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How to request the z/VM 7.3 - December 2022 Edition
NOTE: The z/VM 7.3 - December 2022 Edition and all future distributions will only be available via download.
The z/VM 7.3 - December 2022 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 7.3 - December 2022 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 7.3 - December 2022 Edition. All licenses and agreements are managed through the System z Developer Discount offering.
z/VM 7.3 - December 2022 Edition was tested on zPDT Version V1.11.
For more information on the zPDT emulator, please see the ISV IBM zPDT Guide and Reference.
The z/VM 7.3 - December 2022 Edition is provided in Linux gzip format. The *.tar.gz files were created on a workstation running Fedora 37.
Dirmaint is not active. Passwords are managed in the z/VM Directory. The password for all user ids in the z/VM 7.3 - December 2022 Edition is : ZVM730
The maintenance level of z/VM 7.3 - December 2022 Edition is RSU2201. This level includes all the PTF service required to fully support the z16 processor.
Reported Problems, Fixes and Observations
The use of the z/OS and z/VM IBM Software stacks (also known as ADCD) for zPDT systems are restricted to qualified Partner Plus 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).
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.