Health Checks

This section describes health checks for CA View. The product owner for all CA View health checks is CA_VIEW.
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This section describes health checks for CA View. The product owner for all CA View health checks is CA_VIEW.
Note:
For full descriptions of Health Check messages, see
Messages
.
Contents
VIEW_OPT_CLFMDS
Description
This health check indicates whether default settings are being used for the CA View CLSL, FORM, and DEST parameters. These parameters control which SYSOUTs are being archived from the JES spool by the started task. If at least one of these parameters is not specified, CA View starts to archive every non-held sysout in the spool, it defaults to all classes or forms or destinations. When all three are not set, CA View archives all classes, all forms, and all destinations.
Best Practice
It is a best practice to review the settings of the CLSL, FORM, and DEST parameters to be sure that CA View archives SYSOUTs according to the needs of your site. Archiving is based on these settings; for a SYSOUT to be archived, it must meet the selection criteria specified by all three of these parameters.
Parameters Accepted
No
Debug Support
No
Verbose Support
Yes
Severity
High
Interval
Once
Reference
For more information about CA View parameters and running SARINIT, see the CLSL, FORM, and DEST parameters in
Initialization Parameters
.
Messages
The following messages are generated:
  • SARH003E
  • SARH003I
VIEW_OPT_ENCRYPT
Description
This health check verifies that your processor has the crypto hardware to most efficiently encrypt and decrypt reports.
Best Practice
For optimal encryption performance, use the CPACF hardware in your system. If you do not have CPACF enabled, contact IBM to determine if the no cost CPACF option can be made available on your system. If possible, run the following tasks on a machine that supports hardware encryption:
  • SARSTC
  • FSS collectors
  • SARXMS
CP Assist for Cryptographic Functions (CPACF) is a standard component on z9 and z10 and a no-cost option for z890 and z990 processors.
Parameters Accepted
No
Debug Support
No
Verbose Support
Yes
Severity
High
Interval
Once
Messages
The following messages are generated:
  • SARH005E
  • SARH005I
VIEW_OPT_MASTER
Description
This health check checks the CA View MASTER=ALL setting. This setting is used to grant or prevent access to administrative functions that control the following definitions - USERS, PRINTERS, LOGICAL VIEWS, and SYSOUTS that a user can browse in SAR mode. MASTER=ALL indicates no restrictions.
Best Practice
Best practices recommend setting MASTER to a user ID rather than ALL. For a database in a production environment, change the SARINIT MASTER parameter to MASTER=userid. This does not limit MASTER authority to a single user. A user with master authority can assign master authority to any other user through the online DEF USER command.
Parameters Accepted
No
Debug Support
No
Verbose Support
Yes
Severity
Low
Reference
For more information about CA View parameters and running SARINIT, see the MASTER parameter in
Configure the Optical Disk Interface
. See also
SysAdmin: Define Online Specs
.
Messages
The following messages are generated:
  • SARH001E
  • SARH001I
VIEW_OPT_TBACKUP
Description
This health check allows you to review and choose the best TBACKUP setting for your needs. CA View database backups occur automatically or can be manually triggered through operator commands. When TBACKUP=NO is set, the backup cycle runs and deletes expired reports. The master index and the new report data are not written to a backup tape. If a hardware or software error occurs, the database cannot be restored using CA View utilities.
Best Practice
Back up the CA View database using the CA View utilities which is the only way to create a valid backup without taking an outage. Full volume backups are only valid if all archiving tasks, FSS collectors and Deliver started tasks are down. If the TBACKUP parameter is set to NO, the CA View started task does not create a backup tape.
Parameters Accepted
No
Debug Support
No
Verbose Support
Yes
Severity
Low
Reference
For more information about CA View parameters and running SARINIT, see the TBACKUP parameter in
Initialization Parameters
.
Messages
The following messages are generated:
  • SARH004E
  • SARH004I