DD GSVXSCFG concatenation

Document ID : KB000044157
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question

Want to move the config files out of the SYS1.PARMLIB concat. 
Can there only be one file for GSVXSCFG or can multiple be concatenated like this? 

//GSVXSCFG DD DISP=SHR,DSN=PP1.SYSVIEW.CNM4SCFG.SPEC.DOM 
//                       DD DISP=SHR,DSN=PP1.SYSVIEW.CNM4SCFG.DOM 

Normally, all environments would run out of PP1.SYSVIEW.CNM4SCFG.DOM , but as we migrate changes, we would like the more SPECIFIC dataset to be searched 1st. 

 

Answer:

Testing this here it will work its way down through the concatenation until it finds a correct GSVXssid that matches. 
The GSVXssid must match the release that you are attempting to start.
I.E.

//GSVXSCFG DD DISP=SHR,DSN=PP1.SYSVIEW.CNM4SCFG.SPEC.DOM 
//                       DD DISP=SHR,DSN=PP1.SYSVIEW.CNM4SCFG.COM 

//                        DD DISP=SHR,DSN=PP1.SYSVIEW.CNM4SCFG.DOM


The second DataSet in the concatenation did not have the correct release in it.
It found the GSVXssid entry but the SYSVIEW STC failed to init because it was an incorrect release and it never made it to the third dataset with the correct GSVXssid which had the correct release in it.