Revised technical information: Availability of the Cloud Manager Appliance with IBM z/VM V6.4

IBM Asia Pacific Software Announcement AP17-0502
October 10, 2017

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In Software Announcement AP16-0073, dated October 25, 2016, the Cloud Manager Appliance (CMA) was delivered as a DVD with z/VM® V6.4 and was also made available as an electronic download.

The CMA DVD, which is supplied with z/VM 6.4, is no longer available nor will the CMA code be available for download from IBM® Fix Central. The CMA, which is shipped with z/VM 6.4, is stabilized at the Newton level. The CMA will continue to be supported for security fixes and client-reported problems, however, no support for newer releases of OpenStack or functional enhancements are planned.

If you are interested in performing a new installation of the z/VM CMA, contact the IBM z®/VM level 2 support team for the install media or a digital download. IBM does not plan to ship OpenStack or xCAT support with the z/VM hypervisor once the CMA is discontinued from service.



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Not applicable.



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October 10, 2017



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IBM is working with third-party providers to deliver a cloud solution that is based on enablement APIs that have been contributed by IBM to the Cloud Stack for z/VM open source project.

The code for the new enablement API support is being developed as open source. You may view or contribute to the code on Github.

See the z/VM website for additional information.



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5741-A07 6.4.0 IBM z/VM


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ASEAN * Yes
India/South Asia ** Yes
Australia Yes
Hong Kong Yes
Macao SAR of the PRC Yes
Mongolia Yes
New Zealand Yes
People's Republic of China Yes
South Korea Yes
Taiwan Yes
Japan IOT
Japan Yes

* Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam

** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

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