May 1, 2003 FDRPAS
FDRPAS V 5.4 L 24 is now available.
FDRPAS V5.4/24 is required for support of the
new EMC Symmetrix
SUPPORTED FDRPAS RELEASES:
Versions 5.4 level 20 of FDRPAS, and higher, are supported.
REQUIRED IBM 2105 ESS MAINTANENCE
If a source volume is in an IBM 2105 ESS (Shark)
with FICON channels, you
REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED IBM MAINTENANCE FOR ALL SYSTEMS:
The only changes from the December 17, 2002 APAR list are that APAR OW54976 is changed from recommended to critical, and that we have added APAR OW57711.
You may need to apply IBM maintenance in order to successfully swap disks with FDRPAS. Please check this matrix against your operating system level to see which IBM APARs may need to be applied to all of your systems before you attempt to use FDRPAS. APARs for JES3 only are listed later in this document.
Critical APARs MUST be applied before using FDRPAS (if they apply to your system). Recommended APARs may be optional, but read the details of each to be sure.
Brief descriptions of the APARs follow the matrix. Please review
IBM |--------- OS/390 ---------| |----z/OS-----|
C = Critical - will apply to most installations
and may result in system outages
Brief IBM APAR descriptions follow:
OW5771: this recommended APAR fixes a S0C4
in module IECDINIT during a swap. The abend causes no harm and the
swap will complete successfully, but a SVC dump will be created.
The problem seems to occur when the target device has never been
online to the system since the last IPL.
OW56156: this recommended APAR fixes a problem
in XCF where the device address of a couple dataset is incorrectly
displayed after a swap of the disk.
OW55980: this recommended APAR fixes a S0C4
abend during a console ACTIVATE command after a swap.
OW55469: this critical APAR fixes Media Manager
to avoid hangs and ABENDs in programs which use Media Manager. Without
this fix, you may experience DB2 failures during a swap. It has
also been implicated in a hang in CA-OPSMVS (from Computer Associates)
during a swap.
OW54976: this critical APAR should be applied to avoid SQA overlays due to a problem in the IBM service IEEVARYD. You can avoid the problem without applying the fix by adding the undocumented operand "VARYON=NOAFTER" to all SWAP and MONITOR statements on every system; however, this leads to a rare case where concurrent copy and flashcopy do not work after the swap; if this occurs, issue the console command
An IPL is required to implement this fix.
OW54200: this critical APAR has been implicated
in data corruption during FDRPAS swaps. The APAR mentions IEBCOPY
but we have seen data corruption in DB2 databases. Other data set
types may be exposed as well.
OW5376: this recommended APAR addresses problems
when swapping from a device with new features (such as Flashcopy
on a 2105 Shark) to another subsystem without those features. FDRPAS
disables those features at the beginning of the swap, but without
this fix they may be dynamically re-enabled before the swap ends.
OW53222/OW52127: these APARs are recommended
to prevent accidentally
OW5263: this critical APAR must be applied
if you swap to or from devices with PAV (Parallel Access Volumes),
to avoid a S0C4 abend in IOS. The error may occur when trying to
use the non-PAV device after the swap.
OW52422: If you have applied the PTF for APAR OW51163 or are running
z/OS 1.3, you must apply this critical APAR to avoid a S09A ABEND
with reason code CB01 in GRS after a swap (even if you use CA-MIM).
This abend will only occur if there is a RESERVE on the volume at
the moment of the actual swap; FDRPAS will not complete the swap
until there are no outstanding RESERVEs but it is possible for a
RESERVE request to be issued after FDRPAS checks.
OW51840: if you have applied the PTF for IBM
APAR OW48166 or one of the
OW51461: see OW54200 above.
OW49783/OW51248: apply this recommended APAR
if you plan to do dynamic
OW49672: this critical APAR MUST be applied
to avoid a hang when swapping a volume
OW48166: this critical APAR MUST be applied
if you are using ECS (Enhanced
If all catalogs displayed have a status of "inactive",
ECS is not in use.
OW46936: you may want to apply this recommended
APAR to avoid an occasional
OW46459: this critical APAR MUST be applied
if you are using WLM-managed
OW4610: this recommended APAR resolves performance
OW45683: this recommended APAR resolves performance
OW44548: If you have ever used FDR to convert
DB2 or other linear VSAM
OW41858: This critical APAR MUST be applied
before attempting to swap to or
OW31942: this critical APAR MUST be applied
before attempting to swap a volume
OW30926: if you plan to swap volumes containing system couple datasets
(CDS) it is recommended, but not required, that you apply this APAR.
This fix allows the coupling facility to better tolerate short delays
in I/O to the datasets, which may occurring during the swap. Without
the fix, there is a possibility that a coupling facility failure
may occur. See
REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED IBM MAINTENANCE FOR JES3 SYSTEMS:
You may need to apply IBM maintenance in order
to successfully swap disks
Critical APARs must be applied before using
FDRPAS (if they apply to your system).
Brief descriptions of the APARs follow the
matrix. Please review the descriptions of the applicable APARs to
see if they must be applied to your system.
JES3 |--------- OS/390 ---------| |----z/OS-----|
Brief JES3 APAR descriptions follow:
OW55435/OW51565: these critical JES3 APARs
prevent a S0C1 abend in JES3 after
OW47245/OW39622: These recommended JES3 APARs
address a hang after a swap of the
OW37639: This recommended JES3 APAR prevents job failures if a JES3 hotstart is done during a swap. You do not need to IPL but a hotstart of JES3 is required to activate this fix.
OW35913: This critical JES3 APAR prevents a
hang if a JES3 spool volume is swapped.
OW28457/OW28455: These critical JES3 APARs are required to successfully swap volumes on a JES3 system. You must IPL to activate this fix.
REQUIRED HDS (Hitachi Data Systems) MICROCODE UPDATE:
Customers swapping to a HDS 9xxx Lightning
disk subsystem must