Last updated: September 2020

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New Service download updates: The way service is compressed for Version 7 service orders has changed as of 5/13/2020 for Shopz orders and as of 9/12/2020 for all ServiceLink (IBMLink) orders. All Version 7 service orders will use GIMZIP for compression. This new GIMZIP compression will not change anything for service yet and will use the same DETERSE command. This new compression will be used to improve service in the future so please return to this page for updates. Follow all instructions that came with the service order, including ignoring the GIMPAF XML and GIMPAF XSL files.

New z/VM 6.4 dates: End of Marketing and the upcoming End of Service

Service required for the IBM z15

New Function to be delivered
z/VM puts out new function on a continuous basis. To learn about new enhancements going out and the proposed schedules see the Continuous Delivery