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Published: 13 May 2014
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QCTL Published by: bret myrick on 13 May 2014 view comments(4)

hi all.

a couple of days ago, i renamed our 5250 sessions for the IT staff that would need to be able to sign on from home, if the QINTER subsystem does not come back up for some reason.

i changed it on my workstation at the office, and was able to come up in QCTL without issue. QINTER was still up.

today, i noticed that when i started my 5250 session through client access, i now come up in QINTER, and have not been able to get started back in QCTL since.

used AddWSE as the command to identify workstations with the prefix of IT_*

any ideas?

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Posted by: bobcozzi
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Chicagoland
Comment on: QCTL
Posted: 2 years 10 months 17 days 8 hours 5 minutes ago

If the new SBS is started after the Client Access session was "connected" then the original SBS will have control over the WS. Make sure the new subsystem is started before activating your 5250 sessions with Client Access.

Posted by: Bret
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Comment on: QCTL
Posted: 2 years 10 months 17 days 5 hours 52 minutes ago

being QCTL, it should be running 24/7, except when a PwrDwnSys or other command that physically ends that subsystem.

wierdest thing is, when i changed the 5250 emulator and saved it, last friday, it worked for myself and the two others that would be using the QCTL subsystem. today, we come up in QINTER.

Posted by: DaleB
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Reading, PA
Comment on: QCTL
Posted: 2 years 10 months 16 days 12 hours 48 minutes ago
Edited: Wed, 14 May, 2014 at 07:08:09 (1050 days ago)

Here's an explanation of how devices are allocated to subsystems (6.1): http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzaks/rzakswrkstationallocationa.htm

Not sure I like the idea of running IT staff in QCTL anyway. QCTL users would have a higher run priority, and IT folks tend to do things that are generally not good for performance. You'd be better off creating a clone of QINTER, and putting them there. If you need to get to QCTL, there's always TFRJOB.

Posted by: Bret
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Comment on: QCTL
Posted: 2 years 10 months 16 days 10 hours 44 minutes ago

good advice, dale.

already put that in motion as far as QCTL. have two .ws profiles for the three of us who keep laptops at home, to check system status, batch status, etc.

these are the ones with named devices that show up in QCTL as a work station entry. just used "IT" as an example, not a generalization of how someones normal job gets into the subsystem.