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VM/370 MAINTENANCE MADE SIMPLE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000148585D
Original Publication Date: 1982-May-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2007-Mar-30
Document File: 48 page(s) / 2M

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Software Patent Institute

Related People

Benham, R.W.: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Written by: R. W , Benham Edited by: A. A. Gigliotti 6. E. Hollendursky 6622-9277-00 May 1982 The information contained in this document has not been submitted to any formal IBM test and is distributed on an "as is1' basis without any warranty either expressed or implied. The use of this information or the impLementation of any of these techniques is a customer responsibility and depends on the customer's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the customer's operational environment. While each item may have been reviewed by IBM for accuracy in a specific situation, there is no guarantee that the same or similar results will be obtained elsewhere. Customers attempting to adapt these techniques to their own environments do so at their own risk. In this document, any references made to an IBM licensed program are not intended to state or imply that only IBM1s licensed program may be used; any functionally equivalent program may be used instead. It is possible that this material may contain reference to, or information about, IBM products (machines and programs), programming, or services that are not announced in your country. Such references or information must not be construed to mean that IBM intends to announce such IBM products, programming, or services in your country.

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Washington Systems Center Gaithersburg, Maryland

Technical Bulletin

VM/370 MAINTENANCE MADE SIMPLE

Written by: R. W , Benham
Edited
by: A. A. Gigliotti
6. E. Hollendursky

6622-9277-00 May 1982

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The information contained in this document has not been
submitted to any formal IBM test and is distributed on an "as
is1' basis
without any warranty either expressed or implied. The
use of this information or the impLementation of any of these
techniques is a customer responsibility and depends on the
customer's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the
customer's operational environment. While each item may have
been reviewed by IBM for accuracy in a specific situation,
there is no guarantee that the same or similar results will be
obtained elsewhere. Customers attempting to adapt these
techniques to their own environments do so at their own risk.

In this document, any references made to an IBM licensed
program are not intended to state or imply that only IBM1s
licensed program may be used; any functionally equivalent
program may be used instead.

It is possible that this material may contain reference to, or
information about, IBM products (machines and programs),
programming, or services that are not announced in your
country. Such references or information must not be construed
to mean that IBM intends to announce such IBM products,
programming, or services in your country.

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@Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 1982

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PREFACE

There seem to be many misconceptions regarding the generation
and maintenance of VM/CMS systems.
I believe that simplicity
has always been the hallmark of VM/370. Many of the problems
arise from new users imagining that the processes must contain
a certain complexity which simply is not there,

Much of the imagined complexity has doubtless been caused by
the many procedures and EXEC'S which have been developed over
the years in an effort to simplify the generation and mainte-
nance process. And while they do, indeed, provide valuable and
time-saving tools to the initiated, they tend to obscure the
basic processes from the struggling novice.

The purpose of this paper is to try to clarify the proc...