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VM66540: Z/VM DIRECT TO HOST SERVICE DOWNLOAD SUPPORT

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APAR status

  • Closed as new function.

Error description

  • This new function provides an optional way to transfer
    service to your z/VM system.
    A new web interface will simplify downloading z/VM service
    ordered through IBM Shopz. The service files can be transferred
    either through direct-to-host connection or uploading the files
    from a workstation. The data is verified and unpacked during
    transfer to the z/VM host system.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All users who need to download z/VM service  *
    *                 and wish to exploit a direct download        *
    *                 connection, or wish to simplify uploading.   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: APPLY PTF                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    The new function eliminates some manual steps and verifies the
    contents of the service package.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

  • The new GETSHOPZ application provides a web interface for the
    user to transfer z/VM service to their VM system. When the VM
    system is connected to the Internet, the ordered service
    packages can be downloaded directly to the VM system.
    When no direct connection is possible, the GETSHOPZ
    application can be used to upload service from the user
    workstation to the VM system.
    
    See https://www.vm.ibm.com/service/getshopz.html for further
    information.
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    VM66540

  • Reported component name

    VM CMS

  • Reported component ID

    568411201

  • Reported release

    720

  • Status

    CLOSED UR1

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2021-06-02

  • Closed date

    2021-08-26

  • Last modified date

    2021-09-30

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    UM35899

Modules/Macros

  • DMSBL493 DMSSPA   DMSSPAB  DMSSSY   DMSSSYB  GETSHOPZ GSZUTILX
    PIPGFMOD
    

Publications Referenced
GC24632502GC24628611   

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    VM CMS

  • Fixed component ID

    568411201

Applicable component levels

  • R720 PSY UM35899

       UP21/08/31 P 2102

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Document Information

Modified date:
02 October 2021