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Mainframe - 2011 z/OS Upgrades

This article provides information about upgrades to the 2011 z/OS mainframe.

2011 z/OS Upgrades

01/03/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 01/03/11, at 6:00 AM. Effective with this IPL, High Level programming Languages Fortran and C/C++ were removed from Production. Fortran and C/C++ were eliminated from the UCHIBETA LPAR on Tuesday, 12/07/10.

01/10/11

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

01/11/11

DCS' Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Tuesday, 01/11/11, to test the installation of a programming tool for DCS' internal use. We also tested implementation procedures for CompuWare Enterprise Common Components (ECC) 3.0.  ECC is support software for all CompuWare products (Xpediter, Abend-Aid, Exchange). Open Testing in BETA resumed on Wednesday, 01/12/11. As testing went well on 1/11, ECC 3.0 replaced ECC 2.0 for Open Testing in UCHIBETA on Thursday, 1/13/11.

01/13/11

CompuWare Enterprise Common Components (ECC) 3.0 replaced ECC 2.0 for Open Testing in UCHIBETA on Thursday, 1/13/11. ECC is support software for all CompuWare products (Xpediter, Abend-Aid, Exchange).  Implementation of ECC 3.0 was tested during DCS Exclusive Use of UCHIBETA on Tuesday, 1/11/11.

Martin Luther King Holiday

Monday, 01/17/11, was the Martin Luther King 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, telephone calls, and visits to the I/O Window. The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Monday, 1/17.  The Production Shop was not staffed on Monday, 1/17.

01/17/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 1/17/11, at 6:00 AM.

01/24/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 1/24/11, at 6:00 AM.

01/26/11

During System Test Time on Wednesday, 01/26/11,  we installed CompuWare's Enterprise Common Components (ECC) 3.0 in Production, replacing ECC 2.0. ECC is support software for all CompuWare products (Xpediter, Abend-Aid, Exchange).

01/31/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 1/31/11, at 6:00 AM.

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02/01/11

Data Center Services' Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Tuesday, 2/1/11, to test the installation of a programming tool for DCS internal use. Open Testing in BETA resumed on Wednesday, 2/2/11.

02/06/11

During System Test Time on Sunday, 2/6/11, from 7:00 AM until 1:30PM, we tried to migrate Virtual Tape data to the new EMC storage array.The UCHIBETA LPAR was not available during System Test Time; Open Testing in BETA resumed at 1330. This attempted migration was not successful. Virtual Tape data was not corrupted during this attempt. We plan to test new procedures during System Test Time on Thursday, 2/10/11, from 6:00 until 7:30 AM. If this testing goes well, we will schedule System Test Time for Sunday, 2/13/11, from 6:30 until 12:00 Noon to complete the migration.

02/08/11

Data Center Services' Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Tuesday, 2/8/11, to test the application of Maintenance to z/OS 1.11. As testing has gone well, z/OS 1.11 Maintenance will remain active in BETA when Open Testing resumes on Wednesday, 2/9/11.

02/09/11

z/OS 1.11 Maintenance is available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR effective Wednesday, 2/9/11, for at least a two week period.  If Open Testing goes well, we will apply this Maintenance in Production during System Test Time scheduled for Tuesday, 2/22/11, from 6:00 until 7:30 AM.

02/10/11

During System Test Time on Thursday, 2/10/11, we successfully tested new procedures for copying Virtual Tape Data to the new EMC storage array following the failed attempt on Sunday, 2/6/11.  We will perform the actual migration during System Test Time on Sunday, 2/13/11.

02/13/11

During System Test Time on Sunday, 2/13/11, from 6:30 AM until 12:12 PM, we migrated Virtual Tape data to the new EMC storage array. The UCHIBETA LPAR was not available during System Test Time; Open Testing in BETA resumed at 12:36 PM.

02/18/11

The Machine Rooms at 1155 E 60th Street were unattended on Friday, 2/18/11, from 11:30 AM until 2:30 PM to allow Operators to attend an "All Hands" Infrastructure Services Staff Meeting.

02/20/11

During System Test Time on Sunday, 2/20/11, we reinstated Bustech1 as the primary Virtual Tape Appliance (Bustech2 had been serving as primary since Sunday, 2/6/11). The UCHIBETA LPAR was not available during Test Time; Open Testing in BETA resumed at 0853 and continued until 5:00 PM on Sunday, 2/20.

02/22/11

During System Test Time on Tuesday, 2/22/11, we applied Maintenance to z/OS 1.11 in Production.  This Maintenance had been active in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Wednesday, 2/9/11.  ALSO on Tuesday, 2/22/11, the ProdShop and DCS had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR to test the new Release of the ESP Job Scheduler.  Open Testing in BETA resumed on Wednesday, 2/23/11.

02/27/11

During System Test Time on Sunday, 2/27/11, we installed a programming tool for Data Center Services' internal use. This software tool had been tested during several DCS Exclusive Uses of the UCHIBETA LPAR.  UCHIBETA was available for Open Testing from 11:51 AM until 5:00 PM pm Sunday, 2/27/11.

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03/07/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 3/7/11, at 6:00 AM.

03/08/11

We perfortmed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Tuesay, 3/8/11, at 6:00 AM.

03/10/11

On Thursday, 3/10/11, we made Release 12.01 of Abend-Aid available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR, replacing Release 11.02.  ALSO, on Thursday, 3/10, we made Version 3.0 of MacKinney's ISPF/VSAM Utility (IVU) available for Open Testing in UCHIBETA, replacing Version 2.7.

03/13/11

Daylight Saving Time began at 2:00 AM on Sunday, 3/13/11 (Spring Forward!)  The Mainframe continued to display Central Standard Time on Sunday morning, 3/13, until we IPLed the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR at 6:00 AM CST as shown on the Mainframe time display.  Effective with this IPL, the Mainframe displayed Daylight Saving Time.

03/21/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 3/21/11, at 6:00 AM.

03/24/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Thursday, 3/24/11,at 6:00 AM. Effective with this IPL, we installed AbendAid 12.01 in Production, replacing AbendAid 11.02. AbendAid 12.01 had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Thursday, 03/10/11.

03/28/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 3/28/11, at 6:00 AM.

03/31/11

On Thursday, 3/31/11, we could not make SyncSort 1.4 available for extended Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR due to a discrepancy discovered in some members in LNKLST and LPALIB data sets. Syncsort 1.3.2 remains active in the UCHIBETA LPAR.  We have tentatively rescheduled UCHIBETA installation of SyncSort 1.4 for Thursday, 4/07/11.

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04/04/11

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

04/05/11

Data Center Services' Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Tuesday, 4/5/11, to test the install of SyncSort 1.4.  As this testing went well, SyncSort 1.4 will remain active in UCHIBETA, replacing SyncSort 1.3.2 in that LPAR, when Open Testing resumes on Wednesday, 4/6/11.

04/06/11

We made SyncSort 1.4 available for extended Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR on Wednesday, 04/06/11, replacing SyncSort 1.3.2 in that LPAR.

04/11/11

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

04/18/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 4/18/11, at 6:00 AM.

04/25/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 4/25/11, at 6:00 AM.

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05/01/11

During System Test Time on Sunday, 5/1/11, starting at 7:00 AM, we successfully rerouted some fiber connections for the Mainframe disk. The UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR was made available at 8:50 AM; the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing on Sunday, 5/1, from 9:00AM until 5:00 PM.

05/03/11

On Tuesday, 5/3/11, we made Xpediter/CICS 9.0 available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR, replacing Xpediter/CICS 8.3.1. We have scheduled production installation of Xpediter/CICS 9.0 for Sunday, 5/29/11, during System Test Time, start time and duration to be announced.

05/04/11

During System Test Time on Wednesday, 5/4/11, we installed SyncSort 1.4 in Production, replacing SyncSort 1.3.2. SyncSort 1.4 had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Wednesday, 4/6/11.

05/09/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 5/9/11, at 6:00 AM.

05/12/11

On Thursday, 5/12/11, we made Xpediter/TSO 9.0 available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR, replacing Xpediter/TSO 7.7 in that LPAR. We have scheduled Production installation of Xpediter/TSO 9.0 for Tuesday, 5/24/11, during System Test Time, start time and duration to be announced.

05/16/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 5/16/11, at 6:00 AM.

05/19/11

On Thursday, 5/19/11, we applied Maintenance to Performance Essentials 3.1.0 in the UCHIBETA LPAR for Open Testing.  Performance Essentials is an integrated server tuning and data management facility for z/OS environments.  The Maintenance is required for z/OS 1.12.  We have scheduled Production application of this Maintenance for Thursday, 6/2/11, during System Test Time,start time and duration to be announced.

05/23/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 5/23/11, at 6:00 AM.

05/24/11

During System Test Time on Tuesday, 5/24/11, we installed Xpediter/TSO 9.0 in Production, replacing Xpediter/TSO 7.7. Xpediter/TSO 9.0 had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Thursday, 5/12/11.

05/29/11

During System Test Time on Sunday, 5/29/11, we installed Xpediter/CICS 9.0 in Production, replacing Xpediter/CICS 8.3.1. Xpediter/CICS 9.0 had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Tuesday, 5/3/11. UCHIBETA was available for Open Testing from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

05/30/11

Monday, 5/30/11, 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 and environmental alarms. The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM with its full complement of Online Regions active.

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06/02/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Thursday,06/02/11, at 6:00 AM.  Effective with this IPL, we applied Maintenance to Performance Essentials 3.1.0 in Production.  Performance Essentials is an integrated server tuning and data management facility for z/OS environments. The Maintenance is required for z/OS 1.12 and has been active in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Thursday, 5/19/11.

06/06/11

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

06/07/11

At the request of a Computing Partner Group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing with no Exclusive Use allowed on Tuesday, 6/7/11.

06/13/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 06/13/11, at 6:00 AM.

06/15/11

We installed Version 3.0 of ISPF/VSAM Utility (IVU) in Production on Wednesday, 6/15/11, effective at 8:00 AM, replacing IVU 2.7.  IVU 3.0 had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Thursday, 3/10/11. ALSO, on Wednesday, 6/15/11, at the request of a Computing Partner Group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing with no Exclusive Use allowed.

06/20/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 6/20/11, at 6:00 AM.

06/22/11

During System Test Time on Wednesday, 6/22/11, we tested procedures for reorganizing the Mainframe's Master Catalog on the UCHIBETA LPAR; as the procedure was successful, the reorganized Master Catalog will be active in UCHIBETA on Wednesday, 6/22, until 5:00 PM for Open Testing. The Master Catalog in BETA will revert to current Production status starting Thursday, 6/23/11.

06/27/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 6/27/11, at 6:00 AM.

06/28/11

Data Center Services' Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Tuesday, 6/28/11, to do internal testing of z/OS 1.12. DCS has also arranged to have Exclusive Use of BETA on Tuesday, 7/5/11, to continue z/OS 1.12 testing. If our testing goes well, we will make z/OS 1.12 available for Open Testing in UCHIBETA on weekdays starting Wednesday, 7/6/11.

06/30/11

During System Test Time on Thursday, 6/30/11, we increased the size of the History File for the ESP Job Scheduler.  This procedure had been tested in the UCHIBETA LPAR during Open Testing on Wednesday, 6/29/11.

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07/04/11

Monday, 7/4/11, was the Independence Day Holiday. We provided minimal coverage in the 1155 E 60th Street Machine Rooms consisting of one Computer Operator per 8-hour Shift.  The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing on Monday, 7/4/11. ALSO on Monday, 7/4/11, we performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR at 6:00 AM.

07/05/11

Data Center Services Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Tuesday, 7/5/11, to continue internal testing of z/OS 1.12. As DCS testing has raised some issues with printing keywords, we will NOT make z/OS 1.12 available for Open Testing on weekdays, starting Wednesday, 7/6/11.

07/06/11

As DCS internal testing in UCHIBETA on Tuesday,7/5/11, raised some issues with printing keywords, we did NOT make z/OS 1.12 available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR on weekdays effective Wednesday, 7/6/11.  We will test a Zap from Xenos which should correct the keyword problem and reschedule z/OS 1.12 for UCHIBETA Open Testing on weekdays starting Monday, 07/11/11, at the earliest.  We have scheduled Production installation of z/OS 1.12 for System Test Time on Sunday, 9/11/11, start time and duration to be announced.

07/10/11

During System Test Time on Sunday, 07/10/11, we reorganized the Production Master Catalog.  This procedure was tested during System Test Time on Wednesday, 6/22/11 with the re-orged Master Catalog available for Open Testing in UCHIBETA on Wednesday, 6/22/11. The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing from 10:30 AM until 5:00 PM on Sunday, 7/10.

07/11/11

z/OS 1.12 will be available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR on weekdays starting Monday, 07/11/11.  UCHIBETA will run under z/OS 1.11 on weekends, Holidays, and on request to email address betalpar@lists.uchicago.edu (with at least two business days advance notice if possible, please). Emergency requests for z/OS 1.11 in UCHIBETA on weekdays will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

07/18/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 07/18/11, at 6:00 AM.

07/21/11

We applied Maintenance to DADS+ 4.0 in the UCHIBETA LPAR on Thursday, 07/21/11. The Maintenance had been tested with both z/OS 1.11 and z/OS 1.12 and is being applied to stay current.  If UCHIBETA testing goes well, we will apply this Maintenance in Production on Tuesday, 08/02/11 (System Test Time will not be required).

07/25/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 07/25/11, at 6:00 AM.

07/27/11

We applied routine Maintenance to SyncSort 4.1 in the UCHIBETA LPAR for Open Testing on the same weekday schedule as z/OS 1.12.  This Maintenance will go into Production with z/OS 1.12 on Sunday, 09/11/11.

07/31/11

We cancelled the System Test Time originally scheduled for Sunday, 07/31/11, from 6:30 AM until 12:00 Noon to migrate Virtual Tape data from one type of storage array to another. We encountered a problem entering keyboard data into a Bustech VT Appliance monitoring application. No new date has yet been set for this activity. The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing under z/OS 1.11 from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Sunday, 07/31/11.

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08/01/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 08/01/11, at 6:00 AM.

08/02/11

On Tuesday, 08/02/11, we applied routine Maintenance to DADS+ 4.0 in Production at 8:00 AM. DADS+ is a CICS Resource Manager which will open, close, and deallocate files and enable/disable transactions and programs. This Maintenance had been active in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Thursday, 07/21/11. We did not schedule System Test Time for this activity.

08/08/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 08/08/11, at 6:00 AM.

08/15/11

We performed an IPLof the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 08/15/11, at 6:00 AM.

08/22/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 08/22/11,at 6:00 AM.

08/24/11

At the request of a Computing Partner Group, the UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing with no Exclusive Use allowed on Wednesday, 08/24/11.

08/28/11

We cancelled the System Test Time originally scheduled for Sunday, 08/28/11, to migrate Virtual Tape Data from one type of storage to another as testing revealed unresolved issues with the procedure.

08/29/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 08/29/11, at 6:00 AM.

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09/05/11

Monday, 09/05/11, was the Labor Day Holiday.  We provided minimal coverage in the 1155 E 60th Street Data Center consisting of one Computer Operator per 8-hour Shift to respond to System prompts, environmental alarms, and telephone calls.  The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing under z/OS 1.11 from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.  The Production Shop was not staffed on the Holiday.  ALSO, on Monday, 09/05/11, we performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR at 6:00 AM.

09/11/11

During System Test Time on Sunday, 09/11/11, we installed z/OS 1.12 in Production.  z/OS 1.12 had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR on weekdays since Monday, 07/11/11.  The UCHIBETA LPAR was not available for Open Testing on Sunday, 09/11/11, in case it was needed for Exclusive Use by the Mainframe Systems Group for troubleshooting.  Open Testing in UCHIBETA resumed on Monday, 09/12/11; z/OS 1.11 was no longer available in UCHIBETA as of that day.

09/19/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 09/19/11, at 6:00 AM.

09/26/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 09/26/11, at 6:00 AM.

09/27/11

The Communications Server Simple Mail Transport Protocol (CSSMTP) replaced our current Production Simple Mail Transport protocol (SMTPSERV) for Ioen Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR on Tuesday, 09/27/11.

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10/02/11

During System Test Time on Sunday, 10/02/11, we reconfigured Operator Mainframe Consoles based on testing done on Sunday, 07/10/11.  The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Sunday, 10/02.

10/10/11

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

10/12/11

We installed a new SSL Certificate in the UCHIBETA LPAR on Wednesday, 10/12/11.  The SSL Certificate, last updated in Production in February, 2009, protects TN3270 and FTP traffic on the Mainframe.  The current Certificate will expire on Monday, 10/31/11.

10/17/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 10/19/11, at 6:00 AM.

10/20/11

During System Test Time on Thursday, 10/20/11, we installed the Communications Server Simple Mail Transport Protocol (CSSMTP) in Production, replacing the Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTPSERV).  CSSMTP had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Tuesday, 09/27/11.

10/23/11

During System Test Time on Sunday, 10/23/11, we migrated Virtual Tape data from SAN to NAS as recommended by our storage vendor, EMC. The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing on Sunday, 10/23, from 12:00 Noon until 5:00 PM.

10/25/11

During System test Time on Tuesday, 10/25/11, we installed a new SSL Certificate in production.  The new SSL Certificate had beena vailable for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Wednesday, 10/12/11.

10/27/11

We made FDR/ABR 54.76 available for Openm Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR on Thursday, 10/27/11, replacing FDR/ABR 54.74 in that LPAR.

10/31/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 10/31/11, at 6:00 AM.

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11/06/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Sunday, 10/31/11, at 6:30 AM.  Until this IPL, the Mainframe displayed Daylight Saving Time; effective with this IPL, the Mainframe displayed Central Standard Time (Fall Back!).

11/13/11

During System Test Time on Sunday, 11/13/11, IBM installed a routine Microcode Upgrade on the z9 Mainframe.  The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing from 10:40 AM until 5:00 PM.

11/21/11

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

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, 11/24/11, and Friday, 11/25/11, were the two-day Thanksgiving Holiday.  We provided minimal coverage in the 1155 Data Center across those 48 hours consisting of one Operator per 8-hour shift to respond to system prompts, environmental alarms, and telephone calls.  The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM on both Holiday days with its full complement of Online Regions available.  The ProdShop was not staffed on the Holiday. 

11/28/11

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

11/30/11

On Wednesday, 11/30/11, we made CompuWare's Enterprise Common Components (ECC) 3.1 and Xpediter/TSO 9.1 available in the UCHIBETA LPAR for Open Testing, replacing ECC 3.0 and Xpediter/TSO 9.0 in that LPAR.  ECC 3.1, consisting of CompuWare Shared Services (CSS) 8.8 and Host Communications Interface (HCI) 3.0, is support software for CompuWare products, including Xpediter, Xchange, and Abend-Aid.

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12/05/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 12/05/11, at 6:00 AM.

12/06/11

During System Test Time on Tuesday, 12/06/11, we installed FDR/ABR 54.76 in Production, replacing FDR/ABR 54.74. FDR/ABR 54.76 had been active in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Thursday, 10/27/11, and has been extensively tested there.

12/12/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 12/12/11, at 6:00 AM.

12/13/11

Data Center Services' Mainframe Systems Group had Exclusive Use of the UCHIBETA LPAR on Tuesday, 12/13/11, to test the procedure for increasing the available space on the Spool Volumes.  Please do not log in to UCHIBETA on Tuesday, 12/13/11. Open Testing in UCHIBETA resumed on Wednesday, 12/14/11.

12/14/11

During System Test Time on Wednesday, 12/14/11, we installed Compuware's Enterprise Common Components (ECC) 3.1 and Xpediter/TSO 9.1 in Production, replacing ECC 3.0 and Xpediter/TSO 9.0.  ECC 3.1, consisting of CompuWare Shared Services (CSS) 8.8 and Host Communications Interface (HCI) 3.0, is support software for CompuWare products, including Xpediter, Xchange, and Abend-Aid.  ECC 3.1 and Xpediter/TSO 9.1 had been available for Open Testing in the UCHIBETA LPAR since Wednesday, 11/30/11. 

12/19/11

We performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 12/19/11, at 6:00 AM.

12/26/11

The Official University Christmas Holiday was Monday, 12/26/11.  We provided minimal coverage in the 1155 E 60th Street Data Center consisting of one Computer Operator per 8-hour Shift to respond to System prompts, environmental alarms and telephone calls.  The UCHIBETA LPAR was available for Open Testing on Monday, 12/26/11, from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM with its full complement of Online Regions.  The Production Shop was not staffed on 12/26.  ALSO, on Monday, 12/26/11, we performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR at 6:00 AM.

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Keywords:mainframe upgrades history   Doc ID:19437
Owner:Todd L.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2011-08-02 18:00 CSTUpdated:2013-03-07 08:00 CST
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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