September, 2015 - IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS Customer Support Technical Information Newsletter



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IBM Technical Support Newsletter

September 16, 2015 | Issue #9

Welcome to the IBM (Tivoli) Workload Scheduler for z/OS Technical Support Information newsletter. This communication is designed to help you derive maximum value from your software by providing the most up-to-date technical information, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to other key information.

Support Resources

  1. The Support Portal for IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS
    Find technical content, answers, solutions and much more.
  2. TWS for z/OS Information Center
    Links to helpful documentation.
  3. TWS for Virtualize Data Centers Information Center
    Links to helpful documentation.
  4. IBM Assist On-site
    Live remote assistance tool to securely view and share control of your desktop to help speed up the problem determination, collection of data, and ultimately help resolve complex issues.

Workload Scheduler for z/OS Developer's Corner 

IBM Workload Scheduler team is pleased to announce that the Version 9 Release 3 is now available.  

Ready to move to next TWS releases? If you need assistance, please contact  and IBM TWS Support will assist your team on an Upgrade Plan.

Latest Technotes and FAQs

Most recent APARs

For TWS for z/OS 9.3 the following 2 APARs must be installed:


Latest Downloads and Fixes

  1. Fix Central for Workload Scheduler for z/OS
    Tool to help you search fixes for your specific product.
  2. Fixes by Version for Workload Scheduler for z/OS (PSP BUCKETS)
    This document contains a comprehensive list of recommended, generally available (GA) fixes.

Education and Webcast training

  1. IBM Workload Automation (Youtube) training modules
    Check out the available training videos for your IBM Workload Scheduler software.
  2. IBM Education Assistant complimentary flash training modules for TWS for z/OS
    Short technical training modules to help with the administration of your TWS for z/OS software.

Problem Solving Resources

  1. TWSz Migration to new release - Best Practices
    A basic guide to upgrading TWS for z/OS to a new Release, with emphasis on best practices for a successful migration and elimination of excessive detail provided in product documentation.
  2. MustGather: Read First for TWS for z/OS
    Gathering data before requesting support will help you understand the problem and save time analyzing the data.
  3. TWS for z/OS Information Center
    This page includes various documentation links.
  4. TWS for Virtualize Data Center Documentation Central
    This page includes various documentation links.

Forums and Wikis

  1. IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS Wiki
    This Wiki provides you with best practices and scenarios for using the product.
  2. IBM Workload Automation Forum
    This forum is for technical discussion focused on Workload Automation products to share product knowledge and experience.
  3. System z community
    Connect, learn, and share with the System z Community experts.

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The IBM (Tivoli) Workload Scheduler for z/OS Support Team!

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