New version of FTPCSI was released to support orders downloading (2017/12/06)

 

The FTPCSI utility version 17.11 has following changes and new features:

  • New feature added to download an order from the IBM Download Server.
  • Java version 8 (or higher) required to execute FTPCSI Java classes.
  • New version is complied with GDPR.

SystemPac for z/OS Version 2 Release 3 (2017/10/02)

 

SystemPac® for z/OS Version 2 Release 3


SystemPac for z/OS V2R3 is available on October 02, 2017.

 

Refer to the Shopz website for product catalogs for the Customized Offerings:

1    SystemPac is available to selected EMEA countries only

New version of FTPCSI was released to fix several issues (2017/04/18)

 

The FTPCSI utility version 17.03.02 has following changes and new features:

  • Test connection status was not updated on the CPPPFTP1 panel after the first test execution when the FCSISTAT variable is not in the user profile. CPPPFTP1 panel was changed to support variables updates.
  • Temporary ISPF table CPPALLZN was locked by CPPECSI that makes unable to run FTPCSI in multiuser environment. It was changed to work with in-memory table.
  • Misleading error ‘Global CSI not found’ was displayed when reading CSI dataset. It was changed to show all messages of the failed REPRO program.
  • Panel CPPPFTPC was added to display error messages.

New version of FTPCSI was released to support IODF upload (2017/03/13)

 

The FTPCSI utility version 17.03.01 has following changes and new features:

  • Send IODF dataset to IBM.
  • Prepare IODF dataset for download to workstation.
  • Ticket number is not used anymore.

New version of FTPCSI was released to provide a better support of CSI uploading through Proxy (2017/01/25)

 

FTPCSI utility version 17.01.01 has a set of changes and new features

  • Proxy server authentication supported using user id and password.
  • Apache HttpComponents Client added to the package. The HttpComponents Client is licensed under Apache v2.0 license.
  • Apache v2.0 license text added to the FTPCSI package (member FCSILIC).
  • Defect fixed: in version 16.10 when a long configuration parameter continues on several lines, the program removes leading spaces from every line before concatenation. In version 17.01 leading spaces are not removed.
  • CPPECSI improvement: option STACK added to LIBDEF commands issued by the CPPECSI. The program then removes their LIBDEFs on exit.

New version of FTPCSI was released to comply with current security requirements (2016/12/15)

 

FTPCSI utility version 16.10.01 has a set of changes and new features:

  • A transport method changed from simple (unsecured) FTP to secured HTTPS protocol.
  • A user should not use a workstation anymore to submit a CSI request. The utility has a new panel to collect all required information from the user. This information is transferred in the single transaction with the CSI data.
  • It is possible now to include target CSI zones with different SRELs in a single transaction (previous version was limited to a single SREL per transaction).
  • A new Java program added to the FTPCSI utility. The program resides in the archive file ftpCSI.jar. The purpose of the program is to establish a communication path to the IBM CustomPac server and transfer a CSI data.
  • A design of most panels changed.
  • Process flow (sequence of panels) changed.
  • Some program parameters moved to the configuration member. The default configuration member name is FCSICONF.
  • A new optional command line parameter CONF introduced to specify a configuration dataset/member.
  • A batch job changed to support new features.

SystemPac for z/OS Version 2 Release 2   (2015/09/30)

 

Refer to the Shopz website for product catalogs for the Customized Offerings:

  • V2R2 Usability: Logstreams - For SystemPac1 FVD now you have option to select preferred SMF logging method Logstreams or Dataset.
  • V2R2 VSAM extended addressability - For SystemPac1 FVD you have option to deliver large UNIX file systems over 4 GB in zFS format by selecting them to be delivered on SMS managed DASDs and specifying Extended addressability Data Class name.
  • V2R2 SDSF Packaging support - In z/OS V2R2 SDSF zones will be merged with z/OS zones by default.

Refer to the Shopz website for product catalogs for the Customized Offerings:

1 SystemPac is available to selected EMEA countries only

 

SystemPac for z/OS Version 2 Release 1 (2013/09/30)

 

SystemPac® for z/OS Version 2 Release 1

SystemPac® for z/OS V2.1
 
SystemPac for z/OS V2R1 is available on September 30, 2013.

Key dates
  • July 23, 2013: z/OS V2.1 CFSW configurator support for stand-alone path (5650-ZOS) and price proposal support.
  • September 13, 2013: First date for ordering z/OS V2.1 ServerPac, SystemPac®1, CBPDO using CFSW configuration support or Shopz, the Internet ordering tool. Note that most z/OS media (executable code) is shipped only through Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPacand CBPDO).
  • September 30, 2013: z/OS V2.1 planned general availability via ServerPac, CBPDO and SystemPac1.

Refer to the Shopz website for product catalogs for the Customized Offerings:

1    SystemPac is available to selected EMEA countries only

SystemPac has re-extended ordering of z/OS V1.12 (2012/07/24)

SystemPac has re-extended ordering of z/OS V1.12 as follows:

  • June 25, 2013: Recommended last date for submitting z/OS V1.12 via the fee Customized Offering SystemPac was extended from June 26, 2012 to June 25, 2013. This date will allow for adequate order processing time.
  • July 23, 2013: Last date for processing orders for z/OS V1.12 via SystemPac was extended from July 24, 2012 to July 23, 2013.

Service withdrawal: IBM Implementation Services for System z - CustomPac for z/OS ; replacement available  (2012/04/03)

 

Service withdrawal: IBM Implementation Services for System z - CustomPac for z/OS ; replacement available

 

Effective July 6, 2012, the following CustomPac offerings will no longer be available in geographies other than EMEA. Orders will be fulfilled only for EMEA after July 6, 2012.

Product Description
5751-CS4 SystemPac
5751-CS5 ProductPac
5751-CS7 RefreshPac

   

DVD support for CustomPac servic offerings (2011/10/01)

  DVD support for CustomPac service offerings in addition to CustomPac product offerings


CustomPac® fee-based service offerings including RefreshPac®, SFS, Refresh on Profile and OMIS® are orderable on DVD on October 1, 2011. With DVD support for CustomPac® product offerings available since September 24, 2010, all CustomPac® offerings now provide DVD delivery option in addition to existing tape and Internet delivery options.

Effective October 1, 2011, all CustomPac® offerings cannot longer be delivered on 34xx media. Clients who need CustomPac deliverables on 34xx media between now and Dec 31, 2011 should contact their IBM representative and follow the contingency plan to have the deliverables produced and delivered. After Dec 31, 2011, 34xx tape decks will no longer be accessible in the manufacturing centers and NO orders can be produced, not even through the contingency plan.

Installation using DVD requires a workstation with a DVD drive that can read discs in DVD-5 (single-sided, single-layer) format and a network connection to your z/OS system.

z/OS V1R13 (2011/07/12)

 

SystemPac for z/OS Version 1 Release 13

Systempac® for z/OS, V1.13  
 
Systempac for z/OS V1R13 is available on September 30, 2011.

Refer to the ShopzSeries Web site for product catalogs for the Customized Offerings.

  • July 12, 2011: z/OS V1.13 CFSW configurator support for stand-alone path (5694-A01) and price proposal support.
  • September 16, 2011: First date for ordering z/OS V1.13 ServerPac, SystemPac, CBPDO using CFSW configuration support or ShopzSeries, the Internet ordering tool. Note that most z/OS media (executable code) is shipped only through Customized Offerings (ServerPac, SystemPac, and CBPDO).
  • September 30, 2011: z/OS V1.13 general availability via ServerPac, CBPDO, and SystemPac.
  • October 11, 2011: Recommended last date for submitting z/OS V1.12 orders via the entitled Customized Offerings (ServerPac and CBPDO). This date will allow for adequate order processing time.
  • October 25, 2011: Last date for processing orders for z/OS V1.12 via ServerPac and CBPDO.
  • September 9, 2011: General availability of Cryptographic Support for z/OS V1R11-R13 web deliverable. This web deliverable will support z/OS V1.11 through z/OS V1.13.
  • June 26, 2012: Recommended last date for submitting z/OS V1.12 orders via the fee Customized Offering SystemPac. This date will allow for adequate order processing time.
  • July 24, 2012: Last date for processing orders for z/OS V1.12 via SystemPac.
  • September 30, 2012: End of service for z/OS V1.11 (5694-A01).

SystemPac has extended ordering of z/OS V1.12 (2011/07/12)

 

SystemPac has extended ordering of z/OS V1.12

In the past, IBM has made the previous release of z/OS available via SystemPac after its ServerPac availability was withdrawn. SystemPac availability for z/OS V1.12 will continue for a period of time after the general availability of z/OS V1.13.

  • June 26, 2012: Recommended last date for submitting z/OS V1.12 via the fee Customized Offering SystemPac. This date will allow for adequate order processing time.
  • July 24, 2012: Last date for processing orders for z/OS V1.12 via SystemPac.