z/VM System Delivery Offering General Information
The z/VM SDO Version 5 Release 4.0, program number 5741-A06, is the IBM program
offering for z/VM that includes a single
deliverable containing z/VM and a group of fully serviced IBM
licensed program products.
The z/VM SDO Licensed Product package contains:
- The z/VM System which is the VM operating system
- z/VM SDO Optional Products Enabling Aid
- z/VM SDO Licensed Products.
The z/VM System
The z/VM System provides a highly flexible test and production
environment which provides the capability for the installation and
execution of additional IBM Licensed Products, the development and
execution of applications and the ability to run full-function operating
systems as guests.
The z/VM System is a prebuilt VM operating system which is available on
3590 or 3592 tape cartridge, DVD or through electronic Internet
delivery. The 3590 and 3592 tape cartridge delivery of the z/VM System
is in DDR format. The DVD and the electronic Internet delivery are in
binary image format.
Note that the electronic Internet delivery of the the z/VM System and
IBM Licensed Products is only available when ordered through
The Enabling Aid is a z/VM SDO Product and it is
recommended that it be installed
prior to installing z/VM SDO Licensed Products. The Enabling Aid
consists of files that contain information about the SDO Licensed Products. such as
Saved Segments, PUT/RSU/ESO levels for the products and sample directory
z/VM SDO IBM Licensed Program Products
The following subsections describe the characteristics of the
that are part of z/VM SDO.
Installation of the z/VM SDO Licensed Products
is supported on the following DASD types:
Licensed Products may be in one of these install formats:
- VMSES/E are those products packaged in the IBM Standard
VMSES/E Enabled format. One or more Licensed Products may be delivered
on a stacked tape so it is important to refer to the Media Report for
a product's location.
- Semi-VMSES/E are products that were not originally in
VMSES/E format but
that have been put through an IBM Process that installs the product per
the original IBM installation procedure and repackages the installed
product in a VMSES/E enabled format. This provides for the installation
of the product utilizing standard VMSES/E commands. One or more Licensed
Products may be delivered on a stacked tape so it is important to refer
to the Media Report for the product's location.
A Semi-VMSES/E product was previously called
however, this term was misleading in that it may have indicated that
the product was already installed. The name has been changed to
better describe the install format type.
The term 'Pre-Install' may still appear on the Packing List or
the Media Report, the Configurator, or Marketing Literature,
but should be interpreted to mean Semi-VMSES/E.