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IBM z/VM V5.2 enhances scalability for virtualization on System z9 and zSeries, including Linux guests

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-168
July 27, 2005

 

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At a glance
Virtualization technology and Linux enablement:
- Enhanced exploitation of large real memory providing 2 GB real-storage constraint relief
- Improved performance of native SCSI disk I/O
- Support for OSA-Express2 OSN (OSA for NCP)
- SSL server support for additional Linux distributions
- Enhanced performance assist for z/VM guests
Network virtualization and security:
- Improved problem determination for guest LANs and virtual switches
- Enhanced dynamic routing capabilities with new MPRoute server
Technology exploitation:
- Support for the IBM System z9 109:
-- Crypto Express2 Accelerator for SSL acceleration
-- Improved FCP channel utilization and sharing among operating system images
-- Dynamic addition and deletion of logical partition names
-- Up to 60 logical partitions
- Support for the IBM TotalStorage® DS4000 Midrange disk systems
Systems management:
- Improved management for Linux or other virtual images
- Simplified user administration with the coordination of DirMaint™ and RACF® changes
- Improved DirMaint directory management performance
- Enhanced Performance Toolkit for VM to support updated control blocks and new monitor data

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Overview

IBM continues the evolution of its premier and world-class virtualization technology by providing a new release of z/VM®, Version 5 Release 2 (V5.2). An infrastructure for on demand computing environments can be deployed with IBM System z9™ 109 or eServer zSeries® servers and visionary virtualization technology of z/VM.

z/VM V5.2 includes support for the new System z9 109 (z9-109) announced today and provides enhanced scalability for memory-constrained environments with more effective utilization of more than 2 GB of real memory. These improvements offer constraint relief for virtual-server environments that are memory-intensive, including those with large Linux™ on System z9 and zSeries guests. Additional changes have been made to improve performance and enhance Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) disk support when operating Linux and CMS as guests of z/VM V5.2.

z/VM V5 extends the strength of the System z9 and zSeries environment as an ideal platform for integrating applications and data and consolidating select UNIX®, Windows™, and Linux workloads on a single physical z9-109 or 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 enables Linux servers to share hardware resources and use internal high-speed communications within the System z9 and zSeries environments.

Put the power of System z9 and zSeries environments combining 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 mainframes
  • Flexibility to create as many as 60 logical partitions (LPARs) with z9-109
  • Ability to virtually partition each LPAR into hundreds or more 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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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.
 
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Planned availability date

December 16, 2005
 
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Description

Virtualization technology and Linux enablement

Enhanced scalability support for memory-constrained environments

Exploitation of the 64-bit addressing capability of z/Architecture™ is significantly improved with z/VM V5.2. z/VM V3.1 provided partial exploitation of z/Architecture to help enable the execution of 64-bit-capable operating systems and applications as guests of z/VM when running on a System z9 109 (z9-109) or zSeries server, but z/VM was still constrained by the need for many types of data to reside in real memory below 2 GB. This exploitation provides some throughput improvements when running guest operating systems and applications on z9-109 or zSeries servers with large real memory.

z/VM V5.2 provides major improvements when operating on z9-109 or zSeries servers with large memory configurations. Scalability is improved with the control program (CP) now using memory above 2 GB for a much broader set of operations. Previously, guest pages had to be moved below 2 GB for many reasons. For example, guest I/O buffers for both standard I/O and Queued Direct Input/Output (QDIO), used for networking and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) devices, were moved below 2 GB when an I/O operation was initiated. For QDIO, CP queue-control structures had to reside below 2 GB, as did guest queue-control structures, which were moved below 2 GB when needed. Now I/O can be done using buffers anywhere in real memory, and QDIO structures can reside above 2 GB, as can most CP control blocks. These improvements offer constraint relief for large-real-memory virtual-server environments that are memory-intensive.

The z/VM CP functions that produce hard and soft abend dumps and SNAPDUMPs have been enhanced to dump storage above 2 GB if such storage exists. Likewise, a stand-alone dump of a z/VM system or a VMDUMP of a virtual machine in z/Architecture mode can now include storage above 2 GB.

In addition to the CP enhancements, other functions within z/VM have changed to take advantage of the removal of the 2 GB address-line constraint, including the following:

  • TCP/IP for z/VM : Enhanced QDIO device driver to use I/O buffers above 2 GB when possible. This will help to increase system reliability by reducing contention for storage below 2 GB.
  • Block I/O (Diagnose X’250’) : Extended to allow a virtual machine to specify parameter addresses and I/O buffers with addresses above 2 GB. This will benefit operating systems that use diagnose X’250’ in a 64-bit environment. IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to exploit this function in future Linux on System z9 and zSeries distributions or service updates.
  • VM Dump Tool : Enhanced to support the new dump formats.

Improved performance of SCSI disk I/O

z/VM V5.2 provides performance improvements for Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) disk I/O including:

  • QDIO efficiency improvements

    The VM SCSI I/O subsystem (SCSI-driver stack) will now support and exploit the QDIO architecture's ability to chain address lists, allowing more data to be moved with a single I/O request. Chaining the address lists helps to reduce fragmentation of large channel programs, decreases CP overhead, and significantly lowers the number of I/O operations driven through the SCSI stack, thereby improving the performance of SCSI I/O.

  • Paging and spooling optimization

    CP's paging and spooling operations on SCSI disks currently use FBA emulation to transform standard I/O requests (that is, channel programs) into SCSI commands. With this new optimization, CP's paging and spooling function will build and send SCSI commands directly to the SCSI stack, thereby improving efficiency and performance.

  • Improved FBA emulation efficiency
    • CP's FBA emulation function will now read CMS I/O buffers more efficiently, reducing the number of I/O requests to the VM SCSI stack. This enhancement will help to significantly improve SCSI I/O performance for CMS guests.
    • FBA emulation will now handle LOCATE CCWs more efficiently, reducing the number of I/O requests to the VM SCSI stack. This enhancement helps to significantly improve SCSI I/O performance for Linux guests, including the length of time to IPL a Linux guest.
    • FBA emulation will now handle the FBA padding function (initiated using a CCW data count less than the associated LOCATE data count) more efficiently, reducing the number of I/O requests to the VM SCSI stack. This enhancement helps to significantly improve SCSI I/O performance for format functions.

Support for OSA-Express2 OSN — Open Systems Adapter for NCP

The OSA-Express2 Gigabit Ethernet and 1000BASE-T Ethernet features now have the capability to provide channel connectivity from System z9 operating systems to the IBM Communication Controller for Linux (CCL) with the introduction of the Open Systems Adapter for the Network Control Program supporting the Channel Data Link Control (CDLC) protocol.

OSA-Express2 OSN can help eliminate the requirement to have any form of external medium (and all related hardware) for communications between the host operating system and the CCL image. Traffic between the two images (operating system and CCL) is no longer required to flow on an external Local Area Network (LAN) or ESCON® channel; traffic can flow LPAR-to-LPAR. OSA-Express2 OSN provides an efficient method of communication, and is designed to create a secure and seamless integration of the host operating system and CCL.

If you continue to need SNA solutions that require NCP functions, you can now consider CCL as a migration strategy to replace your IBM Communications Controllers (374x). The CDLC connectivity option enables TPF or z/TPF (when available) environments to exploit CCL.

z/VM V5.2 enables VTAM® on z/VM and other guests to access OSA-Express CDLC channels. The Open Systems Adapter for NCP is also supported on z/VM V5.1.

OSA-Express2 OSN support is exclusive to the z9-109, OSA-Express2 Gigabit Ethernet SX, Gigabit Ethernet LX, and 1000BASE-T Ethernet features, and requires the port to be configured as CHPID type OSN, which can be done on a port-by-port basis. OSA-Express2 OSN is exclusively for internal communication, LPAR-to-LPAR.

For additional information on the OSA-Express2 OSN, refer to Hardware Announcement 105-241 , dated July 26, 2005.

IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to exploit this function in future Linux on System z9 and zSeries distributions or service updates.

Enhanced performance assists for z/VM guests

z/VM V4.4 added an important virtualization technology designed to improve the performance of guest operating systems that use the QDIO architecture (such as Linux on System z9 and zSeries). Virtualization technology allows adapter interruptions to be passed directly to z/VM guests for HiperSockets, FCP, and OSA on the z9-109, z990, and z890 servers.

A complementary virtualization technology is being introduced for z9-109, z990, and z890:

  • QDIO Enhanced Buffer-State Management (QEBSM) — two new hardware instructions designed to help eliminate the overhead of hypervisor interception
  • Host Page-Management Assist (HPMA) — an interface to the z/VM paging-storage management function designed to allow page frames to be assigned, locked, and unlocked without z/VM hypervisor assistance, primarily benefiting the QEBSM environment

These new hardware assists can allow a cooperating guest operating system to initiate QDIO operations directly to the applicable channel, without interception by z/VM, thereby helping to provide additional performance improvements.

These new virtualization technologies are available only to first-level guests of z/VM V5.2. That is, they are not available to guests of a z/VM system that is itself running as a guest of another z/VM system.

IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to provide exploitation of QEBSM in future Linux on System z9 and zSeries distribution releases or service updates.

Your z990 and z890 servers will require MCL updates for these new assists. Support is integrated in the z9-109 LIC. These performance assists are provided on z9-109, z990, and z890 for the following channel path types: HiperSockets (CHPID type IQD), FICON® (CHPID type FCP), and all OSA features (CHPID type OSD). For additional information on these new hardware assists, refer to Hardware Announcement 105-241 , dated July 26, 2005.

Enhanced management functions for Linux and other virtual images

z/VM Virtual Systems Management APIs, first introduced in z/VM V4.4, are provided for platform provisioning applications, including programs developed by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), for ease of use in creating and managing large numbers of Linux and other virtual images running on z/VM.

All of the new and enhanced APIs in z/VM V5.2 have been implemented using a new version of the z/VM systems management server, Version 3 (V3). APIs provided in earlier releases of z/VM, implemented using V1 or V2 of the server, can also function with the V3 server.

z/VM V5.2 provides new APIs to support the following:

  • Creating and updating of the LOADDEV directory statement for a virtual image, as well as responding to queries of a virtual image's LOADDEV settings in support of List-Directed-IPL
  • Obtaining the time when a virtual image was activated
  • Defining Local Tags by the Directory Manager
  • Scanning (searching) the directory for a specified pattern

The following enhancements have been made to existing APIs in V5.2:

  • Larger disk sizes (up to 2,147,483,640 blocks) when creating disks and defining disk space on volumes for virtual images
  • Capability to create persistent virtual switch definitions
  • New definition parameters for virtual switch APIs

SSL server support for Red Hat and additional SUSE LINUX distributions

The SSL server support that shipped with TCP/IP for z/VM V4.4 and V5.1 provided Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) packages for the Novell SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server SLES7 (Linux kernel 2.4.7) and SLES8 (Linux kernel 2.4.19) distributions. In z/VM V5.2, support will be provided for:

  • SUSE SLES8 Service Pack 3 (31-bit)
  • SUSE SLES9 Service Pack 2 (31-bit)
  • SUSE SLES9 Service Pack 2 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS V3 (31-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS V3 (64-bit)

Additionally, this upgraded SSL server includes:

  • A variety of industry-standard encryption algorithms, including DES, triple-DES, RC2, and RC4, with keys up to 128 bits in length. Hashes are provided by SHA-1 and MD5.
  • Certificate activation and removal without server restart.

    This capability allows a new certificate to be added or an existing one to be deactivated while existing SSL-secured sessions are active, removing the need to shut down and restart the SSL server when certificates are added or deleted.

  • Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS 140-2) operational mode support.

    The SSL server may be operated in FIPS mode, restricting connections to those that employ FIPS-approved cipher suites.

Network virtualization and security

Improved problem determination for guest LANs and virtual switches

z/VM V5.2 virtualizes a LAN sniffer to capture network traffic on a z/VM guest LAN or virtual switch (VSWITCH). This capability helps an administrator (or owner of the guest virtual machine) to capture network data to resolve virtual networking problems. The use of this sniffer function is predicated on the setting of the proper authorization controls. As with other potentially sensitive functions, LAN sniffer authorization is under the control of the system administrator, not of general users or guests running on the system. Capabilities are provided to capture and process the data for both Linux and traditional environments:

  • Native Linux tracing capability on a guest LAN or VSWITCH

    When a Linux guest is deployed, traffic can be traced, recorded, and analyzed by existing tools directly from the guest virtual machine. This Linux guest must be authorized to use this capability through CP commands. The authorized guest can then use CP commands or the Linux device driver (when available) to put the guest NIC in "Promiscuous Mode." The collected data can be printed or written to a file using tools such as tcpdump (available with Linux on System z9 and zSeries) to determine the causes of network problems.

    IBM is working with its distribution partners to exploit this function in future Linux on System z9 and zSeries distributions or service updates.

  • Native z/VM tracing capability on a guest LAN or VSWITCH

    LAN traffic can be traced, recorded, and analyzed using native z/VM facilities. This function is only authorized to users with Class C privileges. The CP TRSOURCE command has been enhanced to trace and record the data transmissions, which can be analyzed with a new IPFORMAT tool, to determine the causes of network problems.

The priced, optional RACF for z/VM feature, available with z/VM V5.2, provides the ability to control promiscuous mode authorizations for guest LANs and virtual switches.

Enhanced dynamic routing capabilities with a new MPRoute server

The multiprotocol dynamic routing server (MPRoute) implements Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and Routing Information Protocol (RIP), providing a powerful alternative to static TCP/IP gateway definitions. When properly configured, a z/VM host running the MPRoute server can become an active OSPF or RIP (or both) network router, providing network access to z/VM virtual networks. However, the current TCP/IP for z/VM MPRoute server available with z/VM V5.1 does not support Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) dynamic routing and cannot receive RIPv1 and RIPv2 on the same interface. A new MPRoute server has been adapted from z/OS® V1.7 to operate on z/VM V5.2 and supports the following protocols:

  • For IPv4, MPRoute implements the OSPF protocol described in RFC 1583 (OSPF Version 2) and the RIP protocols described in RFC 1058 (RIP Version 1) and in RFC 1723 (RIP Version 2).
  • For IPv6, MPRoute implements the IPv6 OSPF protocol described in RFC 2740 (OSPF for IPv6) and the IPv6 RIP protocol described in RFC 2080 (RIPng for IPv6).

The new MPRoute server removes the limit of four equal-cost paths, allowing the generation of up to 16 equal-cost routes to a destination, thus providing improved load-balancing support. The current TCP/IP stack can only handle up to four equal-cost paths to a destination, but the z/VM V5.2 TCP/IP stack can handle an unlimited number of equal-cost paths.

For IPv4, MPRoute supports the RIP Version 1, RIP Version 2, and OSPF routing protocols. You can send RIP Version 1 or RIP Version 2 (but not both at the same time) on a single interface. However, you can configure a RIP interface to receive both versions of RIP. For IPv6, MPRoute supports the IPv6 OSPF and IPv6 RIP protocols.

MPRoute is the routing server recommended for use with TCP/IP for z/VM. IBM plans to remove the ROUTED server from a future release of z/VM. z/VM V5.2 is planned to be the last release on which this server will be available.

By using MPRoute, greater efficiency may be achieved within an IP network and manual network routing table updates may be reduced or eliminated.

Technology exploitation

Support for System z9 109

Crypto Express2 supported as an accelerator card: The Crypto Express2 feature, with two PCI-X adapters, can be defined as a Coprocessor or as an Accelerator .

  • Crypto Express2 Coprocessor — for secure-key-encrypted transactions (default)
    • Designed to support highly secure cryptographic functions, use of secure-encrypted key values, and User Defined Extensions (UDX)
    • Designed for Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 4 certification
  • Crypto Express2 Accelerator — for SSL acceleration
    • Designed to support clear-key RSA operations
    • Offloads compute-intensive RSA public-key and private-key cryptographic operations employed in the SSL protocol

The configurable Crypto Express2 feature is exclusive to z9-109 and is supported by z/VM V5.2, providing guest support for z/OS and Linux on System z9 and zSeries that 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 on System z9 and zSeries guests

z/VM V5.1 already provides support for the Crypto Express2 Coprocessor. Support for the configurable Crypto Express2 Accelerator is also planned to be supported by z/VM V5.1 with the PTF for APAR VM63646 at the availability of the hardware feature. For additional information on the Crypto Express2 Accelerator feature, refer to Hardware Announcement 105-241 , dated July 26, 2005.

N_Port ID Virtualization: N_Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV) for FCP channels (CHPID type FCP) is designed to allow the sharing of a single physical FCP channel among multiple operating-system images, whether in LPARs or as z/VM guests in virtual machines.

z/VM exploits this capability to define multiple virtual FCP channels, each with its own unique Fibre Channel port name and Fibre Channel identifier (FC_ID). By assigning different virtual port names to different guests, the guests can use the virtual FCP channels as if they were using dedicated physical FCP channels. In particular, access controls based on the virtual port names may be applied in the fabric using standard mechanisms like zoning in the switches and Logical Unit Number (LUN) masking in the storage controllers.

NPIV offers improved FCP channel utilization and sharing among operating-system images, joining ESCON and native FICON in offering channel-sharing through virtualization. This may help to reduce your hardware requirements and may help to facilitate infrastructure simplification.

NPIV is the industry-standard solution which supersedes the previewed FCP LUN Access Control in Hardware Announcement 104-346 , dated October 7, 2004.

NPIV allowing improved sharing and channel utilization of FCP channels among operating system images in LPARs or virtual machines is exclusive to the z9-109, and is applicable to all of the FICON features supported on the z9-109 (CHPID type FCP). For additional information on NPIV, refer to Hardware Announcement 105-241 , dated July 26, 2005.

z/VM V4.4, V5.1, and V5.2 enable guest use of NPIV when FCP subchannels are dedicated to a guest. In addition, z/VM V5.1 and V5.2, which support the use of SCSI FCP devices, provide for CP use of NPIV.

z/VM V5.1 requires the PTF for APAR VM63744 for CP use of NPIV. z/VM V5 cannot be installed from DVD to SCSI disks when NPIV is enabled and a future enhancement is planned to provide this capability in z/VM V5.2.

IBM also intends to provide a future enhancement to z/VM V5.2 for NPIV such that guest operating systems and VM users can obtain virtual port names. This planned enhancement is to the CP QUERY command for VM users and to z/Architecture virtualization for guest operating systems.

IBM is working with its distribution partners to provide this function in future Linux on System z9 and zSeries distributions or service updates.

Dynamic addition and deletion of a logical partition (LPAR) name: The ability to add meaningful logical partition (LPAR) names to your configuration without a Power-On Reset was made available on the z890 and z990 servers on May 28, 2004. Prior to this support, extra LPARs could be defined by adding reserved names in the Input/Output Configuration Data Set (IOCDS), but predicting meaningful names in advance of the need for extra LPARs was difficult.

z/VM V5.2 is designed to exploit this hardware capability on z9-109, z890, and z990 servers by providing facilities to dynamically define and delete logical partitions using CP's Dynamic I/O command interface and z/VM HCD/HCM support.

For additional information on this hardware capability, refer to Hardware Announcement 104-117 , or Hardware Announcement 104-118 , dated April 7, 2004.

Support for up to 60 LPARs: IBM is once again doubling the number of logical partitions (LPARs). You now have the ability to define up to 60 LPARs, 15 per Logical Channel Subsystem, which may provide you even more flexibility to allocate hardware resources. As before, with Processor Resource/Systems Manager™ (PR/SM™) and the Multiple Image Facility (MIF), you can share ESCON and FICON channels, ISC-3s, and OSA ports across LPARs.

Support of up to 60 LPARs is exclusive to the z9-109 and is supported by z/VM V4.4, V5.1, and later releases, satisfying the Statement of General Direction in Software Announcement 203-128 , dated May 13, 2003.

z9-109 compatibility support for currently supported z/VM releases: PTFs for the following APARs are required for the z9-109 to be supported by z/VM V4.4 and V5.1 on September 16, 2005:

  • VM63646 — CP
  • VM63721 — HCD/HCM
  • VM63743 — EREP
  • VM63744 — CP
  • VM63722 — CP
  • OA11650 — OSA/SF
  • VM63740 — CMS (IOCP)

Support for the IBM TotalStorage DS6000 and DS8000 series

On October 12, 2004, IBM announced the new IBM TotalStorage DS6000 and DS8000 series. These new enterprise disk storage subsystems are designed for high reliability, scalability, performance, and multiplatform support, offering compelling enterprise storage solutions with superior business value.

z/VM V5.2 supports the DS6000 and DS8000 series. The DS6000 is designed to deliver enterprise-class storage capabilities in a space-efficient, modular design at a low price. The DS8000 series is designed to provide unmatched functionality, flexibility, and performance for enterprise disk storage systems at new levels of cost effectiveness. Also supported is the capability to define and operate FCP-attached SCSI disks with capacities near 1 TB (2,147,483,640 512-byte blocks) for CP volumes and 381 gigabytes for CMS and GCS volumes.

The DS6000 series and the DS8000 series are also supported by z/VM V4.4 and V5.1 with the PTFs for APARs VM63653 and VM63535 and VM63534, respectively. In addition, PTFs for DirMaint APAR VM63700 and DFSMS/VM® APAR VM63664 are required to support the near 1 TB CP SCSI disks on z/VM 5.1.

For additional information on the DS6000, refer to Hardware Announcement 104-384 , and for the DS8000, refer to Hardware Announcement 104-382 , dated October 12, 2004.

Support for IBM TotalStorage DS4000 Midrange Disk Systems

z/VM V5.1 provided support for FCP-attached SCSI disk logical units (SCSI disks) when connected to a Fibre-Channel fabric via System z9 zSeries FCP channels. This support included the native-SCSI interface for guest use, and an FBA interface for both system and guest use. z/VM V5.2 SCSI support extends this to the lower-priced DS4000 (formerly FAStT) Disk Systems with the addition of the Redundant Disk Array Controller (RDAC) driver. The RDAC includes multipath attachment with failover support. Multipath failover support is designed to continue accessing storage on attached devices even if an element in the path (for example, an adapter, cable, or switch) fails.

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 System z9 and zSeries is designed to be such a guest. SCSI disks can also be used as emulated 9336 Model 20 FBA devices.

z/VM CP and CMS rely almost exclusively on this emulated-FBA support for their SCSI use. Specifically, this use includes 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 the 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.

For additional information on the DS4000 Disk Systems, refer to

Systems management

Simplified user administration with the coordination of DirMaint and RACF changes

The z/VM Directory Maintenance Feature (DirMaint) is a CMS application that helps manage your VM directory. Directory statements can be added, deleted, or altered using the DirMaint directory statement-like commands. DirMaint provides automated validation and extent allocation routines to reduce the chance of operator error.

RACF for z/VM can be used to enhance the security and integrity of your system by:

  • Helping your installation implement its security policy
  • Identifying and authenticating each user
  • Controlling each user's access to sensitive data
  • Logging and reporting events that are relevant to the system's security

In z/VM V5.2, the directory management functions of DirMaint can be integrated with the security management functions of RACF. DirMaint can be configured to notify RACF whenever important changes are made to user definitions and the resources they own. This configuration reduces the administrative effort and skills needed to deploy and manage users and their resources when DirMaint and RACF are used together. By eliminating the need to manually define and manage z/VM resources in RACF, the possibility of incomplete or incorrect RACF configuration is reduced. Functions that are coordinated by this new DirMaint support include:

  • User creation, deletion, and changes
  • Password management
  • POSIX segment management
  • Access Control Interface (ACI) group management
  • Profile creation and deletion for selected VM functions

Improved directory management performance

On z/VM systems with large user directories, changes made to the user directory using the DirMaint feature should be faster than on previous releases. This enhancement allows a change to the directory without requiring reprocessing of the entire directory, resulting in less time to make the change. Performance improvements depend on the type of directory changes being made and the size of the VM directory being changed. For performance expectations, refer to the z/VM V5.2 Performance Report, planned to be available by December 16, 2005.

Installation and service enhancements

Simplified migration of the preinstalled z/VM products

This migration process allows the disks associated with the preinstalled products on your first-level z/VM V5.1 system to be made available to your second-level z/VM V5.2 system and then transfers the following types of files:

  • Customized files
  • Local modifications
  • Service
  • User-created files residing on selected disks

The preinstalled products are listed in the Preinstalled products and features section of this document.

Further automation of the local modification process

z/VM V5.1 provided a new command, LOCALMOD, to make the procedure for creating and applying local modifications easier. z/VM V5.2 provides further automation of the LOCALMOD process by adding a capability to rework local modifications and provide support for local service.

Packaging modifications

Withdrawal of CD-ROM distribution media

z/VM V5.2 will not be available on the CD-ROM distribution medium. z/VM continues to be distributed on 3480 and 3590 tape as well as DVD.

Removal of the System Administration Facility

The System Administration Facility tools that were added in z/VM V4.2 to help ease migration from the IBM S/390® Virtual Image Facility™ to z/VM V4.2 have been removed from z/VM V5.2. Some of the same functionality may be obtained through the z/VM Systems Management APIs, first introduced in z/VM V4.4. This satisfies the Statement of General Direction made in Software Announcement 204-057 , dated April 7, 2004.

Withdrawal of Tivoli® Storage Manager for z/VM

The Tivoli Storage Manager for VM product was removed from the z/VM V5 system DDRs and has not been orderable with the z/VM SDO since September 24, 2004. With the announcement of the Tivoli Storage Manager V5.3 family of products in Software Announcement 204-310 , dated December 14, 2004, support for z/VM was not migrated to Tivoli Storage Manager V5.3 nor is it supported.

When running in a Linux guest environment, IBM recommends Tivoli Storage Manager V5.3 (5608-ISM) or Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition, V5.3 (5608-ISX) for key data protection activities of backup, archive, recovery, space management, and disaster planning.

Withdrawal of support for Server-Requester Programming Interface (SRPI)

Support for SRPI has been discontinued with the availability of z/VM V5.2. This satisfies the Statement of General Direction made in Software Announcement 204-057 , dated April 7, 2004.
 
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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

 
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Product positioning

z/VM V5 has a 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 System z9 and zSeries is largely attributed to the business value that Linux-based solutions derive from IBM mainframe virtualization technology as provided by z/VM and IBM System z9 and zSeries servers. z/VM technology offers clients the ability to host a large number of Linux servers on a single mainframe while also providing 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 IBM mainframe servers for hosting Linux-on-z/VM workloads by configuring their servers with Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines.

The 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/ESA™, z/VSE, TPF, or z/TPF (when available), to consolidate existing VM/ESA® or z/VM V3 and V4 workloads onto a single larger z9-109 or zSeries server.

Note: z/VSE is designed to exploit selected features of System z9 and zSeries hardware.

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 z9-109, z990, z900, z890, and z800 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 on demand business solutions.

z/VM V5 is intended to address the following situations:

  • Running more Linux server images on a single z9-109 or zSeries server. Considerably more images than are currently supported by the LPAR mode of operation (up to 60 on z9-109, up to 30 on z990 and z890, and up to 15 on all other supported zSeries servers) can be achieved with z/VM guest support. These Linux on System z9 and zSeries server images can be deployed on standard engines (CPs) or IFL engines with z/VM V5. Running multiple Linux images on an IFL-configured z/VM system may not increase the IBM software charges of your existing System z9 or zSeries environment. z/OS, z/OS.e, z/VM, TPF, z/TPF (when available), VSE/ESA, z/VSE, or Linux clients 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 z9-109 or 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 z9-109 zSeries server.
  • Enhancing virtual networking. z/VM virtual switch support provides external connectivity for guest LANs through an OSA-Express adapter without requiring a VM or Linux router virtual machine.
  • Consolidating operating systems on the System z9 or zSeries platform. z/VM V5.2 provides considerable relief for real memory-constrained VM environments. The z/VM V5.2 Control Program provides added support for large real memory configurations, improving the efficiency of managing storage located above the 2 GB address line. This may enable a single z/VM instance to support a significantly larger number of guest operating systems, or guests with greater aggregate memory, than prior z/VM releases. This constraint relief is provided for both ESA/390 and z/Architecture guest operating systems such as Linux for System z9 and zSeries, TPF, z/TPF (when available), z/OS, VSE/ESA, or z/VSE. Customers experiencing real memory constraints below the 2 GB address line with z/VM V5.1 and earlier levels of z/VM and VM/ESA are likely to experience improved system throughput with z/VM V5.2.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Enhancing 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 intends to provide future enhancements to z/VM supporting the following System z9 109 functions:
    • System and guest exploitation of HiperSockets supporting the IPv6 protocol
    • Improved memory management between z/VM and Linux for System z9 and zSeries
    • Simplified networking administration and management of VLANs with support for GARP VLAN Registration Protocol (GVRP) using OSA-Express2
    • Capability to allow guest operating systems and z/VM users to query virtual port names when using N_Port ID Virtualization
  • IBM intends to evaluate z/VM V5.2 with the RACF for z/VM optional feature for conformance to the Controlled Access Protection Profile (CAPP) and Labeled Security Protection Profile (LSPP) of the Common Criteria standard for IT security, ISO/IEC 15408, at Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL4).
  • IBM intends to provide IBM Director support for Linux on System z9 and zSeries, extending IBM virtualization technology leadership with the exploitation of system management and virtual server deployment functions based on the Common Information Model (CIM) standard. IBM Director is a key component of the IBM Virtualization Engine™.
  • IBM intends to provide exploitation of the IBM TotalStorage Parallel Access Volume (PAV) feature for z/VM system data and guest data residing on VM minidisks in a future release of z/VM.
  • IBM plans to remove the ROUTED and BOOTP servers from a future release of z/VM. z/VM V5.2 is planned to be the last release in which these servers will be available.

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

For information on the System z9 109, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement 105-241 , dated July 26, 2005

For information on the zSeries 990, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement 105-012 , dated January 25, 2005
  • Hardware Announcement 104-346 , dated October 7, 2004
  • 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 105-012 , dated January 25, 2005
  • Hardware Announcement 104-346 , dated October 7, 2004
  • 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 z/VM capabilities, refer to:

  • z/VM V5.1 Software Announcement 204-235 , dated October 7, 2004
  • z/VM V5.1 Software Announcement 204-057 , dated April 7, 2004
  • 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

Availability of national languages

z/VM V5 offers National Language translation for message repositories, help files, and other panels or files depending on the function translated.

To receive the translated help files for DFSMS/VM in Kanji, you must order the no-charge optional feature using the z/VM V5 System Delivery Option (SDO). You will also receive the base DFSMS/VM feature when ordering the DFSMS/VM Kanji feature.

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

Business Partner information

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

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 205-168

Trademarks

 
HiperSockets, DirMaint, z/Architecture, PR/SM, Processor Resource/Systems Manager, ECKD, Virtual Image Facility, VSE/ESA, and Virtualization Engine are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/VM, zSeries, FICON, TotalStorage, RACF, ESCON, VTAM, z/OS, DFSMS/VM, S/390, Tivoli, VM/ESA, OS/390, and Parallel Sysplex are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

IBM IT Education Services offers classroom training, e-learning, conferences, certification, course roadmaps, and more. These publicly held or privately available courses are focused on z/VM® and Linux™ for System z9 and 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 Perspective (2 days)
  • ZV100 — z/VM and Linux Connectivity and Management (3.5 days)
  • ZL100 — Linux Implementation for zSeries (3 days)
  • ZV062 — Installing, Configuring and Servicing z/VM for Linux Guests (5 days)
  • ZL150 — Advanced Solutions for Linux on zSeries (4 days)
  • ZV200 — z/VM RACF® and DirMaint™ Implementation (4.5 days)

For information on these courses or additional VM education, contact your local IBM Education 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 a country or location, then select "Course Catalog," then under "Software," select "Linux," then "Linux for zSeries and S/390®," or under "Hardware," select "zSeries (z/OS®, z/VM, Linux)," then either "z/VM and VM/ESA®" or "Linux for zSeries."

IBM IT Education Services offers various savings programs on IBM education. For more information on the savings programs available in your country, visit the IBM IT Education Services Web site at

Select "IBM Education Pack — Save on Training" then select a country to view the various options.

Technical conferences

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

The remaining technical conference scheduled for 2005 is:

  • IBM zSeries Expo featuring z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, and Linux on zSeries scheduled for September 19-23, 2005, in San Francisco, California

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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Offering information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

Unlicensed documentation

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. All z/VM publications can also be obtained separately from z/VM (printed publications require payment of 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.

You may subscribe to receive news of many publications via Mysupport at

All publications updated for z/VM V5.2 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 and the General Information manual) are provided on the IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection (supplied with z/VM V5.2, 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 Online Library: z/VM Collection (except for General Information Manual ) and are supplied with z/VM V5.2, 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 V5.2 basic publications are available as printed books and are orderable from the Publications Center.

One copy of the basic z/VM V5.2 printed publications, and one copy of the z/VM V5.2 online publications on CD-ROM and DVD, are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

Publications changed or new for z/VM V5.2 are identified as new editions. All other publications are the same level provided with z/VM V5.1 or previous versions of z/VM.

Basic z/VM V5.2 — New editions

Unlicensed documentation

                             Order          Format
Title                        number     PDF BKM    Print
 
z/VM: Getting Started with   SC24-6096  X   X      X
 Linux on System z9 and
 zSeries
z/VM: Guide for Automated    GC24-6099  X          X
 Installation and Service
z/VM: License Information    GC24-6102  X          X

BKM = BookManager

Note: The z/VM Summary for Automated Installation and Service (Tape Installation) and the z/VM Summary for Automated Installation and Service (DVD Installation) are packaged with the z/VM: Guide for Automated Installation and Service.

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

Other z/VM V5.2 Base — New editions

Unlicensed documentation

Updated or new for z/VM V5.2:

                             Order          Format
         Title               number     PDF BKM    Print
 
z/VM: CMS and REXX/VM        GC24-6118  X   X
 Messages and Codes
z/VM: CMS Application        SC24-6069  X   X
 Development Guide
z/VM: CMS Callable           SC24-6072  X   X
 Services Reference
z/VM: CMS Commands and       SC24-6073  X   X
 Utilities Reference
z/VM: CMS File Pool          SC24-6074  X   X
 Planning, Administration,
 and Operation
z/VM: CMS Pipelines          SC24-6076  X   X
 Reference
z/VM: CMS Pipelines User's   SC24-6077  X   X
 Guide
z/VM: CMS Planning and       SC24-6078  X   X
 Administration
z/VM: Connectivity           SC24-6080  X   X
z/VM: CP Commands and        SC24-6081  X   X
 Utilities Reference
z/VM: CP Exit Customization  SC24-6082  X   X
z/VM: CP Messages and        GC24-6119  X   X
 Codes
z/VM: CP Planning and        SC24-6083  X   X
 Administration
z/VM: CP Programming         SC24-6084  X   X
 Services
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
z/VM: Glossary               GC24-6097  X   X
z/VM: Group Control          SC24-6098  X   X
 System
z/VM: I/O Configuration      SC24-6100  X   X
z/VM: Language               SC24-6101  X   X
 Environment(R)User's Guide
z/VM: Migration Guide        GC24-6103  X   X
z/VM: OpenExtensions         SC24-6104  X   X
 Advanced Application
 Programming Tools
z/VM: OpenExtensions         SC24-6105  X   X
 Callable Services
 Reference
z/VM: OpenExtensions         SC24-6106  X   X
 Commands Reference
z/VM: OpenExtensions         SC24-6108  X   X
 User's Guide
z/VM: Other Components       GC24-6120  X   X
 Messages and Codes
z/VM: Performance            SC24-6109  X   X
z/VM: Program                SC24-6110  X   X
 Management
 Binder for CMS
 
                             Order          Format
         Title               number     PDF BKM    Print
 
z/VM: Quick Reference        SC24-6111  X   X
z/VM: Reusable Server        SC24-6112  X   X
 Kernel Programmer's
 Guide and Reference
z/VM: REXX/VM User's         SC24-6114  X   X
 Guide
z/VM: Running Guest          SC24-6115  X   X
 Operating Systems
z/VM: Saved Segments         SC24-6116  X   X
 Planning and
 Administration
z/VM: Service Guide          GC24-6117  X   X
z/VM: System Operation       SC24-6121  X   X
z/VM: Systems                SC24-6122  X   X
 Management Application
 Programming
z/VM: TCP/IP Diagnosis       GC24-6123  X   X
 Guide
z/VM: TCP/IP Messages and    GC24-6124  X   X
 Codes
z/VM: TCP/IP Planning and    SC24-6125  X   X
 Customization
z/VM: TCP/IP User's Guide    SC24-6127  X   X
z/VM: Virtual Machine        SC24-6128  X   X
 Operation
z/VM: VM Dump Tool           GC24-6129  X   X
z/VM: VMSES/E Introduction   GC24-6130  X   X
 and Reference
z/VM: XEDIT User's Guide     SC24-6132  X   X
z/OS and z/VM: Hardware      SC33-7986  X   X
 Configuration
 Definition Messages
z/OS and z/VM: Hardware      SC33-7989  X   X
 Configuration
 Manager User's Guide

BKM = BookManager

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

Optional Directory Maintenance Facility feature — New editions

Unlicensed documentation

Updated for z/VM V5.2:

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

BKM = BookManager

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

Optional RACF for z/VM feature — New editions

Unlicensed documentation

Updated for z/VM V5.2:

                             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: Command Language       SC28-0733  X   X
 Reference
RACF: Diagnosis Guide        GY28-1016  X   X
RACF: General Information    GC28-0722  X   X
RACF: General User's         SC28-1341  X   X
 Guide
RACF: Macros and             SC28-1345  X   X
 Interfaces
RACF: Messages and           SC38-1014  X   X
 Codes
RACF: Migration and          GC23-3054  X   X
 Planning
RACF: Security               SC28-1340  X   X
 Administrator's Guide
RACF: System                 SC28-1343  X   X
 Programmer's Guide

BKM = BookManager

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

Optional Performance Toolkit for VM feature — New editions

Unlicensed documentation

Updated for z/VM V5.2:

                             Order          Format
Title                        number     PDF BKM    Print
 
z/VM: Performance Toolkit    SC24-6136  X   X

BKM = BookManager

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

Optional DFSMS/VM® feature — New editions

Unlicensed documentation

Updated for z/VM V5.2:

                             Order          Format
Title                        number     PDF BKM    Print
 
z/VM: DFSMS/VM               SC24-6086  X   X
 Customization               SC24-6086  X   X
z/VM: DFSMS/VM               SC24-6090  X   X
 Removable Media
 Services
z/VM: DFSMS/VM Storage       SC24-6091  X   X
 Administration

BKM = BookManager

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

Optional DFSMS/VM feature — Not new editions

Unlicensed documentation

Not updated for z/VM V5.2:

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

BKM = BookManager

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

Other — New editions

Unlicensed documentation

Updated or new with z/VM V5.2:

                             Order          Format
Title                        number     PDF BKM    Print
 
CMS/TSO Pipelines:           SL26-0018  X   X
 Author's Edition            SL26-0018  X   X
eServer zSeries              SA22-7935  X   X
 Open Systems
 Adapter-Express
 Customer's Guide and
 Reference
eServer zSeries              SA22-7990  X   X
 Open Systems
 Adapter-Express
 Integrated Console
 Controller User's
 Guide
z/OS MVS Program             SA22-7644  X   X
 Management:
 Advanced Facilities
z/OS MVS Program             SA22-7643  X   X
 Management:  User's
 Guide and Reference
z/OS: Language               SA22-7567  X   X
 Environment Concepts
 Guide
z/OS: Language               GA22-7560  X   X
 Environment
 Debugging Guide
z/OS: Language               SA22-7561  X   X
 Environment
 Programming Guide
z/OS: Language               SA22-7562  X   X
 Environment
 Programming Reference
z/OS: Language               SA22-7566  X   X
 Environment
 Run-Time Messages
z/OS: Language               SA22-7563  X   X
 Environment
 Writing ILC
 Applications

BKM = BookManager

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

Note: The updates in these new editions may not contain any new z/VM information.

Other — Not new editions

Unlicensed documentation

Not updated with z/VM V5.2:

                             Order          Format
Title                        number     PDF BKM    Print
 
Common Programming           SC26-4399      X      X
 Interface
 Communications
 Reference
Common Programming           SC31-6821      X      X
 Interface Resource
 Recovery Reference
eServer zSeries 900:         GA22-7477  X   X
 Planning for Open
 Systems Adapter-2
 Feature
z/VM: CMS Application        SC24-6070  X   X
 Development Guide
 for Assembler
z/VM: CMS Application        SC24-6071  X   X
 Multitasking
z/VM: CMS Macros and         SC24-6075  X   X
 Functions Reference
z/VM: CMS Primer             SC24-6137  X   X      X
z/VM: CMS User's Guide       SC24-6079  X   X
z/VM: CPI Communications     SC24-6085  X   X
 User's Guide
z/VM: OpenExtensions         GC24-6107  X   X
 POSIX Conformance
 Document
z/VM: REXX/VM Reference      SC24-6113  X   X
z/VM: TCP/IP Programmer's    SC24-6126  X   X
 Reference
z/VM: XEDIT Commands         SC24-6131  X   X
 and Macros
 Reference

BKM = BookManager

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

Redbooks™ and Redpapers

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

  • Systems administration
    • Linux on zSeries: Fibre Channel Protocol Implementation Guide , SG24-6344, discusses implementing Fibre Channel Protocol for Linux running on IBM eServer zSeries servers to access industry-standard SCSI devices in a Storage Area Network. The intended audience for this book is IT system administrators who plan to connect Linux servers to SCSI devices.
    • Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: Performance Toolkit for VM , SG24-6059, discusses Performance Toolkit for VM, a performance monitoring and analysis tool for z/VM. Derived from the earlier FCON/ESA product, Performance Toolkit for VM enables system administrators to collect and analyze VM performance data.
    • Linux for zSeries and S/390: ISP/ASP Solutions , SG24-6299, addresses running Linux as a guest of z/VM.
    • Linux for IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: System Management , SG24-6820, describes system management for Linux on IBM zSeries and S/390. It will help you understand the primary management processes for a set of Linux server images on zSeries and S/390, and how to identify appropriate tools for your environment.
    • Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: Large Scale Linux Deployment , SG24-6824, discusses techniques available for system administrators and I/T architects for building a large farm of Linux servers running under z/VM.
    • Linux on IBM eServer 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 eServer 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.
    • Cloning FCP-attached SCSI Disks on SLES9 Linux for zSeries Systems , REDP3871, describes a procedure to clone a root filesystem residing on an FCP-attached SCSI disk. Cloning SCSI disks that act as a Linux root filesystem requires special processing (compared to cloning ECKD™ DASD).
    • Systems Management APIs for z/VM , REDP3882, describes the z/VM Systems Management Application Programming Interface (API), a programming interface to manage many aspects of a z/VM system.
    • 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: Server Consolidation with Linux for zSeries , REDP0222, provides an introduction to server consolidation with Linux for zSeries.
    • Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: 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 eServer 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.
  • Networking
    • OSA-Express Implementation Guide , SG24-5948, helps you to install, tailor, and configure the Open Systems Adapter-Express (OSA-Express) features that are available on IBM eServer zSeries servers (z800, z900, z890, and z990).
    • 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 eServer zSeries and S/390: TCP/IP Broadcast on z/VM Guest LAN , REDP3596, provides information to help readers plan for and exploit Internet Protocol (IP) broadcast support that was made available to z/VM guest LAN environments.
    • Linux on IBM eServer 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 eServer 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.
    • Networking Overview for Linux on zSeries , REDP3901, provides an overview of the different networking options and provides recommendations for implementing the latest networking technology available to Linux for IBM eServer zSeries.
  • High availability and security
    • Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: Best Security Practices , SG24-7023, discusses best security practices for running Linux as a z/VM guest on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390 machines. This publication is intended for system administrators and IT architects responsible for deploying secure Linux servers running under z/VM.
    • Running Linux Guest in less than CP Privilege Class G , REDP3870, provides guidance for hardening a z/VM system running Linux virtual machines in a hostile environment.
    • 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.
  • Storage
    • 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.
  • Application development
    • Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: Application Development , SG24-6807, describes application development for Linux on the IBM eServer zSeries platform.
  • Solutions
    • 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 eServer product line.
    • Linux on IBM eServer zSeries and S/390: Managing a Samba Server from z/VM , REDP3604, describes a z/VM front-end for managing a Linux Samba file server.
    • Linux on IBM eServer 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 eServer z900 and S/390. It is intended both for 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 eServer 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 as 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

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 Online Library: z/VM Collection and DVD SK5T-7054, the IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection on DVD . The IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection and the IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection on DVD also contain libraries for approximately 60 products that run on z/VM V5.2. These will be available in the United States and Canada at the general availability of z/VM V5.2 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 Online Library: z/VM Collection and IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection on DVD will be shipped automatically with the product, at no additional charge. To order one additional copy, use the following features:

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

To order additional quantities greater than one, for a fee, use SK2T-2067 or SK5T-7054 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 V5.2 manuals are not offered in source file form.

Licensed publications: z/VM V5.2 does not have any licensed publications.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

z/VM V5.2 will operate on:

  • IBM System z9 109
  • IBM eServer zSeries 990

    • MCL009 in the J13479 (SE-FCS 3X) stream must be installed.

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

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

  • IBM eServer zSeries 890
    • MCL009 in the J13479 (SE-FCS 3X) stream must be installed.

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

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

  • IBM eServer zSeries 900
  • IBM eServer zSeries 800
  • Equivalent server

Refer to the Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket for your z9-109 or applicable zSeries server for any additional updates. The PSP buckets can be found on Resource Link at

Specific processor facilities required by z/VM V5.2 can be found on the z/VM Web site at

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

Installation requirements

  • Installation requires a local non-SNA 3270 terminal, such as:
    • OSA — Integrated Communications Controller (ICC)
    • 3270 Integrated Console
    • 2074 Console Support Controller
    • 3174 Control Unit
    • Equivalent console
  • Installation from magnetic tape requires a tape drive capable of reading 3480 or 3590 tape cartridges.
  • 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 IBM TotalStorage SCSI disks or equivalent.

TCP/IP for z/VM V5.2 hardware requirements: TCP/IP for z/VM V5.2 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 Open Systems Adapter Express2 (OSA-Express2) GbE, 10 GbE, 1000BASE-T Ethernet, and Token Ring

  • HYPERchannel A220 Processor Adapter 42990007

    TCP/IP for z/VM V5.2 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 V5.2 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 V5.2 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 V5.2 supports direct connection to another TCP/IP for VM, OS/390, or z/OS using the IBM FICON Channel-to-Channel Adapter.

  • IBM HiperSockets

    VM programs using TCP/IP can communicate via HiperSockets with other VM programs using TCP/IP and with guest operating systems and other logical partitions using TCP/IP.

TCP/IP for z/VM V5.2 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 System z9 and zSeries and one of the following are required:

  • IBM Crypto Express2 Coprocessor or Accelerator
  • IBM PCIX Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCIXCC)
  • IBM PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor (PCICC)
  • IBM PCI Cryptographic Accelerator (PCICA)

Software requirements

Prerequisite requirements

  • EREP VM (5654-260) V3.5.0.
    • The PTFs for APARs VM63743 and VM63624 have been applied to the z/VM V5.2 system DDRs. The PTF for APAR VM63743 provides the necessary function to support System z9. The PTF for APAR VM63624 provides the necessary function to support the DS6000 and DS8000. These PTFs must be applied to z/VM V4.4 and V5.1 to support this hardware.
  • 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 PTF for APAR PQ84848 has been applied to the ICKDSF product preinstalled with z/VM V5.2. This PTF provides the necessary function for ICKDSF to support large FBA devices.
    • The PTFs for APARs PQ96706 and PQ95319 have been applied to the ICKDSF product preinstalled with z/VM V5.2. These PTFs provide the necessary function for ICKDSF to support the DS8000 and DS6000 storage devices, respectively.

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

When ordering z/VM V5.2, 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

  • DFSMS/VM requirements
    • ISPF V3.2.0 (5684-043) or a subsequent release for DFSMS/VM usage. ISPF is not required, if you are using only the 3495 Tape Library Dataserver support of DFSMS.
    • DirMaint Facility 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.
    • TCP/IP for z/VM V5.2 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.
    • The PTF for APAR VM63664 is required to support 1 TB SCSI disks and has been applied to the optional no-charge DFSMS/VM features available with the z/VM V4.4, V5.1, and V5.2 SDOs.
  • DirMaint Facility of z/VM FL510
    • The PTFs for APARs VM63700 and VM63733 have been applied to the DirMaint optional feature preinstalled with z/VM V5.2.
      • The PTF for APAR VM63700 provides the necessary function to support near 1 TB SCSI disks.
      • The PTF for APAR VM63733 provides the necessary function to support simplified user administration with the coordination of DirMaint and RACF changes and performance improvements for large user directories.
  • Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) and Hardware Configuration Manager (HCM) requirements
    • The PTFs for APARs VM63450, VM63524, VM63610, and VM63721 have been applied to the HCD and HCM facilities preinstalled with z/VM V5.2.
      • The PTF for APAR VM63450 provides the necessary function to support the DS6000 and DS8000.
      • The PTF for APAR VM63524 provides the necessary function to support OSA devices associated with CHPID type OSD.
      • The PTF for APAR VM63610 provides the necessary function to support z990 and z890.
      • The PTF for APAR VM63721 provides the necessary function to support System z9 including 63.75K subchannels and CHPID type OSN.

        These PTFs must be applied to z/VM V4.4 and V5.1 to support these functions.

  • IBM High Level Assembler (5696-234) requirements
    • High Level Assembler V1.5.0, or later, is required to:
      • Create a new DMSTRT for system languages (NLS)
      • Create image libraries for system printers (FCBs)
      • Create GCS application segments (CONTENTS macro)
      • Access major CMS application interfaces (CMSCALL)
      • Access most CP application interfaces (DIAGNOSE)
      • Use the AVS tuning control module (AGWTUN)
      • Use RAS tools (such as MDCHECK, FS2SFSER, AFTCHAIN, PRINTBLK, and PRINTFST)
      • Use the API for data compression
      • Use the CMS Pipelines Assemble macros interface
      • Assemble exit routines for DirMaint and RSCS
      • Customize Language Environment or compile assembler routines used in mixed-language user applications
      • Assemble applications that exploit the IEEE Floating Point hardware facility
      • Add devices that cannot be sensed (updating HCPRIO ASSEMBLE)
      • Perform local modifications to modules written in assembler
      • Assemble any CP modules
      • Assemble exit routines for CP
      • Reassemble CP replacement parts for the RACF for z/VM optional feature

      Note: An equivalent product may be used in place of High Level Assembler.

  • Language Environment
    • The PTF for APAR VM63755 has been applied to the Language Environment component preinstalled with z/VM V5.2. This PTF provides the necessary support for the new MPRoute server.
  • 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.
  • POSIX requirements
    • Developing POSIX applications requires IBM C for VM/ESA V3.1.0 (5654-033) or C/C++ for z/VM V1.1 (5654-A22).
  • RACF
    • The PTF for APAR VM63750 has been applied to the RACF for z/VM optional feature preinstalled with z/VM V5.2. This PTF provides the necessary RACF support to control promiscuous mode authorizations for guest LANs and virtual switches.
  • 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.

    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

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 V5.2.

  • The PTF for APAR OA06666 has been applied to the OSA/SF facility preinstalled with z/VM V5.2. This PTF provides the necessary function to operate OSA/SF with the z890 and z990 with z/VM V5.2.
  • The PTF for APAR OA11650 has been applied to the OSA/SF facility preinstalled with z/VM V5.2. This PTF provides the necessary function to operate OSA/SF with the System z9. It must be applied to z/VM V4.4 and V5.1 to support the System z9 on these releases.
  • To support an OSA in TCP/IP Passthru mode in a z/VM V5.2 environment, OSA/SF requires TCP/IP for z/VM V5.2. OSA/SF support is required in this mode only if access to one of the OSA's ports is being shared by more than one host program or if an ATM OSA-2 is being used as a LAN Emulation Client (LEC).

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

TCP/IP for z/VM V5.2 program requirements: TCP/IP for z/VM V5.2 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 Enterprise Server 8 (SLES8) Service Pack 3 (31-bit)
    • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (SLES9) (31-bit), with 2005-04-28 kernel 2.6.5 bug fix patch 18
    • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (SLES9) (64-bit), with 2005-04-28 kernel 2.6.5 bug fix patch 18
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS V3 (31-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS V3 (64-bit)

    IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to exploit this function in future Linux on System z9 and zSeries distributions or service updates.

  • 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 V4 (5654-010)
  • For X.25 interface support:
    • X.25 NCP Packet Switching Interface (NPSI) V3.4 (5688-035), or later, for 3745
    • 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 System z9 and zSeries is not provided with z/VM V5. In order to operate Linux as a guest of z/VM, Linux must be obtained from distributors.

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

Limitations

  • z/VM V5 will operate only on hardware servers that support z/Architecture™ (64-bit), including z9-109, z990, z890, z900, and z800 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 engine(s) in LPAR mode. This is not a consideration for z9-109, z990, and z890 machines, which do not have basic mode.
  • z/VM V5 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. The processor requirements to run as a V=V guest what 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 V5.2 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
 
MR0122034653   New tool, IPFORMAT, provides
                formatting of TCP/IP and guest LAN
                traces
MR0812004835   Minidisk caching reads/writes tracks
                larger than 32KB
MR0512056617   CHPID simulation when Virtual Coupling
                Facility runs into a real versus
                virtual CHPID conflict
Requirement
number         Requirement description
 
MR0224041611   TCP/IP SSL server supports Red Hat
                Enterprise Linux AS V3 (31- and 64-bit)
                distributions
MR0701035313   TCP/IP NETSTAT CONFIG option shows
                status of PROXYARP
MR0211044953   Allows a guest to set the effective MAC
                address in a virtual NIC within an
                OSA-Express Layer 2 environment
MR1027045945   TCP/IP MPRoute server supports
                SUBNET=NOVIPASUBNET option
MR0727046236   TCP/IP MPRoute server advertises host
                route
MR111104433    TCP/IP server allows static routes
                to be defined using the z/OS
                BEGINROUTES format

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

z/VM V5 Subscription and Support (S&S): To order z/VM V5.2, 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, you must also obtain a Linux on System z9 and 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: With the availability of z/VM V5, the following priced, optional products or features are automatically shipped and preinstalled on the z/VM V5 base product media:

  • 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 features. You will receive the program directory for the optional feature or program product. The program directories include instructions for enabling use of the products.

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

Device support to be withdrawn: z/VM V5.2 does not support the following devices:

  • IBM 2741 and TWX Terminal Model 33/35 (TTY), or their equivalents, as virtual consoles. Refer to Software Announcement 204-057 , dated April 7, 2004 for more details on this support withdrawal.
  • IBM 3705 Communication Controller.
  • IBM 3720 Communication Controller.
  • IBM 3725 Communication Controller.
  • IBM 8232 LAN Channel Station.

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-based 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.

Packaging

z/VM V5.2: The z/VM V5.2 product package is distributed with the following:

  • International Program License Agreement (IPLA) (Z125-3301).
  • License Information Document (LID) (GC24-6102).
  • If ordering to install using 3480 tape:
    • Basic machine-readable material on 3480 tape cartridges for installation to a 3390 DASD.
    • Stacked Recommended Service Update (RSU) 3480 tape cartridge(s) containing required service.
  • If ordering to install using 3590 tape:
    • Basic machine-readable material on a 3590 tape cartridge for installation to a 3390 DASD.
    • Stacked RSU 3590 tape cartridge(s) 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 Online Library: z/VM Collection .
  • One DVD containing the IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection on DVD .
  • One tape containing the z/VM SDO Optional Products Enabling Aid labeled "z/VM Licensed Program Products." If any SDO optional products are ordered, the Enabling Aid will be stacked on the tape labeled "z/VM Licensed Program Products." Refer to the media report included with your shipment from IBM.
  • Publications:
    • z/VM: Guide for Automated Installation and Service (GC24-6099).
    • z/VM: Getting Started with Linux on System z9 and zSeries (SC24-6096).

    Note: The z/VM Summary for Automated Installation and Service (Tape Installation) and the z/VM Summary for Automated Installation and Service (DVD Installation) are packaged with the z/VM: Guide for Automated Installation and Service.

  • Program directories for z/VM V5.2, z/VM V5.2 SDO, and the preinstalled products.
  • Program directories for DirMaint, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM if these optional features are ordered.

3590 media: 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) tape(s) for z/VM. For example, the multiple tape volumes previously required to deliver the z/VM base system media on 3480 now require only 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 facilities.
 
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Ordering information

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 VUE021, is available for z/VM V5 and the optional features of DirMaint, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM, and S&S entitlements at initial order of z/VM V5 or the features. Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

Engine-based Value Unit pricing of z/VM V5 is different than MSU-based Value Unit pricing, which is available on other IBM software products.

                                     Program   Pricing metric
Program name                         number    description
 
z/VM V5                              5741-A05  Value Units
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 provides a lower price per engine as more Value Units are licensed with z/VM V5. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors running z/VM V5 across the enterprise to achieve a more economical price. There may also be a price benefit when you grow your capacity. Additional capacity will not be priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit, but is based on the capacity (engines) for which z/VM V5 has already been installed.

Translation from engines to Value Units: Refer to the Prices 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 on all six engines, the applicable Value Units would be:

    (3 * 10) + (3 * 9) = 57 Value Units

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

IPLA           S&S
program        program      Program
number         number       description
 
5741-A05       5741-SNS     z/VM V5
5741-A05       5741-SNS     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 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.

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 was updated in z/VM V5.1 to provide functional equivalence to the Performance Reporting Facility (PRF) priced optional feature of z/VM V4.

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 V5.2.

The priced, optional features RTM and PRF are not available with z/VM V5 nor can they be licensed on z/VM V5. They remain available with z/VM V4.4 but will not be enhanced.

Because the Performance Toolkit for VM feature was derived from the IBM FCON/ESA program (5788-LGA), any existing VM customers who have previously purchased FCON/ESA are entitled to receive a no-charge upgrade when ordering the Performance Toolkit for VM feature with z/VM V5. 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 was discontinued on 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 or an equivalent product 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

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

Processor

In Full Capacity charging, PoEs must be acquired for all activated "processors" (available for use) that are on the server where the Program or a component of the Program is run.

  1. If there are Program Components included in the offering whose function is not to be included in the charge metric, these must be listed in the Program-unique Terms of the License Information.
  2. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  3. Multi-core technology allows two or more processors (commonly called "cores") to be active on a single silicon chip. Unless otherwise announced, with multi-core technology, IBM considers each "core" to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  4. In the zSeries Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) environment, each IFL engine is considered a single "physical processor."
  5. Threading, a technique which makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does NOT affect the count of physical processors.

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

Program             Program             Value Unit
number              name                Exhibit
 
5741-A05            z/VM V5             VUE021

For each System z9 or zSeries IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the "required license capacity." Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z9 or zSeries IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable Terms

Order z/VM SDO through the Internet: ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order System z9 and zSeries software upgrades. This now includes VM. Using ShopzSeries, customers can quickly generate orders for z/VM SDOs. Additionally, ShopzSeries will ensure your order is technically correct (that is, ensures any corequisite or prerequisite or incompatibility conditions are resolved to ensure timely order placement and processing). ShopzSeries is available in the United States and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

z/VM SDO licensed products for z/VM V4.4 are eligible for Internet delivery using the ShopzSeries Web site. z/VM V5.2 SDO licensed products will also be available after the general availability of z/VM V5.2. The z/VM base operating system cannot be delivered using Internet delivery of ShopzSeries.

Licensing for z/VM V5

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

IPLA       SDO       S&S
program    program   program        Program
number     number    number         description
 
5741-A05   5741-A06  5741-SNS       z/VM V5
5741-A05   5741-A06  5741-SNS       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. 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 and 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 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 z9-109, z990, z900, z890, or z800 server.

When ordering z/VM V5 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 z9-109, z990, z900, z890, or z800 server.

When ordering z/VM V5 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 z9-109, z990, z900, z890, or z800 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 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)
 54        54       System z9 (2094)

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.

z/VM V5.1 and its priced, optional features (DirMaint, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM) will continue to be orderable after the availability z/VM V5.2. IBM plans to withdraw z/VM V5.1 from marketing on September 30, 2006, and plans to support it until September 30, 2007.

z/VM V5.2 (5741-A05) basic license

Entitlement                         License option/
identifier     Description          Pricing metric
 
S0111PP        z/VM V5.2            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 V5.2 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 V5.2 (5741-A05) Temporary Use Charge
 
Entitlement                         License option/
identifier     Description          Pricing metric
 
S0111PP        z/VM V5.2            On/Off CoD,
                                     per Processor
S0111PH        DirMaint feature     On/Off CoD,
                                     per Processor
S0111PL        RACF feature         On/Off CoD,
                                     per Processor
S0111PT        Performance Toolkit  On/Off CoD,
                for VM feature       per Processor

Ordering z/VM V5.2 using the SDO

Orders for z/VM V5.2 will be accepted beginning December 2, 2005. When placing an order, if you wish to have that order fulfilled with z/VM V5.2, you will need to specify a customer requested arrival date (CRAD) of December 16, 2005, or later. Production of z/VM V5.2 orders is planned to begin on December 16, 2005.

z/VM V5.1 will continue to be orderable after the availability z/VM V5.2.

z/VM V5.1 and its priced, optional features of DirMaint, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM will be withdrawn from marketing on September 30, 2006, and will be supported until September 30, 2007.

z/VM V4.4 will continue to be available after the availability of z/VM V5.2. 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 has been withdrawn from marketing as of August 27, 2004, and will continue to be supported until December 31, 2005, as previously announced in Withdrawal Announcement 904-151 , dated August 3, 2004.

Orders for z/VM V5.2 and the optional features must use the z/VM V5.2 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 V5.2, you will receive a system DDR tape or DVD containing the program code for z/VM V5.2, an IPLA for 5741-A05, a LID, program directories, the SDO Enabling Aid, and one copy of each publication available for z/VM V5.2 as listed in the Planning information, Packaging section of this announcement.

Examples

  • Example 1 — You currently do not have z/VM V5 licensed on any engines on any System z9 109 (z9-109) or zSeries server within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value Unit for licensing (5741-A05) is 0.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V5 and designating two IFL engines on a single z9-109 or zSeries server within your enterprise as running z/VM V5, you will specify the disk type to which you will install and the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A05, capacity to be specified in engine-based Value Units would be (2 * 10) or 20 resulting in a total of 20 Value Units.

  • Example 2 — You currently are not running z/VM V5 on standard engines (CPs) but you are running z/VM V5 on one IFL engine (probably running Linux on System z9 or zSeries) on a single z9-109 or zSeries server within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value Unit for licensing (5741-A05) is 10.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V5 and designating two additional IFL engines on a single z9-109 or zSeries server within your enterprise as running z/VM V5, you will specify the disk type to which you will install and the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A05, additional capacity to be specified in engine-based Value Units would be (2 * 10) or 20 resulting in a total of 30 Value Units.

  • Example 3 — You currently are running z/VM V5 on two standard engines (CPs) on a single z9-109 or zSeries server within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value Unit for 5741-A05 is 20.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V5 and designating two additional standard engines (CPs) on a single z9-109 or zSeries server within your enterprise as running z/VM V5, you will specify the disk type to which you will install and the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A05, additional capacity to be specified in engine-based Value Units would be (1 * 10) + (1 * 9) or 19 resulting in a total of 39 Value Units.

  • Example 4 — You currently are running z/VM V5 on two standard engines (CPs) and on one IFL engine (probably running Linux for System z9 or zSeries on a single z9-109 or zSeries server within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value Unit for 5741-A05 is 30.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V5 for four additional engines and designating one as a standard engine and the remaining three as IFL engines on a single z9-109 or zSeries server within your enterprise as running z/VM V5, you will specify the disk type to which you will install and the desired distribution medium. When licensing using 5741-A05, additional capacity to be specified in engine-based Value Units would be (3 * 9) + (1 * 8) or 35 resulting in a total of 65 Value Units.

  • Example 5 — You currently do not have z/VM V5 licensed on any engines on any z9-109 or zSeries server within your enterprise. Your engine-based Value Unit is 0.

    If you will be licensing z/VM V5 and designating two standard engines (CPs) on one z9-109 or zSeries server and on an additional z9-109 or zSeries server within your enterprise, you will license z/VM V5 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 V5.2 Base SDO (5741-A06) — S0111J2

Orderable                                Distribution
supply ID               Language         medium
 
S0111RS                 US English       3480 Tape
S0111X6                 US English       3590 Tape

z/VM V5.2 Base SDO (5741-A06) — S0111HM

Orderable                                Distribution
supply ID               Language         medium
 
S0111RT                 US English       DVD

Optional features of z/VM V5.2 SDO (5741-A06)

DirMaint feature (5741-A06) — S0111HV

Orderable                                Distribution
supply ID               Language         medium
 
S0111RP                 US English       3480 Tape
S0111WZ                 US English       3590 Tape
S0111WX                 US English       DVD

RACF for z/VM feature (5741-A06) — S0111J0

Orderable                                Distribution
supply ID               Language         medium
 
S0111RN                 US English       3480 Tape
S0111X5                 US English       3590 Tape
S0111X4                 US English       DVD

Performance Toolkit for VM feature (5741-A06) — S0111HX

Orderable                                Distribution
supply ID               Language         medium
 
S0111RK                 US English       3480 Tape
S0111X2                 US English       3590 Tape
S0111X1                 US English       DVD

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

z/VM V5.2 Base (5741-A05) — S0111J2

Orderable                                Distribution
supply ID               Language         medium
 
S0111J3                 US English       3480 Tape
                                         (Not for Supply)

z/VM V5.2 Base (5741-A05) — S0111HM

Orderable                                Distribution
supply ID               Language         medium
 
S0111HN                 US English       DVD System Image
                                         (Not for Supply)

DirMaint feature (5741-A05) — S0111HV

Orderable                                Distribution
supply ID               Language         medium
 
S0111HW                 US English       3480 Tape
                                         (Not for Supply)

RACF for z/VM feature (5741-A05) — S0111J0

Orderable                                Distribution
supply ID               Language         medium
 
S0111J1                 US English       3480 Tape
                                         (Not for Supply)

Performance Toolkit for VM feature (5741-A05) — S0111HX

Orderable                                Distribution
supply ID               Language         medium
 
S0111HZ                 US English       3480 Tape
                                         (Not for Supply)

Support for z/VM V5

Program name: z/VM Subscription and Support

Program number: 5741-SNS

Support for z/VM V5 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 or the optional features. If an 5741-SNS order is declined, you will only be entitled to support under the basic warranty for z/VM V5.2 (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 V5.2 (5741-A05) is planned to be available by IBM until April 30, 2009.
  • 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 V4.4 (5739-A03) is planned to be available by IBM until September 30, 2006.
  • Central service for z/VM V4.3 was discontinued on May 31, 2005.

The z/VM S&S provides:

  • Corrections that fix substantial deviations of unmodified products from the then-current code, publications, and informal documentation (that is, release notes and memos).
  • Software product updates that are improvements, extensions, and other changes IBM, at its discretion, deems to be reasonable.
  • Recommended Service Updates (RSUs), new versions, and new releases at no additional charge.
  • Technical support:
    • A reasonable amount of remote assistance via telephone, mail, facsimile (fax), or e-mail to address suspected IBM program defects, where available, during normal IBM business hours from Monday through Friday, except local holidays. Exceptions from normal IBM business hours are Severity 1 (high-impact) problems. Support for high-impact suspected IBM defects is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Temporary fixes for problems (where known), where they exist.

    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 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 license(s) must equal the number of Value Units ordered for the OTC license(s).

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)
  54        54      System z9 (2094)

z/VM Subscription and Support (5741-SNS)

Entitlement                License option/
identifier   Description   Pricing metric
 
S0111PX      z/VM V5       SW Subscription and Support ASC
                            Decline SW S&S No-charge
                            SW S&S Registration No-charge
S0111R1      DirMaint      SW Subscription and Support ASC
              feature       Decline SW S&S No-charge
                            SW S&S Registration No-charge
S0111R0      RACF          SW Subscription and Support ASC
              feature        Decline SW S&S No-charge
                            SW S&S Registration No-charge
S0111PZ      Perform.      SW Subscription and Support ASC
              Toolkit       Decline SW S&S No-charge
              for VM        SW S&S Registration No-charge
              feature

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

z/VM V5.2 Base S&S (5741-SNS) — S0111HH

 
Orderable
supply ID   Language   Description
 
S0111HJ     US English z/VM V5 3390 Sys DDR
                       (Support for 5741-A05)

z/VM V5.2 Base S&S (5741-SNS) — S0111HK

Orderable
supply ID   Language   Description
 
S0111HL     US English z/VM V5 DVD Sys Image
                       (Support for 5741-A05)

z/VM V5.2 Base S&S (5741-SNS) — S0111H7

Orderable
supply ID   Language   Description
 
S0111H8     US English DirMaint Feature
                       (Support for 5741-A05)

z/VM V5.2 Base S&S (5741-SNS) — S0111HC

Orderable
supply ID   Language   Description
 
S0111HD     US English RACF for z/VM Feature
                       (Support for 5741-A05)

z/VM V5.2 Base S&S (5741-SNS) — S0111HF

Orderable
supply ID   Language   Description
 
S0111HG     US English Performance Toolkit
                       for VM feature
                       (Support for 5741-A05)

National Language Translation

When you order z/VM V5.2, 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 V5.2 in the following languages:

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

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

To receive the translated help files for DFSMS/VM in Kanji, you must order the no-charge optional DFSMS/VM feature using the z/VM V5 System Delivery Option (SDO).

z/VM V5 SDO optional licensed products

Program name: z/VM V5.2 SDO

Program number: 5741-A06

The following table provides the orderable supply features for the optional licensed products with z/VM V5.2.

Orderable supply feature numbers for 5741-A06

Orderable
supply      Language    Medium     Description
 
S0111RS     US English  3480 Tape  5741-A05 3480 3390 Sys DDR
S0111X6     US English  3590 Tape  5741-A05 3590 3390 Sys DDR
S0111RT     US English  DVD        5741-A05 DVD System Image
S0111X7     US English  3480 Tape  5741-A05 3480 SDO OptProd Aid
S0111X8     US English  3590 Tape  5741-A05 3590 SDO OptProd Aid
S0111RP     US English  3480 Tape  5741-A05 3480 DirMaint
S0111WZ     US English  3590 Tape  5741-A05 3590 DirMaint
S0111WX     US English  DVD        5741-A05 DVD DirMaint
S0111RN     US English  3480 Tape  5741-A05 3480 RACF for z/VM
S0111X5     US English  3590 Tape  5741-A05 3590 RACF for z/VM
S0111X4     US English  DVD        5741-A05 DVD RACF for z/VM
S0111RK     US English  3480 Tape  5741-A05 3480 Performance
                                              Toolkit for VM
S0111X2     US English  3590 Tape  5741-A05 3590 Performance
                                              Toolkit for VM
S0111X1     US English  DVD        5741-A05 DVD Performance
                                              Toolkit for VM
S0111XZ     US English  3480 Tape  5741-A05 3480 DFSMS/VM Feature
S0111Z0     US English  3590 Tape  5741-A05 3590 DFSMS/VM Feature
S0111RV     US English  3480 Tape  5648-063 3480 ACF/NCP
S0111RW     US English  3590 Tape  5648-063 3590 ACF/NCP
S0111SB     US English  3480 Tape  5654-009 3480 ACF/SSP
S0111SC     US English  3590 Tape  5654-009 3590 ACF/SSP
S0111VZ     US English  3480 Tape  5654-010 3480 ACF/VTAM -- VM
S0111W0     US English  3590 Tape  5654-010 3590 ACF/VTAM -- VM
S0111TZ     US English  3480 Tape  5686-065 3480 ACF/VTAM APPC
S0111TX     US English  3590 Tape  5686-065 3590 ACF/VTAM APPC
S0111T3     US English  3480 Tape  5654-010 3480 ACF/VTAM SUITE
S0111T4     US English  3590 Tape  5654-010 3590 ACF/VTAM SUITE
S0111W8     US English  3480 Tape  5648-B33 3480 AFP(TM) Font Coll
S0111W7     US English  3590 Tape  5648-B33 3590 AFP Font Coll
S0111W9     US English  3480 Tape  5688-228 3480 APL2(R)
S0111WB     US English  3590 Tape  5688-228 3590 APL2
S011VVH     US English  3480 Tape  5697-J06 3480 Backup/Restore
S011VVJ     US English  3590 Tape  5697-J06 3590 Backup/Restore
S0111WC     US English  3480 Tape  5684-062 3480 BookMgr Read
S0111WD     US English  3590 Tape  5684-062 3590 BookMgr Read
S0111WK     US English  3480 Tape  5654-A22 3480 C/C++ for z/VM
S0111WL     US English  3590 Tape  5654-A22 3590 C/C++ for z/VM
S0111SF     US English  3480 Tape  5688-188 3480 C/370(TM) Library
S0111SD     US English  3590 Tape  5688-188 3590 C/370 Library
S0111WH     US English  3480 Tape  5684-160 3480 Callup
S0111WJ     US English  3590 Tape  5684-160 3590 Callup
S0111S3     US English  3480 Tape  5648-A25 3480 COBOL
S0111S2     US English  3590 Tape  5648-A25 3590 COBOL
S0111S6     US English  3480 Tape  5697-F42 3480 DB/2 ControlCtr
S0111S7     US English  3590 Tape  5697-F42 3590 DB/2 ControlCtr
S0111SV     US English  3480 Tape  5697-F42 3480 DB/2 Data Res
S0111ST     US English  3590 Tape  5697-F42 3590 DB/2 Data Res
S0111V8     US English  3480 Tape  5697-F42 3480 DB/2 RXSQL VM
S0111V9     US English  3590 Tape  5697-F42 3590 DB/2 RXSQL VM
S0111T2     US English  3480 Tape  5697-F42 3480 DB/2 Svr for VM
S0111T1     US English  3590 Tape  5697-F42 3590 DB/2 Svr for VM
S0111TC     US English  3480 Tape  5748-XX9 3480 DCF
S0111TD     US English  3590 Tape  5748-XX9 3590 DCF
S0111T8     US English  3480 Tape  5748-XX9 3480 DCF/ODF
S0111T7     US English  3590 Tape  5748-XX9 3590 DCF/ODF
S0111T9     US English  3480 Tape  5748-XX9 3480 DCF/SMFF
S0111TB     US English  3590 Tape  5748-XX9 3590 DCF/SMFF
S011F02     US English  3480 Tape  5654-A23 3480 Debug Tool
 
Orderable
supply      Language    Medium     Description
 
S011F03     US English  3590 Tape  5654-A23 3590 Debug Tool
S0111S9     US English  3480 Tape  5648-099 3480 DITTO-VSE&OPTVM
S0111S8     US English  3590 Tape  5648-099 3590 DITTO-VSE&OPTVM
S0111TJ     US English  3480 Tape  5654-029 3480 DITTO/ESA -- VM
S0111TH     US English  3590 Tape  5654-029 3590 DITTO/ESA -- VM
S0111TG     US English  3480 Tape  5648-099 3480 DITTO/ESA -- VSE
S0111TF     US English  3590 Tape  5648-099 3590 DITTO/ESA -- VSE
S0111TK     US English  3480 Tape  5684-113 3480 DMS/CMS
S0111TL     US English  3590 Tape  5684-113 3590 DMS/CMS
S0111V5     US English  3480 Tape  5654-260 3480 EREP
S0111V4     US English  3590 Tape  5654-260 3590 EREP
S0111VC     US English  3480 Tape  5668-801 3480 GDDM(R)/IMD
S0111VB     US English  3590 Tape  5668-801 3590 GDDM/IMD
S0111VD     US English  3480 Tape  5668-723 3480 GDDM/IVU
S0111VF     US English  3590 Tape  5668-723 3590 GDDM/IVU
S0111VG     US English  3480 Tape  5668-812 3480 GDDM/PGF
S0111VH     US English  3590 Tape  5668-812 3590 GDDM/PGF
S0111VJ     US English  3480 Tape  5684-168 3480 GDDM/VM
S0111VK     US English  3590 Tape  5684-168 3590 GDDM/VM
S0111VM     US English  3480 Tape  5696-234 3480 HLASM V4
S0111VL     US English  3590 Tape  5696-234 3590 HLASM V4
S0111VN     US English  3480 Tape  5696-234 3480 HLASM V4 Toolkit
S0111VP     US English  3590 Tape  5696-234 3590 HLASM V4 Toolkit
S0111VX     US English  3480 Tape  5684-157 3480 Host Mgmt Fac
S0111VW     US English  3590 Tape  5684-157 3590 Host Mgmt Fac
S0111WF     US English  3480 Tape  5654-033 3480 IBM C -- VM/ESA
S0111WG     US English  3590 Tape  5654-033 3590 IBM C -- VM/ESA
S0111TR     US English  3480 Tape  5684-042 3480 ICKDSF SES/E
S0111TP     US English  3590 Tape  5684-042 3590 ICKDSF SES/E
S0111TT     US English  3480 Tape  5684-043 3480 ISPF V3 ENU
S0111TS     US English  3590 Tape  5684-043 3590 ISPF V3 ENU
S0111TV     US English  3480 Tape  5684-123 3480 ISPF/PDF V3
S0111TW     US English  3590 Tape  5684-123 3590 ISPF/PDF V3
S0111T5     US English  3480 Tape  5688-035 3480 NPSI X.25
S0111T6     US English  3590 Tape  5688-035 3590 NPSI X.25
S0111V2     US English  3480 Tape  5684-100 3480 Pass-Through
S0111V3     US English  3590 Tape  5684-100 3590 Pass-Through
S0111W6     US English  3480 Tape  5688-235 3480 PL/I
S0111W5     US English  3590 Tape  5688-235 3590 PL/I
S0111V0     US English  3480 Tape  5688-190 3480 PPFA/370
S0111V1     US English  3590 Tape  5688-190 3590 PPFA/370
S0111TN     US English  3480 Tape  5684-141 3480 PSF/VM
S0111TM     US English  3590 Tape  5684-141 3590 PSF/VM
S0111V6     US English  3480 Tape  5697-F42 3480 QMF(TM) for VM
S0111V7     US English  3590 Tape  5697-F42 3590 QMF for VM
S0111VT     US English  3480 Tape  5695-013 3480 REXX/370 Complr
S0111VV     US English  3590 Tape  5695-013 3590 REXX/370 Complr
S0111W2     US English  3480 Tape  5695-014 3480 REXX/370 Lib
S0111W1     US English  3590 Tape  5695-014 3590 REXX/370 Lib
S0111SL     US English  3480 Tape  5684-096 3480 RSCS V3
S0111SM     US English  3590 Tape  5684-096 3590 RSCS V3
S011VVK     US English  3480 Tape  5697-J08 3480 Tape Manager
S011VVL     US English  3590 Tape  5697-J08 3590 Tape Manager
S0111S4     US English  3480 Tape  5648-B02 3480 VisualAgeGenSer
S0111S5     US English  3590 Tape  5648-B02 3590 VisualAgeGenSer
S0111SG     US English  3480 Tape  5684-137 3480 VM Batch Facilit
S0111SH     US English  3590 Tape  5684-137 3590 VM Batch Facilit
S0111SP     US English  3480 Tape  5668-806 3480 VS FORTRAN
S0111SN     US English  3590 Tape  5668-806 3590 VS FORTRAN
S0111SS     US English  3480 Tape  5668-767 3480 VS PASCAL
S0111SR     US English  3590 Tape  5668-767 3590 VS PASCAL
S0111SW     US English  3480 Tape  5668-717 3480 VS Pascal Lib
S0111SX     US English  3590 Tape  5668-717 3590 VS Pascal Lib
S0111SZ     US English  3480 Tape  5686-081 3480 VSE/VSAM for VM
S0111T0     US English  3590 Tape  5686-081 3590 VSE/VSAM for VM
S0111VS     US English  3480 Tape  5686-065 3480 VSE/VTAM V4 VM
S0111VR     US English  3590 Tape  5686-065 3590 VSE/VTAM V4 VM
S0111W4     US English  3480 Tape  5686-065 3480 VSE/VTAM V4 VSE
S0111W3     US English  3590 Tape  5686-065 3590 VSE/VTAM V4 VSE

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

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

  • 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, 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, or later, with no licensing or billing requirements.

  • CMS Utilities

    CMS Utilities , previously a priced, optional feature of VM/ESA and z/VM V3.1, is included in z/VM V5, 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, 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

    RSCS V3.2.0 (5684-096) is preinstalled with z/VM V5, 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

    DirMaint , RACF for z/VM , and the Performance Toolkit for VM optional features for z/VM V5 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.


 
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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 IBM 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 the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at leisure.

Program support: Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support (S&S), 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.

If you decline S&S, central service through e-mail, mail, or fax is planned to be available by IBM for the following releases until the dates listed:

  • z/VM V5.2 (5741-A05) — April 30, 2009
  • z/VM V5.1 (5741-A05) — September 30, 2007
  • z/VM V4.4 (5739-A03) — September 30, 2006

Problems should be submitted using one of the following methods:

  • E-mail address: vmserv@vnet.ibm.com
  • Fax number: 607-429-4190
  • Postal mail:
      IBM Corporation
      Dept C7NG
      c/o z/VM Service
      1701 North Street
      Endicott, NY 13760

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the Program and you are the original licensee, 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. For clarification, note that for Programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to Programs already acquired and in use by the customer.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes

  • z/VM V5 supports z9-109, z990, z900, z890, and z800 or equivalent servers. For information about specific z/VM machine requirements and programming requirements, refer to the z/VM: General Information , GC24-6095.
  • Your entitlement is for only the quantity of engine-based Value Units licensed. These engine-based Value Units can be for either standard or IFL 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 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 z9-109, z990, z900, z890, or z800 server.
  • When ordering z/VM V5 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 z9-109, z990, z900, z890, or z800 server.
  • When ordering z/VM V5 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 z9-109, z990, z900, z890, or z800 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, visit

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

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available: Yes, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Single Version Charging: Single Version Charging (SVC) is applicable only 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 V5.2 to be eligible.

Products eligible for Single Version Charging (SVC)

Replaced program:                  Replacement program:
Program      Program               Program        Program
number       name                  number         name
 
5654-A17 z/VM Version 3            5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
5654-030 VM/ESA Version 2          5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
5684-112 VM/ESA Version 1          5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
5664-167 VM/SP(TM)                 5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
5664-173 VM/SP HPO                 5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
5664-301 VM/IS Base (Core)         5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
5664-308 VM/XA SP                  5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
 
5735-FAL TCP/IP Version 2          5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
5798-FAL TCP/IP Version 1          5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
 
5796-PNA VM Realtime               5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
              Monitor
5664-191 VMMAP                     5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
5798-DWD RealTime Monitor          5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
              VM/ESA
5684-073 VMPRF                     5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
 
5748-XE4 DirMaint                  5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
 
5740-XXH RACF                      5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
 
5688-198 Language                  5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
              Environment/370
5706-116 DFSMS/VM                  5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
 
5668-911 OS/PL/I V2 Library        5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
5734-LM4 OS PL/I Resident          5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
              Library
5734-LM5 OS PL/I Transient         5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
              Library
5688-022 VS COBOL II Library       5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
              Only
5668-940 VS COBOL II Library       5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
              Only
5740-LM1 OS/VS COBOL               5741-A05 z/VM V5.2
              Library Only
5688-039 C/370 Library             5741-A05 z/VM V5.2

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 eServer On/Off Capacity on Demand — Software — 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 eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive 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 eServer 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


 
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Prices

Information on charges is available at

Choose the option entitled Purchase / upgrade tools.

The products and features in this announcement have one pricing metric — Value Units based on the number of engines. The change applies only to the z/VM V5.2 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 2

Program number: 5741-A05

Entitlement                        License option/
identifier    Description          Pricing metric
 
S0111PP       z/VM V5.2            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

Subscription and Support PID: 5741-SNS

Entitlement                License option/
identifier   Description   Pricing metric
 
S0111PX      z/VM V5       SW Subscription and Support ASC
                            Decline SW S&S No-charge
                            SW S&S Registration No-charge
S0111R1      DirMaint      SW Subscription and Support ASC
              feature       Decline SW S&S No-charge
                            SW S&S Registration No-charge
S0111R0      RACF          SW Subscription and Support ASC
              feature       Decline SW S&S No-charge
                            SW S&S Registration No-charge
S0111PZ      Perform.      SW Subscription and Support ASC
              Toolkit       Decline SW S&S No-charge
              for VM        SW S&S Registration No-charge
              feature

On/Off Capacity on Demand — Temporary Use Charge (TUC)

z/VM V5.2 (5741-A05) Temporary Use Charge

Entitlement                      License option/
identifier   Description         Pricing metric
 
S0111PP      z/VM V5.2           On/Off Capacity on Demand,
                                  per Processor
S0111PH      DirMaint            On/Off Capacity on Demand,
              feature             per Processor
S0111PL      RACF feature        On/Off Capacity on Demand,
                                  per Processor
S0111PT      Performance         On/Off Capacity on Demand,
              Toolkit             per Processor
              for VM
              feature

IBM Global Financing

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

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice. For more financing information, please visit


 
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Order now

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

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

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 11th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: LE001

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

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
DirMaint, MVS, Redbooks, ECKD, Domino, Resource Link, z/Architecture, System/370, AFP, C/370, QMF, iSeries, SP, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, zSeries, z/VM, FICON, RACF, S/390, z/OS, VM/ESA, eServer, BookManager, Language Environment, DFSMS/VM, TotalStorage, WebSphere, Lotus, OS/390, DB2, RS/6000, ESCON, ACF/VTAM, VTAM, APL2, GDDM, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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