New Function APARs for the z/VM Platform
In response to the customer requirement: Please make it easier to know when New Function APARS (SPEs) have closed for the z/VM platform, we are providing two notification methods. Both of these methods include New Function APARs for the z/VM Operating System and IBM z/VM related software products.
First, you can use the existing MyNotifications functions within the
IBM Support Portal. You can request a subscription to APARs
designated as New Function. You may have a subscription today for
other notifications, and the ability to include the New Function APARs is
an additional capability. You will be notified when the APAR closes
(and before the PTF is available) to give you the information as early
To start off go to the website:
IBM Support Portal subcription services.
Enter 'z/VM' in Product Lookup, and subscribe to 'z/VM Family'.
When you get the list of subscription options make sure under
'Product Information and publications' you select 'New
Function APARs' and click 'SUBMIT'.
The other is a view of older New Function APARs and is available
from a website. This information is available in lists and provided
in a one year list or a five year list. These
are sorted by APAR close date with the most recent APARs appearing
at the top of the file.
To view the older New Function APARs see the table below. The files are available in two formats:
Browser-ready, web table (HTML). Save this file to your workstation
then click it to display the information in a web page.
- Comma-separated values (CSV). Save this file to your workstation, then import it into a spreadsheet program. The files uses semi-colons for delimiting items; you might need to indicate the use of this delimiter in your spreadsheet program.
- Browser-ready, web table (HTML). Save this file to your workstation then click it to display the information in a web page.
The files are updated about every month. See the file content for the
date of the most recent update.
You can access the files by using either of the following protocols: FTP or HTTP.
- FTP protocol: If your web browser supports FTP, you can access the files with your browser. Click the appropriate FTP download link from the table below.
|FTP download link||File name||For use with...|
|New function APARs for the past 12 months (HTML)||mvsstore.zvmnewfu.html||Web browser|
|New function APARs for the past five years (HTML)||mvsstore.zvmallfu.html||Web browser|
|New function APARs for the past five years (CSV)||mvsstore.zvmnewfu.csv||Spreadsheet program|