Blog entries are related to the mainframe operating system z/VSE. Ingolf will share news, hints & tips or any topic. The postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.
Last week IBM announced the end of (withdrawn from) marketing for the IBM Z servers z13 and z13s. The last dates you can order the withdrawn products are one day before the effective withdrawal dates. See the announcement letter for withdrawn dates. The announcement letter is here . z13 / z13s are the last servers that support IPL in ESA/390 architecture. With z14 / z14 ZR1 IPL is only possible in z/Architecture mode. That is VSE/ESA and z/VSE 3.1 releases can not be IPLed on these servers, because these releases require ESA/390... [More]
The new IBM z14 ZR1 mainframe was announced last week, see the announcement letter . The iBM Redbooks team posted a "5 things to know" blog entry related to this announcement. Topic: "Five things to know about the IBM z14 Models (M01-M05 and ZR1)". The Redbooks blog entry is here .