Diagnostic Tools

You can perform some problem isolation and diagnostics by running traces. A trace is a sequential recording of program events during execution. Trace output is useful only as a diagnostic tool for the Support.

When running traces for Support, consider the following information:

  • Limit IBM® Connect:Direct® activity while running traces.
  • Trace the simplest case possible.
  • Disable traces upon completion. They generate considerable overhead.
  • Use traces judiciously. They are for diagnostic purposes only and there is potential security exposure.