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APPLICATION RESTART CONTROL 4.1

The APPLICATION RESTART CONTROL (AR/CTL) products work separately or together to provide services for application programs that use the following types of data structures:

  • Sequential files, using queued sequential access method (QSAM)
  • IBM DB2 tables
  • IBM IMS full-function, Fast Path, and/or GSAM databases
  • Virtual storage access method (VSAM) data sets
  • Any combinations of these data structures

AR/CTL for IMS works independently in application programs that use IMS databases only, sequential files only, or both. AR/CTL for IMS works with AR/CTL for VSAM in programs that use IMS databases and VSAM data sets. These programs can also use sequential files. AR/CTL for IMS works with AR/CTL for DB2 in programs that use DB2 tables, IMS databases, and DB2 oriented services of AR/CTL in an IMS environment. These programs can also use sequential files. However, AR/CTL for IMS can work alone with programs that use DB2 tables and IMS databases but do not use the DB2 oriented services of AR/CTL.

This space contains information about version 4.1.00 of the APPLICATION RESTART CONTROL product.

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updated 26 Mar

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Getting started

 

Video > APPLICATION RESTART CONTROL Overview

Planning

 

Deployment planning and system requirements

Installing

 

Installation, configuration, and maintenance

Customizing after installation

 

Post-installation product customization

Administering

 

Security and system administration

Using

 

Working with the product

Batch Control Facility

 

Using the BCF component

Working with infrastructure

 

Management of shared components

Messages

 

BMC messages for the following product lines:

  • BMC AMI products
  • BMC products for DB2
  • BMC products for IMS
  • Cost Optimization
  • MainView products

Troubleshooting

 

Common issues

Reference

 

Reference information

PDFs and videos

This topic provides access to PDFs and videos that support this product. It also explains how to create your own custom PDFs.

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Creating a custom PDF

From any page in the space, use the following procedure to create a PDF of either the current page or multiple pages (a parent topic and its child topics):

  1. From the Tools menu in the upper-right, select Export to PDF:



    Notes

    Although you can export to Microsoft Word, this portal is not optimized for Word exports.

    If you require an export in XML or HTML format, contact us.

  2. In the Template box, select the PDF style:

    • Simple to export a PDF with no cover, table of contents, or index. 
      By default, the Simple template exports only the current page.
    • Standard to export a traditional PDF with a cover, table of contents, and index. 
      By default, the Standard template exports the current page and its child pages.
  3. In the Export Scope box, select what you want to export:

    • Only this page to export the current page
    • This page and its children to export an entire section (current page and any child topics)

    Example

    In this example, selecting This page and its children creates a PDF of all topics in the space's Reference section:

  4. Select Start Export.

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Videos

This section lists videos that supplement the text-based documentation.

This library offers Quick Courses related to BMC AMI Application Restart Control products:
  

Title

Duration

(Administration series) Using AR/CTL

8:58

( Administration series ) Understanding checkpoints

7:19

( Administration series ) Using Checkpoint Pacing

6:07

( Administration series ) Converting a DLI program to a BMP

8:15

( Administration series ) Using Application Reattach

7:25

(Programming series) Getting started with AR/CTL

9:11

(Programming series) Checkpoint/Restart concepts

10:05

(Programming series) IMS checkpoints

5:59

(Programming series) AR/CTL Checkpoints

7:41

(Programming series) Common Checkpoints

3:34

(Programming series) Using DB2 Commits

7:12

(Programming series) Dynamic Checkpoint

5:16

(Programming series) Understanding ASAM

7:36

(Programming series) Understanding Restart

8:02

(Programming series) Restart logic

6:16
Using AR/CTL for VSAM4:24


FAQs and additional resources

This topic answers common questions and explains how to access additional resources, including BMC Support.

Frequently asked questions

This section answers frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the documentation portal.

The following are general questions about mainframe documentation:
  • How can I get a PDF of selected content in a space?

    If you are logged in, you can create a PDF from any topic in the space. Use the following procedure to create a PDF of either the current topic or multiple pages (a parent topic and its child topics):
    1. Go to the branch or topic for which you want to create a PDF.

    2. On the toolbar in the upper-right of the window,  clickand select Export to PDF:

      Important

      Although you can export to Microsoft Word, this portal is not optimized for Word exports. If you require an export in XML or HTML format, contact us Open link .

    3. In the Exporting PDF dialog box:

      • In the Template box, select one of the following PDF styles:
        • Simple to export a PDF with no cover, table of contents, or index 
          By default, the Simple template exports only the current page.
        • Standard to export a traditional PDF with a cover, table of contents, and index 
          By default, the Standard template exports the current page and its child pages.

        Example

        In this example, selecting This page and its children creates a PDF of all topics in the space's "Reference" section:

      • In the Export Scope box, select what you want to export:

        • Only this page to export the current page
        • This page and its children to export an entire section (current page and any child topics)
    4. Click Export.

    For more information, see Help for BMC Online Technical Documentation Open link .

  • Where can I get documentation for all BMC mainframe products?

    Go to the docs.bmc.com main dashboard and click the name of a specific product area, or click here to go directly to the list of all products.

    Important

    If you're looking for the Control-M mainframe documentation, click the Control-M box on the dashboard, or click here to go directly to the Control-M space.

Additional resources

The following BMC sites are external to this portal and provide information that you might find helpful:

Support information

The following questions offer information about BMC Support:

  • How can I contact BMC Support?

    If you have problems with or questions about a BMC product, or for the latest support policies, go to Support Central Open link . You can search the Knowledge Base for help with an issue or download products and maintenance.

    If you do not have access to the web and you are in the United States or Canada, contact BMC Support at 800 537 1813. Outside the United States or Canada, select your country at Contact BMC to view local Support Contacts.

  • How can I check a product version's support status?

    You can find the support status for specific product versions on Support Central. Selecting a product from the “A–Z Supported Product List” shows:

    • All versions of the product and their current support levels (full or limited)
    • Dates on which support ends

    You can also find information about the latest support policies on Support Central.

  • Where can I get the security certificates required to transfer files to BMC Support?

    BMC Support requires a security certificate when you are using the File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS) method to send files to BMC Support. The Secure File Transfer User Guide for BMC Customers Open link  explains how to use the certificate.

    The following table includes the security certificate:

    CertificateValidity
    Effective from April 6, 2021, until further notice




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