As of z/OS 2.1, consoles can be added or removed dynamically. It certainly applies to MCS/EMCS consoles, but I don't know about HMCS consoles. This dynamic process builds control blocks necessary to support a console being added. For HMCS, you may need an IPL on each system.
. . J.O.Skip Robinson Southern California Edison Company Electric Dragon Team Paddler SHARE MVS Program Co-Manager 323-715-0595 Mobile 626-302-7535 Office robin...@sce.com -----Original Message----- From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On Behalf Of Barbara Nitz Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2016 10:41 PM To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU Subject: (External):Re: HMCS consoles >If you need help setting them up, send me an offline email and I can direct >you through it. It will take you all of about 10 minutes to do the OSA >changes and another 5 to generate the NIP OS consoles in your IODF. Thanks Brian, we do have those consoles set up (someone else did it), and the HMCS worked great for NIP. Due to the wrong definition I could only use one per plex. To answer my own question: This morning I went and deleted the console named HMCS in the sandplex. I corrected the definition to now specify this: CONSOLE DEVNUM(HMCS) NAME(HMCS&SYSNAME.) AUTH(MASTER) MSCOPE(*) INTIDS(Y) LEVEL(ALL) UNKNIDS(Y) ROUTCODE(1-10,11-128) (Note that I also limit mscope now to make health checker happy. And we use 4 character system names.) Then I IPL'd the system where the console named HMCS was once active. The new console HMCSxxxx activated just fine. And a good thing it did because the Operating System Messages console is complete crap - the last message it was showing was a listing of my IEASYSxx parms. I was running blind until NIP was done. IBM will need to fix this - I have encountered it several times now. It turns out that the other system in the sandplex still cannot activate an HMCS console, not even console HMCSyyyy. Now that I saw this, it makes sense because an MCS console has control blocks built at IPL and (AFAIK) at IPL only, and there simply are no control blocks to describe the new HMCSyyyy console on the not-yet-IPL'd system. We'll take care of that during the day when we move that other system to the z13. Barbara ---------------------------------------------------------------------- For IBM-MAIN subscribe / signoff / archive access instructions, send email to lists...@listserv.ua.edu with the message: INFO IBM-MAIN