5695-040 IBM Print Services Facility/MVS V2.2

IBM U.S. Sales Manual
Revised:  March 06, 2001.

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IBM U.S. Product Life Cycle Dates Description
Abstract Technical Description
Product Positioning Planning Information
Highlights Security, Auditability, and Control
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IBM U.S. Product Life Cycle Dates
Program NumberVRMAnnounced AvailableMarketing Withdrawn Service DiscontinuedReplaced By
5695-0402.02.01994/06/211994/07/01 1999/03/312002/04/13 -
5695-0402.01.01990/10/021991/03/29 1994/07/011997/04/26 -

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(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of March 31, 1999)

(For IBM US, Program Services Discontinued as of April 13, 2002)

Print Services Facility for MVS (PSF/MVS) is made up of optional priced and non-priced features that provide unmatched flexibility to configure centralized and distributed printing solutions on IBM mainframe systems, and between mainframes and LANs.

  • PSF/MVS Print Driver (Tier-priced based on number and speed of printers)
  • MVS Download (optional, priced OTC or MLC). Requires PSF/MVS print driver.
  • AFP Upload for AIX (optional, priced OTC or MLC). Requires PSF/MVS print driver.
  • AFP Conversion and Indexing Facility (ACIF) (optional, non-priced). Requires PSF/MVS print driver.
  • AFP Application Programming Interface (API) (optional, non-priced). Requires PSF/MVS print driver.
  • NetSpool (optional, priced OTC or MLC). Can be ordered separately from PSF/MVS print driver.
  • IP PrintWay (optional, priced OTC or MLC). Can be ordered separately from PSF/MVS print driver.

Since Advanced Function Printing(TM) (AFP)(TM) was introduced in 1984, it has become a de facto industry standard for high function, system- managed printing in centralized and distributed environments. The PSF/MVS print driver is the printing subsystem that communicates between the MVS Job Entry Subsystem (JES) and printers to provide access to AFP printer functions.

PSF processes output from line printer applications using formatting instructions that are outside the application program. Application data is merged with these formatting instructions to provide high quality document formatting that is independent of the application program. Changes to the application program need not affect formatting, and formatting changes need not affect the application.

PSF/MVS also processes output from applications that produce fully composed pages in the AFP data stream (AFPDS, or MODCA-P). Applications that produce AFPDS contain both the output data and the formatting instructions for each page in the same records, called structured field records. PSF/MVS accepts data for a page in any valid sequence, processes the data, and creates commands to drive the printers.

PSF processes instructions in the data and external formatting resources to do the following, within the capabilities of the printer:

  • Print in different orientations
  • Print in a variety of fonts
  • Use outline fonts resident in printers or host libraries
  • Print in any position on a page
  • Specify data fields to be generated as barcodes
  • Specify print lines or fields to be printed in color
  • Include page overlays and segments (images) anywhere on a page
  • Position multiple logical pages on a single sheet (N_up)
  • Suppress selected fields on page copies of a document
  • Change formatting on a page by page basis within a job
  • Include electronic forms
  • Select paper from multiple input bins
  • Select duplex printing

The PSF/MVS print driver provides many options for distributed AFP printing using either IBM SNA or industry standard TCP/IP communication protocols. Distributed printing options vary depending upon the attachment capabilities of the printers. PSF supports the following distributed printing options:

  • Sending print directly to printers using SNA/SDLC

  • Sending print directly to LAN attached printers using TCP/IP

  • Sending print directly to printers on a Token Ring LAN using SNA

  • Sending print to printers accessible to a PSF for OS/2 print server or Warp Server.

    PSF/MVS in combination with the Distributed Print Function of PSF for OS/2 allows multiple S/390(R) and AS/400(R) hosts to direct output across SNA networks to printers attached to the PSF for OS/2 print server. The same printers can be shared by LAN users sending PC application output in the PCL or Postscript data streams. All jobs are spooled on the print server and scheduled for printing by PSF/2. See IBM Software Announcement 294-695 dated November 1, 1994.

    PSF/MVS in combination with IBM Advanced Print Services (APS) Connect for OS/2 Warp Server allows a Warp Server system to be used for LAN printing of AFP output from a S/390 host. APS Connect receives print output from PSF across an SNA network to Warp Server systems for remote printing on any PCL or IPDS printer accessible by Warp Server. The printers appear to be SNA-attached to the host PSF, and remote printing does not require any operator intervention. Print jobs are not spooled on the Server system, and IPDS printers are completely under the control of PSF/MVS. See IBM Software Announcement 296-225, dated June 25, 1996.

  • Send print to printers accessible to an RS/6000 system running PSF for AIX

    The PSF Direct capability of the PSF/MVS print driver allows PSF/MVS to send print jobs over an SNA network to AIX in "passthrough" mode without spooling on the RS/6000. A timer allows PSF/MVS and PSF for AIX to release the printer for use by other systems or LAN users after a short period of inactivity. See IBM Software Announcement 294-793, dated December 13, 1994.

    The MVS Download priced feature of the PSF/MVS print driver automatically transmits data from the JES spool to RS/6000 systems using TCP/IP. A cooperating print server or archive server running on the RS/6000 receives the datasets for printing with PSF for AIX, or for archiving with IBM OnDemand for AIX. See IBM Software Announcement 295-337 dated July 5, 1995.

  • Send print from LAN and AIX applications via PSF for OS/2, OS/2 Warp Server or PSF for AIX to printers on an MVS system using PSF/MVS

    The AFP Upload for AIX priced feature of the PSF/MVS print driver provides seamless routing of AIX and LAN-created print jobs through PSF for AIX to an MVS system. AFP Upload running on S/370, S/390 or OS/390, receives the files and places them on the JES spool for printing by PSF/MVS. AFP Upload for AIX can use either SNA or TCP/IP for communication to MVS. See IBM Software Announcement 296-207 dated June 18, 1996.

    PSF for OS/2 and OS/2 Warp Server with APS Connect allow users on a LAN to send PC application output through PSF for OS/2 or APS Connect to MVS attached printers. Data stream transform programs accept Postscript and PCL printer data streams, convert them for printing on AFP printers, and automatically route the jobs to MVS for printing.

PSF/MVS includes optional non-priced features that address printing and application requirements in specific customer environments.

  • AFP Conversion and Indexing Facility (ACIF) formats S/390 line data according to external formatting instructions and converts it into an AFP data stream file. Optionally, the data can be indexed to subset a print dataset into individual smaller documents, such as an individual customer's insurance policy or bank or financial statement. The indexed file and a file containing the external print resources needed to re- create an exact duplicate of the documents in the file can then be archived and retrieved for viewing or printing based on the index key fields. AFP Download, described above, can be used to send the archive files to a RS/6000 system for use with IBM OnDemand for AIX. See IBM Software Announcement 293-100 dated March 2, 1993 (ACIF) and Announcement 296-175 dated May 28, 1996 (OnDemand).

  • Page Printer Migration Programs (PPMP) convert print application data and electronic forms created for use on Xerox laser printers to print on AFP printers using PSF/MVS.

  • A small group of fixed-space fonts that resemble typewriter fonts is available with PSF/MVS. A comprehensive collection of fixed-space and typographic fonts in raster and outline formats, as well as tools to customize existing fonts or create new fonts, is available in the IBM AFP Font Collection program product (5648-113). See IBM Software Announcement 296-060 dated March 5, 1996.

Two stand-alone components of PSF/MVS can be ordered separately from the PSF/MVS print driver. These components provide solutions for migrating VTAM distributed print applications to the JES spool for use with JES or PSF print drivers, and a non-AFP distributed print capability using TCP/IP.

  • IP Printway automatically routes JES2 or JES3 print data from MVS to printers in a TCP/IP network. It replaces the Network Print Facility (NPF) feature of MVS TCP/IP, providing improved function, capability, performance and usability. For IPDS printers attached to a TCP/IP network, the TCP/IP support in the PSF/MVS print driver remains the solution of choice. However, IP Printway offers a distributed print solution for customers moving from SNA, coax-attached, SCS printers to TCP/IP LAN-attached printers. See IBM Software Announcement 296-328 dated September 10, 1996.

  • NetSpool allows print output from VTAM applications such as CICS and IMS to be automatically captured and placed on the JES spool without modification to application programs. Printing can then be distributed over TCP/IP or SNA networks using the PSF/MVS print driver or over TCP/IP using IP PrintWay. See IBM Software Announcement 295-337 dated July 5, 1995.

Publications for PSF/MVS are available in online format in the "PSF/MVS CD-ROM" (SK2T-9263) on CD-ROM effective January 1, 1997.
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Product Positioning

Print Services Facility for MVS (PSF/MVS) provides a system solution for the growth and management of enterprise printing. The AFP architecture and MVS implementations provide rich functional support for the complex print applications businesses need to be competitive. At the same time, it provides protection and enhancement for current applications through powerful external formatting capabilities. This results in significantly reduced application maintenance costs. PSF/MVS also has the ability to automate many of the tasks of managing a distributed printing environment. The combination of AFP's powerful print function and system management, and its extendability to support future technologies provides a solid platform for enterprise printing. The IP PrintWay and NetSpool components of PSF/MVS provide complementary printing solutions for both AFP and non-AFP printing. Print Services Facility for MVS should be proposed to any customer with a S/370, S/390 or OS/390 MVS operating system who has any of the following printing requirements:

  • Production printing from mission critical applications
  • Sophisticated document formatting for production applications
  • Ability to enhance print applications and use new printer technology without application program changes
  • System-managed printing, including resource management and error recovery
  • High-volume printing, or a short print window
  • Distributed printing from host applications
  • Ability to share printers between host and LAN applications
  • Ability to accept LAN print jobs for printing on AFP printers
  • High speed or high volume printing over TCP/IP networks
  • Migrate SCS, coax-based distributed printing to LAN attached printers

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PSF/MVS Printer Support:

The PSF/MVS Version 2.2 print driver provides the MVS system printing support for the following AFP printers. Not all of the printers are currently in marketing or service. The level of AFP function supported, and the available attachments will depend upon the capabilities of each individual printer. See the announcement letter and/or hardware sales manual for information about a specific printer.

  • IBM 3800 Printing Subsystem
  • IBM 3820 Page Printer
  • IBM 3825, 3827, 3828 and 3829 Advanced Functions Printers
  • IBM 3835-1 and 3835-2 Advanced Function Printers
  • IBM 3900-001 Advanced Function Printer
  • IBM 3900-0W1 and 0W3 Wide Advanced Function Printers
  • IBM 3900 Advanced Function Duplex Printing Systems
  • IBM 3112 and 3116 Page Printers
  • IBM 3130 Advanced Function Printer
  • IBM 3160 Advanced Function Printer
  • IBM 3812 and 3816 Page Printers
  • IBM 3912 and 3916 Page Printers
  • IBM 3930 Page Printer
  • IBM 3935 Advanced Function Printer
  • IBM 4224, 4230 and 4234 printers
  • IBM 4247 Serial Matrix Printer Model 001 and 002
  • IBM Laser Printer 4028
  • IBM 6400 Line Matrix Printer, All models
  • IBM 6408 and 6412, Model CTA
  • IBM Network Printers NP12, NP17 and NP24, with IPDS feature
PSF/MVS can also distribute AFP print output to printers that accept HP PCL printer data streams via the PSF for OS/2 print server or the APS Connect feature for IBM OS/2 Warp Server, or via the MVS Download feature or PSF Direct function of PSF/MVS and PSF for AIX running on an RS/6000 system.

MVS Download:

The MVS Download feature of the PSF/MVS print driver supports high- speed, automatic transmission of datasets from the JES spool to RS/6000 systems accessible by IBM TCP/IP for MVS. Previously, transmission at this speed had to be performed manually via File Transfer Protocol (FTP).

MVS Download provides the following benefits:

  • Guaranteed data integrity

    • Automatic retry

      MVS Download resends datasets that are not successfully routed according to the retry number and retry interval in a routing control file. Datasets are not purged from the spool until they are successfully received by the remote host.

    • Checkpoint/restart

      This eliminates the need to re-transmit a large file from the beginning in case of an error or interruption in transmission.

  • Audit trail

    SMF Type 6 accounting records are created and stored, so essential processing information is available for every dataset.

  • Seamless system management

    You can monitor and manage the status and operation of MVS Download with the existing MVS system management tools, such as Spool Display and Search Facility (SDSF) and JES commands.

  • Efficient use of system resources
    • By placing multiple FSA subtasks in a single Functional Subsystem (FSS), MVS Download can improve the efficiency of system resource usage and routing throughput.
    • By streaming data from the JES spool to the target host, no MVS storage is needed to buffer datasets for transmission.

MVS Download runs as an FSS writer and lets you decide where datasets will be delivered through the use of a routing control file. Both PSF for AIX and IBM OnDemand for AIX provide cooperating AIX servers to receive data from MVS Download. The server stores the datasets in file systems accessible by the target host. The print server submits datasets to PSF for AIX for printing. The archive server loads datasets to a DB/2 database for use by IBM OnDemand for AIX. MVS Download is available as a feature of the PSF/MVS print driver for a flat One-Time Charge (OTC) or Monthly License Charge (MLC) regardless of your usage pricing tier level for the print driver.

AFP Upload for AIX:

The AFP Upload for AIX feature of PSF/MVS allows you to take PCL, Postscript, SAP OTF or MODCA-P (AFP) print files created on an RS/6000 system or a LAN and pass it up to an MVS system for printing on an AFP printer. Use is transparent to end-users, who think they are routing their printing to an RS/6000 print queue.

PSF for AIX takes the data off the AIX spool and transforms it to MODCA-P, if necessary. APAR IX57887 to PSF for AIX V2.1 uploads the converted MODCA-P print files to the host. The Upload for AIX feature of PSF/MVS, running on S/370, S/390 or OS/390, receives the files and places them on the JES spool for printing by PSF/MVS.

AFP Upload for AIX passes the following attributes (similar to JCL OUTPUT statement parameters) along with the print files:

  • NAME
  • ROOM

AFP Upload supports all datastreams that PSF for AIX can transform into MODCA-P, and all printers supported by PSF/MVS. Print files are removed from the AIX spool when transmission is complete.


Many VTAM applications (such as CICS and IMS) produce output that is printed on SNA network printers. MVS customers may want to enhance the formatting of these applications using AFP print capabilities, or may want to migrate their existing VTAM network printing to a TCP/IP network and LAN attached printers. They would like to do this without modifying the CICS or IMS application code, especially if the application is old or complex.

The NetSpool stand-alone component of PSF/MVS answers these requirements and provides the following benefits -- all without requiring changes to the application.

  • Data integrity

    By directing output to the JES2 or JES3 spool, you can take advantage of the spool's inherent security, checkpoint/restart, and reprint capabilities.

  • Printer sharing

    Multiple applications can simultaneously direct output to the JES spool for printing on a single shared printer. This can help to reduce your workspace requirements and supplies costs.

  • Routing flexibility

    NetSpool allows you to specify applicable "destination" and "selection" keywords (for example, destination, class, forms) for routing the output to the proper locations and/or printers. You can associate the data with multiple destinations, in which case a separate JES spool dataset will be created for each.

  • Formatting flexibility

    NetSpool allows you to specify presentation-related parameters (for example, page definition, form definition, character set(s) to control printing and take advantage of AFP formatting. If you don't specify AFP parameters, you can print the data using any of the normal JES line- printing facilities.

  • PSF/MVS exploitation

    By coding OUTPUT statement parameters, you can take advantage of PSF/MVS's distribution, formatting and print control features.

  • Double byte character set (DBCS) support

    For LU1 sessions NetSpool supports SCS DBCS controls. DBCS support is not currently available for LU0 or LU3 sessions.

IP PrintWay:

IP PrintWay is a stand-alone component of PSF/MVS that provides automatic routing of JES2 or JES3 print datasets from MVS to printers in a TCP/IP network. IP PrintWay will take any data format on the spool and use the TCP/IP LPR/LPD protocol to transport it to another spool or printer. Depending upon the options specified, data can be transported in EBCDIC format or transformed from EBCDIC to ASCII using a selected translation table.

JES2 users can dynamically select any workstation printer, departmental printer or system printer in the TCP/IP network using JCL printer destinations. For more centralized control, printer destinations can be defined in a routing table.

As the strategic replacement for MVS TCP/IP's Network Print Facility (NPF), IP PrintWay provides significant enhancements in the following areas:

  • Function
    • IP PrintWay supports existing JCL keywords. The COPIES keyword, for example, allows you to specify printing multiple copies without having to re-transmit the dataset.
    • IP PrintWay provides SMF record support for accounting
    • IP PrintWay provides new options for improved control of the LPR/LPD connection.

  • Capacity

    IP PrintWay provides a much greater number of simultaneous transmission sessions to distribute higher volumes of data to a large number of printers.

  • Performance

    IP PrintWay transmits directly from the spool without creating intermediate datasets.

  • Usability

    IP PrintWay has improved ISPF panels and functions for configuration and job management, resulting in quicker and easier set-up and administration.

IP PrintWay provides a powerful distributed printing solution for customers migrating from SNA, coax-attached, SCS printer networks to TCP/IP LAN-attached printers. When used with the NetSpool component of PSF/MVS, IP PrintWay provides a way to distribute VTAM application output from CICS and IMS applications, for example, without modification to the application programs.
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Technical Description
Operating Environment Hardware Requirements Software Requirements

This product uses only existing attachment interfaces.

Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

PSF/MVS Version 2.2 operates on IBM processors capable of supporting MVS/ESA SP Version 4.2, MVS/ESA SP Version 5.1, or OS/390 Release 1. Subsequent release and modification levels are also acceptable. PSF/MVS Version 2.2 can operate on the IBM PC Server System/390. For distributed printing, communications hardware is required to support an SNA or TCP/IP communications conversation between the host system and a printer, personal computer, server or workstation.

To utilize the distributed printing and host and LAN printer sharing functions of PSF/MVS with PSF for OS/2 or IBM OS/2 Warp Server an appropriately configured PS/2 or compatible machine is required.

To utilize the MVS Download feature an RS/6000 system running PSF for AIX Version 2.1 (5765-505) or subsequent release or modification levels or IBM OnDemand for AIX Version 2.1 (5622-662) or subsequent release or modification levels is required in addition to the PSF/MVS host.

To utilize the AFP Upload for AIX feature of PSF/MVS an RS/6000 system running PSF for AIX Version 2.1 or subsequent release or modification levels is required. The workstation system requirements are the same as for PSF for AIX Version 2.1, with an additional 5MB of memory for each upload queue and 8MB of hard disk.

For information on hardware attachment capabilities and requirements for an individual printer, see the announcement letter or hardware sales manual for the printer device type.

Software Requirements

For base PSF/MVS functions, the operating system must be at or above the levels listed below.

MVS/ESA SP 4.2 environment:

One of the following is required:

  • MVS/SP-JES2 Version 3 Release 1.3 (5685-001) (Service discontinued effective March 31, 1997)
  • MVS/SP-JES2 Version 4 Release 2.0 (5695-047)
  • MVS/SP-JES3 Version 3 Release 1.2 (5685-002) (Service discontinued effective March 31, 1997)
  • MVS/SP-JES3 Version 4 Release 2.1 (5695-048)

The following are also required:

  • MVS/DFP Version 3.2.0 or higher (5665-XA3)
  • SMP/E Version 1 Release 8 or higher (5668-949)

MVS/ESA SP 5.1 environment:

One of the following is required:

  • MVS/SP-JES2 Version 5 (5655-068)
  • MVS/SP-JES3 Version 5 (5655-069)

The following are also required:

  • MVS/DFP Version 3.2.0 or higher (5665-XA3)
  • SMP/E Version 1 Release 8 or higher (5668-949)

OS/390 environment:

PSF/MVS V2.2 requires an OS/390 release from OS/390 Release 1 (5645-001) through OS/390 Release 6 (5647-A01), with JES2 or JES3. Beginning with OS/390 Version 2 Release 7, Print Services Facility V3.1 for OS/390 (5655-B17) must be installed in place of PSF/MVS V2.2.

Additional software prerequisites:

For B1 Security labeling and protection of user libraries RACF Version 2 Release 1 or higher is required.

For distributed printing, one or more of the following is required:

  • For SNA communications, VTAM Version 3.4 or later and NCP Version 4.3.1 or later if a communications controller is used.
  • For TCP/IP communications, TCP/IP for MVS Version 3.1.0 or later.

To use outline fonts, or host downloaded IBM Core or Expanded Core Interchange Fonts, the IBM AFP Font Collection (5648-113) is required, and AFP resources and application changes to reference putline fonts may be required. An IPDS printer capable of using host outline fonts is also required. Applications and AFP resource programs that run on MVS and support outline fonts are:

  • DCF Version 1.4 (5748-XX9) with APAR PN69168
  • OGL Version 1.1 (5688-191) with APAR PN71601
  • PPFA Version 1.1 (5688-190) with APAR PN70854)

To use the MVS Download feature, the following are required:

  • An RS/6000 system running either PSF for AIX Version 2.1 (5765-505) or OnDemand for AIX Version 2.1 (5622-662)
  • IBM TCP/IP for MVS Version 3.1 or higher (5655-HAL)
To use the AFP Upload for AIX feature, the following are required:
  • PL/I Version 2.3 or later run-time library for MVS (5668-909, 5668-910 or 5668-911)
  • AIX Version 3.2.5 or 4.1.3 or later on an RS/6000 system
  • IBM PSF for AIX Version 2.1 or later (5765-505) with APAR IX57887 or superceding maintenance
  • For SNA communications, one of the following is required:
    • SNA Server/6000 Version 2.1 (for AIX Version 3.2.5)
    • SNA Server/6000 Version 2.2 (for AIX Version 4)
    • SNA Server for AIX Version 3.1 (for AIX Version 4 SMP)
    • Communications Server for AIX Version 4 (for AIX Version 4.1.2 or later)

To use the NetSpool component, MVS/ESA with VTAM 3.4 or higher, or OS/390 Release 1 or higher is required.

To use the IP PrintWay component, the following are required:

  • MVS and JES at one of the following levels:
    • MVS/ESA SP Version 4.3 and higher, with JES2 or JES3 Version 4 and JES2 APARs OW21839 and OW21918 or superceding maintenance
    • MVS/ESA SP Version 5.1 and higher, with JES2 or JES3 Version 5 and JES2 APARs OW21839 and OW21918 or superceding maintenance
    • OS/390 Release 1 and higher, with eigher JES2 or JES3, and JES2 APARs OW21839 and OW21918 or superceding maintenance.
  • IBM TCP/IP for MVS Version 3.1 or higher
  • ISPF Version 3.5 (5685-054) or higher
  • TSO/E Version 2.4 (5685-025) or higher
  • For C Runtime Library support, IP PrintWay requires one of the following:
    • Language Environment for MVS and VM Version 1.5 or higher (5688-198)
    • MVS C++ Language Support Feature of MVS/ESA Version 5.2 (5255-068 or 5255-069)
    • Language Environment element of OS/390 (5645-001)

To use the Page Printer Migration Programs (PPMP) feature of PSF/MVS, the PL/I Version 2.2 Library (5668-909, 5668-910 or 5668-911) or higher is required.


PSF/MVS Version 2.2 is upwardly compatible with PSF/MVS Version 2.1.1.


When distributing print from PSF/MVS using the PSF Direct function of PSF for OS/2 or PSF for AIX or the APS Connect feature of IBM OS/2 Warp Server, twinax printers attached to a 7913 LAN printer adapter are not supported. Only coax printers are supported under this configuration.

Certain AFP capabilities, such as the ability to position multiple logical pages at user-defined offsets on a physical sheet (called N_up), the ability to use outline fonts downloaded from PSF/MVS, or the ability to specify fields of data to be generated as bar codes, depend upon the presence of an IPDS printer controller capable of performing those functions at the printer. Refer to printer hardware documentation to determine if your printer supports a specific function.

When distributing print from PSF/MVS to a printer attached to PSF for OS/2 using the Distributed Print Function (DPF) of PSF/MVS and PSF for OS/2, the printer is under the control of the PSF for OS/2 server. All functions supported by direct attachment to PSF/MVS may not be available under PSF for OS/2, or may be available at a later date than on PSF/MVS. The same limitation may also apply to print distributed using the MVS Download feature of PSF/MVS to PSF for AIX.

Performance Considerations

Some AFP functions and attachments will utilize more CPU resource than others, and faster printers will require more CPU utilization than slower printers. In general, however, CPU utilization for printing is not a significant percentage of overall system utilization in typical MVS or OS/390 environments. Usual capacity planning and monitoring should be a part of installation planning and implementation for print applications, as for other system applications.
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Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities

The customer is responsible for providing system hardware and operating system and pre-requisite software to support the installation and implementation of PSF/MVS. The customer is also responsible for planning for processor and network capacity associated with the installation and implementation of PSF/MVS in their specific application and printer environment. System and network configurations for any devices attached using PSF/MVS are also the responsibility of the customer.


PSF/MVS 2.2 is shipped on a set of four tapes. The first contains the base program, print resources and a 240 to 300 dpi font conversion utility. The second contains a set of compatibility fonts in several formats. The third contains a set of 300 dpi compatibility fonts. The fourth contains the API and ACIF programs, and is only shipped if those optional features are selected.

Program Directories and one copy of the following publications is supplied automatically with the base machine-readable material:

  • Licensed Program Specifications: PSF/MVS (G544-3674)
  • AFP Printer Information (G544-3135)
  • PSF/MVS Application Programming Guide (S544-3673)
  • PSF/MVS System Programming Guide (S544-3672)
  • PSF/MVS Messages and Codes (S544-3675)
  • AFP Font Summary (G544-3810)
  • PSF/MVS CD-ROM (SK2T-9263), after January 3, 1997.

Optional and stand-alone features will be shipped on separate media (one volume each), if ordered. Depending upon the features ordered, one copy of the following publications will be included in the shipment:

  • MVS Download Guide (G544-5294)
  • AFP Upload Configuration Guide Using TCP/IP (G544-5423)
  • AFP Upload Configuration Guide Using SNA (G544-5422)
  • NetSpool Guide (G544-5301)
  • IP PrintWay Guide (S544-5379)
  • ACIF Application Programming Guide (G544-3824)
  • AFP API Cobol Language Reference (S544-3873)
  • AFP API PL/I Language Reference (S544-3874)
  • Page Printer Migration: Programming Guide (S544-3228)
  • Page Printer Migration: General Information (G544-3227)

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