Is there maintenance for the next release of z/OS? How do I find it and what do I have to do?

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Is there maintenance for the next release of z/OS?  How do I find it and what do I have to do?


z/OS, JES2; JES3


You will always need to apply maintenance and follow these instructions when you upgrade z/OS.
Finding the PTFs and Instructions
  1. Go to
  2. Login at the upper right
  3. Expand the menu on the upper left by clicking on it
  4. Select Compatibilities
  5. On the right hand side, click on z/OS Compatibility
  6. Under Search Product Name, enter Roscoe 
  7. This will bring up supported z/OS releases 
  8. Under your z/OS level, you will find the PTFs you require and instructions.

Steps to Accomplish the Upgrade

  • Specify the correct SYSTEM, MVSSPL and JESSPL parameters in the ROSGBL.
  • After upgrading MVS and/or JES, you must reassemble MRO6010, ROSGBL.
  • You need to modify the SMP/E procedure, CAIRO60 with updated syslibs to match z/OS system specifications.  
  • JES2 users must reinstall MRO6029, ROJES2XT to enable users to print the files from a job file.
  • JES3 local users must reinstall MRO6015, IATUX30 that's applicable to your system. It is required by the CA Roscoe job facility.

Note: JES3 Global users are not required to install IATUX30.


Additional Information:

TEC492317 I would like to upgrade CA Roscoe ahead of the z/OS upgrade? Can I do it?
Refer to the CA Roscoe 6.0 MVS System Reference Guide for more information.