms and conditions|
Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.
These products are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA), 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 annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. S/390 and zSeries IBM Operational Support Services SoftwareXcel is an option for those customers who desire added services.
Limited warranty applies: Yes
Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which customers can download or obtain otherwise and install at their leisure.
Program Technical Support: Technical Support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This Technical Support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. Customers will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.
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.
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 V5.1 will support the zSeries 990, 900, 890, and 800 or equivalent servers. For information about specific z/VM machine requirements and programming requirements, refer to the z/VM: General Information manual, GC24-6095.
- Your entitlement is for only the quantity of engine-based Value Units licensed. These engine-based Value Units can be for either standard or IFL engines.
- Only Linux workloads in an LPAR or Linux guests of z/VM V5 can operate on the IFL engines and they cannot run other IBM operating systems except z/VM V4 or z/VM V5.
- When ordering z/VM V5.1 or the optional features to operate on any of the standard engines (CPs), you must order Value Units equal to the number of Value Units for the total number of standard engines (CPs) on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, or 800 server.
- When ordering z/VM V5.1 or the optional features to operate on IFL engines, you must order Value Units equal to the number of Value Units for the total number of IFL engines on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, or 800 server.
- When ordering z/VM V5.1 or the optional features to operate on standard engines (CPs) AND IFL engines, you must order Value Units equal to the total number of Value Units for the total number of engines (standard plus IFL) on your zSeries 990, 900, 890, or 800 server.
Software Maintenance applies: No
For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised SoftwareXcel 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 SoftwareXcel: Yes
Variable charges apply: No
Educational allowance available: Yes, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
|Products Eligible for SVC|
Single Version Charging (SVC) is only applicable when running on standard engines and the maximum time for which it applies is for 12 months.
The SVC offering is valid only while both the predecessor product and the replacement product are:
- Both running on the same CPU
- Licensed under the same IBM customer number
- In the process of being migrated from the older product to the newer one by the customer
- Providing the same function
Note: When the SVC offering meets these requirements, you must order the appropriate number of Value Units for z/VM V5.1 to be eligible.
Replaced programs Replacement programs Program Program Program Program number name number name 5654-A17 z/VM Version 3 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5654-030 VM/ESA Version 2 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5684-112 VM/ESA Version 1 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5664-167 VM/SP(TM) 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5664-173 VM/SP HPO 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5664-301 VM/IS Base (Core) 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5664-308 VM/XA SP 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5735-FAL TCP/IP Version 2 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5798-FAL TCP/IP Version 1 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5796-PNA VM Realtime Monitor 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5664-191 VMMAP 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5798-DWD RealTime Monitor VM/ESA 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5684-073 VMPRF 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5748-XE4 DirMaint 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5740-XXH RACF 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5688-198 Language Environment/370 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5706-116 DFSMS/VM 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5668-911 OS/PL/I V2 Library 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5734-LM4 OS PL/I Resident Library 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5734-LM5 OS PL/I Transient Library 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5688-022 VS COBOL II Library Only 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5668-940 VS COBOL II Library Only 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5740-LM1 OS/VS COBOL Library Only 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1 5688-039 C/370 Library 5741-A05 z/VM V5.1
On/Off Capacity on Demand
To be eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary
capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract Z125-6611, Attachment for
Customer Initiated Upgrade and IBM On/Off Capacity on Demand must be signed prior to use.
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|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 . You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and pre-emptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of 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 system. It 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
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.
The products and features in this announcement have one pricing metric Value Units based on the number of engines. The change applies only to the z/VM V5.1 base and the priced, optional features of DirMaint, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM and the S&S entitlements at the initial order.
Program name: z/VM Version 5 Release 1
Program number: 5741-A05
OTC Program feature OTC per Description number number value unit z/VM V5.1 5741-A05 0005 $2,250 DirMaint 5741-A05 0001 38 RACF 5741-A05 0009 300 Performance 5741-A05 0013 175 Toolkit for VM
Program name: z/VM Subscription & Support
Program number: 5741-SNS
S&S Annual Support annual charge for charge per S&S S&S Support for program feature value decline no-charge program name number number unit charge registration z/VM V5.1 5741-A05 0056 $563 $0 $0 DirMaint 5741-A05 0050 10 0 0 RACF 5741-A05 0059 75 0 0 Performance 5741-A05 0053 44 0 0 Toolkit for VM
On/Off Capacity on Demand Temporary Use Charge (TUC)
OTC processor Feature Program day Program description number number charge TUC -- z/VM V5.1 0007 5741-A05 $250 TUC -- DirMaint 0003 5741-A05 4 TUC -- RACF 0011 5741-A05 33 TUC -- Performance 0015 5741-A05 20 Toolkit for VM
IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit the Web at
IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the
United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to
qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a
customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type
and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply.
Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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