z/VM service required to run on the IBM z14

Last Updated: 15 November 2018

PLEASE READ ALL THESE NOTES PRIOR TO UPGRADING:

  • Unless otherwise noted, z/VM support for IBM z14 also applies to IBM LinuxONE Emporer II, IBM z14 Model ZR1 and IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II.
  • The recommended Driver D32 level when EDEVICES have been configured is bundle 18b.
  • If you are upgrading to the IBM z14, you MUST upgrade the Stand Alone Program Loader (SAPL), or else you won't be able to IPL z/VM. Refer to a red alert issued December 13, 2017 for more information.
  • In order to install z/VM V6.4 directly on the IBM z14 you must order the newest deliverable for the z/VM V6.4 base product that became available on August 25, 2017. Once you have completed your installation of, or upgrade to, z/VM 6.4, APAR VM65942 must be applied.
  • VM65942 has been found to have an error, and VM66071 has been opened to address it. Note that the problem found does not involve z14 support directly. It involves a scenario where older crypto adapters (Crypto Express 2 or Crypto Express 3) are configured as an accelerator shared amongst z/VM guests. Systems with newer crypto adapters (such as z13 or z14) or z/VM LPARs without any crypto adapters configured will not experience the problem.
  • z/VM V6.3 is no longer supported as of December 31, 2017. Also, z/VM 6.3 cannot be installed on a z14. The PTFs for APARs VM65856, VM65942, VM65921 and VM65922 must be applied to an existing z/VM 6.3 image from an older IBM Z Systems server prior to moving the image to a z14.

The table below provides you with a list of service required for z/VM V6.3 and V6.4 to run on the IBM z14 with driver 32.

Notes:

z/VM service required to run on the IBM z14 with driver 32
APAR Number z/VM Releases Description
VM659421
VM660711
z/VM V6.4
z/VM V6.3
Provides support that will enable guests to exploit function supported by z/VM on IBM z14, including guest exploitation for the Crypto Express6S and RoCE Express2 adaptors.
VM65639 z/VM V6.4 Required z/VM support for the IBM z14 Model ZR1 and IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II servers.
VM659761 z/VM V6.4
z/VM V6.3
Provides infrastructure support for ESA/390 compatibility mode within z/VM V6.2, V6.3 and V6.4, and must be installed on all members of an SSI cluster before any z/VM V6.3 or V6.4 member of the cluster is run on an IBM z14.
VM65867 z/VM V6.3
z/VM V6.2
Required on all z/VM V6.2 and V6.3 systems in an SSI cluster that includes a z/VM V6.4 system.
PI730161 z/VM V6.4
z/VM V6.3
TCP/IP Stack and NETSTAT support for OSA-Express6S
VM658651 z/VM V6.4
z/VM V6.3
Dynamic I/O support for CL5 CHPIDs
VM658801 z/VM V6.4
z/VM V6.3
IOCP support for CL5 CHPIDs
PI62275
PI65715
z/VM V6.4
z/VM V6.3
HLASM support for the IBM z14
PI46151 z/VM V6.4
z/VM V6.3
ICKDSF support for the IBM z14
VM65843 z/VM V6.4
z/VM V6.3
HCD support for the IBM z14
VM66015 z/VM V6.4 HCD support for the IBM z14 Model ZR1
VM66009 z/VM V6.4
z/VM V6.3
HCD support for IBM LinuxONE Emperor II
VM66017 z/VM V6.4 HCD support for IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II
VM65849 z/VM V6.4
z/VM V6.3
HCD support for CL5 CHPIDs
VM65266 z/VM V6.4
z/VM V6.3
HCM support for the IBM z14
VM65208 z/VM V6.4
z/VM V6.3
HCM support for CL5 CHPIDs
VM65952 z/VM V6.4
z/VM V6.3
EREP support for the IBM z14
VM659391 z/VM V6.4
z/VM V6.3
IOCP support for the IBM z14
VM65986 z/VM V6.4 Guest exploitation support for the Instruction Execution Protection Facility
VM65987 z/VM V6.4 Guest exploitation support for the Guarded Storage Facility
VM65993 z/VM V6.4 Encrypted paging support

1These APARs are on z/VM 6.4 RSU 6403 (1702)


If you are using driver 36, you will need all the driver 32 service and all service in the below table to run z/VM 6.4 and 7.1 on the z14.

z/VM service required to run on the IBM z14 with driver 362
APAR Number z/VM Releases Description
VM66180 z/VM V6.4
z/VM V7.1
Provides guest exploitation support and Dynamic I/O support for the IBM Adapter for NVMe adapter when plugged into an IBM LinuxONE server.
PI99085 z/VM V6.4
z/VM V7.1
Provides support for the OSA-Express7S 25GbE SR adapter within the TCP/IP stack and NETSTAT command. PTF availability will be shortly before the adapter is available in April of 2019.
VM66130 z/VM V6.4
z/VM V7.1
HCD support requires the PTF for APAR VM66130
VM65598 z/VM V6.4
z/VM V7.1
HCM support requires the PTF for APAR VM65598
VM66179 z/VM V6.4
z/VM V7.1
IOCP support requires the PTF for APAR VM66179
2No additional z/VM 6.4 or z/VM 7.1 APARs beyond the previously available z14 APARs are required to support:
  • The 25GbE RoCE Express2 adapter
  • The FCP Express32S adapter when installed in an IBM LinuxONE Emperor II or IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II server.