z/VM Spotlight Videos

Recently released New Function APARs for z/VM are briefly explained in form of short 2-5 minute videos. The purpose is to provide a brief overview of why the function is important, and why someone would want to install it on their z/VM system.

February 21, 2020 - Dynamic Crypto
z/VM Dynamic Crypto allows you to add or remove Crypto Express adapters without shutting down z/VM or the second-level guest. This new z/VM function strengthens the high availability of the IBM Z and LinuxONE platforms.

September 12, 2019 - 80 Logical Processors
80 Logical Processor Support allows a z/VM 7.1 system to increase the maximum logical processors from 64 to 80. This will allow customers to run more workload with more processors on each LPA, and possibly manager a fewer number of LPARs for the same amount of workload.

July 26, 2019 - Extended Address Volumes (EAV) Paging
EAV Paging Support allows a z/VM 7.1 system to page to EAV devices, increasing the amount of paging storage supported and/or reducing the number of volumes to achieve a given amount of paging space.

June 3, 2019 - VSwitch Priority Queueing
Currently all VSwitch outbound traffic to the external network is transmitted at the same priority. When VSwitch Priority Queuing is enabled, z/VM will establish multiple OSA QDIO Output queues, and transmit data to the external network at different priorities.