How to Convert the VSM CDS LEVEL from F to G Format (Doc ID 1016851.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 17, 2016

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek Virtual Tape Control Software (VTCS) - Version 6.2 and later
IBM z/OS on System z

Goal

How to convert the HSC CDS from F to G level.
How to dynamically convert the HSC from F level to G.
Converting the VSM CDS level from F to G format.

This CDS conversion process is only required in a virtual environment (with VTCS).   In a pure HSC (non-virtual) environment, extended format CDSes (B through G format) make no difference and are not required.

Solution

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