Management & Control Services (MCS) provides IDs to client applications at runtime. An ID is connection data that is unique for an individual session with a host. If you use MCS to manage IDs, you can omit unique connection data from the client session configuration. This lets you create a single configuration that can be used by multiple clients to establish multiple sessions with a host, rather than having to create a separate configuration for each host connection.
To use this feature of MCS:
When a user starts a client, the client gets an ID from MCS and uses the ID to connect to the host. MCS keeps track of (monitors) the IDs that are in use. If all the IDs assigned to a pool are in use, no other host sessions can be opened through that pool.
|If you're using SNA Gateway, whether or not an ID obtained from MCS is actually used depends on how the gateway is configured. For more information, refer to the documentation for that product.|
In client applications that support it, you can implement ID management by performing the following basic steps:
|Configuring ID Pools|
|Logging ID Management Events|