CPAC utility will be sunset on 2017/04/30. Please use FTPCSI utility to upload IODF.

If you can start FTP session from your z/OS host to the IBM FTP server (domain name ptf.boulder.ibm.com), please perform the following steps to install CPAC utiltiy on your z/OS host.

1.   Use host FTP to get a copy of the CPAC utility to your z/OS host
2.   Install the CPAC utility on your z/OS host

Else please perform the following steps to install CPAC utility on your z/OS host.

1A.  Download a copy of the CPAC utility to your workstation
1B.  Upload the CPAC utility from your workstation to z/OS host
2.    Install the CPAC utility on your z/OS host

After the CPAC utility is installed on your z/OS host, folllow the instuctions found in the README member of the PDS library to send your IODF to IBM.


1. Use host FTP to get a copy of the CPAC utility to your z/OS host

Start the FTP session from your z/OS host to the IBM FTP server with the following information:

IP addresss: ptf.boulder.ibm.com
userid: anonymous
password: any text, for example, your e-mail address
Enter the following commands in sequence:

  • cd cpac
  • binary
  • locsite recfm=FB lrec=80 blksize=3120 cyl pri=2 sec=1
  • get cpacutil.bin
  • quit

A sequential data set with name yourprefix.cpacutil.bin will be created on your z/OS host.

 

1A. Download a copy of the CPAC utility to your workstation

Click  here to download a copy of the CPAC utility to your workstation. 

 
 

1B. Upload the CPAC utility from your workstation to z/OS host 

You can upload the file cpacutil.bin using an FTP program or a communication software such as IBM eNetwork Personal Communications. Please make sure that you transfer the file in BINARY mode and with the following file attribute settings:

  • LRECL=80
  • BLKSIZE=3120
  • RECFM=FB
  • SPACE=(CYL,(2,1))

If you use other communication software such as IBM Personal Communications, please ensure that you have logged on to z/OS and you are in  TSO receive mode.  If you use a TCP/IP utility, such as FTP, for file transfer, please follow these steps:

  1. Use FTP to logon to the host
  2. Pre-allocate storage  for the uploaded binary files using the QUOTE SITE command
  3. Set transfer mode to binary
  4. Put the binary files from your workstation  
  5. Quit/bye to logoff from your host
 
 

Example of using FTP to upload the FTPIODF utility 

d:>ftp myhost 
Connected to toromvsv
220-FTPSERVE IBM MVS V3R1 at myhost.abc.def.com, 10:07:50 on 01/29/98
220 Connection will close if idle for more than 5 minutes.
User (toromvsv:(none)):myuserid 
331 Send password please.
Password: mypasswd 
230 myuserid is logged on.
ftp> quote site lrecl=80 recfm=fb blksize=3120 cyl  pri=2 sec=1   
200 Site command was accepted

ftp> put cpacutil.bin 
200 Port request OK.
125 Storing data set myuserid.cpacutil.bin
250 Transfer completed successfully.
92240 bytes sent in 7.30 seconds (12.64 Kbytes/sec)

ftp> quit 
221 Quit command received. Goodbye

 
 

2. Install the CPAC utility on your z/OS host                         
 

When cpac.bin is to your z/OS host in binary format in a FB/80 data set, you are ready to reblock it back to its original format. To do this, use the following TSO receive command:

Command  :  TSO RECEIVE 
Syntax   :   TSO RECEIVE INDATASET('filename')                                    

where filename is the binary data set that you have just created.

Upon receiving the file, supply a PDS data set name for restore destination as it will be reblocked and restored into its original DCB format (PO/FB/80, blksize=27920).