z/VSE 6.2: more enhancements
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Two days ago I had a blog entry on some minor z/VSE 6.2 enhancements - see here. I forgot two customer requirement that we implemented in z/VSE 6.2.
The requirement "JCL return code on z/VSE job cancel" was raised in the Request for Enhancements (RFE) tool. The RFE id is 79183.
Back to the JCL return code requirement: The direct link to requirement z9183 is here.
Prior to z/VSE 6.2, when a VSE Job gets canceled, the JCL return code is not updated. So it could happen that a VSE job is terminated with a maximum return code of 0 (or with no return code at all), although the job was canceled by the VSE system or by the operator. z/VSE 6.2 provides new Job Control standard options (STDOPT) which, when defined, will automatically set a JCL return code when a job is canceled. There are different STDOPTs for abnormal termination, operator cancel, and JCL cancel situations. Each of these STDOPTS may be temporarily overwritten with a Job Control OPTION statement within a job. The VSE system behavior is unchanged if neither the new STDOPT nor the new OPTION statements are specified. The Job Control and Attention Routine commands QUERY STDOPT and QUERY OPTION are extended to show the setting of the new standard and temporary options.
One more enhancement: parameter for LPAR name:
z/VSE 6.2 provides a new pre-defined system level symbolic parameter named IJBLPNM. This parameter contains the name of the LPAR where z/VSE is running (either native or as a VM).
The z/VSE 6.2 Release Guide gives a quick overview about the z/VSE 6.2 enhancements. It can be downloaded from the z/VSE documentation page - here.