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z/VM Today

z/VM Version 5.4 Functional Enhancements
ƒSupport for the IBM FlashCopy SE feature on the IBM DS8000 whichprovides a spaceefficient snapshot capability that can greatly reduce the storage capacity needed for point-intime copies. –VM64449
ƒMultiple file dump support –VM64495
ƒSupport for the IBMSystem Storage Enterprise 3592 Tape Controller Model C06 and 3592 Tape Drive Model E06 –VM64459 (CP),  VM64458 (DFSMS/VM)
ƒDisplay encryption and solid-state indicators for IBM DS8000 –VM64650
ƒDFSMS/RMS support for disk-only configuration of IBM Virtualization Engine TS7720 –VM64657  (via z/VSE)

z/VM Statements of Direction Clustered Hypervisor Support and Guest Mobility Overview of Planned New Function
ƒClients can cluster up to four z/VM systems in a Single System Image(SSI) ƒProvides a set of shared resources for the z/VM systems and their hosted virtual machines ƒUsers can run z/VM system images on the same and/or different System z10 servers ƒSimplifies systems management of a multi-z/VM environment –Single user directory –Cluster management from any system •Apply maintenance to all systems in the cluster from one location •Issue commands from one system to operate on another –Built-in cross-system capabilities –Resource coordination and protection: network and disks ƒDynamically move Linux guests from one z/VM system to another with Live Guest Relocation –Reduce planned outages; enhance workload management –Non-disruptively move work to available system resources andnon-disruptively move system resources to work z/VM 2 z/VM 1 z/VM 4 z/VM 3 Shared disks Private disks Cross-system communications for “single system image”management Cross-system external network connectivity for guest systems z/VM 2 z/VM 1 z/VM 4 z/VM 3 Shared disks Private disks Cross-system communications for “single system image”management Cross-system external network connectivity for guest systems

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 All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only.