Re: KC!?

2017-02-01 Thread Allan Staller
That being said, the original link works when I tried it a few mins ago. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Allan Staller Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 7:23 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: KC!? NOPE

Re: KC!?

2017-02-01 Thread Allan Staller
NOPE! -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Paul Gilmartin Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:16 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: KC!? My bookmark: http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSLTBW_2.2.0 ...

Re: Dynamic Activate of New IODF

2017-02-01 Thread Allan Staller
Activation of a EDT should not require a hard activate. Try a test activate 1st. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Elaine Beal Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 10:46 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Dynamic

Re: Dynamic Activate of New IODF

2017-02-01 Thread Allan Staller
Also read the LOADxx section of Init/Tuning. LOADxx can be told to find a matching IODF token at IPL time. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of R.S. Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 10:53 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU

Re: Problem with java 64-bit

2017-02-07 Thread Allan Staller
Have you set a JAVAHOME, or is JAVA in the path... -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of R.S. Sent: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 9:41 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Problem with java 64-bit W dniu 2017-02-07 o

Re: IBM SR process -- brilliant

2017-02-08 Thread Allan Staller
Refrain: The "new" tools are neither as reliable, available or functional as those they replace So today I'm trying to open an ETR. I fight my way to the page, enter the info, and it offers me CANCEL or SAVE AS DRAFT. So I do the latter; that still offers me no way to submit it. I open a

Re: SFTP on z/OS

2017-02-08 Thread Allan Staller
Most likely transfer options. You have "proved" sftp works, so this issue is probably unique to the specific transfer. Almost all issue are resolved for transferring file using sftp but now we have got requirement to get receive file from as400 to mainframe using sftp. But when I try to sftp

Re: DFDSS DUMP ADR497E RC246 REAS HA-004

2017-01-22 Thread Allan Staller
Try increasing the region via JCL. You are obtaining the default region for your installation. You *ARE* invoking the CSI interface (under the covers). You could get this result if there is insufficient storage to return the results of the CSI. HTH, I'm getting the following error: ADR497E

Re: Draining JES2 SPOOL volume

2017-01-24 Thread Allan Staller
Exactly what I was going to suggest. However, the volume will not complete the drain until empty. This *may* take weeks, depending on your installations choices. YMMV. This may require a major subsystem be bounced so the output can be purged. I have seen cases where a JES restart was required to

Re: Hardware support for z/OS 2.3

2017-02-22 Thread Allan Staller
z/12* and or z/13* is minimum hw level for z/OS 2.3 -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Beesley, Paul Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:36 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Hardware support for z/OS 2.3 Hi We

Re: maintaining PARMLIBs over several sysplexes

2017-02-17 Thread Allan Staller
SYS1.LPAR.PARMLIB (unique to this LPAR in plex. Never moves). SYS1.PARMLIB (common to all LPARS in plex. Never moves). SYS1.IBM.PARMLIB (on sysres for all LPARS in plex. Changes w/IBM maint. Always moves) Synchronization/promotion between Plexes is an exercise in change control.

Re: KC!? Susan Shumway?

2017-02-18 Thread Allan Staller
Refrain: the "new tools" are neither as reliable, available, accessible, or functional as the items they are replacing! p> Re: your complaint of the day, I did some investigation. We moved the HLASM documentation out of the z/OS V2R2 KC and now instead point to the HLASM KC

Re: Extended ZFS

2017-02-23 Thread Allan Staller
AFAIK, the DATACLAS cannot be altered(nothing to do w/ZFS). The dataset must be copied. dfDSS logical copy will work just fine. Other methods of your choice. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse 1 Robinson Sent:

Re: Extended ZFS

2017-02-23 Thread Allan Staller
I would not want to migrate a 4GB plus dataset. Very Slowww! So you could try to cheat. HSM Migrate/RECALL with an updated DATA Class. DATACLAS is only valid when the dataset is created. So you cannot assign EA/EF without a DEL/DEF function (yes there are other elements that can

Re: ARC0365I BACKUP VOLUME LC0040 NOW AVAILABLE FOR RECYCLE - Re-instate tape volume (backed up data set) to valid status

2017-02-14 Thread Allan Staller
AUDIT FIX... -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Arye Shemer Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:05 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: ARC0365I BACKUP VOLUME LC0040 NOW AVAILABLE FOR RECYCLE - Re-instate tape volume

Re: Job Loyalty

2017-02-10 Thread Allan Staller
100% agreed. I was a recent victim of the same mentality. Essential function cut to the bone and then the bone was broken. Done by an executive 8000 miles away with no clue as to the function provided. ​I think the OP was talking more about large companies. Why is it? Well, as best as I can

Re: z/OS under Linux ?

2017-02-13 Thread Allan Staller
Intel/AMD folks consistently over-estimate the capabilities of their platforms. As I stated in my previous reply, Get ironclad SLA and performance guarantees. i.e. they *PAY YOU* of guarantees are not met. Other questions. Who(m) takes over development? Maintenance(?) application conversion

Re: z/OS under Linux ?

2017-02-13 Thread Allan Staller
I have heard too many oops! Stories for my comfort around people like this (just ask John McK). Make *DAMN SURE* you get iron-clad performance and SLA guarantees before letting them do any *REAL* work. e.g. *all programs will run at least as fast as the last 6 z/OS executions. Online response

Re: SYSLOG/OPERLOG Keyword Search

2017-02-10 Thread Allan Staller
IEHIBALL (FREE) Subject: SYSLOG/OPERLOG Keyword Search What programs (free or IBM or other) are available for doing historical keyword searches against the SYSLOG or OPERLOG archives? ISPF or otherwise. ::DISCLAIMER::

Re: Job Loyalty

2017-02-13 Thread Allan Staller
Well Said! This is "Capitalism", making money is king. Every large corporation tries to sell this "Job Loyalty" to workers, however, rest assured this is a one sided affair. They want you to be loyal. Then again, think about it. When you start your employment at any company, the first thing

Re: New free / open source z/OS tools from Dovetailed Technologies

2017-01-18 Thread Allan Staller
I do not believe this can be done. You can look at FTPS (as opposed to SFTP). I think you are describing a TLS type implementation. In this case, the encryption is at the link level. SFTP encrypts the data. TLS normally requires application modification for use. IBM offers AT-TLS which does

Re: And the future is...

2017-01-19 Thread Allan Staller
Yeah, 20 years ago for MVS 3.8 Then came mvs/sp Mvs/esa Os/390 Zos/R1 Zos/r2 -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Sean Gleann

Re: How to calculate the JES2 Checkpoint and Spool Space

2017-01-17 Thread Allan Staller
How about CFSIZER and translate the storage requirements into space requirements? -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Lizette Koehler Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:03 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: How to

Re: System Symbols (SYSSYM)

2017-01-17 Thread Allan Staller
I see no problem enabling SYSSYM. You have to take additional actions (JCL CHANGES) for it to have any impact. > Can anyone see a reason for not enabling System Symbols for all job > classes (i.e SYSSYM=ALLOW ) ? > ::DISCLAIMER::

Re: BPXP018I THREAD ENDED WITHOUT BEING UNDUBBED WITH COMPLETION CODE 0033E000 , AND REASON CODE 00000000

2017-01-19 Thread Allan Staller
See System 33e Abend. It is either mother task ended without notification to daughter task or vice-versa. Most likely something is missing in the shutdown sequence. HTH, Going to CICS TS 5.2 and noticed this message when the CICS region comes down. zOS 1.13 DB2 and IMS It looks like OMVS

Re: RelPlus ?

2017-01-19 Thread Allan Staller
I do not believe so. Last I heard it was acquired by CA and renamed to CA-9. They ceased marketing sometime back IIRC. Is Reliability Plus still around doing business reporting on logrec data? If so - does anyone have a URL? ::DISCLAIMER::

Re: Question about PARMDD

2017-02-27 Thread Allan Staller
No. IBM chose not to break thousands upon thousands of programs that were perfectly happy with 100 byte parm fields, provided via JCL. They added a new mechanism for those program, where 100 bytes was not sufficient. On Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:16:33 -0600, Juergen Kehr wrote: > >since a while

Re: Question about PARMDD

2017-02-27 Thread Allan Staller
IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Bill Woodger Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 9:46 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Question about PARMDD On Monday, 27 February 2017 15:00:03 UTC+1, Allan Staller wrote: > No. IBM chose not to break thou

Re: Problem with startup DB2

2016-11-10 Thread Allan Staller
The DB mount failure is probably a secondary effect of the Abend028. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Allan Staller Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:33 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Problem

Re: Problem with startup DB2

2016-11-10 Thread Allan Staller
Have you looked this up? DB9GDBM1 DB9GDBM1 - ABEND=S028 U REASON=04000200 ABEND028 is a failure in the paging subsystem. The reason code is not documented in the manual IBM could give you more information. 2 things you can quickly check. 1) is the MVS region size sufficient? 2) Do you

Re: JES2 Mods

2016-11-10 Thread Allan Staller
Thruput Manager? OSEM? WLM SCHEDULING ENVIRONMENTS? -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Elaine Beal Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 9:56 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: JES2 Mods I'm working with

Re: TIME= on JOB card vs. EXEC card

2016-10-25 Thread Allan Staller
Try Jes2 Exit 6 to enforce the limits. I had some fun a while back writing some code to process the internal text of the job and force the values I wanted for the time parameter. If TIME= was coded, it was forced to the expected value. May also be done (I think) in IEFUSI or IEFUJI. HTH,

Re: Catalogs in a SYSPLEX

2016-11-22 Thread Allan Staller
" Prior to this job I worked at a shop where we supported sysplexes from a single system to up to 10 LPARs in a single sysplex. The master catalogs were not shared , I think I would put forth one big reason for not sharing the master catalog, would be system upgrades, when we went through the

Re: STC as batch

2016-11-28 Thread Allan Staller
Look up "started jobs" in the fine manuals. Is it possible to invoke a STC by submitting a batch Job ? If so will it just run by adding Job card ? I am sorry for being ignorant. Any suggestions would help. HTH, ::DISCLAIMER::

Re: Splitting a sysplex in two

2016-11-15 Thread Allan Staller
You might also try "merging systems into a sysplex. It should be the same checklist, just operated in reverse. Redbook SG24-6818-00 HTH. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Richards, Robert B. Sent: Tuesday, November

Re: COBOL parsing of "delimited files".

2016-11-17 Thread Allan Staller
I believe z/OS (as of 2.1? 1.13) has built in XML services. Try here http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/features/xml/ -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Bernd Oppolzer Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:08 PM

Re: Help with email

2016-11-01 Thread Allan Staller
This is normal behavior for the described process. The IEBGENER step ends successfully (RC=0) and the output is placed in spool. At some later time, SMTP retrieves the data from the spool and attempts to send it to the appropriate destination. Most shops I have encountered, configure SMTP to

Re: Weird problem hoping to be saved by SMP/E

2016-11-02 Thread Allan Staller
EXCELLENT! Much easier than my proposal -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Kurt Quackenbush Sent: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 8:21 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: Weird problem hoping to be saved by

Re: Weird problem hoping to be saved by SMP/E

2016-11-02 Thread Allan Staller
HDZ1D10 is the function for df/SMS and related. This will normally be accepted at the time of installation. Try this (not syntax checked). SET BDY(DLIBZONE). LIST MOD(). (for each of the affected modules). Note UMID and RMIDs. SET BDY(TARGZONE). LIST MOD(). (for each

Re: HSM old tape cleanup

2016-12-13 Thread Allan Staller
HSEND DELVOL volser type PURGE IIRC From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List on behalf of Tony Thigpen Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 4:02:06 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: HSM old tape cleanup I am

Re: HSM old tape cleanup

2016-12-14 Thread Allan Staller
There are variations on the syntax of the DELVOL command. One of them should do what you want. If not, the LIST TTOC and delete of individual items will always work as well From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List on behalf of Tony

Re: LOOKAT gone?

2016-12-06 Thread Allan Staller
This whole conversation about the merits/drawbacks of DocBuddy reminds me om my mantra for the last 5 years. In "modernizing" their support tools. IBM is providing replacements that are neither as available, as functional, or as reliable as the items being replaced. ::DISCLAIMER::

Re: Why Can't You Buy z Mainframe Services from Amazon Cloud Services?

2016-12-06 Thread Allan Staller
The way I heard the story: Big Iron is too expensive. Get Off! Migrate to VAX (many). Oops! Too many VAX's. Get Off Migrate to Amdahl! (Big Iron). I found this out some time ago working for Boeing, even though we were one company, we still had to submit a budget each year for computing

Re: SDB and Program Object Library

2017-01-12 Thread Allan Staller
Allocation On 2017-01-12 06:51, Allan Staller wrote: > Bad ACS routuines? > Do these ACS routines operate o at data set creation? o at OPEN? o Both? Is there a way for an affected user to determine what effect these ACS routines have? Something like a "verb

Re: VSAM: Why MAXLRECL?

2017-01-12 Thread Allan Staller
In IBM parlance this is a "reserved" field. Define the LREcL to the max needed Double that Add 10% This is the LRECL you define. Go back to the original LRECL and define what you need. Define the remainder as "reserved for future use". In that way, you only have to change the record defintions,

Re: SDB and Program Object Library

2017-01-12 Thread Allan Staller
Bad ACS routuines? In order to copy a load module library to a progam object library I used ISPF Data Set Utility to allocate the new library with DSNTYPE=LIBRARY. Believing that "SDB knows best," I left BLKSIZE blank. ISPF warned me. I told it, "Trust me." I went to Move/Copy Utility and

Re: Is it really possible to migrate Mainframe to Cloud ??

2017-01-12 Thread Allan Staller
Without reading the article, the mainframe is an ideal cloud platform. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Peter Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:02 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Is it really possible to

Re: Load Module Trace, anyone?

2017-01-13 Thread Allan Staller
SMF type 42-6? One on the SMF 42's I believe carries this information. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Sean Gleann Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 3:32 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Load Module Trace, anyone?

Re: strange JES2 purge queue issue

2017-01-13 Thread Allan Staller
Try releasing the jobs $AJn -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Carmen Vitullo Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 7:45 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: strange JES2 purge queue issue I've just completed the

Re: VSAM: Why MAXLRECL?

2017-01-12 Thread Allan Staller
Write the records to thee total size(including reserved). Example. 500 bytes of data and 500 bytes "reserved" If the record written is 1000 bytes long, but you are only using the 1st 500 bytes, up to 500 bytes of additional information could be added to the record, without having to alter the

Re: LOOKAT gone?

2016-12-02 Thread Allan Staller
Try here: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/library/bkserv/lookat/ -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of David Cole Sent: Friday, December 2, 2016 3:52 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: LOOKAT gone? LOOKAT is

Re: Rename in-process catalog issue

2016-11-29 Thread Allan Staller
I see you found an answer, but did you try: //DD1 DD DISP=SHR,,UNIT=SYSDA,VOL=SER=xx DEL 'dsn' NVR FILE(DD1) HTH, -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Rob Schramm Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 11:46 PM To:

Re: recording all TSO command and recording all updated member of libraries

2016-11-29 Thread Allan Staller
1) Short AnswerNo. There was a product from Morino Associates (now CA) that would provide that info. IIRC it was called TSOMON. GIYF. A quick search turned up several hits. ON the surface it still seems to be supported. Your friendly CA rep will be glad to talk to you about this! 2) RACF

Re: Knowledge Center search link

2016-12-05 Thread Allan Staller
AGREED! This will be about the first nice thing I have ever said about KC! I got into looking at the search option while researching a replacement for LookAt. ::DISCLAIMER::

Re: zLinux

2016-12-05 Thread Allan Staller
Just checked. In BETA3. See http://www.mantissa.com/mantissa-product-families/virtualization/ HTH, Sometime back Mantissa.com was attempting to write what I would term a thin translation layer such that Microsoft based products could be run Under Linux, under zVM. ::DISCLAIMER::

Re: Knowledge Center

2017-01-03 Thread Allan Staller
I was referring to the "maintenance outages" that often last for 24 hours or more. Allan Staller asked: >When is KC going to be as available as a typical z/OS sysplex? >i.e. 99.% availability? That won't be possible since you would have to use the Internet to connect to I

Re: IPLing z/OS 2.2 from 1.13 for first time getting JES2 catastrophic error

2017-01-05 Thread Allan Staller
I believe z/OS 2.2 fits within the N-2 compat/fallback range so: 1) verify all compat/fallback maint is installed on the 1.13 system. Check for incompatable initialization parameters in the 2.2 JESPARMS. 2) look up $BR1 in JES messages/codes to see if any insight can be gained there 3)Contact

Re: Knowledge Center

2017-01-02 Thread Allan Staller
When is KC going to be as available as a typical z/OS sysplex? i.e. 99.% availability? IBM support tools should be at least as available as the systems they support! -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Susan Shumway

Re: IPLing z/OS 2.2 from 1.13 for first time getting JES2 catastrophic error

2017-01-06 Thread Allan Staller
That APAR is ancient. The current numbers APAR numbers are OA6. Seems like OA25662 would be circa z/OS 1.4 vintage. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Lizette Koehler Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 8:50 AM To:

Re: COBOL5 and ceedump

2017-01-10 Thread Allan Staller
Last I heard, SSRANGE was deprecated for production use due to high overhean. Yes, a deliberate area left specifically to catch any overflow and for no other purpose, similar to a patch-area. Technique arises before SSRANGE exists. If SSRANGE were subsequently used, it would/could catch the

Re: A Means To RECALL Migrated GDS' Based on a Block of Relative Gens

2016-12-20 Thread Allan Staller
No you can't do a block recall. CLIST/REXX/XDC are your friends. Get listing of dataset to a file, Massage the file to generate the appropriate HRECALL commands Execute the massaged file. Redefine of the GDG is not necessary. ALTER 'gdgbase' SCRATCH will take care of that for you. Depending on

Re: A Means To RECALL Migrated GDS' Based on a Block of Relative Gens

2016-12-20 Thread Allan Staller
What Sri said! Step 1 : Get Listcat information for the GDG Base Step 2 : parse the Listcat information for the migrated generations and generate HRECALL commands using DFSORT Step3 : Run the commands from step 2 //*** //* GET THE

Re: Using Extended Format as default

2016-12-20 Thread Allan Staller
I can't think of any reason you should not, but allow for exceptions due to broken (usually home grown) code that has some unforeseen dependencies. PDS/PDSE and SORTWK(?) have some known restrictions. There might be a few other areas with restrictions, but in general, I think you'll do well.

Re: Zfs root filesystem

2016-12-21 Thread Allan Staller
You will need to mount the 2nd root somewhere available to the first root. Then diff - -r/ 2ndroot/ I might be off in the syntax for 2nd root. HTH, Is there any way to compare two root zfs file system and to check if they are identical or if any difference then what are those.

Re: [SURVEY] Who's using Java 8

2016-12-21 Thread Allan Staller
Just about to order it I'm wondering how common Java 8 is at your site? ::DISCLAIMER:: The contents of this e-mail and any attachment(s) are

Re: Controlling TCPIP performance

2017-03-23 Thread Allan Staller
Class of Service. Check the TCPIP books... HTH, -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Tracy Adams Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:26 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Controlling TCPIP performance For obvious

Re: Can SMPPTS datasets be consolidated?

2017-03-16 Thread Allan Staller
YES -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Herring, Bobby Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:30 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Can SMPPTS datasets be consolidated? I am in the process of receiving a large RSU

Re: ComputerWorld Says: Cobol plays major role in U.S. government breaches

2017-03-17 Thread Allan Staller
LOL, bunch of horse hockey! -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Mark Regan Sent: Friday, March 17, 2017 4:41 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: ComputerWorld Says: Cobol plays major role in U.S. government breaches

z/OS positions available

2017-04-10 Thread Allan Staller
z/OS SYSPROG Position available (2) 5-10 years experience Full Time. Location: Toronto, Ca Secondary Location, Dallas, Tx Skills desired z/OS, ISV, Storage, PM/CP Salary 75-90K USD IMS DBA positon available (1) 5-10 years experience Full Time. Location: Toronto, Ca Secondary Location, Dallas,

Re: Paging subsystems in the era of bigass memory

2017-04-11 Thread Allan Staller
Don't forget about PAGTOTL in SYS1.PARMLIB(IEASYS00). Default is 40. Extra slots reserve ESQA, so don't be overly generous. HTH, I had the total number of pages allocated and available in the current paging subsystem, so I calculated the available pages with 22 more mod-9's and then divided

Re: Merge SMPPTFIN files of an shopZ order

2017-04-12 Thread Allan Staller
That is most likely a bad idea. The preferred method IMO, would be to upload/GIMUNZIP each file into a separate z/OS dataset. Just concatenate them on the SMPPFTIN when you run the receive. HTH, The order I have downloaded from shopZ is about 1,3GB. The Ibm download Director has created in

Re: Unexplained delays in WLM managed jobclasses

2017-04-06 Thread Allan Staller
Look for the "happy system" syndrome. I.e. the system is meeting it's SLA targets, so WLM feels no need to start additional initiators. This will most likely require near real-time IEHIBALL activity. Adjusting the Service Class Goals may help. Also turn on SMF 99's and ask IBM for their

z/OS SYSPROG Position Available

2017-04-06 Thread Allan Staller
z/OS SYSPROG Position available. Full Time. Location: Toronto, Ca Secondary Location, Dallas, Tx Skills desired z/OS, ISV, Storage, PM/CP Salary 75-90K USD Please respond off-list. Allan dot staller at hcl dot com ::DISCLAIMER::

Re: RLS for catalogs

2017-04-05 Thread Allan Staller
GRS ring or GRS star? -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Joe Owens Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 11:44 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: RLS for catalogs We are experiencing general issues with catalog

Re: RLS for catalogs

2017-04-05 Thread Allan Staller
Standing by for CA flames! IMO they only benefit of MIM/MIA is the ability to cross sysplex boundaries GRS is the logical equivalent of CA/MIM but cannot cross sysplex boundaries. Autoswitch/ATS STAR is the logical equivalent of CA/MIA but cannot cross sysplex boundaries. So, if you don't

Re: KC Authentication failed

2017-04-21 Thread Allan Staller
Refrain: The "new tools" are neither as reliable, available or functional as their predecessors. IBM should be embarrassed. Trying to get the z/OS Init and Tuning Reference on the Interweb, and KC is throwing 403: Authentication Failed messages. To quote General Beringer: "After very

Re: SYS1.BRODCAST

2017-04-19 Thread Allan Staller
It depends on whether or not you are using user broadcast datasets. If user broadcast datasets are in use, this is not a reasonable level of access. IF user broadcast datasets are not in use, this is a perfectly reasonable level of accsss. Check the TSO manuals for details on user brodcast

Re: FTP Failing with space issues

2017-04-20 Thread Allan Staller
What kind of space issue, X37 Abends or allocation failures? -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Ron Thomas Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:51 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: FTP Failing with space issues Hello

Re: FTP Failing with space issues

2017-04-20 Thread Allan Staller
Yes you can. See quite site subcommands primary secondary. Can also delete/reallocate the existing file. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Ron Thomas Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:11 AM To:

Re: FTP Failing with space issues

2017-04-20 Thread Allan Staller
NO. YOU can delete the file and allocate with FTP subcommands QUOTE SITE PRIMARY(X) SECONDARY(Y) and (one of) CYL TRK See the fin manuals for syntax -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Ron Thomas Sent: Thursday, April 20,

Re: JES2 Spool Volume size

2017-03-09 Thread Allan Staller
Have used full volume mod 9's for spoolLARGEDS? Req'd No issues. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Richards, Robert B. Sent: Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:37 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: JES2 Spool Volume

Re: When did SMF come along?

2017-03-03 Thread Allan Staller
IIRC 1963 It was pretty close to a day 1 feature of os/360 -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Charles Mills Sent: 03 March 2017 13:31 To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: When did SMF come along? Roughly when - release

Re: DSN=&,DISP=(,DELETE) vs DSN=HLQ.MLQ.LLQ,DISP=(,DELETE)

2017-03-10 Thread Allan Staller
Does the vendor offer a configuration option for this -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of PINION, RICHARD W. Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 8:01 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: DSN=&,DISP=(,DELETE) vs

Re: Mainframe JOBS in Austin

2017-03-10 Thread Allan Staller
SUPERCROC? Didn't they make a movie about that? ISTR it was called "LAKE PLACID" Growing 6000 people per month.  That is why I left Austin.  Traffic and HEAT.  You can hit 90 any day of the year, and most days from April thru October it will be 90 to 100+. I now live in a little town of

Re: CATCONVERT for os migration

2017-03-10 Thread Allan Staller
If you need coexistence, you are out of luck. You will have to create copies of the files with new names. If you do not need coexistence, just unmount/remount the files. IDCAMS allows DEFINE RECATALOG to be specified for files w/HLQ of SYS1 or PAGE (IIRC). OMVS is not allowed. DEFINE RECATALOG

Re: CATCONVERT for os migration

2017-03-10 Thread Allan Staller
What is the HLQ of the datasets? I have non SYS1 vsam datasets in my old master catalog Upgrading to new os Z/OS 2.2 from 1.13 From serverpack How do I recatalog these old datasets in the new MCAT if it helps these are ZFS & HFS files mounted OMVS ::DISCLAIMER::

Re: Can you use IDCAMS REPRO on zFS files

2017-03-06 Thread Allan Staller
REPRO works with dataset i.e. repro ids(x) ods() So the answer to q1 and q2 would be yes. I do not have an answer for q3 -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of R.S. Sent: Monday, March 6, 2017 7:02 AM To:

Re: RACF and public keys

2017-03-01 Thread Allan Staller
The ".pub" file represents the public key and is simply an ASCII text file. It should be transferred as a text file. It needs to eventually end up in /"userid"/ssh/authorizedkeys (not sure of the spelling, it's in the doc) for the "userid" being used on the MF side. Beware. The permissions must

Re: Software vendor trying to force MSU based contract

2017-03-01 Thread Allan Staller
Yes. Several times with CA (back when there were numerous alternatives). Tell the vendor NO. Honor the contract and receive some revenue, or force the addendum and receive no revenue! Has anyone else experienced this? A vendor for a mainframe data entry product used for the last 30 years

Re: SMP HELP

2017-08-15 Thread Allan Staller
nframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Allan Staller Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 3:14 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: SMP HELP I have downloaded a SMPE packgage of PTFs to /smpnts. (GIMPAF.XML, GIMPAF.XSL, SMPHOLD, SMPPTFIN). I am now attempting to unzip this p

Re: SMP HELP

2017-08-15 Thread Allan Staller
Just the way we roll here. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Paul Gilmartin Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 3:39 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: SMP HELP On Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:13:46 +, Allan Staller

SMP HELP

2017-08-15 Thread Allan Staller
I have downloaded a SMPE packgage of PTFs to /smpnts. (GIMPAF.XML, GIMPAF.XSL, SMPHOLD, SMPPTFIN). I am now attempting to unzip this package. I can't seem to find the error. What am I doing wrong? The following output is received: PAGE 0001 DATE 08/15/17 TIME 12:57:36

Re: SMP HELP

2017-08-15 Thread Allan Staller
- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Allan Staller Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:14 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: [IBM-MAIN] SMP HELP I have downloaded a SMPE packgage of PTFs to /smpnts. (GIMPAF.XML, GIMPAF.XSL, SMPHOLD, SMPPTFIN

Re: CONSOLE command failing - what else to check?

2017-08-16 Thread Allan Staller
SAF trace? -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Burrell, Todd Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:06 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: CONSOLE command failing - what else to check? Yes - both are connected to

Re: COBOL STOP RUN enhancement

2017-08-10 Thread Allan Staller
Both methods would need to be supported. How many COBOL programs exist with "MOVE x to RETURN-CODE. STOP RUN." So what (other than standards "compliance") is the benefit to IBM to implement? -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On

Re: SMPE Filter PTF list option based on date

2017-07-13 Thread Allan Staller
Check the SMPLOG* datasets. -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Longabaugh, Robert E Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 11:49 AM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: SMPE Filter PTF list option based on date LIST PTFS

Re: IBM z14 High-lights

2017-07-17 Thread Allan Staller
3906 -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Charles Mills Sent: Monday, July 17, 2017 2:40 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: IBM z14 High-lights What is the machine type number? The four-digit code in the CPUID?

Re: IBM Knowledge Center

2017-07-06 Thread Allan Staller
In that case, "6 nines" 99.99% -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Paul Gilmartin Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:45 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: IBM Knowledge Center On Thu, 6 Jul 2017 14:25:21 -0300,

Re: DFHSM Issue

2017-07-12 Thread Allan Staller
1) Volumes that are not marked full are not eligible for recycle. Look up the PARTIALTAPE operand of the SETSYS command. 2) look up the variations of the LIST TTOC command in the fine manual. There are several SELECT options that provide useful subsets. E.g SELECT(FAILEDRECYCLE) ,

Re: DFHSM Issue

2017-07-12 Thread Allan Staller
agreed -Original Message- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Silvio Camplani Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 1:12 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: Re: DFHSM Issue I think they do not show up because they are not FULL. Issue this

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