Can my VSE system run on a new IBM System z server ?
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This blog entry may provide useful information, if you are planning to migrate to a new IBM System z server.
Some of our customers are running on unsupported VSE releases. These unsupported releases range from z/VSE 4.2 down to VSE/ESA 2.3. I know a few that are still on VSE/ESA 2.3, which is unsupported since nearly 12 years now.
Please try to migrate to a supported release - z/VSE 4.3 or better z/VSE 5.1.
Even on an unsupported release you may be able to run such a VSE release on the latest System z hardware.
You may need patches or PTFs dependent on your release level. Please consider even with a patch or PTF, an unsupported releases remains unsupported on the new hardware. Patches or PTFs need to be applied before migration to the new processor.
VSE/ESA 2.3 and 2.4 need patches to run on z890, z9, z10 or IBM zEnterprise (z114, z196, zEC12) processors. Please contact me for details - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that