How do you configure TCPaccess support for OSA Express QDIO or IQDIO (Hipersockets)?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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TCPaccess supports both QDIO and IQDIO (Hipersockets). Support for both was added at the same time. Unfortunately the documentation for this configuration is not available in the current manuals but we do have it out on support online.

It is best to start by reviewing a video that outlines QDIO / Hipersocket configuration and where to find all the documentation. It also contains information not included in any of the written documentation. It's only about 20 minutes and many customers have found it extremely helpful.

To access the video:

  1. Logon to support.ca.com.
  2. Go to Support by Product and select CA-TCPaccess CS
  3. Under Recommended Reading click on QDIO and IQDIO: Using OSA Express and Hipersockets over TCPaccess to view the video.

If you are unable to view the video, the four solution records that discuss the additional parameters for QDIO are QI85798, QI85799, QI85800 and QI85801.

Below is a current list of PTFs recommended for QDIO / Hipersockets as of September 2010. You may want to check the website in case additional maintenance has been added since then.
Please note that the last few PTFs are also the point at which the PTF numbering changes as TCPaccess has been brought into alignment with CA standards for PTFs, meaning that the numbering is now the same as most other CA products; ROxxxxx. Prior PTFs for TCPaccess all begin with TP.

 
TP10787 - REQUIRED FOR QDIO  
TP10788 - REQUIRED FOR QDIO  
TP10789 - REQUIRED FOR QDIO              
TP10790 - REQUIRED FOR QDIO                   
TP10791 - REQUIRED FOR QDIO 
TP10797 - FIX S202/S702 ABEND DURING QDIO FAILOVER  
TP10799 - FIX LNI DELETE CODE
TP10802 - FIX VIPA ARP TAKEOVER  
TP10806 - SUPPORT QDIO VLANID *               
TP10807 - SUPPORT QDIO VLANID *  
TP10810 ? FIX CSA USER KEY ALLOCATION     
TP10811 - FIX CSA USER KEY ALLOCATION  
TP10813 - CORRECT CODE TO SELECT SOURCE IPADDR   
TP10821 - FIX IQDIO PEEP TRACE FORMATTING  
TP10823 - FIX QDIO INIT DOUBLE READ AND HANG 
TP10824 - CORRECT QDIO BRDCAST ECHO FILTER INIT   
TP10827 - DEFAULT TO FILTER OUT QDIO BROADCAST INPUT  
TP10851 - IMPLEMENT LNI RETRY LIMITS
TP10852 - IMPLEMENT LNI RETRY LIMITS
RO12118 - SUPPORT OSA EXPRESS 3 +
RO12119 - SUPPORT OSA EXPRESS 3 +
RO12835 - T01LL327W/T01LL318E MAY OCCUR UNDER HEAVY LOADS
RO15084 - ABEND S0F8 IN T01SLCXW
RO20747 - HIPERSOCKET INTERFACE DOES NOT PROCESS PACKETS
RO36101 - QDIO FAILS WITH S18A DURING INITIALIZATION

* See Technical document TEC429062 for VLAN parameters
+ be sure to check the ++HOLD as this PTF adds the PORTNUM parameter required for OSA3.

Since these PTFs span a fairly broad time range, and since all are quite a ways past SP5, we strongly recommend that you apply full maintenance. Applying only the PTFs noted here may require chaining back to SP5, which could result in 'swiss cheese' maintenance that may lead to undesired results.

It is also vital that you cycle the stack with P CLEAR to implement the maintenance as some modules may otherwise not be replaced in storage.