Managing cross-system communication between BBI-SS PASs
The information in this topic applies to the following products only:
MainView FOCAL POINT
MainView for CICS
MainView for DB2
MainView for DBCTL
MainView for IMS Online
MainView for MQ
The figure in Managing cross-system communication illustrates VTAM links that enable MainView products in a BBI-SS PAS on one system image to communicate with products on another system image.
To start, stop, and display communication links between BBI-SS PASs, issue one of the following BBI control commands from a terminal session, a MainView AutoOPERATOR EXEC, or an operator's console:
- .START LINK
- .STOP LINK
- .DISPLAY LINK
The following table summarizes the use of these commands.
Control commands for VTAM links between BBI-SS PASs
Logs status of all or specified communications links to this BBI-SS PAS
Starts communications link between the BBI-SS PAS subsystem and the current BBI-SS PAS or between all available BBI-SS PASs and the current BBI-SS PAS
START LINK attempts to open the ACB if it is not open.
Stops communications link between the BBI-SS PAS subsystem and the current BBI-SS PAS or all available BBI-SS PASs and the current BBI-SS PAS
To use these BBI control commands, use the following guidelines:
For command notation shown in table above, conventions are as follows:
Command and keyword abbreviations are shown as an alternate choice as indicated by a vertical line between them.
The symbolic word, ssid, represents a one- to four-character BBI subsystem ID.
For command syntax, use the following conventions:
Use a blank between commands and keywords.
Use an equal sign, blank, or comma between keywords and parameters.
See BBI control commands for further information about the use of BBI control commands.