What is VPAM?

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Alchemist uses its own access method to manage various control libraries within the system, called virtual partitioned access method (VPAM). It has similar facilities to a partitioned data set (PDS) but is based on VSAM files. It is a VSAM RRDS that is pre-formatted by Alchemist and always shows as 100% used if viewed by the IBM IDCAMS utility.

Alchemist provides utilities to enable the Alchemist administrator to maintain these VPAM files. See the ESP Alchemist Administrator's Guide for details.

This Frequently Asked Question applies to all supported releases of ESP Alchemist.