Pro's & Con's of Multiple Target and DLIB Zones in SMP/E

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Aug 24, 2007
Hello All:

for those of you that have installed IDMS over the years I would like to
hear your opinions regarding multiple TGT & DLIB Zones in the IDMS CSI.

Background Information, I have recently picked up a new client that has
Central Versions, currently they are running IDMS 16.0 SP1 and I am
going to
upgrade them to SP5 to take advantage of some of the additional features
provided with SP2 and above such as High Speed Storage Protection.

What they have in place is one CSI with one GLOBAL Zone and 17 unique
DLIB zones, one TGT & DLIB for each Central Version, but, all 17 of the
Central versions are exactly the same, there is nothing specila about
one or the
other, they all use the same SVC, the same RHDOPTF (optional APAR) the
RHDCSRTT (except for the environment name) the same RHDCUXIT, as far as
I can
tell there is no difference in any of the systems.

So, I am asking your opinion of the 17 unique TGT & DLIB zones in

Bill Allen
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Re: Pro's & Con's of Multiple Target and DLIB Zones in SMP/E

Bill, I prefer the ""KISS method"" - keep it simple. . .

I have always used a single GLOBAL, TGT and DLIB for installations.
The install libs are then copied out to the various LPARs for roll-out
to individual systems. That way, I can apply maintenance and
propagate it to the various systems in whatever fashion makes best

Hal Govan

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