You have defined an alternate alias transaction (to be used instead of CWBA, CPIH or CW2A). You have defined the new transaction so that it points to a program other than DFHWBA, DFHPIDSH or DFHW2A. CICS is ignoring the program defined for the alternate alias transaction.
You receive a program check that has an offset X'FFFFFFFF' in a CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) region. For example, DFHAP0001 An abend (code 0C4/AKEA) has occurred at offset X'FFFFFFFF' in module DFHAMP. The X'FFFFFFFF' indicates that CICS was unable to establish the location of the program check. So, you would like to locate the PSW and registers in your CICS system dump.
You are testing strong password specifically for mixed case passwords. You are unable to logon to CICS when you specify UCTRAN(YES). The CICS documentation says the UCTRAN option is temporarily set to NO if support for mixed case passwords is active. With UCTRAN set to NO, the mixed case password is accepted. You are using CA ACF2 for your external security manager .
While your situation and upgrade proposal might be unique, what are the general advantages and costs when upgrading CICS Transaction Server for z/OS? And, what is required when upgrading to the latest releases of CICS TS from earlier releases?
You would like to stay informed in the CICS community. You want to know what social media channels are being used. What Twitter accounts, Blogs, Facebook pages, YouTube videos , and Forums are available for CICS?