z/VM V5.2 resources

Updated: 06 July 2009

This page includes reference information specific to z/VM V5.2 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z/VM V5.2 and its priced, optional features of DirMaint, RACF, and the Performance Toolkit for VM were withdrawn from marketing on June 15, 2007

Central support for z/VM V5.2 ended April 30, 2009.

See "z/VM upgrade" to migrate to a new level of z/VM.

Announcements and News
World Wide announcement letters
Oct. 21, 2008:
IBM System z10 BC and new models of z10 EC
Aug. 05, 2008:
IBM z/VM V5.4 - Extending virtualization technology leadership for System z
Feb. 26, 2008:
IBM System z10 Enterprise Class
Feb. 06, 2007:
IBM z/VM V5.3 - Improving scalability, security, and virtualization technology
Apr. 27, 2006:
New z/VM V5.2 function added in support of System z9
( US - 206-084    EMEA & LA - ZP06-0205    CAN A06-0607
   AP - AP06-0084 )
Aug. 15, 2006:
V1.2.0 of Backup and Restore Manager for z/VM Announced
Feb. 21, 2006:
V1.2.0 of Tape Manager and Operations Manager for z/VM
Nov. 01, 2005:
Revised transferability terms and conditions for IBM z/VM V5.2
US -- CANADA -- EMEA and LA -- AP
July 26, 2005:
IBM z/VM V5.2 enhances scalability for virtualization on System z9 and zSeries, including Linux guests
(US 205-168 CAN A05-0971,   EMEA ZP05-0353,   LA ZP05-0353)
Read the z/VM V5.2 announcement article
IBM Announces the newest mainframe, IBM System z9
Aug. 23, 2005:
Archive Manager for z/VM and Operations Manager for z/VM  

Ordering and Availablility
z/VM V5.2 Generally Available as of Dec. 16, 2005
z/VM V5.2 withdrawn from marketing: June 15, 2007
SDO (System Delivery Offering) 04-2007
      The z/VM SDO was the only method that
      could be used to order z/VM V5.2.
Upgrade to z/VM 5.3 or later
z/VM Performance Report
Licensed Products Migration Matrix for z/VM V5.2 08-2006
Vendor (ISV) Product matrix for z/VM V5.2   12-2005

Service and Support
How changes to U.S. daylight savings time affect z/VM (11-2006)
Required z/VM service to run on z10 EC (05-2008)
Required Service for z/VM 5.2.0 (04-2006)
May 26, 2006: PTF for APAR VM63952
June 30, 2006: PTF for APAR VM63856
z/VM V5.2 planned End of Service date:
      Central service is planned until April 30, 2009

Reference information
z/VM V5.2 Architecture Level Set 02-2008
z/VM Reference Guide PDF 02-2008
z/VM V5.2 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) 04-2006
Customer references and stories

Data Sheets
z/VM V5.2 Data Sheet PDF 04-2006
Linux on IBM System z with z/VM PDF 02-2008

z/VM V5.2 online product documentation and publications
z/VM V5.2 General Information (GC24-6095-04) PDF 04-2006
z/VM V5.2 Product library 05-2006
z/VM V5.2 Program Directories
z/VM V5.2 CP and CMS Data Areas and Control Blocks
z/VM V5.2 Monitor Records
Redbooks for z/VM and Linux on zSeries