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Java APARs affecting WebSphere z/OS
PI14746: Memory leak in J2C PoolManager due to reaper alarms not being cancelled.
Memory Leak in J2C PoolManager when using MQ JMS Connection Factory.
FLASH: Poor response or Application timeout on zipfile operation
During application runtime, the application server may experience poor response and application requests may timeout when under load. The problem manifests on WebSphere V8.0 or WebSphere V8.5 for z/OS.
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FLASH: IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server CVE-2014-0160
IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server are not vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160 Heartbleed vulnerability
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Allow Java 7.1 as an optional JDK
SHIP SDK 7.1 SR1 FOR WSAS V220.127.116.11 plus IX90144 - UNEXPECTED EXCEPTION THROWN IN EJB CALL
A comprehensive list of recommended, generally available (GA) fixes for IBM WebSphere Application Server releases. Fix packs are cumulative. When a prerequisite or co-requisite fix pack is recommended, that specific fix pack or a later fix pack can be applied. Tables are organized by version in the order they were released.
WebSphere Application Server V8.5 for z/OS
Refresh Fix Pack 18.104.22.168 is currently available. Next refresh Fix Pack 22.214.171.124 is tentatively scheduled for end of August, 2014. This table includes APAR/PTF information for IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 for z/OS.
WebSphere Application Server V8.0 for z/OS
efresh Fix Pack 126.96.36.199 is currently available. Next refresh Fix Pack 188.8.131.52 is tentatively scheduled for end of June, 2014 . This table includes APAR/PTF information for IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.0 for z/OS.
WebSphere Application Server V7.0 for z/OS
Refresh Fix Pack 184.108.40.206 is currently available. Next refresh Fix Pack 220.127.116.11 is tentatively scheduled for end of June, 2014 . This table includes APAR/PTF information for IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0 for z/OS.
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Hidden Gems in the WAS z/OS Maintenance Stream - check this out for the latest content! New content last added on 05/06/2014.
A Hidden Gems paper dedicated to items that have turned up in the service stream.
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WebSphere Technical Exchange: Dynacache Trace Analysis - Servlet and JSP caching
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