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Solutions & Patches

  • ESP Encore 3.1
  • ESP Encore 2.3.0
  • ESP Encore 2.3.1
  • The Solutions & Patches listed from this page are all fixes that were moved over from the Support.Cybermation.com website. This page will not be updated with new fixes.
    All Solutions/Fixes created after November 02, 2007 can be foundĀ at the Download Center located at https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/SolutionSearch.

    Name Type Size Date Released Description Prerequisites
    ESP Encore 3.1
    SU02917.zip ZIP 239 KB 08/23/07 /*

    PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1

    CHECKSUM: E72432C6

    USERS AFFECTED:
    All ESP Encore users.

    PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
    DF16954
    This PTF introduces a new ENCPARM NOIGNORE statement which
    overrides IGNOREDS. The syntax of NOIGNORE is the same as
    for IGNOREDS.

    DF23150
    This PTF introduces a new ENCPARM NODELETE statement which
    commands the Encore step to never delete a data set. NODELETE
    is similar to IGNOREDS, except that error prediction is not
    disabled. The use of NODELETE may require manual intervention
    if a job step creates a data set that already exists. The
    syntax of NODELETE is the same as for IGNOREDS.

    DF23151
    A TYPE BACKOUT job does not flush the job steps following
    the ESP Encore step if the ESP Encore step's SYSIN data set
    contains an invalid statement.

    TYPE/RESTART:
    Warm restart ESP Workload Manager.
    TSO users to logoff / logon.

    */
    None
    SU02924.zip ZIP 7 KB 08/23/07 /*

    PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1

    CHECKSUM: E9CF023E

    USERS AFFECTED:
    All.

    PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
    DF23251
    This PTF prevents a possible S0C4 abend in the ESP Encore
    step of a batch job after ESP Encore calls the IBM Catalog
    Search Interface (CSI). In ESP Encore 3.1, the same risk
    also exists in certain ESP Encore tasks which run within
    an ESP Workload Manager.

    DF23330
    This PTF prevents a possible S0C7 abend in the ESP Encore
    step of a batch job after ESP Encore calls the IBM Catalog
    Search Interface (CSI). In ESP Encore 3.1, the same risk
    also exists in certain ESP Encore tasks which run within
    an ESP Workload Manager.

    TYPE/RESTART:
    No restart needed for batch work.
    Warm start ESP Workload Manager.

    */
    None
    SU02926.zip ZIP 9 KB 08/10/07 /*

    PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1

    CHECKSUM: A83D5A4F

    USERS AFFECTED:
    All

    PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
    DF23263
    This PTF corrects a memory leak in ESP Workload
    Manager when ESP Encore 3.1 is installed.

    TYPE/RESTART:
    Warm restart ESP Workload Manager.

    */
    None
    SU02998.zip ZIP 7 KB 04/27/07 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: EF41164B USERS AFFECTED: All. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20352 To remedy unintended side effects, this PTF removes the fix for DF18468 installed with PTF SU02540. DF18648 could have been resolved by specifying "GDGADJ NO" ESP ENCORE parameter. DF22770 For compatibility with future z/OS releases, this PTF replaces CSFLAG=REG0 by CONSID=0 in three ESP Encore WTO messages (ESP7020W, ESP7021I, ESP7022E). TYPE/RESTART: If this PTF is applied just before an IPL, just warm restart the ESP Workload Manager after the IPL. Otherwise, please follow the steps listed below: (1) Apply this PTF. The remaining steps should be performed at a time when no batch job tracked by Encore is executing. (2) Either page mode: OPER ENCPARM QUIESCE Or operator cmd: F ESP,ENCPARM QUIESCE (3) Either page mode: OPER AUX_AS CANCEL Or operator cmd: F ESP,AUX_AS CANCEL This step shuts down the ESP Encore auxiliary address space and, as a result, ESP Encore will not be able to track any jobs. (4) Shut down the ESP Workload Manager. (5) Warm restart the ESP Workload Manager. This step will also restart the ESP Encore auxiliary address space. (6) Either page mode: OPER ENCPARM RESTART Or operator cmd: F ESP,ENCPARM RESTART */ None
    SU02809.zip ZIP 14 KB 04/03/07 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: E4459DDC USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21856 The error message for an ENCPARM statement containing an invalid ESP Encore command was not relayed to the issuer and was replaced by the incorrect response ESP2452I COMMAND ACCEPTED BY SUBSYSTEM. The response is now a rejection message. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload Manager */ None
    SU02727.zip ZIP 6 KB 07/31/06 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: AD559EE7 USERS AFFECTED: All users of ESP Encore. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF21020 Errors in IGNOREDS operands for ESP Encore fixed by this PTF. Now it works correctly not only for ENCPARM IGNOREDS DSNAME(<name of data set>) but for other types of IGNOREDS statements too: ENCPARM IGNOREDS DDNAME(<dd name>) ENCPARM IGNOREDS PGMNAME(<program name>) ENCPARM IGNOREDS JOBNAME(<job name>) TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU02640.zip ZIP 27 KB 06/30/06 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: C89A41EC USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20298 This is a design change to the movement of data to the EXH data set. In some instances the data kept accumulating in the auxiliary address space. The old design controlled the memory usage in the ESP Workload Manager address space using a timer. The new method adds the I/O completion input event from the EXH file writer subtask. The new method increases throughput of the data path to the EXH data set based on the speed of the device where the EXH data set resides. DF20545 Typo regarding message 7020 corrected in the explanation of message 7022 (SSCPDATA element CYB7022). TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU02678.zip ZIP 2 KB 06/16/06 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: 5CBA225B USERS AFFECTED: All Encore users that need to scratch uncataloged data sets. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20572 SCRATCH operation on uncataloged data sets fails when ESS Enterprise Storage devices (code name Shark) are involved. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU02602.zip ZIP 5 KB 04/21/06 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: 794DF576 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF19742 Dynamically allocated multi-volume data sets on non-SMS volumes were not processed correctly on restart. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SB20352.zip ZIP 1 KB 04/18/06 /* PRODUCT: ESP ENCORE 3.1 PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18468 ESP Encore does not record correctly when all the member data sets are deleted from a GDG group. The fix in SU02540 had unintended side effects. This APAR removes the fix for DF18468 from SU02540. DF18468 will be corrected at a later date. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload Manager. */ None
    SU02540.zip ZIP 31 KB 04/18/06 /*Users who applied a previous version of this PTF do not need to reapply it but are advised to apply the APAR listed in the REQ statement. The code content of this PTF has not changed from the original version. 2006107: REQ(SB20352) added to ++VER statement PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: 78D62CB4 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18468 ESP Encore does not record correctly when all the member data sets are deleted from a GDG group. ESP Encore restart processing assigns an incorrect version number to such data sets. This problem is now corrected. DF18470 When the catalog is accessed using the newer and more efficient CSI interface, there is a fail-safe mechanism that switches to the older IDCAMS interface in case of errors. This switch has been initiated even in instances when it has not been necessary. Full benefit of the more efficient CSI interface may not have been realized in these cases. This problem is now corrected. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload Manager TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU02589.zip ZIP 13 KB 04/07/06 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: A05D5E07 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF19510 ESP Workload Manager Version 5.5 enablement. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload Manager */ None
    SU02427.zip ZIP 14 KB 03/03/06 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: 527D3CC7 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17042 ESP Encore 3.1 modifications for z/OS Agent enhancements. TYPE/RESTART: Warm start ESP Workload Manager and z/OS Agent. Restart Workstation Server. TSO users reenter ESP environment. */ None
    SU02440.zip ZIP 20 KB 02/24/06 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: ABF9B1D2 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17178 CYBRMALC, the utility to initialize the EXH data set has been enhanced to include setting of HIGH and LOW usage thresholds. Default values are HIGH=95, LOW=80. Formerly these thresholds could only be set by CYBRMTHR. CYBRMCPY, the EXH data set copy utility has been enhanced to allow you to salvage data from a corrupted EXH data set. The old EXH data set may now be copied in pieces, skipping the jobs and index slots that contain invalid data. The parameter JOB= now accepts a list of values in addition to the single value permitted in the past. The formats are: JOB=AB- is the old single value format. JOB=(AB-,XYZ**,ZJOB23) is the new list format. The wildcard matching is enhanced to match either zero to n characters (-), or a single character (*). This wildcard matching is the same as used by ISPF. EXCLISLT= (Exclude Index Slot) is a new parameter that can be coded with either a single value, EXCLISLT=5, or a list of values EXCLISLT=(12,13,15). In case of severe EXH data set corruption the copy utility may abend, usually with S0C4. When this happens, the abending job may either be skipped using the JOB= parameter, or the entire index slot can be excluded from the copy. The new EXH data set can be built using several runs of the copy utility. COMP=Y/N is a diagnostic aid. COMP=Y, the default, propagates the compression setting found on the old EXH data set. COMP=N supresses the compression on the new EXH data set to aid in problem determination. More documentation is available for this PTF on the Cybermation web site. TYPE/RESTART: No special restart procedures are needed. */ None
    SU02407.zip ZIP 6 KB 12/02/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: E9DB5BBA USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF16944 In some instances during RESTART processing, ESP Encore may cause an abend0C4 in the ESP Workload Manager address space. This PTF corrects the problem. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU01811.zip ZIP 125 KB 11/04/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: 81960913 USERS AFFECTED: All users of ESP Encore. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF04648 Enable CSF users to navigate back and forth among the ESP Encore panels and the job-resubmission and Encore-statements panels. The new PROMPT command lists the commands that a user can enter from the current ESP Encore panel or from the job-resubmission panel. In combination with the ESP 5.4 PTF SU02153, this PTF supports the RRA and RXA CSF line commands and enables the ENCPARM command for the CSF and the job-resubmission panel. DF12080 In the past, when a job tracked by ESP Encore was resubmitted from the CSF with "TYPE BACKOUT", "TYPE DUMP", or "MODE SCAN", the job was no longer restartable because ESP Encore does not create an EXH record for jobs that stop executing with the ESP Encore step. A CSF user who selected such a job by entering RR or RX encountered the JOB NOT FOUND message, and resubmitting the job by entering R from the CSF led to a CC 44 failure (job not found) in the ESP Encore step. To remedy this problem, ESP Encore now creates an EXH index entry that points to the EXH record retrieved by the "TYPE BACKOUT", "TYPE DUMP", or "MODE SCAN" run. When a CSF user enters RR or RX to select a job whose EXH index entry is an alias to a pre-existing EXH record, an asterisk appears to the left of the job number on the Encore Step Summary panel, and the user can view record-retrieval details by entering "ENCLOG" on the command line. Users of ESP Workstation's "Encore Restart" feature can see record-retrieval details for an alias EXH index entry by clicking on the "Encore Log" button of the Step Summary panel. DF16207 Prevent a memory leak that occurs when the ESP command tables are registered. Both ESP Workload Manager and Workstation Server address spaces are affected. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart ESP Workload Manager. Restart Workstation Server. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU02253.zip ZIP 3 KB 11/04/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore 3.1 CHECKSUM: FB7169C2 USERS AFFECTED: All Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF16229 When the TAPESCR ESP Encore statement is used during the INITIAL run of a job, ESP Workload Manager may abnormally terminate when the job is being restarted using ESP Encore. This PTF corrects the problem. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SA16944.zip ZIP 1 KB 10/18/05 /*USERS AFFECTED: All Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF16944 In some instances during the RESTART processing ESP Encore may cause 0C4 abend in the ESP Workload Manager address space. This APAR corrects the problem. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SA17002.zip ZIP 1 KB 10/18/05 /*USERS AFFECTED: All Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17002 When the TAPESCR PGM(progname) statement is used during the INITIAL run of a job, the ESP Workload Manager may abnormally terminate when the job is being restarted using ESP Encore. This APAR corrects the problem. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU01724.zip ZIP 108 KB 10/18/05 /*Users who applied a previous version of this PTF do not need to reapply it but are advised to apply the following APARs. The code content of this PTF has not changed from the original version. 2005290: REQ(SA15498 SA17002) added to ++VER statement Fixing PTF is SU02253. PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: 8892A4AC USERS AFFECTED: All users of ESP Encore. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF11529 Small memory leak removed from old programs called by the new ESP Encore 3.1 subsystem request handler in the ESP Workload Manager's address space. OBTAIN macro now skipped for data sets to which ESP Encore assigns a dummy volume name. DF12031 'FROMSTEP FIRSTSTEP' selects a job's first step as the restart point. 'COMMENT text' is a new ENCPARM command whose purpose is to echo text in the 'INITIALIZATION PARAMETERS' section of a batch job's ESP Encore report. 'TRACE VERBOSE' adds extra tracing to some ESP Encore programs in which tracing is enabled. 'TRACE NVERBOSE' cancels extra tracing. DF12149 The processing of an 'ENCREQ RESUBMIT' command loses the arguments FROMSTEP, TOSTEP, ENCPARM1-ENCPARMC, EXCLSTEP, DATASET, and MEMBER. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload Manager. Restart ESP Workstation Server. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU02122.zip ZIP 19 KB 10/18/05 /*Users who applied a previous version of this PTF do not need to reapply it but are advised to apply the following APARs. The code content of this PTF has not changed from the original version. 2005290: REQ(SA16944) added to ++VER statement Fixing PTF is SU02407. PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: AECFADB7 USERS AFFECTED: All Encore Users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF14248 PTF SU01935 changed the clean-up treatment of output data sets. Rather than deletion and reallocation, the new treatment was simply to reuse these data sets. This new treatment was implemented, by mistake, for temporary data sets, which only exist during the job execution. Temporary data sets need to be recreated using the original method, by executing the step that initially allocated them. This PTF corrects the problem. DF14490 Error message 152 replaced with error message 146. Error message 152 was inconsistent and misleading. DF15204 USERMOD 76, when ON suppresses the REUSE of data sets that can be reused. All data sets that need clean-up are deleted and reallocated, the original treatment before the REUSE was introduced. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU01954.zip ZIP 22 KB 09/23/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: 229E81B6 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF13507 When the PURGE UTILITY is running concurrently with active workload, it is possible to purge jobs that should have been kept according to EXH data set retention rules. A side effect of this problem was the creation of lost slots on the EXH data set. This PTF corrects these problems. Further explanation: Jobs for which we have not received a job-end SMF record are kept for a period of one month from the time these jobs started. This long waiting period is neded to accommodate long-running jobs such as IMS or CICS. Because of this arbitrarily long waiting period you may see jobs on your purge report marked "E", that is, they are excluded from being purged, even though these jobs are no longer executing. This approach of erring on the side of caution is needed to guard against purging jobs that are still running. DF13797 Instrumentation added to the EXH data set to aid Cybermation Support in problem determination. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU02311.zip ZIP 7 KB 09/23/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: AA1C9DB4 USERS AFFECTED: All users of ESP Encore. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF15678 When ESP Workload Manager is shutting down, ESP Encore may terminate before ESP Workload Manager informs it of the termination. This may cause abend402 in ESP Workload Manager. This PTF corrects the problem. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart ESP Workload Manager. */ None
    SA16207.zip ZIP 1 KB 09/02/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF16207 This APAR corrects a memory leak that occurs when the ESP command tables are registered. Both ESP Workload Manager and Workstation Server address spaces are affected. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload Manager. Restart ESP Workstation Server. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU02184.zip ZIP 4 KB 07/22/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: B2FEC481 USERS AFFECTED: All users of ESP Encore. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF15498 An S0C4 abend can occur in an ESP Workload Manager or in the ESP Encore step of a restarted job because of a typo in PTF SU01724 that results in a call to the wrong ESP Encore program when a backward reference (or refer-back) is found in a job's execution history. This PTF corrects the problem. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SA16229.zip ZIP 1 KB 07/19/05 /*USERS AFFECTED: All Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF16229 When the TAPESCR ESP Encore statement is used during the INITIAL run of a job, the ESP Workload Manager may abnormally terminate when the job is being restarted using ESP Encore. This APAR corrects the problem. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU01969.zip ZIP 13 KB 05/20/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: A1637011 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF13173 If the ESP Encore auxiliary address space terminates, the ESP Workload Manager abends when a job is "FORCE COMPLETED" and ESP Encore is installed. This problem is now corrected. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload Manager */ None
    SB14248.zip ZIP 6 KB 04/25/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: DFD3A2AA USERS AFFECTED: All Encore Users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF14248 PTF SU01935 changed the clean-up treatment of output data sets. Rather than deletion and reallocation, the new treatment was simply to reuse these data sets. This new treatment has been implemented, by mistake, for temporary data sets, that only exist during the job execution. Temporary data sets need to be recreated using the original method, by executing the step that initially allocated them. This PTF corrects the problem. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU01828.zip ZIP 77 KB 04/22/05 /*PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 3.1 CHECKSUM: EE7478E0 USERS AFFECTED: Users who wish to use enhanced wildcard matching, or users who need this PTF as a prerequisite. Note: Existing wildcard matching rules have not been changed. Existing wildcards work as they used to. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF12589 Wildcard character matching restrictions have been removed. Terminology: Pattern: Pattern for matching. (String with wildcard characters.) String: String to be matched against the pattern. Existing rules (prior to this PTF): "-" (hyphen) matches zero or more characters. hyphen can be used only at the end of a pattern. "*" (asterisk) matches single character. Asterisk can be used anywhere in the pattern. New rules (after this PTF is applied): "-" (hyphen) matches zero or more characters. hyphen can be used anywhere, at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of a pattern. When the pattern contains periods, the single hyphen matches zero or more characters within a single qualifier. When the pattern does not contain periods, the hyphen matches zero or more characters in the entire string (no change from the existing behavior. "*" (asterisk) matches single character (no change) Asterisk can be used anywhere in the pattern (no change). "--" (double hyphen) matches zero or more characters in any number of qualifiers. The double hyphen can be used anywhere, at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of a pattern. At the end of a pattern, a double hyphen need not be used to match more than one qualifier. A single hyphen will do, however, the double hyphen can be used, if so desired. Examples of new rules: Pattern: String: Result: -.-.THIRD.-.- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH match -.-.THIRD.-- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH match --.THIRD.-- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH match --.THIRD.- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH match -.THIRD.-- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH no match -.THIRD.- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH no match F-.-.THIRD.- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH match *IRST.- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH match FI*ST.- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH match FIRS*.- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH match DF12635 Obsolete CLIST deleted from the sample library. TYPE/RESTART: ESP Workload manager warm restart TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    ESP Encore 2.3.1
    SU02923.zip ZIP 7 KB 08/23/07 /*

    PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1

    CHECKSUM: E8D1053E

    USERS AFFECTED:
    All.

    PROBLEM(S) FIXED:
    DF23251
    This PTF prevents a possible S0C4 abend in the ESP Encore
    step of a batch job after ESP Encore calls the IBM Catalog
    Search Interface (CSI). In ESP Encore 2.3.1, the same risk
    also exists in the ESP Encore online restart analysis
    logic which runs within a TSO user's address space.

    DF23330
    This PTF prevents a possible S0C7 abend in the ESP Encore
    step of a batch job after ESP Encore calls the IBM Catalog
    Search Interface (CSI).

    TYPE/RESTART:
    No restart needed for batch work.
    Within TSO/ISPF: exit and reenter ESP.

    */
    None
    SU02997.zip ZIP 7 KB 04/27/07 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: ED3D174F USERS AFFECTED: All. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20352 To remedy unintended side effects, this PTF removes the fix for DF18468 installed with PTF SU02540. DF18648 could have been resolved by specifying "GDGADJ NO" ESP ENCORE parameter. DF22770 For compatibility with future z/OS releases, this PTF replaces CSFLAG=REG0 by CONSID=0 in three ESP Encore WTO messages (ESP7020W, ESP7021I, ESP7022E). TYPE/RESTART: If this PTF is applied just before an IPL, just warm restart the ESP Workload Manager after the IPL. Otherwise, please follow the steps listed below: (1) Apply this PTF. The remaining steps should be performed at a time when no batch job tracked by Encore is executing. (2) Either page mode: OPER ENCPARM QUIESCE Or operator cmd: F ESP,ENCPARM QUIESCE (3) Either page mode: OPER AUX_AS CANCEL Or operator cmd: F ESP,AUX_AS CANCEL This step shuts down the ESP Encore auxiliary address space and, as a result, ESP Encore will not be able to track any jobs. (4) Shut down the ESP Workload Manager. (5) Warm restart the ESP Workload Manager. This step will also restart the ESP Encore auxiliary address space. (6) Either page mode: OPER ENCPARM RESTART Or operator cmd: F ESP,ENCPARM RESTART */ None
    SU02639.zip ZIP 27 KB 06/30/06 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: B4DC9CD1 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20298 This is a design change to the movement of data to the EXH data set. In some instances the data kept accumulating in the auxiliary address space. The old design controlled the memory usage in the ESP Workload Manager address space using a timer. The new method adds the I/O completion input event from the EXH file writer subtask. The new method increases throughput of the data path to the EXH data set based on the speed of the device where the EXH data set resides. DF20545 Typo regarding message 7020 corrected in the explanation of message 7022 (SSCPDATA element CYB7022). TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU02677.zip ZIP 2 KB 06/16/06 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 5BBA225B USERS AFFECTED: All Encore users that need to scratch uncataloged data sets. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF20572 SCRATCH operation on uncataloged data sets fails when ESS Enterprise Storage devices (code name Shark) are involved. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU02601.zip ZIP 5 KB 04/21/06 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 774DF576 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF19742 Dynamically allocated multi-volume data sets on non-SMS volumes were not processed correctly on restart. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SA20352.zip ZIP 1 KB 04/18/06 /* PRODUCT: ESP ENCORE 2.3.1 PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18468 ESP Encore does not record correctly when all the member data sets are deleted from a GDG group. The fix in SU02539 had unintended side effects. This APAR removes the fix for DF18468 from SU02539. DF18468 will be corrected at a later date. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload Manager. */ None
    SU02539.zip ZIP 30 KB 04/18/06 /*Users who applied a previous version of this PTF do not need to reapply it but are advised to apply the APAR listed in the REQ statement. The code content of this PTF has not changed from the original version. 2006107: REQ(SA20352) added to ++VER statement PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: A7428324 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF18468 ESP Encore does not record correctly when all the member data sets are deleted from a GDG group. ESP Encore restart processing assigns an incorrect version number to such data sets. This problem is now corrected. DF18470 When the catalog is accessed using the newer and more efficient CSI interface, there is a fail-safe mechanism that switches to the older IDCAMS interface in case of errors. This switch has been initiated even in instances when it has not been necessary. Full benefit of the more efficient CSI interface may not have been realized in these cases. This problem is now corrected. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload Manager TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU02592.zip ZIP 13 KB 04/07/06 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: D22C91FC USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF19510 ESP Workload Manager Version 5.5 enablement. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload Manager TSO users logoff / logon. */ None
    SU02439.zip ZIP 20 KB 02/24/06 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 68D8DCE2 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF17178 CYBRMALC, the utility to initialize the EXH file has been enhanced to include setting of HIGH and LOW usage thresholds. Default values are HIGH=95, LOW=80. Formerly these thresholds could only be set by CYBRMTHR. CYBRMCPY, the EXH data set copy utility has been enhanced to allow you to salvage data from a corrupted EXH data set. The old EXH data set may now be copied in pieces, skipping the jobs and index slots that contain invalid data. The subparameter JOB= now accepts a list of values in addition to the single value permitted in the past. The formats are: JOB=AB- is the old single value format. JOB=(AB-,XYZ**,ZJOB23) is the new list format. The wildcard matching is enhanced to match either zero to n characters (-), or a single character (*). This wildcard matching is the same as used by ISPF. EXCLISLT= (Exclude Index Slot) is a new parameter that can be coded with either a single value, EXCLISLT=5, or a list of values EXCLISLT=(12,13,15). In case of severe EXH file corruption the copy utility may abend, usually with S0C4. When this happens, the abending job may either be skipped using JOB= parameter, or the entire index slot can be excluded from the copy. The new EXH data set can be built using several runs of the copy utility. COMP=Y/N is a diagnostic aid. COMP=Y, the default, propagates the compression setting found on the old EXH data set. COMP=N supresses the compression on the new EXH data set to aid in problem determination. More documentation is available for this PTF on the Cybermation web site. TYPE/RESTART: No special restart procedures are needed. */ None
    SU02406.zip ZIP 6 KB 12/02/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 1FC6C691 USERS AFFECTED: All Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF16944 In some instances during the RESTART processing ESP Encore may terminate with an 0C4. This PTF corrects the problem. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SB16944.zip ZIP 1 KB 10/18/05 /*USERS AFFECTED: All Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF16944 In some instances during the RESTART processing ESP Encore may terminate with an 0C4. This APAR corrects the problem. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU02121.zip ZIP 19 KB 10/18/05 /*Users who applied a previous version of this PTF do not need to reapply it but are advised to apply the following APARs. The code content of this PTF has not changed from the original version. 2005290: REQ(SB16944) added to ++VER statement Fixing PTF is SU02406. PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 4618ADAC USERS AFFECTED: All Encore Users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF14248 PTF SU01935 changed the clean-up treatment of output data sets. Rather than deletion and reallocation, the new treatment was simply to reuse these data sets. This new treatment has been implemented, by mistake, for temporary data sets, which only exist during the job execution. Temporary data sets need to be recreated using the original method, by executing the step that initially allocated them. This PTF corrects the problem. DF14490 Error message 152 replaced with error message 146. Error message 152 was inconsistent and misleading. DF15204 USERMOD 76, when ON suppresses the REUSE of data sets that can be reused. All data sets that need clean-up are deleted and reallocated, the original treatment before the REUSE was introduced. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU01953.zip ZIP 21 KB 09/23/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: E6E5076B USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF13507 When the PURGE UTILITY is running concurrently with active workload, it is possible to purge jobs that should have been kept according to EXH data set retention rules. A side effect of this problem was the creation of lost slots on the EXH data set. This PTF corrects these problems. Further explanation: Jobs for which we have not received a job-end SMF record are kept for a period of one month from the time these jobs started. This long waiting period is neded to accommodate long-running jobs such as IMS or CICS. Because of this arbitrarily long waiting period you may see jobs on your purge report marked "E", that is, they are excluded from being purged, even though these jobs are no longer executing. This approach of erring on the side of caution is needed to guard against purging jobs that are still running. DF13797 Instrumentation added to the EXH data set to aid Cybermation Support in problem determination. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU02310.zip ZIP 7 KB 09/23/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: A91C9EB4 USERS AFFECTED: All users of ESP Encore. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF15678 When ESP Workload Manager is shutting down, ESP Encore may terminate before ESP Workload Manager informs it of the termination. This may cause abend402 in ESP Workload Manager. This PTF corrects the problem. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart ESP Workload Manager. */ None
    SU01968.zip ZIP 13 KB 05/20/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: D931A007 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF13173 If the ESP Encore auxiliary address space terminates, the ESP Workload Manager abends when a job is "FORCE COMPLETED" and ESP Encore is installed. This problem is now corrected. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload Manager TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU01827.zip ZIP 78 KB 04/22/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 23DBB02B USERS AFFECTED: Users who wish to use enhanced wildcard matching, or users who need this PTF as a prerequisite. Note: Existing wildcard matching rules have not been changed. Existing wildcards work as they used to. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF12589 Wildcard character matching restrictions have been removed. Terminology: Pattern: Pattern for matching. (String with wildcard characters.) String: String to be matched against the pattern. Existing rules (prior to this PTF): "-" (hyphen) matches zero or more characters. hyphen can be used only at the end of a pattern. "*" (asterisk) matches single character. Asterisk can be used anywhere in the pattern. New rules (after this PTF is applied): "-" (hyphen) matches zero or more characters. hyphen can be used anywhere, at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of a pattern. When the pattern contains periods, the single hyphen matches zero or more characters within a single qualifier. When the pattern does not contain periods, the hyphen matches zero or more characters in the entire string (no change from the existing behavior. "*" (asterisk) matches single character (no change) Asterisk can be used anywhere in the pattern (no change). "--" (double hyphen) matches zero or more characters in any number of qualifiers. The double hyphen can be used anywhere, at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of a pattern. At the end of a pattern, a double hyphen need not be used to match more than one qualifier. A single hyphen will do, however, the double hyphen can be used, if so desired. Examples of new rules: Pattern: String: Result: -.-.THIRD.-.- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH match -.-.THIRD.-- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH match --.THIRD.-- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH match --.THIRD.- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH match -.THIRD.-- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH no match -.THIRD.- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH no match F-.-.THIRD.- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH match *IRST.- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH match FI*ST.- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH match FIRS*.- FIRST.SECOND.THIRD.fourth.FIFTH match TYPE/RESTART: ESP Workload manager warm restart TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU01897.zip ZIP 7 KB 03/11/05 /*PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 732F8D0A USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF12814 When very large number of ENCPARMs is used, a buffer overrun may cause an 0C4. This PTF corrects the problem. TYPE/RESTART: No restart is required. Only batch work is affected. */ None
    SU01938.zip ZIP 3 KB 02/25/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: EFEB6FF9 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF13012 When ESP Encore determines that a data set is to be deleted, a DELETE command is issued for the data set. However, in exceptional situations, for example at a Disaster Recovery site, the data set may not be available, while its catalog entry exists. ESP Encore step terminated with severe error (RC=20) due to the failure of the DELETE operation. Manual user action was needed to delete orphaned catalog entry. This PTF will issue a DELETE NOSCRATCH for an orphaned catalog entry, eliminating the need for a manual intervention. DELETE NOSCRATCH is issued only when the regular delete operation fails. Caution: DELETE NOSCRATCH operation may be protected by a security server (RACF or others), at your installation. The submitter of the job needs to be permitted to issue DELETE NOSCRATCH. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to LOGOFF / LOGON. */ None
    SU01894.zip ZIP 13 KB 02/11/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 86AB21A7 USERS AFFECTED: All. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF12778 ASK (Ask-operator) keyword added to the CONTINUE ! RESTART option of the CCCHK command. If ESP 5.4 is not installed, ASK is rejected in the ESP Workload Manager initialization statements or in an application definition, however an ASK keyword specified by an ESP Encore user on the ESP Encore statements panel or in manually-submitted JCL is treated as CONTINUE. TYPE/RESTART: Warm start ESP Workload Manager. Restart Workstation Server. TSO users reenter ESP Workload Manager. */ None
    SU01725.zip ZIP 16 KB 01/14/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: C49B2E0E USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF12191 Data sets protected by a discrete RACF profile were not processed correctly and were reported as not being accessible. This problem is now corrected for the users who DID NOT code ENCPARM MODIFY USECSI(NO) in their initilization parameters. In other words, this support is only available to users who use CSI, which is the default. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload Manager TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU01807.zip ZIP 6 KB 01/14/05 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 085B9460 USERS AFFECTED: All users of ESP Encore PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF12500 New input parameter for CYBRMCPY utility (COMP=N), compress=no, leaves the new EXH file uncompressed. This is a diagnostic aid for Cybermation technical support. The use of this parameter by users is not recommended, because it may result in a larger EXH file. DF12501 ESP Encore report, section "Actions to be taken by ESP Encore" had misleading sequencing of lines when user data set exit (CYBRMDSX or equivalent) has been used. The problem is now corrected. TYPE/RESTART: No special restart steps are required. */ None
    SU01629.zip ZIP 13 KB 11/19/04 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 3C7F18A0 USERS AFFECTED: All users of ESP Encore PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF09814 ESP Encore completion code handling (range > 100) has been harmonized with the next ESP Encore release. This PTF will provide a smooth migration path to ESP Encore 3.1. TYPE/RESTART: There are no restart requirements. */ None
    SU01661.zip ZIP 20 KB 09/27/04 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 3D0BF961 USERS AFFECTED: All user of ESP Encore PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF11695 Purge processing did not group job groups correctly resulting in 'orphan jobs'. Purge report contained errors. These problems are now corrected. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restert of the ESP Workload Manager TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU01573.zip ZIP 6 KB 09/13/04 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 73A84588 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF11077 When an empty GDG group is found after PREDICT PROG(xx), it is wrongly reported as an error, resulting in RC=146 in Encore step. This problem is now corrected. TYPE/RESTART: -WARM restart of ESP Workload Manager is required. -TSO users to LOGOFF / LOGON */ None
    SU01441.zip ZIP 17 KB 08/27/04 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: B7DDF75F USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF10476 This PTF introduces USERMOD 31. When this usermod is set, all data sets with DISP=(NEW,xxxx), where xxxx is any value but CATLG, are treated as DISP=(NEW,CATLG). Tape data sets with DISP=(NEW,CATLG) get uncataloged, disk data sets with DISP=(NEW,CATLG) get uncataloged and scratched when CLEANUP is requested. Caution: While this USERMOD allows more flexibility how your JCL is coded, Cybermation advises caution, because a possibility exists that some data sets may be inadvertently uncataloged or deleted. Here is scenario of inadvertent data set deletion: A. Data set DSN=ABC exists and is cataloged B. A job under ESP Encore plans to use a non-cataloged data set DSN=ABC as a temporary data set, and never catalog it. Without USERMOD 31, there is no problem. With USERMOD 31, the cataloged data set gets uncataloged, when it is on tape and deleted (uncataloged and scratched) if on disk. TYPE/RESTART: -WARM restart of ESP Workload Manager is required. -TSO users to LOGOFF / LOGON. */ None
    SU01609.zip ZIP 14 KB 08/27/04 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 7D37FFED USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF10917 When the ESP Encore panels are entered from CSF using the 'RR' option and job is restarted from the ESP Encore chosen step, the report generated by the ESP Encore step wrongly lists the restart point as "chosen by user". This PTF corrects the problem. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU01462.zip ZIP 106 KB 08/13/04 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 2657B093 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore Users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF09982 Job ID in the form of J0123456 has been extended to conform to IBM's definition of an eight character string. (Our old format was just 7 characters.) DF10754 Out-of-storage abends (878-10) when copying EXH file. This problem is now corrected. DF10956 After applying SU01283, invalid but harmless characters get written to EXH file index records and Sanity Check ends with CC=32. This fix stops the writing of the invalid characters; no correction is applied to records that are already contaminated. Existing invalid characters will disappear over time as space gets reused. To clear the invalid characters immediately, apply this fix, allocate a new EXH file and run the CYBRMCPY utility to copy the old EXH file to the new file. DF11579 When DIAG YES is specified and a batch job runs early after the start of the ESP Workload Manager that tracks it, the ESP Encore report might state that EXH file usage is 0. DF11606 In a batch job whose last step is a TYPE BACKOUT Encore step, the fix for DF09982 accidentally provoked a misleading but otherwise harmless "ERROR 8 LOCATING SWA AT 000000" message in the ESP Encore report. TYPE/RESTART: -WARM,RELOAD restart of ESP Workload Manager is required. -TSO users to LOGOFF / LOGON -Refresh auxiliary address space using /F ESP AUX_AS BOUNCE */ None
    SU01592.zip ZIP 16 KB 08/13/04 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 3B4F149C USERS AFFECTED: All users of ESP Encore. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF11165 If a batch job triggers a CCFAIL condition and a JCL error is forced because the ESP Workload Manager has the initialization parameter CCFLOPT 66660044, the default restart step should be the step that triggered the CCFAIL condition, not the ESPCCHCK step. TYPE/RESTART: TSO users reenter ESP Workload Manager. */ None
    SU01283.zip ZIP 39 KB 05/14/04 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: F790125D USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF09649 The batch purge utility CYBRM243 does not provide correct default values for input parameters AGE and INCOMPLETEAGE. This PTF corrects the problem. DF09669 Jobs FORCE COMPLETED on ESP Workload Manager were considered unsuccessful by ESP Encore. Jobs that had non-zero completion code masked by CCCHK were wrongly reported as unsuccessful by ESP Encore. This PTF corrects these problems. DF10222 When the ESP Encore step fails, the job has been wrongly classified as successful for the purposes of data retention on the EXH file. This error is now corrected. TYPE/RESTART: WARM,RELOAD restart of ESP Workload Manager is required. TSO users to LOGOFF / LOGON */ None
    SU01314.zip ZIP 5 KB 05/14/04 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 2EE41D06 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF05408 The ESP Encore ISPF panels might not show that a CLEANUP command failed to delete a data set. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart the ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU01343.zip ZIP 9 KB 04/29/04 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: CB76B2E3 USERS AFFECTED: All users of ESP Encore. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF06962 If a user restarts a job and mistypes certain parameters (for example, a syntactically-invalid 9-character FROMSTEP name), the restart job fails with completion code 4 and the job cannot be restarted from the CSF, because no EXH record is created for the failed restart run. In such cases, ESP Encore must create an alias EXH record, as it already does for other severe errors (for example, a syntactically-valid FROMSTEP name not found in the job). DF10057 Since the release of PTF SU00682, ESP Encore has been losing historical SMF data concerning the steps of restarted jobs that were executed in an earlier run, but which were bypassed in a restart run. This can be seen in the ESP Encore Step-Summary panel where, for example, no data set statistics are preserved for bypassed steps of restarted jobs. This defect cannot be remedied for jobs that were restarted without the fix for DF10057, but it is corrected for jobs restarted after applying the fix. TYPE/RESTART: Warm start ESP Workload Manager. TSO users reenter ESP Workload Manager. */ None
    SU01222.zip ZIP 58 KB 04/07/04 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 82517CC5 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF09169 When a user selects a FROMSTEP by entering RF to the left of a step in ESP Encore's RX (Restart-eXclude) Step Summary panel, an undesired TOSTEP is set if an R appears to the left of a subsequent step. When RF is specified, the only situation in which a TOSTEP should be set is when the user explicitly enters RT beside a step. DF09001 z/OS 1.2 and higher allows six-digit job numbers up to 999,999 This PTF adjusts ESP Encore panels and internal processing logic to handle six-digit job numbers. DF09655 When a TSO user enters RR or RX to select a job from the CSF panel and the job cannot be found in the EXH file, the EXH DD does not get de-allocated in the TSO address space. This causes interference if a user later, in the same TSO session, switches to an ESP Workload Manager subsystem for which the EXH file is different. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU01190.zip ZIP 64 KB 02/12/04 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 9202B0D2 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF08948 Additional controls added to the automatic purge process that controls the size of the EXH file: 1. AGE= minimum number of days a complete job group is kept on the EXH file. 2. INCOMPLETEAGE = minimum number of days an incomplete job group is kept on the EXH file 3. INCOMPLETEKEEP = number of instances of incomplete job groups kept on the EXH file The new controls will provide better granularity for retention of data on the EXH file. TYPE/RESTART: 1. Warm restart of ESP Workload Manager 2. Reinitialize the auxiliary address space: a. F ESP,ENCPARM QUIESCE - quiesce ESP Encore b. F ESP,AUX_AS BOUNCE - stop/start the auxiliary address space c. F ESP,ENCPARM RESTART - restart ESP Encore 3. TSO users to logoff / logon */ None
    SU01235.zip ZIP 12 KB 01/07/04 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: C35A6760 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF09340 System symbolics used in the master catalog were not processed correctly. This PTF corrects the problem. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart ESP Workload Manager. TSO users logoff / logon. */ None
    SU01176.zip ZIP 8 KB 12/08/03 /*PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 00000000 USERS AFFECTED: All users of ESP Encore PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF08468 This PTF: 1.Introduces new TAPESCR sample exit program that submits a utility job to the internal reader. This function is required in situations when an expiry date is used on tapes that need to be scratched. CYBRMTA1 - is the sample exit CYBRMD01 - is the test driver for this exit 2.Deletes an obsolete CLIST from the sample library 3.Deletes obsolete load modules from the product load library 4.Updates inventory of samplib members TYPE/RESTART: No restart is needed. */ None
    SU01183.zip ZIP 3 KB 12/08/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 896B1144 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF08920 New HFS files caused CC=145 error in the ESP Encore step. The problem was a spuriously reported MISSING UNIT parameter when the VOL parameter is used. This PTF corrects the problem. TYPE/RESTART: No special restart considerations are required. */ None
    SU01184.zip ZIP 7 KB 12/08/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 62A6E2C2 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF08929 The wording of the ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN report has been altered: to support multi-volume tape data sets in a more intuitive way. The original wording only listed the first volume even for multi-volume data sets: SCRATCHING TAPE VOLUME E47736. (THIS TAPE CONTAINS DATA SET TEST.ABC.XYZ.) The new wording for single volume data set: SCRATCHING 1 TAPE(S) DSN=TEST.ABC.XYZ. (VOL=SER=E47736.) The new wording for multi volume data set: SCRATCHING 3 TAPE(S) DSN=TEST.ABC.XYZ. (SEE JOB LOG FOR THE LIST OF TAPES.) TYPE/RESTART: No special restart considerations are needed. */ None
    SU01155.zip ZIP 5 KB 10/29/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 02D91BE3 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF08745 The message "OK" has been erroneously issued for ENCPARMs in the initialization parameters of ESP Workload Manager. This message in now suppressed. This is a mostly cosmetic problem that corrects the clutter in the ESP Workload Manager system log. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU01127.zip ZIP 11 KB 10/20/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 7CA14F45 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF08626 The CYBRMSAN utility exhibited intermittent S0C4 caused by clearing of the record buffer past its end. This problem is now corrected. TYPE/RESTART: No restart is required. */ None
    SU01128.zip ZIP 7 KB 10/20/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: F5E6F3E5 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users who perform BACKOUTs. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF08627 When a job step is performing an ESP Encore BACKOUT, do not flush the remaining steps if the next step executes a program whose name begins with 'CYBRMN'. This will enable the concatenation of multiple BACKOUT steps, providing no step executes a non-ESP Encore program. DF08628 When an ESP Encore step is performing a BACKOUT, ensure that no new record is written to the EXH file. In the past, a spurious duplicate EXH record was created when ESP Encore detected certain types of severe error. TYPE/RESTART: No restart is required. Only batch work is affected. */ None
    SU01005.zip ZIP 12 KB 09/04/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: A12785AA USERS AFFECTED: All users of ESP Encore PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF08243 TAPESCR exit has not been driven on all instances when 1. the data set is on tape AND 2. (a) the data set is either scratched OR (b) deleted. This corrects the problem. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of the ESP Workload Manager. TSO users to logoff / logon. */ None
    SU00976.zip ZIP 8 KB 08/20/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 354221C2 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF08127 The CSI (Catalog Search Interface) error checking was too tight. This resulted in switching to IDCAMS on a spurious CSI failure that was caused by conditions that can arise in normal operations such as data-set-not-found. The error checking of the CSI operations has been brought in line with that of IDCAMS. DF08280 When the Catalog Search Interface (CSI) is used and the job controlled by ESP Encore uses GDGs and/or ALIASes for data set names, some information collected from the catalog may get corrupted before it is stored. This results in errors later in the processing. Messages such as: NOT ON VOLUME ERROR DS NOT FOUND are examples of the symptoms of this problem. This fixes the problem of data corruption. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart ESP Workload Manager. TSO users, must logoff and logon again. */ None
    SU00996.zip ZIP 20 KB 08/20/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: FD20BD5D USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF08199 When a job that is being restarted uses GDGs, in rare instances, there may be interference from other jobs running in the system at the same time. For example HSM can migrate data sets while ESP Encore executes. ESP Encore did not enqueue on the GDG generations used by the job restart and thus allowed the HSM migration to proceed. The result was a subsequent failure of the restart job. This problem is now corrected. TYPE/RESTART: TSO users to logoff/logon. */ None
    SU00953.zip ZIP 12 KB 08/01/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: D29088C3 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF08025 TAPESCR command substitution of symbolic parameters was flawed. Only the first VOLSER of a multivolume data set has been substituted on the TAPESCR command. This problem is now corrected. However, the user is warned that the maximum length of a system command is 126 bytes. If the installation is likely to exceed the command length limit when the list of VOLSERs is included, (likely for more than about 8-10 volumes), it is recommended to use the program interface to process multivolume data sets rather than the command interface. The program interface can process up to 256 volumes, which is the operating system limit. TYPE/RESTART: Warm start ESP Workload Manager. TSO users reenter ESP Workload Manager. */ None
    SU00666.zip ZIP 3 KB 06/26/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 31A72595 USERS AFFECTED: All PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF06604 Incorrect security check for a not catalogued file. Omitted security check for a member of generation data group. TYPE/RESTART: N/A */ None
    SU00321.zip ZIP 15 KB 06/18/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 3EE53AD0 USERS AFFECTED: All. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF03453 The ESP Encore step of a restarted job may fail S0C4 if tracing is enabled in CYBRM408. Some trace messages in CYBRM552 overlay lines of ESP Encore's job restart summary. DF03705 ESP Encore reports errors for hierarchical data sets unless a certain peculiar 'IGNOREDS' ENCPARM is added. Hierarchical data sets are specified with the PATH= keyword in the DD statement. This fix eliminates the need for an 'IGNOREDS' ENCPARM. Hierarchical data sets will now automatically be ignored when JCL errors are predicted by ESP Encore. TYPE/RESTART: None. */ None
    SU00189.zip ZIP 11 KB 06/13/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 2FA69F84 USERS AFFECTED: All PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF01446 An incorrect class identifier in a RACROUTE call can result in ESP Encore failing with a spurious CC=140 (not authorized to data set). DF02326 When an abend analysis is produced by CYBRM212, the standard nomenclature is not used to identify the type of error. DF02354 ABEND0C4 may occur if a job which is using ESP Encore is executing when ESP is started, but there is no EXH record on file for that job. This could happen if an error occured during the initial attempt to write that record. DF02355 ABEND0C4 attempting to process a non-existent volume list. TYPE/RESTART: For DF02354, restart all copies of ESP that are tracking job execution. The other defects affect only batch work and do not require any restart. */ None
    SU00355.zip ZIP 3 KB 06/13/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 68AD1F45 USERS AFFECTED: Users of MODIFY GDGENQ(YES). PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF04353 When MODIFY GDGENQ(YES) is specified as an ENCPARM, and ESP Encore is unable to obtain an ENQ for a GDG generation, then the job would be properly flushed but the ESP Encore step would complete with a completion code of zero, which would *not* alert the user of the problem. With this fix, the ESP Encore step will end with a completion code of 64. A Severe Error report is still printed in the ESP Encore report. TYPE/RESTART: None */ None
    SU00289.zip ZIP 10 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: B017F2A3 USERS AFFECTED: Users who run a sanity check of the ESP Encore EXH file. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF04910 Fix a small bug that prevents the program that performs a sanity check of the ESP Encore EXH file from acquiring any input parameters from the EXEC JCL statement. DF05510 Prevent index continuation slots from being falsely reported as lost. Correctly retrieve the job number for compressed EXH records. Identify lost slots for "alias" EXH records. If possible, display additional information on "lost" slots in a new "LOST SLOT REPORT". DF05668 Check the free space in the EXH file's index records for possible corruption and set step completion code 32 if such an error is found. Check the EXH file's allocation for possible corruption and set step completion code 36 if such an error is found. Add the EXEC parameter DUMPINDEX=YES to enable dumping of index records that contain serious errors. TYPE/RESTART: None. */ None
    SU00300.zip ZIP 21 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 18997F28 USERS AFFECTED: All ESP Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF03595 ESP Encore pads a data set's volume list with zeros instead of blanks when it resolves a backward volume reference. DF03620 Enable ESP Encore to restart jobs that failed because of a CCFAIL condition at the correct step instead of rerunning the entire job. DF03630 Enable ESP Encore to restart jobs that encountered a CCCHK FAIL condition at the correct step instead of rerunning the entire job. DF03704 Ignore program-not-found errors in steps that ESP Encore knows will be bypassed. TYPE/RESTART: TSO users reenter ESP Workload Manager. */ None
    SU00307.zip ZIP 69 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 6EB3E75C USERS AFFECTED: All PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF03045 If there is more than one ESP Workload Manager subsystem with the correct ESPGROUP or PLEXID, and both ESP Workload Manager and ESP Encore tracking active, no indication of this is visible. Should this occur, the step should fail with completion code 32. The ESP Encore report now shows which ESP subsystems are rejected or deemed selectable. DF03729 ESP TSO Interface support for the new ESP Encore "RX" (Restart/eXclude) option in the CSF. DF04135 The 'SUBMIT" primary command is only allowed when the ESP Encore panels are accessed via the CSF. An error message is displayed if a user enters a "SUBMIT" primary command after a restart analysis performed via the ESP Encore Job List panel. DF04136 Enable ESP Encore to locate the correct EXH file record by matching the reader-on time, in addition to the job name and job number, when the reader-on time is supplied by the CSF interface or by a user via the new ESP Encore "PREVTIME" command. DF04304 When a user performs a restart simulation in the ESP Encore ISPF panels and allows Encore to select the restart step, the step number of the restart step is now displayed in the first action description of the Restart Action Summary. DF04372 When AUTOREST YES TEMPONLY(YES) is specified, then ESP Encore attempts to restore all temporary data sets, namely those with a name that begins with '&&'. This fix introduces a new keyword: AUTOREST YES TEMPONLY(YES) NEWPASS(YES) When the scope of auto-restore has been restricted with TEMPONLY(YES), the new NEWPASS(YES) keyword allows ESP Encore to also restore data sets that are created with DISP=(NEW,PASS). DF06486 If an ESP Workload Manager subsystem has a JESNAME initialization parameter that does not match the name of the JES subsystem under which a batch job is running, the ESP Encore step should reject it because it is not collecting SMF data for that JES subsystem and the ESP Encore step will fail. TYPE/RESTART: Warm start ESP Workload Manager. TSO users reenter ESP Workload Manager. */ None
    SU00337.zip ZIP 46 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 680DDBA4 USERS AFFECTED: All users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF02823 When the ESP Encore program CYBRM312 cancels the deletion of an EXH file record, it does not free the buffer for that record. DF03451 EXH file corrupted because ESP Encore's EXH file copy job (CYBRMCPY) bypasses the EXH file's slot allocation logic for non-index records. DF04009 KEEP count handling deletes jobs from the EXH file prematurely. This PTF redefines the meaning of the KEEP count and of the KEEP and AGE parameters of the ENCPARM PURGE command. These keywords now pertain to groups of jobs, not single jobs. Each group is composed of an initial job and all restarts stemming from that initial job. Deletion applies to all the jobs in a group, but only if the youngest job in the group completed successfully. The KEEP count now represents the number of successful-job groups with a particular job name that are kept in the EXH file. For example, if the KEEP count is 2, then the 2 job groups with the most recent successfully-completed youngest job are retained. Likewise, the KEEP and AGE parameters of the ENCPARM PURGE command now only affect successful-job groups. When the last job in a group did not complete successfully, the entire job group is left untouched. The PURGE utility job is also changed. A new parameter, named INCOMPLETEJOBAGE, is introduced: // EXEC PGM=CYBRM243,PARM=('JOB=-', // 'AGE=30', // 'INCOMPLETEJOBAGE=60') This job will delete all successfully-completed job groups whose youngest job is 30 or more days old and all other job groups whose youngest job is at least 60 days old. If the INCOMPLETEJOBAGE parameter is not specified to the PURGE utility, then no purge request will be issued for job groups whose youngest job did not result in successful completion. CYBRMLST has been added to the sample JCL library. This is a utility that lists the jobs in the index of an EXH file. DF05407 Allocate an ESP Encore internal message buffer below the 16MB line to avoid a S0C4 abend. DF05481 Prevent loss of EXH file records when restarted jobs fail with a nonzero completion less than 100, for example when the FROMSTEP cannot be found. DF05598 Change the arbitrary limit of 100 on the KEEP count. Allow the EXH file's index to accumulate 1000 instead of 100 entries for each separate job name. DF06922 Prevent the EXH file copy job (CYBRMCPY) from creating duplicate index records for restarted jobs that failed in the ESP Encore step with a nonzero completion less than 100, for example because the FROMSTEP was not found. DF06923 A work area used by the EXH file copy job (CYBRMCPY) is not large enough. DF06930 When the EXH file fails to open, the CYBRMCPY sample job hangs and must be cancelled. This fix corrects the problem. DF07121 When necessary, zero out ESP Encore's index record buffer to avoid writing extraneous data after the logical end of an EXH file index record. DF07311 EXH file corrupted after ENCPARM QUIESCE issued, EXH file replaced, and ENCPARM RESTART issued. This is the procedure outlined on p.29 of the ESP Encore Installation Guide. The fix for DF07311 makes this procedure safe. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart ESP Workload Manager. TSO users, please exit and reenter ISPF ESP option. */ None
    SU00356.zip ZIP 11 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: CDD123AC USERS AFFECTED: Users who run a sanity check of the ESP Encore EXH file. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF06985 Enhancement to make the EXH file sanity-check job (CYBRMSAN) validate the format of the job start date and time in the EXH file's index and job records. DF07120 The EXH file Sanity Check program may report spurious free-space errors when an index record spans more than one EXH file slot, and an erroneous allocation error is reported if an EXH file is split across more than one extent. TYPE/RESTART: None. */ None
    SU00386.zip ZIP 23 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: CB1E4A2F USERS AFFECTED: All users of ESP Encore. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF04860 The ENCPARM statement PREDICT PROG(pgm) causes ESP Encore to stop predicting DATASET NOT FOUND errors after a step with EXEC PGM=pgm. This statement is used when the program (that is, pgm) has the potential to create data sets dynamically, unbeknownst to ESP Encore. This PTF introduces a method of undoing such a PREDICT statement. The syntax is: PREDICT NOPROG(pgm) This statement undoes the effect of a previous PREDICT PROG(pgm) statement. It is especially useful when PREDICT PROG(pgm) is found in the ESP initialization parameters, and is thereby automatically applied to each job. There may be a certain job which uses pgm in a manner in which it will not create data sets. Such a job can use the new PREDICT NOPROG(pgm) statement to indicate to ESP Encore to continue predicting DATASET NOT FOUND errors as usual. If PREDICT NOPROG(pgm) is encountered, but there is no preceding PREDICT PROG(pgm), then no error is reported. This is because the PREDICT NOPROG statement might be a pre-emptive measure against future PREDICT PROG statements. DF04895 The operator command 'F ESP,ENCPARM MODIFY COMPRESS(YES)' causes an ABEND0C4. This is now corrected. TYPE/RESTART: N/A */ None
    SU00397.zip ZIP 5 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 670091D1 USERS AFFECTED: Users of the following ENCPARM statement: GDGADJ YES MOVED(NO) PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF04829 When ESP Encore decides *not* to replace a relative GDG generation number by an absolute name (because the absolute generation is on a different volume, and so was probably created by another job), ESP Encore still displays that absolute name in the JOB SUMMARY in the ESP Encore report, even though a new generation is being created by the job. TYPE/RESTART: None. */ None
    SU00466.zip ZIP 6 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: C3E3BA19 USERS AFFECTED: Users of ESP Encore. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF05402 An ABEND0C4 occurs in the following circumstance. If a GDG base is named in a DD statement such as: //... DD DISP=(NEW,DELETE),DSN=GDG.BASE, // UNIT=SYSDA,SPACE=(TRK,0) then MVS will do nothing. This is not a JCL error. But if ESP Encore is then used to restart this job in a later step, the ABEND0C4 results when ESP Encore is analyzing the status of all data sets for which DISP=NEW had been specified. This is now corrected. TYPE/RESTART: N/A */ None
    SU00470.zip ZIP 6 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 61123950 USERS AFFECTED: ESP Encore users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF05406 The ESP Encore Query report (member CYBRMQRY in SSCPSAME library) occasionally displays a shutting down message: *** SHUTTING DOWN *** This message has been removed, since the shutdown capability was removed with SENT031. TYPE/RESTART: N/A */ None
    SU00682.zip ZIP 12 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 90ADB094 USERS AFFECTED: All users PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF06425 When an excessive number of data sets is referenced in one job, either through JCL DD statements, or by the dynamic data set allocations, ESP Encore runs out of internal resources and cannot continue its restart processing. Such large jobs can not be restarted by ESP Encore. An error message 7037E is issued and the ESP Encore restart job terminates. TYPE/RESTART: None. */ None
    SU00831.zip ZIP 39 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 5BFD924B USERS AFFECTED: All users of ESP Encore. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF07374 Introduction of the CSI - Catalog Search Interface to search the system catalog. This method is faster than the one presently used. This PTF is a performance improvement. The improvement in the execution time of the ESP Encore step will be most noticeable by users restarting jobs with a very large number of data sets. Prerequisite for this PTF activation is the use of ICF - Integrated Catalog Facility, that is part of the operating system. In the unlikely case that your installation does not use ICF, the ESP Encore step will automatically switch to the old pre-CSI catalog access method. Messages informing you of these actions are part of the ESP Encore report. You also have the option to select what catalog interface you wish to use. The selection is available only as an operator command, to be issued only from the operator's console. The format is: F ESP,ENCPARM MODIFY USECSI(YES) - selects CSI catalog access F ESP,ENCPARM MODIFY USECSI(NO) - selects IDCAMS catalog access This selection remains in effect as long as the auxiliary address space is active - in most cases this is until the next IPL. The default is: F ESP,ENCPARM MODIFY USECSI(YES) TYPE/RESTART: To activate this PTF without any action on your part, please wait for the re-IPL of your machine. Due to its simplicity, this method is recommended. After the IPL, CSI becomes the default method for ESP Encore's catalog searches. If you plan to use this method, please check your system libraries for the presence of a IGGCSI00 load module. This module is a good indication that your installation has the ICF installed. If you wish to activate this PTF immediately, the steps are: 1. Warm restart ESP Workload Manager 2. From the operator's console enter this command for the master and all the slaves: F ESP,ENCPARM MODIFY USECSI(YES) 3. TSO users, must logoff and logon again */ None
    SU00888.zip ZIP 2 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: E6750825 USERS AFFECTED: All. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF07689 ABEND0C1 when executing the Encore Purge Utility, due to required modules missing from the CYBRM243 load module. TYPE/RESTART: Rerun the utility. */ None
    SU00891.zip ZIP 7 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ESP Encore Version 2.3.1 CHECKSUM: 4C4356DB USERS AFFECTED: All users of ESP Encore. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF05626 If PREDICT BYPASS(...) is used, then Encore should not predict data set errors for that step. Without this PTF, ESP Encore correctly does not predict DATA NOT FOUND errors and NOT CATLGD 2 errors, but it still predicts NO SUCH GDG GEN errors. This PTF corrects that problem. DF07668 When a CLEANUP(YES) is chosen and any one of the data sets created by previous execution of this job is migrated and subsequently recalled to a volume with different UCB characteristics (different device type), the SCRATCH operation fails. This PTF corrects that problem. TYPE/RESTART: TSO users to logon again. */ None
    ESP Encore 2.3.0
    SENT034.zip ZIP 3 KB 06/13/03 /* PRODUCT: ENC VERSION 2.3.0 CHECKSUM: AEC253B5 USERS AFFECTED: Users of restart function, involving an abender step. PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Before restarting from a step referenced by an abender step, resources created by the step were not deleted. CORRECTION DESCRIPTION: Resources created by a step referenced by an abender step are backed out and uncatalogued, before restart at that step. TYPE/RESTART: Do *not* recycle ESP. Do *not* recycle the auxiliary address space. TSO users must exit and reenter ISPF. */ None
    SENT021.zip ZIP 5 KB 06/13/03 /* PRODUCT: ENC VERSION 2.3.0 CHECKSUM: 56AF7C52 USERS AFFECTED: Users of DISP=MOD data sets. PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When a data set was created with a DD statement that specifies DISP=MOD, and that data set is being auto-restored, then ESP Encore is not first deleting that data set. CORRECTION DESCRIPTION: This is now corrected. TYPE/RESTART: Do *not* recycle ESP. Do *not* recycle the auxiliary address space. */ None
    SENT022.zip ZIP 3 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ENC VERSION 2.3.0 CHECKSUM: F7A5FA1D USERS AFFECTED: All users of RACF(NO) PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: ABEND806 is not always predicted correctly when RACF(NO) is coded and a STEPLIB or JOBLIB is used. CORRECTION DESCRIPTION: The error is corrected. TYPE/RESTART: None. Rerun the affected job(s). */ None
    SENT024.zip ZIP 5 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ENC VERSION 2.3.0 CHECKSUM: B01BAAE8 USERS AFFECTED: Users of MODE NULL PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: If a job with MODE NULL has errors predicted, then an ABEND052 or ABEND0D6 may occur in module CYBRM511. CYBRM511 should not be called when MODE NULL is in effect. CORRECTION DESCRIPTION: The call to CYBRM511 will be bypassed if MODE NULL is in effect. TYPE/RESTART: None. Rerun the manual job which encountered the abend. */ None
    SENT027.zip ZIP 32 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ENC VERSION 2.3.0 CHECKSUM: 05E369BD USERS AFFECTED: All. PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: 1. Even after installation of SENT004, Encore may still issue a 'DELETE NOSCRATCH' command against an SMS managed DASD data set. 2. An ABEND0C4 may occur in CYBRM690 when a warning is to be issued regarding a DISP=MOD data set which was updated, but not created, by the original job. 3. An ESP/WM event initiator may encounter an ABENDA03 during shutdown following the restart of a job using Encore. 4. A TSO user may experience an ABENDA03 after using the RR CSF command to restart a failed job. 5. A space shortage in the auxiliary address space may occur, resulting in return code 1004 from a PC call at the start of a job, or loss of relevant SMF data during the job. Return code 8 on a PC0 call is an alternate symptom. CORRECTION DESCRIPTION: All the above problems have been corrected. SPECIAL NOTE: The syntax of the diagnostice ENCPARM TRACE command has been slightly changed by this PTF. If there is more than one module name string on the command, the list must now be enclosed in parentheses, as is usual for any list. TYPE/RESTART: Recycle ESP. TSO users should exit and reenter ISPF. Do *NOT* recycle the auxiliary address space, unless you are experiencing problem 5 noted above. The auxiliary address space must be restarted to remove the capacity constraint, but data presently held in the auxiliary address space will be permanently lost if it is restarted. Item 5 will take effect following the next IPL, at the latest. */ None
    SENT028.zip ZIP 3 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ENC VERSION 2.3.0 CHECKSUM: 761BAFAD USERS AFFECTED: Users of partial backout. PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: In a partial backout request, steps other than those requested would sometimes have their resources backed out. CORRECTION DESCRIPTION: Only the steps requested will have their resources backed out. TYPE/RESTART: Do *not* recycle ESP. Do *not* recycle the auxiliary address space. TSO users must exit and reenter ISPF. */ None
    SENT029.zip ZIP 8 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ENC VERSION 2.3.0 CHECKSUM: F4907A25 USERS AFFECTED: All PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: There is no way for automation products to detect that Encore may be experiencing problems, as no messages are written via WTO. CORRECTION DESCRIPTION: Messages 7031E throough 7036E will now appear via WTO as well as in the output of the affected job. New message 7020 will be issued when more than 10,000 requests are in the auxiliary address space. It will be reissued, no more often than once every five minutes, until the backlog is cleared. TYPE/RESTART: None required for messages 7031 through 7036. For the new messages 7020 through 7022, the auxiliary address space must be restarted. We recommend you simply wait, as the change will take effect after the next IPL. Restarting the address space under other conditions will cause loss of execution history data. */ None
    SENT030.zip ZIP 4 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ENC VERSION 2.3 CHECKSUM: 2C2D9DB1 USERS AFFECTED: All who installed Encore using a product tape created in 1998. PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: ABEND378-14 occurs when running the EXH copy/expand utility due to an incorrect version of CYBRM245. The tape contained the version assembled on 17OCT97, not the intended one which was assembled on 06APR98. This PTF ships the correct object module, TYPE/RESTART: Rerun the job. */ None
    SENT031.zip ZIP 17 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ERM VERSION 2.3 CHECKSUM: 8F197ABB USERS AFFECTED: All PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Problems with Encore support due to having some Encore parameters, commands, and data areas processed in ESP/WM modules. An improperly formatted (or unformatted) EXH file causes an ABEND during Encore initialization. CORRECTION DESCRIPTION: The affected logic is placed in Encore by this PTF. ESP/WM PTF SEPT092 removes the logic from ESP/WM, and adds calls to the new Encore code. Improper EXH files are detected, and the operator is given the option to format the file. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart the ESP subsystem. */ None
    SENT033.zip ZIP 12 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ENC VERSION 2.3 CHECKSUM: 6520A488 USERS AFFECTED: All PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: A bad record in the EXH file may cause the dump utility to fail with ABEND0C4. There is no capability to correct errors in the EXH file's allocation bit map. CORRECTION DESCRIPTION: Damaged or incomplete records will be bypassed by the dump utility, thereby preventing the ABEND0C4. The sanity check program is now able to correct errors in the allocation bit map, providing that DISP=OLD is specified on the EXH DD statement. TYPE/RESTART: None. PTF impacts batch utilities only. */ None
    SENT044.zip ZIP 14 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ERM VERSION 2.3 CHECKSUM: 741A382D USERS AFFECTED: All. *********** ** HIPER ** *********** PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF00669 ABENDU1104 will occur if a request to retrieve an EXH record from the auxiliary address space fails. CYBRM311 does not check the return code, and attempts to process an empty buffer, leading to the abend when a subsequent update transaction is received for that job. DF01133 Data loss can occur in the auxiliary address space when a large EXH buffer is to be released. A 4K page beyond the end of the buffer may be cleared, causing a buffer header to be damaged (which leads to the condition described in defect 669 above), or an entire chain of requests may be orphaned. In the latter situation, message ESP7020E may be repeatedly issued, even though there is no work in the queues. This specific error is introduced by SENT029. DF01134 When an EXH buffer is to be freed, it is added to the free queue prematurely. An exposure exists whereby one address space can request and obtain a buffer for use, and then have the releasing task clear the now-owned buffer. The PC2 routine (CYBRM353) is changed to clear/release the buffer prior to adding it to the free queue. DF01146 Batch utilities can encounter errors due to a buffer being too small to hold an EXH record for a large job, causing message EPS653E and incomplete results. TYPE/RESTART: For DF00669, warm restart all copies of ESP which have the SMF tracking interface active. For DF01133 and DF01134, it is necessary that the auxiliary address space be recreated. This will happen on the first start following the next IPL, but can be forced by issuing the AUX_AS BOUNCE command after the ESP warm start. Be aware that restarting the auxiliary address space will lose all the Encore data currently stored in it, and is not generally recommended. If you must, we recommend halting all initiators on the image, allowing all jobs in progress to complete, and then allowing Encore to "catch up" by processing all queued requests. This may take some time if the system is busy. A "query report" will show the number of queued requests. If no jobs are running, and the number of queued requests does not change for several seconds (even though it may not be zero due to the defect), then Encore has processed the available data and the auxiliary address space may be restarted without any additional loss of data. Once the new auxiliary is initialized, restart the initiators. This process must be performed for each subsystem tracking Encore jobs to avoid losing data. In some situations (such as a test environment), the data loss may be acceptable. If you have activated usermod 38 to prevent Encore from automatically quiescing in the event of an EXH file I/O error, you may want to consider deactivating it after installing this PTF. The conditions for false I/O errors have been removed, and an error occurring with this PTF installed (including recreating the auxiliary address space) is real. */ None
    SENT036.zip ZIP 16 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ENC VERSION 2.3.0 CHECKSUM: 49DDEF93 USERS AFFECTED: Users of the PREDICT PROGRAM feature PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: There is a limit of three program names which may be used. CORRECTION DESCRIPTION: The limit is removed. Any number of program names may now be specified, either as multiple PREDICT statements with cumulative effect, or as a list of names in the PROGRAM field of a single PREDICT statement, or a combination of both methods. TYPE/RESTART: None. Add additonal ENCPARM statements dynamically, if desired. */ None
    SENT038.zip ZIP 3 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ERM VERSION 2.3 CHECKSUM: DA51DE95 USERS AFFECTED: Users of ENCORE restart function. PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: ABEND0C4 in ENCORE during a job restart. CORRECTION DESCRIPTION: Halfword binary field handled correctly in CYBRM403. TYPE/RESTART: Do *not* recycle ESP. Do *not* recycle the auxiliary address space. TSO users must exit and reenter ISPF. */ None
    SENT039.zip ZIP 10 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ERM VERSION 2.3 CHECKSUM: 3CAA451F USERS AFFECTED: All PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF00353 Prevent messages 634E/7140E and subsequent Encore quiesce, at large job end. Prevent ABENDU1104 during subsequent Encore restart. Issue warning messages 7186W, 7187W and 7188W to identify large jobs exceeding Encore's tracking capability (definition of a large job: approx 11k DD stmts or greater). The initialization of the EXH buffer is changed to use the correct maximum length (1044472). TYPE/RESTART: Recycle ESP. */ None
    SENT040.zip ZIP 6 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ERM VERSION 2.3 CHECKSUM: 6B9ECEA9 USERS AFFECTED: All PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF00223 ABEND0C4 may occur in CYBRM504, CYBRM610 or CYBRM690 during restart or restart analysis of a job when backout of one or more data sets is required. DF00340 Message information for messages 7126I and 7127I is incorrect. DF00350 ABEND0C4 may occur in CYBRM403 during restart of a large job due to a length exceeding 32767 and being misinterpreted as a negative number. TYPE/RESTART: None. TSO users must exit end re-enter ESP. */ None
    SENT041.zip ZIP 10 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ERM VERSION 2.3 CHECKSUM: 18A6902E USERS AFFECTED: All PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF00328 ABEND0C4 during RR processing for a job which executed on another node. R1=X'FFFFFFF8'. The Remote Encore processor (CYBRM115) is attempting to issue an error message. DF00337 The Encore program behaves unpredicatably in a non-batch environment. In particular, a started task may wait forever. Encore will now quit quickly if the environment is not batch. DF00402 Encore functions can truncate the big buffer size when invoked to read an EXH record in the ESP address space. The size should never be set less than the user's coded APPLBUF size. DF00403 The from/to step information in the Encore parameter report is confusing due to unclear terminology. Encore will now use the MVS standard form of qualified names for step names, which is consistent with all other instances of step names in Encore output. The "to" step information will be displayed only if it is not null. TYPE/RESTART: None. TSO users must exit and reenter ESP. */ None
    SENT042.zip ZIP 13 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ERM VERSION 2.3 CHECKSUM: CCC369C1 USERS AFFECTED: ESP remote Encore users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF00579 TCP/IP replaces APPC for ESP TSO/ISPF client connections to remote Encore work station servers. ERMWSS command ADDRESS and PORT operands replace LUNAME operand to reflect this change. ERMWSS HELP option added. TYPE/RESTART: Recycle ESP TSO/ISPF client. */ None
    SENT043.zip ZIP 8 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ERM VERSION 2.3 CHECKSUM: 61C7401F USERS AFFECTED: All Encore Users. PROBLEM(S) FIXED: DF00921 Encore performance is degraded due to unnecessary reads from the EXH file when purging records. Redundant ENQ/DEQ activity is also taking place during purge processing. A false logical I/O error on the EXH file can also result. DF00927 Encore internal data capture improvement. TYPE/RESTART: Warm restart of all copies of ESP (master and slaves). */ None
    SENT032.zip ZIP 7 KB 06/12/03 /* PRODUCT: ENC VERSION 2.3.0 CHECKSUM: A95CB99A USERS AFFECTED: All PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: ABEND0C4 or other unexpected actions when a job on the EXH file has an execution date which is in the future. This can result from the use of certain date simulation tools. CORRECTION DESCRIPTION: The analyze and purge utilities are modified to cope with this stiuation. TYPE/RESTART: None. Rerun the affected utility. */ None

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