Release Notes

DevEnterprise 16.05

January 4, 2018


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  What’s New

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  Software and Hardware Requirements

  Discontinued Support

  Technical Notes

  Known Issues

  Support Resources

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What’s New
Collector Log Improvements

The collector logs now indicate the reason a program or job was collected by the collection process. Reasons include the following:

  The program or job was added to the dataset being collected.

  The program, copybook, JCL, or proc has changed.

  The program, copybook, JCL, or proc has no timestamp.

  The copybook or proc is missing.

  The copybook or proc has no timestamp.

Port Numbers Added to Names of All Logs

When running multiple Metadata Servers on one server, users will now see the specific port number for each Metadata Server for every log. Previously not all logs had the port number in the name. Now it will be easier to locate the right log should the need arise.

Improved Performance During JCL Collections

The performance of recollecting JCL has been improved by only updating the database with Objects that have changed.

DevEnterprise Maintenance Support

Compuware is committed to actively supporting its current product releases. Up-to-date product release support and retirement information is available on FrontLine's FrontLine Support - Product Currency Tables page.

Software and Hardware Requirements

For further information about IBM System z software and hardware compatibility--specifically regarding IBM's z/OS Recommended Service Upgrade, IBM's Extended Address Volumes, IBM DB2 for z/OS, and z/OS product compatibility--refer to

Hardware Platforms

  Mainframe Systems:

-- z13, z13s

-- zEC12, zBC12

-- z196, z114

-- z10-EC/BC

-- z9-EC/BC

-- z900, z990

-- z800, z890

  Distributed Systems:

-- Client Installation:

  Windows x86, x64. 1 GHz minimum

  Hard Disk: 36 MB minimum

  Memory: 512 MB minimum; at least 1024 MB recommended

-- Server Installation:

  Windows x86, x64. 2.7 GHz minimum

  Hard Disk: 250 MB minimum for the installation. After installation, an additional average of 10 MB for each 200 source programs to be collected/downloaded.

  Database: An average of 10 MB per 15,000 Metadata entities. The number of entities per program collected varies. For help determining space requirements, refer to the Compuware DevEnterprise Best Practices guide, which is available on FrontLine.

  Memory: 8 GB minimum

Note: If converting a database from a previous release, approximately 25% of the size of the existing database is used during the conversion.

Operating Systems

  IBM z/OS V1.12, 1.13, 2.1, 2.2

  IBM ISPF for the supported z/OS releases

  Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, 8.1, 10 (toleration support for Windows 10)

  Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012

Major Subsystems

  IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 (if collecting metadata from CICS)

  IBM DB2 Connect Unlimited Edition for System z (for collecting metadata from DB2)

  IBM DB2 for z/OS (for collecting metadata from source)

  IBM IMS Transaction and Database Servers V11.1, 12.1, 13.1, 14.1. The use of MODBLKS libraries is required for the collection of transactions and programs defined to IMS.


  IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V3.4, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1

  IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V3.9, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 (4.5 with toleration support)


  Compuware Products and components:

-- Xpediter/Code Coverage 3.1 (if using DevEnterprise Code Coverage viewer)

-- Distributed License Management 4.5.4

-- Enterprise Common Components 16.05, which represents a single install image for the following Compuware facilities:

  Compuware Mainframe Services Controller (CMSC)

  License Management System (LMS)

  Compuware Shared Services (CSS)

  Host Communications Interface (HCI)

  Base Services

Note: Enterprise Common Components Release 16.05 cannot be in the same zones as DevEnterprise 5.3 and prior releases.


  Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 for the supported Windows releases (for using the CD browser and viewing online help)

ISV Software

  Microsoft SQL Server (required for Metadata Analyzer only; other editions may be acceptable but have not been tested):

-- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition (Service Pack 1 or higher)

-- Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition (Service Pack 1 or higher)

-- Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition

-- Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition

-- Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition


A link to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express and to the additional software required to install it is provided on the DevEnterprise installation browser.

The Metadata Server initialization process will create a database for you if one does not exist. You have the option to create your own database to be used by the Metadata Server.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express databases are limited to 4 GB of data. This should be sufficient for at least 2 million entities, including programs, data items, jobs, and datasets, which should allow you to use the Metadata Analyzer for many applications. If you require more space for your applications, you will need to either set up multiple repositories, or use a Microsoft SQL Server repository, which has a 1,048,516 TB limitation. For more information on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express, go to

See Microsoft for hardware requirements for the various supported SQL Server editions.

For optimal performance, refer to the Metadata Analyzer online help regarding SQL Server configuration.

Note: These requirements are for a Typical installation and may vary depending on the number of Metadata Analyzer collectors concurrently running. Contact Compuware Customer Support if you do not meet these minimum requirements or have questions regarding the requirements.

DASD Space Requirements

Following is a list of the DASD requirements for DevEnterprise. Installing and unloading DevEnterprise datasets, however, may require additional temporary storage. The requirements listed refer to 3390 devices.

DASD space requirements for SMP/E datasets

DevEnterprise Dataset

Space Requirements


Approximately 5 cylinders


Approximately 2 cylinders


Approximately 2 cylinders


Approximately 90 tracks


Approximately 10 cylinders


Approximately 5 cylinders


Approximately 45 tracks


Approximately 15 tracks


Approximately 15 tracks


DASD space requirements for SMP/E target datasets

DevEnterprise Dataset

Space Requirements


Approximately 2 cylinders


Approximately 2 cylinders


Approximately 2 cylinders


Approximately 20 cylinders


Approximately 1 cylinder


Approximately 2 cylinders


Approximately 2 cylinders


Approximately 5 tracks


DASD space requirements for SMP/E distribution datasets

DevEnterprise Dataset

Space Requirements


Approximately 2 cylinders


Approximately 2 cylinders


Approximately 2 cylinders


Approximately 25 cylinders


Approximately 1 cylinder


Approximately 2 cylinders


Approximately 2 cylinders


Approximately 5 cylinders


DASD space requirements for non-SMP/E product datasets

DevEnterprise Dataset

Space Requirements


Approximately 2 tracks


Approximately 5 cylinders


Approximately 1 cylinder


Approximately 1 cylinder


Approximately 5 cylinders

Discontinued Support

  DevEnterprise 16.05 end of support date is December 31, 2018.

  DevEnterprise 16.05 is the last release to support the following:

-- IBM z/OS 1.12, 1.13

-- IBM DB2 Connect 9.5

-- IBM DB2 for z/OS 9.1

-- IBM IMS Transaction and Database Servers 11.1, 12.1

-- IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 3.4

-- IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS 3.9, 4.2

-- Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10

-- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition

  Support for DevEnterprise 5.3 ended on 12/31/2015 and support for 5.3.1 ends on 12/31/2016. Refer to FrontLine for the most current support information. To upgrade, contact Compuware Customer Support.

Technical Notes

  Compuware Program Analyzer and DevEnterprise cannot exist on the same machine.

  A Google Chrome security update prohibits viewing of WebHelp when the help is deployed locally from a file server (as opposed to a Web server). Attempting to view locally deployed help displays a blank help window. Compuware suggests that online help be viewed using Internet Explorer. Alternatively, Chrome's security feature can be turned off by launching Chrome with the command line option --allow-file-access-from-files. This method should only be used when opening local WebHelp that you trust.

  For DB2 Connect V10 (and later) support, add the following statement to the collector_DB2.cfg file directly after the driver= parameter:

  During mainframe installation of DevEnterprise, the Customization Manager CLIST $XWSETUP must now be executed from the SLXWINST install dataset, which was created during SMP/E installation. Do not execute $XWSETUP from the INSTALL dataset as was done in the past. Refer to Chapter 5 of the DevEnterprise Mainframe Installation Guide for detailed instructions.

  It is recommend that a SQL Server Maintenance Plan be created to reorganize the database indexes. This will rebuild the indexes so that the data is no longer fragmented. Fragmented data can cause SQL Server to perform unnecessary data reads, slowing down SQL Server's performance.

  If you encounter a problem opening a PDF, you may be using an unsupported version of the Adobe Reader. Access the Adobe website and download the most current version.

  A Microsoft security update (#896358) prohibits the viewing of compiled HTML help files (those with a .CHM file extension) across a network drive, including from the installation browser. Attempting to do so leads to an “Action Cancelled” or similar message. Microsoft issued a workaround that allows all .CHM help files to be viewable (see Alternatively, you can copy the .CHM file(s) to a local drive. However, the copied help will not launch from within the product (for example, from the Help menu or the Help button on dialog boxes) so you would need to launch the files from your local drive.

Known Issues

This section describes known issues related to the current release of DevEnterprise.

Incorrect Registry Entry

Sometimes a prior faulty install or uninstall can leave an incorrect registry entry.

Symptom: When you start the install or upgrade, the target folder for program files is blank.


1. Cancel the install.

2. Click the Start button and type run. The Run dialog box appears.

3. Type regedit. The Registry Editor appears. Do one of the following to edit the registry.

-- For 32 bit machines, remove key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Compuware\priorXpediterDeventerprise and all subordinate keys.

-- For 64 bit machines, remove HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Compuware\priorXpediterDeventerprise and all subordinate keys.

4. Restart the install or upgrade.

Executing Customization Manager for Non-SMS Sites

Customers with non-SMS managed environment will need to manually add UNIT and VOLUME parameters. To do this, edit SLXWINST member IMC0COPY and add UNIT(YourUnit) VOLUME(YourVolume) on the ALLOCATE DA statement below:







E37 Error While Executing Customization Manager

If your site gets an E37 error running ‘<Your SMP/E HLQ>.SLXWINST($XWSETUP)’ and will need a way to enter a space parameter from within the CLIST, do the following:

1. Edit member SETUP in the SLXWINST PDS and, on line 42, replace:







(where 20 and 10 represent primary and secondary space requirements)


Product Documentation

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  Release Notes in HTML format

  The product manuals in PDF format

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