DS8000 Transparent Cloud Tiering

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  • 1.  What Code Level Should I Be Using for TCT?

    Posted 15 days ago
    Edited by Lourie Goodall 14 days ago
    Probably one of the most frequent questions I am asked is what microcode level should I be using for DS8000 Transparent Cloud Tiering.  As we all know, code levels will change but I thought it would be good to provide the latest information on this topic. 

    As of today (01/19/2023): 

    TS7700 -  Microcode level 8.53.0.64 for the latest Advanced Object Store (FC5283) updates
    DS8900 - Microcode level R9.3SP2 89.32.37.0 for the latest TCT fixes including support for TS7700 FC5283
    DFSMS -  z/OS V2R4 or V2R5.  Current maintenance information can be found with FIXCAT category IBM.Function.DFSMSCloudStorage and DFSMS/K


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    Lourie Goodall
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  • 2.  RE: What Code Level Should I Be Using for TCT?

    Posted 11 days ago
    And as Lourie mentions, code levels and recommendations do change over time so thought I'd share a link to the DS8900 code recommendation page which is updated as new DS8900 levels are released or revisions to recommended levels are identified.  Link: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/689333

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    Rick Lochner
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  • 3.  RE: What Code Level Should I Be Using for TCT?

    Posted 10 days ago
    Following Rick's lead, here the Code Update Recommendation page for
    TS7700: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6334607
    TSSC: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6334617

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    STEFAN LEHMANN
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