One distribution zone for multiple target zones with CA CSM

Document ID : KB000012318
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

Is it possible to create a CSI using CA CSM that uses one distribution zone for multiple target zones?

Answer:

CA CSM was not designed to assign one distribution to multiple target zones but this can be done by deleting the distribution zone datasets after an installation and allowing CSM to recreate them for another target zone. Having multiple targets for one distribution zones has limitations for SMP/E and these also apply to CSM. For example maintenance can not be accepted.

 

Procedure:

1) Install a product into a new CSI. The only thing that must be done during this new install is that on step 6 Distribution zone (2/3) a separate dataset must be created for the distribution zone. Note this name of the HLQ because after the install is successful all the datasets for this HLQ must be deleted for the install into another target zone.

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Note this HLQ, they must be re-entered each time.

2) Proceed and complete the install successfully.

Delete all the distribution zone related datasets. In this example they are:

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 This JCL could be used to delete the three CSI datasets:

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3) Add this CSI you your working set. This can be done from several locations such as the SMP/E Environment Information tab. Start another install for your product and select this CSI from the list. Once you get to the  step 6 Distribution zone (2/3) enter the same values as before. Otherwise the CSI initialization will fail with:

GIM44308T ** AN UNUSUAL CONDITION OCCURRED. GIMMPUCV - THE RETURN CODE FOR A UCL ADD STATEMENT INDICATED THAT NOTHING  
              WAS ADDED. THE STATEMENT WAS CHECKED IN UCVADDCK.     

For each additional target zone to be created the distribution datasets must be deleted so they can be recreated. This is the result of four targets for

one distribution zone:

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