Statement of direction: IBM intends to deliver IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center V1.1.1

IBM Asia Pacific Software Announcement AP20-0137
April 14, 2020

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IBM® intends to deliver IBM Cloud™ Infrastructure Center V1.1.1 for the IBM Z® and LinuxONE platforms, which is planned to include the following capabilities:

  • Optional discovery of preexisting virtual machines to be managed by Cloud Infrastructure Center
  • Support for additional Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® distributions as the base operating system and guest environment
  • Support for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) to meet enterprise identity mapping requirements
  • Enablement for SCSI-only-based virtual machines

Cloud Infrastructure Center provides simplified infrastructure management for compute, network, and storage resources and cloud deployments for z/VM®-based Linux virtual machines that run on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE platforms. Cloud Infrastructure Center enables users to scale and shrink virtual machine resources on an as-needed basis. It provides the virtual infrastructure resources in the cloud.

For additional information on Cloud Infrastructure Center, see Software Announcement AP19-0509, dated December 3, 2019.

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For information about Cloud Infrastructure Center 1.1.0, see Software Announcements AP19-0509, dated December 3, 2019.

For information about the IBM z/VM V7.2 Preview, see Software Announcement AP20-0085, dated April 14, 2020.

For information about z/VM V7.1, see the following Software Announcements:

  • Software Announcement AP18-0514, dated October 16, 2018
  • Software Announcement AP18-0295, dated August 7, 2018
  • Software Announcement AP18-0142, dated April 10, 2018

For information about IBM z/VSE® V6.2, see Software Announcement AP20-0114, dated April 14, 2020.



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Program number VRM Program name
5635-015 1.1.0 IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center
5635-016 1.1.0 IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center S&S



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Country/Region Announced
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 No
South Korea Yes
Taiwan 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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