Can your VSE/VSAM applications transparently access remote data ?
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The answer is yes.
We implemented a connector that allows to redirect all accesses to a VSAM file into any other file system or database on any other Java-enabled platform. The connector is called VSAM Redirector connector - available since VSE/ESA 2.6..
The VSAM Redirector consits of two parts:
You redirect access to a VSAM file by setting up the Redirector's config table, which specifies a list of VSAM files and their new locations.
The VSAM Redirector can be used to migrate a VSE/VSAM file to a DB2 database running on a Linux on IBM System z in another LPAR, or running on any other Java enabled platform. By utilizing the VSAM Redirector your existing VSAM programs do not require any revisions.
Information on the VSAM Redirector such as documentation, download and support links are here.
We just posted the latest information, an APAR / PTF (PM97205 / UK97651 for z/VSE 5.1) that addresses the MapperConfigGUI tool. To get this fix you just need to download the VSAM Redirector server and reinstall the component on your workstation.