Do I need to use one CA Datacom/AD MUF for each LPAR where I am recording events for CA Common Services/ENF, or can I use one MUF for all LPARs together?
I am currently using CA ENF and CA11 against the same Multi-User and planning to upgrade to CA Datacom/AD 15.0.
There are a couple things to consider to have the most effective configuration. First, each LPAR that will be recording events for other CA products (like CA Jobtrac, CA 7, CA Scheduler, etc.) will have its own MUF running in LOCAL mode for CA ENF - using DBSIDPR setting CONNECT_ALLOW_PRIORITY=(LOCAL). If you are not recording events in ENF, then you would use the NODB and RECORD(NO) settings in your ENF startup, and you don't need a CA Datacom/AD MUF in that LPAR.
Then, if you have other products like CA Jobtrac or CA 7, the CA Common Services Best Practices Guide indicates that you should have a separate MUF for these applications, and that you should not share the ENF MUF with them. There are a couple reasons for this:
There is no issue with multiple MUFs running in an LPAR – one for ENF and one or more for other CA products; as long as they all have unique MUF and CXX names, they will work fine together.
To summarize and repeat:
As always, please contact CA Technologies support for CA Datacom if you have further questions.