Maintains your installed system over time
Provides PTFs to fix high-impact or pervasive APARs (HIPERs) and PTFs to fix PTFs in error (PEs) which were released after your CustomPac order or previous SFS was installed. Your SFS are built according to your stored SMP/E CSI profile so it will not include any extraneous service.
In European countries (which use IBM's CustomPac request entry system (CRES), a one time delivery of SFS can be requested through SFS on demand when you just can't wait for your next SFS delivery. The service shipped with your SFS on demand, will be updated in your stored SMP/E CSI profile so that future SFS orders do not ship the same service. Your SFS on demand delivery does not impact your SFS schedules.
Provides batch install JCL for easy installation
Provides customized installation batch JCL, with the option to use the CustomPac installation dialog, if you prefer. An SFS installation guide is also included.
Automatically sends subsequent SFS
Critical service information that has become available since your CustomPac order or previous SFS was built is automatically sent to you. You can select up to three SFS and specify the intervals between them from 1 to 180 days.
Delivered via the internet
SFS can come in two ways. You have the option to use the same media as your CustomPac package order or you can get the service delivered over the internet where you will get an email notification with instructions on how to download and receive your order.