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TCP/IP for VM RSU Information

   Obtaining the Latest TCP/IP RSU

The latest RSU (Recommended Service Upgrade) for a given level of TCP/IP for VM can be obtained via one of a group of PTFs (and APARs) that are set-up expressly for this purpose; the PTF and APAR numbers for available RSUs are listed here:

    PTF and APAR Numbers for TCP/IP RSUs
    Level/Release RSU PTF RSU APAR
    TCP/IP Level 640 (*) UM97640 VM65909
    TCP/IP Level 630 (*) UM97630 VM65383
    TCP/IP Level 620 (*) UM97620 VM65084
    TCP/IP Level 540 (*) UM97540 VM64494

    * Available only as part of the z/VM stacked RSU

    Content information for a specific TCP/IP RSU is available by selecting the level of interest within the previous table.
    RSU Content Information for VM/ESA and other Related Products is also available.

    TCP/IP RSU Preventive Service Planning (PSP)

To search for and obtain current Preventive Service Planning (PSP) "bucket" information that corresponds to a given TCP/IP RSU, use this link:

This facility provides access to PSP bucket Upgrade and Subset information (for software and hardware topics). When using this facility, be certain the Other search criteria selection box cites Upgrade Name when a PSP bucket search is performed.

Provide the applicable Upgrade value in the box associated with this criterion, and that for the RSU subset of interest, in the "Subset Name" box.

Relevant Upgrade and Subset names for use as search criteria are listed here:

    PSP Upgrade and Subset Names for TCP/IP for z/VM
    Upgrade Subset
    Level 640 PSP Values
    TCPIP640 1701RSU
    Level 630 PSP Values
    TCPIP630 1601RSU
    1502RSU
    1501RSU
    1401RSU
    1301RSU
    Level 620 PSP Values
    TCPIP620 1501RSU
    1401RSU
    1302RSU
    1301RSU
    1202RSU
    1201RSU
    Level 540 PSP Values
    TCPIP540 1501RSU
    1401RSU
    1301RSU
    1202RSU
    1201RSU
    1102RSU
    1101RSU
    1003RSU
    1002RSU
    1001RSU
    0903RSU
    0902RSU
    0901RSU
    0802RSU
    0801RSU

   Determining Your TCPIP RSU Level

The current RSU level can be obtained by using the NETSTAT LEVEL command.

netstat level

The resulting output for this command will be similar to the following (the output shown here spans multiple lines for readability):

  VM TCP/IP Netstat Level 540
 
  IBM 2084; z/VM Version 5 Release 4.0, service level 0901 (64-bit),
  VM TCP/IP Level 540; RSU 1002 running TCPIP MODULE E2 dated 08/17/10 at 10:24
  TCP/IP Module Load Address:  00C1A000

The last part of the returned output identifies the TCP/IP RSU service level, as well as the TCPIP server module in use. In this example, the TCP/IP RSU level is: 1002.