SMF Director Online

This section describes the CA SMF Director Online, an ISPF interface to the CA SMF Director. This online interface lets you view most of the information in the SCDS and the setup for the on-demand EXTRACT requests.
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This section describes the CA SMF Director Online, an ISPF interface to the CA SMF Director. This online interface lets you view most of the information in the SCDS and the setup for the on-demand EXTRACT requests.
You can only use the online interface if the SCDS format is at CA SMF Director release 12 or later.
You can use this online interface instead of batch commands, like LISTC and LISTH. You can browse the history file index (primary or alternate) for any configuration select MAN File History Files or logstream/substream. You can see details about the history file, including specific record types that are contained in that file. You can browse the lists or jump to a specific point in time by entering a date in the Locate Start Date Field when you get to the History File panel.
You can use the other panels to see the following options:
  • The configuration-specific options as specified by the DUMPOPTIONS command.
  • The stream-specific options as specified by the STREAMOPTIONS command.
  • The site-specific options (as specified by the OPTIONS command)
  • SCDS statistics such as the date and time of the last dump.
  • Current tape pool that is similar to the LISTH VOLUMES command.
  • Free space in the SCDS
Also, with release 12.7 and later, CA SMF Director Online can be used to help in setting up an on-demand EXTRACT request. The online EXTRACT generator can set up an EXTRACT control statement with explicit time boundaries, record types and, optionally, SMF IDs. The EXTRACT generator generates the JCL that can be submitted, or the JCL can be further edited before being submitted.
To start the online interface, run the SMFDOL EXEC under ISPF. For information about how to set up the SMFDOL EXEC, see the step that sets up the online interface in Installing.
When the online interface is started, an introductory panel prompts you to select the SCDS you want to view. When the SCDS is opened, the main menu appears, and you can use its options to navigate through the interface. Every panel in the online interface has a help panel with complete information.
The following options use the online interface:
  • The SCDS is opened with shared ENQ, allowing dumps and extracts to run while viewing it online.
  • The utility functions such as RESTORE, ADDX, DELETEX, and UPDTX are blocked, because they require exclusive access to the SCDS.
  • Only one SCDS can be opened at a time, but multiple instances of the online interface can be opened with the same SCDS within a single TSO session. Multiple users can open the same SCDS with SMFDOL.