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As a reminder, the z/VM operating system and base options are available for Internet delivery for orders placed using Shopz in countries where it is available.

z/VM V6.3 Ordering/Upgrade
z/VM 6.3 General Availability: July 26, 2013
z/VM 6.3 planned withdrawal from marketing: Not announced
z/VM 6.3 planned end of support: April 30, 2017

Orders for z/VM V6.3 are accepted beginning July 23, 2013. Production of z/VM V6.3 orders are planned to begin at general availability on July 26, 2013.

Current licensees of z/VM V5 or z/VM V6 who have purchased the z/VM Subscription & Support (S&S) must order z/VM V6.3 as specified in the Ordering Information section within the customer announcement. Customers with S&S for z/VM V5 or z/VM V6 are entitled to receive z/VM V6.3 at no charge.

See z/VM V6.3 Resources for the link to the announcement that applies to your geography.

Current customers with VM/ESA V2, or earlier, z/VM 3.1 or V4, V5 or V6 without the S&S license, or a new VM customer must order z/VM V6.3 as specified in the Ordering Information section within the customer announcement. To place these orders, customers should contact Shopz, their IBM representative, IBM Direct, or IBM Business Partner.

z/VM V6.2 has been withdrawn from marketing
z/VM 6.2 General Availability: December 2, 2011
z/VM 6.2 planned withdrawal from marketing: July 23, 2013
z/VM 6.2 planned end of support: April 30, 2015

See z/VM V6.2 Resources for more information.

z/VM V6.1 has been withdrawn from marketing
z/VM 6.1 General Availability: October 23, 2009
z/VM 6.1 planned end of support: April 30, 2013.

See z/VM V6.1 Resources for more information.

z/VM V5.4 has been withdrawn from marketing
z/VM 5.4 General Availability: September 12, 2008
z/VM 5.4 planned end of support: 12/31/2014, or until the z9 EC and z9 BC are withdrawn from support, whichever is later.

See z/VM V5.4 Resources for more information.


Keeping current on your other System z platforms

Current releases
z/VM V6.3 Resources
z/VM V6.2 Resources
z/VM V5.4 Resources
Prior releases
z/VM V6.1 Resources
z/VM V5.3 Resources
Important Dates
Announced dates for Withdrawal from Marketing
Announced dates for
End of Service
Attend events to learn about z/VM, Linux on System z, and more
Whom to call
How to Buy
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