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MXG NEWSLETTER THIRTY-THREE
MXG NEWSLETTER NUMBER THIRTY-THREE February 23, 1998
Technical Newsletter for Users of MXG : Merrill's Expanded Guide to CPE
TABLE OF CONTENTS Page
I. Annual MXG Software Version 15.15 shipped with this Newsletter. 2
II. MXG Technical Notes 6
1. Measurement of CPU Utilization in PR/SM,MDF,MLPF environments. 6
2. FAT32 file system reduces MXG space needed from 139MB to 68MB. 11
III. MVS Technical Notes. 11
1. APAR OW25609 corrects a stoppage of SMF type 30 interval recs. 11
2. APAR OW28289 changes counts in type 30 TAPNMNTS/TAPSMNTS vars. 11
3. APAR OW28613 corrects errors in the JES2 Type 26 Purge record. 12
4. APAR OW28256 reports invalid CPU times in RMF CPURCTTM. 12
5. APAR OW26619 for OS/390 V2.4, in Goal Mode corrects WLM errors. 12
6. APAR OW26421 for OS/390 V1.3 is needed only for ASMTAPES. 12
7. SYNCSORT 3.6 can ABEND 0C9 in a PROC SORT; SYNCSORT fix SY49930. 12
8. APAR OW30153 corrects type 30 Measured Usage (MULC) segments. 12
9. APAR OW30059 (PTF available 12Dec97) reports type 42 errors. 13
10. APAR PQ09396 (Target 26Dec97) for MQSERIES SMF type 116. 13
11. APAR PQ09083 for subtype '51'x of the FTP SMF record (VMACFTP). 13
12. Job Accounting for Started Tasks is available with MVS/ESA 5.1. 13
13. What happens to measurements in a Y2K Test System in an LPAR? 13
14. Almost-Duplicate TYPE74 records, differing only by one second. 14
15. Channel Type variable CHANTYPE in dataset TYPE73 still exists. 14
16. APAR OW27855 corrects PSF/MVS-written type 6 SMF records. 14
17. APAR OW20844 enables JES2 job numbers greater than 32000. 14
IV. DB2 Technical Notes. 14
V. IMS Technical Notes. 14
1. Support for Boole's IMF 3.2 (for IMS 6.1) added in MXG 15.09. 14
2. Discussion of IMS Log support in MXG Software. 14
VI. SAS Technical Notes. 15
1. There are no MXG problems using Version 6.09 of the SAS System. 15
VII. CICS Technical Notes. 15
1. You can use USER instead of TERMINAL to bill CICS transactions. 15
VIII. Windows NT Technical Notes. 16
1. Use /B "Binary" switch on the COPY command to eliminate '3F'x. 16
IX. Incompatibilities and Installation of MXG 15.15. 16
X. Online Documentation of MXG Software. 17
XI. Changes Log 17
Alphabetical list of important changes 17
Changes 15.382 thru 15.207 21-64
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===== What's Really Hot in MXG 15.15 =====
The really big features in MXG, aside from the hundreds of new
software product versions that are now supported, PTFs, etc,
are the externalization of the DDname for each PDB dataset into
&PDByyyy macro variables, for ease in tailoring BUILDPDB, and the
&MACxxxx macro variables now defined in each VMACxxxx member that
permit you to re-define the _L and _K macros that are defined in the
IMACxxxx members in your USERID.SOURCLIB; now you can change the IMAC
tailoring library macro definitions on the fly, without an EDIT!
See the text of Changes 15.356 and 15.320 for full details.
Not all of the externalization of the IMACxxxx tailoring has been
delivered in MXG 15.15. I am still developing _Syyyyyy SORT macros
for each dataset, and _Eyyyyyy exit macros to override the EXyyyyyy
dataset exit members, and will then replace the hardcoded PROC SORTs
in BUILDPDB with their corresponding _Syyyyyy macro, but that's still
work in progress.
More ADOCxxxx members exist now, but most new ones have only DOCVER's
short contents. However, now I can implement automatic update of new
variables in each ADOC member, preserving other documentation in each
member, and will expand the documentation to include the member that
creates each data set, sort order, etc., as time permits.
See member CHANGES in MXG 15.15 for any last minute additions after
the newsletter printing and the software building, or better still,
see the CHANGES section of our homepage, www.MXG.com, which is always
the first place to look for MXG Software status. While you are there
please subscribe to the MXG-L ListServer; it is my primary method of
software announcements, and many fine technical discussions among MXG
users have occurred on MXG-L (you can read them from the archives!).
I. Annual MXG Software Version 15.15 was shipped to all sites,
along with the printed copy of MXG Newsletter THIRTY-THREE,
during the last week of February, 1998, by US Air Mail.
1. Major enhancements added in MXG 15.15 dated 23Feb1998:
Support for OS/390 Release 2.5 (no changes, need 15.04 or later).
Support for AIX commands IOSTAT/PSSTAT/VMSTAT output into SAS.
Support for StorageTek's VSM SMF records subtypes 9 thru 25.
Support for IDMS Journal format for IDMS V12.
Support for Boole's IMF 3.2 (for IMS 6.1) INCOMPATIBLE
Landmark TMON for CICS V2 variables renamed.
Landmark for MVS V2 INPUT STATEMENT EXCEEDED.
New &MACxxxx macro variable added to all VMACs to override IMACs.
All VMACs for SMF records now start with IF ID=....
Major enhancements added in MXG 15.08 dated 15Jan1998:
Support for Netview NPM Version 2.3 and APAR OW17876.
Support for AS/400 - OS/400 Release 4.1.0 (INCOMPATIBLE).
Support for IICS SMF type 103 (Internet Connection Secure Server).
Support for RMF type 79 subtype 15 (IMS IRLM Long Lock) record.
Hardcoded "PDB." DDname externalized into &PDBxxxx macro variables.
ASUMUOW option to get real TRANNAME instead of CPMI/CSMI tranname.
Performance improvements in BUILDPDB (_CDE's ordered, ELSE DOs).
New _Sxxyyy "PROC SORT" macros defined for PDB datasets in IMACs.
Major enhancements added in MXG 15.07 dated 18Dec1997:
Support for DPPX/370 Performance Reporter output.
Support for MODEL204 Version 3.4 INCOMPATIBLE.
Support for SAR CA-VIEW SMF exit SARSRQUX.
Support for Omegamon for VTAM V400 (COMPATIBLE).
Support for Landmark the Monitor for MVS Version 2 (INCOMPATIBLE).
Support for SAR CA-VIEW SARSRQUX SMF record.
Support for Fujitsu's AIM V20 AIM/RDBII SMF type 98 record.
ASMTAPES ML-15 adds dump suppression, OS/390 1.3 JCT changes.
(MXG 15.06 said it contained ML-15, but actually still had ML-14).
VELOCITY variables are now multiplied by 100.
Major enhancements added in MXG 15.06 dated 24Nov1997:
Support for CICS Transaction Server 1.2, INCOMPATIBLE. IBM inserted
new fields in the middle of CICSTRAN record, so you must install
MXG 15.06 or later for CICS TS 1.2 processing. New statistic data
is also captured; see Change 15.274.
Support for Landmark's The Monitor for CICS/ESA 2.0, INCOMPATIBLE.
CICS TS V1.1 APAR UN98309 INCOMPATIBLE, Must install MXG 15.06.
Support for NTSMF Version 2.1 (INCOMPATIBLE), install MXG 15.06.
CICINTRV logic validated, must use this newest revision.
Duplicate CICS UOWTIME values due to SAS non-resolution of DATETIMEs.
Support for Subtype 11 Type 88 System Logger.
Support for Applied Expert Systems Clever TCP/IP.
Support for HP MeasureWare for Terra Data OS.
Support for DFSORT APAR PN71137 (COMPATIBLE).
Support for HP MeasureWare for Terra Data OS in TYPEMWTE.
Support for Boole & Babbage MQ Series MVMQS VSAM History Records.
OS/390 R2.4 Goal Mode IBM Doc Error INVALID DATA R723CIDT fixed.
New IHDR110 exit for CICS record selection by APPLID.
Utility to recreate VBS from data with no RDW/BDW.
Major enhancements added in MXG 15.05 dated 02Oct1997:
Support for JES3 TYPE26 APAR OW26297 adds account fields.
Support for APPC APAR OW16975 APAR-in-Error (INCOMPATIBLE).
Support for 255 Structures in a Coupling Facility (INCOMPAT).
Support for CA's IDMS 14.0 (INCOMPATIBLE).
Support for BETA93 Release 1.3 (INCOMPATIBLE) (subtype 21 only).
Support for SMF type 91 new subtype 21 (SmartBatch) data.
Support for TCP/IP 3.2 API Calls record changes.
Duplicate MULTIDD='Y' step records may not be deleted in BUILDPDB.
Catalog SMF Type 65 record INPUT STATEMENT EXCEEDED corrected.
PDB.ASUMUOW options externalized, zero obs now created by default.
DB2 Trace 102 subtype 140 INPUT STATEMENT EXCEEDED.
Iceberg / IXFP subtypes 2,3,4 not output, MXG 15.02-15.04 only.
TYPE70 variable PCTMVSBY incorrect in MXG 15.01-15.04.
Major enhancements added in MXG 15.04 dated 01Sep1997:
MXG 15.04 Software is now over one million lines (1,008,660)!
MXG now protects ALL date fields for year 2000.
Support for OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 (COMPATIBLE).
Support for "Goal Mode SMF" type 99 subtype 6.
Support for DCOLLECT in DFSMS 1.4 (COMPATIBLE)
Support for VTAM 4.4 changes to SMF type 50.
Support for CA-1/TMS Release 5.2 (COMPATIBLE).
Support for ObjectStar 3.0 (INCOMPATIBLE in MXG).
Support for Xerox's XPSM Version 2 SMF records.
Support for HMF SMF Subtype 11 (DS3 Statistics).
Support for five new NTSMF Objects.
Support for VM ADSM Account Records in VM/ESA.
Support for TMON/DB2 record type "DE".
Support for Boole MainView for CICS stat records.
Support for Catalog Cell 'E7'(Alias) and invalid '05'x segment.
Support for RACFEVNT=22 and 59 in TYPE80A.
Support for Shared Medical CICS Journal OASMON records.
Support for Peregrine's Service Center SMF record.
Table of Holidays for SHIFT example added in IMACSHFT.
Major enhancements added in MXG 15.03 dated 30Jun1997:
Support for NTSMF Version 2.0 (INCOMPATIBLE; 15.02 was not correct).
Support for Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 2 (INCOMPATIBLE also).
Support for IXFP SMF subtypes 6 and 7 (SNAPSHOT, SPACE UTILIZATION)
Support for TYPE1415 APAR OW25263 (for 3590s).
Support for TYPE42 APAR OW26451/OW26543/OW26497 MAXRSPTM added.
Support for TYPE42 APAR OW20921 adds TYPE42VT VTOC/VVDS counts.
Support for OMVS RACF data with RACF utility IRRDBU00.
Support for new fields in TYPEEDGR DFSMSrmm extracts.
ASMTAPES at ML-14 populates fields, protects 0C4 ABENDs better.
RMFINTRV now allows Report RPGNs/Classes to be used in IMACWORK.
Format MGBYTRT (Bytes per Second) can truncate value on the left.
BUILDPDB enhanced to rename WORK.STEPS for IT Service Vision.
Leap second support for type 30, 110, and 100-102 "GMT" conversion
Trending for TYPE72GO into TREND.TRND72GO added.
ANALCNCR Example counts Avg & Max Logged-ON TSO users from PDB.JOBs.
Major enhancements added in MXG 15.02:
Support for DB2 Version 5.1 (MXG 14.14 tolerates, COMPATIBLE!!)
Support for Filetek's Optical Disk SMF record
Support for OMVS data in RACF database (IRRDBU00 unload)
Enhancements to VMXGSUM for OBS=0 processing
Replacement for MXG 15.01's defective CICINTRV.
ASMTAPES Technical Note updated - cause of 0C4 is now known.
Major enhancements added in MXG 15.01:
Errors in MXG 14.14 that are fixed in MXG 15.01:
ASMTAPES (ML13) is available, recovers from 0C4s, see MXG Tech Notes.
WORK.CICINTRV.DATA DOES NOT EXIST.
OS/390 R3 Goal only: Type 72 INPUT STATEMENT EXCEEDED RECORD LENGTH.
FILE counts in TYPETMON were incorrect before and after 14.14.
New Support in MXG 15.01:
ANALDDCN to analyze impact of DDCONS(NO) on duplicated SMF bytes
TYPEIMSD for IMS DBCTL transactions from IMS 07/08 log records
SMFPRM00 with first draft of MXG discussion for SMF parameters
Support and exploitation of new TALO fields added by ASMTAPES ML-12.
Support for APAR OW25152 (adds PRINTWAY Queue Name to TYPE6).
Support for Altai's ZARA Tape Management Release 1.2
Support for Anacom's Anastack spooler's type 6 SMF
Support for Boole and Babbage IMF 3.2.
Support for CA-DISPATCH Version 6 with 5-digit JESNR
Support for CA-ROSCOE Version 6 SMF record verified.
Support for COMPAQ hardware NTSMF objects.
Support for Hitachi 7700 changes to TYPE74CA/CACHET90 (INCOMPAT)
Support for Landmark's Performance Works/Smart Agents for UNIX 4.0
Support for MEMO subtype 8 creates new MEMODIST dataset.
Support for NETSPY Version 5.0 is already in MXG 14.14
Support for Virtual Tape Server additions to SMF type 94
Support for World Wide Web Common Log Format records.
Support for all OS/400 Release 3.7.0 records.
UDUMPEBC utility for MVS-like LIST; hex dump under ASCII systems.
All of these enhancements are described in the Change Log, below.
Availability dates for the IBM products and MXG version required:
Availability MXG Version
Product Name Date Required
MVS/ESA 4.1 Oct 26, 1990. 8.8
MVS/ESA 4.2 Mar 29, 1991. 9.9
MVS/ESA 4.2.2 Aug 1991. 9.9
MVS/ESA 4.3 Mar 23 1993. 10.10
MVS/ESA 5.1.0 - compatibility Jun 24, 1994 12.02
MVS/ESA 5.1.0 - Goal Mode May 3, 1995 13.01
MVS/ESA 5.2.0 Jun 15, 1995 13.05
MVS/ESA 5.2.2 Oct 19, 1995 13.09
OS/390 1.1.0 Feb 22, 1996 14.01
OS/390 1.2.0 Sep 30 1996 14.05
OS/390 1.3.0 Compatibility Mode Mar 28 1997 14.14
OS/390 1.3.0 WLM Goal Mode Mar 28 1997 15.02
OS/390 2.4.0 Sep 28 1997 15.06
OS/390 2.5.0 Feb 24 1998 15.06
CICS/ESA 3.2 Jun 28, 1991. 9.9
CICS/ESA 3.3 Mar 28, 1992. 10.01
CICS/ESA 4.1 Oct 27, 1994. 13.09
CICS/ESA 5.1 aka CICS/TS V1R1 Sep 10, 1996 14.07
CICS-Transaction Server V1R1 Sep 10, 1996 14.07
CICS-TS V1R1 with APAR UN98309 Sep 15, 1997 15.06
CICS-TS V1R2 Oct 27, 1997 15.06
CRR 1.6 Jun 24, 1994. 12.02
CRR 1.7 Apr 25, 1996. 14.02
DB2 2.3.0 Oct 28, 1991. 10.01
DB2 3.1.0 Dec 17, 1993. 13.02A
DB2 4.1.0 Tolerate Nov 7, 1995 13.07
DB2 4.1.0 Full support Sep 11, 1996 14.07
DB2 5.1.0 Tolerate Jun 27, 1997 14.14
DB2 5.1.0 Full support Jun 27, 1997 15.02
DFSMS/MVS 1.1 Mar 13, 1993. 11.11
DFSMS/MVS 1.2 Jun 24, 1994. 12.02
DFSMS/MVS 1.3 Dec 29, 1995. 13.09
DFSMS/MVS 1.4 Sep 28, 1997. 15.04
MQM 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 Apr 25, 1996. 14.02
NETVIEW 3.1 type 37 ??? ??, 1996. 14.03
NPM 2.0 Dec 17, 1993. 12.03
NPM 2.2 Aug 29, 1994. 12.05
NPM 2.3 ??? ??, 1996. 15.08
RMDS 2.1, 2.2 Dec 12, 1995. 12.12
TCP/IP 3.1 Jun 12, 1995. 12.12
VM/ESA 2.0 Dec 23, 1992. 10.04
VM/ESA 2.1 Jun 27, 1993. 12.02
VM/ESA 2.2 Nov 22, 1994. 12.06
IMS 4.1 Aug 6, 1994 12.02
IMS 5.1 Jun 9, 1996 14.05
AS400 3.7.0 Nov 1, 1996 15.01
AS400 4.1.0 Dec 30, 1996 15.08
Availability dates for non-IBM products and MXG version required:
Availability MXG Version
Product Name Date or Change Required
Windows NT 4.0 and NT 3.51 14.14
Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 2 15.03
NTSMF Version 1 Beta 14.11
NTSMF Version 2.0 15.03
NTSMF Version 2.1 15.06
The Monitor for DB2 Version 2 13.06
The Monitor for DB2 Version 3 15.03
The Monitor for CICS/ESA 1.2 - 12.12
The Monitor for CICS/ESA 1.3 - 15.01
The Monitor for CICS/ESA 2.0 - 15.06
The Monitor for MVS/ESA 1.3 - 12.05
The Monitor for MVS/ESA 1.5 - 12.05
The Monitor for MVS/ESA 2.0 - 15.09
Omegamon for CICS V200 User SMF 12.05
Omegamon for CICS V300 User SMF 13.06
Omegamon for IMS V110 (ITRF) 12.12
Omegamon for IMS V300 (ITRF) 14.04
Omegamon for MVS V300 13.05
Omegamon for MVS V400 13.06
Omegamon for DB2 Version 2.1/2.2 13.05
Omegamon for VTAM V160 12.04A
Omegamon for SMS V100/V110 12.03
ASTEX 2.1 14.04
NETSPY 4.7 14.03
NETSPY 5.0 14.03
Boole & Babbage
IMF 3.1 (for IMS 5.1) 12.12
LMS 3.1 12.12A
II. MXG Technical Notes
1. Measurement of CPU Utilization in PR/SM,MDF,MLPF environments.
This note was written for ACHAP10, "Processor Utilization".
The ASUM70PR dataset is built from the TYPE70PR detail data using
%INCLUDE SOURLIB(ASUM70PR); as shown in JCLPDB6 example. There
is one observation in ASUM70PR from each MVS SYSTEM for each RMF
Interval, and that observation describes the utilization of each of
the LPARS, and their sum, which is the hardware busy of the platform.
If you have multiple MVS Systems, and if you process their SMF
data together, then duplicate data will exist in ASUM70PR, since
SYSA's type 70 record will describe all LPARs, and SYSB's type 70
will also describe all LPARs, so you must select only one set of
observations (from SYSA or from SYSB) to avoid duplication.
For each partition, the Partition Dispatch Time and the Effective
Dispatch Time (and their difference, the CPU time when this partition
was dispatched for LPAR management of this partition) are recorded.
There is also a "pseudo" partition named "PHYSICAL" that exists only
in the RMF type 70 record that records the LPAR management dispatch
time that could not be charged to a specific partition.
Schematic of ASUM70PR observation
Total Partition Dispatch (CPU) Time
CPUACTTM= LPnUPDTM summed for all real partitions + LPPUPDTM
LPAR #1 LPAR #2 LPAR # 3 "PHYSICAL"
LP1UPDTM LP2UPDTM LP3UPDTM LPPUPDTM
Dispatched Dispatched Dispatched Dispatched
_______________ _______________ _______________ ______________
LP1UEDTM LP2UEDTM LP3UEDTM
LPAR1 LPAR2 LPAR3
Effective Effective Effective
__ __ __ ______________
1 2 3 "Physical"
LP1MGTTM LP2MGTTM LP3MGTTM LPPUPDTM
In-partition LPAR Management Time Unassigned LPAR time
Important variables in PDB.ASUM70PR dataset:
LPnUPDTM - Partition Dispatch Duration for LPAR n.
LPnUEDTM - Partition Effective Dispatch Duration for LPAR n.
LPnMGTTM - LPnUPDTM minus LPnUEDTM, this partition management.
LPPUPDTM - Physical partition dispatch duration.
PARTNCPU - Number of engines in this platform.
PCTCPUBY - Percent CPUs were Busy in all LPARS, equal to the sum
of all partition's (including PHYSICAL) dispatch time,
minus HiperDispatch Parked Time, divided by the Total
"capacity" of all ONLINE, NON-PARKED engines:
100*CPUACTTM/(NRCPUS*DURATM). This is the percent
of the total capacity of the box that was used. If
the Average NRCPUS is 5.5, and CPUACTTM was 4 hours
in a one hour interval, PCTCPUBY would be 72% busy.
PCTLnBY - Percent "Physically" Busy in LPAR n, equal to the LPAR
Dispatch time divided by the Total "capacity" of all
engines in the box: 100*LPnUPDTM/(PARTNCPU*DURATM).
If an LPAR was dispatched for 1 hour, and the CEC has
5 engines, then PCTLnBY for that LPAR would be 20%,
because that LPAR used 20% of the hardware platform.
PCTLnOV - Percent "Physically" Busy in "LPAR Overhead" in this
LPnNRPRC - Number of engines available to LPAR n.
LPnDUR - LPAR n's "Up time" or "Availability time to execute
CPU", the sum of DURATM across all LCPUs in LPAR n,
or LPnDUR=LPnNPRC*DURATM. This is the duration when
this LPAR could have been dispatched. If the LPAR was
IPL'd as a 3-engine MVS machine, in one hour, it would
have 3 hours of "Up Time" (or 3 hours of "capacity").
LPCTnBY - Percent "Logically" Busy in LPAR n, equal to the LPAR
Dispatch time for the partition divided by the LPAR's
"Up Time", 100*LPnUPDTM/LPnDUR. If a 3-engine LPAR
was dispatched for 60 minutes in one hour, its LPCTnBY
would be 33%. This variable describes the percent of
LPAR capacity, in contrast to variable PCTLnBY which
describes the percent of Hardware Platform capacity.
If that same 3-engine LPAR was executing on a 5-engine
CEC, PCTLnBY would be 20%, because that LPAR used 20%
of the hardware platform, while LPCTnBY is 33% of the
CPU time available to this LPAR.
LPnCAP - 'Y' if this partition is capped.
LPnCHG - 'Y' if something changed in LPAR n.
LPnDED - 'Y' if this partition has all-dedicated-CPUs.
LPCTnOV - Percent "Logically" Busy in "LPAR Overhead"
100*LPnMGTTM/LPnDUR, describes how much of the
Dispatch Duration was for management of this LPAR.
Important variables in PDB.TYPE70PR dataset:
LPARNUM - Logical Partition Number, = PARTISHN in TYPE70 dataset
LCPUPDTM - Partition Dispatch Time
LCPUEDTM - Partition Effective Dispatch Time
The following example is real data from a 5-engine CEC (Central
Electronic Complex, the preferred name for a platform). This CEC
has three LPARs: LP1 has two engines (and is lightly used), LP2 has
five engines, and LP3 has three engines. All CPUs are shared and
Wait Completion is No. One hourly observation in ASUM70PR showed:
PARTNCPU 5 - Number of real engines in CEC
DURATM 1:00:00.05 - Duration interval
CPUACTTM 4:40:35.32 - Total CPU Dispatch, all engines
CPUOVHTM 15:35.40 - Total CPU Overhead in LPARS
LPPUPDTM 6:40.28 - Total "Physical" Overhead
PCTCPUBY 93.53% - CPUACTTM as a percent of hardware
PCTOVHD 5.20% - CPUOVHTM as a percent of hardware
PCTPOV 2.22% - LPPUPDTM as a percent of hardware
LP1 LP2 LP3
LPnNRPRC 2 5 3
LPnDUR 2:00:00.10 5:00:00.25 3:00:00.15
LPnUPDTM 4:49.67 3:33.06.54 55:58.85
LPnUEDTM 2:56.63 3:29:16.51 52:46.77
LPnMGTTM 1:53.03 3:50.02 3:12.07
LPCT1BY 4.02% 71.04% 31.10%
LPCT1OV 1.57% 1.28% 1.78%
PCTL1BY 1.61% 71.04% 18.66%
PCTL1OV .63% 1.28% 1.07%
The LP2 has the same PCTL2BY as LPCT2BY because it can use
all five engines, and its logical and physical utilization
are the same. The LP3, with only three engines available
to its MVS, shows it is using 18.66% of the five hardware
engines (PCTL3BY), while LPCT3BY shows that this actually
is 31.1% of the CPU time possible for those three logical
CPUs available to LP3.
The dispatch time measurements in ASUM70PR are always accurate in
describing the total platform busy and each LPARs use of the total,
because when an LPAR is dispatched, its processors are not available
to any other LPAR, and thus ASUM70PR does report platform capacity.
Furthermore, if all CPUs are shared and Wait Completion is No, the
ASUM70PR dispatch duration is the actual CPU busy time, so not only
is the total platform capacity known, but also the utilization of
individual LPARs is measured in ASUM70PR.
The problem arises when CPUs are Dedicated to an LPAR, or when Wait
Complete = Yes is used, because the dispatch time in those cases is
NOT equal to the CPU executing time. While a dispatch time of one
hour does mean that one hour of total platform capacity was used by
an LPAR, (i.e., not available to other LPARs), the actual CPU time
used by that LPAR may be a lot less than one hour. What we need is
the Wait time measured inside each MVS system, which is in the MVS
TYPE70 dataset, but each type 70 record only has a single TYPE70
segment (for the LPAR in which this MVS System executed); we do not
get a TYPE70 segment for the other LPARs. But MXG does store the
MVS Wait Time from the TYPE70 segment into variable ORIGWAIT in the
TYPE70PR observation for each LCPUADDR, which shows this data:
Wait Complete = YES example: System SYSC (LPARCPUS=2 PARTNCPU=4)
DURATM=15 min DURATM=15 min
8 min 7 min 15min
-------------------- ------------ -------------------------------
Dispatched LPAR Wait Dispatched
LCPUPDTM 70PR calc LCPUPDTM 70PR
5 min 3 min 7 min 11 min 4 min
---------- ========= ------------ --------------------- =========
ORIGWAIT BUSY LPAR Wait ORIGWAIT BUSY
70 calc calc 70 calc
This LPAR has two LCPUs, Wait Complete=Yes, but due to the other
LPAR on this platform (that was also using Wait Complete=Yes), the
LCPU=0 was dispatched for only 8 minutes of the 15 minute interval,
while LCPU=1 was dispatched for all 15 minutes. The ORIGWAIT from
TYPE70 shows that LCPU=0 was actually CPU Busy for only 3 minutes,
and LCPU=1 was actually CPU Busy for only 4 minutes.
While there are only two LCPUs for this LPAR, this LPAR is in a
platform that has four engines, so the ASUM70PR calculation is:
PCTL2BY = (8 disp + 15 disp )/ (4*15) = 23/60 = 38%
because 38% of the dispatch capacity of the four engines in the
hardware platform was consumed by this LPAR in this interval.
However, RMF in its CPU Activity Report calculates two percentages
(and MXG replicates in both TYPE70 and TYPE70PR data):
PCTCPUBY = "LPAR Busy Time" = (3 busy + 4 busy) / (2 * 15) = 23%
PCTMVSBY = "MVS Busy Time" = (10 busy+lparwait + 4 busy)/30 = 48%
The "LPAR Busy Time" shows that this LPAR was busy for 7 of the 30
minutes that the two engines in the LPAR could have been executing,
and thus is a measure of how busy the MVS system might have been.
However, the "MVS Busy Time" calculated by IBM is at best confusing
and at worst wrong, for Wait Completion = Yes LPARs, because it
calculates the MVS busy time as DURATM minus ORIGWAIT, adding the 3
minutes busy and 7 minutes of LPAR wait from LCPU=0 to the 4 minutes
busy from LCPU=1 to conclude 14 minutes of "busy time" out of the
30 minutes that the two engines could have been executing, for 48%!
But the MVS SRM never saw those possible 30 minutes of execution; it
was dispatched for only 8 + 15 = 23 minutes, so a far more accurate
measure is "SRM Busy Time", the busy time over the dispatched time:
PCTSRMBY = "SRM Busy Time" = (3 busy + 4 busy) / 23 (dispatch) = 30%
which more accurately reflects what MVS can do with Wait Comp=Yes,
and it strongly suggests that the IBM "MVS Busy Time" is wrong for
(The example used the Partition Dispatch times, but to be
slightly more precise, using the Effective Dispatch times would
show what was delivered to MVS. I am still deciding if I should
create a new variable for PCTSRMBY, but want to send this
preliminary note to MXG-L, so I will update this part of this
note at a later date.)
Dedicated example: System SYSA (LPARCPUS=3 PARTNCPU=4)
LCPU=0 Dedicated, Wait=No
LCPU=1,2 Shared, Wait=No
DURATM=15 min DURATM=15 min
14:59.20 5:48.92 8:25.73 0:45.35
--------------------- =============== --------- ----------
Dispatched Dispatched ORIGWAIT Non-Disp
LCPUPDTM 70PR LCPUPDTM 70PR 70 Non-Wait
3:11.51 11:48.49 5:49.20 8:25.41 0:45.39
---------- ========== =============== --------- ----------
ORIGWAIT BUSY Dispatched ORIGWAIT Non-Disp
70 calc LCPUPDTM 70PR 70 Non-Wait
For all the three LCPUs in this LPAR, MXG calculates in ASUM70PR:
PCTL5BY = 100* ( 26.5 / 4*15) = 100 * 26.5 /60 = 44.37%
because the total dispatch time of the three LCPUs was 26.5 minutes
of the possible 60 minutes of dispatch time in the four engines of
the platform, and this is this LPAR's use of dispatch capacity.
But if we have the TYPE70PR observation from the system that has the
ORIGWAIT measurement from TYPE70 for that dedicated LCPU, we can see
the LPAR's total CPU busy time was only 11:48 + 5:48 + 5:49, or 22.5
minutes, since 3 minutes of that dispatch time was in MVS wait time!
The IBM RMF calculations for each LCPU and the total for all three
LCPUs in this LPAR show:
LCPU PCTCPUBY (calc) PCTMVSBY (calc) Status
0 78.72 (11:48/15) 78.72 (11:48/15) Ded,Wait=No
1 38.77 ( 5:48/15) 43.81 ( 6:33/15) Shr,Wait=No
2 38.80 ( 5:49/15) 43.84 ( 6:34/15) Shr,Wait=No
all 52.10 (23:17/45) 55.46 (24:55/45) Combined
For the Dedicated LCPU, both PCTCPUBY and PCTMVSBY are calculated
PCTCPUBY=PCTMVSBY= 100*(DURATM-ORIGWAIT)/DURATM = 78.7%
PCTMVSBY=PCTCPUBY= 100*(DURATM-ORIGWAIT)/DURATM = 78.7%
For the Shared, Non-Wait LCPUs, the "LPAR Busy Time" is
PCTCPUBY= 100*LCPUPDTM/DURATM = 38.7%
but the IBM calculation for the "MVS Busy Time" is
PCTMVSBY= 100*(DURATM-ORIGWAIT)/DURATM = 43.8%
because the PCTMVSBY value includes the 45 seconds of non-dispatched
non-wait time recorded in the MVS Busy Time calculation!
Again, while PCTCPUBY is legitimate, PCTMVSBY raises more questions
than it answers.
To summarize what percentages are printed where by IBM and reported
where by MXG, on RMF CPU Activity Report, the "LPAR Busy Time Perc"
is variable PCTCPUBY, and the "MVS Busy Time Perc" is variable
PCTMVSBY in dataset TYPE70 (and now in TYPE70PR as well). On RMF's
Partition Data Report, IBM's "Logical Processors Total" is variable
LPCTnBY, and IBM's "Physical Processors Total" is PCTLnBY in dataset
ASUM70PR for each LPAR, and the "Physical Processors Total" is the
variable PCTCPBUY in ASUM70PR.
Note: I intend to revise this note as I learn more, especially for
Millennium and/or MDF, in the near future. The purpose of this
much of the note was to document what is calculated by MXG and by
IBM when you try to compare RMF reports to MXG datasets, and to
point out basic problems if you have Dedicated or Wait Comp = YES.
Not only is there a problem in ASUM70PR in that we do not know the
true CPU busy time, we also have assumed the "capacity" was the
DURATM of the interval, but that is not always the case, especially
when LPAR weighting is taken into account. No single percentage
value can be used, as it depends on your perspective. ASUM70PR
reports usage percentages of the "dispatch" capacity, while TYPE70
still must be used to understand what is happening inside each MVS.
2. FAT32 file system reduces space needed for MXG from 139MB to 68MB.
On Windows 95 and Windows NT with FAT File Systems, the MXG Source
Library directory DIR command shows 3549 files totaling 57.7 MB,
but the files in that directory actually required 139.1 Megabytes
of disk space! The 2GB disk drive with 32K cluster size wastes
space if the file is less than 32KBytes, and as only 272 of MXG's
source files are over 32K in size, the other 3277 small files waste
lots of disk space with large cluster size under FAT file systems.
Well that is a dead problem with the newer FAT32 file system that
virtually eliminates the space waste problem. That same source
library required only 68.23 MegaBytes on a 9GB FAT32 disk drive!
III. MVS Technical Notes.
1. APAR OW25609 corrects a stoppage of SMF type 30 interval records
(subtypes 2 & 3) and type 23 records, after a serialization problem.
The APAR applies to MVS/4.3 thru OS/390 2.4.
2. APAR OW28289 changes counts in type 30 variables TAPNMNTS/TAPSMNTS
(SMF30PTM/SMF30TPR). In DF/SMS 1.2 and earlier, tape mount counts
were the number of physical mounts (actually, a count of volumes
that were verified by OPEN/CLOSE/EOV via a loadpoint read of the
VOL1 tape label). That was changed by an SPE to DF/SMS 1.2.0 (which
was included in DF/SMS 1.3.0 and 1.4.0); IBM decided instead to
count logical volumes (i.e., increment the mount count when OPEN
processing is entered with the tape drive in a ready state and with
the mounted volume at loadpoint). A document change was prepared
but never distributed, and now IBM is backing out the SPE's effect,
and with this APAR, the counts revert to physical mount counts. The
APAR's text is confusing, because it lists PTFs for DF/SMS releases
1B0, 1C0, and 1D0, which turn out to be DFSMS 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4,
respectively. If you depend on the count of tape mounts in type 30
records, you will want to apply this PTF.
3. APAR OW28613 corrects errors in the JES2 Type 26 Purge record in the
SMF26OAG Accounting Section offset. I earlier thought MXG would not
fail, but without that APAR, MXG offset validation was insufficient,
an INPUT STATEMENT EXCEEDED occurs. Now, Change 15.330 circumvents
the wrong value for SMF26OAG, but the ACCOUNTn fields in TYPE26J2
will be blank until you install to APAR to correct IBM's error.
Fortunately, MXG only uses the TYPE26J2 ACCOUNTn fields for jobs
that do not produce type 30s (JCL Errors or Cancel before start).
4. APAR OW28256 reports invalid CPU times measured (once again!) in RMF
type 72 field SMF72RCT (MXG Variable CPURCTTM, which is summed into
variable CPUTM); PTF was available November 14 1997. This causes
the total CPU time captured in type 72 records to exceed the total
CPU busy time, causing the Uncaptured CPU time (misnamed as CPUOVHTM
and labeled as "Overhead") to be negative in RMFINTRV. This same
field was in error in 1992, fixed then by APAR OY51878. MXG now
detects the negative value and prints this error message on the log:
"ERROR. NEGATIVE CPU-UNCAPTURED-TIME (TYPE70-TYPE72)".
See text of Change 15.238 for more details.
5. APAR OW26619 for OS/390 V2.4, in Goal Mode corrects WLM errors found
by IBM during final function test, and corrects SMF values.
6. APAR OW26421 for OS/390 V1.3 is needed only for ASMTAPES. In OS/390
IBM created two 4-byte fields for Y2K support to replace the 3-byte
fields JCTSSD and JCTJMRJD (step and job start/init dates), but I
missed that change, so ASMTAPES still used the 3-byte fields. But
IBM also zeroed the 3-byte fields, which caused INVALID DATA when
TYPETMNT was executed, and variable INITTIME has missing value.
This APAR restores the dates in the 3-byte fields, so INITTIME will
not be missing. The next maintenance level of the MXG ASMTAPES will
avoid the exposure by using the 4-byte fields if they are present.
7. SYNCSORT 3.6 can ABEND 0C9 during a PROC SORT; SYNCSORT fix SY49930
is the correction.
8. APAR OW30153 corrects type 30 Measured Usage (MULC) segments. There
are multiple occurrences of the same product name and qualifier for
PRODNAME=CICS PRODQUAL=DFHKETCB in the interval records that should
have had only a single segment. There are still other errors that
are not addressed in creating the subtype 4 and subtype 5 records
from the interval records. One CICS job had 39 DHFKETCB segments in
its interval records (subtype 2 and 3), but had 37 segments in its
step termination record (subtype 4) and then had only 36 segments in
its job termination record (subtype 5). Further, the job had 12
DFHSIP segments in the interval records but had 16 segments in both
step and job terminate. Finally, the job had 2 DFHDUP segments in
the job term but none in either the interval or step term records.
A new problem has been opened with IBM on this error.
Note that old APAR OW16176, which consolidates MULC sections for
each product, should be installed. Increasing SMF buffers with
APAR OW12836 is also recommended to minimize the problems with SMF
buffers, and especially specification of DDCONS=NO in SMFPRMxx in
SYS1.PARMLIB is strongly recommended to eliminate the SMF address
algorithm to consolidate DD segments.
Note added Dec 30, 1997:
APAR PN80497 corrects a problem after applying UN84065 with Measured
Usage (MULC) that can create millions of type 30 subtype 3 records
with the same product name in the MULC segment. The problem
occurred with an IMS BMP that used MQ Series. The excess records
could cause IEE979W SMF DATA LOST - NO BUFFER SPACE AVAILABLE.
9. APAR OW30059 (PTF available 12Dec97) reports type 42 values for
Direct Write and Direct Read SMF42DWB/SMF42DRB and this APAR is
likely the fix that was originally described in note 26 in MVS
Technical Notes in MXG Newsletter THIRTY-TWO for APAR OW20926.
When the channel program did single CI reads and writes, residual
data was left in the counter that was not used.
10. APAR PQ09396 (Target 26Dec97) for MQSERIES SMF type 116 reports
inconsistencies between 115 and 116 record's statistics. The more
elaborate description (this text added Mar 27, 1998): The numbers
MQGET and MQPUT (MXG Variables QMACGETx and QMACPUTx in MQMACCT
dataset from 116 record) are significantly less than the totals
reported from 115 records, because the data fields containing the
116 records were incremented outside of latch control, which led
to the counts being cleared at the same time they were updated,
causing certain of the counts to be lost. The PTF for this APAR
will update the fields containing the totals of MQI requests via a
CS instruction, hence they will be protected from being cleared
whilst being updated.
11. APAR PQ09083 is for subtype '51'x of the FTP SMF record (VMACFTP).
The text mentions SMF Record Type 51, but there is no type 51 SMF
record (yet). The APAR corrects missing values in variables
DVGSETME/DVGSEDTE in dataset FTP51X.
12. Job Accounting for Started Tasks became available with MVS/ESA 5.1,
because you can now have a JOB card in the JCL for your STC's, and
can put ACCOUNT parameters in that JOB card that show up in MXG's
ACCOUNTn variables in PDB.JOBS/PDB.PRINT/PDB.STEPS datasets. The
JCL Reference Manual Sections 7.2, 7.3, and 16.7 discuss how.
13. What happens to measurements if I have a Y2K Test System in an LPAR?
You can use the ASUM70PR dataset and select the observations from
your production LPAR (SYSTM='PROD') to measure the Y2K Partition's
resources, since the STARTIME of the records with SYSTEM='PROD'
will be your local time of day.
All of the records written on SYSTEM='Y2K' will have the year 2000
dates (although the READTIME value could be earlier if jobs were
read into the hold queue before IPLing with year 2000). Since the
Y2K system will be re-IPL'd repetitively with the same start value
(probably 31DEC99:23:45:00), RMF interval data will appear to have
duplicate data and the jobs/steps from all IPLs will be jumbled
together, because MXG sorts RMF data by STARTIME and job data by
You can extract SYSTEM='Y2K' data for a specific "test run" by
finding the record number (_N_) of each SMF IPL record, using:
IF ID=0 THEN PUT 'IPL RECORD FOUND ' _N_= SMFTIME=;
and then use the record number of the specific IPL to select only
the SMF records desired. If you wanted the third run, and the third
IPL record had _N_=8,000 and the next IPL record had _N_=10,000, you
would use this logic:
FILE SMFOUT DCB=SMF;
IF 8000 LE _N_ LE 9999 THEN PUT _INFILE_;
IF _N_ EQ 10000 THEN STOP;
to write to //SMFOUT DD only those records for that test run.
There is an alternative. You can use the IPL PROMPT feature to
require the operator to reply with the (local) time and the reason
(describe the test run) for each IPL, and there will be a SUBTYPE=8
observation in dataset TYPE90 with variables DTIME and IPLREASN with
the operator's reply, so the TYPE90 dataset can be used to identify
the records in each test run (variable SMFRECNR, equal to _N_, was
added to the TYPE90 dataset by Change 15.267).
You must have specified PROMPT(IPLR) or PROMPT(ALL) in member
SMFPRMxx in SYS1.PARMLIB dataset to prompt the operator for the
reply at each IPL.
14. Almost-Duplicate TYPE74 records, differing only by one second in the
STARTIME, can be written by Boole & Babbage's CMF Product, if both
IPM and CPM modes are enabled. This has happened recently as sites
installed OS/390. In MXG's TYPE7xxx datasets, variable PRODUCT will
be 'CMF-IPM' in one almost-duplicate record, and 'CMF-CPM' in the
other observation. Boole does NOT recommend both modes!
15. Channel Type variable CHANTYPE in dataset TYPE73 still exists, but
variable SMF73CPD provides a better description as it describes both
ESCON and Parallel Channel types. SMF73CPD was new in MVS/ESA 5.1.
16. APAR OW27855 corrects PSF/MVS-written type 6 SMF records so that
they now contain the node number of the current node in field
SMF6ROUN, which MXG decodes into variable NODE and RMOTID in TYPE6
17. APAR OW20844 enables JES2 job numbers greater than 32000, but has
no impact on MXG, since MXG has supported 5-digit JES Numbers thru
99999 from the JCTJOBID for several years.
IV. DB2 Technical Notes.
1. There are no DB2 Technical Notes in this newsletter.
V. IMS Technical Notes.
1. Support for Boole's IMF 3.2 (for IMS 6.1) was added in MXG 15.09.
Candle has not informed me of any changes in their ITRF product.
2. Discussion of IMS Log support in MXG Software.
I strongly recommend you use an IMS monitor (was Boole or Candle)
IMF from BMC, Mainview for IMS from ASG, ITRF from IBM/Candle)
that creates a transaction record, rather than attempt to use
IBM's IMS log for transaction response and resource measurement.
See MXG newsletter TWENTY-FIVE, IMS Technical Notes, for the MXG
position statement of the technical reasons why you cannot measure
the response time and resources (CPU, DL/I calls) for transactions
with only IBM's standard IMS log records.
NOTE INSERTED IN 2015: NOW USE THE TYPEIMST PROGRAM TO PROCESS
THE IBM IMS LOG RECORD 56FA, WHICH IS A PER-TRANSACTION RECORD
WITH CORRECT RESPONSE AND CPU TIMES. SEARCH NEWSLTERS FOR IMS56FA.
However, you CAN use the TYPEIMS7 MXG program to get accurate counts
of transactions and resources by transaction, because it uses IMS 07
and IMS 08 log records, written for each deschedule of an IMS
program, which contains the count of IMS transactions that were run
during that program schedule (can be 1, usually is at least 5
transactions per schedule, and be millions for WFIs), the
transaction name, and the total CPU time and DL/I calls for all
of those IMS transactions. But you cannot get accurate resources
per transaction from the IMS 07/08 records. At best, you can get
the "average" of each group of transaction processed if you are
willing to divide the CPU time by the number of transactions run,
and you'll get fractional numbers of DL/I calls per transaction!
MXG Member TYPEIMFL will read the IMS log and will select and create
all possible datasets from any combination of Boole's IMF log
records (LCODE=FAx) IBM IMS log records (01,03,07,08,31x,36x,40x,
plus fastpath 59x subtypes 01,03,36x,37x,38x) and SAP IMS log
records (LCODE=AEx), and the new statistics subtypes as well.
Members TYPEIMFL and TYPEIMS7 both use macros that are defined in
VMACIMS to decode those IMS log records, and which are fully
supported by MXG.
It is not the reading of the IMF, IBM, and SAP IMS log records that
is the problem, but rather it is the construction of the
many-records-per-transaction-without-a-merge-key into a single
transaction record with per-transaction resources and response that
is in principle impossible with IMS log records.
Nevertheless if you still must try to get IMS response time with
only IBM's IMS log records, because your management still won't buy
you an IMS monitor tool, then, at your own risk, you can probably
get good results with the MXG assembly program ASMIMSL6 (IMS 6+) and
the JCLIMSL6 example. The ASM program acts like an IMS MPR and
reads the log to figure out which records go with which transaction,
and writes a copy of the IMS log records with an appendage to
identify the transaction, and then the MXG SAS programs invoked in
JCLIMSLG read the extended IMS log records to crate dataset IMSTRAN
with observations on a per-transaction basis. These transaction
records will always contain only average CPU and DL/I calls, but the
response time for each transaction is usually quite accurate,
although a few transactions may not be perfectly matched and can
have very large response times (and sometimes the output queue time
is accurately very large!). It is not guaranteed that ASMIMSL6 will
exist, but it is my hope to continue to provide this crutch for IMS
sites unwilling to purchase an IMS monitor.
VI. SAS Technical Notes.
1. There are no MXG problems using the Version 6.09 of the SAS System.
In fact, there have been no MXG problems with Version 6.08 at TS430
or later maintenance levels! Perhaps that is because MXG Software
is now a standard part of the SAS Quality Assurance test stream?
VII. CICS Technical Notes.
1. How can you use USER instead of TERMINAL to bill CICS transactions.
IBM note RTA000013242 Library item Q451666 answers the question,
"How can you use USER instead of TERMINAL to bill CICS transactions
in an ISC or MRO CICS environment (i.e., when using transaction
routing?", by pointing out that when you specify USERSEC=IDENTIFY
or ATTACHSEC(IDENTIFY) on the SYSTEM entry or CONNECTION definition,
the USER field is then propagated into the records created in the
AOR and other regions observations in CICSTRAN.CICSTRAN.
If you are billing CICS and DB2 by transactions, you really should
look at the ASUMUOW member that summarizes CICSTRAN and DB2ACCT and
their CPU times into one record per Unit of Work, reducing the
number of "things" you have to count. ASUMUOW keeps both TERMINAL
and USER as well as both CICS and DB2 CPU times plus CICS response
buckets in its output dataset PDB.ASUMUOW. If you were using
ASUMCICS to create PDB.CICS summary data, you will find ASUMUOW
preserves the CICS resource and response fields from PDB.CICS and
adds in the DB2 information. ASUMUOW replaces the earlier ANALDB2C
report program that merged DB2ACCT and CICSTRAN records.
VIII. Windows NT Technical Notes.
1. Use /B "Binary" switch on the COPY command to eliminate '3F'x.
Two sites had STOPOVER ABENDS on MVS reading NTSMF data that had
been COPYed under Windows NT Server before uploading to MVS. The
hex dump showed a one-byte physical record containing a '3F'x.
Another site's TYPENTSM job failed with a 180 abend; the VMACNTSM
member had been COPYed, and an extra line containing '3F'x had been
appended to the source file. It is apparently a documented fact
that the COPY command can add an ASCII End-of-File Character at
the end of a copy whenever multiple input files are copied into an
output file. That ASCII End-of-File Character then becomes the
separate physical record on MVS after uploading and translation
from ASCII to EBCDIC with ftp. Using the /B "Binary" switch on
the COPY command was found to eliminate the extra character.
To read the uploaded file with the short record without ABENDing,
you can change MXG's STOPOVER option to MISSOVER by using:
MACRO STOPOVER MISSOVER %
as your first SAS statement, before the %INCLUDEs in your SYSIN.
IX. Incompatibilities and Installation of MXG 15.15.
1. Incompatibilities introduced in MXG 15.15 (since MXG 14.14):
a- IMACs that were changed (if they exist in your USERID.SOURCLIB, you
must refit your tailoring, starting with the new IMAC member):
IMACPTF, if you install PTF UN98309 for CICS Transaction Server 1.1
b- Other incompatibility changes:
Users of SAS ITSV V1 and V2.0 and SAS/CPE must install the two line
circumvention described in the text of Change 15.320 to use MXG
Version 15.08 or later. SAS ITSV Version 2.1 is compatible and
the circumvention is not required.
c- These products were incompatibly changed by their vendor, and they
require MXG Version 15.xx as indicated:
Boole's IMF 3.2 (for IMS 6.1) MXG 15.09 Change 15.372
CICS TS V1.2 MXG 15.06 Change 15.274
CICS TS V1.1 APAR UN98309 MXG 15.06 Change 15.258
Landmark TMON CICS 2.0 MXG 15.06 Change 15.281
Landmark TMON MVS 2.0 MXG 15.09 Change 15.346
NTSMF Version 2.1 MXG 15.06 Change 15.249
255 Structures in a Coupling Facility MXG 15.06 Change 15.226
BETA93 Release 1.3 MXG 15.06 Change 15.237
IDMS 14.0 MXG 15.05 Change 15.218
Coupling Facility more than 64 Structs MXG 15.05 Change 15.226
APPC APAR OW16975 APAR-in-Error MXG 15.05 Change 15.227
ObjectStar 3.0 MXG 15.04 Change 15.195
NTSMF Version 2.0 MXG 15.03 Change 15.147
DB2 Version 5.1.0 two SMF 102 IFCIDs MXG 15.02 Change 15.095
Hitachi 7700 Cache R.R. records MXG 15.01 Change 15.008
2. Installation and re-installation procedures are described in detail
in member INSTALL (which also lists common Error/Warning messages a
new user might encounter), and sample JCL is in member JCLINSTL.
X. Online Documentation of MXG Software.
MXG Documentation is now described in member DOCUMENT.
XI. Changes Log
You MUST read each Change description to determine if a Change will
impact your site. All changes have been made in this MXG Library.
Member CHANGES of the MXG SOURCLIB will always be more accurate than
the printed changes in a Newsletter, because the software is normally
created after the newsletter is sent to the printer! Member CHANGES
on the www.MXG.com homepage are the most timely, as they are updated
(sometimes) between MXG versions.
Member CHANGES always identifies the actual version and release of
MXG Software that is contained in that library.
The actual code implementation of some changes in MXG SOURCLIB may be
different than described in the change text (which might have printed
only the critical part of the correction that can be made by paper).
Scan each source member named in any impacting change for any comments
at the beginning of the member for additional documentation, since the
documentation of new datasets, variables, validation status, and notes,
are often found in comments in the source members.
Alphabetical list of important changes after MXG 14.14 now in MXG 15.15:
Member Change Description
Many 15.167 MXG now protects ALL date fields for year 2000.
Many 15.169 SAS inconsistencies between MVS and ASCII fixed.
Many 15.320 Hardcoded PDB. DDname externalized with &PDBxx macro.
Many 15.354 All VMACs for SMF records start with IF ID=....
Many 15.356 New &MACxxxx macro variable added to all VMACs.
Many 15.170 Support for OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 (COMPAT).
None 15.373 Support for OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 (no changes).
ADOC1415 15.304 Using 14/15 records to determine dataset size.
ADOCTAND 15.119 Cannot use Tandem's ftp program to upload Measure.
AIXPDS 15.337 Support for AIX commands IOSTAT/PSSTAT/VMSTAT.
ANALAVAL 15.262 Availability analysis example with PROC CALENDAR.
ANALBATW 15.378 'Batch Window' graphical reports from PDB.JOBS/STEPS.
ANALCISH 15.365 CICS reports CICNQG, CICSLGS, CICLGR are added.
ANALCNCR 15.126 New example counts Avg and Max Logged on TSO Users.
ANALCNCR 15.174 ANALCNCR with large INTERVAL had large WORK space.
ANALDB2R 15.191 ANALDB2R fails, ERROR 31-185 if no PLAN in SORTBY.
ANALDB2R 15.223 Some datetimes shifted right two positions, overlay.
ANALDB2R 15.279 APPARENT MACRO &SORTUOW NOT RESOLVED error.
ANALDBTR 15.259 Pairing DB2 IFCID 59 & 63 wrong if multiple 63s.
ANALDBXX 15.173 Merge DB2 102s with DB2ACCT and CICSTRAN example.
ANALDDCN 15.062 Analysis of impact of DDCONS(NO)'s duplicate bytes.
ANALMULT 15.367 Corrected values of EXCPNODD/IOTMNODD for MULTIDD=Y.
ASMIMSLG 15.229 Archaic pre-DFP 3.0 systems retrofit.
ASMTAPES 15.047 ML-13 of ASMTAPES protects 0C4s, stays up, etc.
ASMTAPES 15.141 ASMTAPES ML-14 populates fields, protects 0C4s.
ASMTAPES 15.285 ML-15 adds dump suppression, OS/390 1.3 JCT changes.
ASMTAPES 15.291 MXG 15.06 did not contain ML-15; MXG 15.07 does.
ASMVVDS 15.302 Out of Storage eliminated, UCBs above 16MB
ASUMTALO 15.077 Exploitation of TALO Interval Records added by ML-12
ASUMTALO 15.301 Starting/Ending Interval counts include SPUN.
ASUMUOW 15.079 IRESPTM, ENDTIME corrected.
ASUMUOW 15.221 Specific reference to TEMP01 caused error, removed.
ASUMUOW 15.307 MROTRAN count included "spun" observation counts.
ASUMUOW 15.315 ASUMUOW option to get real TRANNAME versus CPMI/CSMI.
BUILDPD3 15.020 JES3 BUILDPD3 had extra observations created.
BUILDPD3 15.235 Duplicate step records might not be deleted.
BUILDPDB 15.235 Duplicate step records might not be deleted.
BUILDPDB 15.329 _CDExxxx macros reordered, now inside ELSE DOs.
CICINTRV 15.251 CICINTRV logic corrected, must use this version.
CLMXGSAS 15.084 Sample CLISTs for MXG and SAS execution under TSO.
CONFIG 15.194 MXG default for MEMSIZE raised from 48M to 64M
CONFIG 15.293 YEARCUTOFF=1960 is now MXG default, protects non-Y2K.
DIFFDB2 15.070 DB2STATS values are negative in startup interval.
DIFFDB2 15.278 Variables B1HITRAT-B4HITRAT were wrong.
EXPDB30V 15.142 PDB exit EXPDB30V added for PDB.SMFINTRV.
FORMATS 15.057 New RACF events decoded by MG080EV.
FORMATS 15.109 Format MGBYTRT (Byte per second) truncated on left.
FORMATS 15.152 Formats $MGHEX2H, $MGHEX4H, $MGHEX8H blanks '40'x.
FORMATS 15.175 CICS formats $MGCICDL,$MGCICDS corrected.
IHDR110 15.268 CICS Type 110 Header Exit for record selection.
IMACICBB 15.179 Support for Boole MainView for CICS stat records.
IMACICSM 15.157 Support for Shared Medical CICS Journal OASMON.
IMACKEEP 15.123 Member IMACKEEP is documented as archaic.
IMACPDB 15.002 Variable TERMIND added to PDB.STEPS.
IMACPDB 15.048 Variables SMF6FDNM/SMF6PDNM (Formdef/PrintDef) kept.
IMACPDB 15.091 Variables ACTBYTES/ACTPAGES from TYPE26J2 in PDB.
IMACSHFT 15.151 Table of Holidays for SHIFT example added.
IMACUOW 15.221 SORT output destination, other options externalized.
IMACs 15.328 New _Sxxyyy "PROC SORT" macro defined in IMACs.
INSTALL 15.277 VM/CMS cannot use a MACLIB member for CONFIG option.
NTINTRV 15.255 Multi-processors properly summarized in NTINTRV.
RMFINTRV 15.138 Report RPGNs/Classes can be used in IMACWORK!!!
RMFINTRV 15.238 "ERROR. NEGATIVE CPU OVERHEAD TIME (TYPE70-TYPE72)".
RMFINTRV 15.250 Test CPUTM NE CPU72TM too strong due to truncation.
SMFPRM00 15.053 First draft of MXG recommendations for SMF parms.
TRND72GO 15.135 Trending for TYPE72GO WLM Goal Mode Service Classes.
TYPE102 15.113 DB2 Trace IFCID=125 logic revised.
TYPE102 15.121 Negative values for DB2 fields decoded with format.
TYPE102 15.132 DB2 Trace dataset T102S106 now corrected.
TYPE102 15.216 DB2 Trace 102 subtype 140 INPUT STATEMENT EXCEEDED.
TYPE102 15.245 DB2 Type 102 Subtype 140 INPUT STATEMENT EXCEEDED.
TYPE102 15.245 Invalid Type 102 subtype 140 protection added.
TYPE103 15.313 Support for ICSS SMF type 103 (Websphere).
TYPE110 15.133 Leap Seconds support correct "GMT" to local.
TYPE110 15.258 APAR UN98309 CICS TS V1.1 INCOMPATIBLE
TYPE110 15.269 UOWTIME duplicate values, UOWIDCHR added to resolve.
TYPE110 15.274 Support for CICS Transaction Server 1.2 INCOMPATIBLE.
TYPE116 15.043 TYPE116 variable QWHCTNO remains numeric.
TYPE116 15.241 MQ Series type 116 blank CICS TASKNR, questions.
TYPE116 15.241 Type 116 INVALID DATA FOR QWHCTASK message
TYPE1415 15.124 Support for APAR OW25263 (for 3590s)
TYPE1415 15.239 New variable LASTVOFL flags if this is Last Volume.
TYPE16 15.243 Support for DFSORT APAR PN71137 (COMPATIBLE).
TYPE16 15.243 Support for DFSORT APAR PN71337 added flag fields.
TYPE26J3 15.228 APAR OW26297 adds job account fields to JES3 type 26.
TYPE26J3 15.273 JES3 ACCOUNT fields in type 26 were not read.
TYPE28 15.336 Support for NPM 2.3 and APAR OW17876.
TYPE28 15.362 NPM type 28 subtype 82 error corrected.
TYPE30 15.063 TYPE30OM for OMVS discoveries
TYPE30 15.065 EXCP/IOTM for UCB addresses over '8000'x wrong.
TYPE30 15.133 Leap Seconds support converts "GMT" to local.
TYPE30 15.227 APAR OW16975 INCOMPATIBLY in error, APPC type 30.
TYPE42 15.106 Support for APAR OW20921 creates TYPE42VT (VTOC+).
TYPE42 15.112 Support for APAR OW26451/OW26453/OW26497 MAXRSPTM+.
TYPE42 15.358 TYPE42AU dataset was incorrectly built.
TYPE50 15.185 Support for VTAM 4.4 changes to SMF type 50.
TYPE6 15.009 Support for APAR OW25152 (PRINTWAY Print Queue Name)
TYPE6 15.015 Support for Anacom's Anastack spooler type 6 SMF.
TYPE6 15.016 Support for CA-DISPATCH Version 6 w/5-digit JSENR.
TYPE6 15.039 Invalid "MVS PSF DOWNLOAD" type 6 records, APAR.
TYPE6156 15.176 Support for Invalid Catalog Cell '05'x segment.
TYPE6156 15.193 Another invalid '04' Catalog Cell STOPOVER.
TYPE6156 15.222 INPUT STATEMENT EXCEEDED, Change 15.166 was wrong.
TYPE7072 15.004 OS/390 R3 type 72 INPUT STATEMENT EXCEEDED RECORD.
TYPE7072 15.013 Variable SSTORE72 (Shared Pages Bytes) created.
TYPE7072 15.023 TYPE70 variable PCTMVSBY wrong in MDF shared CPUs
TYPE7072 15.026 New variable VELONOIO calculates NO I/O Velocity.
TYPE7072 15.038 TYPE72GO PERFINDX, R723CIRC and R723CICT wrong.
TYPE7072 15.182 TYPE72GO VELOCITY wrong for Discretionary/System
TYPE7072 15.183 TYPE72GO was OUTPUT when NOACTVTY was zero.
TYPE7072 15.214 TYPE70 PCTMVSBY incorrect MXG 15.01-15.04.
TYPE7072 15.270 OS/390 R2.4 Goal MODE INVALID DATA FOR R723CIDT/CDQT
TYPE70PR 15.299 TYPE70PR had no obs for deactivated partition.
TYPE71 15.064 Variable SLOTUTIL added to TYPE71 - slot usage
TYPE72GO 15.297 VELOCITY variables are now multiplied by 100.
TYPE74 15.008 Support for Hitachi 7700 Cache Records (INCOMPAT)
TYPE74 15.011 Variable SMF744PN added to TYPE74CF to count CPUs.
TYPE74 15.058 Cache TYPE74CA clean up and new variables added.
TYPE74 15.226 Support for SMF type 74 CF more than 64 structures.
TYPE78 15.061 PCTDIRPT/PCTCUBSY in TYPE74CF wrong.
TYPE80A 15.107 Dataset TYPE8025 now created for RACF Event 25.
TYPE80A 15.158 Support for RACFEVNT=22 and 59, repeated segments.
TYPE80A 15.309 RACF RVARY INPUT STATEMENT EXCEEDED 22.214.171.124 release.
TYPE88 15.257 Support for subtype 11 type 88 System Logger.
TYPE90 15.267 Variable SMFRECNR is now kept.
TYPE91 15.213 Support for SMF type 91 subtype 21 SMARTBATCH data.
TYPE92 15.003 OMVS file GMT datetimestamps now converted to local.
TYPE94 15.073 Support for Virtual Tape Server additions to SMF 94.
TYPE94 15.130 TYPE94 variable SMF94ETO restored.
TYPE99 15.165 Support for "Goal Mode SMF" type 99 subtype 6.
TYPE99 15.357 Support for APAR OW29790.
TYPEACF2 15.197 ACF2JR dataset variable ACLFLDVL populated.
TYPEAIMR 15.311 Support for Fujitsu's AIM V20 AIM/RDBII SMF type 98.
TYPEBBMQ 15.263 Support for Boole & Babbage MQ Series VSAM file.
TYPEBETA 15.181 INVALID ARGUMENT in BETA93 SMF record *RELOAD*.
TYPEBETA 15.237 Support for BETA93 Release 3.1 (INCOMPATIBLE).
TYPECACH 15.008 Support for Hitachi 7700 Cache Records (INCOMPAT)
TYPECIMS 15.033 ABENDSYS/ABENDUSR in IMF 1.3+ is corrected.
TYPECIMS 15.082 Support for Boole and Babbage IMF 3.2 (for IMS 6.1.)
TYPECIMS 15.372 Support for Boole's IMF 3.2 (for IMS 6.1) INCOMPAT
TYPECMF 15.187 Variable C279SSI changed from numeric to character.
TYPECMF 15.376 CMF Subtype 15 now creates CMF16MAP & CMF16LPA.
TYPECMF 15.377 CMF Cache dataset CMF27CSC now contains CMF27C93.
TYPECMFV 15.380 Boole & Babbage CMF VSAM History File supported.
TYPECTCP 15.248 Support for Applied Expert Systems Clever TCP/IP.
TYPECTLG 15.166 Support for Catalog Cell 'E7' (Alias).
TYPECTLT 15.276 IOA/Control-T 5.0 variable DSEXPDT changed.
TYPECTLT 15.306 CONTROL-T vars DSUSECT/DSEXCP wrong, undoc bytes.
TYPEDB2 14.095 Support for DB2 Version 5.1.0 (COMPATIBLE).
TYPEDB2 15.133 Leap Seconds support correct "GMT" to local.
TYPEDB2 15.269 UOWTIME duplicate values, UOWIDCHR added to resolve.
TYPEDCOL 15.108 High Used RBA can be greater than Allocated Space.
TYPEDCOL 15.163 Support for DCOLLECT in DFSMS 1.4 (COMPAT).
TYPEDCOL 15.324 VOLSER added to DCOLLECT DCOLCLUS dataset.
TYPEDPPX 15.305 Support for DPPX/370 Performance Reporter output.
TYPEEDGR 15.140 Support for new fields in DFSMSrmm extracts.
TYPEEDGS 15.021 Variables EDGSADTE,EDGSARSD,EDGSASID, formats value.
TYPEEREP 15.246 EREP records past logical EOF were read from DASD.
TYPEFTEK 15.102 Support for Filetek Optical Disk SMF record
TYPEHMF 15.192 Support for HMF SMF Subtype 11 (DS3 Statistics).
TYPEHPTE 15.247 Support for HP MeasureWare for Terra Data OS.
TYPEHURN 15.195 Support for ObjectStar 3.0 (INCOMPATIBLE).
TYPEICE 15.134 Support for IXFP SMF subtypes 6 and 7
TYPEICE 15.215 IXFP subtypes 2,3,4 not output, MXG 15.02-15.04 only.
TYPEIDMJ 15.363 Support for IDMS Journal format for IDMS V12.
TYPEIDMS 15.218 Support for CA's IDMS 14.0 (INCOMPATIBLE).
TYPEIDMS 15.264 IDMS 10.02 observations not output.
TYPEIMFL 15.375 Read IMF + SAP + IBM IMF log records at one time.
TYPEIMSD 15.081 Support for IMS DBCTL transactions from IMS 07/08s.
TYPEM204 15.303 Support for MODEL204 Version 3.4 INCOMPATIBLE.
TYPEMEMO 15.071 Support for MEMO subtype 8, creates MEMODIST dataset
TYPEMIM 15.059 Segments not output after MIMCNT=0 with MIM V 3.
TYPEMON2 15.281 Support for Landmark's The Monitor for CICS/ESA 2.0.
TYPEMWSU 15.068 Revised support for HP's MeasureWare for SUN
TYPEMWTE 15.247 Support for HP MeasureWare for Terra Data OS.
TYPEMWUX 15.022 HP-MW and HP-PCS base date now JAN1970 vice JAN70.
TYPENSPY 15.067 Support for NETSPY Version 5.0 is in MXG 14.14.
TYPENSPY 15.069 ARSPHOST missing in NSPYLU dataset for NETSPY 4.4
TYPENSPY 15.168 Zero obs in NSPYTIC3 corrected.
TYPENTSM 15.012 NTSMF records from NT 3.51 now supported.
TYPENTSM 15.027 NTSMF new objects created by COMPAQ hardware.
TYPENTSM 15.147 Support for NTSMF Version 2.0 (INCOMPAT).
TYPENTSM 15.147 Support for Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 2 (INCOMPAT)
TYPENTSM 15.190 Support for five new NTSMF Objects.
TYPENTSM 15.220 Support for NTSMF Version 2.1 (COMPAT), new objects.
TYPENTSM 15.249 Support for NTSMF Version 2.1 (INCOMPATIBLE).
TYPENTSM 15.265 NTSMF Version 2.0.H caused INPUT STATEMENT EXCEEDED.
TYPEOMVT 15.150 INPUT STATEMENT EXCEEDED Omegamon VTAM 200 IRNUM=12.
TYPEOMVT 15.296 Support for Omegamon for VTAM V400 (COMPATIBLE).
TYPEOPC 15.188 OPC 3.1 datasets OPC23, OPC29, OPC31 corrected.
TYPEOPC 15.256 OPC type 29 INPUT STATEMENT EXCEEDED error.
TYPEPW 15.010 Support for Landmark's Performance Works/Smart Agent
TYPEQAPM 15.052 Support for all OS/400 Release 3.7.0 records.
TYPEQAPM 15.105 Dataset QAPMAPPN has variables wrong.
TYPEQAPM 15.127 AS/400 variable AS400SYN missing if SYSTEM LT 8.
TYPEQAPM 15.316 Support for OS/400 Release 4.1.0 (INCOMPATIBLE).
TYPERACF 15.103 Support for RACF utility IRRDBU00's OMVS RACF data.
TYPERDS 15.144 Zero observations in TYPERDS1-TYPERDS7 datasets.
TYPERMFV 15.321 Some RMF III VSAM variables were corrected.
TYPERMFV 15.355 CSA and SQA values were wrong; should be &RB.4.
TYPEROSC 15.017 Support for CA-ROSCOE Version 6 SMF is verified.
TYPESARX 15.300 Support for SAR CA-VIEW SMF exit SARSRQUX.
TYPESFTA 15.030 SOFTAUDIT collect only at JOB record was deleted.
TYPESTC 15.186 STK 4400, STCLMU variables decoded.
TYPESVCC 15.200 Support for Peregrine's Service Center SMF.
TYPETCP 15.234 Support for TCP/IP 3.2 API Calls record changes.
TYPETMDB 15.114 TMON/DB2 subtype "DW" now supported.
TYPETMDB 15.184 Support for TMON/DB2 record type "DE".
TYPETMNT 15.077 Support for new fields added by ML-12 of ASMTAPES.
TYPETMNT 15.110 Enhancements in preparation for ASMTAPES ML-14.
TYPETMO2 15.353 Landmark TMON for CICS V2 variables renamed.
TYPETMON 15.001 File counts incorrect in TYPETMON datasets.
TYPETMON 15.054 Variables SYSTEM/SYSID truncated to only one byte.
TYPETMON 15.139 Landmark CICS fix TT00032 creates one bad record.
TYPETMON 15.266 MXG 15.04-MXG 15.05 only. CREATIME, other dates wrong
TYPETMON 15.294 SYSID was length five instead of length four.
TYPETMS5 15.199 Support for CA-1/TMS Release 5.2 (COMPATIBLE).
TYPETMV2 15.346 Landmark for MVS V2 INPUT STATEMENT EXCEEDED.
TYPEVLFC 15.230 Support for VLF Catalog activity from SYSLOG.
TYPEVM 15.189 Support for VM ADSM Account Records in VM/ESA.
TYPEWWW 15.086 Support for World Wide Web Common Log Format records
TYPEXPSM 15.172 Support for Xerox's XPSM Version 2 SMF records.
TYPEZARA 15.074 Support for Altai's ZARA Tape Management Release 1.2
TYPEZARA 15.323 Packed Decimals protected, DATELU corrected.
UDUMPEBC 15.085 Utility to produce MVS-like LIST; hex dump on ASCII.
UTILCONT 15.056 Now a %MACRO - displays SAS dataset sizes (in MB).
UTILUOW 15.335 CICS MRO - which CICSTRAN record has real TRANNAME.
UVBSNRDW 15.242 Utility to re-create SMF VBS with no RDW/BDWs.
UVBSNRDW 15.242 Utility to recreate VBS from data with no RDW/BDW.
VMAC80A 15.289 RACF DTP EV44xxxx variables added for RACFEVNT=13.
VMACIMSA 15.275 SAP IMS timestamp SAPTIMTR is Start of Transaction.
VMACSTC 15.364 Support for StorageTek's VSM SMF records.
VMACUCB 15.125 VIO detection conflict with DEVNR='7FFFF'x.
VMXGCOMP 15.100 %MACRO utility to compare SAS Data Libraries
VMXGOPTR 15.099 %MACRO to reset (most) SAS Options.
VMXGSUM 15.098 Enhancement to protect OBS=0, and USER= options.
WEEKBLDT 15.115 Dataset TYPE77 causes failure, wrong BY list.
YEAR2000 15.045 DATETIMExx won't display yyyy if truncated.
YEAR2000 15.167 MXG now protects ALL date fields for year 2000.
YEAR2000 15.293 MXG cannot protect all non-Y2K-compliant dates.
Inverse chronological list of all Changes:
===Changes thru 15.382 were printed in MXG NEWSLETTER THIRTY-THREE===
===Changes thru 15.206 were included in MXG 15.04 dated Sep 01, 1997===
===Changes thru 15.206 were published in MXG NEWSLETTER THIRTY-TWO=====
All Changes are in member CHANGESS and all Newsletters are in NEWSLTRS.