Site upgrading z/VSE and asking about compatibility with VSE products.
Release : 7.1
Component : CA-Dynam for VM
We deliver fixes for our products in two formats.
1. The old way - using MSHP CORRECT. e.g.
ALT 0002F4 4370105B:BF73105A
ALT 00035A 427052A2:BE7352A2
2. The preferred way now - as a modrep using MSHP APPLY e.g.
RESO 'CCIVSE abends at startup W/SYSDEF SYSTEM,NTASKS > 255' -
++IMBED CA3CINIT PHASE *
++IMBED CA3C$SVA PHASE *
In the first case the fix is logged in the history file as an APAR. In the second case as a PTF. This is why LOOKUP PTF = RO02945 fails but LOOKUP PTF = RO03057 succeeds. RO02945 is an APAR not a PTF. The customer could use LOOKUP APAR=RO02945.
However when we create a service pack, fixes that were apars will be archived in a new history file as PTFs. So my advice to all is don't use LOOKUP, do use RETRACE to determine if service has been applied.