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How to request the z/VM 7.2 - March 2021 Edition
NOTE: The z/VM 7.2 - March 2021 Edition and all future distributions are only be available via download.
The z/VM 7.2 - March 2021 Edition is a customized bundle of z/VM software. It is not an IBM product and is not supported as a product. The intent of the z/VM 7.2 - March 2021 Edition is to allow an ISV a way to quickly implement a z/VM system in order to concentrate on application development. In general, the choice of parameters and customizations are default install options with some changes due to user experiences.
Approved ISVs with zPDT based systems will need to have agreed to the license agreements and have a signed System z Developer Discount contract on file with IBM prior to receiving a copy of the z/VM 7.2 - March 2021 Edition. All licenses and agreements are managed through the System z Developer Discount offering.
z/VM 7.2 - March 2021 Edition was tested on zPDT Version V1.10.
The z/VM 7.2 - March 2021 Edition is provided in Linux gzip format. The *.gz files were created by running gzip on the 3390 images used on the zPDT at the IBM Z Dallas ISV Center.
Dirmaint is not active. Passwords are managed in the z/VM Directory. The password for all user ids in the z/VM 7.2 - March 2021 Edition is : ZVM720
The maintenance level of z/VM 7.2 - March 2021 Edition is RSU1901. This level includes all the PTF service required to fully support the z14 processor.
Reported Problems, Fixes and Observations
The use of the z/OS, z/VM, and z/VSE IBM Software stacks (also known as ADCD) for zPDT systems are restricted to qualified PartnerWorld Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who are active participants in the IBM Z Developer Discount Program (zDD) and are licensed to use the z Personal Development Tool (zPDT) system.
The IBM Software stacks and associated downloads are licensed to the specific system by zPDT machine type/model serial number and cannot be transferred to any other machine. The Programs provided in the IBM Software stacks and associated downloads, are owned by IBM or an IBM supplier, and are copyrighted and licensed, not sold. Use of the products provided in the IBM Software stacks and associated downloads, are subject to the terms and conditions of the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) - Attachment for Developer Discount - z System, and associated Addendum, the individual product licenses, and the associated Application Developers Controlled Distribution (ADCD) License Agreements for each IBM Software stack (z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE).
Use of the software included with the IBM Software stacks on any other system or software emulator is strictly prohibited and is in violation of the terms and conditions of the ADCD License agreements and the z System Developer Discount offering.