All product upgrades are ALWAYS provided at NO EXTRA COST. As you migrate to new releases of z/VM, you can be assured of our software upgrades being available at no additional cost. One annual payment includes the cost of upgrades, documentation, product support and help with your performance.
All products are supported on every release of VM/ESA and z/VM. Because all products use standard interfaces, you always have the option of migrating to a current release of Velocity Software products prior to upgrading your z/VM environment, or waiting until after your z/VM migration to avoid changing too many components at the same time.
Because all products use standard interfaces, new releases of VM/ESA and z/VM have historically been supported prior to General Availability of these releases. It is always Velocity Software's intent to maintain support of installations on the leading edge of technology. All announced levels of VM/ESA are currently supported. All announced levels of z/VM are currently supported, including z/VM Versions 3, 4 and 5. Support for both 31-bit and 64-bit were available prior to General Availability of z/VM 3.1 that included 64-bit support.
Support of new levels of VM (VM/ESA, z/VM) include new reports. The ESAME report (Memory extensions) provides 64-bit support. Escon/FICON channels are supported. TCPIP networks and Linux are supported. Velocity Software has earned the title "leading performance software vendor" in many ways.
Installations are given access to Velocity Software's defect problem tracking database, and given electronic access to all updates when available.
Access is provided (at no additional cost) for all Updates for the Software, along with materials describing the purpose and function of the Updates. Velocity Software will ensure that Updates containing new features or enhancements enhancements to existing features are synchronised with the previous version. Such Updates shall not degrade the performance, functioning or operation of the Software. Velocity Software will provide written instructions and such other assistance as may be reasonably required to complete the installation. After an Update has been incorporated into the Software and accepted, the Update shall be considered part of the Software for all purposes hereunder.
Each reported Defect will be classified by Licensee as a Priority One, Priority Two or Priority Three Defect. Velocity Software will respond to Licensee's request for support in a manner appropriate for the Priority of Defect specified as follows.
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