z/VSE 5.1: Stand-alone dump / system dump APAR DY47471
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Today I want to inform you about a stand-alone dump APAR, that is available for z/VSE 5.1 since some weeks now.
I recommend to apply this APAR, because it resolves a few problems and helps our service team to be more efficient with their problem analysis - in case you need to send a stand-alone dump.
With this APAR the stand-alone dump uses the prefix page 0 in multiprocessor environments, which is processor specific and provides better information about the interrupt status of the failing CPU.
Corrects SDUMPX (system dump) issues such as parameter checking and wording of a message.
Please see the APAR page for details.
Important: After the corresponding PTF is applied, you have to rebuild the stand-alone dump program on disk or tape.
If you are using our dialogs (IUI), you may rebuild the stand-alone dump program by selecting
4 Problem Handling
to create a job which will rebuild the Stand-Alone dump program on disk or tape and will reformat the IJSYSDU dump file.
See also my blog entry on z/VS
Have a good weekend.