FW: Advantage CA-IDMS r16.2 (r16 SP2) Maintenance Tape Order

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Jun 17, 2005
Latest reply on Jun 17, 2005 by ca.portal.admin
FYI, if you currently have R16 SP0 installed, you should hold off
ordering the SP2 tape. Upgrading from SP1 is OK, however.


From: Gervais, Maureen E []
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 4:08 PM
To: Gervais, Maureen E
Cc: Kruntorad, Judith M
Subject: Advantage CA-IDMS r16.2 (r16 SP2) Maintenance Tape Order

Dear Advantage CA-IDMS Customers,

Thank you for ordering the Advantage CA-IDMS r16.2 (r16 SP2) z/OS
maintenance tape.

I need to inform you that an issue was recently discovered with the
installation of this tape. Please read this email carefully to
determine if you are affected by the problem.

The problem will occur if you plan to install the r16 SP2 maintenance
tape into an existing r16 SP0 (0401) environment. If you have
previously installed r16 SP1 (0408), then you will not experience the
problem during your r16 SP2 installation.

If you are affected, please refrain from installing the Advantage
CA-IDMS r16 SP2 tape that was sent to you and reply to this email that
you need a replacement tape. The replacement tape is in the final
stages of completion and will be sent to you as soon as it is available.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please let me
know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Maureen Gervais

Computer Associates

Product Analyst, Development

Tel: +1 508-628-8094

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IDMS Public Discussion Forum


Release 16 question
"As I understand it, with ZOS there are 3 distinct areas of the OS, below
the line (0 to 16 M, above the line but below the bar (16M to 96M), and
above the bar (above 96M). My current client is installing a Z800
machine and, again, as I understand it, the Z800 machine has the
architecture to exploit the space 'above the bar'. Does IDMS rel 16 use
the 'above the bar' space, and, if so, how? Has anybody been able to
exploit this vast area? And, if so, have you seen any significant
performance improvements due to moving things 'above the bar'?

I am asking because my client is currently running rel 15 SP3 and had
asked me whether they should go to rel 15 SP6 or to rel 16. I had
recommended SP6 then found out about the new machine and wondered if
there were significant reasons, given the new architecture, to change my

Thank you in advance for your responses.

John Wheeler