Multiple Virtual Storage

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Multiple Virtual Storage or MVS is a long running mainframe operating system from IBM, it is also sometimes used as a "catch-all" term for all IBM VM operating systems released prior to z/OS.

User Interfaces:

  • Job Control Language (JCL)
  • Time Sharing Option (TSO)

Applications:

See also: z/OS & MVS Tools

History

OS/VS2

Operating System/Virtual Storage 2 (OS/VS2) is an operating system, upward compatible from MFT, MVT and OS/VS1. Each job or timesharing user is provided with individual 16 MB virtual address space that include the space required for system code and tables. OS/VS2 supports the System/370 Models 145, 148, 155II, 158, 165II, 168 and the 3031, 3032, and 3033 Processors.

  • OS/VS2 (MVS) 3.8G
  • OS/VS2 (MVS) 3.8j

MVS/SP

Multiple Virtual Storage/System Product

  • MVS/SP Version 1
    • Release 1
    • Release 2
    • Sep 1981: Release 3.0 (MVS/SP 1.3.0)
    • Release 3.1
    • Release 3.2
    • Mar 1983: Release 3.3
    • Release 3.4 (MVS/SP 1.3.4)
    • Jul 1985: Release 3.5 (MVS/SP 1.3.5)
  • MVS/SP Version 2
    • Release 1.0 (MVS/SP 2.1.0)
    • 1983: Release 1.1 (MVS/SP 2.1.1)
    • Apr 1984: Release 1.2 (MVS/SP 2.1.2)
    • Jul 1985: Release 1.3 (MVS/SP 2.1.3)
  • MVS/SP Version 3
    • Jul 1988: Release 1.0 (MVS/SP 3.1.0) - ESA/370 support
    • Dec 1989: Release 1.3 (MVS/SP 3.1.3)

MVS/XA

Multiple Virtual Storage/Extended Architecture supports IBM System/370 XA (1981).

MVS/ESA

MVS Enterprise System Architecture (1985)

Publications