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ABOUT /PARMS VS. INIFILE IN NETMASTER REGION DEPLOYMENT

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Article ID: 189596

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NetMaster Network Automation NetMaster Network Management for SNA NetMaster Network Management for TCP/IP NetMaster File Transfer Management SOLVE

Issue/Introduction

Case was opened in a request from our pre-sales colleague so that us in Support could send to customer the main points of a conversation
that our pre-sales colleague and us in Support had (as he is helping customer's group) regarding which 
method (in NetMaster
region deployment) to use for region parameters: Specify them on Customizer (/PARMS) versus 
specifying
them in the INIFILE (Initialization File) member. 

Cause

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Environment

OS : z/OS

Resolution

The following response was sent to customer--listing the points that we in Support agreed on with our pre-sales colleague:
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1. Some NetMaster analysts prefer to manage region parameters on the INIFILE member--while others prefer to manage region parameters online on /PARMS groups

2. In large sites (many NetMaster regions running) we have seen INIFILE being used in already deployed environments--where less parameter maintenance occurs

3. A NetMaster system can--at any time--generate an INIFILE version of its parameters using option /CUSTOM.G

4. INIFILE is also used on NetMaster migration--please see the last techdocs link at the end of this article

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Below are some NetMaster techdocs links to support research on this topic.

NetMaster Glossary--Customizer definition:

http://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/performance-and-storage/ca-netmaster-shared-content-library/12-2/glossary.html#concept.dita_f27727a091aa1b00a07887d55e44e813a9e93f26_Customizer

NetMaster Glossary--Customizer Parameter Group definition:

http://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/performance-and-storage/ca-netmaster-shared-content-library/12-2/glossary.html#concept.dita_f27727a091aa1b00a07887d55e44e813a9e93f26_Customizerparametergroup

Configure Your Region to Start From an Initialization File:

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/performance-and-storage/ca-netmaster-network-management-for-sna/12-2/administrating/setting-up-the-initialization-file.html#concept.dita_ff3cb5a1b5ba6373b03d335ecf335e9f9714d877_ConfigureYourRegiontoStartFromanInitializationFile   

Prepare to Start Your Products... Review the Region Started Task Parameter Member:

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/performance-and-storage/ca-netmaster-shared-content-library/12-2/install-or-upgrade-ca-netmaster-products/prepare-to-start-your-products.html#concept.dita_b696b131f4437bd80b9e038c88e7b93130314936_ReviewtheRegionStartedTaskParameterMember

Please also review this complete page on additional Initialization File information: