The IBM z/VM Using CA VM:Secure Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) is published as a tool to improve the security of Department of Defense (DoD) information systems. IBM z/VM provides a highly secure and scalable enterprise environment that efficiently runs multiple diverse operating systems on IBM z Systems in a single footprint. Virtual machines emulate hardware and allow multiple users to use the same hardware components. These z/VM virtual servers can run Linux, z/OS, and more. The advent of Linux running on IBM mainframes has created a new awareness and new demand for the IBM virtualization operating system.
IBM z/VM contains features that support a level of security for users and resources. It allows the use of external security managers such as IBM RACF, CA-ACF2, and CA-TSS, as well as Computer Associate (CA) VM:Secure, which can provide additional levels of security and tools to manage it.
Parties within the DoD and Federal Government’s computing environments can obtain the applicable STIG from the Information Assurance Support Environment (IASE) website. This site contains the latest copies of any STIGs, SRGs, and other related security information. The address for the IASE site is http://iase.disa.mil/.
- Specialized Security-Limited Functionality (SSLF)
All technical NIST SP 800-53 requirements were considered while developing this STIG. Requirements that are applicable and configurable will be included in the final STIG. A report marked For Official Use Only (FOUO) will be available for those items that did not meet requirements. This report will be available to component Authorizing Official (AO) personnel for risk assessment purposes by request via email to: email@example.com.
Moved to FINAL - 03/30/2018
updated to v1,r2 - 4/25/18
Updated to FINAL - 5/25/18
Updated URLs - 6/6/19
NIST checklist record last modified on 06/07/2019