How does z/OS know to look for this member CAISEC00 for starting ACF2?
Component : CA ACF2 for z/OS
z/OS knows nothing about CAISEC00. The ACF2 code that is in the LPA libraries knows about CAISEC00 and looks for it. Using CAISEC00 is the recommended way to start ACF2. Not using it may cause unexpected IPL problems, like SEC6 in OMVS for example.