//TLMSJCL DD statements referencing a DSEXTLMS job

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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We do not use CA TLMS as our sites tape management system.

However, we see "//TLMSJCL  DD  DSN=&JCLLIB(DSEXTLMS),DISP=SHR" JCL references in the following CA Dispatch PROCs:


CADSDISP - CA Dispatch Main region task procedure

CADSXTAR - External Archive task procedure

CADSARB(L) - Archive DUPLICATE processing procedures

CADSARC(L) - Archive Condense/Consolidation procedures


Should these JCL references be commented out since we are not using CA TLMS? 


No, there is no need for you to either COMMENT out or DUMMY out these //TLMSJCL DD DSN=&JCLLIB(DSEXTLMS),DISP=SHR references. 

CA Dispatch determines which tape management system you are using based on the value that you have defined in the "Tape Management System ==>" parameter field on the VSGMU210--Sysgen Archive Control Information Screen (Option 9.A from the main menu).

If you do not specifically have option 2 specified (2=Online TLMS) as your tape management system on the VSGMU210 screen, then the //TLMSJCL DD statement JCL references to the DSEXTLMS job will be completely ignored.