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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 2, 2019

Option 12 panel (Change Capture Agent IP address) needs to allow for unplanned change of IP addresses

The current process for clients utilizing the Option 12 panel (Change Capture Agent IP address and TCP port for z/OS) requires that Replication be stopped in a controlled manner prior to updating the IP addresses.  This process does not allow for disaster recovery scenarios where IP addresses need to be updated after an uncontrolled stop of Replication.

 

We recently conducted a DR exercise in which we moved our Development environment (z/OS LPARs) from one data center to another. This means the IP addresses need to change.  We did not do a friendly "stop" of Replication prior to the move to the alternate data center, in order to simulate a true disaster.  

 

When we attempted to bring our IDAA environment back up, we were not able to use Option 12 to update the new IP addresses.

 

What this indicates is that in a true recovery situation, we would not be able to utilize the Option 12 panel, and would instead be required to either obtain a Service Password for our IDAA accelerators, or have IBM conduct a remote Webex session to manually update the IP addresses.

Needed by Date Apr 17, 2020
  • Guest
    Dec 3, 2019

    Thanks for the information, Shawn. I will discuss this with our development team.

  • Guest
    Dec 3, 2019

    Dennis,

    This would be for both environments.  We are currently running on V5, and experienced this issue last month.  The response from IBM support on the Case we opened indicates this issue exists in V7 as well.

  • Guest
    Dec 3, 2019

    Hi, is this an idea for a V5 environment or V7?

    Thanks in advance