Support News for 2016

June 29, 2016

Now Available ... ThruPut Manager Education Services

ThruPut Manager Education Services are now available. Please see the announcement or visit the Education section of our website for more information.

June 09, 2016

Now Available ... ThruPut Manager Version 7 - PTF LEVEL TMT7107

ThruPut Manager Version 7 PTF TMT7107 is now available for order. It is applicable to all Editions and provides full support for z/OS 2.2.

This maintenance level provides new functionality and enhancements, contains fixes to known problems and supersedes a number of APARs. An updated set of documentation is also available which reflects functional changes, and includes new and updated messages, operator commands and JAL/DAL statements.

To order this new ThruPut Manager Version, please submit the Order Form. As always, all technical bulletins should be reviewed from the Technical Bulletins section as well.

Please refer to PTF Release Details for a complete summary of changes. In addition the 'Product Availability' page provides information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

January 01, 2016

Upcoming Product Support Withdrawal ... ThruPut Manager Version 6

Please be aware that as of September 30, 2016, ThruPut Manager Version 6 will be withdrawn from service. Please make whatever plans necessary to upgrade your current ThruPut Manager V6 systems to the current ThruPut Manager Version 7 maintenance. Technical Bulletin TM140505 outlines the changes required when upgrading from TM V6 to TM V7.

Please refer to the 'Product Availability' page for more information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

Support News for 2015

December 07, 2015

Now Available ... ThruPut Manager Version 7 - PTF LEVEL TMT7106 / Support for z/OS 2.2

ThruPut Manager Version 7 PTF TMT7106 is now available for order. It is applicable to all Editions and provides full support for z/OS 2.2.

This maintenance level provides new functionality and enhancements, contains fixes to known problems and supersedes a number of APARs. An updated set of documentation is also available which reflects functional changes, and includes new and updated messages, operator commands and JAL/DAL statements.

To order this new ThruPut Manager Version, please submit the Order Form. As always, all technical bulletins should be reviewed from the Technical Bulletins section as well.

Please refer to PTF Release Details for a complete summary of changes. In addition the 'Product Availability' page provides information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

September 11, 2015

Now Available ... ThruPut Manager Version 7 - PTF LEVEL TMT7104

ThruPut Manager Version 7 PTF TMT7104 is now available for order. It is applicable to all Editions and provides full support for z/OS 2.1. ThruPut Manager Support for z/OS 2.2 will be Generally Available later this year.

This maintenance level provides support for CA 7 R12 ( for TM AE+). In addition, it provides new functionality and enhancements, contains fixes to known problems and supersedes a number of APARs. An updated set of documentation is also available which reflects functional changes, and includes new and updated (since TMT7101) messages, operator commands and JAL/DAL statements.

To order this new ThruPut Manager Version, please submit the Order Form. As always, all technical bulletins should be reviewed from the Technical Bulletins section as well.

Please refer to PTF Release Details for a complete summary of changes. In addition the 'Product Availability' page provides information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

Support News for 2014

May 05, 2014

Announcing ... ThruPut Manager Version 7 - General Availability

General Availability - ThruPut Manager Version 7 R1.0

TM V7 R1.0 is now available. It exploits much of the new z/OS 2.1 functionality and requires some changes to the standard ThruPut Manager installation. Technical Bulletin TM140505 outlines these changes. TM V7 is the platform for all future functionality and enhancements. Check out the Version 7 Highlights.

Please refer to the PTF Details Guide for further details. In addition the 'Product Availability' page provides information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

January 01, 2014

Coming Soon ... ThruPut Manager Version 7

Upcoming Availability - ThruPut Manager Version 7 R1.0

TM V7 R1.0 was available for early release 4th quarter 2013 with projected General Availability for 1st quarter 2014. It will exploit much of the new z/OS 2.1 functionality and will require some changes to the standard ThruPut Manager installation. TM V7 is the platform for all future functionality and enhancements. Check out the upcoming Version 7 Highlights.

Please refer to the PTF Details Guide for further details. In addition the 'Product Availability' page provides information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

Support News for 2013

September 30, 2013

Now Available ... ThruPut Manager Support for z/OS 2.1

Upcoming Availability - ThruPut Manager Version 7 R1.0

TM V7 R1.0 will be available 4th quarter 2013. It will exploit much of the new z/OS 2.1 functionality and will require some changes to the standard ThruPut Manager installation. TM V7 is the platform for all future functionality and enhancements. Check out the upcoming Version 7 Highlights.

General Availability of ThruPut Manager Version 6 PTF TMT6220

TM V6 R2.0 PTF TMT6220 is now available and fully supports all new z/OS 2.1 functionality and requires almost no changes to ThruPut Manager parameters or procedures but will not exploit z/OS 2.1. As of January, 2014 ThruPut Manager Version 6 will be "Withdrawn from Marketing" and carries a soft "Service Discontinued" date of September 2016. TM V6 will continue to be stabilized and supported until this date.

ThruPut Manager Version 6 Release 2.0 - PTF TMT6220 is applicable to all Editions and provides the following support :

  • support for z/OS 2.1
  • DAL descriptor added for new z/OS 1.13 JCL DD FREEVOL= keyword
  • Addition of $OUTCLASS JAL descriptor
  • EAV support added for all TM files
  • Support for VTAM/PAT volume and unit counts
  • Support for full range of $DBS_DLM descriptors in JAL
  • ThruPut Manager (SE,AE,AE+) now runs in the same service class as JES2 provided there are at least 2 logical processors online in the LPAR.
  • Allow SAC table entries to have PGM/PANEL/Command "*"
  • Maintenance and Minor Enhancements
  • Updated documentation level set TM6R2-12

In Addition, for ThruPut Manager AE, this release includes:

  • Improved SLM TRACE capability with better persistency across TM recycling
  • For Automated Capacity Management, improved detection of softcapping status in conjunction with IBM SMF record TYPE 99 subtype 11.
  • SLM dialogue improvements
  • Provide command to allow SLM to RESUME the service class assignment for a job after the operator changed the service class for an executing job.
  • Update SLM ACTIVATE command to accept NON_PRIME

And for ThruPut Manager AE+, this release includes:

  • The “What’s New” section of the PCS dialogues has been updated to reflect changes for TMT6219/TMT6220.
  • Battle Plan Reconciliation Improvements: An enhanced algorithm interpreting job times provided by the CA 7 LQ command deals with jobs being on the REQ-Q for an extended time. This results in jobs being correct when there was no previous BP and a new one is be activated.
  • Support for Overlapping Battle Plans: A new effective method for identifying such Job Instances results in improvement when identifying predecessors in the previous BP when its successor is in the next one.
  • The algorithm for automatic closing of a Battle Plan now will not allow it to occur before the Battle Plan ending time.
  • Exported Battle Plans can now be Imported/viewed.
  • New restriction for a specified Acceptable Time, therefore avoiding potential confusion with the Battle Plan/Cycle Starting Time
  • A new option, Use CA 7 DUE-OUT as Acc., was added to indicate that a Job Instance will be assigned its Acceptable Time from the CA 7 DUE-OUT time.
  • Enhanced Controls over PCS Events: With this enhancement it is possible to set a verbose level for each event action.
  • Provide Exporting Defaults/Options for Backup/Modification purposes:
  • Provide enhanced Confirmation when an existing AMD is about to be re-initialized
  • PCS New Active and Closed Battle Plan Summary Reports
  • PCS Dialog improvements
  • The Defaults/Options, accessible from the Application Management panel, now has access to all Application Alerts via a tabbable Alert field

Please refer to the PTF Details Guide for further details. In addition the 'Product Availability' page provides information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

March 18, 2013

Now Available ... ThruPut Manager V6 R2.0 PTF Level TMT6218 - a General Maintenance level.

We are pleased to announce the General Maintenance upgrade, PTF TMT6218. This release includes:

  • JALTest enhancement to allow load of a SAC table
  • Maintenance and Minor Enhancements
  • Updated documentation level set TM6R2-11

In Addition, for ThruPut Manager AE, this release includes:

  • SLM General Services selection points by member
  • SLM Configuration of Preferred Server – available when JESplex at TMT6218
  • Exploitation of WLM APAR OA39437

And for ThruPut Manager AE+, this release includes:

  • A 'What's New' section in the PCS dialogues. Please refer to this section for information on new/revised PCS features, identified by PTF level.
  • Scheduled Tree Mode
  • ability to change an executing job to indicate that it is late. In order for this to work correctly, both the SLM server and the LPAR the executing job is running on must be at PTF TMT6218 or higher.
  • Defaults Option Manager
  • Jobs failed by Converter
  • Documentation as to why Battle Plan was closed
  • Filter Improvements
  • Carry forward incompatible trees

Please refer to the PTF Details Guide for further details. In addition the 'Product Availability' page provides information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

January, 2013

Announcing ... General Availability and CA Validation of ThruPut Manager AE+ - extending the scheduling goals of CA 7 to the z/OS execution arena.

Support News for 2012

October 18, 2012

Technical Bulletin TM121018

September 15, 2012

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R2.0 PTF Level TMT6217

We are pleased to announce the General Maintenance upgrade, PTF TMT6217. This release includes:

  • IBM-VTFM PAT dataset support
  • DFSMS Extended Address Volume (EAV) Support
  • New ZEKE JAL descriptors now available
  • Support SYSTEM VERIFY_UNCAT(LOGTRACK) for JSS BYPASS_TAPE_ALLOCATION
  • Maintenance and Minor Enhancements
  • Updated documentation level set TM6R2-10

In Addition, for ThruPut Manager Automation Editon, this release includes:

  • SLM support for z/PDT
  • Detect/Report (EOJ report) operator reset of Service Class
  • Handle WLM change in z/OS 1.13.
  • Display messages DTM8172E / DTM8173I when WLM indicates system resources are scarce.
  • Add additional Automated Capacity Management Service Classes

Please refer to the PTF Details Guide for further details. In addition the 'Product Availability' page provides information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

July 13, 2012

Technical Bulletin TM120713

May 09, 2012

Technical Bulletin TM120509

April 24, 2012

Technical Bulletin TM120424

Mar 30, 2012

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R2.0 PTF Levels TMT6215/TMT6216

We are pleased to announce the General Maintenance upgrade, PTF TMT6215/TMT6216. This release includes:

  • Now supporting EMC:DLM virtual devices
  • Add JBS and JLS ISPF dialogs
  • TM/SLM and TM/PCS Enhancements
  • Maintenance and Minor Enhancements
  • Updated documentation level set TM6R2-09

Please refer to the PTF Details Guide for further details. In addition the 'Product Availability' page provides information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

Support News for 2011

September 19, 2011

Our IP Address is changing

MVS Solutions has provided an IP address to be used when sending diagnostic information or obtaining maintenance via FTP. Although we encourage the use of the IP name FTP.MVSSOL.COM , hard coding a specific IP address may be necessary for Firewalls. For these environments, please be advised that our IP addressing will be changing as of September 30, 2011.

Please forward the following information to any interested parties.

  • Anyone using the reference ftp.mvssol.com in their FTP client or JCL should NOT be affected by the transition
  • Add the currently active backup IP address ... 216.223.150.234 ... to the authorization list
  • and remove the old backup ... 64.72.231.178 ... which is no longer active.
  • Remove the previous IP address ... 66.212.187.234 ... which will be disconnected as of September 30, 2011
  • and add the new primary address ... 216.223.139.218 to the authorization list ... active as of October 3, 2011.

September 19, 2011

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R2.0 PTF Level TMT6214 - Support for z/OS 1.13

We are pleased to announce the General Maintenance upgrade, PTF TMT6214. This release includes:

  • Support for z/OS 1.13
  • Tolerate IBM ALLOCxx option, when using it instead of JSS BYPASS_RECALLS
  • Support for HSM RECALL enhancement (on whose behalf info)
  • New JAL descriptor to identify restarted jobs
  • TM/SLM and TM/PCS Enhancements
  • Maintenance and Minor Enhancements
  • Updated documentation level set TM6R2-07

Please refer to the 'Product Availability' page for information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

April 08, 2011

Technical Bulletin TM110408

March 07, 2011

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R2.0 PTF LEVEL TMT6213

We are pleased to announce the General Maintenance upgrade, PTF TMT6213. This release includes:

  • TM/PCS and TM/SLM Enhancements
  • Maintenance and Minor Enhancements
  • Updated documentation level set TM6R2-06

Please refer to the 'Product Availability' page for information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

Support News for 2010

October 31, 2010

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R2.0 PTF LEVEL TMT6212

We are pleased to announce the General Maintenance upgrade, PTF TMT6212. This release includes:

  • New SLM Capacity Management Facility
  • TM/PCS Performance Improvements and Enhancements
  • Maintenance and Minor Enhancements
  • Updated documentation level set TM6R2-05

Please refer to the 'Product Availability' page for information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

May 17, 2010

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R2.0 PTF LEVEL TMT6209

We are pleased to announce the General Maintenance upgrade, PTF TMT6209. This release includes:

  • Early Release Support for z/OS 1.12
  • Support for the new ALLOCxx SYSTEM VERIFY_UNCAT parameter available with z/OS V1R11 and z/OS V1R10 with OA27917 implemented.
  • Maintenance and Minor Enhancements
  • Updated documentation level set TM6R2-04

Please refer to the 'Product Availability' page for information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

January 4, 2010

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R2.0 PTF LEVEL TMT6206

We are pleased to announce the General Maintenance upgrade, PTF TMT6206. This release includes:

  • Maintenance and Minor Enhancements

Please refer to the 'Product Availability' page for information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

Support News for 2009

September 1, 2009

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R2.0 PTF LEVEL TMT6205 - Support for z/OS 1.9

We are pleased to announce the General Maintenance upgrade, PTF TMT6205. This release includes:

  • Support for z/OS 1.11
  • Maintenance and Minor Enhancements

Please refer to the 'Product Availability' page for information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

April 15, 2009

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R2.0 PTF LEVELs TMT6203/TMT6204 - Minimum platform for ThruPut Manager Automation Edition with PCS Version 6.

We are pleased to announce the General Maintenance upgrade, PTF TMT6203 & TMT6204. This release includes:

  • Maintenance and Minor Enhancements

Customers running TM Automation Edition with plans to implement TM/PCS should upgrade to this level. Please refer to the 'Product Availability' page for information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

Support News for 2008

November 18, 2008

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R2.0 PTF LEVEL TMT6202 - General Maintenance level for TM/SLM.

We are pleased to announce the General Maintenance upgrade, PTF TMT6202. This release includes:

  • Important fixes for TM/SLM
  • Maintenance and Minor Enhancements

Customers running TM Automation Edition should plan on upgrading to this level. Please refer to the 'Product Availability' page for information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

September 15, 2008

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R1.2 PTF LEVEL TMT6120

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of ThruPut Manager® Version 6 Release 2.0. This release includes:

  • z/OS 1.10 Support
  • Provides the platform for any new functionality
  • TM/Service Level Manager enhancements to the interface and other functionality
  • Expanded use of the new JES2 dynamic exit support
  • A new level of supporting Documentation
  • Maintenance and Minor Enhancements
Please refer to the 'Product Availability' page for information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

September 15, 2008

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R2.0 PTF LEVEL TMT6201 - Support for z/OS 1.10

We are pleased to announce the General Maintenance upgrade, PTF TMT6120. This release includes:

  • Support for client server implemenation for STK, available with HSC 6.2 and above in HTTP mode.
  • Last V6 R1 level to provide new functionalilty. Maintenance will be stabilized.
  • z/OS 1.9 will remain the highest supported operating system
  • Maintenance and Minor Enhancements

Please refer to the 'Product Availability' page for information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

March 10, 2008

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R1.2 PTF LEVEL TMT6119 - toleration support for JES2 Dynamic Exits.

We are pleased to announce the General Maintenance upgrade, PTF TMT6119. Along with general maintenance, toleration support for the new JES2 Dynamic Exits, available with JES2 APAR OA21346, is included.

Please refer to the 'Product Availability' page for information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

Support News for 2007

November 27, 2007

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R1.2 Automation Edition

MVS Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce the "General Availability" of ThruPut Manager Automation Edition. This has been the largest single development effort to date by MVS Solutions and we are pleased with the enthusiastic response during the Early Availability Program.

The new core component, TM/Service Level Manager, brings unprecedented automation to z/OS JES2 batch management and makes service-oriented management of batch processing a reality. Along with TM/SLM, it includes all the optional component of the TM/Standard Edition; TM/DBS TM/DCS TM/JBS TM/RSS and TM/UCS. Please contact your District Account Manager for licensing requirements prior to placing your order.  

TM/AE requires a minimum platform of TM V6R1.2 PTF TMT6118 and a V6 CONTROL FILE. Pre V6 format control files are not supported by this level.  To order this maintenance update (TMT6118), click the Order Form  navigation button, located on the top navigation bar or Bulletin Board of the Customer Center Lobby, and submit your order. 

September 30, 2007

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R1.2 PTF LEVEL TMT6118 - support for z/OS 1.9 and CA-MIM 11.6 and dropping support for ThruPut Manager Version 5, Pre V6 Format Control File and JTSOLD.

We are pleased to announce the General Maintenance upgrade, PTF TMT6118 (Inclusive of TMT6117). This PTF level includes GA support for z/OS 1.9 and CA-MIM 11.6 and drops support for ThruPut Manager Version 5, Pre V6 Format Control File and JTSOLD.

Please refer to the 'Product Availability' page for information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

June 18, 2007

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R1.2 PTF LEVEL TMT6116

We are pleased to announce the General Maintenance upgrade, PTF TMT6116.

Please refer to the 'Product Availability' page for information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

March 15, 2007

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R1.2 PTF LEVEL TMT6115 - support in TM/DBS for 9940Bs.

We are pleased to announce the General Maintenance upgrade, PTF TMT6115, which along with regular maintenance, provides support in TM/DBS for 9940B tape units.

Please refer to the 'Product Availability' page for information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

January 31, 2007

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R1.2 PTF LEVEL TMT6114 - revised platform for ThruPut Manager Version 6 Automation Edition and TM/SLM.

We are pleased to announce the General Maintenance upgrade, PTF TMT6114, which provides the revised platform (minimum level) for the ThruPut Manager 6 Automation Edition and TM/SLM.

Please refer to the 'Product Availability' page for information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

Support News for 2006

September 07, 2006

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager Automation Edition with Service Level Manager

ThruPut Manager Automation Edition is now shipping with the Early Availability of TM/Service Level Manager. New and revised literature/documentation is also available, including a Graphs and Charts Sampler.

Sept. 07, 2006

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R1.2 PTF LEVEL TMT6112

- a General Maintenance level PLUS ... support for z/OS 1.8 / full support for IBM's TCPIP over NJE with z/OS 1.7 / platform for ThruPut Manager Version 6 Automation Edition.

May 25, 2006

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R1.1 PTF LEVEL TMT6110 - support for CA7-R11 / compatibility for IBM's TCPIP over NJE with z/OS 1.7.

MVS Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of a new ThruPut Manager general maintenance upgrade for ThruPut Manager Version 6 R1.1. We are now shipping PTF Level TMT6110. In addition, this new level of maintenance...

  • includes support for CA7-R11 (outlined in Technical Bulletin TM060314)
  • provides compatibility APAR TR61129 which addresses IBM's APAR OA14754 for TCPIP over NJE in z/OS 1.7 (outlined in Technical Bulletin TM060504). 

Early availability support for z/OS 1.8 will be provided in an upcoming PTF.

Please refer to the 'Product Updates' section for information regarding ThruPut Manager Release level availability.

May 15, 2006

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V5 R2.2 PTF LEVEL TMT5216

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of ThruPut Manager® Version 5 Release 2.2 PTF TMT5216. With this PTF level Technical Bulletin TM050413 is now obsolete.

Support News for 2005

Sept. 21, 2005

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R1.1 PTF LEVEL TMT6108 and above - support for z/OS 1.7.

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of ThruPut Manager® Version 6 Release 1.1.

This release includes:

  • Virtual Volume Staging for IBM, StorageTek and CA-Vtape
  • z/OS 1.7 Support
  • TM/Drive Booking Services enhancements to the interface and other functionality
  • Enhanced Documentation including new System Programming Guides for each component in both PDF and BookManager formats
  • Maintenance and Minor Enhancements

Technical Bulletin, TM041101 is available to assist with the migration from Version 5 to Version 6.

June 08, 2005

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V6 R1.0 PTF LEVEL TMT6104

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of ThruPut Manager® Version 6 Release 1.0 PTF TMT6104. With this PTF level Technical Bulletins TM050323 and TM041213 are now obsolete.

April 05, 2005

Now Available ...   ThruPut Manager V5 R2.2 PTF LEVEL TMT5215

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of ThruPut Manager® Version 5 Release 2.2 PTF TMT5215. With this PTF level Technical Bulletin TM030602 is now obsolete.

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