TSCOMF - Can the TSCO Reconcile Entities utility be used to merge PSYSxxxx CPC names into regular named CPC's after a Mainframe CPU upgrade?[1]

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    PRODUCT:

    BMC Capacity Optimization for Mainframes


    COMPONENT:

    Capacity Optimization - Mainframe Solution



    QUESTION:

    What is the procedure to merge PSYSxxxx CPC names into regular named CPC's, using the TSCO Reconcile Entities utility, after a Mainframe CPU upgrade?

    The following graph shows the problem.  Both the PSYSxxxx CPC and the regular named CPC must be selected to see all days of data...

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    ANSWER:

    **Note** - In the screenshots below you will notice certain names in the tree and in headings blurred out User-added image.  This is to hide a customer name and make the KA generic. 

    The steps to first rename some objects and then reconcile duplicated entries are below.  This procedure will merge the entries created with a PSYSxxxx name into the regular named entries when they are created as part of a CPC upgrade that changed the serial number of the box.  This procedure will eliminate the need to rerun the ETL's for the affected date range after the CDB database has been updated with the correct regular named entries. 

    Keep in mind the example below shows the steps for only one PSYSxxxx object.  If any other PSYSxxxx objects exist the same steps will need to be performed for those objects as well.

    1.  Looking in the Workspace with your domain, Mainframe CPCs and Systems expanded you will see the PSYSxxxx systems as well as the regular names systems. 
    2.  Click on the PSYSxxxx system in the tree to display that systems information. 
    3.  Click on the Edit button.

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    4.  In the Edit system window select the PSYSxxxx name and overtype it with the correct regular named system.

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    5.  Then click the Save button.

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    6.  Now there should be two of the same named CPC systems in the tree. 
    7.  Click on the renamed CPC system to display that system. 
    8.  Click on the Hierarchy tab to display the Parents and Children lists.
    9.  Click on the *PSYSxxxx* Child system.

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    10.  In the Edit System window highlight and overtype *PSYSxxxx* with the correct normal system name enclosed in '*' asterisks.

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    11.  Click the Save button.

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    12.  Now the Children under both the original and the renamed CPC systems should be the same.

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    13.  At this point you would still need to select both systems to see all data.

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    14.  Now we're ready to reconcile! 
    15.  Select Administration then ETL tasks.
    16.  In the ETL tasks window click on your Mainframe ETL.

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    17.  With the Mainframe ETL screen displayed Click on the Entity catalog link.
     
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    18.  On the Entity Catalog screen Click on Reconcile entities.

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    19.  On the Entity Reconciliation window
    20.  Click the radio buttons in front of "all datasources of this catalog" and "entity name and type".
    21.  In the Entity types pull down box select Mainframe - CPC.
    22.  Click the Search button.  All CPC systems with duplicated entries will be displayed.
    23.  Click the check box in front of each System name.
    24.  Click on "Reconcile selected rows" to merge the duplicated entries. 

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    25.  Back at the Workspace page you will now see only one instance of each Mainframe CPC.

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    26.  When you draw the CPC graph it is now one continuous line.

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    27.  When you draw an LPAR graph you'll still see a gap in the data.

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    28.  Same gap for a z/OS Image graph.

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    29.  Go back to the Entity Reconciliation window
    30.  Click the radio buttons in front of "all datasources of this catalog" and "entity name and type".
    31.  In the Entity types pull down box select Mainframe - LPAR.
    32.  Click the Search button.  All LPAR systems with duplicated entries will be displayed.
    33.  Click the check box in front of each System name.
    34.  Click on "Reconcile selected rows" to merge the duplicated entries.  

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    35.  Go back to the Entity Reconciliation window again. 
    36Click the radio buttons in front of "all datasources of this catalog" and "entity name and type".
    37.  In the Entity types pull down box select Mainframe - z/OS Image.
    38.  Click the Search button.  All z/OS Image systems with duplicated entries will be displayed.
    39.  Click the check box in front of each System name.
    40.  Click on "Reconcile selected rows" to merge the duplicated entries.  .

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    41.  Now the LPAR graph looks correct.

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    42.  The z/OS Image graph looks correct as well.

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    Article Number:

    000163872


    Article Type:

    FAQ/Procedural



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