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Mainframe - 2014 z/OS Upgrades

This article provides information about upgrades to the 2014 z/OS mainframe.

2014 z/OS Upgrades


01/01/2014

Wednesday, 01/01/2014, was the New Year Holiday. We provided minimal coverage 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 from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM under z/OS 1.12 with its full complement of Online Regions available.

01/06/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 01/06/14, at 6:00 AM.

01/13/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 01/13/14, at 6:00 AM.

01/20/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 01/20/14, at 6:00 AM.

01/26/2014

The Mainframe Systems Group successfully implemented z/OS 1.13 on the production MVS1 system on Sunday, 01/26/14. The system was IPLd mid-day Sunday, vs. the usual time on Monday morning.

02/03/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 02/03/14, at 6:00 AM.

02/10/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 02/10/14, at 6:00 AM.

02/17/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 02/17/14, at 6:00 AM.

02/23/2014

Mainframe Systems has scheduled Test Time for Sunday, 02/23/14, from 7:30am until 12:00pm for an upgrade to the OS on the Data Domain (CHG0025108).
NO IPL will be performed for this exercise.

02/24/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 02/24/14, at 6:00 AM.

03/03/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 03/03/14, at 6:00 AM.

03/03/2014

The UNIX team will be upgrading their Apache based Maingate server and adjusting it for auto-patching going forward. The upgrade is to take place today, Monday 03/03/14, between 5pm and 7pm. During this time the iTrust mainframe website will not be accessible. iTrust will be available again on Tuesday morning after the online CICS regions are started.

Please refer to ServiceNow change ticket CHG0025343 for details.

03/17/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 03/17/14, at 6:00 AM.

03/24/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 03/24/14, at 6:00 AM.

03/25/2014

Xpediter/TSO 9.3 was implemented on the BETA LPAR for general testing.

03/31/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 03/31/14, at 6:00 AM.

Also note that two system changes took place with this IPL:

CHG0025637 Enables System Monitoring Facility (SMF) to record data pertaining to the mainframe FTP server

CHG0025613 Install new keys for CA mainframe related software.

04/07/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 04/07/14, at 6:00 AM.

04/13/2014

The Mainframe Systems Team has scheduled system test time for Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 7:30am-12:00pm so that the mainframe and network teams can move the mainframe consoles to new network switches (CHG0025627). The UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR will be unavailable to users and scheduled ESP events during this time.

We will IPL UCHIMVS1 after the work has been completed. We will not IPL the UCHIMVS1 LPAR on the morning of Monday, April 14, 2014.

4/28/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 04/28/14, at 6:00 AM.

5/05/2014

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

5/12/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 05/12/14, at 6:00 AM.

5/19/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 05/19/14, at 6:00 AM.

5/26/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday (Memorial Day), 05/26/14, at 6:00 AM.

6/02/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 06/02/14, at 6:00 AM.

6/09/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 06/09/14, at 6:00 AM.

6/15/2014

The Mainframe Operators will perform an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Sunday, 06/15/14, at 10:00 AM. This IPL will follow work to upgrade the EMC Data Domain management interface connectivity to allow externally routable and firewalled access. This is ServiceNow change request CHG0026254.

The Data Domain work is to be performed by Jeremiah Stuppy at around 8am after the MVS1 system is quiesced and EMC devices are varied offline. Once Data Domain work is completed, the EMC devices will be varied back online and ESP will be taken out of quiesce status. Then, at around 10am, the MVS1 system will be IPL'd. This IPL will also roll in a new SSL certificate to replace one expiring on June 25, 2014. This is ServiceNow change request CHG0026241.

6/23/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 06/23/14, at 6:00 AM.

6/30/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 06/30/14, at 6:00 AM.

7/07/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 07/07/14, at 6:00 AM.

7/14/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 07/14/14, at 6:00 AM.

7/21/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 07/21/14, at 6:00 AM.

7/28/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 07/28/14, at 6:00 AM.

8/04/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 08/04/14, at 6:00 AM.

8/11/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 08/11/14, at 6:00 AM.

8/18/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 08/18/14, at 6:00 AM.

8/25/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 08/25/14, at 6:00 AM.

8/31/2014

A Mainframe staff member and SEI will take the Mainframe for Test Time at 7:00 AM on Sunday, 08/31/14 to replace a processor card on the DS6800 DASD Array in the West Machine Room. Test Time is scheduled until 12:00 Noon. The IPL performed on Sunday will take the place of the one generally scheduled for Monday.

9/08/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 09/08/14, at 6:00 AM.

9/15/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 09/15/14, at 6:00 AM.

9/16/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 09/16/14, at 6:20 AM. This was done as part of the installation of CompuWare Enterprise Common Components 3.2

9/22/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 09/22/14, at 6:00 AM.

9/29/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 09/29/14, at 6:00 AM.

10/05/2014

In support of CHG0027222, the IOS UPGRADES project, the Mainframe Operators took down all mainframe LPARs at 07:30 AM and performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Sunday, 10/05/14, at or around 08:30 AM. After all testing was completed, the BETA LPAR was made available.

10/13/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 10/13/14, at 6:00 AM.

10/19/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Sunday, 10/19/14, at 9:00 AM. This followed a POR to implement a new IODF in preparation for new DS9970 DASD array.

10/26/2014

Mainframe team scheduled test time for Sunday, October 26 from 7:30am until 12:00pm. The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR to implement maintenance for z/OS 1.13. No IPL was needed on Monday 10/27/2014.

11/02/14

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Sunday, 11/02/14, at 6:00 AM Daylight Saving Time.

Effective with this IPL, the Mainframe clock was changed to Central Standard Time (Fall Back!).

From 2:00 AM Sunday, 11/02/14, until after the IPL, the Mainframe displayed the time of day as Daylight Saving Time.

11/10/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 11/10/14, at 6:00 AM.

11/16/2014

The Mainframe Team scheduled the migration of mainframe files from the IBM DS6800 Storage Array to the IBM DS8870 Storage Array on Sunday, November 16 from 7am-12pm.

The IPL of UCHIMVS1 after this exercise was negated the need to IPL on Monday, 11/17/2014.

11/18/2014

On Tuesday, November 18th, 6am-7:30am, the Mainframe Team had test time to activate a new hardware definition that will add four more paths from the mainframe to the DS8870 DASD array.

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR after this operation at 7:30am.

11/24/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 11/24/14, at 6:00 AM.

12/01/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 12/01/14, at 6:00 AM.

12/08/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 12/08/14, at 6:00 AM.

12/15/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 12/15/14, at 6:00 AM.

12/22/2014

The Mainframe Operators performed an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 12/22/14, at 6:00 AM.

12/29/2014

The Mainframe Operators will perform an IPL of the UCHIMVS1 (Production) LPAR on Monday, 12/29/14, at 6:00 AM.

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Keywords:upgrade history   Doc ID:36176
Owner:Todd L.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2013-12-20 20:22 CSTUpdated:2016-12-22 08:20 CST
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