Apply PTFs from the Internet
- a readme file
- the PTF cover letter
- the PTF file
Transferring the PTF file to the VSE system can be done in different ways. It is recommended to transfer it to a VSAM file called IJSYSPF, which is defined on the VSE system and used by the PTF application dialog (since VSE/ESA 2.4 or later). For older VSE systems, a tape is required as application medium. In this case, you need a VSE library as intermediate storage.
You can use the PTF file residing on a remote system (for example, a PC) by using a virtual tape. See Applying PTFs for more details. This avoids transferring it to the VSE system. The zipped PTF file must be extracted and the resulting file SHIPTFS.BIN should be stored as yourname.PTF on the PC or a Linux on IBMZ® server.