We run a multi O/S shop with 30 - 40 consoles. It is impossible for the operators to monitor all of them. Is there a way to trap messages that require a response and send a message to another console or a VM userid?
Yes, use $ACTION.
- $HOLD take action when any held message hits the console.
- $ACTION take action when a reply is required or + or - between the partition ID and the number
Enter AO from the FAQS console,
Select 'I' Initialization and Configuration
Select 'M' Message Definitions
Edit the message action file you are using, put an 'A' next to a member
Define the action similar to below. Action Name can be anything
Action Name ==> NTFYACTN _______________________
Message = ==> $ACTION Special Scan ( 01 , 01 )
Put an 'X' in notify and enter the USER ID of the VM user you wish to Notify.
_ Notify ( x ) Type= msg User= userid Node= RSCS=