Deciding which method to use for collecting SMF data
Z Common Data Provider can collect System Management Facilities (SMF) data from any one of the following three sources: an SMF in-memory resource (by using the SMF real-time interface), the SMF user exit, the SMF log stream, or Apache Kafka. You must decide which method you want to use, and do the appropriate configuration for that method.
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- If SMF is running in log stream recording mode, collect SMF data from an SMF in-memory resource by using the SMF real-time interface.
- If SMF is running in data set recording mode, consider changing the mode to log stream recording
mode and collecting SMF data from an SMF in-memory resource by using the SMF real-time interface.
If you cannot run SMF in log stream recording mode, use the SMF user exit to collect SMF data. For more information about the SMF user exit, see Installing the SMF user exit.
- If you collect SMF data from Apache Kafka, configure the Data Collector and Apache Kafka, as described in Configuring the Data Collector and Configuring Apache Kafka.