Customizing the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Enhanced 3270 User Interface – Part1
This article will describe how to customize the basic features of the IBM OMEGAMON XE Enhanced 3270 User Interface (E3270UI).
When a user logs on to the E3270UI, the datasets allocated the RKOBPROF DD in the Tivoli OMEGAMON Manager (TOM) JCL are for a profile member. The search order is as follows:
· A member with the same name as the userid that is logging on.
· A member named CUASITE.
· A member named KOBCUA.
Typically, the datasets allocated to the RKOBPROF DD are hlq.UKOBDATF and either hlq.TKOBDATF or hlq.RKOBDATF. User modified and created members should be placed in the UKOBDATF dataset. You should not modify the TKOBDATF or RKOBDATF datasets since any changes made will be lost if you apply service to the product install or run time environment.
KOBCUA is the product provided default profile. You can either copy this from the TKOBDATF or RKOBDATF dataset to the UKANDATF dataset and make any changes to it there, or use it as a model to create CUASITE and userid specific members within the UKOBDATF dataset.
Parts of the Logon Profile Member
The logon profile member is split into a number of sections as follows:
The LOCALEID entry controls a couple of things as follows:
· It defines the suffix of the KOBxxxx locale member in the RKOBPROF concatenation. The default value selects the KOBENUS member.
· The first three characters (ENU in the default case) specify the last three characters of the RKANWxxx DD card used to load workspaces from. The default setting causes workspaces to be loaded from the RKANWENU DD. This enables you to create language specific workspaces for specific users and have them loaded from a different workspace DD for those users whose logon profile directs them to that DD.
The CUACOLOR section defines the colors used for the various elements of E2370UI workspaces.
The seven standard 3270 color names can be used:
WHITE, YELLOW, TURQUOISE, BLUE, GREEN, PINK, RED
The CUASTATUS section controls the colors used for the status lights triggered by thresholding.
The CUAPFKS section controls the assignment of commands to PF and PA keys.
The FIRSTWS option in the CUANAV section specifies the member name of the workspace that is displayed after the user initially logs on to the E3270UI.
The CUADATA section specifies the name of the hub TEMS that queries are to be directed to. It can also specify the IP address and port number which may be required if there are multiple hubs in the environment with duplicate names.
The TOM will select DRAs based on the hub name specified here since the DRA must be in an ITM environment that can communicate with the specified hub.
The KOBxxxx LOCALE member
The locale member suffix is specified by the LOCALEID keyword of the logon profile. The product provided default member is KOBENUS.
The LOCALE section defines locale specific settings such as the data format and currency symbols.
ACTIONBAR sections within the locale member define the tool bar text and actions that appear at the top of the E3270UI workspace.