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Profile-Driven TOOLSRUN Maintenance

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102508D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 74K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Talley, TM: AUTHOR

Abstract

TOOLSRUN (product name DSNX) is extremely widespread throughout the corporation. Many VM systems have multiple TOOLSRUN machines running concurrently. Maintenance of the various TOOLSRUN machines is complicated by the fact that each machine operates in a slightly different environment. For example, TOOLSRUN machines governing a telephone directory disk may run CALLUP exits, while a TOOLSRUN machine governing conferences may run elements of TOOLCARE. When supporting multiple VM nodes, with multiple TOOLSRUN machines on each node, it becomes difficult to control the configuration of each machine easily and accurately. A facility was needed to allow a single point for configuration of many service machines, but allowing specification of a variety of configurable parameters to affect the service machine's operation.

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Profile-Driven TOOLSRUN Maintenance

       TOOLSRUN (product name DSNX) is extremely widespread
throughout the corporation.  Many VM systems have multiple TOOLSRUN
machines running concurrently.  Maintenance of the various TOOLSRUN
machines is complicated by the fact that each machine operates in a
slightly different environment. For example, TOOLSRUN machines
governing a  telephone directory disk may run CALLUP exits, while a
TOOLSRUN machine governing conferences may run elements of TOOLCARE.
When supporting  multiple VM nodes, with multiple TOOLSRUN machines
on each node, it becomes difficult to control the configuration of
each machine easily and accurately.  A facility was needed to allow a
single point for configuration of many service machines, but allowing
specification of a variety of configurable parameters to affect the
service machine's operation.

      TRPROF (ToolsRun PROFile) is a facility for configuration and
operation of a set of TOOLSRUN service machines.  TRPROF allows
configuration of service machine startup parameters, TOOLCARE
configurations, disk cleaning schedules, TOOLSRUN exits, and
selection of TOOLSRUN release levels.

      TRPROF is composed of the configuration profile, a standard
profile, and a set of TOOLSRUN exits. Initialization of the service
machine causes the configuration profile to be read and the
appropriate initialization code (for that specific service machine)
to be executed.  After any service machine-specific initialization
code  is executed, all disks linked in R/W mode and not identified in
the  profile are dropped, which prevents TOOLSRUN from failing to
attach  disks that were added to the VM directory with "MR" links.
Next, the TOOLSRUN product disk sp...