We are getting ready to implement IBM metro mirroring. IBM says that one of the requirements is that all reserves be converted to enqueues. What is needed?

Document ID:  TEC1649752
Last Modified Date:  07/14/2017
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Question:

We are getting ready to implement IBM metro mirroring.  IBM says that one of the requirements is that all reserves be converted to enqueues.  

What is needed to convert the ACF2 Reserve to an ENQ?

Answer:

Sites wanting to convert the ACFVSAM reserve can remove the following line 
from the GRS exclude list recommendations 
RNLDEF RNL(EXCL) TYPE(GENERIC) QNAME(ACFVSAM) 

This removes the exclusion of ACFVSAM. The EXCLude list means that any 
resource named is treated as a "local" resource if an ENQ, DEQ, or RESERVE 
macro instruction specifies a scope of SYSTEMS. 

Removing this entry alone does NOT convert the reserve, that is what the 
RNLDEF RNL(CON) does. 
The IBM doc for GDPS (Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex) includes 
a generic RNL(CON): 

RNLDEF RNL(CON) TYPE(PATTERN) QNAME(*) 

which converts ALL reserves to global enqueues. In this case, only the
removal of the ACFVSAM exclude is needed .

The ENQDSN parameter of the CAIACFxx parmlib member can be used to change the enq names.
This does not have anything to do with the conversion of 
the reserve. It allows for multiple systems to be more specific when 
global enqs are being used. Instead of the ENQ being for ACFVSAM.LOGONIDS 
it will be for ACFVSAM.name.of.logonids.database . 

If you are only sharing one set of databases you do not need this parameter, 
if you have multiple sets, you do.

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