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Mainframe - 2010 z/OS Upgrades

This article provides information about upgrades to the 2010 z/OS mainframe.

01/01/10

Friday, 01/01/2010, was the New Year Holiday. For the 28 hours beginning at 8:00 PM on Thursday, 12/31/09, DCS provided minimal Operator coverage in the 1155 E 60th Street Machine Rooms consisting of one Operator per shift to respond to system prompts and environmental alarms. The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing with its full complement of Onlines from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Friday, 01/01/10. The Production Shop was not staffed on Friday, 01/01/10.

01/04/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 01/04/10, at 6:00 AM.

01/05/10

We applied Maintenance to Xpediter/Xchange in Production on Tuesday, 01/05/10. We did not need to schedule System Test Time to apply this Maintenance which had been active in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Tuesday, 12/15/09. This Maintenance is in support of CICS Transaction Server (CTS) 4.1.

01/06/10

At DCS request, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing until 6:30 PM on Wednesday, 01/6/10.

01/07/10

At DCS request, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing until 5:30 PM on Thursday, 01/07/10.

01/08/10

At DCS request, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing until 6:00 PM on Friday, 01/08/10.

01/11/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 01/11/10. ALSO, on Monday, 1/11/10, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available until 6:00 PM at the request of a Computing Partner group.

01/12/10

During System Test Time on Tuesday, 1/12/10, we installed IOF 8D in Production replacing IOF 8C. IOF 8D had been available for Open Testing in UCHIBETA since Wednesday, 12/16/09. Unfortunately, we discovered a problem with IOF 8D which caused some IOF sessions to loop. Fortunately, we were able to apply a fix for that problem on 1/12/10 and did not need to schedule Test Time on Wednesday, 1/13/10, to back out the change.

01/13/10

We cancelled previously announced System Test Time for Wednesday, 1/13/10, from 6:00 until 7:30 AM, as we did not need to back out the upgrade to IOF 8D done on Tuesday, 1/12/10. ALSO, on Wednesday, 1/13, we made Release 7.7 of Xpediter/TSO available in the UCHIBETA LPAR for a two-week Open Test replacing Xpediter/TSO 7.6 in that LPAR. ALSO on Wednesday, 01/13/10, we did not make AbendAid for CICS 11.2.1 available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR as previously scheduled and announced. AA/CICS 11.2.1 will be available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR as of Thursday, 01/14/10, replacing Release 11.1 in that LPAR.

01/14/10

On Thursday, 01/14/10, we made AbendAid for CICS 11.2.1 available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR, replacing AA/CICS 11.1 in that LPAR. This upgrade is in support of CTS 4.1. ALSO, on Thursday, 01/14/10, UCHIBETA was available until 5:45 PM at DCS request.

01/18/10

Monday, 1/18/10, was the Martin Luther King Holiday. DCS provided minimal coverage in the 1155 E 60th Street Machine Rooms consisting of one Computer Operator per 8-hour shift to respond to System prompts and environmental alarms. The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Monday, 1/18/10. The Production Shop was not staffed on the Holiday. ALSO, on Monday, 1/18/10, we performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR at 6:00 AM.

01/21/10

DCS’ Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Thursday, 1/21/10, to test applying Maintenance to z/OS 1.10. This Maintenance has not remained active in UCHIBETA; the z/OS Maintenance will be applied in UCHIBETA on Tuesday, 2/2/10, for Open Testing. Open Testing in UCHIBETA resumed on Friday, 1/22/10.

01/24/10

During System Test Time on Sunday, 01/24/10, starting at 7:00 AM, IBM applied routine microcode maintenance on the z9 Mainframe. The microcode maintenance was applied by 9:30 AM. The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing from 9:40 AM until 5:00 PM on Sunday, 1/24/10.

01/27/10

We implemented Xpediter/TSO 7.7 in Production on Wednesday, 1/27/10. We did not need to schedule System Test Time for this install. Xpediter/TSO 7.7 had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Wednesday, 01/13/10.

01/31/10

On Sunday, 01/31/10, we installed Release 11.2.1 of AbendAid for CICS in Production, replacing AA/CICS 11.1. We did not need to schedule System Test Time for this install. AA/CICS 11.2.1 has been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Thursday, 01/14/10.

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02/01/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 02/01/10, at 6:00 AM.

02/02/10

On Tuesday, 2/2/10, we made z/OS 1.10 Maintenance available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR. This is the Maintenance which was tested during DCS Exclusive Use of BETA on Thursday, 1/21/10. z/OS 1.10 Maintenance will be available in BETA for an extended period of time. We will announce the Production installation of this Maintenance in the usual places.

02/03/10

Production Backup Job failures delayed availability of the UCHIBETA LPAR until 8:30 AM on Wednesday, 2/3/10.

02/08/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 2/8/10, at 6:00 AM.

02/10/10

We implemented a new feature in our DASD Pooling/Budgeting Software which writes an end-of-file mark on non-VSAM datasets which were created in a job step but never opened. The end-of-file mark allows users to copy the non-VSAM dataset or to free excess space. The following message will be written to the Message Dataset in the output from the job:

ACC20210 – A EOFMARK FOR DD=DD DSN=dsname VOL=volser POOL=GENPOOL EXT=0

ACC29202 – A EOFMARK WRITTEN FOR DATA SET

02/15/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 2/15/10, at 6:00 AM.

02/22/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 2/22/10, at 6:00 AM. Effective with this IPL, we applied Maintenance to ACF2 in Production in support of our future upgrade to CICS 4.1. This Maintenance had been active in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Tuesday, 1/26/10.

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03/01/08

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 3/1/10, at 6:00 AM.

03/08/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 3/8/10, at 6:00 AM.

03/14/10

Daylight Saving Time began at 2:00 AM on Sunday, 3/14/10 (Spring Forward!). The IBM z9 Mainframe continued to display Central Standard Time on Sunday, 3/14, until we IPLed UCHIMVS1. We performed that IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Sunday, 3/14/10, at 6:10 AM, CST, as shown on the Mainframe time display. This schedule allowed us to complete all Production backups before the IPL. Effective with this IPL, the Mainframe displayed Daylight Saving Time. Any ESP Job Scheduler Events scheduled to run during the “missing” hour ran as soon as the IPL had completed.

03/22/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 3/22/10, at 6:00 AM.

03/29/10

During System Test Time on Monday, 3/29/10, we applied Maintenance to z/OS 1.10 in Production. This OS Maintenance had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Tuesday, 2/2/10.

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04/05/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 4/5/10, at 6:00 AM.

04/07/10

Availability of the UCHIBETA LPAR was delayed until 8:15 AM on Wednesday, 4/7/10, by the failure of OMVS to properly mount its Main File during UCHIBETA IPL. The Mainframe Systems Group is investigating this error.

04/12/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 4/12/10, at 6:00 AM.

04/19/10

During System Test Time on Monday, 4/19/10, we added DASD to the Mainframe to allow for Mainframe System Group testing of new software products.

04/26/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 4/26/10, at 6:00 AM.

04/29/10

DCS’ Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Thursday, 4/29/10, to test installing CICS 4.1. When Open Testing in BETA resumed on Friday, 4/30/10, CICS reverted back to Release 3.1 in UCHIBETA until further notice.

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05/03/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 5/3/10, at 6:00 AM.

05/05/10

DCS’ Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Wednesday, 5/5/10, to continue testing CICS 4.1. CICS 4.1 became the UCHIBETA default when Open Testing in BETA resumed on Thursday, 5/6/10.

05/07/10

At the request of a Computing Partner Group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Friday, 5/7/10.

05/10/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 5/10/10, at 6:00 AM.

05/12/10

The IBM z9 Mainframe ran unattended from 2:00 until 4:00 PM on Wednesday, 5/12/10, to allow Operations Staff to attend the retirement celebration for long-time colleague Vince Scamurra.

05/17/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 5/17/10, at 6:00 AM.

05/18/10

At the request of a Computing Partner Group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, 5/18/10.

05/24/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 5/24/10, at 6:00 AM. ALSO, on Monday, 5/24, at the request of a Computing partner Group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing starting at 6:30 AM. Open Testing in BETA continued until the usual 5:00 PM on Monday, 5/24.

05/31/10

Monday, 5/31/10, was the Memorial Day Holiday. We provided minimal Operator coverage in the 1155 E 60th Street Machine Rooms consisting of one Operator per 8-hour Shift to respond to System prompts, environmental alarms, and telephone calls. The UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR ran without any Online Regions whose presence would require Production jobstreams to run in their support. The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM with its full complement of Online Regions available. The Production Shop was not staffed on 5/31. ALSO, on Monday, 5/31, we performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 LPAR at 6:00 AM.

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06/04/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Friday, 6/4/10, at 6:00 AM, to install software for a test of IBM’s Virtual Tape facility.

06/07/10

During System Test Time for Monday, 6/7/10, from 6:00 until 7:30 AM, we installed new virtual devices for the IBM Virtual Tape software test.

06/08/10

Data Center Services’ Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Tuesday, 6/8/10, for z/OS 1.11 testing. UCHIBETA reverted to z/OS 1.10 when Open Testing resumed on Wednesday, 6/9.

06/14/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 6/14/10, at 6:00 AM.

06/15/10

Data Center Services’ Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Tuesday, 6/15/10, to continue testing z/OS 1.11. As this Exclusive Use test went well, z/OS 1.11 became the UCHIBETA default on weekdays, starting when Open Testing in BETA resumed on Wednesday, 6/16/10.

06/16/10

z/OS 1.11 became the default OS in the UCHIBETA LPAR on weekdays, effective Thursday, 6/16/10. Quickref 7.2 which contains all the messages and codes for z/OS 1.11 will be active in BETA on the same schedule as z/OS 1.11.

06/21/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 6/21/10, at 6:00 AM.

06/28/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 6/28/10, at 6:00 AM.

06/29/10

Data Center Services’ Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Tuesday, 6/29/10, to test Virtual Tape options. Open Testing in BETA resumed on Wednesday, 6/30/10.

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07/05/10

Monday, 7/5/10, was the official University Independence Day Holiday. We provided minimal Operator coverage for the 1155 Machine Rooms consisting of one Computer Operator per 8-hour shift to respond to System Prompts, environmental alerts, telephone calls, and the I/O Window. The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing running z/OS 1.10 on Monday, 7/5/10; Open Testing in BETA under z/OS 1.11 resumed on Tuesday, 7/6/10. The Production Shop was not staffed on 7/5. ALSO, on Monday, 7/5/10, we performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR at 6:00 AM.

07/11/10

The UCHIBETA Lpar was late coming up on Sunday, 7/11/10, because of a problem with a job in the cloning process. The BETA Lpar was up and running at 9:20 and available for users to log on at 9:44.

07/12/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 7/12/10, at 6:00 AM.

07/15/10

Availability of CICS Online Regions for the UCHIBETA LPAR delayed until 9:16 due to a problem loading CICS 4.1 files.

07/16/10

At the request of a Computing Partner Group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM on Friday, 7/16/10. ALSO, on Friday, 7/16/10, the Computer Rooms at 1155 ran unattended from 2:00 until 6:00 PM allowing Operations Staff to attend the annual IT Services Picnic.

07/19/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 7/19/10, at 6:00 AM.

07/26/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 7/26/10, at 6:00 AM.

07/29/10

Data Center Services’ Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Thursday, 7/29/10, to test z/OS 1.11 Maintenance. As testing went well, this Maintenance remains active in the UCHIBETA LPAR on weekdays when z/OS 1.11 is scheduled to run, effective Friday, 7/30/10. z/OS 1.11 (including Maintenance) is tentatively scheduled for Production installation during System Test Time on Sunday, 9/12/10, start time and duration to be announced. Open Testing in UCHIBETA resumed on Friday, 7/30/10.

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08/04/10

At the request of a Computing Partner Group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing with no Exclusive Use allowed on Wednesday, 8/4/10.

08/09/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 8/9/10, at 6:00 AM.

08/15/10

During System Test Time on Sunday, 8/15/10, we installed CICS 4.1 in Production. CICS 4.1 had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Thursday, 5/6/10.

08/22/10

During System Test Time on Sunday, 8/22/10, we installed IBM z9BC Microcode. Test Time delayed the start of Open Testing in UCHIBETA under z/OS 1.10 until 10:00 AM. Open Testing in BETA on Sunday, 8/22, continued until 5:00 PM.

08/25/10

At the request of a Computing Partner Group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing with no Exclusive Use allowed on Wednesday, 8/25/10.

08/30/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 8/30/10, at 6:00 AM.

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09/06/10

Monday, 9/6/10, was the Labor Day Holiday. We provided minimal coverage in the 1155 E 60th Street Machine Rooms consisting of one Computer Operator per 8-hour shift to respond to System prompts, environmental alarms, and telephones. The UCHIMVS1 Mainframe LPAR ran without any Online Regions whose preence would require Production jobsteams to be run in their support. The UCHIBETA LPAR was available from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM running under z/OS 1.10. The Production Shop was not staffed on Labor Day. ALSO, we performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 LPAR on Monday, 9/6/10, at 6:00 AM.

09/12/10

During System Test Time on Sunday, 9/12/10, we installed z/OS 1.11 in Production. z/OS 1.11 had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR on weekdays since Wednesday, 6/16/10; z/OS 1.11 Maintenance had been active in BETA weekdays since Friday, 7/30/10. The UCHIBETA LPAR was not available on Sunday, 9/12/10; Open Testing in BETA under z/OS 1.11 resumed on Monday, 9/13/10; z/OS 1.10 will no longer be available for Open Testing in BETA as of Monday, 9/13.

09/19/10

During System Test Time on Sunday, 9/19/10, we installed the new release of our console automation software, OPS/MVS 11.8 Service Pack 00, which replaced OPS/MVS 11.6 SP01. The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing on Sunday, 9/19, from 10:10 AM until 5:00 PM.

09/23/10

On Thursday, 9/23/10, we removed the out-of-date and unsupported HFDL V2.1D from the Mainframe. HFDL is the forms-creation software for the Xerox DP100s. V2.1D did not support graphics or logos. HFDL V3.2 is active on the Mainframe but does not support previewing forms without updating the Xerox Printer Disk and overwriting existing forms of the same names. HFDL 3.2 is not directly available for users; please contact helen seren if you need to create a new form or modify an existing one.

09/30/10

Starting Thursday, 9/30/10, Cumulative Maintenance for CompuWare Enterprise Commmon Components (ECC) 2.1 is available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR. This maintenance affects all CompuWare products such as Xpediter/TSO, Xpediter/CICS, Xchange, and AbendAid but will not change the way these applications work.

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10/04/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 10/04/10, at 6:00 AM.

10/11/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 10/11/10, at 6:00 AM.

10/14/10

The Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Thursday, 10/14/10, to test FDR/ABR 54.74. BETA reverted to the current Production Release FDR/ABR 54.70 when Open Testing resumed on Friday, 10/15/10.

10/18/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 10/18/10, at 6:00 AM.

10/21/10

During System Test Time on Thursday, 10/21/10, we applied Cumulative Maintenance for CompuWare Enterprise Commmon Components (ECC) 2.1 in Production. ECC 2.1 Maintenance had been active in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Thursday, 9/30/10. ALSO, on Thursday, 10/21/10, Data Center Services’ Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR to test ACF2 Release 14 Service Pack 1. As testing went well, ACF2 R14 SP1 remained active in BETA, replacing the current Production ACF2 R12 SP2 in that LPAR, when Open Testing resumed on Friday, 10/22/10.

10/22/10

ACF2 Release 14 Service Pack 01 was made available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR on Friday, 10/22/10, replacing the current Production ACF2 R12 SP02 in that LPAR. We have tentatively scheduled Production installation of ACF2 R14 SP01 for System Test Time Sunday, 12/05/10, start time and duration to be announced.

10/25/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 10/25/10, at 6:00 AM.

10/27/10

On Wednesday, 10/27/10, we made FDR/ABR 54.74 active in UCHIBETA, replacing the current Production FDR/ABR 54.70 in that LPAR. FDR/ABR 54.74 was tested in UCHIBETA during DCS Exclusive Use on Thursday, 10/14/10.

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11/01/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 11/01/10, at 6:00 AM.

11/02/10

We scheduled System Test Time for Tuesday, 11/02/10, from 6:00 until 7:30 AM as part of the Maintenance upgrade of our Virtual Tape appliances Bustech1 and Bustech2. This Maintenance had already been applied to our alternate VT Appliance, Bustech2, and had been tested internally on our TEST LPAR. During Test Time on 11/2, Bustech2 was tested further and became our primary VT Appliance for both the UCHIMVS1 and UCHIBETA LPARs. If Bustech2 performs as expected, we will apply Maintenance to Bustech1 for testing in the TEST LPAR. If all goes well, we will schedule Test Time for Tuesday, 11/9/10, from 6:00 until 7:30 AM to re-establish Bustech1 as our primary VT Appliance for UCHIMVS1 and UCHIBETA.

11/05/10

Data Center Services’ Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Friday, 11/5/10, to test the installation of a programming tool for their internal use. Open Testing in BETA resumed on Saturday, 11/6/10.

11/07/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Sunday, 11/7/10, at 6:00 AM Daylight Saving Time. Effective with this IPL, the Mainframe clock changed to Central Standard Time (Fall Back!). From 2:00 AM until after the IPL, the Mainframe continued to display the time of day as Daylight Saving Time.

11/09/10

The System Test Time originaly scheduled for Tuesday, 11/9/10, from 6:00 until 7:30 AM as part of the Maintenance Upgrade of our Virtual Tape Appliances Bustech1 and Bustech2, was canceled and has been rescheduled for Tuesday, 11/16/10. Bustech2 with Maintenance applied has been our primary VT Appliance since Tuesday, 11/2, and will remain as such until 11/16.

11/12/10

The 1155 Data Center ran unattended from 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM on Friday, 11/12/10, to allow Operators to attend an All-Hands Infrastructure Services Staff Meeting.

11/15/10

We perfomed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 11/15/10, at 6:00 AM.

11/16/10

During System Test Time on Tuesday, 11/16/10, we completed our Maintenance Upgrade of our Virtual Tape Appliances Bustech1 and Bustech2. We restored Bustech1 with Maintenance applied as our Primary VT Appliance. ALSO, on Tuesday, 11/16, we installed FDR/ABR 54.74 in Production, replacing FDR/ABR 54.70. FDR/ABR 54.74 had been active in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Wednesday, 10/27/10. ALSO, on Tuesday, 11/16/10, we tested the installation of Version 5.3 of TPX in the UCHIBETA LPAR. TPX 5.3 did not replace TPX 5.2 in BETA.

11/17/10

Effective Wednesday, 11/17/10, TPX 5.3 is active in the UCHIBETA LPAR, replacing TPX 5.2. ALSO, on Wednesday, 11/17/10, we temporarily backed out of the Production installation of FDR/ABR 54.74 after noting an anomoly in the nightly Incremental DASD Backup. FDR/ABR 54.70 is now active in the UCHIMVS1 and UCHIBETA LPARs.

11/22/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 11/22/10,at 6:00 AM.

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, 11/25/10, and Friday, 11/26/10, were the Thanksgiving Holiday. We provided minimal coverage in the 1155 E 60th Street Machine Rooms consisting of one Computer Operator per 8-hour Shift across those 48 hours. Operations Staff responded to System prompts, telephone calls, the I/O Window, and environmental alarms. The Production Shop was not staffed on the Holiday.

11/29/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 11/29/10, at 6:00 AM.

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12/05/10

During System Test Time on Sunday, 12/05/10, we installed ACF2 Release 14 Service Pack 01 in Production, replacing ACF2 R12 SP02. ACF2 R14 SP01 had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Friday, 10/22/10. The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing on Sunday, 12/5, from 9:26 AM until 5:00 PM.

12/07/10

On Tuesday, 12/07/10, we removed the High Level programming languages Fortran and C/C++ from the UCHIBETA LPAR in advance of our planned elimination of both languages from Production on Saturday, 01/01/2011.

12/12/10

During System Test Time on Sunday, 12/12/10, we installed TPX 5.3 in Production, replacing TPX 5.2. TPX 5.3 had been active in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Wednesday, 11/17/10. The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing on Sunday, 12/12, from 8:45 AM until 5:00 PM.

12/20/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 12/20/10, at 6:00 AM.

12/24/10

Friday, 12/24/10, was the official University Christmas Holiday. We provided minimal Machine Room coverage consisting of one Computer Operator per 8-hour shift to respond to system prompts, environmental alarms, telephone calls, and visits to the I/O Window. The Production Shop was not staffed on the Holiday. The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing on Friday, 12/24, from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

12/27/10

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 12/27/10, at 6:00 AM.

12/31/10

Friday, 12/31/10, was the official University New Year Holiday. We provided minimal Machine Room coverage consisting of one Computer Operator per 8-hour shift to respond to system prompts, environmental alarms, telephone calls, and visits to the I/O Window. The Production Shop was not staffed on the Holiday. The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing on Friday, 12/31, from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

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Keywords:upgrades history   Doc ID:19435
Owner:Todd L.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2011-08-02 18:00 CSTUpdated:2013-02-14 10:41 CST
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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