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Upgrade 3931DEVICE, Subset 3931/ZVM

Preventive Service Planning


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DEVICE 3931

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  Preventive Service Planning

PSP Upgrade 3931DEVICE, Subset 3931/ZVM

Upgrade 3931DEVICE, Subset 3931/ZVM

Service Recommendation Summary General Information
Hardware Service Levels Software Service Levels
Service Recommendations Optional Product Levels
Informational/Documentation PTF/APAR Reference Lists


Upgrade 3931DEVICE, Subset 3931/ZVM:

THIS SUBSET CONTAINS INSTALLATION INFORMATION FOR DEVICE 3931.

This subset contains device specific psp information for this device
type and includes all models and features currently available for use
with this host operating system. For those models and/or features that
have been announced but are not yet available, it may also contain
preliminary planning information that will be finalized and updated as
necessary by the general availability date.  It is advisable to also
peruse any PSP information available for the host operating system that
may be available and/or applicable.


Change Summary

DATE LAST SECTION COMMENTS CHANGED 1. YY/MM/DD GENERAL INFORMATION NO ENTRIES 2. YY/MM/DD HARDWARE SERVICE LEVELS NO ENTRIES 3. 22/04/15 SOFTWARE SERVICE LEVELS 4. 22/05/06 SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS 5. YY/MM/DD CROSS PRODUCT DEPENDENCIES NO ENTRIES


Service Recommendation Summary

DATE APAR PTF VOLID COMMENTS 5. 22/05/06 VM66445 UM35948 1000 NEW FUNCTION - Support for IBM 4 22/05/04 VM66371 UM35923 1000 NEW FUNCTION - Z16 SUPPORT 3 22/04/27 VM66532 UM35966 1000 Z/VM SUPPORT FOR THE IBM Z16 SER 2 22/04/12 VM66445 UM35948 1000 NEW FUNCTION-Support for IBM z16 1 22/04/14 VM66549 UM35957 1000 IBM Z16 IOCP UPDATE D/T3931


General Information

THIS SECTION CONTAINS INFORMATION THAT IS OF GENERAL INTEREST DURING DEVICE INSTALLATION. 1. YY/MM/DD NO ENTRIES


Hardware Service Levels

THIS SECTION CONTAINS INFORMATION THAT IS HARDWARE SERVICE LEVEL RELATED. 1. YY/MM/DD NO ENTRIES


Software Service Levels

THIS SECTION CONTAINS THE MINIMUM REQUIRED SOFTWARE PRODUCT LEVELS REQUIRED TO SUPPORT THIS DEVICE. 1. 22/04/15 z/VM support for the IBM z16: All z/VM IBM z16 service mentioned below is included in the base of z/VM 7.3, planned to be available during 3Q2022. No additional service for z/VM 7.3 is required in support of the IBM z16. Information is divided into three topics: 1) Pre-requisite service, which must be applied across a z/VM Single System Image (SSI) cluster before moving any z/VM 7.1 or 7.2 image to a IBM z16 2) Required z/VM 7.1 and 7.2 service for the IBM z16 3) Additional z/VM information (1) The PTF for APAR VM66504 provides infrastructure support in z/VM 7.1 and 7.2 for the IBM z16 servers and must be installed on all the members of an SSI cluster before any member is IPLed on the IBM z16. In addition, the PTF for APAR VM66206 provides infrastructure support for z/VM 7.1 and must be installed on all members of an SSI cluster before any z/VM 7.1 member of the cluster is IPLed on the IBM z16. Both PTFs are included in the base of z/VM 7.3. (2) With the PTF for APAR VM66532 (and all required pre-requisite APARs), planned to be available May 31, 2022, z/VM 7.1 and 7.2 (included in the base of z/VM 7.3) provide support that will enable guests to exploit functions supported by z/VM on IBM z16, which includes the following new hardware facilities: - Guest enablement to exploit the following functions: - Imbedded Artificial Intelligence Acceleration designed to reduce the overall time required to execute CPU operations for neural networking processing functions and help support real-time applications like fraud detection. - Compliance-ready Central Processor Assist for Cryptographic Functions (CPACF) counters support allows guests to track crypto compliance and instruction use. - Breaking Event Address Register (BEAR) enhancement facility improves the ability to debug wild branches. - Vector Packed Decimal Enhancements 2 delivers new instructions intended to provide performance improvements. - Reset DAT Protection Facility provides a more efficient way to disable DAT protection, such as during copy-on-write or page change tracking operations. - Support for the Consolidated Boot Loader provides guest IPL from a SCSI LUN. Note: Guest IPL from SCSI, with or without the DUMP option, will now require a minimum guest virtual memory size of 768 MB. - The RoCE Express3 adapter allows guests to exploit Routable RoCE, Zero Touch RoCE, and SMC-R V2 support. - The Crypto Express8S (CEX8S) adapter is supported as a dedicated or shared resource. When dedicated, guests will be able to take advantage of all functionality available with the CEX8S adapters including assorted new enhancements and use of Quantum Safe APIs. Q CRYPTO DOMAIN will report all crypto adapters that are configured in EP11 mode with the 'P' suffix instead of the 'S' suffix. - Support for CPU and Core topology location information will be included in z/VM monitor data, providing a better picture of the system for diagnostic and tuning purposes. - Support for the OSA-Express7S 1.2 (1G, 10G 1000-BaseT, OSA-Express7S 1.1 (25G) Adapters, Coupling Express2 LR Adapter, and 32Gbps 2 port FICON Adapter is transparent to z/VM 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 and does not require additional service. (3) Migrating z/VM to the IBM z16 servers: - If you are upgrading to an IBM z16 server from a z13 / z13S or earlier server, you MUST upgrade the Stand Alone Program Loader (SAPL); otherwise you will not be able to IPL z/VM. For more information, refer to the red alert at the following URL: https://www.vm.ibm.com/service/redalert/#SAPLZ14 issued December 13, 2017. Installing z/VM on IBM z16 server: - z/VM 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 can be installed directly on an IBM z16 server. Installation from the IBM z16 servers USB flash drive is supported. Information on receiving z/VM product deliverables electronically can be found at https://www.vm.ibm.com/install/prodinst.html Support for the IBM z16 servers also requires the PTFs for the following APARs: - ICKDSF support requires the PTF for APAR PI46151. - EREP/VM support requires the PTF for APAR VM65952, provided in the base of z/VM 7.2 and 7.3. - HCD IBM z16 A01 support requires the PTF for APAR VM66445 note: IBM z16 requires z/CMS and z/XC support to be configured for the guest defined to exploit z/VM HCD support. z/XC support is provided by z/VM 7.1 and 7.2 PTFs for APARs VM66201, VM66425 and is included in the base of z/VM 7.3. - HCM IBM z16 A01 support requires the PTF for APAR VM66371 - IOCP support requires the PTF for APAR VM66549. IOCP also requires z/CMS support. In addition, once applied the IOCP APAR will require z/CMS support on any IBM Z or LinuxONE server - HLASM support requires the PTF for APAR PH39324.


Service Recommendations

5. 22/05/06 PROBLEM: (VM66445) NEW FUNCTION - Support for IBM z16 USERS AFFECTED: All HCD users with the need to configure IBM z16 servers. RECOMMENDATION: INSTALL UM35948 ON VOLID 1000 (R720 ) INSTALL UM35949 ON VOLID 1000 (R710 ) 4 22/05/04 PROBLEM: (VM66371) NEW FUNCTION - Z16 SUPPORT USERS AFFECTED: ALL HCM USERS WITH THE NEED TO CONFIGURE IBM Z16 SERVERS. RECOMMENDATION: INSTALL UM35923 ON VOLID 1000 (R710 ) INSTALL UM35917 ON VOLID 1000 (R720 ) 3 22/04/27 PROBLEM: (VM66532) Z/VM SUPPORT FOR THE IBM Z16 SERVER D/T3931 USERS AFFECTED: ALL INSTALLATIONS OF Z/VM PLANNING TO MOVE TO THE IBM Z16 (D/T3931) RECOMMENDATION: INSTALL UM35966 ON VOLID 1000 (R710 ) INSTALL UM35967 ON VOLID 1000 (R720 ) 2 22/04/12 PROBLEM: (VM66445) NEW FUNCTION - Support for IBM z16 USERS AFFECTED: All HCD users with the need to configure IBM z16 servers. RECOMMENDATION: INSTALL UM35949 ON VOLID 1000 (R710 ) INSTALL UM35948 ON VOLID 1000 (R720 ) 1 22/04/07 PROBLEM: (VM66549) IBM Z16 IOCP UPDATE D/T3931 USERS AFFECTED: IOCP USERS REQUIRING SUPPORT FOR THE D/T3931 IBM Z16 MODEL A01 SERVER. RECOMMENDATION: INSTALL UM35957 ON VOLID 1000 (R710 ) INSTALL UM35958 ON VOLID 1000 (R720 )


Optional Product Levels

THIS SECTION CONTAINS PRODUCT AND SERVICE LEVELS THAT ARE NEEDED TO SUPPORT PRODUCTS THAT PROVIDE OPTIONAL SUPPORT FOR THIS DEVICE. 1. YY/MM/DD INTERDEPENDENT PRODUCT: PROBLEM: USERS AFFECTED: RECOMMENDATION: INSTALL XXXXXXX ON VOLID XXXX


Informational / Documentation


PTF / APAR Reference Lists

PTF Include List
PTF Exclude List
PE APAR List


End of Upgrade 3931DEVICE, Subset 3931/ZVM, as of 2022/05/07.


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Document Information

Modified date:
07 May 2022

UID

isg1_3931DEVICE_3931-ZVM