We work with about 10 different environments, which include Test environments, QA environments, and Production environments, all on the same MF.
Mapping Natural Server to an environment is done by referring to the Host Name & Port Number for that environment.
For example, port 3140 refers to the Test environment, 3141 refers to the QA environment, and so on.
Since the Mapping operation must be performed by the developer himself (to inherit the characteristics of the developers from Natural Security), There are a lot of mistakes during the Mapping process, as the only difference between the environments is the Port Number. The MF Host Name is the same for all the environments. Those mistakes cause confusion and problems.
We are looking for a way to activate the Mapping process using script (for example, ANT script) with a parameter that states the environment name, as we are doing on the MF. This way the developers will not need to know/remember the Port Number or the IP of the MF.
(On the MF we use CLIST for TSO or Script for CICS to route the developers to a specific environment)