Instead of the COBOL file handler picking up its configuration from a fixed location for all regions on any given machine,
Enterprise Server for .NET
allows COBOL file handler configuration to be defined on a per-region basis via the region start-up file. The benefits for
doing this are:
Enterprise Server for .NET is scaled out across multiple machines, it eliminates the possibility of the COBOL file handler being configured differently
on each machine if the same
extfh.cfg file is not used. This ensures consistent application behavior from machine to machine.
- It is very likely that different
Enterprise Server for .NET regions will require different COBOL file handler configuration according to the applications that are being run.