How to get PTFs received from Shopz to z/VSE
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Since June z/VSE products and PTFs are no longer delivered on tape, if you order them via IBM Shopz. Your oder will be provided on DVD or over the internet.
A PTF shipment consists of a readme, cover letter file and PTF file. The PTF file contains ordered PTFs. The PTF file needs to be transferred to z/VSE. It is recommended to transfer it to a pre-defined VSE(VSAM file called IJSYSPF (PTF.FILE) or access it via the z/VSE remote Virtual Tape Support. This file is used by he PTF application dialog (1 Installation -> 4 IBM Service -> 2 PTF Handling).
You have serval options to transfer the PTF file to z/VSE.
The document "How to apply PTFs from the Internet" describes the options and gives some tips. You can download it from the "z/VSE Technical Article and Whitepapers" web page - see the "Service and Support" section.
Some information is also provided in the "Hints and Tips for z/VSE 6.2" book on the same web page - here.