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How to setup z/OS ELS 7.3 SMC as a client to the ACSLS 8.5 XAPI server (Doc ID 2555079.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek Auto Cartridge Sys Lib SW (ACSLS) - Version 8.5 and later
Sun StorageTek Enterprise Library Software (ELS) - Version 7.3 and later
IBM z/OS on System z
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Linux x86-64
If you want to access an SL4000 library from z/OS ELS 7.3, then you must install ACSLS 8.5 and configure the XAPI server component and then setup both the z/OS ELS 7.3 SMC, and ACSLS 8.5 XAPI component as specified in this document. Configuration of the z/OS ELS 7.3 SMC client to ACSLS 8.5 XAPI server requires knowledge of the following:

• z/OS ELS 7.3 SMC TAPEPLEX and SERVER commands
• ACSLS dynamic variable configuration and the dv_config command
• XAPI security XCLIENT and XUDB commands
• ACSLS XAPI component xapi_startup_file configuration



Configuring z/OS ELS 7.3 SMC as a client to the ACSLS 8.5 XAPI server component requires coordination of the following configuration parameters between client and server:

  1. The TapePlex name
  2. The ACSLS server hostname or IP address and ACSLS XAPI server port number
  3. The XAPI security configuration including the ACSLS XAPI XSECURITY setting, and/or the ACSLS XAPI XCLIENT commands, and/or client and server XUDB commands.


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In this Document
 (1)  Configuring the TapePlex name
               (1.1) Specifying  the SERVER NAME :
               (1.2) Specifying the hostname or IP Address:
 (2)  Configuring the ACSLS XAPI server component port number
 (3)  Configuring the XAPI security parameters
               (3.1) Disabling XAPI sercurity altogether in the ACSLS XAPI server component
               (3.2) Allowing specific clients to bypass XAPI security in the ACSLS XAPI server component
               (3.3) Specifying XAPI users and passwords
 A Sample ~acsss/log/xapi/xapi_startup_file

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