z/VSE 6.2 upgrade considerations for control files
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In a few weeks the z/VSE 6.1 service will end - June 30, 2019. If you are still on z/VSE 6.1 or earlier releases, please upgrade to z/VSE 6.2 to stay in a supported environment.
We prepared a white paper that provides some hints and tips for the upgrade, called z/VSE Version (Release) and Hardware Upgrade. You can download that paper from here.
Or - you can use the z/VSE 6.2 documentation such as the z/VSE 6.2 Installation book. The z/VSE 6.2 documentation is in the z/VSE 6.2 Knowledge center - here.
If you plan for a z/VSE 6.2 initial installation the following information for the main z/VSE control files might be of interest:
If you completed the initial installation, you need to migrate your data into the new system. See instruction as described in the z/VSE Version (Release) and Hardware Upgrade white paper. Please pay attention to the following main control files:
After the system provided files are installed and loaded (during the installation process), migrate your definitions into these files.
But do not replace the files by any backup containing your definitions. In such a case system data would be missing, and you would get messages like:
Thanks for this information, Elke.
If you see such messages, please contact z/VSE service.