Today we will show you video examples introducing the new feature in PARMGEN: the autodiscovery functions of z/OS Discovery Library Adapter (DLA) (FMID HIZD310).
PARMGEN PTF UA82508 for APAR OA50912 (4Q16 Interim Feature) introduces the PARMGEN z/OS DLA integration enhancement. It enables self-discovery of product parameter values during the PARMGEN configuration phase of z Management Suites deployment, thus reducing the time and effort in creating accurate configuration files. This key integration is especially useful in large environments with multiple subsystems. Customers don't have to manually specify parameter values that are related to monitored subsystems.
Before you begin, please make sure that you have met the following important PARMGEN z/OS DLA system requirements:
- The KCIJPDLA composite job must run authorized. Dynamic SETPROG APF statement is included in this job. If the z/OS DLA SMP/E target load library (GBL_TARGET_IZDHLQ.SIZDLOAD) is in a NONSMS-managed volume, the dynamic SETPROG APF statement must specify the VOL() volume parameter.
- If you are staging the z/OS DLA IDML data sets for other LPARs, you can use the /*JOBPARM= parameter. If you use the SYSAFF parameter, the LPAR must belong in the same JES Multi-Access Spool (MAS) Complex. If it is not in the same MAS, an alternative is to route the job by using the /*ROUTE XEQ parameter.
- The user ID that runs the KCIJPDLA or KCIJPDL1 job must have the following RACF authorities:
- READ access for all the data sets in the system PARMLIB concatenation that are used during IPL.
- READ access to profiles in the MQCMDS class (if active) to allow the z/OS DLA to run MQ DISPLAY commands via the MQ command interface.
If RACF is used to protect DB2 resources, then authority is required to run DB2 DISPLAY commands and to access (READ) SYSIBM resources by using dynamic SQL. In addition, for the DB2 version autodiscovery, the z/OS DLA extracts the DB2 version via the Instrumentation Facility Interface (IFI). The ID that runs the KCIJPDLA or KCIJPDL1 job must have the appropriate authorization to issue the DB2 commands. Otherwise, the PARMGEN DLA jobs will not be able to set values to the KD2_DBnn_DB2_VER LPAR RTE profile parameter in the WCONFIG(RTE_NAMES) LPAR RTE profile.
READ access to WebSphere configuration files. An OMVS segment with authority to issue the netstat, host, and home commands.
You can see and download the video demos here:
PARMGEN_video: Preparing the configuration profiles by running the PARMGEN Discovery Library Adapter (DLA) autodiscovery job (KCIJPDLA)：
PARMGEN_video: Creating a Sharing-with-SMP/E RTE with a hub monitoring server using the PARMGEN Discovery Library Adapter (DLA)：