OMEGAMON for CICS on zOS V550 enhancements
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OMEGAMON for CICS on z/OS V550 delivered a number of enhancements.
Service Level Analysis (SLA) toolkit
The earlier releases of OMEGAMON CICS provided the ability to monitor application response time via the Response Time Analysis feature. This was accessible from the Menu system(Classic) or OMEGAMON II CUA interface. The feature was limited to a single CICS region and was also limited in the number of applications (groups) that could be defined. The OMEGAMON XE feature Service Level Analysis feature was developed to address these issues. The SLA feature reports overall and details of user application performance information and how they are meeting their service classes. Service class is defined by users, it identifies the transactions that share common response time goals, grouped by transaction IDs, user IDs, VTAM terminal ID(that is, LU names), or CICS region APPLIDs. Furthermore, the SLA feature also gives detailed information as to where transactions are spending their time to allow better diagnosis when service level objectives are not being met. Reports from this feature are available in the TEP and the Enhanced 3270UI.
In OMEGAMON for CICS on z/OS V550, the most significant change is Service Level Analysis toolkit, from this release, OMEGAMON for CICS on z/OS supports the definition of SLA in the enhanced 3270UI, this new feature allows the user to no longer require the TEP to configure the reporting.
Here is the SLA main panel, it provides you with intuitive guide to other corresponding panels.
You are able to configure SLA definitions using the OMEGAMON enhanced 3270UI. Service classes, workloads, and service policies support the SLA feature within OMEGAMON for CICS on z/OS. The Service Level Analysis facility, for authorized users, to enable you to set workload performance thresholds with which you can monitor your CICS transactions to ensure they comply with your site's service level agreements. All the SLA definitions that you configure using the enhanced 3270UI also take effect for your TEP session.
Press PF1 on SLA panels to get help information.
The CONTEXT command is a new function in V550 enhanced 3270UI, it provides you the ability to display and search the groups of CICS regions other than CICSplex members. User context allows for the creation of custom groups to facilitate searches across a set of regions. These groups can be whatever the user wishes, for example the TORs across multiple CICSplexes.
You can type context command on any panels after KCPSTART, or use context menu to select what you want directly. Here is CONTEXT command usage guide, get help information from it.
Use CONTEXT, addition to CICSplex, you can switch to an LPAR context, which will display the regions on a specific LPAR. You can also switch to a user-defined CICS regions. When a context is set, all subsequent FIND commands can search the context rather than the selected CICSplex.
Note: Create a user-defined context on TEP, the name should be in the form of KCP_User_NAME. NAME should be upper case.
CICS Transaction Server V5.4.0 asynchronous transaction support
The monitoring support for CICS TS V5.4.0 asynchronous transaction feature is now added to the OMEGAMON for CICS enhanced 3270UI.
When tasks are using asynchronous processing, if there is an high response time, the user may not be able to find which task causes it since there is no relationship shown. This feature provides the capability to view if a task uses asynchronous processing and to find all other tasks that are related by asynchronous processing. With this feature, the user can monitor the performance of asynchronous transactions in real time, and also in history.
If the application trace is enabled, user can monitor the trace with all the task in the same asynchronous process switched by the task number.
CICS task MLST/MZAP
In OMEGAMON for CICS on z/OS V550, the enhanced 3270UI provides the ability for authorized users to view and modify areas of CICS tasks (MLST and MZAP).
This facility requires OMEGAMON for z/OS be monitoring the same LPAR, allows the user to see the active task storage and, if authorized to modify the storage area in the enhanced 3270UI.
Transaction class summary
Transaction class summary is supported by OMEGAMON for CICS on z/OS in the enhanced 3270UI.
Transaction class summary provides the capability to check the status of transaction classes within a CICS region such as current active tasks, peak tasks, the number of tasks in queue, and queue limit. This information can be used to check whether tasks are being queued in the system. The transaction class summary feature also allows users to view task maximum limit and transaction class limit and to change them if authorized.
Storage information in task summary
Task storage values are contained in active task summary in the enhanced 3270UI to allow quicker detection of tasks leading to SOS.
Sort by descending order to put the transactions that using largest storage on the top, then take necessary action against them.
ONDV Global change in Classic
The DATA_STORE_TYPE parameter now can be specified as Auto, which simplifies the process of defining how the data for task history collection is saved.