z/VM V5.1 Resources

Updated: 01 Oct. 2007

This page includes reference information specific to z/VM V5.1 and made available in the time period following its announcement. For daily to weekly VM site updates, visit VM News/Site Changes to keep apprised of z/VM-related news as it happens.

z/VM V5.1 and z/VM V5.1 Common Criteria Certification feature were withdrawn from marketing.

The Common Criteria Certification feature (z/VM V5.1) and the optional, priced features for z/VM V5.1 including RACF for z/VM and Performance Toolkit for VM FL510 have been discontinued from service effective September 30, 2007.

For the newest z/VM release, see z/VM V5.3

Announcements and News
Search World Wide announcement letters
Feb. 06, 2007:   IBM z/VM V5.3 Improving scalability, security,
     and virtualization technology

Apr. 27, 2006:   New function in z/VM V5.2 supports System z9
Dec. 16, 2005:   IBM z/VM V5.2 Generally Available
Oct. 7, 2004:   IBM z/VM V5.1 New enhancements added
      ( US 204-235)
April 7, 2004:  
IBM z/VM V5.1 extends zSeries on demand capabilities with       Linux-related enhancements and introduces a new pricing model
      ( US 204-057 CAN A04-0421 EMEA &LA ZPO40183 AP04-1071)

Ordering and Availablility
z/VM V5.1 General Availability: Sept. 24, 2004       
z/VM V5.1 Withdrawal from Marketing: June 15, 2007 Updated        (see Feb. 06, 2007 announcement for z/VM V5.3)
SDO (System Delivery Offering) 10-2005
      The z/VM SDO is the only method that
      can be used to order z/VM V5.1.
Upgrade to z/VM 5.1 or later
z/VM Performance Report
Licensed Products Migration Matrix for z/VM V5.1 04-2005
Vendor (Non-IBM Solution Developer) Product matrix for z/VM V5.1

Service and Support
z/VM V5.1 planned End of Service date:
      Central service is planned until September 30, 2007

How changes to U.S. daylight savings time affect z/VM New

Dates and APAR Information for Recent Enhancements for z/VM in
      support of Oct. 2004 and Jan. 2005 announcements.

Service levels for HCM and HCD on z/VM 04-2005

Reference information
z/VM V5.1 Architecture Level Set Updated 04-2007
z/VM V5.1 FAQ 01-2005
z/VM Reference Guide PDF Updated 04-2006
Customer references and stories

Specification Sheets
z/VM V5.1 Spec Sheet PDF 07-2005
Linux on IBM System z with z/VM PDF Updated 04-2006

White papers, Red Papers, technical papers, and articles
What's new in Performance Toolkit for VM in z/VM V5.1 PDF
What's New for Systems Management in z/VM V4.4: Enhancements
      designed to make z/VM more autonomic
The Mainstream, Issue 8-2004
The Value of z/VM: Security and Integrity
Large Scale Web Serving Consolidation with zSeries servers
      running Linux and z/VM

Samba Fileserving on IBM zSeries servers with z/VM
z/VM Accounting and Monitoring for Linux guest machines

Online product documentation and publications
z/VM V5.1 General Information (GC24-6095-02) PDF Updated 01-2005
z/VM V5.1 Product library
z/VM V5.1 Program Directories
z/VM V5.1 CP and CMS Data Areas and Control Blocks
z/VM V5.1 Monitor Records
Redbook: Performance Toolkit for VM
Redbooks for z/VM and Linux on System z