How to install z/VSE 6.1 ?
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For z/VSE 6.1 an initial installation is required. You can't use Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) from z/VSE 5.1 or z/VSE 5.2 to z/VSE 6.1.
z/VSE can be ordered via Shopz on tape, DVD or via the internet.
If you have a SCSI-only disk environment for LPAR or z/VM, you need to have a real tape attached to install z/VSE 6.1. If you are running on z/VM you might think of a temporary disk for the installation disk defined with DEF T3390,
We plan to solve this in the future as you may have seen in our April 2016 announcement as Statement of general direction (SOD) on "Tapeless initial installation using a SCSI installation disk"
IBM intends to support initial installation using a SCSI installation disk. The announcement letter is here. As usual please see also the SOD disclaimer.
Fore more information on SCSI see my blog entry "z/V