z/VSE 6,1 service ends next Sunday
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The end of service for z/VSE 6.1 will be June 30, 2019 - next Sunday. I reminded you beginning of June. Please contact your IBM rep, if you plan for a service extension.
Please upgrade to z/VSE 6.2. This will be a long running release. We plan to provide new functionality as PTFs based on the continuous delivery model.
You may upgrade to z/VSE 6.2 via Fast Service Upgrade (FSU) or a new install. This upgrade should be fairly easy. Please add PTFs as described in the latest Recommended Service Level (RSL). You can download the RSL from here. Contact your vendors (ISVs), if PTFs are required for their products.
With z/VSE 6.1 the service for the following products / releases will end on June 30, 2019:
Product name Version Product number
IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/VSE 2.1.0 5655-VSE
IBM IPv6/VSE 1.2.0 5686-BS1
IBM TCP/IP for z/VSE 2.1.0 5686-CS1
IBM z/VSE 6.1.0 5686-VS6
... and the service of DLI VSE 1.12.0 will end on September 30, 2019.
That is to stay in a supported environment an upgrade to z/VSE 6.2 is requited - with CICS TS for z/VSE 2.2, TCP/IP for z/VSE 2.2, IPv6/VSE 1.3 and DL/I VSE 1.12.1.
z/VSE 6.2 requires a z114 / z196 processor or higher.
Some hints and tips are discussed in the z/VSE Version/Release and Hardware Upgrade white paper - here.
... and if you want to migrate from ECKD to SCSI, the corresponding white paper is on the same page - here.
You can download the PDFs for the "Hardware and release status' from the "Resources" page - here.
I will attend the VM Workshop 2019. Therefore you will see my next blog entry on July 8, 2019.