z/VM 6.4 preview - more information
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In February the z/VM team announced a preview for z/VM 6.4. I had a related blog entry on that announcement - see here. z/VM 6.4 is targeted for the forth quarter 2016.
I did not mention, that this announcement also has a Statement of general direction (SOD) about an architectural level set of z/VM 6.4 to z114 and z196. Many z/VSE users are running their z/VSE systems in z/VM guests.
Stabilization of z/VM support for the IBM System z10® server family. z/VM V6.3 is the last z/VM release planned to support the IBM System z10 server family of servers. Either an IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) or an IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114) is the required minimum level of server for z/VM V6.4. Refer to the IBM Support Portal for the most current support lifecycle information for z/VM.
IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. See announcement letter for full text.