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IBM z/VM V5.2 — New function added in support of IBM System z9

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-084
April 27, 2006

 

 ENUS206-084.PDF (155KB)

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TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Reference information TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

With the PTF for APAR VM63856 to z/VM V5.2, IBM plans to deliver:

  • Improved memory management for Linux guests

With the PTF for APAR VM63952 to z/VM V5.2, IBM plans to deliver:

  • Exploitation of selected features of the System z9 Enterprise Class (z9 EC) and the new System z9 Business Class (z9 BC), including:
    • Support for new instructions
    • Support for FICON™ Express4 (4 Gbps FICON)
    • Support of HiperSockets using IPv6 protocol by TCP/IP and guest LAN
    • Simplified VLAN management with support for GVRP
  • Enhancements for FCP N_Port ID Virtualization
  • Additional exploitation of the IBM TotalStorage® DS6000 and DS8000 series
  • Support for Parallel Access Volumes (PAVs) as minidisks
  • Ease-of-use enhancement for the Performance Toolkit for VM

For ordering, contact:

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

IBM continues the evolution of its pioneering world-class virtualization technology by announcing additional enhancements for z/VM® Version 5 Release 2 (V5.2), planned to be delivered through the service stream. An infrastructure for on demand computing environments can be deployed with System z™ servers and the visionary virtualization technology of z/VM.

z/VM V5.2 exploits the IBM System z9™ Enterprise Class (z9 EC), formerly the IBM System z9 109 (z9-109), and the new IBM System z9 Business Class (z9 BC) announced today, providing improved memory management for Linux™ guests along with networking enhancements. z/VM V5 extends the strength of the System z environment as an ideal platform for integrating applications and data, and consolidating select UNIX® and Linux workloads on a single System z 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 your information technology (IT) costs. z/VM supports Linux on the mainframe and enables Linux servers to share hardware resources and use internal high-speed communications in the System z environment.

Put the power of the System z environment, which combines partitioning and z/VM virtualization technology, to work for you to 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 EC and up to 30 with z9 BC
  • Ability to virtualize 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

Refer to Software Announcement 205-168 , dated July 27, 2005, and Software Announcement 205-274 , dated November 11, 2005, for details.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • May 26, 2006: PTF for APAR VM63952
  • June 30, 2006: PTF for APAR VM63856

 
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Description

Virtualization technology and Linux enablement

Improved memory management for Linux guests

z/VM V5.2 adds support for the Collaborative Memory Management Assist (CMMA) on the IBM System z9 Enterprise Class (z9 EC) and the IBM System z9 Business Class (z9 BC) processors with the PTF for APAR VM63856. This VM support, in conjunction with CMMA exploitation in guest operating systems such as Linux for System z, allows the z/VM V5.2 Control Program (CP) host and its guests to communicate attributes for specific 4K-byte blocks of guest memory. This exchange of information allows both host and guest to optimize their use and management of memory in the following ways:

  • CP knows when a Linux application releases storage, allowing CP to select those pages for removal at a higher priority, and to reclaim the page frames without the overhead of paging-out their data content to expanded storage or disk.
  • CP recognizes clean disk cache pages, the contents of which Linux is able to reconstruct, allowing CP to bypass paging-out the data contents when reclaiming the backing frames for these pages. If Linux or its application subsequently tries to refer to the discarded page, Linux is notified that the page has been discarded and can reread the contents from disk or otherwise reconstruct them.
  • The guest further benefits from the Host Page-Management Assist (HPMA) announced in Hardware Announcement 105-241 , dated July 27, 2005. In conjunction with CMMA, HPMA allows the machine to supply fresh backing page frames for guest memory when the guest reuses a previously discarded page, eliminating the need for z/VM hypervisor interception and resolution of these host page faults.

This satisfies the statement of direction made in Software Announcement 205-168 , dated July 27, 2005.

The PTF for APAR VM63952 is required for DirMaint™ to support a new directory statement in support of improved memory management capability.

Refer to the Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket for your z9 EC or z9 BC server for required updates. To avoid system outages, required minimum MCL levels must be applied prior to IPLing z/VM V5.2 and exploiting new functions. The PSP buckets can be found on Resource Link™ at

IBM is working with its Linux distribution partners to provide CMMA exploitation in future Linux for System z distributions or service updates.

Technology exploitation

  • Exploitation of selected features for the IBM System z9 Enterprise Class (z9 EC) and IBM System z9 Business Class (z9 BC):
    • Selected instructions of the z9 EC and z9 BC with the PTF for APAR VM63952, including:
      • Guest support for the Signal Processor (SIGP) instruction Conditional-Emergency-Signal and Sense-Running-Status orders and for Program-Event-Recording 3
      • CP exploitation of Program-Event-Recording 3, providing access to the guest breaking-event-address register to aid in debugging wild branches during virtual machine execution, and the Store-Clock-Fast Facility to reduce the overhead of Store Clock instructions and CP program tracing
      • CP TRACE support for new instructions available with the z9 EC and z9 BC

      The EREP PTF for APAR VM63946 is also required to support the z9 BC.

      This satisfies the statement of direction made in Software Announcement 205-168 , dated July 27, 2005.

    • Support for FICON Express4

      The FICON Express4 features, introduced on the z9 EC and z9 BC, provide improved capacity and performance of up to 4 Gigabits per second (Gbps). Also included with the FICON Express4 features are:

      • Reduced cost of storage operations and shorter backup windows with faster channel link data rates
      • Investment protection for storage infrastructure with manageable migration to higher performance provided by 1/2/4Gbps auto-negotiating links
      • Enable channel and link consolidation to help simplify management and reduce the cost of the storage infrastructure
      • Cost-effective FICON exploitation for midrange and small enterprises with additional price granularity with 2-port or 4-port cards for z9 BC

      Exclusive to the z9 EC and z9 BC, the FICON Express4 features are supported by z/VM V4.4, V5.1 with PTF for APAR VM63744 (for z/VM SCSI disk use), and V5.2.

      For additional information on the new FICON Express4 features, refer to Hardware Announcement 106-293 , dated April 27, 2006, for the z9 EC or Hardware Announcement 106-287 , dated April 27, 2006, for the z9 BC.

    • HiperSockets supports Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)

      IPv6 support is offered for HiperSockets (CHPID type IQD) and is exclusive to the z9 EC and z9 BC. IPv6 is the protocol designed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to replace IPv4 to help satisfy the demand for additional IP addresses.

      With the PTF for APAR VM63952, z/VM V5.2 supports IPv6 HiperSockets for TCP/IP and virtualizes the IPv6 HiperSockets in a guest LAN environment. This satisfies the statement of direction made in Software Announcement 205-168 , dated July 27, 2005.

    • VLAN management enhancement includes support of GVRP for ease of use and simplified management

      Generic Attribute Registration Protocol (GARP) Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) Registration Protocol, also referred to as GARP VLAN Registration Protocol (GVRP), is defined in the IEEE 802.1p standard and allows for the control of IEEE 802.1q VLANs. OSA communicates with GVRP-capable (IEEE 802.1p) switches, registering the active VLANs on behalf of the z/VM TCP/IP stack and the z/VM Virtual Switch if so configured. This provides dynamic creation and management of VLANs, including pruning of unnecessary broadcasts and unicasts on switches connected through 802.1q trunk ports.

      With the PTF for APAR VM63952, z/VM enables the virtual switch (VSWITCH) to support GVRP in a guest LAN environment to help reduce LAN traffic between the physical LAN and z/VM guests. Support of GVRP is exclusive to the z9 EC, z9 BC, and z/VM V5, and is applicable to all OSA-Express2 features when operating in QDIO mode. This satisfies the statement of direction made in Software Announcement 205-168 , dated July 27, 2005.

      To support this function, the PTFs for APARs VM63784 and PK08444 are required for z/VM V5.1.

    • Enhancements for NPIV support

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

      Previously announced in Software Announcement 205-168 , dated July 27, 2005, z/VM exploits this hardware capability to define multiple virtual FCP channels, each with its own worldwide-unique Fibre Channel port name (WWPN). By assigning different hardware-defined virtual port names to different guests, the guests can use the virtual FCP channels as if they were 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 is exclusive to the z9 EC and z9 BC, and is applicable to all of the FICON features supported on System z9 EC and z9 BC when configured as CHPID type FCP.

      When NPIV is enabled, z/VM V5.2 can be installed from DVD to SCSI disks. With the PTF for APAR VM63952 and when using NPIV, you have the capability to allow guest operating systems and z/VM users to query the hardware-defined virtual port names. This satisfies the statement of direction made in Software Announcement 205-168 , dated July 27, 2005.

    To support the z9 EC and z9 BC on z/VM V4.4, V5.1, or V5.2, the PTFs for the following APARs are required:

    • VM63577 — CP (V4.4)
    • VM63646 — CP (V4.4, V5.1)
    • VM63856 — CP (V5.2)
    • VM63784 — CP (V5.1)
    • PK08444 — TCP/IP (V5.1)
    • VM63721 — HCD/HCM (V4.4, V5.1)
    • VM63869 — HCD/HCM (V4.4, V5.1)
    • VM63743 — EREP (V4.4, V5.1)
    • VM63946 — EREP (V4.4, V5.1, V5.2)
    • VM63744 — CP (V5.1)
    • VM63722 — CP (V5.1)
    • VM63921 — CMS IOCP (V4.4, V5.1, V5.2)
    • OA15170 — OSA/SF (V4.4, V5.1)
    • VM63952 — CP, CMS IOCP, TCP/IP, DirMaint, Performance Toolkit, HCD/HCM, and OSA/SF (V5.2)

    The PTF for APAR VM63952 is planned to be available on May 26, 2006. The improved memory management for Linux for System z function is planned to be available with the PTF for APAR VM63856 on June 30, 2006.

    Note: The PTFs for APARs VM63721, VM63743 and CP (excluding VM63952, VM63784, and VM63856) have been integrated into z/VM V5.2. For additional details on the PTFs for EREP, HCD/HCM, and OSA/SF APARs, refer to the Software requirements section of this announcement.

  • Support for IBM TotalStorage DS6000 series and IBM TotalStorage DS8000 series

    The DS6000 series 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.

    The following support is provided for z/VM V5.2:

    • DS6000 and DS8000 series operate in their native control unit modes with the PTF for APAR VM63952. That is, the DS6000 is supported as a 1750 control unit and the DS8000 as a 2107 control unit.
    • To automatically switch between multiple channel paths to help improve overall performance on the DS6000, preferred paths are used for I/O operations to devices attached to a 1750 control unit.
    • Support is provided for 65,520-cylinder (55.7 GB) 3390 volumes to help relieve addressing constraints, improve disk resource utilization, and improve storage-administrator productivity by providing the ability to consolidate multiple disk volumes into a single logical volume.

    With PTF for APAR VM63952, z/VM V5.2 supports Parallel Access Volumes (PAVs) as minidisks for guest operating systems such as z/OS® that exploit the PAV architecture. In addition, the APAR provides the potential benefit of PAVs for I/O issued to minidisks owned or shared by guests that do not support native exploitation of PAVs, such as CMS. PAVs enable a single System z server and applicable storage controllers to simultaneously process multiple I/O operations to the same logical volume, which can help to significantly improve I/O response times by reducing device queueing delays. This satisfies the statement of direction made in Software Announcement 205-168 , dated July 27, 2005.

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

    The native controller enhancements, support for the 65,520-cylinder 3390, and PAV minidisk support also apply to the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server™ (ESS). For the native controller support, the ESS will be supported as a 2105 control unit.

Systems Management

  • Ease-of-use enhancement for the Performance Toolkit

    When using the Performance Toolkit for VM for data retrieval, all VM systems that are to be authorized for performance-data retrieval must be identified to the Performance Toolkit. When adding new VM systems within the enterprise for performance-data retrieval, the Performance Toolkit server had to be shutdown and restarted. With the PTF for APAR VM63952, this shutdown and restart of the Performance Toolkit are no longer required. Also with this PTF, the Performance Toolkit supports the Open Systems Adapter for NCP (OSN), CHPID type OSN.

Withdrawal of z/VM support for the IBM TotalStorage DS4000 Series Midrange Disk Systems

z/VM V5.2 support for the IBM DS4000 series midrange disk systems, as announced in Software Announcement 205-168 , dated July 27, 2005, is being withdrawn effective immediately. z/VM V5.2 continues to support the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS), IBM DS6000 series, and IBM DS8000 series on System z servers, configured for ECKD™ and SCSI use, to meet the data requirements for z/VM, including the Linux on System z environment or with z/OS, z/OS.e, z/TPF, and z/VSE®. The DS6000 is designed and priced to support lower total cost of ownership and provide a highly-available, robust storage solution for System z environments that do not require the full scalability of the DS8000.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Operation by keyboard alone
  • Optional font enlargement and high-contrast display settings
  • Screen readers and screen magnifiers tested for use by people with visual impairment

Engine-based Value Unit pricing

Engine-based Value Unit pricing for z/VM V5.2 is designed to provide a decreasing price curve as hardware capacities and workload grow, which may help improve price/performance.

There may also be a price benefit when you grow your capacity. Additional capacity is not priced starting at the base with a higher price per unit. Instead, additional capacity is priced starting at the capacity (engines) on which z/VM V5.2 has already been installed.

Note: Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

A no-charge Subscription and Support registration record will be established for each designated machine where z/VM V5.2 and the priced, optional features of DirMaint, RACF®, and the Performance Toolkit for VM are running. These no-charge Subscription and Support registration records will be linked to the billable Subscription and Support and all billable Subscription and Support within the scope of the engine-based Value Units aggregation will be linked together.

Subscription and Support is an annual charge and should be kept at an annual term.
 
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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 lower as more engines are added (for example, purchased or licensed)
  • Can make it more affordable for you to add z/VM to an existing standard-engine environment

The success of Linux on System z can be largely attributed to the business value that Linux-based solutions derive from the IBM mainframe virtualization technology provided by z/VM and IBM System z 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, z/OS.e, VSE/ESA™, z/VSE, TPF, or z/TPF, to consolidate existing VM/ESA® or z/VM V3 and V4 workloads onto a single larger System z server.

z/VM V5 is the follow-on product for VM/ESA, z/VM V3, and z/VM V4. z/VM V5 requires z/Architecture™ (64-bit) for execution; therefore, it runs only on z9 EC, z9 BC, z990, z900, z890, z800, and such other servers as IBM may specify. 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 System z server. Considerably more images than are currently supported by the LPAR mode of operation (up to 60 on z9 EC, up to 30 on z9 BC, z990, and z890, and up to 15 on all other zSeries® servers) can be achieved with z/VM guest support. These Linux on System z 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, VSE/ESA, z/VSE, or Linux clients can add z/VM V5 running on IFL engines to their environment without increasing software costs on the standard engines (CPs).
  • Moving selected Linux, Windows™, and UNIX workloads to a single System z 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 System z 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 z 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 effectiveness of storage located above the 2 GB-address bar. 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 z, TPF, z/TPF, z/OS, z/OS.e, 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 to supported releases of 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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Reference information

For information on the z9 EC, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement 106-293 , dated April 27, 2006
  • Hardware Announcement 105-241 , dated July 27, 2005

For information on the z9 BC, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement 106-287 , dated April 27, 2006

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 V5.2 Software Announcement 205-168 , dated July 27, 2005
  • z/VM V5.1 Software Announcement 204-235 , dated October 7, 2004
  • Software Announcement 204-057 , dated April 7, 2004

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.

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 206-084

Trademarks

 
System z, System z9, FICON, DirMaint, Resource Link, Enterprise Storage Server, ECKD, VSE/ESA, z/Architecture, and System z9 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/VM, TotalStorage, z/OS, z/VSE, RACF, VM/ESA, zSeries, Parallel Sysplex, DFSMS/VM, zSeries, and z/VM 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 and Linux are trademarks 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)
  • Z00S0 — Linux Implementation for zSeries (DVL) (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 "Training in other countries," then select "United States," then select "Course Catalog," then under "Hardware," 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 System z9 or 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 "Training in other countries," then 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 following technical conference is scheduled for 2006. It features z/OS, z/VM, and Linux on System z™ sessions.

  • IBM System z9 and zSeries Technical Conference, October 9-13, 2006, Orlando, Florida

For more information about IBM Technical Conferences, visit

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


 
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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.

News of many publications may be subscribed to 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 License Information document) are provided on the IBM Online Library: z/VM Collection (supplied with z/VM V5.2, at no additional charge) and are available 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 (supplied with z/VM V5.2, at no additional charge) and are 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.

Changed publications

The publications for z/VM V5.2 that were changed for the original announcement of z/VM V5.2 can be found in Software Announcement 205-168 , dated July 27, 2005.

Publications changed for this announcement of enhancements for z/VM V5.2 are listed below. The z/VM: General Information publication is planned to be available on April 27, 2006. All other changed publications are planned to be available from the Publications Center and the z/VM Internet Library on May 26, 2006. These changed publications are not included on the z/VM V5.2 online publications CD-ROM and DVD supplied with z/VM V5.2.

Basic z/VM V5.2 — New editions

Unlicensed documentation

                              Order            Format
Title                         number       PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/VM:  Guide for Automated    GC24-6099    X         X
        Installation and
        Service
z/VM:  License Information    GC24-6102    X         X

BKM = BookManager

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

Other z/VM V5.2 Base — New editions

Unlicensed documentation

Updated or new for z/VM V5.2:

                              Order            Format
Title                         number       PDF  BKM  Print
 
z/VM:  Connectivity           SC24-6080    X    X
z/VM:  CP Commands and        SC24-6081    X    X
        Utilities
        Reference
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:  General Information    GC24-6095    X    X
z/VM:  Migration Guide        GC24-6103    X    X
z/VM:  Performance            SC24-6109    X    X
z/VM:  Quick Reference        SC24-6111    X    X
z/VM:  Systems Management     SC24-6122    X    X
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

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 Maintenance  SC24-6133    X    X
        Facility
        Commands Reference
z/VM:  Directory Maintenance  GC24-6134    X    X
        Facility
        Messages

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.

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.

Refer to Software Announcement 205-168 , dated July 27, 2005, for a list of applicable Redbooks and Redpapers. New Redbooks and Redpapers in the original z/VM V5.2 announcement include:

  • Systems Administration
    • Linux for IBM System z9 and IBM zSeries System , SG24-6694, discusses configuring and administering Linux systems running on IBM System z9 and zSeries.
    • Solaris to Linux Migration: A Guide for System Administrators , SG24-7186, provides a technical reference for IT systems administrators in organizations that are considering a migration from Solaris to Linux-based systems.
  • Networking
    • IBM System z9 and zSeries Connectivity Handbook , SG24-5444, discusses the IBM System z9 (z9 EC) and zSeries servers connectivity options available for use within and beyond the data center.
  • Storage
    • The IBM TotalStorage® DS8000 Series: Implementation , SG24-6786, describes the implementation of the IBM TotalStorage DS8000 series of storage servers, and planning for their installation and setup.
    • The IBM TotalStorage DS8000 Series: Copy Services with IBM zSeries , SG24-6787, helps you design and create a new Copy Services installation, or to migrate from an existing installation.
    • IBM TotalStorage DS8000 Series: Performance Monitoring and Tuning , SG24-7146, provides guidance about how to configure, monitor, and manage your IBM TotalStorage DS8000 to achieve optimum performance.
    • The IBM TotalStorage DS6000 Series: Implementation , SG24-6781, describes the implementation of the IBM TotalStorage DS6000 series of storage servers, and planning for their installation and setup.
    • The IBM TotalStorage DS6000 Series: Copy Services with IBM zSeries , SG24-6782, helps you design and create a new Copy Services installation, or to migrate from an existing installation.
    • IBM TotalStorage DS6000 Series: Performance Monitoring and Tuning , SG24-7145, provides guidance about how to configure, monitor, and manage your IBM TotalStorage DS6000 to achieve optimum performance.
    • IBM TotalStorage Virtual Tape Server: Planning, Implementing, and Monitoring , SG24-2229, provides implementation and usage guidance for the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library VTS including the models B10 and B20.

For the most current Redbooks or Redpapers, visit the IBM Redbooks Web site at

Displayable softcopy publications

The displayable softcopy publications in this announcement have not been changed from the original announcement of z/VM V5.2. Refer to Software Announcement 205-168 , dated July 27, 2005.

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:

  • System z9 Enterprise Class

    Refer to the Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket for the minimum MCL level and any required updates.

  • System z9 Business Class

    Refer to the Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket for the minimum MCL level and any required updates.

  • IBM eServer zSeries 990

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

    • MCL112 in the J13484 stream must be installed prior to IPLing z/VM V5.2 to avoid system outages.

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

      You must have a Resource Link user ID and password. 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.

    • MCL112 in the J13484 stream must be installed prior to IPLing z/VM V5.2 to avoid system outages.

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

      You must have a Resource Link user ID and password. 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

  • Such other servers as IBM may specify

Refer to the Preventive Service Planning (PSP) bucket for your System z server for any additional updates. The PSP buckets can be found on Resource Link at

  • For the z9 EC, refer to the "Upgrade 2094DEVICE, Subset 2094/ZVM" bucket
  • For the z9 BC, refer to the "Upgrade 2096DEVICE, Subset 2096/ZVM" bucket
  • For the z990, refer to the "Upgrade 2084DEVICE, Subset 2084/ZVM" bucket
  • For the z890, refer to the "Upgrade 2086DEVICE, Subset 2086/ZVM" bucket
  • For the z900, refer to the "Upgrade 2064DEVICE, Subset 2064/ZVM" bucket
  • For the z800, refer to the "Upgrade 2066DEVICE, Subset 2066/ZVM" bucket

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: For performance reasons, IBM does not recommend using the original IBM 3390 Model 9. This recommendation does not apply to 3390 Model 9 DASD defined on RAID technology subsystems such as IBM TotalStorage DASD.

  • 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, z/OS.e, 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 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 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 for System z 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 but must be applied to z/VM V4.4 and V5.1.
      • PTF for APAR VM63743 provides the necessary function to support the z9 EC.
      • PTF for APAR VM63624 provides the necessary function to support the DS6000 and DS8000.
    • The PTF for APAR VM63946 provides the necessary function to support the z9 BC and must be applied to z/VM V4.4, V5.1, and V5.2.
  • 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 and features 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 optional feature of z/VM V5.2 if the minidisk management function is needed.

    • RACF for z/VM optional feature of z/VM V5.2 or its equivalent if a security product is needed for authorization.

    • Tivoli® Storage Manager Extended Edition for z/OS and z/VM V5.2 (5698-A11), Tivoli Storage Manager for z/OS and z/VM V5.2 (5698-A13), or Tivoli Storage Manager for VM (5697-TS9) and Language Environment® component supplied with the base V5.2 system DDRs if Migration Level 2 (ML2) function of DFSMS/VM is used.

      Note: Program numbers 5698-A11 and 5698-A13 were withdrawn from marketing on January 21, 2005, and are still supported.

      For current information regarding the discontinuance of service, refer to the z/VM Licensed Program (LP) Migration Matrix at

      Note: Program number 5697-TS9 was withdrawn from marketing on March 7, 2005, and service was discontinued on March 31, 2006.

    • 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 V5.1 and V5.2 SDOs.

    • The PTF for APAR VM63746 allows DFSMS/VM RMS on z/VM V4.4, V5.1, and V5.2 to share tape drive devices using the multi-access tape feature of the CP ATTACH command. This allows, for example, z/VM 3480 install media to be inserted, and z/VM 5.2 to be installed from, an Automated Tape Library (ATL).

  • 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 for support of nearly 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.

    • The PTF for APAR VM63952 is required for DirMaint to support a new directory statement in support of the improved memory management between z/VM and Linux and PAVs.

  • Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) and Hardware Configuration Manager (HCM) requirements

    • The PTF for APAR VM63721 has been applied to the HCD and HCM facilities preinstalled with z/VM V5.2. This PTF must to be applied to:

      • z/VM V4.4 to support 63.75K subchannels on the z9 EC and z9 BC

      • z/VM V5.1 to support 63.75K subchannels and CHPID type OSN on the z9 EC and z9 BC

    • The PTF for APAR VM63869 provides the necessary function to support the z9 BC and must be applied to z/VM V4.4 and V5.1. It is included in the corrective service PTF for APAR VM63952 for z/VM V5.2.

  • 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 V1.3 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:

    • DirMaint, 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 product, V1.5.0 (5748-XE4), 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, V2.1.1, or later (5684-100)

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 OA15170 provides the necessary function to display information for OSN features on the z9 EC and the z9 BC, and support for Layer 2 and must be applied to z/VM V4.4 and V5.1. It is included in the corrective service PTF for APAR VM63952 for z/VM V5.2.
  • 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 for System z 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:
    • 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 for System z is not provided with z/VM V5. In order to operate Linux as a guest of z/VM, Linux must be obtained from Linux distribution partners.

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 EC, z9 BC, z990, z890, z900, z800, and such other servers as IBM may specify.
  • Linux is the only guest operating system z/VM will support on IFL engines (other than z/VM V4 or z/VM V5 itself). Linux can also run on IFL engines in LPAR mode.
  • Use of IFL engines on z800 and z900 machines requires LPAR mode. Customers who choose to add IFL engines to a z800 or z900 machine running in basic mode will also have to run their operating system on the standard engines in LPAR mode. This is not a consideration for z9 EC, z9 BC, z990, and z890 machines, which do not have basic mode.
  • z/VM V5 does not provide support for V=R or V=F guest images. Customers running V=R and V=F guests should consider this when migrating to z/VM V5. The increase in processor requirements to run a V=V guest that was previously run as V=R may be significant due to the loss of various hardware assists.

Performance considerations: System performance depends on the hardware resources allocated to z/VM V5.2 and on the level of activity within each Linux image. The results of the performance evaluation of z/VM V5.2 are available in the z/VM Performance Report on the z/VM Web site at

Additional z/VM performance information is available on the z/VM Web site at

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 zSeries Business Leaders' Council (z/BLC), 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 with this announcement:

Requirement             Requirement
number                  description
 
MR0910045411            Supports PAVs as minidisks
MR00075070              Supports PAVs as minidisks
MR0216015356            Supports PAVs as minidisks
MR0206022802            Supports PAVs as minidisks
zBLC PFID0104-651       Supports PAVs as minidisks
MR0512051656            TCP/IP trace capture in
                         libpcap(tcpdump) format

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

z/VM V5.2 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 for System z distribution. Information on those Linux distribution partners that have a marketing relationship with IBM can be found at

Licensed products packaged with z/VM V5.2

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:

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 was 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 for additional assistance.

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 cartridges containing required service.
    • Summary for Automated Installation and Service (Tape Installation) (GA76-0407).
  • If ordering to install using 3590 tape:
    • Basic machine-readable material on a 3590 tape cartridge for installation to a 3390 DASD.
    • Stacked RSU 3590 tape cartridges containing required service.
    • Summary for Automated Installation and Service (Tape Installation) (GA76-0407).
  • 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.
    • Summary for Automated Installation and Service (DVD Installation) (GA76-0406).

    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).
  • 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) tapes for z/VM. For example, the multiple tape volumes previously required to deliver the z/VM base system media on 3480 now only require a single 3590 tape. This is made possible by taking advantage of the larger storage capacity of the 3590 media. Additionally, optional products, offered in the z/VM SDO, may now be stacked on a physical tape, labeled "z/VM Licensed Program Products." In order to determine the contents of these stacked tapes, you must refer back to the media report included with your shipment.

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features inherent in the virtual machine and the System/370™, ESA/370, and ESA/390 architectures, and z/Architecture. The security and auditability of z/VM V5 are the same for ESA/390 and z/Architecture. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication 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 for the optional features of DirMaint, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM, and for S&S entitlements at initial order of z/VM V5 or its 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                    Program       Pricing metric
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 increase 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

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 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 provides a variety of reports on system performance to help manage your performance more efficiently.

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) features 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 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 RTM and PRF features are not available with z/VM V5 nor can they be licensed on z/VM V5.

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 on August 15, 2003, and service support 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 for customers to access, during the coverage period, eligible new versions and releases of the Performance Toolkit for VM feature. S&S also provides the same 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) 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, or for questions about licensing on IFL engines, you 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. Multicore 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 System z Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) environment, each IFL engine is considered a single "physical processor."
  5. Threading, a technique that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  6. Where "blade" technology is employed, each "blade" is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blade on which the program is run.

The programs in this announcement have Value Unit-based pricing.

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

For each System z 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 z IPLA program you select
  • the applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • the applicable terms

Value Unit exhibit VUE021

Engine-based Value Units for a specified number of engines are determined by the following table:

            Engines      Engines      Value Units
Level       minimum      maximum      per engine
 
Base         1            3           10
Tier A       4            6            9
Tier B       7            9            8
Tier C      10           12            7
Tier D      13           16            6
Tier E      17           20            5
Tier F      21           25            4
Tier G      26            +            3

Order z/VM SDO through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order System z software upgrades, including z/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 V5.2 are eligible for Internet delivery using the ShopzSeries Web site. The z/VM base operating system cannot be delivered using Internet delivery of ShopzSeries.

Licensing for z/VM V5.2

The following z/VM V5 base and optional features and their associated 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 who purchased an 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 EC, z9 BC, 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 EC, z9 BC, 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 EC, z9 BC, 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:

IFL          Standard
engines      engines       For each server
 
54           54            System z9 EC (2094)
 4            7            System z9 BC (2096)
32           32            zSeries 990 (2084)
 4            4            zSeries 890 (2086)
15           16            zSeries 900 (2064)
 3            4            zSeries 800 (2066)
 4            0            zSeries Offering for
                            Linux (2066-0FL)

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.

The element identifiers and feature numbers for ordering z/VM V5.2 and its priced, optional features of DirMaint, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM remain unchanged as previously announced in Software Announcement 205-168 , dated July 27, 2005.

Ordering enhancements available through the Service Stream

In order to obtain the function described in this announcement, you must order the PTFs for z/VM V5.2.

  • The PTF for APAR VM63952 is planned to be available on May 26, 2006.
  • The PTF for APAR VM63856 is planned to be available on June 30, 2006.
  • The PTFs for APARs VM63784 and PK08444 on z/VM V5.1 are required for simplified VLAN management with support for GVRP.

Refer to the Software requirements for additional PTFs required to support the enhancements for z/VM V5.2. These PTFs are planned to be available through the service stream and can be ordered through the normal process for obtaining corrective service.

These PTFs can be ordered from ShopzSeries or by contacting an IBM representative. ShopzSeries is available in the United States, Canada, and several countries in Europe. For more details (including geographical availability), refer to the ShopzSeries Web site at

Availability of z/VM V5.1

On October 26, 2005, the German Federal Office of Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, [BSI]) issued its certification that z/VM V5.1 with the RACF for z/VM feature conforms to the requirements of the Controlled Access Protection Profile (CAPP) and the Labeled Security Protection Profile (LSPP), both at Evaluation Assurance Level 3+.

Therefore, z/VM V5.1 and its priced, optional features, DirMaint, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM, can be ordered if you require a certified level of z/VM. The Recommended Service Update (RSU) Level  5103RSU (PTF UM97510) plus the RACF for z/VM PTF for APAR VM63613 is required to maintain certification.

IBM plans 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.

In Software Announcement 205-168 , dated July 27, 2005, IBM announced plans to withdraw z/VM V5.1 from marketing on September 30, 2006. This withdrawal date has changed and IBM now plans to withdraw z/VM V5.1 from marketing on September 30, 2007. IBM plans to support z/VM V5.1 until September 30, 2007.

Preinstalled products and features

  • 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

  • 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 (V4.4.0) 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.

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. For a complete list of the On/Off CoD features previously announced for z/VM V5.2, refer to Software Announcement 205-168 , dated July 27, 2005.
 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement and License Information document. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

These products are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA), and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support Z125-6547, which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an 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: Yes

Warranty: This program includes a warranty for one year from acquisition from IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner. For one year from acquisition of the program, this warranty provides the customer with access to databases containing program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or otherwise obtain and install.

Program support: Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program 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 EC, z9 BC, z990, z900, z890, z800, and such other servers as IBM may specify. 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 EC, z9 BC, z990, z900, z890, z800, and such other servers as IBM may specify.
  • 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 EC, z9 BC, z990, z900, z890, z800, and such other servers as IBM may specify.
  • 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 EC, z9 BC, z990, z900, z890, z800, and such other servers as IBM may specify.
  • z/VM V5.2 operates on the System z9 Enterprise Class (z9 EC), System z9 Business Class (z9 BC), eServer zSeries 990 (z990), zSeries 890 (z890), zSeries 900 (z900), zSeries 800 (z800), and such other servers as IBM may specify.

    The program requires hardware that implements the IBM 64-bit z/Architecture in order to execute properly and therefore You are not authorized to install or use this program on any machine that does not properly implement 64-bit z/Architecture. For information about specific z/VM machine requirements and programming requirements, refer to the z/VM: General Information Manual , GC24-6095.

  • You may only transfer the program to another party, in connection with your transfer of the machine on which you are entitled to operate the program (referred to as a "Limited Transfer"), provided that any such Limited Transfer of the program requires you to transfer your rights and obligations under the agreement to the transferee and therefore terminates your authorization to continue to use the program. When the machine and the program are transferred, you must either provide a printed copy of the agreement or, if electronic licensing is used for the program, take the necessary actions that will require electronic acceptance of the agreement by the transferee prior to the transferee's first use of the program.

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

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available

Yes, 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Single Version Charging (SVC) is only applicable when running on standard engines and the maximum time for which it applies is for 12 months.

The SVC offering is valid only while both the predecessor product and the replacement product are:

  • Both running on the same CPU
  • Licensed under the same IBM customer number
  • In the process of being migrated from the older product to the newer one by the customer
  • Providing the same function

Note: When the SVC offering meets these requirements, you must order the appropriate number of Value Units for z/VM V5.2 to be eligible.

Products eligible for Single Version Charging (SVC)

Replaced programs                  Replacement programs
 
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                   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              5741-A05   z/VM V5.2
            Library
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             5741-A05   z/VM V5.2
            Library Only
5668-940   VS COBOL II             5741-A05   z/VM V5.2
            Library Only
5740-LM1   OS/VS COBOL             5741-A05   z/VM V5.2
            Library Only
 
5688-039   C/370(TM) 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 available on the IBM eServer platform. These services provide the opportunity for 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 may result in 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

The products and features in this announcement have one pricing metric — Value Units based on the number of engines. The change from z/VM V4 pricing 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.

The prices for the products and features in this announcement have not been changed from the original announcement of z/VM V5.2. Refer to Software Announcement 205-168 , dated July 27, 2005.

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, both from 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, 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:  callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th 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, System z, Redbooks, Resource Link, ECKD, FICON, Perform, z/Architecture, System/370, C/370, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, RACF, z/OS, VM/ESA, S/390, eServer, BookManager, TotalStorage, RS/6000, ESCON, DFSMS/VM, Tivoli, Language Environment, VTAM, DB2, ACF/VTAM, 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.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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