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IBM z/OS Consolidated Service Test: Get CST Service

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z/OS Consolidated Service Test - getting and installing recommended service levels.
Do the following to obtain and install the service we are recommending:
  1. Order a current preventive service deliverable that supports RSU. IBM recommends that you use the SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval capability (or Shopz ) to place your service order for the z/OS platform. When you place the order for your preventive service, based on how you order, you can receive service for all the products you have installed. If you order service for products we do not test in the CST environment, you'll still get all the service for those products. In addition, you'll receive RSU ++ASSIGN statements for all the service - both CST tested and non-CST tested service get an associated RSU ++ASSIGN statement for that month. Please note that the RSUs are not cumulative, so you must order each one.

  2. Ensure you have SMP/E RECEIVED the requested PTFs. If you use SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval, you may not need to perform an SMP/E RECEIVE. If you use Shopz, you must SMP/E RECEIVE the PTFs and RSU assign statements into the global zone.
  3. Get and receive the latest Enhanced HOLDDATA. Use the instructions on the Enhanced HOLDDATA for z/OS for instructions on getting the Enhanced HOLDDATA

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Modified date:
07 June 2022