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Does a VM:Secure directory Source start really save that much time?

  • 1.  Does a VM:Secure directory Source start really save that much time?

    Posted 01-20-2017 04:46 PM

    In discussing ways to remove product complexities we have often considered the elimination of the VM:Secure directory Quick start.   

     

    A couple of decades ago, the difference in time to initialize the product for a Quick start and a Source start was significant.  Today, we don’t feel the difference in time between a Quick and Source start is as significant and perhaps the extra logic complexities are no longer worth a slight difference in time to initialize the product.  If you are running SSI, each agent member always initializes with a SOURCE start. So, for an SSI environment, all but one of the VMSECURE instances in the cluster are already always started with a SOURCE start.

     

    Is there enough time difference between a VM:Secure directory Quick and Source start to keep the extra logic complexity in the product?  Are there other reasons that a Quick start is preferred that are not time related?    Let us know what you think.



  • 2.  Re: Does a VM:Secure directory Source start really save that much time?

    Posted 01-20-2017 04:51 PM

    I don't have any objection to getting rid of it. It might actually simplify some things in that on those rare occasions when something does go awry, first thing I try is a SOURCE start and it usually sorts out the problem. So, sounds like some of those rare problems would get resolved before I found out about them.



  • 3.  Re: Does a VM:Secure directory Source start really save that much time?

    Posted 01-21-2017 01:15 AM

    I think that it would depend on the size of the directory, but given IBM's discouragement of CMS workload, it's likely to affect only us old-timers with legacy workloads. You probably could simplify the logic by omitting the quick start code without any complaints.