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In CICS support, we look at lots of dumps. Sometimes, these dumps have lots of tasks, especially when your production region goes maxtasks or is short on storage. How can you quickly make sense of all these tasks? Fault Analyzer has some ways to help you quickly sort it all out.
Let's take a look at the CICS information in a CICS System dump:
Next, we will take a look at the CICS Dispatcher Domain:
Now we can view a list of all the tasks in the system dump... [More]
CICS Explorer not only lets you connect to CICS regions, and z/OS through FTP, but it also is a platform for installing plugins for other tools. This blog entry shows how to get each of the plugins on the IBM CICS Explorer downloads site installed inside the CICS Explorer 1.1 - once you've done this you can get a perspective bar with lots of cool things running together. First thing is to know where to get the plugins from - if you follow the link from CICS Explorer that lets you go to the downloads page, you will see a number of links to... [More]