Editing or viewing a BatchPlex definition

Use the following procedure to edit or view the information that is saved for a BatchPlex. You can edit or view the policy definition pointers, global options, and MVS images that are associated with the BatchPlex.

To edit or view a BatchPlex in the control data set

  1. Access the MainView Batch Optimizer Objects List panel.
  2. Position the cursor in the action entry field to the left of your choice of BatchPlex, type E (Edit), and press Enter.

    The BatchPlex Registration dialog displays the BatchPlex Definition panel, which lists the MVS image definitions in a BatchPlex. The list is alphabetized by definition name. For each image, the list indicates the associated subsystem IDs and the number of Extended Job Execution Subsystem (MBOX) initiators.

    You can also use the BatchPlex Definition panel to specify or change BatchPlex information, including the names of policies to be activated at BatchPlex initialization for the listed MVS images.

    The following figure shows an example of the BatchPlex Definition panel in which several MVS images are listed.

    File   View   Applications   Options   Help                                 
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              BatchPlex Definition                 Row 1 to 4 of 4
    Command ===> ________________________________________________ SCROLL ===> CSR_
                                                                                  
    BatchPlex Information                                     System: SYSM        
      Name  . . . . . . . . . . : BPLEX00                     SMF ID: SYSM        
      Comment . . . . . . . . . . Mainview BatchPlex____      Date  : 2008/02/11  
      XCF group name  . . . . . . BMCXCF_                     Time  : 18:36:05    
      Data policy name  . . . . . DATPOL00   +                                    
      Job policy name . . . . . . JOBPOL00   +      UCF member name . UCFPOL00   +
      Pipes initialization parms. PIPPRM00   +   Pipes subsystem ID . MBOP        
      Pipes policy list name  . . PIPLST00   +                                    
                                                                                  
    Line commands:                                                                
    E=Edit  C=Copy  D=Delete  R=Rename                                            
                                                                                  
                 ---Subsystems--- Number of                                       
       MVS Image BMCP  MBOS  XJS  Initiators Definition Comment      Response     
    .. <new>                                                                      
    .. SYSA      BMCP  MBOS  MBOX     40     Production batch                     
    .. SYSD      BMCP  MBOS  MBOX     40     Production DB2 Image                 
    .. SYSI      BMCP  MBOS  MBOX     40     Production IMS image                 
    .. SYSP      BMCP  MEMD  MBOX     40     Test image

    This example includes a table entry for a sample image definition named SYSA. At your site, SYSA would be replaced with the name of an MVS image definition that your system programmer added to the BatchPlex definition.

  3. (optional) Edit individual fields, if needed:
    1. Position the cursor in a field that you want to edit, and replace the current value with a new value.
    2. Repeat this step for each field that you want to edit.
  4. (optional) To view a selection list for the policy definition pointers, position the cursor in the Data policy name, Job policy name, or Pipes policy list name field and press F4 (Prompt).

    The Policy Members pop-up panel lists names of policies of the appropriate type (job, data, or pipe) that are saved in the control data set.

    To select a name from the list, position the cursor to the left of your choice of policy name, and press Enter. The BatchPlex Definition panel is displayed with your choice of name in the policy definition pointer field.

    If you do not want to select a name from the list, press F12 (Cancel). The BatchPlex Definition panel is displayed.

    Note

    If you type the name of a policy that is not defined, a Policy Warning pop-up panel is displayed. Before starting the BatchPlex, you must define a policy with that name.

  5. (optional) Make changes to the global options for the BatchPlex. For details, see Editing or viewing BatchPlex global options.
  6. (optional) Make changes to the MVS image definitions in the BatchPlex. For details, see Editing or viewing an MVS image.
  7. (optional) Make changes to the list of MVS image definitions by performing the following administrative tasks:
    • To add a new MVS image definition, select File > 1 (New MVS image). The MVS Image Definition pop-up (see the following figure) is displayed. Edit the new definition.

      File   View   Applications   Options   Help                                  
       -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  MVS Image Definition                           of 5 
       C                                                                         PAGE 
           Command ===> _____________________________________________________         
       B                                                                              
           Type values or D (use global default) in fields below.                     
           Press Enter to continue.                                             07/17 
                                                                                :03   
           BatchPlex name . . . . . . . . : BPLEX00                                   
           MVS image name . . . . . . . . . ________ System name, not SMF ID.         
           MVS image comment  . . . . . . . ______________________                    
                                                                 More:     +          
       T                                    Value      Valid settings                 
       E   Automatically start subsystems . _          Y=Yes N=No                     
                                                                                      
              BMC Primary Subsystem Options 
              Started task name . . . . . . ________                                  
       .      Subsystem ID  . . . . . . . . ____                                      
       .                                                                              
       .                                                                              
       .    F1=Help      F4=Prompt    F6=Defaults  F7=Bkwd      F8=Fwd                
           F12=Cancel 
       F
    • To copy an MVS image definition, position the cursor in the action entry field to the left of your choice of MVS image. Type C (Copy), and press Enter. Use the displayed Copy MVS Image pop-up panel to specify a name for the new image definition. When you press Enter again, the BatchPlex Definition panel is displayed with the message Definition copied. Edit the new definition.

    • To rename an MVS image definition, position the cursor in the action entry field to the left of your choice of MVS image. Type R (Rename), and press Enter. Use the displayed Rename MVS Image pop-up panel to specify the new image name.

    • To delete an MVS image definition, position the cursor in the action entry field to the left of your choice of MVS image. Type D (Delete), and press Enter. Use the displayed Confirm Delete pop-up panel to confirm the delete request before the image definition is removed from the BatchPlex.

  8. (optional) Save your changes by using one of the following methods:
    • Choose File > 2 (Save BatchPlex).

      The changed BatchPlex is saved, and the BatchPlex Definition panel is displayed.

    • Press F3 (Exit). The Confirm Exit pop-up panel is displayed. Type 1 (Save BatchPlex changes to disk and exit), and press Enter.

      The changed BatchPlex is saved. The MAINVIEW Batch Optimizer Objects List panel shows the changed BatchPlex at the top of the scrollable area.


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