Create a Batch Job Server for IMS
Configure an IMS sub-System for Enterprise Server
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  Introduction
  Configure an IMS Sub-System (or Batch Server)
  Start the Batch Server with IMS Support
  Create the Catalog Entries for the Partitioned Data Sets (PDS's)
  Submit and Execute the Validation Jobs
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
  Current Server or Internet Access
  Internet Access Required
  Glossary of Terms
  Comments, Suggestions or Feedback
  Company Overview
The SimoTime Home Page 

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

The purpose of this document is to describe how to configure an IMS sub-system (or Server) that will run under Micro Focus Enterprise Server. To run all the examples in the SimoTime suite of programs it will be necessary to populate the catalog with a minimum number of Partitioned Data Sets (or PDS's).

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Configure an IMS Sub-System (or Batch Server)

This section provides the information needed to configure a JES Sub-System running under control of Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

The server used by the batch applications will be called SIMOBATA. At the bottom of the home page for Enterprise Server Administration select the "ADD" button. The following describes the primary configuration options needed to submit, execute and review jobs that have been defined (or scripted) using the Job Control Language (JCL Members and Procedures).

Server Name:
SIMOBATA
 . . .
 
 Cancel 
 
 Next>> 
   

Enter a Server Name, select the Working Mode and Click the" Next" button. Click the Radio button for Micro Focus Enterprise Server with Mainframe Subsystem Support and Click the" Next" button a second time.

The following shows the next group of configuration options. For items not shown take the default entry options.

Note: For the following and if not required then un-check the TN3270 and ISC listener boxes

Server Name:
SIMOBATA
System Directory:
C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\SYS1\LOGS\SIMOBATA
 . . .
Creation Options:
Create TN3270 listener 
  
 using port 
  
 
Create ISC listener 
  
 using port 
  
 
Configuration Information:
[ES-Environment]
BASEAPP=C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL
MFSYSCAT=$BASECAT\CATALOG.DAT
MF_CHARSET=A
Description:
Batch Server with IMS and ASCII-encoding
 
 Cancel 
 
 <<Back 
 
 Add 

Click the" Add" button.

The "SIMOBATA" server should be added to the Enterprise Server. When the home screen is redisplayed click on the "Edit" button, select the "MSS" tab, select the "IMS" tab and then enter the following configuration options for the IMS Subsystem.

Note: For the following remember to check the box for the "IMS enabled".

IMS enabled: 
Codeset bias: 
 ASCII 
Configuration directory:
$BASESYS\CONFIG
GEN file directory:
$BASEAPP\IMSLIB
 
 Apply 
 

The IMS sub-system will be added to the "SIMOBATA" server. When the screen is redisplayed click on the "DB" tab and the following should be displayed.

Click the "Apply" button.

Database path:
$IMSDATA
Locked resource timeout:  
30
Key compression:  
Data Compression:  
1
 Apply 

Click the "Apply" button and the IMS DB support will be added to this Enterprise Server configuration.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Start the Batch Server with IMS Support

The starting and stopping of a server that provides application support to a number of business users is a task that is usually reserved for operations or systems personnel or it is a scheduled task. Micro Focus provides the commands to start or stop a server and these commands may be explicitly called and executed. This can be very useful in the unit test environment but it is not a practical solution for a larger, multi-system, multi-user environment. Therefore, the model mainframe example provides a Windows command file that sets various environment variables and starts the Batch Server with IMS support.

The SYS1START command file calls the ENV1BASE command file to set commonly used environment variables. It then calls the SYS1BAKConsole command file to provide a backup of the previously created "console.log" file. It then starts the specified server based on the first parameter of the command line. The following is an example of the command line syntax.

C:\SIMOSAM1\SYS1\LOADLIB> SYS1START SIMOBATA

This link provides additional detail about the  Pre-Defined System and Application Commands  that include the "SYS1" and "EZ" Series suite of commands.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Create the Catalog Entries for the Partitioned Data Sets (PDS's)

Some of the jobs included in the SimoTime suite of samples use Procedures (PROCs) and INCLUDE statements. Some of the jobs reference parameter files. These are stored in directories on the LUW platforms. These directories need to be mapped to a PDS with an associated catalog entry. If the number of PDS's used by an application is small it may be easier to manually create the catalog entries using the browser interface of the Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

If an automated and repeatable process is required or manually creating catalog entries for a large number of PDS's would be very time consuming then a programmatic approach may be a better solution.

This link provides detailed information to Identify, Document and Create Catalog Entries for Partioned Data Sets (PDS's) This approach uses a list of PDS Members that are managed in an Excel Spreadsheet and saved as a Comma-Separated-Values (CSV) file. This provides for a documented, repeatable process.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Submit and Execute the Validation Jobs

A suite of "User Validation" test jobs is provided and may be used as a test to confirm the Batch Server with IMS support is configured, the catalog entries for the PDS's is correct and the Batch Server is started and ready to accept jobs.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the IMS support for batch jobs. This suite of programs will demonstrate and describe how to load an IMS Data Base on a Windows System using Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

The purpose of this document is to describe how to configure an IMS sub-system (or Server) that will run under Micro Focus Enterprise Server. This document may be used as a tutorial for new programmers or as a quick reference for experienced programmers.

In the world of programming there are many ways to solve a problem. This document and the links to other documents are intended to provide a greater awareness of the Data Management and Application Processing alternatives.

The documentation and software were developed and tested on systems that are configured for a SIMOTIME environment based on the hardware, operating systems, user requirements and security requirements. Therefore, adjustments may be needed to execute the jobs and programs when transferred to a system of a different architecture or configuration.

SIMOTIME Services has experience in moving or sharing data or application processing across a variety of systems. For additional information about SIMOTIME Services or Technologies please send an e-mail to: helpdesk@simotime.com or call 415 883-6565. We appreciate hearing from you.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Software Agreement and Disclaimer

Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software, documentation or training material for any purpose requires a fee to be paid to SimoTime Technologies. Once the fee is received by SimoTime the latest version of the software, documentation or training material will be delivered and a license will be granted for use within an enterprise, provided the SimoTime copyright notice appear on all copies of the software. The SimoTime name or Logo may not be used in any advertising or publicity pertaining to the use of the software without the written permission of SimoTime Technologies.

SimoTime Technologies makes no warranty or representations about the suitability of the software, documentation or learning material for any purpose. It is provided "AS IS" without any expressed or implied warranty, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. SimoTime Technologies shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages resulting from the loss of use, data or projects, whether in an action of contract or tort, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this software, documentation or training material.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Downloads and Links

This section includes links to documents with additional information that are beyond the scope and purpose of this document. The first group of documents may be available from a local system or via an internet connection, the second group of documents will require an internet connection.

Note: A SimoTime License is required for the items to be made available on a local system or server.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Current Server or Internet Access

The following links may be to the current server or to the Internet.

Note: The latest versions of the SimoTime Documents and Program Suites are available on the Internet and may be accessed using the Link to Internet icon. If a user has a SimoTime Enterprise License the Documents and Program Suites may be available on a local server and accessed using the Link to Server icon.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to Configure a Batch JES sub-system (or Server Instance) that will run under Micro Focus Enterprise Server and execute batch jobs using JCL.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to Configure an Online Region (or Server Instance) that will run under Micro Focus Enterprise Server and execute CICS Transactions.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to Define the XA Resources for SQL Access for a user-defined Server Instance that will run under Micro Focus Enterprise Server and allow access to an SQL Data Base.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore An Enterprise System Model that describes and demonstrates how Applications that were running on a Mainframe System and non-relational data that was located on the Mainframe System were copied and deployed in a Microsoft Windows environment with Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The ASCII and EBCDIC Translation Tables. These tables are provided for individuals that need to better understand the bit structures and differences of the encoding formats.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The File Status Return Codes to interpret the results of accessing VSAM data sets and/or QSAM files.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Internet Access Required

The following links will require an internet connect.

A good place to start is The SimoTime Home Page for access to white papers, program examples and product information. This link requires an Internet Connection

Explore The Micro Focus Web Site for more information about products and services available from Micro Focus. This link requires an Internet Connection.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Glossary of Terms

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the Glossary of Terms for a list of terms and definitions used in this suite of documents and white papers.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Comments, Suggestions or Feedback

This document was created and is copyrighted and maintained by SimoTime Technologies.

If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or feedback please call at 1 415 827-7045 or send an e-mail to: helpdesk@simotime.com

We appreciate hearing from you.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Company Overview

SimoTime Technologies was founded in 1987 and is a privately owned company. We specialize in the creation and deployment of business applications using new or existing technologies and services. We have a team of individuals that understand the broad range of technologies being used in today's environments. Our customers include small businesses using Internet technologies to corporations using very large mainframe systems.

Quite often, to reach larger markets or provide a higher level of service to existing customers it requires the newer Internet technologies to work in a complementary manner with existing corporate mainframe systems. We specialize in preparing applications and the associated data that are currently residing on a single platform to be distributed across a variety of platforms.

Preparing the application programs will require the transfer of source members that will be compiled and deployed on the target platform.

The data will need to be transferred between the systems and may need to be converted and validated at various stages within the process.

SimoTime has the technology, services and experience to assist in the application and data management tasks involved with doing business in a multi-system environment.

Whether you want to use the Internet to expand into new market segments or as a delivery vehicle for existing business functions simply give us a call at 1 415 827-7045 or send an e-mail to: helpdesk@simotime.com

Also, check the web site at http://www.simotime.com


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