In yesterday's announcement we had 3 SODs (see my related blog entry):
to add functionality that allows initial installation of z/VSE without requiring a physical tape.
in the future to enhance IBM CICS Explorer for IBM CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA to provide updates to CICS resources.
- It is planned to reduce the AEWLC and MWLC list price of IPv6/VSE V1.1.
IBM's statements regarding plans, directions and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion.
Today I want to give a few more details about the first 2 SODs.
Installation without requiring a physical tape:
You may use an install image on a DVD or downloaded from the web (Shopz) to install a z/VSE system.
This is especially useful for environments where no tape unit is attached. With the installation image you can create an installation disk and (base) install from there.
That is when the SOD is fulfilled, you have two options for installation: installation from physical tape and installation from install image.
IBM CICS Explorer to provide updates to CICS resources:
The CICS Explorer provides a system management framework for CICS TS for VSE/ESA 1.1.1.
You can view CICS resources like terminals, transactions, programs,
files, etc. The CICS Explorer runs on your PC (CICS Explorer client) and connects via TCP/IP
to CICS TS on z/VSE 5.1. In June 2012 we delivered the CICS Explorer to view the status of
CICS resources. When the SOD is fulfilled we will provide the capability to update the resources as you would do
e.g. with the transaction on your CICS terminal. That is you then can e.g. enable / disable resource, change selected definitions
and more from the CICS Explorer client.