New Features

New features and enhancements to CA SYSVIEW 16.0.
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For CA SYSVIEW 16.0, we are transitioning from an Incremental Release model to a Continuous Delivery (CD) release model. The CD model provides new product features as individual PTFs that are separate from product fixes. This approach lets you select which service stream elements you want to apply.
You are not required to apply all new features in the CD release model; however, we recommend that you stay current with new features and maintenance. SMP/E dependencies still apply when selectively applying maintenance.
For more information, see Continuous Delivery.
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Datacom Option Command Enhancements (PTF LU03526)
PTF LU03526 contains the following enhancements to the SYSVIEW Datacom Option:
  • Enhanced commands:
    • DCINDEX:
      Contains the following new fields:
      • Format
        The format of the index. The field is populated only when value of TVer is greater than zero (0). The field is valid starting at Datacom r15.1 with SO15152 applied.
      • TVer
        Contains the table version (generation level) of the table. This field is valid starting at Datacom r15.1.
    • DCBUFP
      Contains the following new field:
      • Ratio
        The ratio of Use-5+ to Use-1 buffer references.
    For more information, see CA DATACOM Enhancements.
CICS TS 6.1 ETP17 Open Beta Support (Feature PTF LU03433)
Feature PTF LU03433 contains the following enhancements and changes:
  • Enhanced CICS JVM Server monitoring and data collection:
    • The following data collection metrics were added for monitoring CICS JVM Servers:
      • CJSCLSA
        JVM server class stg allocated
      • CJSCLSA%
        JVM server class stg alloc pct of heap
      • CJSCLSU
        JVM server class stg used
      • CJSCLSU%
        JVM server class stg used pct
      • CJSCODA
        JVM server code cache allocated
      • CJSCODA%
        JVM server code cache alloc pct of heap
      • CJSCODU
        JVM server code cache used
      • CJSCODU%
        JVM server code cache used pct
      • CJSDATA
        JVM server data cache allocated
      • CJSDATA%
        JVM server data cache alloc pct of heap
      • CJSDATU
        JVM server data cache used
      • CJSDATU%
        JVM server data cache used pct
      • CJSGCMEV
        JVM server GC major events
      • CJSGCMHP
        JVM server GC major heap freed
      • CJSGCNEV
        JVM server GC minor events
      • CJSGCNHP
        JVM server GC minor heap freed
      • CJSHEAP
        JVM server heap size
      • CJSHEAP%
        JVM server heap size in use pct
      • CJSINUS%
        JVM server threads in use pct
      • CJSINUSE
        JVM server threads in use
      • CJSLIMIT
        JVM server thread limit
      • CJSOCC
        JVM server occupancy at last GC
      • CJSOCC%
        JVM server occupancy pct at last GC
      • CJSREQS
        JVM server requests
      • CJSSHRF
        JVM server shared class cache free
      • CJSSHRF%
        JVM server shared class cache free pct
      • CJSSHRS
        JVM server shared class cache size
      • CJSSHRU
        JVM server shared class cache used
      • CJSSHRU%
        JVM server shared class cache used pct
      • CJSSTAT
        JVM server status
      • CJSSYSU
        JVM server system threads in use
      • CJSSYSW
        JVM server system thread waits
      • CJSWAITS
        JVM server thread waits
    • This feature PTF also contains the following changes that relate to the new data collection metrics for monitoring CICS JVM Servers:
      • The VARCICS parmlib member contains the new metrics.
      • All new metrics appear on the VARS command.
      • If you are running Mainframe Operational Intelligence (MOI), SYSVIEW sends the following metrics to MOI by default:
        CJSCLSA%, CJSCLSU%, CJSCODA%, CJSCODU%, CJSDATA%, CJSDATU%, CJSGCMEV, CJSGCMHP, CJSGCNEV, CJSGCNHP, CJSHEAP%, CJSINUS%, CJSOCC%, CJSREQS, CJSSHRU%
      • To enable or disable metrics for MOI, modify the definitions in your SITE SVWYVARS parmlib member. Specify TSD (enable) or NOTSD (disable).
    • The CSTATES parmlib member was updated with sample definitions for the new CICS JVM Server metrics.
    • The CTHRESH parmlib member was updated with sample definitions for the new CICS JVM Server metrics.
    • The CSTATUS command was updated to show CICS JVM Server metrics.
    • The following data collection schedule event was added to control the collection of CICS JVM Server data and its frequency:
      • SYSTEM-JVMSERVER
        CICS JVM servers
    • The CSCHEDUL command was updated to show the new schedule event.
    • The SCHDCICS parmlib member was updated to specify a default schedule definition. If a schedule event is not found for SYSTEM-JVMSERVER, an event is added for you when SYSVIEW initializes in the CICS region.
      The SYSTEM-JVMSERVER schedule event is disabled by default. To enable CICS JVM Server data collection, either enable the SYSTEM-JVMSERVER event on CSCHEDUL (warm start) or enable the SYSTEM-JVMSERVER event in the SCHDCICS parmlib member (cold start). The SYSTEM-JVMSERVER schedule event is required to be enabled for the new CICS JVM Server metric data collection.
    • The following configuration option was added to control the sending of CICS JVM Server data from SYSVIEW to subscribers of the data such as Mainframe Operational Intelligence (MOI):
      • Parmlib:
        SVWCTSD
        Option:
        CICS-JVMSERVER
        Default:
        Enabled
      The CICS data collector executing in each CICS region is a provider of time series data to subscribers. The option controls
      at the CICS region level
      whether subscriptions to CICS JVM Server data are honored and provided.
    • The following configuration option was added to control the sending of CICS JVM Server data from SYSVIEW to subscribers of the data such as Mainframe Operational Intelligence (MOI):
      • Parmlib:
        SVWXTSD
        Option:
        CICS-JVMSERVER
        Default:
        Enabled
      The CICS data collector executing in each CICS region is a provider of time series data to subscribers. The option controls
      at the system level
      whether subscriptions to CICS JVM Server data are honored and provided. Setting the value to "DISABLE" will override the setting at the CICS region level.
    • The following commands were updated to show a new CicsJvmServer data collection topic and statistics:
      CTSDSTAT, TSDSTATS, ZDMSTATS
  • Enhanced CICS File monitoring and data collection:
    • The following system data collection metrics were added for monitoring CICS Files:
      • FILSBUFW
        File buffer waits (interval)
      • FILSREQS
        File requests (interval)
      • FILSSTRW
        File string waits (interval)
      • FILSUSE%
        File data table used pct
    • This feature PTF also contains the following changes that relate to the new data collection metrics for monitoring CICS Files:
      • The VARCICS parmlib member was updated with the new metrics.
      • All new metrics appear on the VARS command.
      • If you are running Mainframe Operational Intelligence (MOI), SYSVIEW sends the following metrics to MOI by default:
        FILSBUFW, FILSREQS, FILSSTRW, FILSUSE%
      • To enable or disable metrics for MOI, modify the definitions in your SITE SVWYVARS parmlib member. Specify TSD (enable) or NOTSD (disable).
      • To ensure proper delivery of these new SYSVIEW metrics to MOI, ensure you have the latest MOI 2.0.06 Interim Enhancement (delivered through Broadcom Support) in place.
    • The CTHRESH parmlib member was updated with sample definitions for the new CICS File metrics.
    • The following configuration option was added to control the sending of CICS File data from SYSVIEW to subscribers of the data such as Mainframe Operational Intelligence (MOI):
      • Parmlib:
        SVWCTSD
        Option:
        CICS-File
        Default:
        Enabled
      The CICS data collector executing in each CICS region is a provider of time series data to subscribers. The option controls
      at the CICS region level
      whether subscriptions to CICS File data are honored and provided.
    • The following configuration option was added to control the sending of CICS File data from SYSVIEW to subscribers of the data such as Mainframe Operational Intelligence (MOI):
      • Parmlib:
        SVWXTSD
        Option:
        CICS-File
        Default:
        Enabled
      The CICS data collector executing in each CICS region is a provider of time series data to subscribers. The option controls
      at the system level
      whether subscriptions to CICS File data are honored and provided. Setting the value to "DISABLE" will override the setting at the CICS region level.
    • The following commands were updated to show a new CicsFile data collection topic and statistics:
      CTSDSTAT, TSDSTATS, ZDMSTATS
  • Enhanced CICS TCB Pool monitoring and data collection:
    • The following data collection metrics were added for monitoring CICS TCB Pools:
      • TCBPATT
        TCBs attached
      • TCBPATT%
        TCBs attached pct of limit
      • TCBPDLYM
        TCB requests delayed due to limit
      • TCBPLIM
        TCB pool limit
      • TCBPMISW
        TCB mismatch waits
      • TCBPUSE
        TCBs in use
      • TCBPUSE%
        TCBs in use pct of limit
    • This feature PTF also contains the following changes that relate to the new data collection metrics for monitoring CICS TCB Pools:
      • The VARCICS parmlib member was updated with the new metrics.
      • All new metrics appear on the VARS command.
      • If you are running Mainframe Operational Intelligence (MOI), SYSVIEW sends the following metrics to MOI by default:
        TCBPATT%, TCBPUSE%
      • To enable or disable metrics for MOI, modify the definitions in your SITE SVWYVARS parmlib member. Specify TSD (enable) or NOTSD (disable).
      • To ensure proper delivery of these new SYSVIEW metrics to MOI, ensure you have the latest MOI 2.0.06 Interim Enhancement (delivered through Broadcom Support) in place.
    • The CTHRESH parmlib member was updated with sample definitions for the new CICS TCB Pool metrics.
    • The following data collection schedule event was added to control the collection of CICS TCB Pool data and its frequency:
      SYSTEM-TCBPOOLS
      CICS TCB Pools
    • The CSCHEDUL command was updated to show the new schedule event.
    • The SCHDCICS parmlib member was updated to specify a default schedule definition. If a schedule event is not found for SYSTEM-TCBPOOLS, an event is added for you when SYSVIEW initializes in the CICS region.
    • The SYSTEM-TCBPOOLS schedule event is disabled by default. To enable CICS TCB Pool data collection, either enable the SYSTEM-TCBPOOLS event on CSCHEDUL (warm start) or enable the SYSTEM-TCBPOOLS event in the SCHDCICS parmlib member (cold start). The SYSTEM-TCBPOOLS schedule event is required to be enabled for the new CICS TCB Pool metric data collection.
    • The following configuration option was added to control the sending of CICS TCB Pool data from SYSVIEW to subscribers of the data such as Mainframe Operational Intelligence (MOI):
      • Parmlib:
        SVWCTSD
        Option:
        CICS-TcbPool
        Default:
        Enabled
      The CICS data collector executing in each CICS region is a provider of time series data to subscribers. The option controls at the CICS region level whether subscriptions to CICS TCB Pool data are honored and provided.
    • The following configuration option was added to control the sending of CICS TCB Pool data from SYSVIEW to subscribers of the data such as Mainframe Operational Intelligence (MOI):
      • Parmlib:
        SVWXTSD
        Option:
        CICS-TcbPool
        Default:
        Enabled
      The CICS data collector executing in each CICS region is a provider of time series data to subscribers. The option controls at the system level whether subscriptions to CICS TCB Pool data are honored and provided. Setting the value to "DISABLE" will override the setting at the CICS region level.
    • The following commands were updated to show a new CicsTcbPool data collection topic and statistics:
      CTSDSTAT, TSDSTATS, ZDMSTATS
  • Enhanced CICS IP Socket monitoring and data collection:
    • The following data collection metrics were added for monitoring CICS IP Sockets:
      • CSOCK%
        CICS active IP sockets pct
      • CSOCKACT
        CICS active IP sockets
      • CSOCKMAX
        CICS maximum IP sockets
    • This feature PTF also contains the following changes that relate to the new data collection metrics for monitoring CICS IP Sockets:
      • The VARCICS parmlib member was updated with the new metrics.
      • All new metrics appear on the VARS command. By default, SYSVIEW does not send the above metrics to Mainframe Operational Intelligence (MOI) by default if using MOI. To enable or disable metrics for MOI, modify the definitions in your SITE SVWYVARS parmlib member. Specify TSD (enable) or NOTSD (disable).
      • To ensure proper delivery of these new SYSVIEW metrics to MOI, ensure you have the latest MOI 2.0.06 Interim Enhancement (delivered through Broadcom Support) in place.
    • The CTHRESH parmlib member was updated with sample definitions for the new CICS IP Sockets metrics.
    • Updated CICS system data interval (CSYSDATA) SMF record.
      The following updates were made to the CICS system data interval (CSYSDATA) SMF record or were made in support of the changes to the SMF record:
      • The following fields were added to the CICS system interval data (CSYSDATA) SMF record:
        • CSID_CICS_MaxSock
          Max IP sockets
        • CSID_CICS_ActSock
          Active IP sockets
        • CSID_CICS_ActSockP
          Active IP sockets pct
      The fields were added to the GSVSMF28 maclib member.
      The SMF record formatter for the CSYSDATA command was updated to display the new SMF field on the SMFRPT when an SMF record is selected.
    • The following variables were added to CA EXPLORE Report Writer:
      • CICS_MaxSock
        Max IP sockets
      • CICS_ActSock
        Active IP sockets
      • CICS_ActSockP
        Active IP sockets pct
      The variables were added to the GSVSMF28 report sample member.
    • The following variables were added to CA Easytrieve:
      • C28D_CICS_MaxSock
        Max IP sockets
      • C28D_CICS_ActSock
        Active IP sockets
      • C28D_CICS_ActSockP
        Active IP sockets pct
      The variables were added to the GSVSMF28 Easytrieve macro member.
  • New CICS commands:
    • CDFHCNV
      Displays the contents of the CICS DFHCNV conversion table.
    • CTAGS
      Displays defined CICS region tagging.
      The command requires CICS TS 6.1 or higher.
    For more information about the new commands, see CICS Commands.
  • Enhanced CICS commands:
    • CJVMSERV
      Contains the following new fields:
      • ShrFree
        Shared class cche free
      • ShrSize
        Shared class cache size
  • Updated CICS messages
    • Message ID CICS001E was replaced with new message ID CICS025E. Message ID CICS025E provides more descriptive information than message ID CICS001E.
      Message ID CICS001E and CICS025E are session related messages that appear in a user's message area and LISTLOG. Neither message appears on the console or on the system log. It is unlikely you must update any automation rules for the messages as they do not appear in locations where automation observes them.
  • Simplified configuration for APM-only SYSVIEW installations:
    SYSVIEW can now be configured to run in an APM-only mode. To configure SYSVIEW to run in APM-only mode, you disable all SYSVIEW components and options except CEAPM. When running in APM-only mode, SYSVIEW provides metric data and tracing capability for APM. However, most other SYSVIEW functionality is disabled.
    To simplify the process of configuring SYSVIEW to function in APM-only mode, this PTF provides the following enhancements and changes:
    • New SVWCAPM parmlib member
      SVWCAPM overrides the settings that are specified in the SVWCOPTS parmlib member when running in APM-only mode.
      SYSVIEW reads and processes the SVWCAPM parmlib member only when the following conditions are true:
      • The following system configuration options are specified in the *.CNM4SCFG library GSVXssid member:
        • Option-CEAPM:
          Yes
        • Option-CICS:
          No
      • The following CICS configuration option is specified in the *.CNM4BPRM library SVWCOPTS member:
        • CEAPM-ENABLE:
          Yes
      When SYSVIEW detects the configurations, the following events occur:
      1. SYSVIEW processes the SVWCOPTS parmlib member and sets the default values for a typical, full SYSVIEW installation.
      2. SYSVIEW processes the SVWCAPM parmlib member and overrides the settings that were specified previously in the SWVCOPTS parmlib member, which optimizes SYSVIEW for an APM-only installation.
      SYSVIEW does not read from the SVWCAPM parmlib member for full SYSVIEW installations and can be ignored. For example, the following system configuration options are specified in the *.CNM4SCFG library GSVXssid member:
      • Option-CEAPM:
        No
      • Option-CICS:
        Yes
      SYSVIEW does not read from the SVWCAPM parmlib member for full SYSVIEW installations that are also running APM and can be ignored. For example, the following system configuration options are specified in the *.CNM4SCFG library GSVXssid member:
      • Option-CEAPM:
        Yes
      • Option-CICS:
        Yes
Alert Central Connector Integration (Feature PTF LU03359)
Feature PTF LU03359 provides Alert Central integration capabilities to SYSVIEW. Alerts can be sent to Alert Central optionally as part of exception processing.
Alert Central (AC) is a new component that extends our automation solution to have alert management capabilities. AC provides more insightful information about mainframe alerts, which helps to reduce the overall time to resolve problems. Alert Central contains the following key features:
  • Consolidates alerts using an intuitive and modern web interface
  • Empowers users with meaningful data around alerts, including historical information
  • Integrates alerts directly with OPS/MVS, NetMaster and SYSVIEW, and available APIs to support additional products
  • Streamlines existing workflows for problem identification, investigation, and incident resolution
  • Enables quick interaction between Operations and SMEs on problems handover and escalation, including integrating with main ITSM tools to support auto ticketing
Alert Central is included with an OPS/MVS license. For more information, see the Alert Central documentation.
Feature PTF LU03359 contains the following enhancements and changes:
  • Updated state/threshold commands to specify Alert Central options:
    The following fields were added to all state/threshold commands to specify if an alert is to be sent to Alert Central and if Alert Central is to open a ticket for the alert:
    • ACNotify
      Specifies if a notification is to be sent to Alert Central when the trigger level is satisfied.
    • ACTicket
      Specifies if Alert Central should attempt to open a ticket for the event.
    The following commands contain the new fields: CSTATES, CTHRESH, IMSSTATE, IMSTHRSH, JVMSTATE, MQSTATES, MQTHRESH, STATES, TCPSTATE, TCPTHRSH, and THRESH. For more information about the fields, see the articles that correspond with each of these commands.
  • Updated state/threshold commands with new information area fields:
    The following information area fields were added to most state/threshold commands to show the high-level status of alerting features:
    • Status
      Displays the status of exception action processing.
      Possible values:
      • ACTIVE
        If an exception rule is exceeded, the requested actions are processed.
      • INACTIVE
        If an exception rule is exceeded, the requested actions are not processed.
    • OPS/MVS
      Displays the status of event notification to OPS/MVS.
      Possible values:
      • ACTIVE
        Event notification is enabled and the OPS/MVS )API events process is active.
      • INACTIVE
        Event notification is enabled, but the OPS/MVS )API events process is inactive or not available.
      • DISABLED
        The event notification process is disabled. The OPSMVS-EVENT-NOTIFICATION configuration option is set to NO.
    • Alert Central
      Displays the status of event notification to Alert Central.
      Possible values:
      • ACTIVE
        Event notification is enabled and Alert Central is active.
      • INACTIVE
        Event notification is enabled but Alert Central is inactive.
      • NOTINSTALLED
        Event notification is enabled but Alert Central is not installed.
      • PAUSED
        Event notification is enabled but Alert Central is paused.
      • QUIESCING
        Event notification is enabled but Alert Central is quiescing.
      • STOPPING
        Event notification is enabled but Alert Central is stopping.
      • DISABLED
        Event notification process is disabled. The Alert-Central-Notification configuration option is set to NO.
      The following commands contain the new information fields: IMSSTATE, IMSTHRSH, JVMSTATE, MQSTATES, MQTHRESH, STATES, TCPSTATE, TCPTHRSH, and THRESH.
  • New SYSDATA parmlib option that controls Alert Central notification:
    Option: Alert-Central-Notification
    When an exception alert is triggered based on a defined threshold or state rule, multiple actions can be taken. One action is to send an event notification to Alert Central.
    For more information, see SYSDATA.
  • New SVWCOPTS parmlib option that controls Alert Central notification:
    Option: Alert-Central-Notification
    When an exception alert is triggered based on a defined threshold or state rule, multiple actions can be taken. One action is to send an event notification to Alert Central.
    For more information, see SVWCOPTS.
IMS Component Enhancements (Feature PTF LU02954)
Feature PTF LU02954 enhances the SYSVIEW IMS component. The PTF provides additional metrics for IMS Transaction Detail records and IMS Region Summary records. The PTF also provides minor changes to the information that is shown for IMS threshold variables (VARS IMS command).
Feature PTF LU02954 contains the following enhancements and changes:
  • The Transction Detail Record (SMF 255-34) contains the following new metrics:
    • IMTR_CNT_Lock_HWM
      Syncpoint lock High Water Mark
    • IMTR_CNT_Lock_Total
      Total syncpoint locks
    • IMTR_CNT_DB2_SQL
      Total DB2 SQL calls
    • IMTR_CLK_UNKN_Elapsed
      Unknown ESS elasped time
    • IMTR_CLK_DB2_Elapsed
      DB2 elasped time
    • IMTR_CLK_MQ_Elapsed
      MQ elasped time
    • IMTR_CLK_WOLA_Elapsed
      WOLA elapsed time
    • IMTR_CLK_Last_DLI
      Last DLI call elapsed time
    • IMTR_ESS_SST
      SubSystem Type (UNKN, DB2, MQ, WOLA)
    The IMS transaction record formatting module GSVPF034 was updated to display the new fields.
  • The Region Summary Record (SMF 255-35) contains the following new metrics:
    • IMRA_Lock_HWM
      Syncpoint lock HWM
    • IMRA_Lock_Total
      Total syncpoint locks
    • IMRA_Last_DLI
      Last DLI call elapsed time
    • IMRA_Max_DLI_DB
      Max DLI DB call time
    • IMRA_Max_DLI_DC
      Max DLI DC (MSG) call time
    • IMRA_Max_ESS
      Max ESS call time
    The IMS region summary record formatting module GSVPF035 was updated to display the new fields.
  • The
    TaskEnd
    and
    System
    columns now populate the VARS IMS display to indicate when an IMS threshold variable is processed.
New Product PTF Analysis (Feature PTF LU03153)
Feature PTF LU03153 adds Product PTF Analysis capabilities to SYSVIEW. Product PTF Analysis combines Broadcom PTF tracking elements from your run-time SYSVIEW XML library with maintenance data that is found in your product SMP/E installation CSI library.
Product PTF Analysis shows this information for all Broadcom Mainframe products that have the necessary XML data available. Not every product updates XML data for all previous and new fixes at the same time. For more information, see the product documentation.
Product PTF Analysis lets SYSVIEW users perform the following tasks:
  • Determine the PTFs and APARs currently applied.
  • View detailed descriptions of published PTFs.
  • Compare the PTFs that are applied on each LPAR using the Cross System component.
  • View detailed SYSMOD information from the SMP/E CSI data set that was used during installation and maintenance.
Feature PTF LU03153 contains the following enhancements and changes:
  • New commands:
    • PTFS:
      Analyzes PTFs that were published using SMP/E. Product PTF Analysis combines tracking elements from your run-time XMLLIB with maintenance data that is found in your product SMP/E installation CSI library.
      By default, the SYSVIEW XML library data set name is populated in this command for analysis of SYSVIEW PTFs. To use this command to view Product PTF Analysis information for other Broadcom products, substitute that product's XML library and CSI data set name.
      The PTFS command was added to MENU SMPE.
    • XMLLIB:
      Shows the SYSVIEW XML library concatenation that is specified by the XMLLIB system configuration options.
  • Enhanced commands:
    • DETAILS:
      Contains a new XML parameter. The DETAILS XML command takes a specified XML input data set and prints the structures that the z/OS XML System Service parser created.
    • LIBCACHE:
      Contains a new Xmllib information area field that indicates the library caching status of the XML library.
    • LIBS:
      Contains new XMLLIB entries that show the SYSVIEW XML library concatenation that is specified by the XMLLIB system configuration options.
    • LIBVIEW:
      Contains the following new type parameter arguments:
      • Type:
        *
        View the contents of any fully qualified data set.
      • Type:
        XMLLIB
        View the contents of a SYSVIEW XML library member.
  • New SYSVIEW XMLLIB system configuration options:
    The following system configuration options were added to point the SYSVIEW runtime to a SYSVIEW XML library runtime concatenation:
    • Dsn-Site-XMLLIB
      Specifies the data set name of the site XML library.
    • Dsn-System-XMLLIB
      Specifies the data set name of the XML library.
    For more information about the options, see CA SYSVIEW System Configuration Options.
    A SMP/E managed XML library (sysviewhlq.CNM4XML) existed prior to this PTF. However, there was no requirement to create a runtime copy of the library. After this PTF is applied, you should create a runtime copy of the SMP/E managed XML library, and regularly deploy the SMP/E library into the runtime when any SYSVIEW maintenance is applied. The runtime XML library should be specified on the Dsn-System-XMLLIB system configuration option, which will allow SYSVIEW to locate the up-to-date PTF tracking information that is contained in the XML library for analysis on the PTFS command.
  • New XMLLIB library caching option:
    The following option was added to control library caching for the XML library:
    • LibCache-Xmllib
      For more information about the option, see Options.
z/OS 2.5 Compatibility Support and RMF Updates (Feature PTF LU02875)
Feature PTF LU02875 contains support for z/OS 2.5 and updates to RMF.
  • z/OS 2.5 support:
    • The SDSF compatibility menu and command exit were updated to associate SDSF commands added with z/OS 2.5 with a SYSVIEW command. The following SYSVIEW commands were added:
      SDSF Command
      SYSVIEW Command
      LLS
      LINKSETS
      MEM
      DUMP
      CFD
      PLEXCPL
      SVC
      SVCTABLE
      SYSP
      IPLINFO
      CS
      COMMON
      PC
      PCLIST
      AD
      ASLIST
    • A new JES2 2.5 configuration module that is named GSVBJ250 was added.
    • New z/OS and JES2 2.5 map modules
      A set of z/OS and JES2 2.5 control block map modules that are named SVWX725 and SVWJ2725 were added. Also, a set of sample jobs that are named JES2MAPS and JES3MAPS that are missing from CNM4BSAM were added to let you create your own map modules.
    • IPCONFIG
      command updated
      The following new TCP parameters from z/OS 2.5 and prior z/OS releases now display:
      • SMF Type 119 parameters:
        • ZertDetailByPolicy
        • ZertSummary
      • Global Configuration parameters:
        • Aggregation
        • AutoIQDC
        • DelayJoinIpsec
        • IkedRequired
        • MonIpSec
        • PolicyRequired
        • ZertSrvByPolicy
      • Zert parameters:
        • INTVL
        • SYNCVAL
      • Network Monitor Configuration parameter:
        • ZertSum
      For more information about the configuration parameters, see the CA SYSVIEW online help or the CA SYSVIEW Command Reference Guide.
    • SMFTYPE
      command and parmlib member updated
      The SMFTYPE command and its associated parmlib member were updated with descriptions of new SMF type 119 subtypes.
    • Updated SMF record type 70 subtype 1 formatter
      New fields that were added in z/OS 2.5 and older releases from the SMF record type 70 subtype 1 now display with the SMFRPT command when selecting a record from the SMFLOG command.
  • New RMF commands:
    • RMCRYACC:
      Displays information about cryptographic processors that are configured in accelerator mode.
    • RMCRYOVW:
      Displays overview information about cryptographic hardware.
    • RMCRYPKC:
      Displays activity information about cryptographic hardware that is configured in PKCS11 coprocessor mode.
    • RMEADM:
      Displays Extended Asynchronous Data Mover (EADM) statistics.
    • RMFSLIST:
      Displays zFS statistics for file systems.
    • RMFSSTAT:
      Displays zFS system and cache statistics.
    • RMJSTAT:
      Displays job state delay analysis.
    • RMPCIE:
      Displays information about Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) functions.
    For more information, see Event Capture Option Enhancements.
  • z/OS enhancements:
    • New z/OS commands:
      • CPUSUM:
        Displays PR/SM level CPU utilization collected and summarized by the MVS data collector over a user specified interval up to one hour.
      • SMSAGGRG:
        Displays the names and attributes of SMS aggregate groups that are defined in the active SMS configuration.
      • SMSCLOUD:
        Displays the names and attributes of SMS cloud constructs defined in the active SMS configuration.
      • SMSINFO:
        Displays active SMS subsystem and DFSMS configuration information.
      For more information, see z/OS Commands.
    • Enhanced z/OS commands:
      • IPTCONN:
        Displays TLS 1.3 information. The following fields can show the new values that are listed:
        • TLSSSL
          • TLS13
      • TLSCiph
        • TLS_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
        • TLS_AES_256_GCM_SHA256
        • TLS_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256
      • PRIVATE:
        Displays a new IEP field on the ALLOC and INUSE screen. The IEP field indicates if Instruction Execution Protection is active for a given storage allocation.
      • GPRIVATE:
        Displays a new IEP field. The IEP field indicates if Instruction Execution Protection is active for a given storage allocation.
    • Updated CAMAT CLIST member
      Updated to correctly invoke Mainframe Application Tuner with fewer manual updates.
  • Service unit monitoring enhancements:
    • The following service unit MVS data collection metrics were added:
      • JOBCPUSR
        PU service units per second
      • JOBIOCSR
        I/O service units per second
      • JOBMSOSR
        MSO service units per second
      • JOBSRBSR
        SRB service units per second
      • JOBWMSSR
        Service units per second
      • WLSCPUSR
        CPU service units per second
      • WLSIOCSR
        I/O service units per second
      • WLSMSOSR
        MSO service units per second
      • WLSSRBSR
        SRB service units per second
      • WLSWMSSR
        Service units per second
    • Enhanced commands:
      • ACTJOB:
        Displays the new service unit metrics added with this PTF.
      • ACTSUM
        and
        WORKLOAD:
        Displays the following new fields:
        • CPUSR
          CPU service units per second
        • IOSR
          I/O service units per second
        • MSOSR
          MSO service units per second
        • SRBSR
          SRB service units per second
        • WMSSR
          Service units per second
  • Job State Delay Analysis monitoring enhancements:
    • New Job State Delay MVSDATA configuration option named Monitor-Job-Delays.
      The option lets you specify if job using and delay states are to be monitored. For more information, see MVSDATA.
    • New Job State Delay MVS data collection metrics.
      The following metrics were added.
      • JSACT%
        Job state active or delayed pct
      • JSDCPU%
        Job delayed by CPU pct
      • JSDDEV%
        Job delayed by device pct
      • JSDELAY%
        Job delayed pct
      • JSDENQ%
        Job delayed by enqueue pct
      • JSDHSM%
        Job delayed by HSM pct
      • JSDJES%
        Job delayed by JES pct
      • JSDOMNT%
        Job delayed by OPER mount pct
      • JSDOMSG%
        Job delayed by OPER message pct
      • JSDOPER%
        Job delayed by OPER pct
      • JSDSHRS%
        Job delayed for shared storage pct
      • JSDSTG%
        Job delayed by paging or swapping pct
      • JSDSUBS%
        Job delayed by subsystem pct
      • JSDXCF%
        Job delayed by XCF pct
      • JSIDLE%
        Job state idle pct
      • JSSAMPLE
        Job state samples
      • JSSWAP%
        Job state swapped-out pct
      • JSSWAR%
        Job state swapped-out ready
      • JSUCPU%
        Job using CPU pct
      • JSUDEV%
        Job using device pct
      • JSUNK%
        Job state unknown pct
      • JSUSING%
        Job using pc
    • Enhanced commands:
      • ACTJOB:
        Displays the new Job State Delay metrics that were added with this PTF.
      • ACTSUM:
        Displays the following new fields:
        • JSACT%
          Job state active or delayed pct
        • JSDCPU%
          Job delayed by CPU pct
        • JSDDEV%
          Job delayed by device pct
        • JSDELAY%
          Job delayed pct
        • JSDENQ%
          Job delayed by enqueue pct
        • JSDHSM%
          Job delayed by HSM pct
        • JSDJES%
          Job delayed by JES pct
        • JSDOMNT%
          Job delayed by OPER mount pct
        • JSDOMSG%
          Job delayed by OPER message pct
        • JSDOPER%
          Job delayed by OPER pct
        • JSDSHRS%
          Job delayed for shared storage pct
        • JSDSTG%
          Job delayed by paging or swapping pct
        • JSDSUBS%
          Job delayed by subsystem pct
        • JSDXCF%
          Job delayed by XCF pct
        • JSIDLE%
          Job state idle pct JSSAMPLE Job state samples
        • JSSWAP%
          Job state swapped-out pct
        • JSSWAR%
          Job state swapped-out ready
        • JSUCPU%
          Job using CPU pct
        • JSUDEV%
          Job using device pct
        • JSUNK%
          Job state unknown pct
        • JSUSING%
          Job using pct
New Level Set 16.0.02 PTF Now Available (PTF LU02620)
PTF LU02620 applies all maintenance and new feature PTFs up to CA SYSVIEW Performance Management modification level 16.0.02.
  • A Level Set PTF provides you with an easy method to receive and apply all maintenance and new feature PTFs up to a specific modification level.
  • The PTF PREREQs all published PTFs.
New zEDC Hardware Compression Exploitation for Log Streams (Feature PTF LU02534)
Feature PTF LU02534 lets SYSVIEW exploit zEnterprise Data Compression (zEDC) hardware assisted compression when writing and reading SMF data to and from SYSVIEW log streams. This PTF also lets SYSVIEW exploit zEDC when reading directly from IMB SMF log streams. Utilizing zEDC, SYSVIEW can read and write SMF data from and to log streams at a lower CPU utilization with shorter response times.
To enable zEDC compression, the optional zEDC Express adaptor PCIe card that is introduced on the IBM zEC12/zBC12 or the zEDC Integrated Accelerator introduced on the IBM z15 is required.
After you apply this PTF, SYSVIEW defaults to zEDC hardware compression when the correct hardware configuration is detected. Otherwise, SYSVIEW uses software compression (the prior default).
Feature PTF LU02534 contains the following enhancements and changes:
  • zEDC support for all SYSVIEW managed SMF log streams
    • All SYSVIEW SMF log streams were enhanced to write data that is compressed with zEDC.
    • All SYSVIEW commands that read SYSVIEW SMF data from SYSVIEW log streams were enhanced to read data that was compressed with zEDC. The following commands were enhanced:
      • AUDITLOG, CEITLOG, CSYSDATA, CTGLOG, CTRANLOG, CTRANSUM, HCLOG, IMSOMAT, IMSRSLOG, IMSTLOG, IMSTSUM, LGBROWSE, MQRLOG, OPERLOG, PLOTLOG, SMFLOG, XLOG, and ZCNRLOG.
      By default, log stream data written after applying this PTF is no longer readable by prior maintenance levels and releases of SYSVIEW. zEDC data read by prior maintenance levels and releases of SYSVIEW will be skipped and not displayed. If you are sharing SYSVIEW log streams between systems with the Coupling Facility, consider disabling SYSVIEW's usage of zEDC until this maintenance is rolled out to all shared systems by setting the
      zEnterpriseDataCompression
      option to NO (discussed later in this topic).
    • The SYSVIEW LOGR subsystem exit GSVXLGEX (alias GSVXLGXG) was enhanced to read SYSVIEW log streams that contain SMF data that was compressed with zEDC. Also, the LOGR exit was enhanced to read the IBM SMF log stream directly when it was compressed with zEDC.
    • The following SYSVIEW parmlib members contain new parameters:
      • LOGGER
        The
        SMFRecordBlockCompression
        option was added to the LOGGER parmlib member to let you specify the data compression method to use when SMF records are written to SYSVIEW-managed log streams. For more information, see LOGGER.
      • OPTIONS
        The
        zEnterpriseDataCompression
        option was added to the OPTIONS parmlib member to let you specify to use ZEDC for data compression when the required hardware is available. For more information, see OPTIONS.
  • zEDC support for IBM SMF
    The SMFLOG command was enhanced to read the IBM SMF log stream directly when the SMF data is compressed using zEDC. Previously, SYSVIEW supported only reading from IBM SMF log streams, but not when it was compressed with zEDC.
  • New ZEDC command
    Formats and displays zEDC information that the DISPLAY IQP MVS command provides.
  • Updated the DEVICES menu
    Added the ZEDC command to the DEVICES menu.
New Product Module Analysis and z/OS Updates (Feature PTF LU02191)
Feature PTF LU02191 provides CA SYSVIEW users with product module analysis commands. The commands let users compare their current run-time load libraries with maintenance data that is found in product SMP/E installation CSIs. Feature PTF LU02191 also provides updates to z/OS commands and other functionality.
Feature PTF LU02191 contains the following enhancements and changes:
  • New product analysis commands
    Product module analysis combines module identification information from your run-time load libraries with maintenance data that is found in your product SMP/E installation CSI.
    Product module analysis lets CA SYSVIEW users perform the following tasks:
    • Display the current module identification information for each module in your product run-time loadlib.
    • Compare the fix-level of run-time module and the RMID that is found in the SMP/E CSI to determine if the maintenance level of the module is correct.
    • Compare the run-time modules on each LPAR sing the CA SYSVIEW Cross System component.
    CA SYSVIEW contains the following updates to support product module analysis:
    • New system configuration option named DSN-SYSTEM-CSI
      The option specifies the name of the SYSVIEW SMP/E CSI data set. We recommend that you add this option to your system configuration parmlib member to take full advantage of the product module analysis feature. For more information, see CA SYSVIEW System Configuration Options.
    • New CSIQUERY command
      Formats and displays data that is returned from an SMP/E CSI GIMAPI QUERY command request. Detailed information can be viewed from any SMP/E CSI data set
    • New MODIDS command
      Compares the module identification information that is found in Broadcom product load modules from your run-time loadlib with maintenance data that is found in your product SMP/E installation CSI data set. Differences between the run-time and SMP/E are reported. Detailed information can be viewed for any Broadcom product that is installed with SMP/E and uses the standard Broadcom module identification header.
    • New SMPE menu
      Contains the new CSIQUERY and MODIDS commands.
    • Updated MVS menu
      Links to the new SMPE menu.
    • Updated ADMIN menu
      Links to the new SMPE menu.
  • Enhanced SMF record formatter and ISV assignments
    Several SMF record formatters were updated to display new or existing information in SMF records that was previously not displayed by CA SYSVIEW. The formatters are driven by drilling down into an SMF record from the SMFLOG command.
    • SMF type 30
      Several new or existing fields are now formatted and displayed from the following sections:
      • Automatic Restart Management
      • Counter Data
      • CPU Accounting
      • Identification
      • I/O Activity
      • Performance
      • Storage and Paging
      • zEDC Usage Statistics
    • SMF type 70 subtype 2
      Added support for formatting SMF record type 70 subtype 2. Several fields in the following sections are now formatted and displayed:
      • Cryptographic CCA
      • Coprocessor ICSF Services
    • SMF type 74 subtype 1, 4
      Several new or existing I/O related fields are now formatted and displayed.
    • SMF type 89
      One new Tailored Fit Pricing Solution Id related field is now being formatted and displayed.
    • SMF type 90 subtype 40
      Several new or existing System Recovery Boost related fields are now formatted and displayed.
    • SMF type 92 subtype 12, 13
      One new 64-bit storage map related field is now being formatted and displayed.
    The SMF extended record types above type 255 have reserved assignments similar to the standard SMF record types. The following updates were made to indicate the assignment of extended record types:
    • Updated the IBM column on the SMFDATA and the SMFTYPE commands to show a value of ISV for extended SMF records types 1536-2047. The value of ISV indicates that the record type is reserved for Independent Software Vendor use.
  • Enhanced JES commands
    The following JES commands were enhanced:
    • JESSET
      Contains a new JOB function named ZAP. The function removes all traces of a job structure from the JES2 job queue by a specified JES job number or JES job ID. This is being secured with a new ZAPJ action code for the JOBNAME resource.
    • JOUTCLAS
      Contains a new field that is named Compress. The field indicates whether data that is written to an output class is compressed.
    • JPLEX
      Contains new line commands that let you stop (PCNVT) and start (SCNVT) the conversation phase processing of JES2 members.
    • ZAP line command
      The JHELDQUE, JJOBQUE, JOBSUM, JOUTQUE, JTRANQUE, LISTINP commands contain a ZAP line command that removes all traces of a job structure from the JES2 job queue.
    • AllFiles toggle
      The JOUTPUTW, LISTFILE, OUTPUT commands contain an AllFiles toggle in the information area to control if all input and output JES files are displayed.
    • JES2 destination validation
      The JHELDQUE, JJOBQUE, JOBSUM, JOUTQUE, JTRANQUE, LISTINP commands now validate the JES2 destination before altering the destination. When the command cannot validate the destination, GSV3701W message is issued.
  • New and enhanced USS commands
    CA SYSVIEW contains the following new USS function commands:
    • UFSMNT
      Mount UNIX file systems
    • UFUNMT
      Unmount UNIX file systems
    The following USS commands were enhanced:
    • DSCAT
      Added line commands MOUNT, UNMOUNT, and UNMIMMED to mount, unmount, and immediately unmount file systems.
    • UFILESYS
      Added line commands UNMOUNT and UNMIMMED to unmount and immediately unmount file systems.
  • Enhanced z/OS commands
    The following z/OS commands were enhanced:
    • DSCAT
      Contains a new field named VolC. The field shows the volume count of the data sets that reside on a DASD.
    • IPLINFO
      The command display contains the following new parameters:
      • ICSF
        Specifies the suffix of the ICSF on z/OS, CSFPRMxx
      • ICSFPROC
        Specifies the name of the ICSF started task PROC
      • SOLUT
        Specifies the Tailored Fit Pricing Solution Id
  • Updates to STATE and THRESHOLD parmlib documentation
    All STATE and THRESHOLD parmlib members contain the following updates:
    • Documented the associated schedule event for metric groups.
    • Provided documentation and examples for metric resource values.
CICS TS 6.1 ETP13 Open Beta Support (Feature PTF LU02000)
Feature PTF LU02000 contains the following enhancements and changes:
  • Compatibility support for IBM CICS Transaction Server (TS) version 6.1 ETP13 Open Beta.
  • In addition to support for the open beta, Feature PTF LU02000 contains the following enhancements:
    • Enhanced commands:
      The following commands were enhanced:
      • The CEITLOG, CSYSDATA, CTRANLOG, CTRANSUM, XLOG log stream browsing commands were enhanced to support logical GROUP processing.
        • New syntax parameter: GROUP
          Specifies a logical group name of type CICSPLEX that contains a list of CICS jobnames to be displayed.
          Syntax:
          GROUP group
          When the GROUP parameter is not specified, the CICSGROUP profile setting is used as the default.
        • Added Group to the FILTER input panel.
        • Updated the processing of the JOBNAME syntax parameter.
          Specifies the jobname that is to be displayed.
          Syntax:
          JOBNAME jobname | group
          The jobname can be specified as a group (in addition to the previously existing specific and generic jobnames)
          • Logical group name containing a list of CICS jobnames.
          • Logical group type = CICSPLEX
          • Syntax:
            >group
            For XLOG, the updates apply to only Owner CICS records.
      • CJVMSERV
        The following fields were added to the CJVMSERV command:
        • CodeUsed
          Code cache memory used
        • CodeAlloc
          Code cache memory allocated
        • DataUsed
          Data cache memory used
        • DataAlloc
          Data cache memory allocated
        • ClassUsed
          Class storage memory used
        • ClassAlloc
          Class storage memory allocated
      • CSIT
        The command was updated to display the following new CICS System Initialization Table (SIT) parameter:
        • SDTMEMLIMIT
          Shared data table memory limit
      • The CKTCB, CSIT, CTRACE commands were updated in response to the IBM Words Matter initiative.
        IBM CICS updated terms that do not promote the use of inclusive language in IT. CA SYSVIEW updated the following terms to correspond with the changes made by IBM CICS:
        • Master
          New term: Main
        • Slave
          New Term: Worker
      • CICS file UNENABLED status was added to several commands.
        The following enhancements were made to allow CICS files to correctly display a status of UNENABLED:
        • Updated the Enabled field on the CFILES command to show UNENABLE for a CICS file that is UNENABLED.
        • Updated the EnaStatus field on the CDATATBL command to show UNENABLE for a CICS file that is UNENABLED.
        • Updated the FILEENA data collection metric to show UNENABLED for a CICS file that is UNENABLED.
        • Updated the FILEENA definition in the CSTATES parmlib member to add STATE UNENABLED, which defaults to STATUS WARNING. If you customized the CSTATES parmlib member in the SITE parmlib, we recommended that you add the STATE UNENABLED definition to the SITE parmlib member (cold start) or CSTATES command (warm start).
    • Enhanced CICS transaction detail (CTRANLOG) SMF record formatter:
      The CICS transaction detail (CTRANLOG) SMF record formatter was updated to show TS queue names in hex format in addition to the previously existing character format. A "QueueNameHex" field was added to "Temporary Storage" section to show the hex formatted TS queue names.
    • Enhanced CICS Unit-of-work time monitoring:
      The following updates were made to monitor the elapsed time a unit-of-work (UOW) has been in its current state or since the start of the UOW:
      • Added UOWTime field to CTASKS.
        Specifies the elapsed time or age of the unit-of-work. This is the time since the UOW entered its current state, or since the start of the UOW.
        This is a real-time only metric. No historical information is maintained since the execution time only exists while the transaction is executing. A real-time or dynamic threshold definition can be created and will be evaluated in real-time.
        Metric:
        UOWTIME
      • Added UOWTIME data collection metric.
New REXX DUMP Function and Session Storage Usage Monitoring (PTF LU01896)
PTF LU01896 contains the following updates and changes:
  • New REXX DUMP function:
    Extracts virtual storage contents, at a specified address for a given length, into a REXX EXEC variable.
  • New diagnostic LISTSTG REXX command:
    Displays session storage allocations that can help diagnose CA SYSVIEW storage issues. The command can be invoked using an STG line command on the ASADMIN, SRVRSTAT, and USERS commands. LISTSTG is an internal, product diagnostic command. The functionality and content for the command can change without notice. Use the command only at the direction of Technical Support.
New EMAILTO Command (PTF LU01353)
PTF LU01353 provides a new command named EMAILTO.
The command lets CA SYSVIEW users send the current command display as a text file attachment to an email. Users can send the email to one email address or to a logical group of email addresses, such as a distribution list.
The EMAILTO command was available to CA SYSVIEW users previously from the Broadcom Communities website. To use the EMAILTO command that is packaged with this PTF, you must uninstall the previous version before you apply the PTF. For more information, see Migrating from 15.0 to 16.0.
IBM MQ Command Standardization (Feature PTF LU01064)
In an ongoing effort to standardize the processing of IBM MQ commands, Feature PTF LU01064 provides enhancements and changes to the CA SYSVIEW Option for IBM MQ.
Feature PTF LU01064 contains the following enhancements and changes:
  • IBM MQ command standardization:
    CA SYSVIEW Option for IBM MQ commands were enhanced to have a standardized set of functionality, similar to that of the CA SYSVIEW Option for CICS. The commands contain the following changes:
    • SYSTEM and XSYSTEM command modes
      :
      The modes were added to MQ commands that did not previously support the SYSTEM and XSYSTEM command modes.
    • OBJGROUP, GROUP, and XSGROUP command groups
      :
      The group modes were added to MQ commands that did not previously support the OBJGROUP, GROUP, and XSGROUP command groups.
    For a complete list of the commands that were enhanced with one or more of the command mode and command groups changes, see IBM MQ Command Standardization in
    IBM MQ Commands
    .
  • IBM MQ security standardization:
    IBM MQ commands contain changes to security processing using MQSSET. Update actions in the form of subcommands, line commands, and input field changes now invoke MQSSET instead of invoking MQSC commands directly. The MQSSET command performs the updates using MQSC commands.
    For a complete list of the commands that were enhanced using MQSSET, see IBM MQ Command Standardization in
    IBM MQ Commands
    .
  • New IBM MQ profile general keywords:
    The following profile general keywords were added to alter the default behavior of SYSVIEW IBM MQ commands:
    • MQGROUP
      Specifies the default MQ logical group name
    • MQMODE
      Specifies the MQ display mode
  • New and enhanced MQ logical groups on the GROUPS command:
    The following CA SYSVIEW MQ related logical groups were added or enhanced:
    • MQPROC
      :
      Added logical group to specify a group of IBM MQ processes.
    • MQBPOOL
      :
      Updated logical group to accept QMGR instances.
    • MQCHAN
      :
      Updated logical group to accept QMGR instances and to allow member exclusion.
    • MQPSET
      :
      Updated logical group to accept QMGR instances.
    • MQQUEUE
      :
      Updated logical group to accept QMGR instances and to allow member exclusion.
    All updates to the logical groups can be specified in the GROUPS parmlib member, in addition to the GROUPS command. The MQSSET command was updated to accept all new group updates.
  • Enhanced MQSSET command:
    The MQSSET command contains the following enhancements:
    • Multiple parameters can be altered in a single command invocation. New ALTSTART and ALTEND keywords were added to the command to signal the start and the end of multiple keyword value pair parameters.
    • A LOG DEFINE parameter was added to define new logs.
    • A CFSTRUCT RESET parameter was added to reset the coupling facility structure status.
  • New fields:
    The following fields were added:
    • CERTLABL
      :
      The following commands were enhanced to display a new CERTLABL field. The field shows the certificate label of the channel definition:
      • MQCHAN, MQCHCRCV, MQCHCSND, MQCHRCV, MQCHRQSR, MQCHSCON, MQCHSNDR, MQCHSRVR, MQALTER, and MQDEFINE.
    • STA
      TCHL
      :
      The following commands were enhanced to display a new STATCHL field. The field shows whether statistics data is to be collected for the channel:
      • MQCHAN, MQCHCRCV, MQCHCSND, MQCHRCV, MQCHRQSR, MQCHSNDR, MQCHSRVR, MQALTER, and MQDEFINE.
    • SPLPROT
      :
      The following commands were enhanced to display a new SPLPROT field. The field shows the security policy protection:
      • MQCHAN, MQCHRCV, MQCHRQSR, MQCHSNDR, MQCHSRVR, MQALTER, and MQDEFINE.
    • MQALTER and MQMGR commands
      :
      The MQALTER and MQMGR commands were enhanced to display the following new fields:
      • CertLabl
        Certificate label
      • CertQSGL
        QSG certificate label
      • ConnAuth
        Connection Authorization
      • StatACls
        Statistics - auto CLUSDR
      • StatChl
        Statistics - channel
    • MQBUFFER command
      :
      The MQBUFFER command was enhanced to display the following new fields:
      • PageClas
        Displays the size of the buffer
      • LPageCls
        Displays the original value of the PageClas
Updated z/OSMF Configuration Workflows (Feature PTF LU00958)
Feature PTF LU00958 contains the following enhancements to CA SYSVIEW z/OSMF configuration workflows:
  • The workflows were updated to no longer require a template repository for registering product templates. This design aligns with how other Broadcom Mainframe products deliver configuration workflows.
  • All installation scenarios (upgrade or new installation) were consolidated into one workflow. The upgrade steps are skipped for a new installation.
  • Product variables were added to the workflows to provide more flexibility in customizing the configuration.
  • Sample RACF, TSS, and ACF2 security definitions for all the started tasks are provided to facilitate new installations.
New CICS Transaction Gateway Monitoring (Feature PTF LU00951)
Feature PTF LU00951 contains enhancements and changes that let CA SYSVIEW monitor IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS (CTG). The CTG monitoring that is delivered by this feature PTF is provided by the CA SYSVIEW Option for CICS. The CICS option must be licensed to allow CTG monitoring to function.
CA SYSVIEW supports monitoring CTG servers that are deployed only in a remote mode topology, where the CTG daemon runs on z/OS. CA SYSVIEW supports IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS v9.1.0 and higher.
Feature PTF LU00951 contains the following enhancements and changes:
  • New CTG system configuration option:
    CA SYSVIEW contains a new system configuration option named
    Component-CTG
    . The option controls whether the CA SYSVIEW for CTG monitoring component is enabled. The CTG monitoring delivered in this feature PTF is included with the CA SYSVIEW Option for CICS license. However, CA SYSVIEW users do not need to enable the
    Option-CICS
    system configuration option to allow CTG monitoring to function. Because CA SYSVIEW uses JVM Data Collector Agent technology to monitor CTG instances, the
    Component-JVM
    system configuration option must also be enabled. For more information, see CA SYSVIEW System Configuration Options.
  • Enhanced JVM Data Collector Agent:
    • The JVM data collector agent was enhanced to monitor CICS Transaction Gateway (CTG) daemons that are running in remote mode on z/OS systems. You configure the JVM agent to monitor the CTG address spaces that you want to monitor. After you configure the JVM agent, CA SYSVIEW can display data about the CTG address spaces that you are monitoring using new CTG commands.
      For information about how to configure the agent on CTG instances, see Configure the JVM Data Collector Agent.
      CA SYSVIEW supports monitoring CTG servers that are deployed only in a remote mode topology, where the CTG daemon runs on z/OS. CICS Transaction Gateway 9.1.0 (or later) must be running on z/OS to allow the JVM agent to monitor and collect data from CTG address spaces.
    • CA SYSVIEW contains a new JVM Data Collector configuration option named
      monctg
      . The option controls whether the agent provides real-time CTG statistics. When the option is
      not enabled
      , general JVM monitoring is available. For more information, see Options for the JVM Data Collector Agent.
  • New CICS commands:
    • CTGLIST
      :
      Dynamically discovers all CTG daemons running in a remote mode topology on z/OS systems and displays them in a list. The command shows server performance information for each CTG instance. In addition, high-level CTG configuration information is displayed.
    • CTGLOG
      :
      Displays CICS Transaction Gateway SMF type 111 records. The command lets you sort and filter historical CTG SMF records.
    • CTG
      LSRVR
      :
      Displays configuration information and real-time statistics for logical CTG servers.
    • CTGSET
      :
      Provides a set of functions that let you take action against active CICS Transaction Gateway address spaces.
    • CTGSRVR
      :
      Displays a list of CICS servers to which CTG is connected. It displays real-time statistics and configuration information for all connection types. For example, IPIC and EXCI.
    • CTGWEBSV
      :
      Displays configuration information and real-time statistics for CTG web services.
    For more detailed information about the new commands, see CICS Commands.
  • Enhanced SMF type 111 record formatter:
    The formatter used to display CTG SMF type 111 records in a formatted report was enhanced. The formatter was enhanced to display new fields and sections added to the SMF 111 record, along with overall formatting changes including adding a table of contents.
    A Select line command on the CTGLOG command invokes the SMF 111 record formatter for the selected record.
  • New CICSTG ASIType:
    An ASIType named CICSTG was added to allow CA SYSVIEW commands to identify CTG address spaces. The value CICSTG appears in the ASIType column on the ASLIST and the ACTIVITY displays when CA SYSVIEW identifies that an address space is a CTG address space.
  • New CTG menus:
    • MENU CTG
      :
      Displays the CTG commands that can be accessed from the CICS menu.
    • MENU CTGMODIF
      :
      Displays a list of z/OS MVS MODIFY commands that can be issued against CTG address spaces. You access MENU CTGMODIF from the CTG menu.
  • Enhanced display commands:
    The following commands contain a new data field named
    CTG
    that support CTG monitoring:
    • CMDACT
    • SYSTEMS
    For more information, see z/OS Commands.
  • New CAPLIB member:
    • GSVYCTG
      :
      Captures and displays historical information about CTG address spaces so that CA SYSVIEW users can diagnose CTG.
  • Enhanced CA SYSVIEW SECURITY command:
    The command contains the following new command groups:
    • GSVCTG
      :
      The command group contains all new CTG commands.
    • GSVCT
      GA
      :
      The command group contains only the CTGSET command. The CTGSET command lets you alter CTG resources.
  • New online help topic:
    A new help topic that is named CICS Transaction Gateway SMF Records was added to the TOPICS command. The topic defines CICS Transaction Gateway SMF records (Type 111) and how they work. The topic also explains how to configure CTG to write to SMF and how to collect and view the records.
For information about how to configure CA SYSVIEW to monitor CICS Transaction Gateway instances, see Configure CICS Transaction Gateway Monitoring.
In addition to the CTG enhancements, this feature PTF contains the following enhancements:
  • New address space context variables and fields:
    The following CA SYSVIEW substitution variables were added:
    • G$CASIType
      Current target address space type
    • G$CASISubTyp
      e
      Current target address space subtype
  • New elements in the JSON Context section of the CA SYSVIEW REST API:
    • currentAsiType
      Current target address space type
    • currentAsiSubType
      Current target address space type and subtype
    • currentTCB
      Current target task control block (TCB)
    • currentProcessId
      Current target process identifier (PID)
CICS TS 6.1 ETP10 Open Beta Support (Feature PTF LU00894)
Feature PTF LU00894 Compatibility support for IBM CICS Transaction Server (TS) version 6.1 ETP10 Open Beta.
In addition to CICS TS 6.1 ETP10 Open Beta support, the following enhancements were added:
  1. Enhanced CICS transaction detail (CTRANLOG) SMF record.
    The following updates were made to the CICS transaction detail (CTRANLOG) SMF record or were made in support of the changes to the SMF record:
    • The following field was added to the CICS transaction detail (CTRANLOG) SMF record:
      • MNS_SOTLSLVL
        Inbound TLS level
        The field was added to the GSVSMF27 maclib member.
    • The SMF record formatter for the CTRANLOG command was updated to display the new SMF field on the SMFRPT when an SMF record is selected.
    • The following variable was added to CA EXPLORE Report Writer:
      • C_SOTLSLVL
        Inbound TLS level
        The variable was added to the GSVSMF27 report sample member.
    • The following variable was added to CA Easytrieve:
      • MNS_SOTLSLVL
        Inbound TLS level
        The variable was added to the GSVSMF27 Easytrieve macro member.
Data Collection Exception RULETYPE and TRIGLVL Enhancements (Feature PTF LU00849)
Feature PTF LU00849 enhances CA SYSVIEW data collection exception processing. The feature PTF provides CA SYSVIEW users with new threshold rule types and new state/threshold trigger levels.
Feature PTF LU00849 contains the following enhancements and changes:
  • New threshold exception rules for data collection metrics:
    • New rule types:
      • ABOVE
      • BELOW
      The new rule types were added to the previously existing rule types (CHANGE, LOWER, and UPPER). The ABOVE and BELOW rule types behave in a manner that is similar to the UPPER and LOWER rule types. However, instead of using averages to determine an exception, ABOVE and BELOW rely on a metric to be above or below the defined limit for the entire duration to be considered an exception.
    • The following CA SYSVIEW commands were enhanced to allow a rule type of ABOVE or BELOW in the RuleType field on a threshold definition: CTHRESH, IMSTHRSH, MQSTHRSH, TCPTHRSH, and THRESH.
    • The following CA SYSVIEW parmlib members were enhanced to allow a rule type of ABOVE and BELOW on the RULETYPE parameter of a DEFINE threshold definition statement: CTHRESH, IMSTHRSH, MQSTHRSH, MVSTHRSH, and TCPTHRSH.
    For more information, see
    New Threshold Exception Rules Types for Evaluating Data Collection Metrics
    in Data Collection Enhancements.
  • New NOTNORM state/threshold exception trigger level:
    A new state and threshold exception trigger level that is named NOTNORM was added to the previously existing state and threshold exception trigger levels (CHANGE, HIGH, NONE, PROBLEM, STATUS, TRACE, and WARNING). The NOTNORM trigger level causes state and threshold exceptions to occur when the status value changes or the status value is greater than NORMAL.
    • The following commands were enhanced to allow a trigger level of NOTNORM in the TrigLvl field on a state or threshold definition: CSTATES, CTHRESH, IMSSTATE, IMSTHRSH, JVMSTATE, MQSTATES, MQTHRESH, STATES, TCPSTATE, TCPTHRSH, and THRESH.
    • The following parmlib members were enhanced to allow a trigger level of NOTNORM on the TRIGLVL parameter of a DEFINE state and threshold definition statement: CSTATES, CTHRESH, IMSSTATE, IMSTHRSH, MQSSTATE, MQSTHRSH, MVSSTATE, MVSTHRSH, SVWOSTAT, TCPSTATE, and TCPTHRSH.
      For information about configuring the NOTNORM state/threshold exception trigger level, see the corresponding article for the parmlib member in the Administrating section of this documentation.
  • New NOTNORM state/threshold exception capture trigger level:
    A new state and threshold exception capture level that is named NOTNORM was added to the previously existing state and threshold exception capture trigger levels (CHANGE, HIGH, NONE, PROBLEM, STATUS, TRACE, and WARNING). The NOTNORM capture trigger level causes state and threshold captures to occur when the status value changes or the status value is greater than NORMAL.
    • The following commands were enhanced to allow a capture trigger level of NOTNORM in the CapLevel field on a state or threshold definition: CSTATES, CTHRESH, IMSSTATE, IMSTHRSH, JVMSTATE, MQSTATES, MQTHRESH, STATES, TCPSTATE, TCPTHRSH, and THRESH.
    • The following parmlib members were enhanced to allow a capture trigger level of NOTNORM on the CAPLEVEL parameter of a DEFINE state and threshold definition statement: CSTATES, CTHRESH, IMSSTATE, IMSTHRSH, MQSSTATE, MQSTHRSH, MVSSTATE, MVSTHRSH, SVWOSTAT, TCPSTATE, and TCPTHRSH.
      For information about configuring the NOTNORM state/threshold exception capture trigger level, see the corresponding article for the parmlib member in the Administrating section of this documentation.
  • Enhanced CA SYSVIEW commands:
    The following CA SYSVIEW commands were enhanced:
    • Alert commands show threshold rule types ABOVE and BELOW:
      The RuleType field of the following alert commands were enhanced to display threshold exception rule types ABOVE and BELOW: ALERTS, CALERTS, IMSALERT, JVMALERT, MQALERTS, and TCPALERT.
    • METRIC command accepts threshold rule types ABOVE and BELOW:
      The RULETYPE parameter of the METRIC command was enhanced to accept rule type values of ABOVE and BELOW in addition to the previously existing parameters (CHANGE, LOWER, STATE, and UPPER).
    • VARS command displays if a rule type is used for a metric:
      The following fields were added to the VARS command to indicate if a metric has a state/threshold exception definition for each rule type:
      • RTAbove
        Rule type above defined
      • RTBelow
        Rule type below defined
      • RTChange
        Rule type change defined
      • RTLower
        Rule type lower defined
      • RTState
        Rule type state defined
      • RTU
        pper
        Rule type upper defined
    • CSTATUS command displays exception rule types ABOVE and BELOW:
      The RuleType field of the CSTATUS command was enhanced to show a value of ABOVE and BELOW for threshold exceptions of those types.
    • XLOG command displays exception rule types ABOVE and BELOW:
      The Rule field of the XLOG command was enhanced to show a value of ABOVE and BELOW for threshold exceptions of those types. Also, when a record is selected on the XLOG command the resulting SMF record report was updated to show rules types of ABOVE and BELOW.
  • Updated exception SMF record GSVSMF03 and reporting:
    The following updates were made to the exception SMF record macro GSVSMF03 and the reporting on the SMF record:
    • The following equates were added to the exception SMF macro:
      • ZTED_RuleType_Above
        Above limit threshold
      • ZTED_RuleType_Below
        Below limit threshold
      The equates were added to the GSVSMF03 maclib member.
    • The following exception ID Options (variables) were updated in CA EXPLORE Report Writer to show a rule type value of ABOVE and BELOW:
      • RULETYPE
        Threshold rule type
    • The following exception equates were added in CA Easytrieve to show a rule type value of ABOVE and BELOW:
      • ZTED_RuleType_Above
        Above limit threshold
      • ZTED_RuleType_Below
        Below limit threshold
  • Updated CICS transaction detail SMF record GSVSMF27 and reporting:
    • The following equates were added to the exception SMF macro:
      • MNSTHS_Type_Above
        Above limit threshold
      • MNSTHS_Type_Below
        Below limit threshold
      The equates were added to the GSVSMF27 maclib member.
    • The following CICS transaction detail ID Options (variables) were updated in CA EXPLORE Report Writer to show a rule type value of ABOVE and BELOW:
      • THS_Type
        Threshold rule type
      The variables were added to the GSVSMF27 report sample member.
    • The following CICS transaction detail equates (variables) were added in CA Easytrieve to show a rule type value of ABOVE and BELOW:
      • MNSTHS_Type_Abov
        e
        Above limit threshold
      • MNSTHS_Type_Below
        Below limit threshold
      The variables were added to the GSVSMF27 Easytrieve macro member.
  • Updated Threshold and State Definitions help topic:
    The CA SYSVIEW online help topic that is named
    Threshold and State Definitions
    was updated to describe threshold rule types ABOVE and BELOW in detail in addition to the previously existing rule types. You can read the article in the Broadcom Tech Docs portal by clicking here.
To learn more about CA SYSVIEW exception definitions, along with in-depth discussions about rule types and trigger levels, see the video named
Exception Processing: Rule Types and Trigger Levels
in the Videos article.
Support for the IBM Function Registry for z/OS (Feature PTF LU00630)
Feature PTF LU00630 provides support for the IBM Function Registry for z/OS. CA SYSVIEW now registers with the IBM Function Registry for z/OS. The product contains new commands that let CA SYSVIEW users display IBM Function Registry foe z/OS information.
Feature PTF LU00630 contains the following enhancements:
  • New FXE command:
    The FXE command lets CA SYSVIEW users display information about vendors, products, and functions in IBM Function Registry for z/OS. Also, the command help for the FXE command contains a link to submit jobs that run the IBM FXEPRINT utility, which provides similar information.
  • New DETAILS FXE command:
    The DETAILS FXE Command lets CA SYSVIEW users display detailed reports about one or more vendors, products, and functions in the IBM Function Registry for z/OS. The DETAILS FXE command is issued as a result of selecting an entry on the FXE command.
  • CA SYSVIEW registers with IBM Function Registry for z/OS:
    CA SYSVIEW now registers with the IBM Function Registry for z/OS. As a result, entries for CA SYSVIEW and its components display on the FXE command.
    • To register with IBM Function Registry for z/OS, CA Common Services for z/OS 15.0 (CCS) and CCS maintenance PTF SO15973 are required.
    • The FXE command and the DETAILS FXE command function without CCS maintenance PTF SO15973. However, when you do not apply the CCS maintenance, CA SYSVIEW does not appear on the FXE command and the DETAILS FXE command.
CICS Connection, Dump, Purge, and Monitoring Enhancements (Feature PTF LU00595)
Feature PTF LU00595 enhances the capabilities of CA SYSVIEW to monitor CICS remote connections, CICS dumps, and CICS TCLASS purge. Data collection metrics were added, SMF records contain additional data, and displays were enhanced.
Feature PTF LU00595 contains the following enhancements and changes:
  • New remote connection CICS data collection metrics.
    The following remote connection CICS data collection metrics were added to the SVWYVARS parmlib member:
    • CONNBIDS
      CONNECTION Bids sent
    • CONNDEL
      CONNECTION Delete requests
    • CONNDL
      CONNECTION DLI requests
    • CONNFC
      CONNECTION File control requests
    • CONNIC
      CONNECTION Interval control requests
    • CONNLINK
      CONNECTION Allocates for link
    • CONNPC
      CONNECTION Program control requests
    • CONNREJ
      CONNECTION Requests rejected
    • CONNREQS
      CONNECTION Requests attempted
    • CONNTC
      CONNECTION Transaction routing requests
    • CONNTD
      CONNECTION Transient data requests
    • CONNTS
      CONNECTION Temporary storage requests
    For more information, see CICS Enhancements.
    The metrics can be sent to CA Mainframe Operational Intelligence (CA MOI). You control CICS remote connection data that is sent to CA MOI using the following new parmlib configuration options.
    • Parmlib:
      SVWXTSD
      Option:
      Cics-Connection
      Description:
      Enable CICS connection data globally
      For more information, see SVWXTSD.
    • Parmlib:
      SVWCTSD
      Option:
      Cics-Connection
      Description:
      Enable CICS connection data per CICS
      For more information, see SVWCTSD.
  • New dump CICS data collection metrics.
    The following dump CICS data collection metrics were added to the SVWYVARS parmlib member:
    • CDMPSSYS
      CICS system dumps suppressed
    • CDMPSTRN
      CICS transaction dumps suppressed
    • CDMPSUPP
      CICS dumps suppressed
    • CDUMPS
      CICS dumps taken
  • Enhanced dump data in CICS system interval (CSYSDATA) SMF record.
    The following updates were made to the CICS system interval (CSYSDATA) SMF record or were made in support of the changes to the SMF record:
    • The following fields were added to the CICS system interval (CSYSDATA) SMF record:
      • CSID_CICS_CDMPSSYS
        System dumps suppressed
      • CSID_CICS_CDMPSTRN
        Transaction dumps suppressed
      • CSID_CICS_CDMPSUPP
        Dumps suppressed
      • CSID_CICS_Dumps
        Dumps taken
      The fields were added to the GSVSMF28 maclib member. For more information, see GSVSMF28 - CICS System Interval Data Record.
    • The SMF record formatter for the CSYSDATA command was updated to display the new CICS dump SMF fields on the SMFRPT when an SMF record is selected.
    • The following CICS dump variables were added to EXPLORE Report Writer in support of the new SMF fields:
      • CICS_CDMPSSYS
        System dumps suppressed
      • CICS_CDMPSTRN
        Transaction dumps suppressed
      • CICS_CDMPSUPP
        Dumps suppressed
      • CICS_Dump
        s
        Dumps taken
      The variables were added to the GSVSMF28 report sample member. For more information, see Reporting Enhancements.
    • The following CICS dump variables were added to CA Easytrieve:
      • C28D_CICS_CDMPSUPP
        System dumps suppressed
      • C28D_CICS_CDMPSTRN
        Transaction dumps suppressed
      • C28D_CICS_CDMPSSYS
        Dumps suppressed
      • C28D_CICS_Dumps
        Dumps taken
      The variables were added to the GSVSMF28 CA Easytrieve macro member.
  • New TCLASS purge CICS data collection metrics.
    The following TCLASS purge CICS data collection metrics were added to the SVWYVARS parmlib member:
    • TCLSPURG
      TCLASS transactions purged
    • TCLSPURI
      TCLASS transactions purged immediately
    • TCLSPURQ
      TCLASS transactions purged while queuing
    For more information, see CICS Enhancements.
  • New CTCLASS line command to view transactions defined to a TCLASS.
    A Select line command was added to the CTCLASS command to enable navigation to the CTRANS command and display all defined transactions that belong to the selected class.
CPU and Storage Monitoring Enhancements (Feature PTF LU00548)
Feature PTF LU00548 contains the following enhancements and changes:
  • New CPU metrics:
    CA SYSVIEW contains the following new z/OS CPU metrics:
    • CPU%RSHR
    • CPUPWT
    For more information, see z/OS Commands.
  • New data collection metrics:
    CA SYSVIEW contains new data collection metrics to enhance support for real storage. For more information, see Data Collection Enhancements.
  • New dashboards:
    • REALSTG
      Displays information about real storage
  • New commands:
    • PETS
      Displays information about Pause Elements that are in use
    • PROCINFO
      Displays processor information from the IBM Large Processor System Performance Reference (LSPR)
  • Enhanced PRISM command:
    The PRISM command was enhanced to display LPAR summary processor weight information on the
    processor summary
    line. The processor summary line is a row of data that contains
    Addr=ALL
    and
    Type=[processor type]
    .
    • processor type:
      • CP
        General Purpose
      • IFA
        Integrated Facility for Applications
      • IIP
        Integrated Information Processor
      • ICF
        Internal Coupling Facility
      • IFL
        Integrated Facility for Linux
    Currently, various data fields are not populated on the LPAR processor summary line. After you apply PTF LU00548, the following data fields are populated with the LPAR summary weights across logical online processors of the same type:
    • Processing weight
    • CrW
      Current weight
    • MpW
      Minimum processing weight
    • MxW
      Maximum processing weight
    • PmaWt
      Pricing management adjustment weight
    • PolarWt
      Polarization weight
    The PRISM command was updated to contain the following new fields:
    • RShr%
      Shows the busy percentage for the processor relative share
    • RShr-Graph
      Shows the percent graph for the processor relative share
    • RShrStat
      Shows the busy status for the processor relative share
  • FIND subcommand enhancements to the DUMP command to support searching virtual storage:
    The FIND subcommand contains the following new parameters:
    • LIMIT
    • ENDADDRESS
    Also, the subcommand now supports searching 64-bit virtual storage. For more information, see z/OS Commands.
  • Enhanced commands to support
    Storage Instruction Execution Protection status
    :
    The following commands were enhanced to display a new "I" column that indicates the Instruction Execution Protection (IEP) status of the displayed virtual storage.
    • DUMP
    • SNAP
  • Enhanced external line command conditional logic:
    CA SYSVIEW contains new IF logic for eternally defined line commands. The enhancement lets you perform conditional validation before issuing commands.
    The LINECMDS member contains a new keyword named IFREJect and new parameters named expression and reason. For more information, see LINECMDS.
  • New online help topics:
    • CPU%, CPU%LPAR, CPU%RSHR, what is the difference?
      Describes the different ways SYSVIEW represents processor busy percentages. You can also view the new article here in the CA SYSVIEW Tech Docs.
    • Translate Tables
      Describes how to use CA SYSVIEW character translate tables. You can also view new article here in the CA SYSVIEW Tech Docs.
CICS TS 6.1 ETP7 Open Beta Support (Feature PTF SO16292)
Feature PTF SO16292 contains the following enhancements and changes:
  • Compatibility support for IBM CICS Transaction Server (TS) version 6.1 ETP7 Open Beta.
  • In addition to support for the CICS TS 6.1 ETP7 Open Beta, the following enhancements were added:
    • The following data collection metrics were added to support CICS TS 6.1:
      • EPCDSA%
        Extended IPE CICS DSA pct used of limit
      • EPCDSAMX
        Extended IPE CICS DSA max free block
      • EPUDSA%
        Extended IPE USER DSA pct used of limit
      • EPUDSAMX
        Extended IPE USER DSA max free block
      • PCDSA%
        PCDSA percent used of limit
      • PCDSAMAX
        IPE CICS DSA max free block
      • PUDSA%
        PUDSA percent used of limit
      • PUDSAMAX
        IPE USER DSA max free block
      • SOSEPCDS
        Short On Storage count - EPCDSA
      • SOSEPUDS
        Short On Storage count - EPUDSA
      • SOSPCDSA
        Short On Storage count - PCDSA
      • SOSPUDSA
        Short On Storage count - PUDSA
      • The SMF record for CSYSDATA (GSVSMF28) was enhanced to contain the new metrics.
      • Also, several fields were added to the CA SYSVIEW CICS System Interval SMF record. The GSVSMF28 sample report member was updated with the new definitions. For more information, see Reporting Enhancements.
    • New CDSAS Instruction Execution Protection fields:
      IEP (Instruction Execution Protection) status fields were added to the CDSAS command display to support CICS TS 6.1. There is one additional field in the information area and one in the data area. Both fields show the status (ACTIVE/INACTIVE) of IEP.
    • New CICSMP74 member was added to the SAMPLIB:
      The CICSMP74 member was added to the SAMPLIB. Use the CICSMP74 sample member to create a CICS TS 6.1 map member to map CICS DSECTs in storage using the MAP command.
    • The XSGROUP parameter was added to all XSYSTEM CICS commands
      :
      An XSGROUP parameter was added to all CICS commands that support XSYSTEM. The parameter takes an argument that determines the remote systems to be displayed. The list of systems is defined by an XSSYSTEM group on the GROUPS command display.
    • New CTCLASS Purge fields:
      PurgImm and Purged fields were added to the command display. PurgImm represents the number of transactions that are purged immediately for a given class. Purged represents the number of transactions that are purged while queuing for a given class.
    • New GSVCMAPS member was added to the MAPLIB:
      The GSVCMAPS member was added to the MAPLIB. The GSVCMAPS map member is for internal use and should be used only at the direction of Broadcom support.
New Dynamic SMF Log Stream Browsing (Feature PTF SO16108)
Feature PTF SO16108 enhances the CA SYSVIEW Event Capture Option to contain a new component named
Dynamic SMF Log stream Browsing
(DSLB). DSLB allows records being written to SMF to be collected and logged in one or more CA SYSVIEW log streams, based on a subscription list.
The log stream contents can be used for reporting or can be viewed online using several CA SYSVIEW log stream browsing commands.
Writing SMF records to a single end point can result in the following issues:
  • Elongated processing time when searching for specific record types and subtypes that have a low frequency.
  • Low frequency record types and subtypes are lost or removed from a log stream based on the size and retention period for the log stream.
  • High frequency record types and subtypes dominate or overwhelm a log stream forcing out low frequency records.
Publishing SMF records to multiple log streams based on the record type and the subtype subscriptions can alleviate the issues:
  • Low frequency record types and subtypes can be written to a dedicated log stream. This allows for retention over a much longer period of time.
  • Processing time that is required to process specific record types and subtypes is lower.
  • Log streams dedicated to higher frequency records are not adversely affected.  The retention periods of the records in these log streams are lower. The total time span of the records in the log stream are less.
The CA SYSVIEW Event Capture Option is required to use the DSLB component.
Feature PTF SO16108 contains the following enhancements and changes:
  • New SVWVDSLB parmlib member:
    An SVWVDSLB parmlib member was added to control the behavior of the logging of SMF records performed by the new component. The new parmlib member accepts logging definitions in a manner that is similar to the existing SMFDATA parmlib member. However, there is now another control to specify where to log the SMF records. There is information about how to migrate from the SMFDATA parmlib member to the SVWVDSLB parmlib member in the
    Dynamic SMF Log stream Browsing
    help topic, as well as on the CA SYSVIEW Tech Docs Portal. Migration is not required, but is recommended when you want to use the new component.
  • New DSMFLOGS command:
    A DSMFLOGS command was added as a display interface to view and modify the CA SYSVIEW Dynamic SMF Log stream Browsing definitions.
  • New DSMFSET command:
    A DSMFSET command was added as a command line interface to interact with the CA SYSVIEW Dynamic SMF Log stream Browsing component.
  • New SMFDATA parmlib option:
    The following configuration option was added to the SMFDATA parmlib member:
    DynamicSMFLogstreamDefinitions NONE|WARM|COLD NONE - No definitions will be loaded WARM - Definitions will be loaded from the CA SYSVIEW persistent data store. Definitions will be merged with existing entries. COLD - Definitions will be loaded from the CA SYSVIEW parmlib member SVWVDSLB. Existing entries will be removed.
  • Subcommands removed from the SMFDATA command:
    Before the availability of the CA SYSVIEW Dynamic SMF Log stream Browsing component, CA SYSVIEW users used the SMFDATA commands subcommands to specify logging and suppression information. The following SMFDATA subcommands were removed:
    • LOG
      Enable record logging by type.
    • NOLOG
      Disable record logging by type.
    • NOSUPPRE
      Disable suppression by type.
    • SUPPRESS
      Enable suppression by type.
    The DSMFLOGS and DSMFSET commands replace the removed subcommands.
  • Line commands removed from the SMFDATA command:
    Before the availability of the CA SYSVIEW Dynamic SMF Log stream Browsing component, CA SYSVIEW users used the SMFDATA line commands to specify logging and suppression information. The following SMFDATA line commands were removed:
    • LOG
      Activate record logging.
    • NOLOG
      Inactivate record logging.
    • NOSUPPre
      Inactivate record suppression.
    • SUPPress
      Activate record suppression.
    The DSMFLOGS and DSMFSET commands replace the removed line commands.
  • Removed SMFDATA security resource type:
    The CA SYSVIEW security resource type SMFDATA was removed. The resource type was not replaced. The new Dynamic SMF Log stream Browsing commands DSMFLOGS, DSMFSET, and their subcommands and actions can be fully secured in the Commands section.
  • New help topic for Dynamic SMF Log stream Browsing:
    A help topic that is named
    Dynamic SMF Log stream Browsing
    was added to the TOPICS command. The topic describes how the DSLB functions, changes to existing functionality, migrating from existing functionality to new functionality, and examples of how to use the new component. You can also read the new article here.
  • The CA SYSVIEW copyright year was updated to 2021.
New z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition Monitoring (Feature PTF SO16018)
Feature PTF SO16018 contains the following enhancements to support z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition (zCN) monitoring:
  • Enhanced JVM data collection:
    The JVM Data Collector Agent was enhanced to monitor z/OS Connect. The agent is required to be configured in each z/OS Connect instance that is to be monitored. After the agent is configured, CA SYSVIEW can display data about the monitored z/OS Connect on several new displays.
    The JVM Data Collector Agent requires z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition 3.0.x to support zCN monitoring.
    There are several new z/OS Connect specific options that can be specified when configuring the JVM Data Collector Agent. For more information about the options, see z/OS Connect Interceptors in JVM Data Collection.
  • New zCN commands:
    • ZCNAPIS
      :
      Displays information about APIs defined in your z/OS Connect servers. The command contains the status and several statistics about the APIs.
    • ZCNLIST
      :
      Displays a list of active z/OS Connect servers running on your system. The command contains configuration and resource usage information about your z/OS Connect servers.
    • ZCNRLOG
      :
      Displays a log of z/OS Connect request SMF records. Statistics display for each request such as date, time, target URI, and elapsed time.
    • ZCNSERV
      :
      Displays information about services that are defined in your z/OS Connect servers. The command contains the status and several other statistics about the services.
    • ZCNSET
      :
      Lets you interact with the JVM Agent that is running on your z/OS Connect servers. Using the command you can control the status of various z/OS Connect resources.
    • ZCNSOR
      :
      Displays information about z/OS Connect Systems of Record. The command contains a list of service providers with which the server communicated and statistics about the resources that the Systems of Records used.
    • ZCNURIS
      :
      Displays information about z/OS Connect URIs. The command lets you view real-time statistics about all unique API endpoints.
  • New ZOSCONNECT ASIType:
    A new ASIType was added to allow various CA SYSVIEW commands to easily identify z/OS Connect address spaces. A new ZOSCONNECT ASIType appears in the ASIType column on ASLIST and ACTIVITY when a z/OS Connect was identified.
  • New ZCN menu:
    A new ZCN menu was added. The menu is found under the JVM and JVMLE menus, and contains a new submenu for zCN named ZCN. The new menu can be accessed directly by issuing the MENU ZCN command.
  • New online help topics:
    • How to Configure a JVM Data Collector Agent
      :
      The topic describes how to configure the CA SYSVIEW JVM Data Collector Agent, which is required to monitor z/OS Connect servers. The help topic was added to the TOPICS command.
    • z/OS Connect SMF Records:
      The topic describes the z/OS Connect type 123 SMF record, how to determine if they are being logged, and where they can be viewed. The help topic was added to the TOPICS command.
For more information, see Configure z/OS Connect Monitoring.
This feature PTF also includes the following enhancements:
  • Updated FTPCA command:
    The FTPCA command was enhanced to issue a warning message when SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) is
    not used
    to transfer data. With SFTP, you transfer data in an encrypted format. SFTP is recommended over FTP (File Transfer Protocol) because SFTP lets you transfer data securely. When you attempt to use FTP, warning message FTPC023A displays to urge you to consider using SFTP. The message displays only when the Confirm option is set to YES. There is no change to the behavior of the command other than the content of the FTPC023A message when FTP is used.
  • New TESTIT command:
    A new TESTIT command was added for testing and diagnostic purposes. Users should use the command only at the direction of support.
New IBM Debug for z/OS Integration with CICS (Feature PTF SO15433)
Feature PTF SO15433 provides the following enhancements:
  • IBM Debug for z/OS integration with CICS application debuggers
    CA SYSVIEW now supports the capability to integrate IBM Debug for z/OS with CICS application debuggers.
    The following option is added for debugging tools:
    • APPLICATION-DEBUGGER-IBM-DEBUG
    For more information, see CICS Application Debugger Integration.
New IMS Transaction Trace Capability (Feature PTF SO15210)
Feature PTF SO15210 contains the following enhancements to support tracing IMS transactions.
  • With this PTF, the CA SYSVIEW Option for IMS supports the ability to trace IMS transactions by capturing DC Monitor events into a trace buffer, which allows for real-time analysis of bottlenecks that might be affecting the transaction lifetime. Start time and elapsed time for each event displays in chronological order.
    Trace data can be filtered by using the SELECT command on any of the following display fields:
    • Transaction Name
    • PSB Name
    • Dependent Region Name
    • PST Id
    • User Id
    • Terminal Name
    • Event Name
    After the trace completes, it can be exported into a persistent data store for historical reference.
  • New IMS commands:
    • IMSTRACE
      :
      The command lets you start and stop an IMS trace containing formatted DC Monitor event data for the targeted IMS subsystem. After you collect the data, the command lets you export the data to the IMS DATALIB for historical reference.
    • IMSLIST
      :
      The command lets you display a list of IMS DC Monitor event traces that are stored in the IMS Datalib (IMSDLIB). Traces are saved using the EXPORT sub-command from IMSTRACE. The formatted trace can be displayed using the SELECT line command.
    For more information, see IMS Commands.
  • Enhanced commands:
    • LIBS
      :
      The command now includes IMSDLIB. IMSDLIB is the library where the IMS Datalib stores trace data.
    • STATUS
      :
      The command now includes IMSDLIB. IMSDLIB is the library where the IMS Datalib stores trace data.
  • New library type:
    • IMSDLIB
      :
      The library where the IMS Datalib stores trace data.
New z/OS Container Extension (zCX) Monitoring (Feature PTF SO15081)
Feature PTF SO15081 contains the following enhancements to support monitoring IBM z/OS Container Extensions (zCX):
  • New zCX commands:
    • ZCXLIST
      :
      The ZCXLIST command dynamically discovers all zCX instances on the system and displays the instances in a list. Address space level performance information displays for each zCX instance. In addition, high-level zCX configuration information displays. For example, logical CPU provisioning, disk space allocation, storage allocation, and network configuration. The ZCXLIST command supports displaying one or more zCX instances in the same LPAR and multiple LPARs (XSYSTEM).
    • ZCXCPU
      :
      The ZCXCPU command displays a breakdown of the logical CPU utilization per logical CPU task in the zCX address space. It also displays the utilization of the other tasks in the zCX address space and a rollup of all tasks. The command supports displaying CPU information from one zCX instance (LOCAL), multiple zCXs in the same LPAR (SYSTEM) or multiple LPARs (XSYSTEM).
    • ZCXDISK
      :
      The ZCXDISK command displays a list of disks (VSAM data sets) that are assigned to a zCX instance. The size of the disk and the encryption status of the backing VSAM data set also displays. The command supports displaying disk information from one zCX instance (LOCAL), multiple zCXs in the same LPAR (SYSTEM) or multiple LPARs (XSYSTEM).
  • Enhanced WORKLOAD groups:
    The WORKLOAD feature was enhanced to summarize workload by address space type and subtype. The enhancement allows WORKLOAD logical groups to be defined to monitor groups of jobs by their type. For example, CICS, MQ, and IMS. This is pertinent to zCX because zCX is a valid address space type and zCX address spaces can be summarized together without the need for a common jobname mask.
    • New ASITYPE command
      :
      The ASITYPE command displays a list of all valid address space types and subtypes that can be used in WORKLOAD groups. CA SYSVIEW uses the program name (for example, PGM=program) to determine the address space type, and a few other techniques for address spaces running JVMs. As such, the associated program name for each address space type and subtype is listed.
    • Enhanced WORKLOAD Summarization:
      Previously, the WORKLOAD feature summarized workload by only job names. The PTF provides the following changes:
      • Previously, WORKLOAD logical groups used the following format on the GROUPS command:
        • jobtype.jobname
          • jobtype
            :
            generic, JOB, SYS, STC, TSU, INI, ATX, or OTX
          • jobname
            :
            generic, partial generic, or specific
      • After you apply the PTF, in addition to the jobtype.jobname format, WORKLOAD logical groups uses the following format on the GROUPS command:
        • asitype.asisubtype.jobname:
          • asitype
            :
            See the new ASITYPE command for a list of types.
          • asisubtype
            :
            See the new ASITYPE command for a list of subtypes.
          • jobname
            :
            generic, partially generic, or specific jobnames.
          The previously existing
          jobtype.jobname
          and the new
          asitype.asisubtype.jobname
          syntax are now both supported in parallel.
      • New MVSDATA configuration options:
        The following configuration options were added to the MVSDATA parmlib member. The new configuration options control the data collection behavior for the new WORKLOAD group conventions.
        • Monitor-Workload-Summary-AS
          I
          Default
          : No
          Specify the option if job workload summarization data collection is to be performed using address space identification data as the matching data key for members defined in logical groups of type WORKLOAD.
        • Monitor-Workload-Summary-TypeJobname
          Default
          : Yes
          Specify the option if job workload summarization data collection is to be performed using jobtype and jobname as the matching data key for members defined in logical groups of type WORKLOAD. If Monitor-Workload-Summary was set to YES prior to this PTF, then workload summarization was performed using jobtype and jobname.
        To enable the new address space type monitoring WORKLOAD feature in the MVSDATA data collector, set the following options in the MVSDATA parmlib member in the SITE parmlib data set:
        • Monitor-Workload-Summary Yes
        • Monitor-Workload-Summary-ASI Yes
        The Monitor-Workload-Summary-ASI and Monitor-Workload-Summary-TypeJobname summarization can be performed at the same time.
      • Enhanced WORKLOAD groups commands:
        The following commands were enhanced to display address space type, subtype, and program with the addition of the following fields:
        • ACTIVITY
          :
          ASIType, ASISubType, Program
        • ACTSUM
          :
          TypeJobname, ASTypeSubJobname
New CICS Commands for CEDA and CEMT; CTCLASS Enhancements (Feature PTF SO14894)
Feature PTF SO14894 contains the following enhancements to the CA SYSVIEW Option for CICS:
  • New CICS commands:
    • CCEDA
      :
      The command lets CA SYSVIEW users issue CEDA commands against CICS regions without logging in to the CICS region. The CCEDA command behaves in a manner that is similar to the CEDA command. However, the CCEDA command returns output information from CICS and displays the data to CA SYSVIEW users.
    • CCEMT
      :
      The command lets CA SYSVIEW users issue CEMT commands against CICS regions without logging in to the CICS region. The CCEMT command behaves in a manner that is similar to the CEMT command. However, the CCEMT command returns output information from CICS and displays the data to CA SYSVIEW users.
  • Enhanced CICS commands:
    • CICSSET
      :
      The TCLASS function for the CICSSET command now supports altering the CICS TCLASS attribute PURGETHRESH with a new PURGE parameter. CA SYSVIEW users can issue the command to multiple CICS regions that reside on the same LPAR, multiple LPARS, and groups of CICS regions using logical groups.
    • CTC
      LASS
      :
      CA SYSVIEW users can now alter (over write) the current value of the CICS TCLASS attribute that is named PURGETHRESH that displays on the CTCLASS command in the PurgLim field.
For more information, see CICS Commands.
New Level Set 16.0.01 PTF Now Available (PTF SO14696)
PTF SO14696 applies all maintenance and new feature PTFs up to CA SYSVIEW Performance Management modification level 16.0.01.
  • A Level Set PTF provides you with an easy method to receive and apply all maintenance and new feature PTFs up to a specific modification level.
  • The PTF PREREQs all published PTFs.
New Application Server Address Space with REST API (Feature PTF SO14533)
Feature PTF SO14533 contains the following enhancements to the CA SYSVIEW Performance Management base product:
  • A CA SYSVIEW Application Server Address Space (SYSVAPPS) that houses Java-based applications.
    The first application to be delivered and housed in the Application Server Address Space is the CA SYSVIEW REST API. The REST API receives HTTPS requests from client applications and invokes the native eXternal Data Interface (XDI) to queue requests to the SYSVUSER Address Space for execution.
  • A sample SYSVAPPS PROC for the Application Server STC in the CNM4BSAM library.
  • Sample JCL in member GSVUAPSI of the CNM4BSAM library that is used to create run-time directories for the Application Server.
    The member is used in lieu of the INST0009 member in SAMPJCL where the INSTALL process executed previously.
  • Sample JCL in member GSVUAPSM of the CNM4BSAM library that can be used to refresh the Application Server run-time libraries when maintenance is applied.
    The member is used in lieu of the MAINT009 member in SAMPJCL where the INSTALL process executed previously.
  • A ZDMSTATS command that lets you view configuration and statistical information for CA SYSVIEW data collection categories that use the CA CCS Data Mover.
  • A ZDMSET command that lets you set attributes and control CA SYSVIEW usage of the CA CCS Data Mover.
  • Updates to the SPACE command that require a <volser> to be passed as a parameter.
    The SPACE command displays DASD allocation and free space information for a specified list of volsers. The update helps to prevent the need to obtain space data for all DASD devices when no parameter was specified.
    To retain the previous behavior after you apply this PTF, set the default parameter to the variable length mask character in your user profile as illustrated by the following example:
    SET DEFAULTPARMS,&VLMC,SPACE
  • Updates to the UDIRTREE command that require a parameter and either a directory path or a file system name.
    The UDIRTREE command displays a directory tree for all directories that are found below the directory that is specified as a parameter. The command was modified such that users must specify USS pathname. Previously, the user's current working directory was used as the pathname, if not specified. In many cases, using the default directory resulted in long command execution times and resulted in information that was not desired. Additional options are available to interrupt the command execution based on a timeout value.
    To retain the previous behavior after you apply this PTF, if you are using your home directory, set the path to ‘*’ in your user profile as illustrated by the following example:
    SET DEFAULTPARMS,*,UDIRTREE
CTRANLOG FILTER / CICSDATA MODIFY Enhancements (Feature PTF SO13989)
Feature PTF SO13989 contains the following enhancements to the CA SYSVIEW Option for CICS:
  • Changes and enhancements to the behavior of the CTRANLOG command.
    • The CTRANLOG TRAN parameter no longer filters records matching either the transaction ID value (TRAN) or the originating transaction ID value (OTRAN). The TRAN parameter now matches only on the transaction ID value.
    • The CTRANLOG command supports a new OTRAN parameter that filters records matching either the transaction ID value (TRAN) or the originating transaction ID value (OTRAN).
    • The FILTER subcommand lets users specify the TRAN and OTRAN values on a panel.
  • Changes and enhancements to CICS monitoring definitions using the MODIFY CICSDATA operator command.
    The CICS option now contains a MODIFY CICSDATA command that can be issued using an MVS modify operator command to the CA SYSVIEW main address services space.
Support for JES2 Spool and Basic/Large Dataset Encryption (Feature PTF SO13927)
Feature PTF SO13927 contains the following enhancements:
  • The LISTFILE command now supports the capability to identify compressed and encrypted SPOOL data sets.
    The LISTFILE command now contains the following data fields:
    • Compressed:
      Indicates whether the SPOOL data set is compressed.
    • Comp%:
      The compression ratio when the SPOOL is compressed.
    • PreComp:
      The byte size of the data set before compression.
    • PostComp:
      The byte size of the data set after compression.
    • Encrypted:
      Indicates whether the SPOOL data set is encrypted.
    • KeyLabel:
      The encryption key label used to encrypt and decrypt the SPOOL data set.
    For more information about the LISTFILE command and the LISTFILE command data fields, see the online help.
  • The DSINFO command now supports the capability to identify encrypted PDSE, basic, and large format data sets.
Compatibility Support for CICS TS 5.6 (Feature PTF SO13538)
Feature PTF SO13538 contains the following enhancements to provide Compatibility Support for CICS TS 5.6:
  • The following data collection metrics were added to support CICS TS 5.6. In addition, the SMF records for CTRANSUM (GSVSMF25), CTRANLOG (GSVSMF27), and CSYSDATA (GSVSMF28) were enhanced to contain the new metrics that are described in the following table:
    Metric
    Description
    DFHGROUP
    MCT
    SMMVSSWT
    z/OS storage wait time
    DFHTASK
    274
    XSVFYPWD
    Password verification wait time
    DFHTASK
    435
    XSVFYBAS
    Basic auth token verification
    DFHTASK
    438
    XSVFYKER
    Kerberos verification wait time
    DFHTASK
    439
    XSVFYJWT
    JSON web token verification
    DFHTASK
    440
  • The feature PTF provides the following new command displays:
    • CDATATBL:
      A new CDATATBL command display was added to display statistic and definition information for CICS files defined as data tables.
    • CHOSTS:
      A new CHOSTS command display was added to display CICS virtual host information.
  • The feature PTF provides the following enhanced command displays:
    • CDBCTL
      The CDBCTL command display was enhanced from displaying connection information for a single CICS region to displaying connection information from multiple CICS regions (SYSTEM) or from multiple LPARs (XSYSTEM).
    • CEITRACE:
      The CEITRACE command display was enhanced with a new TraceLimit column. The value in this column sets a limit on the maximum number of Exec Interface trace segments that are allowed per CICS transaction detail record. The default value is 1000, and has a valid range of 1-100000. After the limit is exceeded, all subsequent trace segments are summarized into a single entry. Prior to this enhancement, there was no trace segment limit. The associated CEITRACE parmlib member was also updated with a new trace definition attribute named TRACELIMIT that performs the same function.
    • CREMOTE:
      The CREMOTE command display was enhanced from displaying definitions from a single CICS region to displaying definitions from multiple CICS regions (SYSTEM) or from multiple LPARs (XSYSTEM). Also, the Select line command drill-down was removed because the drill-down panel data is now available in new fields on the CREMOTE display.
  • The feature PTF adds transaction execution-time monitoring. Transaction execution-time monitoring is useful in identifying looping tasks that appear to not use CPU. There are occasions when task CPU counters are not updated for looping tasks and an alternate monitoring method is required to identify them:
    • CTASKS:
      The CTASKS command display was enhanced to display a new field, ExecTime. The ExecTime field contains the elapsed time since the task was last dispatched.
    • EXECTIME:
      The EXECTIME data collection metric was added. The metric represents the elapsed time since the task was last dispatched. The metric is valid for only dynamic threshold processing of running tasks (TRANDYN). This metric is not valid for completed tasks (TRANEND).
  • The feature PTF provides the following enhancements to the CICS transaction cancellation process:
    • The following configuration options were removed from the SVWCOPTS parmlib member:
      • SET-TASK-AS-MODIFY
      • SET-TASK-TRANID
      If the configuration options are not removed from the SVWCOPTS parmlib member, the following messages are issued during the initialization process:
      GSVC045W (GSVI) Configuration option SET-TASK-AS-MODIFY is obsolete GSVC045W (GSVI) Configuration option SET-TASK-TRANID is obsolete
    • The CANCEL and KILL actions contain progressive attempts to terminate the requested task. A CEKL request was added as an extra progressive action. It is recommended to review any current transaction threshold cancel definitions regarding this enhanced functionality.
      The CEKL transaction does not require install definitions. CEKL is issued as a MODIFY command to an operating system console. A CICS terminal definition is not required. The userid assigned to CA SYSVIEW for CICS must have the authority to issue this MODIFY command for the target CICS region.
      The CEKL transaction is part of the CICS console interface and executes on a dedicated CICS internal TCB. The CEKL transaction can process commands when the rest of the CICS region is unresponsive.
      For more information, see CICS Configuration.
Enhanced Db2 Active Thread Use Identification (Feature PTF SO12721)
Feature PTF SO12721 provides the following enhancements to the DBTHCONT command and the DBTHACT command:
  • The DBTHCONT command contains the following new fields:
    • DSGroup:
      The DSGroup field displays the name of the data sharing group to which a Db2 subsystem belongs.
    • Jobname:
      The Jobname field displays the job name of the Db2 subsystem.
    • ACE:
      The ACE field displays the address of the Agent Control Element for the thread.
  • The DBTHCONT display now contains a SELECT line command.
    The SELECT line command invokes the DETAILS command so that you can display detailed information about the thread.
  • The DBTHACT display now contains a CONT line command.
    The CONT line command invokes the DBTHCONT command so that you can display information about active thread contentions that relate to the selected thread.
External Data Interface (XDI) Infrastructure (Feature PTF SO12125)
Feature PTF SO12125 is a foundational feature PTF that provides infrastructure updates that introduce the new eXternal Data Interface (XDI). The new XDI infrastructure allows future external services to access CA SYSVIEW data. Feature PTF SO12125 provides the following enhancements:
  • A new XDI subtask on the ASADMIN display for the user interface (SYSVUSER) address space. The SVW$USER parmil member was updated to include a commented out START XDI, so the XDI subtask does not start automatically.
  • A new SVWXXDI parmlib member containing XDI subtask initialization options.
  • A new interface type of XDI that can be restricted in security. The DEFAULT User Group allows all interfaces by default.
  • A new SERVER_REQUEST Audit Event to log resource and command usage each time a server request is made. Requests coming from the XDI are processed by the SERVSEC subtask in the SYSVUSER address space.
  • A new CmdRow column on the CAPEVENT display to show the command row number.
  • A new XDIUSERS command. XDIUSERS is a diagnostic command that lets application developers view information about applications that are connecting to CA SYSVIEW through the eXternal Data Interface (XDI).
MQLOGS, MQPAGE, MQPARMS Encryption/zHyperWrite Status (Feature PTF SO12050)
Feature PTF SO12050 provides the following enhancements:
  • The MQLOGS Command now displays fields that show the status of encryption and zHyperWrite.
  • The MQPAGE Command now displays a field that shows the encryption status.
  • The MQPARMS Command now displays the MQ parameter values for MAXCNOFF and MQPARMS.
  • The MQPSSECX data collection metric was removed.
For more information, see IBM MQ Commands in IBM MQ Enhancements.
New SMFLIM Command Fields to Support z/OS 2.4 (Feature PTF SO12051)
Feature PTF SO12051 provides the following enhancements:
  • The SMFLIM command was enhanced to display additional z/OS SMFLIMxx activated parmlib definitions that were introduced in z/OS 2.4.
    For more information, see Base Product Commands.
CICS Application Debugger Integration (Feature PTF SO11875)
Feature PTF SO11875 provides the following enhancements:
  • Integration is now possible with CICS application debuggers. For more information, see CICS Application Debugger Integration.
  • The CTASKS and CTRANLOG commands contain new fields that show debugger activity. For more information, see CICS Commands.
  • New options were added for debugging tools:
    • APPLICATION-DEBUGGER-XPEDITER
    • THRESHOLD-TASK-DYNAMIC-APP-DEBUG
    • THRESHOLD-TASK-DYNAMIC-APP-DEBUG-CANCEL
    For more information, see SVWCOPTS.
New Db2 Commands for System Summary and Thread Contention (Feature PTF SO11865)
Feature PTF SO11865 provides the following enhancements:
  • New commands display information about DB2 systems:
    • DBSYSSUM
      command displays a system status overview of the DB2 address space.
    • DBTHCONT
      command displays the active DB2 thread contentions.
    • DETAILS DBSYSSUM
      command shows a DETAIL display for DB2 system statistics.
    For more information, see DB2 Enhancements.
IMSLOGR PARMLIB Updates (Feature PTF SO11642)
Feature PTF SO11642 provides the following enhancements:
  • The
    IMSEVENT
    command was added to this release. The command lets you display, modify, or both the DC Monitor event data that you want to include in the summary and detail trace data that is contained in the IMS transaction records.
  • Removes the obsolete
    IMSLOGR PARMLIB
    option named
    ACTIVATE-DC-MONITOR
    . Install the
    IMSMON
    User Exit
    GSVPDCMX
    into the IMS region to enable summary and detail trace data in the IMS transaction records.
  • Replaces the obsolete
    IMSLOGR PARMLIB PROCESS-DCM-TYPE
    ,
    PROCESS-DCBMP-TYPE
    , and
    PROCESS-DCDBT-TYPE
    options with more meaningful
    MONITOR-<eventname>
    options that describe the events that are requested.
  • The
    IMSLOGRS
    display now contains the following fields:
    • IMTSLogStream – Displays the name of the Transaction Summary record log stream.
    • TSumSMFW – Indicates that transaction summary records are written to SMF.
z15 Instruction Set Updates (Feature PTF SO11632)
Feature PTF SO11632 provides the following enhancements:
  • The OPCODES command table was updated to include all instructions up to the z15 architecture.
  • The DISASSEM command was updated to include all new instruction formats.
  • The copyright year for CA SYSVIEW was updated to 2020.
New Commands for MQ Shared Message Data Set (SMDS) Performance Data (Feature PTF SO11028)
This Feature PTF provides the following enhancements:
  • Updated SMF record formatter for MQ SMDS statistics.
    The SMF record formatting module (GSVVF115) has been updated to process SMF 115, subtype 2 records containing segments for SMDS data. You can use the SMFRPT command to see SMDS statistics such as space management activity and usage, buffer pool activity and usage, and I/O activity.      
  • New MQCFSMDS command was added for MQ Coupling Facility SMDS Status.
    The MQCFSMDS command displays SMDS status information for coupling facility (CF) structures that are associated with a queue manager that is part of a queue sharing group.
  • New MQCFSMCO command was added for MQ Coupling Facility SMDS Connections.
    The MQCFSMCO command displays information about SMDS connections for CF structures that are associated with a queue manager that is part of a queue sharing group.
  • MQPERF command now shows SMDS statistics.
    The MQPERF command was enhanced to include SMDS performance statistics similar to what is contained in the SMF 115, subtype 2 record. 
External Line Command and Security Conversion Infrastructure (Feature PTF SO10853)
This foundational feature PTF provides the following enhancements:
  • Easier distribution of CA SYSVIEW enhancements through the delivery of separate external line command PARMLIB members by component
  • An updated security conversion utility that defaults to FAIL when users access new commands. The default was previously ALLOW. This new default is consistent with the Continuous Delivery model of disabling new features by default.
z15 Boost, Address Space Layout Randomization, DASD Models (Feature PTF SO10680)
This Feature PTF provides the following enhancements:
  • Enhancements to z15 System Recovery Boost.
    The IBM z15 introduced System Recovery Boost to allow accelerated shutdown and startup of guests running on the z15. The following enhancements were introduced to display statistics about the new boost feature when used on a z/OS guest:
    • New BOOST command was added to display boost statistics.
    • New SMF record formatter was added for boost records (type 90 subtype 40).
    • IPLINFO command was updated to display boost parameter configuration.
  • Enhancements to z/OS 2.4 Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR).
    z/OS 2.4 introduced ASLR to increase operating system security. The following enhancements were made to display ASLR information on active address spaces and the effect ASLR has on those spaces:
    • ASLIST command was updated to display the status of private regions participating in ASLR.
    • REGION command was updated to display the status of private regions participating in ASLR, how much private storage is lost due to ASLR, and the altered starting addresses of the private regions.
    • PVTUSAGE command was updated to display how much private storage is lost to due to ASLR.
    • SAFAUTH command was updated to display the status of the ASLR exemption rule.
  • Enhancements to DASD model name reporting.
    A few commands were enhanced to display DASD model names. Prior to this enhancement, only the DASD unit was displayed for a given volume. DASD models 3390-9, 3390-27, and 3390-54 all report as unit 3390-9. It was not possible to determine the model based on the unit. With these enhancements, you can now easily identify models:
    • DASD command was updated to display the model name and cylinder count.
    • SMSVOLS command was updated to the display model name.
    • SPACE command was updated to display the model name.
Improved Distribution of Product Enhancements by Component (Feature PTF SO10497)
This is a foundational feature PTF thatallows for easier continuous-delivery distribution of CA SYSVIEW enhancements by component.
Support for the CICS TS 5.6 Open Beta (Feature PTF SO10316)
This PTF provides support for the CICS TS 5.6 Open Beta.
Support for IBM z/OS 2.4 (Feature PTF SO10197)
To support IBM z/OS 2.4, these enhancements were made:
  • The SDSF migration menu was updated to show additional commands.
  • The SDSF command exit was updated to include additional synonyms that equate to CA SYSVIEW command names. For more information, see SDSF Migration.
  • The LGSTREAM command was updated to support a single-system Couple Data Set (CDS). For more information, see z/OS Commands.
Enhancements to the CA SYSVIEW Option for IMS (Feature PTF SO10098)
This PTF includes IMS and SMF reporting enhancements. IMS Enhancements To better support IMS, these enhancements were made:
  • New IMS transaction summary (IMTS) record was added. You can create this record at a user-defined interval to record historical information on average transactions or transaction group wait times for various resources. The data can be logged to an MVS log stream, SMF, or both. 
  • New IMSTSUM command was added for displaying IMS transaction summary data.
  • New formatting module was added for IMTS data. You can use this new module, GSVPF036, to format records selected from the IMSTSUM display or to select new SMF 255:036 records from the SMFLOG display.
  • New SCHEDULE event was added for collecting IMTS data. You can use this new event, IMS-TSUM-RECORDS, to schedule the collection of IMTS data at a specific interval. The default interval is 15 minutes.  
  • New sample IMTS reports were added:
    • For Report Writer in the IMS04 member located in the CNM4RSAM parmlib
    • For Easytrieve in the IMSTSUM member located in the CNM4ZSAM parmlib
For more information, see IMS Enhancements. SMF Reporting Enhancements To better support SMF reporting, CA Explore Report Writer now includes many of the fields in the CA SYSVIEW IMTS SMF record:
  • Transaction Summary (subtype 36)
These additional fields are defined as variables in Report Writer. You can import these variable definitions into a report with a single control statement. All the variables are documented with example syntax and examples for ease of use.For more information, see Reporting Enhancements.
Enhancements to the CA SYSVIEW Option for IBM MQ (Feature PTF SO09589)
To better support IBM MQ, these enhancements were made:
  • New commands for the MQ coupling facility (CF) were added.
  • New parameter was added for altering and defining MQ CF structures.
  • Several MQ displays are now enabled for cross-system data.
  • All MQ queue types now have GET/PUT state processing enabled.
  • Monitoring status of MQ requests is now shown on the MQLIST display.
For more information, see IBM MQ Enhancements.
Enhancements to CA EXPLORE Report Writer (Feature PTF SO09013)
To better support SMF reporting, CA Explore Report Writer now includes many of the fields in these CA SYSVIEW CICS SMF records:
  • Transaction Summary (subtype 25)
  • System Interval Data (subtype 28)
These additional fields are defined as variables in Report Writer sample members. You can import these variable definitions into a report with a single control statement. All the variables are documented with example syntax and examples for ease of use. These new variables replace others that are now deprecated but still supported. You can now create a report that includes information such as the report title and column headings only once at the beginning of the report output. Simply specify a value of 0 (zero) on the LINECOUNT command. For more information, see Reporting Enhancements.
Enhanced Support for the RUCSA and Support for CICS Bundles / Enqueue Models (Feature PTF SO09059)
To better support the Restricted Use CSA, new data fields for RUCSA information were added to several command displays and RUCSA data collection metrics were added.To support CICS bundles and enqueue models, these commands were added:
  • CBUNDLES
  • CBUNDPAR
  • CENQMOD
For information, see CICS Commands.
Ability to Generate WTO Message When IMSSPOC Command Is Issued (Feature PTF SO08793)
Using this new SPOC-WTO option, you can generate a Write-to-Operator (WTO) message whenever a user issues an IMSSPOC command. For more information, see IMS Configuration. Dynamic Upgrade of Profiles (GA Release Enhancement) User profiles are dynamically converted the first-time users log into CA SYSVIEW after an upgrade. For more information, see Modify and Run Job INSTALL. Changes to/Removal of MIB-Related Commands (GA Release Enhancement) Because the MIB tool is no longer available, enhancements were made to base product, TCP/IP, z/OS, and cross system commands. For more information, see:
Removal of Support for Products No Longer Supported (GA Release Enhancement)
  • CA DATACOM 12.0 Because Broadcom dropped support for this product, CA SYSVIEW no longer supports it. As a result, changes were made to the commands for that component.
  • CA DATACOM CICS Service Facility 14.0 Because Broadcom dropped support for this product, CA SYSVIEW no longer supports it.
  • CICS transaction metrics in CICS TS 5.1 and above Because they are no longer supported by CICS TS 5.1 and above, some metrics were deleted from CA SYSVIEW. For more information, see CICS Enhancements.
  • IBM products Because IBM dropped support for the following products, CA SYSVIEW no longer supports them:
    • CICS TS 4.1
    • CICS TS 4.2
    • IMS 13.1
    • WebSphere MQ 7.1.0
    • z/OS 2.1
Automatic Monitoring of Private Storage Usage (GA Release Enhancement)
Because z/OS now provides private storage usage data, CA SYSVIEW automatically monitors private storage usage. For more information, see z/OS Configuration.