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Mainframe - Thanksgiving Holiday 2013: Thursday, 11/28/13, & Friday, 11/29/13

This article explains the Thanksgiving 2013 mainframe coverage.

The Data Center will provide 24/7 Operator coverage in the 1155 E 60th Street Machine Room, including minimal coverage across all University Holidays. Details for the 2-day Thanksgiving Holiday 2013 (Thursday, 11/28/13, and Friday, 11/29/13) are given below.

Scheduled Coverage

For the 48 hours of Thursday, 11/28/13, and Friday, 11/29/13, we will have minimal Operator coverage: one Computer Operator per eight-hour shift in attendance to respond to system prompts on both the UCHIMVS1 (Production) and UCHIBETA LPARs. This Operator will also respond to: requests for printed output; environmental alarms; telephone calls; and the I/O Window.

Production Shop

The Production Shop will not be staffed across the 2-Day Holiday period. Production jobstreams may not be scheduled to run or requested to run during the 2-Day Holiday in either Mainframe LPAR during this period of minimal Operator coverage.


The UCHIBETA LPAR will be available for Open Testing on Thursday, 11/28/13, and Friday, 11/29/13, from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. UCHIBETA will have the normal complement of Online DataBases available. Availability of these databases may be manipulated by authorized requests to the Operator on duty.

Production Databases

You may request that Online Databases which do not require the scheduling of Production jobstreams during this 48-Hour period of minimal Operator coverage be made available on the UCHIMVS1 (Production)LPAR. That availability may be manipulated by authorized requests.

I/O Window

Each Operator will monitor the I/O Window but since we will maintain only minimal Operator coverage, please call the Machine Room at (773)702-7626 to make arrangements before showing up. Operations telephones are equipped with Voice Mail.


Printed output will be available across the 2-Day Holiday, barring printer problems, of course. Please alert Operations at (773)702-7626 about which jobs you wish to retrieve before coming to the I/O Window during this period of minimal Operator coverage.


Standard recovery procedures for administrative servers in the 1155 E 60th Street Machine Room are in place.

Keywords:coverage november   Doc ID:27969
Owner:Todd L.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2013-01-09 12:26 CSTUpdated:2013-12-08 12:50 CST
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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