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Technician's Corner

[This sidebar will be geared more toward those on campus who are more technically knowledgeable or have a significant reliance on the university's mainframe or Banner systems. We will include specific information about software and hardware which will have an effect on your work at Virginia Tech. The Technician's Corner will include information about specific testing dates the computing center may run using new software and equipment.]

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 03 - September 11, 1997

Free Testing On MVS In September

Because the current MVS/XA operating system is not able to run beyond Dec. 31, 1999, we must convert to MVS OS/390 to prepare for the year 2000. To that end, free tests of MVS OS/390 are being planned for several Sundays beginning September 28. All users of MVS (for example, those running jobs that use JCL), IMS, CICS (FRS), and the VM SUBMIT command may be affected by this change. Since this new operating system is a major change from our current system, we encourage you to come in and run your programs during these testing periods.

If you have a question about whether or not your programs will be affected, contact the computing center. See details about the free MVS OS/390 tests in the FASTLINE or at http://www.cc.vt.edu, select What's New(s), then select MVS OS/390.