Managing resources with AFP Upload
If a data center has migrated its applications to AIX platforms, but still has its printers attached to the MVS system, they can use AFP Upload. By using PSF Upload TCP/IP, InfoPrint Manager for AIX acts as a passthrough point for sending AFP files (or files it can convert to AFP) to the MVS server, which places them on the JES spool. PSF Upload TCP/IP communicates through the TCP/IP protocol from the AIX system to the PSF host. AFP resources must be resident on the PSF host. By submitting jobs to the MVS host, a data center performs resource management at the PSF host, so they can use SMF accounting records and take advantage of their operators' familiarity with host systems. Resource names and other parameters can be passed as attributes from the AIX client to the MVS system.