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VM65042: Z/VM CP SUPPORT FOR VSWITCH HIPERSOCKETS BRIDGE

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APAR status

  • Closed as new function.

Error description

  • z/VM CP Support for VSwitch HiperSockets Bridge
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All users of z/VM networking that wish to    *
    *                 exploit the VSwitch HiperSockets Bridge.     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: APPLY PTF                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    This APAR, VM65042, and corresponding TCP/IP APAR, PM46988,
    provide networking support for the z/VM HiperSockets Bridge.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

  • With the PTFs for APARs VM65042 and PM46988 on z/VM V6.2, the
    z/VM virtual switch is enhanced to transparently bridge a guest
    virtual machine network connection on a HiperSockets LAN
    segment. This bridge allows a single HiperSockets guest virtual
    machine network connection to also directly communicate with the
    following:
    - Other guest virtual machines on the virtual switch
    - External network hosts through the virtual switch OSA UPLINK
      port
    
    On the z196 D/T2817 and z114 D/T2818 at driver level D93
    (with MCL updates), an IQD (HiperSockets) CHPID can now
    be configured for the bridge function (External_Bridged).
    Alternatively, for use in the Unified Resource Manager
    environment, an IQD CHPID can be configured as managed
    (IEDN_Access), which also includes bridge capability. Using the
    new z/VM virtual switch Bridge Port will allow a managed IQD
    CHPID to bridge to a physical intraensemble data network (IEDN)
    via an OSX adapter, or allow a conventional (not managed) IQD
    CHPID to bridge to a network connected by an OSA (OSD) adapter.
    
    Links at the z/VM web site
      http://www.vm.ibm.com/zvm620/
    contain further information about hardware and software
    requirements to use the HiperSockets bridge, including the
    minimum MCL level and minimum Linux levels.
    
    Also, the z/VM 6.2.0 publications at the z/VM web site
      http://www.vm.ibm.com/library/
    have been updated with the publication changes for this support.
    
    See SC24-6174-03 Connectivity, Chapter 7,
    "Bridging a HiperSockets LAN with a z/VM Virtual Switch"
    for a complete description of this new support.
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    VM65042

  • Reported component name

    VM CP

  • Reported component ID

    568411202

  • Reported release

    620

  • Status

    CLOSED UR1

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    YesSpecatt / New Function / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2011-09-01

  • Closed date

    2012-04-04

  • Last modified date

    2017-01-19

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    UM33691 UM33690

Modules/Macros

  • CBITABLE CHPID    CONTROLL CPLOAD   HCPACC
    HCPACO   HCPADQ   HCPALU   HCPARD   HCPARP   HCPCBI   HCPCCN
    HCPCFA   HCPCKP   HCPCPL   HCPCSIBK HCPDGQ   HCPDTV   HCPDVTYP
    HCPEQUAT HCPETHBK HCPHCD   HCPIGA   HCPIMT   HCPIOX   HCPIPHBK
    HCPIPM   HCPIPN   HCPIPP   HCPIPX   HCPIPY   HCPIQE   HCPIQQ
    HCPIQR   HCPLAN   HCPLANBK HCPLLN   HCPLLNBK HCPLLT   HCPLLX
    HCPMCH   HCPMDLAT HCPMEO   HCPMEP   HCPMES   HCPMESA  HCPMESB
    HCPMLM   HCPMNO   HCPMONEQ HCPMPA   HCPMVN   HCPMXD   HCPMXD$
    HCPMXI   HCPMXRBK HCPMXX   HCPMYN   HCPNDF   HCPNDMBK HCPNDQ
    HCPNET   HCPNIC   HCPNICBK HCPNID   HCPNIDBK HCPOM1   HCPQOS
    HCPRDEV  HCPRLU   HCPRP    HCPSCFBK HCPSLMBK HCPSWA   HCPSWB
    HCPSWC   HCPSWD   HCPSWF   HCPSWG   HCPSWH   HCPSWI   HCPSWIBK
    HCPSWM   HCPSWP   HCPSWQ   HCPSWR   HCPSWS   HCPSWU   HCPSWV
    HCPSWY   HCPSYS   HCPSYSCM HCPSZK   HCPSZL   HCPTSM   HCPTTA
    HCPTTABK HCPTTI   HCPTXO   HCPUCP   HCPUCQ   HCPVDEV  HCPVIR
    HCPVLC   HCPVLCBK HCPVLF   HCPVLQ   HCPVLS   HCPVLU   HCPVME
    HCPVNC   HCPVNCBK HCPVNS   HCPVOT   HCPVQA   HCPVQB   HCPVQR
    HCPVQS   HCPVQT   HCPVQU   HCPZSI   HCP2793E HCP2830I HCP2832E
    HCP2834E HCP2838I HCP3022E HCP3045E HCP3048I HCP3049E HCP6706E
    MRIODBPA MRIODBPD MRIODBPS MRIODQDA MRIODQDD MRMTRQDC MRSYTEPM
    MRVNDLSD MRVNDLSU MRVNDSES NIC      OSA      PORT     VMLAN
    VSWITCH
    

Publications Referenced
SC24617403 SC24617503 SC24617703 SC24617803 SC24617903
GC24619303 GC24620103 SC24620803    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    VM CP

  • Fixed component ID

    568411202

Applicable component levels

  • RA62 PSY UM33690

       UP12/11/20 P 1202

  • R620 PSY UM33691

       UP12/04/10 P 1202

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Document information

More support for: z/VM family

Software version: 620

Operating system(s): z/VM

Reference #: VM65042

Modified date: 19 January 2017


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