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z/VSE 6.2 End-of-Service Information

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Summary

z/VSE 6.2 is the last z/VSE release in service. z/VSE 6.2 End-of-Service effective date is September 30, 2023.

Environment

z/VSE 6.2.0 installed on ECKD, FBA, or FBA-SCSI.

Steps

Important information to all z/VSE customers

  • End-of-Service of IBM z/VSE 6.2 is September 30, 2023. There is no follow-on release from IBM
  • IBM z16 A01 is the last IBM Z server supported by IBM z/VSE 6.2. IBM z16 A02 is not supported by IBM z/VSE 6.2
  • z/VSE Documention will be removed 3 years after End-of-Service effective date (September 2026)
  • IBM will end license key generation on December 31, 2024 for the following z/VSE product licensed from IBM:
    • IBM TCP/IP for z/VSE V2 and IBM TCP/IP for VSE/ESA V1.x
      • For example a new license key may be required, if license key was lost.
        As an alternative you may obtain a license from  21st Century Software  or from CSI International.
  • IBM will end license key generation on March 31, 2024 for the following z/VSE product licensed from IBM:
    • IBM IPv6/VSE V1.x
      • For example a new license key will be required, when you move z/VSE to a new processor.
        As an alternative you may obtain a license from  21st Century Software  or from Barnard Software Inc.

IBM partnership with 21st Century Software

IBM has licensed the source code of IBM z/VSE and most of the stack components to 21st Century Software. 

What IBM z/VSE customers should consider

IBM strongly suggests that customers who need a serviceable environment plan to move to an alternative solution. For customers wishing to remain on a supported VSE platform, 21st Century Software offers derivative VSE products.

Additional Information

  • For more information about the withdrawal from marketing of z/VSE 6.2, see Software Announcement 922-053, dated June 7, 2022.
  • For more information about the withdrawal from service of z/VSE 6.2, see Software Announcement 922-078, dated August 2, 2022.
  • For more information about IBM z/VSE 6.2 support for the IBM z16 A01, see Software Announcement 222-208, dated June 7, 2022.

Document Location

Worldwide

Operating System

z/VSE:All operating systems listed

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Document Information

Modified date:
23 February 2024

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