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Mainframe - 2005 z/OS Upgrades

This article provides a history of the upgrades to the 2005 z/OS mainframe.

New Year

Holiday Fri, 12/31/04, and Sat, 01/01/05, was the New Year Holiday. Starting at 12:00 Midnight Thu night, 12/30/04, the UCHIMVS1 LPAR ran unattended for 48 hours until 12:01 AM Sun, 01/02/05. The UCHIBETA LPAR was not available on Fri, 12/31/04, Sat, 01/01/05, and Sun, 01/02/05.

01/03/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 01/03/05, at 6:00 AM.

01/10/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 01/10/05, at 6:00 AM.

01/11/05

During System Test Time on Tuesday, 01/11/05, from 6:00 until 6:30 AM, we configured additional Mainframe hardware.

01/13/05

Data Center Services’ Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Thursday, 01/13/05, to test the application of routine maintenance to z/OS 1.4. Open Testing in UCHIBETA resumed on Friday, 01/14/05, at 8:00 AM.

01/17/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 01/17/05, at 6:00 AM.

01/18/05

We applied routine maintenance to z/OS 1.4 in the UCHIBETA LPAR on Tuesday, 01/18/05, for Open Testing. DCS had tested the application of this maintenance in BETA on 1/13/05. We will apply maintenance to z/OS 1.4 in Production during System Test Time on Sunday, 01/30/05.

01/24/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 01/24/05, at 6:00 AM.

01/25/05

During System Test Time on Tuesday, 01/25/05, we changed some settings in RMM for the UCHIBETA LPAR. ALSO, on Tuesday, 01/25/05, Data Center Services’ Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR for hardware configuration testing. Open Testing in BETA resumed at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, 01/26/05.

01/30/05

During System Test Time on Sunday, 01/30/05, we applied routine maintenance to z/OS 1.4 in Production. This maintenance had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Tuesday, 01/18/05. We also reconfigured SPOOL space in Production on Sunday, 01/30/05, by offloading all jobs in Spool to tape, deleting and reallocating the Spool datasets, and reloading the jobs to Spool. This procedure had been tested successfully in the BETA LPAR on Tuesday, 01/25/05. We realized an increase of about 25% in available Spool space as a result of this activity.

01/31/05

The UCHIBETA LPAR was not available for Open Testing on Monday, 01/31/05, until 2:30 PM due to problems with the jobs which prepare BETA’s disks. The problem was traced to an unpublished incompatibility between FDRINSTANT and maintenance applied to z/OS 1.4 during System Test Time on Sunday, 1/30/05. We installed the newest version of FDRINSTANT and BETA resumed its normal schedule of Open Testing on Tuesday, 02/01/05.

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02/01/05

The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing on Tuesday, 02/01/05, on its normal schedule of 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

02/03/05

We performed System Test Time on Thursday, 02/03/05, from 6:00 until 7:30 AM to follow-up on the z/OS 1.4 maintenance application performed on Sunday, 01/30/05.

02/07/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 02/07/05, at 6:00 AM.

02/08/05

We installed Version 3.0.3 of Performance Essential (aka VSAM I/O Plus) in the UCHIBETA LPAR replacing Version 2.5 on Tuesday, 02/08/05, for a two-week Open Testing period.

02/09/05

We installed Version 7.3 of Xpediter/TSO in the UCHIBETA LPAR for a three-week Open Testing period on Wednesday, 2/9/05. If BETA testing is successful, we will install Xpediter/TSO 7.3 in Production on Wednesday, 3/2/05.

02/14/05

TMON for CICS and MAINVIEW for CICS have been running parallel in the UCHIBETA LPAR since early November, 2004. On Monday, 2/14/05, we removed MAINVIEW from the UCHIBETA LPAR; TMON will continue to run in BETA. MAINVIEW will continue to run in the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR until System Test Time on Sunday, 2/20/05, when TMON for CICS will be installed in Production and MAINVIEW will be removed.

ALSO, we perfoprmed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 2/14/05, at 6:00 AM.

02/20/05

During System Test Time on Sunday, 2/20/05, we installed CICS monitoring software TMON for CICS in Production. CICS monitoring software MAINVIEW for CICS was removed from Production at that time.

02/22/05

During System Test Time on Tuesday, 2/22/05, we installed Version 3.0.3 of Performance Essential (aka VSAM I/O Plus) in Production, replacing Version 2.5. Performance Essential 3.0.3 had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Tuesday, 2/8/05. Version 3.0.3 includes the application of outstanding maintenance.

02/28/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 02/28/05, at 6:00 AM.

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03/02/05

We have canceled System Test Time on Wednesday, 3/2/05. We had planned to install Version 7.3 of Xpediter/TSO in Production but a long-running jobstream interfered with our plans. Test Time will be rescheduled for Tuesday, 3/8/05.

03/07/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 3/07/05, at 6:00 AM.

03/08/05

During System Test Time on Tuesday, 3/8/05, we installed Version 7.3 of Xpediter/TSO in Production. Xpediter/TSO 7.3 had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Wednesday, 2/9/05.

03/13/05

During System Test Time on Sunday, 3/13/05, we installed FDR/ABR Version 5.4 Level 43 in Production, replacing V5.4/22.

03/21/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 3/21/05, at 6:00 AM

03/22/05

On Tuesday, 3/22/05, we installed a Debugging Tool and COBOL/CICS Command Level Conversion Aids for z/OS in the UCHIBETA LPAR for a two-week Open Testing period.

03/24/05

Data Center Services’ Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Thursday, 3/24/05, for software testing. Open Testing in UCHIBETA resumed on Friday, 3/25/05.

03/28/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 3/28/05, at 6:00 AM.

03/29/05

We installed Version 5.1 Service Pack 01 of mainframe session manager TPX in the UCHIBETA LPAR for Open Testing on Tuesday, 3/29/05, replacing TPX V5.0 SP07.

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04/01/05

During System Test Time on Friday, 4/1/05, we relocated some System Datasets and applied updates to Xpediter/TSO V7.3 in Production. The Xpediter/TSO updates had been tested in the UCHIBETA LPAR

04/03/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Sunday, 4/3/05, at 6:00 AM Central Standard Time. Effective with this IPL, the IBM z800 Mainframe was on Daylight Saving Time.

04/05/05

During System Test Time on Tuesday, 4/5/05, we relocated some System datasets.

04/07/05

During System Test Time on Thursday, 4/7/05, we installed a Debugging Tool and COBOL/CICS Command Level Conversion Aids for z/OS in Production. These tools had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Tuesday, 3/22/05. Unfortunately, Test Time ran about 35 minutes longer than scheduled. The UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR was not available until 8:05 AM. All Online Regions were available by 8:15 AM. Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR was not delayed.

04/11/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 4/11/05, at 6:00 AM.

04/17/05

During System Test Time on Sunday, 4/17/05, we installed mainframe session manager TPX Version 5.1 Service Pack 01 in Production, replacing TPX V5.0 SP07. TPX V5.1 SP01 had been active in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Tuesday, 3/29/05.

04/18/05

Users reported seeing unfamiliar TPX menus when logging in to the mainframe Monday, 4/18/05. The problem was traced to a concatenation error in the linklib for newly installed TPX Version 5.1 Service Pack 01 which caused default menus to replace customized menus for certain mainframe users. TPX was taken down at 12:00 Noon, the TPX linklib concatenation error was corrected and the damaged TPX database was restored from backup. TPX was available by 12:10 PM with no further problems reported.

04/21/05

During System Test Time on Thursday, 4/21/05, we installed a new system monitoring tool in Production and UCHIBETA for Operations staff.

04/25/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 4/25/05, at 6:00 AM.

04/28/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Thursday, 4/28/05, at 6:00 AM.

ALSO, DCS’ Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Thursday, 4/28/05, to test Release 3.5 of Xpediter/Xchange. Xpediter/Xchange 3.5 will replace Release 3.4 in BETA for a three-week Open Testing period. We will announce a date for Production installation via email, TSO RNEWS, and this web site. Open Testing in UCHIBETA resumed on Friday, 4/29/05.

04/30/05

Xpediter/Xchange 3.5 replaced Release 3.4 in UCHIBETA on Saturday, 4/30/05. If Open Testing goes well, Release 3.5 will replace Xpediter/Xchange 3.4 in Production on Monday, 5/22/05.

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05/02/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 5/2/05, at 6:00 AM.

05/04/05

AComputing Partner Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Wed, 5/4/05, for Application testing. Open Testing in UCHIBETA resumed on Thur, 5/5/05.

05/09/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 5/9/05, at 6:00 AM.

05/11/05

We postponed the installation of six new UPS batteries originally scheduled for Wednesday, 5/11/05, due to the presence of severe weather in the area.

05/16/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 5/16/05, at 6:00 AM.

05/18/05

On Wed, 5/18/05, Ken James and Mike Scurlock were inducted into the University’s 25-Year Club. The UCHIMVS1 and UCHIBETA LPARs ran unattended from 3:30 until 7:00 PM. Printing resumed at 7:00 PM. The UCHIBETA LPAR was available until 7:00 PM. The Production Shop closed at 3:30 PM on Wed, 5/18, and reopened at 8:00 AM on Thur, 5/19.

05/19/05

During System Test Time on Thursday, 5/19/05, we moved some System Datasets in preparation for our future upgrade to z/OS 1.6. ALSO on Thursday, 5/19, we installed 6 replacement batteries for our UPS system. The install took just under two and one-half hours, starting at 10:15 AM, during which time we were off battery backup. Email was sent to mvs-notices and Mainframe listhost addresses at the start and conclusion of this install.

05/22/05

During System Test Time on Sunday, 5/22/05, we installed Release 3.5 of Xpediter/Xchange in the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR, replacing Release 3.4. Xpediter/Xchange 3.5 had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Saturday, 4/30/05.

05/24/05

The Data Center’s Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Tue, 5/24/05, to begin testing z/OS 1.6 in the Production clone. Open Testing in BETA resumed on Wed, 5/25/05.

05/26/05

During System Test Time on Thur, 5/26/05, we continued relocating System Datasets in preparation the upgrade to z/OS 1.6.

ALSO, the Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR from 8:00 AM until 12:00 Noon to continue preliminary testing of z/OS 1.6 Open Testing in UCHIBETA under z/OS 1.4 resumed at Noon on Thursday, 5/26.

05/30/05

Monday, 5/30/05, was the Memorial Day Holiday. The UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR ran unattended: TSO/ISPF wasa available and jobs not requiring Operator intervention were run. The UCHIBETA LPAR was not available on Monday, 5/30/05; Open Testing in UCHIBETA resumed on Tuesday, 5/31/05.

05/31/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Tuesday, 5/31/05, at 6:00 AM.

05/31/05 – 06/03/05

At the request of a Computing Partner Group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing (with no Exclusive Use allowed) from Tuesday, 5/31/05, through Friday, 6/3/05.

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06/06/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 6/6/05, at 6:00 AM. ALSO, on 6/6/05, a Computing Partner Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR for software testing which was potentially disruptive to other BETA users.

06/09/05

The Data Center’s Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Thursday, 6/9/05, to continue their testing of z/OS 1.6. Open Testing in UCHIBETA resumed on Friday, 6/10/05.

06/13/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 6/13/05,at 6:00 AM.

ALSO, on Monday, 6/13/05, z/OS 1.6 became available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR every weekday with z/OS 1.4 available on Saturdays and on request. Other software upgrades available in BETA for Open Testing on the same schedule as z/OS 1.6 are ACF2 Version 6.5 Service Pack 3, DTS 4.1 (Pooling/Budgeting), QuickRef (QW) Version 6.3, Maintenance applied to ESP 5.4, and Xpediter/CICS 7.7. We expect to install z/OS 1.6 and other software upgrades in Production on Sunday, 9/11/05, during System Test Time.

06/16-17/05

At the request of a Computing Partner group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing (with no Exclusive Use allowed) on Thursday, 6/16/05, and Friday, 6/17/05.

06/20/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 6/20/05,at 6:00 AM.

06/22/05

A Computing Partner Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR (under z/OS 1.4) on Wednesday, 6/22/05. Open Testing in UCHIBETA under z/OS 1.6 resumed on Thursday, 6/23/05.

06/23/05

We caused the UCHIBETA LPAR to hang for about 15 minutes around 12:00 Noon on Thursday, 6/23/05, while we investigated a Computing Partner application problem.

06/27/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 6/27/05,at 6:00 AM.

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07/04/05

Monday, 7/4/05, was the Independence Day Holiday. The UCHIMVS1 LPAR ran unattended for that 24-hour period: TSO/ISPF was available and jobs not requiring Operator Intervention could be run. Mainframe print service resumed during Midnight Shift on Tuesday morning, 7/5/05. The UCHIBETA LPAR was not available on Monday, 7/4/05; Open Testing in BETA resumed on Tuesday, 7/5/05.

07/05/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Tuesday, 7/5/05, at 6:00 AM.

07/07/05

The Computing Partner Group which requested Open Testing in UCHIBETA under z/OS 1.4 on Thursday, 7/7/05, changed their request to Friday, 7/8/05. UCHIBETA ran under z/OS 1.6 on Thursday, 7/7/05.

07/08/05

At the request of a Computing Partner group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing (with no Exclusive Use allowed) under z/OS 1.4 on Friday, 7/8/05, for Production Application testing. Open Testing in BETA under z/OS 1.6 resumed on Monday, 7/11/05.

07/11/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 7/11/05, at 6:00 AM.

07/12/05

On Tuesday, 7/12/05, we applied routine Maintenance to ESP 5.4 in the UCHIBETA LPAR. This Maintenance will be available for testing whenever z/OS 1.6 is active in the BETA LPAR. ESP 5.4 Maintenance will be applied in Production when z/OS 1.6 becomes the Production OS in early Fall, 2005.

07/13/05

At the request of a Computing Partner group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing under z/OS 1.4 on Wednesday, 7/13/05, for Production Application testing. Open Testing in BETA under z/OS 1.6 resumed on Thursday, 7/14/05.

07/18/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 7/18/05, at 6:00 AM. Also on Monday, 7/18, at the request of a Computing Partner group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing (with no Exclusive Use allowed) until 8:00 PM under z/OS 1.4 for Production Application testing. Open Testing in BETA under z/OS 1.6 resumed on Tuesday, 7/19/05.

07/20/05

The Data Center’s Mainframe Systems group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on 7/20/05, to do a test installation of Version 7.7 of Xpediter/CICS. Xpediter/CICS 7.7 will be available for Open Testing in UCHIBETA when z/OS 1.6 is active there, starting Friday, 7/22/05. Open Testing in BETA resumed on Thursday, 7/21/05, under z/OS 1.4 at Computing Partner request, and under z/OS 1.6 on Friday, 7/22/05.

07/21/05

On Thursday, 7/21/05, at the request of a Computing Partner group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing (with no Exclusive Use allowed) under z/OS 1.4 for Production Application testing. Open Testing in BETA under z/OS 1.6 resumed on Friday, 7/22/05.

07/22/05

On Friday, 7/22/05, Xpediter/CICS 7.7 was made available for Open Testing in UCHIBETA when z/OS 1.6 is active there.

07/25/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 7/25/05, at 6:00 AM. ALSO, on Monday, 7/25/05, at the request of a Computing Partner group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing (with no Exclusive Use allowed) under z/OS 1.4 for Production Application testing. Open Testing in BETA under z/OS 1.6 resumed on Tuesday, 7/26/05.

07/29/05

On Friday, 7/29/05, at the request of a Computing Partner group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing (with no Exclusive Use allowed) under z/OS 1.4 for Production Application testing. Open Testing in BETA under z/OS 1.6 resumed on Monday, 8/01/05.

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08/01/05

Effective Monday, 8/1/05, SSL encryption for FTP is required on the Mainframe. SSL-Encrypted FTP had been enabled (but not required) in the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR since March, 2005. FTP is not available in the UCHIBETA LPAR. ALSO on Monday, 08/01/05, we performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR at 6:00 AM.

08/03/05

On Wednesday, 8/3/05, at the request of a Computing Partner group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing under z/OS 1.4. Open Testing in BETA under z/OS 1.6 resumed on Thursday, 8/4/05.

08/04/05

Starting Thursday, 8/4/05, all Scheduled ESP Events in UCHIBETA were suspended upon IPL. Triggered ESP Events in UCHIBETA are not affected. In order to “Unsuspend” a Suspended ESP Event in UCHIBETA, issue the line command “R” for “Resume” by the suspended Event on the ISPF ESP List Events screen. Production ESP Scheduled Events have always been Suspended in UCHIBETA upon IPL to prevent their automatic submission.

08/05/05

On Friday, 8/5/05, at the request of a Computing Partner group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing (with no Exclusive Use allowed) under z/OS 1.4. Open Testing in BETA under z/OS 1.6 resumed on Monday, 8/8/05.

08/08/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 8/8/05, at 6:00 AM.

08/09/05

We applied routine Maintenance to z/OS 1.6 in UCHIBETA on Tuesday, 8/9/05. This Maintenance had been tested in the Mainframe’s TEST LPAR.

08/10/05

The Data Center’s Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Wednesday, 8/10/05, to test their procedures for installing z/OS 1.6 in Production. Open Testing (under z/OS 1.4) resumed on Thursday, 8/11/05.

08/11/05

At the request of a Computing Partner Group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing under z/OS 1.4 on Thursday, 8/11/05. Open Testing under z/OS 1.6 resumed on Friday, 8/12/05.

08/15/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 8/15/05, at 6:00 AM.

08/22/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 8/22/05, at 6:00 AM.

08/29/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 8/29/05, at 6:00 AM.

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09/05/05

Monday, 9/5/05, was the Labor Day Holiday. The UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR ran unattended: TSO/ISPF was active and jobs not requiring Operator Intervention ran. The UCHIBETA LPAR was not available; Open Testing in BETA resumed on Tuesday, 9/6/05.

09/06/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Tuesday, 9/6/05, at 6:00 AM.

09/11/05

During System Test Time (7:00 AM until 11:00 AM) on Sunday, 9/11/05, we installed z/OS 1.6 in Production. z/OS 1.6 had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Monday, 6/13/05. Also installed: z/OS 1.6 Maintenance; ACF2 V6.5 SP3; DTS 4.1; QuickRef V6.3; Maintenance applied to ESP 5.4; and Xpediter/CICS 7.7. The unused IBM 4245 impact printers were disconnected. z/OS 1.4 will no longer be available in the UCHIBETA LPAR.

09/13/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Tuesday, 9/13/05, at 6:00 AM.

09/19/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 9/19/05, at 6:00 AM.

09/26/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 9/26/05, at 6:00 AM.

09/27/05

On Tuesday, 9/27/05, we made OPS/MVS Release 11.0 Service Pack 01 active in the UCHIBETA LPAR, replacing OPS/MVS R4.5 SP00.

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10/03/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 10/03/05, at 6:00 AM.

10/09/05

During System Test Time on Sunday, 10/09/05, we installed OPS/MVS Release 11.0 Service Pack 01 in Production. R1 SP01 had been active in UCHIBETA since Tuesday, 9/27/05.

10/11/05

On Tuesday, 10/11/05, we applied maintenance to TMON for MVS in the UCHIBETA LPAR for a two-week Open Testing Period.

10/17/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 10/17/05, at 6:00 AM

10/18/05

On Tuesday, 10/18/05, we made batch program debugger Xpediter/TSO 7.4 available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR for a two-week period, replacing Version 7.3 there.

10/24/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 10/24/05, at 6:00 AM.

10/26/05

During System Test Time on Wednesday, 10/26/05, NSIT upgraded a computer room network switch.

10/27/05

During System Test Time on Thursday, 10/27/05, we applied routine maintenance to Version 3.2 of System Monitor Software TMON for MVS. Maintenance for TMON for MVS had been active in the UCHIBETA LPAR since 10/11/05. ALSO, as of 10/27/05, SAS Version 9.1.3 is available for testing in both the UCHIMVS1 (Production) and UCHIBETA LPARs. Please see our SAS 9.1.3 Information Page for instructions on testing SAS 9.1.3 and for a link to SAS’ documentation web page. SAS 8.0.2 will remain the Production default in both LPARs. The new SAS 9.1.3 will become the Production default in early 2006.

10/30/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Sunday, 10/30/05, at 6:00 AM Central Daylight Saving Time. Effective with this IPL, the Mainframe went to Central Standard Time.

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11/01/05

On Tuesday, 11/01/05, we applied Service Pack 01 to Version 4.0 of CICS file management software DADS+ in the UCHIBETA LPAR for Open Testing.

11/07/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday,11/07/05, at 6:00 AM.

11/14/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday,11/14/05, at 6:00 AM.

11/15/05

On Tue, 11/15/05, we installed Version 3.4 of System Maintenance Installation Package SMP in Production, replacing Version 3.3. ALSO on Tue, 11/15, we applied Service Pack 01 to Version 4.0 of CICS file management software DADS+ in the Production. DADS+ is used to allocate, open and close CICS files. DADS+ V4.0 SP01 had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Tue, 11/01/05.

11/21/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 11/21/05, at 6:00 AM.

11/22/05

During System Test Time on Tue, 11/22/05,we configured the system for the future installation of Virtual Tape. ALSO on Tue, 11/22, we installed batch program debugger Xpediter/TSO 7.4 in Production, replacing Version 7.3. Xpediter/TSO had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Tuesday, 10/18/05.

Thanksgiving

Holiday Thu, 11/24/05, and Fri, 11/25/05, were the Thanksgiving Holiday. UCHIMVS1 ran unattended for those 48 hours; UCHIBETA was not available; Open Testing in BETA resumed at 8:00 AM on Sat, 11/26/05.

11/28/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 11/28/05, at 6:00 AM.

11/30/05

The Data Center’s Mainframe System Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Wednesday, 11/30/05, from 8:00 until 9:20 AM to relocate some ACF2 Modules. UCHIBETA was then released for Open Testing from 9:20 AM until 5:00 PM. This ACF2 modification will continue to be the default in UCHIBETA and will take affect in Production the next time we IPL UCHIMVS1.

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12/05/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 12/05/05, at 6:00 AM. The relocation of ACF2 modules which we performed in UCHIBETA on Wednesday, 11/30/05, took effect in Production as of this UCHIMVS1 IPL.

12/07/05

The Data Center’s Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Wednesday, 12/07/05, to test the installation of ACF2 Release 8.0 Service Pack 2 and of CA Common Services Release 11 Service Pack 6. ACF2 R8.0 SP2 and CA Common Services R11 SP6 will be installed in Production on Sunday, 01/22/06, during System Test Time scheduled from 7:00 AM until 12:00 Noon.

12/08/05

During System Test Time on Thursday morning, 12/08/05, we adjusted a System Link List file.

12/12/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 12/12/05, at 6:00 AM.

12/13/05

On Tuesday, 12/13/05, we made Release 5.1 of Abend-AID for CICS available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR. Release 5.1 will replace Release 4.5 in Production during System Test Time on Thursday, 01/12/06.

12/16/05

The NSIT Holiday Party was held on Friday, 12/16/05, from 3:00 until 7:00 PM while we maintained staffing in the 1155 E 60th Street Computer Room with the UCHIBETA LPAR available until 7:30 PM.

12/19/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 12/19/05, at 6:00 AM.

12/24/05

The Data Center had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Saturday, 12/24/05, to run the Offsite and Full Disk Backups normally scheduled for Sundays.

12/25/05

Sunday, 12/25/05, was Christmas Day; Monday, 12/26/05, was the offical University Christmas Holiday. We maintained minimal Computer Room staffing on both days consisting of one Operator per Shift. UCHIBETA was available from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM with Online Regions active both days.

12/26/05

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 12/26/05, at 6:00 AM.

12/31/05

The Data Center had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Saturday, 12/31/05, to run the Offsite and Full Disk Backups. BETA was available for Open Testing on Sunday, 01/01/06.

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Keywords:history   Doc ID:19419
Owner:Todd L.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2011-08-02 18:00 CSTUpdated:2013-02-26 07:46 CST
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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