Monitoring TXSeries using Tivoli monitoring: The SFS Workspace
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Structured File Server (SFS) is one of the core components of TXSeries. Its primary functionality is to provide VSAM emulation and management of CICS data queus, it is also the default file manager for a TXSeries regions.
You can now monitor all the critical parameters of your SFS servers using Tivoli monitoring.
The SFS view will not only give you the running status of your SFS servers, but it will also provide real time information on data and log volume usage. It is very important to tune the data and log volumes of SFS, because if a SFS server runs out of available page space it can cause severe issues.
The Data volume of sfs server is used for your queues and files. If your business application is queue and file intensive, the default data volume size may not be sufficient. You can use the SFS view of the TXSeries agent to monitor the usage of your data volume and tune it according to your requirements.
The log volume is used to temporarily record any transactional updates against the data. It is possible for a transaction record to become stuck in the SFS log volume. If left, this stuck transaction has the potential to fill the log volume, causing the SFS server and the CICS region to shutdown.
You can create situations to monitor the log and data volume usage and take appropriate action.
The SFS view has two main views, tabular and graphical. The tabular view provides the following information:
1) Names of the configured SFS servers
2) Status of the server
3) Number of free pages available on the Log volume
4) Number of log files configured on the Log volume
5) Configured Data volume pages
6) Used Data volume pages
You can hover over the column headers to get more information and you can even sort and order the columns according to your requirements. The graphical view provides a pi-chart on data volume usage.
If you would like to monitor any other aspect of SFS server do let me know.