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Mass recall migrated data sets

Sometimes you need to recall a (huge number of) libraries, which fit a certain DSN pattern.

You're lucky if these DSNs (by accident) are just any of these:


ASR Runtime Environment for Z-Reports

Creating new ChangeMan ZMF reports, and or customizing any of the reports delivered with ChangeMan ZMF has always been a challenge. Mostly because it requires expertise in the REXX programming language and you need to have 'some' experience in using ChangeMan ZMF's (green) XML services. On top of that, ChangeMan ZMF does not come with any out-of-the-box charts (only reports).

Therefor, in most ChangeMan ZMF implementations, all such reporting (and charting) requests from any type of , gets routed to the (usually overbooked) ChangeMan ZMF administrators who might either not have the required REXX and/or XML experience, or don't really like to do such reporting work. Not to forget the effort that may be required when upgrading to a new ChangeMan ZMF release ...


Z-Apps On Demand

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Z-Apps On Demand is about creating a customized version of any of the Z-Apps, so that it perfectly fits the requirements. Developing (on demand) a brand new set of components that fit into the Z-Apps category (and where they will be added to also) is a variation of it.


Using ChangeMan ZMF - Getting started

Introduction to functions and uses of ChangeMan ZMF, which is the foundation (and pre-req) for additional ChangeMan ZMF training classes, to provide general knowledge about major ChangeMan ZMF func

  • General concepts and facilities, including:
    • ChangeMan ZMF's Change Packages.
    • The ChangeMan ZMF Lifecycle.
    • The ChangeMan ZMF Library Structure.
    • The ChangeMan ZMF Architecture.
  • ChangeMan ZMF terminology.
  • Navigating the various ISPF panels in ChangeMan ZMF (Primary menu options and Build menu options).
Duration (hours): 

ChangeMan ZMF Application Administration - Getting started

This is an in-depth introduction to ChangeMan ZMF's application administration functions, which is also the foundation (and pre-req) for ChangeMan ZMF's global administration training classes.

  • Configuring a ChangeMan ZMF Application:
    • The ChangeMan ZMF Lifecycle (application parms).
    • The ChangeMan ZMF Library Structure:
      • Library types and baseline libraries.
      • Local and/or remote promotion or production sites.
      • Promotion and/or production libraries.
    • The ChangeMan ZMF Security Architecture.
      • Package approvals configuration.
      • Promotion authorizations configuration.
    • The ChangeMan ZMF Programming Languages and Compile Procedures.
    • Configuring logical DB2 subsystems.
  • Navigating the various ISPF panels in ChangeMan ZMF related to application administration.
  • ChangeMan ZMF Administrators involved in the customization, installation, configuration or optimization of ChangeMan ZMF.
  • ChangeMan ZMF Helpdesk operators assuming they are authorized / responsible also for performing application administration also.
  • Release managers who want to learn about how ChangeMan ZMF can help them implementing (and enforcing) their release management procedures.
  • IT Auditors who want to increase their understanding of ChangeMan ZMF's functions and processes.
  • Users such as Operations control, project leaders, development managers, .... interested in learning more about ChangeMan ZMF and its key concepts.
Duration (hours): 

Using the STUB panel in CMN/ZMF

Document the usages of ChangeMan ZMF's STUB panel, which will be shown it you type primary command S on ChangeMan ZMF's primary option menu (and you've been authorized to use it).


XML Training for ChangeMan ZMF

Dr Chgman's Training about XML services in ChangeMan ZMFChangeMan ZMF 5.3.x (available since 2003) was the first release delivered with a very rich set of functions that allows you to perform many (though not all) tasks in ChangeMan ZMF without using ChangeMan ZMF's ISPF client (to communicate with the ChangeMan ZMF server, aka the CMN started task). This set of functions is commonly referred to as "ChangeMan ZMF's XML services" (for short: the "XML services").


Issues in nearly any ChangeMan ZMF environment

Dr Chgman's - Issues in nearly any ChangeMan ZMF environmentWe've been providing consulting services about ChangeMan ZMF (CMN/ZMF) for over 2 decades now. It keeps being fun to see how each CMN/ZMF customer always has some type of unique requirements, special customizations, etc. Not to speak about all the challenges that come with each release upgrade of CMN/ZMF (I started on release 3.2.1b in 1990, recently I was involved in an upgrade to the latest and greatest 7.1.x release).


Only show promotion candidates in selective promote

For at least a decade or so, there is a feature available in ChangeMan ZMF (probably from around version 5.3 or so) which is more or less "hidden" in CMNEX027, with a very misleading comment in it. It appears that hardly anybody knows about that hidden feature. By turning it on, during selective promote ChangeMan ZMF will only show a subset of components that can be promoted. I.e. it will only show components that fit any of these criteria:


Short selection list for selective promote in pre-ZMF 7.1

Dr Chgman's Z-Redbook documentation for ChangeMan ZMFThe ChangeMan ZMF 7.1 release notes contain a short note with a title like "Short selection list for selective promote", related to an option added to the promotion panel. However, for about a decade or so, a variation of that feature is already available in ZMF (probably from around 5.3 or so).

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