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  • 1.  Creating Exit Point program

    Posted Tue August 24, 2021 03:14 PM
    Is anyone aware of a good site/reference for exit point example programs.  We have implemented PowerHA and recently found there are exit points which can be used to assist in starting/stopping applications that reside on the iASP.  The exit program I have written is not working and there doesn't appear to be an easy way to debug it.  I have looked at a few presentations from past IBM/Common conferences, but there isn't details that I can find.

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    Michael Garczynski
    Director - SAP Architecture
    DAP Products
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  • 2.  RE: Creating Exit Point program

    Posted Wed August 25, 2021 03:22 AM

    Hello Michael,

    We have this working for customers, the complete switch is automated with Exit Point Programs. We use this in combination with Advanced Job Scheduler (AJS) for stopping and starting the applications. Using AJS allows us, to monitor the progress of the switch by mail. AJS is able to mail it's activity, did a job run normal or abnormal. In the abnormal case AJS also has functionality to mail the joblog with error. The icing of the cake, is a history of when it was executed and how long it did ran. 

    The reason why we use AJS is because of it's 
    flexibility in maintenance. We never have to recompile a program when making changes. 

    If you wish, I can demo this. (For this however I need the customers approval) I do not expect that to be a problem. 

    Greetings Rudi



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    Rudi Van Helvoirt
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  • 3.  RE: Creating Exit Point program

    Posted Wed August 25, 2021 12:08 PM
    Hi Michael,

    I am the product manager for the IBM PowerHA product at HelpSystems. The great news is that many PowerHA customers automate their switch process, including starting and stopping applications.

    Which exit points were you currently looking at for your automation?

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    Thanks,
    Brian Nordland
    Technical Product Manager for PowerHA and Robot HA at HelpSystems
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  • 4.  RE: Creating Exit Point program

    Posted Thu August 26, 2021 08:50 AM
    Check on your system. You may have a library QZRDPWRHA, and if you do, there will be source files in there. Example: QCLSRC.PWRDWNExit is a skeleton for the QIBM_QWC_PWRDWNSYS exit point processing program.

    Luck,
    Steve

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    Steve Anderson
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  • 5.  RE: Creating Exit Point program

    Posted Thu August 26, 2021 08:58 AM

    Steve,

     

    I did just uncover those hidden jewels of the skeleton programs.  It's too bad they never showed up with all of the ways I tried to search for them. 

     

    Thanks for the tip.

     

     

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  • 6.  RE: Creating Exit Point program

    Posted Thu August 26, 2021 09:34 AM
    Thanks to everyone for the tips to help with resolution.

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    Michael Garczynski
    Director - SAP Architecture
    DAP Products
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