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xCAT Maintenance Levels for z/VM 6.3

The table below lists all z/VM 6.3.0 xCAT APARs and PTFs, chronologically, from newest to oldest.

You can check which service in the table below is missing on your system by uploading XCAT SERVICE and then issuing this command: SERVICE ALL STATUS LIST XCAT SERVICE

PTF APAR Version
levels
Abstract
UM35209 VM66059 N/A Security Apar VM66059
PTF date: 2017-08-22
UM35152 VM66038 N/A Security Apar VM66038
PTF date: 2017-07-05
UM35120 VM65951 N/A PE VM65670 SMAPI VSWITCH_QUERY_EXTENDED BAD OUTPUT
PTF date: 2017-05-11
UM35113 VM65969 N/A VSMREQIU BECOMES UNRESPONSIVE IN AN ACTIVE OPENSTACK ENVIRONMENT
PTF date: 2017-04-18
UM35110 VM66012 N/A Security APAR VM66012
PTF date: 2017-04-13
UM35030 VM65995 N/A Fix for PEVM65875 - GET_DEVICE_DETAILS PERFORMANCE ISSUES
PTF date: 2017-02-13
UM35021 VM65977 N/A Security APAR VM65977
PTF date: 2017-02-10
UM35006 VM65802 N/A SMAPI VSMWORK* MACHINES ABEND WITH PROTECTION EXC
PTF date: 2017-01-16
UM34985 VM65864 xCAT 2.8.3.11
zhcp 2.12.1
Liberty Fix Pack 3
PTF date: 2016-12-21
UM34986 VM65957 N/A Security APAR
PTF date: 2016-12-19
UM34937 VM65911 N/A SECURITY APAR for xCAT (non cma)
PTF date: 2016-10-24
UM34936 VM65917 N/A VSMGUARD hangs due to timer interference with shared queues
PTF date: 2016-10-20
UM34925 VM65914 N/A PE VM65888 SMAPI server environment does not start
PTF date: 2016-10-11
UM34867 VM65869 N/A Excessive logoff delay for guests using QDIO devices
PTF date: 2016-08-16
UM34843 VM65851 N/A Security APAR VM65851
PTF date: 2016-07-05
UM34843 VM65851 N/A Security APAR VM65851
PTF date: 2016-07-05
UV61297 VM65830 N/A LASTING GLOBALV continuously grows in SMAPI with DIRMAINT
PTF date: 2016-06-08
UM34827 VM65835 xcat 2.8.3.10
zhcp 2.8.3.10
xCAT and ZHCP updates
PTF date: 2016-06-08
UM34779 VM65809 N/A Security APAR VM65809
PTF date: 2016-04-01
UM34778 VM65803 N/A SMAPI not initializing LOHCOST during SMAPI initialization
PTF date: 2016-03-30
UM34770 VM65807 xcat 2.8.3.9
zhcp 2.8.3.9
Migration utility support for xCAT to CMA120, and xCAT fixes
PTF date: 2016-03-25
UM34758 VM65793 N/A Security APAR VM65793
PTF date: 2016-03-03
UM34750 VM65781 SMAPI directory cache initialization slows SMAPI API call responses
PTF date: 2016-02-18
UM34749 VM65705 Required for Alternate Deploy Provisioning. Otherwise, optional. VSWITCH logic will use both ARP Request and Reply traffic to detect IPv4 addresses owned by Layer2 (ETHERNET) guests.
PTF date: 2016-02-17
UM34730 VM65782 N/A Security APAR VM65782
PTF date: 2016-01-28
UM34712 VM65753 xCAT 2.8.3.8
zhcp 2.8.3.7
Service update for xCAT non-CMA FOR z/VM 6.3.0
PTF date: 2015-12-04
UM34708 VM65761 N/A Security APAR VM65761
PTF date: 2015-11-04
UM34664 VM65723 N/A SMAPI API enhancement for discovery function
PTF date: 2015-09-04
UM34659 VM65749 N/A Security APAR VM65749
PTF date: 2015-08-17
UM34655 VM65714 N/A Security APAR VM65714
PTF date: 2015-07-23
UM34654 VM65739 SMAPI can fail to autolog ZHCP and XCAT
PTF date: 2015-07-13
UM34637 VM65721 xCAT 2.8.3.6
zhcp 2.8.3.6
cma 1.1.1-20150603
Fixes for CMA 4.2.0.2 and xCAT/ZHCP
PTF date: 2015-06-25
UM34590 VM65706 N/A Security APAR VM65706
PTF date: 2015-04-17
UM34565 VM65676 xCAT 2.8.3.5
zhcp 2.8.3.5
cma 1.1.0-20150305
Initialization cleanup for xCAT and ZHCP along with changes for OpenStack JUNO
PTF date: 2015-03-13
UM34564 VM65669 xCAT 2.8.3.5
zhcp 2.8.3.5
Provide user exits for xCAT and ZHCP initialization
PTF date: 2015-03-13
UM34540 VM65682 N/A Security APAR VM65682
PTF date: 2015-02-10
UM34511 VM65667 N/A SMAPI enhancements to allow xCAT to exploit multiple OSA ports and exploit VLAN aware clients.
PTF date: 2015-01-08
UM34498 VM65662 N/A Security APAR VM65662
PTF date: 2014-12-17
UM34478 VM65650 N/A Security APAR VM65650
PTF date: 2014-11-14
UM34453 VM65634 N/A SMAPI fixes for problems in xCAT and zHCP initialization.
PTF date: 2014-10-13
UM34449 VM65625 N/A Security APAR VM65625
PTF date: 2014-10-13
UM34427 VM65594 xCAT 2.8.3.4
zhcp 2.8.3.3
xCAT and zHCP support for CMO, FlashCopy fixes, capture/deploy fixes, and deploy of ECKD root disk can now be larger than source disk.
PTF date: 2014-09-19
UM34426 VM65593 N/A SMAPI fixes
PTF date: 2014-09-19
UM34425 VM65614 N/A Security APAR VM65614
PTF date: 2014-09-19
UM34436 VM65601 N/A Improvement to IP address queries and Diagnose 26C for Ethernet transport (layer 2) switches.
PTF date: 2014-06-19
UM34365 VM65567 N/A Fix for VMRELOCATE function to handle directory commands with 8 char values.
PTF date: 2014-06-19
This affects SET VSWITCH grants for 8 char userids that are migrated. Without this fix the system migrates but it not granted access to the vswitch on the new host.
UM34362 VM65574 N/A Security APAR VM65574
PTF date: 2014-06-18
UM34345 VM65535 xCAT 2.8.3.3
zhcp 2.8.3.2
Support of OpenStack Icehouse and functional enhancements
PTF date: 2014-06-12
UM34336 VM65570 N/A Fix for SMAPI to change order of creating xCAT vSwitches and doing grants in restart notebook.
PTF date: 2014-06-03
When z/VM is restarted, the grants for other virtual machines were done before the vSwitches were created.
UM34325 VM65539 N/A Security APAR VM65539
PTF date: 2014-05-15
UM34270 VM65513 xCAT 2.8.3.2
zhcp 2.8.3.1
xCAT enhancements for OpenStack
PTF date: 2014-03-13
UV61215 VM65409 N/A Dirmaint DVHSAPI RC 1196 WHEN RUNNING ON REMOTE SYSTEM IN SSI
PTF date: 2014-02-19
UM34206 VM65460 xCAT 2.8.3.1
zhcp 2.8.3.1
xCAT enhancements
PTF date: 2013-12-10
UM34209 VM65463 xCAT 2.8.3.1
zhcp 2.8.3.1
xCAT networking update
PTF date: 2013-12-06
UM34117 VM65385 N/A SMAPI fix for VMRELOCATE function so it does not require FORCE=ARCHITECTURE.
PTF date: 2013-09-12
UM34047 VM65376 xCAT 2.8.3.1
zhcp 2.8.3.1
xCAT initialization fails with base level code.
PTF date: 2013-08-22
UV61203 VM65389 N/A DIRMSAT servers disabled in SMAPI-only SSI cluster
PTF date: 2013-08-19


How to determine your current xCAT Maintenance Level

  1. Log into the xCAT user interface
  2. Go to Nodes/Nodes and click xcat
  3. Select Actions/Run script
  4. In the script box enter:
    cat '/opt/xcat/version'
    ssh zhcp cat '/opt/zhcp/version'
  5. Press run
  6. In the yellow information box will be displayed the version and build date for xCAT and the zhcp component
  7. Example:
    xCAT version: 2.8.3.4 Built on: Tue Jun 24 09:40:49 EDT 2014
    zhcp version: 2.8.3.3 Built on: Tue Jun 24 10:13:44 EDT 2014


Related Information

  • Should I pick xCAT or CMA xCAT?
  • IBM z/VM Cloud Manager Appliance
  • There are some good xCAT tips in the appendices in the various Enabling z/VM for OpenStack manuals.
  • Latest Systems Management Application Programming manual.
  • zVM Download Packages
  • When receiving PTFs for z/VM 6.3.0 the delta disk (3D2) for CMS may fill up.
    There are two options for correcting this situation:

    1. Increase the size of the delta disk (3D2) prior to receiving service from this RSU.
    2. Remove obsolete PTF parts from the delta disk using the VMFREM command:

      VMFSETUP SERVP2P CMS (to get correct disks accessed)

      ERASE any CMS files of filetype CMSUT1 on the 3D2 minidisk, filemode J

      VMFREM PPF SERVP2P CMS LIST DMSVM $REMLIST (COMMIT RUN

      You need to create a file named DMSVM $REMLIST A. This file is a list of the PTFs which can be safely committed and removed from VMSES/E inventory. The contents of the DMSVM $REMLIST A file, starting in column 1, should be

      UM34047
      UM34206
      UM34209
      UM34270
      UM34498
      UM34540
      UM34325
      UM34345
      UM34362
      UM34365
      UM34425
      UM34427
      UM34478
      UM34637
      UM34712
      UM34770
      UM34778

      This command will delete older files shipped with the PTFs listed above and update the VMSES/E inventory to show that these PTFs are committed permanently to the CMS component.

    If you have encountered the disk full situation while receiving the PTF service, you will need take one of the actions identified above and reissue the command that filled due to the disk full condition (VMFINS or SERVICE).


zHCP interface to SMAPI open source code

The zHCP code contains a component called smcli, a Linux command line interface to many SMAPI API's. This code is available on GitHub. There are two sample scripts:

  1. One extracts the files, compiles the code and builds the RPM. It is called "buildzhcpgithub".
  2. The other will just compile the code and build the RPM. This can be used to test out source code changes you make; or to compile the code if you already have extracted the source code. It is called "compilezhcponly".

Code reviews are currently done in GerritHub.

To see the API's and API syntax for a command:

  • "smcli -h" will show which API's are supported
  • "smcli apiname -h" will show the command syntax

If you are interested in a smcli only executable rather than an RPM, instructions are Here.


Recent Change Activity

  • 2017-08-29 Fixed typos in Security APARs descriptions.
  • 2017-07-14 Added PE Fix APAR: VM65951, Security APAR: VM66038 and APAR: VM65969.
  • 2017-04-19 Added Security APAR
  • 2017-03-17 Updated documentation links
  • 2017-03-14 Added SMAPI APAR VM65995
  • 2017-02-16 Updated Service files to include changes from 2017-02-10 update
  • 2017-02-10 Security updates and VM65802
  • 2017-01-05 Fixed PTF sort by date
  • 2016-12-22 Added security updates and fixes
  • 2016-10-25 Added security PTF.
  • 2016-10-14 Added document link to blog about xCAT or CMA
  • 2016-09-08 Added CP excessive logoff delay fix
  • 2016-06-09 Added Dirmaint SMAPI PTF, XCAT, ZHCP fixes
  • 2016-04-13 Added UM34778 PTF
  • 2016-04-04 Added security PTF.
  • 2016-03-25 Added UM65807 PTF.
  • 2016-03-02 Added security PTF.
  • 2016-02-25 Fixed typos.
  • 2016-02-24 Updated related APARs.
  • 2016-01-28 Added security PTF.
  • 2015-12-04 Service and update for xCAT.
  • 2015-11-04 Added security PTF.
  • 2015-09-04 Added UM34644 PTF also to related APARs section
  • 2015-09-05 Added UM34664 PTF for discovery.
  • 2015-08-18 Added security PTF.
  • 2015-07-24 Added security PTF.
  • 2015-07-14 Add APAR for SMAPI not starting xCAT and ZHCP
  • 2015-06-25 FIXES FOR CMA 4.2.0.2; xCAT, zhcp
  • 2015-04-17 Added security PTF.
  • 2015-03-18 Misc wording updates, increase 3D2 disk requirements
  • 2015-03-16 Duplicated SMAPI APAR information affecting xCAT into xCAT section. Added missing PTF number in related section
  • 2015-03-13 xCAT and zhcp initialization cleanup(needs SMAPI update); and document link update.

This document is maintained by:

Chuck Brazie
z/VM Development
brazie@us.ibm.com