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RE: Test libraries on Test Partitions !?!?



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Paul,
I like your "system name" idea.
Or, maybe Roger's data area idea could be useful:
All lpars have "the system data area" which value would be PROD or TEST ?


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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steinmetz, Paul
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2014 1:58 PM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: Test libraries on Test Partitions !?!?

Gary,

We run an R&D LPAR with 7 different complete copies of Production, each copy serves a unique purpose.
The problem we have is that certain processes cannot be run in the test environment.
Most of the time those processes are identified if they communicate in any way to the outside world.
FTP, SFTP, Credit Card Processing, IVR processing, Email blasts, etc.
The most difficult thing we are currently experiencing is how to identify and/or skip these processes if NOT production.
What we have done thus far, is include and retrieve the system name.
If the process communicates externally, the process/code is skipped if NOT production.

0029.01 DCL VAR(&SYSNAME) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(8)
0029.02 RTVNETA SYSNAME(&SYSNAME)
0029.03
0029.04 /* Only FTP if the system running the command is PENCOR05 - Production */
0029.05 IF COND(&SYSNAME *EQ 'PENCOR05') THEN(DO)

Paul

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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2014 3:42 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Test libraries on Test Partitions !?!?

Easy buddy,

Even test lpars don't isolate you from everything.
Send an electronic deposit request to the bank.
Send an EDI request to order 1,000,000 stock items.
Fax request to ...
Automated email which will ...

yeah, removing production libraries to ensure a safe test sounds draconian.

modifying library lists to insert a test library is not unheard of.


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From: Gary Thompson <gthompson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 05/12/2014 03:33 PM
Subject: Test libraries on Test Partitions !?!?
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



This is a RANT, reasonable persons should disregard.
We are involved with, for us, a BIG project.
1,000's of man-hours, 1,000,000's of $...
We are using our test lpars in what I think is a perverse and twisted way:

1) changing production library lists to use test libraries

2) in some cases, removing a production library from the lpar

3) not taking the trouble to: a) discuss or advertise this b) not
taking the trouble to ensure all test libraries are ready for serious use My advice to anyone contemplating use of test lpars is to "forget"
the "test library concept" and maybe consider purging them from the lpar.
BTW, I started attempting to be a "programmer" before computers had lpars and started with the test library concept as the only "test environment" available to me. Actually I started on a COBOL/MVS system that had only the production and test MVS instances but, if memory serves, only one instance of program objects.

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