Spring 2016 Mainframe Updates

NWRDC’s annual mainframe disaster recovery exercise was successfully conducted on April 22, 2016 through April 23, 2016.  The recent conversion to the Luminex Virtual Tape facility allowed for the entire tape library to be available for the exercise, and significantly reduced the length of time for the restore process.

Staff continues the installation and configuration of z/OS 2.1.  An expected conversion date has not yet been set.

Shadow Direct software has been upgraded to the latest release.  The upgrading of Shadow Web is in progress and should be completed by May 16, 2016.  Control M will also soon be upgraded to the latest release.

All mainframe information and documentation will be reposted to the NWRDC website in the next few weeks.  Several items now require a mainframe ID and password to access.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.