GLOBALS File Reference

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The
VMSECURE
GLOBALS file supports the global definitions (GLOBALDEFS) section in the CP object directory introduced in VM/ESA 2.1.0.
VMSECURE
GLOBALS File
The
VMSECURE
GLOBALS file resides on the
VM:Secure
DRCT minidisk and contains the global system settings. Use this file, instead of the USER DIRECT file, to specify default settings that can apply to all users on the system.
Each GLOBALOPT record in the
VMSECURE
GLOBALS file identifies a specific setting.
For information about the format and use of the GLOBALOPT record, see the appropriate IBM
Planning and Administration
documentation.
The
VMSECURE
GLOBALS file can also contain comments, blank lines, and the *ED= special comment.
You can include an edit special comment (*ED=) in the
VMSECURE
GLOBALS file.
VM:Secure
maintains this comment with the date and time of last update of the
VMSECURE
GLOBALS file, the userid that last updated the file, the process used to update the file, and the date the file was first updated.
VM:Secure
reads the
VMSECURE
GLOBALS file as part of its initialization process. If it encounters an invalid statement, it sends a diagnostic message to the
VM:Secure
console and to the
VM:Secure
system operator. This operator is a userid you specify on the SYSOPER record in the PRODUCT CONFIG file.
You can edit the
VMSECURE
GLOBALS file while
VM:Secure
is running by using the ADMIN GLOBALS command. To use this command, you must have at least ADMIN GLOBALS authorization through a GRANT record in the AUTHORIZ CONFIG file. You can also use the ADMIN, ADMIN *, or ADMIN *ALL authorizations to provide the necessary level of security.
Changing the Default Machine Mode
To change the default machine architecture for any USER definition that does not contain a MACHINE statement, use the ADMIN GLOBALS command. This command opens the
VMSECURE
GLOBALS file in XEDIT.
You must have at least ADMIN GLOBALS authorization to use the ADMIN GLOBALS command.
For information about the MACHINE global definition, see the appropriate the appropriate IBM
Planning and Administration
documentation. For more information about the ADMIN GLOBALS command, see the
Reference
.
Example:
To change the default machine mode, enter the following:
vmsecure
admin globals
The
VMSECURE
GLOBALS file opens in XEDIT. If there already is a GLOBALOPT MACHINE statement, the current definitions display.
Edit (or add) a GLOBALOPTS statement to change the machine mode from 370 to ESA:
GLOBALOPT  MACHINE  ESA
Save and exit the file.