z/VM 7.1 announced
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Today IBM announced a new version of z/VM - z/VM 7.1.
The announcement letter is here.
The title of the announcement letter is:
IBM z/VM V7.1 Continuous Delivery model enables clients to exploit new and innovative z/VM capabilities at their own pace while helping to assure higher availability of their applications
z/VM 7.1 is planned to be available on September 21, 2018.
z/VM 7.1 supports z14 Models M01, M02, M03, M04, M05, and ZR1, LinuxONE Emperor II, LinuxONE Rockhopper II, z13, z13s, LinuxONE Emperor, LinuxONE Rockhopper, zBC12, zEC12.
That is z/VM 7.1 includes an Architecture Level Set and requires zEC12 or zBC12 or later systems.
Please see the announcement letter for more details on new functionality.
The announcement letter also includes some information about z/VM 6.4 ordering, service and lifecycle (end-of-service).