Service for a z/VM System

You are encouraged to keep your z/VM system on a healthy service level. In order to do this, it is recommended you stay on a supported release and service level. z/VM offers two releases in service to choose from. The most current release (z/VM 7.2) offers new function on a continuous basis through the service stream. The previous release (z/VM 7.1) will be functionally stabilized, it will continue to receive the latest service. To learn about enhancements provided through continuous delivery see the Continuous Delivery page. To keep up with service changes and information visit the Hot Topics information on the Service News page.

z/VM 7.2 now available

  • The new z/VM 7.2 Apar page is available to identify what CP and CMS service is shipped and available at GA (General Availability date).

  • z/VM Centralized Service Management, new with z/VM 7.2, will manage distinct levels of service for a specific group of traditional z/VM systems, locally or remotely, from one central system.

Installing Service

Installation instructions for electronically delivered Version 7 service. For previous versions: Version 6 service. For additional information please refer to ordering and installing service

Direct to host service utility

New Direct to host service utility - GetShopz is now available as APAR VM66540 with z/VM 7.2.

Types of service

  1. Preventive Service is fixes for problems already known and repaired. To prevent known problems from affecting your system, apply the RSU (Recommended Service Upgrade) regularly. To find the latest available RSU visit the RSU Content page.
  2. Corrective Service will help when experiencing a z/VM problem to see if that problem has already been reported.
To obtain updates and additional information please visit the Service News page.