z/VSE V6.2 is available

VM Workshop 2018 (with z/VSE sessions)

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VM Workshop The 2018 VM Workshop will be conducted at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA for 2.5 days from about 9 AM on Thursday June 28, until approximately 2 PM on Saturday, June 30. Like the last years, the VM Workshop will include technical sessions about z/VSE, in addition to sessions about z/VM and Linux on IBM Z.

Announcement: IBM DL/I V1.12.1 and IBM z/VSE V6.2 Update

Shortly after the GA of z/VSE V6.2, IBM plans to further extend the capabilities of z/VSE with additional enhancements.

Some of the highlights are:

DL/I VSE V1.12.1

Exploitation of innovative IBM z14 and IBM z14 Model ZR1 technology:

This includes among others:

For a complete description see the announcement letter and the z14 Model ZR1 announcement letter.

IBM z/VSE V6.2 is available

The focus of z/VSE V6.2 is online transaction processing, security, and connectivity to improve the integration of z/VSE in a heterogeneous environment using web-based business solutions.

Together with hardware exploitation, ease-of-use functionality, and support of the latest IBM Z and IBM System Storage technology, z/VSE V6.2 delivers additional functionality that may provide additional benefits to z/VSE clients. It helps clients with growing z/VSE workloads, and allows them to better protect their investments in the z/VSE platform.

The planned availability since December 1, 2017.

These are some highlights of the new z/VSE V6.2 release:

Exploitation of IBM Z and IBM System Storage Technology such as:

CICS Transaction Server for z/VSE V2.2 with:

Security and Connector enhancements:

For more information, please see the announcement letter.

IBM z/VSE Network Appliance is available

The z/VSE Network Appliance (VNA) is an integrated solution, that provides TCP/IP stack functionality for z/VSE systems running in LPAR mode. It builds on the Fast Path to Linux on z Systems function and allows TCP/IP socket applications to access the network without requiring a TCP/IP stack on z/VSE. The z/VSE Network Appliance runs in an IBM Secure Service Container, which was introduced on IBM z13 and IBM z13s servers. VNA can be deployed with the appliance installer in a Secure Service Container LPAR.

Compared to a TCP/IP stack in z/VSE, the z/VSE Network Appliance may support higher TCP/IP traffic throughput and reduce the processing resources in z/VSE. The z/VSE Network Appliance has been available since June 30, 2016 and can be used with z/VSE V5.1, and higher.

For more information and how to obtain the z/VSE Network Appliance package, please see here.

Live Virtual Classes

None at the moment.


Future Live Virtual Classes:

The following are candidates for future z/VSE Live Virtual Classes:

Note: All topics are subject to change.

Schedule dates and registration links will be made available about 2 weeks before the individual event.

Additional future topics will be added over time and can also by suggested via Contact z/VSE.

For replays of completed Live Virtual Classes, please see the Education web page.

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