Systemware Content Server z/OS, Xptr, and JHS compatibility with IBM z/OS

Systemware Content Servers provide repositories for enterprise content integration and management.
These content server offerings include:

-   Systemware Content Server z/OS
-   Xptr
-   Systemware Content Server DS (for distributed content servers on Windows and Unix platforms)

Releases for the z/OS platform are:

Release Level R52 R51 R42
FMID: SWJR520 SWJR510 SWJR420
Current maintenance level: SW52R2 SW51R2 SW42R2
SMP installed: Yes Yes Yes
Products included: Content Server z/OS, JHS Content Server z/OS, JHS Xptr, JHS
License codes: Required Required Required

Systemware Content Server z/OS, Xptr, and JHS compatibility with IBM z/OS

Systemware products are compatible with IBM z/OS V2.1 with the following exceptions:

-   JHS R420 does not accurately represent jobs collected with job numbers above 65,535. Systemware's recommendation is that you move as quickly as practical to R510; until then, set your JES parameters to keep the job numbers between 1 and 65,535.
-   IBM z/OS V1.12 introduction of new message IDs. This version of z/OS replaces message IDs IEF373I with IEF032I and IEF375I with IEF033I in order to expand the information available at step and job end. Please ensure that you have C05613 applied for compatibility. Following is a cross-reference of C05613 SYSMOD ID to supported release:
  Release 5.2.0:  BASE
  Release 5.1.0:  SWJO309
  Release 4.2.0:  SWJM657

For information about IBM z/OS availability and end-of-service dates, refer to this IBM site: z/OS end-of-service dates

Links to IBM's "software developers supporting z/OS..." sites:
      IBM z/OS V2R1      IBM z/OS V1R13      IBM z/OS V1R12     

IBM z/OS compatibility was proven on the following Systemware maintenance levels:

Release 5.2.0: SW52R2
Release 5.1.0: SW51R2
Release 4.2.0: SW42R2

(Note: For Systemware releases older than these, please call Systemware Customer Support at 972-239-2803. You can email technical support questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .)


Fix for IBM z/OS V1.13 problems with JES2 SPOOL migration:

A fix for IBM z/OS V1.13 is available for IBM APAR OA37332, which includes various problems discovered during extended testing of JES SPOOL migration. For example, after upgrade to z/OS V1.13, the Systemware JHS J20 panel display may be missing step name values for some files.

You can view details about the problems and corrections, as well as download the fix for this APAR from this IBM site: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1OA37332


Fix for potential exposure for undetected loss of data or dataset corruption for DFSMS VSAM/RLS users on z/OS V1.13:

A fix for IBM z/OS V1.13 is available for IBM APAR OA40253, which involves a potential exposure for undetected loss of data or dataset corruption for DFSMS VSAM/RLS users on z/OS V1.13. View APAR OA40253 on the IBM site for additional information and actions to determine exposure. There is a link at the top of that page to obtain the fix for APAR OA40253.
Users affected: All z/OS 1.13 (HDZ1D10) VSAM/RLS users who are sequentially erasing records from a KSDS while simultaneously updating records via a concurrent request.

Products affected: z/OS 1.13 DFSMS VSAM/RLS (HDZ1D10) Description: It is possible for an inserted or updated record to be unintentionally erased or down-leveled if concurrent RLS access of a KSDS has sequential erase activity and inserts/updates taking place at the same time. In order for data to be lost, at least one sequential erase must remove all records in a CI, such that CI reclaim is initiated for that CI. Subsequent sequential requests may then overlay other updates to the dataset, causing the previously updated records to be lost. The job that updated the record may not receive an error indication, or may receive unexpected logic errors such as "record not found." EXAMINE may also report key sequence errors.


Additional Systemware software products provide Windows, Unix, and Web interfaces with Systemware z/OS-compatible software. Refer to options on the main menu of the customer information portal site for details about Systemware software products and features.

You can find referenced Systemware maintenance on the customer information portal, or you can go to the Systemware FTP server. If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact Customer Support at 972-239-2803 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .