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z/VM service required to run on the IBM z13, IBM z13s and LinuxONE

Last updated: June 14, 2016 (added note on linux support matrix)

Note: In order to IPL z/VM 620 on a z13, you must have the z/VM 620 PTF for z13 compatibility, UM34521, installed on your z/VM 620 system. Since this PTF is not part of the z/VM 620 installation software, for a new installation of z/VM 620, you will need to perform the installation on a zEC12 or older processor and then install the PTF for hardware compatibility on your z/VM 620 system. Once the PTF is installed you can IPL your z/VM 620 system on your z13.

z/VM 630 can be installed directly on a z13 and service for VM65577 applied immediately afterward.


The table below provides you with a list of service required for z/VM V6.3 and V6.2 to run on the IBM z13 (driver 27), LinuxONE Emperor, IBM z13s and LinuxONE Rockhopper servers

Notes:

z/VM service required to run on the IBM z13 Driver 27, LinuxONE Emperor, IBM z13s, LinuxONE Rockhopper
APAR Number z/VM Releases Description
VM65577
VM65692
z/VM V6.3
z/VM V6.2
Provides guest exploitation support for Crypto Express5S, enhanced domain support for up to 85 Crypto Express domains, and z/OS guest exploitation support for the Regional Crypto Enablement (RCE) adapters.
VM65716 z/VM V6.2 Provides support for LPAR Group Absolute Capacity Capping, enabling each partition to consume capacity up to its individual limit (if any) as long as the group's aggregate consumption does not exceed its absolute capacity limit, including updated QVS support.
VM65716 z/VM V6.3 Provides support for:
  • LPAR Group Absolute Capacity Capping, enabling each partition to consume capacity up to its individual limit (if any) as long as the group's aggregate consumption does not exceed its absolute capacity limit, including updated QVS support.
  • Guest exploitation support of Shared Memory Communications-Direct (SMC-D) networking within the CPC without requiring RoCE hardware or external switches
  • Dynamic Memory Management improved efficiency when a dynamic memory upgrade uses only a portion of the reserved main storage (memory) for the partition by initializing and clearing just the amount of memory requested.
VM65733 z/VM V6.3 Enables guests to exploit the Vector Facility for z/Architecture, providing Single-Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) support
VM65736 z/VM V6.3
z/VM V6.2
z/VM IOCP support
VM65698 z/VM V6.3 Performance ToolKit support
VM65729 z/VM V6.3
z/VM V6.2
VMHCD support
VM64844 z/VM V6.3
z/VM V6.2
VMHCM support
VM65704 z/VM V6.3
z/VM V6.2
VM EREP support




The table below provides you with a list of service required for z/VM V6.3 and V6.2 to run on the IBM z13.

Notes:

z/VM service required to run on the IBM z13
APAR Number z/VM Releases Description
VM65577 z/VM V6.3
z/VM V6.2
Provides z/VM support that will enable guests to exploit IBM zEnterprise EC12 function on the IBM z13
VM65577 z/VM V6.3
z/VM V6.2
Provides support for the new Crypto Express5S adapter and enhanced domain support for Crypto Express4S and Crypto Express5S
VM65586
VM65696
z/VM V6.3 Provides host exploitation support for SMT on IBM z13, which will enable z/VM to dispatch work on up to two threads (logical CPUs) of an IFL processor core
VM65676
VM65677
z/VM V6.3 Provides stand alone dump support for SMT enabled systems. Refer to the closing information for VM65677 for more details. Note: If you have not previously applied service to XCAT or OpenStack on your system, the prerequisites for VM65676 are quite large. Please refer to the service information page for XCAT for information on increasing the CMS service disks.
VM65586
VM65696
z/VM V6.3 Provides support for up to 64 logical processors on IBM z13
VM65583
PI21053
z/VM V6.3 Provides Multi-VSwitch Link Aggregation Support, allowing a port group of OSA-Express features to span multiple virtual switches within a single z/VM system or between multiple z/VM systems
VM65670 z/VM V6.3 Provides SMAPI support for Multi-VSwitch Link Aggregation
VM65568 z/VM V6.3
z/VM V6.2
z/VM IOCP support for z13
VM65527 z/VM V6.3 Performance ToolKit compatibility support for z13
VM65528 z/VM V6.3 Performance ToolKit support for Multi-VSwitch Aggregration on z13
VM65529 z/VM V6.3 Performance ToolKit support for simultaneous multithreading on z13
VM65588 z/VM V6.3
z/VM V6.2
DirMaint support for enhanced crypto domain support on z13
VM65489 z/VM V6.3
z/VM V6.2
VMHCD support for z13
VM65658 z/VM V5.4 VMHCD toleration support for z13 IODF
VM64437 z/VM V6.3
z/VM V6.2
VMHCM support for z13
VM64659 z/VM V5.4 VMHCM toleration support for z13 IODF
VM65495 z/VM V6.3
z/VM V6.2
VM EREP support for z13
PM79901 z/VM V6.3
z/VM V6.2
HLASM support for z13