Configuring the Runtime Service

To configure the CICS run-time service, you must define either a TCP/IP or SNA connection to the host (referred to as a "System"), and then map Task IDs to each System (referred to as "Mappings"), which enables tasks to be run.

To configure a run-time server
  1. In the MCS left pane, point to Products and then click Services Builder for CICS.

  2. Under Services Builder for CICS, click  next to the Runtime Servers tree, and then expand a run-time server.

  3. Click Configure.

    The Configuration window appears in the right pane with the Systems page displayed.

  4. Click New in the host connection pane for which you want add a new system connection configuration.
    Note Before you can create a new system, you may be prompted to use a default configuration file. For additional information about default configuration files and Runtime Service for CICS, refer to Server Configuration Files.

    Depending upon your selection, the New TCP/IP System or the New SNA Gateway dialog box appears.

  5. Complete the system options, and then click OK. For detailed information about the options on these pages, click Help.

  6. From the Mappings page, assign Task IDs to Systems as desired.

    Task IDs are specified at design-time. Each configuration includes one or more host connections, and each host connection must have one or more tasks assigned to it.

  7. Click Save Configuration and then re-start the run-time computer.
    Note Configurations are saved as either remote or local:
    If the CICS Services Builder run-time server
    This occurs
    Is running The remote configuration file (.cfg) is saved to the install location of the run-time server in the following location:


    Is not running The modified configuration file (.cfg) is saved locally to:


    Is running and a locally-saved configuration file is also available You will be prompted to choose which configuration file you want to modify before you can edit a configuration. If no configuration file is available, you will be asked whether you want to use a default configuration.
Related Topics
Bullet Adding Run-time Servers in MCS
Bullet Starting and Stopping the Runtime Service
Bullet Server Configuration Files
Bullet Configuring Your Run-time Environment