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Upgrade ODMP840, Subset H272841

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CM ONDEMAND for z/OS Version 8, Release 4, Modification 0


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Upgrade ODMP840, Subset H272841

Service Recommendation Summary Installation Information
Documentation Changes General Information
Service Recommendations Cross Product Dependencies
Informational/Documentation PTF/APAR Reference Lists

Upgrade ODMP840, Subset H272841:

This subset contains installation information for CM ONDEMAND for z/OS
Version 8, Release 4, Modification 0.

Change Summary


Service Recommendation Summary

DATE APAR PTF VOLID COMMENTS 10 15/02/09 PI34254 UI24985 1000 HIPER UNDER CERTAIN 9 14/05/29 PI17281 UI18281 1405 HIPER Resolve potential data 8 12/04/16 PM58481 UK77812 1204 HIPER OS/390 INDEXER CAN 7 10/12/02 PM24351 UK62064 1011 HIPER ARS0114E ARSSERVR UNABLE 6 10/07/21 PM07633 UK55886 1004 HIPER ARSDB -VI IMPORT COMMAND 5 10/02/15 PM05593 UK54282 1002 HIPER ARSZIMIG REPORT DELETES 4 09/08/10 PK92491 UK49085 0908 HIPER WHEN A SINGLE PAGE OF A 3 09/07/27 PK89959 UK48593 0907 HIPER OS/390 INDEXER MAY INSERT 2 08/06/09 PK67268 UK37147 0806 HIPER ARSMAINT -D CAN 1 08/04/08 PK62618 UK35216 0804 HIPER ARSSOCKD ABEND878 FOLLOWED

Installation Information

This section contains changes to the product's Program Directory. 2. 07/11/09 SECTION OF PROG. DIRECTORY REFERENCED: 5.4 For customer upgrading to OnDemand for z/OS V8.4 from OnDemand for OS/390 and z/OS V7.1, the OnDemand database tables must have all the maintenance installed through PTF UK24971 for Roll-up . Customers who have not installed PTF UK24971 may use the following information to perform the table maintenance using OnDemand V8.4. PERFORM THE FOLLOWING TO VERIFY THE DATABASE MAY BE UPGRADED TO BE USED BY OnDemand V8.4. Prior to performing the database upgrade steps below, execute the following SQL to determine if any of the ARSAPP columns are currently too big to fit in the updated tables: SELECT NAME, AGID FROM ARSUSER.ARSAPP WHERE LENGTH(FIXED_VIEW) > 10698 OR LENGTH(INDEXER) > 10698 OR LENGTH(PREPROCESSOR) > 10698; If any rows are returned, DO NOT CONTINUE and contact IBM Support for assistance. The columns will need to be reduced in size before the databases are accessible by OnDemand V8.4. NEW ars.cfg PARAMETERS Three ars.cfg settings were delivered by the roll-up: 1. ARS_USER_EXITS_DIR If specified, this causes OnDemand to look in the specified directory for user exits. Note: If ARS_USER_EXITS_DIR is specified, this is the only directory OnDemand will search. It will not fall back to /usr/lpp/ars/V8R4M0/bin/exits if the userexit cannot be loaded. 2. ARSMVS_TABLESPACE_COMPRESS=YES | NO ARSMVS_TABLESPACE_TRACKMOD=YES | NO Will cause OnDemand to put a COMPRESS YES | NO and/or a TRACKMOD YES | NO clause on the CREATE TABLESPACE for the application group data table tablespaces. DATABASE UPGRADE Upgrading customers will need to perform the following steps before accessing the existing OnDemand database using OnDemand V8.4. Customers will need to have a database backup and recovery plan implemented prior to performing this procedure: 1. Stop all OnDemand V7.1 activity on databases being upgraded to V8.4. 1. Customize and execute the ARSTSPCC member of SARSINST to create the additional tablespaces. 3. Backup the OnDemand Database or make sure a current backup is available. 4. Run the following commands from the /usr/lpp/ars/V8R4M0/bin directory. 1) Run "arsdb <-I instance_name> -vx ARSSYS" 2) Run "arsdb <-I instance_name> -vx ARSAPP" 3) Run "arsdb <-I instance_name> -vd ARSSYS" 4) Run "arsdb <-I instance_name> -vd ARSAPP" 5) Run "arsdb <-I instance_name> -vc ARSSYS" 6) Run "arsdb <-I instance_name> -vc ARSAPP" 7) Run "arsdb <-I instance_name> -vi ARSSYS" 8) Run "arsdb <-I instance_name> -vi ARSAPP" 9) Run "arsdb <-I instance_name> -vu" 5. Start the OnDemand V8.4 servers and related functions. 1. 07/11/09 SECTION OF PROG. DIRECTORY REFERENCED: 2.2 The IBM CICS Client for IBM DB2 Content Manager OnDemand for MultiPlatform Customers using the CICS Client with OnDemand for OS/390 and z/OS V7.1 will need to upgrade to the CICS Client V8400 for use with OnDemand for z/OS V8.4. Please follow the instructions in the Program Directory to acquire this version of the CICS Client. The OnDemand Workstation Client The OnDemand Workstation Client V8.4.0.1 must be used with OnDemand for z/OS V8.4. The OnDemand Client & Admin Client V8.4.0.1 may be downloaded using URL This version of the client will be available with fixpack for OnDemand for MultiPlatform V8.4. The OnDemand Web Admin client (ODWA) available with OnDemand MultiPlatform V8.4 The OnDemand Web Admin client (ODWA) available with OnDemand MultiPlatform V8.4 will need to be at the MultiPlatform fixpack level to be used to administer OnDemand for z/OS V8.4 servers.

Documentation Changes

This section outlines major errors in the product's published documentation. 1. 08/12/03 Correction to Configuration Guide SC19-1212-00, c1912120.pdf chapter 5 page 22: "The HFS directory structure /usr/lpp/ars/V8R4M0 may not be changed." is an incorrect statement. That statement should now read: "Do not change the HFS directory structure /usr/lpp/ars/V8R4M0. If you want to use an alternate mountpoint, ensure that all the directories below /usr/lpp/ars/V8R4M0 are available at the location where the HFS is mounted. For example, if you take the HFS that is mounted at /usr/lpp/ars/V8R4M0 and mount it at directory /xxx, you should have new directories such as /xxx/bin, /xxx/bin/exits, and /xxx/config."

General Information

This section contains general information, i.e. SYSGEN hints/tips. 1. 07/12/18 INTERDEPENDENT PRODUCT: TSM 5.4 PROBLEM: (PK55924) ARS0020E ARSSOCKD SM ERROR: RC = 610 USERS AFFECTED: All users of TSM 5.4 as an OnDemand storage manager RECOMMENDATION: Use local fix described in PK55924

Service Recommendations

10 15/02/09 PROBLEM: (PI34254) UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE OS/390 INDEXER MAY NOT STORE THE LAST FEW RECORDS OF A LOAD FILE. USERS AFFECTED: All users of the OS/390 Indexer V8.4.0 and V8.4.1 RECOMMENDATION: INSTALL UI24985 ON VOLID 1000 (H272841) 9 14/05/29 PROBLEM: (PI17281) Resolve potential data loss issue with OS/390 Indexer Line Print documents from loads with large documents USERS AFFECTED: All users of the OS/390 Indexer on releases V8.4.0 or V8.4.1 RECOMMENDATION: INSTALL UI18281 ON VOLID 1405 (H272841) 8 12/04/16 PROBLEM: (PM58481) OS/390 INDEXER CAN GENERATE INCORRECT INDEX VALUES FOR TRANSACTION (RANGE) INDEXES IN PAGE AND PDOC REPORTS FOR USERS AFFECTED: All users of the OS/390 Indexer for PAGE and PDOC index styles in version 8.4.0 and above. All users of the OS/390 Indexer for DOC reports in version 8.4.0. RECOMMENDATION: INSTALL UK77812 ON VOLID 1204 (H272841) 7 10/12/02 PROBLEM: (PM24351) ARS0114E ARSSERVR UNABLE TO OPEN FILE. THE ERROR NUMBER IS 111 USERS AFFECTED: All Content Manager OnDemand Users. RECOMMENDATION: INSTALL UK62064 ON VOLID 1011 (H272841) 6 10/07/21 PROBLEM: (PM07633) ARSDB -VI IMPORT COMMAND PERFORMANCE DEGRADATION DUE TO FREQUENCY OF COMMITS USERS AFFECTED: All Content Manager OnDemand for z/OS users using arsdb -i RECOMMENDATION: INSTALL UK55886 ON VOLID 1004 (H272841) 5 10/02/15 PROBLEM: (PM05593) ARSZIMIG REPORT DELETES ARSOD ROWS FOR ALREADY MIGRATED DATA USERS AFFECTED: All users migrating indexes from OnDemand V2.1 to OnDemand V7.1, V8.4 or V8.4.1 RECOMMENDATION: INSTALL UK54282 ON VOLID 1002 (H272841) 4 09/08/10 PROBLEM: (PK92491) WHEN A SINGLE PAGE OF A DOCUMENT IS OVER 1MB IN SIZE, THE DOCUMENT MAY NOT BE STORED CORRECTLY. USERS AFFECTED: All users of the OS/390 Indexer capturing Line Print reports RECOMMENDATION: INSTALL UK49085 ON VOLID 0908 (H272841) 3 09/07/27 PROBLEM: (PK89959) OS/390 INDEXER MAY INSERT AN EXTRA LINE WHEN HANDLING CONSECUTIVE X'8B' CARRIAGE CONTROL REPORT LINES. USERS AFFECTED: All users of the OS/390 Indexer capturing Line Print reports RECOMMENDATION: INSTALL UK48593 ON VOLID 0907 (H272841) 2 08/06/09 PROBLEM: (PK67268) ARSMAINT -D CAN ERRONEOUSLY DELETE ALL DATA FOR APPLICATION GROUPS DEFINED WITH EXPIRE TYPE LOAD USERS AFFECTED: All Content Manager OnDemand for z/OS customers using arsmaint -d RECOMMENDATION: INSTALL UK37147 ON VOLID 0806 (H272841) 1 08/04/08 PROBLEM: (PK62618) ARSSOCKD ABEND878 FOLLOWED BY ABEND40D USERS AFFECTED: All Content Manager OnDemand for z/OS customers RECOMMENDATION: INSTALL UK35216 ON VOLID 0804 (H272841)

Cross Product Dependencies

This section contains information that is dependent upon another product other than this subset ID. It also contains information dealing with migration and product coexistance. 1. YY/MM/DD INTERDEPENDENT PRODUCT: PROBLEM: USERS AFFECTED: RECOMMENDATION: INSTALL XXXXXXX ON VOLID XXXX

Informational / Documentation

PTF / APAR Reference Lists

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End of Upgrade ODMP840 , Subset H272841 , as of 2019/11/01.

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Document Information

Modified date:
09 February 2015