Creating a monitoring interceptor

Interceptors are used for monitoring purposes in an IBM z/OS Connect native server. An interceptor that writes SMF 123 records is included with IBM z/OS Connect. You can also use interceptors that are supplied by other products or you can create your own.

Interceptors are OSGi services that are called by z/OS Connect through the OSGi framework. Design your interceptors to run quickly and maintain acceptable performance of the request flow.

z/OS Connect provides an audit interceptor that is used to write SMF records. For more information, see Using SMF records to monitor requests.