Requirements for collecting RMF Monitor III report data
If you configure the Data Collector for collecting RMF Monitor III reports, you must also configure the RMF Distributed Data Server (DDS). The Data Collector sends HTTP requests to the RMF DDS and retrieves the report data from the HTTP responses. The gatherer interval is the same as the interval that RMF DDS gathers data from RMF.
Depending on whether or not the Data Collector user ID has a password, use one of the following methods to prepare the RMF Distributed Data server.
- If the user ID that is associated with the Data Collector has a password, complete the following
actions, run the following command to grant the user ID access to generate PassTicket when accessing
where user is the user ID of the Data Collector started task procedure.
PERMIT IRRPTAUTH.GPMSERVE.* CLASS(PTKTDATA) ID(user)ACCESS(UPDATE) SETROPTS RACLIST(PTKTDATA) REFRESH
For more information about configuring PassTicket support for the Distributed Data Server, see Configuring PassTicket support for the Distributed Data Server in the RMF documentation.
- If the user ID that is associated with the Data Collector is a protected user that does not have
a password, complete the following actions:
- Specify the host name or TCP/IP address of the Data Collector in the RMF Distributed Data Servers HTTP_NOAUTH option to use the HTTP interface without authentication.
- If you need secured communication, you can set up Application Transparent-Transport Layer Security (AT-TLS) so that the Data Collector is authenticated through a client certificate. For more information about how to set up AT-TLS, see the technote for OMEGAMON® z/OS® agent http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21697224&aid=1. Though this technote is for OMEGAMON z/OS agent, replace the OMEGAMON z/OS agent information with the Data Collector information when you read through this technote.
- If AT-TLS is set up to enable secure communication with RMF DDS, all RMF DDS clients including the Data Collector must use secure communication with RMF DDS. An AT-TLS TTLS rule is required to convert the outbound connection from the Data Collector to RMF DDS to secure communication. For more information, see the previously mentioned technote for OMEGAMON z/OS agent.