Remote Spooling Communications Subsystem (RSCS)
Product Number: 5684-096 Function Level 530
On Feb 6, 2007, it was announced that
RSCS is repackaged as an optional feature with
Remote Spooling Communications Subsystem (RSCS) V3.2.0 (5684-096) has been
repackaged and is now available
for licensing under International Program License Agreement (IPLA) terms and
conditions. RSCS Function Level
530 (FL530) is available as a priced, optional, preinstalled feature of z/VM
V5.3. Pricing is based on engine-based
Value Units and is available for both IFL and standard processor
configurations. RSCS FL530 provides dynamic
command authorization support through a new server, RSCSAUTH, that runs as a
disconnected z/VM server and is
authorized for all RSCS commands. This can eliminate the need to recycle RSCS
when changing system and link
RSCS is a z/VM networking program. It provides data file transfer and print
services to, from, and through the
1 z/VM system on which it runs using both its own and TCP/IP networks. It
extends the scope of a single system to
an entire network of computers and devices. RSCS transfers data (as spool
files) between its local system and
remote devices and printers or other systems. It also acts as a print server
for remote printers attached to other VM
systems or a TCP/IP network. Through RSCS, users can send and receive
messages, files, commands, and print
and submit jobs within their network.
The stand-alone RSCS V3.2.0 (5684-096) product was
withdrawn from marketing effective May 26, 2008 and
is planned to be withdrawn from service
effective October 31, 2009.
VM/Remote Spooling Communications Subsystem Networking (RSCS) is a
networking product which enables users on one system to send messages,
files, commands, and jobs to other users within a network.
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RSU 0201 is available for RSCS 3.2.0.
- View the web page containing resources for
- RSCS Presentation, Using RSCS in the
New Milennium, by Les Geer
- Relief for truncation of SMSG's less than 132 bytes
and assembly problems with the BRC macro are
provided in APAR VM61946. This APAR is included on RSU 9901.
- TCP/IP UFT Support
is available in RSCS
RSCS General Information
RSCS Service Information
Preventive Service Available
The following CP, GCS, and RSCS APARs
must be applied to avoid
CP performance problems, FRF002 or UDR001
NJE link problems:
Available on RSU 9801 for VM/ESA 1.2.2, 2.1.0, and 2.2.0.
Available on RSU 9801 for VM/ESA 1.2.2, RSU 9802 for VM/ESA
2.1.0, and 2.3.0, RSU 9803 for VM/ESA 2.2.0.
Available on RSU 9803 for RSCS 3.2.0.
- VM62065 only required for Bi-Sync connections.
Available on RSU 9902 for VM/ESA 2.2.0, RSU 9903 for VM/ESA 2.3.0.
- VM62389 for proper handling when rejecting files.
Online support available for RSCS:
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