Post-GA Enhancements

CA SMF Director supplies the following enhancements after GA:
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CA SMF Director supplies the following enhancements after GA:
New and Enhanced Features
CA SMF Director released the following new and enhanced features after GA. Feature descriptions include links to the related CA SMF Director articles. The linked documentation replaces any related PDCs, which are noted for information only.
Published solution (PTF) numbers are included in the section headings. To download a PTF, follow these steps:
  1. Go to Broadcom Support, log in using your Support credentials, and select Mainframe Software.
  2. Enter the PTF number that you want in the Search field and press Enter. For example, SO07593.
  3. Select the link next to Solutions (Best Match).
  4. Click Add Solution to Cart.
  5. Use your preferred method to download the PTF.
For more information about finding and downloading PTFs, see Broadcom Support article ID 142936.
AUDITREPORT Enhancement - Produce Customized Reports (SO07593)
New operands are added to the AUDITREPORT control statement that let you produce customized reports to replace the standard Record Summary Report.
This enhancement adds new messages CAF0305W and CAF1065I.
New SMFD Control Statement - AUDITREPORT (SO04170)
The AUDITREPORT control statement lets you direct the input data that generates the Record Summary Report to a file for further use and processing by applications. You can use the statement in dump process and extract process JCL.
Support for z/OS 2.3 (RO97894)
CA SMF Director
is enhanced to support the extended record types introduced in IBM z/OS 2.3. The number of SMF record types that
CA SMF Director
supports is increased to from 256 to 2048. You can use any record type from 0 to 2047.
The SELECT and EXCLUDE operands for the following control statements support the new record types:
The new message CAF3201I supports this enhancement.
Exclude Systems with EXCLUDESID and XSID Operands (RO95206)
The new EXCLUDESID and XSID operands allow you to specify which systems to exclude from a control statement process. You can use EXCLUDESID and XSID with the following control statements:
The following new messages support this enhancement:
Archive Records with Logstream Dumping (RO72667)
You can use the new ARCHIVE control statement for dumping SMF data from System Logger log streams. The ARCHIVE statement deletes the records from the dumped log stream after they are successfully written to the history files. The ARCHIVE control statement uses the ARCHIVE directive of the IBM logstream dumping utility IFASMFDL.
Using archive with logstream dumping typically helps mitigate DASD constraints. However, this feature also typically results in slower system performance.
For details about using this enhancement, see the following topics:
The following new messages support this enhancement:
The related documentation updates were originally supplied in PDC RI76723.
ADDX Recognizes Catalogued History Files (RO67348)
You are no longer required to code the VOLUME parameter with the ADDX command if the CATLG option is in effect and if the data set is catalogued. CA SMF Director can locate the data set through the system catalog. For more information, see ADDX.
You are still required to code the VOLUME parameter with ADDX if the CATLG option is not in effect or if the data set is not catalogued.
The following new messages support this enhancement:
The related documentation updates were originally supplied in PDC RI67581.
Indicate Clock Adjustments with the FALLBACK Operand (RO75033)
When clocks turn back for daylight savings time, an overlap condition in SMF data can occur. To help prevent this condition, you can use the new FALLBACK operand in the OPTIONS and DUMPOPTIONS statements to indicate the time and date of clock changes.
The following new messages support this enhancement:
The related documentation updates were originally supplied in PDC RI74913.
Expired History File Index Entries Automatically Deleted from the SCDS (RO76087)
Expired History File index entries that represent SMF MAN File dumps occupy space in the SCDS. CA SMF Director was enhanced to delete expired History File index entries automatically to maximize free space in the SCDS. The message CAF2222I indicates the configuration that AUTODELETE processes.
The related documentation updates were originally supplied in PDC RI76722.
Enlarge SCDS Using MIRROR, Instead of Full RESTORE (RO80531)
When the CA SMF Director Control Data Set (SCDS) has insufficient free blocks available, configuration and dump processes fail. To help prevent such failures, you can now enlarge the SCDS quickly without the need for a full RESTORE. The new parameter, PARM=MIRROR lets you perform a fast, in-place restore of the SCDS using a backup file. The backup file must be from the current release of CA SMF Director. The target file of the restore must be as large or larger than the backup SCDS file. This enhancement includes warning messages that the SCDS must be enlarged as soon as possible. For more information on MIRROR, see PARM Options for SMFD.
The following new messages are added to support this enhancement:
The related documentation updates were originally supplied in PDC RI81049.
Unreferenced DPIX Records Automatically Discarded During RESTORE (RO70783)
During a RESTORE, CA SMF Director now automatically discards unreferenced DPIX records and all its indices in the SCDS. You no longer need to remove DPIX records manually to avoid failure of the RESTORE process.
The following new message supports this enhancement:
The related documentation updates were originally supplied in PDC RI70941.
Easier Specification and Expanded Subtypes for Extracting, Printing, or Splitting Reports (RO65606)
You no longer need to code leading zeros in subtype specifications in the SELECT operand of the EXTRACT, PRINT, or SPLIT statements. Also, you can now select or exclude subtype numbers greater than 999 in these statements.
The following new message supports this enhancement:
The related documentation updates were originally supplied in PDC RI66164.
Expanded Date and Time Ranges For Printing or Extracting Reports (RO91990)
The EXTRACT/PRINT control statement provides the following enhancements for specifying the date and time range of reports to print or extract:
  • The enhanced LWEEK/LASTWEEK option replaces the LWEEK option.
  • The enhanced LMONTH/LASTMONTH option replaces the LMONTH option.
  • The new options FROMDAYSAGO, TODAYSAGO, and SDAY are added.
The following new messages support these enhancements:
The related documentation updates were originally supplied in PDC RI92284.
Large Format Attribute for Output History Files (RO67886)
You can now use the large format attribute (DSNTYPE=LARGE) with output history files. When you code DSNTYPE=LARGE in an output history file with the PDSNLARGE / ADSNLARGE configuration option set to YES, CA SMF Director does not override the DSNTYPE. For more information, see History File Allocation Considerations.
The related documentation updates were originally supplied in PDC RI68495.
Read-only Users Can Extract from SCDS (RO66772)
The EXEC statement in the sample JCL member CASFXSMF was updated to specify PARM=READ. This enhancement allows a user with read-only access to the SCDS to submit an EXTRACT statement. For more information, see Creating Extract Files (CASFXSMF).
The related documentation updates were originally supplied in PDC RI66972.
Increased Maximum Number of Time-based SPLIT Files per Day (RO92528)
The maximum value of the TIME operand of the SPLIT control statement was increased from 4 to 24. This enhancement lets you generate a maximum 24 time-based SPLIT Files per day.
New Default Return Code for SMFIDTBL (RO43982)
The default return code for SMFIDTBL was changed to allow the module to be refreshed. You can set register 15 to the return code 256 to retain the possibility of refreshing the SMFIDTBL module. For more information, see SMF MAN File Dump Processing.
The related documentation updates were originally supplied in PDC RI76261.
New Message CAF3019W (RO93012)
The new message CAF3019W was added to accompany message CAF3004W. CAF3004W is issued during the dump process when an invalid SMF record is encountered. CAF3019W indicates the reason that the SMF record is invalid.
CA MSM Renamed to CA CSM
CA Mainframe Software Manager™ (CA MSM) is renamed to CA Chorus™ Software Manager (CA CSM). The product adopts the CA Chorus look-and-feel.
CA CSM lets you manage and organize tasks with policies. Use task management policies to copy, delete, and move task output. Select tasks that are based on criteria including their age and their type. Create task policies using the Task Policy wizard.
This renaming is not associated with any PTF or PDC.
Solutions
For a complete list of post-GA solutions, see the CA SMF Director 12.7 Solution List on Broadcom Support.