IOF spin level 2013316
provides support for IOF to run under z/OS V2R1. The new 8E MPI file is
supported on all versions of z/OS currently supported by IBM, and should
run with older z/OS versions. The new spin level is currently
available to be downloaded. Any subsequent 8E spin levels
will also support V2R1.
Several JES2 and z/OS control blocks were modified by
IBM version 2.1 code. IOF automatically adapts to the version of z/OS for
which it was generated and adjusts itself to run with that version.
Most of the changes to the new MPI will not be noticed externally by
Eight Character Job Class
IOF now supports the new JES2 8-character JOB class when
running under z/OS 2.1. The CLASS field was enlarged on the IOF Job List
Menu for input jobs, Job Class Display, the System Monitor and the
Initiator Display. The Job class fields on Job Receivers and
Transmitters for both Offload and NJE devices were also enlarged. These
changes will be seen by observant users.
IOF/JAMS Archival System
The new MPI also includes the IOF/JAMS archival system.
IOF/JAMS is documented in the
February 2013 Newsletter.
All current IOF/JAMS maintenance is
pre-applied to the new MPI.
IOF 8E Features
The new MPI represents an ugraded level of IOF release 8E. All the features described in the
announcement newsletter are available in the new MPI. This
- Email interface for z/OS
- Enhanced SEND for emailing output
- Additional support for OPERLOG
- Detailed Screen Capture
- Significant SNAP enhancements
- Enhanced Rexx features
To install the new version, download the latest IOF/8E spin level MPI
file and install it. (Spin 2013316 or later) If you are
currently running IOF Release 8E you can install the new spin as a new IOF/8E
level and run it in parallel with your current production version.
Spin levels earlier than 2013316 will not run with z/OS V2R1.
Click here to order or download the latest spin
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