What extended MCS consoles (EMCS) are

EMCS consoles are identified by an 8-character name and a 4-byte ID.

Note

With versions of z/OS earlier than 1.8, EMCS also could have an optional 1-byte console ID known as a Migration ID. With z/OS release 1.8 and later, EMCS consoles do not support 1-byte Migration IDs.

Upon startup, MainView AutoOPERATOR dynamically allocates EMCS consoles named with the format

SSIDqqnn

where

SSID

is the subsystem ID (SSID) of the BBI-PAS subsystem

qq

is the 2-character value from the BBPARM member BBISSP00 parameter CONSQUAL=qq

The default value is 00. When there are BBI-PASs with the same SSID in a sysplex, the CONSQUAL parameter allows you to create unique EMCS console names for MainView AutoOPERATOR PASs that use identical SSIDs. Supported characters for the CONSQUAL value include letters A through Z, numbers 0 through 9, and the characters at sign (@), pound sign (#) and dollar sign ($).

nn

is a number from 1 to 0099 that represents the total number of EMCS consoles created

The nn value is derived from the 2-digit value from the BBPARM member BBISSP00 parameter CONSOLES=nn.

Example

SSID=ABCD, CONSQUAL=not-specified, CONSOLES=2

results in the following three EMCS consoles being activated:

ABCD0000

ABCD0001

ABCD0002

SSID=DEFG, CONSQUAL=34, CONSOLES=2

result in the following three EMCS consoles being activated:

DEFG3400

DEFG3401

DEFG3402

Warning

You must ensure no other application allocates consoles with the same names or MainView AutoOPERATOR will encounter an error when attempting to activate these consoles.

Ensure that all BBI-PASs in a sysplex must have unique SSIDqqnn names. It is recommended all BBI-PASs have unique SSIDs even across sysplexes.

MainView AutoOPERATOR uses the first EMCS console allocated, SSID0000, to issue MVS commands without response, and therefore console SSID0000 is known as the no-response console.

To allocate the next group of EMCS consoles, you must enter the number of additional no-response consoles in BBPARM member BBISSP00 with the CONSOLES parameter.

Refer to the MainView Customization Reference for more information about specifying values for the CONSOLES and MIGCONS parameters in BBPARM member BBISSP00.

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