Multi-Version Measurement

Gain software upgrade flexibility and avoid time limits for eligible versions of a software program.

Benefits of Multi-Version Measurement

Multi-Version Measurement (MVM) for z/OS and z/VSE allows you to run different versions of a program simultaneously for an unlimited duration during a program version upgrade. You can run multiple different versions of a program simultaneously for an unlimited duration and selectively deploy new software versions for more flexibility on upgrade cycles.

Originally introduced as "Multiplex Version Measurement" for Country Multiplex Pricing clients, this offering has been renamed and extended to all z/OS and z/VSE clients in 2017. MVM replaces Single Version Charging (SVC), the Migration Pricing Option (MPO), and the IPLA Migration Grace Period.

Take the next step

Understand MVM reporting and charging and options for migrating and transitioning.