Migrate to z/VM or Upgrade to a supported z/VM version


The following information for the z/VM releases highlighted below can be found on these web sites:

Continuous Delivery

  • Continuous Delivery is new with z/VM Version 7.1
  • With the introduction of Continuous Delivery z/VM now has two releases available for ordering.
  • To see if it is right for you please visit: z/VM Continuous Delivery News.
  • If Continuous Delivery provides more function than your looking for, order the older release until you are ready to migrate.

Customers with S&S for z/VM V5 or z/VM V6 are entitled to receive z/VM V7.1 and z/VM V6.4 at no charge.

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 V7.1 or z/VM V6.4 as specified in the Ordering Information section within the customer announcement. To place these orders go to IBM Shopz at "How to buy"

z/VM V7.1 Ordering/Upgrade

z/VM V7.1 General Availability: September 21, 2018

See z/VM V7.1 Resources for more information.

z/VM V6.4 Ordering/Upgrade

z/VM 6.4 General Availability: November 11, 2016
See z/VM V6.4 Resources for more information.

z/VM 6.4 Updated: August 25, 2017

Starting August 25, 2017, orders for z/VM V6.4 are fulfilled with an updated deliverable that supports installation on the IBM z14.

z/VM V6.3 has been withdrawn from marketing
z/VM 6.3 General Availability: July 26, 2013

See z/VM V6.3 Resources for more information.

z/VM V6.2 has been withdrawn from marketing
z/VM 6.2 General Availability: December 2, 2011

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

z/VM V5.4 has been withdrawn from marketing
z/VM 5.4 General Availability: September 12, 2008

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


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