Table of Contents


  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to PowerExchange
  3. DBMOVER Configuration File
  4. Netport Jobs
  5. PowerExchange Message Logs and Destination Overrides
  6. SMF Statistics Logging and Reporting
  7. PowerExchange Security
  8. Secure Sockets Layer Support
  9. PowerExchange Alternative Network Security
  10. PowerExchange Nonrelational SQL
  11. DTLDESCRIBE Metadata
  12. PowerExchange Globalization
  13. Using the PowerExchange ODBC Drivers
  14. PowerExchange Datatypes and Conversion Matrix
  15. Appendix A: DTL__CAPXTIMESTAMP Time Stamps
  16. Appendix B: PowerExchange Glossary

Configuring Netport Jobs

Configuring Netport Jobs

Configure a netport job if your situation requires one. To use DL/I or BMP access to IMS data, you must configure a netport job.
The DBMOVER configuration file configures a netport job for tapes and GDGs and a netport job for IMS unless IMS is not required. The following statements are included at installation for an IMS netport job:
LISTENER=(node1,TCPIP,12480) NETPORT=(node1,12480,,,"DTLUSR.V800B11.RUNLIB(IMSJCL)",PSB1)
For a new netport job, you must add a LISTENER statement and associated NETPORT statement in the DBMOVER member. You can use the LISTENER and NETPORT statements for the TAPEJCL member as a template. In the NETPORT statement, assign a port to the netport job and retain the positional commas. Verify that the first parameter in the LISTENER and NETPORT statements point to the node name in the LISTENER statement that specifies the port on which this PowerExchange Listener is listening. The default configuration uses node "node1" and port "2480."
  1. Configure the netport JCL. Use the sample JCL members.
    In the netport JCL, you can include substitution variables instead of specific values. For example, if you include the PSB=%PSBNAME variable instead of a specific PSB name in the IMSJCL member, you can override the PSB name when you perform a PowerExchange Navigator database row test or run a PowerCenter session. By using the substitution variable with an override, you can use the same JCL for multiple PSBs. For more information about substitution variables, see PowerExchange Substitution Variables for Netport Jobs.
  2. Add a LISTENER statement in the DBMOVER member that defines a port for listening for netport job requests.
  3. Add a NETPORT statement in the DBMOVER member that associates the data set that contains the netport JCL to the listener port.
  4. In the PowerExchange Navigator, run a row test to read data.
    You must add a NODE statement in the dbmover.cfg file on Windows. For example:
    When running a row test against an IMS data map, use the node name to access the data. The PowerExchange Listener passes the PSB name from the NETPORT statement to the JCL as a parameter and initiates submission of the IMSJCL job.


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