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Maintaining the OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS Globals with PARMGEN

September 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Global settings selection

May aspects of the operation of OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS data collection and operation are controlled by global settings. These settings are held in a PDS member of the library allocated to the RKC2GLBL DD in the ‘classic’ collector address space (also known as the OCCI). Typically the hlq.RKANPARU library is allocated to the RKC2GLBL DD

Global members have member names of the form KC2GLBxx where xx is a two character suffix. The global member to be used by the OCCI when monitoring a given CICS region is selected by including a KOCGLBxx dummy DD in the CICS startup JCL, where the xx in the DD name matches the suffix of a global member in the library allocated to the RK2GLBL DD in the OCCI address space.

If you do not add a KOCGLBxx DD to the CICS region, then xx defaults to ’00’ (zero zero).  If the selected global member is not found by the OCCI address space then it uses a default set of values.

PARMGEN support for the CICS globals

Currently PARMGEN support for the CICS globals is limited to copying global members from a source PDS into the run time environment’s hlq.RKANPARU library.

The source PDS to be used is specified by the KC2_CLASSIC_KC2GLB_SRCLIB parameter in the rte member name in the PARMGEN WCONFIG library and defaults to the ICAT INSTDATA dataset.

If you are not converting from an ICAT install for the RTE you can point this parameter at any library you chose and place your completed global members in there. During the deployment phase of the RTE, the deployment jobs will copy the global members from this library to the run time’s hlq.RKANPARU library.

If you are NOT using the default global member for a CICS region you will still need to manually add a KOCGLBxx dummy DD card to the CICS startup JCL in order to select the corresponding global member.

Review of OMEGAMON V5.1 by Clabby Analytics

March 21, 2012 Leave a comment

An interesting and useful review of the new OMEGAMON V5.1.0 release by Clabby Analytics can be found here.

Transplex Navigation

February 29, 2012 Leave a comment

The Transplex navigation feature in the Enhanced 3270 User Interface enables you to easily switch between CICS regions within the current CICSplex to view resources related to the item you are currently viewing.

More cool features in OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS v5.1.0

February 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Switching between CICS regions in the CICSplex

Lets say you are looking at the active tasks in a CICS region on CICS Task Summary workspace and you want to switch to the same view for another CICS region in the same CICSplex. Just over type the region name in the navigation field on the screen and press enter:

And voila:

Related Tasks

The “Other tasks in CICSplex with same Unit of Work” sub panel on the Task Details workspace shows you tasks related to the one you are viewing, even when they are in other CICS regions:

You can switch to the Task Details view in those regions simply by placing your cursor next to the desired row and pressing enter. Here we have switched to viewing the FUP1 task in the CICSDE02 region (We were in the CICSDE1 region before):

From here we can go and look at say, the transaction definition in this CICS region:

Transaction Details:

CICSplex support in OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS v5.1.0

February 20, 2012 1 comment

One of the really cool new features in OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS v5.1.0 is CICSplex support. If you are using CP/SM then OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS v5.1.0 can use the CICSplex definitions from that, but if you don’t use CP/SM you can create rules to cause CICS regions to be allocated to CICSplexes as they are discovered.

As well as being viewable from the normal TEP interface, you can also use the new Enhanced 3270 User Interface to monitor and manage your CICS regions.

 

The “All Active CICSplexes” sub panel shows you critical monitoring information about each known CICSplex.

Selecting a CICSplex (type an S next to it and press enter) takes you by default to the CICSplex Regions Summary which shows you the CICS regions currently in this CICsplex.

One of the really great features of this management organization in the product is that you can do things on a CICSplex wide basis. For example, you could find all instances of a program within the CICsplex simply by entering the command FIND PROGRAM programname. In this example I have issued FIND PROGRAM CICSSTS1. You can see that the program is defined to two CICS regions within the CICsplex.

From here, I can issue various commands against the entry in each CICS region such as issuing a new copy: