When did you create your last z/VSE stand-alone dump ?
Ingolf24 120000DRN3 Visits (1276)
I hope, you don't need to take a standalone dump of your z/VSE system and your system is always running as expected.
However, just in case: please create a new stand alone dump program on disk or tape, after a major upgrade of your z/VSE system (release or refresh migration) or as stated in the description of the APARs you applied.
A stand-alone dump is essential for problem analysis of e.g. a hard wait or a system loop (if a system interaction is no longer possible).
To prepare z/VSE for a standalone dump,
In z/VSE 5.1 we introduced (64 bit) memory objects. Those will be included into the stand-alone dump, if requested. With the next z/VSE update we will introduce a new stand-alone dump standard option for shared memory objects - Job Control command STDOPT SADMPSMO. You then can specify whether or not shared memory objects are to be included into the stand-alone dump.
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