By Jack Yuan
IMS Connect provides direct access from TCP/IP networks to the IMS transaction and data. After reviewed many IMS Connect enhancements offered in 2009, I came up with a list of IMS Connect APARs that provide important functions to customers. But, first let me introduce my colleague Dave Cameron who is the IMS Connect technical lead. See the picture on the right side. And he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Now, let’s see what’s new in IMS Connect as follows:
PK69366 provides the multi-segment message support for IMS SOAP Gateway.
PK72652 provides the KEEPALIVE value to override the TCP/IP stack interval.
PK78272 provides the socket descriptor to the IMS Connect User Message Exits for z/OS Communication Server Application Transparent Transaction Layer Security (AT-TLS).
PK80037 reduces CPU and EXCPs for IMS Connect RACF Processing.
PK95336 reduces CPU when Using IMS Connect SSL Port.
PK80758 provides failover support for callout messages via IMS Connect and reduces the client application wait when there is no IMS response for resume tpipe requests.
PK79427 provides the ROLB support for two-phase commit transaction using RRS.
PK73829 provides a faster and automated way to reestablish a failed TCP/IP client connection.
PK70960 supports the OTMA send-then-commit message flood detection.
PK74024 enables the OTMA input timeout function so that unwanted IMS transaction will not be processed to reduce the CPU cycles.