How to buy z/VM from IBM

Herein are the resources for ordering and tracking z/VM products orders.

When you are ready to buy, call IBM

     In the United States and in Canada, phone:
1-888-SHOP-IBM, 1-888-746-7426
In other countries, visit IBM Worldwide

IBM Shopz
     Shopz productivity tool is designed for planning and ordering of IBM Z software. Shopz capabilities for z/VM include:
  • Access to reports for planning IBM Z upgrades
  • Request release-to-release upgrades of z/VM
  • Place new orders for z/VM
  • Order z/VM Base Operating System and Base options for delivery via DVD, and electronic delivery in countries where Shopz is available.
  • Order z/VM SDO licensed products for delivery via Internet in countries where Shopz is available.
  • Track order status
For details (including geographical availability), please see the Shopz page.

Ordering Tips

IBM Software Catalog for IBM Z

     For a full complement of IBM e-business software for every IBM Z operating system platform, please see IBM Software for IBM Z. Whether you run z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, or Linx on IBM Z, you can find the on demand solutions, Web-enabling software, connectivity and enterprise systems management products you need to turn your IBM Z server into an on demand powerhouse.

Upgrading and Migrating to z/VM
     Do you know if you are running a supported release? Are you considering a VM upgrade? Are you looking at running new workloads, for Linux server consolidation? Be sure to read the Upgrade and Migration page.

Products and offerings
     United States product catalog (order lists) are available for System Delivery Offering (SDO). The SDO is a single deliverable of fully-serviced IBM licensed products, including z/VM. Read about VM SDO description, benefits and offerings, program directories.
The z/VM SDO is the only method that can be used to order z/VM.

z/VM SDO V6.4 (5741-A08)
     (General Availability November 11, 2016)

Software order status
     If you have already placed an order, you may track its status with Shopz order tracking capability.

Or, you may use the IBM Software Order Tracking tool, select the appropriate language and specify your order number.

Order Status (Worldwide)

IBM Global Financing
     IBM Global Financing understands your specialized information technology (IT) needs and provides financing options.

Software License Agreements
     Reference information for understanding IPLA Software License Agreements. IPLA licensing is the type of Software License Agreement that applies to z/VM beginning with Version 4.

IBM Z Software Pricing
     Find out how Daily software charges support the On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD) server offerings:
IBM Z Software Pricing and terms and conditions


View VM Literature and Publications.