November, 2014 - Workload Scheduler for z/OS Customer Support Technical Information Newsletter

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Client self assist - Technical Support Information for TWS z/OS Administrators

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C&SI Support Newsletter

November 05, 2014 | Issue #05

Welcome to the IBM Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure (C&SI) - TWS 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 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


The IBM Workload Scheduler team is pleased to announce that a Beta Version of the product is available at the following link  http://ibm.co/1rRYLNV
Join the official IBM Workload Automation - Development Collaboration Community:    http://ibm.co/1t6XRNG
>> Create your own Developerworks account and join the community
>> Participate in the Beta Forum to provide your feedback on the new features:    http://ibm.co/1wrKca1


TWS 8.4 will be out-of-support on April 2015!

    Ready to move to next TWS releases?

    If you need assistance please contact  y88213@it.ibm.com
    IBM TWS Support could assist your team on Upgrade Plan.

New z/OS 2.1
If upgrading your current z/OS version to the new z/OS 2.1 please stay tuned and refer to  APAR PM96890 which fixes some TWS for z/OS compatibility problems (in JCC and JES3 interface). 



Most recent News and Flashes


Latest Technotes and FAQs


Most recent APARs


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 training

  1. Support Technical Exchange training events for TWS for z/OS
    This is where you can find new or previous technical training events that are available.
  2. Workload Automation (Youtube) training modules
    Check out the available training videos for your Workload Scheduler software.
  3. 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. System z community
    Connect, learn, and share with the System z Community experts.
  2. Workload Automation Forum
    This forum is for technical discussion focused on Workload Automation products to share product knowledge and experience.
  3. Workload Scheduler for z/OS Wiki
    This Wiki provides you with best practices and scenarios for using the product.

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Warmest regards,
The C&SI TWS for z/OS Support Team!

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Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS

Software version:

Version Independent

Operating system(s):

Platform Independent

Software edition:

Edition Independent

Reference #:

7016548

Modified date:

2014-11-04

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