Innovation Upgrades Migration Tool for Virtual Environments

Innovation Data Processing, a provider of mainframe tools, announced a new version of its migration environment. FDRPASVM Version 5.4 Level 80 is designed to enable migration of z/VM and Linux for System z volumes.

The new version of FDRPASVM monitors tasks, allows z/VM systems to stay up and available, and enables users to swap active z/VM user volumes. The new toolset also tracks all updates made by z/VM and virtual machine guests.

The latest release is also designed to enable non-disruptive migration of volumes containing VM mini-disks, full pack mini-disks, volumes dedicated for CMS users, and Linux for System z and other guest’s file systems, according to INNOVATION Data Processing.

FDRPASVM is an option to FDRPAS for z/OS volumes but can be licensed with or without licensing FDRPAS for z/OS, the vendor says.

FDRPASVM's main swap task, running on z/OS, copies a z/VM source volume to a z/VM target volume. The toolset also includes z/VM intercepts installed to source volumes monitor all changes. z/OS main SWAP task copies the source to the target volume, and FDRPASV volume swap thread passes changes to z/OS main SWAP. z/OS main SWAP task recopies changed tracks.

When source and target volumes are in sync, FDRPASV uses z/VM system HyperSwap command to swap the volume on z/VM. Target volume becomes the source volume for z/VM applications FDRPASV intercepts are removed.

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