>From the manual, I think SMAPP is turned on by default:

"For new systems, the system-wide recovery time for access paths is 70
minutes, which is the default. If you move from a release that does not
provide the SMAPP function to a release that does supports SMAPP, the
system-wide recovery time for access paths is also set to 70 minutes."

HTH,
Charles

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Graap, Ken [mailto:keg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 2:32 PM
> To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
> Subject: RE: Power Outage story ...
> 
> 
> Believe it or not, our generator is a tried and true diesel 
> generator...
> That it failed during a monthly test and took everything with 
> it wasn't very
> comforting, but at least the fire in the switch didn't 
> spread! Ha! We were
> lucky that this was an "attended" test.
> 
> Apparently the UPS was sized to just provide enough time for 
> the generator
> to kick in and the draw on the UPS was such that it only 
> lasted about 20
> minutes. Not enough time for us to react and shut things down 
> in an orderly
> manner... Yes, I know I could have investigated hooking the 
> AS/400 up to the
> UPS and monitoring for it's status and shutting down 
> automatically when it's
> batteries got low, but we figured the risk was low enough not 
> to worry about
> this because after all, we did have a generator... So much 
> for the low risk
> scenarios. We got "bit" big time on this one. I guess this is a great
> example of learning through experience. 
> 
> I don't know if SMAPP is turned on by default. Does anyone 
> else know? Before
> we upgraded to our 730 a few years ago, we had to turn it off 
> because the
> overhead was more than our system could handle at the time. 
> After our first
> power "issue" in Nov. of 2002 I decided that we couldn't risk 
> having to
> recover access paths for 6 hours again. The newer system (8 
> way CPU and 95
> disk arms) provided enough system resource to use SMAPP 
> without noticing
> it... thank goodness too!
> 
> Kenneth 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: G Armour [mailto:garmour400m@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 11:09 AM
> To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
> Subject: Re: Power Outage story ...
> 
> 
> Hey Ken,
> 
> Just curious.  Given that yours is a natural gas company, does your
> emergency power generator run on NG?
> 
> Sounds like you need to do something with the UPS's.  Have 
> you figured out
> what went wrong with them on both events?
> 
> Great news on SMAPP!  I wonder how many shops have this implemented? 
> Doesn't the system get shipped with it set on?
> 
> GA
> 
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