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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]
It used to be that formatting a CICS Auxiliary Trace dataset meant submitting batch jobs to run the trace formatting utility DFHTUxxx. MANY batch jobs.
First a run to get the abbreviated trace, so you could see what the time range the trace dataset covered, and perhaps get some task numbers. Then another run, limiting the time range or task numbers formatted to ones you were interested in. Then yet another job to format only selected trace entries.
I was pleasantly surprised when I recently... [More]