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NetView Installation and Administration Facility/2

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114956D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 4 page(s) / 109K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Newell, PP: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A workstation-based tool for the installation of MVS, host-based software is disclosed. The tool, designed for NetView*, downloads parm files from a host, parses the information, and rebuilds and uploads the files after the user has made parameter configuration updates.

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NetView Installation and Administration Facility/2

      A workstation-based tool for the installation of MVS,
host-based software is disclosed.  The tool, designed for NetView*,
downloads parm files from a host, parses the information, and
rebuilds and uploads the files after the user has made parameter
configuration updates.

      Fig. 1 illustrates both the traditional manual process and the
method of installing NetView via Netview Installation and
Administration Facility/2 (NIAF/2).  In the old method, represented
by the dotted line, NetView is first loaded from tape to storage.
Then test-level product data sets are allocated and loaded.  This is
known as the installation phase.  The next phase is to update the
various parameter files in order to set up NetView to run in a
production environment.  This phase is known as customization or
administration.

      In the new method, after the target libraries have been created
at the host, the NetView parameter information is parsed and loaded
into a database on the workstation.  The parm information comes
either from existing customer production datasets or from defaults
shipped with the NetView product.  The NetView configuration is then
updated via the NIAF/2 user interface and new parameter values are
saved in the database in the form of a parameter profile.  When
configuration is complete, the production level datasets and members
are built on the workstation and up-loaded to a target domain and
host.

      The NetView product can subsequently be updated by
down-loading, updating, and building using the same process described
above.

      An illustration showing the components of NIAF/2 their data
flows is contained in Fig. 2.  Following that is a description of the
components of this solution.  The data flows are labeled with numbers
and the components are labeled with letters.  System components do
not have labels.
  (A) End User Interface - This is the component labeled A in the
       illustration.  It is the component that controls the entire
       operation.

      Requests for data from the host are sent through data flow 11
and data is received through data flow 12 to the Workstation
Communications component.  Data is stored in the Database comp...