CICS Weekly Schedule for Most Production and Test Regions

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Monday            06:00     until    Tuesday          05:00
Tuesday           05:10    until     Wednesday      05:00
Wednesday      05:10     until    Thursday         05:00
Tursday           05:10     until    Friday              05:00
Friday              05:10     until    Sunday            02:00

Our week starts with a DASD backup and maintenance window from Sunday at 02:00 until 06:00
We bring most CICS regions up at 06:00 Monday
We restart most CICS regions at 05:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (it takes about 10 minutes for the restart)
The Friday restart runs through Friday, Saturday, Sunday and ends with the start of the maintenance window,on Sunday at 02:00


This is the "normal" schedule, your institution may have a customized  version.

  • At an institution's request, we can refrain from restarting your production  region on Tuesday through Friday mornings.
  • Also at an institution’s request, we can add restarts on Saturday and Sunday  mornings.
  • Test regions are always restarted each weekday morning.

VSAM Files automatic close.

On a file-by-file basis, VSAM files may to automatically closed at 8 PM  (local time). The NWFM application is used to view and set each file's  schedule.