I recently upgraded to CA-OPS 12.2 and suddenly lost all my CA-7 messages. In looking through the setup of both products I came across this API setup. The interesting thing is we had never set this up since we upgraded CA-7 to 11.3 and prior to the CA-OPS upgrade we were getting CA-7 messages just fine. I also am pretty sure there was a method prior to this one in which CA-7 messages were sent to CA-OPS but I do not remember where I saw it or how it worked but I am pretty sure we were using it all the way to the upgrade of CA-OPS 12.2 from CA-OPS 12.1.
If you are setup to use parameter INITCA7=YES then you have been using the CA 7 browse ENF feature to detect events. There is a better alternative that does not depend on Common Services ENF. It is a direct API interface between CA 7 and CA OPS/MVS. To use it you have to include the following DD statement in the CA7ONL JCL:
//MSGRCNTL DD DISP=SHR,DSN=prefix.CAL2OPTN(MSGRCNTL)
In the member pointed by this DD statement you have to include these 3 lines:
TO(*OPSAPI*) * -------- Triggering messages TXT(*)
You can find the documentation of this API on the CA 7 Systems Programming Guide, Chapter 3: Installation Requirements, section MSMR - Route Master Station (Browse) Messages.
After you enable this API you can set INITCA7 to NO in OPSSPA00 member. Otherwise you will have duplicate CA 7 messages in the OPSLOG browse. We normally recommend clients migrate to this new method.
Let me know if this helps Travis.
Thanks for the info. We have just set up the MSMR this afternoon and it is working like a champ on our maintenance LPAR. I still have INITCA7 set to YES but it wasn't giving us the CA-7 messages after 12.2 was installed. Did support for ENF get dropped in 12.2?
You are welcome Travis and glad to hear you have it under control.
Releases 12.2 and 12.3 still supports the CA 7 browse ENF feature to detect events.
So short answer is no, we have not dropped support for this in our two GA supported releases.
As the MSMR is the most efficient way to do this stay with it for now on.