IBM Red Alert
We think this is important enough to let all of our subscribers know about. If you’ve downloaded HOLDDATA between 1:15AM ET on Sept 10 through 7:30PM ET on Sept 11, you should redo it, as shown below in IBM’s recent Red Alert.
|Red Alerts: Red Alert / z/OS family – all hardware, OS, and related software / Enhanced HOLDDATA for z/OS is incomplete|
All users of Enhanced HOLDDATA for z/OS who downloaded Enhanced HOLDDATA between 10 September 2020 at time 06:15 GMT and 11 September 2020 at 23:30 GMT.
Enhanced HOLDDATA is incomplete. Using SMP/E with the incomplete Enhanced HOLDDATA can unexpectedly lead to installing PTFs that are in error (PE) and failing to install PTFs that fix HIPER APARs.
Any users who obtained the Enhanced HOLDDATA between 10 September 2020 at 06:15 GMT and 11 September 2020 at 23:30 GMT must reobtain the current Enhanced HOLDDATA by using your normal delivery method.
Managing TFP Webinar by Cheryl Watson and John Baker
As part of IntelliMagic’s free zAcademy series, John Baker of IntelliMagic and I will be giving a webinar on September 17 at 10AM ET. Managing Tailored Fit Pricing (TFP) has some similarities to managing to a peak R4HA, but there are also many new techniques and procedures that will need to be used by both Capacity Planners and Performance Analysts.
This is a followup to the webinar I gave on July 1 on “Does IBM’s Recent Tailoring of Tailored Fit Pricing Make It a Better Fit for You?”. You can replay the recording from the zAcademy page.