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Add restart instructions in Xnode jobs

In case of a failed installation of a change package, the failing job (typically the CMN10, CMN20, CMN21 or CMN30 job) needs to be restarted, after the reason for the failure has been addressed. Such restart typically needs to be initiated by operations control people (and quite a lot during non-business hours). To actually perform such restart, these people often encounter quite some difficulties that need to be addressed somehow:


Verify VSAM datasets as 1st step of STC proc

According to the ChangeMan ZMF manuals you should always shutdown the started task with the modify command to “orderly shutdown”, which then also ensures the correct closing of the VSAM files.

However, there are a few occasions where this simply does not happen, like:



Perform powerful CMN/ZMF operations from a single ISPF panel

Dr Chgman's Z-Apps for ChangeMan ZMFREAD MORE


CMN/ZMF life cycle extensions providing additional CMN/ZMF functionality

Dr Chgman's Cmn2Go for ChangeMan ZMFREAD MORE

Z-University Categories

Dr. Chgman's Z-University categoriesAll items (topics) available within the Z-University area, are classified by category, i.e.:



Tools to simplify CMN/ZMF's global and application administration

Dr Chgman's CmnAdmin solutions for ChangeMan ZMF administrationREAD MORE


Features related to CMN/ZMF helpdesk operations and production follow-up

Dr Chgman's console solutions for ChangeMan ZMF


Lesson 2: Xnode data sets for promote / demote

As a variation of the Xnode data sets for install / backout, ChangeMan ZMF also uses a similar (but not exactly the same ...) set of data sets for executing a (local or remo



Facilities to reduce CMN/ZMF's resource consumption and enhance its overall performance

Dr Chgman's Tuneups for ChangeMan ZMFREAD MORE


ChangeMan ZMF expertise on demand ...

Dr Chgman's Z-Consults services for ChangeMan ZMFZ-Consults is a wide range of ChangeMan ZMF related consulting services. These services are provided by experienced ChangeMan ZMF consultants, and typically relate to any of these types of services:

  • Support services related to the Z-Factory or Z-Wiki.
  • Consulting services to enhance existing ChangeMan ZMF implementations in areas such as performance enhancements, integrity corrections and resource usage reductions.
  • Consulting services related to either Z-Reports On Demand or Z-Apps On Demand.
  • Upgrading to a new ChangeMan ZMF release.
  • Setting up and/or running an ITIL compliant ChangeMan ZMF helpdesk

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