Do you consider to migrate your z/VSE systems to zBC12 ?
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Just last week I had a discussion with a z/VSE customer about the new IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) mainframe and the z/VSE hardware support. This blog entry gives some links to related information.
The customer is running z/VM 5.4 with z/VSE 5.1 guests on an IBM System z9 server. He may consider to migrate to the zBC12 with the most current software level (for z/VM 5.4 and z/VSE 5.1) and may be later to z/VM Version 6. z/VM Version 6 only supports z10 or zEnterprise processors. The latest z/VM release is z/VM 6.3 available since July 2013.
The link to the z/VSE server support page is here.
The link to the zBC12 web page is here.
If you read the Statement of direction (SOD) section of the z/VM 6.3 announcement letter, there is a SOD that may be of interest for z/VM 5.4 users too:
Please see the disclaimer about IBM's SODs in the announcement letter.
... and finally there is a new Mainframe Weekly published.