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deybumba_2k

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:46 am    Post subject: Executing Shell Script from Mainframe
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Hello All,

I have a requirement of executing a Unix Shell Script in an Unix environment from Mainframe. So let's say the Mainframe will submit a job which will kick off a shell script in an Unix server.

Can this be done?

Thanks,
Subha
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:03 pm    Post subject:
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TWS scheduling tool on z/OS can be set up to communicate with a TWS agent on a Unix server, and start shell scripts as a TWS operation.

That's one way to do it. You should talk to your production service planners to learn if it is a possibility on your installation.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Executing Shell Script from Mainframe
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What's the relationship between the two? Is this shell script on a z/OS Unix Systems Services (USS) partition that can be directly accessed? If not, does your job scheduling system handle batch processing across the entire enterprise? If not, do both systems support the use of the Unix orexec/rexec command? If not then what do you have that connects these two together somehow?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject:
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Search for BPXBATCH :

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/zos/v1r9/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.zos.r9.bpxa400/xbat.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:01 pm    Post subject:
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I have a requirement of executing a Unix Shell Script in an Unix environment from Mainframe. So let's say the Mainframe will submit a job which will kick off a shell script in an Unix server.

Can this be done?
Yes -- assuming that your site support group has set up the appropriate pieces of TCP/IP. Find the Communications Server bookshelf and do a find for REXEC.
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PeterHolland wrote:
Search for BPXBATCH :

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/zos/v1r9/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.zos.r9.bpxa400/xbat.htm

This applies only to UNIX environments on a z/Series mainframe?

The OP didn't specify what kind of server would host the targeted UNIX environment?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:35 pm    Post subject:
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TWS scheduling tool on z/OS can be set up to communicate with a TWS agent on a Unix server, and start shell scripts as a TWS operation

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The OP didn't specify what kind of server would host the targeted UNIX environment?


And?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:08 pm    Post subject:
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PeterHolland wrote:
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TWS scheduling tool on z/OS can be set up to communicate with a TWS agent on a Unix server, and start shell scripts as a TWS operation

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The OP didn't specify what kind of server would host the targeted UNIX environment?


And?

Here is more information on TWS scheduling operations on remote UNIX systems.

I have also found an IBM online presentation on agentless TWS scheduling

My site uses the TWS agent method to automatically sequence and schedule operations on s/Series servers running UNIX from a z/OS TWS server.

You should still talk to your site support people to see if this could be a solution to your requirements.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:14 am    Post subject:
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I *think* REXEC sends info, including passwords, in clear text. A better option would be SSH.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply to: Executing Shell Script from Mainframe
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There is a relationship between the 2 system and they support REXEC. I also saw that REXEC can execute a shell script in a remote Unix server from Mainframe.

Can anybody provide any example of REXEC?

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Subha
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The simplest example I have of REXEC is:
Code:
//REXEC    EXEC PGM=REXEC,
//  PARM=('/jcap2 /jcap2/mse/DaveTemp/MerlinToProcess')
//SYSTSPRT  DD SYSOUT=*
//NETRC    DD   *
MACHINE jcap2 LOGIN mgr PASSWORD xxxxxxx
/*
//SYSPRINT  DD SYSOUT=*
//
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