Important news

Date Description
April 13, 2007 Error in z/VSE 4.1 when trying to load DLA on disk
When using an old $0JCL from a previous release with // EXEC PROC=STDLABEL before // VDISK for DLA has been defined, the system should issue message 1L41D but instead the following error messages may be issued:
1S40I SYSTEM ERROR, LABEL 
          RET.CODE=0E REASON CODE=06
1S40D SYSTEM ERROR, LABEL 
          RET.CODE=0E REASON CODE=04
Circumvention: remove the // EXEC PROC=STDLABEL as described in chapter 5 of z/VSE V4R1.0 System Upgrade and Service.

CATALOG $0JCL.PROC   DATA=YES REPLACE=YES
STDOPT ACANCEL=NO,DECK=NO,DUMP=PART,...
SYSDEF DSPACE,DSIZE=12M
// EXEC PROC=STDLABEL   (remove this statement)
// VDISK UNIT=FDF,BLKS=2880,VOLID=VDIDLA,...
* VDISK UNIT=CUU,BLKS=81920,VOLID=VDIWRK 
// EXEC PROC=STDLABEL CALLS STDLABUP AND ... 
// EXEC PROC=SETSDL SET SDL
July 21, 2006 z/VSE V3.1.2:
z/VSE V3.1.2 is now available. It contains hardware support and functional enhancements first introduced in z/VSE V3.1.1. z/VSE V3.1.2 contains accumulated service since the z/VSE V3.1 GA in March 2005.

Note: Special instructions have been provided that describe detailed procedures for a) an FSU, or b) a new install of z/VSE V3.1.2. It is essential that users follow correct procedures to make the process as smooth as possible and to avoid any possible loss of existing definitions.
February 9, 2006 With z/VSE 3.1.1, initial installation may fail, first IPL goes into a loop:
A few users experienced problems with the initial installation of z/VSE V3.1.1. For technical details and a local fix see here (PDF, 8KB). As a result, we developed a solution (APAR DY46515). We applied the APAR and replaced the z/VSE V3.1.1 tapes at the distribution centers as of February 8.

z/VSE V3 customers fall into three groups:
In summary, the z/VSE V3.1,1 system you order now includes an important fix. We recommend that all customers with z/VSE V3.1.1 'on the shelf' (but who have not yet installed it for whatever reason), reorder z/VSE V3.1.1 before trying to install the system.
November 25, 2005 z/VSE V3.1.1:
z/VSE V3.1.1 is now available. It contains hardware support for the IBM z9-109, TS1120 Tape Drive, IBM 3953 Tape System and 3584 Tape Library, as well as FCP/SCSI qualification of DS6000 and DS8000 disks. In addition, z/VSE V3.1.1 contains significant enhancements to the VSE Basic Security Manager. Several VSE/POWER enhancements are included as well. z/VSE V3.1.1 contains accumulated service since z/VSE V3.1 GA in March 2005. For more information, please see the z/VSE V3.1.1 Release Guide.

Note: Special instructions have been provided that describe detailed procedures for a) an FSU, or b) a new install of z/VSE V3.1.1. It is essential that users follow correct procedures to make the process as smooth as possible and to avoid any possible loss of existing definitions.
November 25, 2005 Under certain circumstances PTF application may fail:
z/VSE 3.1.0 and VSE/ESA 2.7 customers running with the Generation Feature installed, may encounter message "L036I MEND statement missing..." during PTF application. Please refer to L036I_Patch31 (PDF, 66KB) or L036I_Patch27 (PDF, 66KB) for a solution.
March 4, 2005 FSU from VSE/ESA 2.6 or 2.7 to z/VSE V3.1
Please read the important FSU information (PDF, 13 KB) before performing a Fast Service Upgrade to z/VSE V3.1.

 

Latest VSE/Interactive Interface and ICCF APARs for z/VSE V5.1

Last update: Jan 21, 2014

APAR
Date
PTF Contents
PI09968
2014/01/22
UI14364-51C DFH0STAT UPDATE AFTER PM69135 ENHANCEMENTS
After PM69135, DFHOSTAT in ICCF library 59 needs to be updated.
PM99756
2013/10/30
UK98743-51C
// VTAPE START,UNIT=180,LOC=VSAM,FILE='VTAPE1',WRITE
1YK9D  CUU 180 ALREADY ACTIVE AS VIRTUAL TAPE
It seems that a preceding VTAPE STOP did not really stop the virtual tape because the virtual tape was still assigned.. Unexpected VTAPE problems after stopping a VTAPE, which is still assigned.In this case the dialog Import ICCF library member (fast path 37254)is affected.
PM87998
2013/04/30
UK93926-51C CREATE USER CATALOG WITH IMMEDIATE EXECUTION FAILS WITH MESSAGE K403I ICCF RETURN CODE = 08
If immediate execution is selected to define a catalog, it fails
*VSE ICCF PARTITION DUMP PROGRAM
K402I  CSECT ENTERED = IESVJCR
K403I  ICCF RETURN CODE = 08
K401I     LOAD HI-PTN HI-PHS ORIGIN  SCAN*
ACTUAL: 9BD3C0 ABCFFF 9CA047 9BD3C0 9BD3C0
RLATIV: 000000 0FFC3F 00CC87 000000 000000
K442I  PSW=07DD00000013FB68
PM80543
2013/04/09
UK91651-51D
UK91652-51E
Z/VSE 5.1 ENHANCEMENTS NLS
PM80542
2013/04/09
UK91650-51C Z/VSE 5.1 ENHANCEMENTS
PM81139
2013/02/05
UK91190-51C FLOOD OF MSG EZY1305E FROM EZACIC02
The Listener received an exception event on this connection other than the event showing a successful take socket was issued by the server. The problem occurs when socket 0 has been given (with GIVESOCKET) to transaction WCOM and WCOM has successfully taken this socket (with TAKESOCKET). Now the CICS Listener is posted with the SELECTEX Exception bit for socket 0 and is about to clean up its control block for socket 0. But this control block is already cleared out.
PM67930
2012/12/19
UK82628-51C HIPERSOCKET CONFIGURABLE
A configuration option is added, that allows to configure the number of QDIO input buffers (default 8). Use macro QDIOBUFF (newly shippled with this apar) in skeleton SKOSACFG. Allows to improve the performance in a Linux on System z and z/VSE Hipersocket environment, when the number of queues is unbalanced. Number of QDIO input buffers can be following values: 8, 16, 32 or 64. Missing program definition in CEXPLCSD. Minor errors in SKTCPxxx
PM63225
2012/04/26
UK78253-51E BASIC STARTUP DISPLAYS CICS SIGN ON PANEL INSTEAD OF JAPANESE DBCS PANEL
Default terminals used during basic startup and initial installation are not defined correctly.
PM56056
2012/04/11
UK76252-51C Z/VSE 5.1 ENHANCEMENTS
z/VSE 5.1.1 support for IUI
Miscellaneous fixes and new support:
PM61579
2012/03/30
UK77538-51C ESM NOT CHECKED CORRECTLY IN SECURITY DIALOGS AND IN USER PROFILE MAINTENANCE
If customer uses an external security manager (ESM), the user user profile maintenance dialog may fail when transferring control to the MAINTAIN SECURITY PROFILES dialog for group maintenance. In addition the security dialog does not check correctly for an ESM.
Customer got UPMU abend defining a user. The abend was caused by a definition error in CSD. Customer uses an ESM. This fix will improve handling of attached dialogs BSM Group Maintenance and also the other BSM security dialogs if an ESM is used.
PM53782
2011/02/02
UK75798-51C MESSAGE IESI0078D INCORRECT
Message should be IESI0078D SELECT AN ENVIRONMENT OUT OF A (SMALL), B (MEDIUM) OR C (LARGE).
PM53892
2011/12/19
UK74797-51D
UK74798-51E
MSGBST120I INSUFFICIENT ACCESS AUTHORITY RUNNING HEALTH CHECKER
If CEMT transaction is removed from default security group01 or default user CICSUSER is not authorized for CEMT, running Health Checker, job will fail with
BST120I USER(CICSUSER)
BST120I   CEMT CL(TCICSTRN)
BST120I   INSUFFICIENT ACCESS AUTHORITY
BST120I   FROM CEMT
BST120I   ACCESS INTENT(READ)
          ACCESS ALLOWED(NONE)
in the related CICS partition. IESZTCT includes a list of terminals associated with userid CNSL. This userid should be added to terminals CO01-CO20.
PM53867
2011/12/19
UK74896-51C MSGBST120I INSUFFICIENT ACCESS AUTHORITY RUNNING REXDFHDU
If CEMT transaction is removed from default security group01 or default user CICSUSER is not authorized for CEMT, running REXX procedure REXDFHDU e.g. in PRTDUMPA job will fail with
BST120I USER(CICSUSER)
BST120I   CEMT CL(TCICSTRN)
BST120I   INSUFFICIENT ACCESS AUTHORITY
BST120I   FROM CEMT
BST120I   ACCESS INTENT(READ)
          ACCESS ALLOWED(NONE)
in the related CICS partition.
PM53790
2011/12/19
UK74794-51D
UK74795-51E
EXTEND ACCOUNTING FIELDS ON DISPLAY ACTIVITY PANEL IESADMPB
Fields I/O/sec, Pages In and Pages Out and Pages per second are extended to 6 digits.
PM52665
2011/11/23
UK74102-51C DURING MSHP RETRACE OR DEFRAG RECEIVED MSGM063I
Customer received msgM063I during a MSHP RETRACE job. Running a MSHP DEFRAG job returns also msgM063I. Using a large static partition (32M) gave the same error.
PM51243
2011/11/23
UK73390-51C DTRIATTN HANGS IN CERTAIN CASES
Hang in DTRIATTN after an SVC 30 which got a busy condition.
PM50998
2011/11/23
UK73219-51C MISCELLANEOUS FIXES FOR Z/VSE 5.1.0 VSE/ICCF
Program check on ICCF dump screen after interrupt. If an interrupt is given on the ICCF DTSCDUMP screen, this cannot be handled in case system is in 31 bit mode.
PM50994
2011/11/23
UK73767-51C MISCELLANEOUS FIXES FOR Z/VSE 5.1.0

 

VSE/Interactive Interface and VSE/ICCF 9.1 components

Comp. ID CLC Description
5686-CF9-01 51C VSE/SP Unique Code
5686-CF9-02 51E z/VSE MRI Japanese
5686-CF9-02 51D z/VSE MRI English
5686-CF9-10 51C VSE/ICCF