MainView SYSPROG Service v3.7.00 went GA on September 14, 2012. As you are probably aware, MainView SYSPROG Services is available as part of MainView for z/OS as many of the SYSPROG Services can be used by MainView AutoOPERATOR, see MainView AutoOPERATOR Solutions Guide and MainView AutoOPERATOR Advanced Automation Guide for sample SYSPROG solutions.
There are 4 new services:
ANALYZE – The ANALYZE (ANA) service examines the system for backlog of work issues – address spaces waiting to be dispatched, or jobs waiting for an enqueue. Issuing the command will give you the following response:
AMTAN5I n Address spaces are waiting to be dispatched
AMTAN1I n waiting for resource held by VAM3NQ1 (0061) SJSD?AMTAN2I QNAME=qname,RNAME=resource_name
AMTANZI No problems found
JCPU – The JCPU service provides the ability to locate the address spaces that are the highest user of CP, zIIP, and zAAP processors. It reports on these processor distribution utilization during the sample period. The sample period can be defined between 1-60 seconds with the default of 5 seconds. The unused processor time is not measured, so the total utilization will always be 100% (subject to rounding errors).
Issuing – JCPU,1,CP – will sample processor usage for one second and sort the resulting data by the column containing CP utilization in descending sequence:
PBUILD – The PBUILD (PLB) service allows you to create or modify exclusion lists after initialization of SYSPROG Services. Exclusion list are used to exclude jobs, replies, enqueues and volumes serial numbers for different SYSPROG Services. PBUILD will process contents of an exclusion list member in a partitioned data set. The exclusion lists support are $$INEXCL, $$RPTEXT, $XENQ, or $$XRS.
PLIST – The PLIST (PLI) Service display the active exclusion list and the contents for $$INEXCL, $$RPJOBS, $$RPTEXT, $$XENQ, or $$XRES. This service also displays the name of the list’s creator and time – date when list was created.
There are also 4 enhanced services:
PROGRESS (*) – Display the status and current step information for a specified address space.
JITOKEN – Displays when the job instance was initiated, elapsed execution time, current step name, service class, STOKEN, and accounting data.
TCB – Displays improved output and creates symbols representing the contents of registers and other key fields
IFA – Displays the ASID in addition to the job name.
(*) – There are currently 2 version of the PROGRESS service. The new version is the default unless SYSPROG Services is operating under the control of AutoOPERATOR, in which case the PROGRESS version distributed in SYSPROG Services 3.6 is the default. You can use the version parameter to select your preferred PROGRESS version.
For more information of what is new in MainView SYSPROG Services, please refer to the release notes.