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z/VSE V6.2 is available

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.

IBM z13s and IBM System Storage DS8880

The IBM z13s expands the breadth of the IBM z Systems family by delivering a strong range of new smaller-capacity, attractively priced models. With the z13s, z/VSE clients can benefit from newest z Systems technology. This includes:

For more information, please see the announcement letter.

IBM System Storage DS8880 is the newest member of the DS8000 family. The IBM DS8880 family includes two high-performance models DS8884 and DS8886. The DS8884 model delivers a lower cost system and smaller scale solution.

z/VSE supports the z13, z13s and DS8880 with z/VSE V5.1 and later.

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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