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.

  1. 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 as possible. 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'.

  2. 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.

The files are updated about every month. See the file content for the date of the most recent update.

Download options

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

If your web browser does not support FTP, consider using another FTP interface to access the files, such as your preferred FTP application or the command line interface.

The FTP location to use is .  Anonymous access is supported.

  • HTTP protocol:  If you prefer to access the files from a secure HTTP site using your web browser, visit the following directory:  Secure File Transfer

    From the top-level page, navigate to /fromibm, then /mvs, and look for the mvsstore* files. 

The files are provided as-is. There are no warranties of any kind, and there is no service or technical support available for these from IBM.