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JOBCLASSES DISPLAY DIFFERENT BETWEEN z/OS 1.13 AND z/OS 2.1

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Article ID: 41350

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Products

SYSVIEW Performance Management NXBRIDGE - SYSVIEW/ENDEVOR

Issue/Introduction

Question:

When I look at STC or TSO active address spaces under SYSVIEW, why do I see different job class values depending on the z/OS version?

With z/OS 1.13, the displayed JOBCLASS for STC address spaces is "$" and TSO users is "@". 

With z/OS 2.1, the displayed JOBCLASS for STC is "STC" and TSO users is "TSU". 

 

Answer: 

JES2 z/OS 1.13 and prior had one character job classes. For display purposes SYSVIEW chose "$" to represent the job class for started tasks and "@" for TSO users.

JES2 z/OS 2.1 increased the job class value to eight characters, so SYSVIEW changed to show a value of "STC" for started tasks and "TSU" for TSO users.

Environment

Release: FAQSO.00200-14.1-SYSVIEW-Performance Management
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