Prepare & Configure
System, Application and Data Options
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  Introduction
  Create a Directory Structure
  Configure a Micro Focus Server
  Baseline & Batch Functions
  XA Resources
  IMS Resources
  Configure for MQ Series
  Batch Scheduler Interface (MFBSI)
  Workload Automation, Control-M
  Configuration Files
  COBOL Entry Points, CORE_ON_ERROR
  Consolidated Trace Facility
  Batch Scheduler Interface (MFBSI)
  Historical Statistics Facility
  Environment Variables
  Scripts for Utilitarian Function
  Script, Change Case - chcase
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
  Current Server or Internet Access
  Internet Access Required
  Glossary of Terms
  Comments or Feedback
  Company Overview
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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

When migrating an application from a mainframe it is necessary to create a new system (consisting of Hardware, Operating System Software, sub-System Software and System Utility Programs) to receive the application and its associated data.


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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Create a Directory Structure

One of the first tasks to complete is to define where to put everything in the new system environment. The Best Practices approach will typically manage the application assets in a development environment and then promote load members and associated components to a Test environment with the final promote to the Production.

This document and the Proof-Of-Concept focuses on the development environment.

Additional detail about a Directory Structure for the Development Environment is available in a separate document.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Configure a Micro Focus Server

WIP1

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Baseline & Batch Functions

WIP2

Additional information about the Server Configuration for Baseline and Batch is available in a separate document. This document contains a description of how to populate the catalog with the necessary Partitioned Data Sets (PDS's).

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section XA Resources

WIP2

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section IMS Resources

WIP2

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Configure for MQ Series

WIP2

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Batch Scheduler Interface (MFBSI)

WIP2

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Workload Automation, Control-M

WIP2

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Configuration Files

WIP2

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section COBOL Entry Points, CORE_ON_ERROR

The following shows the content of the MFENTMAP.dat configuration file that defines an entry point into a COBOL program. The entry point is then available for dynamic binding (or linking) at execution time. The MFENTMAP.dat file is a Line Sequential (or ASCII/Text) file.

[ENTRY-POINT] GENATMSP
[PROGRAM-NAME] *
[SUBPROGRAM-NAME] ZCTMSP

The location of the MFENTMAP.dat file is defined by using the ENTRYNAMEMAP environment variable. The following is an example.

set ENTRYNAMEMAP=%BASESYS%\CONFIG\

Once an entry point is defined it is necessary to enable the function

The following shows the content of the DIAGNOSE.cfg configuration file that may be used to enable or disable various functions available within Enterprise Server at execution time.

set entry_point_mapper=TRUE
set CORE_ON_ERROR=131
set CORE_FILENAME="core.%p@%t_%d"

The location of the DIAGNOSE.cfg file is defined by using the COBCONFIG_ environment variable. The following is an example.

set COBCONFIG_=$ESROOT\ES\cfg\Diagnose.CFG

Note:  For the Linux environment the COBCONFIG_ is COBCONFIG without the trailing underscore.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Consolidated Trace Facility

The following shows the content of the configuration file for the Consolidated Trace Facility (CTF).

#
#  Default ES/JCL Problem Determination
#  CTF Configuration File for use in initial
#  problem reporting.
#

################################################
# (optionally) Limit programs being captured
################################################
# mftrace.application                    = cassi
mftrace.dest                           = textfile

mftrace.emitter.textfile#Format        = $(TIME) $(THREAD) $(COMPONENT) $(EVENT) $(LEVEL) :$(DATA)
mftrace.emitter.es#level               = 9999

# Where do you want the logs to go?
mftrace.emitter.textfile#location      = c:\ctflogs

# Maximum file size in "k" bytes
mftrace.emitter.textfile#MaxFilesize   = 6000

# Maximum number of log files to keep.
mftrace.emitter.textfile#MaxGeneration = 6

################################################
# mftrace.level=trace-threshold-level
# Parameter:    trace-threshold-level
# One of the following case-insensitive values:
# NONE  No events are to be traced.
# DEBUG  All events are traced. This produces the most verbose output.
# INFO  All INFO, WARN, ERROR, and FATAL events are traced.
# WARN  All WARN, ERROR, and FATAL events are traced
# ERROR  All ERROR and FATAL events are traced
# FATAL  Only FATAL events are traced

################################################
# Alias Tracing
################################################

mftrace.level.mf.mvs.alias            = error

mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.alias#entry       = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.alias#io          = true

################################################
# CASSPOOL Tracing
################################################

mftrace.level.mf.mvs.casspool           = none

mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.casspool#active     = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.casspool#comp       = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.casspool#delete     = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.casspool#disp       = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.casspool#jobno      = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.casspool#open       = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.casspool#output     = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.casspool#print      = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.casspool#repl       = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.casspool#restart    = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.casspool#retrieve   = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.casspool#sstm       = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.casspool#sysout     = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.casspool#update     = true


################################################
# MVSRGDG Tracing
################################################

mftrace.level.mf.mvs.mvsrgdg            = none

mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvsrgdg#entry       = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvsrgdg#resl        = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvsrgdg#phys        = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvsrgdg#buffer      = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvsrgdg#restart     = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvsrgdg#guvu        = false


################################################
# IDE Tracing
################################################

mftrace.level.mf.ide                    = none

mftrace.comp.mf.ide#vsxprj              = true

################################################
# JCL Tracing
################################################

mftrace.level.mf.mvs.mfjcl              = debug

mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mfjcl#entry         = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mfjcl#enq           = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mfjcl#msgs          = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mfjcl#com           = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mfjcl#lex           = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mfjcl#parms         = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mfjcl#pgm           = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mfjcl#dxit          = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mfjcl#rjse          = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mfjcl#memstomp      = false

################################################
# MJRM Tracing
################################################

mftrace.level.mf.mvs.mjrm               = none

mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mjrm#entry          = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mjrm#enq            = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mjrm#jseb           = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mjrm#jsee           = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mjrm#safroute       = true

################################################
# SVC99 Tracing
################################################

mftrace.level.mf.mvs.svc99              = none
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.svc99#entry         = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.svc99#enq           = true

################################################
# NIP Tracing
################################################

mftrace.level.mf.mvs.nip                = none

mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.nip#entry           = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.nip#enq             = false

################################################
# MVSCATIO Tracing
################################################

mftrace.level.mf.mvs.mvscatio           = none

mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvscatio#entry      = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvscatio#delete     = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvscatio#mfalu      = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvscatio#enque      = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvscatio#records    = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvscatio#buffer     = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvscatio#project    = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvscatio#phys       = false

################################################
# MVSSPOOL Tracing
################################################

mftrace.level.mf.mvs.mvsspool           = none

mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvsspool#entry      = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvsspool#delete     = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvsspool#records    = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.mvsspool#phys       = false

################################################
# JOBLIB/STEPLIB Tracing
################################################

mftrace.level.mf.mvs.steplib           = none

mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.steplib#entry      = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.steplib#dir        = true


################################################
# PLI Debugger attach tracing
################################################

mftrace.level.mf.pli.plip0002           = none

mftrace.comp.mf.pli.plip0002#entry      = false
mftrace.comp.mf.pli.plip0002#logic      = false


################################################
# RTS Tracing
################################################

mftrace.level.mf.rts                    = none

mftrace.comp.mf.rts#api                 = true
mftrace.comp.mf.rts#pgm                 = true
mftrace.comp.mf.rts#fsys                = false
mftrace.comp.mf.rts#memory              = false
mftrace.comp.mf.rts#pgmload             = false
mftrace.comp.mf.rts#pgmsearch           = false
mftrace.comp.mf.rts#syspgm              = true


################################################
# IKJEFT01 Tracing
################################################

mftrace.level.mf.mvs.ispdfcmd           = DEBUG

mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.ispdfcmd#entry      = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.ispdfcmd#command    = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.ispdfcmd#system     = true

mftrace.level.mf.mvs.rexx               = error

mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.rexx#entry          = false

mftrace.level.mf.mvs.idatso             = error

mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.idatso#entry        = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.idatso#file         = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.idatso#buffer       = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.idatso#stack        = false
mftrace.comp.mf.mvs.idatso#command      = false


################################################
# mffh Tracing
################################################

mftrace.level.mf.mffh.xfh               = none

mftrace.comp.mf.mffh.xfh#all            = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mffh#fs                 = true
mftrace.comp.mf.mffh#xfh                = true


################################################
# XA switch module tracing
################################################
mftrace.level.mf.esdb2            = DEBUG
mftrace.level.mf.esdb2opc         = DEBUG
mftrace.level.mf.esmssql          = none
mftrace.level.mf.esodbcxa         = DEBUG
mftrace.level.mf.esora            = none
mftrace.level.mf.esoraopc         = none

## Enable all tracing

mftrace.comp.mf.esxa#all          = true
mftrace.comp.mf.esdb2#all         = true
mftrace.comp.mf.esdb2opc#all      = true
mftrace.comp.mf.esmssql#all       = true
mftrace.comp.mf.esodbcxa#all      = true
mftrace.comp.mf.esora#all         = true
mftrace.comp.mf.esoraopc#all      = true

For detailed information about the Environment Variables for the Consolidated Trace Facility refer to the Application and System Support document that is included in this suite of documents.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Batch Scheduler Interface (MFBSI)

The following shows the content of the configuration file for MFBSI.

ES-Server=-rSIMOBATA
JESYSMSG
SJobID=JCL
StartupTimeout=300
RunTimeout=600
AlertBackTimeout=600

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Historical Statistics Facility

From the ES Administration Home Page click on the "Details" button in the "Status" column for the user-defined server. When the new page is displayed click on the "Tab" for "Historical Statistics" and do the following.

Define the parameters for the Historical Statistics Facility.

    Enable collection of Historical Statistics Facility (HSF) records  
    Write to disk  
  Maximum HSF file size (KB):  
 500 
  Number of records displayed by ES Monitor & Control:  
 256 
 
 Apply 

The HSF sub-system will be added to the server.

Click the "Apply" button.

WIP2

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Environment Variables

WIP2

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Scripts for Utilitarian Function

WIP2

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Script, Change Case - chcase

The chcase script will convert the member name to upper/lower case based on the first letter of the two-character parameter. It will convert the file extension to upper/lower case based on the second letter of the two-character parameter.

chcase UL

The following chcase.sh shows the content of the script to change the case of a member name.

WIP - SCRIPTchcase.inc

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

When migrating an application from a mainframe it is necessary to create a new system (consisting of Hardware, Operating System Software, sub-System Software and System Utility Programs) to receive the application and its associated data. 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 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.

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 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

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