This item describes the overall purpose and function of VM and its descendants. How does the system do what it's supposed to do, what services does it offer, and what concepts and components are part of the basic system?
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Prior to z/VM 4, TCPIP was a separately priced product. z/VM 4 integrated it into the base system.
FCON(Full Screen Operator CONsole and Graphical Real Time Performance Monitor) is a very powerful z/VM performance monitor and full screen operator console application. It provides the following functions:
Information about FCON/X
More information on separately priced features of VM
The key to VM/ESA is the Control Program (CP)
More information on the CP component of VM
The Conversational Monitor System (CMS), although a component of the VM/ESA operating system, is itself an operating environment
More information about the CMS component of VM
What parts make up a VM or z/VM System?