Latest release: z/VSE Version 6.1 - Overview

z/VSE V6.1 is the newest release of z/VSE and is made available in continuation of these 50 years of innovation and evolution.

This ongoing evolution of z/VSE, together with z/VSE's support of the newest IBM z Systems servers and IBM System Storage technology, is designed to help clients grow their workloads, and protect their investments in the z/VSE platform.

Whereas the past z/VSE versions often addressed scalability and constraint relief, z/VSE V6.1 now focuses on online transaction processing, security, and networking. To help clients protect their investments in online environments, z/VSE V6.1 delivers CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) for z/VSE V2.1.

Clients make high demands on secure networking. Both z/VSE TCP/IP stacks, IBM TCP/IP for z/VSE V2.1 and IBM IPv6/VSE V1.2, address the security requirements and are designed to provide firewall functionality in the updated version or release of their product.

z/VSE clients may want to leverage the IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation to develop mobile applications that interact with z/VSE. Using z/VSE connectors such as web services and the CICS Transaction Gateway, mobile applications can integrate z/VSE data and applications.

Enhancements for z/VSE V6.1 include:

z/VSE V6.1 supports IBM z Systems servers:

z/VSE V6.1 can run in LPAR mode, or as a guest in any supported z/VM release. z/VSE V6.1 is the preferred follow-on VSE product for clients with z/VSE V5, z/VSE V4, z/VSE V3, or VSE/ESA installed. z/VSE V6.1 requires an initial installation. To ease the migration to z/VSE V6.1, z/VSE V5.2 will still be orderable after general availability of z/VSE V6.1 for a transition period. In addition Migration Price Option (MPO) is available for customers migrating to z/VSE V6.1

z/VSE V6.1 offers Midrange Workload License Charge (MWLC) pricing metrics, including a subcapacity option, for z13, z196, and System z10. IBM offers Advanced Entry Workload License Charge (AEWLC) pricing metrics, including a subcapacity option, for the zBC12 and z114 servers. The entry models (capacity setting A01) of the zBC12, z114, and z10 BC will be priced using z Systems Entry License Charge (zELC) for their IBM monthly license charge software.

z/VSE V6.1 is generally available since November 27, 2015.




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