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 V5.2

Last update: Jun 15, 2015

APAR
Date
PTF Contents
PI38253
2015/06/03
UI27953-52C After filling out skeletons @DTRSEXIT should run. The macro @DTRSEXIT, however, cuts off lines which contain a < sign and are longer than 59 characters. Those lines have been split to avoid this problem. The descriptive text in SKOSACFG has been improved.
PI37688
2015/04/15
UI26323-52D
UI26324-52E
AFTER MIGRATION TO Z/VSE 5.2 EZY1293E INITAPI CALL FAILURE TRANSACTION = EZA1- ERRNO= 121 MAY OCCUR
When migrating to z/VSE 5.2, the previously created CICS Listener configuration file may include CICS object records with a TCPADDR value that is unequal to all blanks. Starting a CICS Listener will fail with message EZY1293E.

This is the new message:
EZY3996E  mm/dd/yy hh:mm:ss
AN INVALID TCP/IP NAME WAS DETECTED:
TCPADDR=cccccccc. PARAMETER IGNORED.
Explanation: Your CICS Listener CICS Object has been defined with an invalid name cccccccc for the TCP/IP address space (TCPADDR). Valid names are SOCKETnn or nn where nn is the ID of the TCP/IP stack to connect to. nn must be in the range 00 to 99.
PI36463
2015/04/15
UI26322-52C AFTER MIGRATION TO Z/VSE 5.2 EZY1293E INITAPI CALL FAILURE TRANSACTION = EZA1- ERRNO= 121 MAY OCCUR
When migrating to z/VSE 5.2, the previously created CICS Listener configuration file may include CICS object records with a TCPADDR value that is unequal to all blanks. Starting a CICS Listener will fail with message EZY1293E.
PI35785
2015/04/01
UI26254-52C If a customer used remote virtual tape on the VSE system and upgraded to z/VSE 5.2, the hostname or IP address given in the dialog is ignored, but an old IPv4 address is taken.
PI26875
2014/10/03
UI21979-52C TCPIP delete Job DELTCPIP from ICCF LIB 59 uses wrong VSE Lib PRD1.BASE instead of PRD2.TCPIPC and wrong COMPONENT-ID and CLC
PI26742
2014/10/01
UI21914-52D
UI21915-52E
When updating an existing USER RECORD, E.G. modifying 'RECEIVE NEWS' from YES TO NO, the 'PROGRAMMER NAME' is not retained.
PI20647
2014/07/07
UI19157-52C SEVERAL PROBLEMS WITH CSD SETUP AND BSM SETUP
  1. Skeleton SKCSDFC2 cannot run second time without error.
  2. BSM setup for XFCT yes will fail accessing IESCNTL and BSTCNTL.
PI19772
2014/06/11
UI18749-52C SKPTFILE MISSING IN IMVERUP
FSU version upgrade does not restore SKPTFILE member. CSD definition for IESSCCIC defined incorrectly with RELOAD=YES.
  1. SKPTFILE missing in IMVERUP so after FSU release/version upgrade, this part is missing. Can be restored separately using SKICFRST, part resides in ICCF library 59.
  2. SKREXXCI similar as above.
  3. IESSCCIC should be RELOAD(NO) you can modify the definition using CEDA.
PI15935
2014/04/16
UI17100-52C REENTRANT PARAMETER MISSING FOR C/VSE COMPILE SKELETON
REENT parameter missing in C compile skeleton for online programs. PTF file defined with wrong BLKSIZE During initial install and FSU version/release upgrade IJSYSPF file is defined with BLKSIZE 10320. This requires that FTP is done with appropriate BLKSIZE parameter. But old definition FIXBLK(80) is the better solution. Use skeleton SKPTFILE in ICCF 59 to redefine the file. Compile skeletons for CICS programs should generate reentrant code.

 

VSE/Interactive Interface and VSE/ICCF 9.2 components

Comp. ID CLC Description
5686-CF9-01 52C VSE/SP Unique Code
5686-CF9-02 52E z/VSE MRI Japanese
5686-CF9-02 52D z/VSE MRI English
5686-CF9-10 52C VSE/ICCF

 

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