The Very Best of z/OS 2.1

The Very Best of z/OS 2.1

According to z/OSSYgirl, of course. Now, this was actually pretty tough. There is SO much great new content in z/OS 2.1 that it’s very difficult to choose the top, well, I whittled it to 21. (2.1, 21, get it??) Ok, I will admit, I made that up after I counted them. (smiley)

IBM and MVS Core Technologies has placed renewed focus on requirements over the last few years, so let’s take a look at the functions that specifically satisfy SHARE requirements:  

SHARE MVS Requirements Satisfied

  • Dynamic System Symbol updates (SETLOAD IEASYM Command)
  • z/OS Console support for HMC 3270 console planned (Love it!)
  • Add/remove MCS consoles dynamically
  • DISPLAY PPT Command
  • IEBCOPY Support for pattern matching (Finally!)
  • REXX will support PDSE, concatenated, multivolume, and tape data sets

MVS BCP/JES2/DFSMS

  • HMC complex-wide IODF Activate (only for the bold and the beautiful)
  • Multiple SMP/E Logical screens (different CSI’s)  (Love it!)
  • GDGORDER DD Statement (Anyone who deals with SMF files will (Love it!))
    • Default Remains: Newest to Oldest
    • Available: Oldest to Newest
  • Dynamic ENQ downgrade support in GRS, and JCL support (DSENQSHR=ALLOW)
  • New PARMDD EXEC keyword to support longer parameter strings – was 100
  • 8-character Job classes
  • Batch Parallel DFHSM Recall   (Allocation will determine if datasets are migrated, and issue all recalls in step initiation and wait for them to complete.
  • Multivolume RLSE improvements (Unused space can be released on current volume and all subsequent volumes)
  • RLS for Catalogs
  • PDSE V2  (DSNTYPE=(LIBRARY,{1|2}))
  • zFS Version 5  (Yes, there's a conversion)

z/OSMF

  • New workflow feature
  • Will use the Websphere Application Server Liberty profile…smaller, faster, easier. (Love it!)

USS

  • SRCHFOR in Unix UDLIST and DIRLIST
  • Pathname mask in DIRLIST

Not a z/OS thing really, but IBM is serious about FTPS for software delivery. Go check out their connectivity test to see if you’re positioned properly.  https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/preLogin.do?lang=en_US&source=cbct

Most of this info is taken from John Eells “What’s new in z/OS 2.1” presentation at SHARE in San Francisco. You can download the pdf here: https://share.confex.com/share/120/webprogram/Session12728.html

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Till next time,

Mary Anne

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z/OSSYgirl

 

4 Comments
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Like your list!

February 19, 2013 04:16 PM by Marna Walle

It's great you put together this list of what you hopefully will use...and when the rest of z/OS V2.1 is announced, I'd like to see another blog on the other stuff you like too! 

Marna

February 19, 2013 06:03 PM by Mary Anne Matyaz

You're such a tease!! :)

z/OS 2.1

February 19, 2013 10:09 PM by Mark

I'm so excited I just can't hide it!  Wish REXX supported RECFM=VBS for SMF data.

Thank You Mary Anne

May 14, 2013 11:09 AM by Iris Rivera

Hi Mary Anne, I truly enjoy reading the humor in your blogs. Thanks for showcasing the best of what's coming in z/OS V2.1.


Iris Rivera

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