The June and July 2018 enhancements of z/OS Communications Sever roll out exciting new features for your business. Read on for a quick introduction to these new features and links to resources offering more information.
Scalability and performance enhancement
IWQ support for IPSec
z/OS V2R3 Communications Server, with TCP/IP APAR PI77649, is enhanced to support inbound workload queueing for IPSec workloads for OSA-Express in QDIO mode.
Note: This new function is also available in V2R2 via TCP/IP APAR PI77649 and SNA APAR OA52275.
Incompatibilities: This function does not support IPAQENET interfaces that are defined by using the DEVICE, LINK, and HOME statements. Convert your IPAQENET definitions to use the INTERFACE statement to enable this support.
- This function is limited to OSA-Express6S Ethernet features or later in QDIO mode running on IBM z14.
- This function is supported only for interfaces that are configured to use a virtual MAC (VMAC) address.
Application development improvement
Code page enhancements for CSSMTP
z/OS V2R3 Communications Server, with APAR PI93278, is enhanced to support multi-byte character sets with the Communications Server SMTP (CSSMTP) application. This enhancement allows migration from SMTPD to CSSMTP for customers that use multi-byte character set code pages, and provides improved code page support for characters in the mail subject line.
Note: This new function is also available in V2R1 and V2R2 via the same APAR.
Bookmark the z/OS Communications Server V2R3 New Function APAR Summary page to keep track of more new function APARs to come.