5.2 The Driver Shim Configuration File

The driver shim configuration file controls operation of the driver shim. You can specify the configuration options listed in Table 5-5, one per line. You can also specify these options on the command line. For details about driver shim command line values, see Section C.1, Driver Shim Command Line Options.

The driver shim configuration file must be a sequential file or a member of a partitioned data set. The DRVCONF DD statement in the driver shim started task JCL identifies the driver shim configuration file. An example driver shim configuration file is provided in the driver samples library member DRVCONF.

Table 5-5 Driver Shim Configuration File Statements

Option (Short and Long Forms)


-conn <connString>

-connection <connString>

A string with connection options. Enclose the string in double quotes ("). If you specify more than one option, separate the options with spaces.

  • port=<driverShimPort>
  • ca=<Certificate Authority Key File>

-hp <httpPort>

-httpport <httpPort>

Specifies the HTTP services port number. The default HTTP services port number is 8091.

You can connect to this port to view log files. For details, see Section A.1.2, The Trace File and Section A.1.5, The Status Log.

-path <driverPath>

Specifies the path for driver files. The default path is /opt/novell/tsdrv.

-sp <RLpassword>,<DOpassword>,

-setpassword <RLpassword>,<DOpassword>,

Sets the Remote Loader and Driver object passwords.

-t <traceLevel>

-trace <traceLevel>

Sets the level of debug tracing. 0 is no tracing, and 10 is all tracing. For details, see Section A.1.2, The Trace File.

The output file location is specified by the tracefile option.

-tf <fileName>

-tracefile <fileName>

Sets the trace file location.

The default is /opt/novell/tsdrv/logs/trace.log.

Example Driver Shim Configuration File

-tracefile /opt/novell/tsdrv/logs/trace.log
-trace 3
-connection "ca=/opt/novell/tsdrv/keys/ca.pem"
-path /opt/novell/tsdrv/