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IBM z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF) new function APARs.

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New Function APARs for z/OSMF

 
Functional Brief V2R5 V2R4 V2R3
APAR # Cor-Close Date APAR # Cor-Close Date APAR # Cor-Close Date
Sysplex Management is enhanced to support comparing CFRM policy changes, and exporting policies in a comma separated values (CSV) formatted file. PH44343 06/29/2022 PH44343 06/29/2022 N/A N/A
z/OSMF Systems task is enhanced to support verifying the connection status for other z/OSMF instances. PH44158 06/16/2022 PH44158 06/16/2022 N/A N/A
Security Configuration Assistant is enhanced to help fix missing security profiles through the task UI or a REST request. PH39327 06/13/2022 PH39327 06/13/2022 N/A N/A
z/OS data set and file REST interface adds HTTP headers for creating and removing z/OS UNIX symbolic links, mounting a file system with nosetuid option, and specifying a TSO/E region size and logon procedure. PH44068 05/25/2022 PH44068 05/25/2022 N/A N/A
Workflows task is enhanced to support policy-based, automatic archiving of workflows. PH39153 03/10/2022 PH39153 03/10/2022 N/A N/A
Sysplex Management is enhanced to support bulk copying of structures, and importing and exporting CFRM policies. PH39687 03/08/2022 PH39687 03/08/2022 N/A N/A
The Security Configuration Assistant REST interface is new. This set of APIs allows an application to validate security requirements for specified users and resources.  PH41248 01/19/2022 PH41248 01/19/2022 N/A N/A
Compare utility is added to the z/OSMF Desktop. PH39605 12/30/2021 PH39605 12/30/2021 N/A N/A
New REST API for retrieving the run-time value of z/OS system symbols. PH41196 12/29/2021 PH41196 12/29/2021 N/A N/A
New REST API for retrieving DFSMS data class and storage class information. PH40099 12/24/2021 PH40099 12/24/2021 N/A N/A
Incident Log supports using HTTPS for sending Problem Documentation Upload Utility (PDUU) data. PH39848 12/22/2021 PH39848 12/22/2021 N/A N/A
z/OS data set and file API enhancements. PH39690 12/08/2021 PH39690 12/08/2021 N/A N/A
New REST API for working with sysplex CFRM policy data. PH39685 12/08/2021 PH39685 12/08/2021 N/A N/A
z/OSMF Desktop is enhanced to support copying, renaming, and changing the mode of z/OS UNIX files. PH39637 12/08/2021 PH39637 12/08/2021 N/A N/A
New REST API for retrieving SYSLOG messages,  based on timestamp and direction. PH38968 12/02/2021 PH38968 12/02/2021 N/A N/A
New z/OSMF plug-in:  z/OS Management Services Catalog (zMSC). PH40810 11/30/2021 PH40810 11/30/2021 N/A N/A
Storage management REST services are rolled back to z/OS V2R4. Base Base PH40837 11/17/2021 N/A N/A
z/OSMF Sysplex Management CFRM Policy Editor is rolled back to z/OS V2R4. Base Base PH40176 11/10/2021 N/A N/A
z/OSMF Desktop enhancements and feedback collection function are rolled back to z/OS V2R4. Base Base PH40017 11/03/2021 N/A N/A
z/OSMF Workflows plug-in is enhanced to  support z/OS Management Services Catalog (zMSC). PH40841 10/31/2021 PH40841 10/31/2021 PH40841 10/31/2021
Enhancements for provisioning a new z/OS monoplex system. PH40058 10/8/2021 PH40058 10/8/2021 PH40058 10/8/2021
IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management adds the ability to provision a new z/OS monoplex system. Base Base PH37859 9/6/2021 PH37859 9/6/2021
z/OSMF Workflows and Workflow Editor tasks add polling options for REST API steps. Base Base PH38975 08/06/2021 PH38975 08/06/2021
New REST API allows the requester to issue a TSO/E command with one stateless call, instead of having to call several REST APIs and managing an associated TSO/E address space. Base Base PH35244 07/02/2021 N/A N/A
New REST API allows the requester to retrieve operations log (OPERLOG) data, based on a specified starting time stamp and direction. Base Base PH35930 07/02/2021 N/A N/A
New REST API allows the requester to change a z/OS password. Base Base PH34912 06/02/2021 N/A N/A
z/OSMF Desktop Editor supports displaying a data set name or z/OS UNIX file path as a link. Also, the Incident Log supports opening diagnostic data with the z/OSMF Desktop Editor for a modern editing experience. Base Base PH34912 06/02/2021 N/A N/A
z/OSMF ISPF is enhanced to support global settings, which can be shared among users. Base Base PH34102 04/02/2021 PH34102 04/02/2021
z/OSMF Security Configuration Assistant supports z/OS components, features, products, or a self-defined JSON format of the security requirement file. Base Base PH29907 03/15/2021 N/A N/A
z/OSMF Workflows is enhanced to support keyword searches of workflow step contents. Base Base PH27725 03/15/2021 N/A N/A
IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS adds enhancements to simplify administrator tasks for defining resource pools for templates and managing provisioned instances of templates. Also, the default domain now supports manual security mode for creating templates and tenants. Base Base
PH29813
12/10/2020
N/A
N/A
Enhancements to z/OSMF Workflows includes faster load times for the main table,  support for opening the z/OSMF desktop search function within the Workflows task to search for workflow definitions or variable files, allow the deletion of workflows in batch, and basic authentication for cross z/OSMF communication. Base Base PH28532 12/30/2020 PH28532 12/30/2020
The minimum expiration limit for z/OSMF user sessions is lowered to 15 minutes from the previous minimum of 30 minutes. Base Base PH30398 12/28/2020 PH30398 12/28/2020
The z/OS jobs REST services and the z/OS data set and file REST services now support basic authentication when connecting to z/OSMF on a remote system. Base Base PH28507 12/28/2020 PH28507 12/28/2020
The z/OSMF Desktop UI is enhanced to support creating z/OS data sets, based on a predefined profile, an existing data set, or with new properties. Base Base PH30398 12/28/2020 PH30398 12/28/2020
The z/OS Operator Consoles task adds a side view for WTOR/HOLD messages. Base Base PH30881 12/23/2020 PH30881 12/23/2020
The z/OS data set and file REST services can queue requests if common event adapter (CEA) creates its maximum allowed number of TSO/E address spaces. Base Base PH29745 12/23/2020 PH29745 12/23/2020
The z/OSMF Desktop search function   supports a type-ahead search for z/OS data sets and z/OS UNIX files. Base Base PH28692 12/1/2020 PH28692 12/1/2020
The z/OSMF Diagnostic Assistant now displays z/OSMF data  file system usage and supports the clean-up of z/OSMF first failure data capture (ffdc) data and dump files, based on policy. Base Base PH25691 8/26/2020 PH25691 8/26/2020
Support the automatic deletion of z/OSMF workflows on completion. Base Base PH24190 6/25/2020 PH24190 6/25/2020
New operator commands SET IZU and SETIZU are added to allow you to change the IZUPRMxx parmlib member settings dynamically.  Base Base PH24088 6/24/2020 PH24088 6/24/2020
Enhancements to the consoles services and the Operator Console UI task allow the use of simplified console settings. Also, the automatic display of message help  now also supports JES2 messages. Base Base PH24072 6/24/2020 PH24072 6/24/2020
From the z/OSMF General Settings page, you can enable or disable z/OSMF plug-ins and services dynamically. Base Base PH24527 6/25/2020 PH24527 6/25/2020
The z/OSMF desktop editor adds syntax highlighting. Also, users can create their own links on the desktop or in a desktop folder. Base Base PH24527 6/25/2020 PH24527 6/25/2020
Enhancements to the z/OS jobs REST services. Base Base PH23046 5/27/2020 PH23046 5/27/2020
The z/OS data set and file REST interface services are enhanced to allow the specification of code pages, carriage return line feeds (CRLF), and the compressed file format gzip. Base Base PH22030 5/3/2020 PH22030 5/3/2020
The z/OSMF Diagnostic Assistant is enhanced to allow for the specification of z/OSMF logging levels. Base Base PH18776 4/3/2020 PH18776 4/3/2020
The z/OSMF Workflows task is enhanced to support saving job output in a user-defined directory. Also, the workflow definition name is displayed.
Base Base PH21919 3/25/2020 PH21919 3/25/2020
z/OSMF start-up time is reduced. Base Base PH19227 01/20/2020 PH19227 01/20/2020
z/OSMF supports the latest level of WebSphere Liberty. Base Base PH17867 01/06/2020 PH17867 01/06/2020
Security Configuration Assistant can be used to validate groups. Also, support is added for variables. Base Base PH17871 12/13/2019 PH17871 12/13/2019
The z/OSMF desktop user interface can be used to search, browse, and edit UNIX files and directories. Also, JCL can be submitted from a data set or file; the job output can be viewed in the new Job Output task. Base Base PH16076 12/12/2019 PH21896 03/26/2020
A workflow can be created from a workflow definition file that resides in a remote sysplex. Base Base PH14185 12/10/2019 PH14185 12/10/2019
The z/OSMF Sysplex Management GUI can be used to create a couple data set (CDS). Base Base PH15554 12/02/2019 PH15554 12/02/2019
z/OSMF supports the use of JSON web tokens. Base Base PH12143 11/20/2019 PH12143 11/20/2019
Cloud Provisioning for z/OS is enhanced to support:
  • Multiple sysplexes.
  • DASD storage resource pools.
Base Base PH16513 12/9/2019 PH16513 12/9/2019
REST data set and file services are enhanced to support:
  • Remote sysplexes
  • Alternative host code pages.
Base Base PH15263 10/30/2019 PH15263 10/30/2019
z/OSMF Workflows task is enhanced to support reading workflow artifacts under the user's identity. Base Base PH15059 10/03/2019 PH15059 10/03/2019
Most z/OSMF V2R4 functions are rolled back to V2R3. Base Base Base Base PH15504 09/24/2019
z/OSMF Diagnostic Assistant can collect z/OSMF diagnostic data with one click. Base Base Base Base PH11606 8/07/2019
z/OSMF supports using a client certificate for logon. Base Base Base Base PH12781 8/02/2019
The Software Management task allows you to define data set and product properties as workflow variable properties for a software instance. Base Base Base Base PH11650 6/19/2019
The z/OSMF Workflows task adds controls for securing global variables. Base Base Base Base PH05139 2/13/2019
For users who export a workflow n a printable format, new attributes are added for controlling the output file, such as cover page and front matter. Base Base Base Base PH05139 2/13/2019
You can use the Swagger interface to display information about the z/OS data set and file REST services and the z/OS jobs REST services. Base Base Base Base PI96461 1/23/2019
The z/OSMF desktop interface is enhanced to support searching data sets, as well as basic browse and edit functions for data sets. Base Base Base Base PH01770 12/27/2018
z/OSMF workflows can use array variables. Base Base Base Base PH03053 12/18/2018
z/OS Operator Consoles plug-in supports separate display of WTOR and HOLD messages. Base Base Base Base PI99365 11/21/2018
z/OSMF RMF plug-in is enhanced to support IBM Cloud Provisioning for z/OS enhancements. Base Base Base Base PH02455 11/15/2018
z/OSMF RMF plug-in is enhanced to support automatically updated metric help. Base Base Base Base PH00039 10/9/2018
Adds DISPLAY command for z/OSMF. Base Base Base Base PH00712 10/03/2018
z/OSMF Sysplex Management task is enhanced to provide modify functions for structures, CFs, CF connectivity paths, and couple data sets of sysplex in the enterprise scope. Base Base Base Base PI99307 9/28/2018
z/OSMF workflows can be exported in a printable format. Base Base Base Base PH00582 9/26/2018
z/OSMF Incident Log task is enhanced to support SalesForce case. Base Base Base Base PI96024 9/12/2018
z/OSMF adds a new style of user interface (UI) based on Angular. Users can select the new UI at log-in or continue to use the classic interface, which is now the default. Base Base Base Base PI96462 6/14/2018
z/OSMF is upgraded to release 18.0.0.1 of WebSphere Liberty. Base Base Base Base PI96793 5/29/2018
z/OSMF Workload Management plug-in is enhanced to support the memory limit attribute for the tenant resource group. Base Base Base Base PI96460 5/2/2018
Changes the default mount point for the z/OSMF data directory to /global/zosmf. In previous releases, the mount point was /var/zosmf. Base Base Base Base PI92211 4/30/2018
z/OSMF REST TSO/E address space services are enhanced to support starting TSO/E address spaces and running TSO applications on a remote system in the sysplex. Base Base Base Base PI92905 3/27/2018
z/OSMF ISPF plug-in supports remote systems in the same sysplex. Base Base Base Base PI94193 3/27/2018
Adds support for remote systems in z/OSMF workflows. Base Base Base Base PI92884 3/20/2018
Adds support for parallel step execution in z/OSMF workflows. Base Base Base Base PI92305 3/20/2018
Software Management task supports portable software instance acquisition. Base Base Base Base PI80825 2/22/2018
z/OSMF REST TSO/E address space services are enhanced to support the roll back of z/OS Operator Consoles plug-in from V2R3 to V2R2. Base Base Base Base Base Base
Roll back z/OS Operator Consoles plug-in from z/OS V2R3 to V2R2. Base Base Base Base Base Base
Roll back z/OSMF V2R3 Core enhancements from  z/OS V2R3 to V2R2. Base Base Base Base Base Base
IBM Cloud Provisioning for z/OS adds support for CPU metering and capping, composite templates, moveable instance support for templates, shared resource pools, restart provisioning workflows. Base Base Base Base PI88944 12/04/2017
Roll back z/OSMF V2R3 Incident Log enhancements from z/OS V2R3 to V2R2. Base Base Base Base Base Base
z/OSMF RMF plug-in is enhanced to support Container Pricing for IBM Z and enhancements to IBM Cloud Provisioning. Base Base Base Base PI89935 12/13/2017
z/OSMF Workload Management plug-in is enhanced to support Container Pricing for IBM Z and enhancements to IBM Cloud Provisioning. Base Base Base Base PI89361 12/13/2017
Adds function to Software Management task to support of non-SMP/E Managed products. Base Base Base Base PI79666 6/9/2017
Adds support to IBM Cloud Provisioning for z/OS for sysplex provisioning, manual security mode, and the template actions editor. Base Base Base Base Base Base
z/OSMF RMF plug-in supports sharing sysplex definitions across all z/OSMF RMF users. Base Base Base Base Base Base
z/OSMF Workload Management plug-in supports level 031 of the WLM service definition. Base Base Base Base Base Base
Adds new function to the z/OSMF Workload Management plug-in in support of IBM Cloud Provisioning for z/OS. Base Base Base Base Base Base


 

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