Compatibility for z14 processor

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IBM Product Annopuncment
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/vse/entry/New_mainframe_announced_z14_IBM_Z_z_VSE_support?lang=en
 

New mainframe announced - z14 - IBM Z - z/VSE support

Ingolf24 | July 17 2017 | Visits (4977) 
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Today (July 17, 2017) IBM announced a new mainframe - IBM z14. For details about this important announcement see the announcement letter - here.

z14 is planned to be available on September 13, 2017.

With this announcement "z Systems" is also changed to "IBM Z" (capital letter Z).

 

In this blog entry I briefly describe the z/VSE support for z14. I know it's a bit early, but if you plan to upgrade, you can already prepare your z/VSE system. You can also see, how z/VSE exploits this new mainframe.

 

z14 is z/Architecture only.  
Up to z13, IPL was done in ESA/390 mode. The operating system decided  to switch in z/Architecture mode or stay with ESA/390. Since z/VSE V4 z/VSE switches into z/Architecture mode early during the IPL process.
With z14,  IPL is performed in z/Architecture mode only. No switch to ESA/390 mode is possible.

Question:
Have the CA product line been certified on this processor? No compatibility matrix currently exists on the web pages.
Environment:
VSE 5.2
VSE 6.1
VSE 6.2
Answer:
All the CA VSE products were certified on a IBM z14 processor and there were no required APARs since there were no hardware or micro-code changes that affected CA products. 
 
Nothing distinct was produced in the testing and IBM had no specific product related concerns for CA.
Additional Information:
Please review the CA website for any product related information and current APARs that are available for your specific product