Shutting Down MVS From TSO or the Console
There are various times when you might want to shutdown MVS. It is important that you shut it down gracefully. Otherwise you can have problems booting it back up. There two ways of shutting down MVS. Which one you use is up to you.
Shutdown from a Terminal
If you are logged in as an admin, you can get to the TSO menu and enter shutdown followed with logging off of the system.
Shutdown from the Console
To shutdown from the console, logoff of the system. Then at the
Once you have initiated the shutdown, it can take up to five minutes to completely shutdown.