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Status Delivered
Workspace z/OS
Categories SMP/E
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 31, 2022

Add DATACLAS selection to ZOSMF Software Manager Deployment Configuration of Datasets

In ZOSMF Software Manager - Deployment Dataset Configuration. Allow a DATACLAS field in addition to the STORCLAS field. This will allow for the allocation of NON-SMS EXTENDED FORMAT ZFS files (that are greater than 4GB).

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 19, 2023
    z/OSMF Software Management has been updated with the PTFs for APAR PH56073 to create portable software instances (PSWIs) that support allocating target data sets using a provided data class during a Deployment action. The PTFs are available on October 18, 2023. The IBM ServerPac production process will exploit this new capability, to produce PSWIs that support allocating target data sets using a data class starting in December 2023.

    In addition, z/OSMF Software Management has also been updated with the PTFs for APAR PH56073 to support allocating work data sets for Deployment and Export actions using a provided data class. This support for work data sets is not dependent on whether the PSWI supports data class for the target data sets.
  • Guest
    Jun 17, 2022

    This EA/EF DATACLASS requirement is also mentioned in the 2.5 Planning For Installation doc

    "Note: ServerPac supports extended format and extended addressability for zFS data sets. For any

    zFS data sets that exceed the 4 GB size limit, you must define an SMS Data Class with extended

    format and extended addressability."

    We also had issues with the SMPWRK ZFS requirements being >4GB and no ability in the dialog to add a DATACLAS during the RECEIVE process. A manual update of the JCL was needed outside of zOSMF prior to rerunning via zOSMF.

  • Guest
    Mar 15, 2022

    This seems important, because z/OS 2.5 is only installable by z/OSMF.
    And in z/OS, the Root FileSystem is larger than 4 GB.

  • Guest
    Feb 9, 2022

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - z Systems Software
    Product - z/OS
    Component - SMP/E
    Operating system - IBM z/OS
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - z Systems Software
    Product - z/OS
    Component - z/OSMF
    Operating system - IBM z/OS
    Source - None