More NetView functions with SMS 1.3
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IBM has delivered a number of new-function APARs (NFAs) on NetView for z/OS V6.2.1. Several of these were part of the announcement materials for the Service Management Suite for z/OS V1.3. We commented last week on expanded global variables.
Another NFA gives customers the ability to specify the name used for the NetView subnode in the navigation tree in the Tivoli Enterprise Portal. By default, the node uses the NetView domain name. A new CNMSTYLE statement, NACMD.SUBNODE, allows the name to be changed to a user-defined value. This makes it possible to support unusual configurations that feature NetView domains with duplicate names. APAR numbers are OA46829 and OA47013. This one also applies to V6.1 and V6.2.0.
The next NFA introduces CNMSCATU, a separate member specifically for customer-defined command authorization table (CAT) definitions. Use of this member, which is included via %INCLUDE in the NetView-supplied CAT sample member CNMSCAT2, ensures that customer-defined statements are preserved when a new release or a fix affecting CAT definitions is applied. The same principle applies to existing "user include" members like DSIOPFU and CNMCMDU. APAR number is OA48179.
The final NFA in this description adds serviceability for a NetView clist called DBAUTO (a.k.a. CNME2008). This clist enables users to purge entries from their VSAM database, reorganize the database, switch to a secondary database, or clear the database. It normally works great but internally invokes various database commands like ALLOCATE and IDCAMS that can fail for a variety of reasons. Upon such failure, DBAUTO did not make it easy to determine what happened. Now it will pinpoint the function it was doing and the specific internal command output, such as return code, that were involved in the failure. APAR number is OA48180.
Comments and questions are welcome!
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