How to not use MSF in CA OPS/MVS

Document ID : KB000095534
Last Modified Date : 11/05/2018
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Introduction:
We just brought up our Development LPAR under 13.5. Test is already there, Production is still at 13.0.
 
We were getting the message:
AGFD 18130 04:14:10.56 00000284 OPS3440O MSF SYSTEM AGFP HAS NOT RESPONDED TO A PING
(same with AGFT)
Question:
We inactivated MSF under OPSVIEW Option 4.2 and now the messages have stopped. We don't use MSF at all. So, can we just comment out the start in the REXX OPSTART2?
Environment:
CA OPS/MVS release 13.5, 13.0
Multi-System Facility (MSF)
z/OS
Answer:
Yes, you can comment out the statement in the OPSTART2 REXX if you do not use the Multi-System Facility (MSF). But, we also recommend setting the MSF initialization parm in your OPSSPA00 member in your hlq.CCLXCNTL dataset to NO.
 
  1. Set T = OPSPRM_Set("INITMSF","NO") 
  2. Comment out the initialization statement in your OPSTART2 REXX program - ex:  /* call MSFINIT */
  3. Recycle OPS/MVS
Additional Information:

See INITMSF Parameter