I have a situation where one of my clients has set up a new IDMS region
(release 12.x) to mirror an existing production region. They have also
defined an LU6.2 connection to a CICS region. The original region also has
an LU6.2 connection, but to a different CICS region.
Now, here's the "problem". The LU6.2 connection in the production IDMS
and CICS regions behaves fairly well (at least, as well as LU6.2 can). Each
region cycles each day, and when they come up, the LU6.2 connection is
automatically established (we are sure to bring IDMS up before CICS).
However, in these "mirror" systems, the connection only happens most of the
time. There are days when the connection does not get established and needs
to be done manually.
My question is: does anyone have any idea why the connection would happen
most days, but not all the time? My thinking is that it either works or it
doesn't - it shouldn't work about 4 out of 5 days (and not always the same
day of the week).
IDMS is going away soon (within 2 months), so I'm not going to drive
myself crazy figuring this out. Plus, I can't cycle these regions to debug
the problem. I am simply being requested to find some method of having the
connection monitored so it is available when the masses arrive for work.
I'm just having a tough time dealing with the fact it works 80-90% of the
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