Is CA XCOM affected by IBM's Red Alert notification related to z/OS Unicode Services Conversion?
Per IBM’s Red Alert notification z/OS Unicode Services Conversion Information Service will fail after December 15, 2015. It has been confirmed that parts of our CA XCOM product will be affected so you have to take action today.
IBM has created specific z/OS release maintenance to resolve the underlying problem.
When contacting IBM ask for IBM APAR OA48941.
OA48941: UNICODE CONVERSION INFORMATION SERVICE FAILS RC8 RSNB SYSTEM TOD CLOCK TIMESTAMP EXCEEDS 12/15/2015 13:24:57.238527 CUNLINFO
Applicable component levels are :
R7A0 PSY UP IA48941
R780 PSY UP GA48941
R790 PSY UP HA48941
Be aware that IBM has to be contacted to confirm the IBM APAR number and applicable PTFs for your specific z/OS system level. There is no circumvention to mitigate the reported problems other than to install the maintenance recommended by IBM.