I am Bringing up a New CA ROSCOE System. Do I Need to Create New ROSLIBS?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question: 

I am bringing up a new ROSCOE system. Do I need to create new ROSLIBS or can I use and share the ones I already have?

Answer: 

You do not need new ROSLIBS; you can definitely use and share the same ones. ROSLIBS were meant to be shared among multiple ROSCOE systems, even if the ROSCOE systems are at different maintenance levels. In that way, users will always have their own up to date libraries, no matter which Roscoe they sign on to.

Just specify the names of all of your ROSLIBS in the ROSLIBxx DD statements in the CA ROSCOE JCL. For example:

      //ROSLIB00 DD  DSN=ROSCOE.PROD.ROSLIB00,DISP=SHR
      //ROSLIB01 DD  DSN=ROSCOE.PROD.ROSLIB01,DISP=SHR
      //ROSLIB02 DD  DSN=ROSCOE.PROD.ROSLIB02,DISP=SHR
      //ROSLIB03 DD  DSN=ROSCOE.PROD.ROSLIB03,DISP=SHR  

However, be sure to specify a separate RPS spool queue for each ROSCOE, using RPSKEY= or RPSPFX= in the ROSCOE JCL startup parms to specify the alternate key or prefix for the print spool queue. If you don't, printouts may be corrupted.