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New Function APARs for the z/VM Platform

In response to the customer requirement: Please make it easier to know when New Function APARS (SPEs) have closed for the z/VM platform, we are providing two notification methods. Both of these methods include New Function APARs for the z/VM Operating System and IBM z/VM related software products.

  1. First, you can use the existing MyNotifications functions within the IBM Support Portal. You can request a subscription to APARs designated as New Function. You may have a subscription today for other notifications, and the ability to include the New Function APARs is an additional capability. You will be notified when the APAR closes (and before the PTF is available) to give you the information as early as possible. To start off go to the website: IBM Support Portal subcription services. Enter 'z/VM' in Product Lookup, and subscribe to 'z/VM Family'. When you get the list of subscription options make sure under 'Product Information and publications' you select 'New Function APARs' and click 'SUBMIT'.

  2. The other is a view of older New Function APARs and is available from a website. This information is available in lists and provided in a one year list or a five year list. These are sorted by APAR close date with the most recent APARs appearing at the top of the file.

    To view the older New Function APARs see the table below. The files are available in two formats:

    • Browser-ready, web table (HTML). Save this file to your workstation then click it to display the information in a web page.

    • Comma-separated values (CSV). Save this file to your workstation, then import it into a spreadsheet program. The files uses semi-colons for delimiting items; you might need to indicate the use of this delimiter in your spreadsheet program.

The files are updated about every month. See the file content for the date of the most recent update.

File for download for use with...
New function APARs for the past 12 months (HTML) Web browser
New function APARs for the past five years (HTML) Web browser
New function APARs for the past five years (CSV) Spreadsheet program

The files are provided as-is. There are no warranties of any kind, and there is no service or technical support available for these from IBM.