Migration to a supported z/VSE Version 5 release
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My recommendation is to run your z/VSE system in a supported environment to benefit from the latest software service and hardware exploitation.
If your systems are still on z/VSE Version 4 or earlier, you may be interested in this short blog entry.
z/VSE 4.3's service will end on October 31, 2014. Then all z/VSE Version 4 releases are out of service.
That is if you want to stay in a supported environment, you have 6 month to migrate to z/VSE 5.1 or z/VSE 5.2. If you don't want to migrate to z/VSE 5.2 at this time, you have only a few days to order z/VSE 5.1, because z/VSE 5.1 will have end of marketing, when z/VSE 5.2 GAs.
End of marketing of z/VSE 5.1 is April 25, 2014. After that date it can no longer be ordered.
Please also consider single version charging requirements.
The z/VSE service dates are here.