Databridge Enterprise Server Administrator's Guide

Micro Focus Databridge Enterprise Server is a Windows-based solution for DMSII data replication and integration that significantly reduces the replication time of DMSII data, thereby reducing MCP host resources and related expense. Enterprise Server works in conjunction with Databridge Host software to move much of the cloning and filtering workload from the Unisys MCP-based mainframe (host) to a ClearPath PC or to a Windows server.

About This Guide

This guide contains instructions for configuring and using Databridge Enterprise Server. This preface includes information to help you use this guide.

To configure and run this program, you should be a system administrator familiar with the following:

  • Standard Unisys┬« operations for MCP-hosted mainframes such as the CS7xxx series, Libra series, ClearPath┬« NX/LX or ASeries

  • DMSII databases and Data And Structure Definition Language (DASDL)

What's New in This Version?

For a list of new features in Enterprise Server, see the Databridge Installation Guide.

Where Do I Start?

To start using your software right away, go to Getting Started.

Release Issues

The Read Me file contains information that became available after this guide was written. You can find the Read Me at the root of the installation media. In addition, release notes and product documentation for this product are available on the installation media and on the Support site.

Conventions

The following conventions and terms may be used in this guide.

This convention

Is used to indicate this

menu > sub menu 1 > sub menu 2 ... > menu item (item)

This font style/color shows mouse-clicks in the order required to access a specific function, window, dialog box, etc.

The greater than symbol > indicates the next item to click in the series.

The parentheses ( ) indicate the setting, option, or parameter being discussed. Note the font style reverts back to normal.

this type style

text that you type, filenames and directory names, onscreen messages

italic

variables, emphasis, document titles

square brackets ( [ ] )

optional items in a command. For example, [ true | false ]. (Do not type the brackets.)

Buttons. For example, [OK], [Start], [Cancel]

pipe ( | )

a choice between items in a command or parameter. When enclosed in braces ( { } ), the choice is mandatory.

UPPERCASE

DMSII data set and data item names, buttons to click. For example, CANCEL, OK, APPLY.

This term

Is used to indicate this

  • MCP server
  • host
  • mainframe

Unisys ClearPath NX, LX or A Series mainframe

DBEngine

Databridge Engine on the mainframe

DBEnterprise

Databridge Enterprise Server

DBServer

Databridge Server on the mainframe

Service

For UNIX Clients, consider this term synonymous with "daemon"

Abbreviations

The following abbreviations are used throughout this guide and are provided here for quick reference.

Abbreviation

Name

AA

Absolute Address

ABSN

Audit Block Serial Number

AFN

Audit File Number

API

Application Programming Interface

DASDL

Data and Structure Definition Language

DMSII

Data Management System II

IDX

Index

IPC

Inter-Process Communications

MCP

Master Control Program

RPC

Remote Procedure Call

SEG

Segment

WFL

Work Flow Language

Related Documentation

When using Databridge, you may need to consult the following resources.

Databridge product documentation

On the Databridge installation image, the DOCS folder contains guides for installation, error codes, and administrator's guides for each Databridge product. These documents require Adobe Reader for viewing, which you can download from the Adobe website. This documentation, and current technical notes, is also available on the Technical Support site.

Documentation for Databridge Enterprise Server and the Databridge Client Console is also available from the Help menu. A modern browser is required for viewing this documentation.

Unisys MCP server documentation

If you are not completely familiar with DMSII configuration, refer to your Unisys documentation.