The z/VM 6.2 Download provides qualified Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who have zPDT systems, a base z/VM 6.2 operating system with software maintenance. It is intended for ISVs who need z/VM to support guest systems such as Linux on System z or z/VM for development activities. No customization or configuration is done on the z/VM ADCD Startup.

PLEASE NOTE: The z/VM 6.2 functionality of Single System Image (SSI) and Live Guest Relocation (LGR) have not been tested on the zPDT and are not supported.

Required Prerequisites: In order to use either the z/VM 6.2 Download or the z/VM 6.2 Parallel Sysplex Starter System, you will need to be at zPDT Version 1 Release 4 level of zPDT code (driver 45.18) and then install the following z/VM patch:

  • For installation on Suse Linux distros: z1090_Z9999A-1-4.45.18.x86_64.SU.rpm
  • For installation on RedHat Linux distros: z1090_Z9999A-1-4.45.18.x86_64.RH.rpm
  • How to obtain prerequisites: All zPDT 1090 SW updates including zPDT Version 1 Release 4 level of zPDT code (driver 45.18) and the z/VM patches, can be obtained for ALL zPDT Customers through ITC. To obtain the updates, visit and click on the zPDT Software Updates icon. You will need to register with a valid 1090 11S number model type, and serial number. You will then have immediate access to the web site for downloads.

    z/VM 6.2 Parallel Sysplex Starter System: ISVs wishing to develop applications and tools that take advantage of parallel sysplex, can use the z/VM 6.2 Parallel Sysplex Starter System Parallel Sysplex Starter system which provides a optional starter Parallel Sysplex system configuration.

    NOTE: There is an annual US $900 subscription fee for the use of the ADCD SW distributions. This annual fee covers the z/OS, z/VM, and z/VSE, and Parallel System Starter System SW stacks and is regardless if one, two, or all four ADCD stacks are requested.

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    The z/VM Download is a bundle of z/VM and related products. It is not an IBM program product and is not supported as a product.

    Approved ISVs with zPDT based systems will need to have agreed to the z/VM ADCD license agreement, and have a signed System z Developer Discount contract on file with IBM prior to receiving access to the z/VM 6.2 download. All license agreements and contract updates are done through the System z Developer Discount offering.

    How to request access to the z/VM 6.2 Download


    The z/VM 6.2 Download is a special packaging of z/VM software for the exclusive use of product development and support. It is restricted for use by qualified PartnerWorld ISVs who are active participants in the System z Developer Discount offering and have a zPDT system. The z/VM 6.2 Download software stack is licensed to the specific system by zPDT machine type/model serial number and cannot be transferred to any other machine. Use of the z/VM Download software on any other system or software emulator is strictly prohibited and is in violation of the terms and conditions of the z/VM ADCD License agreement and the System z Developer Discount offering.

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