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PROFS Problem Determination Utility

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034777D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gaskin, LB: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a program which aids PROFS customers in determining the source of problems at their installations. This utility displays the name of the PROFS control file that is in error as well as the entry in the file that caused the error. This gives the customer all the information that is needed to resolve the problem and thus alleviates a call to the support group for help. PROFS uses the cpuid, nodeid, a 3-character identifier, and the userid of the networking machine in various places. When changing any one of these items, you must make sure you change all the PROFS files that contain one of these items. The PROFS Problem Determination Utility (CHECKID) can be run to verify that all of the appropriate files are changed. The CHECKID program uses the PROFS OFSINSTL FILE as the base control file.

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PROFS Problem Determination Utility

This article describes a program which aids PROFS customers in determining the source of problems at their installations. This utility displays the name of the PROFS control file that is in error as well as the entry in the file that caused the error. This gives the customer all the information that is needed to resolve the problem and thus alleviates a call to the support group for help. PROFS uses the cpuid, nodeid, a 3-character identifier, and the userid of the networking machine in various places. When changing any one of these items, you must make sure you change all the PROFS files that contain one of these items. The PROFS Problem Determination Utility (CHECKID) can be run to verify that all of the appropriate files are changed. The CHECKID program uses the PROFS OFSINSTL FILE as the base control file. Then it checks all the other appropriate files to make sure they have the same values for these items. If the program needs any other information, such as a read password for another disk, it will prompt the user for that information. As the CHECKID program finds errors, it will display the name of the file and the entry in the file that is in error. It will proceed with the verification until all the appropriate control files are checked. In each case, it continues to display any errors that it finds. At the end of processing, it gives a completion message that either indicates a successful completion, no errors found, o...