Last Updated: 23 September 2019

The table below contains collections of IBM z/VM documentation in Adobe Acrobat indexed PDF format. Once you download and extract one of the collection ZIP files, you will have an offline way to search the z/VM Library.

The ZIP files contains PDF files for all publications in the z/VM Library for the selected quarter or release. The collection also contains an HTML index file which lists the publication titles, and an Adobe Acrobat full text search index for the entire collection (PDX file). By using the PDX file you can perform a comprehensive search across all the PDFs within the collection.

New Indexed PDF collections will be provided on a quarterly basis when z/VM New Function APARs drive changes to publications.

Note: Starting with the 2019 April Refresh Collection the z/VM Related PDFs will no longer be included. Please see earlier collections or see the Related PDFs page.

Instructions on how to use the indexed PDF collection

  1. Prerequisite: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed to use the indexed search functionality
  2. View the table below and click on the link of the filename of the collection you would like to download
  3. Once the download has finished, open the location where the ZIP file has been downloaded
  4. Extract the ZIP file to the desired location on your computer
  5. Open the folder that contains the extracted files and follow what you would like to do below
    • To view PDFs:
      1. Open the only HTML file that is located in the folder (filename varies depending on version / release)
      2. Browse the HTML file and select the link of the publication you wish to open
    • To search the collection:
      1. Open the only PDX file in the folder (filename varies depending on version / release)
      2. In the Search panel select the third bullet "In the index named..."
      3. Enter your search terms, select desired options, and hit the Search button
      4. Select the PDF you would like to open in the Results section of the Search panel
ZIP files containing all z/VM PDF documentation with a searchable index
Filename Description Size (MB) Latest Content
2019 September Refresh zVM710 Collection.zip z/VM 7.1 September PDF collection - New Function APAR documentation in this collection:

  • IBM z15 and LinuxONE III server compatibility (APARs: VM66248, VM66206, VM65976, PI99085)
  • Dynamic Crypto (APAR: VM66266)
  • System Recovery Boost (APAR: VM66283)

254 7.1 - 2019 4Q NFA
2019 June Refresh zVM710 Collection.zip z/VM 7.1 2019 June PDF collection - New Function APAR documentation in this collection:

  • Support for 80 logical processors (APARs: VM66265, VM66296)
  • Performance Toolkit support for 80 logical processors (APAR: VM66292)
  • Removal of 1000-Member Limit for a Single Resource Pool (APAR: VM65786)
  • RACF Usability Enhancements I (APAR: VM66278)
  • EAV Paging Space Support (APARs: VM66263, VM66297)
  • Performance Toolkit Support for EAV Paging Space (APAR: VM66293)

252.3 7.1 - 2019 3Q NFA
2019 April Refresh zVM710 Collection.zip z/VM 7.1 2019 April PDF collection - New Function APAR documentation in this collection:

  • Allow device range on DEFINE HYPERPAVALIAS and DEFINE PAVALIAS (APAR: VM66249)
  • TCP/IP support for OSA-Express7S 25G (APAR: PI99085)
  • Virtual switch Priority queuing (APARs: VM66219, PH04703, VM66223)
  • Virtual console output routing control (VM65715)

261.5 7.1 - 2019 2Q NFA
2018 June Refresh zVM640 Collection.zip z/VM 6.4 2018 June PDF collection - New Function APAR documentation in this collection:

  • Enhanced support for external management of z/VM CPU resources (APARs: VM66105, VM66109)
  • FCP Monitor Enhancements (APAR: VM66095)
  • Performance Toolkit support for HyperPAV paging (APAR: VM66085)
  • Support for IBM z14 Model ZR1 and IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II
  • z-Thin Provisioning support (APARs: VM66098, VM66108)
  • Support to control the enablement of security modes in z/VM
  • Enhanced systems management APIs

326.9 6.4 - 2018 2Q NFA
2019 January Refresh zVM710 Collection.zip z/VM 7.1 2019 January PDF collection - This collection includes all z/VM 7.1 and related publications including any changes to publications as part of the New Function APARs released in 4th Quarter 2018. New Function APARs in this collection include:

  • Support for the IBM Adapter for NVMe (APAR: VM66180)
  • Elliptic Curve Cryptography (APAR: PI99184)
  • Query RSCS service level (APAR: VM66174)

344.9 7.1 - 2019 1QNFA
2018 September zVM710 GA Collection.zip z/VM 7.1 2018 September GA PDF collection - This collection includes all z/VM 7.1 and related publications that were published when the version became generally availabile (GA). z/VM 7.1 includes all previously released New Function APARs. 345.7 7.1 - 2018 3Q GA