Information (Last Updated: 2015/04/27)
of our products operate in these hardware and software environments,
but may not exploit all of their features.
any hardware configuration supported by MVS/ESA V5, OS/390
MVS/ESA V5 with JES2 or JES3 (all releases)
any disk device supported by the operating system, including EAV
OS/390 with JES2 or JES3 (all versions and releases)
any tape device supported by the operating system
z/OS with JES2 or JES3 (all versions and releases)
addition, individual products have additional requirements or capabilities
as described below.
SmartProduction base product requires:
of the Following MVS Versions With Either JES2 or JES3:
- z/OS (all versions)
Version 2 or Above
Version 1 Release 3 or Above
the following SMF record types are required for minimal operation:
14, 15, 30 (subtypes 4 and 5) and 64. In addition, SmartProduction
will use the following record types if available: 16 (DFSORT),
17, 18, 61, 62, 64, 65, 72 (subtype 3) and 77, 92 (subtype 11), 118, 119,
DFSMShsm FSR records, CA-XCOM (default 192) and the SyncSort SMF type
(default 208), which you may specify at installation time.
SmartProduction DB2 Optional Component requires SMF record type
101 DB2 Accounting Class 1 records for minimal operation. In addition,
SmartProduction will use the following record types if available:
101 DB2 Accounting Class 2 and 3, 102 DB2 Performance Class 9
IFCID 95 and 96.
SmartProduction is EAV compatible and the Job History can be loaded on an EAV.
All levels of SmartProduction for DB2 are compatible with DB2 through release 9. DB2 V10 requires SmartProduction V5.1.0 or higher.
zOS V2.1 defaults LCCA and PCCA to VIRTUAL31. To be compatible with this default you must run SmartProduction V4.8.0 or higher or move the control blocks to VIRTUAL24.
requires CICS and is compatible with CICS/MVS 2.1.2, CICS/XA (V3
all releases), CICS/ESA (V4 all releases) and CICS/TS (V1,
V2, V3, V4 and V5, all releases). There are some level dependencies, specifically
in the supplied Task Control or VTAM Task Attach User Exit, provided
in three versions (ROPEKCRQ for CICS 3 and below, ROPEZC41 for
CICS 4 and ROPEZCRQ for CICS TS), and the language-specific copy
The ROPES Web Interface (introduced in Version 15) requires CICS TS 3.1 or higher.
support for COBOL applies to all versions and levels of COBOL,
including COBOL VS, COBOL II and COBOL for MVS and VM (LE COBOL).
The preprocessed copy books provided with ROPES (for use with
CICS TS 2.3 using the COBOL3 option) may need reprocessing under the following conditions:
1) you run a different level and/or change CICS levels after installation;
2) you change COBOL versions; or 3) you change COBOL LE levels.
We have provided a member in the ROPES.COBLIB library called OBOOKSIN.
You can edit and run this job to upgrade your ROPES COBOL copy
books whenever one of these conditions occurs. The most common
symptoms are compilation errors.
OS/390 2.10 and z/OS users of SMTP please note: you may need to
apply the fix for APAR PQ55433 and/or UQ61702 to correct a problem
in SMTP that will cause the ROPES SMTP printer it to appear to
ROPES V17.0 is IPv6 capable and has been tested with an EAV.
ROPES is compatible with CICS through TS 5.5 and with z/OS through V2.5.
does not support Workload Manager in Goal mode at this time.
*Note: This restriction does not apply to PILOT/SMF-only customers.
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