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User Migration Strategy from LAD/2 to IBM LAN NetView Start

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112621D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Shrader, TJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a strategy for a utility to migrate LAD/2 client information into the IBM LAN NetView* Start product (Start). The LAD/2 product provides a paneled interface to allow users to set installation values for products on their target workstations. Much of this information can also be utilized by users of Start. The Start product allows the user to set configuration parameters and run tuning rules on their products. Rather than force users to manually replicate information that they have already entered in LAD/2, the user needs a utility to automate the process of transferring information between the two products. This disclosure presents such a strategy for the utility.

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User Migration Strategy from LAD/2 to IBM LAN NetView Start

      Disclosed is a strategy for a utility to migrate LAD/2 client
information into the IBM LAN NetView* Start product (Start).  The
LAD/2 product provides a paneled interface to allow users to set
installation values for products on their target workstations.  Much
of this information can also be utilized by users of Start.  The
Start product allows the user to set configuration parameters and run
tuning rules on their products.  Rather than force users to manually
replicate information that they have already entered in LAD/2, the
user needs a utility to automate the process of transferring
information between the two products.  This disclosure presents such
a strategy for the utility.

      LAD/2 structures its workstation group data slightly
differently than Start.  Where Start calls a collection of
workstation nodes a topology, LAD/2 calls them a workgroup.  There
can be multiple workgroups per LAD/2 customer.  In Start, there can
be multiple topologies within a network definition.  Within a
workgroup are users or clients.  Start calls these clients nodes.

      The utility would need to first ask the user for the customer
and workgroup name.  (Other parameters or entry fields would be
available as well.)  Given the specific workgroup to migrate, Start
will process the data in the LAD/2 ASCII data files, which contain
one data entry per line, and create Start migration files, one per
client.  Each migration file contains information about a
workstation, including the DFT and non-DFT sessions that it has
defined, LAN Server functionality, adapter information, etc.  These
files are in the same format as those created by the Start discovery
program, OCUNODE.EXE.  Because of this, the user can drag and drop
the files on an open Start topology container.  Start will
automatically create the node, configure it with the correct
func...