This week there has been a major update on the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC). Now in addition to the high end boxes and Flash Systems also many entry and mid range boxes are supported like a V3500, V3700, V5000, V7000. To get a quick view select under connection “FCP (z Systems)”:
So for all those systems no SVC is needed any more!
And as a side remark: all the supported tapes are also documented in the SSIC,