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OS Commands and API for DCM Application Export/Import Function
In large environments with many LPARs need to be able to sync/transfer/update application definitions in DCM across without manual GUI configuration. Need capability to export an application (or multiple) to an XML or name-pair type type file; that possibly can be text manipulated; and import (add or update) on another system DCM. All the GUI changeable application definitions should be exportable to a text file. The text file should be modifiable to remove settings that need not to be changed. Upon import, only the specified settings should be modified or set. Alternative to be able to select settings/option groups to be exported. Export/Import should be implemented at OS level commands, via GUI actions, and DCM APIs.
Make changes to application definition that need to be propagated out to hundreds of LPARs. Export file needs to be able to be edited to remove settings that may be custom to other local configurations and to not be transferred. Import needs to read the one/many applications in the file and make the indicated changes/additions on the target systems.
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