FTP requires several steps for connectivity, and a failure in any one of those
links will result in the inability to connect to the server. If you are able
to connect with a browser, then the server is operational. If you are able
to view the OS/390 Enhanced HOLDDATA web page and are unable to use FTP,
validate any firewall/proxy addresses, userids and passwords that may be
required to FTP data from outside your enterprise.
In most cases, some link has gone down or the local firewall/proxy server
address or expected parameters (userid/password, etc) have changed. Please
check with your local connectivity resources for any changes to the local network or
Problems of this type occur when using a workstation as a staging point
for downloading OS/390 Enhanced HOLDDATA. The CRLF character present for
ASCII data is not properly translated when moving to an OS/390 (EBCDIC)
Host. In some cases, using a browser's 'file/save-as' and then transferring
the resultant file to the host will resolve the problem. With the myriad of
browsers and terminal emulators, there is no single answer. If FTP is
available on the Host, direct FTP into a FB80 dataset will work.
Also, you can download the compressed binary files and use TRSMAIN on
the host to de-compress the files. This will avoid any ASCII-EBCDIC translation
problems as all the data transfer is handled as binary. See
the download section on the Enhanced HOLDDATA page.
There is no registration required. If you are unable to connect or
download, there is a problem with the connection. To FTP using the browser,
go to the OS/390 Enhanced HOLDDATA web
page download section and click on the data file your need (or click on
one of the following: month,
Some customers have been using data delivered as Smart/MVS and a reporter
tool named SMPEHRPT. OS/390 Enhanced HOLDDATA is a replacement for this
program. The differences in the report are due to the differences in the
structure of the data delivered by OS/390 Enhanced HOLDDATA and Smart/MVS.
An SMP/E RECEIVE of a full 2 or 3 year history of OS/390 Enhanced HOLDDATA should
replace almost all of the ++HOLDs previously provided by Smart/MVS. The
report will then appear as in the sample.
There is only one set z/OS Enhanced HOLDDATA and it includes all IBM
products on the z/OS and OS/390 (MVS) platform that are serviced via SMP/E and
supported through RETAIN. This includes IMS, CICS and DB2. In fact, the
Enhanced HOLDDATA which is available on the web is the same
Enhanced HOLDDATA delivered on ESOs and PDOs and with corrective service orders.