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Web Viewer ramifications of decommissioning an old DRAS for Dispatch repository

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Article ID: 203481

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Products

Output Management Web Viewer CA Output Management Distributed Repository Access System

Issue/Introduction

Running CA-DISPATCH 11.7  and DRAS on mainframe on one system for 2.1 Document Viewer (DVPC) 

Installed Web Viewer USS 12.1  with a new DRAS STC on another system to replace 2.1 DVPC

Currently running both systems in parallel with no issues

As more end users start to use Web Viewer, we will decommission the old system for DVPC, but what of the old DRAS STC? Will decommissioning it affect the new system and its DRAS?

In 12.1 Web Viewer, the new DRAS is defined to the Dispatch repository AND the old DRAS is defined to the same repository as an "Alternate" location.

Environment

Release : 12.1

Component : CA OUTPUT MANAGEMENT WEB VIEWER FOR ALL PLATFORMS

Resolution

The new DRAS is defined to a repository, but the old DRAS is defined as an alternate location. In that configuration, there would be no impact on the Web Viewer or to the users UNLESS the new DRAS is some reason unavailable. In such a scenario, Web Viewer would be unable to failover/fallback to the old DRAS.