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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
     See also, the IBM z Rewards Program , a new program that simplifies migrating applications from HP, SUN and other competitive servers to IBM System z10. (June 2009)

IBM Shopz
     Shopz productivity tool is designed for planning and ordering of System z software. Shopz capabilities for z/VM include:
  • Access to reports for planning System 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 tape cartridge, 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.

Note:
Beginning January 25, 2008, with Shopz, you can select to download the z/VM operating system for electronic delivery in countries where Shopz is available.

Ordering Tips

IBM Software Catalog for System z

     For a full complement of IBM e-business software for every System z operating system platform, please see IBM Software for System z. Whether you run z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, or Linx on System z, you can find the on demand solutions, Web-enabling software, connectivity and enterprise systems management products you need to turn your System 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 V6.2 (5741-A08) new
     (General Availability December 2, 2011)

z/VM SDO V5.4 (5741-A06)
     (General Availability September 12, 2008)

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)

Try z/VM
     The z/VM V5.3 Evaluation Edition is a no-charge trial version of z/VM 5.3 that is intended to provide IBM System z10 customers with the opportunity to evaluate z/VM.

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 Version 4.

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

Publications

     Order hardcopy books or softcopy CD/DVD collection kits
View VM Literature and Publications.

Additional resources
z/VM V6.3 resources
z/VM V6.2 resources
z/VM V5.4 resources
VM licensed products migration matrix
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