How to request the z/VM 6.4 Download November 2017 Edition

NOTE: The z/VM 6.4 Download November 2017 Edition and all future distributions are only be available via download.


License

The z/VM 6.4 Download November 2017 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 6.4 Download November 2017 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 6.4 Download November 2017 Edition. All licenses and agreements are managed through the System z Developer Discount offering.


System Requirements

z/VM 6.4 Download November 2017 Edition was tested on zPDT Version 1-7.

For more information on the zPDT emulator, please see zPDT What is New. Here is a link to the zPDT mimimum system requirements.

The z/VM 6.4 Download November 2017 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.


Downloads

Once you have been created access to the z/VM 6.4 Download November 2017 Edition and received the authenication package, proceed to the Download Authentication page here.


User Ids

Dirmaint is not active. Passwords are managed in the z/VM Directory. The password for all user ids in the z/VM 6.4 Download November 2017 Edition is: ZVM640


Maintenance Levels

The maintenance level of z/VM 6.4 Download November 2017 Edition is PUT1701. This level includes all the PTF service required to fully support the z14 processor.


Reported Problems, Fixes and Observations

If you have any feedback or questions, please respond to: ztech@us.ibm.com