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yasinmoha

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:43 pm    Post subject: MVS command to find the boxname on the mainframe
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Good Day people

I would like to know what MVS command i can use to find out the box name or is there any other way that i can find it out.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply to: MVS command to find the boxname on the mainframe
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Neither "boxname" nor "box name" mean anything specific to me.

Most of the boxes I used were empty "listing boxes" which had previously contained blank paper for the 3800s. I never felt the need to give them names, as there were colleagues who already had them (names, that is, and they had boxes which I don't believe they gave names to either).

If you can be exactly specific about what you are looking for....
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:02 pm    Post subject:
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I am looking for finding out if its a Z10 or Z9 mainframe
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply to: MVS command to find the boxname on the mainframe
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Ask the Operations Manager?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:17 pm    Post subject:
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He does now know it. icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:20 pm    Post subject:
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it is a z9
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:20 pm    Post subject:
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yasinmoha wrote:
He does now know it. icon_biggrin.gif


As this is an unusual English construct, and "He does not know it" becomes a more usual construct, can I just check if the "w" is a typo? On the other hand, are you now as happy as your smilie?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:24 pm    Post subject:
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ooops Typo error. it meant the operations manager does not know the command. I am laughing as i find it strange that no one in my team knows which mainframe we are running on.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply to: MVS command to find the boxname on the mainframe
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I'm not saying he should necessarily know a command to do it, I'm saying that he should know what sort of machine is running, because presumably there are things like contracts, invoices, etc. If he is new, and hasn't worked out the filing system, he could always ask the local IBM salesman :-)

I suspect that there is some physical indication on the machine. Even with all the options, I think it will still say Z9 or Z10 somehow on the "box".

Is there a specific reason you need to know?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply to: MVS command to find the boxname on the mainframe
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Although the following is for z/OS 1.11, System Commands should not change --- z/OS V1R11.0 MVS System Commands -

http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr_OS390/BOOKS/IEA2G1A1/CCONTENTS?SHELF=IEA2BKA1&DN=SA22-7627-22&DT=20100113124721

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject:
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Console command D M=CPU will tell you (or whoever is authorized at your shop to issue console commands). The CPU model can be interpreted by doing a Google search on "processor version code" to see what IBM calls the various machines (for example, a z9 is 2094 while a z10 is 2097 and z10 BC is 2098).
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:37 pm    Post subject:
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I think the answer is no... as MVS is going to see the "software" only...


If you have authority for z/os console commands:





z/OS Console Commands
For those with z/OS console access, there are some basic z/OS commands that can get a lot of information. The IPLINFO display command shows the z/OS release (1.11), and when the system was last IPLed (31-Jan-2011).

Figure 3: Console D IPLINFO Output D IPLINFO
IEE254I 22.13.14 IPLINFO DISPLAY 565
SYSTEM IPLED AT 16.05.31 ON 01/30/2011
RELEASE z/OS 01.11.00 LICENSE = z/OS
USED LOADW1 IN SYS1.IPLPARM ON 0CF3
ARCHLVL = 2 MTLSHARE = N
IEASYM LIST = (W1,SV,VN)
IEASYS LIST = (00,LV,SV,VN) (OP)
IODF DEVICE: ORIGINAL(0CF3) CURRENT(0CF3)
IPL DEVICE: ORIGINAL(1000) CURRENT(1000) VOLUME(DISK01)


The D M=CPU command displays information about each processor.

Figure 4: Console D M=CPU Output D M=CPU
IEE174I 22.25.31 DISPLAY M 592
PROCESSOR STATUS
ID CPU SERIAL
00 + 01AD112094

CPC ND = 002094.S28.IBM.02.00000004AD11
CPC SI = 2094.722.IBM.02.000000000004AD11
Model: S28
CPC ID = 00

+ ONLINE - OFFLINE . DOES NOT EXIST W WLM-MANAGED
N NOT AVAILABLE

CPC ND CENTRAL PROCESSING COMPLEX NODE DESCRIPTOR
CPC SI SYSTEM INFORMATION FROM STSI INSTRUCTION
CPC ID CENTRAL PROCESSING COMPLEX IDENTIFIER
z/OS Console Commands
Hidden in this output is the model number: in this case 2094-722 (a System z9 EC). The following table shows processor models, and what they mean.
Table 1: Mainframe model IDs and Numbers
2064-xxx = z Series 900
2066-xxx = z Series 800
2084-xxx = z Series 990
2086-xxx = z Series 890
2094-xxx = System z9 EC
2096-xxx = System z9 BC
2097-xxx = System z10 EC
2098-xxx = System z10 BC
2817-xxx = zEnterprise 196





Also:

ISPF
The IBM supplied ISPF front panel quickly shows the z/OS system name:

IBM Supplied ISPF Front Panel Menu Utilities Compilers Options Status Help
---------------------------------------------------------------------
ISPF Primary Option Menu
Option ===>
More: +
0 Settings Terminal and user parameters User ID . : DAVIDS
1 View Display source data or listings Time. . . : 22:08
2 Edit Create or change source data Terminal. : 3278
3 Utilities Perform utility functions Screen. . : 1
4 Foreground Interactive language processing Language. : ENGLISH
5 Batch Submit job for language processing Appl ID . : ISR
6 Command Enter TSO or Workstation commands TSO logon : DBPROC9G
7 Dialog Test Perform dialog testing TSO prefix: DAVIDS
8 LM Facility Library administrator functions System ID : MVS1
9 IBM Products IBM program development products MVS acct. : FB3
10 SCLM SW Configuration Library Manager Release . : ISPF 6.1
11 Workplace ISPF Object/Action Workplace


Unfortunately, the ISPF version number is shown rather than the z/OS release. The following table shows how this relates to the z/OS version.

Table 2: ISPF Release and Corresponding z/OS Version ISPF Release z/OS Version
6.1 1.12
6.1 1.11
6.0 1.10
5.9 1.9
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:57 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks a lot Michael and Robert its precisely the command that i was looking for.

and thank you for the table relating to the processor definitions.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply to: MVS command to find the boxname on the mainframe
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Also.. if you have this Racf utility authority:

RACF DSMON
Users with access to the RACF DSMON reporting utility can quickly get basic system information from the System Report that is always produced when using DSMON:

Figure 8: RACF DSMON System Report S Y S T E M R E P O R T
CPU-ID 116622
CPU MODEL 2094
OPERATING SYSTEM/LEVEL z/OS 1.10.0 HBB7750
SYSTEM RESIDENCE VOLUME VOL001
SMF-ID MVS1
RACF FMID HRF7705 IS ACTIVE


2094 (based on the same chart in the previous post)

2064-xxx = z Series 900
2066-xxx = z Series 800
2084-xxx = z Series 990
2086-xxx = z Series 890
2094-xxx = System z9 EC
2096-xxx = System z9 BC
2097-xxx = System z10 EC
2098-xxx = System z10 BC
2817-xxx = zEnterprise 196
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:20 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,
TSO TASID command would also give information like CPU type,
apart from other things like jes,racf,dfsms levels.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:31 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Or ask the people responsible for buying/leasing equipment what they have paid for. . .
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:06 pm    Post subject:
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Or even a four line REXX
Code:
/* REXX */
SAY 'SYSTEM ID         = ' MVSVAR(SYSNAME)
SAY 'DFP LEVEL         = ' MVSVAR(SYSDFP)
SAY 'OP SYSLEVEL       = ' MVSVAR(SYSMVS)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:12 pm    Post subject:
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Do is issue the RACF DSMON in the ISPF Command shell.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:43 pm    Post subject:
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Do is issue the RACF DSMON in the ISPF Command shell.

??? What ??? 'Do is issue..' what does that mean?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply to: MVS command to find the boxname on the mainframe
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Hi Nic,

I believe this is a question - as:
"Do i issue the RACF DSMON in the ISPF Command shell?"

Only a guess. . .

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