z/VSE service news: AF, POWER, Connector, CICS APARs
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There are a few new z/VSE APARs available since the Recommended Service Levels (RSLs). The RSLs are here.
z/VSE 6.2 APAR DY47808 (PTFs APARs UD54349 UD54350 ): CANCEL OF TCP/IP PARTITION MAY LEAD TO SYSTEM HANG WAITING FOR LTA
Error description: Canceling a TCP/IP partition while it is owning the LTA may cause the task owning the LTA to enter an infinite wait for I/O on OSAX devices. This causes the cancel of the partition to hang and prevents the LTA from being released. This finally causes the whole system to hang sooner or later as other tasks start to wait infinitely for the LTA.
z/VSE 6.2 APAR DY47812 (PTF UD54353): Z/VSE MAY ENTER HARDWAIT FFF WHEN USING PAV
Error description: PAGE FAULT IN IJBPAV CAUSED BY SUBSEQUENT TICS IN CHANNEL PROGRAM. WHILE CCW CHAIN SCANNING IN PAV PROCESSING, A SECOND TIC IS ERRONOUSLY HANDLED AS CCW, WHICH FINALLY LEADS TO A PAGE FAULT. SYSTEM DECIDES TO ENTER HARD WAIT.
z/VSE 6.2 APAR DY47811 (PTF UD54352): SIR COMMAND SHOWS VSE/POWER 9.4.0 DY-BASE 01/01/1900 WHILE VSE/POWER AUTOSTART IS ON HOLD WAITING FOR OPERATOR
z/VSE 6.1 APAR DY47810 (PTF UD54351)
Error description: When VSE/POWER startup is haltet by invalid AUTOSTART card, e.g. FORMAT QUEUES= SIR command will show placeholder for VSE/POWER level instead of actual level.
z/VSE 6.2 APAR PH08671 (PTF UI61366): THE VSE CONNECTOR CLIENT DOES NOT CORRECTLY HANDLE INTERMEDIATE CA CERTIFICATES WITH SSL/TLS
Error description: The z/VSE Connector Client does not correctly handle intermediate CA certificates when it validates peer certificates during SSL/TLS handshake. This might cause SSL/TLS connections to be rejected when the peer certificate is signed by an intermediate CA certificate, even though the intermediate CA certificate is contained in the keyring used by the VSE Connector Client.
CICS TS for z/VSE 2.2
APAR PH02220 (PTF UI61693): ABEND0C1 OPERATION EXCEPTION IN DFHSTUP WHILE CREATING CICS STATISTICS REPORT.
Error description: When creating a CICS statistics report you receive an abend 0C1 program check operation exception with the PSW pointing to low core address location of 0000004E. This occurs when trying to put out the REPORT ABSTRACT.
APAR PH05613 (PTF UI61929): WEB SERVICES RETURNING "400 BAD REQUEST" ERROR WHEN DNS NAME ( HOSTNAME ) IN URL CONTAINS UNDERSCORE "_" .
Error description: Web Services returning "400 BAD REQUEST" error when DNS name ( HOSTNAME ) in URL contains underscore "_" .
This comes up since CICS TS z/VSE 2.2 .
URL executing on the browser:
HIPER APAR PH03378 (PTF UI60276): Various problems after a CICS restart, for example, a DFHTS1310 CICS abend
This APAR is included in the last z/VSE 6.2 RSL, but just in case you did not install listed RSL PTFs, please consider to install PTF UI60276).
You will find the latest APAR information on z/VSE's corrective service web page - here.