ShadowDisk/Z product

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The ShadowDisk/Z product has been committed to the VSSI FTP site today. This product offers the same benefits to z/Linux developers as VPARS does for TPF developers – namely, the ability for multiple users to test application code over a base z/Linux filesystem, without altering the base copy. ShadowDisk/Z package 5512 (a.k.a. VDISK) is now […]

Updated VSTOOLS

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Users who download and installed the 5510 packages should download the latest VSTOOLS VMARC from the VSSI FTP site and expand this to their VSSI Install disk. The updated VSTOOLS fixes an issue where the CPNUC was not copied via VSCOPY unless the (FORCE option was also specified; i.e.: . vscopy nuc cf1 (sometimes fails […]

Tool Modification

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Several customers have requested that the VSCOPY and VSBLDCFG tools be modified to selectively copy only changed files to their target CP PARM disks (i.e., don’t just blindly copy everything). The new utilities have therefore been modified to perform this function. As PTFs are downloaded and applied, the PTF flags are used to build a […]

VSTOOLS.VMARC package level 184

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VSTOOLS.VMARC package level 184 contains several errors which cause the application of the latest VSSI PTFs (550037 thru 550041) to fail. Please do as follows when applying these PTFs: Download the latest VSTOOLS VMARC (build 186 or higher as reported by VSQTOOLS) from the VSSI FTP site. Expand this VMARC file to your VSSI Install […]

PTFs Needed

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The following PTFs should be applied by all users – PTF              Issue Addressed VS550039   PRG006 and CFR001 ABENDs during license message generation if running on z/VM 5.4 and z/VM 6.1 (i.e., within 30 days of license expiration) VT550035   Infinite loops in RVTIOR on z196/z114 processors VP550032   Infinite loops in […]